Separate Mutually Insulated Contacts On Opposite Longitudinal Sides Of Slot Patents (Class 439/637)
  • Patent number: 11169267
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for aligning circuit boards (e.g., for LIDAR systems) are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic device comprises a secondary device and a coupling device coupled to the secondary device. The coupling device comprises a plurality of conductive members, including a first conductive member and a second conductive member. Each of the conductive members comprises a first end configured to electrically and mechanically couple to a primary circuit board and a second end electrically and mechanically coupled to the secondary device. The second end of the first conductive member is coupled to a first side of the secondary device, and the second end of the second conductive member is coupled to a second side of the secondary device. The second side of the secondary device is opposite to the first side of the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: VELODYNE LIDAR USA, INC.
    Inventors: David S. Hall, Anand Gopalan, Cristhian Octavio Reyes, Thomas Richardson Tewell, Mathew Noel Rekow
  • Patent number: 11152723
    Abstract: An electrically conductive contact pin for press-fitting into a PCB in a Z-direction. The contact pin includes a press-fit zone with a central crosspiece area, and two wing areas adjacent to the crosspiece area, each crosspiece area having two ear areas. The crosspiece area is confined by a crosspiece rectangle and the ear regions are confined by ear rectangles. Corner points of the ear rectangles facing a center of the cross-sectional area coincide with corner points of the crosspiece rectangle. The crosspiece rectangle has a crosspiece width in an X direction of 9-29% of a starting thickness of the contact pin and a crosspiece thickness in a Y direction of 35-55% of the starting thickness. The ear rectangles have an ear width in the X-direction of 40-60% of the starting thickness and an ear thickness in the Y-direction of 15-35% of the starting thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Eicher, Ralph Habiger, Andreas Otto, Cynthia Halm
  • Patent number: 10916875
    Abstract: A connection to which a mating connector, moving from one side to another side in a first direction, may be able to be inserted, and may include an inner housing, an outer housing surrounding the inner housing, and a plurality of terminals connecting these housings. The terminals may each include an inner fixed portion fixed to the inner housing, an outer fixed portion fixed to the outer housing, and an elastic portion that is connected to both the inner fixed portion and the outer fixed portion and is elastically deformable. The outer fixed portion may include a first base portion connected to the elastic portion and a first engaging portion that extends in a direction crossing the first direction from the first base portion and is engaged with the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Satoru Teruki
  • Patent number: 10903597
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing, a female terminal, and a contact. The connector housing includes a contact holder that holds the contact such that the contact can roll in a direction toward a terminal insertion surface and a direction away from the terminal insertion surface. The contact holder includes a restriction wall that restricts movement of the contact, and holds a compression coil spring. Provided that an initial length of the compression coil spring is a length in a state of biasing the contact so as to abut against the restriction wall, a difference between the initial length of the compression coil spring and a close-contact length thereof is larger than half a movement distance from an insertion start position at which a male terminal abuts against the contact abutting against the restriction wall to a position at which insertion of the male terminal is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10868375
    Abstract: Electrical connector apparatus can have at least two pins, at least one side slot, and at least one latch, facilitating a secure physical connection and a secure electrical connection with a printed circuit board or other unit. The electrical connector apparatus can be a non-staggered dual row surface mount terminal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vikas Azad, Franklin A. Holub
  • Patent number: 10826211
    Abstract: A card edge connector with an insulative housing includes opposite longitudinal side walls along a longitudinal direction with a receiving slot therebetween in a transverse direction. Each side wall forms a plurality of passageways. A plurality of contacts are respectively received within the corresponding passageways. Each contact includes a retaining section, a contacting section extending from the retaining section into the receiving slot, and a leg extending downwardly from the retaining section out of the housing. Each contact is further equipped with an auxiliary spring beam with an additional contacting section extending into the receiving slot. The contacts are initially linked to a single contact carrier strip so as to be simultaneously inserted into the corresponding passageways, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xin-Wei Wang, Guo-Xiang Niu, Zhuang Chen
  • Patent number: 10826214
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing having a mating end for mating with a plug connector and a mounting end for mounting to a circuit board. The housing has side walls and end walls with contacts in contacts arrays along both side walls. The contacts have mating ends and terminating ends. The housing has a card slot open at the mating end for receiving plug connector defined by interior surfaces of the side walls. The mating ends of the contacts are exposed in the card slot for mating electrical connection with the plug connector. The housing has alignment tabs extending inward into the card slot from the interior surface for aligning the plug connector within the card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10811794
