Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • Patent number: 10355430
    Abstract: A case closing structure (1) includes a device case (10) including a case wall (11). A shield connector (20) is mounted on the case wall (11) and has a work opening (22H) and a seal cover (40) for closing the work opening (22H). The shield connector (20) includes a mounting surface (31F) and nut holes (35H) open on the side of the mounting surface (31F). The seal cover (40) includes mounting plates (54) arranged along the mounting surface (31F) and having third bolt insertion holes (55), and shell fixing bolts (B) inserted through the third bolt insertion holes (55) and screwed into nut holes (35H). The case wall (11) includes positioning pins (13) extending perpendicular to the mounting surface (31F) and configured to restrict the rotation of the seal cover (40) with respect to the device case (10) by coming into contact with the mounting plate portions (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koichi Yokotani
  • Patent number: 10236602
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method of assembling a power distribution box, that may include providing a circuit board and providing a first L-shaped terminal. The first L-shaped terminal may include a horizontal portion and a vertical portion. A second L-shaped terminal may include a horizontal portion and a vertical portion. In embodiments, the first terminal and/or the second terminal may be inserted into the circuit board such that the horizontal portion of the second terminal may be disposed above the horizontal portion of the first terminal with an air gap between the horizontal portion of the first terminal and the horizontal portion of the second terminal. A power distribution box cover may include a recess that may be configured to receive the first terminal and the second terminal without contacting the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Joan I. F. Palau, Luis M. Munoz, Elena Cortes, Ferran J. Ribas
  • Patent number: 10224664
    Abstract: A board connector (10) has a tubular housing (20) that includes a back wall (25) with penetrating through holes (26). A terminal fitting (60) includes a tab (61) to be arranged to project into the housing (20) through the through hole (26), a press-fit portion (62) to be arranged inside the through hole (26) and a lead portion (63) to be arranged along a surface of a board (90). The press-fit portion (62) is inserted into the through hole (26) with an overlapping margin in a cross-section along a height direction in which the lead portion (63) faces the surface of the board (90). The tab (61) is inserted into the through hole (26) without any overlapping margin in the same cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10218108
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed having a multi-piece connector housing. The housing pieces may be configured to fit together with separation between interior surfaces of the separately manufactured housing pieces. This separation selectively introduces pockets of air adjacent portions of the mating contacts within the connector. The packets of air may be preferentially positioned to provide a more uniform impedance along the length of a mating contact. The separation may be introduced near the mating interface of a receptacle connector, for example, to counter the effects of changes in contact geometry at the mating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scholeno, Michael T. Craton
  • Patent number: 10199791
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus and a method for connecting a first device and second device. An apparatus includes an angled connector configured to connect to a first device to a second device, the first device and the second device configured to communicate through signal paths in the connector, the signal paths configured to pass digital data signals, a fastening device configured to secure the angled connector to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Logvinov, Tai-Jee Pan
  • Patent number: 10187988
    Abstract: An adapter includes an insulating body, a circuit board, and a plurality of conductive modules. The circuit board is arranged in the insulating body and has two opposite surfaces. The conductive modules are arranged in the insulating body and are respectively disposed on two opposite ends of at least one of the two surfaces of the circuit board. Each of the conductive modules includes a plastic member and a plurality of conductive terminals arranged in one row. Each of the conductive terminals has an embedded segment embedded in the plastic member, a fixing segment extending from an end of the embedded segment and soldered on the circuit board by using a SMT manner, and a contacting segment extending from an opposite end of the embedded segment in a direction away from the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHIEF LAND ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Nan Pao, Chia-Feng Huang, Sun-Yu Chou
  • Patent number: 10154126
    Abstract: A modular device system includes a base portable electronic communication device and an add-on module. A multi-pin connector array on the base portable electronic communication device includes multiple connectors supporting one or more data speeds and other functionality. The array is configured and located to electrically connect to a mating array on the add-on module when the add-on module is mated to the base portable electronic communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Connell
  • Patent number: 10148049
    Abstract: An RF connector system includes receptacle and plug connector assemblies. The receptacle connector assembly includes a receptacle housing configured to be mounted to a circuit board and a mounting end and having connector cavities and side openings open to corresponding connector cavities. RF receptacle connectors are side-loaded into the connector cavities through corresponding side openings. The RF receptacle connectors have solder tails soldered to the circuit board. The plug connector assembly has a plug housing including connector cavities and RF plug connectors received in corresponding connector cavities and mated with a corresponding RF receptacle connectors. The RF plug connectors are terminated to center conductors of coaxial cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chong Hun Yi
