Insulating Body With Spaced, Electrically Interconnected, Duplicate Terminals Or Contacts Patents (Class 439/723)
  • Patent number: 10218105
    Abstract: A holding structure for an arrangement establishing an electrical connection between a tab contact and a high current conductor is disclosed. The holding structure includes a connection section with at least one mounting arm for mounting to a contacting section of a high current conductor, a receptacle for a tab contact, and at least one press-on element configured to generate a contact pressure in the direction of the connection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Stange, Ruediger Meier
  • Patent number: 9905941
    Abstract: A wire with crimped terminal is provided with a wire and a crimped terminal connected to a terminal portion of the wire. The crimped terminal is provided with a board-shaped base portion where the wire is arranged; a counterpart member connector provided at a forefront end of the base portion; a pair of core wire crimp tabs crimped to a core wire portion of the wire; and a pair of sheath crimp tabs crimped to an insulated sheath portion of the wire. The core wire crimp tabs are each provided with an inwardly-recessed contracted portion on both sides of the core wire crimp tab in an X axis direction, in an area closer to the base portion than a leading edge portion of the core wire crimp tab, the contracted portion thereby having a smaller width in the X axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Tago, Takanobu Shimada
  • Patent number: 9577381
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulation body and a contact. The insulation body includes a first side and a second side positioned opposite to the first side. The contact is received in the insulation body and includes a first elastic gripping portion adjacent to the first side of the insulation body and a second elastic gripping portion adjacent to the second side of the insulation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Shi, Xiang Xu
  • Patent number: 9407020
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that have a reduced height when combined with a printed circuit board and reduce wasted space inside an electronic device. One example provides a connector receptacle having contacts that may connect to edge contacts along an edge of a printed circuit board. This edge may be formed along a side of printed circuit board, by a hole or opening in a printed circuit board, or by a notch in a printed circuit board. Edge contacts may have straight surfaces, rounded surfaces, or they may have other types of surfaces. Connector receptacle contacts may have a “U,” fishhook, or other shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Joshua Funamura, Phillip Satterfield, Bartley K. Andre, Greg Springer, Jason Richard Minahan
  • Patent number: 9077106
    Abstract: A connector includes an intermediate housing (10) with a first fitting recess (12) and a second fitting recess (13), a first inner housing (30A) to be fitted into the first fitting recess, a first outer housing (50) separate from the first inner housing (30A) and to be externally fitted onto the first fitting recess (12), a second inner housing (30B) to be fitted into the second fitting recess (13), and a second outer housing (70) separate from the second inner housing (30B) and to be externally fitted onto the second fitting recess (13). The first and second outer housings (50, 70) are shaped differently from each other and the first and second inner housings (30A, 30B) are identically shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150064985
    Abstract: A wire connector having a collar surrounding a set of wire ports in a wire connector with the collar providing a collective shield between an environment external to the collar the collar but not between the set of wires within the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, JR., James C. Keeven, William Hiner, Frank Vlasaty
  • Patent number: 8961245
    Abstract: A power distribution box and a method for producing a PDB include molding a lower cover with an integrated protector plate such that a unitary structure is formed. A busbar is inserted into a bottom side of a frame, and a lower cover is attached to the frame from the bottom side, thereby capturing the busbar between the frame and the lower cover. Integrating the protector plate into the lower cover eliminates a molding process, an assembly process, and adds structural integrity to the lower cover without the addition of extra structural support members, thereby reducing material use and the weight of the assembled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Kowtun
  • Publication number: 20140322989
    Abstract: A connection structure for a screw block, wherein a screw member and a bus bar are disposed in one side of an insulative screw block body, a power supply circuit is screw-connected to the bus bar by the screw member, a terminal portion of the bus bar is housed in an internal space of the screw block body, a wire-equipped terminal for power supply distribution is housed in the internal space from another side of the screw block body, and the wire-equipped terminal and the terminal portion of the bus bar are connected to each other, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka KANEKO, Hiroki TASHIRO, Toshihiro TERANISHI, Takahiro IWAKI, Takafumi TODA, Takeyuki HAMAGUCHI, Noriaki AKAMINE
  • Publication number: 20140187103
