Secured By Part Resiliently Gripping Insulation Patents (Class 439/751)
  • Patent number: 10750647
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing displacement of selected components during Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) manufacturing are described. In some embodiments, a PCBA manufacturing tool may include: a bar having a first end and a second end; a movable pin coupled to the first end, the movable pin configured to be inserted into a first hole of a PCB; and a fixed pin coupled to the second end, the fixed pin configured to be inserted into a second hole of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Salvador D. Jimenez, Wallace H. Ables, Aaron Donald Vowell
  • Patent number: 10734740
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes an end part that is to be inserted into a through-hole of a circuit board. The end part is connected electrically to the through-hole by being in elastic contact with an inner wall of the through-hole. The press-fit terminal also includes a base part opposite to the end part. Two elastic contact pieces are between the end part and the base part and are disposed to face each other through an opening. A stress dispersion part is provided in at least one of a region that includes a border between the end part and the elastic contact pieces and a region that includes a border between the base part and the elastic contact pieces. The stress dispersion part protrudes in the same direction as an expanding direction in which the elastic contact pieces expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamanaka, Tetsuya Ito, Kazumasa Kobayashi, Yuichi Nakanishi, Shigeki Shimada
  • Patent number: 10680359
    Abstract: A plug contact for electrically contacting a printed circuit board by plugging the contact into a contact hole of the printed circuit board, has two contact limbs which are elastic relative to each other, a terminal region, and a connection region. The connection region connects the contact limbs together and to the terminal region, the plug contact being punched out of flat metal material and bent. The plug contact ensures multiple plugging and pulling cycles without the inner wall of the contact hole being damaged by each of the contact limbs being a contacting region which contacts the contact hole in the plugged-in state. The outer contour of each of the contact limbs is shaped as a segment of a circle in a cross-sectional view in the contacting region, the radius of the outer contour being smaller than the radius of the corresponding contact hole of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ralf Geske
  • Patent number: 10680360
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes a bar part and a deformation part provided at an end portion of the bar part. The deformation part includes a recess, a front boundary portion and a rear boundary portion. The recess is provided between a front end portion of the deformation part and the end portion of the bar part. The front boundary portion defines a boundary between the recess and a surface of the deformation part adjacent to the front end portion of the deformation part. The rear boundary portion defines a boundary between the recess and the surface of the deformation part adjacent to the end portion of the bar part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Yagyu
  • Patent number: 10601162
    Abstract: An electrical connector is mounted on a circuit board for mating with a chip module. The electrical connector includes: an insulating body, provided with an accommodating hole; a conductive terminal, accommodated in the accommodating hole, and having a conducting portion; and an electrical conductor, provided below the conducting portion to be in contact with the conducting portion and electrically connected to the circuit board. The electrical conductor is received in a receiving groove of the insulating body. The positions of the electrical conductor and the conductive terminal are relatively fixed in a horizontal direction, and the electrical conductor is more wear-resistant. Thus, the electrical conductivity of the electrical conductor will not be affected due to the electrical conductor and the conductive terminal scratching with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 10547136
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body and multiple terminals. The insulating body has multiple terminal holes running through an upper surface and a lower surface thereof. Each terminal has a connecting portion correspondingly located in a corresponding terminal hole, a conducting portion extending from the connecting portion, an elastic arm formed by bending upward and extending from the connecting portion upward out of the corresponding terminal hole, and a contact portion bending upward and extending from the elastic arm. When a chip module is pressed downward, a bottom surface of each conductive sheet of a circuit board downward abuts a top surface of the contact portion, and the elastic arm deforms downward. The contact portion, the elastic arm, the connecting portion and the conducting portion are integrally formed. A thickness of the connecting portion is greater than a thickness of the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 10547129
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a compliant tail defining a pair of opposite first main face and second main face, and a pair of opposite first side face and second side face linked between the first main face and the second main face. The opposite first side face and second side face are bulged for engagement with an interior surface of the corresponding through hole. A pair of first through holes and a pair of second through holes extend through both the first main face and the second main face. The first through holes are configured with an elongated configuration while the second though holes are located around two opposite upper and lower ends of the first through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR C, FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yun Zhang, Xue-Yuan Xiao, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10547128
