Plural-contact Coupling Part Comprises Receptacle Or Plug Patents (Class 439/660)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10063012
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module, which includes an insulating block and multiple first terminals retained at the insulating block. Each first terminal has a first contact portion exposed from a bottom surface of the insulating block. A top surface or the bottom surface of the insulating block is concavely provided with at least one groove, each of the at least one groove located between two adjacent first terminals. The groove runs forward through a front end surface of the insulating block and extends backward beyond a rear end of the first contact portion. A second terminal is located on the insulating block. The second terminal has a second contact portion, which is exposed from the top surface of the insulating block. An insulating body is formed outside the terminal module and the second terminal by injection-molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wen Chang Chang, Quan Long, Jin Zhu Wang
  • Patent number: 10056710
    Abstract: A terminal module comprises a first terminal-module having a first base, first terminal-unit and first receiving recesses; a second terminal-module having a second base and second terminal-unit; a third terminal-module having a third base and third terminal-unit; and a fourth terminal-module having a fourth base, fourth terminal-unit and second receiving recesses. The first, second, third and fourth bases are coupled to the first, second, third and fourth terminal-units by injection molding, respectively. The fourth terminal-unit corresponds in position to the first terminal-unit. The second terminal-unit corresponds in position to the third terminal-unit and lies behind the first and fourth terminal-units. A ground terminal and two signal terminals are disposed at at least one side of the first, second, third and/or fourth terminal-units. The ground terminal is the outermost one. An electrical connector comprises a casing and the terminal module disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Patent number: 10050371
    Abstract: A composite connection socket includes a metal housing, an insulative main body, a first row conductive terminal and a second row conductive terminal. The metal housing includes an accommodating space formed therein, and the insulative main body is received inside the accommodating space. The insulative main body includes a first side plate, a second side plate and a base; the first side plate and the second side plate are arranged corresponding to each other and protrude from the base. The first row conductive terminal is arranged on the first side plate and complies with a micro USB communication protocol interface. The second row conductive terminal is arranged on the second side plate and complies with a lightning standard interface. The composite connection socket is able to commonly accommodate two cable connectors of different standards of a micro USB connector or a lightning connector inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Pei-Lun Wang, Xinping Luo
  • Patent number: 10044125
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an housing including a base portion and a tongue portion; and an upper and lower rows of conductive terminals retained to the housing, each row of conductive terminals including a pair of grounding terminals at two outer ends thereof and a power terminal immediately inwardly of one of the pair of grounding terminals, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue portion, a tail section extending out of the base portion, and a retaining section between the contacting section and the tail section; the power terminal has a widened section extending from the contacting section thereof toward an adjacent grounding terminal and embedded in the tongue portion; a thickness of the widened section is less than a thickness of the contacting section; a bottom surface of the widened section is lower than a bottom surface of associated contacting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jin-Guo Qiu, Jun Zhao, Wei Wen
  • Patent number: 10044154
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a USB interface and a mobile terminal. The USB interface includes a USB interface main body, an inserting tongue of a power line configured for coupling to an external power line via inserting portions and an inserting tongue of a ground line configured for coupling to an external ground line via inserting portions, in which a bottom of the inserting tongue of the power line and a bottom edge of the inserting tongue of the ground line are coupled to the USB interface main body; the inserting tongue of the power line has P inserting portions extending therefrom, where P is greater than or equal to 2; and the inserting tongue of the ground line has Q inserting portions extending therefrom, where Q is greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jialiang Zhang, Yunxiang Liu, Fengshuo Liu, Feiwu Shuai
  • Patent number: 10020621
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a USB interface and a mobile terminal. The USB interface includes a USB interface main body, an inserting tongue of a power line configured for coupling to an external power line via inserting portions and an inserting tongue of a ground line configured for coupling to an external ground line via inserting portions, in which a bottom of the inserting tongue of the power line and a bottom edge of the inserting tongue of the ground line are coupled to the USB interface main body; the inserting tongue of the power line has P inserting portions extending therefrom, where P is greater than or equal to 2; and the inserting tongue of the ground line has Q inserting portions extending therefrom, where Q is greater than or equal to 2. At least two of the P inserting portions have different lengths, and at least two of the Q inserting portions have different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jialiang Zhang, Yunxiang Liu, Fengshuo Liu, Feiwu Shuai
  • Patent number: 10020618
    Abstract: A first shell 400 includes a first and a second base 410a, 420a arranged side-by-side, a center plate 430a, a first and a second inner plate 440a, 450a, and a first and a second holding plate 460a, 470a. The center plate 430a is arranged on the Z-direction side relative to the first and second bases 410a, 420a. The first inner plate 440a extends from a first end 411a of the first base 410a to a first end 431a of the center plate 430a. The second inner plate 450a extends from a first end 421a of the second base 420a to a second end 432a of the center plate 430a. The first holding plate 460a is integral and contiguous with a second end 412a of the first base 410a. The second holding plate 470a is integral and contiguous with a second end 422a of the second base 420a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiharu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10014608