  • Patent number: 10149385
    Abstract: An affixing structure that reduces costs and reduces the risk of vibration causing damage or the like to electrical connection terminals on an electronic component affixed to a circuit board is provided. In the affixing structure, which is affixed to a circuit board (21) via a plurality of lead frames (55) that are part of a transformer (50), at least one second side wall perpendicular to a first side wall where the lead frames (55) are arranged is adhesively supported on the circuit board (21) by a support (60). The height (H3) of the part of the support (60) in contact with the transformer (50) is greater than or equal to the height (H2) of the center of gravity of the electronic component, and the length (L) of the support (60) in the direction of the first side wall is greater than or equal to the height (H3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES THERMAL SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yakushiji, Hitoshi Tamaki, Takayuki Takashige
  • Patent number: 10096945
    Abstract: An electrical connector designed for high speed signals. The connector includes one or more features that, when used alone or in combination, extend performance to higher speeds. These features may include compensation for tie bars that are used to hold conductive members in place for molding a housing around the conductive members. Removal of the tie bars during manufacture of the connector may leave artifacts in the conductive members and/or housing, which may be addressed by the features. The conductive members, for example, may include regions, adjacent tie bar locations, that compensate for portions of the tie bar that are not fully removed. Alternatively or additionally, a housing may include openings around tie bar locations such that a punch may be used to sever the tie bars. These openings may be filled to avoid performance-affecting artifacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Thomas S. Cohen, John Robert Dunham, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10069529
    Abstract: Provided herein is a portable charging case module. The portable charging case module includes a case part and an auxiliary battery part. The case part includes a body configured such that an accommodation recess is formed in the front thereof to be detachably combined with a terminal, a charging coil provided in the body and configured to wirelessly charge the terminal, and a first terminal unit formed in the rear of the body and configured to be electrically or data-wise connected to the terminal. The auxiliary battery part is detachably combined with the rear of the case part, and includes a second terminal unit configured to be electrically connected to the first terminal unit in the front of the auxiliary battery part facing the rear of the case part, and a connection port configured such that a connector connected to an external power source is inserted thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong Hyeon Jeon
  • Patent number: 9997868
    Abstract: A shroud that forms part of an electrical connector for securing a plurality of circuit wafers within the electrical connector includes a top wall, a bottom wall, and a plurality of vertical members extending between the top and bottom walls that define a plurality of slots for receiving the plurality of circuit wafers. Each vertical member includes a first side that faces a second side of an adjacent vertical member. The first side defines top, middle, and bottom surface regions that are spaced apart from the second side of the adjacent vertical member by a first distance, and first and second recessed surface regions between the top, middle, and bottom surface regions that are spaced apart from the second side of the adjacent vertical member by a second distance that is greater than the first distance. The first and second recessed surface regions are positioned so as to prevent direct contact between the vertical members and one or more high-frequency traces disposed on the plurality of circuit wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Graham Harry Smith, Jr., Scott Eric Walton, Albert Tsang
  • Patent number: 9997871
    Abstract: A first terminal module and a second terminal module are integrally assembled with the base, and each of the first terminal module and the second terminal module includes the insulator and the corresponding terminals embedded therein. The first terminal module and the second terminal module are stacked with each other with a metallic shielding plate therebetween. The shielding plate includes front spring fingers and rear spring fingers respectively mechanically and electrically connected with the contacting sections and connecting sections of the respective grounding terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Zhong, Jian-Kuang Zhu
  • Patent number: 9985391
    Abstract: A male connector, particularly to a new connector having an effective shielding function, which includes a conductive shielding, a set of terminals and a connector body. The connector body with a cavity in which the set of terminals can be accommodated is made from plastic cement. The set of terminal is located within the cavity of the connector body. The conductive shielding is in the shape of ‘m’ and located at the far plugging ends of the connector body; the conductive shielding includes three contacting areas; the plugging end of each of the contacting areas has a slot. In a further optimized technical solution, the new male connector includes fixing holes located at its two sides respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol East Asia Electronic Technology (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9980364
