With Provision To Conduct Electricity From Panel Circuit To Another Panel Circuit Patents (Class 439/65)
  • Patent number: 10741945
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, an electrical connector can be mounted to a first printed circuit board to obtain a first current capacity, and the electrical connector can be mounted to a second printed circuit board to obtain a second current capacity that is lower than the first current capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Brungard, Michael Percherke, Christopher J. Kolivoski, Christopher S. Gieski, Nazareth Eppley, Charles Copper, Thierry Goossens
  • Patent number: 10724724
    Abstract: Lighting systems that provide improvements in various aspects are contemplated. In one aspect, light fixtures can comprise at least one of an occupancy sensor, a constant current module, an external power supply, a plurality of lighting elements mounted on a heat sink, a sealing mechanism, and top and bottom housings having tabs to removably couple with one another. In another aspect, a disconnect comprising a plug and socket housing is contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Philip Gustav Ericson, Jeffrey Lawrence Harlan, Wade Lane Morgan, Charles Edward Markley
  • Patent number: 10721818
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for positioning at least two circuit boards in a housing having a non-conductive surface, a first securement location for securing the first circuit board, and a second securement location for securing the second circuit board, wherein at least one conductive trace is arranged in the housing and is connected non-releasably with the housing, and wherein the conductive trace electrically contacts the first securement location with the second securement location, the method comprising securing the circuit boards in the securement locations of the housing such that the first circuit board is electrically in contact with the first securement location and the second circuit board is electrically in contact with the second securement location, wherein the first circuit board and the second circuit board are electrically in contact with one another via the at least one conductive trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Romuald Girardey, Dietmar Birgel, Armend Zenuni, Marc Baret, Peter Klöfer
  • Patent number: 10665970
    Abstract: A plug contact for electrically contacting a circuit board by insertion of the plug contact into a contact hole of the circuit board, the plug contact having two resilient contact legs, a terminal region, and a connecting region which connects the two contact legs to one another and to the terminal region, wherein the plug contact is punched out of a metallic flat material in one piece. As a result, the plug contact only has a small overall height, and the two contact arms each have a first region and a second region which are arranged at an angle ? relative to one another, such that the two contact legs are bent approximately in an L shape, and wherein the two first regions adjoin the connection region and the ends of the two second regions form the free ends of the contact legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Geske
  • Patent number: 10622769
    Abstract: A modular infrastructure management device comprises a housing and at least one circuit board. The housing includes a base plate, first modular slots disposed along the first edge of the base plate and second modular slots disposed along the second edge of the base plate. The first and second modular slots are configured to removably receive at least one first communication card module and at least one second communication card module. The circuit board is disposed on the base plate and comprises first and second connectors for electrically coupling to the first and second communication card modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZPE Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaldo Zimmermann, Livio Ceci
  • Patent number: 10601179
    Abstract: A connector comprises a fixed housing, a movable housing and a plurality of contacts. The fixed housing has a housing-accommodation portion. The movable housing is, at least in part, accommodated in the housing-accommodation portion and is movable relative to the fixed housing. The movable housing has a plurality of contact-accommodation portions which correspond to the contacts, respectively. Each of the contacts has a resiliently deformable portion which is resiliently deformable. Each of the resiliently deformable portions has an accommodated portion which is accommodated in the corresponding contact-accommodation portion. Each of the resiliently deformable portions is provided with a first contact point and a second contact point. The first contact point and the second contact point of each of the contacts face each other in a width direction (X-direction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10587064
    Abstract: A circuit card assembly includes an electrical connector having a housing mounted to a PCB. The housing has a mounting end and a mating end extending between a front and a rear. The housing has a cavity at the mating end configured to receive a second electrical connector. The housing holds deflectable contacts having spring beams at the mating end having mating interfaces. The circuit card assembly includes a contact actuator in the cavity engaging the spring beams and moving the spring beams between compressed positions and released positions. The mating interfaces of the spring beams are spaced apart from the second electrical connector in the compressed positions and are configured to engage and electrically connect with the second electrical connector in the released positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Chad William Morgan
  • Patent number: 10578501
