Contacts Within Slot Engage Opposite Sides Of Printed Circuit Board Patents (Class 439/636)
  • Patent number: 10439315
    Abstract: A plug connector includes: a circuit board; a mating joint having an insulating body and multiple conductive terminals provided on the insulating body; at least two outer power terminals; and a cable having at least two outer power lines, multiple inner power lines and multiple signal lines. The conductive terminals are electrically connected to the circuit board, and include multiple inner power terminals and multiple signal terminals. Each outer power terminal has a conducting portion and a tail portion. The tail portion is fixedly provided on the circuit board, and the conducting portion is located on a lateral side of the mating joint. Each outer power line is electrically connected to the tail portion of a corresponding outer power terminal. The inner power lines are electrically connected with the inner power terminals respectively. The signal lines are electrically connected with the signal terminals respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yong Jun Dai, Jun Liu, Jian Cheng Qian
  • Patent number: 10396481
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector configured to be mated with the first electrical connector. The first electrical connector includes a connector housing and first receptacle contacts having inner projections that secure the electrical contacts to the connector housing. The connector housing can include a plurality of divider walls that protect the mating ends of the receptacle contacts. The second electrical connector includes a second connector housing and a plurality of second electrical contacts supported by the second connector housing. The second electrical contacts can define paddle-shaped mating ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Mark E. Lauermann
  • Patent number: 10109933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical contact assembly of a plug-in connection terminal, which has an electrical contact having a first connector element for connecting a plug-in contact in a plug-in direction, a second connector element for connecting an electrical conductor in a clamping manner being arranged on the electrical contact, the first connector element having at least one contact element that has at least one first section and one second section, the width of the first section at a right angle to the plug-in direction being greater than the width of the second section at a right angle to the plug-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MCQ Tech GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Stadler
  • Patent number: 10079440
    Abstract: An electrical terminal having a contact portion, a wire termination portion and a transition portion. The contact portion is configured to receive a mating terminal along a mating axis. The wire termination portion defines a wire termination axis that intersects the mating axis. The transition portion extends between the contact portion and the wire termination portion. The transition portion extends parallel to the mating axis and the wire termination axis. An engagement section extends at an angle from the transition portion. The engagement section has a push surface intersecting the mating axis. Wherein a force can be applied to the push surface to mate the contact portion with the mating terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Edward Didonato, David Tracy Humphrey, Raymond L. Landon, III
  • Patent number: 10027046
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing and a plurality of contacts held in the housing. The housing extends between a front end and an opposite, rear end. The housing defines a card slot that is open at the front end for receiving a mating plug connector into the card slot through the front end. The contacts include deflectable spring beams exposed in the card slot and configured for electrical connection with the plug connector. Each of the spring beams extends continuously from an arm to a distal tip. The spring beams include bends between the arms and the distal tips. The bends are located at front ends of the contacts such that the distal tips and the arms of the spring beams are disposed rearward of the bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 9899759
    Abstract: A power connector for electrically connecting with a complementary connector includes an insulating housing defining a number of channels and a number of pairs of power contacts received in corresponding channels. Each pair of power contacts has a pair of oppositely arranged two power contacts. Each power contact is provided with a retaining portion fixed within the channel, a contacting portion extending from one end of the retaining portion and a tail portion extending from the other end of the retaining portion. The contacting portion is formed with a first contacting finger and a second contacting finger, which are side-by-side positioned. The first contacting finger defines a first contacting area and the second contacting finger defines a second contacting area. The first and the second contacting areas are extending within a same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, I-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9819108
    Abstract: A flat electrical terminal is produced from a metal plate having a terminal thickness and of which one end is delimited by a first edge at the center of which a slot opens, extending along a main axis and allowing the complementary insertion and electrical connection of another flat terminal electrically connected to a device. The two opposing sides of the slot are provided with protuberances, each extending towards the opposite side such that the other terminal is designed to be in contact with the tops of the protuberances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Eric Miny, Fabrizio A. Bonfigli
  • Patent number: 9819109
