Coupling Part Type Contact Inserted Into Insulation From Coupling End Patents (Class 439/747)
  • Patent number: 10797422
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing and a plurality of terminals. The housing has a receiving portion and terminal accommodation portions. Each of the terminals has a fixed portion, a held portion, a first spring portion and a second spring portion. The first spring portion has a first turn portion and a first coupling portion. The second spring portion has a second turn portion, a second coupling portion, an upper contact point and a recessed portion. The upper contact point is positioned in the receiving portion. The upper contact point faces in a first predetermined orientation. The second turn portion has a lower contact point. The lower contact point is positioned in the receiving portion. The lower contact point faces in the first predetermined orientation. The recessed portion is positioned between the upper contact point and the lower contact point in an up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yusuke Obata, Hiroaki Obikane, Masakazu Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10630026
    Abstract: There is provided a movable connector that facilitates easy engagement and improves stability in electrical connection. The movable connector includes a manipulation housing that is coupled to a movable housing by a pressing operation of the manipulation housing against the movable housing. The movable connector also includes a contact reinforcing member that moves together with the manipulation housing by the pressing operation. The contact reinforcing member comes into contact with a pair of contact portions of a circuit-board connection terminal and thereby presses the contact portions against a pin terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Hitoshi Suzuki, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogura, Tomomitsu Saito, Daichi Shimba
  • Patent number: 10066822
    Abstract: An electronic connector device is used to connect the light source board and the driver board of the LED light electrically. One end of the input terminal is fixed on the light source board and connect to the light source board electrically. The other end of the input terminal is the elastic clip structure. When the light source board is relatively combined with the driver board and the diver board is set near the light source board, the other end of the input terminal connects on the output terminal elastically. In the present invention, the electronic connector device fixes the input terminal on the light source board and relates the input terminal on the output terminal elastically by setting the output terminal on the driver board surface. Efficiently simplifying the structure of the whole electrical connector to make the electronic connector device owns the advantage of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Zhongming Fu, Guijuan Song, Maojin Zeng, Jianghuai Li
  • Patent number: 10060612
    Abstract: An electrical connector device for electrically connecting a light source board and a driver board of an LED light. The electrical connector device includes an input terminal and an output terminal, one end of input terminal is fixed on the driver board of the LED light and electrically connected to the driver board. The output terminal includes a conductive terminal, an elastic clipping portion, and a resistance portion, the conductive terminal includes a conductive pin, the conductive pin is fixed on the light source board and electrically connected to the light source board, the elastic clipping portion and the resistance portion are placed on the conductive terminal, and when assembled, the other end of the input terminal elastically touches one end of the elastic resistance portion and the resistance portion touches the other end of the resistance portion. The electrical connector of LED light owns the advantages of simple structure and high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Yongzhe Dong, Zongjin Liu, Maojin Zeng, Daqiang Li, Yongchuan Li
  • Patent number: 9929395
    Abstract: A battery routing electric wire is routed between a battery having an alkaline electrolytic solution and a device. The battery routing electric wire includes: a conduction portion formed of a single wire; and a cover portion that covers the conduction portion and is made of polyvinyl chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Yuki Tosaya, Hiroki Kondo, Namiko Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9865959
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connector comprising a frame (10) for detachably latching a plurality of contact support modules (20, 21) of the width 0.5×B, 1×B, 1.5×B or 2×B, the frame being formed by two mutually opposed longitudinal lateral walls (11) and by two mutually opposed transversal lateral walls (12), wherein at least two contact support modules (20, 21) of different width can be received in and latched to the frame, the contact support modules having at least one latching element (23) that interacts with a corresponding counter-latching element (13) arranged on the frame in order to detachably secure the contact support modules in the frame, a rigid grid of latching elements being arranged externally on the longitudinal lateral walls (11) of the frame (10) at a uniform grid spacing of the counter-latching elements (13) of 0.5×B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Bertsch
  • Patent number: 9716332