    Abstract: Presented herein are an interconnect and method for forming the same, the method comprising forming an interconnect on a mounting surface of a mounting pad disposed on a first surface of a first substrate, the interconnect comprising a conductive material, optionally solder or metal, the interconnect avoiding the sides of the mounting pad. A molding compound is applied to the first surface of the first substrate and molded around the interconnect to covering at least a lower portion of the interconnect and a second substrate may be mounted on the interconnect. The interconnect may comprise an interconnect material disposed between a first and second substrate and a molding compound disposed on a surface of the first substrate, and exposing a portion of the interconnect. A sidewall of the interconnect material contacts the mounting pad at an angle less than about 30 degrees from a plane perpendicular to the first substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ting Chen, Wen-Hsiung Lu, Ming-Da Cheng, Chung-Shi Liu, Mirng-Ji Lii
  • Patent number: 8759227
    Abstract: A method for processing a target object includes arranging a first electrode and a second electrode for supporting the target object in parallel to each other in a processing chamber and processing the target object supported by the second electrode by using a plasma of a processing gas supplied into the processing chamber, the plasma being generated between the first electrode and the second electrode by applying a high frequency power between the first electrode and the second electrode. The target object includes an organic film and a photoresist layer formed on the organic film. The processing gas contains H2 gas, and the organic film is etched by a plasma containing H2 by using the photoresist layer as a mask while applying a negative DC voltage to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kazuki Narishige, Kazuo Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20140099836
    Abstract: A power terminal block that accommodates busbars with various lengths and terminal positions is provided. The power terminal block includes a pair of insulators and a busbar. Each insulator includes a base, a shelf, and an insulating partition. The shelf is coupled to the base and is configured with a busbar mounting stud. The insulating partition is coupled to the base and the shelf. The busbar is configured to attach to the busbar mounting stud in each insulator. The insulators are spaced apart at a predetermined distance to receive a busbar of any length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Marathon Special Products n/k/a Regal Beloit America, Inc. a Subsidiary of Regal-Beloit Corp
    Inventors: Brown Joseph, Brakefield Tim
  • Patent number: 8563862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bus bar having a plate-shaped main body, a wire connection projecting from the edge of one end of the main body, a tuning fork shaped first terminal projecting from the edge of the other end thereof and including a groove in which a terminal of electronic components is pressed, second terminal projecting from the edge, and third terminal projecting from the edge. The second and third terminals are arranged so that the first terminal is positioned between the second and third terminals. The second terminal projects from the main body longer than the first terminal, and the third terminal projects from the main body shorter than the first terminal. Further, the tip of the first terminal is positioned on the inside of a virtual starlight line P connecting the tip of the second terminal with the tip of the third terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Mochizuki
  • Publication number: 20130231011
    Abstract: A plug style connector has an outer connector housing with an internal passage which accommodates a cable assembly. A plurality of multi-wire cables extend through a wire organizer that arranges the cables in a preselected arrangement. Exposed free ends of the conductors of the wires are terminated to multiple circuit boards which are separated in a preselected spacing by a spacer member. The spacer member and wire organizer have flat opposing surfaces that define boundaries of a body portion formed by the application of a hot melt to the cables, the hot melt adheres to the wire organizer and the spacer to hold the cable wires and their associated circuit boards in place for correct insertion into the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Peter H. Sytsma, Dennis L. Doye, Bruce A. Reed, John Reginald Crane, Brian Keith Lloyd, Kaith Lang
  • Patent number: 8342886
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing defining an uninterrupted tongue portion with opposite first surface and second surface and a plurality of contacts loaded in the tongue portion. The first surface defines at least one rib. The plurality of contacts includes a first group of contacts with contacting portions loaded in the first surface at one side of the at least one rib, a second group of contacts with contacting portions loaded in the first surface at another side of the rib and a third group of contacts with contacting portions loaded in the second surface opposite to the at least one rib. Each of the second and third group of contacts is composed of signal contacts and grounding contacts. The grounding contacts of each group unitarily connect with each other by a connecting bar at front distal ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: George Huanyi Zhang, Yu Luo, Xing-Liang Liu
  • Publication number: 20120326698
    Abstract: A joint connector includes a bus bar and a housing. The bus bar juxtaposes plural tab pieces to be connected to mating terminals. The housing has a bus bar accommodating part accommodating the bus bar, and includes plural terminal receiving chambers for receiving the mating terminals. The housing is formed with plural continuity check holes at a back end of the housing so as to expose a back end of the bus bar. In a case where the plural bus bars are accommodated in the bus bar receiving parts, at least one of the continuity check holes is positioned between the adjacent bus bars, and the at least one of the continuity check holes is formed in a resin-sealed part filled with an insulating resin material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya WATANABE, Jun ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20120273021
