Having Only Push-pull-engaging Contacts Spaced Along Longitudinal Axis Of Engagement (e.g., Jack-type Receptacle Or Plug) Patents (Class 439/668)
  • Patent number: 10826225
    Abstract: An audio jack includes an insulative housing, and a plurality of contacts retained to the housing. The housing forms a main body, a mating port with a mating cavity therein. The main body forms a plurality of contacts receiving passageways extending from a bottom side of the housing and transversely communicating with the mating cavity. The contact has a contacting section extending into the mating cavity, and a soldering leg extending outside of the housing. A bottom cover is attached upon the bottom side of the housing. A waterproof plate is applied upon a bottom face of the bottom cover to seal the gaps among the housing the bottom cover and the soldering legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION INDUSTRIAL (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qin-Xin Cao, De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 10700470
    Abstract: A connection device and method of manufacturing the same is provided. The connection device includes a housing including a first face, into which a plug is introduced, and a second face, that is formed to be in contact with the first face; a connection hole extending to the inside of the housing from the first face; an opening extending from the first face to the second face to partially expose the connection hole on at least the second face; and a sealing member arranged on an outer peripheral surface of the housing to surround a region where the opening is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Young-Sik Choi, Jong-Min Choi, Woong-Chan Kim, Dae-Hyeong Park, Sung-Gun Cho, Min-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10670239
    Abstract: Fixing clip for light strip is disclosed, which comprises a body and an elastic member, the body is provided with a slot capable of accommodating the light strip, the elastic member is disposed in the slot; a side wall of the slot is provided with a block laterally extending, the elastic member comprises a pressing portion, and an upper end of the pressing portion abuts against the block; the pressing portion can be pressed against a side wall of the light strip to prevent the light strip from sliding out of the slot. By implementing the present disclosure, the light strip can be effectively prevented from slipping out of the slot, and the reliability thereof is high, and no glue or mounting screws are required, which simplifies the assembly process of the light strip and is convenient for the mounting of the light strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OML TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiaobing Li
  • Patent number: 10622742
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an earphone socket, a mounting structure and a mobile terminal. The earphone socket includes: a support base; a functional assembly including a microphone resilient component, a right channel resilient component and a left channel resilient component which are fixed on the support base; and an earthing resilient component fixed on the support base. The microphone resilient component includes a first arc-shaped sleeve. The right channel resilient component includes a second arc-shaped sleeve. The left channel resilient component includes a circular sleeve and a first resilient contact piece coupled to the circular sleeve. The first arc-shaped sleeve, the second arc-shaped sleeve, and the circular sleeve are arranged to define a plughole configured to mate with the earphone plug. The first resilient contact piece is configured to press the earphone plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10603488
    Abstract: An implantable medical device includes an elongated tubular body having opposed proximal and distal end portions and defining a longitudinal axis. The elongated tubular body includes an interior lumen extending therethrough. A plurality of axially spaced apart electrode rings are operatively associated with the distal end portion of the tubular body. The electrode rings are formed from at least one of bismuth or pyrolytic graphite. A plurality of electrical conductors extend through the interior lumen of the tubular body. Each of the electrical conductors is operatively associated with a respective one of the plurality of electrode rings. The electrical conductors are formed from at least one of bismuth or carbon fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Oscor Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Searfoss, Thomas P. Osypka
  • Patent number: 10581185
    Abstract: A board connector includes a receptacle (11) fittable to a mating housing (100) and a fixing member (40) having a board fixing portion (42) to be fixed to a circuit board (90) and a receptacle fixing portion (41) connected to the board fixing portion (42) and to be fixed to the receptacle (11). The receptacle (11) includes a side wall (17) arranged on a plate surface of the circuit board (90) and extending along a rising direction from the plate surface. An opening (25) penetrates the side wall (17) in a wall thickness direction. The receptacle fixing portion (41) of the fixing member (40) is arranged along an opening surface of the opening (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masami Sakai
  • Patent number: 10554001
