Overlying Second Preformed Panel Circuit, Both Adapted To Be Electrically Connected Patents (Class 439/74)
  • Patent number: 10985491
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes: a pair of left and right half body parts, each of which includes a connector main body along with multiple terminals installed in this connector main body; and a reinforcing bracket for coupling the half body parts, wherein connector main bodies of each of the half body parts are abutted and installed at main body end parts formed on both ends of the connector main bodies, wherein each connector main body extends in the longitudinal direction thereof, in addition to including a projection for retaining the terminals, an extension end part connected to both ends in the longitudinal direction of this projection, and an end wall part extending from this extension end part towards the counterpart half body part, and wherein each of the main body end parts include mutually abutted left and right end wall parts along with left and right extension end parts with these end wall parts extending therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Daishi Gondo
  • Patent number: 10957999
    Abstract: One or more stacking cabled I/O slots may be installed in a stacked arrangement on a computing device, such as in an I/O expansion socket of a computing device motherboard. Slot detection and population logic associated with each of the one or more stacking cabled I/O slots enables signaling from each installed stacking cabled I/O slot, in order for its presence and location relative to any other installed stacking cabled I/O slot to be identified to and recognized by the computing device. High speed data signals through an installed stacking cabled I/O slot are coupled to the computing device via a cable, while power and logic signals are exchanged between the computing device and the one or more stacking cabled I/O slots via connections to the I/O expansion socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: John Norton, Vincent Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10910779
    Abstract: A connector including a first connector and a second connector configured to face each to fit together. The first connector includes a first internal terminal including terminals along a longitudinal direction, a first insulating member supporting the first internal terminal, and first external terminals at two ends of the first internal terminal in the longitudinal direction. The second connector includes a second internal terminal including terminals along a longitudinal direction and that engages with the first internal terminal, a second insulating member supporting the second internal terminal, and second external terminals at two ends of the second internal terminal in the longitudinal direction. The first connector includes projecting portions that project further toward the second connector than the first internal terminal does in a fitting direction. The second connector includes recesses that accommodate the projecting portions and guiding portions, each being in a vicinity of one of the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma Amemori, Mitsuo Iwata, Yukihiro Kitaichi, Shingo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10897097
    Abstract: For miniaturization in a connector width direction in a configuration in which a shield shell is arranged at a position outside a contact member, a configuration is adopted in which when a ground connection section protrudes outward in the connector width direction from a first shield shell arranged outside the connector width direction of a first contact member in a first connector, an inner end surface of the ground connection section at the time of fitting between both the connectors is arranged within a range of a plate width of a second shield shell, to arrange the first shield shell inside the connector width direction of the ground connection section and arrange a second shield shell arranged outside the connector width direction of the first shield shell more inside the connector than a conventional example at the time of fitting both the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 10888012
    Abstract: An example computing device enclosure can include a first printed circuit board (PCB) that includes a first plurality of components, where a first portion of the first plurality of components that are shorter than a threshold height are positioned on a first side of the first PCB and a second portion of the first plurality of components that are taller than the threshold height are positioned on a second side of the first PCB, and a second printed circuit board (PCB) that includes a second plurality of components, where a first portion of the second plurality of components that are shorter than the threshold height are positioned on a first side of the second PCB and a second portion of the second plurality of components that are taller than the threshold height are positioned on a second side of the second PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Montgomery C. McGraw, Troy Anthony Della Fiora
  • Patent number: 10883524
    Abstract: An elastic element includes a fastening portion, an extending portion connected with the fastening portion, a first bending portion, a first connecting portion connected with the first bending portion, a second bending portion, a second connecting portion, a third connecting portion, a first elastic arm, a fourth connecting portion and a second elastic arm. The first bending portion is connected with a front end of the extending portion. The second bending portion is connected with the first connecting portion. The second connecting portion is connected with a front of the second bending portion. The third connecting portion is connected with a front of the second connecting portion. The first elastic arm is connected with a front end of the third connecting portion. The fourth connecting portion is connected with the first elastic arm. The second elastic arm is connected with a front end of the fourth connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Zhi-Bin Dong, Feng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10879643
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Patent number: 10863628
