Having Multipart Insulating Body Patents (Class 439/695)
  • Patent number: 10594085
    Abstract: Electrical contact includes a base portion and a mating portion having a leading end of the electrical contact. The mating portion includes a contact finger coupled to the base portion and extends between the base portion and the leading end. The contact finger has an engagement surface that is shaped to define a primary contact zone. The electrical contact also includes a resonance-control protrusion shaped to define a stub-contact zone. The stub-contact zone is positioned at the base portion or between the base portion and the primary contact zone. The primary contact zone and the stub-contact zone are configured to engage another contact. The stub-contact zone is configured to impede electrical resonance along a stub portion of the other contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Chad William Morgan, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Douglas Edward Shirk
  • Patent number: 10587063
    Abstract: A support assembly comprises a support device and a plurality of press-fit contact pins. The support device has a preformed body with a first row of slits or holes and a second row of slits or holes. The press-fit contact pins each have a contact portion at a first end and a press-fit portion at a second end opposite the first end. Each of the contact pins is disposed in one of the slits or holes of the first row or the second row with the press-fit portion protruding from a first side of the support device and the contact portion protruding from a second side of the support device opposite the first side. The press-fit portions of the contact pins disposed in the first row of slits or holes are aligned with the press-fit portions of the contact pins disposed in the second row of slits or holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics France SAS
    Inventors: Frederic Nicolas Viloteau, Mounir Alaya, Ngoc Thanh Nguyen, Alain Dupuis
  • Patent number: 10348020
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a receptacle housing and a receptacle. The receptacle housing has a housing body and a non-return element, wherein the housing body has a front side and a rear side in its axial direction. The housing body is formed with a mounting hole extending along an axial direction of the housing body to be arranged for accommodating a corresponding connecting terminal. The non-return element continuously extends from the housing body towards the rear side of the housing body to be axially block-fittable with the connecting terminal. By provision of the non-return element, the receptacle housing of the present disclosure may block the connecting terminal from retreating from the mounting hole on the housing body, so that a stable electrical connection between the connecting terminal and a mating terminal on a charging gun can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Fangyue Zhu, Haomi Yin
  • Patent number: 9843116
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a conductive terminal including: a connector-side connecting part; a substrate-side connecting part; and an L-shaped bent part therebetween; a housing including: a terminal-holding hole holding the conductive terminal between the connector-side connecting part and the bent part; and an opening capable of exposing the substrate-side connecting part. The opening is used for connecting a circuit substrate. An alignment member is attached toward the substrate-side connecting part of the conductive terminal so as to close the opening. The alignment member is engaged with the housing in a state where the substrate-side connecting part projects from a through hole for inserting the conductive terminal therein. The engaging unit preventing the substrate-side connecting part of the conductive terminal from moving to the bent part, is provided between the conductive terminal and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Yoshimitsu Hashimoto, Sakai Yagi, Takashi Morita, Shogo Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 9647377
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes multiple terminals and an insulation body integrally formed with the terminals. Each terminal has a contacting portion and a head portion extending forward from the contacting portion. The insulation body includes a tongue extending along a front-back direction. Each contacting portion is partially insert-molded to the tongue and partially exposed to a surface of the tongue. Each head portion is embedded into a front end of the tongue. The insulation body has a first gate and a second gate. The first gate is located on a front end surface of the tongue, and the second gate is located in a middle portion or a rear portion of the insulation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhi Guo Peng
  • Patent number: 9077094
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical contacts can each define a mating portion that is configured to mate with a complementary mating portion of a complementary electrical connector. When the electrical connector is mated with a complementary electrical connector, a plurality of contact surfaces of the mating portions can contact a complementary mating portion, so as to establish an electrical connection between the electrical connector and the complementary electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Steven E. Minich
  • Patent number: 9048564
    Abstract: An electrically insulating sheath for retaining electrical contacts in an electrical connector, the insulating sheath including an electrically non-conductive housing with a chamber defined therein. The chamber includes a pair of contact-receiving channels extending in an axial direction, each of the contact-receiving channels including a collar pocket for retaining the electrical contacts when inserted in the sheath. A dividing wall separates the contact-receiving channels from one another to reduce interference and crosstalk among the wires of the electrical contacts. The sheath includes a cover connected to the housing, the cover extending over at least a portion of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Phong Dang
