Metallic Connector Or Contact Secured To Insulation Patents (Class 439/733.1)
  • Patent number: 11515657
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes at least one conductive terminal mounted to a housing. The conductive terminal has a body, two elastic arms formed by extending upward from the body, a conducting portion connected below the body and having a strip connecting portion to be connected to a first strip, and a connecting portion provided at an upper end of the body to be connected to a second strip to assist mounting and located between the two elastic arms. A method for manufacturing the electrical connector includes: forming at least one conductive terminal and a first strip connected thereto; connecting a second strip to the connecting portion of the conductive terminal; disconnecting the conducting portion of the conductive terminal and the first strip; operating the second strip to control the conductive terminal to be mounted to a housing; and releasing a control force of the second strip onto the conductive terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 11495925
    Abstract: A connector includes: a cylindrical terminal; an internal terminal; and a housing. The cylindrical terminal has an engagement portion of its one edge portion and its opposite other edge portion. The one edge portion has a first reduced thickness portion at its circumferential end portion. The first reduced thickness portion has a first protrusion protruding inwardly in a radial direction and extending in an axial direction. The other edge portion has a second reduced thickness portion. The second reduced thickness portion has a second protrusion protruding outwardly in the radial direction and extending in the axial direction. The engagement portion is configured by overlapping the first reduced thickness portion and the second reduced thickness portion and further by locating the first protrusion and the second protrusion to face each other in the circumferential direction to allow an engagement between them in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiro Maejima, Kouichirou Matsushita, Takuya Otake
  • Patent number: 11316306
    Abstract: An electrical connector is used to electrically connect a first component and a second component, including: an insulating body, having an insertion slot for the first component to insert backward therein; multiple terminals, having at least one pair of first signal terminals. Each terminal has a contact portion and a tail portion provided in the front-rear direction. The contact portion is provided relatively in front of the bottom surface and protrudes into the insertion slot to be electrically connected to the first component. The tail portion is electrically connected to the second component. Each terminal further has a connecting portion located between the contact portion and the tail portion. An insulating block is used to fix the terminal. The connecting portion of each terminal extends forward from the front surface of the insulating block and passes beyond the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xue Rong Chen
  • Patent number: 11309646
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a body having multiple accommodating holes running vertically therethrough, and multiple conductive terminals vertically movably accommodated in the accommodating holes. Each accommodating hole has upper and lower position limiting surfaces. Each conductive terminal includes a flat plate portion having an upper position limiting portion located above the upper position limiting surface, and a lower position limiting portion located below the lower position limiting surface, so as to limit a vertical movement of the conductive terminal. Upper and lower elastic arms are formed at a rear side the flat plate portion. Each of the upper and lower elastic arms has a corresponding contact portion to correspondingly abut a first electronic component and a second electronic component. A through slot extends from the upper elastic arm through the flat plate portion to the lower elastic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zi Sheng Ou, Chin Chi Lin, Chih Kun Chen
  • Patent number: 11247747
    Abstract: An anti-slip structure is provided, configured to be protrudingly disposed on a pedal. The anti-slip structure includes two connecting members connected with each other along an axial direction. One of the two connecting members includes an engaging concave portion, and the other of the two connecting members includes an engaging convex portion engaged with the engaging concave portion. A pedal including at least one of the anti-slip structure as described above is further provided, and the pedal further includes a pedal body. The pedal body has at least one through hole, and each said anti-slip structure is disposed through one of the at least one through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Chun-Rong Chen
  • Patent number: 11245218
    Abstract: A method for improving clearance and creepage in a male high voltage connector assembly using a male terminal position assurance (TPA) device. The male high voltage connector assembly is highly suitable for high voltage electrical terminals, which are larger terminals. The method includes a step of allowing a clearance and creepage or electrical path to extend from at least a high voltage electrical terminal to a male outer housing of the high voltage connector assembly. When the TPA device is inserted and locked within a male inner housing of the high voltage connector assembly, the clearance and creepage or electrical path extends from the high voltage electrical terminal along at least a surface of the TPA device and to the male outer housing of the high voltage connector assembly. The male TPA device includes wing-like shape members with intermediate members that extend substantially and respectively downward from the wing-like shape members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: J.S.T. CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Demaratos, Frank Holub
  • Patent number: 11196194