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a contact part comprising a sleeve forming a receiving space for a plug-in contact to be inserted in an insertion direction; a contact spring secured to an inside of the sleeve, the contact spring comprising a first protrusion, a second protrusion and an intermediate section between the first and second protrusions; and a plate-shaped contact tab attached to the sleeve so as to form the receiving space between the contact tab and the contact spring, the contact tab comprising a profile oriented towards the contact spring, the profile having a flat portion extending towards the intermediate section of the contact spring. Applications for the present disclosure include high-current plug connections, such as those used in vehicles and onboard wiring systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Wimmer, Robert Saller, Christian Wimmer
  • Patent number: 9711921
    Abstract: An electrical contact receptacle includes a base with opposed contact portions extending from one surface thereof. Each contact portion has three arms in spaced arrangement, and optionally a bridge portion extending across outboard arms. Each of arms has an inner contact surface for conductively engaging a blade terminal or a bus bar. Optionally, the base defines an opening through which a tip portion of a blade terminal can be received, thereby permitting insertion of the blade terminal from above or below the contact receptacle, and allowing for additional contact surfaces with the blade terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Robert L. Knapp, Steven K. Meek, Matthew R. Andree, David J. Battey
  • Patent number: 8900019
    Abstract: A solar cell module terminal box includes a contact electrically connectable to an external terminal of a solar cell module, a connector member electrically connected to the contact, and a box main body. The box main body has an accommodating portion for accommodating the contact, an attaching portion accommodating the connector member and a wall member which partitions the accommodating portion and the attaching portion from each other. The wall member includes a connector insertion hole. The connector member is inserted in the connector insertion hole in tight/gapless contact therewith along the entire perimeter thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroie Yamaguchi, Takahide Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20100327200
    Abstract: A water tight valve with sealed flying leads is presented. The sealing is provided by an adhesive heat shrink collar that is affixed to the insulation of the flying leads. An overmolding is used to provide further protection of the terminal/wire contact interface and to seal against the exterior surface of the collar. The profile of the collar also provides a tortuous path that further prevents the ingress of any conductive fluid to the wire/terminal contact area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Robertshaw Controls Company
    Inventors: Kevin J. Engler, Russell A. Meyer
  • Patent number: 7762857
    Abstract: A power receptacle contact may include first and second contact beams that deflect independently of one another during mating of the power receptacle contact with a complementary blade contact. Each beam may extend from abutting respective body portions. The power receptacle contact may include a first clip that extends from the first contact beam. The first clip may define a blade receiving area between the first and second contact beams. A power connector may include a housing and a contact received in the housing. The contact may includes first and second protrusions that prevent the contact from moving in a first direction relative to the housing and in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Timothy W. Houtz
  • Patent number: 7413483
    Abstract: A female connector head for a multi-line electrical connection is provided. The connector head includes a housing having proximal and distal faces. The housing defines a plurality of elongate lumens connecting the proximal and distal faces. Each lumen defines a receiving opening for a receptacle on the proximal face of the housing. Each lumen is configured to receive, enclose and hold a receptacle that is snap-fit into the lumen and defines at least one shoulder recess adapted to buttress a locking tab on a distal end of a receptacle. The housing further has at least two support pins extending from the distal face, and has at least two guiding pins extending normal from the distal face from two positions which are asymmetric about a center point of the distal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: GE Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Karadimas, Thomas Pravongviengkham
  • Patent number: 7318758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector for exterior application, in particular, for the electrical connection of solar panels, comprising a plug (16) with a plug housing (14), comprising at least one contact pin (3), or contact sleeve (13) and a coupling (1) comprising a coupling housing (2), with at least one contact sleeve (13) or contact pin (3), whereby the plug (16) and the contact pin (3) may be at least partly plugged into the coupling (1) and the contact sleeve (13). The contact pin (3) and the contact sleeve (13) may each be connected to at least one cable conductor (12) of a cable (4) and the plug (16) and the coupling (1) each comprise a locking piece of a locking unit for fixing the plug (16) and coupling (1) to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Assignee: Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Haller
  • Publication number: 20040078967
