Having Annular, Push-pull-engaging Contact Concentrically Disposed About Longitudinal Axis Of Engagement Patents (Class 439/675)
  • Patent number: 10931069
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electrical connector, comprising a plug and a receptacle. The plug comprises first electrical contacts electrically isolated from each other and arranged into a first outer contact annulus and a first inner contact annulus concentric with and radially spaced apart from each other. The receptacle comprises second electrical contacts electrically isolated from each other and arranged into a second outer contact annulus and a second inner contact annulus concentric with and radially spaced apart from each other. The plug is selectively connectable with the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ATL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Kunz, Braden Ta'ala, Douglas Sward
  • Patent number: 10910767
    Abstract: Disclosed is a floating female socket with a self-return function, which includes a female socket insulator, a female socket cover, a female socket terminal, a shielding housing, and an elastic guide plate. Two elastic guide plates are disposed, which are formed by upwardly extending left and right side walls of the shielding housing. The elastic guide plates each include an elastic side top and an arc-shaped guide part, where the elastic side top is configured to jack up against the female socket cover and is formed by inwardly extending an inner wall of the elastic guide plate. The arc-shaped guide part is formed by externally bending and extending a free end of the elastic guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Goldenconn Electronic Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinsong Chen, Zhigang He, Mao Lu, Guangcai Fan
  • Patent number: 10786605
    Abstract: An implantable medical electrical lead is connectable to an electrical header of an implantable pulse generator. The lead includes a lead body, at least one electrode, a lead terminal, and a lead boot. The lead body extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The at least one electrode is disposed at the distal end of the lead body. The lead terminal is disposed at the proximal end of the lead body and configured to connect the lead to the electrical header. The lead boot is formed of an elastic polymer infused with at least one antibiotic drug. A portion of the lead boot is configured to be disposed within the electrical header when the lead is connected to the electrical header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Angelo Fruci, Arthur J. Foster, Joseph T. Delaney, Jr., Danielle Frankson
  • Patent number: 10784615
    Abstract: A preferred embodiment of a plug connection device for connecting a cable includes at least one plug connector Each plug connector includes at least one plug body for connecting to an outer conductor of the cable, at least one inner conductor part for connecting to an inner conductor of the cable, a housing, a securing element and a contact element plugged into the housing such that a front region of the contact element electrically contacts the outer periphery of the plug body. A fastening means supports the plug connector and is electrically connected to the contact element to establish a ground connection to another component independently of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Till Bredbeck
  • Patent number: 10610680
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for a modular medical lead system. The modular medical lead system may comprise an elongate lead body module including a plurality of coiled electrical conductors extending from a first end to a second end of the elongate lead body module, and a conductor hub adjacent the first end of the elongate lead body module. The plurality of conductors are electrically isolated from one another and mechanically coupled to the conductor hub such that the plurality of conductors are in a fixed arrangement relative one another. A first end of the conductor hub is nearer the first end of the elongate lead body module than a second end of the conductor hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale F. Seeley, Michael T. Hegland
  • Patent number: 10591961
    Abstract: A terminal device including a first device and a second device includes at least one external connection terminal provided inside a housing of the first device and a hinge opening and closing the second device with respect to the first device. The hinge includes a bracket including a main body that holds an axis of the hinge and is fixed to an end portion of the housing of the first device and including an extension portion that extends to a position of the external connection terminal from the main body to abut on the external connection terminal and presses the external connection terminal toward an inner surface of the housing of the first device. Wobble of the external connection terminal is regulated by the bracket of the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi Abe
  • Patent number: 10497112
    Abstract: A method of verifying battery and/or equipment connections in a telecommunications site includes performing maintenance or installation of one or more components in a shelter associated with the telecommunication site; subsequent to the maintenance or installation, adding a torque mark to each connection associated with the one or more components; verifying the torque mark for each connection as part of a close-out audit; and verifying the torque mark at a subsequent time after the close-out audit to verify each connection is properly torqued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ETAK Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Hummer, Anthony Gentile, Lee Priest