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an eye of needle (EON) press-fit pin includes a base, a tip, and a compliant portion extending longitudinally between the base and the tip and comprising a pair of resilient deformable arms joined at opposite ends and defining an opening therebetween. The arms each include an outer surface for at least partial engagement with walls of an electrical via upon insertion therein. The outer surface of each of the arms includes a central segment having a flat longitudinal surface and converges from the central segment towards the base and the tip. The arms each further include an inner surface defining the opening and forming an elongated portion at each end of the opening for stress relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Qirong Lin, George Edward Curtis, Ki-Yuen Chau, Quan Lu, Xiaogang Li
  • Patent number: 10541197
    Abstract: A press-fit pin increases contact area with the contact hole to provide appropriate contact pressure, reduce contact resistance, and increase heat transfer efficiency. The press-fit pin is of a semiconductor package including an end portion and a press unit extending from the end portion and is divided into a first press-fitting piece and a second press-fitting piece, the first press-fitting piece forming a convex portion in a first direction perpendicular to the direction of the press-fit pin and bending to a second direction perpendicular to the direction of the press-fit pin and forming 30-110 degrees with the first direction and the second press-fitting piece forming a convex portion in a third direction perpendicular to the direction of the press-fit pin and being 180 degrees with the first direction and bending to a fourth direction perpendicular to the direction of the press-fit pin and forming 250-330 degrees with the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: JMJ KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Hwa Choi, Soon Seong Choi, Jeong Hun Cho
  • Patent number: 10534016
    Abstract: A probe pin includes an elastic portion, a first contact portion having a pair of leg portions that extends from a first end of the elastic portion along a longitudinal direction and is bendable in a direction away from each other, and that has a pair of contact portions each of which is disposed at each tip of the pair of leg portion and is urged by the elastic portion in a direction along the longitudinal direction through the pair of leg portions to be able to be brought into contact with a projecting contact of an inspection object, and a second contact portion that is disposed at a second end of the elastic portion and is electrically connected to the first contact portion. Between the pair of leg portions, a gap into which the projecting contact of the inspection object can be inserted is provided, and in a state where the projecting contact is inserted into the gap, the pair of contact portions and the projecting contact can be brought into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotada Teranishi, Takahiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 10476186
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a press fit terminal which can suppress deterioration of the substrate when pressing and can ensure a holding force in a press-fit completion state. In elastic pieces, a portion around a top circular arc portion is formed to be thinner than a portion around a base end circular portion. Therefore, the elastic pieces can be easily deformed in the top side, and deterioration of a substrate can be prevented when pressing the press fit terminal into a through hole. Further, the elastic pieces around the base end circular portion are formed to be relatively thicker. Therefore, in the press-fit completion state, the elastic pieces can be pressed to the inner peripheral surface of the through hole with an appropriate pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuya Kishibata
  • Patent number: 10454193
    Abstract: A contact is disclosed. The contact has a press-fit portion and a deformable portion. The press-fit portion is press-fit into a passageway of a circuit board. The deformable portion is disposed adjacent the press-fit portion in a direction opposite a press-fitting direction and has a shape adjacent the press-fit portion larger than the passageway. The deformable portion is plastically deformable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Masaaki Iwasaki, Yoshihiko Kodaira, Hiroshi Shirai
  • Patent number: 10326222
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device including a backplate made by metallic material, a fixing pillar, a flexible conductive layer, and a PCB. The fixing pillar includes a limiting portion, a fixing portion, and a connecting portion connected in sequence, and the connecting portion connects to the backplate. The flexible conductive layer sheathes a rim of the fixing, and the flexible conductive layer includes a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, and the second side connects to the backplate. The PCB connects between the limiting portion and the first side, and an area of the first side connected by the PCB includes a first ground area for electrically connecting to the backplate via the flexible conductive layer. The PCB of the display device may effectively reduce the electrostatic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoyu Huang