    Abstract: Disclosed is wiring substrate, the wiring substrate including a substrate having a high thermal conductive layer, in which at least one of a front surface and a rear surface of the substrate is a mounting surface for a variety of components; a window section formed in the substrate; and a connection terminal extended from an inside surface portion of the window section and bending in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Harao, Mototatsu Matsunaga, Yasuhiro Sugiura, Minoru Kubota
  • Patent number: 9972946
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulation body having a base portion and a tongue located at a front end of the base portion. Multiple terminals are fixed on the base portion and partially exposed from a surface of the tongue. An outer metal casing surrounds the base portion and the tongue and forms an insertion space receiving the tongue. The outer metal casing has a bottom wall and two side walls. Each side wall extends downward to form a stop wall. Each stop wall extends downward to form two soldering pins. The four soldering pins are arranged in two rows. A cushion block is located below the bottom wall and fixed on the two stop walls. Four protruding blocks are formed by protruding downward from a bottom surface of the cushion block. At least two of the protruding blocks are located disposed between the soldering pins in the two rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ted Ju, Wu Feng, Ya Jun Zeng, Nan Fang He, Jun Fan, Jin Ke Hu, Guo Sheng Zhou, Chin Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 9966677
    Abstract: Connectors that may be used to connect optional or daughter cards or modules to main logic boards or motherboards in electronic devices. These connectors may have a reduced effective height and may be able to support high data rates. Cards in these connectors may be secured in place in an electronic device to avoid being inadvertently dislodged. The connectors may accept a card such as a solid state drive, memory card, subscriber identification module, or other type of card. Examples may also provide cards to be inserted in the connectors and boards to support the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Tziviskos, Aaron N. Miletich
  • Patent number: 9954318
    Abstract: Combined connector receptacles that provide isolation between individual connector receptacles and have structures arranged to reduce or eliminate damage to through-hole contact portions during insertion of the combined connector into a board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hwang Lee, James M. Jeon, Mahmoud R. Amini
  • Patent number: 9929520
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing comprising a base portion and a tongue portion; and a row of conductive terminals retained to the insulative housing, the row of conductive terminals comprising a widened terminal, each conductive terminal having a contacting section exposed to a surface of the tongue portion, a tail section extending out of the insulative housing, and a retaining section connecting the contacting section and the tail section; wherein the widened terminal has a widened section extending laterally from a side of the contacting section and embedded in the tongue portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9905965
    Abstract: A connector is mountable on a mount object in an up-down direction and connectable with a mating connector along a predetermined direction perpendicular to the up-down direction. The mating connector comprises a mating fitting portion and a male screw member. The connector comprises a fitting portion and a screw end accommodation portion. The fitting portion is mateable with the mating fitting portion. The screw end accommodation portion defines an accommodation space which accommodates an end of the male screw member when the connector is connected with the mating connector. The screw end accommodation portion has at least a front surface portion, an upper surface portion, a rear surface portion and an outer surface portion. The front surface portion is provided with a female screw portion which is connectable with the male screw member. The accommodation space is positioned between the front surface portion and the rear surface portion in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yukitaka Tanaka, Akira Kimura, Yoshihide Kuroki, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9899339
    Abstract: A method of making an electronic device having a discrete device mounted on a surface of an electronic die with both the discrete device and the die connected by heat cured conductive ink and covered with cured encapsulant including placing the discrete device on the die; and keeping the temperature of each of the discrete device and the die below about 200° C. Also disclosed is a method of electrically attaching a discrete device to a substrate that includes placing the device on the substrate, applying conductive ink that connects at least one terminal on the device to at least one contact on the substrate and curing the conductive ink. Also disclosed is an IC package with a discrete electrical device having electrical terminals; an electrical substrate having contact pads on a surface thereof; and cured conductive ink connecting at least one of the electrical terminals with at least one of the contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew David Romig, Lance Cole Wright, Leslie Edward Stark, Frank Stepniak, Sreenivasan K. Koduri
  • Patent number: 9899780
    Abstract: A female electrical connector includes a number of walls defining a housing, a female connector inside the housing, and an opening configured to facilitate insertion of a mating male connector into the female connector. Contacts of the female connector are positioned in the opening of the housing. Contact pins extend from the contacts of the female connector through at least one of the walls of the housing for connection to a substrate. Each contact pin includes a curved or bent portion. The female electrical connector can be a USB or RJ-type connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Alan L. Pocrass
