Secured By Heat-molding Or Cold-deforming Insulation Or By Casting, Welding, Or Cementing Patents (Class 439/736)
  • Patent number: 10779571
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating device is provided, including a heating assembly configured to heat an aerosol-forming substrate to generate an inhalable aerosol, the assembly including a heater and a heater mount, the heater being blade-shaped, including an electrically insulating heater substrate, an electrically resistive heating element supported by the heater substrate, and a through-hole through a thickness of the heater, the heater being insertable into the aerosol-forming substrate and having a length of about 10 mm to about 60 mm, a width of about 2 mm to about 10 mm, and a thickness of about 0.2 mm to about 1 mm, the mount including a moldable material molded around a portion of the heater and extending through the through-hole to couple the heater to the mount so the mount provides structural support to the heater and is configured to allow the heater to be disposed within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Jiri Holoubek, Josef Vlk, Sebastian Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 10680358
    Abstract: A method of securing an electrical terminal within a terminal cavity of a connector body is described herein. The method includes the step of deforming a portion of an outer surface of the connector body to fabricate a protrusion that projects from an inner surface of the connector body into the terminal cavity, thereby securing the electrical terminal within the terminal cavity. A connector assembly formed by this method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 10553979
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes terminals (20), wires (W) connected respectively to the terminals (20) and a housing (30) integrally holding the terminals (20) and the wires (W). The housing (30) includes a terminal holding portion 33 collectively holding the terminals (20) and wire holding portions (34) individually holding the wires (W). The wire holding portions (34) are flexible, project in the same direction from the terminal holding portion (33) and are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Iida
  • Patent number: 10468834
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to an illuminable wall socket plate for replacing existing wall socket plates in one simple installation step. The illuminable wall socket plate obtains electric current from a socket to power a light by connecting metal tabs on the back side of the illuminable wall socket plate to socket terminals, and transferring electric current from the socket terminals to a light in the wall socket plate through conductive material, in accordance with the invention described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SnapRays LLC
    Inventor: Daniel A. Diotte
  • Patent number: 10411395
    Abstract: A connector module with a latch structure includes a base (10), a terminal block (20) and latch structures (30). The base (10) includes a housing (11) having an accommodating space (A), and the incommoding space (A) includes a positioning member (113). The terminal block (20) inserted into the accommodating space (A) includes an insertion main body (21) and conductive terminals (22). Each latch structure (30) is arranged between the housing (11) and the insertion main body (21), which includes a latch portion (31) formed on the insertion main body (21) and a locking member (32) rotatably connected to the housing (11) on one side of the positioning member (113). The locking member (32) includes a locking portion (322) for locking onto the latch portion (31) and locking slots (324) provided for the positioning member (113). Accordingly, the terminal block can be removed without the use of any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 10223781
    Abstract: A soft back-up pin state checking device including a soft back-up pin formed of a bottom-side holder portion, and a top-side soft pin portion which is held by the holder portion in an exchangeable manner. A ring-shaped background portion which is possible to be distinguished from the soft pin portion and be recognized using image processing is provided on a top end surface of a cylindrical fitting portion which is outside of an outer circumference of the soft pin portion in the holder portion of the soft back-up pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 10065349
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention is directed to a method for producing a connector using injection-molding by providing at least one conductor and at least one contact pin which are electrically connected at a contact point, producing a thermoset premold from a thermoset using injection-molding, wherein the thermoset is injection-molded around at least a first section of the at least one conductor and/or around at least a second section of the at least one contact pin, and injection-molding of a thermoplast on the thermoset premold, wherein the step of injection-molding takes place before the thermoset premold has obtained a degree of curing of 90%. Another aspect of the invention is a connector comprising at least one conductor and at least one contact pin is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PROTECH GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Mentzel, Benjamin Rudin
  • Patent number: 9939108