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a circuit board, provided with multiple accommodating holes, where each accommodating hole is circular shaped; multiple terminals, where each terminal includes a base, and the base is accommodated in a corresponding accommodating hole; and multiple strip connecting portions, configured to be connected to a corresponding one of the first strips. One strip connecting portion and the corresponding base are fixed to each other. When the strip connecting portion and the corresponding base are inserted into the corresponding accommodating hole, the strip connecting portion supports and abuts the corresponding base, such that the corresponding terminal is not easily deformed or rotated during the insertion, and the corresponding terminal is not easily damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 11152732
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes at least one conductive terminal mounted to a housing. The conductive terminal has a body, two elastic arms formed by extending upward from the body, a conducting portion connected below the body and having a strip connecting portion to be connected to a first strip, and a connecting portion provided at an upper end of the body to be connected to a second strip to assist mounting and located between the two elastic arms. A method for manufacturing the electrical connector includes: forming at least one conductive terminal and a first strip connected thereto; connecting a second strip to the connecting portion of the conductive terminal; disconnecting the conducting portion of the conductive terminal and the first strip; operating the second strip to control the conductive terminal to be mounted to a housing; and releasing a control force of the second strip onto the conductive terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 11101601
    Abstract: A connector that can accommodate displacement and tilting at the time of fitting into a counterpart connector and that can avoid an increase in the size of the connector is provided. A movable contact of a connector has: upper-side contact points; lower-side contact points; upper-side gripping sections; lower-side gripping sections; an upper-side spring part; a lower-side spring part; and two joining sections. The upper-side contact points and the lower-side contact points can move independently of each other due to elastic deformation of the upper-side spring part and the lower-side spring part. An upper-side second width of the upper-side spring part at a second position is smaller than an upper-side first width of the upper-side spring part at a first position. A lower-side second width of the lower-side spring part at the second position is smaller than a first lower-side width of the lower-side spring part at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yasukazu Itou
  • Patent number: 10928420
    Abstract: A probe pin is provided with a plate-like movable pin including: a flexible part configured to extend and contract lengthwise; a first contact part and a second contact part each provided at an end of the flexible part lengthwise; and a conduction-path forming element overlapping the movable pin along the thickness thereof. The conduction-path forming element includes a first contact surface and a second contact surface at lengthwise ends configured to contact the first contact part and second contact part; the movable pin and the conduction-path forming element are arranged to allow the first contact part to remain in contact with the first contact surface and the second contact part to remain in contact with the second contact surface while allowing relative movement of the movable pin and the conduction-path forming element lengthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada Teranishi, Takahiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 10886642
    Abstract: An electrical connection for medium and high voltage switchgears includes an electrical terminal of a switchgear. An electrical contacting surface of the electrical terminal as first current carrying part is electrically connected with a contacting surface of an external electrical connector part as second current carrying part via a connecting system. The connecting system includes a stretch-bolt function, which is integrated in one of the current carrying parts. The stretch bolt function is provided with a male screw thread at the extending end, which is configured to be screwed into a female threaded hole of the second current carrying part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Gentsch, Christian Reuber
  • Patent number: 10784614
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts, and a fastener. The insulative housing has a plurality of contact-receiving passageways and a positioning slot recessed upwards from a bottom face thereof, the positioning slot is communicated with the contact-receiving passageways. The fastener is assembled into the positioning slot before the contacts being inserted into the insulative housing. Each contact defines a stopping portion and an elastic locking arm, the locking arm extends backwards to form a free end, and the free ends of the locking arms are locking with the insulative housing to realize a pre-position between the contacts and the housing, after the contacts assembled into the insulative housing, the fastener is pressed upwards into the positioning slot fully and abutting against a rear end of the stopping portion to form a secondary positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Dewen Kong, Zhiqiang Rong, Yajuan Gou
  • Patent number: 10768245
    Abstract: A compliant pin system includes a pin having a compliant section including a first leg and an opposing second leg. A first plurality of contact members extend along the first leg. A second plurality of contact members extend along the second leg. A pin validation system is operatively connected to the first plurality of contact members and the second plurality of contact members. The pin validation system detects a presence of an electrical signal passing between corresponding pairs of the first plurality of contact members and the second plurality of contact members to determine an integrity of the compliant pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew S. Kelly, Joseph Kuczynski, Scott B. King, Bruce Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 10680375
