Distinct Contact Secured To Panel Circuit Patents (Class 439/78)
  • Patent number: 10340614
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a substrate; a housing which covers the substrate; a conductive pin mounted on one edge portion of the substrate. The conductive pin projects from the substrate along a plane of the substrate, the conductive pin includes a projection portion and a soldered portion which is soldered to the substrate, and the soldered portion includes a conducting portion which is electrically conduction with a circuit wiring of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Fukui
  • Patent number: 10314193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic control device. The present invention provides an electronic control device including: a housing which includes sidewalls that are disposed in a polygonal shape, and a bottom plate that closes one side of the sidewalls; and a PCB-connector assembly which includes multiple PCB-connector modules each including a printed circuit board and a connector connected to one side of the printed circuit board, in which the adjacent PCB-connector modules are connected through a flexible connecting portion, in which the PCB-connector assembly is coupled to the housing in a state in which the multiple PCB-connector modules are folded at the flexible connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 10312635
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module enclosed within a metallic shell. The terminal module including two contact module commonly sandwich a shielding plate therebetween. In each contact module, before forming the complete terminal module, the bridges between the contacting sections of the neighboring contacts are removed by punching in a direction from the inner hidden surface to the outer exposed surface of the contacting section of the contact. Such an outward punching results in the barbs extending away from the shielding plate after the whole terminal module is formed so as to avoid the defect due to the unexpected relatively tiny distance between the contacting sections of the contacts and the shielding plate in the mating tongue along the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10305204
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high frequency transmission line that connect a chip package on a circuit board to connector spaced apart from the chip package. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that allows for low loss between the chip package and the connector. Multiple cables can be used to provide a number of differentially coupled channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 10290983
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a substrate, a male connector, and conductive members. The substrate includes conductors on a surface of the substrate. The male connector is mounted on the substrate and insertable into a female connector complying with a USB Type-C standard. The conductive members are mounted in the male connector, each of the conductive members electrically connecting one of twenty-four terminals complying with the USB Type-C standard mounted in the female connector with one of the conductors when the male connector is inserted into the female connector, and a number of the conductive members being less than twenty-four.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Harashima, Masayuki Dohi
  • Patent number: 10249991
    Abstract: High-speed data connectors having a variety of different implementations to address unwanted electromagnetic radiation and interference are described. In some instances, resonant unit structures are added within the existing connector cavity that absorb and dampen unwanted electromagnetic radiation. In other instances, resonant unit structures are added to the exterior of the connector to reduce and eliminate surface currents that can occur on the solid metal shield of the connector. In these and other instances, the resonant unit structure can be formed from a stacked structure having a resonant structure arranged in close proximity to some of the connector pins to absorb unwanted radiation from those pins. The absorbed energy is transferred to ground through other components in the stack. In still other instances, various different materials are provided to replace the conventional plastic material that is used to keep the connector pins in place and in alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mohan, Jagan Vaidyanathan Rajagopalan, Deepak Pai Hosadurga
  • Patent number: 10218088
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an insulating body, a first terminal group and a second terminal group received in the insulating body and arranged into an upper row and a lower row, a shielding sheet fixed in the insulating body and located between the first terminal group and the second terminal group, and a cable having a ground core wire. The first terminal group includes a first ground terminal, and the first ground terminal has a first soldering portion. The second terminal group includes a second ground terminal, and the second ground terminal has a second soldering portion. The ground core wire is located between the first soldering portion and the second soldering portion and is in electrical contact with the first soldering portion, the second soldering portion and the shielding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Wen Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10205263