    Abstract: A male plug for coupling with a female jack is arranged to prevent short circuiting during the insertion and removal process. The female jack includes first, second, third, and fourth contact terminals. The first and second contact terminals are separated by a first-to-second jack terminal separation distance, and the second and third contact terminals are separated by a second-to-third jack terminal separation distance. The male plug includes a first ring contact segment arranged to contact the third contact terminal of the female jack. The first ring contact segment has a length less than the first-to-second jack terminal separation distance and the second-to-third jack terminal separation distance. The male plug includes a second ring contact segment arranged to contact the second contact terminal of the female jack. The second ring contact segment has a length less than the first-to-second jack terminal separation distance and the second-to-third jack terminal separation distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G Criswell, Haidong Wang, ShouBo Feng
  • Patent number: 10522949
    Abstract: Pin layouts for HSIO require a large number of pins due to isolation requirements. Differential signaling can be used in high speed transmission and reception. A single lane for operation at 6 to 8 Gbps speed typically a total of six to eight pins. At higher speeds, conventional technique to meet isolation requirements is to increase the number of ground pins per lane. With many lanes, the number of pins can become cumbersome. To address such issues, it is proposed to provide pin patterns that leverage differential cancellation to enhance signal isolation so that operation speed can increase while also reducing the number of pins so that the number of pins of a package is less cumbersome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Loffink, Chong Ding
  • Patent number: 10498070
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrical connector and an outer frame receiving the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing, and a shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a base portion and a tongue portion. There exists an annular groove between an outer surface of the shielding shell and an inner wall of the outer frame. The outer frame includes a number of dispensing holes penetrating the inner wall and an outer wall thereof and communicating with the annular groove. An o-ring is injected into the annular groove through the dispensing holes by the insulative materials sealing a gap between the shielding shell and the outer frame. Since the o-ring is formed after assembling the electrical connector to the outer frame, the gap is better sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao, Gang Hu
  • Patent number: 10439340
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes: a housing, a support bracket and a plurality of pins. The housing defines a mounting cavity with an open rear end and includes a fixed baffle located at a rear end of the housing and protruding beyond a rear end face of the housing. The support bracket is fixedly arranged in the mounting cavity. The plurality of pins comprises at least one pin snapped onto the support bracket, and respective tail portions of the plurality of pins extends out of the mounting cavity through the rear end of the mounting cavity, the rear end face of the housing is filled with a waterproof glue to fix the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10416103
    Abstract: A system includes a structure and a material applied to a portion of the structure. The material may be adapted to change color locally in response to localized heating of the portion of the structure to a first threshold temperature due to an electrical current within the structure. The system may further include a detector configured to receive light from the structure to enable detection of a pathway of the electrical current through the structure based on a position of the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Georgeson, Jeong-Beom Ihn
  • Patent number: 10411465
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connector for connecting to an external device; a battery; and a controller operatively coupled to the connector and the battery. The controller includes a power controller configured to: supply the external device with a first signal having a first voltage level in response to detecting that the external device is connected to the connector. The external device is supplied with a second signal having a second voltage level that differs from the first voltage level, in response to detecting that the external device is connected to an external power supply. The first signal is generated at least in part by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehoon Kim, Jeongseob Kim
  • Patent number: 10389071
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal and a method for manufacturing an earphone socket. The mobile terminal includes an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes a housing and a sealing member. The housing has an insertion hole surrounded by a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall has a first peripheral side wall located at an inner portion of the insertion hole and a second peripheral side wall located at an outer portion of the insertion hole, the first peripheral side wall has a thickness greater than that of the second peripheral side wall, and the second peripheral side wall has an opening port at an outer end of the insertion hole. The sealing member is embedded on an outer surface of the housing, and surrounds a periphery of the opening port, and at least a part of the sealing member extends to the first peripheral side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10369370
    Abstract: A trial stimulation system includes a disposable trial electrical stimulator that, in some examples, is sterilized for a single use in a stimulation trial of one patient. Additionally, systems for securing a disposable trial stimulator to the body of a patient are described, which may function to improve the durability of the system during the trial period and reduce the risk of damage or malfunction to the system due to lead/electrode dislocation and/or off-label uses like showering or bathing with the trial stimulator still secured to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: John Shishilla, Kathryn A. Pederson, Mukul Jain, Nicholas S. Mairs