    Abstract: A pressure vessel (2) for the storage of fluid has a core (10) made of metal or polymer and is wrapped either completely or partially from outside with a high strength fibers (21, 22) for reinforcement wherein one of the reinforcing fibers is a metal wire (21) of a single filament or cables of multi filaments having strength from 2000 MPa to 6000 MPa. The wire has a plastic ductility of over 20% in reduction in area (RA) at tensile fracture. The metal wire (21) is made of steel or nickel or titanium or their respective alloys. The core (10) of the vessel (2) is first wrapped with a resin covered ceramic fibers such as carbon, fiberglass and subsequently wrapped with the metal wire (21) with or without other fibers (22). The metal wires (21) can be of different diameters in parallel or cabled forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: WireTough Cylinders, LLC
    Inventor: Amit Prakash
  • Patent number: 9672962
    Abstract: A bushing of an electrical conductor through a wall which separates two regions from one another, wherein the conductor extends through a passage in the wall, at a distance from said wall, characterized in that a sleeve, which is electrically insulated from the passage and is hermetically sealed, preferably extends approximately coaxially through the passage, and in that the electrical conductor extends through the sleeve and is incorporated in the sleeve in a hermetically sealed, preferably integral, manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: MICRO-EPSILON Messtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alfons Meilhamer, Reinhold Hoenicka
  • Patent number: 9608250
    Abstract: A wire arrangement body includes: a wire arrangement groove portion of a groove shape that receives one or more wires; a lid portion that is rotatably connected to the wire arrangement groove portion about a first hinge and covers the wire arrangement groove portion so as to seal a groove opening of the wire arrangement groove portion; and a wire drawing piece that is rotatably connected to the lid portion about a second hinge. The wire arrangement body is provided so that a rotation axis of the second hinge crosses at a right angle to a rotation axis of the first hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Keizo Aoki
  • Patent number: 9601742
    Abstract: A busbar module unit includes a busbar module that is made of a resin and retains a plurality of first conductors and two second conductor, a wiring path that accommodates a plurality of voltage detection wires, a terminal accommodating portion that accommodates connection terminals of a power cable, and a cover member that is connected to the busbar module via a hinge portion. The terminal accommodating portion is integrally formed with the cover member. The wiring path is arranged so as to intersect at least one of the connection terminals. The cover member has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, the first face opposes the wiring path when the cover member is folded back via the hinge portion. The terminal accommodating portion is formed on the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Furuya, Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Hideki Inoue
  • Patent number: 9496663
    Abstract: A transmission module assembly comprises a cover and an electrical connector received in the cover. The cover includes a body defining a receiving cavity and a mating section extending forwardly from the body. The connector includes an insulating elongated housing and a number of terminals retained in the housing. Each terminal includes an engaging portion extending forwardly beyond the body into the mating section, a tail portion extending upwardly beyond the housing and a connecting portion retained in the housing. There is a gap between the body and the housing for pouring sealant thereinto. A tuber is defined between the housing and the body, and a pair of stoppers positioned at the body abut forwardly against two lateral sides of the housing in an elongated direction, which can prevent the housing from deforming when temperature changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xue-Yuan Xiao, Zhang-Lan Xue, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9429451
    Abstract: A sensor includes: a sensing module furnished with a sensing function; metal terminals transmitting a sensing signal from the sensing module; an insulating fixing portion holding multiple metal terminals separately; and a resin portion encapsulating the metal terminals and the sensing module and also forming a connector portion from which tip ends of the metal terminals are exposed. Protruding portions of the fixing portion are fit into hole portions of the metal terminals before resin encapsulation in a stage where the metal terminals are bonded to the sensing module, so that rigidity of the metal terminals is enhanced to stabilize the locations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Oba, Shigeki Tsujii, Koki Yamamoto, Akira Koshimizu
  • Patent number: 9402320
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the invention, an electronic component assembly may be provided. The electronic component assembly may include an electronic component body. The electronic component assembly may also include a non-conductive force transfer plate affixed to the electronic component body to receive an assembly force. The electronic component assembly may also include a plurality of electrical connectors passing through the non-conductive force transfer plate, wherein first ends of the electrical connectors are located within the electronic component body and second ends are located outside the electronic component body, and the electrical connectors have a force transfer structure adapted to engage the non-conductive force transfer plate and transfer at least a portion of the assembly force from the force transfer plate to the electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark K. Hoffmeyer, Theron L. Lewis
  • Patent number: 9401562