  • Patent number: 9865949
    Abstract: An electronic device has a base plate and a connector. Multiple terminals are supported by a connector housing, wherein each front-side end of the terminals outwardly extends from a front-side surface and each back-side end of the terminals outwardly extends from a back-side surface of the connector housing and connected to a corresponding land formed in the base plate. The multiple terminals are arranged in a width direction and divided into at least a first and a second terminal group in a height direction of the connector housing. The connector housing has a first and a second step surface on its back side. The terminal of the first terminal group outwardly extends from the first step surface and the terminal of the second terminal group outwardly extends from the second step surface. The first step surface is located at a position closer to the base plate in the height direction than the second step surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kitagawa, Kenji Morizumi, Satoki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9847614
    Abstract: A receptacle connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals fastened to the insulating housing, and a shielding element surrounding the insulating housing. The insulating housing has at least one docking surface. A portion of the at least one docking surface protrudes outward to form a protruding portion. Front ends of the conductive terminals are exposed to a front of the at least one docking surface. At least one portion of a front surface of the base body protrudes frontward to form at least one sealing board. A front end of the at least one sealing board opens a locking groove. The at least one sealing board is attached to a substantial middle of the insulating housing. The protruding portion is received in the locking groove and seals up the front end of the at least one sealing board. The protruding portion helps to reduce metal chips from being produced during interconnection of the receptacle connector with a plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Wu, Kai-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9843142
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that have good signal integrity, are reduced in size, are reliable and durable, and are easy to assemble. One example may provide a connector receptacle having several ground connections to improve signal integrity and quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Hack, George Tziviskos, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 9812798
    Abstract: An electrical connector mounted to a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) includes an insulating housing having a mating face, a mounting face and a rear wall positioned between the mating face and the mounting face. The housing defines a number of contact-receiving passageways and a number of heat dissipating slots communicating with the contact-receiving passageways. a number of conductive contacts are respectively received in the passageways. Each contact includes a contacting portion, a termination portion and an intermediate portion. The insulating housing has a heat dissipating section defined between the mounting face and the rear wall. The heat dissipating section communicates with the heat dissipating slots to thereby defining a heat dissipating path therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Ren-Bao Hu, I-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9774157
    Abstract: A power module of an electrical connector is provided which has a dielectric housing and a pair of blade terminals. The housing has a forward face and a support arm projecting forwardly from the face. The support arm has opposing first and second sides. The housing has a cavity. The face has a pair of slots extending therethrough which are in communication with the cavity and which are provided adjacent the sides of the support arm. Each of the blade terminals has a body portion and a blade portion. The body portions are housed in the cavity and the blade portions extend through the slots and are positioned alongside the sides of the support arm. The electrical connector may also have a signal module interconnected to the power module. The electrical connector may also be configured to mate with another electrical connector as part of a connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Arvind Patel, Jeng-De Lin, Kenneth Stead, David L. Brunker, David E. Dunham
  • Patent number: 9768545
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes an upper terminal module, a shielding plate, a lower terminal module, a dielectric element, a shielding shell and an insulating housing. The shielding plate is mounted under the upper terminal module. The lower terminal module is mounted under the shielding plate. The dielectric element is integrally molded outside the upper terminal module, the shielding plate and the lower terminal module. The shielding shell surrounds the dielectric element together with the upper terminal module, the shielding plate and the lower terminal module. The insulating housing is integrally molded outside the shielding shell together with the upper terminal module, the shielding plate, the lower terminal module and the dielectric element. The insulating housing has a rear board. A bottom surface of the rear board is recessed inward to form a receiving space. The rear board opens a guiding hole extending forward to the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Nien Hsu, Chih Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 9761969
