Secured By Resiliently Biased Part Latching Behind Shoulder Or Into Recess Patents (Class 439/744)
  • Patent number: 10804637
    Abstract: A connector-assembly includes a connector-housing and a primary-lock-reinforcement device. The connector-housing retains electrical-terminals within terminal-cavities defined by a terminal-tower disposed within the connector-housing. The electrical-terminals mate with one or more corresponding electrical-terminals along a mating-axis of the connector-assembly. The primary-lock-reinforcement device slideably engages the terminal-tower and is moveable from a shipping-position to a pre-stage-position. The primary-lock-reinforcement device has a base and a skirt. The primary-lock-reinforcement device has a post extending beyond an inner-surface of the skirt that engages a corresponding L-shaped slot defined by an outer-surface of the terminal-tower. The corresponding L-shaped slot has a first-leg and a second-leg. The first-leg defines a wall configured to inhibit a movement of the primary-lock-reinforcement device along the mating-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Carlos A. Gonzalez Delgadillo, Jorge I. Escamilla Rodriguez, Pedro Yabur Pacheco
  • Patent number: 10767503
    Abstract: A stator assembly for a gas turbine engine according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first shroud that extends about an axis to bound a flow path. The first shroud defines a first shroud opening. An airfoil has an airfoil body that extends from a first end portion. The first end portion is received in the first shroud opening and defines a retention aperture. A retention clip includes a body and at least one locking feature. The body extends between opposed clip end portions. The at least one locking feature is compressibly received through the retention aperture, and the least one locking feature is decompressible from the body to define a ramp sloping towards one of the clip end portions to limit movement of the airfoil relative to the first shroud when in the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Barainca, Gary F. Fowler
  • Patent number: 10741939
    Abstract: A protective housing for an alligator clip and the ends of electrical cables used for high amperage applications, which includes a relatively rigid, non-electrically conductive hollow housing defining an interior chamber configured and dimensioned to accommodate and fully enclose an alligator clip therewithin and having openings at opposite ends thereof which open onto the interior chamber therein to allow and accommodate one or more electrical cables to be inserted into and through the openings of the opposite ends of the housing to permit coupling thereof within the housing chamber with the alligator clip. The hollow housing is openable to allow for insertion and removal of an alligator clip and has an opening therethrough communicating with the internal chamber thereof. A non-electrically conductive button movably is mounted in the opening in the housing for reciprocal movement generally into and out of the chamber for opening and closing the alligator clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: EAGLETREE-PUMP ACQUISITION CORP.
    Inventors: Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Raphael Sagher
  • Patent number: 10680390
    Abstract: A shielding element for a connector comprises a sheet-shaped section, a passageway formed in the sheet-shaped section, and a contacting tab disposed at the passageway. The contacting tab protrudes from the sheet-shaped section and has a sharp cutting edge at a free end of the contacting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Sanger, Wolfgang Balles, Joachim Toboldt, Dominik Kasper, Stefan Wallner
  • Patent number: 10297931
    Abstract: A conductor connection contact element for clamping an electrical conductor, having a power rail piece and a clamping spring. The power rail piece is formed from a sheet-metal part with an oppositely situated second side wall, a base section and an oppositely situated cover section. The side walls, together with the base section and the cover section, border a conductor insertion channel. The clamping spring is arranged on the power rail piece. The clamping spring has an abutment section and a clamping section with a clamping edge for clamping the electrical conductor. The abutment section is arranged on the base section of the power rail piece. The freely movable end of the clamping section extends toward the cover section. An actuation section which is accessible to an actuation tool lies adjacent to the clamping edge in the direction of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Koellmann, Henry Stolze
  • Patent number: 10177481
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a plurality of contact-receiving passageways extending through thereof along a front-and-back direction, a plurality of contacts inserted into the corresponding contact-receiving passageways along a rear-to-front direction and a limiting member assembled to the insulative housing. The contacts includes at least one row arranged along a transverse direction, and each contact defines a contacting part contacting with a complementary contact and a crimping portion connected with a wire. The insulative housing defines a positioning slot on one side thereof along a height direction, and the positioning slot extends along a transverse direction, the limiting member is inserted and retained in the positioning slot for locking the plurality of contacts simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Hung, Wang-I Yu
  • Patent number: 9985380
    Abstract: A connector is disclosed. The connector comprises a cap having a first cable inserting hole, a coupling space recessed in the cap communicating with the first cable inserting hole, and a housing body including a housing lock. The connector also comprises a position assuring member received in the coupling space and fastened to the housing lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi Chan Kwon, Sung Jun Choi, Young Kwon Ahn
