Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • Patent number: 11025014
    Abstract: A shield member for use in a modular electrical connector. The shield member includes mounting sections and shielding sections. The mounting sections are for mounting to a substrate. The shielding sections have first sections and second sections. The second sections are positioned in a different plane than the first sections. Transition sections extend between the first sections and the second sections. Substrate receiving slots are provided in the first sections and the second sections. Resilient portions are provided on either side of the substrate receiving slots. Contact surfaces extend into the substrate receiving slots. The resilient portions cause a normal force to be applied to the contact surfaces to maintain the contact surfaces in mechanical and electrical engagement with respective ground traces of modules of the modular electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTNITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Scott Eric Walton
  • Patent number: 10950982
    Abstract: A connector is provided that includes a plurality of wafers. Each wafer supports a terminal and adjacent signal wafers are configured so as to provide broad-side coupled terminals. A pair of signal terminals can be surrounded on both sides by ground wafers that offer shielding so as to help isolate one signal pair from another signal pair. The geometry of the wafers can be adjusted so as to provide a tuned transmission channel. The resultant tuned transmission channel can be configured to provide desirable performance at high signaling frequencies of 12-16 GHz or even higher signaling frequencies such as 20 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Patrick R. Casher
  • Patent number: 10899297
    Abstract: A submergence detection device includes: a housing in which an opening is formed; and a detection electrode disposed inside the housing and configured to detect a submergence. A through hole is formed in the housing. When seen from the opening, a wall surface that is located in the housing farther than a position of the through hole is watertight. When seen from the opening, the detection electrode is disposed closer to the opening than the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Mori, Takayuki Suzuki, Yuichi Fujii, Mamoru Minamide, Hideyo Kakuno
  • Patent number: 10873159
    Abstract: An electrical connector, and method of assembly, that has a conductive connector shell and a contact subassembly received therein. The contact subassembly has first and second signal wafers and a ground wafer sandwiched between the signal wafers. Each of the signal wafers includes one or more signal contacts and a dielectric wafer body formed around the signal contacts such that the tail and mating ends of the signal contacts are outside of the wafer body. The ground wafer includes one or more ground contacts and a dielectric wafer body formed around the ground contacts such that the tail ends of the ground contacts are outside of the wafer body of the ground wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Zlatan Ljubijankic, Barbara H. Marten, Alfranco Salcedo
  • Patent number: 10855020
    Abstract: A card edge connector includes a housing including a card slot open to a cavity and a contact assembly received in the cavity. The contact assembly has a contact positioner holding upper contacts in an upper contact array and lower contacts in a lower contact array. The contact positioner has a positioner card slot. The contacts include intermediate portions extending between mating beams and contact tails. The contact arrays include separate and discrete front and rear contact holders. The front contact holder is positioned between the mating beams and the intermediate portions. The rear contact holder is positioned between the intermediate portions and the contact tails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Randall Robert Henry
  • Patent number: 10842028
    Abstract: Methods for mounting a power amplifier (PA) assembly having an extended heat slug (11) are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes manufacturing a left side PCB (22a) and a right side PCB (22b). The method further includes sliding the left side PCB and the right side PCB inward (30) to encompass the PA assembly so that one of the left and right side PCB is in a position to contact a drain of the PA (13) and so that the other of the left and right side PCB is in a position to contact a gate of the PA (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ronald Nehring, Mokhtar Rouabhi, Reginald Simpson
  • Patent number: 10798835
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a connector that has a protrusion on an outer surface; a case that has an opening and houses the connector; a lid for the opening that is attached to the case such that at least part of the connector is seen from an outside of the case, the lid including a gap through which the protrusion of the connector passes when the lid is attached to the case; and a filler that fills the gap of the lid in a state in which the lid is attached to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Yasuaki Takeda, Teruo Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10797426
    Abstract: A method of making an electrical connector which includes an insulative housing having a tongue with two opposite surfaces and plural contacts with contacting portions exposed to the two opposite surfaces of the tongue, characterized by the steps of: forming the plural contacts from a single contact carrier to have one contact thereof with a contacting portion oriented reversely-symmetrically with respect to a contacting portion of another contact thereof; insert-molding the plurality of contacts with an insulator to form the insulative housing while exposing front ends of the contacts; and severing a carrier strip of the contact carrier from the front ends of the contacts while leaving the front ends inwardly of a front end surface of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Zhao, Cai-Yun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10784624
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective separator for a rectangle plug connection, which is appropriate for cost-effective and uncomplex retrofitting to existing rectangle plug connections, and permits the deliberate and reversible separation of the plug connection in response to increased mechanical loading, in order to prevent mechanical damage and, optionally, to permit the most rapid resumption of operation possible. This disclosure includes a protective separator for a rectangle plug connection, having a bulkhead mounted housing having a first region and a second region, wherein the first region is directly attachable to a surface and/or to a surface mounted housing, and wherein the second region can be locked onto a mating plug housing, wherein the first region and the second region can be mutually separated in a reversible manner by the action of a predefined tensile force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Frank Quast, Thomas Beischer, Peter Giesbrecht, Albert Ferderer