    Abstract: A buss bar strip for mounting to a solar panel to electrically connect to a series of electrical lines extending from solar cells. The buss bar strip can include a thin elongate flat flexible strip of insulative material having a longitudinal length. A predetermined pattern of elongate conductors can be longitudinally disposed on the insulative strip in at least two rows along the longitudinal length and electrically isolated from each other. Each conductor can have a predetermined position, length, and spacing from each other on the insulative strip for laterally electrically connecting to selected electrical lines from the solar cells at lateral electrical connection points located along the length of the conductor on exposed surfaces on the conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen C. Antaya, Manuel H. Machado, Matthew Jarod Scherer
  • Patent number: 8142235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a potential distribution system for motor vehicles, which makes provision for a reserve on contact bars of an excess number of connection possibilities for further outlets. The connection possibilities which are not required can be closed off with a blanking plug and the connection possibilities which are required are brought in contact by means of an intermediate element, wherein the intermediate element can be designed as a fuse box or as an intermediate plug with integrated fuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Auto Kabel Managementgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Franz-Josef Lietz, Reiner Mäckel, Thomas Schulz
  • Publication number: 20120015564
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals and a pair of board locks retained in the housing. The insulative housing defines a mating surface, a mounting surface opposite to the mating surface, a plurality of passageways penetrating through the mating surface and a pair of slots penetrating through the mounting face and a first side face of the insulative housing. The terminals are received in the passageways. The board locks are secured in the corresponding slots of the insulative housing. Each board lock includes a retention portion and a lock tail extending from the retention portion beyond the mounting face. The insulative housing further defines a pair of block portions unitarily protruding from the first side face adjacent to the corresponding slots, and each board lock includes a retaining portion abutting against the corresponding block portion on a face opposite to the mounting face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: WEI-XIONG ZENG
  • Patent number: 8025538
    Abstract: A joint connector has a housing (20) and cavities (21) penetrate the housing (20) in forward and backward directions. Female terminals (11) connected to ends of wires (10) are insertable into the cavities (21) from behind and locking lances (22) in the respective cavities (21) retain the female terminals (11). Jig insertion grooves (30) are formed in the front surface of the housing (20) and can receive a jig (80) to displace the locking lance (22) in an unlocking direction. A joint terminal (50) to be mounted in the housing (20) and formed such that a bracket (52) to be mounted on a grounding portion is connected with the rear edge of a male terminal (51) in which male terminals (55) insertable into the respective cavities (21) from front are connected side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Teruo Hara, Yuujirou Imai
  • Patent number: 7841911
    Abstract: A joint part which allows connection work to be easily performed and a wiring harness using the same. A joint part A has a housing (60) including a first joint portion (10) arranged to make a concurrent connection of ends of electric wires drawn from positive terminals of a plurality of igniters (3) and positive terminals of a plurality of injectors (4) and an end of an electric wire drawn from a positive terminal of a power supply (5) for the igniters (3) and the injectors (4), a second joint portion (20) arranged to make a concurrent connection of ends of electric wires drawn from negative terminals of the igniters (3), and a ground terminal (40) to which the first joint portion (10) is connected via a noise filter (50), and the second joint portion (20) is directly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Aizawa
  • Patent number: 7798868
    Abstract: A terminal connector assembly is provided for an electrical switching apparatus, such as a circuit breaker. The terminal connector assembly includes an electrically conductive member having opposing connecting and terminal portions, and a housing having a divider. The connecting portion is electrically connected to a power conductor of the circuit breaker. The divider includes first and second sides and an aperture extending therebetween. A plurality of walls extend perpendicularly outwardly from the first side of the divider to form a cavity, and a plurality of projections extend outwardly from the second side of the divider to engage and align the housing and the electrically conductive member with respect to the molded casing of the circuit breaker. The connecting portion of the electrically conductive member extends through the aperture of the divider and outside of the housing. The remainder of the electrically conductive member is disposed within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Russell T. Borona, Hoyma J. Mazara
  • Publication number: 20100175254
    Abstract: A wiring device assembly with one or more electrical contacts having respective contact stabilizing assemblies which are operable to rigidly hold the electrical contacts in a device housing. The contact stabilizing assemblies prevent the contacts from becoming displaced within the housing under vibrational, rotational and other stresses. The contact stabilizing assemblies are connected to the electrical contacts and fit in housing channels specifically shaped to accommodate the stabilizing assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Patrick J. Tiberio, JR.
