Receptacle For Receiving Plug Having Spaced, Longitudinally Engaging, Prong-like Contacts Patents (Class 439/682)
  • Patent number: 10686269
    Abstract: A test socket (14) for a testing an integrated circuit (12) with controlled impedance while maintaining the structural integrity of the test pins (20). The pin (20) can have a sidewall with a thick portion 32 and a thinner portion (30) along the length of the pin. The pin can have projections (42) which provide a standoff from the slot (40). The sidewalls themselves can have projections or lands (60, 61) which extend into the slot and provide stability for the pin (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: JOHNSTECH INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sherry, Michael Andres
  • Patent number: 10673153
    Abstract: The utility model provides a tail cover-pulling type connector, comprising a first shell, a second shell, a handle, an elastic piece and a conductor, wherein, the first shell is detachably connected with the second shell, the first shell and the second shell form a receiving space, the second shell is provided with a first through hole communicated with the receiving space and used for inserting a wire, the handle is rotatably arranged in the first shell, the conductor and the elastic piece are arranged in the receiving space and the conductor is located over the elastic piece, and a holding space for holding the wire is formed between the conductor and the elastic piece. The tail cover-pulling type connector is reliable in structure and convenient to disassemble, and the connection of the wire is firm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Changxiong Pan
  • Patent number: 10494094
    Abstract: The present technology is directed to a remotely controlled aircraft that can be transported without the risk of damaging certain components, such as the arms and/or propellers. In one non-limiting example, the remotely controlled aircraft technology described herein provides a housing that allows the arms of the remotely controlled aircraft to extend and/or retract through openings in the housing. When retracted, the arms and propellers are protected within an area of the structure of the housing, and when extended, the arms and propellers are operable to make the remotely controlled aircraft fly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Bradford Foley
  • Patent number: 10498053
    Abstract: The electrical wiring junction box comprises an insulated base, a plurality of wiring apertures, a plurality of bar apertures, a plurality of conductive bars, and a plurality of clamp screws. The insulated base may comprise a plurality of tiers at different vertical heights. Each of the plurality of tiers may be associated with an electrical attribute. A first conductor of a first circuit may be electrically coupled to a second conductor of a second circuit by connecting the conductors to the same bar at one tier. An individual conductor may be connected to the individual bar by placing the stripped end of the individual conductor into an individual wiring aperture selected from the plurality of wiring apertures and then tightening an individual clamp screw at the individual wiring aperture where the individual conductor is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Sawzin
  • Patent number: 10355386
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a housing; and a plurality of electrical contacts connected to the housing. Each of the contacts includes opposing cantilevered contact arms configured to receive a male contact of a mating electrical connector therebetween. Each of the contacts has a retention feature assisting in locating the contact in a contact receiving area of the housing and a first surface mount solder tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Aymeric Soudy
  • Patent number: 10276706
    Abstract: A gated diode in a press-fit housing includes a base configured to be press-fit into an opening of a diode carrier plate and including a pedestal portion with a first flat surface, and a head wire including a head portion with a second flat surface and a wire portion. The base and the head wire form parts of the press-fit housing. The gated diode in the press-fit housing further includes a semiconductor die, a first solder layer engaging and electrically connecting the semiconductor die with the first flat surface of the base, and a second solder layer engaging and electrically connecting the semiconductor die with the second flat surface of the head wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlers, Markus Zundel, Dietrich Bonart, Ludger Borucki
  • Patent number: 10236635
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a body provided with multiple ground accommodating holes and multiple signal accommodating holes running through the body vertically. The inner side surfaces of the ground and signal accommodating holes are electrically conductive. An insulating member is separately formed from the body, and is provided with multiple accommodating portions corresponding only to and accommodated in the signal accommodating holes. Multiple signal terminals are respectively provided with at least one positioning portion positioned correspondingly to one accommodating portion so that the signal terminals are not in contact with the signal accommodating holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Chien Chih Ho, Zuo Feng Jin, Chang Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10172242
    Abstract: An all-metal side-inserted female connector has a top side, a front side, and a rear side. The rear side is formed with a guide hole for insertion of a conductive wire or an insertion pin. A pair of elastic pieces is provided between the front side and the rear side, facing the guide hole, for clamping the conductive wire or insertion pin. The front side is formed with a limit hole aligned with the guide hole for limiting the amplitude of the swing the inserted conductive wire or insertion pin. The front side and the lower end are formed with a front weld leg and a rear leg at respective lower ends thereof. The front weld leg and the rear weld leg are electrically connected to a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TRADE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bingshui Chen