  • Patent number: 10355432
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a display screen and an earphone socket, the display screen being spaced apart from the earphone socket. The earphone socket includes: a housing defining a mounting cavity; a support bracket in the mounting cavity; and a plurality of pins are located between the support bracket and inner walls of the mounting cavity, and the plurality of pins passes through a back wall of the mounting cavity to expose outer ends of the plurality of pins. The support bracket is provided with a supporting passage, and at least one pin is snapped into the supporting passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10224681
    Abstract: A multipole plug 1 is configured in such a manner that a first terminal strip (first terminal strip 15) is provided with first flow holes (second flow holes 15D) in a first curved plate portion 15B, a second terminal strip (second terminal strip 17) is provided with a second flow holes (third flow holes 17D) in a second curved plate portion 17B, and the first curved plate portion 15B and the second curved plate portion 17B are positioned by the positioning ring 20 provided with an outer projecting portions 20B to be fitted to notched portions 18F of a first sleeve portion (second sleeve 18) and an inner projecting portions 20C to be fitted into a gap between the first curved plate portion 15B and the second curved plate portion 17B being fitted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON DICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10218133
    Abstract: Distal connector assemblies that are on the distal end of medical lead extensions provide increased rigidity by including a rigid holder that contains the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors are separated within the rigid holder by insulative spacers that may be individual items or may be formed from a compliant carrier that the electrical connectors may reside within where the carrier is positioned within the rigid holder. The rigid holder may also contain a set screw block defining set screw bore or the rigid holder may include an integral portion that defines a set screw bore. The integral portion may include a slot to allow a molding pin loaded with the electrical connectors and other components to be dropped into a cavity of the rigid holder. An overmold may be present to surround the rigid body containing the electrical connectors and insulative spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Joseph P. Ricci, Adam J. Rivard, Jonathan C. Sell
  • Patent number: 10158202
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal, an earphone socket and a method for manufacturing an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes: a housing defining a mounting cavity; a support bracket in the mounting cavity; and a plurality of pins are located between the support bracket and inner walls of the mounting cavity, and the plurality of pins passes through a back wall of the mounting cavity to expose outer ends of the plurality of pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10153707
    Abstract: A configurable power converter includes an interchangeable face plate mounted to a chassis and circuit terminals mounted to the face plate. Each of the circuit terminals are configurable as input or output circuit terminals. The power converter also includes a direct current bus within the chassis that includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal. The power converter also includes electrical switches connected between the positive and negative terminals. The power converter further includes a controller that operates the electrical switches to provide electrical power to the direct current bus from power received from the input circuit terminals and operates the electrical switches to provide power to the output circuit terminals from power of the direct current bus. The input and output circuit terminals can each support alternating current power or direct current power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EPC POWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Devin Dilley, Ryan S Smith
  • Patent number: 10153601
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mobile terminal, an earphone socket and a method for manufacturing an earphone socket. The earphone socket includes a housing and a sealing member. The housing has an insertion hole surrounded by a peripheral side wall, the peripheral side wall has a first peripheral side wall located at an inner portion of the insertion hole and a second peripheral side wall located at an outer portion of the insertion hole, the first peripheral side wall has a thickness greater than that of the second peripheral side wall, and the second peripheral side wall has an opening port at an outer end of the insertion hole. The sealing member is embedded on an outer surface of the housing, and surrounds a periphery of the opening port, and at least a part of the sealing member extends to the first peripheral side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Feifei Li, Hanjie Huang
  • Patent number: 10074946
    Abstract: A receptacle connector adapted to be fixed to a casing of an electronic device and electrically connected to a circuit board for enabling the receptacle connector to be adapted to connect with a plug connector is provided. The receptacle connector includes an insulating body and a plurality of conductive terminals. The insulating body has a tunnel, and the tunnel extends from the outer side of the insulating body to the inner side of the insulating body, wherein a side of the tunnel is exposed at a top portion of the insulating body, and the insulating body is adapted to be fixed to the casing to cover the side of the tunnel, so that the tunnel is adapted to form a plug hole with the casing. The conductive terminals are disposed through the insulating body. A receptacle connector and an electronic device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Yen Cheng, Wan-Hsieh Liu, I-Cheng Chuang, Hsin-Chih Liu, Chih-Wei Tu, Cheng-Lung Chang, Chien-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 10033125