    Abstract: A connection terminal is provided and includes a body, a welding pin, a first stop, a second stop, and a third stop. The body includes a pair of planar surfaces and a pair of side surfaces. The welding pin extends from an end of the body. The first stop extends outwardly from one of the pair of side surfaces, while the second stop extends outwardly from another of the pair of side surfaces. The third stop protrudes outwardly from one of pair of planar surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaofan Li, Hongbo Zhang, Yongjia Wang
  • Patent number: 10665965
    Abstract: A conductor terminal having at least one insulating material housing; at least one contact insert arranged at least partially in the housing and having at least one contact piece and at least one clamping spring. The contact piece, together with the clamping spring, forms at least one conductor clamping point for an electrical conductor to be contacted via the conductor terminal, which electrical conductor can be acted upon by a spring force of the clamping spring. At least one actuating lever is pivotably supported in the housing for actuating the clamping spring. The actuating lever can be pivoted from a closed position to an open position and vice versa in relation to the housing and/or the contact piece and an electrical conductor inserted into the conductor terminal is not acted upon by the spring force of the clamping spring at the conductor clamping point at least in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Markus Lorenschat, Rudolf Mastel, Maria Glammeier
  • Patent number: 10601155
    Abstract: A contacting device has a housing in which a first contact element is arranged. The first contact element has a receiving chamber for a second contact element, which is open with respect to at least one opening of the housing. The first contact element is displaceable relative to the housing in a direction transverse to a central longitudinal axis of the receiving chamber against a spring element, so that the second contact element is insertable into the receiving chamber and capable of being clamped in the receiving chamber by the spring element. The first contact element is firmly connected to at least one plug-in contact element. By this device, a transmission of electrical energy from a power supply line to a circuit board can be achieved in simple and reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: W√úRTH ELEKTRONIK EISOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Wladimir Werz
  • Patent number: 10587066
    Abstract: An electrical connector used to be electrically connected to a chip module includes a body provided with multiple accommodating holes running through the body and at least one accommodating grooves. Each accommodating groove is formed between two adjacent accommodating holes to communicate the two adjacent accommodating holes with each other. Multiple terminals are correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating holes respectively. Each terminal includes a base and an elastic portion bending and extending upward from the base, and the elastic portion upward abuts the chip module. Each accommodating groove correspondingly accommodates the base of one of the terminals. Each accommodating groove is used for lowering strength of the body. When the electrical connector is soldered to a circuit board by high-temperature heating, the body is prone to be softened under the high temperature and thus becomes smooth, such that warping occurring during forming of the body is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 10498062
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body and conductive terminals. The insulating body defines receiving holes, each of the receiving holes receiving a respective one of the conductive terminals. Each receiving hole includes a first hole portion, a second hole portion and a third hole portion. Each conductive terminal includes a main body, an elastic arm, and a connection portion. The main body is received in the second hole portion, the first hole portion and the third hole portion are respectively positioned on two opposite sides of the main body, and the elastic arm is at least partially positioned above the first hole portion. The insulating body includes a support portion located on a side of the main body, and the support portion and the third hole portion are located on the same side of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN DEREN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhudong Huo
  • Patent number: 10468836
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a multi-wire electrical cable includes two cable-side electrical contact elements, including associated terminals to each of which is to be connected a wire of the electrical cable, as well as two output-side electrical contact elements, from each of which projects an electrical connector element by which an electrical connection can be established to a mating connector. A carrier body is disposed between the cable-side contact elements and the output-side contact elements. The carrier body forms a support region which extends from a first connecting section to a second connecting section and with which both the cable-side and the output-side contact elements are in connection. At each of the two connecting sections, a respective supporting section of the carrier body extends from the support region in such a way that the support region and the two supporting sections form a ring-shaped circumferential structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MD ELEKTRONIK GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Huber, Josef Ohni
  • Patent number: 10326226