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) may include a plurality of horizontally disposed signal layers. The PCB may include a first vertically disposed differential via electrically connected to a first horizontally disposed signal layer, of the plurality of horizontally disposed signal layers, and a second horizontally disposed signal layer of the plurality of horizontally disposed signal layers. The PCB may include a second vertically disposed differential via electrically connected to the first signal horizontally disposed layer and the second horizontally disposed signal layer. The PCB may include a first set of clearances encompassing the first vertically disposed differential via and the second vertically disposed differential via, a second set of clearances encompassing the first vertically disposed stub, and a third set of clearances encompassing the second vertically disposed stub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Twarog, Hui He, Thomas W. Jetton
  • Patent number: 10827975
    Abstract: An external information platform in conjunction with an intelligent wearable outfit provides various functional modules for measuring physiological signals in a modular design. An appropriate functional module (or even more than one functional module if desired) may be selected therefrom and arranged in the wearable outfit to extend and change functions of the wearable outfit, making the intelligent wearable outfit suitable for most users who can manage personal health appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shuenn-Yuh Lee, Pau-Choo Chung, Jia-Hua Hong
  • Patent number: 10811824
    Abstract: The first connector body includes: a recess mating with the second connector body; a first side wall part extending in the longitudinal direction so as to define both sides of the recess; and a projection extending in the longitudinal direction of the recess so as to mate with a recessed groove of the second connector body, the first terminal includes a first contact part contacting the second terminal in a recessed groove between the projection and the first side wall part, the first connector further includes a shield plate which is held in the center in the width direction of the projection so as to extend in the longitudinal direction, the second reinforcing bracket includes a reference potential connection part connected to a reference potential trace; and a tongue part contacting both ends in the longitudinal direction of the shield plate, and the second connector further includes a reference potential terminal which includes a tail part connected to the reference potential trace along with a contact pa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Satoru Teruki, Sho Kitazawa, Akihiko Okajima, Toshitaka Kusuhara
  • Patent number: 10804647
    Abstract: A first connector and a second connector engageably connected to or disengaged from each other along an engagement direction are provided. The first connector includes a first housing and primary and secondary first terminal groups each having multiple first terminals. The second connector includes a second housing and primary and secondary second terminal groups each having multiple second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryohei Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10797442
    Abstract: A bidirectional double-sided electrical connector includes a tongue and two rows of elastically movable connection points disposed on top and bottom sides of the tongue, wherein the tongue and the elastically movable connection points can respectively act independently. Two rows of contact terminals provide the two rows of elastically movable connection points and are positioned on an insulation seat. The tongue is vertically and floatingly movable relative to the insulation seat. The elastically movable connection points are respectively floatingly disposed on, lie on or are embedded with the top and bottom sides of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Chou Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10785873
    Abstract: A circuit board optimized for a denser component population within a standard size of footprint includes a mother board and a plurality of sub-board layers stacked on and connected to the mother board. Each of the sub-board layers has a plurality of daughter boards. The sub-board layers are composed of a first sub-board layer and a second sub-board layer. The daughter boards of the first sub-board layer are arranged on a side of the mother board, and the daughter boards of the second sub-board layer are arranged on the daughter boards of the first sub-board layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., I, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hou-Yuan Chou, Yi-Chih Wu
  • Patent number: 10741949
    Abstract: A card edge connector assembly includes a card edge connector and support hardware. The card edge connector includes a housing extending between a top and a bottom having a card slot at the top receiving a pluggable module in a mating direction. Contacts electrically connect to the pluggable module and the host circuit board. The support hardware has a top and a bottom and has first and second mounting blocks mounted to the host circuit board. The support hardware has a side rail extending between the first and second mounting blocks. A cavity that receives the card edge connector is defined on a first side by the side rail and on first and second ends by the first and second mounting blocks. The top of the support hardware is flush with or below the top of the card edge connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 10734741
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and a shield member. The housing includes an insertion-removal section and a guide face, a connection target is inserted into or removed from the insertion-removal section through an insertion-removal port in an insertion-removal direction, and the guide face is formed at a peripheral portion of the insertion-removal section so as to guide the connection target toward the insertion-removal section. The shield member includes a pair of shield portions and a coupling portion. The pair of shield portions are disposed on both sides of the housing in a first direction intersecting the insertion-removal direction, the coupling portion couples the pair of shield portions together in the first direction, the coupling portion contacts a location of the housing on an opposite side to the insertion-removal port in the insertion-removal direction, and the coupling portion at least partially overlaps the guide face as viewed in the insertion-removal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yukutake, Yoshihito Ohkuma, Hitoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10701464