  • Publication number: 20150147919
    Abstract: A charging cable connector including an electrically-connector connector unit, a receptacle housing enclosing at least some sections of the connector unit, a charging cable connector section and a strain relieving device. The receptacle housing is a multi-part design and further includes a housing base section of closed outer surface design and a connector aperture. The housing base section is configured to accommodate the connector unit. The connector unit is accessible via the connecting aperture, where the connecting aperture is formed as part of the housing base section. The charging cable connector section is provided apart from the connecting aperture and further includes a charging cable connecting aperture. The charging cable connector section is configured to accommodate a charring cable. The charging cable includes a strain-relieving device, where the charging cable is configured to be guide via the charging cable connecting aperture into the receptacle housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Marco Seelig, Martin Kneidl
  • Publication number: 20150147918
    Abstract: A vehicle-side connector (C) to which a charging connector is to be connected includes a housing (20) capable of accommodating vehicle-side terminal fittings (11) fixed to ends of wires (10) drawn out from a battery in a vehicle. A connector fitting portion (25) is provided in a front part of the housing (20), and the charging connector can fit therein so that terminal connecting portions (13) of the vehicle-side terminal fittings (11) are electrically connectable to the charging connector. A terminal accommodating portion (30) is provided in a rear part of the housing (20) and is capable of accommodating parts of the vehicle-side terminal fittings (11) behind the terminal connecting portions (13), The terminal accommodating portion (30) is formed with a first draw-out opening (32) through which the wires (10) can be drawn backward and a second draw-out opening (33) through which the wires (10) can be drawn out laterally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Matsuda, Ryota Sakai
  • Publication number: 20150099402
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrical plug (1; 100; 154; 160; 200; 300) comprising: a plug main body (3; 103; 204; 302); and a plurality of electrical pins (21, 23; 156, 158; 164, 166; 210, 212; 310; 312), the pins being carried by an arm (17; 208; 308) that is coupled to said plug main body (3; 103; 204; 302) and is rotatable relative thereto between a stowed position where the arm (17; 208; 308) is generally linearly aligned with the plug main body (3; 103; 204; 302), and a deployed position where the arm (17; 208; 308) has rotated relative to the plug main body (3; 103; 204; 302) so as to be generally perpendicular thereto. A multi-plug adaptor for use with the plug is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Min-Kyu Choi, Paul Thomas, Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith, Matthew Judkins
  • Publication number: 20150087190
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided and includes a contact cavity, a contact receiving passageway, and a contact lock. The contact cavity includes a cavity body with a base plate provided at a longitudinal end of the cavity body and a lock receiving space provided on an opposite surface of the base plate. The contact receiving passageway extends through the cavity body and into an aperture of the base plate. The contact lock is fittable with the lock receiving space and includes a contact securing element and a lug provided on a side of the contact lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf Schwan
  • Patent number: 8961243
    Abstract: An attachment plug includes: a plurality of plug pins; a plurality of screw terminal blocks electrically connected to the corresponding plug pins, respectively; a body block accommodated within a shell for holding the screw terminal blocks; and an electric wire positioning member for holding the electric cords included in a multi-core cable introduced into the shell from outside in the state where the electric cords are positioned to correspond to the respective screw terminal blocks. The electric wire positioning member includes a plurality of hooking pieces for holding the electric cords exposed outside by stripping a sheath of the multi-core cable in the state where the electric cord are positioned to correspond to the respective screw terminal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Asakuma, Takashi Kawamoto, Toshiyuki Takii
  • Publication number: 20150050845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector comprising a contact support with at least one or a plurality of contact chambers for accommodating a contact, at least one electrical contact, a lateral opening on each side of the contact support, each opening being connected to one of the contact chambers, and at least one locking element, which can be inserted into the opening in a clamping manner such that a locking section of the locking element stops or locks the contact in the contact chamber on a corresponding locking section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jens Honnige, Michael Grimm
  • Patent number: 8944857
