Plural-contact Coupling Part Comprises Receptacle Or Plug Patents (Class 439/660)
  • Patent number: 11509094
    Abstract: Provided is a housing including a bottom wall, a front-end wall, side walls, and a mating space. Each of the side walls includes a locking protrusion configured to engage with a counterpart locking protrusion locking protrusion of a counterpart housing when the counterpart housing is inserted into the mating space. Each of the side walls also includes an auxiliary-metal-fixture mounting portion configured to be loaded with an auxiliary metal fixture having a bottom end that is to be fixed to a surface of a board. The terminal is configured to be loaded in the front-end wall, and includes a connection part having a bottom end that is to be fixed to the surface of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Kyoko Motohashi
  • Patent number: 11482821
    Abstract: A receptacle socket assembly for lighting equipment comprising: a receptacle having a front side for receiving contacts of a control module, said receptacle housing a plurality of receptacle contacts, each receptacle contact being provided, at a front end, with a front contact portion for being electrically connected with a contact of a control module, and, at a rear end, with a rear contact portion; a wire connector having a front side and a rear side, said wire connector housing a plurality of connector contacts, each connector contact being provided, at a rear end, with a wire receiving contact for receiving and fixing a wire end and, at a front end, with a front contact portion; wherein the rear side of the receptacle and the front side of the wire connector are configured such that the wire connector is removably pluggable in the rear side of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Schreder S.A.
    Inventors: Marcel Thijs, Laurent Etorre
  • Patent number: 11476603
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes electrical contacts that are configured to be mounted to an electrical cable, and mating ends that are configured to be surface mounted to a contact pad of an underlying substrate, such that the mating ends flex and apply a pressure against the contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Earl Buck, Keith Guetig
  • Patent number: 11456551
    Abstract: A sensor assembly comprises an electronics assembly having a circuit board, a sensor mount structure comprising a first side and a second side, and an aperture formed from the first side towards the second side. The sensor assembly can comprise a sensor supported by the sensor mount structure, such that the sensor is situated, at least partially, in the aperture. The sensor assembly can comprise a spring pin connector coupled to the sensor mount structure, and having a connector body and a pair of conductive spring pins supported by the connector body and electrically coupled to the sensor, and blind-mate interfaced to the circuit board of the electronics assembly, thereby electrically coupling the sensor to the electronics assembly. A sensor array module can include a plurality of sensors and spring pin connectors coupled to a sensor mount structure, which can provide a transponder array of a torpedo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Matthew C. Brennan, Adam Maziarz, Daniel J. Duggan, II, Brian M. White
  • Patent number: 11447114
    Abstract: A liquid pressure control device includes a deformable part positioned in a deformed state between a housing and a case in an assembled state in which the housing and the case are assembled. When a first load is applied to the deformable part in a non-assembled state in which the case is separated further from the housing in a first direction than in the assembled state, the deformable part can place the housing and the case in a separation state in which a second end portion supported by a bottom wall is separated from a terminal in the first direction. When a second load greater than the first load is applied in the non-assembled state, the deformable part is deformed by the second load and can place the housing and the case in a contact state in which the second end portion and the terminal contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ADVICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miyuki Uchida, Yoshihiro Miyata
  • Patent number: 11444399
    Abstract: An electronic assembly with a sliding power connector mounted on a first substrate. The connector has tracks and terminals with contact fingers. A bus bar may be aligned by the tracks such that contact surfaces on the contact fingers press against contact surfaces on the bus bar. The electronic system may be implemented as a rack, and the electronic assembly may be or include a printed circuit board on which the power connector terminals are mounted. The printed circuit board may slide in and out of the rack while power is supplied from the bus bar to components on the printed circuit board. High reliability may be provided by one or more tabs on the housing that increase mating force of the contact fingers and/or prevent damage to the contact fingers from overstress. The contact fingers may be positioned to increase the lifetime of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: James M. Sabo, Clarence Randall Fry
  • Patent number: 11424572
    Abstract: A hermetically-sealed edge-connect header that can withstand high temperatures, high pressures (or high vacuum levels), and high vibration environments, along with two corresponding connectors are disclosed. After brazing the edge-connect header components, the assembly is machined to form a slot with a portion of each of a plurality of electrical conductors removed in the machining process, resulting in a header with a high pin density. During the process of mating the first connector design to the edge-connect header, a plurality of wipers in the connector deflect, thereby causing the wipers to extend from the connector and contact the corresponding electrical conductors in the header. During the process of mating the second connector design to the edge-connect header, each of a plurality of wipers formed of low-mass, compliant metal wool, forms multiple contact points with a corresponding electrical conductor in the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Kellogg, Bradley C. Salzbrenner, Charles A. Walker, Michael E. McReaken, Marshall S. Klee