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a latching component configured to secure a network component within a chassis of a network device when the apparatus is in a first configuration. The latching component is also configured to allow removal of the network component from the chassis of the network device when the apparatus is in a second configuration. The apparatus also includes a handle component coupled to the latching component. The handle component is accessible from a first face of the network component. The handle component is oriented away from the first face. The handle component is configured to facilitate the removal of the network component from the chassis when the apparatus is in the first configuration. The handle component is also configured to facilitate the insertion of the network component into the chassis when the apparatus is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, RIchard Hibbs, Youngbae Park, Ian Fry
  • Patent number: 10700457
    Abstract: A connector is configured such that a socket housing (31) is engaged with a header housing as to cause a socket-side signal terminal (32) to contact a header-side signal terminal and as to cause a socket-side power source terminal (33) to contact a header-side power source terminal. The socket-side signal terminal (32) and the socket-side power source terminal are arranged in a longitudinal direction of the socket housing (31). In the socket-side power source terminal and the header-side power source terminal, contact points to contact each other are arranged in the longitudinal direction of the socket housing (31). Tongues (35, 36) are formed in the socket-side power source terminal (33). The contact points are provided at the tongues (35, 36), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohsuke Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10651599
    Abstract: A connector comprises a fixed housing, a movable housing and a plurality of contacts. The movable housing is accommodated in the fixed housing and is movable relative to the fixed housing. The movable housing has a catching portion. Each of the contacts has a resiliently deformable portion which is resiliently deformable. Each of the resiliently deformable portions is provided with a contact portion and a facing portion. Each of the facing portions is in contact with the catching portion or faces the catching portion at a distance apart therefrom in the width direction (X-direction). A movement of the movable housing relative to the fixed housing enables the facing portions to be pressed against the catching portion while allowing movements of the facing portions at least in the upper-lower direction (Z-direction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10638608
    Abstract: Frames and other structures for system-in-package modules that may allow components on boards in the modules to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lan H. Hoang, Raghunandan R. Chaware, Chang Liu, Takayoshi Katahira
  • Patent number: 10600577
    Abstract: Provided herein is a capacitor module of an inverter module of an electric vehicle. The capacitor module can include a capacitor housing. The capacitor module can include a plurality of positive terminals coupled with a first surface of the capacitor housing and extending from the first surface at a first angle. The capacitor module can include a plurality of negative terminals coupled with the first surface of the capacitor housing and extending from the first surface at the first angle. The capacitor module can include a divider coupled with the first surface of the capacitor housing. The divider can be disposed between the plurality of positive terminals and the plurality of negative terminals. The divider can electrically isolate the plurality of positive terminals from the plurality of negative terminals. The capacitor module can include a plurality of mounting holes formed on an outer surface of the capacitor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: SF MOTORS, INC., CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunan Song, Kangwei Mao, Zhong Nie, Duanyang Wang, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10600578
    Abstract: Provided herein is a capacitor module of an inverter module of an electric vehicle. The capacitor module can include a capacitor housing. The capacitor module can include a plurality of positive terminals coupled with a first surface of the capacitor housing and extending from the first surface at a first angle. The capacitor module can include a plurality of negative terminals coupled with the first surface of the capacitor housing and extending from the first surface at the first angle. The capacitor module can include a divider coupled with the first surface of the capacitor housing. The divider can be disposed between the plurality of positive terminals and the plurality of negative terminals. The divider can electrically isolate the plurality of positive terminals from the plurality of negative terminals. The capacitor module can include a plurality of mounting holes formed on an outer surface of the capacitor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: SF MOTORS, INC., CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENERGY VEHICLE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunan Song, Kangwei Mao, Zhong Nie, Duanyang Wang, Yifan Tang
  • Patent number: 10594074
    Abstract: An electronic connector assembly includes a first PCB including a first electrical circuit, and a connector member disposed on a first side of the first PCB and electrically connected to the first electrical circuit. The connector member has a connector body sized to fit within an opening defined by walls of an EMI shield frame. The electronic connector assembly further includes a permanent magnet disposed on a second side of the first PCB. The permanent magnet has a magnet body sized to cover the opening in the EMI shield frame of a receptacle assembly and to provide a magnetic attraction force between the permanent magnet and the EMI shield frame to press the first PCB against an opposing portion of the walls of the EMI shield frame and cause a grounded portion of the first side of the first PCB to make an electrical connection with the EMI shield frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tianyu Zhao, Aseem Singla, Le Chang
  • Patent number: 10587062