    Abstract: An interior body includes a spring portion, a movable portion, and a fixing portion, which are integrated together and formed by bending a first metal plate having a high modulus of elasticity. An exterior body is formed by bending a second metal plate having low electric resistance. A movable portion of the interior body includes a contact portion and elastic arms. Each of the elastic arms includes, at its tip portion, an elastically pressing portion elastically pressed against a tubular internal surface of the exterior body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kuroda, Takeki Uozumi, Keisuke Yamazaki, Shigetomo Chiba
  • Patent number: 10014604
    Abstract: An interior body is housed in a tubular exterior body. The interior body includes a spring portion, a movable portion, and a fixing portion, which are integrated together. Elastic arms are disposed on the movable portion so as to extend downward. Each elastic arm includes, at a lower end portion, an elastically pressing portion, which is elastically pressed against a tubular internal surface of the exterior body. Since the elastically pressing portion is elastically pressed against the exterior body, electric signals are more likely to flow between the movable portion and the exterior body and more likely to be prevented from leaking to the spring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: APLS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Kuroda, Yoshio Tanabe, Takeki Uozumi, Shigetomo Chiba, Keisuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9979112
    Abstract: A connector includes a first connector and a second connector mounted on an external device. The first connector includes a contact including a contact portion electrically connected to a connection terminal of the second connector by pressing the connection terminal in a predetermined direction; a flexible conductor connected to the contact; a protection member that protects the contact portion by covering a periphery of the contact; a base body that accommodates the contact, the flexible conductor, and the protection member; and an elastic member that is formed separately from the contact and presses the contact and the protection member in a direction opposite to the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ACES ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobukazu Kato, Chien-Feng Huang, Hiroaki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9955272
    Abstract: A device (10) for connection to an audio accessory (20) comprising: a jack socket (14) for connection to a jack plug (25) of the audio accessory (20), a ground connection to a first socket contact (428) which is positioned to mate with a ground return pole of the plug (25). The jack socket (14) comprises a second contact (432) also positioned to mate with the ground return pole of the plug (25). Driver amplifiers (416, 418) comprise an input coupled to the second contact (432) and are configured to superimpose a signal present at the second contact (432) onto received speaker signal. It may achieve reducing the crosstalk which could distort or blur the stereo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Taylor, ChungFeng Gu
  • Patent number: 9923291
    Abstract: An audio jack connector, assembled to a printed circuit board having a number of conductive pads, includes an insulative housing having a number of receiving grooves and a number of terminals received in the receiving grooves. Each audio terminal includes an elastic portion having a number of compressive contacts laterally. The elastic portion is pressed laterally by the printed circuit board so that the compressive contacts are contacted with the conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hendrikus P. G. Van der Steen
  • Patent number: 9899778
    Abstract: Distal connector assemblies that are on the distal end of medical lead extensions provide increased rigidity by including a rigid holder that contains the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors are separated within the rigid holder by insulative spacers that may be individual items or may be formed from a compliant carrier that the electrical connectors may reside within where the carrier is positioned within the rigid holder. The rigid holder may also contain a set screw block defining set screw bore or the rigid holder may include an integral portion that defines a set screw bore. The integral portion may include a slot to allow a molding pin loaded with the electrical connectors and other components to be dropped into a cavity of the rigid holder. An overmold may be present to surround the rigid body containing the electrical connectors and insulative spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M. Hanson, Joseph P. Ricci, Adam J. Rivard, Jonathan C. Sell
  • Patent number: 9832564
    Abstract: A general-purpose audio connector is provided. The audio connector includes an earphone plug that includes a plurality of first terminals, and an earphone connector that includes a plurality of second terminals. The earphone plug is configured to be inserted into and to connect to the earphone connector. The number of poles of the plurality of first terminals that connect to the plurality of second terminals is variable depending on a movement of the earphone plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Jeong, Juhee Chang, Sangju Lee, Cheol Yong Park, Ho-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 9787037