    Abstract: Provided are a flexible tactile sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. The flexible tactile sensor includes a polymer layer, a first metal layer formed over the polymer layer and a first sensor layer formed over the first metal layer, the first sensor layer comprising a strain gauge configured to change its resistance according to a first strain and a metal wire connected to the strain gauge. The flexible tactile sensor also includes a first cover layer configured to protect the first sensor layer, a second metal layer formed under the polymer layer, a second sensor layer formed under the second metal layer. The second sensor layer includes a strain gauge configured to change its resistance according to a second strain and a metal wire connected to the strain gauge of the second metal layer and a second cover layer configured to protect the second sensor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Kunnyun Kim, Kwang Bum Park, Won Hyo Kim, Yeon Hwa Kwak
  • Patent number: 10535939
    Abstract: A connector assembly including a connector and first and second cables is described. The connector includes an insulative housing and a circuit board partially disposed in the housing. The circuit board includes a mating section and a termination section. The mating section includes a plurality of first contact pads and the termination section includes a plurality of second contact pads electrically connected to the first contact pads. The first and second cables include conductors having front ends terminated at the second contact pads. The housing is overmolded onto and encapsulates at least the front ends of the conductors and the termination section of the circuit board. The circuit board includes a back surface at a rear end of the circuit board and the housing includes a back surface at a cable end of the housing which may be substantially coplanar with the back surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: YunLong Qiao, Saujit Bandhu, Vincent Tan, Kok Hoe Lee
  • Patent number: 10485134
    Abstract: An electrical power connector includes a housing having channels formed in the housing from a mounting end to a mating end. The channels are configured to receive a first and second blade terminal having a flat contact with a wall disposed between the blade terminals. Projections are formed on the wall and the projections support the terminals while forming passages that allow air flow between the wall and the blade terminal in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy R. Gregori, Siow Pheng Goh, Robert Piszczor
  • Patent number: 10476345
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine having a stator and a rotor, in addition to an electric control device and a connection device which comprises at least one coupling element for electrically connecting the control device to one or several electrical lines and a mass element provided to connect to an electric mass potential. In order to improve the machine with respect to electromagnetic interference, the stator is connected to the mass element by a contact bridge which has a first securing section and a second securing section in addition to a bridge element arranged between the securing sections and includes a single-piece spring steel sheet which is at least partially sinuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Maurad Berkouk, Sebastien Labat, Eric Fournier
  • Patent number: 10461454
    Abstract: A plug contact for electrically contacting a circuit board by inserting the plug contact into a via hole in the circuit board, the plug contact having two flat contact arms that are resilient relative to each other, and a connecting region, from which the two contact arms extend in the plug-in direction of the plug contact, the plug contact being punched as a single piece from a flat metallic material. In the connection region, adjacent to the two contact arms, a recess is formed in the plug contact, the distance between the two contact arms increases from the recess towards the free ends of the contact arms, the two contact arms being spread apart relative to each other and the two contact arms together having a width which is the same as or only slightly smaller than the diameter of the corresponding via hole in the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Geske
  • Patent number: 10459351
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for transmitting electrical signals between a first interface element, arranged at a first structure of a lithography system, and a second interface element, arranged at a second structure of the lithography system. An electrical conductor connects the first interface element and the second interface element. The device has a hollow body which surrounds at least sections of the electrical conductor and which is designed to electromagnetically shield the electrical conductor. A gap is provided in the hollow body or between the hollow body and one of the structures and allows a relative movement of the first structure and the second structure to mechanically decouple the first structure from the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Horn, Sascha Bleidistel, Florian Bart, Markus Hauf
  • Patent number: 10411378
    Abstract: A communication system includes first and second circuit card assemblies mated such that first and second PCBs move relative to each other along a board mating axis parallel to a slot in the first PCB with the first PCB oriented perpendicular to the second PCB and with first and second mating ends of first and second electrical connectors oriented parallel to the board mating axis. The first and second circuit card assemblies are mated such that the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector move relative to each other along a connector mating axis perpendicular to the board mating axis. First mating interfaces of first contacts are mated to second mating interfaces of second contacts in a contact mating direction non-parallel to the board mating axis and non-parallel to the connector mating axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Joseph Consoli, Matthew Jeffrey Sypolt
  • Patent number: 10404014