    Abstract: A connector (10) disclosed by this specification includes a potting material (50), a housing (20) having a recess (21), the potting material (50) being accommodated in the housing (20), a plurality of terminals (40), and a plurality of separation walls (26, 27). The separation walls (26, 27) each located between a pair of adjacent ones of the terminals (40) include passing portions (21B, 21C, 21D) allowing the passage of the potting material (50) at positions deviated from straight lines each connecting a pair of adjacent ones of the terminals (40) when viewed from a projecting direction of the terminals (40), and the passing portions (21B, 21C, 21D) are located closer to the bottom surface (22) of the recess (21) than projecting ends of the separation walls (26, 27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10116107
    Abstract: A connector production method includes the steps of holding a flat plate conductor with a first insulator, joining central portions of one or more contacts to the first insulator such that front end portions of the one or more contacts are exposed at a front part of the first insulator and rear end portions of the one or more contacts project from a rear part of the first insulator, placing a shell made of metal over the first insulator such that the shell covers outer peripheral portions of the one or more contacts, fixing and electrically connecting the shell to the flat plate conductor, and forming a second insulator such that the second insulator covers the rear part of the first insulator and a rear part of the shell while the rear end portions of the one or more contacts project from the second insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Tada, Katsumi Arai, Toshiyuki Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10096924
    Abstract: A header connector includes a header housing and a contact array of header contacts coupled to the header housing. The header contact has a mating pin at a mating end. The mating pin has a first side and a second side. The mating pin has a tip at a front of the mating pin. The mating pin has a top mating interface remote from and rearward of the tip configured to engage a first flexible contact finger of a receptacle contact. The mating pin has a bottom mating interface remote from and rearward of the tip configured to engage a second flexible contact finger of the receptacle contact. The header contact has an edge mating interface at the first side proximate to the tip configured to engage the receptacle contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 10084259
    Abstract: A waterproof component includes a housing body, a mat seal, and a mat seal cover. The housing body includes an attachment-hole-insertion portion having a mat-seal-accommodating chamber, an abutting portion configured to abut a first peripheral surface of the attachment hole, a locking claw provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment hole insertion portion, the locking claw to be locked to a second peripheral surface of the attachment hole, and a cover locking portion provided on an insertion tip side of the attachment-hole-insertion portion. The mat seal has an electric wire press-fitting hole. The mat-seal-accommodating chamber accommodates the mat seal. The mat seal cover locks to the cover-locking portion, the mat seal cover interposes the mat seal between the mat seal cover and a bottom wall of the mat-seal-accommodating chamber. The cover locking portion protrudes from the locking claw in an insertion direction toward the attachment hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isanori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10069225
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high frequency transmission line that connect a chip package on a circuit board to connector spaced apart from the chip package. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that allows for low loss between the chip package and the connector. Multiple cables can be used to provide a number of differentially coupled channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 10056706
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high frequency transmission line that connect a chip package on a circuit board to connector spaced apart from the chip package. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that allows for low loss between the chip package and the connector. Multiple cables can be used to provide a number of differentially coupled channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 10044148
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact module enclosed within a metallic main shell. The contact module includes an insulative housing and a plurality of contacts retained in the housing. The housing includes a base and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base. The main shell is formed by stamping and forming, and includes opposite first and second side walls, and a pair of end walls linking the opposite first and second side walls. The shell forms a mating cavity enclosing the tongue portion. A seam is formed on the second side wall. An adhesive layer is applied upon an exterior surface of the second side wall to cover the seam for providing a waterproof function. A metallic sub-shell is attached upon the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10038285
