Plural-contact Coupling Part Comprises Receptacle Or Plug Patents (Class 439/660)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10451932
    Abstract: A flexible display panel, a display device and a bonding method thereof are provided. The flexible display panel includes a plurality of fan-out leads arranged along a first direction and disposed in a fan-out region; virtual extension lines of the fan out leads at least disposed in lateral regions of the fan-out region are intersected at a first junction point on a reference line perpendicular to the first direction; a chip on film includes a plurality of pads being arranged along the first direction and in one-to-one correspondence with the fan-out leads; and virtual extension lines of the pads, which at least correspond to the fan-out leads disposed in the lateral regions, are intersected at a second junction point on the reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Chen, Weifeng Zhou, Hong Li
  • Patent number: 10446984
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts embedded within the housing. The housing includes a base and at least two mating tongues extending forwardly from the base in a same front-to-back direction and spaced from each other in a transverse direction perpendicular to the front-to-back direction. Each mating tongue includes two mating surfaces. The housing includes an inner insulator which is integrally formed with the contacts via an insert-molding process, and an outer insulator which is further applied upon the inner insulator via another/successive insert-molding process. The inner insulator includes the two inner mating tongues and the bridge therebetween, and the outer insulator covers all the two inner mating tongues and the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Zhong, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10431944
    Abstract: An electric vehicle charging connector assembly comprises a plug connector and a receptacle connector docking with the plug connector. The plug connector includes a first insulating body, a first circuit board, a plurality of contact terminals, a first electrode unit and a first jumper unit. The receptacle connector includes a second insulating body, a second circuit board, a plurality of docking terminals, a second electrode unit and a second jumper unit. The plurality of the contact terminal of the plug connector and the plurality of the docking terminal of the receptacle connector are respectively assembled with the first circuit board and the second circuit board in an elastically embedded manner so as to simplify manufacture procedures, capable of reducing working time and manufacturing cost as well as suitable for quantity production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Hung Su, Yun-Chien Lee, Jyun Liao
  • Patent number: 10431935
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulating housing, a circuit board, a flexible piece, and a plurality of guide rods. The circuit board has a front end configured to dock with a docking connector, a back end distal to the front end, and a plurality of gold fingers disposed at the front end. The back end is embedded in the insulating housing and the front end is extended outwardly from the insulating housing such that each gold finger is exposed at a surface of the circuit board. The flexible piece is installed at a top surface of the insulating housing. The flexible piece is used to engage with the docking connector. Each gold finger can be electrically connected to the docking connector. Each guide rod is disposed at two opposite sides of the insulating housing. Each guide rod extends outwardly towards the docking connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SPEED TECH CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo-Hua Huang, Cheng-Hsiang Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10424878
    Abstract: A cable connector for use in a bypass assembly is disclosed. Twin-ax cables are directly terminated to the cable connector. The cable connector includes a sub-connector that includes terminals that have termination portions extending outwardly and signal conductors from the bypass cables are aligned with the termination portions and welded together. A carrier and ground collar can help connect termination portions that are intended for ground terminals together to form commoned ground terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Keith Lloyd, Gregory Fitzgerald, Bruce Reed, Gregory Walz, Ayman Isaac, Dino McLaughlin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10418731
    Abstract: Terminals 40 including stationary-side retained portions are held in place by stationary housings 20, movable-side retained portions are held in place by a movable housing 30, and resilient portions are provided between said stationary-side retained portions and movable-side retained portions, and, in the movable housing 30, abutment portions 72 of abutment fittings are provided on the bottom face that faces the circuit board, thereby facilitating the above-mentioned abutment portions 72 to abut the surface of the circuit board when the movable housing 30 moves towards the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Hasegawa, Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10411407
    Abstract: A connector is provided having a first contact, a first supporting portion, a second contact, a second supporting portion, a ground plate, and a third supporting position. The first contact has a first connection portion which is pushed to a first conductor to electrically connect with the first conductor. The first supporting portion receives a force to push the first connection portion to the first conductor. The second contact has a second connection portion which is pushed to a second conductor to electrically connect with the second conductor. The second supporting portion receives a force to push the second connection portion to the second conductor. The ground plate is arranged between the first contact and the second contact and has a shield connection portion which is pushed to at least one of a first shield portion covering the first conductor and a second shield portion covering the second conductor to electrically connect with at least one of the first shield portion and the second shield portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10403991
    Abstract: A connector is provided which includes a main body, terminals mounted in the body, and a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the body. The fitting includes a body secured to the mating guide portion, a pair of left and right connecting arm portions connected to the base end of the body, and a pair of left and right contact arm portions connected to the base end of the connecting arm portions. The fitting further includes a first connecting leg portion connected to a connecting pad on a board being connected at the upper end of the first connecting leg portion to the lower end or base end of each contact arm portion so as to have a substantially L-shaped profile when viewed from a side of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Ryotaro Takeuchi, Hiroki Ono, Naoto Sasayama