    Abstract: A Z-axis electrical contact may be formed using a resinous deposit containing conductive particles which may align along surface regions to form an electrical conduction path over the resinous material. If the resinous material is thermoplastic, the material may be heated to mechanically bond to contact surfaces. Advantageously, the resinous material may be formed by forcing a resinous matrix containing conductive particles through an annular opening in a stencil. The resulting member allows surfaces to be contacted which may be irregular or may be covered by native oxide layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Tongbi Jiang, Edward A. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20040029454
    Abstract: A method of connecting a terminal fitting and an electric wire, includes the steps of: providing a terminal fitting; providing an electric wire in which a core wire is covered with an insulating sheath; providing a conductive connecting member formed with an insertion hole; inserting the electric wire into the insertion hole of the connecting member; compressing the connecting member radially inwardly so as to caulk an inserted portion of the electric wire uniformly over a whole periphery thereof; and welding the connecting member and the terminal fitting by applying ultrasonic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Masanori Onuma, Kei Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20010051467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connector wherein a terminal fitting provided with a metal lance is retained by a retainer. A cavity 21 is formed within a housing 20 and is capable of housing a terminal fitting 10 provided with a metal lance 15. A retainer attachment hole 22 opens into the cavity 21 and allows the attachment of a retainer 30 which engages with the terminal fitting 10. This retainer attachment hole 22 opens into a lower face of the housing 20. A stopping wall 24 which retains the metal lance 15 is formed immediately to the anterior of the retainer attachment hole 22 and, to its anterior, a jig insertion hole 26 opens in an anterior direction. A jig 50 for bending the metal lance 15 can be inserted into the cavity 21 from this jig insertion hole 26. The stopping wall 24 is provided with a through hole 40 through which the jig 50 passes to reach the retainer attachment hole 22 provided to the posterior side of the stopping wall 24.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: December 13, 2001
    Inventor: Akinobu Kubo
  • Patent number: 6287154
    Abstract: An electrical device (20), in particular an energy regulator or infinite switch, comprises a body portion (22) with one or more electrical elements (33, D, B, C, 47) mounted thereto. The body portion (22) and the electrical element(s) (33, D, B, C, 47) mounted thereto define an assembly having a minimum dimension which is termed the “thickness” of the assembly. At least one terminal (25, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63) is also mounted to the body portion. The terminal has a mounting portion (27) and a contact portion (26) with the mounting portion (27) extending transversely to the thickness dimension to thereby result in a low-profile electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Invensys, plc
    Inventors: Andrew Joseph Palmer, Mark Ronald Graves, Ian David Cochrane
  • Publication number: 20010003078
    Abstract: The invention provides a connector wherein a terminal fitting provided with a metal lance is retained by a retainer. A cavity 21 is formed within a housing 20 and is capable of housing a terminal fitting 10 provided with a metal lance 15. A retainer attachment hole 22 opens into the cavity 21 and allows the attachment of a retainer 30 which engages with the terminal fitting 10. This retainer attachment hole 22 opens into a lower face of the housing 20. A stopping wall 24 which retains the metal lance 15 is formed at an anterior side of the cavity 21 and, to its anterior is a jig insertion hole 26 from which a jig for bending the metal lance 15 can be inserted. Another jig insertion hole 40 is formed in a posterior end of the retainer 30. Another jig 51 is inserted therein, extends along a posterior end face 23A of an opening 23 of the retainer attachment hole 22, and thereby bends the metal lance 15 which is caught against the posterior end face 23A of the opening 23.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventor: Akinobu Kubo
  • Patent number: 6231401
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having at least one elongate aperture and an electrical contact insertable therethrough. The contact includes a first end extending externally through a first end of said aperture and an opposed second end extending externally through a second end of said aperture. The contact further includes a deformable flange adjacent said first end of the contact for expanded deformation so as to prevent removal of said contact from said housing aperture in a direction opposite said direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Seong Chooi Au Yong, Nai Hock Lwee
  • Patent number: 6203336
    Abstract: In a socket-type multipolar electrical connector to be used together with a plug-type multipolar electrical connector as its counter connector, a body has first contact-piece holding holes with the horizontal pitch P1 between each adjacent holding holes being fine, and second contact-piece holding holes with the horizontal pitch P2 between each adjacent holding holes being coarse. Contact pieces are fitted in and held by the first and second contact-piece holding holes. The assembly pattern in which the contact pieces are arranged, is similar to the assembly pattern of terminals respectively extending from the contact pieces. The body and the contact pieces are surrounded by a shield cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6152789