    Abstract: A contact comprises a first cylindrical section, a second cylindrical section, and a transition section connected between the first cylindrical section and the second cylindrical section. The first cylindrical section has a first peripheral wall with a first diameter and a first protrusion rib disposed on the first peripheral wall. The second cylindrical section has a second peripheral wall with a second diameter less than the first diameter and a second protrusion rib disposed on the second peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Hongjun Yin, Yuquan Chen, Qijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10290953
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a glazing comprising a connector portion for connection to an electrical supply, and a button for soldering to a surface of the glazing, the button comprising a base portion adjacent, in use, to the surface of the glazing and an upper portion remote, in use, from the surface of the glazing, wherein the button comprises at least one solder-contacting surface, at least a portion of the solder-contacting surface curving from the base portion to the upper portion and defining a tapering solder cavity. A glazing comprising the electrical connector is also disclosed as is a method of soldering the electrical connector to a glazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Lyon, Julie Houghton, Jonathan Mark Williams, Paul Andrew Skinner
  • Patent number: 10177470
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal between two conductive elements includes at least one tightening screw, including a head and a thread, a stirrup, mounted around each screw, between the head and the thread of the screw, and a connector for each screw. Each connector includes a first stage, delimiting a tapping for receiving the tightening screw, and a second stage, arranged between the first stage and the stirrup and including a hole for passage of the screw, aligned with the tapping, the first stage being mobile relative to the second stage parallel to an axis of the screw. The terminal also includes a recess for receiving a first conductive element between the two stages of the connector, and a recess for receiving a second conductive element between the stirrup and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Luc Bouchard
  • Patent number: 10170900
    Abstract: An electrical connection box includes a bus bar, a case to which the bus bar is fixed, a terminal that is connected to the bus bar, a fixing member that fixes a connection portion at which the terminal and the bus bar are connected to each other, and a base member that holds the fixing member. The fixing member and the base member are disposed at a position at which the fixing member and the base member overlap the connection portion of the bus bar, and when the connection portion at which the terminal and the bus bar are connected to each other is fixed, the base member moves in a direction in which the base member comes into contact with the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki Yamane, Yoshikazu Sasaki, Takehito Kobayashi, Yukinori Kita, Tomohiro Ooi, Junya Aichi
  • Patent number: 10153081
    Abstract: A coil component has a pair of flange portions including a bottom surface that may be mounted on a mounting substrate and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface, a winding core portion coupling the pair of the flange portions, a top plate attached to the top surface of the flange portions, a metal terminal attached to each of the flange portions, and a wire wound around the winding core portion and electrically connected to the metal terminal. The metal terminal has a wire connecting portion connected to the wire and a flange connecting portion connected to the flange portion, and the wire connecting portion and the flange connecting portion are each located on the top surface side of a peripheral surface positioned between the bottom surface and the top surface of the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Hirai, Ryota Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10020607
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting a conductor of a daughter card connector wafer with a blade in the housing of a backplane connector. The daughter card conductor has a body with two elongated beams extending outward from the body. The two elongated beams each have an outer edge and an inner edge, whereby an opening is defined between the inner edges. The backplane conductor has a body with a narrowed tab portion extending outward from said second conductor body. The narrowed tab portion having outer opposite edges and is sized so that the narrowed tab portion fits between at least a portion of the outer edges of the two elongated beams, and in some cases between at least a portion of the inner edges of the two elongated beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Brian P. Kirk, Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9997881
    Abstract: A pin connector includes a pin contact and a pin housing. The pin contact includes a battery fixing portion and a contact portion. The pin housing includes a pin housing body into which the contact portion is inserted in a connector removal direction, and a pin contact lock. When the pin contact lock is inserted into the pin housing body in a battery separating direction to be attached to the pin housing body, a projection upper surface faces a groove ceiling and a lower surface faces a contact lock surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasukazu Itou
  • Patent number: 9979105
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device includes: an outer case; at least one press-fit terminal buried in a top surface of the outer case; and a plurality of supporting portions formed so as to protrude from the top surface of the outer case. A top end of the press-fit terminal protrudes more than top surfaces of the supporting portions from the top surface of the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Egusa, Hidetoshi Ishibashi, Yoshitaka Otsubo, Hiroyuki Masumoto, Hiroshi Kawata
  • Patent number: 9923303
