Having Modular Or Multipart Insulating Body Patents (Class 439/701)
  • Patent number: 11411330
    Abstract: A connector includes: a number of busbars; a housing holding of the busbars; and a cover mounted on the housing. The busbars each have a fastening target portion to connect a terminal metal fitting by using a bolt. The fastening target portion is housed in a housing room, and a number of the housing rooms is defined between the housing and the cover. One of the housing rooms corresponding to the fastening target portion of one of the busbars and another of the housing rooms corresponding to the fastening target portion of another of the busbars are separated with a partition wall, and at least part of the partition wall has a liquid-tight portion formed by engaging a projection of one of the housing and the cover with a recess of the other of the housing and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka Nagayama, Kiyotaka Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11271341
    Abstract: A retaining frame for retaining plug-connector modules and/or plug connectors for installation in a plug connector housing, has two side parts each with at least one surface and at least one frame element designed to be fitted together to form the retaining frame. The surfaces of the side parts, once joined together, form a fastening surface having at least one recess for receiving a plug connector. The frame elements of the side parts of the retaining frame, once joined together, are spaced apart from one another and form at least one receiving region for receiving the plug-connector modules. On the fastening surface, at least one fixing element is provided, which can be fixed there in such a way that the side parts joined together to form the retaining frame are fixed, and that a plug connector accommodated in the recess is also axially fixed in the retaining frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Dieter Riepe, Alexej Beckstedt
  • Patent number: 11215677
    Abstract: A wire connector for a vehicle may include: a male connector having male terminals; a female connector having female terminals into which the male terminals of the male connector are inserted; and a circuit portion through which a current supplied by a continuity tester flows. The continuity tester can detect whether the male connector and the female connector are assembled without error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gowri Shankar Mecheri Ravisubramanian, Sushant Gurjar
  • Patent number: 11217945
    Abstract: An electronic component unit includes: a circuit board to mount an electronic component on the circuit board; a connector to receive and retain a terminal to be electrically connected to the circuit board; and a cover assembled to the connector and housing the circuit board. The circuit board is retained with the cover by using a beard retaining portion integrated with or separate from the cover. The connector has a cover retaining portion including a pair of protrusion portions. The cover retaining portion retains the cover assembled to the connector by holding a part of the cover between the pair of the protrusion portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuya Kishibata
  • Patent number: 11139607
    Abstract: A connector (1) is provided with an inner housing (20) to be fit to an inner periphery of a mating housing (M) and an outer housing (30) fittable to an outer periphery of the mating housing (M). The outer housing (30) is held on the inner housing (20) by first locks (50) before connection to the mating housing (M), is held connected to the mating housing (M) by a second lock (60) at the time of connection to the mating housing M, and is separated from the inner housing (20) and held connected to the mating housing (M) by releasing the first locks (50) at the time of separation from the mating housing (M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Naomichi Kawashima, Tomohiko Kobayashi, Yutaro Yoshida, Masatoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 11139624
    Abstract: A joint connector includes high and low potential wire terminals (10H, 10L), a plurality of sub-housings (20A, . . . ) corresponding to the respective twisted pair cables and configured to hold the high and low potential wire terminals (10H, 10L), a main housing (30) configured to accommodate the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) in a stacked state, high and low potential connection conductors (40H, 40L) configured to connect the high potential wire terminals (10H) to each other and connect the low potential wire terminals (10L) to each other, and a holding member (50) including housing restraining portions (54) and to be mounted into the main housing (30) such that the housing restraining portions cross the sub-housings (20A, . . . ). The housing restraining portions (54) restrain restrained portions of the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) to impede the withdrawal of the sub-housings (20A, . . . ) in a direction opposite to a housing insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 11132320
    Abstract: In order to be able to arrange a master module (M), slave modules (S), and conventional plug modules (K) in a freely configurable manner in a modular plug system, a modular frame (22) is provided with a circuit board (1) which includes at least one continuous conductor path and preferably more than one connection pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Vollmer, Markus Friesen
  • Patent number: 11044563