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a substrate, a male connector, and conductive members. The substrate includes conductors on a surface of the substrate. The male connector is mounted on the substrate and insertable into a female connector complying with a USB Type-C standard. The conductive members are mounted in the male connector, each of the conductive members electrically connecting one of twenty-four terminals complying with the USB Type-C standard mounted in the female connector with one of the conductors when the male connector is inserted into the female connector, and a number of the conductive members being less than twenty-four.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiro Harashima, Masayuki Dohi
  • Patent number: 10024312
    Abstract: An inverter includes a bus bar as a wiring and a ferrite core that covers the bus bar to absorb electromagnetic noise from the bus bar. The bus bar and ferrite core are integrated by mold forming using a resin material in a state of exposing a part of the ferrite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Shinya Sato, Takao Kawasaki, Tetsuya Yamada, Kenji Maemura
  • Patent number: 10014610
    Abstract: A contact in one aspect of the present disclosure comprises a fixing portion, an elastic contact piece, and a pair of projecting tabs, which are formed as an integrated entity from a metal thin plate. The projecting tabs project from the fixing portion at positions on both sides of the elastic contact piece. A dimension of the elastic contact piece in a width direction, which matches the direction of an interval between the projecting tabs, is a first dimension. The projecting tabs are formed such that each projecting tab is a flat plate having the same thickness as the thin plate. The projecting tabs are arranged such that the thickness directions thereof are the same direction, in locations that have inner surfaces of the projecting tabs facing each other, and an interval between the inner surfaces is a second dimension greater than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Kurita, Hideo Yumi
  • Patent number: 9985367
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high frequency transmission line that connect a chip package on a circuit board to connector spaced apart from the chip package. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that allows for low loss between the chip package and the connector. Multiple cables can be used to provide a number of differentially coupled channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 9954317
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a contact module including an insulative housing and an upper and lower rows of contacts, the insulative housing having a base and a tongue; a shielding shell enclosing the contact module and having a pair of soldering legs; an insulative outer cover enclosing the shielding shell; and a pair of brackets insert-molded with the outer cover; wherein each of the pair of brackets is locked to the insulative housing to prevent a corresponding soldering leg from moving outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Tao Yao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9845949
    Abstract: An in-line sound module for a modular stack light system provides electrical and mechanical connectors to allow it to be placed anywhere in the stack. Axial orientation of the audio transducer and a flexible jumpering system allow preservation of central connectors between modules. In-line configuration permits multiple sound modules to be used in a stack light and to be teamed with different beacon modules. In one embodiment the in-line sound module may also include lamps to provide beacon functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert P. Feller, Will J. Preischel, Alvaro Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9812799
    Abstract: A direct plug device for directly plugging into a printed circuit board, the direct plug device comprising a plug element that comprises an accommodating housing and at least one pluggable, in particular spring-like, contact element accommodated at it; and a plug element receptacle which is designed to at least partially accommodate the plug element, which comprises a locking device and which can be moved relative to the plug element between a contact element-remote state and a contact element-proximal state; wherein the plug element comprises at least one pre-adjusting structure which is to be arranged at the side of the printed circuit board and which, when the plug element is placed onto the printed circuit board, can be connected to at least one corresponding pre-adjusting structure of the printed circuit board in such a way that, in the connected state, the at least one contact element is aligned with at least one correspondingly designed contact element opening of the printed circuit board; and wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wurth Elektronik ICS Gmbh & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Wittig
  • Patent number: 9735522
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes an insulating housing, receptacle terminals, and a shield shell covering the insulating housing. The receptacle terminals, arranged in a row and disposed on the insulating housing, sequentially include a first ground terminal, a first power terminal, two first differential signal terminals, a second power terminal, and a second ground terminal. The electrical receptacle connector is capable of receiving an electrical plug connector to be inserted therein in either upside-up or upside-down directions. The electrical plug connector includes upper-row plug terminals and lower-row plug terminals arranged in 2-fold rotational symmetry. Therefore, the electrical receptacle connector using the single-row receptacle terminals and the electrical plug connector using the corresponding double-row plug terminals compose a new type of USB Type-C connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tien Chen, Shu-Lin Duan, Wei Wan, Fu-Yi Xu