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a housing having a mounting end mounted to a host circuit board and a mating end having a card slot receiving a circuit card. Upper and lower contacts are received in upper and lower contact channels of the housing. The upper and lower contacts include corresponding mounting ends and mating ends with the mounting ends mounted to the host circuit board and the mating ends having first and second mating interfaces defining first and second points of contact with the same contact pad of the circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Kevin Michael Thackston, Andrew Monroe Martin
  • Patent number: 10804653
    Abstract: Electrical contacts described herein reduce electromagnetic interference and electrical resistance for circuits that handle high-frequency electrical currents. An electrical contact described herein comprises a base portion. The length of the base portion is greater than the width of the base portion. An indentation in a first side of the base portion is opposite an indentation on a second side of the base portion. The width of the protrusion is less than the width of the base portion. The protrusion is configured to be placed against a second electrical contact to allow an electrical current to flow through the electrical contact. The position of the protrusion relative to the second electrical contact and the geometry of the protrusion can eliminate stubs that cause electromagnetic interference and increase the area of contact between the first electrical contact and the second electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Melvin K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 10644468
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include devices and methods pertaining to medical lead connectors. According to various embodiments of the disclosed technology, disclosed is a lead connector that may include a base member; a flexible circuit disposed on the base member and including a plurality of electrical contacts; a plurality of contacts positioned to allow contact between a lead inserted into the lead connector and the plurality of contacts and between the plurality of contacts and the plurality of electrical contacts of the flexible circuit; and a casing that includes a bottom casing and a cover member. When a lead is inserted into the lead connector via an opening on the cover member, the lead may push against the plurality of contacts, electrically coupling the lead to the flexible circuit via the plurality of contacts and the plurality of electrical contacts of the flexible circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Raymond White, Daniel William Johns, Daniel Patrick Higgins
  • Patent number: 10637175
    Abstract: The connection terminal of the present invention includes an insertion end portion, a tail portion, and a connection block. The insertion end portion includes at least two first terminals configured apart from each other. The first terminal includes a first pin and a second pin, and a length of the first pin is greater than the length of the second pin. Fixing ends of the first pin and the second pin contact each other and pass through the connection block to connect with the tail portion. Free ends of the first pin and the second pin are separated from each other, and are both bent and protruded toward an inner side of the insertion end portion, so as to form a first contact point and a second contact point at the free ends of the first pin and the second pin, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Commercial Products (ChengDu) Co. LTD
    Inventors: Chao Zou, Rongzhe Guo
  • Patent number: 10581187
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a plug receptacle for an electrical plug-in connection for receiving a plug with electrical plug conductor comprising a contact region for electrical connection to the plug receptacle comprising: a housing with an insertion region into which the plug can be releasably inserted; an electrical plug receptacle conductor rigidly arranged in the housing; and an electrical connecting conductor floating in the housing configured to electrically connect the plug receptacle conductor to the plug conductor. The electrical connecting conductor exerts a connecting force onto the contact region of the plug conductor once inserted into the plug receptacle. The connecting force runs substantially orthogonally in relation to said contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Björn Pucher
  • Patent number: 10566720
    Abstract: A simple connector structure includes a connecting body. The connecting body has a first accommodating space and a second accommodating space. The first accommodating space is matched with a PCB, and the second accommodating space is matched with a ribbon cable body. In addition, the first accommodating space is provided with at least one first conductive part, and the second accommodating space is provided with at least one second conductive part. Therefore, quick connection and labor cost reduction can be effectively achieved through connecting the first accommodating space with the PCB and connecting the second accommodating space with the ribbon cable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: P-Two Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Wang, Wen-Lun Wang
  • Patent number: 10566719
    Abstract: A connector includes terminals with contacts. In an embodiment the contacts are positioned in a vertical connector similar to an edge card connector but with a differential pair aligned in a vertical direction. Thus the connector can provide edge-coupled differential pair in a high-density configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk B. Peloza, Michael Rowlands, Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 10566727