    Abstract: An implantable medical device connector assembly and method of manufacture include a molded, insulative shell having an inner surface forming a connector bore, a circuit member including one or more traces extending through apertures in the connector shell. One or more conductive members, positioned along the connector bore, are electrically coupled to the traces. The sealing members are positioned between the conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J Ries, Jeffrey A Swanson, George A Patras
  • Patent number: 9289615
    Abstract: A modular header and method of fabricating same for making electrical connection between an array of feed-through pins extending through a wall of a hermetically sealed enclosure of an implantable medical device and lead connect or receptacles within the header in which the header is fabricated using a pre-formed molded header module, together with a set or harness of interconnected flexible conductors incorporated and sealed by an overlayer of medical grade polymer material. The assembled modular header is capable of complete pre-testing prior to assembly onto an implantable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott A. Spadgenske
  • Patent number: 9214760
    Abstract: The connector terminal includes at opposite ends a pair of press-fit terminals to be inserted into through-holes formed through two printed circuit boards located facing each other, each of the press-fit terminals having a plurality of contact pieces, and further includes at least one buffer portion deformable in accordance with a gap between imaginary longitudinal center lines of the press-fit terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Sakai Yagi, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9083094
    Abstract: A joint connector (10) collectively connects wires to a body (B) of a vehicle. The joint connector (10) has a conductive plate (30) with a main body (31) including a plurality of terminals (32B) to be connected to female terminals at ends of the wires and to be bolt-fastened to the body (B). A housing (20) is arranged around the terminals (32B). The conductive plate (30) includes a coupling portion (32A) for coupling the terminals (32B) to each other, a bolt fastening portion (34) with a bolt hole (35) through which a ground bolt (B2) is to be inserted, a rotation preventing piece (33) at a side of the bolt fastening portion (34) opposite to the coupling (32A) to prevent rotation of the main body (31), and ribs continuous from the rotation preventing piece (33) to the coupling (32A) across the main body (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Teramoto
  • Patent number: 9033747
    Abstract: A connector includes an inner plate including cavities for holding terminals connected to electric wires, a cylindrical housing which accommodates therein the inner plate, and a filling material which is filled in an interior of the housing so as to surround a periphery of the inner plate. A plurality of air bleeding holes are formed in a portion of the inner plate other than portions where the cavities are provided so as to penetrate from a front side to a back side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Kenji Takahashi, Hideki Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 9030842
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus partially overmolded with a overmold sealing material that seals the circuit board, protects the electrical components on the circuit board and provides seals between the circuit board and mating devices is disclosed. The electronic apparatus may be an engine controller. The electrical components may be an electrical edge connector, a sensor, and a heat sink. The sensor may be a pressure sensor. The controller may be connected to a throttle body such that the overmold sealing material provides a first seal between the controller and the throttle body allowing the pressure sensor to be in fluid communication with the interior of the throttle body. A wire harness may be connected to the controller such that the overmold sealing material provides a second seal between the wire harness and the controller protecting the electrical connection. The overmold sealing material may also be translucent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Electrojet, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle E. E. Schwulst
  • Patent number: 9028283
    Abstract: It is an objective to enhance sealing performance of a resin mold without subjecting a connector housing to special work. In an electric wire connection structure of a connector terminal in which an end of an electric wire (W) is connected to a rear portion of a connector terminal (10) and in which the electric wire connection is sealed of a resin mold (20), a step (d) that makes an underside (13b) of a rearmost end of the connector terminal (10) higher than an underside of an area ahead of the rearmost end is provided between the underside (13b) of the rearmost end and the underside (12b) ahead of the rearmost end, thereby assuring space (22) that enables filling of a resin which makes up a resin mold (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Sato, Shinji Kodama
  • Publication number: 20150118915
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for a prefabricated terminal block and to a method for producing a prefabricated terminal block, wherein two pre-moulded parts are held together by an injection-moulded base frame. The pre-moulded parts can be designed to provide electrical contacts for contacting an engine control unit for example, in order to establish electrical connections to the engine control unit. In particular, prefabricated parts for terminal blocks that are flexible with respect to material and colouring can be implemented in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald Friess
