Metallic Connector Or Contact Secured To Insulation Patents (Class 439/733.1)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8974236
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a central processing unit (CPU) to a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a housing, a number of contacts, and a number of solder balls. The housing has a number of passageways extending passing through the housing and a number of protrusions located outside the passageways and corresponding the passageways one-to-one. A number of contacts partially are disposed in the passageways and each has a hole to match with the protrusion and secure the contacts on the housing. A number of solder balls are connected with corresponding contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Publication number: 20150064986
    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: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Patrice Retho
  • Publication number: 20150064987
    Abstract: A terminal includes a terminal body, and a press-fitting protrusion protruding from the terminal body in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the terminal to be press-fitted in the terminal holding hole. The press-fitting protrusion includes a first protrusion portion, and a second protrusion portion disposed rearward of the first protrusion in an insertion direction and protruding father in the orthogonal direction than the first protrusion portion. The terminal has, between the first protrusion portion and the second protrusion portion, a first connection portion having a width larger than a width of the terminal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Masatoshi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20150056872
    Abstract: A connector terminal comprised of a single bent metal sheet, including a contact portion including a first sheet portion and a second sheet portion, the first and second sheet portions being folded to overlap one on another, a terminal body, and a connector portion connecting the terminal body and the contact portion to each other, the connector portion including a reinforcement portion covering therewith an end surface of the first sheet portion, an end surface of the second sheet portion, and at least a part of a surface of the second sheet portion in a part of the contact portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Jun MUKUNOKI, Yuji KANO
  • Patent number: 8956191
    Abstract: Provided is a connector comprising a plurality of rows of contacts and minimized in a front-rear direction. A first contact 30 positioned in an upper-row has a special shape constituted by a held portion 32 held by a housing 20, a connection portion 33 extending in a width direction from a rear end of the held portion 32, a first bent portion 35 extending from a front end of the connection portion 33 and being bent downward, and a first contact portion 36 extending downward from the first bent portion 35. A second contact 40 positioned in a lower-row has an L-shape. A second contact portion 44 of the second contact 40 is positioned obliquely rearward of the first contact portion 36 of the first contact 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Toshihiro Oka, Nobuhiro Ogawa, Shigeyasu Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20150044916
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact pin with a first and a second end portion and a bending portion located between the end portions, wherein the cross section of at least one end portion has a preferred bending direction (V1) and at least one bending resistance direction (R1) and wherein the moment of inertia of the cross section of the at least one end portion is smaller in the preferred bending direction (V1) than in the bending resistance direction (R1). If such contact pins are bent perpendicular to their longitudinal extension (Z) by a bending force in one direction (F), then the direction of the actual bending (X) deviates from the direction of the bending force (F). In order to eliminate or reduce this deviation it is provided according to the invention that the difference between the moments of inertia in the preferred bending direction (V1) and in the bending resistance direction (R1) in the cross section of the bending portion is smaller than in the at least one end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Karl Beck, Heinrich Romuald Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150044915
    Abstract: A terminal of a connector includes two contact points, that is, a front contact point and a rear contact point. An angle formed by a line extending from an upper end of a rear terminal portion to the rear contact point and a direction in which the connector is inserted and removed is smaller than an angle formed by a line extending from an upper end of a front terminal portion to the front contact point and the direction in which the connector is inserted and removed. Thus, the insertion force used to insert the rear contact point can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Takaki
  • Publication number: 20150044917
    Abstract: A socket terminal includes front and rear terminals. The front terminal includes a front contact-point portion that wipes off foreign material adhered to a terminal surface of a plug terminal. The rear terminal includes a rear contact-point portion that contacts the terminal surface wiped by the front contact-point portion. The socket terminal also includes a movable portion between a circuit-board connection portion and circuit board. The movable portion cancels a reduction in impedance of at least the front terminal and rear terminal for a transmission signal flowing from the circuit-board connection portion connected to the circuit board. This can provide a socket terminal allowing the rear contact-point portion to contact the terminal surface from which foreign material has been wiped off, and allowing impedance mismatching at a terminal transmission path to be eliminated; and to provide an electric connector including the socket terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Takaki
  • Publication number: 20150044914
    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: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kousuke KIMURA
  • Patent number: 8944863
    Abstract: A terminal set of an electrical connector includes signal terminal duos and ground terminal duos. The signal terminal duos have two signal terminals. The signal terminals are spaced apart transversely. The ground terminal duos have two ground terminals. The signal terminal duos are disposed between the ground terminals. The ground terminals are each spaced apart transversely from an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The ground terminals are each larger than and hide transversely an adjacent one of the signal terminals. The terminal set functions as a shield for precluding crosstalk from taking place between terminals and precluding resonance from taking place between terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: All Best Precision Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Publication number: 20150031249