  • Patent number: 10320124
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulation housing and at least one terminal. The insulation housing has a fixing hole that has a first inner sidewall and a second inner sidewall opposite to the first inner sidewall. The terminal includes a contact portion, a fixed portion, and a connection portion. The contact portion and the connection portion extend from the fixed portion respectively and are exposed out of the insulation housing. The fixed portion has a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface. The fixed portion has a through hole. The fixed portion is fixed in the fixing hole with the through hole located in the fixing hole. The first and second side surfaces face the first and second inner sidewalls and are kept apart from the first and second inner sidewalls respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Patent number: 10079443
    Abstract: Interposer socket includes a base substrate and a plurality of spring contacts coupled to the base substrate. Each of the spring contacts has an inclined section that extends away from a top side of the base substrate at a generally non-orthogonal orientation. The inclined section configured to be deflected toward the top side when an electronic module is mounted onto the interposer socket. The inclined section has a mating surface of the spring contact that is configured to engage the electronic module. The inclined section also includes first and second beam segments and a contact slot therebetween. The first and second beam segments extend in an oblique direction away from the top side. The contact slot has a slot width that is defined between inner edges of the first and second beam segments. The slot width increases as the contact slot extends in the oblique direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Costello, Naoki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10038293
    Abstract: A method including providing a contact lead frame comprised of a sheet metal member, where the contact lead frame includes a plurality of first signal contacts and a plurality of second ground contacts, where the first signal contacts have a male termination end with a first effective thickness which is substantially the same as thickness of the sheet metal member, and stamping a male termination end of the second ground contact, located at a same side of the lead frame as the male termination end of the first signal contacts, to form a dual beam structure having a second effective thickness which is larger than the first effective thickness, where two beams of the dual beam structure are generally parallel to each other along a majority of length of the male termination end of the second ground contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventor: Stuart C. Stoner
  • Patent number: 10014606
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal held in a through hole provided in a board by being inserted into the through hole along an inserting direction includes a first contacting portion and a second contacting portion configured to resiliently contact an inner peripheral surface of the through hole. A value obtained by dividing a radius of curvature of the second contacting portion by a radius of curvature of the first contacting portion is 0.75 or smaller in a cross-sectional view perpendicular to the inserting direction. By providing the first and second contacting portions adjacent between adjacent press-fit terminals, a contact part where a contact pressure applied to the inner peripheral surface is small and a contact part where a contact pressure applied to the inner peripheral surface is large are adjacent between adjacent through holes. Thus, it can be suppressed that damaged parts of the board approach between the adjacent through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 9837742
    Abstract: A pin structure may be connected to a printed circuit board (PCB), and may include a circuit connection portion connected to a circuit component, a variable portion, and a PCB connection portion. The variable portion may be connected to the circuit connection portion and may be configured to deform in shape when the PCB is bent. The PCB connection portion is connected to the variable portion and connected to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Sik Lee, Jin-Won Jang
  • Patent number: 9728928
    Abstract: A connector includes a resin housing, a terminal and a seal member. The housing includes a housing body and a partition portion that divides inside of the housing body, a press-fit hole being provided in the partition portion so as to penetrate the partition portion from a front face to a rear face of the partition portion being opposed to the front face. The terminal includes a conductive metal portion and a plated layer surrounding the conductive metal portion, the terminal being press-fitted into the press-fit hole, and an intermediate portion of the terminal being fixed to the partition portion. The seal member covers at least one of the front face and the rear face of the partition portion and is adhere to the partition portion and the terminal so as to seal the press-fit hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshimasa Yoshigi
  • Patent number: 9716334
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes, in an embodiment, an electrically-conductive blade and a receiving body allowing a secure connection through a twist-lock arrangement. The electrically-conductive blade may include a neck and one or more shoulders that have a shoulder-span. The receiving body may include a hole to receive at least a portion of the blade, the hole including a length that is less than the shoulder-span of the one or more shoulders of the blade, and may further include a bulging portion to allow rotation of the blade when the blade extends through the hole of the receiving body such that the neck of the blade is aligned with the bulging portion, the bulging portion including at least one stop to limit the rotation of the blade. An assembly method describes, in an embodiment, a method of assembling the aforementioned electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: California Eastern Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Aren Mejchar Thompson