  • Patent number: 9968794
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an implantable medical device system and methods of forming such systems are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the implantable medical device system includes a housing, electronics disposed within the housing, and a feedthrough assembly attached to a sidewall of the housing and electrically coupled to the electronics. The feedthrough assembly can include a non-conductive substrate and a feedthrough. The feedthrough can include a via from an outer surface to an inner surface of the non-conductive substrate, a conductive material disposed in the via, and an external contact disposed over the via on the outer surface of the non-conductive substrate, where the external contact is electrically coupled to the conductive material disposed in the via. In one or more embodiments, the external contact is hermetically sealed to the outer surface of the non-conductive substrate by a laser bond surrounding the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David A Ruben, Michael S Sandlin
  • Patent number: 9865954
    Abstract: A plug connection having a first plug with a first contact piece and a second plug with a second contact piece. In the plugged state of the plug connection, the contact pieces are axially in contact with one another in a spring-biased manner. The first contact piece has a three-dimensionally curved end face, while the second contact piece has a flaring depression in the end face thereof such that an annular contact zone is formed between the contact pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Zebhauser
  • Patent number: 9401571
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes: an inner conductive terminal; an outer conductive terminal in which the inner conductive terminal is accommodated; and a connector housing that holds the inner conductive terminal and the outer conductive terminal in a state in which the inner conductive terminal is accommodated in the outer conductive terminal. The connector housing includes a first housing part having a first dielectric constant and a second housing part which has a second dielectric constant different from the first dielectric constant and is formed so as to fill a gap between the inner conductive terminal and the outer conductive terminal with at least a portion of the second housing part, and the second housing part is disposed at a position in which impedance between the inner conductive terminal and the outer conductive terminal approaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shouichi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9236693
    Abstract: A device for connection of a thermocouple to a coaxial connector of an electromagnet/gas tap assembly including a tubular body made of a non-conducting material and having a first end accommodating a female contact adapted to couple in use with a male tip contact of the coaxial connector; an electrically conducting and elastically deformable connecting element externally carried in cantilever fashion by a central portion of the tubular body so as to at least partly surround the first end of the tubular body and shaped so as to surround with radial clearance a collar of the coaxial connector when the female contact couples with the male tip contact; and a fastening element swingingly carried by the tubular body and that can be received on the connecting element for radially clamping the same onto the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Daniele Pianezze
  • Publication number: 20150132997
    Abstract: The receptacle connector includes a central terminal mechanically and electrically connecting with a core wire of a coaxial cable connected to a plug connector, and an outer terminal mechanic all and electrically connecting with an external conductor surrounding the core wire with an internal electrical-insulator being sandwiched therebetween, the central terminal including a first contact making contact with the core wire, and a second contact electrically connected to the first contact, passing through under the outer terminal and extending to the outside of the outer terminal, the second contact being formed with at least one of a cut-out and an opening in an area where the second contact overlaps the outer terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kosuke MITSUNO, Hiroaki KURIBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9028261
    Abstract: An electrical connector for selectively connecting at least a first electrical line and a second electrical line together includes an annular ring having at least one electrically-conductive circumferential groove in an outer peripheral surface, an inner surface, or both. An annular socket comprises a plurality of downwardly-projecting electrically-conductive prongs, each of which is resiliently attached at a top end thereof to an annular socket ring. Each prong terminates proximate a bottom end thereof at an electrical contact. The prongs are adapted for electrically and mechanically engaging the grooves of the annular ring. The socket may be pressed onto the ring to resiliently deform the prongs momentarily until the contact of each prong is seated into the groove of the ring. When the socket is rotated with respect to the ring electrical connectivity is maintained between the pair of electrical lines each connected to either the socket or the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Carol Makinen