    Abstract: A plug terminal includes a main body, a contact portion, and a connecting portion. The contact portion is extending outwardly from the main body, so that the contact portion and the main body form a clamping structure. The contact portion includes a first spring arm and a second spring arm. An inner side of the first spring arm includes adjacent first and second contact protrusions. The second spring arm faces the first spring arm. An inner side of the second spring arm includes adjacent third and fourth contact protrusions. The third contact protrusion faces the first contact protrusion, and the fourth contact protrusion faces the second contact protrusion. Accordingly, when a plug connector is mated with a receptacle connector, the contact area between the connectors can be increased by the plural contact protrusions to guarantee the stability of the electrical contact between plug terminals and receptacle terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9716333
    Abstract: A new fastening heavy current female connector comprising a main body and terminal assemblies. The main body includes separated terminal grooves provided on both of its upper and lower arms and a terminal plugging opening which is a recess in the main body and located between the upper and lower grooves. Each terminal assembly includes two terminals inserted into one of the separated terminal grooves. Each terminal includes a bending portion located between its plugging and non-plugging ends. The new heavy current female connector adds bending portions to the terminals of a common connector. The terminal is bended at its bending portion, enabling it to be elastic and possess a certain degree of tolerability to plugging deflection. Specifically, when the present female connector and a male connector are plugged, stable contacting of electric conductors is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Electronic Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haixi Hu
  • Patent number: 9553380
    Abstract: A card connector is disclosed having a base and a plurality of contacts. The plurality of contacts is positioned on the base. Each of the contacts has a contacting portion electrically contacting an electrical card when the electrical card inserted into the card connector. Each contact has an outer facing surface, and a supporting portion having two elastic arms extending from the base and intersecting at the contacting portion. Each of the elastic arms has a guide arm portion extending from the contacting portion at an angle of approximately 0 to 90 degrees with respect to a card insertion direction. Each guide arm portions has a smooth, ridge-shaped convex surface extending to the contacting portion and a smooth transitional surface with the outer facing surface of the contacting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aihong Fang, Simon Li, Jianxin Wang, Mao Lu, Guoxiao Shen
  • Patent number: 9277649
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a printed circuit board that includes a body that carries a plurality of ground conductors that define respective ground contact pads, and a plurality of signal conductors that define respective signal contact pads. The contact pads are configured to mate with electrical contacts of a complementary electrical connector. The printed circuit board includes a ground coupling assembly that electrically connects at least a pair of the ground conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Jason John Ellison
  • Patent number: 9236678
    Abstract: The Present Disclosure relates to a card socket contact terminal furnished on an electronic apparatus. The card socket contact terminal having a plurality of contact points of the Present Disclosure is a contact terminal that is furnished on the housing of a card socket furnished on an electronic apparatus so as to make contact with a card that holds various data for information. It comprises main terminals that are furnished in a number corresponding to the card terminals furnished on the card so as to make contact with the card terminal, and auxiliary terminals that are each connected to the same card terminal to which the respective main terminal connects and to the respective main terminal. Because it can make a plurality of contacts with a single card terminal, it enables contact with the card terminal via the auxiliary terminal even if the main terminal is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Sung-Hyuk Joo, In Chull Yang
  • Patent number: 9214748
    Abstract: A board to board connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) and a number of contacts (2) assembled in the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a first face (11), a second face (12) opposite to the first face, a pair of longitudinal vertical walls (13) connecting between the first face and the second face, a pair of transverse vertical walls (14) connecting between the first face, the second face and the longitudinal vertical walls, and a number of protrusions (131) protruding from the longitudinal vertical walls to be planar with the first face. The contacts are assembled in the insulative housing from the second face to the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9214770
    Abstract: Disclosed are a power socket and an adapter having the socket. The power socket includes an insulating base and a plurality of conductive pins, and the insulating base includes a base body, an extension protruded from the base body, a slot formed on an end surface of the base body, a plurality of through hole formed on the extension and interconnected to the slots, and a penetrating hole formed on the extension and at a position corresponding to each respective through hole and penetrating the through hole, and each conductive pin is embedded into the through hole, and an end of each conductive pin is exposed from the slot, and the other end of the conductive pin is formed on an inner side of the penetrating hole, so as to simplify the manufacturing procedure and lower the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Po-Sheng Lee