    Abstract: A base member with wiring and a microphone are provided. In the base member with wiring, an insulation adhesive layer, which is elastically deformable, is provided on one surface of a film, which has flexibility, and a conductor pattern is formed on the insulation adhesive layer. The microphone is mounted on the base member with wiring. A terminal of the microphone is in touch with the conductor pattern in face-to-face manner, and a part, on which the terminal is not formed, of a surface of the microphone and a part, on which the conductor pattern is not formed, of a surface of the insulation adhesive layer are bonded and mechanically coupled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Shinichiro Nakajima, Ryosuke Mitsui, Junya Sato, Atsushi Tanaka, Noriyuki Mishina
  • Patent number: 11031724
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technique by which a space in a vehicle in which a wire harness including a plurality of splice circuits is arranged can be reduced and good manufacturability at the time of manufacture can be achieved. A stacked connector is formed by joining a plurality of split connectors to each other. The split connectors each include a split connector housing provided with a plurality of terminal receiving chambers and a plurality of terminal-equipped electric wires that each include a terminal received in the terminal receiving chamber and an electric wire to which the terminal is connected. At least one of the split connector housings is provided with a locking portion having a protruding shape that protrudes outward to be capable of locking the terminal-equipped electric wire received in the split connector housing of a joining counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Hiei, Kenta Itou, Takehiro Nakata, Kohei Yamaguchi, Yuichi Nakamura, Daisuke Fukai, Masaki Mizushita, Motohiro Yokoi, Kohei Takagi
  • Patent number: 11018454
    Abstract: A backplane connector includes a shielded design that has wafers with signal terminals supported as edge-coupled terminal pairs for differential signaling. A ground shield is mounted on each wafer and provides a U-channel that partially shields each terminal pair. The wafers omit a ground terminal between adjacent terminal pairs. An insert can be provided to help connect the ground shield to a U-shield to provide U-shaped shielding structure substantially the entire way from a tail to a contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Laurx, Chien-Lin Wang, Vivek Shah
  • Patent number: 10998654
    Abstract: A board connector (20) has a connector housing (21) including a terminal holding portion (22) to be fixed to an upper surface (10S) of a circuit board (10) and a receptacle (23) extending forward only from an upper part (22U) and both left and right side parts (22S) of an outer periphery of the terminal holding portion (22). Male terminal fittings (30) are held through the terminal holding portion (22). Each male terminal fitting includes a board connecting portion (33) to be connected to the circuit board (10) behind the terminal holding portion (22) and a tab-like connecting portion (31) accommodated in the receptacle (23). The receptacle (23) does not include a lower wall to be overlapped on the upper surface (10S) of the circuit board (10). Thus, a height of the board connector can be reduced by a thickness of the lower wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 10993336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a user interface module for a building control system that has flexible mounting options to address mounting constraints that are often encountered in utility rooms and/or equipment panels. In some cases, the user interface module may be provided with interchangeable mounting bases from which an installer can select depending on the mounting constraints presented at a particular installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Leen, Haitao Li, Arthur Zhang, Michael Zheng, Tonya Tang, Timo Tapio Pihlajasaari, Andrew D. Halford, Sanjoy Bhattacharjee, Derek Tai
  • Patent number: 10938156
    Abstract: A split connector has a frame (10) fittable to a mating connector (B). A mounting portion (13) penetrates the frame (10) in a connecting direction to the mating connector (B), and lock portions (15) are formed on two facing sides of opening edge parts of the mounting portion (13). A support (16) is disposed between the lock portions (15) in an opening area of the mounting portion (13). A sub-connector (25) is to be mounted into the mounting portion (13) while holding terminal fittings (13). Two first locks (27) are formed on the sub-connector (25) and hold the sub-connector (25) in the mounting portion (13) by being locked to the lock portions (15). A second lock (29) is formed on the sub-connector (25) and is lockable to the support (16) in a direction opposite to the connecting direction to the mating connector (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Asuka Hanji, Yukihiro Fukatsu
  • Patent number: 10916874
    Abstract: When a terminal unit (U) is mounted into an accommodation recess (8 of a connector housing (1), a rear part thereof projects from the connector housing (1). A displacement restricting member (2) including positioning portions (16) is mounted on the projecting part. Since the positioning portions (16) are fit into receiving portions (15) of the connector housing (1) while being position in a direction intersecting with an inserting direction, a situation where the projecting part of the terminal holding member (H) is deformed is avoided even if a second wire (25) is swung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10910754
    Abstract: A stacked connector includes a first housing (10A) and a second housing (10B) to be stacked one on the other. The first and second housings (10A, 10B) include deflectable first locking lances (24A) and second locking lances (24B) configured to lock first terminal fittings (60A) and second terminal fittings (60B). The first and second locking lances (24A, 24B) include first base ends (22A) and second bases (22B) exposed in a first facing surface (11A) and a second facing surface (11B). The first and second base ends (22A, 22B) include parts overlapping in a stacking direction of the first and second housings (10A, 10B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Keiichi Tsukiyoshi, Yuto Harada