  • Patent number: 9722531
    Abstract: A coaxial bus connector has a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The first end has a first positive terminal and a first negative terminal coupled to a primary direct current bus of a primary inverter. The second end has a second positive terminal and a second negative terminal coupled to the secondary direct current bus of a secondary inverter, wherein the coaxial bus connector comprises a dielectric material between a center conductor and a coaxial sleeve to form a snubber capacitor to absorb electrical energy or to absorb voltage spikes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Brij N. Singh, Christopher J. Schmit
  • Patent number: 9705268
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a connector having a configuration pin, configured to connect with a USB Type-C transmission port and including at least a ground terminal, at least a power terminal, at least a configuration channel and two signal transmission terminals, wherein each of the terminals and channels extends through an insulating base and has an inserting portion at the front end of the insulating base and a connecting portion at the rear end of the insulating base, and the connecting portion of the configuration channel lies between the connecting portion of the power terminal and the connecting portion of the ground terminal, thereby forming the configuration pin between a ground pin and a power pin of the connector. Thus, a resistor can be easily connected between the configuration pin and the ground pin or the power pin according to practical needs, without the risk of short-circuiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SIMULA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Lun-Yong Yuan
  • Patent number: 9692159
    Abstract: An electronic device connectable to an external device is provided. The electronic device includes a case part covering the electronic device, the case part having at least one hole, and a connector, at least a part of which is exposed through the hole so as to perform electrical or physical connection to the external device, wherein the exposed part may form a smooth surface with a surface of the case part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Lee, Yong Sang Yun
  • Patent number: 9653851
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals, a shielding plate and a ground element. The insulating housing has a base portion, and a tongue portion protruded frontward from a front surface of the base portion. The conductive terminals are received in the insulating housing, and front ends of the conductive terminals are exposed to the tongue portion. The shielding plate is received in the insulating housing. The ground element is for being connected between the shielding plate and ground. The ground element is received in the insulating housing. The ground element has a touch portion contacting the shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Tsung Yuan, Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 9647361
    Abstract: A connector comprises a housing and a terminal. The housing has a terminal accommodation portion and a bottom portion. The terminal accommodation portion opens upward in an up-down direction. The bottom portion is positioned under the terminal accommodation portion. The terminal has a base portion, a spring portion and a contact portion. The base portion is embedded in and held by the bottom portion. The spring portion extends upward from the base portion and is accommodated in the terminal accommodation portion. The contact portion is supported by the spring portion. The base portion is enclosed by the bottom portion in a predetermined plane perpendicular to the up-down direction and is in contact with the bottom portion with no gap in the predetermined plane. When the connector is seen from below, the base portion is partially visible, but the terminal accommodation portion is invisible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshiro Kobuchi, Takayuki Nishimura, Hiroaki Obikane
  • Patent number: 9634410
    Abstract: A first space in which terminals are disposed and that is connected to a first connection and a second space in which ground terminals are disposed and that is connected to a second connection are provided in a housing portion of a flat conductor including a plate. Furthermore, in the thickness direction of the flat conductor including a plate, the second space is formed with a size that is equivalent to or greater than the thickness of a ground plate so as to enable the second connection to the housed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 9632548
    Abstract: An improved structure of a power input end and a power output end of a power supply device is provided. The power supply includes a casing and a main body. A rear side of the casing is provided with a back plate having first heat dissipation holes. One side of an inner wall of the casing is provided with a power input end and a protection cover. A rear side of the protection cover is provided with an upright plate having a threaded hole and second heat dissipation holes parallel to the first heat dissipation holes. The interior of the casing is provided with two power output ends each in the form of a plate perpendicular to the back plate. The present invention lowers the sheltered area of the back plate to form a better heat dissipation structure. The protection cover can be disassembled easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CHYNG HONG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 9608348