  • Patent number: 9172198
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an ejector (3) with a pushing portion (32) extending from distal end thereof, the ejector (3) moves between an opening station and a locking station, and at least pair detecting contacts (4) which includes two detecting pins (41, 42), one of the detecting pins defines a spring engaging arm having an engaging portion (425) opposite to the pushing portion (32) which presses on the engaging portion (425) in the locking station or leave the engaging portion (425) in the opening station, thereby making the two detecting pins engage or disengage with each other for detecting if a memory card is inserted in the card edge connector or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ze-Lin Yao, Xiao-Zhi Fu
  • Patent number: 9118133
    Abstract: Two bus bars 13 having terminal parts 19 at their one ends 17 are arranged in parallel. Right and left contact spring pieces 23a, 24a on an upper stage of the terminal parts 19 of the bus bars 13 are connected to a pair of contact parts of a semiconductor light emitting element 25 which is disposed between the two bus bars 13, and right and left contact spring pieces 23b, 24b on a lower stage of the terminal parts 19 of the bus bars 13 are connected to a pair of contact parts of a Zener diode 27 disposed between the two bus bars 13. The terminal parts 19 of the adjacent bus bars 13 are provided with first rotation restricting parts 48 which are adapted to be contacted with both side faces of the semiconductor light emitting element 25 which is disposed between the two bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20140242839
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body having multiple signal receiving slots and at least one grounding receiving slot, multiple signal terminals and at least one grounding terminal respectively received in the signal receiving slots and the grounding receiving slot, a first conducting layer disposed in the grounding receiving slot for shielding the signal terminals, and a solder located in the grounding receiving slot and contacts the first conducting layer and the grounding terminal. The electrical connector may further includes an upper conducting layer and a lower conducting layer, respectively disposed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the insulating body, and multiple through holes surrounding each signal receiving slot. Each through hole has an internally disposed second conducting layer. The upper conducting layer, the lower conducting layer, the first conducting layer and the second conducting layer are conducted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Youhua Cai, Martinson Robert Ronald
  • Patent number: 8795001
    Abstract: A pass-through connector is provided in one example and includes a first groove to be coupled to a power supply bus bar; a second groove to be coupled to a power return bus bar; and a plurality of electrical pins disposed on a surface of the connector and configured for interfacing with a circuit board, which is coupled to a line card power connector that is configured to receive a line card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mandy Hin Lam, Pirooz Tooyserkani, Jonathan L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8636533
    Abstract: An improved LED-lamp-board connector includes a main housing having a base having terminal sockets. The base has two laterals formed with arms each separated from the base by a gap. The arms are provided with rabbets. The two arms are connected by a spine. The spine also has plural rabbets corresponding to the terminal sockets on the base. Each of plural terminals has a horizontal plate whose two ends each extended with a spring contacting piece. The horizontal plate has a lateral including an insert to be inserted into the rabbet on the spine or on the arm, making the horizontal plate and the spring contacting piece of the terminal received in the corresponding terminal socket on the base, thereby forming the connector. The connector receives two LED lamp boards inserted to its two ends, thereby forming an LED lamp board assembly of a variable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Hsu Li Yen
  • Patent number: 8632365
    Abstract: A card-edge connector has a housing that includes a housing body, and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the housing body. The housing is devoid of mounting ears that would extend out from the housing body. Rather, the housing includes opposing mounting guides carried by opposed housing side walls that are configured to receive a complimentary circuit board that the card-edge connector is mounted to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: 8550855
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting with an electrical card comprises a plurality of signal terminal modules and at least one ground terminal. Each of the plurality of signal terminal modules having a pair of signal terminal and an insulation body. Each of the pair of signal terminals include a first contact portion, a first securing portion, and a first connection portion positioned between the first contact portion and the first securing portion. The insulation body is overmolded to each first connection portion of the pair of signal terminals. The ground terminal includes a pair of second contact portions, a second securing portion, and a second connection portion positioned between the pair of second contact portions and the second securing portion. The insulation body includes openings positioned to correspond to each of the pair of signal terminals, with a portion of each of the pair of signal terminals is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Shuqiang Zhang, Clarence Leon Yu, Doron Lapidot, Jinlong Gong, Suxiang Xu
  • Patent number: 8508949
