Having Modular Or Multipart Insulating Body Patents (Class 439/701)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9625649
    Abstract: A connector system comprising: a multi-plug connector, each plug having a housing and a ferrule, said housing having a front and back orientation and having a front face defining an opening, said ferrule being disposed within said opening, said housing defining a first keying element on said front face around said opening, at least two housings of said multi-plug connector having different said first keying elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Gurreri, Sean Patrick Kelly, James Joseph Eberle
  • Patent number: 9577365
    Abstract: Disclosed is a holding frame for holding plug connector modules, in particular for installation in plug connector casings and/or for screwing onto wall surfaces. In order to allow improved handling and more reliable populating and assembly of the holding frame having frame halves. The holding frame has an elastic fixing element adapted to releaseably fix the frame halves in a plug-in state and a holding state. At least a restoring force of the elastic fixing element must be overcome in order to release the fixing and/or to switch between the plug-in state and the holding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier, Alexander Schoenfeld
  • Patent number: 9531121
    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: April 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: LED Inspirations, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Senofsky, Reed Jeffrey Holland, John Tyler Stenz, James Christopher Koonce
  • Patent number: 9502812
    Abstract: A connector includes a pair of connector housings, a fitting part provided in one connector housing of the pair of connector housings, and a fitted part provided in another connector housing and to which the fitting part is fitted. The fitted part has a frame and a movable housing. The movable housing is arranged within the frame, and is movable in a fitting direction. Timing to complete fitting between the movable housing and the fitting part is different from timing to complete fitting between the frame and the fitting part. The frame and the movable housing have a locking part which temporarily locks the movable housing within the frame. The locking part is restored by releasing the temporary locking in a state in which the fitting between the fitting part and the movable housing is completed. A periphery of the restored locking part is covered with a protection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Akagi, Nobuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9444157
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an inner case that constitutes a storage compartment, an outer case that is coupled to an outer side of the inner case and constitutes an exterior, and a connector that connects a flexible flat cable (FFC) and wires. The connector includes a first housing having an accommodation space in which the FFC is inserted, a plurality of second housings in which a wire insertion hole into which the wires are inserted, is formed and which are coupled to the first housing, and connection members provided in the first housing and the plurality of second housings so as to electrically connect the FFC and the wires. The connector is installed at the inner case in such a way that the first housing faces the outer case and the second housings face the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Il Kim, Han Joo Yoo, Si Ho Jang, Jae Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 9437954
    Abstract: A configurable and modular probe device for electrical connections. The probe device has multiple blocks capable of inter-fitting into various layouts. Each block has four sidewalls. Two adjacent sidewalls have a protrusion and the respective opposite sidewalls have a cavity corresponding to the protrusion. The protrusion of one block can removably mate with the cavity of a neighboring block. Each block further has a central cavity extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the block. A probe snugly fits into the central cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Interconnect Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy E. Marshall, David W. Henry, Donald A. Marx
  • Patent number: 9431768
    Abstract: Electrical connector includes a connector housing having a front side configured to mate with a mating connector and a mounting side configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The electrical connector also includes signal and ground conductors that extend through the connector housing between the front and mounting sides. The signal conductors form a plurality of signal pairs. The ground conductors are positioned relative to the signal pairs to form a plurality of ground-signal-signal-ground (GSSG) sub-arrays. Each GSSG sub-array includes a corresponding signal pair and first and second ground conductors that separate the corresponding signal pair from adjacent signal pairs. The electrical connector also includes a plurality of resonance-control bridges in which each resonance-control bridge electrically couples the first and second ground conductors of a corresponding GSSG sub-array. Each of the resonance-control bridges includes at least one of a capacitor or a resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Allen Champion, Chad William Morgan, John Joseph Consoli, Thomas de Boer
  • Patent number: 9362693