  • Patent number: 9004929
    Abstract: A method for producing electric components (1) for high-voltage applications, in particular ignition systems. An insulator (3) is produced as a hollow body from a thermoplastic material by an injection-molding method, the electrical functional part (2) is introduced into the insulator (3), and a casting material is cast in the intermediate space between the electrical functional part (2) and the insulator (3). Also, an electric component (1) having an electrical functional part (2) and an insulator (3) for high-voltage applications, in particular ignition systems The insulator (3) preferably consists of polyphenylene sulfide having a glass fiber content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: MOTORTECH GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Schulze
  • Patent number: 8993890
    Abstract: An electric cable includes: a flat electric wire that is hard to bend in a longitudinal direction and easy to bend in a lateral direction; and a terminal that is coupled to a terminal end of the flat electric wire and connected to an inverter. The terminal has a wire connection portion coupled to the terminal end of the flat electric wire and a connecting portion connected to the inverter. The terminal is formed so that, when the terminal is connected to the inverter, a plane that includes a flat surface of the connecting portion is oriented in the direction in which the flat electric wire is easy to bend and intersects with the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Sumitomo Wiring Sytems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Sato, Sho Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20150079851
    Abstract: The connector terminal includes a press-fit terminal and a shaft portion, the connector terminal being fabricated of a single metal sheet, the shaft portion having a lateral cross-section having a size entirely covering therewith a lateral cross-section of the press-fit terminal when viewed in an axial direction of the connector terminal, the shaft portion having surfaces extending in the axial direction at an entire circumference thereof, the lateral cross-section of the shaft portion being identical in shape with a lateral cross-section of a terminal space of a die used for fabricating a housing for the press-fit terminal, the press-fit terminal being fit into the terminal space when the housing is molded with resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20140335741
    Abstract: A connection terminal (1) includes a terminal connection part (2) having a casing part (3) into which a mating terminal is to be inserted, a wire connection part (10) to which a wire (W) is connected, and a neck part (20) which couples the terminal connection part (2) and the wire connection part (10). A connection site of the wire connection part (10) and the wire (W) are covered with a resin covering part (30). The terminal connection part (2) is provided with a closing partition (5) which closes off an interior of the casing part (3) on the side of the neck part (20). The neck part (20) includes a bottom face wall (21) and lateral face walls (22) standing from either side of the bottom face wall (21). The lateral face walls (20) have parallel wall parts (22a) with a uniform spacing between the parallel wall parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Ryosuke Uno
  • Patent number: 8814606
    Abstract: The electric connector includes a housing having an opening and a bottom, the housing being formed at the bottom with a recess, at least one electric terminal projecting through a bottom of the recess into the housing, and a seal composed of light-curing resin, the seal at least partially filling the recess therewith for hermetically sealing the electric terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Sakai Yagi, Jun Mukunoki, Shui Touno
  • Patent number: 8797758
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure of an electronic board includes: a board support member formed of synthetic resin; an electronic board fixed to the board support member; an electrical connection pad disposed on the electronic board; a bus bar disposed in the board support member; and a bonding wire that electrically connects the electrical connection pad and the bus bar. The bus bar includes: an exposed portion exposed in a face of the board support member; an embedded portion embedded in the board support member; and a connection portion extending from the exposed portion and being electrically connected to an electrical component. An end of the bonding wire is bonded to the exposed portion, and a first cut portion is formed in the embedded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Iyatani
  • Patent number: 8771025
    Abstract: An electrical power connector includes a plurality of conducting terminals and an electrically insulative terminal block directly molded on the conducting terminals by insert molding. Each conducting terminal has a mating contact portion suspending in a front mating receiving hole of the electrically insulative terminal block, a plate-like mounting portion bent into shape and partially embedded in the electrically insulative terminal block and partially extending out of the bottom side of the electrically insulative terminal block, one or multiple through holes cut through the plate-like mounting portion and embedded in the electrically insulative terminal block, and a bent portion located at the plate-like mounting portion and transversely extending across each through hole and embedded in the electrically insulative terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: RIIDEA International Corp.