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high speed transmission line that connect a chip, processor or circuitry mounted on a circuit board to other similar components. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that allows for low loss between a first body and a connector that includes a second body. The connector includes a plurality of conductive terminals arranged in a manner that allows the impedance and other electrical characteristics of the cable to be maintained in a desirable manner through the cable bypass assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 9548484
    Abstract: A battery unit is provided which includes a control board, a storage case, a water detector, and an electrical conductor. The storage case is made of an assembly of a first and a second casing member. The first casing member has an upright wall which extends from the bottom thereof and surrounds the battery. The second casing member also has an extension which extends toward the bottom of the first casing member. The water detector is located close to the lower end of the extension of the second casing member. The electric conductor extends upward from the upper end of the extension and are electrically joined to the water detector. The electric conductor is also mechanically and electrically joined to the control board. This structure facilitates the ease with which the water detector is installed electrically and mechanically in the battery unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, Hidehiro Kinoshita, Hiroaki Higuchi
  • Patent number: 9490558
    Abstract: A connection system is disclosed for use in providing a high speed transmission line for connecting a chip mounted on a circuit board to a connector. The system has a structure that allows for high data rates from the connector to the chip. The connector includes a plurality of conductive terminals and a ground terminal arranged so that the impedance and other electrical characteristics may be maintained from the connector to the chip while reducing signal loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 9479030
    Abstract: An electric actuator including a first electric circuit having a first connecting terminal, and a second electric circuit having a second connecting terminal electrically connected with the first connecting terminal, the first connecting terminal including a tip end portion having a rectangular flat plate shape, the second connecting terminal including a pair of elastic contact flaps opposed to each other with a clearance, the clearance having a width between tip end surfaces of the elastic contact flaps which is smaller than a thickness of the first connecting terminal. The first connecting terminal is retained such that the tip end portion thereof is clamped between the tip end surfaces of the elastic contact flaps of the second connecting terminal by an elastic restoring force of the elastic contact flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Haruaki Motoda
  • Patent number: 9437951
    Abstract: A plug connector has a housing and a plurality of metallic plug connections in the housing together with a plurality of contact feet which project from the bottom face of the housing in order to make electrical contact and be mechanically fixed to a support of a heating apparatus which is electrically connected to the plug connector. A contact foot has a U-shaped foot end with two limbs and with a cutout in-between, an upper limb merging with the contact foot, and a lower limb being provided on that side which faces away from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: E.G.O. ELEKTRO-GERAETEBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Koebrich, Uwe Koegel
  • Patent number: 9379468
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first electrical connector including a first housing, a contact element having a first portion connected to the first housing, and a first elastic element for supporting the first portion in the first housing. The first elastic element is deflectable to permit the contact element to move relative to the first housing. The apparatus also includes a second electrical connector including a second housing and a second elastic element that is deflectable to receive and retain a second portion of the contact element that protrudes from the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Zieman, Kevin F. Casey
  • Patent number: 9263811
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a connector having support portions like steps for improving yield rate of soldering, which includes an isolation base provided therein with signal terminals each having two ends respectively exposed out of front and back side surfaces of the isolation base. Support portions each is formed by a protruded part and a recessed part like steps on the back side surface. An end of a positioning terminal can be inserted into a positioning groove on the recessed part and then be exposed out of the back side surface with a length larger than the length of the protruded part that is approximately equal to the length of the signal terminal extended out the back side surface, whereby the end of the positioning terminal can be inserted into a positioning hole on a circuit board when the back side surface is positioned on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA LIMITED TAIWAN BRANCH (H.K.)