  • Patent number: 9692143
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrical connection device on a plate-type or strip-type material (1, 1?), which cannot be soldered or is difficult to solder or which is provided with a surface that cannot be soldered or is difficult to solder, having the following characteristics: A self-clinching bolt (5) is provided with a bolt head (7) that, relative to the bolt body (9) beneath, has a tapered cross section such that the bolt head (7) transitions, by way of a conical or shoulder-like sloping flank (11), into the bolt body (9) having an outer circumference (9?) that has a diameter larger than that of the bolt head (7). The outer circumference (9?) of the bolt body (9) is of smooth design, or is provided with a knurling (15). In the penetration area of the self-clinching bolt (5), the plate-type or strip-type material (1, 1?) is provided with a non-flanged material edge (101).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventors: Christian Fröhler, Mario Günther
  • Patent number: 9673574
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes a press-fit terminal and a shaft portion, the connector terminal being fabricated of a single metal sheet, the shaft portion having a lateral cross section having a size entirely covering therewith a lateral cross section of the press-fit terminal when viewed in an axial direction of the connector terminal, the shaft portion having surfaces extending in the axial direction at an entire circumference thereof, the lateral cross section of the shaft portion being identical in shape with a lateral cross section of a terminal space of a die used for fabricating a housing for the press-fit terminal, the press-fit terminal being fit into the terminal space when the housing is molded with resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9666960
    Abstract: A power connector is disclosed. The power connector has a circuit board, a conductive wire, an insulation base, and at least one conductive terminal. The at least one conductive terminal has a first connecting end portion electrically connected with the circuit board and a second connecting end portion electrically connected with the conductive wire. The at least one conductive terminal is fixed into the insulation base such that a top end of the first connecting end portion protrudes from a bottom surface of the insulation base to electrically connect to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Li, Xian Li
  • Patent number: 9583858
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes a conductive bar-shape member, a plurality of concavities each formed as a groove provided in an outer circumference of the bar-shape member, extending in a lengthwise direction of the bar-shape member, and spreading toward an opening from a bottom, and a convexity formed between the adjoining concavities. A first surface is formed on the bottom of the concavity. A second surface and a third surface that form different inclination angles relative to a depthwise direction of the concavity are alternately formed on an internal wall surface of the concavity from the bottom toward the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Hashimoto, Jun Nogami, Hisashi Hamachi
  • Patent number: 9570832
    Abstract: A press-fit pin for a semiconductor package includes a shaft terminating in a head. A pair of arms extends away from a center of the head. Each arm includes a curved shape and the arms together form an s-shape. A length of the s-shape is longer than the shaft diameter. An outer extremity of each arm includes a contact surface configured to electrically couple to and form a friction fit with a pin receiver. In implementations the press-fit pin has only two surfaces configured to contact an inner sidewall of the pin receiver and is configured to contact the inner sidewall at only two locations. The shaft may be a cylinder. The s-shape formed by the pair of arms is visible from a view facing a top of the press-fit pin along a direction parallel with the longest length of the shaft. Versions include a through-hole extending through the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Chee Hiong Chew, Atapol Prajuckamol, Yusheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9502906
    Abstract: A relay unit electrically opens and closes between a power supply and a power-consuming device. The relay unit includes electronic components in a housing including a case and a cover, the electronic components including a resistor, a first relay connected in series with the resistor, and a second relay, the second relay connecting the power supply and the power-consuming device through an external connection terminal and being connected in parallel with the resistor and the first relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichi Hashimoto, Keisuke Yano
  • Patent number: 9472876