  • Patent number: 9531105
    Abstract: An electrical connector is configured to be electrically coupled to a mating connector, The connector includes a housing having a contact chamber, and a contact connector element accommodated in the contact chamber. The contact connector element is configured to be coupled to a mating connector element of the mating connector and includes a primary locking member configured to latch with the contact chamber. The connector further includes a secondary locking member configured to frictionally lock the contact connector element in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Wimmer, Christian Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9478903
    Abstract: A connecting terminal is disclosed having a wire connection portion with at least one pair of side arms, and an abutting portion attached at a second end to the wire connection portion. The Abutting portion includes at least one mating terminal receiving chamber and a locking structure. The locking structure includes a locking surface facing the wire connection portion and extending perpendicularly to an insertion direction of the connecting terminal, a first locking surface formed on an upper side of the abutting portion and a second locking surface formed on a lower side of the second end of the abutting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weidong Zhang, Sean Wang, Jun Chang
  • Patent number: 9350107
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control unit for a vehicle, in particular for an ABS device and/or an ESP device, comprising a housing part (2) which is produced from plastic and has an opening (21), and a motor contact (5) which produces an electrical contact between the control unit and a motor and which is arranged in the opening (21), wherein the motor contact (5) is a separate component and comprises at least one electric contact (6) and a base body (7) produced from plastic, wherein the motor contact (5) is arranged in the opening (21) in such a manner that the motor contact (5) partially protrudes from the housing part (2), and wherein the motor contact (5) is fastened to the housing part (2) by means of a connecting structure (8) between the base body (7) of the motor contact and the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Golob, Uwe Kaechele
  • Patent number: 9112289
    Abstract: A stackable breadboard includes a plurality of through holes formed therein, including a plurality of first insertion holes that extends through a top surface a bottom surface thereof and a plurality of second insertion holes that extend through the top surface and side surfaces thereof. The first insertion holes extends longitudinally to allow more than one breadboard to connect in a longitudinally stacked arrangement through male and female connection terminals thereby achieving a three-dimensional stacked arrangement that effectively reduce the surface area occupied thereby. Further, the second insertion holes are arranged to extend, at opposite ends thereof, in the longitudinal and transverse directions to allow more than one breadboard to connect to each other sideways by means of the male and female connection terminals to achieve expansion of the functionality thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Jui-Hsiang Lin
  • Publication number: 20150133002
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for a connector including a first body and an assurance body. The first body defines a first locking member, a cavity and a slot. The cavity accepts a terminal inserted therein to a first distance. The slot extends into the first body and intersects the cavity. The first locking member is configured to prevent withdrawal of the terminal when the terminal is inserted to the first distance. The assurance body is movable between a preset and a full set position within the slot, and includes a reinforcing member and a second locking member. The full set position, the reinforcing member limits movement of the first locking member to prevent the withdrawal of the terminal, and the second locking member extends into the cavity to prevent withdrawal of the terminal independent of the first locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Justin T. Gerwatowski
  • Patent number: 9017111
    Abstract: A locking lance (20) on the inner surface of a cavity (19) of a housing (11) includes a lance main body (21) and an inclined portion (22). The lance main body (21) is cantilevered forward toward the center of the cavity (19) from the inner surface of the cavity (19). The inclined portion (22) is connected to a front part of the lance main body (21) and is narrower than a rear part of the lance main body (21). A first inclined surface (31) of the inclined portion (22) faces the interior of the cavity (19) and inclines away from the center of the cavity (19) to the front. A second inclined surface (32) is opposite the first inclined surface (31), inclines toward the center of the cavity (19) to the front, and is tapered so that the first inclined surface (31) becomes gradually narrower toward the front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Zheng, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150024639
    Abstract: A connector is provided which includes a housing in which a terminal is accommodated, and a retainer which is mounted on the housing to prevent movement of the terminal in the direction of detachment. A retainer insertion hole is provided on the housing to insert the retainer, and a provisional locking projection and a final locking projection are provided which extend into the retainer insertion hole. A guide portion is provided in the retainer which is flexibly deformed by interference from the provisional locking projection and the final locking projection, and a locked portion is formed, which is a locking hole opened in the guide portion. The locked portion and the provisional locking projection are temporarily locked during the insertion process, and the locked portion and the final locking projection are locked at the end of the insertion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Matsumura, Tomoyoshi Fukaya, Kenji Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 8905796