  • Patent number: 9028279
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of first contacts arranged in a side-by-side manner, and a resilient contact retained in the housing. The housing defines a mating face, a blocking face and a mating cavity disposed between the mating face and the blocking face. Each first contact defines a first contacting portion projecting into the mating cavity. The resilient contact defines a blocking piece abutting against the blocking face, a retaining leg extending out of the mating cavity, and latching arms extending into the mating cavity from the blocking piece. The latching arms can be easily released from a mating connector so as to realize a better retaining effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsu Chen, Wei-Hung Hsu, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20150087165
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts fixed to the insulative housing and a shell enclosing the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main portion, a mating portion and a fixing portion. The shell includes a first metallic shell and a second metallic shell fastened to the first metallic shell. The first metallic shell encloses the mating portion and cooperatively defines therebetween a mating space for receiving a plug connector. The second metallic shell defines a hollow space in which the first metallic shell is at least partly received. As a result, the first metallic shell and the second metallic shell have a strong structure which is stable for mating with the plug connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Hung-Chi TAI, Ya-Juan GOU, Dan LI
  • Patent number: 8967735
    Abstract: An electrohydraulic power unit for controlling, by open or closed loop, a brake pressure of a hydraulic vehicle brake system, includes a hydraulic block, on which an electric motor for driving a hydraulic pump is provided, an electronic control device, and at least one electrical contact, which electrically conductively connects the electric motor to the electronic control device. The electrical contact is accommodated in a rod-shaped isolator that together with the electrical contact is guided through a through-passage in the hydraulic block extending from the side of the hydraulic block on which the control device is provided to the side of the hydraulic block on which the electric motor is provided. The rod-shaped isolator is designed as a housing in which the electrical contact can be inserted and secured substantially with zero backlash and non-detachably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Huditz, Uwe Kaechele
  • Publication number: 20150056866
    Abstract: A coaxial connector capable of reducing a probability of another coaxial connector easily separating from the coaxial connector. A hole into which a probe is inserted toward a downward direction is formed in a main body. An external terminal includes a cylinder portion that surrounds the hole extends in a top-bottom direction, and is inserted into an external terminal and a flat portion that is connected to a lower end portion of the cylinder portion and has a surface, which is oriented upward. A fixed terminal is fixed to the main body. A movable terminal is fixed to the main body, in contact with the fixed terminal, and is separated from the fixed terminal as a result of the probe making contact with the movable terminal. A groove that extends around an outer peripheral surface of the cylinder portion is formed in the outer peripheral surface of the cylinder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro OSAKI
  • Patent number: 8932079
    Abstract: A straight electrical coaxial cable connector (2) for connecting first and second coaxial cables (8, 10) each including a core (16, 24) and a shield layer (20, 28), the connector (2) including first and second interengeagable housing parts (68, 70), first and second crimp ferrules (34, 52) for respectively engaging the shield layers (20, 28) of the first and second cables (8, 10), shield connection means (38) for electrically interconnecting the first and second shield layers (20, 28), core connection means (36, 64) for electrically interconnecting the two cores (16, 24), and first and second ferrule engagement means (76, 88) operable to respectively secure the first and second ferrules (34, 52) relative to respective said housing parts (68, 70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
    Inventor: John Marsh
  • Publication number: 20140295712
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts retained in the insulative housing and a shell assembled to the insulative housing. The insulative housing has a mating face and a mating chamber depressing from the mating face and extending through the insulative housing along a front to back direction for receiving a mating plug. The contacts comprise a first contact with a first engaging point located in a left side of the mating chamber, and a second contact with a second engaging point located in a bottom side of the mating chamber and a third contact with a third engaging point located in a right side of the mating chamber and opposite to the first contacting portion, the third engaging point is located between the first engaging point and the second connecting portion along the front to back direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JIAN SHAO, ZHENG-GUO SUN, GUO-HUA ZHANG, QI-SHENG ZHENG