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of first terminals. A front surface of the insulating housing is recessed rearward to form an insertion space. The insulating housing opens a plurality of first terminal grooves. The insulating housing defines a plurality of upper adjusting slots. The plurality of first terminals are disposed in the plurality of the first terminal grooves. Each of the plurality of the first terminals has a first fastening portion and a first contact portion. A rear end of the first fastening portion extends downward to form an adjusting portion which opens an opening. The first fastening portions of the plurality of the first terminals are assembled in the plurality of the upper adjusting slots. The first contact portions of the plurality of the first terminals are assembled in the plurality of the first terminal grooves and project downward into the insertion space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Yuan Huang, Han-Wei Wang, Te-Hung Yin
  • Patent number: 10553997
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector along a front-rear direction. The connector comprises at least one contact and a holding member. The at least one contact has a first support portion, a second support portion, a first contact portion, a second contact portion and a coupling portion. The first support portion has a first edge in a width direction. The coupling portion has an upper main portion and an upper bent portion. The upper main portion has an upper front wide portion, an upper front narrow portion and an upper base portion. The upper front narrow portion has an edge facing a first orientation. The at least one contact has a first boundary portion between the first edge of the first support portion and the upper front wide portion in the front-rear direction. The edge of the upper front narrow portion is positioned beyond the first boundary portion in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10547139
    Abstract: An electrical connection device includes an electronic component and a docking component. The electronic component includes a first conductor. The first conductor has a first section and a second section extending forward from the first section. The second section has a contact portion. A width of the contact portion in an extending direction of the second section gradually decreases. The docking component includes a second conductor conductively connected to the first conductor to transmit a high-frequency signal. The contact portion abuts the second conductor. The first section is located behind the second conductor. Thus, the cross-sectional area of the abutting location of the contact portion and the second conductor gradually decreases in the extending direction of the second section. That is, the cross-sectional area of the abutting location of the contact portion and the second conductor gradually decreases relative to the cross-sectional area of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yong Jun Dai, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10535946
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for electrically connecting a circuit board and an electronic component having at least one conductive member. The electrical connector includes: an insulating body; at least one first terminal having a first base accommodated in the insulating body, and a first elastic arm extending upward from the first base and exposed from the insulating body; and at least one second terminal having a second base fixed to the first base, and a second elastic arm extending upward from the second base and exposed from the insulating body. The first elastic arm has a first contact portion and a first notch. The second elastic arm has a second contact portion. The first and second contact portions both extend forward, and the second contact portion is accommodated in the first notch such that the first and second contact portions are in contact with a same conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tung Ming Ho, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10478815
    Abstract: A biochip device for detection of biologic molecules in a fluidic sample is disclosed in this invention. The biochip device comprises a plastic substrate, an IC chip, a sealing cover and a vacuum bag. The plastic substrate comprises a variety of microfluidic structures including an inlet region of loading the fluidic sample, a separation structure, a microfluidic channel, a structure for slowing the flow of the fluidic sample, a reaction region, a detection zone groove, and a closed area for collecting the fluidic sample. The plastic substrate is embedded with an IC chip and covered by a sealing cover made of polydimethylsiloxane, which is encapsulated by a vacuum bag, whereby the microfluidic structures in the plastic substrate are kept in vacuum state inside the vacuum bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Jung-Tang Huang
  • Patent number: 10420245
    Abstract: A circuit board module includes a bracket, a first circuit board, a first resilient member and a second resilient member. The bracket has at least one protruding pillar. The first circuit board is disposed on the bracket. The first circuit board has at least one through hole and at least one first connector. The at least one protruding pillar passes through the at least one through hole. The at least one first connector defines an assembling direction. The first resilient member is disposed at a first side of the first circuit board. The first circuit board is configured to move in a first direction and compressing the first resilient member. The second resilient member is disposed at a second side of the first circuit board. The first circuit board is configured to move in a second direction and compressing the second resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Fong-Chi Ho
  • Patent number: 10283910