    Inventor: Lung-Hsi Lee
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8740655
    Abstract: A method of producing a low height connector, includes: removing an insulating covering from a first part of an electric wire; forming the electric wire into a predetermined shape in which the first part of the electric wire is bent; joining a terminal to a second part of the electric wire; and molding the electric wire to surround at least the first part and the second part of the electric wire with a housing to obtain the low height connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Masayuki Kataoka, Hiroki Komatsu, Takeshi Innan
  • Patent number: 8734956
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polybutylene terephthalate resin composition which satisfies performances such as high durability in an environment of heating and cooling cycles and adhesion properties to an addition-reaction type silicone rubber. Specifically, provided is the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition, exhibiting excellent adhesion properties to the addition-reaction type silicone rubber, including: (A) 100 parts by weight of polybutylene terephthalate resin; (B) 5 to 30 parts by weight of a styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer containing 40% by weight or less of styrene component; and (C) 20 to 100 parts by weight of glass fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Wintech Polymer Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Sakata, Hiroyuki Amano
  • Publication number: 20140141659
    Abstract: A contact element for an electrical plug connecting device, having a molded first end section and a molded elongated receiving section which defines a longitudinal axis for mechanical and electrical coupling and/or receiving a mating contact element designed to be complementary to the contact element of a plug connecting device to be paired with the electrical plug connecting device, both of which are manufactured of an electrically conductive material. The elongated receiving section extends essentially cylindrically from the first end section. This end section as well as the elongated cylindrical receiving section are molded to be free of seams and butt joints by shaping the electrically conducting material by means of a force acting at least predominantly parallel to the longitudinal axis, and at least the receiving section molded by shaping the electrically conducting material forms a cylindrical interior sheathed by the molded electrically conducting material along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Bals Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Ramm, Mareike Bankstahl
  • Publication number: 20140134893
    Abstract: A linear connector contact array is presented with focus on the tails of the contacts that are connected to individual wires. A wire management comb made from dielectric material positions each wire over its contact's tail. The wire is attached to the tail by electrically welding the wire to the tail without removing the insulating material. This is accomplished with a heated welding electrode that melts through the insulator material until electrical contact is made with the wire. A non-heated electrode is beneath the tail to complete this circuit. The wire management comb has deep channels which form insulating ribs between adjacent wires. The weld sites are staggered, and exposed ends of the contact tails are held short of the end of the management comb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CARDIOINSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Larry Crofoot, John T. Venaleck
  • Publication number: 20140106625
    Abstract: A connector is fixed in the vicinity of a distal end to which a conductor of a wire harness is exposed. The connector includes a primary molded part and a secondary molded part. The primary molded part is annularly molded by injection molding so as to cover the whole periphery of a part of a coating part in a state separated from the distal end. Also, a stopper is formed in a top part of the primary molded part. The secondary molded part is annularly molded by an injection molding method so as to cover the whole peripheries of a part of the coating part in the vicinity of the distal end and the portion excluding the top part of the primary molded part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime KATO, Masayuki KATAOKA, Hiroki KOMATSU, Takeshi INNAN
  • Publication number: 20140087597
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a terminal connection portion to be connected with a partner terminal, a wire connection portion connected with a wire, a neck portion connecting the terminal connection portion and the wire connection portion, and a resin covering portion covering a connection portion of the wire connection portion and the wire. The neck portion has a bottom wall and a pair of side walls installed upright from both sides of the bottom wall and having parallel wall portions equally spaced from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke UNO, Shinji KODAMA
  • Publication number: 20140073201