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector housing, a plurality of terminals including foot portions extending to the outside of the connector housing, and a position aligning plate including a plurality of terminal insertion holes, the foot portions of the terminals being configured to be inserted into the terminal insertion holes so that the foot portions align with corresponding through holes of a circuit board. The foot portions of the terminals are configured to be soldered with the circuit board by a reflow system using hot air as a hearing source. A vent hole is provided in the position aligning plate to introduce the hot air to soldering parts through the vent hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Kishibata, Junya Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9705258
    Abstract: A feed-through adapter assembly includes a bezel cage configured to receive a pluggable module. Walls of the cage are manufactured from a metal material and provide electrical shielding for the pluggable module. A feed-through connector is received in the bezel cage and is positioned at or near a rear end of the cage member. The feed-through connector has a feed-through connector housing holding a contact assembly. The contact assembly has a plurality of feed-through contacts defining a first board mating interface configured to mate with and be electrically connected to a circuit board of the pluggable module and a second board mating interface configured to mate with and be electrically connected to a circuit board of a cable connector. The first and second board mating interfaces are substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 9685740
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes an upper terminal module, a shielding plate, a lower terminal module, a dielectric element, a shielding shell and an insulating housing. The shielding plate is mounted under the upper terminal module. The lower terminal module is mounted under the shielding plate. The dielectric element is integrally molded outside the upper terminal module, the shielding plate and the lower terminal module. The shielding shell surrounds the dielectric element together with the upper terminal module, the shielding plate and the lower terminal module. The insulating housing is integrally molded outside the shielding shell together with the upper terminal module, the shielding plate, the lower terminal module and the dielectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Nien Hsu, Chih Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 9660466
    Abstract: Support systems and related methods for supporting tablets and monitors. A stand that includes a monitor support portion configured to support a monitor and a tablet support portion configured to support a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Ergotron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa A. Ergun, Shaun Christopher Lindblad, William Dale Tischer
  • Patent number: 9660383
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a housing with a card slot and includes terminals positioned in the card slot where the terminals are tuned to improve performance. The terminals include a contact, a tail and a body extending therebetween. The contacts can include a deflecting portion and a pad interface portion. The deflecting portion includes a dual beam portion and a single beam portion. The connector can be configured to provide a row of contacts positioned on both sides of a card slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Michael Rowlands
  • Patent number: 9647391
    Abstract: A lattice (29) is provided on a rear surface of a connector main body (10) and defines a plurality of insertion openings (28). The lattice (29) includes first and second walls (31, 32) extending parallel to each other in the same direction and third walls (33) intersecting the first and second walls (31, 32,). Rear ends of the first, second and third walls (31, 32, 33) are located more backward in the order of the second walls (32), the third walls (33) and the first walls (31). The first walls (31) provide identification from the surrounding by projecting more backward than the second walls (32). The third walls (33) achieve an improved resin flow by alleviating steps between the first and second walls (31, 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinpei Sugimoto, Kenji Makino
  • Patent number: 9601855
    Abstract: A female terminal (40) to be connected to a male terminal (80) includes a tubular portion (41) configured by a plurality of peripheral walls. Resilient pieces (46, 47) extend in a front-back direction while facing the peripheral walls in the tubular portion (41). Excessive deflection preventing portions (90, 91) are provided on the peripheral walls, including a front abutting portion (92) and a rear abutting portion (93) arranged behind the front abutting portion (92), and configured to prevent the resilient pieces (46, 47) from being deflected excessively by contacting the resilient pieces (46, 47) at both the front and rear abutting portions (92, 93).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Kashiwada, Masafumi Uno, Kiyotaka Itsuki
  • Patent number: 9585253
    Abstract: A circuit board has a through hole extending from a front surface to a rear surface. A press-fit terminal is press-fitted from the front surface into the through hole and is connected to a land, which is formed on a wall surface of the through hole. A support member supports the rear surface of the circuit board when the press-fit terminal is press-fitted into the through hole. A housing has a bottom portion and an opening, which is on the opposite side of the bottom portion. The circuit board is affixed to the housing to cover both the opening and the support member. The support member is held and interposed between the rear surface and an inner surface of the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Matsumoto, Takumi Shiomi, Naoki Ueda
  • Patent number: 9537242