  • Patent number: 7731522
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has an improved busbar suitable for use with either solid or stranded wire. The connector has a housing with a hollow interior. At least two openings in the housing provide access to the interior for the ends of wires inserted into the connector. A busbar is mounted in the housing The busbar defines at least two wire-crossing axes extending from an entry edge to an exit edge and a thickness between a top face and a bottom face. The busbar has a wire-receiving pocket extending below the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes and a wire-engaging protrusion extending above the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Benjamin D. Swedberg
  • Publication number: 20090186517
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has an improved busbar suitable for use with either solid or stranded wire. The connector has a housing with a hollow interior. At least two openings in the housing provide access to the interior for the ends of wires inserted into the connector. A busbar is mounted in the housing The busbar defines at least two wire-crossing axes extending from an entry edge to an exit edge and a thickness between a top face and a bottom face. The busbar has a wire-receiving pocket extending below the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes and a wire-engaging protrusion extending above the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Benjamin D. Swedberg
  • Patent number: 7507106
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has an improved busbar suitable for use with either solid or stranded wire. The connector has a housing with a hollow interior. At least two openings in the housing provide access to the interior for the ends of wires inserted into the connector. A busbar is mounted in the housing. The busbar defines at least two wire-crossing axes extending from an entry edge to an exit edge and a thickness between a top face and a bottom face. The busbar has a wire-receiving pocket extending below the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes and a wire-engaging protrusion extending above the top face on each of the wire-crossing axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Sushil N. Keswani, Benjamin D. Swedberg
  • Publication number: 20090017699
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector has enclosure made of left and right housings. Each housing has a wire entry port and a wire receptacle box aligned with the port of the other housing. The wire entry ports face in opposite directions. A terminal is mounted in the housing and includes a busbar which is tangentially mounted to both wire ports. A spring member has spring fingers for biasing inserted conductors into engagement with opposite sides of the busbar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Dennis M. Breen IV
  • Publication number: 20080293308
    Abstract: A multi-contact electrical connector wafer includes an insulating base and at least one bay on a first side of the base. A conductor is associated with the at least one bay and the conductor is adapted to contact a corresponding mating element. The wafer further includes a loading beam adapted to bias the first conductor toward the corresponding mating element upon deflection of the beam. A connector may be formed with a conductive component disposed in a connector housing defining a receptacle opening. The conductive component is arranged in the housing in a manner to allow the conductive component to move relative to the housing. As such, the connector can accommodate a mating connector of a first thickness or a mating connector of a second, different thickness. The connector may also be adapted to accommodate a mating connector that is inserted into the receptacle in a manner that is not collinear with respect to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Tribotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Mark
  • Publication number: 20080293307
    Abstract: A multi-contact electrical connector wafer includes an insulating base and at least one bay on a first side of the base. A conductor is associated with the at least one bay and the conductor is adapted to contact a corresponding mating element. The wafer further includes a loading beam adapted to bias the first conductor toward the corresponding mating element upon deflection of the beam. A connector may be formed with a conductive component disposed in a connector housing defining a receptacle opening. The conductive component is arranged in the housing in a manner to allow the conductive component to move relative to the housing. As such, the connector can accommodate a mating connector of a first thickness or a mating connector of a second, different thickness. The connector may also be adapted to accommodate a mating connector that is inserted into the receptacle in a manner that is not collinear with respect to the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: Tribotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wallace, Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 7449645
    Abstract: A neutral connection arrangement for use with a pair of aligned transfer switch assemblies of an electrical panel. The first transfer switch assembly is operable to regulate electrical connection of a neutral conductor of a utility service, and the second transfer switch assembly is operable to connect a neutral conductor of a generator. The neutral connection arrangement may be in the form of a neutral bracket apparatus that includes a bracket having a first mount member, a second mount member, and a third mount member. The first mount member is attached at the first neutral bus of the electrical panel, and the second mount member is attached at the second neutral bus of the electrical panel located opposite the first neutral bus. An elongated body portion electrically connects the first and second mount members. The third mount member is generally U-shaped and extends from the elongated body portion for electrical connection to the first and second transfer switch assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Reliance Controls Corporation