  • Patent number: 8827743
    Abstract: A male coaxial connector structure for mating with a corresponding female connector structure to provide electrical connections at microwave frequencies. The male coaxial connector structure includes a coaxial outer conductor structure having a central longitudinal axis and a central open region, with a face region at a leading end of the outer conductor structure, defining a continuous uninterrupted coaxial outer conductor surface. An outer compression finger structure is disposed outside of and adjacent the coaxial outer conductor surface and having a plurality of longitudinally oriented slots forming individual finger regions. The face region is configured to contact a corresponding face surface of the female connector structure with the male and female connectors mated together. The finger regions of the outer compression finger structure are configured to compress to fit into the outer conductor receptacle of the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Maury Microwave, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc A. Maury
  • Publication number: 20140213118
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lead connector for an implantable medical device including connecting proximal ends of a plurality of conductive wires to an inner surface of a corresponding ring contact, placing a distal frame over distal ends of each of conducive wire of the plurality of conductive wires, the distal ends passing through corresponding shafts in the distal frame from a rear face of the distal frame and extending beyond a front face of the distal frame, arranging the distal frame along with the conductive wires and corresponding ring contacts within a mold cavity, filling the mold cavity with a mold material, the mold material abutting the rear face of the distal frame, and removing a resulting lead connector from the mold cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: HERAEUS PRECIOUS METALS GMBH & CO. KG
  • Publication number: 20140107751
    Abstract: A method for constructing a plug for an electrical connection to a multipolar lead for an active implantable medical device includes providing a plug body having an insulating monobloc central core, the monobloc central core having a generally cylindrical shape, a cylindrical side surface, and a housing, providing a connection wire and a conductive pod, attaching the connection wire to the conductive pod, placing the conductive pod into the housing with connection wire extending therefrom, placing a conductive cylindrical ring on the cylindrical side surface, wherein the cylindrical side surface centers the conductive cylindrical ring coaxially about the monobloc central core, attaching the conductive pod to the cylindrical ring to create an electrical contact zone on a cylindrical outer surface of the plug body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SORIN CRM S.A.S.
    Inventors: Willy Regnier, Hélène Viatgé
  • Patent number: 8657634
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector assembly comprising a connector unit mounted in a housing. The connector unit has a mounting portion, at least one electrical terminal and a body portion having a locking tab. The housing has a first longitudinal axis X1 and the body portion has a second longitudinal axis X2. The first longitudinal axis X1 and the second longitudinal axis X2 are offset from each other to enable the tip of the locking tab to be radially inset. An axial press tool can be used to mount the connector unit mechanically in the housing. The present invention also relates to a method of assembling a connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies Holding S.arl
    Inventors: Geoffrey David Bootle, Rodney Dyason
  • Patent number: 8628359
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact and a shell. The shell includes a tubular shell body portion having a slit portion formed to extend over its entire region in a connector insertion direction, an insertion opening formed at one end of the shell body portion, a locking portion provided on the inner periphery side of the shell body portion, and a shell joining portion formed at a position more on the forward side of the connector insertion direction than a position of the locking portion and joining together opposed portions of the shell body portion divided by the slit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yohei Yokoyama, Takayoshi Oyake
  • Publication number: 20130309908
    Abstract: Consolidated power tips allow a power adaptor to be connected to disparately sized input ports of electronic devices. The consolidated power tips may be sized to balance insertion and pull-out forces for the disparately sized input ports. Deformable members may be added to the consolidated power tips for more desirable insertion and pull-out forces and improved electrical contact. For input ports with different electrical requirements, a mode selector may be added to the consolidated power tip to select between the electrical requirements of the different input ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TARGUS GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur G. Sandoval, Wenson R. Chern, Guangqun Max Chen, Jefferey A. Salazar, Paul R. Summerson, Stuart Kyle, Jessica M. Gilbertson, Jonathan P. Downing, Nicholas H. Hausman, Joonhyun Kim, Alexandre A. Rochat, Robert C. Lane