    Abstract: An electrical connector having one or more openings formed in the connector's housing between adjacent rows of conductors. The openings may be positioned between rows of contact portions, and reduces crosstalk between conductors in adjacent rows. The opening(s) may extend through the entire length of the connector's housing. The opening(s) may have any suitable shape. In some embodiments, the openings may comprise a slot, bifurcated by crossbeams. The crossbeams may have ends positioned between signal conductors in the same row of the same type, either signal or ground. Alternatively or additionally, the crossbeams may be angled with respect to the rows of contacts such that the ends are positioned proximate conductors of a first type in one row and proximate conductors of a second type in another row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Yifan Huang, Madhumitha Rengarajan
  • Patent number: 10299380
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first and second printed boards, a bottom plate fixed to first printed board, first and second rotating arms, and an electronic member. The first rotating arm has first and second ends and the second rotating arm includes third and fourth ends. The first and third ends are rotatably fixed to the bottom plate. The fourth end defines a sliding groove into which the second end is slidably fixed. When the second end rotates around the first end toward the bottom plate, the second end slides along the sliding groove and the third end rotates toward the bottom plate. An elastic member is between the first rotating arm and the bottom plate and when the first rotating arm rotates, the elastic member abuts against the bottom plate to drive the first printed board to move toward the second printed board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (TIANJIN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Hu Lu
  • Patent number: 10283887
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high capacity medical device connector utilizing flexible circuits. The use of flexible circuits allows for increased channel capacity for use with future designs and capabilities of medical devices. The assembly may include pre-mounted electrical components. The connector may be designed to connect two flexible circuits. The connector may also be designed to connect a flexible circuit with existing technology, such as a pin-to-socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy Tegg, Gregory K. Olson, Derek Sutermeister, Nicholas Strom, David Kim, Michael C. Bednarek, Dale Just
  • Patent number: 10256555
    Abstract: An electrical distribution center includes a housing, an electronic device, an upper fixing member, a printed circuit board (PCB), a lower fixing member and a connector. The upper fixing member has a first inserting hole. Pin terminals of the electronic device pass through the first inserting hole and are connected to the PCB. A connector mounting slot for fixing the connector is arranged on the lower fixing member. A second inserting hole and a guide rod member are arranged in the connector mounting slot. A TPA member is sheathed on the guide rod member. The TPA member has a third inserting hole. Pin terminals of the connector pass through the third inserting hole and the second inserting hole and are fixed in the connector mounting slot with the TPA member. The pin terminals of the connector are connected to the PCB after passing through the first inserting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Delphi Electrical Centers (Shanghai) Co., LTD
    Inventors: Michael F. Loew, Haifei Guan, Ai Hua Gong
  • Patent number: 10249972
    Abstract: An electronic device including a stacked connector assembly is provided. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes: a first printed circuit board; a first electronic board-to-board connector mounted to the first printed circuit board; a second printed circuit board; a second electronic board-to-board connector mounted to the second printed circuit board and connected to the first electronic board-to-board connector; a first stacked connector mounted to the second printed circuit board; a second stacked connector connected to the first stacked connector; and a biasing member. The biasing member may bias the first board-to-board electronic connector together with the second electronic board-to-board connector, and the first stacked connector together with the second stacked connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Kyungtag Lim, Michael John Formenti
  • Patent number: 10249969
    Abstract: High reliability is achieved with a protected state guaranteed for housings with reinforcing brackets being rigid to be free from displacement and misorientation. A connector includes: a connector body; a terminal installed in the connector body; and a reinforcing bracket fit to the connector body. The connector body includes a recess in which a mating connector body of a mating connector fits, and an insular part that is in the recess and fits in a groove part of the mating connector body. The reinforcing bracket includes an inner reinforcing bracket fit to an insular end part that is an end portion of the insular part in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Hiroki Ono
  • Patent number: 10230192
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing with a plurality of electrically conductive terminals therein. Some terminals may include a terminal support projection that engages the housing to maintain the position of a contact section of the terminals relative to the housing. Others terminals may have a tool engaging shoulder configured to be engaged by a tool to force press-fit tails of all of the terminals into a circuit member. The housing may include a locking structure for certain the terminals that permits the terminals to be inserted into the housing with little or no force and then securely lock the terminals in the housing. One or more ground plates may be included for electrically connecting a plurality of the terminals. The ground plates may have resilient tabs that contact at least some of the terminals and the tabs may be thinner than a body portion of the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk B. Peloza, Michael Rowlands, Daniel Tillotson, Eric Scharping, Jeanine Madison, Adam Stanczak
  • Patent number: 10211555