    Inventor: David D. Flegel
  • Patent number: 7396262
    Abstract: A sealed power distribution module includes a nonconductive body defining a terminal receptacle, a barrier seal engaged to and surrounding the body adjacent the receptacle on an exterior surface of the body, a terminal element grid fitted within the receptacle, and provisions for installing commercially available sealed terminals to complete the wiring. The grid is engaged to the body at a location interior to the barrier seal. The power distribution module may also include one or more bus bar assemblies oriented such that simultaneous switching of relay packages is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jacek M. Korczynski, Kerri M. Moore, Eric D. Ude, Richard E. Kriss, Frank Maine
  • Publication number: 20080146086
    Abstract: A socket connector comprises a dielectric housing, a conductive contact, and a pickup. The dielectric housing comprising a first sidewall, a opposed second sidewall, and an endwall which connecting said first and second sidewalls and further defines an opening therein; Said conductive contact received in said dielectric housing and having a pair of resilient contacting sections extending between said sidewalls; Said lock-up releasably secured in said opening of said dielectric housing and compressing said pair of contacting sections of conductive contact toward each other. When dismount the backlight, the operator can see the conductive portion of the backlight and the contacting section of the conductive contact, and there is a large operating space for conveniently mounting and dismounting the lock-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Wei Yuan, Yu-San Hsiao
  • Patent number: 7374462
    Abstract: In a terminal for a rotating armature, each of bus rings (A-C) is structured such that each of ring main bodies is formed as a plate shape included in a plane orthogonal to an axial direction thereof, and has a plate-shaped piece folded in a direction along the axial direction from one end in a peripheral direction of each of the ring main bodies, the plate-shaped piece of each of the bus rings (A-C) protrudes from a resin portion, and a leading end side portion of the plate-shaped piece is formed as a weld connection portion to each of connection terminals of a coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Showa Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20080057784
    Abstract: A lead assembly includes a ring component having mechanical coupling features, and at least one polymer component mechanically coupled with the mechanical coupling features of the ring component. Elongate tubing is disposed over the polymer component and is secured with the polymer component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul E. Zarembo, Elliott Rodriguez Roman
  • Publication number: 20080057796
    Abstract: A circuit board connector has a fixing member (20; 32; 42; 52) for a housing (10) on a circuit board (K). Engaging portions (24) of the fixing member (20; 32; 42; 52) are bent to increase the areas of engaging surfaces (25) in the thickness direction (TD). Thus, contact areas between the engaging portions (24) and restricting surfaces (14) of the housing (10) increase, and forces acting on the contact surfaces are distributed. Accordingly, even if large separating forces repeatedly act on a housing (10), damage and to the engaging portions (24) and restricting surfaces (14) can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 7338331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power distribution panel in which a plurality of loads is connected to an incoming power source. The power distribution panel comprises an input terminal connecting with an incoming power line; a common line extending from the input terminal; a plurality of introduction lines furcating from the common line in parallel; connecting means connecting with different load sides, such as a circuit breaker; and a terminal body comprising a central slot in which the common line is built, a plurality of side slots in which the respective introduction lines are built, an insulation block projectingly formed on the sides of the terminal body, and an identification block for identifying the output terminals of unit source out of the plurality of parallel-connected output terminals. According to the present invention, the input power can be distributed to the load sides conveniently, and a user can flexibly design the electrical stability, if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: BMT Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Chan Yoon
  • Publication number: 20080050983
    Abstract: Provided herewith is a CPU socket made of composite configuration of passageways. The Socket includes an insulative housing defining an opening therein. A grid is securely assembled in the opening defining a plurality of passageways for securely receiving a contact terminal therein. The grid includes a plurality of latitudinal partitions, and a plurality of longitudinal partitions orthogonally intersected from each other so as to define the passageway across the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventors: Nan-Hong Lin, Chih-Pi Cheng
  • Patent number: 7285019