  • Patent number: 10367293
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing; a conductive contact held by the housing, the conductive contact including connection portions exposed on a front side of the housing to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and terminal portions protruding from the housing; a cylindrical shell configured to contain the housing, the cylindrical shell including a front shell member and a rear shell member, the front shell member having a fitting portion open forward into which the mating connector is insertable, the rear shell member being provided at the rear of the front shell member so as to protrude the terminal portions therefrom, the rear shell member having a smaller diameter than the front shell member; and an elastically deformable seal member configured to be provided on an outer periphery of the rear shell member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 10361518
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a mating chamber opening forwardly along a front-to-back direction, a number of contacts retained to the insulative housing, and a shielding plate having a pair of latch arms located at two opposite lateral sides of the mating chamber. Each of the contacts includes a contact portion extending into the mating chamber. The shielding plate includes a pair of retention arms each including an interference protrusion engaged with the insulative housing by interference fit. The interference protrusions are disposed in a face-to-face way to engage with a rear wall of the insulative housing so that the interference protrusions are retained tightly to insulative housing and less likely to damage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Teng-Fei Zhang, Jian-Kuang Zhu, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10353840
    Abstract: A secure digital format card that includes two interfaces to a processor is provided, comprising a housing, and a processor that includes a secure digital input/output (SDIO) interface, a second interface, and further connections different from the interfaces. A first set and second set of pads are located at the housing, a subset of the first set for communicating with the processor via the SDIO interface. A subset of the second set for communicating with the processor via the second interface, and a further subset of the second set for communicating with the processor via the further connections. The processor is configured to: enable the subset of the second set of pads via the second interface when enable data is received via the one or more further connections, from the further subset of the second set of pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ellis A. Pinder, Juan J. Giol, Matthew E. Simms
  • Patent number: 10355413
    Abstract: An electrical connection comprises a first connector, a second connector, a first wall surrounding the first connector, and a second wall surrounding the second connector. The first wall is configured to fit inside the second wall when the first and second connectors are connected. The first and second walls include leading faces comprising first and second chamfered portions, respectively. The first and second chamfered portions are angled complementarily for guiding the first wall inside the second wall during connection of the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH ACTUATION SYSTEM SAS
    Inventor: Philippe Leconte
  • Patent number: 10355437
    Abstract: A terminal crimping machine includes crimp tooling defining a crimping zone that receives a terminal and a wire and is actuated during a crimp stroke to form a crimped segment between the terminal and the wire. The terminal crimping machine includes an electrical crimp consolidation circuit electrically connected to the crimped segment and operated during the crimp stroke to provide an electrical pulse to at least one of the wire and the terminal of the crimped segment before completion of the crimp stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TE CONNECTIVITY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: David Bruce Sarraf, Helge Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10346643
    Abstract: A USB security device includes a main body; a connection line connecting the main body to the control system; a first socket into which a USB having a guard is inserted; a second socket into which a USB not having a guard is inserted; and a key switch. The first socket includes a first slide bar having a first connection terminal at a bottom of an end portion thereof; a first connecting rod; a second slide bar having a second connection terminal at a top of an end portion thereof; a second connecting rod; and a crank coupled at opposite ends to the first connecting rod and the second connecting rod and having a crankshaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KEPCO ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Chang Sun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10333257
    Abstract: The present invention provides a signal connector having grounding terminals and ground piece together to form a grounding element, which includes a first terminal assembly, a second terminal assembly, and a ground piece inserted in an insulating base body and located between the first and second terminal assemblies; wherein, two metal plates are inserted in the insulating base body and in contact with the ground piece respectively with the top portions thereof exposed outside the top surface of the insulating base body to serve as first grounding terminals of the first terminal assembly, and the bottom portions of the two metal plates exposed outside the bottom surface of the insulating base body to serve as second grounding terminals of the second terminal assembly. The first and second grounding terminals, and the ground piece are able to form the grounding element together for providing a shielding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Te-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10321240
    Abstract: A receiver comprises a peripheral housing, and a magnet circuit system and a vibrating system. The vibrating system comprises a vibrating diaphragm and a voice coil. The periphery housing comprises a first and second housing matched with each other, which are provided with electrical connection structures conductive with each other. A sidewall of the first housing is provided with a first elastic piece including one end welded with a spring electrically connected to an external circuit and another end exposed at the outer side of the sidewall of the first housing. A sidewall of the second housing is provided with a second elastic piece including one end electrically connected with a lead wire of the voice coil and another end exposed at the outer side of the sidewall of the second housing and welded and fixed with a portion of the first elastic piece exposed to the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Linjin Mao, Gang Chen