    Abstract: Devices and methods for assembling a connector are provided herein. In one aspect, an example method of assembly includes positioning an insert frame having an applicator portion supporting electrode contacts within an enclosure; attaching the electrode contacts to a circuit board substrate within the enclosure; forming an underfill layer by injecting a hardenable fluid medium through the applicator portion to fill a semi-confined space between the insert frame and the circuit board substrate; and detaching the applicator portion and applying an overmold. The applicator portion includes one or more lumens extending from an inlet opening to one or more exit openings to facilitate flow of fluid medium to desired locations. The inlet opening may be disposed on a portion of the applicator extending above the insert frame and have a diameter substantially larger than the exit opening to allow for fluid injection using an oversized injection nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Weber, Naoto Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 8657633
    Abstract: A connector according to the present invention comprises a housing and a plurality of contacts. The housing includes a mating portion having a plate shape. The mating portion projects forward and has an upper surface and a bottom surface. The plurality of contacts is held by the housing. Each of the contacts comprises a contact portion, an end portion and a flat portion. The contact portion extends in a connection direction and is exposed at the upper surface of the mating portion. The end portion is embedded in the mating portion. The flat portion forms a boundary between the contact portion and the end portion and does not projects from the upper surface. The flat portion is able to be viewed from above the upper surface of the mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Jun Shindo, Masaki Kimura, Kazuaki Ibaraki
  • Publication number: 20130252481
    Abstract: It is an objective to enhance sealing performance of a resin mold without subjecting a connector housing to special work. In an electric wire connection structure of a connector terminal in which an end of an electric wire (W) is connected to a rear portion of a connector terminal (10) and in which the electric wire connection is sealed of a resin mold (20), a step (d) that makes an underside (13b) of a rearmost end of the connector terminal (10) higher than an underside of an area ahead of the rearmost end is provided between the underside (13b) of the rearmost end and the underside (12b) ahead of the rearmost end, thereby assuring space (22) that enables filling of a resin which makes up a resin mold (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sato, Shinji Kodama
  • Publication number: 20130252480
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided, including a substrate, an electronic element, a plurality of metal members, and an insulating sheet. The electronic element includes a plurality of terminals. The substrate forms a recess with the electronic element disposed therein. The metal members are disposed on the electronic element and insulated from each other. Additionally, the metal members connect the terminals with the substrate. The insulating sheet connects to the metal members and is adjacent to the electronic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Ta Chen, Yao-Wei Wang, Ting-Yao Cheng, Shih-Jung Chuang
  • Publication number: 20130225014
    Abstract: A conductor (Wa) of the electric wire (W) whose insulated sheath (Wb) is removed from an extremity of the conductor to a location where the conductor projects backwards from a rear end of the terminal accommodating chamber (11) of the connector housing 10 is crimped and connected by means of a pair of crimping pieces (3b), and an area that ranges from the extremity of the conductor (Wa) to the location that includes an end of the insulated sheath (Wb) is covered with a resin (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: YAZAKI CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8501298
    Abstract: A resin-molded article 10 is formed by injecting molten resin into a molding die from a gate (11). Ribs (61, 62, 63 and 64) having widths larger than that of a thin molded portion (27) in the form of a thin wall are connected one after another from the position of the gate (11) to the thin molded portion (27). Spaces in the molding die for forming the ribs (61, 62, 63 and 64) define a path for the flow of the molten resin and the molten resin injected from the gate (11) flows into a space for forming the thin molded portion (27) through this path at the time of molding the resin-molded article (10). Therefore, the resin can be filled sufficiently for the thin molded portion (27) in the form of a thin wall located distant from the gate (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Maegawa, Shinyu Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20130149917
    Abstract: The electric connector includes a housing having an opening and a bottom, the housing being formed at the bottom with a recess, at least one electric terminal projecting through a bottom of the recess into the housing, and a seal composed of light-curing resin, the seal at least partially filling the recess therewith for hermetically sealing the electric terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8435050