    Abstract: An adapter for coupling a coaxial interface to a power conductor and method for interconnection may be provided as a body with a conductor junction dimensioned to couple with the power conductor and a mating surface dimensioned to couple with the coaxial interface. The conductor junction, an outer conductor contacting portion of the mating surface and an inner conductor contacting portion of the mating surface are electrically coupled together by the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J Buenz
  • Patent number: 9787009
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a shell, a first insulator, a second insulator and a blanking contact. The first insulator is disposed in the shell. The first insulator has a first insulator front end and a first insulator rear end. The second insulator is disposed in the shell and installed on the first insulator. The second insulator has a combining area. The blanking contact includes a fixing portion, a soldering portion, a contact portion and a combining portion. The fixing portion is combined with the first insulator. The soldering portion protrudes from the fixing portion toward the first insulator rear end and stretches out of the first insulator rear end. The contact portion protrudes from the fixing portion toward the first insulator front end and stretches out of the first insulator rear end. The combining portion protrudes from the contacting portion and inserts into the combining area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Long Fei Chen, Dong Xiang
  • Patent number: 9774152
    Abstract: A backward compatible five-contact audio plug and jack system that provides for connecting to five separate channels of an audio accessory including two speaker channels and two microphone channels. The audio plug includes an added smaller diameter ring contact positioned within a longitudinal position normally occupied by tip contact of a conventional 4-contact audio plug and specifically located within 5.1 mm of a tip of the five-contact audio plug. The jack contact for the tip contact of the plug and the jack contact for the added smaller diameter ring contact are within 4.75 mm of each other, preferably at a distance between 1.5 mm and 2.5 mmm. The smaller diameter ring contact has a maximum diameter that is smaller than a maximum diameter of the tip contact specified in ITU P.381 standard which is 3.05 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 9735489
    Abstract: The application discloses a large current transmission connector including the pallet assembly and the socket assembly. The pallet assembly includes the pallet and the guide pillar. The socket assembly includes a socket. The socket includes mounting holes and pins. The locking structure is arranged in the mounting hole. The locking structure is used for fixing the guide pillar on the socket and for conveying a current between the pallet assembly and the socket assembly. When the guide pillar and the locking structure are fixed together, the two guide pillars not only play the role of guiding, but also can carry the large current of 50 A. Thus, this connector does not need to set aside a lot of space for mounting the power supply pins. The space of the connector is saved effectively. The miniaturization trend of the connector is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Commercial Products (ChengDu) Co. LTD
    Inventor: Jun Fan
  • Patent number: 9728914
    Abstract: A connection device includes a rod-shaped electrode, a plurality of cylindrical electrodes through which the rod-shaped electrode passes, the plurality of cylindrical electrodes being sequentially exposed on a surface in order from a front end side of the rod-shaped electrode, an insulation section configured to insulate the rod-shaped electrode and the plurality of cylindrical electrodes from each other, and a plurality of connection terminals electrically connected to the rod-shaped electrode and the plurality of cylindrical electrodes in a vicinity of a rear end of the rod-shaped electrode, the plurality of connection terminals being protruded from a rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Yoshino, Satoru Tsuboi, Tomomichi Murakami, Makoto Makishima
  • Patent number: 9728893
    Abstract: A plug connector includes an insulating housing, and a terminal surrounding the insulating housing. The insulating housing has a fastening portion. Two opposite sides of a top of the fastening portion protrude upward and are arched outward to form two fastening pieces. A fastening slot is formed among a lateral wall, an inner wall and a bottom wall of the terminal. Two portions of a top surface of the lateral wall protrude upward to form two insertion portions. The fastening portion is fastened in the fastening slot. One of the two insertion portions is located between one side of one of the two fastening pieces and one side of the other fastening piece. The other insertion portion is located between the other side of the one of the two fastening pieces and the other side of the other fastening piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fang Jin Lou, Bo Liu
  • Patent number: 9711895
    Abstract: A vehicle electrical adapter system includes an upper portion having a body with an electrical terminal extending from a top surface of the body; a lower portion forming a cavity; and an attachment device disposed between the upper portion and the lower portion, the attachment device being configured to engage with an inner surface of a cigarette lighter housing as the upper portion slides relative to the lower portion. The method includes creating a friction fit between the inner surface of the housing with the attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Kionka
  • Patent number: 9644828