    Abstract: A battery terminal contactor for attachment to a battery housing is disclosed. The battery terminal contactor comprises a contactor portion and a base portion flexibly secured to the contactor portion. The base portion includes a fixed portion and a latch portion. The latch portion is resiliently connected to the fixed portion. The latch portion has a beveled hook portion for engaging an abutment on the battery housing as the battery terminal contactor is inserted in the housing, to bias the hook portion around the abutment to permit the hook portion to securely engage the abutment and secure the battery terminal contactor to the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Schneider Automation Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Byrd, Robert A. Orlando
  • Patent number: 6152782
    Abstract: A wire type contact pin for an electrical connector has two pairs of lateral retaining wings on opposite sides of the pin. Each of these wings has a retaining face perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Peter Volkert, Willi Kobmann, Guntram May
  • Patent number: 6017224
    Abstract: A connector housing (15) having compartments (16) for receiving socket-shaped bodies (12) of contacts (11) are prepared. The housing has slots (17) extending in parallel with the compartments. Further prepared are the socket contacts (11) each having an unfinished lead (13) that continues from the body (12) and has a bent portion (31) adjacent to it and continuing to a straight lead (13') in parallel with the body. Then, the socket-shaped body (12) of each contact (11) will be inserted in compartment (16), with the straight lead (13') being simultaneously inserted in the slot (17), so that the lead's end portion is exposed out of the housing (15) and subsequently bent to form a connectable leg (14) protruding downward from the housing (15), such that the leads are strongly held in the housing and reliably connected to a printed circuit board, besides the housing is protected from distortion when molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2000
    Assignee: Japan Solderless Terminal Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Munekazu Yanagida
  • Patent number: 5997347
    Abstract: A jaw blade contact for a watthour meter socket adapter includes a terminal with a blade end and an opposed jaw contact end. A spring clip is fixedly mounted on the terminal and has a jaw contact end opposed from the jaw contact end of the terminal for receiving a blade terminal of a meter there-between. Angled arms carried on the spring clip releasibly engage the base of the socket adapter housing to mount the jaw blade contact on the housing in a snap-on connection. In another embodiment, a spring clip engages apertures in a jaw contact formed of two folded over portions to mount the jaw contact in the housing. The housing has a mounting flange with a frangible portion conformable to different sized socket cover openings. An arcuate surge ground conductor is mounted on the housing sidewall by an integral bendable member which is movable from an in-line position to a mounting position extendable through an aperture in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: Ekstrom Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell Robinson, Karl R. Loehr, Allen V. Pruehs
  • Patent number: 5873752
    Abstract: A tow socket connector for receiving a plug from a towed vehicle and having multiple electrical terminals sealed axially through the socket from one side to the other. Each terminal is locked in its associated opening in the connector by a snap member and the thickness of each terminal is expanded by jogs formed along a portion of its length to provide a slide fit and a sealant block between the terminal and its opening. Each terminal includes a horizontal opening to permit the flow of sealant in a well formed at the upper end of the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Joseph Pollak Corporation
    Inventors: Gennady Baskin, David R. Cummings, Kayvan Hedayat
  • Patent number: 5683272
    Abstract: Respective terminals are received in terminal accommodating chambers in the direction of arrow A from the front of a connector body, respectively. Then, stabilizers and lances of the terminals are locked in first and second grooves of the respective terminal accommodating chambers, so that the terminals are surely positioned in predetermined positions in the terminal accommodating chamber. Projecting portions provided integrally with the connector body lock the terminals in the predetermined positions to thereby prevent the terminals from moving in the direction of arrow A. Electric wires pressure-contacted to the terminals are bent in accordance with the outer shapes of the projecting portions, so that the electric wires are restrained from moving in the direction of arrow A. Accordingly, the electric wires are surely prevented from coming off backward out of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kimihiro Abe
  • Patent number: 5683257
    Abstract: Terminals of a wire harness are sorted for each contact of a unit structure to which the terminals are to be connected. The sorted terminals are temporarily held by a jig in a configuration which matches the arrangement in which they are to be connected to the corresponding contacts. The, terminals are arranged in rows in the proper connection arrangement, and are transferred to the contacts and connected in this state. A retainer is then placed in the unit structure containing the connected terminals, thereby holding them in place. It is consequently possible to reduce the frequency of erroneous insertion, and to improve operating performance markedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 4, 1997