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple micro HF-contact arrangement with HF-connections for passing through or contacting in a housing opening or in a duct, in particular at the transition from coaxial line or microstrip line to a coplanar line. The HF-connection thus comprises at least two circuit boards arranged in a plane which may be connected to each other by means of a planar contact pin on one circuit board and at least one planar socket on the other circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Rosenberger
  • Patent number: 8491340
    Abstract: An edge connector is provided that accommodates printed circuit boards (PCB) of varying thickness. Embodiments include a body; a set of card connector engagement pins coupled to the body, the set of card connector engagement pins coupling with a circuit card connector; and the set of PCB engagement pins coupled to the body, the set of PCB engagement pins receiving contact pads of the PCB, wherein each PCB engagement pin includes a contact point that slopes away from the body of the edge connector, wherein the contact point of each PCB engagement pin slopes in an opposite direction from the contact point of the other PCB engagement pin in the set, wherein each PCB engagement pin is flexible inward toward the body of the edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tony C. Sass, Paul A. Wormsbecher
  • Publication number: 20130040498
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes an insulating body having a plurality of card slots recessed at a front end. The insulating body has adjacent a plurality of first and second receiving slots disposed at a rear end of the card slots. Each of a plurality of first terminals has a first connecting portion received in the first receiving slot. Each of a plurality of second terminals has a second connecting portion received in the first receiving slot. The second terminal has an extending portion extending laterally, entering the first receiving slot, and disposing in a front-rear manner relative to a corresponding part of the first terminal. The insulating body has a gap defined between the extending portion and an adjacent extending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: You Hua Cai
  • Patent number: 8292668
    Abstract: In an electrical connector, a housing includes opposite front and rear end walls, and an insertion slot that is formed between opposite upper and lower inner wall surfaces extending in a front-rear direction and that opens at the front end wall. A terminal has a movable arm and a stationary arm that are disposed respectively on two sides of the insertion slot. The movable arm has a front barb-like contact portion proximate to the front end wall. The stationary arm is tapered forwardly, and has a front end distal from the front end wall, and an inclined contact face that is inclined rearwardly and gradually toward the insertion slot from its front end. The electrical connector has a miniaturized construction and reduces an insertion force for inserting a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Excel Cell Eletronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 8282420
    Abstract: A connector having a plurality of terminals for connecting to a circuit card and a method therefore are disclosed. The connector includes a socket having a casing with an aperture for receiving the circuit card therein and a plurality of terminals made of electrically conductive material. At least one of the plurality of terminals includes an elongated portion and a substantially L-shaped portion joined together by a U-shaped portion. The elongated portion has a proximal end and a distal end, and includes a support section and a bending section between the proximal end and the distal end. The terminal is secured to the casing by the support section at or near the proximal end of the elongated portion. The U-shaped portion is disposed at the distal end of the elongated portion. The terminal continues from the U-shaped portion to a region approximately halfway towards the proximal end of the elongated portion and turns away from the elongated portion thereby forming the substantially L-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: H. John Healey, Emanuele F. Lopergolo, Prabjit Singh
  • Publication number: 20120225588
    Abstract: A card edge connector is provided for mating with a printed circuit board (PCB) having a card edge. The connector includes a housing having a card slot. The card slot is configured to receive the card edge of the PCB therein. The card slot includes opposing first and second sides. Signal contacts are held by the housing. The signal contacts include signal mating segments arranged in opposing first and second rows that extend along the opposing first and second sides, respectively, of the card slot. The signal mating segments are arranged in differential signal pairs, wherein the signal mating segments within a differential pair are arranged within the same row of the first and second rows. A ground contact is held by the housing. The ground contact includes a base and first and second ground mating segments that extend outwardly from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Eugene Westman, Brian Keith Mcmaster, JR., Michael Frank Cina
  • Patent number: 8246358
    Abstract: A contact device enables a contact method for RIUP operations relative to a backplane. The contact device includes first and second contact portions, each including first and second spaced-apart contact arms. The first and second contact portions are located relative to each other on the backplane such that when the contact device is in a first operative condition, the respective first contact arms abut each other and define a first electrical conduction path and the second contact arms are spaced from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Molnar, Douglas R. Bodmann, David S. Wehrle
  • Patent number: 8202126