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes a housing extending between front and rear ends. The housing includes a post extending between a base end and a free that is loaded into a passage of the circuit board and engages the circuit board in a primary locking operation such that the post secures the housing to the board by a primary holding force. A contact is received in the housing and has a mating end at the front end of the housing for mating with a mating electrical assembly and a terminating end at the rear end of the housing for electrical connection with the board. The free end of the post is locked to the rear side of the board by a secondary locking operation that secures the housing to the board by a secondary holding force that is greater than the primary holding force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Franklin Stack, David Allen Klein
  • Patent number: 10573985
    Abstract: Terminals 40, 50 involving stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 are held in place by stationary housings, movable-side retained portions 42, 52 are held in place by a movable housing, and resilient portions 43, 53 are provided between said stationary-side retained portions 44, 54 and movable-side retained portions 42, 52. In the above-mentioned housing, in the terminal array direction, retaining fittings 60 are attached at locations outside said terminal array range, the above-mentioned retaining fittings 60 include mounting portions 61 fixedly attached to the housing and retaining portions 62 that clamp and hold the counterpart connector component. The retaining portions 62 of said retaining fittings 60 clamp and hold the above-mentioned counterpart connector component, thereby maintaining the locations of contact between the contact portions of the above-mentioned terminals 40, 50 and the above-mentioned counterpart connector component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Hasegawa, Takahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10573987
    Abstract: A multipolar connector capable of easily assembling components thereof without requiring high positional accuracy for portions of the components that are to be fixed to each other. A multipolar connector is a multipolar connector for use in electrically connecting circuit boards to each other. The multipolar connector includes an external terminal that is fixed to a circuit board, an insulating member 16 that is fixed to the external terminal, and internal terminals that are respectively fitted to grooves, which are formed in the insulating member, so as to be partially exposed through the insulating member. The insulating member is placed such that the bottom surface thereof is in contact with an outer frame portion of the external terminal and fixed to the external terminal as a result of the top surface thereof being pressed by bending portions of the external terminal toward the outer frame portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Osaki, Chikara Uratani
  • Patent number: 10566735
    Abstract: Each of additional members of a connector is provided with a connection mechanism. The connection mechanism is provided with a spring portion and a plate piece portion. The plate piece portion has an end face. The end face is formed with a connection portion. The connection portion is oriented inward of the connector in a second direction and located in a receiving portion at least in part. The spring portion supports the plate piece portion so that the connection portion is moveable in the second direction. When the connector is mated with a mating connector, the connection portion is connected to a mating connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 10568228
    Abstract: A field controller adapter includes a bracket that includes a plate having a first side and a second side with a plurality of feet extending therefrom, and a connector assembly coupled to the second side. The connector assembly includes a circuit board, a terminal block coupled to the circuit board, and a connector coupled to the circuit board with a plurality of wires. The first side is configured to facilitate coupling a field controller thereto. The connector is configured to electrically couple the field controller to the circuit board. The plurality of feet are configured to engage with mounts on a housing of a base unit to facilitate mechanically coupling the bracket thereto. The terminal block is configured to engage with a corresponding terminal block on a base circuit board disposed within the housing of the base unit to electrically couple the circuit board to the base circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael Glander, George Elliott Washington, Steven Anthony Gallo, Minoru Suzuki, Matthew Forrest Malcolm
  • Patent number: 10553970
    Abstract: The terminals have a connecting portion, formed at one end in the direction of connection of the connector and is connected to a mounting face of a circuit board, and a contact portion, formed at the other end in the above-mentioned direction of connection and has a contact surface brought in contact with a counterpart terminal; the ground plate has resilient strips, which are brought in contact with the above-mentioned terminals; said resilient strips are formed within the range of the above-mentioned contact portions in the above-mentioned direction of connection at locations corresponding to the above-mentioned terminals and are brought in contact with the surface of said terminals on the side opposite to the above-mentioned contact surface; and the above-mentioned terminals have retained portions that extend from the lateral edges of the above-mentioned contact portions extending in the above-mentioned direction of connection and are secured in place by the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Tamai
  • Patent number: 10535947
    Abstract: A floating connector includes an insulating housing and conductive terminals. Each conductive terminal has a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion. Each first portion is inserted into the insulating housing and includes a contacting segment that is at least partially exposed from the insulating housing. Each second portion does not contact with the insulating housing and includes a soldering segment. In each of the conductive terminals, a signal transmission path is defined between the contacting segment and the soldering segment, a frequency adjusting path is defined between the soldering segment and a position of the second portion that is connected to the first portion, and a length of the frequency adjusting path is 40%-60% of a length of the signal transmission path, so that each of the conductive terminals can transmit a high-frequency signal satisfying the SAS 3.0 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GREENCONN CORP.