    Abstract: A header assembly includes a header housing having a cavity configured to receive a receptacle connector therein. The header housing has at least one cartridge latch in the cavity. A signal header cartridge is received in the cavity and locked in the header housing by the at least one cartridge latch. The signal header cartridge has a plurality of signal contacts extending between mating portions and mounting portions that extend from the signal header cartridge. A power header cartridge is received in the cavity and locked in the header housing by the at least one cartridge latch. The power header cartridge has a plurality of power contacts extending between mating portions and mounting portions that extend from the power header cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Galen M. Martin, Matthew Bryan Hitchcock, James O. Crawford
  • Patent number: 9263818
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a support portion of a connector and at least a portion of wire component coupled to a first side of the support portion. The apparatus can include a protrusion portion have a distal portion, a proximal portion, and an opening disposed between the distal portion and the proximal portion. The proximal portion can be coupled to a second side of the support portion, and the protrusion portion can have a width tapering from the proximal portion to the distal portion. A contact can be disposed in the protrusion portion and can have a surface exposed to an ambient environment through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Aaron Leiba
  • Patent number: 9203194
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1000) includes a number of frames (10). The frame includes a dielectric holder (3) holding a number of signal contacts (23), and a ground shield (2) including a base plate (20) coupled to the dielectric holder. The ground shield includes a number of mating sections (221) extending forwardly from a front edge of the base plate and parallel to a mating portion (231) of the signal contact. A number of grounding tails (214) are separately mounted into the bottom side of the holder and aligned to the mounting portion of the signal contacts. The ground shield further includes a front tail (211) extending downwardly along the base plate, and a number of connecting legs (213) each extending sideward adjacent a bottom edge of the base plate into the holder for electrically connecting with the grounding tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 9190755
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating seat and a terminal module embedded with a plurality of first terminals. The terminal module includes an insulating body, the first terminals includes body portions embedded in the insulating body, mating portions extending from the body portions and leg portions extending from the insulating body. The insulating body integrally defines mound portions snugly surrounding the leg portions one by one at a joint of the insulating body and the leg portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Hsu, Zu-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9178316
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a base, a tapered extension protruding from the base, and a nose forming a terminal end of the tapered extension. The tapered extension includes first and second connection faces tapering toward each other from the base to the nose symmetrically about a first symmetry plane. The tapered extension further includes first and second flank surfaces that form respective opposing sides of the tapered extension between the first and second connection faces. The first and second flank surfaces may taper toward each other from the base to the nose symmetrically about a second symmetry plane. The tapered extension further includes power and ground electrical contacts located along the first and second connection faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Andrew McCracken, Duane Martin Evans, Brett Tomky
  • Patent number: 9093798
    Abstract: An aspect provides a combination power and data connector, including: a dedicated power connector element; and a combination data connector element separate from the dedicated power connector element, the combination data connector element providing a combination of pins for two data transmission protocols. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer, Joseph Michael Pennisi, Richard Wayne Cheston, David William Higgins, Thomas Kenneth Tobul, Jr., Jon Wayne Heim, Qihua Xiao, DeHong Meng, Zhigang Na, Zhang Jianhui
  • Patent number: 9088118
    Abstract: A crimp terminal is inserted in one of terminal accommodating chambers provided for a housing of a joint connector to be electrically connected to another crimp terminal in another one of the terminal accommodating chambers. The crimp terminal includes: a first engagement portion formed at one end in a direction orthogonal to an insertion direction that the crimp terminal is inserted into the terminal accommodating chamber; and a second engagement portion which is provided at the other end which can be engaged with the first engagement portion. The first engagement portion is engaged with the second engagement portion of another crimp terminal for electrical connection of the two or more crimp terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Taishi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9065193
    Abstract: A variable plug of a connector has a modular construction and includes a base module with cable connection and plug contacts. Depending on the desired total number of contacts of the plug, one or more add-on modules having additional plug contacts can be mechanically and electrically connected with the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: WEETECH GMBH
    Inventor: Eberhard Urban