  • Patent number: 10153573
    Abstract: A multi-purpose female metal terminal has a substrate. A front end of the substrate is formed with an elastic sheet. The elastic sheet is bent to form a curved segment for a male terminal to be selectively horizontally overlapped with the multi-purpose female metal terminal. A middle of the elastic sheet is formed with a gap for the male terminal to be selectively vertically interconnected with the multi-purpose female metal terminal. A female terminal connector is provided. The multi-purpose female metal terminal has a simple structure, and can be transversely or vertically connected with the male terminal, and has strong adaptability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TRADE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bingshui Chen
  • Patent number: 9912089
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed having a terminal housing, a female terminal, and a holding protrusion. The female terminal is positioned in the terminal housing and has a terminal body into which a complementary male terminal may be inserted and extracted. The holding protrusion projects from the terminal body in a direction orthogonal to inserting and extracting directions, and is press-fitted in the terminal receiving terminal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuro Akiguchi, Kazuhiko Ueda, Natsuki Nozawa, Hitoshi Ozaki, Masao Noguchi, Arata Harada
  • Patent number: 9905944
    Abstract: A receptacle connection assembly includes a printed circuit board defining two spaced slots in a front edge portion with a mating tongue formed therebetween, a plurality of pads formed on two opposite surfaces of the mating tongue in a diagonally symmetrical manner for a flippable usage and a metallic shield including a tubular capsular portion assembled to the PCB to enclose the mating tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng
  • Patent number: 9839406
    Abstract: A mobile radiography apparatus has a moveable (e.g., wheeled) transport frame and an adjustable support mounted at the frame that can include an x-ray source. Embodiments of methods and/or apparatus by which mobile radiography carts can provide a charging capability for at least one radiographic detector (e.g., removed power source, detector either separately mounted at the mobile radiography apparatus or in a detector carrier (e.g., grid holder)) mounted at the mobile radiography apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Urbon, Dennis J. O'Dea
  • Patent number: 9831588
    Abstract: An electrical connector with improved high frequency performance. The connector has conductive elements, forming both signal and ground conductors, that have multiple points of contact distributed along an elongated dimension. The ground conductors may be formed with multiple beams of different length. The signal conductors may be formed with multiple contact regions on a single beam, with different characteristics. Signal conductors may have beams that are jogged to provide both a desired impedance and mating contact pitch. Additionally, electromagnetic radiation, inside and/or outside the connector may be shaped with an insert electrically connecting multiple ground structures and/or a contact feature coupling ground conductors to a stiffener. The conductive elements in different columns may be shaped differently to reduce crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9825383
    Abstract: A connector (100) comprises an insulative housing (1) and a plurality of contacts (2) assembled onto the insulative housing (1), the insulative housing (1) defining a mating surface (11), a mounting surface (12) opposite to the mating surface (11) and a plurality of contact grooves (13) passing though the mating surface (11) and the mounting surface (12). The contact (2) assembled onto the insulative housing (1) from the mounting surface (12) of the insulative housing (1), each contact (2) including a contact portion (21) received in the contact grooves (13) and a mounting portion (22) extending out of the insulative housing (1). Wherein the connector (100) further includes a shell (4) assembled to the insulative housing (1), the shell (4) includes a shielding portion (41) shielding the mounting surface (12), thereby preventing the contact (2) shedding from the insulative housing (1) or loosening in the insulative housing (1) to make the combine of the contact (2) and insulative housing (1) reliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xue-Yuan Xiao, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9768533
    Abstract: A receptacle connection assembly includes a printed circuit board defining two spaced slots in a front edge portion with a mating tongue formed therebetween, a plurality of pads formed on two opposite surfaces of the mating tongue in a diagonally symmetrical manner for a flippable usage and a metallic shield including a tubular capsular portion assembled to the PCB to enclose the mating tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Chih-Pi Cheng
  • Patent number: 9761987
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprising an insulative housing defining a base which includes a first region and a first recess and a plurality of terminal grooves; and a terminal module which received in said first recess, including a plurality of terminals received in said terminal grooves respectively and a substrate insert-molded upon said terminals; wherein said first recess communicates with said first region and said terminal grooves are surrounded commonly by said first region and said first recess; wherein said electrical connector includes a main portion over-molded in said first region and said first recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chien-Jen Ting, Zhi-Feng Wang, Zu-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9761977