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Kuo, Jiun-Fu Ke
  • Patent number: 10531830
    Abstract: An intelligent wearable outfit, and an external information platform and a computer program product which are in conjunction with the intelligent wearable outfit, provide various functional modules for measuring physiological signals in a modular design. An appropriate functional module (or even more than one functional module if desired) may be selected therefrom and arranged in the wearable outfit to extend and change functions of the wearable outfit, making the intelligent wearable outfit suitable for most users who can manage personal health appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shuenn-Yuh Lee, Pau-Choo Chung, Jia-Hua Hong
  • Patent number: 10530079
    Abstract: A connector is provided which includes a main body, terminals mounted in the body, and a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the body. The fitting includes a body secured to the mating guide portion, a pair of left and right connecting arm portions connected to the base end of the body, and a pair of left and right contact arm portions connected to the base end of the connecting arm portions. The fitting further includes a first connecting leg portion connected to a connecting pad on a board being connected at the upper end of the first connecting leg portion to the lower end or base end of each contact arm portion so as to have a substantially L-shaped profile when viewed from a side of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Ryotaro Takeuchi, Hiroki Ono, Naoto Sasayama
  • Patent number: 10516228
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector along an upper-lower direction (Z-direction). The connector comprises a housing and a terminal. The housing has a holding portion and an upstanding portion which are apart from each other in a width direction (Y-direction). The upstanding portion has a stop portion. The terminal has a held portion held by the holding portion and a spring portion extending from the held portion. The spring portion has a base portion and an upward extending portion extending upward from the base portion. The upward extending portion has a facing portion which faces the upstanding portion in the width direction. The facing portion has a stopped portion. Under a mated state where the connector and the mating connector are mated with each other, the stop portion is located above the stopped portion and faces the stopped portion in the upper-lower direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichi Takenaga, Akihiro Matsunaga, Hiroaki Obikane, Takayuki Nishimura, Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 10468827
    Abstract: An electrical connector for soldering to a printed circuit board includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing, and a metal shell surrounding the base portion. The insulative housing includes a base portion. Each conductive terminal includes a soldering portion extending laterally and outwardly from a lateral edge of the base portion. The metal shell includes a pair of longitudinal wall. The electrical connector includes an isolation block isolating the soldering portion from the longitudinal wall of the metal shell in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Chin-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10446985
    Abstract: There is provided a connector that can decrease a crosstalk generated between facing terminals by a shield plate in a case where at least one of a terminal adjacent to a first ground terminal and a terminal adjacent to a second ground terminal facing the first ground terminal functions as a signal terminal, by forming the shield plate so that one end of the shield plate is coupled to the first ground terminal arranged at each of both ends of one terminal group and the other end of the shield plate is coupled to the second ground terminal arranged at each of both ends of the other terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Ooi
  • Patent number: 10396484
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing defining a receiving space; plural signal contacts secured to the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving space; a pair of holding members secured to two opposite ends of the insulative housing and exposed to the receiving space, each holding member having a base and a pair of arms bent from the base; and plural power contacts secured to the insulative housing, exposed to the receiving space, and disposed adjacent to the pair of holding members, wherein the pair of holding members act as power contacts, and the pair of arms of each holding member are integrally connected to adjacent power contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Ching Chen
  • Patent number: 10383213
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) device that includes a first trace electrically connected to a first pad of a first trace via on a first layer and a second trace electrically connected to a second pad of a second trace via on a second layer. In some examples, the PCB device also includes four ground pads on the first layer and an antipad surrounding the two trace vias, where a first ground pad is positioned between the first trace and the second trace, where the first ground pad and the second ground pad are approximately symmetrically positioned about a perpendicular bisector of a line from the first pad to the second pad, and wherein the third ground pad and the fourth ground pad are approximately symmetrically positioned about the perpendicular bisector of the line from the first pad to the second pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Chengson, Edward C. Chang, Ranjeeth Doppalapudi, Santosh Kumar Pappu