    Abstract: A connector comprising an insulative housing that has a top, a bottom, a first side, a second side wherein all four sides are connected to form a mating face and a board-mounting end; a plurality of terminals supported in the housing and terminating at the board-mounting end wherein each terminal further comprises a contact portion configured to establish electrical contact with a complementary mating connector, a solder tail that extends out of the housing at the board-mounting end, a body portion that is disposed intermediate the contact portion and the solder tail and which interconnect them together; and at least one solder bracket coupled to the housing wherein a major portion of the solder bracket lies within the profile of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Chin Hua Lim
  • Publication number: 20110300760
    Abstract: A card-edge connector has a housing that includes a housing body, and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the housing body. The housing is devoid of mounting ears that would extend out from the housing body. Rather, the housing includes opposing mounting guides carried by opposed housing side walls that are configured to receive a complimentary circuit board that the card-edge connector is mounted to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Publication number: 20110136387
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing, a lever and a lock portion. The housing receives terminals. The lever is rotatably attached to the housing, and is configured to be rotatable between a first position, where an initial stage of fitting of the connector to a counterpart connector is established, and a second position, where the fitting thereof to the counterpart connector is completed. The lock portion is capable of locking the lever at the second position. The lock portion is slidably attached to a body portion of the lever, and is configured to be slid between a lock position where the lever is locked and a lock release position where the lever is released. The lever is provided with a positioning latch-portion that is configured to latch the lock portion at the lock position and the lock release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Naoya Matsuura, Toshiya Oda, Kotaro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7927149
    Abstract: An apparatus electrically interconnects pins that project from the rear side of a backplane in separate arrays corresponding to respective circuit boards at the front side of the backplane. The apparatus comprises a connector board assembly extending across the rear side of the backplane between separate arrays of pins. The connector board assembly has signal routing circuitry that electrically interconnects those separate arrays of pins. This enables the respective printed circuit boards to be electrically interconnected independently of any signal routing circuitry within the structure of the backplane. Accordingly, the apparatus preferably includes a backplane that is free of signal routing circuitry for interconnecting pins that extend through the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Z-Plane, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lemke
  • Patent number: 7922495
    Abstract: A connector includes a first connection member and a second connection member that come in electrical contact with terminal units of a board module. The first and second connection members have connection bodies with connection terminal units formed thereon, and press members that at the time of setting the board module, cause the connection terminals of the connection bodies to deform toward the terminal units of the board module and come in contact with the terminal units when the press members comes in contact with the leading edge of the board module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Yasushi Masuda
  • Publication number: 20110034085
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted for electrical connection with an electronic card. The electrical connector includes a plurality of conductive terminals, each of the terminals being bent and having a fixed segment, and a connecting segment bent from one end of the fixed segment, and resilient segment bent from the other end of the fixed segment at one end thereof. Further there is a contact segment bent from the other end of the resilient segment and having an uneven surface that serves as a wiping unit and that is adapted to move over the electronic card to wipe out dust and contaminants from the electronic card when the electronic card is assembled to the electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicants: BELLWETHER ELECTRONIC CORP., Kunshan Jiahua Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-Wu Chen, Zhi-Fu Zhou
  • Publication number: 20100248551
    Abstract: A card connector includes a housing including an insertion part into which a card is to be inserted; and a switch mechanism including a movable terminal and multiple fixed terminals. The movable terminal is configured to deform elastically in response to being pressed by the card upon the insertion of the card into the insertion part. The fixed terminals are provided in a direction in which the movable terminal is displaced by the elastic deformation. The movable terminal is configured to be in contact with or out of contact with at least one of the fixed terminals based on the amount of displacement of the movable terminal according to the presence or absence of the card in the insertion part and the shape of the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Keita Harada
  • Patent number: 7771222
    Abstract: A card edge connector adapted for rotatably receiving a larger daughter board to a mother board includes an insulating housing defining an elongated slot therein, a plurality of contacts received in the housing, a pair of stopping arms setting to the ends of the housing respectively and a supporting wall integrating with the stopping arm and being longer near to the stopping arm. The stopping arms and the supporting walls are immovable when the daughter board rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Li, Zhen-Hua Wang, Li-Meng Feng