    Abstract: A mechanism to mitigate assembly torsion on an electronics assembly is provided. The mechanism including an electronics assembly and a first connector, mounted to the electronics assembly with a lower portion of the first connector proximal to the electronics assembly and an upper portion of the first connector distal to the electronics assembly. The mechanism includes a spring, mounted so as to press the upper portion of the first connector and preload the first connector against assembly force imparted by assembly of the first connector to a second connector. A method to mitigate assembly torsion on an electronics assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Duong Lu, Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Ian Fry, Arul Ramalingam, Jim Weaver, Tiffany Doria
  • Patent number: 10181664
    Abstract: A contact includes a spring that has a curved portion and conductivity, a first contact portion that is a part of the curved portion raised from a bottom portion of a housing that holds the spring, the first contact portion comes in contact with a board to which the bottom portion is fixed, and a second contact portion that is a part of the curved portion raised from a lateral portion of the housing, the second contact portion comes in contact with another member placed next to the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yoko Murata
  • Patent number: 10137477
    Abstract: An interconnect is provided for a multidimensional transducer array. An adaptor provides a 90-degrees or other non-zero angle transition of conductors from connection with the elements to connection with a printed circuit board. The adaptor is formed as a component that may surface mount on the printed circuit board and may provide a pitch change from the element pitch to a different pitch, such as a pitch of conductors of an integrated circuit also mounted to the printed circuit board. The adaptor allows stacking of modules where each module uses standardized or regular printed circuit board connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Petersen, Terry Simpson, Walter Petersen, Jerry Hopple, Xuan-ming Lu
  • Patent number: 10103464
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection structure of a plug-in power supply and a light source plate, and it relates to the field of electronic circuit connection. The connection structure of the plug-in power supply and the light source plate comprises: a card slot, which is soldered on the light source plate; a card, which is matched with the card slot and soldered on the power supply; metal contacts, which is arranged in the card slot; pre-printed circuits connected to the metal contacts and arranged on the card; the power supply is connected to the light source plate through the matching of the card slot and the card, which facilitates the disassembly and assembly and improves the production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NINGBO YAMAO OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qili Xu, Hu Fang, Yinyong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10098240
    Abstract: An electronic control module includes a printed circuit board and an electrical component. The circuit board has a contact area arranged on a component side. The electrical component has an electrical connection element with a connection section running parallel to the component side and is electrically connected to the contact area. An adapter is arranged on the circuit board independently of the electrical component and has a holding body fastened to the circuit board outside the contact area and a metal web. The web is arranged on the holding body and has a contact section running parallel to the component side. The contact section and the connection section lie atop another and are welded to one another in a covering area. The web or the connection element makes electrical contact with the contact area by an electrically conductive material applied to the contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Liskow
  • Patent number: 10069224
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plug insulated housing which is integrally formed and plug terminals. A transition segment connected between first and second contact portions of each plug terminal allows the first contact portion to be in contact with and arranged substantially parallel to the second contact portion, so that connectors with reduced width can be manufactured. In addition, the shaping space between a first recessed portion and a second recessed portion of each plug terminal receive materials for forming the plug insulated housing, thus improving the structural strength of the connector. Moreover, embedded ends allow the plug terminals to be secured with the plug bottom wall, so that the plug terminals would not detach from the plug insulated housing easily during manufacturing or operation. The structural strength of the electrical plug connector can be improved, and the plug terminals can be properly assembled with the plug insulated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching Lee, Ta-Teh Meng, Cheng-Feng Yu, Wang-Jie Luo
  • Patent number: 10055379
    Abstract: A peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) card may include a base card, a mezzanine card and mezz connectors. The base card may be coupled to a host device, and host a first group of solid state drives (SSDs). The mezzanine card may be stacked over the base card, and host a second group of SSDs. The mezz connectors may couple the base card with the mezzanine card, each of the mezz connectors corresponding to each of the second group of SSDs. The base card may include an edge connector suitable for coupling with the host device, a PCIe switch suitable for coupling the first and second groups of SSDs with the host device through the edge connector, and a first group of connectors suitable for coupling the first group of SSDs with the PCIe switch. The mezzanine card may include a second group of connectors suitable for coupling the second group of SSDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Seong Won Shin
  • Patent number: 10050367