    Abstract: An electrical connector configured to be mated with a corresponding counter connector to establish an electrical connection is presented. The connector includes a connector housing having at least one terminal cavity for receiving at least one female contact terminal. The cavity defines a first cavity portion and a second cavity portion. A step is arranged between the first and the second cavity portion. A female contact terminal likewise comprises a step arranged between first and second terminal portions such that, in a mounted condition, the respective steps of terminal cavity and female contact terminal engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Nuetzel, Vincent Regnier, Michael Gunreben
  • Patent number: 9859645
    Abstract: A connector includes a tubular connector housing inside which a terminal accommodating room is formed, a terminal that is inserted into the terminal accommodating room from behind, and a retainer that retains the terminal which is accommodated in the terminal accommodating room by being mounted to the connector housing from a direction crossing the inserting direction of the terminal, wherein the retainer is formed with a terminal contact part which is inserted from an opening, with which a wall of the terminal accommodating room of the connector housing is formed, to touch the terminal which is accommodated in the terminal accommodating room, and the terminal contact part is formed into such a shape to push the terminal toward the front side of the terminal accommodating room in a process that the retainer moves to a regular position of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Ohfuku, Tomoyoshi Fukaya, Masatoshi Nakamura, Kazuhide Ikeya
  • Patent number: 9780493
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection system with high speed, high density electrical connectors. One of the connectors includes a mating contact portion that has multiple contact surface. The mating contact portion has multiple segments, each with a contact surface, such that multiple points of contact to a complementary mating contact portion in a mating connector are provided for mechanical robustness. Such a mating contact may have parallel elongated members on which the mating surface are positioned, providing for the possibility of more than two contact surface per mating contact portion. The mating contact surfaces may be positioned on the elongated members such that the points of contact are at different distances from the distal end of the mating contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Trent K. Do, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: 9698506
    Abstract: An electric connection structure electrically connecting an electric device and a circuit board includes a connection terminal including a press-welded terminal portion welded to a device terminal of the electric device by pressing, and a press-fit terminal portion fitted in a through-hole of the circuit board by pressing. A direction of the pressing of the press-welded terminal portion against the device terminal is the same as a direction of the pressing of the press-fit terminal portion into the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiro Miyake
  • Patent number: 9577385
    Abstract: An electrical connector used for mating a mating connector includes an insulating body having multiple terminal slots in communication with an insertion space, multiple terminals, an insulating block. Each terminal slot has at least one side wall from which a depressed portion is depressed, the depressed portion is laterally in communication with the terminal slot. Each terminal has a connection portion connected to a contact portion and a soldering portion, a stopping portion protrudes from the connection portion and is located at the depressed portion. The insulating block is insert molded at a back end of the insulating body. A protruding portion protrudes from a front end of the insulating block and enters the depressed portion. The stopping portion is stopped in front of the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wen Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9543703
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes first and second mezzanine electrical connectors that include respective first and second arrays of electrical contacts. The electrical contacts can be receptacle, or one can be a plug and the other can be a receptacle. Each electrical connector can further include at least one alignment member that cooperate to align the first and second arrays of electrical contacts relative to each other. Each electrical connector can further include at least one orientation member that allows the first and second electrical connectors to mate when in a predetermined orientation relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: David C. Horchler, Lewis Robin Johnson
  • Patent number: 9490564
    Abstract: A bevel portion extends from a front end of a plate-like electrical contact of the terminals to a lengthwise intermediate portion of the electrical contact, the bevel portion residing at an intersection of a width surface of the electrical contact with a thickness surface of the electrical contact. A step portion resides at an end of the bevel portion at the lengthwise intermediate portion of the electrical contact, the thickness surface extending in the thickness direction having one portion with reduced width defined by the bevel portion in the thickness direction. The other portion of the thickness surface continuing to an end of the step portion has an increased width in the thickness direction to define a press-fit portion. The electrical contact is inserted in a hole of a housing to the extent defined by the step portion and thereby provisionally locked with the press-fit portion press-fitted in the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakayama, Tsuyoshi Mizushima
  • Patent number: 9472882