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a first terminal group, an insulation body, a conductive glue, and an insulation casing. The first terminal group includes grounding terminals and signal terminals. Each of the terminals in the first terminal group has a main portion. The insulation body is fixed to the main portion of each terminal of the first terminal group. The insulation body has openings exposing corresponding grounding terminals. The conductive glue fills the openings of the insulation body, and the conductive glue electrically connects the grounding terminals. The insulation casing includes a first side wall which includes first terminal slots. The first terminal group is disposed in the first terminal slots of the first side wall, and the conductive glue is sandwiched between the first side wall and the insulation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Sen Chen, Chu-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10148031
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a unitary base elongated along a longitudinal direction. A first tongue extends forwardly from the base and has a uniform thickness along the longitudinal direction. The first tongue comprises a plurality of spaced apart first contacts. A second tongue extends forwardly from the base and comprises a plurality of spaced apart second contacts. The first and second tongues define a gap therebetween that extends from a front edge of one of the first and second tongues toward the unitary base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Vincent Tan, Kok Hoe Lee, Rao Vittapalli, Yunlong Qiao, Saujit Bandhu
  • Patent number: 10133425
    Abstract: A touch device is provided, including a first substrate and a circuit board. The first substrate includes a touch sensing structure and a plurality of first electrodes. The touch sensing structure is disposed on the first substrate. The first electrodes are arranged along a first direction. The first electrodes are disposed on the first substrate and electrically connected to the touch sensing structure, a first gap is formed between two adjacent first electrodes, and a minimum distance between the two adjacent first electrodes is a gap distance. The circuit board is partially overlapping the substrate in a vertical projection direction, the circuit board including a plurality of second electrodes corresponding to the first electrodes. One of the two adjacent first electrodes has a first electrode side edge facing the first gap. One of the second electrodes has a second electrode side edge located in the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Hsiung Chang, Yang-Chen Chen, Kuo-Chang Su, Hsia-Ching Chu
  • Patent number: 10135165
    Abstract: This application relates to electrical connectors. An electrical connector, according to some embodiments, comprises a housing, a slot formed in the housing, the slot comprising an entrance, and first and second rows of conductive elements arranged in the housing. Each conductive element comprises a mounting end, a mating end opposite the mounting end, and an intermediate portion that extends between the mounting end and the mating end. The mating end comprises first and second contact portions projecting into the slot, and the first contact portion is closer to the entrance than the second contact portion. The first and second contact portions are capable of flexing along a width direction of the slot between a first position and a second position, the second contact portions form a receiving space between the first and second rows of conductive element, and the receiving space is smaller at the first position than the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Nickor Zuo
  • Patent number: 10122112
    Abstract: A connector which is provided with connector terminals which include a plurality of terminals that are configured to be in contact with a connection target and achieves reliable contact with the connection target while preventing the plurality of terminals from being in contact with each other when the plurality of terminals come into contact with the connection target and are displaced by the connection target is provided. A connector includes a housing and a connector terminal, and the connector terminal includes a front terminal including a contact portion that comes into contact with a plug connector inserted from an insertion port of the housing and an elastic arm that supports the contact portion in a displaceable manner; and a rear terminal including a contact portion that comes into contact with the plug connector subsequent to the contact portion of the front terminal and an elastic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumasa Sato, Hiroaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10098637
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to adapter assemblies for use with and to electrically and mechanically interconnect electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units, and to surgical systems including hand held electromechanical surgical devices and adapter assemblies for connecting surgical loading units to the hand held electromechanical surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Earl M. Zergiebel, David M. Chowaniec, Ryan Williams, Anand Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9923292
    Abstract: A connector includes terminals. The terminals can have a contact that has a loop configuration. In an embodiment the contacts are positioned in a vertical connector similar to an edge card connector but with a differential pair aligned in a vertical direction. Thus the connector can provide edge-coupled differential pair in a high density configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk B. Peloza, Michael Rowlands, Kent E. Regnier
  • Patent number: 9917387
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a connector for a lighting device is provided. The lighting device has a planar support with at least one electrical contact formation at an edge of the planar support. The connector includes a fork-shaped shell with a notch coupleable with said planar support edge with said planar support edge inserted in said notch, and an electrical contact structure on at least one side of said notch configured to provide electrical contact with an electrical contact formation on said edge inserted in said notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Bobbo, Lorenzo Baldo, Alberto Zanotto