    Abstract: A power supply plug structure includes a hollow housing, at least two conductive poles, at least two wire connecting members and at least two snap rings. The housing includes a base body. The base body defines an opening. The conductive pole includes a main body and an insertion body connected with the main body. The main body passes through the base body, and is exposed out of the housing. The insertion body is received in the housing. The wire connecting members sleeve on the conductive poles and are positioned outside of the housing. The snap ring sleeves on the main body as the main body is exposed out of the housing and also clamps the main body to hold each conductive pole on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi-Hua Liu
  • Publication number: 20140295715
    Abstract: A contact fitting has a supporting portion capable of contacting a surface of a sensor element, and a conducting portion protruding in the same direction as the supporting portion and capable of contacting an electrode on the sensor element. Before the contact fitting is attached to the sensor element, a protrusion height of the conducting portion is 90% to 110% of a protrusion height of the supporting portion, and the protrusion heights and are relatively close to each other. The supporting portion and the conducting portion are elastically deformable and are curved in shape. The supporting portion and the conducting portion are arranged along a longitudinal direction of the contact fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhito SAKAKIBARA, Koichi MASUDA, Kenji ISAKA
  • Publication number: 20140194013
    Abstract: A first connector housing of a first connector includes a fitting concave having an inner wall portion extended in a fitting direction X and formed in substantially a circular shape, and the inner wall portion has a first step portion extended perpendicular to the fitting direction X and projected inward. A second connector housing of a second connector includes a fitting convex having an outer wall portion extended in the fitting direction X and formed in substantially a columnar shape, and the outer wall portion has a second step portion indented inward corresponding to the first step portion. A spacer is projected from at least two positions of a part of the outer wall portion and the second step portion in a temporary locking position, and is sunken in the outer wall portion or arranged in the same plane as the outer wall portion in a regular locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Sato, Kazuhide Takahashi, Kenji Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140120783
    Abstract: A single element electrical connector includes a single conductive contact element formed into a cage structure having a wire insert end and a wire contact end along a longitudinal centerline axis of the connector. The cage structure defines an upper pick-up surface having a surface area suitable for placement of a suction nozzle of a vacuum transfer device, as well as a pair of contact tines biased towards the centerline axis to define a contact pinch point for an exposed core of a wire inserted into the connector. A contact surface is defined by a member of the cage structure for electrical mating contact with a respective contact element on a component on which the connector is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Publication number: 20130288543
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing, a power contact attached to the housing, and a fixing member fixing the power contact to the housing. The connector is mateable along a front-rear direction with a mating connector located at a mating side. The housing has a rear wall, a contact-holding hole and an abutment portion, wherein the contact-holding hole pierces the rear wall in the front-rear direction, and the abutment portion is located toward the mating side with respect to the contact-holding hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Higuchi, Yoshinori Mizusawa
  • Publication number: 20130288542
    Abstract: A locking lance (20) on the inner surface of a cavity (19) of a housing (11) includes a lance main body (21) and an inclined portion (22). The lance main body (21) is cantilevered forward toward the center of the cavity (19) from the inner surface of the cavity (19). The inclined portion (22) is connected to a front part of the lance main body (21) and is narrower than a rear part of the lance main body (21). A first inclined surface (31) of the inclined portion (22) faces the interior of the cavity (19) and inclines away from the center of the cavity (19) to the front. A second inclined surface (32) is opposite the first inclined surface (31), inclines toward the center of the cavity (19) to the front, and is tapered so that the first inclined surface (31) becomes gradually narrower toward the front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Zheng, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130263448
    Abstract: A connector configured to make a contact with an electrical apparatus includes a contact formed of a metal material; and a housing that houses the contact. The contact includes an exposed part that is exposed outside the housing, a contact portion provided in the exposed part and configured to come into contact with an electrode of the electrical apparatus, and a projecting part provided in the exposed part and positioned between the contact portion and the housing. The housing includes an exterior wall that forms a surface of the housing that faces the electrode. The exterior wall and the projecting part are configured to be in contact with each other when the electrode and the contact portion come into contact with each other to establish an electrical connection between the contact and the electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kiryu, SeungSeok Beak