    Abstract: A conductive terminal and an electrical connector are disclosed. The conductive terminal comprises a mating portion positioned at a front end, a tail portion for connecting a conductive wire and a fixed portion connected between the mating portion and the tail portion. Wherein the fixed portion comprises a bottom wall, two side walls bent upwardly respectively from two sides of the bottom wall, a lock tang obliquely extending rearwardly and upwardly from the middle of the bottom wall and two stopping protrusions protruding inwardly from the two side walls, the two stopping protrusions abut against the lock tang so as to prevent the lock tang from being improperly deformed due to a force applied. The present invention can assure that the conductive terminal is firmly fixed in insulative body of the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yun-Fang Yang
  • Patent number: 9748684
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plug connector for positioning on a mating connector and for producing an electrically conductive connection. The plug connector comprises a guide means and a contact pin. The guide means is configured and positioned such that to produce the electrically conductive connection, contact bars of a contact socket of the mating connector can be guided by means of the guide means toward the contact pin, said contact bars encompassing the contact pin in a frictional engagement to establish electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Helmut Singer
  • Patent number: 9680245
    Abstract: A method and an electrical interconnect mechanism in which elastomeric pins are printed onto metal retainer tabs having at least one protrusion or tab extending laterally therefrom to engage a catch or recess of the laminated housing so as to locate each of the elastomeric pins and secure them within the housing. In one embodiment a champher may be employed with a catch or recess to engagely secure a second protrusion or tab extending laterally from another side of said elastomeric pin. In another embodiment the elastomeric pin may have a solid metal ring or a slide collar around the center of the pin wherein the ring has one or two tabs for engaging the recess in the housing and if preferred also the recess of a champfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Abacus Finance Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas P Warwick, James V Russell, Demick McMullin, William Quick
  • Patent number: 9560752
    Abstract: An printed circuit board (14) includes a first insulative layer (140), a first conductive path (141), a second conductive path (142) and an insulative substrate (143) stacked together. The first conductive path is disposed between the insulative substrate and the first insulative layer. The first conductive path includes an engaging portion (146), a middle portion (148) having an end connected with the engaging portion, and a soldering portion (147) connected with an opposite end of the middle portion. The second conductive path is aligned with the middle portion of the first conductive path along a vertical direction, the second conductive path electrically connected with the middle portion of the first conductive path to increase a thickness thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9397425
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a plug connector including an insulative housing, a number of signal contacts, and a pair of power contacts, the power contacts being insert-molded with the insulative housing; and a mating receptacle connector including an insulative housing, a number of signal contacts, and a pair of power contacts, the power contacts being insert molded with the insulative housing. Each of the plug power contacts is one-piece and has two opposing side plates, two opposing end plates interconnected with the side plates, and a soldering portion. Each of the receptacle power contacts is one-piece and has two opposing side plates, two opposing end plates interconnected with the side plates, and a soldering portion. The four side and end plates of the plug power make contact with and are received within the four plates of the receptacle power contact when the plug and receptacle connectors are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 9306303
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a circuit board includes an insulated housing, two narrow metal brackets, and a plurality of conductive contacts. The insulated housing has a connection plate, a raised portion, and two coupling portions at two opposite sides of the raised portion. The raised portion defines a plurality of contact grooves. Each coupling portion is formed in front of the raised portion. The two narrow metal brackets are provided for mounting with the coupling portions of the insulated housing. Each narrow metal bracket has a main plate, front and rear interference tabs for being interfered with one coupling portion of the insulated housing, and at least one positioning tab for being fixed onto the circuit board. The conductive contacts are fitted through the contact grooves of the raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Ping-Chuan Chu, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9300090