  • Patent number: 9893443
    Abstract: A switch element is provided for directly inserting into a circuit board, wherein the switch element comprises a switch element circuit and a plurality of plug contacts, wherein the plug contacts comprise a connection portion, which is connected to the switch element circuit, and a fastening portion, wherein the fastening portion is adapted such that it is directly insertable into the circuit board, and wherein the fastening portion comprises a safety element which is adapted such that an unintentionally detaching of the plug connection is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Wurth Elektronik ICS GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Wittig, Werner Kallee
  • Patent number: 9787041
    Abstract: A high frequency electrical connector is described. The high frequency electrical connector comprises an insulated housing forming a plurality of first contact slots and a plurality of second contact slots along an arrangement direction within the insulated housing. A plurality of first type conductive contacts are inserted to the first contact slots correspondingly and a plurality of second type conductive contacts are inserted to the second contact slots correspondingly. When a plurality of first free end portions of the first type conductive contacts electrically connects the corresponding contacts of the mating electrical connector for transmitting a high frequency signal to the mating electrical connector, the high frequency electrical connector is capable of advantageously reducing the signal decay of the high frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: GREENCONN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiun Fu Ke, Kun Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 9763661
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to adapter assemblies for use with and to electrically and mechanically interconnect electromechanical surgical devices and surgical loading units, and to surgical systems including hand held electromechanical surgical devices and adapter assemblies for connecting surgical loading units to the hand held electromechanical surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Earl M. Zergiebel, David M. Chowaniec, Ryan Williams, Anand Subramanian
  • Patent number: 9640885
    Abstract: Connector systems may include a connector receptacle and connector plug or insert. The connector receptacle may include a tongue. The tongue may be formed using a printed circuit board. Contacts may be plated on top and bottom surfaces of the tongue. Retention features may also be located on top and bottom surfaces of tongue. These retention features may be speed bumps or other features. The connector insert may include a leading edge portion formed of plastic, a conductive shield around the insert behind the leasing edge portion, a plurality of spring contacts attached to an inside of the conductive shield, a top row of contacts; and a bottom row of contacts. Other connector receptacles may include a tongue having side ground contacts. The side ground contacts may engage an inside of a plug shield and have contacting portion to fit in openings in the plug shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud R. Amini, Zheng Gao, Nathan N. Ng
  • Patent number: 9627947
    Abstract: A circuit board is held by a holding member. A connector portion is located on an opposite side of the circuit board from the holding member. A connector terminal is projected from a portion of the peripheral wall portion, bent at a bent portion toward the circuit board, and connected with the circuit board. The connector terminal includes a projected portion, which is located closer to the peripheral wall portion than the bent portion, and an inserted portion, which is inserted in a through hole of the circuit board. The projected portion is shifted from the inserted portion when viewed from a side of the connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Sugiura, Shuhei Miyachi
  • Patent number: 9620880
    Abstract: A direct plug element for contacting an electrical contact includes: a two-piece flexible direct contact having a first, separate spring element, and a second, separate spring element, the first spring element and the second spring element being situated one behind the other in a contact direction, and a first spring force of the first spring element and a second spring force of the second spring element is directed in essentially the same direction, and the second spring element includes a contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Schmatz, Peter Rehbein
  • Patent number: 9608349
    Abstract: A contact configured to be retained and arranged in an insulating object includes a contact portion that is configured to come into contact with a counterpart object, a connecting portion connectable to an object to be connected, a main body portion having two side walls and a joining wall that joins the side walls, the main body portion having a substantially U-shaped cross section, first and second contact pieces protruding from the two side walls and extending along a direction of mating with a counterpart object, and first and second contact portions disposed at free end parts of the first and second contact pieces, respectively. The first and second contact portions each has a curved shape and configured to come into contact with the same surface of the counterpart object. The first and second contact portions are spaced apart along the direction of mating, the first and second contact portions being configured to come into roll-face contact with the counterpart object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DDK LTD.