  • Patent number: 10305229
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base and a tongue; two rows of contacts arranged in the insulative housing and exposed respectively to two opposite surfaces of the tongue, each row of contacts including an outermost ground contact and an adjacent power contact next to the ground contact; and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing, wherein each of the ground contact and the power contact in at least one of the two rows has a contacting portion, plural tail portions, and an intermediate portion between the contacting portion and the plural tail portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10297943
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, a first insulator, a second insulator, a shielding plate and a third insulator. The first insulator includes a first front insulating portion and a first rear insulating portion. The first front insulating portion covers a part of each of the first terminals. The second rear insulating portion covers another part of each of the first terminals. The second insulator partially covers each of the second terminals. The third insulator partially covers each of the first terminals, the second terminals, the first insulator, the second insulator and the shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Pin-Yuan Hou, Yu-Lun Tsai, Long-Fei Chen, Kang Qin Li, Hsu-Fen Wang, Chien-Tsung Chuang, Cheng-Yan Wu
  • Patent number: 10298088
    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: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Maurad Berkouk, Sebastien Labat, Eric Fournier
  • Patent number: 10283886
    Abstract: Stationary housings 20 involve stationary-side reinforcing fittings 80 secured in place in said stationary housings 20 via integral molding with said stationary housings 20 and, moreover, a movable housing involves movable-side reinforcing fittings 60, 70 secured in place in said movable housing 30 via integral molding with said movable housing. The stationary-side reinforcing fittings 80 involve exposed portions 82 exposed from the stationary housings 20 at locations outside the terminal array range of said terminals in the terminal array direction, and the movable-side reinforcing fittings 60, 70 involve expanded portions 63, 73 protruding from the movable housing 30 at locations outside the above-mentioned array range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Hasegawa, Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10276960
    Abstract: A connector includes a plurality of terminal units. The terminal unit includes a terminal main body, a plug cap having the terminal main body inserted therein, fitted with a counterpart connector, and formed in a cylindrical shape, and a contact passing between the terminal main body and the plug cap. The contact includes a first connecting portion having a first abutting portion abutting on an outer circumferential surface of the terminal main body and a second connecting portion having a second abutting portion abutting on an inner circumferential surface of the plug cap. At least either the first connecting portion or the second connecting portion is a spring member movably biasing the plug cap in a perpendicular direction to a fitting direction with the counterpart connector in a state in which electric connection to the terminal main body is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 10276983
    Abstract: A connector comprises a holding member, a plurality of terminals and a conductive member. Each of the terminals has a contact portion. The contact portions of the terminals are arranged in two rows along the pitch direction. The conductive member is held by the holding member. The conductive member has a first portion and two second portions. The first portion has a plate-like shape. The first portion has two first engagement portions. Each of the second portions has a second engagement portion. In the perpendicular direction, the second engagement portion has a size different from a size of the first engagement portion. One of the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion is recessed in the mating direction. A remaining one of the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion protrudes in the mating direction and is received in the one of the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Katsumi Arai, Yuichi Saito
  • Patent number: 10261934
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of operating the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a first connector configured to be exposed to outside of the housing and include a first number of pins, a second connector configured to be exposed to the outside of the housing and include a second number of pins, and a circuit configured to provide an electrical connection between the first number of pins and the second number of pins, wherein the first number is different from the second number, and wherein, when the first connector is connected with a first external electronic device and the second connector is connected with a second external electronic device, the circuit is configured to receive analog identification (ID) information through at least one pin among the first number of pins, and generate digital ID information at least partially based on the analog ID information so as to provide the digital ID information to at least one of the second number of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoyeong Lim
  • Patent number: 10224667
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a tubular housing having a partition wall extending in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the tubular housing and a bus bar embedded in the partition wall of the housing in a state of penetrating the partition wall in the longitudinal direction. The partition wall is located at a substantially center in the longitudinal direction. A through hole is formed at a position of the bus bar at which the bus bar is embedded in the partition wall. A part of the partition wall is filled in the through hole. A range of the partition wall away from the position at which the bus bar is embedded in the partition wall has a thinned part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Nagayama, Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10177518
    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: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Yuan Chen, Hung-I Chung, Chun-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 10158197