    Abstract: A power supply terminal for supplying power to a BWB, the power supply terminal including a first terminal member having a pair of engaging holes; a press fit terminal in a U-shape inserted into slits of the first terminal member and having a plurality of press fit pins formed at an end portion of the press fit terminal. The power supply terminal further includes a second terminal member having a pair of engaging projections, the second terminal member being attached to the first terminal member by engaging the engaging projections with the engaging holes; and an electronic part having a pair of plate springs joined to both end portions of the electronic part, the electronic part being attached to the second terminal member by inserting the plate springs into of the second terminal member slits, and the elastic deforming part of each of the plate springs being pressure-contacted with the press fit terminal when the second terminal member is attached to the first terminal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shuhei Sakai, Setsuo Kojima, Yoko Murata, Kazuya Orui
  • Patent number: 7214106
    Abstract: Electrical connectors are adapted to provide a reliable electrical connection to mating elements of a mating connector. The connector can have sockets that accept mating elements of the mating connector. Conductors of the connector are associated with each socket and make electrical contact with mating elements received therein. A loading band of the connector is tensioned to provide a contact force between the conductor and the mating element when the mating connector is in the socket. Electrical connectors constructed in this manner can provide increased current density and/or a more reliable connection between the conductors and the mating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Tribotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Sweetland
  • Patent number: 7168977
    Abstract: A plug-in jumper for terminal blocks is provided for elastic engagement in openings in busbars and for electrical contact-making of the busbars of at least two junction and/or connecting terminals. The plug-in jumper includes a jumper bar having a bar strip and several plugs which are connected to the bar strip. Each plug has at least two contact legs located essentially parallel to one another, of which at least one is made elastic. The plug-in jumper makes it possible to electrically interconnect different busbars of different terminal blocks since the plugs have two contact areas which are located on top of one another for contact-making of two busbars of two junction and/or connecting terminals which are located next to one another, wherein the two busbars are located on a different planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Dirk Goerlitzer, Hartmut Follmann, Stefan Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7132913
    Abstract: A removable universal terminal assembly has a molded housing that clips onto an electric power switch and two terminal members that can be alternatively installed in the molded housing to provide either a quick connect termination or a binding post termination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Whipple, Edward E. Lias
  • Patent number: 7121847
    Abstract: A flame-retardant shield or cap for isolating a fastener securing a high current connection to a conductor in a power distribution box (PDB) is manufactured separately from a much larger PDB cover that is not made from flame-retardant material. The cap has a closed end and sides forming an inner chamber for isolating the fastener from the cover and a surface of the PDB on which electrical components are received and mounted. The closed end and sides of the cap snap into a cup-shaped extension positioned on an underside of the cover such that when the cover is closed over the PDB an open end of the cap receives the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Jetton, Jeremy N. King
  • Patent number: 7118423
    Abstract: A first connector includes a joint bus bar mounted in a first housing, and wire-connected first female terminals inserted respectively in terminal receiving chambers to be connected respectively to tabs of the joint bus bar. A second connector includes wire-connected second female terminals inserted respectively in terminal receiving chambers in a second housing. When the first connector and the second connector are fitted together in such a manner that the second connector is inserted into a connector fitting portion, the wire-connected second female terminals of the second connector are connected respectively to tabs of the joint bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Toru Kobayashi, Hideki Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 7104841
    Abstract: A watertight connector has a housing (10) with terminal fittings (11) therein. A busbar element (14) is mounted on the front of the housing (10) to short the terminal fittings (11). The busbar element (14) engages engageable portions (22; 23) formed by a mold removing space (24) in the housing (10). A rubber plug (12) and a plug holder (13) are assembled with the housing (10) by engaging locks (25) on the plug holder (13) with the housing (10). The locks (25) are inserted into the mold removing spaces (24). The locks (25) and the engageable portions (22, 23) overlap in width and/or height directions to miniaturize the watertight connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Fukatsu, Kiyofumi Ichida
  • Patent number: 7062042
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an exterior telephone service interface for exterior mounting at a customer's premises. The telephone service interface combines both a terminal chamber for delivery of telephone service to the customer and a splicing chamber for connection to the incoming telephone service lines into a single wall mountable unite. The combination terminal chamber and splicing chamber can accommodate a plurality of splices and terminal interfaces and reduces installation time significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey Gilbert