  • Patent number: 11387589
    Abstract: A plate terminal 10 disclosed by this specification is provided with a plate-like body portion 12 made of metal and long in a front-rear direction, and a plate-like mounting portion 16 connected to the body portion 12 and projecting forward from a front end surface 14 of the body portion 12, a separate insulating member 18 being mounted on the mounting portion 16. The insulating member 18 is located forward of the front end surface 14 of the body portion 12 and covers at least parts of a front end surface 28 of the mounting portion 16 and the front end surface 14 of the body portion 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Shimizu, Shingo Kobayashi, Sunghyun Byun
  • Patent number: 11353497
    Abstract: A test socket includes a pedestal. The pedestal includes a central pedestal including a central contact portion coming in contact with a central region of a bottom surface of a semiconductor package and a plurality of insertion holes formed to correspond to a plurality of solder balls projecting from the bottom surface of the semiconductor package, so as to allow the solder balls to be inserted into respective insertion holes. The pedestal further includes a circumferential pedestal separated from the central pedestal by a space having an opening width larger than a diameter of the insertion hole and including a circumferential contact portion coming in contact with a circumference of the bottom surface of the semiconductor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Nose
  • Patent number: 11349246
    Abstract: A method of making an electrical connector which includes an insulative housing having a tongue and a first and second rows of contacts with respective contacting portions exposed to the two opposite surfaces of the tongue and respective soldering portions is characterized by the steps of: forming the first row of contacts from a first contact carrier to have the soldering portions thereof connected to a first carrier strip; forming the second row of contacts from a second contact carrier to have the soldering portions thereof connected to a second carrier strip; insert-molding the first row of contacts with a first insulator to form a first contact module unit; insert-molding the second row of contacts with a second insulator to form a second contact module unit; holding the first carrier strip and the second carrier strip against each other for further over-molding to form the complete contact module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11349248
    Abstract: The invention provides a universal serial bus connector, including an insulating body and a plurality of terminals. The insulating body has a tongue portion and at least one recess located on the tongue portion. The terminals pass through the insulating body, and the terminals expose the insulating body from the tongue portion. The recess corresponds to at least one terminal and is located in an extending direction of the corresponding terminal on the tongue portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Er Li Huang, Pin-Yuan Hou, Yao Mei Wang, Hsien-Lung Huang
  • Patent number: 11345143
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a head unit that ejects liquid, in which the head unit includes an integrated circuit and an ejector, the integrated circuit includes a drive signal input terminal that inputs a first drive signal, a first signal input terminal that inputs a first signal, a second signal input terminal that inputs a second signal, a first reference voltage signal input terminal that inputs a first reference voltage signal, a differential signal receiving circuit that converts a pair of first differential signals into a control signal and outputs the control signal, a drive signal selection circuit that outputs a second drive signal based on the control signal and the first drive signal, and a drive signal output terminal that outputs the second drive signal to the ejector, and the first signal input terminal and the first reference voltage signal input terminal are located adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 11324892
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic module for recording information of a drug delivery device, the electronic module comprising at least one connector, wherein at least one connector is adapted to be connected to a port of the drug delivery device and wherein at least one connector is adapted to be connected to a port of a computer. Furthermore, the invention relates to a drug delivery device, comprising a port for connecting to the connector of the electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Samuel Steel, Paul Richard Draper, Joseph Butler, George Cave, David Richard Mercer
  • Patent number: 11293946
    Abstract: A conductive contactor unit includes: a signal conductive contactor configured to input or output a signal to or from a predetermined circuit structure, the signal conductive contactor including a first plunger, a second plunger, and a spring member; and a conductive contactor holder configured to house the signal conductive contactor used for inputting and outputting the signal to and from the predetermined circuit structure, the conductive contactor holder having a coaxial structure with the signal conductive contactor, and including a holder substrate including an opening configured to allow the signal conductive contactor to be inserted therethrough, a holding member housed in the opening, and including a holding hole configured to hold one or more of the signal conductive contactors, and a stab configured to form a hollow space extending from the holding hole in a direction perpendicular to a central axis of the holding hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Hironaka, Tsuyoshi Inuma
  • Patent number: 11289860