    Abstract: Power plugs that may include portions that can be used in different regions, may provide reliable functionality, may be reliably manufactured, and have a pleasant appearance. One example may provide a power plug that has a clip assembly that may be used in different regions. Another example may provide a power plug that functions in a reliable manner by having a durable overmold. Another example may provide a power plug that may be reliably manufactured by providing a contact that eliminates the need for soldering or welding, and also provides alignment features to protect the contact during assembly. Another example may provide a power plug that has an attractive appearance by forming an overmold over an inner mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ricardo A. Mariano, Min Chul Kim, Nathan N. Ng
  • Publication number: 20140378005
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing provided with multiple terminal housing chambers. The multiple terminal housing chambers are separated by top walls, bottom walls, and side walls. Lances are supported by the bottom walls of the terminal housing chambers, which are located on the same surface side. Each of the bottom walls includes a cutout portion which avoids interference with the lance when the lance bends in a direction to retreat from the terminal housing chamber. Each lance bends in the direction to retreat from the terminal housing chamber when a terminal is inserted into the terminal housing chamber. When the terminal is fully inserted into a regular insertion position, each lance recovers from flexural deformation and is locked to the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Junya SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20140273627
    Abstract: An improved electrical connector is provided by compensating for skew in signal conductors of a differential pair while ensuring a uniform impedance along the differential pair. Skew is equalized by regions of lower dielectric constant preferentially positioned adjacent the longer conductor of each pair. Impedance along the length of the signal conductor is equalized by a compensation portion in the first conductor that offsets for a change in impedance associated with the change in dielectric constant adjacent the longer conductor. The compensation portion may be a widening in the first conductive element relative to a nominal width of the conductive element. The skew compensation portion may be along a longer edge of the longer conductor and the impedance compensation portion may be along the shorter edge of the longer conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., Mark W. Gailus, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 8784139
    Abstract: A plug that includes at least one contact connected to a cable, and a body extending according to a longitudinal axis having the contact housed therein. The contact is supported by a mounting that is translatably mobile inside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Radiall
    Inventor: Renaud Durand
  • Publication number: 20140113499
    Abstract: Power plugs that may include portions that can be used in different regions, may provide reliable functionality, may be reliably manufactured, and have a pleasant appearance. One example may provide a power plug that has a clip assembly that may be used in different regions. Another example may provide a power plug that functions in a reliable manner by having a durable overmold. Another example may provide a power plug that may be reliably manufactured by providing a contact that eliminates the need for soldering or welding, and also provides alignment features to protect the contact during assembly. Another example may provide a power plug that has an attractive appearance by forming an overmold over an inner mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo A. Mariano
  • Patent number: 8662927
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a contact module inserted into the insulative housing, a metal shell locked to the insulative housing, a number of cables and an outer shell over-molding the metal shell and the cables. The contact module includes an insulative block and a number of contacts embedded in the insulative block. The contacts include a plurality of cantilevered contacting portions extending beyond the insulative block and a plurality of soldering pads exposed on the insulative block. The cantilevered contacting portions of all the contacts overlap each other from a side view, while the soldering pads of all the contacts are alternately arranged in two parallel planes, respectively, from the side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8657031
    Abstract: The universal control module is designed for controlling the operation of a plurality of motors and/or configured for a plurality of different motor applications. In an example, the control module is configurable within a housing of a power tool. The control module includes a top cover, a bottom cover and a printed circuit board (PCB) with control components thereon. The control module includes a spacer configured between the top and bottom covers and attached to the PCB for providing tolerances for the control components during a soldering process to fixedly attach the control components to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: George Kononenko, Zollie W. Privett
  • Patent number: 8608515
    Abstract: A terminal block in which a plurality of conductive plates (10) connected to device-side busbars provided in a motor are made integral by a connector housing (50) made of synthetic resin includes a plurality of cores (65) in which the conductive plates (10) are made integral to a primary molded portion (61); a metal plate (30) to be attached and fixed to a motor case; and a secondary molded portion (70) integrally forming the plurality of cores (65) held in contact side by side and the metal plate (30). A contact portion (66) is provided between a pair of adjacent cores (65, 65) and the pair of adjacent cores (65, 65) are held in contact via the contact portion (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Tate, Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8591268