    Abstract: A terminal-fitted retainer (20) includes terminals (50) that have recesses (57) provided on outer peripheral surfaces thereof and to be inserted and accommodated into terminal accommodating chambers (38) formed in a housing (30) from behind. A retainer (70) is mounted into the housing (30) while retaining the terminals (50). The retainer (70) includes terminal holding portions (74) for holding the terminals (50) by being fit into the recesses (57) and thick portions (78) to be accommodated into clearances formed between the terminal holding portions (74) and either front or rear surfaces of the recesses (57) in a front-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kurita
  • Patent number: 9455518
    Abstract: There is provided a connector including a terminal which is provided with an electrical connection section with a tab shape that is provided with a raised part which extends along a terminal fitting direction, and a connector housing which is provided with a terminal accommodating chamber that accommodates the terminal, and an insertion hole through which the electrical connection section is inserted in the terminal accommodating chamber and protrudes outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Hasegawa, Shinya Oishi
  • Patent number: 9450322
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electrical contacts having tines with uneven edges to provide increased contact normal force and decreased peak stress. The socket electrical contact contains a socket body that includes a base defining a longitudinal axis and tines extending from the base at spaced-apart locations around the circumference of the base. The tines extend from the base in the direction of the axis to define a pin reception zone between the tines. Each tine contains two opposing edges that have different lengths and a blunt tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: AMPHENOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zlatan Ljubijankic
  • Patent number: 9397428
    Abstract: An electric connector includes a base adapted to receive a plug, which is able to be plugged into the base along a longitudinal direction in the plugged position. The base and the plug define together an interstitial space. The connector also includes a contact member adapted to radially extend into the interstitial space when the plug is in the plugged position. The contact member is able to ensure electric contact between the plug and the base and includes a metal wire folded back on itself so as to form turns around the longitudinal direction. The turns are in a number of less than or equal to five. A set of electric connectors can include the electric connector and the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HYPERTAC SA
    Inventor: Patrice Retho
  • Patent number: 9300071
    Abstract: A system for securing one or more electrical contacts within an electrical component includes a main housing defining a contact-retaining chamber, a base fixed within the contact-retaining chamber, a resilient retainer supported on the base and positioned around at least a portion of the one or more electrical contacts, a compressor within the contact-retaining chamber, wherein the resilient retainer is positioned between the base and the compressor, and a moveable actuator configured to be moved into a retaining position in which a retaining force is exerted into the compressor. The retaining force is translated into the resilient retainer to securely retain the electrical contact(s) within the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bianca, Mohamed Abrahim Ali
  • Patent number: 9281588
    Abstract: A female connector downsized by downsizing female-side contacts. Each female-side contact portion is formed of a first connection portion having an arm portion extending from a base portion in a width direction, a first supporting portion integrally connected to one end of the arm portion, and a second connection portion having a second supporting portion integrally connected to the other end of the arm portion. The first and second supporting portions extend in a direction away from the arm portion, and then extend toward the central portion of the arm portion. When a male connector and the female connector are fitted, each male-side contact portion is received outside an associated female-side contact portion and then is moved inside therefrom. Then, the male-side contact portion is sandwiched by a first and second contact point portions formed respectively at the first and second point portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9270045
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing and a plurality of contacts. Each of the contacts has one or more first sets and one or more second sets. The first set includes two first press-fit portions which protrude oppositely to each other in a first direction. The second set includes two second press-fit portions which protrude oppositely to each other in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The first press-fit portions and the second press-fit portions are press-fit in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Kousuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 9263820
    Abstract: An electrical module includes a housing, at least one electrical component mounted within the housing and an electrical press-fit contact. The electrical press-fit contact is located in part within the housing and has a press fit portion and a stop portion at its distal end and a mounting portion at its proximal end. The mounting portion is electrically coupled to the electrical component. The press-fit portion is located exterior of the housing such that the stop portion is able to block movement of the press-fit section into the housing when a press-in force is introduced onto the press-in contact to press the press-fit contact into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Vishay General Semiconductor LLC
    Inventor: Emilio Mattiuzzo
  • Patent number: 9196990
    Abstract: A plug connector has a housing and a plurality of metallic plug connections in the housing together with a plurality of contact feet which project from the bottom face of the housing in order to make electrical contact and be mechanically fixed to a support of a heating apparatus which is electrically connected to the plug connector. A contact foot has a U-shaped foot end with two limbs and with a cutout in-between, an upper limb merging with the contact foot, and a lower limb being provided on that side which faces away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Koebrich, Uwe Koegel