    Abstract: An electrical connector that has a housing with a mating interface end section, an opposite cable termination end section, and an inner support member. A core is slidably coupled to the inner support member of the housing and includes a receiving end and a spring engagement end. A spring member is received inside of the housing and behind the core for abutment with the spring engagement end of the core. An interposer may be received in the receiving end of the core and remote from the spring member. The core is axially slidable with respect to the inner support member along a longitudinal axis of the housing between an unmated position, in which the spring member pushes the core outwardly away from the cable termination end of the housing, and a mated position, in which the core pushes inwardly against the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald I. Frank, James R. Meszaros, George L. Goulart, Jr., Braden J. Ishaug, Robert G. Hennemuth, III, Michael D. Smith, Michael A. Yashin, Gordon J. Udall, Daniel R. McNevin
  • Patent number: 10038264
    Abstract: A universal coupling is disclosed for electrically and mechanically connecting flexible printed circuit (FPC) components within asymmetric FPC modules. The universal coupling allows a first FPC component to be connected to a second FPC component in two or more different orientations. This allows identical FPC components to be used in two or more asymmetric FPC modules. This in turn allows a reduction in the number of parts and tooling required to fabricate the two or more asymmetric FPC modules, and a simplification of the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Lukofsky, Joseph Christopher Bolling, Jeffrey M. Quackenbush, Tapani von Rauner
  • Patent number: 10018652
    Abstract: An electrical contact for use in an integrated circuit testing apparatus with a very short conducting contact pin. The shortness of the contact pin is made possible due to the unique design and coupling of the contact pin with an elastomer, and both supported by a housing in such a way that the contact pin test height is brought down to 0.5 mm, while providing a deflection of 0.1 mm with is sufficient in order to provide adequate penetration to matte tin plated devices. The contact pin of this invention looks almost like the letter “F”, rotated 90° to the left, so that it lies on its left side. The rectangular shaped elastomer is placed between the prongs of the “F”. The bottom part of the “F” is curved upwards so that it is almost parallel to the prongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: JF MICROTECHNOLOGY SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Wei Kuong Foong, Kok Sing Goh, Shamal Mundiyath, Eng Kiat Lee
  • Patent number: 9997867
    Abstract: It is aimed to enable a short circuit in a retainer insertion hole to be avoided. Short-circuit preventing walls (18) configured to partition between cavities (11) adjacent in an arrangement direction are provided in a retainer insertion hole (15). A retainer (13) is provided with a plurality of frame-like portions (20) along the arrangement direction of the respective cavities (11). Each frame-like portion (20) is formed to be able to communicate with the corresponding cavity (11). Escaping grooves (32) are formed along a mounting direction of the retainer (13) between the frame-like portions (20) adjacent in the arrangement direction. Escaping grooves (32) are open on front end parts in the mounting direction of the retainer (13) such that the retainer (13) is mountable into the retainer insertion hole (15) while avoiding interference with the short circuit preventing walls (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Moriyasu, Masaaki Tabata, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 9991619
    Abstract: An electrical connector and an electronic device including the electrical connector. The electrical connector comprises a housing and an electrical contact. The housing includes a first wall oriented in a first direction, a second wall oriented in a second direction that is transverse to the first direction, and an aperture defined by the first wall and the second wall. The electrical contact is disposed within the aperture and has a singular structure with a first end and a second end opposite from the first end. A first portion of the electrical contact extends from the aperture in the second direction and is configured to deflect toward the first wall along the second direction. A second portion of the electrical contact extends from the aperture in the first direction and is configured to deflect toward the second wall along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Cheah Chan Kee, Chin Chin Ooi, Thomas D. Klump, Adrian F. Rubio, Peter Gilmore, Mohd Imran Bin Rosly, Boon Hoo Tee
  • Patent number: 9980378
    Abstract: A circuit board includes first and second lines of surface mount pads, and a trace. The surface mount pads within the first line extend from a first edge of the circuit board toward a second edge of the circuit board. The surface mount pads within the second line extend from the first edge of the circuit board toward the second edge of the circuit board, and the surface mount pads within the second line are further from a third edge of the circuit board as compared to the surface mount pads within the first line. The trace is located on a top surface of the circuit board, and extends from the third edge to a fourth edge of the circuit board. The spacing between first adjacent surface mount pads within the first line enables the trace to be routed between the first adjacent surface mount pads with less crosstalk between signals on the trace and signals on the surface mount pads within the first line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Bhyrav M. Mutnury, Douglas S. Winterberg
  • Patent number: 9911715