    Abstract: An electrical connector for detachable connection of a multi-core cable to a mating connector with a grip body which surrounds the cable and the cable cores, a contact carrier which holds a plurality of contact elements and a pivotally arranged sleeve-shaped threaded part. The individual contact elements are connected electrically conductively to the individual cores and the sleeve-shaped threaded part can be screwed to a corresponding sleeve-shaped threaded part of the mating connector. The connector contact elements mounted in corresponding open grooves of the contact carrier which run parallel to its longitudinal axis, and a side of the contact carrier facing the mating connector, bordering the grooves, has through holes corresponding to the number of grooves, through which holes the ends of the contact elements that face away from the cores project in the longitudinal direction of the contact elements, being inserted obliquely and pivoted in to a parallel orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Valeri Reimchen
  • Publication number: 20130309886
    Abstract: This connector assembly (4) comprises a connecting plate (12) provided with at least one electrical (16) and/or fluid (14) connection element, which defines a direction of connecting (Z) to a complementary connection element (18, 20), a support (22) and a floating device (26). The plate (12) is able to be displaced in relation to the support (22) in an offset position in a plane (X-Y). The floating device (26) recentres the plate (12) in an idle position in disconnected configuration and comprises a recentring element (28) integral with an element (12, 22) and means of recalling (30) a cam surface (38) of the recentring element (28) in contact with a cam follower surface (40) arranged on an element (12, 22). The surface (38) and/or the surface (40) is inclined (a) in relation to the direction (Z), and the recentring element (28) is mobile according to the direction (Z) in relation to the plate (12) and in relation to the support (22) between the idle and offset positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe Tiberghien, Christophe Durieux, Igor Bahno
  • Publication number: 20130078872
    Abstract: A connector includes: a terminal (2) having a terminal locking hole (3); a housing (10) including a terminal cavity (11) into which the terminal (2) is inserted, and a housing lance (12) configured to be locked with the terminal locking hole (3) of the terminal (2) inserted into the terminal cavity (11); and a holder (20) configured to be fitted to the housing (10) and having a holder elastic arm (23) for biasing the terminal (2) in a direction of hooking the terminal (2) to the housing lance (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Harunori Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8342861
    Abstract: A compact power adapter is disclosed. In one embodiment, a compact power adapter is facilitated by improved approaches to construct and assemble the power adapter. According to one aspect, connectors can serve to electrically couple blades (or prongs) of a power adapter plug to a printed circuit board assembly internal to a housing for the power adapter. The connectors serve to couple AC power to the printed circuit board assembly where the AC power can be converted to DC power. The connectors also facilitate assembly of the power adapter in that reliable interconnections can be provided without wires, soldering or other custom assembly operations. In one embodiment, a base for a power adapter plug of a power adapter can include a metal base connected to a blade (or prong) of the power adapter plug. The metal base can provide mechanical support to the blade as well as electrical connectivity to an internal terminal for the power adapter plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Stiehl, Cameron Frazier, Jonathan Aase, Mathias Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120315801
    Abstract: A connector assembly having a body is provided. The body forms an inlet, an internal cavity, and an outlet. A plate is oriented in the cavity and adjacent to the outlet. A harness partially extends through the inlet, into the cavity, and is connected to the plate. A molded material is disposed over the harness within the internal cavity on an inlet side of the plate. The molded material includes an integrally formed grommet that is oriented at the inlet of the body for providing strain relief to the harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith R. Kwasny, Randall Riddle, Marc Poulin, Michael Hardy
  • Publication number: 20120302105
    Abstract: A device and an assembly related to connecting cables, wires, and electrical devices are described herein. The device can include a retainer, subretainer, and at least one contact pin in some embodiments. The retainer and subretainer can be removably coupled. The at least one contact pin can be positioned within channels of the retainer and the subretainer. In other aspects, a device can include a retainer, a subretainer, a retainer clip, a circuit web, and at least contact pin. The at least one contact pin can be position within channels of the retainer, the subretainer, and the retainer clip. Also described herein are methods of manufacturing a connector device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth Ballard
  • Publication number: 20120282819
    Abstract: A plug that includes at least one contact connected to a cable, and a body extending according to a longitudinal axis having the contact housed therein. The contact is supported by a mounting that is translatably mobile inside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: RADIALL
    Inventor: Renaud Durand
  • Publication number: 20120171884