    Inventor: Wen-Te Hsu
  • Patent number: 9257794
    Abstract: A cable bypass assembly is disclosed for use in providing a high speed transmission line for connecting a chip, processor or circuitry mounted on a circuit board to other similar components. The bypass cable assembly has a structure that maintains the geometry of the cable in place from the chip to the connector and then through the connector. The connector includes a plurality of conductive terminals and shield members arranged within an insulative support frame in a manner that approximates the structure of the cable so that the impedance and other electrical characteristics of the cable may be maintained as best is possible through the cable termination and the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Wanha, Brian Keith Lloyd, Ebrahim Abunasrah, Rehan Khan, Javier Resendez, Michael Rost
  • Patent number: 9252545
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a contact array of electrical contacts. Each of the electrical contacts has an elongated body that extends along a central axis and an exterior surface that includes a wipe track. The wipe track extends along the central axis and is configured to engage a flexible contact finger of the mating connector. Each of the elongated bodies includes a forward segment, a mating segment, and a ramp portion that extends between and joins the forward and mating segments. An elevation of the wipe track along the mating segment is greater than an elevation of the wipe track along the forward segment. An elevation of the wipe track along the ramp portion increases as the wipe track extends from the forward segment to the mating segment such that the ramp portion deflects the contact finger from a first deflected condition to a greater second deflected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Ray Leibold, Justin Shane McClellan
  • Patent number: 9142905
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive contacts, and a retainer seat. The insulative housing includes a mating face for mating with a plug connector and a mounting face opposite to the mating face. The insulative housing defines a number of contact-receiving passages penetrating from the mating face to the mounting face and a mounting recess recessed from the mounting face toward the mating face a certain distance. The conductive contacts are respectively received in the contact-receiving passages. Each conductive contact includes a contacting portion for electrically contacting the plug connector, a termination portion for electrically connecting with a Printed Circuit Board, and an intermediate portion connecting the contacting portion with the termination portion. The retainer seat is fixedly received in the mounting recess of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, I-Hung Cheng, Shi-Ke Xie
  • Patent number: 9112313
    Abstract: A shielded connector adapted to be connected to a terminal of a shielded electrical cable provided with an insulator, an outer conductor and a sheath around an inner conductor in this order includes an inner terminal that is connected to the inner conductor, an insulating member that covers the inner terminal, and an outer terminal that is connected to the outer conductor. The outer terminal includes a cylindrical-shaped shield portion that covers the insulating member, a crimping portion, and a connection portion that connects the shield portion with the crimping portion. The connection portion includes a bottom plate part and side wall parts erected from both sides of the bottom plate part, and the side wall parts have upper ends having a height equal to or larger than a center line of the outer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hidenori Kanda
  • Patent number: 9048604
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (9) and an adjustment arrangement (2) for orientating contact pins (4) of an electric component (1) and to an electric component (1) having a plurality of contact pins (4). So as to be able to orientate the contact pins (4) as precisely and efficiently as possible along a contact contour (K) at least in portions and thus be able to fit the electric component (1) securely on a contact carrier, the invention provides that a plurality of contact pins (4) arranged along the contact contour (K) in advance are orientated simultaneously by a shaping body (3) to form the contact contour (K), the shaping body (3) being part of the adjustment arrangement (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schall, Dirk Duenkel, Gregor Panitz, Zan Polsak, Sarah Thomas
  • Publication number: 20150146384
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multi connector, a wiring method thereof and a display apparatus having the same that is configured to use a common interface (CI) module for data communication between an electronic apparatus and an external apparatus or a plug used for an electronic connection of elements, regardless of standard conditions such as the number of terminals. The multi connector includes a body portion including a first slot portion and a second slot portion; a substrate portion including a substrate having a first surface; a plurality of first connection terminals provided on the first surface and extending to an inside of the first slot portion; and a plurality of second connection terminals provided on the first surface and extending to an inside of the second slot portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-Il CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150140840
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector along an up-down direction under a mounted state where the connector is mounted on a circuit board. The mating connector is mounted on a mating circuit board. The connector comprises a housing, a regulation member and a contact. The regulation member has an insulation portion and a metal portion. The insulation portion is supported by the metal portion. The metal portion is fixed to the housing. The contact is press-fit in the housing from below to be held by the housing. The contact has a connection portion and a resilient portion. The connection portion is fixed to an upper surface of the circuit board under the mounted state. The resilient portion has a lower-end portion. The lower-end portion of the resilient portion is located below the connection portion and located right above the insulation portion. The resilient portion is resiliently deformable downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicants: JAE ELECTRONICS, INC., JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki NISHIMURA, Daisuke MACHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20150132977