  • Patent number: 7722404
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connector for printed circuit boards, comprising a plurality of contact elements, whereby said contact elements have two connecting faces each. The one connecting face is configured as an insulation displacement contact for connecting cores and the other connecting face is configured as a tuning fork contact for contacting contact surfaces on a printed circuit board. The insulation displacement contacts of the contact elements can be inserted into a plastic housing. The insulation displacement contact and the tuning fork contact are arranged in a rotational manner in relation to each other and the contact element is supported on the plastic housing by at least one edge, such that the contact elements are captivated in the plastic housing when connecting forces act upon the insulation displacement contacts. The plastic housing is embodied as a single piece and the part receiving the tuning fork contact is at least partially elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Neumetzler
  • Patent number: 7708599
    Abstract: A card edge connector (100) includes an elongate insulative housing (1), a plurality of signal contacts (3) and a pair of power contacts (4) retained in the insulative housing (1). The insulative housing (1) defines a pair of opposed side walls (11) and a central slot (13) between the side walls (11). Each side wall (11) defines a plurality of passageways (110) communicating with the central slot (13). Each signal contact (3) has an engaging portion (32) exposed to the central slot (13.) Each power contact (4) has a securing portion (41) retained in the insulative housing (1), a plurality of contact portions (42) extending upwardly and sidewardly into the central slot (13) from the securing portion (41) and arranged in a row along a length direction of the insulative housing (1), and at least one tail portion (43) extending downwardly from another end of the securing portion (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hai-Fei Guan, Xue-Wu Bu, Ting-Shun Liu
  • Patent number: 7704100
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing having a slot configured to receive at least a portion of an electronic module therein. The housing includes an anti-stubbing shoulder. An electrical contact is held by the housing. The electrical contact includes a mating contact portion and an anti-stubbing contact portion. At least a portion of the mating contact portion extends within the slot for engagement with the electronic module. Engagement between the anti-stubbing portion of the electrical contact and the anti-stubbing shoulder of the housing moves at least a portion of the mating contact portion of the electrical contact generally away from the slot of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Shane McClellan, Daniel Robert Ringler, Jason M'Cheyne Reisinger, Jason Edward Vrenna
  • Publication number: 20100099306
    Abstract: An apparatus electrically interconnects pins that project from the rear side of a backplane in separate arrays corresponding to respective circuit boards at the front side of the backplane. The apparatus comprises a connector board assembly extending across the rear side of the backplane between separate arrays of pins. The connector board assembly has signal routing circuitry that electrically interconnects those separate arrays of pins. This enables the respective printed circuit boards to be electrically interconnected independently of any signal routing circuitry within the structure of the backplane. Accordingly, the apparatus preferably includes a backplane that is free of signal routing circuitry for interconnecting pins that extend through the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Z-Plane, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lemke
  • Publication number: 20100062649
    Abstract: An edge connector for transmitting signals at a high frequency, for example in a system environment with a frequency higher than 2.0 GHz or 3.0 GHz, is provided. The connector includes a housing and at least a first and a second conductors disposed in the housing. Each conductor has a contact portion and a terminal portion, and each contact portion form a contact surface. The at least first and second conductors are disposed in the housing in such a manner that, both the contact surfaces face a first direction, the terminal portion of the first conductor is offset from the contact portion of the first conductor along the first direction, and the terminal portion of the second conductor is offset from the contact portion of the second conductor along a second direction which is opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Leon Wu, Richard Chiu
  • Patent number: 7654870
    Abstract: An apparatus electrically interconnects pins that project from the rear side of a backplane in separate arrays corresponding to respective circuit boards at the front side of the backplane. The apparatus comprises a connector board assembly extending across the rear side of the backplane between separate arrays of pins. The connector board assembly has signal routing circuitry that electrically interconnects those separate arrays of pins. This enables the respective printed circuit boards to be electrically interconnected independently of any signal routing circuitry within the structure of the backplane. Accordingly, the apparatus preferably includes a backplane that is free of signal routing circuitry for interconnecting pins that extend through the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Z-Plane, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lemke
  • Publication number: 20090291596