  • Patent number: 10290975
    Abstract: To reduce the displacement load of a spring portion in order to improve the workability of insertion and extraction of a movable connector. A spring portion has an upper piece portion and a lower piece portion having a linear shape, and is formed in such a square wave shape that an outer vertical piece portion having a linear portion extends from a first end of the upper piece portion, a central vertical piece portion having a linear shape and connected to a first end of the lower piece portion extends from a second end of the upper piece portion, and an inner vertical piece portion having a linear shape extends from a second end of the lower piece portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 10199761
    Abstract: A floating connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals installed on the insulating housing, and two soldering members. The insulating housing includes an inserting portion, two extending portions respectively connected to two opposite ends of the inserting portion, and two covering portions respectively located at the two extending portions. The inner walls of each covering portion and the corresponding extending portion co-define a limiting slot having a limiting wall and two limiting holes arranged facing the limiting wall. The two soldering members are respectively and movably arranged in the two limiting slots. Each soldering member includes a beam facing the corresponding limiting wall, two elastic arms connected to the beam and respectively arranged in the two corresponding limiting holes, and two soldering tails respectively connected to two opposite ends of the beam and passing through the corresponding limiting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GREENCONN CORP.
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Kuo, Jiun-Fu Ke
  • Patent number: 10164360
    Abstract: In a connector, fitting a socket housing and a header housing to each other brings a socket-side signal terminal and a header-side signal terminal into contact with each other, and brings a socket-side power supply terminal and a header-side power supply terminal into contact with each other. The socket-side signal terminal and the socket-side power supply terminal are disposed along a long side direction of the socket housing. In the long side direction of the socket housing, the socket-side signal terminal is smaller than the socket-side power supply terminal in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohsuke Yoshioka, Yoji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10164358
    Abstract: An electrical feed-through assembly includes electrically conductive pins having a top apex and a bottom apex, where the pins extend through at least a majority of an electrically non-conductive material. The top apexes, the bottom apexes, or both the top and bottom apexes of the pins have an electrically conductive connection pad material, such as a solder pad, coupled thereto. In variations, the top and/or bottom apexes may be slightly recessed from a corresponding surface of the non-conductive material, such that the connection pads fill the respective recesses; and/or the top and/or bottom apexes barely extend from a corresponding surface, such that the connection pads bulge out from the corresponding surface. Such a feed-through configuration may inhibit pin bending, in addition to enabling use of more types of connectors beyond pin-and-socket type connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyosuke Yoshida, Kimihiko Sudo, Takako Hayakawa, Hajime Eguchi, Yuta Onobu
  • Patent number: 10141669
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a housing having a mating end and a cable end. The mating end is configured to be mated with a header connector in a mating direction. A tab terminal is held in the housing at the mating end. The tab terminal has a leading edge configured to be mated with the header terminal of the header connector when the plug connector is mated to the header connector. The leading edge is tapered such that the tab terminal sequentially mates with the header terminal during mating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Price Tyler, David James Rhein
  • Patent number: 10135170
    Abstract: A connector system includes a first connector element and a second connector element. The first connector element includes a first contact that has a first contact region and a first wipe region. The second connector element includes a second contact that has a second contact region and a second wipe region. When the first connector element is mated with the second connector element, the first contact region makes a first point electrical contact with the second wipe region such that the first contact does not form a first tuned electrical stub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Kevin W. Mundt, Bhavesh Patel, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 10115616
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and assemblies are provided for an adapter insert including an adapter frame including a support rail adapted to support one or more substrates in a substrate carrier, a frame extension coupled to, or integral with, the adapter frame, and a mapping feature formed on the frame extension and disposed to be detected by a sensor for determining whether an adapter insert is present or absent in a substrate carrier. Numerous additional features are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Mazzocco, Edward Ng, Douglas MacLeod, David Phillips, Ayan Majumdar, Jeffrey C. Hudgens