  • Patent number: 8574013
    Abstract: A power plug includes a base body which has a mating pillar and two propping flanks oppositely extending outward from a bottom end of the mating pillar, an electrical terminal inserted downward in the mating pillar, a sleeve terminal having a contact sleeve put around the mating pillar, and a fastening member defining an assembling hole through which the mating pillar with the contact sleeve passes to make the fastening member abut on the propping flanks. Then the fastening member and the propping flanks are fixed together. A positioning gap forms at the joint of the propping flanks. The electrical terminal has a soldering plate projecting downward out of the bottom end of the mating pillar. A soldering tail protrudes downward from a bottom edge of the contact sleeve to be positioned in the positioning gap, with a bottom thereof projecting under the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Chou Wang, Yu-Hung Su
  • Publication number: 20130286694
    Abstract: A power adapter and an electrical connector for the power adapter operate to provide power to an electronic device such as a laptop computer. The power adapter includes a switch and a circuit for detecting whether or not the electrical connector is connected to the electronic device. If the adapter is not connected to an electronic device, the switch is opened so that no power is drawn from an AC supply. The electrical connector includes first and second conductors that are electrically connected to the detection circuit. The detection circuit detects a change in potential when the connector is plugged into an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, INC
    Inventors: Changhao Shi, Yu Wen, Jianxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8568175
    Abstract: A power plug includes a base body having a mating pillar, a first electrical terminal which has a connecting board and two first contact arms extending upward from two ends of a top edge of the connecting board and inclined toward each other, a second electrical terminal which has a connecting portion and two second contact arms extending upward from two ends of a top of the connecting portion and inclined toward each other, and a sleeve terminal having a contact sleeve put around the mating pillar. The first electrical terminal and the second electrical terminal are crosswise assembled in the mating pillar to make the first contact arms and the second contact arms provide elastic clamping forces from four directions. So, it effectively increases insertion and extraction forces between the power plug and a mating socket, and further prolongs the useful life of the power plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Chou Wang
  • Publication number: 20130267129
    Abstract: A power plug includes a base body having a mating pillar, a first electrical terminal which has a connecting board and two first contact arms extending upward from two ends of a top edge of the connecting board and inclined toward each other, a second electrical terminal which has a connecting portion and two second contact arms extending upward from two ends of a top of the connecting portion and inclined toward each other, and a sleeve terminal having a contact sleeve put around the mating pillar. The first electrical terminal and the second electrical terminal are crosswise assembled in the mating pillar to make the first contact arms and the second contact arms provide elastic clamping forces from four directions. So, it effectively increases insertion and extraction forces between the power plug and a mating socket, and further prolongs the useful life of the power plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Chou WANG
  • Publication number: 20130267128
    Abstract: A power plug includes a base body which has a mating pillar and two propping flanks oppositely extending outward from a bottom end of the mating pillar, an electrical terminal inserted downward in the mating pillar, a sleeve terminal having a contact sleeve put around the mating pillar, and a fastening member defining an assembling hole through which the mating pillar with the contact sleeve passes to make the fastening member abut on the propping flanks. Then the fastening member and the propping flanks are fixed together. A positioning gap forms at the joint of the propping flanks. The electrical terminal has a soldering plate projecting downward out of the bottom end of the mating pillar. A soldering tail protrudes downward from a bottom edge of the contact sleeve to be positioned in the positioning gap, with a bottom thereof projecting under the base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIN-CHOU WANG, Yu-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 8454395
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) for mating with a mating connector includes a housing (1) defining a receiving cavity (10), a rear insulator (32), a central pin (7), a front insulator (31) and a contact member (5) received in the receiving cavity. The contact member includes a first through fourth side walls (513a-513d) surrounding an inserting slot (514), a pair of resilient beams (515) respectively bent from the second and the fourth side walls toward the inserting slot for clasping the mating connector. The first side wall includes a first edge portion (511) having a first protrusion (519) and a first cutout (518) in front of the first protrusion, and a second edge portion (512) having a second protrusion (516) engaged with the first cutout and a second cutout (517) behind the second protrusion and engaged with the first protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng-Hua Xu, Jin-Jiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8425259