    Abstract: A stacking connector is formed by a connector main body and a plug substrate, the connector main body has a substrate sandwiching member including a sandwiching gap into which the plug substrate fits, and a projection projecting into the sandwiching gap, the plug substrate has a concavity with which the projection engages in both top and bottom surfaces, and, after inserting the plug substrate into the sandwiching gap of the substrate sandwiching member, by sliding the plug substrate in a direction at right angles to the insertion direction, the concavity engages with the projection and the plug substrate is linked to the connector main body in an unremovable state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Miyazoe
  • Publication number: 20090203263
    Abstract: An apparatus electrically interconnects pins that project from the rear side of a backplane in separate arrays corresponding to respective circuit boards at the front side of the backplane. The apparatus comprises a connector board assembly extending across the rear side of the backplane between separate arrays of pins. The connector board assembly has signal routing circuitry that electrically interconnects those separate arrays of pins. This enables the respective printed circuit boards to be electrically interconnected independently of any signal routing circuitry within the structure of the backplane. Accordingly, the apparatus preferably includes a backplane that is free of signal routing circuitry for interconnecting pins that extend through the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lemke
  • Patent number: 7497714
    Abstract: An electrical connector (3) includes an insulative housing (1) having an upper sidewall (16) and a lower sidewall (17), a slot (10) opening frontwardly defined between the upper and lower sidewalls (16, 17), the lower sidewall (17) having an arc portion (170) facing the slot (10) and concaving therefrom, and a plurality of terminals (20, 21) retained in the insulative housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhen-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 7484992
    Abstract: An assembly for connecting an electronic control board to the stator windings of an electric motor for roller blinds having a base with, on a first face, an element for centering on the stator of the motor at an end face of the stator. A first body for accommodating first electrical terminals for direct connection to first leads of the stator windings and a second body for accommodating second electrical terminals for direct connection to second leads of the stator windings protrude from the opposite second face of the base. The second electrical terminals are in direct electrical contact with an electronic board; the second body has a slot which intersects the seats on which the second electrical terminals are provided; the electronic board can be inserted in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Inarca S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ido Boischio
  • Patent number: 7452242
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing having a plurality of spaced apart ribs. A slot is defined between adjacent ribs. The slots are open to the outer sides of the housing. A terminal positioned within each slot and is connected to the housing. This provides for the terminals to be substantially exposed to the environment so that air can flow over the terminals to dissipate heat therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Edmund W. M. Poh, Lily T. C. Chang
  • Publication number: 20080274649
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing having an array of compartments, and substantially identical signal contact assemblies arranged in sets, each including a pair of the signal contact assemblies arranged opposite first and second orientations, and selectively installed in a respective pair of compartments. One ground contact may form a signal-signal-ground pattern, while two ground contacts may form a signal-signal-ground-ground pattern. Additionally, an electrical connector assembly includes a housing having at least two substantially identical signal contact assemblies, one in a first orientation, another in a second orientation. At least one recess is formed within the signal contact assembly; and at least one protruding ridge extends from the signal contact assembly. The recesses of the signal contact assembly in the first orientation receive at least one of the protruding ridges in a second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: David Stanley Szczesny, Robert Neil Whiteman
  • Patent number: 7445495
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing (1) and a plurality of terminals (10) having parallel upper and lower arms (11, 12) that have projections (11A, 12A) between which a flat circuit board (F) is inserted for electrical connection to the terminals (10). The projection (12A) of the lower arm (12) has a sharp point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Takashita
  • Patent number: 7438601
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of first contacts each having a contact arm that contacts a first surface of an object of connection and a plurality of second contacts each having a contact arm that contacts a second surface of the object of connection. The plurality of first and second contacts are alternately disposed in a contact arrangement direction in a housing. Each of the first contacts has a first projection that extends from a front end of the base member adjacent to a lower press-fitting member along an axial direction of a first contact accommodating compartment. Each of the second contacts has a second projection that extends from a front end of a base member adjacent to an upper press-fitting member along an axial direction of a second contact accommodating compartment. The first and second projections contact inner wall surfaces of projection receiving openings formed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP K.K.
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kobayashi