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector and an electrical receptacle connector adapted to be mated with the electrical plug connector are provided. The electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated housing integrally formed as a whole and a plurality of receptacle terminals. Based on a supporting arm of a first side arm of the receptacle terminal, when the plug terminal is abutted against the first side arm, the supporting arm is abutted against an abutting surface of the electrical receptacle connector for supporting the first side arm and improving the structural strength of the first side arm. Therefore, the first side arm can be prevented from being deformed or broken. In addition, based on a supporting segment of a second side arm of the receptacle terminal, the flexibility of second side arm can be improved and the structural strength of the second side arm can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching Lee, Ta-Teh Meng, Wang-Jie Luo, Cheng-Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 9985366
    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: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Ryotaro Takeuchi, Hiroki Ono, Naoto Sasayama
  • Patent number: 9979134
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, contacts, a shielding plate disposed in the housing and a metallic shell. The housing includes a base and a mating tongue, the base includes a retaining portion and a supporting portion extending downwards beyond the retaining portion. The contacts have contacting portions exposing to the mating surface and legs extending downwards from the supporting portion. The shielding plate defines a pair of side latches thereof. The metallic shell is retained on the retaining portion of the base and surrounds the mating tongue to define a mating cavity between the shell and the mating tongue. The connector further includes a front shielding member covering a front face of the supporting portion and a rear shielding member covering on a rear face of the supporting portion for shielding the legs of the contacts in a front and rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Yu, Juan Du, Guo-Hua Zhang
  • Patent number: 9935385
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes a contact assembly having a dielectric carrier holding contacts, which may be overmolded by the dielectric carrier. The receptacle connector includes a housing holding the contact assembly having a mating end mated with a plug connector and a mounting end mounted to the circuit board. The housing has first and second side walls and first and second end walls. The housing has a card slot open at the top for receiving the plug connector and a contact assembly cavity open at the bottom for receiving the contact assembly. The housing may have positioning ribs extending from the first and second side walls to position the contact assembly within the cavity and/or strengthening ribs extending across the cavity to connect the side walls at a location remote from the end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry, Michael Eugene Shirk
  • Patent number: 9935401
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulated member received in a metallic shell. First and second receptacle terminals are held in the insulated member. A shielding plate is between the first and second receptacle terminals. The metallic shell includes a shell body and a contact arm. The metallic shell includes a receptacle cavity for receiving the insulated member. The contact arm includes a supporting portion extending outward from the shell body, and a plurality of contact surfaces extending from the supporting portion. The contact arm is in contact with an inner wall of a housing of an electronic device, and the contact surfaces are conducted with the inner wall of the housing of the electronic device, thereby improving the performance of electromagnetic compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long-Fei Chen, Hsin-Hung Chen, Rui Su, Chien-Tsung Chuang
  • Patent number: 9871313
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes: a shielding case; an insulator accommodated in the shielding case; and a first contact arranged on a terminal supporting part of the insulator. A clearance is provided between a tip of the terminal supporting part of the insulator and a tip of the first contact. The tip of the terminal supporting part has an inclined surface to provide the clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuhito Saito, Koji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9865946
    Abstract: A mounting structure includes a printed wiring board, a connector housing mounted on the printed wiring board, and a plurality of terminals retained by the connector housing. Tail surfaces of the plurality of terminals are respectively positioned opposite upper surfaces of a plurality of conductor patterns laid on the printed wiring board, and tails of the plurality of terminals are respectively soldered to the plurality of conductor patterns. The connector housing has a side surface provided with a plurality of grooves formed by partitions, and the tails of the plurality of terminals are respectively placed in the plurality of grooves, and a clearance is formed between a side surface of each tail of the plurality of terminals and a corresponding one of the partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Miura
  • Patent number: 9831574
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes a plug insulated housing which is integrally formed and plug terminals. A transition segment connected between first and second contact portions of each plug terminal allows the first contact portion to be in contact with and arranged substantially parallel to the second contact portion, so that connectors with reduced width can be manufactured. In addition, the shaping space between a first recessed portion and a second recessed portion of each plug terminal receive materials for forming the plug insulated housing, thus improving the structural strength of the connector. Moreover, embedded ends allow the plug terminals to be secured with the plug bottom wall, so that the plug terminals would not detach from the plug insulated housing easily during manufacturing or operation. The structural strength of the electrical plug connector can be improved, and the plug terminals can be properly assembled with the plug insulated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-Ching Lee, Ta-Teh Meng, Cheng-Feng Yu, Wang-Jie Luo
  • Patent number: 9806476
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a mating connector includes a main body having a terminal slot, a tongue extending from the main body, and first and second terminals. The terminal slot extends to a mating surface of the tongue. The first terminal has a first extending portion received in the terminal slot and a first contacting portion extending from the first extending portion. The second terminal has a second extending portion received in the terminal slot and a second contacting portion extending toward the mating surface and bending backward. The second extending portion is away from the mating surface relative to the first extending portion. The first and second contacting portions expose out of the mating surface and are arranged front and back. When the electrical connector connects the mating connector, the first and second terminals contact the mating connector to form an electrical circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Quan Long