    Abstract: A first connector includes a first plurality of eye-of-needle (EON) pins. Each EON pin of the first plurality includes two opposing spring arms. Each EON pin of the first plurality is configured to be received within a corresponding electrical via of a printed circuit board (PCB) such that the spring arms engage walls of the corresponding electrical via at a set of contact points. A second connector includes a second plurality of EON pins. Each EON pin of the second plurality includes two opposing spring arms. Each EON pin of the second plurality is configured to be received within a same corresponding electrical via of the PCB as a corresponding EON pin of the first plurality located at a same relative connector body location such that the spring arms engage the walls of the same corresponding electrical via at a different set of contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mark K. Hoffmeyer
  • Patent number: 9472877
    Abstract: An eye-of-needle (EON) compliant pin that includes a compliant segment including two opposing spring arms defining a substantially planar opening. The Eon compliant pin includes a twisted segment connected between a top portion of the compliant segment and a bottom portion of a length segment. The compliant segment, the length segment, and the twisted segment together form a substantially straight solid body. The twisted segment is twisted about a longitudinal axis of the substantially straight solid body such that the substantially planar opening of the compliant segment is rotated at an angle with respect to the length segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mark K. Hoffmeyer
  • Patent number: 9373897
    Abstract: A printed circuit board with a terminal having a novel structure that enables terminals to stand on their own on the printed circuit board without using a seat, while reducing or eliminating damage to through-hole plating or an inner layer circuit. A printed circuit board with a terminal includes a terminal having soldering sections that are inserted, without being press-fitted, into through-holes of a printed circuit board and are fixed by soldering. The terminal has a fixation leg and the printed circuit board has a press-fit hole, the terminal is positioned and retained on the printed circuit board by the fixation leg of the terminal being press-fitted into the press-fit hole of the printed circuit board, and an inner circumferential surfaces of the through-holes are provided with plating, whereas an inner circumferential surface of the press-fit hole is not provided with the plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sakita, Katsuya Ito
  • Patent number: 9356367
    Abstract: Electrical connector having a plurality of compliant contacts coupled to a connector body. Each of the compliant contacts includes a base portion and first and second legs extending from the base portion to respective distal ends in a mounting direction. Each of the first and second legs includes an inner edge and an outer edge. Each of the inner edges extends from the base portion to a corresponding inflection area. A gap between the first and second legs decreases as the inner edges approach the corresponding inflection areas in the mounting direction. The inflection areas of the inner edges directly interface with each other at a contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Vino, IV, Craig Warren Hornung, John Joseph Consoli, Chad William Morgan
  • Patent number: 9350101
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a compliant attachment at a first end of the electrical connector, the ferrule-like attachment configured to be received by a printed circuit board; a male blade at a second end of the electrical connector extending from the first end along a longitudinal axis; the male blade configured to removably engage a female blade electrical connector, the male blade having a first side flap and a second side flap, the first side flap and second side flap each having an edge and each of the first side flap and second side flap folded over upon itself such that the edges of the first and second side flaps substantially oppose each other along the longitudinal axis; an intermediate region between the ferrule-like attachment and the male blade, wherein at least one of the first side flap and the second side flap includes a support tab that extends into the intermediate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Pancon Corporation LLC
    Inventor: Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 9287640
    Abstract: A compliant pin for use with a shielding cage or electrical connector is disclosed that has improved insertion capabilities that increase the resistance of the compliant pin to buckling during mounting of the cage or connector to a circuit board. The pin has a base and tip portion that are interconnected together by a body portion. An opening is disposed in the pin body portion and the top edge of the opening is positioned at a level therein that is spaced apart from and beneath the top surface of the circuit board. In another embodiment, the pin opening is generally non-symmetrical with a configuration that approximates a triangle, i.e., the wider base portion of the pin opening is closer to the pin tip portion than the narrower, apex portion of the pin opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher D. Hirschy
  • Patent number: 9263819
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9265150
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an electrical terminal that may include a first portion, a second portion, and/or a middle portion. A middle portion may be disposed between first and second portions and/or a middle portion may include a first middle section, a second middle section, a recessed portion disposed between the first middle section and the second middle section, and/or an aperture. The electrical terminal may include a transition portion that may be disposed between a middle portion and a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: George E. Fox, Bert W. Eakins
  • Patent number: 9240646
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9209539