  • Patent number: 9054468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector structure, wherein the electrical connector structure according to the present invention includes: a housing, a plurality of electrical modules, and a plurality of LED modules, and the plurality of electrical modules and the plurality of LED modules are disposed in the housing. Moreover, the primary objective of the present invention is to provide an electrical connector structure, which reduces the difficulty of assembling and manufacturing costs for an electrical connector by improving the structure inside the electrical connector; moreover, the present invention increases the production efficiency and the safety of the product so as to improve the assembly quality and the process of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: U. D. ELECTRONIC CORP., U. D. (ZHONG JIANG) ELECTRONIC CORP., DONGGUAN JIAN GUAN PLASTIC ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Kai Chang
  • Publication number: 20150147920
    Abstract: A connector includes a connecting interface and a connection piece. The connecting interface defines a socket for receiving a plug and includes a shell surrounding the socket. The shell defines a recess on an external surface of the shell. The connection piece is attached to the shell and is movable from a first position where the at least one connection piece is wholly received in the at least one recess to a second position where a part of the at least one connection piece is extended out of the at least one recess. The part of the at least one connection piece is configured to be received in a part of another recess of another connector to attach the connector to the other connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: YONG-CHANG FAN
  • Patent number: 9039458
    Abstract: A connector is provided, which can seek miniaturization by suppressing external form dimensions of an inner housing. The connector includes, as means for engaging and uniting housing division bodies 20 and 30 that constitute the inner housing 10, engagement pieces 22 equipped on one side of the housing division bodies and inserted between adjacent terminal accommodation portions 13 in the other side of the housing division bodies, and locking portions equipped between the terminal accommodation portions 13 in the other side of the housing division bodies and engaged with the inserted engagement pieces to make the housing division bodies 20 and 30 in a connection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 9028281
    Abstract: Techniques for improving electrical performance of a connector. The techniques are compatible with the form factor of a standardized connector, such as an SFP connector or stacked SFP. The resulting connector has reduced insertion loss for high speed signals. Such techniques, which can be used separately or together, include shaping of conductive elements within the connector while still retaining the same mating contact arrangement. Changes may be made at the contact tail portions or in the intermediate portions where engagement to a connector housing occurs. The techniques also include the incorporation of lossy bridging members between conductive elements designated to be ground conductors. For connectors according to the stacked SFP configuration, multiple bridging members may be incorporated at multiple locations within the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Vijay Kasturi
  • Patent number: 9022813
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact housing (1) for at least two electrical contact means, in particular for an electrical plug connector or mating connector for the automotive sector, with two contact-housing modules (10, 20), with a first electrical contact means being able to be set up in a first contact-housing module (10) and a second electrical contact means in a second contact-housing module (20), the contact-housing modules (10, 20) being provided to be able to be moved towards one another and being able to be fixed to one another, in particular being able to be mutually latched with each other. Further, the invention relates to an electrical plug connector or an electrical mating connector, in particular an electrical female connector, and to an assembled electrical line, the electrical plug connector or the electrical mating connector, or the assembled electrical line having a contact housing (1) according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Wilkner
  • Patent number: 9017108
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided. The electrical connector includes a comprising a first housing, a second housing removably fittable to the first housing, and a lock block disposed on the second housing and engageable with the first housing to secure the second housing at a predetermined position with the first housing. The lock block includes a first groove extending along a length of the lock block, a side portion in contact with the first groove, an end portion in contact with the first groove and orthogonal to the side portion, a side lock disposed on the side portion and securable with the first housing, and a first lock that is provided integrally with the end portion and secured to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Suemitsu
  • Patent number: 8998653
    Abstract: A second connector housing 20 to be fitted into a first connector housing 10 is equipped with a first housing 21 which holds second terminal metal fittings belonging to a first group and a second housing 22 integrally formed with the first housing 21. The second housing 22 holds second terminal metal fittings belonging to a second group. The second housing 22 is connected slidably to a portion located on the one side of the first housing 21 so that during a manipulation for fitting the second connector housing 20 into the first connector housing 10 fitting of the second terminal metal fittings belonging to the second group with corresponding ones of the first terminal metal fittings is completed earlier than fitting of the second terminal metal fittings belonging to the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Kamiya