    Abstract: A universal serial includes a main body including a plurality of USB (Universal Serial Bus) terminals disposed on a circumference of an upper and a side surface of a housing, a storage portion that is buried inside an interior trim to accommodate the main body in an inner space and a cable that electrically connects a power supply and the main body, and wherein the main body is used in a state connected to the storage portion or moved to a state separated from the storage portion and connected to at least one smart device through the plurality of USB terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Sik Cho
  • Patent number: 11271349
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a contact module including a housing and an upper and lower rows of contacts arranged in the housing, the housing having a base and a front tongue; a metallic shell enclosing the housing; and a metallic bracket affixed to the metallic shell and having a pair of soldering legs; wherein the base has a front face and plural recesses behind the front face, each recess having an interior face; and the metallic shell has plural stops accommodated in corresponding recesses, each stop having a front face positioned in front of the front face of the base and a rear face spaced a gap from the interior face of a corresponding recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11272630
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control module having a connector and a housing. The housing defining a first opening that receives the connector, and a hermetically sealed interior housing at least one electronic component. The electronic component is electrically coupled to the connector. The control module further includes a retaining clip in physical contact with the housing and mechanically coupling the at least one electronic component to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DANFOSS POWER SOLUTIONS II TECHNOLOGY A/S
    Inventor: Aaron Hertzel Jagoda
  • Patent number: 11264766
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a plastic housing provided with a receiving cavity extending in a front-rear direction therein; a metal stopping member provided in the housing, including at least one fixing portion embedded in the housing and a body exposed to the cavity, the body is provided with a through hole; a terminal base including a base portion and a tongue extending forwardly from the base portion, the terminal base is mounted in the cavity, the body of the metal stopping member blocks in front of the base portion, the tongue passes through the through hole of the metal stopping member and extends forwardly; and a plurality of conductive terminals fixed to the terminal base, each terminal includes a contact portion which is exposed to the tongue and a soldering portion which rearwardly extends out of the terminal base. The connector has a robust structure and facilitates to reduce weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yun-Fang Yang
  • Patent number: 11245238
    Abstract: A tool is provided for shaping contact tab interconnects at a circuit card edge. The tool includes a base member with a slot to receive a circuit card edge. The slot is sized such that the edge of the circuit card is slidable lengthwise within the slot. The tool further includes shaping dowels disposed within the base member, including at least two shaping dowels that define a set of adjacent shaping dowels extending at an angle relative to each other. The set of adjacent shaping dowels are exposed, at least in part, within the slot so that with lengthwise sliding of the edge of the circuit card within the slot, the edge of the circuit card contacts and slides across the set of adjacent shaping dowels rounding off, at least in part, ends of the contact tab interconnects at the edge of the circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy P. Younger, Theron L. Lewis, James D. Bielick, Jennifer Bennett, David J. Braun, Tim Bartsch, John R. Dangler, Stephen M. Hugo
  • Patent number: 11245232
    Abstract: Each of contact portion rows 310 and 320 includes an outer contact portion 212 and an inner contact portion 216 forming a differential pair. In a Y-direction, the outer contact portion 212 and the inner contact portion 216 of the contact portion row 310 are located at same positions as those of the other contact portion row 320, respectively. A main portion 430 of a mid-plate 400 is located between the contact portion rows 310 and 320 in a Z-direction. Between the main portion 430 and each lock portion 450, a space 500 is provided to allow resilient deformation of a spring portion 460. A side edge 432 of the main portion 430 that oriented outward in the Y-direction is located between an inner edge 212A of the outer contact portion 212 and the lock portion 450 in the Y-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Junji Oosaka
  • Patent number: 11239591
    Abstract: A connector (10) according to the present disclosure includes a first insulator (20), a second insulator (30) that is to be fitted to a connection object (70) and movable relative to the first insulator (20), and a contact (60) attached to the first insulator (20) and the second insulator (30). The contact (60) includes a first elastic portion (64A) that extends from a first base (61) supported by the first insulator (20) and is elastically deformable; an adjustment portion (64B) that is formed to be continuous with the first elastic portion (64A) and has a higher electrical conductivity than the first elastic portion (64A); a second elastic portion (64C) that extends to the second insulator (30) from the adjustment portion (64B) and is elastically deformable; and a contact portion (69) that electrically connects to the connection object (70) when the second insulator (30) and the connection object (70) are fitted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Morita, Masayoshi Kakino, Masashi Kakeno
  • Patent number: 11211746