    Abstract: An antenna mount is provided including a contact pin having first and second distal ends, a barrel encasing the contact pin, a base encasing the barrel, a terminal lug press fit within a cross-section of the base, and a set screw receptacle disposed in a portion of the base for receiving a set screw to secure an antenna to the base. The first and second distal ends of the contact pin extend past first and second distal ends of the barrel, the first distal end of the contact pin extends past a first distal end of the base, and a second distal end of the base surrounds the second distal end of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: PC-Tel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130084756
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, includes: a housing including a metallic outer wall part on which an insertion hole to a plug electrode part of a power plug being inserted is formed; a power connector which is stored in the housing and coupled to the plug electrode part inserted into the housing through the insertion hole; and an insulating stopper part which includes a facing surface facing an outer circumference surface of the plug electrode part with a gap, which is smaller than the gap between the outer circumference surface of the plug electrode part and an inner circumference surface of the insertion hole, and which is allocated between the outer wall part and the power connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiko HOSHI, Shinji AOKI
  • Patent number: 8382488
    Abstract: A coaxial connector 1, which is attached to a circuit board 2 having a land 151, includes a coaxial terminal 51 which has a coaxial structure including a center terminal 52 and a cylindrical outer terminal 61 surrounding the center terminal 52; a housing 11 which accommodates the coaxial terminal 51; and a cylindrical contact 81 which is movable in an axial direction of the outer terminal 61 and which is brought into contact with the land 151; wherein an oblique slit 82 or an oblique groove is formed on the cylindrical contact 81 obliquely with respect to the axial direction; and the coaxial terminal 51 or the housing 11 is provided with a projection (95, etc.) which is engaged with the oblique slit 82 or groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Ryo Uesaka
  • Patent number: 8337254
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprises an electrical receptacle and a complementary plug connector. The electrical receptacle has an insulative housing defining a first mating cavity with a circular mating post exposed therein and extending along a rear-to-front direction, and a second mating cavity in communication with the first mating cavity but located at a lateral side of periphery of the first mating cavity. A plurality of power terminals are received in the first mating cavity and a plurality of signal terminals are received in the second mating cavity. An electrical plug connector fills the first mating cavity and the second mating cavity at the same time when mated with the electrical receptacle. The electrical receptacle can not only mate with a conventional power plug connector but also mate with the present plug connector to transmit USB signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hao Jin
  • Publication number: 20120322318
    Abstract: An electrical connection plug for a multipolar lead of an active implantable medical device. This plug has a cylindrical outer surface including a plurality of annular electrical contact zones axially separated and formed of conductive cylindrical rings (101, 102, 103), the electrical contact zones being alternatively separated by a plurality of intercalary insulating cylindrical zones. The plug includes an insulating monobloc core (200) of a generally cylindrical shape having a plurality of cylindrical side surfaces (213a) for coaxial centering, a conductive ring being placed on at least one centering side surface. The central core also includes housings for receiving conductive pods (240) on which connection wires (21, 22) are welded, a pod being welded to a conductive ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SORIN CRM SAS Parc d'affairs NOVEOS
    Inventors: Willy Regnier, Hélène Viatge
  • Publication number: 20120309237
    Abstract: A feedthrough filter capacitor assembly comprising a terminal pin connector is described. The terminal pin connector is designed to facilitate an electrical connection between the terminal pin comprising a multitude of compositions to a circuit board of an implantable medical device. The terminal pin connector comprises a clip portion positioned within a connector housing. The connector clip mechanically attaches to the terminal pin of the feedthrough and an exterior surface of the connector housing electrically contacts the circuit board, creating an electrical connection therebetween. The connector housing comprises a material that is conducive to a weld or solder attachment process to the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Marzano, Keith Seitz, James Coffed