  • Patent number: 10797420
    Abstract: When a terminal unit (U) is mounted into an accommodation recess (8 of a connector housing (1), a rear part thereof projects from the connector housing (1). A displacement restricting member (2) including positioning portions (16) is mounted on the projecting part. Since the positioning portions (16) are fit into receiving portions (15) of the connector housing (1) while being position in a direction intersecting with an inserting direction, a situation where the projecting part of the terminal holding member (H) is deformed is avoided even if a second wire (25) is swung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10795076
    Abstract: An LED strip assembly for a light fixture includes a PCB strip and a power connector electrically connected thereto. A rear of the PCB strip is mounted to a support wall of a frame of the light fixture and LEDs are mounted to a front of the PCB strip. The power connector includes a connector housing having a contact cavity and a mounting tab configured to be mounted to the support wall of the frame of the light fixture. The power connector includes a power wire assembly coupled to the connector housing having a power wire and a power wire contact terminated thereto. The power wire contact has a spring beam mechanically and electrically connected to a power pad of the PCB strip at a separable mating interface to electrically connect the power wire to a power circuit of the PCB strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Ronald Martin Weber
  • Patent number: 10770856
    Abstract: An electric contact element comprises a bent portion. The bent portion has a cross-section including at least one of a plastically flattened side in the bent portion or a corner that has a chamfer in the bent portion for maintaining accuracy of a bending process used to form the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Manuel Eder, Andreas Merkle, Matthias Schuster, Juergen Burger
  • Patent number: 10759358
    Abstract: An electronic component unit applicable to a wire harness includes: a plurality of blocks each including at least one main body portion to each of which an electronic component is attached, the blocks each including block-side joints for joining any two of the blocks to each other, the blocks being joined together via the block-side joints with the main body portions arranged side by side in a first direction with gaps between adjacent ones of the main body portions; and a supporting wall body including a plurality of wall-body side joints for supporting and fixing in a second direction intersecting the first direction, in a cantilever fashion, the blocks joined together via the block-side joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Nakano, Yukihiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10714849
    Abstract: An electronic component includes: a first terminal that is inserted into a first through hole in a substrate; and a second terminal that is inserted into a second through hole in the substrate, wherein a length of the first terminal from a first end that is inserted into the first through hole to a second end is longer than a length of the second terminal from a third end that is inserted into the second through hole to a fourth end, and a cross sectional area of a portion of the first terminal positioned on a side of the second end with respect to a first joined portion is larger than a cross sectional area of a portion of the second terminal positioned on a side of the fourth end with respect to a second joined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahide Mukoyama, Tetsuro Yamada, Mitsuhiko Sugane, Yoshiyuki Hiroshima, Kohei Choraku, Kazuki Takahashi, Akiko Matsui, Shigeo Iriguchi
  • Patent number: 10608358
    Abstract: A cable connector including a first base, a second base, a plurality of first terminals disposed in the first base with a plurality of first tail segments exposed out of the first base, a plurality of second terminals disposed in the second base with a plurality of second segments exposed out of the second base, and a plurality of cables electrically connecting the second terminals is provided. The first and the second bases are detachably assembled, such that the first tail segments are detachably connected to the second contact segments in structural contact to electrically connect the first terminals and the second terminals. An electrical adaptor is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Pin-Yuan Hou, Yu-Lun Tsai, Hsu-Fen Wang, Yu-Chai Yeh
  • Patent number: 10604251
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for modular device assemblies and methods for enabling maintenance and servicing, particularly by an unmanned aerial vehicle. A device assembly comprises a plurality of modules, each module having control circuitry, a communications port and contact points to couple the modules. When the modules are coupled, the communications ports are connected to create a bus for communications between the modules. The modular device structure where modules are removable and replaceable allows for an unmanned aerial vehicle to perform maintenance on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Scott-Nash, Glen J. Anderson, Ned M. Smith, Cedric Cochin, Igor G. Muttik
  • Patent number: 10498100