    Abstract: A receptacle connector for use with a plug, includes an insulative housing defining a base and a mating tongue extending, with a widen and thicken step portion defined at a root region of the mating tongue; a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing with contacting sections exposed upon the first and second surfaces of the mating tongue and categorized with signal contacts, power contacts and grounding contacts. Each of first and second surfaces of the step portion is fitly surrounded with a metallic plate, the metallic plate mechanically and electrically connects to the corresponding grounding contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Wei-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 10153577
    Abstract: Contact structures that are readily manufactured, where contacts in the contact structures consume a minimal amount of surface area, depth, and volume in an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Wagman, Oliver C. Ross, Eric S. Jol, Hani Esmaeili
  • Patent number: 10141671
    Abstract: A reversible plug connector includes a plug housing having a housing contact disposed on an inner surface of the plug housing, a moveable plug insulator disposed within the plug housing, the moveable plug insulator having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface with a metallic conductor exposed on both the upper surface and the lower surface. The moveable plug insulator is configured to be vertically displaced in response to the reversible plug connector being inserted into a receptacle connector such that a portion of the metallic conductor is brought into contact with a receptacle contact on the receptacle connector and another portion of the metallic conductor is brought into contact with the housing contact, and thereby the housing contact is electrically connected to the receptacle contact. A corresponding system is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Adachi, Yutaka Kawai, Yohichi Miwa
  • Patent number: 10135206
    Abstract: Electrical connectors are described. More particularly, electrical connectors including a plurality of contacts are described. Both connector plugs and sockets are described. Electrical connectors that are suitable for mounting on a printed circuit board and electrical connectors that include a printed circuit board are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: YunLong Qiao, Rao L. Vittapalli, Saujit Bandhu, Vincent Tan, Kok Hoe Lee, Chin Hua Lim
  • Patent number: 10122132
    Abstract: Structures, methods, and apparatus that provide connector receptacles that have a reduced tendency to scratch and otherwise mar connector inserts, have an aesthetically-pleasing appearance, and have an improved tactile response when inserts are inserted. Various examples reduce scratches and wear by utilizing domes, cylinders, balls, or other structures as finger contacts in a connector receptacle. Another example provides aesthetically-pleasing connector receptacle enclosures by forming receptacle enclosures using the same type of material, or material having the same or similar color or texture, as is used for enclosing the electronic device that includes the receptacle. Another example provides an aesthetically-pleasing receptacle enclosure by forming receptacle enclosures that are, in part or in whole, contiguous or formed with the housing. Another embodiment provides a connector receptacle having a housing where a portion of the housing has been removed to save space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Steve McClure, Joshua Banko, Greg Springer, Min Chul Kim, Joshua Funamura
  • Patent number: 10116100
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, multiple terminals, a metal member, and a metal shell. The insulating body has a base and a tongue extending forward from the base. The terminals are fixed in the base and exposed to upper and lower surfaces of the tongue. The terminals include at least one ground terminal. The metal member is fixed on the insulating body. The metal member bends backward and extends to form an elastic arm. The elastic arm presses the ground terminal. The elastic arm has a protrusion portion, and the protrusion portion is higher than the top surface of the base. The metal shell wraps a periphery of the insulating body and the metal member. The protrusion portion urges the metal shell, to enable a stable electrical connection between the metal member and the ground terminal, so that the electrical connector has good high frequency transmission performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiao Feng, Bo Zeng
  • Patent number: 10109956
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, and a first terminal group and a second terminal group arranged at the insulating body. The first terminal group has one pair of first signal terminals, and each signal terminal has a first signal leg exposed out of the insulating body. The second terminal group has a second ground terminal and a second power terminal, and the second ground terminal and the second power terminal correspondingly having a second grounding leg and a second power leg exposed out of the insulating body. The second grounding leg, the second power leg and the first signal leg are arranged in a row, and the second grounding leg and the second power leg are provided with only one pair of first signal legs therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 10074941
    Abstract: A high-speed connector includes an insulating body, an insulating cap, two terminal sets and two shielding sheets. The insulating body includes a body portion and a tongue plate. The tongue plate divides the interior of the body portion into two accommodating spaces. The insulating cap is fitted around the front end of the tongue plate of the insulating body. Each of the two terminal sets includes a terminal base and a plurality of terminals. The two shielding sheets are disposed on one side of each of the two terminal sets respectively. A plurality of ground ports is disposed on one side of each shielding sheet respectively, in which the plurality of ground ports contacts the plurality of ground terminals of the plurality of terminals of each terminal set so that the two shielding sheets form ground shielding with the ground terminals of each terminal set respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Hung-Wei Hsu, Chang-Fa Yang, Xiao-Qiong Liao, Mei-Jie Zhou
  • Patent number: 10069266
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing. The insulating housing has an inner wall, a first end, and a second end. The inner wall of the insulating housing defines a cavity and a groove, the groove including a groove wall, the groove wall extending from the cavity radially into the insulating housing to a groove depth. The electrical connector also includes an electrical component in the cavity; an electrically conductive shell at an outer surface of the insulating housing; and a plug in the housing, the plug including a body and projection that radially extends from the body, the projection being received in the groove, where the groove wall applies more than 35 pounds (lbs) of force on the plug in a direction that is toward the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: David Charles Hughes