    Abstract: An electrical power connector and a terminal assembly are disclosed. The electrical power connector includes a base and at least two terminal assemblies being symmetrically mounted in the base. Each terminal assembly includes a conductive terminal and a reinforcing terminal. The conductive terminal has a plate-shaped main body, a flexible engaging portion and a mounting end. The reinforcing terminal has an upright portion, an L-shaped pressing portion and an U-shaped latching portion. The upright portion is attached to one side of the plate-shaped main body of the conductive terminal, the latching portion is located at the other side of the plate-shaped main body, and the pressing portion presses the flexible engaging portion. The electrical power connector of the present invention employs the two terminal assemblies having high conductivity and good elastic to provide a better electrical performance and a long term reliable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: OUPIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9531102
    Abstract: An electrical power connector and a terminal assembly are disclosed. The electrical power connector includes a base and a terminal assembly. The terminal assembly includes two conductive terminals, two reinforcing terminals and at least one detection terminal. L-shaped pressing portions of the two reinforcing terminals together clamp arc protruding parts of the two conductive terminals. Meanwhile, the detection terminal can detect an insertion state of a butt connector to timely determine forming a power loop circuit. The terminal assembly of the present invention has characteristics of high electrical conductivity, high elasticity and high security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: OUPIIN ELECTRONIC (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 9520678
    Abstract: A signal transmission connector includes an insulating body, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, and a rear casing. The insulating body has a dielectric constant of about 3 to 3.4. The first and second terminals are disposed on the insulating body. The first and second terminals have widths of about 0.36 to 0.42 mm. The rear casing is assembled at the second end of the insulating body. The rear casing envelops the first and the second terminals. The rear casing has a dielectric constant of about 3.5 to 3.8. The connector provides adjustable impedance without modifications to the terminal structures and also reduces cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NEXTRONICS ENGINEERING CORP.
    Inventors: Hou-An Su, Hung-Wei Hsu, Chang-Fa Yang, Huai-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9490596
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly includes a pair of contacting members and a cable receiving member fixed with the contacting members. Each of the contacting members is in a shape of sheet and opposite to each other. The pair of contacting members is formed separately and defines a front-to-rear direction. The cable receiving member is formed separately from the pair of contacting members or is formed integrally with one of the contacting members. As the pair of contacting members is formed separately, the manufacturing process is simple and the quality is easy to control. The symmetry accuracy of the pair of contacting portions will also be controlled perfectly. As a result, a power loss of an electric current will be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, I-Hung Cheng, Shang-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9484688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coaxial connector (1) having a first and a second connector part (2, 3) and an adapter (4) arranged between said connector parts. When installed, the adapter (4) is arranged in an opening (6) in an external conductor (8) of the first connector part (2, 3) such that it can fold out laterally. A limiting element (9) made from an insulating material is arranged in the region of the entrance to the opening (6) so that it limits the lateral movement of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HUBERT+SUHNER AG
    Inventors: Ulf Hügel, Martin Wagner
  • Patent number: 9472902
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a plurality of upper-row receptacle terminals, and a plurality of lower-row receptacle terminals. The insulated housing is received in the metallic shell. The upper-row receptacle terminals are held in the insulated housing and include a plurality of tail portions protruded from a bottom of the insulation body to be arranged into a row. The lower-row receptacle terminals are held in the insulated housing and include a plurality of tail portions protruded from the bottom of the insulated housing to be arranged into a first row and a second row. The tail portions of the lower-row receptacle terminals are parallel to the tail portions of the upper-row receptacle terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Fen Kao, Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Wen-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9437947
    Abstract: An electrical connector include a movable hold down member that is configured to receive a fastener so as to secure the electrical connector to an underlying substrate to which the electrical connector is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Gregory A. Hull
  • Patent number: 9437988
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided with a first ground contact and a second ground contact. The first ground contact includes a first ground coupling portion and a pair of first ground contact portions extending substantially orthogonal from the first ground coupling portion. The pair of first ground contact portions includes a first upper ground contact portion stepped from a first lower ground contact portion. The second ground contact includes a second ground coupling portion and a pair of second ground contact portions extending substantially orthogonal from the second ground coupling portion. The pair of second ground contact portions includes a second upper ground contact portion stepped from a second lower ground contact portion. The second ground contact is positioned with the first ground contact such that their respective upper or lower ground contact portions are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, Takeshi Nakashima, Izumi Hasegawa, Isao Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9425556