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a pin connector and a socket connector that each attach to a cable having multiple twisted pairs of wires. The connectors include features for shielding each pair of pin or socket contacts from the other pairs of pin or socket contacts to reduce interference and crosstalk. A contact-retaining shell of one of the connectors includes an integrally formed insertion plug having cantilever elements that electrically contact a conductive surface of the mating connector to provide a low-impedance pathway between the shell and the mating connector for purposes of grounding and/or shielding. The electrical connector system is designed to be readily disassembled and reassembled for repair or re-work without the use of special tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Carlyle, Inc. d/b/a Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
    Inventor: Phong Dang
  • Patent number: 8206184
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided with a support structure having an elongate shape and an inlet for receiving a charging cable. A fitting is disposed in mechanical interlocking engagement with a distal end of the support structure for interconnecting the support structure with a vehicle charging receptacle. The support structure and the fitting are configured for disconnecting from each other when the connector assembly is subjected to a lateral load above a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Kwasny, Marc Poulin
  • Publication number: 20120142227
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts retained in the insulative housing and a spacer fixed to the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a mating surface, an end surface opposite to the mating surface and a plurality of passageways extending through the mating and the end surfaces. A depression and a cavity are recessed into the insulative housing from the mating surface and the end surface, respectively. Each contact includes a main portion received in corresponding passageway and a tail portion located in the cavity in condition that at least one side wall of the tail portion is exposed to the air for excellent heat dissipation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Zhi-Qiang Rong
  • Patent number: 8052487
    Abstract: An electrical connector defines an insulative housing defining a mating portion having a plurality of passageways therein, a plurality of terminals separated into two distinct groups and received in the housing, and a spacer assembled to back side of the housing for fixing the leg portions of the terminals. The terminal defines a contacting portion received in the passageways, a body portion extending rearward from an end of the contacting portion and a leg portion extending downward from an end of the body portion, the body portion and the leg portion are exposed outside of the housing. The spacer has an inner face defining a pressing platform having a bottom face at least pressing the body portion of the one group of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 8052481
    Abstract: An electrical connector receptacle includes a shield cover, a terminal unit and a fastener structure. The shield cover defines a cavity and an opening into the cavity and has a base panel with a base panel hole formed therethrough. The terminal unit has a first terminal unit mounting block having a first terminal unit mounting block hole, a second terminal unit mounting block having a second terminal unit mounting block hole, a first terminal assembly and a second terminal assembly. The first and second terminal unit mounting blocks are connected together in a stacked manner and are disposed in the cavity. With the first terminal unit mounting block hole, the second terminal unit mounting block hole and the base panel hole being in registration with one another, the fastener structure extends therethrough from the base panel and projects outwardly from the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: J.S.T. Corporation
    Inventors: Vikas Azad, Yeong Taur Eow, Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8029322
    Abstract: An electrical connector that includes a plug insert having a dielectric body and having a pair of contact channels. The contact channels have central axes that extend parallel to each other in a common direction. The contact channels are defined by respective channel walls and are separated by an inter-channel portion of the dielectric body. The channel walls have wall perimeters that extend around the corresponding central axes. The electrical connector also has a contact sub-assembly that includes mating contacts that are received in the contact channels and retention clips that are positioned within the contact channels between the mating contacts and the channel walls. Each of the retention clips has a concave body with an open side. The concave body extends partially about the wall perimeter with the open side positioned along a portion of the wall perimeter. The retention clips are oriented to face one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Se-Jun Oh, Graham Henry Smith, Jr., Richard Vincent Lucente
  • Publication number: 20110097943
    Abstract: An electric power plug comprises blades, a bridge and a plug body. The bridge includes sleeves for covering the roots of the blades and a core for holding the lower ends of the blades. The blades and the core are integrally molded. The plug body is molded so that the plug body embeds the bridge except the upper portions of the sleeves. The core may embed the lower portions of the blades, cords, a caulking portion for connecting the lower ends of blades and wire conductors of the cords. A cavity may be formed at the central portion of the core. The plug body may be molded so that the plug body embeds the bridge and the cords except the upper portions of the sleeves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Namiki, Akihiro Yui
  • Patent number: 7892044