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing having a cavity receiving a stack of contact modules each having a dielectric holder having first and second sides extending between a front and a rear and extending between a top and a bottom. Each contact module includes signal contacts having mating portions and mounting portions extending from the bottom for termination to a circuit board. The dielectric holder includes a press tab extending from the first side proximate to the bottom having press surface pressed downward by a seating tool to press the electrical connector assembly on the circuit board proximate to the bottom of the dielectric holder to seat the mounting portions in vias in the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Douglas Edward Shirk, Masaaki Iwasaki, Yoshihiko Kodaira, Masayuki Aizawa
  • Patent number: 10492314
    Abstract: An assembly for securing an electronic device to a support surface, comprises an anchoring unit and a mounting unit and is arranged to automatically connect the electronic device to a network when the mounting unit slides along the anchoring unit into a fully connected position. The assembly also is arranged to allow the electronic device to be securely held by the anchoring unit in an intermediate connection position without network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Henrik Svedberg, Johan Persson, Christian Jacobsson, Samir Helaoui
  • Patent number: 10483682
    Abstract: An anti-abrasion connector includes a casing and a main body; the casing having a tube structure mounted around the main body; the main body having a terminal cavity for the terminal to be inserted therein; the casing having at least two protection members; the protection members disposed on an inner side of an edge of the casing; each of the protection members having a connection body and a protection body, respectively; the connection body formed in a curve-shaped structure and connected with the corresponding edge of the casing; the protection body formed in a cuboid shape and connected with the casing through the corresponding connection body. When the casing is mounted around the main body, each of the protection bodies covering an inner wall of the main body. With the optimized connector structure, the anti-abrasion capability during plugging of the connector is improved, enhancing stability of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yue Yu
  • Patent number: 10418734
    Abstract: A straddle mount connector includes a housing and a contact assembly received in a cavity of the housing between a mating card slot and a host board slot. The contact assembly has a contact organizer having upper and lower contact channels in a top wall and a bottom wall, respectively receiving upper and lower contacts and engaging corresponding upper and lower locating features. The upper and lower contacts are electrically connected to a host board and a mating card. The contact assembly is loaded into the cavity such that upper and lower blocking surfaces of the housing block the upper contacts in the upper and lower contact channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Randall Robert Henry, Katsuhiko Kobayashi, Michael John Phillips
  • Patent number: 10381778
    Abstract: A connector applied to a wire harness includes a terminal that can be connected to a counterpart terminal arranged in a counterpart connector and a connector housing that includes the terminal arranged therein along an axial direction and can be engaged with the counterpart connector along the axial direction. The connector housing includes a notched part that enables a counterpart terminal holding part that holds the counterpart terminal and is exposed to the outside in the counterpart connector to move to an axial direction engagement initial position at which the terminal and the counterpart terminal are opposed to each other in the axial direction from the outside of the connector housing along an intersecting direction intersecting with the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Ishida, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Shuhei Nakada
  • Patent number: 10320114
    Abstract: A waterproof connector (1) includes an accommodation recess (31) formed in a wire draw-out surface (26) of a housing (10) and configured to accommodate a ventilation film (63). A wire cover (50) is mounted on the housing (10) to cover the wire draw-out surface (26) and the accommodation recess (31). A wire bending space (54) inside the wire cover (50) is configured to bend wires (15) drawn out from the wire draw-out surface (26). A partition (56) is formed in the wire cover (50) and partitions between the accommodation recess (31) and the wire bending space (54) by contacting the wire draw-out surface (26) to cover an opening of the accommodation recess (31). Drainage portions (37, 38, 39, 40) are formed in a contact area between the wire draw-out surface (26) and the partition (56) and has a convexo-concave or stepped cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Suzuki, Kazuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 10283891
    Abstract: A shield terminal (12) includes a dielectric (22) made of synthetic resin and formed with conductor accommodation chambers (39) inside, inner conductors (15) accommodated in the conductor accommodation chambers (39), an outer conductor (14) for surrounding the dielectric (22), and wall portions (24, 35) constituting the conductor accommodation chambers (39) and formed with air chambers (42, 43, 45 and 46). Focusing on the fact that air has a lower dielectric constant than synthetic resin, the air chambers (42, 43, 45 and 46) are formed in the wall portions (24, 35) constituting the conductor accommodation chambers (39). This enables an impedance to be enhanced even if the dielectric (22) is made of a material having high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Toshifumi Ichio
  • Patent number: 10276965