    Abstract: A receptacle connector, for being inserted by a plug connector and contacted with a casing of the plug connector, includes a housing, a plurality of elastic pieces and a plurality of auxiliary fastening members. The housing includes a plurality of first surfaces and a plurality of second surfaces. The second surfaces are connected to two ends of the first surfaces so as to form an inserting window. The elastic pieces are disposed on the first surfaces. The auxiliary fastening members are disposed on the first surfaces. Each auxiliary fastening member includes a contacting portion formed extendedly at an inner side of the inserting window. When the contacting portions connected with the casing, the contact area between the casing and the auxiliary fastening members can be increased by the contacting portions so as to reduce the contact impedance or resistance between the plug connector and the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Fu-Yi Xu, Wei Wan, Shu-Lin Duan, Ching-Tien Chen
  • Patent number: 9281578
    Abstract: The cables are configured to supply electric power from an inverter to a motor. The cables include a connector and plural terminals fixed to the connector. A housing of the connector includes a first rib, provided between the adjacent terminals, connecting mutually facing surfaces of the housing. The terminal block is attached to an enclosure of the inverter or motor. The terminal block includes plural retaining walls, each of which encloses and retains a nut. The terminal block includes a second rib connecting adjacent retaining walls. One of the first and second ribs includes a recess. The connector is connected to the terminal block when each of the terminals is fastened to the terminal block with a bolt and the nut. The other of the first and second ribs is disposed in the recess and the ribs intersect when the connector is connected to the terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruki Kusamaki, Tetsuya Lida, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Takuya Tate
  • Patent number: 9022812
    Abstract: An electrical connector system having electrical contacts with reduced normal force is provided. The electrical contacts can define cantilevered beams of extended length, such that normal forces exerted by the electrical contacts on the electrical contacts of a complementary electrical connector are reduced. The beams of the electrical contacts can be coupled by a tie bar that can act to enhance the structural rigidity of the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Minich, Mark R. Gray
  • Patent number: 9017106
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a connector assembly. In various examples, first conductive members are secured with respect to one another and form a first row and second conductive members are secured with respect to one another, a first subset of the second conductive members forming a second row and a second subset of the second conductive members forming a third row, the second and third rows being parallel and stacked with respect to one another and the second and third rows being orthogonal to the first row. Individual ones of the first and second conductive members are arranged to be coupled at a first end to a corresponding one of contacts. Ones of the first conductive members are arranged to be coupled to a corresponding individual one of the second conductive members proximate a second end of each of the first and second conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua D Heppner, Gaurav Chawla
  • Publication number: 20150104981
    Abstract: A connector includes: a housing in which a communication groove that communicates between adjacent terminal accommodating chambers is formed in a partition wall; and a connection terminal having a terminal body section connected to a wire connection part. The terminal body section includes: a first side wall on which a male connection part is formed; a second side wall provided with a slit; and an elastic part and contact parts which are provided inside the terminal body section and which contact the male connection part inserted in the slit. The communication groove is provided at a position offset from the center in the vertical direction of the terminal accommodating chamber. The male connection part and the slit are provided at a position offset from the center in the vertical direction of the terminal body section so as to correspond to the communication groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Nobuyuki SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150099387
    Abstract: A circuit board connecting device comprising a first connector which having a first fixing metallic member attached to a first housing, a second connector having a second fixing metallic member attached to a second housing, and holding means operative to prevent the second housing from being undesirably separated from the first housing under a condition in which the first and second housings are coupled with each other, wherein end portions of a resilient movable holding member provided on the first connector to be movable in a predetermined direction are supported respectively by the first fixing metallic member to engage respectively with portions of the second fixing metallic member for holding the second housing when the second housing is coupled with the first housing, so that the end portions of the resilient movable holding member and the portions of the second fixing metallic member constitute the holding means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi TAKEMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150099401
    Abstract: A plug (1) for electrical equipment, the plug comprising a pin (2) and the pin comprising an electrical terminal contact, the plug further comprising a housing (3), the plug arranged to be received in a socket (10), wherein the pin and the housing configured to enable the pin to be pivoted out of the socket by way of a force applied to a cable entry region of the plug by a cable attached to the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Geoffrey Paul Underwood
  • Publication number: 20150093941