  • Patent number: 7048587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fuse holder (1) having an oblong, box-shaped housing (2) comprising plug-in sites for blade-type fuses accessible from one top side of the housing, as well as contact chambers (6) for individual contacts arranged below the plug-in sites in the housing, and a contact channel (7) for a current bridge (8) arranged below the plug-in sites in the housing, wherein the chambers for the individual contacts, based on the axis of the longitudinal extension, are arranged in the housing offset relative to each other and on both sides of the longitudinal axis and wherein the contact channel for the current bridge extends substantially in the zigzag form along the longitudinal axis between the chambers for the individual contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignees: Lisa Draxlmaier GmbH, Audio Ohm Di Tonani Caterina E C. S.N.C., Audi AG
    Inventors: Robert Saller, Bruno Betti, Stefan Ecker, Paulus Bayer
  • Patent number: 7011551
    Abstract: A terminal block for conductively coupling multiple pairs of electrical wires includes a deadfront cover mounted onto a non-conductive base so as to define multiple pairs of wire receiving receptacles, each pair of wire receiving receptacles being electrically connected together via a conductive bus bar. As one feature of the present invention, a conductive shunt can be disposed by means of a manually operable shunt switch to selectively contact all of the bus bars in order to discharge any current present thereon. As another feature of the present invention, a plurality of finger-safe captive screw assemblies are retained within the cover, each captive screw assembly including a screw which can be driven into a threaded bore formed in one end of a corresponding bus bar. As yet another feature of the present invention, multiple pairs of interchangeable end caps can be removably snap-fit mounted on the base to enable the terminal block to be retained onto a wide variety of different surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventors: Arnold W. Johansen, Phillip Kimball, David Charles Nelson
  • Patent number: 6969285
    Abstract: An electrical connector box structure that provides external visual indication of an incompletely assembled position of a press fit bus bar. A wire crimping portion is provided on one side of a base plate of press fit bus bar, and terminals, which project from the other side of the base plate, are provided for connection to electrical components. The bus bar also includes a lock aperture that locks the bus bar into a bus bar chamber, and a stop flange formed as an outwardly bent portion located beneath the lock aperture. A flexible flange, on which a lock ridge is formed, opposes stop flange. The incomplete insertion of bus bar results in stop flange failing to move over the lock ridge, thus pressing flexible flange outward in the direction opposite to the lock ridge to provide visual indication of the incomplete insertion condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuchika Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 6888077
    Abstract: A protection and control assembly includes several multipole electrical switch devices each having a box (10,20,30) provided with input side and output side conducting connection strips, that project along a vertical axis on a horizontal connection area on the input side, and output side respectively, of the box (10,20,30) and that can be inserted in openings (44) of removable power terminal blocks (40,40?,50,50?,60). The assembly includes at least one connecting element (80,80?) that electrically connects the poles of a first and a second electrical device of the assembly, the connecting element (80) being arranged such that it is positioned firstly between the box (10) and a power terminal block (40,50) of the first device, and secondly between the box (20) and a removable power terminal block (40?,50?) of the second electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: José Garcia, Serge Paggi, Régis Perrocheau
  • Patent number: 6878017
    Abstract: A joint connector (JC) has a housing (30). Fitting recesses (33, 38A, 38B, 38C) are formed in opposite sides of the housing (30) for receiving a power-supply side connector (10) and electric-part side connectors (20). A ground terminal (50) has a row of tabs (55A) projecting from an edge of a busbar (51) and has a grounding plate (52) at an end of the busbar (51). The ground terminal (50) is mounted at a lower level of an intermediate wall (40) of the housing (30) by insert molding, so that the tabs (55A) are in the electric-part side fitting recesses (38A, 38B, 38C). Joint terminals (60A to 60D) have tabs (55B) projecting from opposite lateral edges of a busbar (51) and are mounted at upper and middle levels of the intermediate wall (40) by pressing so that the tabs (55B) are in the fitting recesses (33, 38A, 38B, 38C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sakurai, Masayasu Fujii
  • Patent number: 6814628
    Abstract: An electrical power connection block housing including a first housing piece and a second housing piece. The first housing piece forms at least a portion of a first exterior side of the block housing. An interior side of the first housing piece has a first slot shaped bus bar mounting area. The second housing piece is connected to the first housing piece. The second housing piece has a portion with a first side located directly opposite the interior side of the first housing piece and a second slot shaped bus bar mounting area on the first side of the second housing piece. The first and second housing pieces form a first bus bar receiving area with the first and second bus bar mounting areas located generally opposite each other on opposite sides of the receiving area for capturing a bus bar therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Chadbourne