    Inventors: Jinichi Mashiyama, Takanobu Yoshimi, Yukio Saito, Kei Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 9583881
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided and includes an insulating body, a plurality of signal terminals, and a plurality of ground terminals. The insulating body includes a slot extending therein. The signal terminals are positioned in the insulating body and configured in pairs along a width of the slot to form a plurality of signal terminal units. Each signal terminal unit includes a pair of signal contact portions positioned opposite each other with respect to the slot and a pair of signal terminal pins positioned opposite the pair of signal contact portions. The ground terminals are positioned in the insulating body and configured in pairs along the width of the slot as a plurality of ground terminal units. Each ground terminal unit includes a pair of ground contact portions located on opposite sides of the slot and arranged sequentially in alternation with the pair of signal contact portions along a length of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hailong Yan, Hui Wang, Kai Hong
  • Patent number: 9543676
    Abstract: Connector adapter includes an adapter body having a mating side and a mounting side. The mating side includes signal cavities that open to the mating side. The connector adapter also includes signal conductors extending through the adapter body. Each of the signal conductors has and extends between a pin socket positioned at the mating side and a signal tail positioned at the mounting side. The pin sockets are positioned within corresponding signal cavities. Each of the pin sockets includes first and second arms that oppose each other and define a thru-hole therebetween. The first and second arms engage a signal tail of an electrical connector when the signal tail of the electrical connector is inserted into the thru-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Evans, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 9537233
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a connector for use with an M.2 memory module. The connector comprises a connector body including a mounting surface, first and second receptacles oriented perpendicular to the mounting surface, and a plurality of terminals extending through the mounting surface and into the first and second receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason David Adrian
  • Patent number: 9504174
    Abstract: A connector for attachment to glass for connecting an electrically conductive substrate to an electric conduit is disclosed. The connector includes an electrically non-conductive housing having an interior region and an underside with a slot formed therein. The connector further includes an electrically conductive insert. The conductive insert has a contact portion that extends at least partially through the slot defined in the housing. A pre-applied, heat-activatable adhesive is provided on the underside of the housing for attaching the housing to the glass. The disclosed invention is provided in two embodiments, one that maintains conductivity between the substrate and the contact portion by a compressive force and one that maintains conductivity by lead-free solder. In the first embodiment, the contact portion includes a conductive skid extending therefrom. In the second embodiment, at least the contact portion of the conductive insert is coated with lead-free solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: A. Raymond Et Cie
    Inventors: Ida Tem Mai-Krist, Jeffrey Hugh Moser, Peter Ziereisen
  • Patent number: 9478884
    Abstract: An electrical connector including an insulative housing defining a mating port in a transverse direction, a top wall and a bottom wall horizontally extending in two sides of the mating port, and a number of terminal passageways; and a terminal module received in the insulative housing, the terminal module comprising an insulative plate extending along the transverse direction and a number of conductive terminals insert molded in the insulative plate, the conductive terminal having a fixed section in the insulative plate and a contact section extending from the fixed section and received in a corresponding terminal passageway, the conductive terminals comprising a number of pairs of differential signal terminals for transmitting differential signal; wherein the insulative plate has a number of slots, the slot having two opposite edges, the pair of signal terminals having closer inner edges, the inner edge being between two opposite edges of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuei-Chung Tsai, Yue-Ou Zhang
  • Patent number: 9397427
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises a housing, a plurality of first terminals and a terminal block. The housing has a first wall and a second wall which are opposite to each other, a slot between the first wall and the second wall and a plurality of terminal grooves spaced apart from each other and provided in the first wall in a row. The first terminals are supported by the first wall and positioned in the terminal grooves. The terminal block comprises an insulative body engaged with the second wall and a plurality of second terminals spaced apart from each other and supported by the insulative body. Each of second terminals has a fixed portion fixedly provided to the insulative body, a contact portion extending out of the insulative body and extending into the slot, and a tail portion extending out of the insulative body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 9331434
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an housing and a plurality of first terminals. The housing includes a first side wall, a second side wall opposite to the first side wall and two end walls connecting with the first side wall with the second side wall. The first side wall defining a plurality of first terminal passageways arranged in an inner surface thereof. Every adjacent first terminal passageways being partitioned with spaced walls and the spaced walls and the inner surface of the first side wall being on a same plane, The first terminals accommodated in the first terminal passageways. Some of the spaced walls further integrally extend enhanced walls respectively to unitarily connect with the second side wall, thereby defining a base portion located at a rear portion of the housing and a mating cavity in front of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Kuang Zhu, Chun-Sheng Li, Wei Zhong
  • Patent number: 9306306
