Resilient Or Spring-biased Socket Contact Or Connector Patents (Class 439/743)
  • Patent number: 9502828
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insulation body of a plug-in connector that consists of a plug body (10), in which contact elements (11) are provided, and which consists of a connection body (20), which in turn has connection elements (21) that can be electrically connected to conductor tracks of a circuit board and/or to individual wires of a multi-wired cable to be connected, wherein the plug body (10) and the connection body (20) can be mated together, as a result of which the contact elements (11) can be electrically contacted with the connection elements (21) of the connection body (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Schreier, Melanie Genau
  • Patent number: 9153916
    Abstract: An electrical series terminal having a terminal housing, conductor connector elements, and current bars, the current bars each having a connector section and a first contact section, the connector sections being assigned to a conductor connector element and the first contact sections together forming a resilient contact region to receive the plug of the test or power plug. A switchable transverse bridge is producible by each current bar having a second contact section, two further current bar pieces being arranged in the terminal housing, and a recess being formed in a current bar piece for insertion of a branch of a jumper. A current bar piece is assigned to a respective current bar so that the second contact section of a current bar is connected to the assigned current bar piece when no plug is inserted and is spaced from the assigned current bar piece when a plug is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Torsten Schloo, Franck Stieler, Jens Lange, Carsten Pollmann, Dennis Habirov, Christian Kloppenburg
  • Publication number: 20150079852
    Abstract: An electrical connector forms electrical contact by tightening of a movable, electrically-conductive spiral around un-insulated wire or wires. The spiral coils around the wire multiple times and tightens on the wire(s) when either one or the other end, or both ends, of the spiral is/are rotated relative to the other. Various housing portions may be provided for connection to different portions of the spiral, to facilitate the tightening of the spiral and to cooperate with a latch/lock system to retain the spiral in tightened condition. Multiple spirals may be provided in one connector, including spirals that tighten around separate wires at opposite ends/side of the connector and/or in spiral ports extending transversely from a main spiral(s). Terminal ends or additional spiral units/ports may be connected to a given spiral, either permanently, semi-permanently, or detachably, for producing a wide variety of configurations and modular connection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MELNI, LLC
    Inventor: MARK L. MELNI
  • Publication number: 20140357135
    Abstract: The press-fit type connector terminal includes a pin section having a U-shaped or quadrangular cross-section, and a contact section situated at a front end of the pin section, the contact section including a contact piece surrounding an imaginary center line parallel to a longitudinal axis of the pin section, and a slit formed at a part of the contact piece and extending substantially parallel to the imaginary center line, the connector terminal being comprised of a single bent metal plate having elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20140357134
    Abstract: The press-fit type connector terminal includes a pin section having a U-shaped or quadrangular cross-section, and a contact section situated at a front end of the pin section, the contact section including a contact piece surrounding an imaginary center line parallel to a longitudinal axis of the pin section, and a slit formed at a part of the contact piece and extending substantially parallel to the imaginary center line, the connector terminal being comprised of a single bent metal plate having elasticity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 7744432
    Abstract: A squib connector connecting structure of an airbag inflator comprises a shunt bar connector and a retainer sequentially inserted into an insertion hole of an inflator, and a squib connector inserted into retainer. Further, a guide groove is formed at insertion hole of inflator and a body of squib connector is fully fitted into guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Sungwon Son
  • Patent number: 7008271
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a female connector assembly, comprising a base part having one or more conductor channels, each conductor channel having a first and a second end. Each of the one or more conductor channels houses at least one bent resilient conductor having a first portion and a second portion, where the second portion is displaceable in a track defined in at least a part of the base part. The first portion extends through the second end of the conductor channel. Each conductor channel is adapted to receive a rod-shaped conductor from a male connector assembly so that the rod-shaped conductor is retained in that conductor channel by a biasing force provided by the bent resilient conductor of that conductor channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Sonion Roskilde A/S
    Inventor: Martin Bondo Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 6676452
    Abstract: A squib connector is provided that allows detection of an improper connection within a squib connector prior to incorporation within an airbag mechanism. The squib connector includes a male squib connector and a female squib connector. Positioned within the female squib connector is a disengaging member. The disengaging member may be, for example, a spring or the like. The disengaging member prevents the male squib connector and female squib connector from having an electrical connection if the male squib connector and female squib connector are not properly interlocked. The disengaging member performs this function by forcing the male squib connector away from the female squib connector at such a distance that no electrical connection is possible. The improperly connected squib connector may then be more easily detected. Thus, the squib connector improves the efficiency and reliability of the airbag mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Bolen, Qiyuan Liu
  • Publication number: 20020146942
    Abstract: A squib connector is provided that allows detection of an improper connection within a squib connector prior to incorporation within an airbag mechanism. The squib connector includes a male squib connector and a female squib connector. Positioned within the female squib connector is a disengaging member. The disengaging member may be, for example, a spring or the like. The disengaging member prevents the male squib connector and female squib connector from having an electrical connection if the male squib connector and female squib connector are not properly interlocked. The disengaging member performs this function by forcing the male squib connector away from the female squib connector at such a distance that no electrical connection is possible. The improperly connected squib connector may then be more easily detected. Thus, the squib connector improves the efficiency and reliability of the airbag mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Patrick A. Bolen, Qiyuan Liu
  • Patent number: 6135812
    Abstract: For an electrical contact element with a securing end for securing in an opening of a support plate, it is proposed to provide the securing end with a central bore and with axial slots, elastic tongues being formed, and to introduce a pressure element into the bore, the tongues being forced radially outward against the wall of the support plate opening as the pressure element is pressed into the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Gunter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Patent number: 5458426
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing and at least one metal terminal. The connector housing has at least one terminal accommodating hole for receiving the metal terminals, a primary locking device for elastically engaging with the metal terminals, at least one fallout preventing protrusion formed on the wall of the terminal accommodating holes, and at least one window for inserting a jig. The metal terminal includes a secondary locking device extended from the metal terminal, confronting with the window when the metal terminal is locked by the primary locking device while avoiding interference with the fallout preventing protrusion. The secondary locking device is adopted to be deformed by a jig inserted into the window to engage with the fallout preventing protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuya Ito
  • Patent number: 4723199
    Abstract: A fixture for a plurality of tubular electric lamps comprises an elongated insulating angular frame having two perpendicular flanges joined together. Metal conductor strips carried on the back side of the flanges have integral lamp carrying tabs spaced along the length of the conductors that protrude through slots in the frame. Tabs are thus disposed along the entire length of the frame to support lamps in axial alignment. The flat conductors are secured to the back side of the flanges by crimping the portion of the tabs adjacent the front side of the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Assignee: Emmanel Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert D. Freed, Eric Hoefnagels
  • Patent number: 4710139
    Abstract: A jack is composed of a body, a contact piece holder mounted on the body, and a contact piece mounted on the contact piece holder. The body is molded in a single piece by die casting of a conductive material and includes as integral portions of the body a cylindrical portion for receiving a plug, a flange extending from the cylindrical portion, and a terminal and a holding portion provided on the flange. The contact piece holder is carried by the holding portion of the die cast body. The contact piece holder can be mounted on the holding portion with a single operation, and the contact piece can also be mounted on the contact piece holder with a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Hosiden Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihito Shichida