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a processor and a socket connector, wherein the socket connector includes: a housing including a first opening, a second opening, and an inner space between the first opening and the second opening; and a connection unit coupled to the first opening, wherein the connection unit has a top surface on which one or more first terminals electrically connected to the processor are disposed, and a bottom surface on which one or more second terminals electrically connected to the processor are disposed, and includes a first plate formed of a non-conductive member in at least a portion of an area of the inner space, and a second plate disposed between at least a portion of the top surface and at least a portion of the bottom surface, wherein the second plate has a portion protruding from the one or more first terminals or the one or more second terminals in the direction of the second opening into which a header connector can be inserted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Waneui Jung, Jaeryong Han
  • Patent number: 11151065
    Abstract: A method for performing detection control of a write protection function of a memory device, an associated control chip, and an associated electronic device are provided. The method includes: detecting whether the memory device supports a first protocol to generate an interface detection result; detecting whether a write protection switch of the memory device is turned on to generate a write protection detection result; and according to the interface detection result and the write protection detection result, selectively initializing a transmission interface of a control chip as a first transmission interface conforming to the first protocol or a second transmission interface, to allow a host device to access the memory device through the control chip, wherein the first transmission interface corresponds to a first configuration of the control chip, and the second transmission interface corresponds to a second configuration of the control chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Neng-Hsien Lin, Jiunn-Hung Shiau
  • Patent number: 11152738
    Abstract: A holding frame for an industrial electrical connector for holding similar and/or different electrical connector modules is provided, the holding frame consisting largely of a three-dimensionally bent wire frame. Such a holding frame can be produced particularly economically. The holding frame is used in particular in applications in which particularly high mechanical stability is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andre Tiemann, Heiko Meier, Mirko Mossig, Michael Przyborowski
  • Patent number: 11114794
    Abstract: A connector (1) includes a first terminal with a first flange, a second terminal with a second flange, a housing (10) having first and second accommodating portions (14, 16), and a retainer. The first terminal is at a proper position in a front-rear direction in the housing (10) by being in the first accommodating portion (14) with the first flange locked by a first lock in the first accommodating portion (14). The second terminal is at a proper position in a front-rear direction in the housing (10) by being in the second accommodating portion (16) and having the second flange locked by a second lock in the second accommodating portion (16), but is rearward of the proper position in the front-rear direction when the second terminal is in the first accommodating portion (14) and the second flange is locked by the first lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Kenya Takahashi, Daisuke Ito
  • Patent number: 11101596
    Abstract: A radio frequency connector includes an outer shell, a connector and a waterproof gasket. The outer shell is provided with partition walls opposite to each other and convex structures protruding toward the partition walls. The first side of the connector is provided with a plurality of plug terminals. The waterproof gasket is disposed surrounding all the plug terminals. When the connector is accommodated in the outer shell, the plug terminal is received corresponding to the through hole of the partition wall. The convex structures abut the second side opposite to the first side to push the connector toward the partition wall for reducing the distance between the first side and the partition wall. Thus, the waterproof gasket can be tightly sandwiched between the first side and the partition wall to enhance the waterproof effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GRAND-TEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11081839
    Abstract: A connector has a protection member movable to a partial locking position and a full locking position with a male tab positioned in a receptacle of a male housing. The female housing includes a hook, and the protection member includes a hooked portion capable of contacting the hook at the full locking position. The receptacle includes a contact portion capable of contacting the hooked portion when the protection member is at the partial locking position. The protection member is movable from the full locking position to the partial locking position with the hooked portion held in contact with the hook. The protection member is stoppable at the partial locking position in a state where the hooked portion is in contact with the contact portion to be deflected in a direction separating from the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Masami Kawamoto, Ryotaro Kosaka
  • Patent number: 11075490
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated housing, receptacle terminals, and a metallic shell. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion outwardly extending from the base portion. Two metal sheets are arranged at two sides of the tongue portion. Each of the metal sheets includes a hook structure protruding from a side portion of the tongue portion and a through hole adjacent to the hook structure. The receptacle terminals are held in the base portion and disposed at the surface of the tongue portion. The metallic shell includes a receptacle cavity. The insulated housing is held in the receiving cavity. The contact arms are formed by the through holes of the metal sheets in an elastic manner, to avoid the hooks on both sides of the electrical plug connector in contact with the metal sheets in a poor interference manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Dong-Fang Zeng, Shien-Lung Huang