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a three-dimensional package structure which can achieve a relatively high utilization of an internal space thereof, so that the size of electronic package structure can be reduced. The three-dimensional package structure comprises a substrate, a first plurality of discrete conductive components and a connecting structure. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface. The first plurality of discrete conductive components are disposed over the bottom surface of the substrate. The connecting structure is disposed over the bottom surface of the substrate for encapsulating the first plurality of discrete electronic components. The connecting structure comprises at least one insulating layer and a plurality of conductive patterns separated by the at least one insulating layer. The plurality of conductive patterns are disposed over the first plurality of discrete electronic components for electrically connecting the first plurality of discrete electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CYNTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bau-Ru Lu, Ming-Chia Wu, Shao Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 9912087
    Abstract: An electronic subassembly for a personal care product with a housing defining a chamber. The housing has a tapered guide surface. A first circuit board having a rigid end is positioned within the chamber and a flexible portion positioned outside the chamber. A second circuit board is positioned within the chamber of the housing. The second circuit board has an electrical connector dimensioned to receive the rigid end. An adapter is secured to the first circuit board between the rigid end and the flexible portion. The adapter has a corresponding tapered guide surface that engages the tapered guide surface of the housing to align the rigid end with the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Norbert Broemse, Klaus Heubach, Juergen Behrendt
  • Patent number: 9905950
    Abstract: An electric contact is disclosed. The electric contact has an electric contact section including a plurality of contact springs with different geometrical shapes and a connecting section connected to an electric conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: John Marsh, Michael Schambach, Ruediger Meier, Jochen Fertig, Holger Stange
  • Patent number: 9820405
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention provide a method of manufacture and an apparatus for optimized server design using dense DIMM spacing, wide heatsink, improved routing channels, and improved air delivery to rear devices. The method of manufacture comprise providing a plurality of compliant pin memory sockets on a first side of a circuit board at a pitch less than that specified in a reference layout requiring solder tail memory sockets and providing a plurality of surface mount capacitors on the second side of the circuit board enabling at least one pair of the plurality of compliant pin memory sockets to be provided at the pitch less than that specified in the reference layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Palis, Robert P. Wierzbicki
  • Patent number: 9805892
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a component main body having a rectangular parallelepiped shape and a plurality of lead terminals, and each lead terminal is disposed to droop along a side surface of the component main body facing the lead terminal. The plurality of lead terminals having different rigidities are arranged in a width direction of at least one side surface of the component main body, and the lead terminal having a highest rigidity among the plurality of lead terminals is disposed to protrude more in a direction in which it gets apart from the corresponding side surface of the component main body than the other lead terminals. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent deformation of the lead terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9736938
    Abstract: A conductive ink path on a peripheral portion of one surface of a substrate is provided. The conductive ink path comprises a body portion located along an edge of the peripheral portion of the substrate; and at least one extension portion protruded in a direction toward the edge of the substrate, wherein the extension portion includes at least one first segment extended in a first direction and at least two second segments neighboring on the first segment, the first segment includes a connector portion for receiving an electrical signal from the outside, and the first segment is located between the second segments in order to disperse ink in the first segment to the second segments during a manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KyoungSeok Park, Chan Park, JongChul Lee, Heungju Jo
  • Patent number: 9722375
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulator adapted to be downwardly assembled into the housing of the cradle, and a set of contacts upwardly assembled into the insulator. Each contact includes a vertical retention section received in the corresponding retention slot in the insulator via an upward insertion process, and an upper spring arm extending from an upper edge of the retention section for mechanically and electrically connecting to the machine case, and a lower spring arm extending from a lower edge of the retention section for mechanically and electrically connecting to the cable. The free end of the upper spring arm is downwardly abutted against by the insulator while that of the lower spring arm is not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Chang, Terrance F. Little, Paul Chen, Stephen Sedio
  • Patent number: 9681570
    Abstract: An electronic device may have printed circuits to which electrical components are mounted. The printed circuits may have metal traces that form signal lines and contact pads. Vias or other conductive structures may be used in interconnecting the signal lines to the contact pads. The contact pads may have elongated shapes or other shapes and may be formed in arrays on the printed circuits. Laser welds or other electrical connections may be used to join contact pads on a first printed circuit to respective contact pads on a second printed circuit. The laser welds may form part of a rectangular region of welds or may form part of a non-rectangular region of welds such as a region with a curved edge. Alignment marks may be used in aligning the contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Leggett, John Raff