    Abstract: A terminal including a first fixable portion, a second fixable portion, a joining portion, and a first contacting portion. The first fixable portion has a dimension in a second direction, the dimension allowing the first fixable portion to be fixed to a first portion of an accommodation hole of a body. The second fixable portion is spaced from the first fixable portion in a first direction and has a dimension in the second direction allowing the second fixable portion to be fixed to a second portion of the accommodation hole. The joining portion joins the first and second fixable portions and has a dimension in the second direction that is smaller than the respective dimensions in the second direction of the first and second fixable portions. The first contacting portion extends from the first fixable portion toward the second fixable portion and is resiliently deformable in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumitake TAMAKI, Akihiro TANAKA, Toshiharu MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20150064981
    Abstract: A connection terminal has a movable contact portion that protrudes so as to be able to be pressed from an outside of a contact hole of a housing, and a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are continuously disposed and form a substantial S-shape. The movable contact portion is provided in a free end portion of the first curved portion. A position controlling projection extends from the movable contact portion. The position controlling projection abuts on an inner circumferential surface of the first curved portion or a region where the first curved portion and the second curved portion are continuously coupled to each other when the movable contact portion is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Koyama, Hirotada Teranishi, Takahiro Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150056868
    Abstract: An electrical connector can be configured to mate with at least one complementary electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a dielectric connector housing including a housing body that defines a mounting interface configured to be mounted onto a substrate and a mating interface configured to receive at least one complementary electrical connector along a mating direction. A plurality of electrical contacts are supported by the connector housing and spaced apart from each other along a lateral direction that is substantially perpendicular to the mating direction. The electrical contacts include 1) a mating portion that is configured to mate with a complementary electrical contact of the complementary electrical connector, and 2) a mounting portion configured to electrically connect to the substrate. The electrical connector can further include at least one electrically insulative fin supported by the housing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thierry Goossens
  • Patent number: 8961241
    Abstract: Electrical connectors are disclosed. A component for an electrical connector includes a body portion, a pair of first metal contacts, and a second metal contact. The pair of first metal contacts are coupled to the body portion. The first metal contacts each have first ends extending in a first direction and second ends extending from the body portion in a direction opposite the first direction. The second metal contact is coupled to the body portion. The second metal contact has a first end extending in the first direction and a pair of second ends extending from the body portion in the direction opposite the first direction. Each second end of the second metal contact is aligned with a respective second end of the first metal contacts in a direction perpendicular to the first direction. The component may be configured as a plug component or as a receptacle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Finona, Marc R. Gaddis
  • Publication number: 20150050843
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having a mating side configured to interface with an electrical component. The electrical connector also includes signal pathways extending through the connector body. The signal pathways are arranged to form pairs of signal pathways. The electrical connector also includes an impedance-control assembly having a plurality of dielectric bodies supported by the connector body. The dielectric bodies surround respective pairs of signal pathways. The dielectric bodies include a dielectric medium and gas bubbles distributed in the dielectric medium. The dielectric medium has a predetermined dielectric constant. The at least one of the gas bubbles or gas-filled particles are sized and distributed in the dielectric medium to achieve a target dielectric constant of the dielectric bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Myoungsoo Jeon, Mary Elizabeth Sullivan Malervy, Josh Harris Golden
  • Publication number: 20150050844
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, an insulating arm, a movable terminal, and a fixed terminal. The insulating body has an insertion hole concavely formed from its front end surface, and a first receiving slot formed at a side of and in communication with the insertion hole. The insulating arm extends from the insulating body and has an extending portion partially entering the insertion hole. The movable terminal has a first fixing portion fixed in the insulating body, an elastic arm extending backward from the first fixing portion and located between the insertion hole and the insulating arm, and a first contact portion extending backward from the elastic arm. The first contact portion crosses the insulating arm, and is located at a side of the insulating arm away from the insertion hole. The fixed terminal has a second contact portion capable of connecting/disconnecting from the first contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 8926375