  • Patent number: 8304348
    Abstract: A semiconductor device manufacturing method includes: stacking a plurality of electrode layers containing a semiconductor alternately with insulating layers; processing part of a multilayer body of the electrode layers and the insulating layers into a staircase shape and exposing a surface of the staircase-shaped electrode layers; forming a metal film in contact with the exposed electrode layers; reacting the semiconductor of the electrode layers with the metal film to form a metal compound in at least a portion of the electrode layers in contact with the metal film; removing an unreacted portion of the metal film; forming an interlayer insulating layer covering the staircase-shaped electrode layers after removing the unreacted portion of the metal film; forming a plurality of contact holes piercing the interlayer insulating layer, each of the contact holes reaching the metal compound of the electrode layer at a corresponding stage; and providing a plurality of contact electrodes inside the contact holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Junichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8298006
    Abstract: A contact assembly comprising: a contact pin having a first end and a second end, the contact pin including a ramped portion, and a contact sleeve retainably attached to the first end of the contact pin, the contact sleeve having a flanged end and a non-flanged end, wherein the contact sleeve includes a one or more fingers, wherein, when in a first position, clearance exists between the contact sleeve and the contact pin, wherein, when in a second position, the one or more fingers of the contact sleeve engage an inner surface of a tubular center conductor to increase a moving force required to displace the contact assembly within the tubular center conductor is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Werner Karl Wild, Adam Thomas Nugent
  • Publication number: 20120245664
    Abstract: A connector is described herein that includes a plurality of layers patterned in two dimensions and joined in a stack with a bore there through. At least a subset of the plurality of layers are contact layers that include deflectable members (e.g., springs) that deflect in plane or out of plane upon insertion of a lead into the bore through the connector. The deflectable members form redundant electrical connections with the lead when the lead is inserted into the bore. For example, the connector can be incorporated into an implantable medical device (e.g., IPG). Moreover, methods of manufacturing a connector are set forth herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander K. Smith, Daniel Nicholas Kelsch
  • Patent number: 8273028
    Abstract: An electrical connector is described. In one implementation, the connector includes a female portion including one or more electrical contacts and a male portion including one or more electrical contacts. The female portion and the male portion each have a self-orientating geometry that allows the male portion to be mated with the female portion in any rotational position along 360 degrees of rotation. When mated, the electrical contacts of the female portion mate with corresponding one or more electrical contacts of the male portion to form one or more electrical connections between two electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: E. Scott Harshman, Donald Masters, Peter Thornton
  • Publication number: 20120231673
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes: a connector body in which five of long plate-like parallel terminals are embedded in a parallel terminal embedding portion in a state of individually exposing one surface sides thereof; a counterpart connector insertion hood that covers an outer circumference of the connector body and allows a counterpart connector to be inserted thereinto; an extension terminal embedding portion provided on at least one of a pair side portions of the connector body in a parallelly arrayed direction of the parallel terminals; and an extension terminal embedded in the extension terminal embedding portion in a state of being exposed toward the parallelly arrayed direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Koji HAYASHI, Nobukazu KATO
  • Publication number: 20120214325
    Abstract: A plug connector comprises a plug housing (11) having a front base portion (112) extending along a mating direction and a rear linking portion (114), a contact (12) received in the base portion, a cover (13) assembled to the linking portion, and a cable (14) electrically connected with the contact. The base portion defines a front face (1120), a pair of protrusions (1121) on an upper and a lower sides thereof, and a pair of receiving slots (1123), each protrusion defining a receiving channel (1122) extending along a transverse direction, each receiving slot extending from the front surface along the mating direction to a corresponding receiving channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HUAN-XIANG ZHU
  • Publication number: 20120164891
    Abstract: To attach a cable to a NATO slave receptacle, a wire from the cable may be passed through an opening in a cable receiving member and connected to a tab formed on a NATO plug. The cable receiving member may then be attached to the NATO plug. The NATO plug may then be engaged to a NATO slave receptacle to create an electrical connection between the NATO slave receptacle and the cable. If desired, the NATO plug and receiving member can be easily detached from the cable and used with another cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Scott Huffman, Mark Huffman