  • Patent number: 9680248
    Abstract: A hybrid plug connector is disclosed in this invention. The hybrid plug connector includes a plug housing, a row of signal terminal assemblies and a row of power terminals. Each power terminal includes two independent and symmetrical conductive plates, which are combined together. Each conductive plate has a first protrusion and a second protrusion located below the first protrusion. When the power terminal is mounted on the plug housing, the first and second protrusions can clamp a beam located in a corresponding power terminal-receiving passage to prevent the power terminal from falling off when being shook up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9651986
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a housing, a circuit board in the housing, and a connector. The connector includes an opening into which a flexible cable is configured to be plugged. The connector is attached to the circuit board and faces an inner surface of the housing. The circuit board includes a cutout in a position corresponding to a center portion of the opening of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shingo Koide, Daisuke Maehara
  • Patent number: 9614321
    Abstract: A magnetic connector has a connector body including a magnet, a plurality of connection terminals that are arranged and fixed on the connector body so as to correspond to a plurality of contact patterns of a connection object, and a plurality of attracted members that are formed of magnetic substance, are arranged and fixed on a support member having a sheet-like shape and flexibility so as to correspond to the plurality of contact patterns of the connection object and are, via the connection object on which the plurality of contact patterns are arranged to face the plurality of connection terminals, attracted toward the connector body due to magnetic force whereby the plurality of contact patterns are pressed against the plurality of connection terminals and thereby connected to the plurality of connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakamura, Hiroshi Akimoto, Seiya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9590334
    Abstract: An assembly that provides solderless electrical interconnection between two devices provided with electrical contact lands that are distributed in plane Land Grid Arrays (LGA's). One of the devices can be a package containing an electronic or opto-electronic device and the other device can be a PCB. The alignment of the lands of the LGA's is provided by guides that include a frame having vertical walls and centering pins inserted into metallized via-holes provided in the PCB, the dimensions of the frame allowing the sliding insertion and extraction of the package. Electrical connection between the lands of the two LGA's is provided by a contactor pad placed between the package and the PCB. The assembly includes a cover removably attached to the frame by a locking mechanism, the cover being provided with one or more elastic members which exert a downward force over the package compressing it against the contactor pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BRPHOTONICS PRODUTOS OPTOELETRONICOS LTDA.
    Inventors: Giovanni del Rosso, Luis Henrique Hecker de Carvalho, Júlio César Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 9559314
    Abstract: Devices including multiple flexible substrates bearing organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) are provided. The flexible substrates are interconnected, and the properties of the substrates and the interconnections provide the shape of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Kamala Rajan, Emory Krall, Prashant Mandlik, Ruiqing Ma, Peter Levermore, Huiqing Pang, Jeffrey Silvernail
  • Patent number: 9560785
    Abstract: The mezzanine card system and method of use thereof provides a baseboard having opposing sides, each side configured to receive a mezzanine card thereon. A plurality of mezzanine cards are provided having integrated circuits, such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays, fixedly attached thereon. The mezzanine cards of the system reduce reprogramming time from about 15 months to about six weeks. This drastic reduction in reprogramming time provides great advantages for circuitry systems, especially when these systems are used within battlefield and electronic warfare technology. The surfaces of the baseboard are an Electroless Nickel, Electroless Palladium, and Immersion Gold (ENEPIG) plated finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Brigham, James F. Fung, Gregory S. Laste, Bryan A. Thibideau, Joseph C. Brackett
  • Patent number: 9472900
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having a first end and a second end. The housing has a mating slot formed between the first and second ends configured to receive a mating connector having contact pads. A contact array is received in the housing. The contact array includes ground contacts and signal contacts interspersed between corresponding ground contacts. The ground contacts include attachment portions thereon. At least one lossy ground absorber is received in the housing and is coupled to at least one corresponding ground contact. Each lossy ground absorber includes at least one opening. The at least one opening receives the attachment portion of the corresponding ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Thomas Taake de Boer, Bruce Allen Champion, John Joseph Consoli, Sandeep Patel, Linda Ellen Shields
  • Patent number: 9472924
    Abstract: An integrated DC power delivery system for PCBs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a compliant mechanical coupling assembly. The system further includes a power distribution interface having power planes configured to receive the DC power via the complaint mechanical coupling assembly upon securing the compliant mechanical coupling to the power distribution interface to provide the needed mechanical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Jared P. Majcher, Timothy M. Dresser