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Masayoshi Imoto
  • Patent number: 5637006
    Abstract: An electrofluidic mixed connector in the form of a conventional electric connector in which at least one of the connection members of the socket type connection element is replaced by a first fluidic connection coupling, while the corresponding connection member of the second connection element is replaced by a second fluidic connection coupling, one of the couplings being of the pin type and the other being of the socket type, and the pin type coupling being designed so as to be able to fit tightly into the socket type coupling at the same time as the electric pin connection members fit into the socket connection members. This connector applies notably to the connecting of electropneumatic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Sextant Avionique
    Inventor: Jean Claude Almeras
  • Patent number: 5609502
    Abstract: A contact retention system using a self-seating contact (56) includes a housing (22) having at least one contact receiving passageway (30) and a contact (56) associated therewith. Contact (56) has leading and trailing end portions (62, 80) and an intermediate body portion (66). Body portion (66) has a dimension wider than end portions (62, 80) and defines forwardly facing and rearwardly facing latch surfaces (76, 74). Each of opposed passageway side surfaces (36, 42) has a latching projection (38, 44) extending toward the other passageway side surface (44, 38) defining forwardly and rearwardly facing stop surfaces (40, 46) offset from at least one edge (74, 76) of the contact (56) and axially spaced at a slightly greater length that the length of the body portion (66).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Mark R. Thumma
  • Patent number: 5545060
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamping terminal unit for electrical conductors in the power sector using insulation displacement technique. The clamping terminal unit forms a variety of different terminations in the medium voltage sector with medium currents that can reliably and rapidly be made. A housing 1 includes introduction openings 2 to insulation displacement contacts 3 for electrical conductors, an opening 4 and latch devices 14, 15 for the alignment of housings 1 and a recess 5 for the series arrangement of housings 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Krone Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Neil Gow
  • Patent number: 5391093
    Abstract: In the ceramic insulating block for halogen lamps, which has a shallow channel with a re-entrant projection at its exit side, the insulating block (1) is provided at the entry side (9) of the shallow channel (2) with a recess (10) having a bell-shaped contour. The apex (11) of the recess extends towards the exit side (4) of the shallow channel (2). The recess has an apex height H.sub.s of .ltoreq.40%, an apex radius R.sub.s of .ltoreq.20% of the height H of the insulating block (1) and a base radius R.sub.B of between 140% and 60% of R.sub.S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Hoechst CeramTec Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Schlagbaum, Helmut Stuhler, Wilfried Krings
  • Patent number: 5035650
    Abstract: A dielectric housing (4) of a circular, shielded DIN electrical connector (2) comprises a central block (26) with terminal receiving cavities (18) extending axially therethrough and which cooperates with a hood (30) and a base (28) of the housing (4) to define a circular chamber receiving a circular, stamped and formed metal shield (8). The shield (8) has projecting therefrom a uniplanar latch arm (80) having a head (81) which latches positively against a latching shoulder (88) in a slot in the base. The latch arm (80) is deflected in its own plane by a cam surface in the slot as the latch arm (80) is inserted thereinto and then resiles to allow the head (81) to latch against the shoulder (88).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: George R. Defibaugh, Benjamin H. Mosser, III
  • Patent number: 5030112
    Abstract: A plastic leaded chip carrier connector of a base having a plurality of apertures for receiving and orienting a plurality of wire pins therein, and a plurality of wire pins each of a predetermined configuration lockingly engaged within a corresponding aperture of the base for transmitting electrical information therethrough. The wire pins, which are of circular cross section are formed to have a generally U-shaped portion which permits the pins to be held in place in the electrical insulating body of the chip carrier in a snap-locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Barnes Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Smith, William H. Carter, Howard E. Dingfelder, Dale L. Burgess, Alan B. Gates
  • Patent number: 5021010
    Abstract: A connector for electrical and mechanical connection to a coaxial cable wherein an inner lead of the cable is soldered to a ferrule which forms part of the connector. The ferrule is fabricated from a strip of material which includes a stripe of solder which will be adjacent an outer surface of such inner lead when the connector has been assembled so that the application of external heat will effect a solder joint between the ferrule and the inner lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: John O. Wright