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame into which plug-in connector modules are insertable, wherein the holding frame comprises or consists of two interconnectable halves, a first half and a second half, wherein the holding frame has at least one locking element, and wherein the halves are alignable and fixable in at least two positions with respect to each other via the locking element. The locking element is fastened under prestress to the halves and the prestress causes the exertion of a force which fixes the holding frame either in an open position or in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 10236616
    Abstract: An adapter assembly selectively interconnects a surgical device with a surgical attachment that is configured to perform at least one function. The adapter assembly includes a proximal end that includes at least one mating part adapted to be detachably connected to a surgical device and configured to permit coupling of the adapter assembly to a surgical device in at least a first connection orientation and a second connection orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael Ingmanson, Matthew Chowaniec, Ramiro Cabrera
  • Patent number: 10218128
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a signal connector having terminals in contact with a ground piece by means of a bending portion, comprising an insulating base body, a first terminal assembly, a second terminal assembly and a ground piece. The terminal assemblies are inserted on to the insulating base body at locations adjacent to the top and bottom portions thereof, respectively; the ground piece is inserted in the gap of the insulating base body corresponding to the location between terminal assemblies. The outermost positions of both sides of terminal assemblies act as a grounding terminal respectively. Features of the signal connector include: a bending portion is formed at the peripheral of the ground piece or each front end of grounding terminals, respectively. Each bending portion connects the corresponding grounding terminal with the ground piece electrically to create a complete shielding effect and interference prevention of high frequency signals between terminal assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Te-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10199752
    Abstract: A patchboard includes a plurality of honeycomb components which each have a box-shaped housing having two faces and four side surfaces. The two faces each have a connection region. At least two of the side surfaces have a latching element for connecting to another honeycomb component, and at least two of the honeycomb components have different cross-sections. The width and/or height of a honeycomb component having a larger cross-section is a multiple of the width and/or height of a honeycomb component having a smaller cross-section. The number of latching elements of a side surface having a greater width or greater height of a honeycomb component having a larger cross-section is a corresponding multiple of the number of latching elements of a side surface having a smaller width or smaller height of a honeycomb component having a smaller cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Marcel Willems, J├╝rgen Brand, Ralph Hoppmann, Christian Kloppenburg, Kevin Berghahn
  • Patent number: 10170854
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame, into which plug connector modules can be inserted, wherein the holding frame comprises or consists of two halves articulated to each other, a first half and a second half, wherein the holding frame has at least one locking element, wherein the locking element is formed from a flat component, which overlaps the two halves at least in some regions, wherein the locking element has at least one end locking hook and wherein one half of the holding frame has at least one cut-out, in which the locking hook of the locking element can engage, whereby the holding frame can be fixed in an open position. The halves are fixed in relation to each other at an open angular position. Such a holding frame can be conveniently fixed in an open position for fitting with suitable plug connector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 10128597
    Abstract: An electrical contact pad for electrically contacting a connector includes first, second and third regions. The first region is connected to a trace. The second region is adjacent to the first region and has a width less than the first region. The third region is adjacent to the second region and has a width that is greater than the second region. The third region is sized to make contact with a connector. Having the width of the second region be smaller than the width of the first and third regions increases an impedance of the electrical contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Harry Smith, Jr., Scott Eric Walton, Michael Frank Cina
  • Patent number: 10122138
    Abstract: A unitary connector assembly for a lock assembly and method of using same. The connector assembly includes at least two types of connectors. One connector would be configured for a first type of wiring and the second connector would be configured for a second type of wiring. The connector assembly includes a shell having at least one cavity. The first type of connector and second type of connector are both at least partially positioned within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Uyeda
  • Patent number: 10046128
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating sleep disordered breathing may include: a flow generator to deliver a supply of air at positive pressure to a patient; a user interface, the user interface comprising: a display configured to display a plurality of screens; and a set of controls; and a controller in communication with the user interface and configured to control operation of the flow generator, wherein the flow generator is configured to couple with at least one accessory device and during a first mode of operation of the flow generator the controller determines a first screen of the plurality of screens to display on the display based on the at least one accessory device, the first screen of the plurality of screens being configured to enable adjustment of one or more parameters related to the operation of the at least one accessory device or the flow generator using the set of controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Phoebe Katherine Hill, Mark Bertinetti, Rohan Neil Primrose, Heike Thiele, Alexander Virr, Andrew Mikael Price, Sandra Robyn Curtis, Andrew Roderick Bath