    Abstract: A power connector is provided in the present invention, including an insulative body and four conductive terminals. The shape of insulation housing is an upright rectangle. Each conductive terminal includes an upright base plate, a plate-shaped contact portion and multiple tails. The plate-shaped contact portions of the first and the second conductive terminals together form one upright contact plane, and the plate-shaped contact portions of the third and the fourth conductive terminals together form the other upright contact plane. The two contact planes are respectively against two sides of a center plate of the insulative body, thereby improving an electrical connection performance. The insulative body of the power connector of the present invention defines a terminal-mounting space, and the four conductive terminals are combined to the insulative body by assembling for efficiently improving a heat-dissipating performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Oupiin Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8905794
    Abstract: Connectors and methods to couple packages and dies are shown. Selected examples include plugs and receptacles having two or more terraces with contacts provided along the terraces. Examples of connectors and methods include configurations where the connector is usable with a package including a die coupled along a substrate. In selected examples a heat sink is coupled over the die, and a package includes a side access port between the heat sink and the substrate configured to receive the connector, such as one or more of a plug or receptacle through the side access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gaurav Chawla, Joshua D Heppner, Zhichao Zhang, David J. Llapitan, Vijaykumar Krithivasan
  • Patent number: 8870605
    Abstract: A socket connector includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive contacts received in the insulative housing and a protection cover. The insulative housing defines a number of contact-receiving slots. Each contact-receiving slot opens to both a top surface and a front surface of the insulative housing. Each conductive contact includes a contacting portion received in a corresponding contact-receiving slot, and a termination portion extending beyond the insulative housing. The contacting portion includes a pair of contacting sections each forming a recess on a front edge adjacent to said front surface of the insulative housing. The protection cover is disposed to the bottom of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Hung, Hung-Chi Tai
  • Publication number: 20140308855
    Abstract: A conductor connection terminal (1) comprising an insulating housing (2) and comprising at least one spring-force clamping connection (5) in the insulating housing (2) for making the terminal connection of an electrical conductor is described. The spring-force clamping connection (5) has a base plate (6) and at least one spring tongue (7), which is at an angle to the base plate (6), is connected in a root region (8) to the base plate (6) and extends with its tongue end (9), which is movable in spring-elastic fashion, in a conductor plug-in direction (L). The free tongue end (9) is spaced apart from the base plate (6) by a gap (15). The insulating housing (2) has at least one actuating pushbutton (4), which interacts with the tongue end (9) opposite the base plate (6) and has an actuating section (14), which extends in the direction towards the base plate (6), for deflecting the spring tongue (7) transversely to the direction of extent of the spring tongue (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Stephan Gassauer, Fabian Wenig
  • Publication number: 20140287629
    Abstract: A plug-type element for making contact with a printed circuit board comprises an insulating body. At least one electrical contact which has at least two spring elements is arranged in the insulating body, wherein each spring element has at least one printed circuit board contact (121, 122). In particular, the plug-type element can be a plug-type connector, a relay socket or a safety plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: ERNI ELECTRONICS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Mario Tolj, Thomas Engel
  • Publication number: 20140273553
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a plurality of contact elements to provide electrical continuity between an integrated circuit and an electronic subassembly, wherein a contact element includes a spring element and a separate lead element, wherein the spring element is arranged to be substantially vertically slidable over at least a portion of the lead element in response to a force applied to the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua D. Heppner, Sriram Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20140273662
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a connector assembly. In various examples, first conductive members are secured with respect to one another and form a first row and second conductive members are secured with respect to one another, a first subset of the second conductive members forming a second row and a second subset of the second conductive members forming a third row, the second and third rows being parallel and stacked with respect to one another and the second and third rows being orthogonal to the first row. Individual ones of the first and second conductive members are arranged to be coupled at a first end to a corresponding one of contacts. Ones of the first conductive members are arranged to be coupled to a corresponding individual one of the second conductive members proximate a second end of each of the first and second conductive members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua D. Heppner, Gaurav Chawla
  • Patent number: 8827741
