Distinct Contact Secured To Panel Circuit Patents (Class 439/78)
  • Patent number: 11194539
    Abstract: A communication device includes USB Type-C (USB-C) port to receive a media data presented at a user computing device, a signal converter circuit to convert the media data into a formatted media data, a hardware processor, communicatively coupled to the signal converter and the USB-C port, to compress, according to an encoding scheme, the formatted media data into a compressed media data stream, and a wireless transmission interface to transmit, using a wireless network, the compressed media data stream to a large-format display device for presentation of the media data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU SHIYUAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., GUANGZHOU SHIRUI ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Yanxiong Mu
  • Patent number: 11166401
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a dye and pry process for removing a surface mount technology (SMT) dual in-line memory module (DIMM) from card assemblies. Aspects of the invention include immersing a semiconductor package assembly in a solution comprising dye and placing the immersed semiconductor package assembly under vacuum pressure. Vacuum conditions ensure that the dye solution is pulled into any cracks in the solder formed between the semiconductor package assembly and the SMT DIMM. The package assembly is dried, and a dummy card stock is installed in the SMT DIMM using an epoxy. The SMT DIMM is then removed by applying a force to an exposed cavity between the dummy card stock and the semiconductor package assembly. The semiconductor package assembly and the SMT DIMM can then be inspected for the dye to locate cracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Theron Lee Lewis, David Braun
  • Patent number: 11156639
    Abstract: A probe card module including a probe card assembly and a strengthening structure is provided. The probe card assembly includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a plurality of probes protruding from the first surface. The second surface includes a central zone and a peripheral zone surrounding the central zone. Projections of the probes on the second surface are located at the central zone. The strengthening structure is disposed on the second surface and includes two support bases which protrude from the peripheral zone and are away from each other, and the strengthening structure also includes an arc-shaped reinforcement assembly connected to the two support bases, where the arc-shaped reinforcement assembly protrudes toward and leans against the central zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Global Unichip Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh Liao, Yu-Min Sun, Chih-Feng Cheng
  • Patent number: 11146001
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes: a cylindrical pin having a narrow portion; and a contact section. The pin has a large diameter portion that has a diameter larger than a diameter of the narrow portion. The contact section includes an elastic contact piece to come into contact with a through hole of a circuit board that is a press-fit attachment object. The contact section is fitted to the narrow portion in a way that enables the contact section to move between a first position and a second position, the first position being a position at which the elastic contact piece does not come into contact with the large diameter portion during attachment to the circuit board, the second position being a position at which the elastic contact piece comes into contact with the large diameter portion during a withdrawal from the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 11113224
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display driver board with multiple TYPE-C full-function interfaces, including a first TYPE-C interface and a second TYPE-C interface, where the two TYPE-C interfaces are connected to a first connection device, a second connection device, a PD power control circuit, a protocol chip, a display signal processing circuit, and a USB HUB chip, respectively; the PD power control circuit is connected to a system power supply and the protocol chip; and the protocol chip is connected to forward/reverse insertion control signal ends of the first and second SWITCH chips, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN PARAMOUNT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jie Li
  • Patent number: 11096300
    Abstract: A bus bar includes: a fixing portion fixed to a fixing member; extending portions individually extending from the fixing portion; terminal portions extending from tips of the extending portions respectively and fixed and electrically connected to a substrate with the terminal portions inserted in terminal insertion holes of the substrate; and curved portions provided in the extending portions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiaki Chida, Akinori Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11056823
    Abstract: In an electric connector, a waterproof member having an internal waterproof portion and an external waterproof portion is provided in a main body portion. The internal waterproof portion and the external waterproof portion are integrated. Accordingly, the internal waterproof portion covers exposed portions of an upper contact and a lower contact and prevents water intrusion along the upper contact and the lower contact. In addition, the external waterproof portion prevents water intrusion between the electric connector and an inner wall of an accommodating space of an electronic device by surrounding the entire circumference of the main body portion. Since the internal waterproof portion and the external waterproof portion are integrated in this manner, both internal waterproofing and external waterproofing can be realized with the simple configuration of the single waterproof member in the electric connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Sho Suzuki, Atsushi Nara, Takashi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10990560