  • Patent number: 10044120
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector. Aforementioned connector includes a first connecting member, a second connecting member, and a third connecting member. The first connecting member includes a first case, a first insulator, and a first conductive terminal, wherein the first case defines a first receiving chamber therein, the first insulator is received in the first receiving chamber, an external sidewall of the first case is provided with a first step. The second case defines a containing hole, the PCB board is received in the containing hole, a first end and a second end of the second case each defines a latching groove, the latching grooves is in communication with the containing hole. The third connecting member includes a third case, a second insulator, and a second conductive terminal, wherein the third case defines a second receiving chamber therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SHENTAI WEIXIANG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Wang, Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 9985379
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) comprises an insulative housing (1), a cover (50) and a plurality of terminals (32) retained in the insulative housing (1). The insulative housing (1) includes a base (10), the base (10) defines a first region (13) disposed on the lower surface thereof. The electrical connector (100) further comprises a body portion (40) injection molded on the first region (13). The body portion (40) is disposed between the insulative housing (1) and the cover (50) and defining at least one spot-welded portion (43). The cover (50) is spot-welded on the spot-welded portion (43) of body portion (40) so as to cover the insulative housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chien-Jen Ting, Zhi-Feng Wang, Da-Chun Li
  • Patent number: 9986656
    Abstract: A multi-receptacle housing assembly that includes a clamping assembly and a cover. The clamping assembly defines a first clamping section, a second clamping section and a cover support section. The first clamping section is located along a first side of the clamping assembly and is configured to clamp to a projection of an electronic device housing. The second clamping section is located along a second side of the clamping assembly opposite the first side and is configured to receive and support a plurality of electric receptacles. The cover removably is connected to the cover support section of the clamping assembly at least partially covering the first clamping section and the cover support section. The cover defines an opening dimensioned to expose at least a portion of the second clamping section and the plurality of electric receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Lynn E Jarvenpaa
  • Patent number: 9972938
    Abstract: It is aimed to enable a plurality of housings to be stacked without enlarging a connector. A connector includes a housing (60) including a lock receiving portion (67) inside and a case (10) internally provided with accommodation areas (13) capable of accommodating a plurality of the housings (60) in parallel and including lock portions (21) on back surfaces (18) of the accommodation areas (13), and the lock portions (21) resiliently lock the lock receiving portions (67) of the respective housings (60) to restrict the separation of the housings (60) from the accommodation areas (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Imai
  • Patent number: 9941678
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a frame, and a plurality of blocks each provided with a relay and the like and installed in the frame. The block is placed in an upper side in the frame. At least a portion of the block is placed under the block in a manner overlapping with the block. The relay provided to the block is connected to an electrical wire. The electrical wire is drawn horizontally from the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9905958
    Abstract: An insulating housing of an electrical terminal device includes a latching pin arranged on a front side of the housing and that protrudes therefrom in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the front side of the housing, the latching pin engaging in a latching hole arranged on a rear side of the housing in a direction perpendicular to a plane of the rear side of the housing, and a latching hook that protrudes from the front side of the housing and that engages in and latches behind a catch arranged on the rear side of the housing. The latching pin and the latching hole are in the shape of a truncated cone. A plurality of the insulating housings is capable of being plugged on top of one another to form an electrical terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Giefers
  • Patent number: 9843119
    Abstract: A high speed connector assembly is disclosed in this invention, which includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector at least includes an insulating cover and multiple terminal modules being arranged in parallel and retained in the insulating cover. Each differential signal terminal has an L-type base, a front mating portion and a bottom mounting portion. The front mating portion includes a finger-shaped spring and an L-type contact piece. When the receptacle connector and the plug connector are engaged, the finger-shaped spring and the L-type contact piece can respectively and electrically contact with two different surfaces of one plug terminal to form double contacts. The double contacts can suppress the short pile effect and reduce signal crosstalk and signal loss during transmitting the high speed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9837749