  • Patent number: 11056813
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector mateable with each other. Each of the receptacle connector and the plug connector defines a first mating face and a second mating face perpendicular to each other in response to mating along the front-to-back direction and the vertical direction. Each of the receptacle connector and the plug connector includes a plurality of contacts composed of a plurality of first contacts and a plurality of contact units alternately arranged with each other along the transverse direction perpendicular to both the front-to-back direction and the vertical direction. Each contact unit includes a second contact and a third contact wherein the second contact is closer to the second mating face than the third contact is while the third contact is closer to the first mating face than the second contact is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ting-Ting Yin, Bin Peng, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11051679
    Abstract: A substrate connection structure includes a tubular member, a first substrate, a second substrate, a first connector, a second connector, a first pin, and a guide member. The tubular member has a bottom portion and an opening side. The first substrate is disposed on either the bottom portion or the opening side. The second substrate is disposed on either the bottom portion or the opening side opposite to the first substrate. The first connector is disposed on the first substrate. The second connector is disposed on the second substrate and is connected to the first connector. The first pin is disposed on the first substrate. The first pin projects such as to extend from the first substrate along a direction of connection between the first connector and the second connector. The guide member is disposed on the second substrate. The guide member has a guide hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Arakawa
  • Patent number: 11031736
    Abstract: An outer conductor terminal (22) includes a body (28) surrounding an outer periphery of an inner conductor terminal (21) and having a rear opening and a lid (29) for closing the opening of the body (28). Body-side locks (43) are provided on side surfaces of the body (28). The lid (29) has side portions (52) for covering the side surfaces of the body (28). The side portions (52) are provided with front abutting portions (54) contacting the body-side locks (43) from the front. The lid (29) has rear abutting portions (56) contacting the body-side locks (43) from behind to sandwich the body-side lock portions (43) between the front abutting portions (54) and the rear abutting portions (56) and to hold the lid (29). The body-side locks (43) include contact portions (45) that contact the rear abutting portions (56) with resilient forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Norihito Hashimoto, Keisuke Kanemura, Motoki Kubota, Liping Kang, Shohei Mitsui, Wataru Yamanaka, Masanobu Kasuga, Ai Hirano, Shinobu Wakahara
  • Patent number: 11031725
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated housing, receptacle terminals, and a metallic shell. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion outwardly extending from the base portion. A coverage region adjacent to the base portion is held on a surface of the tongue portion. The receptacle terminals are held in the base portion and disposed at the surface of the tongue portion. The receptacle terminals include a body portion and a contact portion, the body portion is held in the base portion and the tongue portion, and the contact portion is outwardly extending from one end of the body portion. Each of the receptacle terminals includes an avoidance portion between the contact portion and the body portion. The avoidance portion of each of the receptacle terminals is covered by the coverage region of the tongue portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Dong-Fang Zeng, Shien-Lung Huang
  • Patent number: 10950978
    Abstract: A connector includes a fixed housing provided with a first side wall extending along an array direction of plural signal terminals, and a second side wall extending along an array-orthogonal direction that is orthogonal to both a fitting direction and the array direction. Each of the signal terminals spans between the first side wall and a movable housing, and a power source terminal span between the second side wall and the movable housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideki Shioda
  • Patent number: 10932023
    Abstract: The present invention provides a speaker module, including: a housing; a speaker unit having a frame and a working pad fixed to the frame for electrically connecting the speaker unit to an external circuit; a cover engaging with the frame for forming an accommodating space for receiving the speaker unit. The cover includes a conductive part formed thereon, a conductive pin formed on one side of the cover for electrically connecting with the working pad of the speaker unit, and a conductive terminal formed on the other side of the cover for electrically connecting with the external circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Lu Feng
  • Patent number: 10790630
    Abstract: A universal series bus (USB) connector including a base, a first terminal set, and a second terminal set and a method of manufacturing the universal series bus connector are provided. The first terminal set includes a pair of first differential signal terminals and a pair of second differential signal terminals, and terminals of the pair of first differential signal terminals are adjacent to each other and terminals of the pair of second differential signal terminals are adjacent to each other. Two of terminals of the second terminal set are located at two opposite sides of the pair of first differential signal terminals, and another two of the terminals of the second terminal set are located at two opposite sides of the pair of second differential signal terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Yuan Chen, Hung-I Chung, Chun-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10763608