    Abstract: An improved LED lighting system is provided for overhead ceiling lighting, as well as for other uses. The LED lighting system comprises elongated linear lamps having an LED luminary as a source of illumination and configured to operate as a node of an automated networked lighting system. The linear LED lamps have internal modular network connectors and control components so that they can receive control data and power signals over a single network cable according to a standardized power and data network communications architecture such as Ethernet. The system includes connector assemblies designed to securely mount the networkable linear LED lamps to conventional tube lamp lighting fixtures or to another support housing and to provide integrated power and data connectivity to internal components of the lamps. In one form, the disclosed system includes a network enabled snap-fit connector assembly mounted to a lighting fixture and configured to provide Ethernet power and data connectivity to the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 9634426
    Abstract: An electronic device has a self-healing elastomer applied over one or more external electronic connectors. The self-healing elastomer may obscure the electronic connectors from the user as well as provide environmental protection for the connector and the electronic device. Electronic probes may temporarily penetrate the self-healing elastomer to mate with the electronic connector. After removal of the probes the self-healing elastomer may elastically reform and self-heal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David I. Nazzaro, Tyler S. Bushnell, Ibuki Kamei
  • Patent number: 9597519
    Abstract: An electrical stimulation system provides stimulation therapy to a patient. The system includes a neurostimulation lead that contacts patient tissue and couples with an implantable stimulation device, such as an implantable pulse generator, that receives stimulation parameters for providing stimulation therapy to a patient. The implantable stimulation device includes a header with a plurality of connector assemblies that receive an end of the neurostimulation lead, and a case containing a charging coil and a telemetry coil coupled to programming circuitry on a printed circuit board, which is in turn coupled to the connector assemblies via a feedthrough assembly. The telemetry coil receives data from an external programmer and transmits the data to the programming circuitry, which in turn uses the data to communicate to the connector assemblies and the neurostimulation lead to provide stimulation therapy to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery V. Funderburk, Randy L. Brase, Robert R. Tong, Md. Mizanur Rahman
  • Patent number: 9589740
    Abstract: In an electrical switch, in particular an electrical microswitch, has at least one electrical contact designed as a hollow-shape section of a component of an electrically conducting material. In this electrical switch, the occurrence of vibrations with the introduction onto an opposing contact is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON ELECTRIC OLDENBURG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Bertram, Martin Koepsell, Bruno Stenzel
  • Patent number: 9504839
    Abstract: An implantable lead anchor includes a first anchor shell having a first hinge element and a second anchor shell, disposed opposite the first anchor shell, having a second hinge element. The first and second anchor shells define a lead channel and the first and second hinge elements form a hinge. The lead anchor includes at least one tensioning element that is configured and arranged to increase in tension upon elongation. The first and second anchor shells, and the tensioning element provide an open position and a closed position. In the open position, a lead can be side loaded side loaded into the lead channel. In the closed position, the first and second anchor shells grip a portion of the lead disposed in the lead channel and, in combination with the at least one tensioning element, resist disengagement of the lead from the lead anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Jacob B. Leven
  • Patent number: 9478886
    Abstract: A jack may comprise a contact clip and a housing. The housing may be generally cylindrical and bounded by an imaginary cylinder. The housing may define a substantially cylindrical cavity and a contact aperture. The substantially cylindrical cavity may have an opening at a first end of the housing. The contact aperture may be configured to receive the contact clip. The contact aperture may extends from an outer surface of the housing to the cylindrical cavity. The contact clip may be friction-fitted into the contact aperture and extend into the substantially cylindrical cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rachael Elizabeth Roberts, Joseph Edward Clayton
  • Patent number: 9467640
    Abstract: An image display device including a display configured to output content, a charger configured to charge a remote controller to control the image display device, a user input interface configured to receive power on/off signals from the remote controller and a controller configured to control power use of the user input interface depending on whether the remote controller is being charged by the charger is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyuntaek Park, Myeongwon Kim Kim, Myunghoon Tak
  • Patent number: 9440066