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing including a main housing member and at least one protective wafer. The main housing member has a contact locating area. Opposite sides of the contact locating area include slots for receiving opposite end portions of insertable wafers. The at least one protective wafer is configured to be located in the contact locating area and includes opposite end portions adapted to be matingly slid into a pair of the slots. The protective wafer has a top side configured to project above top ends of contacts located in the contact locating area. The protective wafer and the main housing member are sized and shaped to combine to help prevent a user's finger from contacting the top ends of the contacts located in the contact locating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Lewis R. Johnson, Steven E. Minich, Derek L. Brickner, Scott Kleinle
  • Patent number: 8821195
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector including first and second contacts having substantially the same overall length. The first and second contacts each include a contact portion, a first straight portion extending in a first direction, a first bent portion bent in a direction including a second direction, an intermediate portion, a second bent portion bent in a direction including a third direction, a second straight portion extending in the direction including the third direction, and a tail. In the second contact, the contact portion is spaced apart in the third direction from the contact portion of the first contact, the first straight portion has a larger length than the first straight portion of the first contact, the second straight portion has a smaller length than the second straight portion of the first contact, and the tail is spaced apart in the first direction from the tail of the first contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ao, Hayato Kondo
  • Patent number: 8821184
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a number of power contacts received in the insulative housing, a terminal contact assembled at a rear side of the insulative housing, a contact bus bar and a fastening member attached to the insulative housing. The contact bus bar and the fastening member connect the number of power contacts with the terminal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 8777674
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for an electrical receptacle. The contact includes a main body, a first segment that is an extension of the main body and substantially parallel to the main body, a second segment substantially perpendicular to the main body and the first segment, a third segment substantially perpendicular to the second segment and substantially parallel to the main body and the first segment, a first wipe that extends from the first segment, a second wipe that extends from the second segment, and a third wipe that extends from the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Vikramsinh P. Bhosale
  • Publication number: 20140194010
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for an electrical receptacle. The contact includes a main body, a first segment that is an extension of the main body and substantially parallel to the main body, a second segment substantially perpendicular to the main body and the first segment, a third segment substantially perpendicular to the second segment and substantially parallel to the main body and the first segment, a first wipe that extends from the first segment, a second wipe that extends from the second segment, and a third wipe that extends from the third segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Vikramsinh P. Bhosale
  • Publication number: 20140170908
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a conductive contact assembly disposed in the housing. A first contact member of the contact assembly receives a blade contact of an electrical device. A second contact member receives an electrical wire through a push-in connection. The electrical connector is receivable by an aperture in a rear surface of the electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas L. Scanzillo, Edward R. Bazayev, Robert Simon
  • Publication number: 20140141656
    Abstract: A power connector is provided in the present invention, including an insulative body and four conductive terminals. The shape of insulation housing is an upright rectangle. Each conductive terminal includes an upright base plate, a plate-shaped contact portion and multiple tails. The plate-shaped contact portions of the first and the second conductive terminals together form one upright contact plane, and the plate-shaped contact portions of the third and the fourth conductive terminals together form the other upright contact plane. The two contact planes are respectively against two sides of a center plate of the insulative body, thereby improving an electrical connection performance. The insulative body of the power connector of the present invention defines a terminal-mounting space, and the four conductive terminals are combined to the insulative body by assembling for efficiently improving a heat-dissipating performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8727813
    Abstract: A combination of a thin type battery and a circuit board is provided, including a thin type battery, a circuit board, and a joint connector. The thin type battery includes a shell body, a soft packaging cell, and an electric connector. The joint connector is disposed at the circuit board and connected electrically to a circuit of the circuit board. The soft packaging cell of the thin type battery is disposed in the shell body and includes a battery body and a top sealing area. The electric connector is connected electrically to the soft packaging cell. The electric connector can be plugged into the joint connector in a first direction or a second direction, so that the thin type battery can be plugged into the mobile electronic device through the electric connector in the first direction or second direction, to supply power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: UER Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Da Yang, Ray-Tang Sun