    Abstract: An orthogonal female connector includes a plurality of terminal components, a main body, and a shell; the terminal components inserted in the main body and including a 40-pin, a 15-pin, a 7-pin, and a 6-pin terminal members; the terminal components having a board end and a plug end; the board end formed on a lower portion of the terminal component and combined on a printed circuit board; the plug end formed on an anterior portion of the terminal component and connected with a solid state disk interface; an angle included by pins of the board end and the plug end being 90 degrees; such that the 40-pin, 15-pin, 7-pin, and 6-pin terminal members are applied to be connected with a PSAS male connector; and the 15-pin and 7-pin terminal members are corporately applied to be connected with a SAS male connector, simplifying the structure and lowering cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Wang, Lei Liao, Yan-Bin Tan
  • Patent number: 10756318
    Abstract: In case a similar component-to-be-loaded is erroneously loaded on a main body side apparatus, contact of terminals are avoided. To this end, a video camera (main body side apparatus) 1 has a main body side terminal 30, and a battery pack (component-to-be-loaded) 100 has a battery side terminal (component-to-be-loaded side terminal) 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshio Takeshita, Nobuhito Ebine, Yoshiyuki Katsuno, Kei Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10749861
    Abstract: In an aspect, the present disclosure provides an electronic device for OTP authentication of a present location, comprising: a power source, a processor, and a memory in a housing; a strap comprising first and second ends, and a first wire extending from the first end to the second end of the strap and forming an external loop, wherein the first wire establishes a first electrical connection between the power source and the processor; and a second electrical connection operatively connected to the processor and the memory, the processor configured to generate an OTP, only when the processor is connected to the power source by the first electrical connection without interruption once the first electrical connection is established. The OTP authentication may be time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication, and the generated OTP may be a time-based one-time password (TOTP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DATALOGIC SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Ricardo Margarito Ledesma
  • Patent number: 10741948
    Abstract: A connector 10 according to the present disclosure comprises a contact 30; and an insulator 20 having an attaching groove 22 on an outer surface into which the contact 30 is inserted and attached, wherein the insulator 20 has a bottom wall 23 formed to be continuous with a bottom surface of the attaching groove 22 in a downward direction; and at least a part of the attaching groove 22 has a wide portion 24 wider in at least one direction than a groove width on the outer surface along a direction parallel to the bottom wall 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10734747
    Abstract: A power interface, a mobile terminal, and an electronic device are disclosed. The power interface includes a housing and a connection body. The housing includes a perimeter wall defining an opening. The connection body is disposed in the housing, one end of the connection body extends out of the housing from the opening, and located outside the housing. The perimeter wall comprises a pair of arc sections located at two ends of the perimeter wall and spaced apart from each other in a length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Guodong Gu
  • Patent number: 10680362
    Abstract: A connector is configured such that a socket housing is engaged with a header housing as to cause a socket-side signal terminal to contact a header-side signal terminal and as to cause a socket-side power source terminal to contact a header-side power source terminal. The socket-side signal terminal and the socket-side power source terminal are arranged in a longitudinal direction of the socket housing. In the socket-side power source terminal and the header-side power source terminal, contact points to contact each other are arranged in the longitudinal direction of the socket housing. Tongues are formed in the socket-side power source terminal. The contact points are provided at the tongues, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohsuke Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10651614
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a main body, a protecting assembly and an outer shell. The main body includes a connecting element for an electrical connection, a circuit board electrically connected with the connecting element, a soldering element fastened to a rear end of the circuit board, and an inner shell surrounding the circuit board. The protecting assembly is fastened to the main body. The protecting assembly includes a combination element surrounding the inner shell, and a protecting element fastened with the combination element. The outer shell surrounds the inner shell. The protecting element is fastened to a junction among the connecting element, the inner shell and the outer shell. The combination element has a first buckling assembly and a second buckling assembly. The first buckling assembly is buckled with the inner shell. The second buckling assembly is buckled with the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang-Yang Sun, Ming-Wei Lee
  • Patent number: 10601183
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating base, a plurality of conductive terminals, a circuit board, at least one connection kit, an outer shell receiving the insulating base, and a shielding plate. The plurality of the conductive terminals are inserted to the insulating base. The circuit board is mounted on the insulating base. At least one portion of one end of the circuit board extends outward to form at least one tongue board. The plurality of the golden fingers are connected with the plurality of the conductive terminals. The at least one connection kit is integrally injection-molded by a metal injection molding technology. The at least one connection kit sleeves around the at least one tongue board. The shielding plate is covered on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Zhu, Dao-Rui Sun, Bo Lei