  • Patent number: 8206181
    Abstract: A connector arrangement is provided comprising an elongate member with a tip end and a base end. The elongate member has at least one ring area electrically insulated from the remaining surface of the elongate member. In the ring area, at least a first contact element and a second contact element electrically insulated from each other are provided. At least a portion of a boundary between the first contact element and the second contact element runs in a direction forming a non-zero angle with a boundary of the ring area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Johan Magnus Rikard Steijner
  • Patent number: 8197196
    Abstract: A bushing assembly for a turbine vane includes a bushing, housing, and a flexible conductor. The bushing includes a bore for receiving a trunnion of the vane and a first conductor extending from the bushing. The first conductor is adapted to be connected to a heater element disposed on the vane. The housing is positioned over the bushing, and the bushing is rotatable relative to the housing. The housing includes a second conductor extending from the housing for connection to an electrical power source. The flexible conductor is electrically connected between the first conductor and the second conductor, such that an electric current is transmitted from the second conductor to the first conductor to provide an electric current to the heater element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brian Michael Davis, Billy T. Wood, Gregory William Reimels, Louis Bruno Lorenzi
  • Patent number: 8197287
    Abstract: A coaxial connector having an outer conductor with first and second plug-side ends axially opposite, and an inner conductor with first and second plug-side ends axially opposite. The outer conductor has two separate outer conductor parts arranged and configured such that they are mobile relative to each other in the axial direction, the outer conductor being configured as an outer conductor bellows between the two outer conductor parts. An elastic spring element is provided on the outer conductor and acts upon the two outer conductor parts, driving them away from each other. A change in length of the outer conductor bellows changes capacitance of the outer conductor bellows and is compensated by a correspondingly changing opposite inductance such that the characteristic impedance of the coaxial connector remains substantially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd P. Rosenberger
  • Patent number: 8162698
    Abstract: An antenna mount is provided including a contact pin having first and second distal ends, a barrel encasing the contact pin, a base encasing the barrel, a terminal lug press fit within a cross-section of the base, and a set screw receptacle disposed in a portion of the base for receiving a set screw to secure an antenna to the base. The first and second distal ends of the contact pin extend past first and second distal ends of the barrel, the first distal end of the contact pin extends past a first distal end of the base, and a second distal end of the base surrounds the second distal end of the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: PC-Tel, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Johnson
  • Patent number: 8100715
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a conductive center receptacle, first outer socket contact having a first socket contact surface, second outer socket contact having a second socket contact surface, and non-conductive socket body. The socket contact surfaces are separated longitudinally along an axis of the receptacle. The socket body maintains the socket contacts electrically isolated from each other and the receptacle whenever the socket connector is not mated with a bi-conducting plug connector. A plug connector includes a conductive center pin, first outer plug contact having a first plug contact surface, second outer plug contact having a second plug contact surface, annular insulator, and non-conductive plug body. The plug contact surfaces are separated longitudinally along an axis of the pin. The plug body and insulator maintain the plug contacts electrically isolated from each other and the pin whenever the plug connector is not mated with a bi-conducting socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventors: William E. Whitlock, James A. Concorso
  • Patent number: 8079880
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (10) and a plurality of contacts received to the housing. The housing defines a mating face (10), a supporting face (A) facing to the mating face and a mating cavity (101) recessed from the mating face towards the supporting face and disposed therebetween. The plurality of contacts includes a central contact (4) and a first contact (2), and the central contact defines a contacting portion (42) exposed onto the supporting face and a soldering portion (43) extending out of the housing, the first contact includes at least two arc-shaped contacting arms (23) projecting into the mating cavity and disposed beside the contacting portion of the central contact. A mating connector (200) can be disconnected and dropped from the mating cavity rapidly under an abnormal force oblique and angled to a mating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Chung Lin, Bin Peng