    Abstract: Communication system including a circuit board having opposite board sides and mounting areas located on at least one of the board sides. The circuit board includes conductive traces that extend along the circuit board between corresponding mounting areas. The circuit board has mounting holes extending therethrough. The communication system also includes board connectors mounted to the circuit board at the mounting areas. The board connectors are communicatively coupled to one another through the conductive traces. The communication system also includes cable connectors secured to the circuit board and positioned at the mounting holes. The communication system also includes communication cables interconnecting corresponding cable connectors to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Michael David Herring
  • Patent number: 9190774
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact pin having longitudinal surfaces bulged to define opposite contact lines extending in longitudinal direction of the contact pin, wherein in cross section of the contact pin the plane through the two opposite contact lines is offset from the cross sectional center of the contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventors: Jeroen De Bruijn, Gert Droesbeke, Winnie Heyvaert, Ludwig Lange, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Sercu
  • Patent number: 9106009
    Abstract: Electrical contact having a body portion and a compliant contact tail that is coupled to the body portion and configured to be inserted into a plated thru-hole (PTH). The contact tail extends from the body portion along a central axis to a leading end. The contact tail includes first and second compliant regions that are located between the leading end and the body portion. The contact tail has a joint region that joins the first and second compliant regions. Each of the first and second compliant regions is dimensioned to mechanically engage the PTH when inserted therein. The joint region is dimensioned smaller than the first and second compliant regions such that the joint region moves freely through the PTH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD., TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: YuQiang Zhao, Robert Paul Nichols, Guangming Zhao, Michael Allen Blanchfield
  • Patent number: 9009962
    Abstract: In a stamping step, when a stamping terminal piece formed as a connector terminal is stamped, an electric wire crimping part is stamped and extended from a chain part in a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction, an electric contact part is stamped and extended from the electric wire crimping part in a direction parallel to the feeding direction and a range to which a gold plating is applied by a gold plating step is not overlapped on a range to which a tin plating is applied by a tin plating step in the feeding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Sugie, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma, Tetsuya Mitani, Masaru Shinmura
  • Patent number: 8992267
    Abstract: A connecting system for electrically connecting electronic devices includes an electrically conductive first connector, an electrically conductive second connector and a clip element. The first connector is insertable in the second connector. The first connector or the second connector has a first opening into which the clip element can be inserted. In the inserted state, the clip element generates a contact pressure due to which the first connector and the second connector are pressed against one another so that an electrical contact between the first connector and the second connector is safeguarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Reinhold Bayerer
  • Patent number: 8992235
    Abstract: A connection structure for a terminal fitting (20) includes the terminal fitting (20) with a pair of resilient deforming portions (22), a through hole (11) formed in a circuit board (10) as a connection target of the terminal fitting (20) and into which the pair of resilient deforming portions (22) are press-fitted while being resiliently displaced toward each other, and locking portions (28) which are formed by recessing outer edges (24) of the resilient deforming portions (22) and engaged with the inner peripheral surface of the through hole (11) when the resilient deforming portions (22) are press-fit in the through hole (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeto Kataoka
  • Publication number: 20150079853
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a female base formed with a fitting slot; female terminals each arranged on one side of the female base and made of a metal sheet and integrally formed with an extension having a contact disposed in the fitting slot, a fixing portion fixed to the female base and a pin extending out of the female base; a male base mounted in the fitting slot; and male terminals each arranged on one side of the male base and made of a metal sheet and integrally formed with an extension having a contact elastically resting against the contact of the female terminal, a fixing portion fixed to the male base and a pin extending out of the male base. One of the male and female terminals is formed by bending a plate surface, and the fixing portions thereof are transversally fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Chou Hsien TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140342619