  • Publication number: 20130183871
    Abstract: A demountable electrical panel comprises a spring under tension that is easily assembled by being laid to rest in a recess in a mounting plate put under tension to make electrical contact with a circuit board when the device is assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: CONTROL TECHNIQUES LTD
    Inventor: CONTROL TECHNIQUES LTD
  • Publication number: 20130149916
    Abstract: A pin and a plug having the pin allow a body of the plug to enclose the pin integrally. The plug includes the body and the pin. The body has a receiving space therein for receiving the fixing segment. An insulation portion extends outward from the external surface of the body. The pin is plate-shaped and defined with an inserting segment, a fixing segment, and a burying segment therebetween. The burying segment has a burial hole and barbs, and is buried in the insulation portion. The fixing segment protrudes into the receiving space. The inserting segment is exposed from the insulation portion. The pin and the plug cut costs, speed up a manufacturing process thereof, and allow the body to be formed by a single injection molding process and thus enclose and fix the pin in place firmly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: YI-CHEN CHEN, CHIH-YUNG CHOU, CHING-FENG HSIEH
  • Patent number: 8348707
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) has a rectangular tubular box (11) with an open rear end. A tab (12) extends forward from the box (11) and a crimping portion (14) is behind the box (11) for connection to a wire (30). The box (11) includes a base plate (15), two side plates (16) extending from opposite left and right sides of the base plate (15), and a supporting plate (17) extending from the side plates (16) substantially parallel to the base plate (15). The rear end of the supporting plate (17) defines a locking portion (18) to engage a locking lance (49). Only one restricting plate (22) extends from an extending end edge of a supporting plate (17) toward the base plate (15) substantially parallel to the side plates (16). A rear end (22R) of the restricting plate (22) is in the box (11) forward of the locking portion (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Ishikawa, Kazuaki Takeda, Yutaka Noro
  • Patent number: 8221138
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) and at least one contact (2) retained in the housing. The housing includes a base portion (11) and a mating portion (12) extending forwards from the base portion, and the base portion defines a mounting face (114) thereof and the mating portion defines a mating cavity (121) extending from a mating face (120) into the housing. The at least one contact defines a retaining portion (21) retained in the base portion, a resilient arm (22) extending from the retaining portion with a part projecting into the mating cavity and a soldering leg (23) arranged to parallel to the mounting face. The soldering leg is disposed within the scope of the mounting face and defines a first and a second soldering portion (231, 232) forming an angle therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Lung Lin, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Publication number: 20120156945
    Abstract: To provide a connector in which a lance beak part will not be broken, even though a large load is applied by a front holder. A locking lance 41 is provided, at its distal end, with a lance beak part 43 which is adapted to be caught by a lock releasing jig for releasing lock of the locking lance 41 with respect to a terminal 12, and a locking projection 42 which is continued from the lance beak part 43 and erected from a terminal end of the lance beak part 43. When a projected part 51 is inserted into a deflection space 44 in a state where the locking lance 41 is deflected, a lower face 54a of the projected part 51 overrides an upper face 41c of the lance beak part 43, and a distal end of the projected part 51 comes into contact with a vertical face 41d of the locking projection 42 which is erected from the lance beak part 43.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Matsumura, Tomoyoshi Fukaya, Kenji Kajikawa
  • Publication number: 20110263148
    Abstract: A connector includes a contact, a housing having a cavity into which the contact may be inserted formed therein, the housing retaining the contact inserted into the cavity, and a retainer piece that may be inserted into the cavity in the direction opposite to an insertion direction. The housing includes a pressing piece that moves the contact inserted into the cavity in the moving direction substantially perpendicular to the insertion direction, an abut part that the contact abuts due to the movement by the pressing piece, and a locking member that locks the contact abutted to the abut part. The retainer piece is inserted into a back-side gap formed between the contact and an inner wall surface of the housing due to the movement by the pressing piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Yusuke OBATA, Nobuyasu OIRI
  • Patent number: 8043097
    Abstract: A receptacle power connector is provided having first and second rows of electrical power contacts retained in a connector housing. The connector housing has a low profile, and the power contacts are arranged in rows that each achieves a current density of about 120 Amps/linear inch (2.54 cm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Scott A. Kleinle, Timothy W. Houtz