  • Patent number: 10594065
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a board edge connector. The board edge connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of terminal groups. The insulating housing includes a supporting portion. Each of the terminal groups includes a plurality of terminals. Each terminal includes a holding portion, a resilient contact portion, a tail portion and a connecting portion. The terminal of at least one of the terminal groups has a longer connecting portion than the rest of the terminal groups. The longer connecting portion includes a supported portion extending in a front and back direction. The supporting portion includes a plurality of supporting grooves disposed thereon. The supported portion of the terminal is disposed on and supported by the supporting grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Ser Kiat Toh, Weng-Heng Liong
  • Patent number: 10587079
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, a shielding sheet provided in the insulating body, at least one row of terminals accommodated in the insulating body and located on one side of the shielding sheet, a shielding shell sleeved outside the insulating body, and a first grounding portion. The terminals include at least one ground terminal. The shielding shell has an upper wall and a lower wall opposite to each other and two side walls connected to the upper wall and the lower wall. At least one of the side walls is provided with at least one elastic portion. The first grounding portion extends from the at least one ground terminal or from the shielding sheet toward a side thereof. The first grounding portion is provided with a cutting surface, which is exposed from the insulating body and elastically abuts an inner wall surface of the elastic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jin Ba
  • Patent number: 10581184
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and terminals held by the housing, the housing includes flat plate-like terminal holding portions and contact portion storage opening opened to lower faces of the terminal holding portions. The terminals each have a main body, a U-shaped contact portion that is connected to a front end of the main body and protrudes downward, and a tip portion connected to a front end of the contact portion. The contact portion includes a pair of leg portions extending downward, and a bottom portion coupling lower ends of the leg portions to each other. The main body and the tip portion are integrally connected and held by the terminal holding portions, and the contact portion is stored in the contact portion storage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Shiro Tsukashima, Daiki Tanaka, Naoto Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10558605
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may include a housing including a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction opposite the first direction, a touchscreen display exposed through a portion of the first surface, at least one wireless and/or wired communication circuit disposed inside the housing, at least one processor disposed inside the housing and electrically connected to the display and the communication circuit, and a memory disposed inside the housing and electrically connected to the processor. The communication circuit and/or the at least one processor may be configured to be in one of a plurality of states for exchanging data on a bus based on a plurality of generations of the peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minwhoa Hong, Hyunkee Min, Jung-Hun Lee, Doosuk Kang, Subramanyam Nalli, Chounjong Nam, Taehun Lim, Sunkey Lee, Bokun Choi
  • Patent number: 10511127
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for connecting various computing devices include a printed circuit board with a plurality of electrical contacts, as well as a ground bar for reducing electromagnetic interference, enclosed within a housing. The counterpart female connector includes a receptacle, disposed within an outer shell and having a cavity configured to receive the connecting plug of the male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Le Chang
  • Patent number: 10476205
    Abstract: A plug, which is adapted to engage a receptacle on a circuit board, includes a housing, and a pin module received in the housing to form a gap between an inner side of the housing and an outer surface of the pin module. A wall of the receptacle is received in the gap, and the housing covers the wall of the receptacle when the plug engages the receptacle to have a firm connection between the plug and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: TC & C Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li Hua Chung
  • Patent number: 10468824
    Abstract: A connector structure includes an insulating main body, a shielding plate, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, a protecting component and a housing. The insulating main body includes a base portion and a tongue portion extending out of the base portion, and the tongue portion includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and two lateral surfaces disposed between the first surface and the second surface. The shielding plate is disposed inside the tongue portion and between the first surface and the second surface. The first terminals are disposed on the first surface. The second terminals are disposed on the second surface. The protecting component is disposed on the two lateral surfaces of the tongue portion. The housing surrounds the tongue portion to define a docking space, and an opening is formed on a side of the docking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: P-TWO INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chang Lin, Kuei-Tien Fu