    Abstract: A lead extension for an electrical stimulation system includes a lead-extension body, terminals, and a connector. The connector includes a contact housing and a gasket housing. Multiple connector contacts are disposed in the contact housing and are coupled to the terminals. A retention member is disposed along one end of the contact housing and is receivable by a retention socket defined in the gasket housing. A deformable gasket is disposed in the retention socket. A lumen extends through the connector and is suitable for receiving an electrical stimulation lead. The received lead is retained in the lumen by using the retention member to compress the gasket along a longitudinal length of the connector. The longitudinal compression of the gasket causes a corresponding radial expansion of the gasket, which retains the electrical stimulation lead within the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: James Robert Black
  • Patent number: 9425521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical assembly comprising a first element having a first connection portion and a second element having a second connection portion, and an electrical connection device having an electrical member comprising a connection part with a first portion and a second portion. The electrical member of the electrical connection device is at least partly inserted in a first opening section of the first connection portion and a second opening section of the second connection portion along an inserting axis. The first portion of the connection part is in electrical connection with the first connection portion of the first element and the second portion of the connection part is in electrical connection with the second connection portion of the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: DELPHI INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L., RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Claude Casses, Marc Henri Giraud, Sebastien Lipetit, Stephane Josse
  • Patent number: 9343857
    Abstract: There is provided a jack that can be easily applied to an electronic device adopting a design where an outer edge portion of a casing is formed in an arc or tapered shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9331422
    Abstract: An electronic device has a self-healing elastomer applied over one or more external electronic connectors. The self-healing elastomer may obscure the electronic connectors from the user as well as provide environmental protection for the connector and the electronic device. Electronic probes may temporarily penetrate the self-healing elastomer to mate with the electronic connector. After removal of the probes the self-healing elastomer may elastically reform and self-heal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David I. Nazzaro, Tyler S. Bushnell, Ibuki Kamei
  • Patent number: 9325096
    Abstract: A receptacle connector for a male end of an audio plug connector to be inserted therein, includes an insulating body having an interface and a receiving cavity extended backwards from the interface, and at least one first terminal and two second terminals disposed inside the insulating body. The first terminal is located on a side of the male end, and has an extending arm in a plate-type U form. The two second terminals are disposed below or above the male end. All terminals are formed by punching a same strip and each have a soldering portion. The soldering portions are located on a same plane. The two second terminals contact two different contact regions away from a tail end of the male end. The first terminal contacts a contact region that adjoins the tail end of the male end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Liang Liang Ma
  • Patent number: 9314619
    Abstract: In various examples, a connector apparatus includes at least one connector including an integral conductor and an encapsulation housing. The at least one connector includes a contact portion and a tail portion, wherein the contact portion is configured to selectively accept and electrically couple to a therapy delivery element. The tail portion extends outwardly from the contact portion. The encapsulation housing at least partially surrounds at least some of the contact portion of the conductor. The encapsulation housing includes an inner surface, wherein at least some of the contact portion of the conductor extends from the inner surface of the encapsulation housing. With a contact of the therapy delivery element disposed within the encapsulation housing, the conductor is configured to contact and electrically couple with the contact of the therapy delivery element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Elliot Bridgeman, Lawrence Kane
  • Patent number: 9281608
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) has a front insertion opening and a receiving space (40) for receiving a mating connector. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing (2), a number of contacts (3) retained in the insulative housing, a metal shield (4) covering the insulative housing, an insulative cover (5) assembling outside of the metal shield, and a waterproof block (7) interposed between the metal shield and the insulative cover along a vertical direction. The waterproof block is formed by cooling and solidifying glue material from a rear of the metal shield and insulative cover combination. A bulge (532) is formed at one of the insulative cover and the metal shield. The bulge extends along a transverse direction perpendicular to a mating direction along which the mating connector is inserted. The bulge seamlessly seals between the metal shield and the insulative cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Jing-Jie Guo
  • Patent number: 9281622
    Abstract: Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture. A plurality of spring members extend into the plug aperture, and a plurality of plug contacts are mounted on respective ones of the spring members. The communications jack further includes a plurality of fixed contacts. Each fixed contact is configured to be in electrical contact with a respective one of the plug contacts when a plug is received within the plug aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Brian J. Fitzpatrick