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that provide a right-angle translation, may be readily manufactured, and may have an aesthetically pleasing appearance. One example may provide a connector receptacle having contacts that provide a right-angle translation. Another example may provide a connector receptacle having an aesthetically pleasing appearance. By inserting an injection molded housing into an over-mold, the interior of a connector may appear to be formed from a single piece of plastic or other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Tziviskos, Gregory A. Springer, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 8424187
    Abstract: Provided is system and method for terminating stator windings to provide a fast, reliable, and convenient connection system. A U-shaped intermediary connection piece comprising individual pieces with cable exits is provided. Stator windings are attached to the individual pieces and the stator and connection piece are encapsulated with resin. The individual pieces are eliminated, thereby electrically isolating the cable exits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Infranor Holding SA
    Inventors: Ramon Bote Salla, Giampiero Tassinario
  • Patent number: 8425257
    Abstract: Electrical connections that provide a highly manufacturable, well-shielded path from a cable to a printed circuit board. One example provides a path that includes a card and a connector. Conductors in a cable may be attached to a card. The card may be shielded with a ground plane on one or more sides and edges. The card may insert into a connector that may be attached to a printed circuit board. The connector may include a shield that may have a top portion that forms electrical contact with a ground plane on a top of a card inserted in the connector. The connector may have an opening for accepting the card that is defined by the top portion of the shield and a plurality of rows of contacts. The rows of contacts may include an outer row of ground contacts, and an inner row of signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, George Tziviskos, Min Chul Kim, Vincent D. Duperron, George V. Anastas, Gregory A. Springer
  • Patent number: 8360811
    Abstract: A downsized fixing structure for fixing a metal plate and a bolt to a synthetic resin member which can prevent an upper surface of the metal plate from being covered by a resin, is provided. The fixing structure includes: a bus bar, i.e. the metal plate; the bolt having the head portion and the shank portion passed through a through hole provided at the bus bar; and a housing 9, i.e. the synthetic resin member, to which the bus bar and the bolt are fixed. Fixing portions projecting from a surface of the head portion of the bolt adjacent to the shank portion of the bolt are arranged to penetrate into the metal plate to be fixed thereto. A circumferential surface of the head portion of the bolt is knurled. The head portion is formed together with the housing by insert molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Aoki
  • Patent number: 8357015
    Abstract: A case comprised of a metal-resin composite body having a connector including a terminal fitting, the connector being integrated with an opening of a wall of a case main body so that the connector sandwiches an edge of the wall. The connector is comprised of a base resin formed by injection molding so as to sandwich the wall. A separately-manufactured connector is welded to the base resin. Forming the base resin on the case main body provides a less complicated configuration of the case compared to a case where a connector is formed directly to the case main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kohmura, Shingo Yoshida, Yusuke Fuji, Takaya Hirai, Wataru Kawagishi
  • Publication number: 20130005196
    Abstract: An electrical connection includes an electrically conductive first contact member, an electrically conductive second contact member, an interface, and an attachment. The first contact member includes a first contact surface for passing current. The second contact member includes a second contact surface for passing current that directly contacts the first contact surface. The interface includes one of a cold weld and a fused section that physically joins the first contact member and the second contact member, and that forms a primary conductive path between the first contact member and the second contact member. The interface is formed by ultrasonic vibration of the first contact surface relative to the second contact surface. The attachment is separate from the interface and mechanically joins the first contact member and the second contact member. A method for forming the electrical method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Leonid C. Lev, Nikolay Kondratyev
  • Publication number: 20120302102
    Abstract: An electrical contact including a male termination end configured to be removably inserted into a female termination end of a mating contact. The male termination end having a slot between two beam sections. The slot is formed by a section of the male termination end having had material removed between the two beam sections. The two beam sections are outwardly deformed in opposite directions. The two beam sections are substantially parallel to each other along a majority of length of the male termination end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Stuart C. STONER