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal is made up of a wire material of predetermined length. At a first end of wire material of the press-fit terminal is formed a tip for insertion into a substrate, and at the other end is formed a connection portion for connection to a corresponding terminal. A press-fit portion for press-fitting into the substrate is formed at the tip side of the wire material of the press-fit terminal, and a shoulder portion is formed to the connecting portion side of the press-fit portion. By making use of the press-fit terminal, damage to the substrate and breakage of contacts can be minimized, consistent insertion force and retaining force can be attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Yoshihide Uchida
  • Patent number: 8888541
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Dai-Ichi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Publication number: 20140302724
    Abstract: A connector, including a plug terminal of a plug connected to a first electric signal line and inserted in a terminal hole of a plug body, a socket terminal of a socket connected to a second electric signal line and inserted in a terminal hole of a socket body, a plug holder of the plug, and a socket holder of the socket, where the plug holder and the socket holder are connected to each other, where the plug terminal is press fitted in and electrically connected to the socket terminal, where a position in an axial center direction is controlled by sandwiching one end portion of at least one of the plug terminal and the socket terminal between the body and a terminal holder made of an insulating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Ono
  • Publication number: 20140302723
    Abstract: Electrical contact having a body portion and a compliant contact tail that is coupled to the body portion and configured to be inserted into a plated thru-hole (PTH). The contact tail extends from the body portion along a central axis to a leading end. The contact tail includes first and second compliant regions that are located between the leading end and the body portion. The contact tail has a joint region that joins the first and second compliant regions. Each of the first and second compliant regions is dimensioned to mechanically engage the PTH when inserted therein. The joint region is dimensioned smaller than the first and second compliant regions such that the joint region moves freely through the PTH.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: YuQiang Zhao, Robert Paul Nichols, Guangming Zhao, Michael Allen Blanchfield
  • Patent number: 8777677
    Abstract: In an electrical contact for plug-in connections, in particular for the direct contacting of contact surfaces of a circuit board, the contact having a contact housing which includes an inwardly deflectable primary lance, which outwardly projects beyond the contact housing, counter to the insertion direction, for retaining the contact inserted into a contact chamber of a mating plug, the primary lance has a free end which is offset inwardly relative to its outwardly projecting lance section and extends counter to the insertion direction, which free lance end is outwardly overlapped by a housing stop of the contact housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pade, Peter Rehbein
  • Publication number: 20140179173
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes an electric connecting part provided in a front part of the press-fit terminal to be electrically connected to a mating connector terminal; a rear leg part provided in a rear part of the press-fit terminal to be inserted and fixed to a through hole of a circuit board; and an engaging part provided in an intermediate part between the electric connecting part and the rear leg part to be press-fitted to a press-fit hole of a wall part of a connector housing. The rear leg part is formed in a shape of a round pin having a circular form in cross-section. The rear leg part may be designed to have a diameter in cross-section being smaller than a minimum dimension between opposed inner wall surfaces of the press-fit hole of the connector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Etsurou SUZUKI, Yasuharu KONDO
  • Patent number: 8747124
    Abstract: An eye-of-the needle (EON) pin contact is provided for being received within an electrical via that includes conductive material. The EON pin contact includes a compliant segment having two opposing spring arms and an opening defined between the spring arms. The compliant segment is configured to be received within the electrical via such that the spring arms engage the conductive material of the electrical via. A tip segment extends from the compliant segment. The tip segment is configured to be received into the electrical via before the compliant segment is received into the electrical via. The tip segment includes a broach that is configured to displace the conductive material as the tip segment is received into the electrical via to plow a path through the conductive material for reception of a corresponding one of the spring arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Allison Trout
  • Patent number: 8727815
    Abstract: A compliant pin connector mounting system includes a connector housing, a plurality of contacts each disposed in the connector housing and each including a compliant portion and at least one load bearing surface, and a mounting tool arranged to fit into the connector housing and to contact the at least one load bearing surface of each of the plurality of contacts so as to apply a downward force directly to each of the plurality of contacts. The compliant portion of each of the plurality of contacts is arranged to be aligned with a respective hole in a substrate such that when the downward force is applied directly to the at least one load bearing surface of each of plurality of contacts by the mounting tool, the compliant portion of each of the plurality of contacts is press fit into the respective hole in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samtec, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mongold, Randall Musser