    Abstract: Interconnection system includes a mating connector having a plurality of terminal sub-assemblies that include a signal terminal and a ground shield. The interconnection system also includes an electrical connector having a plurality of contact sub-assemblies that each include a signal contact and a resonance-control shield that. The terminal sub-assemblies of the mating connector engage corresponding contact sub-assemblies of the electrical connector when the mating and electrical connectors are mated. The signal terminals of the terminal sub-assemblies engage the signal contacts of the corresponding contact sub-assemblies. Each of the ground shields of the terminal sub-assemblies is inserted between the resonance-control shield and the signal contact of the corresponding contact sub-assembly. The ground shield and the resonance-control shield have respective broad surfaces that face each other with a capacitive gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 9419358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (2) for electrically connecting an electronic board (22), including at least one electrical conductor (23) for conducting a current to and/or from said electronic board (22), a body (24) extending in at least one plane (26) and retaining said electrical conductor (23) in said plane via a portion of said conductor, and at least one outgrowth (28) extending from said body (24), said outgrowth (28) including at least one member (30) for assembling said connection device (20) to said electronic board (22), such that the body (24) is opposite the electronic board (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Pierre Smal, Guillaume Sanvito
  • Patent number: RE46936
    Abstract: An apparatus for terminating a controlled-impedance cable using compliant electrical contacts to provide an interface to another device. The terminator includes a conductive ground block for securing the cable by its ground shield and providing a common ground. Once the cable is anchored in the ground block, the block face and cable ends are dressed to make a reliable electrical contact with the compliant signal contact that electrically connects the cable center conductor to the device. An insulating or conductive plate mounted to the ground block holds the signal contact and optional ground contacts that electrically connect the ground block to the ground plane of the device. The ground contacts surround the signal contact in a pattern that closely mimics the impedance environment of the cable. When using a conductive plate, the signal contact is insulated from the plate by an insulating centering plug or a non-conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon A Vinther, Sergio Diaz, Jeffrey G Hebert
  • Patent number: RE46958
    Abstract: An apparatus for terminating a controlled-impedance cable using compliant electrical contacts to provide an interface to another device. The terminator includes an anchor block for securing the cable. Optionally, the anchor block is electrically non-conductive. A conductive ferrule is installed on the cable shield and the cable end is dressed. The ferrule/cable assembly is installed in a through hole in the anchor block so the cable end is flush with the anchor block face. An insulating or conductive plate mounted to the anchor block holds the signal contact that electrically connects the center conductor to the device and optional ground contacts that electrically connect the ferrule to the device. The ground contacts surround the signal contact in a pattern that closely mimics the impedance environment of the cable. When using a conductive plate, the signal contact is insulated from the plate by an insulating centering plug or a non-conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon A Vinther, Sergio Diaz
  • Patent number: RE47459
    Abstract: An apparatus for terminating a controlled-impedance cable using compliant electrical contacts to provide an interface to another device. The terminator includes a conductive ground block for securing the cable by its ground shield and providing a common ground. Once the cable is anchored in the ground block, the block face and cable ends are dressed to make a reliable electrical contact with the compliant signal contact that electrically connects the cable center conductor to the device. An insulating or conductive plate mounted to the ground block holds the signal contact and optional ground contacts that electrically connect the ground block to the ground plane of the device. The ground contacts surround the signal contact in a pattern that closely mimics the impedance environment of the cable. When using a conductive plate, the signal contact is insulated from the plate by an insulating centering plug or a non-conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon A Vinther, Sergio Diaz, Jeffrey G Hebert
  • Patent number: RE47460
    Abstract: An apparatus for terminating a controlled-impedance cable using compliant electrical contacts to provide an interface to another device. The terminator includes an anchor block for securing the cable. Optionally, the anchor block is electrically non-conductive. A conductive ferrule is installed on the cable shield and the cable end is dressed. The ferrule/cable assembly is installed in a through hole in the anchor block so the cable end is flush with the anchor block face. An insulating or conductive plate mounted to the anchor block holds the signal contact that electrically connects the center conductor to the device and optional ground contacts that electrically connect the ferrule to the device. The ground contacts surround the signal contact in a pattern that closely mimics the impedance environment of the cable. When using a conductive plate, the signal contact is insulated from the plate by an insulating centering plug or a non-conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon A Vinther, Sergio Diaz