    Abstract: A terminal module includes at least two terminals (2, 3) for transmitting electrical power, each terminal having a retention portion (21) defining two positioning cavities therein, a mating portion (25) extending forward from the retention portion and a tail portion (23) extending rearward from the retention portion; and an insulative main portion (1) including a base portion (11) and two retaining portions (12) laterally extending outward from the base portion, each retaining portion having two locking arm portions (121) spaced apart from one another and locked into the two positioning cavities of the retention portion of the corresponding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Yin Wang, Chin-Te Lai, Su-Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 7878866
    Abstract: A connector assembly couples an electrical power supply to a vehicle charging circuit. The assembly includes an elongate handle and a plug coupled to each other. The handle forms an internal cavity for supporting an electrical harness. The plug includes a first end that is attached to the outlet of the handle, and a second end opposite the first end for engaging a vehicle charging receptacle. The plug includes a series of tabs that longitudinally extend from the first end to engage a series of slots formed in the outlet of the handle for attaching the plug to the handle. The series of tabs and the series of slots collectively form a structural weak point for failure by localizing deformation between the tabs and the slots when the assembly is subjected to a predetermined side load applied to an intermediate portion of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Kwasny, Marc Poulin
  • Patent number: 7824233
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector with a tube-shaped housing section in which a multi-part insulating body with electrical contact elements is disposed, with the insulating body having at least one contact carrier with radially inserted contact elements and a contact carrier sleeve element for holding the contact elements that can be pushed onto the contact carrier. The pre-assembled insulating body can be inserted in the axial direction into the housing section from the side of the housing section that is opposite the plug-in side of the plug connector, with the contact carrier being non-permanently lockable with the contact carrier sleeve element and with the contact carrier sleeve element being non-permanently fixable on the housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Coninvers GmbH
    Inventor: Maik Thelen
  • Patent number: 7819704
    Abstract: A connector plug comprises a shell defining at least two threaded holes. At least two conducting poles are set in an interior of the shell and corresponding to the at least two threaded holes. Each conducting pole comprises a pin extended from the interior of one of the at least two threaded holes. One cable is electronically connected to the pin, and one fixing portion is disposed on the cable and adjacent to the pin, and is received into the threaded hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Guang Su
  • Patent number: 7803022
    Abstract: A thermocouple connector has a first member and a second member which couples to the first member. The first member carries two first terminals for electrically joining to the respective ends of a pair of thermocouple wires. The second member carries two corresponding second terminals for electrically joining to the respective ends of a pair of thermocouple extension wires. Each first terminal contacts a respective second terminal when the first and second members are coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. MacKinnon, Paul A. Carney, Colin Bird
  • Publication number: 20100178812
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector with a tube-shaped housing section in which a multi-part insulating body with electrical contact elements is disposed, with the insulating body having at least one contact carrier with radially inserted contact elements and a contact carrier sleeve element for holding the contact elements that can be pushed onto the contact carrier. The pre-assembled insulating body can be inserted in the axial direction into the housing section from the side of the housing section that is opposite the plug-in side of the plug connector, with the contact carrier being non-permanently lockable with the contact carrier sleeve element and with the contact carrier sleeve element being non-permanently fixable on the housing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: CONINVERS GMBH
    Inventor: Maik Thelen
  • Publication number: 20100048065
    Abstract: A thermocouple connector has a first member and a second member which couples to the first member. The first member carries two first terminals for electrically joining to the respective ends of a pair of thermocouple wires. The second member carries two corresponding second terminals for electrically joining to the respective ends of a pair of thermocouple extension wires. Each first terminal contacts a respective second terminal when the first and second members are coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. MacKinnon, Paul A. Carney, Colin Bird
  • Publication number: 20100029141
    Abstract: A female connector for supplying received power has a recess, terminals including power terminals for supplying the power, a locking mechanism to lock a male connector that is inserted into the recess in a mated state in response to insertion of the male connector into the recess, and a switching mechanism to supply the received power to the power terminals in an ON state and to insulate the power terminals from the received power in an OFF state. The switching mechanism is permitted to make a transition to the ON state only when the locking mechanism is locking the male connector in the mated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Akio Nakamura, Takashi Yuba
  • Patent number: 7585181