  • Patent number: 10109942
    Abstract: In an electric connector, a receptacle contact has an elastic portion of at least one curved form between a contact portion and a connection portion. An inclination portion is formed between the elastic portion and the contact portion, and further an enlarged engaging portion communicating with the inclination portion is formed at the side of the contact portion. A housing is provided with the insertion hole for inserting the receptacle contact, and an enlarged locking portion is formed in a position corresponding to the enlarged engaging portion. The enlarged engaging portion is locked by the enlarged locking portion in detachment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Souichi Sugaya, Toshihiko Hirai, Kazunori Takei, Kiyotaka Yamada
  • Patent number: 10074937
    Abstract: In a substrate-side housing of a plug connector and a housing of a socket connector, an abutment receiving portion and a columnar projection are provided to disable the socket connector from being inserted into the substrate-side housing when the socket connector is misaligned beyond a movable range of a fitting-side housing of the plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kayoko Ninomiya, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Yuki Ide, Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogura
  • Patent number: 10014609
    Abstract: A connector is provided that has a terminal, a housing for retaining the terminal, and a reinforcing bracket retained in the housing. The housing includes a fitting concave portion that fits with a counterpart connector and a bottom plate portion that faces a surface of a substrate. The terminal includes a contact portion that makes contact with a counterpart terminal of the counterpart connector inside the fitting concave portion and a substrate connecting portion exposed from a lower surface of the bottom plate portion and connected to a connecting pad on the surface of the substrate. The reinforcing bracket includes a main body portion retained in the housing inside the fitting concave portion and a leg portion exposed from the lower surface of the bottom plate portion and connected to the connecting pad on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Koji Chikano, Makiko Ikeda, Kazushige Asakawa
  • Patent number: 9912085
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module interface with a device-side connector provided on an electronic module with a number of contact elements. They are designed to form a plug-type connection with several corresponding plug-type connectors with different numbers of contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Euchner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mike Gehrke, Jörg Klaiber, Bernd Hermann
  • Patent number: 9901000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a module arrangement (1) with a base module and at least one submodule (5); the base module has at least two connection modules. The submodule (5) can be put into contact via a connection module with a choice of one of the connection modules of the base module and can consequently be attached to the base module in different orientations. Detection devices for detecting the orientation of the submodule (5) attached to the base module are provided in the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Euchner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Kraus, Markus Hörtling, Monika Schmid, Dominik Schmid, Timo Siefert, Jens Rothenburg
  • Patent number: 9899771
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector along an up-down direction. The connector comprises a contact, a holding member and two reinforcing members. The holding member has an accommodation portion and an island-like portion. The island-like portion has two end portions in a first horizontal direction perpendicular to the up-down direction. The reinforcing members are positioned at the two end portions, respectively. Each of the reinforcing members has a guard portion and a supporter. The guard portion of each of the reinforcing members guards the corresponding end portion of the island-like portion. The guard portion has an upper surface, an embedded portion and an exposed coupling portion. The upper surface is exposed upward from the island-like portion in the up-down direction. The embedded portion is embedded into the island-like portion. The exposed coupling portion couples the upper surface and the embedded portion with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenta Ashibu, Yuichi Takenaga
  • Patent number: 9893480
    Abstract: A connector reduced in width and easily mated with a mating connector is provided. An insulative housing of a connector has a substantially rectangular mating face. Further, the metal shell has a base portion, a curved portion, and a supporting portion. The base portion upstands from a peripheral edge of the mating face extends along the peripheral edge and encloses the mating face circumferentially in a substantially rectangular shape. Further, the curved portion is continuous to an upper end of the base portion and curved inward in a semicircular shape for guiding the mating connector. Further, the supporting portion has a shape hanging from the curved portion toward the mating face along an inner wall face of the base portion for supporting the mating connector, so that the insulative housing does not have an upstanding wall extending along a side face of a longitudinally extending portion of the metal shell and the metal shell supports a widthwise inner face of the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kodaira, Hiroshi Shirai