    Abstract: A terminal used in an electronic circuit unit with a circuit board including a plurality of connection conductors, a housing and a plurality of terminals respectively provided on ends of a plurality of wires includes a wire connecting portion to be connected to an end portion of the wire and a board connecting portion to be connected to the connection conductor. The board connecting portion includes a resiliently deformable first resilient contact piece having a first contact portion to be resiliently brought into contact with the connection conductor and a resiliently deformable second resilient contact piece having a second contact portion to be resiliently brought into contact with the connection conductor common to the connection conductor, with which the first contact portion is brought into contact. The first and second resilient contact pieces are resiliently deformable independently of each other and shaped to have mutually different natural vibration frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, LTD, Sumitomo wiring systems, LTD, Sumitomo Electric Industries, LTD
    Inventors: Akihiro Nishio, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 9276343
    Abstract: A terminal is connectable to a connection object having a first mating connection portion and a second mating connection portion. The terminal comprises a first terminal, a second terminal and an insulator. The first terminal has a first contact portion electrically connectable with the first mating connection portion in a first direction. The second terminal has a second contact portion electrically connectable with the second mating connection portion in the first direction. The insulator fixes and integrates the first terminal and the second terminal in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. When the first contact portion and the second contact portion are connected to the first mating connection portion and the second mating connection portion, respectively, the first terminal is electrically unconnected with the second mating connection portion, and the second terminal is electrically unconnected with the first mating connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Keisuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9231324
    Abstract: A terminal includes an insertion groove for pressing a conductor thereinto disposed between a pair of conductive arm parts, and a slit disposed proximate to the insertion groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 9209558
    Abstract: A magnetic electrical connector is provided which has particular application to use in vehicles or aircraft to prevent damage due to passenger movement. The connector includes a socket having a housing with a front face, a plurality of conductor contact regions provided on the front face, and a magnet provided in the housing to physically retain a plug in connection with the socket in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Phitek Systems Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Greig, William James Sim, Edward Scholten, Brendon David Midgley, Hamish Dublon, Roy Moody
  • Patent number: 9178310
    Abstract: A duplex male electrical connector includes an insulating base, two rows of first connection contacts and a socket shell. The insulating base has a front section formed with a connection board. The connection board has opposite top and bottom surfaces. The two rows of first connection contacts are disposed on the top and bottom surfaces of the connection board, respectively. The socket shell is formed with a connection slot having a front end serving as an insert port. The connection board is disposed in the connection slot. The socket shell and the connection board can vertically float and move relative to each other, such that the connection board can vertically float and move relative to the socket shell or the socket shell can vertically float and move relative to the connection board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9178326
    Abstract: The movable portion of the first terminal of the first connector is formed to be larger in the width direction than in the thickness direction, so as to be elastically deformed in the front-back direction of the connector, and the movable portion of the second terminal of the second connector is formed to be larger in the thickness direction than in the width direction, so as to be elastically deformed in the width direction of the connector. Therefore, the movable portions can be formed with an increased cross-sectional area, thereby enabling the allowable current of the terminals to be increased, unlike a configuration in which the movable portion is elastically deformable to a sufficient extent both in the front-back direction and in the width direction of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Funayama, Shigeru Mitsuzuka, Tomisaburo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9166317
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a housing having a socket configured to receive a plug connector. The housing includes a cavity having datum surfaces therein. The receptacle connector includes a contact assembly received in the cavity and located in a fixed location relative to the datum surfaces. The contact assembly has a dielectric base holding a plurality of contacts configured to mate with the plug connector received in the socket. The dielectric base has datum surfaces. At least one of the housing or the dielectric base comprising crush ribs forcing the datum surfaces of the dielectric base to engage corresponding datum surfaces of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 9160123
    Abstract: A communication connector includes an outer casing and a plurality of transmission wafers inserted into the outer casing. The transmission wafers are provided for receiving a mating connector along an inserting direction. Each communication wafer includes at least two terminals in coplanar arrangement, and each terminal has a straight segment. The straight segments of the terminals are respectively arranged in a first acute angle and a second acute angle with respective to the inserting direction, in which the first acute angle is smaller than the second acute angle. Two virtual lines, which are respectively defined by extending from the straight segments along the longitudinal directions thereof, are intersecting to form an angle. The angle is the difference of the first and second acute angles. Thus, the communication connector provided by the instant disclosure is produced easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: TOPCONN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Nan Pao, Wei Wang, Sun-Yu Chou