  • Patent number: 7942697
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection system is described. The electrical interconnection system comprises a first contact and a second contact configured electrically couple together. The system also comprises a receptacle assembly including a receptacle shell and a first retaining ring secured within the receptacle shell. The receptacle assembly is configured to couple the first contact to the receptacle shell. The system further comprises a plug assembly including a plug shell and a second retaining ring secured within the plug shell. The plug assembly is configured to couple the second contact to the plug shell. The receptacle shell and the plug shell are further configured to align the first contact and the second contact for coupling together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Times Microwave Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Bloomfield
  • Patent number: 7931507
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a contact retaining member fixed to the insulative housing and a contact partly extending through the contact retaining member. The contact retaining member is fixed in a passageway defined in the insulative housing. The contact retaining member includes a ring and at least one elastic spring extending forwardly from the ring. The ring is closed along its circumferential direction while is central hollow. The contact includes a contact portion resided in the passageway and a fixing portion extending through the ring and the elastic spring under a condition that the fixing portion abuts against a free end of the elastic spring to limit backwardly removal of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Shu-Yi Chiu
  • Publication number: 20100330850
    Abstract: Terminal bolts are inserted in the bottom of contact cover through collars. C-rings are fitted into U-shaped grooves formed in the terminal bolts and constitute locking parts. Circular notch parts are formed on the inner surface at the contact chamber side of the collars and the notch parts are engaged with the C-ring whereby ring terminals receive pressing force of nuts tightened on the terminal bolts. Accordingly, spaces are created at places being closer to the contact chamber side than the C ring side of the terminal bolts are, by interposing O-rings with large thickness in the spaces in elastically compressed states, whereby an airtightness of the contact chamber can be secured without expanding an outer diameter of the contact cover. Thus, an electromagnetic switch can adopt sealing members with sufficient thickness without expanding an outer diameter of the contact cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masami NIIMI
  • Publication number: 20100210149
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a contact retaining member fixed to the insulative housing and a contact partly extending through the contact retaining member. The contact retaining member is fixed in a passageway defined in the insulative housing. The contact retaining member includes a ring and at least one elastic spring extending forwardly from the ring. The ring is closed along its circumferential direction while is central hollow. The contact includes a contact portion resided in the passageway and a fixing portion extending through the ring and the elastic spring under a condition that the fixing portion abuts against a free end of the elastic spring to limit backwardly removal of the contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Shu-Yi Chiu
  • Patent number: 7753741
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection system is described. The electrical interconnection system comprises a first contact and a second contact configured to electrically couple together. The system also comprises a receptacle assembly including a receptacle shell and a first retaining ring secured within the receptacle shell. The receptacle assembly is configured to couple the first contact to the receptacle shell. The system further comprises a plug assembly including a plug shell and a second retaining ring secured within the plug shell. The plug assembly is configured to couple the second contact to the plug shell. The receptacle shell and the plug shell are further configured to align the first contact and the second contact for coupling together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Times Microwave Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Bloomfield
  • Publication number: 20100144213
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) and at least one contact (2) retained in the housing. The housing includes a base portion (11) and a mating portion (12) extending forwards from the base portion, and the base portion defines a mounting face (114) thereof and the mating portion defines a mating cavity (121) extending from a mating face (120) into the housing. The at least one contact defines a retaining portion (21) retained in the base portion, a resilient arm (22) extending from the retaining portion with a part projecting into the mating cavity and a soldering leg (23) arranged to parallel to the mounting face. The soldering leg is disposed within the scope of the mounting face and defines a first and a second soldering portion (231, 232) forming an angle therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuo-Lung Lin, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7661996
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal for a connection hole includes: a base-side end portion (310) having a predetermined width; a retaining portion (313) having an increasing width wider than the predetermined width of the base-side end portion (310), the retaining portion (313) being formed integrally with the base-side end portion (310); and an insertion taper portion (315) having a taper width narrower than the increasing width of the retaining portion (313) to reach a leading end portion, the insertion taper portion (315) being formed integrally with the retaining portion (313); in which the insertion taper portion (315) is composed of a plurality of taper portions taper angles of which change so as to increase along an insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shinji Takahashi, Yoshiaki Kato, Harehide Sasaki, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090311918