    Abstract: A power contact includes a fixing portion, an engaging arm extending backwardly from a front end of the fixing portion along a first direction and a support member extending towards the engaging arm. The support member is positioned between the engaging arm and the fixing portion along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The support member is adapted for abutting against the engaging arm so as to increase insertion/withdraw force and avoid over deformation of the engaging arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Hung-Chi TAI, Yung-Chih HUNG
  • Publication number: 20150031250
    Abstract: A female connector (F) includes a retainer (30) to be housed into a mounting hole (14) and selectively mounted, in a housing (10), at a partial locking position for allowing insertion of terminal fittings (50) and a full locking position for locking already inserted terminal fittings (50). A base (33) is at a rear end of the retainer (30) in a mounting direction into the housing (10) and is located outside a mounting hole (14) when the retainer (30) is at the partial locking position. Backlash eliminating portions (21, 22, 41, 42) are formed on the base (33) and in the housing (10) and are configured to restrict a relative displacement of the retainer (30) with respect to the housing (10) when the retainer (30) is at the partial locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Mitsunori Kitajima, Shigeto Kataoka
  • Patent number: 8936496
    Abstract: Provided is a connector in which a decrease in contact pressure due to the shape degradation of the pressing portions does not occur even if the operation of rotating the pressing member is repeated. Since the connector main body has, at the rear end, supporting portions that rotatably support the pressing portion, the pressing portion rotates while butting the rear ends of the movable pieces and the supporting portions so that the rear ends of the movable pieces are pushed up by the pressing portion, the butting of the pressing portion and the supporting portions is contact between synthetic-resin components, this eliminates the pressing portion being cut off due to contact with the supporting portions even if the rotation of the pressing member is repeated, and hence the shape degradation of the pressing portion can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Takane, Kenichi Yamaguchi, Tomisaburo Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20150004850
    Abstract: A card connector is provided having a housing and a contact. The housing includes a card receiving space. The contact is supported by the housing and includes a contact arm and an extended portion. The contact arm includes a free end and the extended portion includes a first end positioned below the contact arm on which the free end of the contact arm may slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Junya Tsuji, Tetsuya Katano
  • Publication number: 20140364015
    Abstract: Connectors and interconnects for high power connectors which may operate at frequencies up to approximately 110 GHz and fabrication methods thereof are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: David W. Sherrer, Jean-Marc Rollin
  • Publication number: 20140349526
    Abstract: Provided is a connector in which a decrease in contact pressure due to the shape degradation of the pressing portions does not occur even if the operation of rotating the pressing member is repeated. Since the connector main body has, at the rear end, supporting portions that rotatably support the pressing portion, the pressing portion rotates while butting the rear ends of the movable pieces and the supporting portions so that the rear ends of the movable pieces are pushed up by the pressing portion, the butting of the pressing portion and the supporting portions is contact between synthetic-resin components, this eliminates the pressing portion being cut off due to contact with the supporting portions even if the rotation of the pressing member is repeated, and hence the shape degradation of the pressing portion can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Takane, Kenichi Yamaguchi, Tomisaburo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8876538
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and contacts. Each of the contacts includes a leading end, a connecting part, a held part, and a flange part. The housing has a holding part having a contact insertion hole into which the held part is inserted. The contact insertion hole includes: a first insertion hole in which a side surface of the held part of the contact is held; a second insertion hole formed in a size that holds one opposite side surface of the held part of the contact, and having a space on the other opposite side surface side, the second insertion hole being formed to be longer than the first insertion hole; and a flange holding part. The held part of the contact is made longer than the leading end of the contact. This configuration can improve alignment accuracy of the contacts without using a compensation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Shiraishi, Kentaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8880181
    Abstract: A connector for electrically connecting implantable components. The connector comprises first and second connector halves configured to be electrically coupled to first and second components, respectively, and one or more readily severable unitary contacts electrically connecting the first and second connector halves to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventor: John Chambers
  • Publication number: 20140308856
    Abstract: A connector element includes: at least two contact elements; and at least one latching element which has two diametrically opposed detents, which latching element is situated between the at least two contact elements. The at least one latching element is configured to be pivotable or bendable, and the two contact elements each have a recess for establishing a form-fit connection to one of the detents of the latching element. The recess is further configured to enable the latching element to be pivoted or bent in the direction of one of the two contact elements, so that the form-fit connection between the other contact element and the associated detent is able to be released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich SCHMATZ, Wolfgang PADE