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable surgical connector. The surgical connector includes a first and a second member. Each of the members have compatible guide structure to cause a force fit between the members when the members are slid into place. The first member also includes compatible guide structure for slideably connecting the surgical connector with an electronic or other device. The second member includes a cable connection member which connects the electrical or similar cable to the surgical connector and which secures the cable and its contacts within the surgical connector. The first member includes a cable connection indicator, which upon complete connection of the surgical connector with the device makes both an audible sound and a distinct tactile feel to give assurance as to the proper fit between both the connector and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Craig Olsen
  • Publication number: 20090215323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power plug assembly, comprises a cable having two power wires, end sections of each wire has plural conductive metal wires; a terminal set composed by a positive terminal and a negative terminal, a connecting section is respectively provided to the rear ends of the positive and the negative terminals and the connecting sections are respectively connected to plural conductive metal wires of end sections of the power wires, the surfaces of the positive and the negative terminals are provided with welding holes; a conductive sleeve tube having an inner tube and an outer tube, an insulating material is provided between the inner tube and the outer tube for insulation; after the two terminals are respectively provided on the outer tube and the inner tube of the conductive sleeve tube, a welding operation is processed and the welding material passes through the welding holes so the two terminals are connected and retained on the conductive sleeve tube; an outer covering member for
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Hsing-Wang Chang
  • Patent number: 7553171
    Abstract: A power plug assembly with improved connector configuration, comprises an inner base member defining at least two channels each provided with a retaining member having a transition portion and a deformable positioning portion extended from thereof. At least two terminals are snugly received into the corresponding channels including a retaining portion engaged with the retaining member, a mating portion extended out of the channel and a rear portion. At least two conductive wires are electrically engaged with the rear portion of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Yin Wang, Wei-Ya Cheng, Su-Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 7494377
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of contacts, and an outer shell having a cavity formed therein. The cavity extends between a loading end and a mating end of the outer shell, and the mating end is configured to join with a mating connector. A front dielectric member includes a base portion and an appendage extending from a rear end of the base portion. The base portion and the appendage have contact passages receiving the contacts. A rear dielectric member includes a hollow interior and contact passages extending between front and rear ends of the rear dielectric member and defining the hollow interior. The front end of the rear dielectric member contacts the rear end of the front dielectric member such that the appendage is positioned within the hollow interior of the rear dielectric member. The contact passages of the appendage and the rear dielectric member cooperate to surround the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Brent David Yohn, William Henry Bernhart, Richard Paul Walter
  • Patent number: 7413478
    Abstract: In order to connect an electric PE (protective earth) contact with an electrically conductive connector housing, PE (protective earth) contact that is realized in the form of a pin or socket contact and arranged in a sleeve of an insulating supply insert that is directly contacted with the connector housing and fixed by means of a screw connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Harting Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Kleinschmidt, Marco Tadje
  • Patent number: 7351095
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a disposable surgical connector. The surgical connector includes a first and a second member. Each of the members have compatible guide structure to cause a force fit between the members when the members are slid into place. The first member also includes compatible guide structure for slideably connecting the surgical connector with an electronic or other device. The second member includes a cable connection member which connects the electrical or similar cable to the surgical connector and which secures the cable and its contacts within the surgical connector. The first member includes a cable connection indicator, which upon complete connection of the surgical connector with the device makes both an audible sound and a distinct tactile feel to give assurance as to the proper fit between both the connector and the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Inventor: Craig Olsen
  • Publication number: 20080045084
    Abstract: A receptacle connector has an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals and a shell. The insulative housing has a mounting segment and a tongue segment. The terminals are mounted securely on the insulative housing and held by the tongue segment. The shell covers the tongue segment of the insulative housing and the terminals and has a space. In the space, an outer edge and two stoppers being inclined tabs are arranged to block and prevent an unmatched plug connector from being inserted wrongly into the space so that the receptacle connector would not be damaged by the wrong insertion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Ming-Yung Chang