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a highly reliable electric shock prevention mechanism. The electrical connector has a housing, tab terminals, and a slidable member. The slidable member has engagement arms. The engagement arms have on forward sides fixed ends joined to a front side wall extending forward from an abutting wall, extend rearward in the form of cantilevers, and have hook portions. The hook portions engage with a mating electrical connector and this engagement causes the hook portions to be pulled by the mating electrical connector when the mating electrical connector in a mating state is extracted, so that the slidable member slides to a forward position. In addition, the housing is provided with anti-deflection walls. The anti-deflection walls allow the engagement arms to deflect so that the mating electrical connector can climb over the hook portions when the slidable member is located in the forward position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Sumiyoshi Furuya, Shinji Amemiya, Fumito Nagashima
  • Patent number: 9806468
    Abstract: The cable connector includes a plurality of terminal wafers stacked with one another along a transverse direction, a metallic shell enclosing the terminal wafers, and a plurality of cables mechanically and electrically connected to the corresponding wafers. The terminal wafers include the grounding terminal wafers and the signal terminal wafers alternatively arranged with each other along the transverse direction. Each of the grounding terminal wafers or that of the signal terminal wafers includes a plate like insulator and the corresponding terminal(s) fixed therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Fang-Jwu Liao
  • Patent number: 9793638
    Abstract: Provided is a plug connector module for inserting in a holding frame of a modular plug connector. The plug connector module is provided so as to make electrical contact with the holding frame. A housing that forms the plug connector module is embodied from metal and can be connected in a mechanical and electrically conductive manner by way of a first type of fastener and a second type of fastening means to the holding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Meier, Uwe Sundermeier, Svea Meier
  • Patent number: 9742109
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a connector and a header. The header includes a substantially T-shaped member having a proximal portion substantially rectangular in shape having a first width and a distal portion substantially rectangular in shape having a second width greater than the first width. A first and a second end portion of the distal portions are substantially T-shaped viewed end on. The first and the second end portions include a plurality of guides and shoulders. The connector includes a substantially rectangular member having a proximal portion having a first thickness and a distal portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness on a bottom side of the substantially rectangular member. The proximal portion includes first and second proximal feet and first and second distal feet. Each foot includes a foot retention shoulder and one or more guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LED Inspirations, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Senofsky, Reed Jeffrey Holland, John Tyler Stenz, James Christopher Koonce
  • Patent number: 9716341
    Abstract: A connector assembly is disclosed including a first connector and a second connector matable with the first connector. The first connector has a first housing, a first power terminal attached, and a first signal terminal. The second connector has a lever attached to a moving housing, the lever moving the moving housing between a mating released position, an intermediate position, and a mating completed position, a second housing movably disposed within the moving housing, a second power terminal disposed in the second housing and contacting the first power terminal in the intermediate position, a second signal terminal attached to the moving housing and contacting the first signal terminal at a position between the intermediate position and the mating completed position, and a separating protrusion disposed on the moving housing preventing the second power terminal from contacting the first power terminal in the mating released position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yamane, Hiroki Kondo, Tetsuya Yamashita, Shingo Yamada, Noritaka Ikejiri
  • Patent number: 9640897
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a device-side connector (30) and a wire-side connector (11). The device-side connector (30) includes a device-side receptacle group (35) formed by stacking a plurality of device-side receptacles (36) having an opening (36C) on a front side in a connecting direction. The wire-side connector (11) includes wire-side terminals (17), terminal accommodating portions (20) and an accommodation case (12) configured to hold the terminal accommodating portions (20) movably in a direction intersecting with the connecting direction. The opening (36C) of an end device-side receptacle (36A) arranged on one end part includes a guiding protrusion (42) projecting in a stacking direction and configured to guide the corresponding terminal accommodating portion (20) in a proper connection posture into the end device-side receptacle (36A), whereas the accommodation case (12) includes a receiving portion (13) configured to receive the guiding protrusion (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsushi Miyazaki, Hiroyoshi Maesoba, Ryoya Okamoto