  • Patent number: 9172166
    Abstract: To provide a press-fit terminal and a terminal press-fit structure that enable shortening of a press-fit portion in its longitudinal direction and miniaturization of a connector. A press-fit terminal has insertion stoppers that are projectingly provided on respective flanks of a press-fit portion and that have respective engagement surfaces oriented orthogonally to a press-fit direction; and holding projections that are projectingly provided on respective protruding leading-end faces of the insertion stoppers and that bite into interior side walls of a press-fit hole of a housing which receives the press-fit portion. Each of the holding projections is projectingly formed in a portion of the protruding leading-end face of the insertion stopper along its thicknesswise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kousuke Kida, Akihiro Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 9121869
    Abstract: Quality of connection portions between respective probes and respective wires in a probe assembly is improved. Also, time required for work for connection between the probes and the wires is shortened. Further, improper connection between the probes and the wires is eliminated. A probe assembly includes an electric insulating substrate, a plurality of probes supported on one surface of the substrate, a plurality of through holes provided in the substrate to respectively correspond to the plurality of probes and filled with a conductive material attached to the respective probes, and a plurality of conductive membranes formed on the other surface of the substrate and respectively attached to the conductive material in the plurality of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Nihon Micronics
    Inventors: Satoshi Narita, Kenji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9039461
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a metal body and an insulation body received in the metal body and having therein first terminals and second terminals. Each first and second terminal has a connecting segment extending outward and a bent formed on a distal end of the connecting segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Wei Wan, Shu-Lin Duan, Hua-Yan Wu, Xiao-Juan Qi
  • Patent number: 9028282
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes an insulative housing defining a central slot extending forwardly, a first wall and a second wall located on the opposite sides of the central slot and a rear wall connecting the first and second walls. The first wall defines an inner surface, a mounting surface opposite to the inner surface and a plurality of first terminal slots running through the inner surface and the mounting surface, the second wall defines a plurality of second terminal slots. A plurality of first terminals are received in the first terminal slots and includes first retaining portions retained in the first terminal slots. A plurality of second terminals are received in the second terminal slots. The mounting surface defines a recess close to the first retaining portions, a longitudinal plastic sheet is received in recess and melted to fix the first retaining portions to the first wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Li, Zhen-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 9006963
    Abstract: A light bulb with dual connector comprising a connector assembly for lamps/bulbs rotatably connected to the lamp body to provide alternative connective means for engaging different types of lamp sockets. The connector is integrally assembled with respect to the lamp such that the electrical connection necessary to illuminate the lamp is operative at all times. The connector is defined by an elongated body having a spiral/screw-threaded connector (spiral installation head) at one end and a pin-type (pressed installation head) at its opposite. Dependent upon the type of socket/holder available (screw threaded or pin type), the head most suited for a particular holder can be rotated to an operative position to facilitate installation of the inventive lamp-connector combination into the socket/holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Daoud S A N Al-Saqabi
  • Publication number: 20150092324
    Abstract: A connector providing both an electrical and mechanical connection and an electronic device utilizing the connector. The connector includes a rigid body, a head connected to the rigid body, and a flexible conductor coupled to the body. The rigid body and the flexible conductor define an electrically conductive path to the head. An electronic device includes a housing defining at least one sidewall, an interior component, and a connector passing through at least one sidewall and mechanically contacting the interior component. The connector defines an electrically conductive path from the interior component to an exterior of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Dhaval N. Shah, Trevor J. Ness
  • Publication number: 20150072568
    Abstract: A metal plate contact has two slits running from an upper end towards a bottom wall. First and second trench for receiving trunk and branching cables, respectively, and a recess for mounting a contact that crosses these trenches are created in a middle portion in a lateral direction of a housing. Left and right movable ends are connected to the middle portion on the two sides in a longitudinal direction via a connection band. The movable ends can be folded towards the top of the middle portion. First and second upper side trenches for covering the top of the first trench and covering the top of the second trench, respectively, are created in these movable ends. A wire lid for positioning a cable end is formed in one end or in the two ends of the second trench or of the second upper side trench.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshio MORI, Yuji NAKAJIMA