  • Patent number: 9787038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a USB interface and a mobile terminal. The USB interface includes a USB interface main body, an inserting tongue of a power line configured for coupling to an external power line via inserting portions and an inserting tongue of a ground line configured for coupling to an external ground line via inserting portions, in which a bottom of the inserting tongue of the power line and a bottom edge of the inserting tongue of the ground line are coupled to the USB interface main body; the inserting tongue of the power line has P inserting portions extending therefrom, where P is greater than or equal to 2; and the inserting tongue of the ground line has Q inserting portions extending therefrom, where Q is greater than or equal to 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jialiang Zhang, Yunxiang Liu, Fengshuo Liu, Feiwu Shuai
  • Patent number: 9780495
    Abstract: A plug connector assembly includes: a mating member; a cable; a printed circuit board (PCB) interconnected between the mating member and the cable; a metal shell enclosing the PCB, a rear of the mating member, and a front of the cable, the metal shell including an upper shell part and a lower shell part both welded to the rear of the mating member; and an insulative outer shell enclosing the metal shell, the rear of the mating member, and the front of the cable, wherein the upper shell part is welded to the lower shell part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9774124
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact having a contact point that is electrically coupled to a connecting terminal of an external device by pressing the connecting terminal onto the contact point, a protective member having an aperture for exposing the contact point from a surface of the side for pressing the external device and movable between a first position and a second position, a first shell covering the protective member with the aperture exposed, a base accommodating the contact and the protective member, and a ground contact having a first elastic portion that pushes up the protective member and the first shell, having a first held portion held by the base, and being grounded. The ground contact pushes up the protective member and the first shell with an elastic force of the first elastic portion. The contact point is positioned inside the protective member at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Saeyong Shin
  • Patent number: 9755380
    Abstract: A receptacle includes an insulating housing including a base and a mating tongue, upper contacts and lower contacts, a metallic shell and a shielding plate. The contacts include plate contacting sections exposed upon the mating tongue. The shielding plate is disposed in the mating tongue and the base and isolated from the upper and lower contacts. The metallic shell is retained on the base and surrounding the mating tongue to define a mating port which is inserted with a plug connector in either of two insertion orientations. The front sides of the shielding plate is exposed to the front side of the mating tongue and the lateral sides of the shielding plates is exposed to the corresponding lateral sides of the mating tongue for protection under an improper angular mating of the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng, Shuo-Hsiu Hsu, Chih-Kai Yang, An-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 9742120
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector includes an insulated housing and a plurality of plug terminals. The insulated housing includes a base portion and a semi-tubular portion extending from one side of the base portion. The semi-tubular portion includes a portion, a front stopping portion at a front lateral surface of the portion, and a plurality of side blocks extending outward from two sides of the portion. The plug terminals include a plurality of signal terminals, one or more power terminal, and one or more ground terminal. The plug terminals are held in the insulated housing and at the surface of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Ya-Fen Kao, Long-Fei Chen, Yang-Yang Zhou, Chun-Wei Wei
  • Patent number: 9728915
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a base, and one or more tapered extensions protruding from the base. Each tapered extension includes a nose forming a terminal end of that tapered extension. Each tapered extension further includes first and second connection faces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose. Each tapered extension further includes first and second flank surfaces that form respective opposing sides of that tapered extension, and that taper toward each other from the base to the nose between the first and second connection faces. Each tapered extension further includes a first forward set of plural electrical contacts and a first rearward electrical contact located along the first connection face. Each tapered extension further includes a second forward set of plural electrical contacts and a second rearward electrical contact located along the second connection face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yazan Aldehayyat, Wei Guo, Ivan Andrew McCracken, Duane Martin Evans, Kanth Nalini Kurumaddali
  • Patent number: 9711897
    Abstract: An electrical connection device and a terminal are provided. The electrical connection device includes first and second connectors. The first connector includes an insulating body and a plurality of blade-type terminals. The insulating body has a base portion and two ear portions, an inner wall surface of the ear portion has a first guide groove which is perpendicular to the base portion and a second guide groove which is parallel to the base portion. The second connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of elastic terminals. The insulating housing has a mating portion and a protruding rail, the mating portion has a plurality of terminal grooves respectively provided with the elastic terminals. When the connectors are mated, each contact portion can contact the guide portion of the corresponding elastic terminal and then contact the contact portion of the corresponding elastic terminal to prevent the elastic terminal from being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 9711912
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing, a printed circuit board electrically connected with at least some of the contacts, a cable electrically connected with the contacts and the printed circuit board, an insulative member enclosing the printed circuit board, and a shielding case enclosing the insulative housing and the insulative member, wherein the insulative member includes a recess portion spaced from the shielding case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Da-Wei Xing, Jia-Chao Yan, Jun Chen, Jerry Wu