  • Patent number: 4861280
    Abstract: This terminal is consisting of two elements, one of which is formed by a metal coupling mechanism (1) a first ring (2) connected to the coupling mechanism (1) and a second ring (6) connected to the first ring (2) by means of a narrow lower link (5), so that the second ring (6) is externally projecting beyond the first ring (2), whereas the other element is formed by a hollow, tubular insulating envelope or sleeve internally featuring various subsequent shapes, i.e. a flaring or bellmouth (8) forming an initial step (9), followed by an annular recess (10), a second step (11) almost centrically located with respect to a cylindrical end section (12), so that the terminal to be used by the operator is obtained by introducing the second ring (6) in the sleeve (7) until it is positioned in the annular recess (10) and resting against the first step (9). After connection to the lead by crimping the first ring (2), the sleeve is moved axially so as to uncover the coupling zone, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Grafoplast S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivana Piana, Silvano Piana
  • Patent number: 4832614
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a plurality of terminals in an insulative housing includes an improved locking and shunting assembly. This improved locking and shunting assembly can be inserted into the housing of the electrical connector from the mating face to both lock terminals in position and to shunt or common adjacent terminals. Each shunt comprises a resilient terminal which is attached to an insulative locking member by simply sliding the terminal across one surface of the locking member to establish locking engagement between the stamped and formed shunt and the insulative locking member at both ends of the shunt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: John W. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 4787864
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly of terminals terminated to conductors of cables assures the retention of the terminals in the passageways of the housing by an insert member inserted into a transverse cavity at the cable-receiving face along one side of the cables of a row after the terminated terminals are fully inserted. The insert member has forwardly facing stop surfaces which engage rearwardly facing stop surfaces of annuli of the terminals at rearward ends thereof spaced away from the cable insulation. The terminals are preferably primarily retained in the passageways by conventional means so that the insert is a secondary retention means. The insert is secured such as by a pair of latch arms at ends thereof which latch to the housing when the insert's stop surfaces engage those of the terminals of the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1988
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Hunt, III, John M. Myer, Charles R. Rhoads, Dennis E. Smith
  • Patent number: 4752241
    Abstract: An L-shaped bulb socket comprising an L-shaped socket consisting of a bulb receiving portion and a connector receiving portion and a pair of L-shaped terminal members which are inserted into the socket body through the terminal inserting holes formed in the bulb receiving section and the connector receiving portion of the socket body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 21, 1988
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ken Matsuoka, Kihachirou Uchida
  • Patent number: 4707050
    Abstract: This invention concerns an extra locking element for a round plug. The round plug has a base part rolled in a cylindrical shape in cross section, connected to a contact area which extends to the front and a prong part or soldered part extending to the rear, optionally with stop spring arms in the contact area. There is least one stop edge in the casing of the cylindrical base part so that the stop edge runs across the longitudinal axis of the plug and projects radially outward beyond the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Grote & Hartmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Alfred Konnemann
  • Patent number: 4705339
    Abstract: A plug assembly comprises a housing member having a cavity at its forward end defined by a peripheral wall and a cavity wall, and a rear wall. The housing further includes contact receiving apertures extending between the cavity wall and the rear wall. An insert is locked in place in the forward cavity, the adjacent wall of the insert having standoff feet to define a gap between the cavity wall and insert wall. The insert has apertures in alignment with the apertures in the housing. The apertures within the insert include a shoulder facing the rear wall of the insert. A contact insertable into the apertures in the housing and insert has a lance which is locatable in the gap between the cavity wall and insert wall to lock the contact in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1987
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Earl J. Hayes, Ralph M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 4690477
    Abstract: A partially pre-assembled electrical connector has metal terminals partially inserted in a housing. The connectors are completed by at least partially withdrawing each terminal from the housing, placing the end of a wire in the exposed portion of the terminal, crimping the terminal on the wire, and then fully inserting the terminal in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1987
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventors: Ray C. Doutrich, George T. DeShong