    Abstract: An outer housing is configured to receive alternative first and second housings. The first inner housing is configured to receive clean body contacts where the inner housing includes integral locking latches extending into the contract receiving cavity where the locking latch may be positioned against the shoulder of the contract retaining the contact in position in the cavity. Alternatively, a second inner housing may be provided with a locking shoulder against which a locking lance of an electrical contact having a locking lance may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Galen M. Martin
  • Patent number: 7614908
    Abstract: The invention provides an insulating meter jaw guide featuring a loop belt, a retaining fastener, a meter blade receiving slot, and a cavity housing. The insulating meter jaw guide may be positioned on a meter jaw of watt-hour meter socket, effectively covering the receiving end of a meter jaw or a meter jaw assembly, therefore, protecting the meter jaw from accidental contact by a meter cover or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 7581984
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multicontact connector comprising: a connector body presenting front and rear faces and including at least one cavity extending between the front and rear faces and opening out therein; at least one insert arranged to receive contact elements, in particular electrical or optical contact elements; and at least one retention member arranged to retain the insert in the cavity of the connector body, the retention member comprising at least one elastically deformable tab movable between a locking position preventing the insert from being withdrawn from the cavity and a retracted position enabling the insert to be withdrawn from the cavity, in particular via the rear face of the connector body, the tab having at least two bearing faces, one of which is arranged in such a manner that a force applied thereagainst and directed towards the front face of the body of the connector causes the tabs to be retracted, and another one of which is arranged in such a manner that a force applied
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Societe Radiall
    Inventors: Stéphane Moyon, Laurent Gauvrit, Emmanuel Demaret
  • Patent number: 7497721
    Abstract: A connector system for use with electronics is provided. This system includes at least one electrical contact that further includes a wire retaining portion and an elongated body portion. The body portion of the contact further includes at least one outwardly biased latch that is adapted to engage both a contact cavity formed within a connector housing component and an extraction tool designed to remove the contact from the housing component, if necessary. The latch is formed from the same material as the body portion of the contact and further includes an internal biasing member and an external engagement member formed at the end of the biasing member for frictionally engaging the housing component and the extraction tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Mark E. Lauermann, Donald A. Diemer, Donald M. Baughn
  • Patent number: 7448921
    Abstract: A user identification card connecting device for a broadcast reception apparatus and a broadcast reception apparatus having the same are provided. The user identification card connecting device includes a frame which is provided with an insertion part into which a user identification card is inserted, a heat radiation device which is movably mounted to the frame to contact the user identification card, and an elastic member which biases the heat radiation device toward the user identification card to enable the heat radiation device to be kept in contact with the user identification card. Accordingly, the user identification card can be easily mounted and demounted to/from the connecting device, and heat from the user identification card can be effectively dissipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Ki Kim, Joon Kang, Jin Hyun Cho, Jae Soo Sim
  • Publication number: 20080119063
    Abstract: An LGA connector (100) includes a housing (2) and a number of contacts (1) received in the housing. Each contact has a base plate (10), a connecting portion (9) extending from a side of the base plate and a resilient contacting portion (93) projecting from the connecting portion. An elastic plate (11) extends from the base plate and has a spring arm (120) disposed at one side thereof. A curved receiving space (130) is formed between the spring arm and the elastic plate. The contact has a board terminal (12) extending from a lower end of the elastic plate for connecting to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Liang-Yong Yan
  • Publication number: 20080081518
    Abstract: A user identification card connecting device for a broadcast reception apparatus and a broadcast reception apparatus having the same are provided. The user identification card connecting device includes a frame which is provided with an insertion part into which a user identification card is inserted, a heat radiation device which is movably mounted to the frame to contact the user identification card, and an elastic member which biases the heat radiation device toward the user identification card to enable the heat radiation device to be kept in contact with the user identification card. Accordingly, the user identification card can be easily mounted and demounted to/from the connecting device, and heat from the user identification card can be effectively dissipated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ki KIM, Joon KANG, Jin Hyun CHO, Jae Soo SIM