    Abstract: A USB-C controller, disposed on an integrated circuit (IC), comprises a first pair of terminals to communicate with a first communication protocol that is other than USB, a second pair of terminals to communicate with a second communication protocol that is other than USB, and a third pair of terminals, each of which is to be coupled to a corresponding SBU1 terminal or SBU2 terminal of a Type-C receptacle. The USB-C controller further includes: a multiplexer to selectively couple the first pair of terminals to the third pair of terminals and the second pair of terminals to the third pair of terminals: and logic to control the multiplexer according to a mode enabled within a configuration channel (CC) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Khamesra, Anup Nayak, Partha Mondal, Hemant Prakash Vispute, Ravi Konduru
  • Patent number: 10978821
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a rear base and a front tongue with two opposite surfaces, plural contacts secured to the insulative housing and exposed to the two opposite surfaces of the tongue, and a deep drawn sleeve having a front part of a first transverse dimension and a rear part of a second transverse dimension less than the first transverse dimension, wherein the rear part of the sleeve is mounted to the base of the insulative housing and has a notch, and the base of the insulative housing has a restraining rib engaging the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: FUYU ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (HUAIAN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10784613
    Abstract: An electrical connector, used for electrically connecting a chip module to a circuit board, includes: an insulating body, provided with multiple accommodating grooves penetrating through the insulating body; and multiple conductive terminals, correspondingly accommodated in the accommodating grooves. Each conductive terminal includes a first terminal and a second terminal independently provided. The first terminal has a first connecting portion and an elastic arm, and the elastic arm has a contact portion to be in contact with the chip module. The second terminal has a second connecting portion and a conducting portion to be electrically connected with the circuit board. At least one fixing groove is provided on at least one of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, and the first terminal and the second terminal are mated and fixed along a vertical direction by the at least one fixing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Chien Chih Ho
  • Patent number: 10729021
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a connector, a circuit board and a cap. The housing may have a first opening, a second opening and a third opening. The connector (i) may be configured to seal the first opening of the housing and (ii) may have one or more pins. The circuit board (i) may be disposed inside the housing and (ii) may have one or more vias configured to receive the pins. The second opening may be configured to transfer the circuit board into the housing. The third opening may be configured to receive a comb tool that presses the pins into the vias. The comb tool may be removed from the third opening after the pins are disposed in the vias. The cap may be configured to seal the third opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventor: Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10714859
    Abstract: A receptacle electrical connector includes a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, a main insulator, a secondary insulator, a shielding plate and a shielding shell. The main insulator has a plurality of first terminal grooves and a plurality of second terminal grooves. Each first terminal accommodated in the corresponding first terminal groove is fitted with the corresponding first terminal groove in interference and in face-to-face contact. Each second terminal accommodated in the corresponding second terminal groove is fitted with the corresponding second terminal groove in interference and in face-to-face contact. The secondary insulator is engaged with the main insulator to limit each first terminal in the corresponding first terminal groove and to limit each second terminal in the corresponding second terminal groove. The shielding plate is located between the first terminals and the second terminals. The shielding shell surrounds the main insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Fan-Cheng Huang, Ying-Te Lin
  • Patent number: 10680387
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal module including a base, a mating tongue, a row of first terminals, a row of second terminals and a shielding plate. Terminals comprise contacting portions, middle portions and leg portions. Each row of terminals comprises three pairs of differential signal terminals, and grounding terminals and power terminals. The shielding plate defines a first row of openings corresponding to the contacting portions, a second row of openings and third row of openings both corresponding to the middle portion. The first row of openings are aligned with the contacting portions of the first and second terminals in a vertical direction and the second row of openings are at least aligned with gaps between every two adjacent terminals while the shielding plate defines no opening corresponding to the middle portions of the three pair of differential signal terminals so as improve shielding performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shan-Yong Cheng, Feng Bao, Quan Wang, Wen He
  • Patent number: 10648459