    Abstract: An electrical connection box is provided in which a printed circuit board provided with a lateral connection-type connector is housed in a case, and a cover is attached to the case, and this electrical connection box has a novel structure in which a reduction in size and manufacturing cost can be achieved while still reliably protecting the connector. A surface mount-type connector is provided on a printed circuit board as the lateral connection-type connector, and the case and the cover are provided with incorrect-connection-prevention projection portions that, in the case where the cover is brought close to the case upside down relative to the proper orientation, prevent incorrect attachment of the cover by abutting against each other before the cover abuts against the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takehiro KANOU, Satoru CHAEN, Shuka CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150118872
    Abstract: A connector for electrically connecting a first printed circuit board (PCB) with a second PCB wherein, in one example, the connector includes a housing having a keyed feature adapted to mate with a correspondingly keyed feature provided to each of the first and second PCBs and at least one connecting terminal carried by the housing having at least partially exposed opposed ends each of which electrically engages a contact pad formed on an underside of the respective PCBs. The connecting terminal may be arranged to accept a conductor and to thereby electrically couple the conductor to the first and second PCBs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Benjamin David Swedberg
  • Patent number: 9018564
    Abstract: A plastic window system including a transparent plastic panel and an electrically conductive grid provided on the plastic panel. The conductive grid includes at least one conductive mounting location. An electrical terminal is electrically connected to the conductive mounting location, and a connector secures the terminal to the conductive mounting location. The connector includes a portion extending from the panel to a location outboard of the conductive mounting location relative to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Exatec LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Sargent, Eric van der Meulen, Robert A. Schwenke, Jason Beaudoin, Juan Velasquez
  • Patent number: 8995145
    Abstract: A circuit board unit includes a printed circuit board and a terminal block mounted on the printed circuit board and connecting a power module and an electrical wire together. The terminal block includes a terminal connection part to be directly connected to the power module, and a wire connection part to be connected to the electrical wire. In the printed circuit board, a hole having an orthographic projection area larger than that of the terminal connection part as viewed in plane is formed. The terminal connection part is positioned below or above the hole of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Kagimura, Hiroshi Doumae
  • Publication number: 20150087166
    Abstract: A network adapter card includes a main card, a first secondary card, and a second secondary card. The main card includes a PCIe male connector, an adapter female connector, and a first chip group connected between the PCIe male connector and the adapter female connector. The first chip group converts a PCIe signal to a SFI signal. The first secondary card includes a first adapter male connector and a SFP+ female connector connected to the first adapter male connector. The second secondary card includes a second adapter male connector, a RJ-45 female connector, and a second chip group connected between the second adapter male connector and the RJ-45 female connector. The second chip group converts the SFI signal to a RJ-45 signal. The first adapter male connector or the second adapter male connector is plugged to be connected to the adapter female connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: KANG WU
  • Publication number: 20150087165
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulative housing, a number of contacts fixed to the insulative housing and a shell enclosing the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main portion, a mating portion and a fixing portion. The shell includes a first metallic shell and a second metallic shell fastened to the first metallic shell. The first metallic shell encloses the mating portion and cooperatively defines therebetween a mating space for receiving a plug connector. The second metallic shell defines a hollow space in which the first metallic shell is at least partly received. As a result, the first metallic shell and the second metallic shell have a strong structure which is stable for mating with the plug connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I YU, Hung-Chi TAI, Ya-Juan GOU, Dan LI
  • Publication number: 20150077959
    Abstract: A proposal is made for a plug device (130) for a circuit board of a control unit for a vehicle transmission. At the same time, the circuit board has at least one contact hole. The plug device (130) has a housing (334) and at least one contact device arranged in the housing (334) for a cable (125) of a peripheral module fed into the housing (334) and at least one contact plug (332) that is electrically connected with the contact device and that protrudes at least partially from the housing (334) for producing an electrical and mechanical connection with the contact hole of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Josef Loibl, Herbert Wallner, Roland Friedl