  • Patent number: 7351117
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for a refrigerator door is disclosed. The connector assembly includes a substantially cylindrical plug subassembly and a substantially cylindrical receptacle subassembly that are mateably connectable with one another. Either one or both of the plug and receptacle subassemblies include a front and a rear housing that can be arranged to provide a pre-staging configuration for preassembly of contacts in the connector and a final staging configuration to fully secure the contacts in the subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Mostoller, William Gary Lenker
  • Patent number: 7347741
    Abstract: A connector apparatus is provided as having an insulated housing and a terminal that is secured inside the insulated housing with locking lances. The locking lances have scalloped edges to ensure that the lances only partially penetrate the housing, but also provide a secure connection to provide an increased retention of the terminal in the housing. Once the terminal is secured within the housing, the terminal is permanently disposed within the housing and cannot easily be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Yeomans, Navin Kanjibhai Patel, Ricardo L. Koller
  • Patent number: 7264504
    Abstract: A female multipole connector for electric plug-type connectors, particularly for weak current, having contact springs accommodated in guide channels of a plate-shaped basic body, so as not to become loose. The contact springs are directly, mechanically, and rigidly connected with the basic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: ERNI Elektroapparate GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Lappöhn
  • Patent number: 7232339
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing having at least one terminal-receiving passage extending in a terminal-insertion direction. A pair of grooves are respectively formed in side walls of the passage and extend in the terminal-insertion direction. A conductive terminal having side walls is inserted into the passage. A pair of smooth outwardly extending projections is formed on the side walls for riding in the grooves in the side walls of the passage. A locking shoulder is spaced from the projections a distance greater than the given distance, whereby the front contact end of the terminal can be inserted into the passage only when the top walls of the terminal and the passage are juxtaposed to align the projections on the terminal with the grooves in the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Bill Blake Wilson, Mathew W. Sandberg, Gary E. Polgar
  • Patent number: 7172467
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly includes a contact, a front shell member, and a rear shell member. The front shell member has a core with a front contact passage therethrough to receive the contact. The core is formed with a shroud extending from a front end of the front shell member, and the shroud surrounds and defines a cavity. The front shell member is formed of an integral single piece of non-conductive material. The rear shell member has a core with a rear contact passage therethrough to receive the contact. The rear shell member is coupled to the front shell member such that the front and rear contact passages are substantially aligned along a contact passage axis. The rear shell member is formed of an integral single piece of non-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Brent David Yohn, William Henry Bernhart, Richard Paul Walter
  • Patent number: 7048584
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a connector body and an electrical terminal. The connector body has a terminal receiving cavity that includes a lock nib that extends from a floor into the cavity. The terminal has a lock bar that engages the lock nib to retain the terminal in the terminal receiving cavity. The lock nib and lock bar are shaped to increase terminal retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Morello, William G. Strang
  • Patent number: 7044788
    Abstract: In the process of inserting a terminal fitting (20) into a cavity (11), a locking portion (16) is resiliently deformed along a partition wall (12) or an outer wall (13) due to the interference with the terminal fitting (20). Escaping recesses (17) are formed in surfaces of the partition walls (12) and the outer wall 13 facing the locking portions (16), whereby the widths of the locking portions (16) can be enlarged while defining clearances between the partition walls (12) and the locking portions (16) and clearances between the outer wall (13) and the locking portions (16). Thus, an area of engagement of each locking portion (16) with the terminal fitting (20) can be enlarged to improve a retaining function of the locking portion (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taisaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 7040936
    Abstract: A housing of an electrical plug-in connector having a high-current socket. The high-current socket is formed by a contact segment consisting of contact tongues, an intermediate segment, and an attachment segment, whereby the material thickness of the attachment segment is greater than the material thickness of the intermediate segment and the contact segment. A counter-contact surface for interaction with this change in the material thickness, which is configured in the form of a step, is provided in the housing. Furthermore, the high-current socket is fixed in place in the housing by means of resilient tongues on the intermediate segment, and a catch projection in the recess in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: ERNI Elektroapparate GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Lappöhn