    Abstract: An SMA actuator arrangement is assembled using a strut element shaped to comprise a sacrificial strut body and crimp tabs held apart by the sacrificial strut body. A SMA wire is laid across the crimp tabs which are folded and pressed to form crimps holding the SMA wire. The crimps are then attached to static and moving parts, after which the sacrificial strut body is removed. The method allows the crimping to be performed without hindrance from the static and moving parts, the sacrificial strut body holding the relative locations of the crimps prior to attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE MECHATRONICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Matthew Bunting, James Howarth, Andrew Benjamin David Brown
  • Patent number: 10601186
    Abstract: A plug electrical connector including an insulator, a plurality of elastic terminals, at least one shielding spring, and an outer shell is provided. The elastic terminals are disposed in the insulator and arranged along an axial direction. The elastic terminals includes at least one grounding terminal arranged at a first position or a last position of the elastic terminals. The shielding spring is assembled to an exterior surface of the insulator. A portion of the shielding spring on the axial direction is disposed on a deformable path of the grounding terminal. The insulator, the elastic terminals, and the shielding spring are accommodated in the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Lung Chien, Ming-Yung Chang, Cheng-Che Tsai, Ling-Tai Liu
  • Patent number: 10541485
    Abstract: An on-board diagnostic connector terminal is provided, including a plurality of first pins, a plurality of second pins and a substrate. Each first pin includes a first section and a second section. The first section connects to the second section. The first section includes a first connection end, and the second section includes a first soldering end. Each second pin includes a second connection end and a second soldering end. The first pins and the second pins are disposed on the substrate. The first soldering ends and the second soldering ends are arranged on a first straight line. At least one first connection end and the second connection end corresponding thereto are arranged linearly in a first direction. The first direction is perpendicular to the first straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Tien-Chun Hung, Guo-Cheng Tsai, Cheng-Huang Chen
  • Patent number: 10490910
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulating body, provided with multiple accommodating holes; multiple terminals, respectively accommodated in the accommodating holes, where each of the terminals is provided with a clamping portion; and multiple solder posts, each being clamped by the clamping portion of one of the terminals. A height of each solder post is greater than a maximum width of each solder post. Each solder post is formed by a first base and a second base connected with each other. The clamping portion clamps the first base. The second base is located outside the clamping portion. A height of the first base and a height of the second base are both greater than one half of the maximum width of each solder post. The height of the second base is greater than 0.15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Zuo Feng Jin
  • Patent number: 10446959
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method including a cable apparatus that is configured to be physically coupled to a printed circuit board. The cable apparatus includes a cable connector including at least one prong configured to be coupled within an aperture of the printed circuit board and an opening configured to receive an additional connector. The cable apparatus also includes a plurality of flexible cables coupled to the cable connector. Connecting portions of each of the plurality of flexible cables positioned within the opening of the receiving housing and configured to be operably coupled to the additional connector. The at least one prong does not transmit a signal into the printed circuit board and is configured to be press-fit within the aperture of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Groom, David Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10418756
    Abstract: To avoid the disadvantages of additionally required space, unwanted crosstalk and deterioration in transmission properties that are concomitant with a separate transformer, a plug connector is proposed, comprising: a plug base with terminal contacts for external contacting of the plug connector, base-side connection contacts, and a transformer unit for galvanic separation in a conductive path between the terminal contacts and the base-side connection contacts and a plug body with plug contacts, the plug base and the plug body enclosing a contact element for connecting the base-side connection contacts to the plug contacts and the contact element being planar in a plane perpendicular to a plug-in direction of the plug body. A shielding element for the plug connector is also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING (Zhuhai) Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lars Fennen, Junmin Guo, Yingtao Wang
  • Patent number: 10411409
    Abstract: Communications connectors include a housing and a plurality of substantially rigid conductive pins that are mounted in the housing. The conductive pins are arranged as a plurality of differential pairs of conductive pins that each include a tip conductive pin and a ring conductive pin. Each conductive pin has a first end that is configured to be received within a respective socket of a mating connector and a second end. The tip conductive pin of each differential pair of conductive pins crosses over its associated ring conductive pin to form a plurality of tip-ring crossover locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Amid I. Hashim, Richard Y. Mei, Golam M. Choudhury
  • 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