  • Patent number: 10784495
    Abstract: This disclosure details exemplary battery pack designs for use in electrified vehicles. Exemplary battery packs may include a sense lead assembly having a circuit board that is centrally mounted between first and second wiring members (e.g., flat flexibles cables or flat printed circuits). The circuit board establishes a suitable mounting surface for incorporating sense lead fuses into the sense lead assembly. The centralized sense lead fuses provide for simple and reliable servicing of the battery array in response to battery overcurrent conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Fernandez-Galindo, Daniel Paul Roberts, Vedat Haydin
  • Patent number: 10785870
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that may be space efficient and provide a direct connection to a flexible circuit board. One example may provide an electronic device having a receptacle including a recess formed in a housing of the electronic device. The recess may have a sidewall and a bottom surface portion, and the bottom surface portion may include one or more openings extending through the bottom surface portion from an external surface to an internal surface. One or more contacts formed on a flexible circuit board may be aligned with the one or more openings in the bottom surface portion. In this way, the receptacle may be space efficient and provide a direct connection to a flexible circuit board inside an electronic device. A cosmetic cap may be placed in the recess to obscure the existence of the connector receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin J. Verhoeve, Jason C. Sauers, Benjamin J. Kallman
  • Patent number: 10770819
    Abstract: Provided is a low-cost and high-reliability connector in which a guide member integrally formed with a housing guides a leg part of a terminal so that the position of the leg part of the terminal can be stabilized with a simple configuration. A connector includes a housing; terminals that include leg parts to be connected to a board, and are integrally formed with the housing; and guide members that are integrally formed with the housing and guide the leg parts. The leg parts each include: a horizontal part that protrudes toward a back side from the housing; a vertical part with a part around a distal end to be connected to the board; and a curved part through which the horizontal part and the vertical part are connected with each other. A gap is provided between a back surface of the guide member and a front surface of the vertical part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Manabu Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10764994
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a body and a belly pad seated within with the body. The belly pad is electrically separated into a first pad and a second pad. The first pad and the second pad are arranged to be electrically connected to one another by an interconnect electrically connecting the belly pad to a conductive plane of an electrical component, thereby allowing continuity testing across an interface between the first pad and the interconnect. Methods of testing continuity in electrical assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Tran Lin
  • Patent number: 10749286
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of electrical terminals. A top wall of the insertion space defines a plurality of terminal grooves recessing upward. The plurality of electrical terminals are arranged in the plurality of the terminal grooves. Each of the plurality of the electrical terminals has a fixing portion. A middle of the fixing portion is of a hollow shape and is defined as a material reduction area. A front end of the fixing portion is connected with a contacting portion. A bottom of the fixing portion extends downward to form a guiding portion. A rear of the guiding portion is bent sideward and then is bent frontward to form a material increase area. two sides of the guiding portion are chamfered to form two chamfers. A bottom end of the guiding portion extends rearward to from a soldering portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-Wei Wang, Sheng-Yuan Huang, Pei-Yi Lin, Te-Hung Yin
  • Patent number: 10741955
    Abstract: A sensor assembly is provided with a housing, a sensor package, and terminals. The housing may include a connector opening configured to mate with a wire harness connector. The sensor package may include conductive pads exposed in a surface of the sensor package. The terminals may be inserted into the housing and extend into the connector opening. The terminals form an electrical and mechanical connection the conductive pads of sensor package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua Forwerck
  • Patent number: 10730291
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including recording element substrates each including ejection opening rows in which ejection openings ejecting liquid are arranged, the plurality of ejection opening rows being juxtaposed in a relative movement direction with respect to the printed medium. In the relative movement direction of the printed medium when the printed medium is viewed from the liquid ejection head, and in the plurality of ejection opening rows provided in the recording element substrate, among the plurality of recording element substrates, positioned on an upstream side in the relative movement direction, arrangement intervals of ejection openings in an end area of an ejection opening row positioned on a most upstream side in the relative movement direction are smaller than arrangement intervals of ejection openings in an end area of an ejection opening row positioned on a most downstream side in the relative movement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masakazu Kobayashi, Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10730547
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic control unit of a steering system for a vehicle. The electronic control unit includes: a case having shaft supporting portions formed at ends of sides facing each other; a connector electrically connected with a substrate and coupled to the case through a rotary shaft coupled to ends of the shaft supporting portions such that that direction of connecting ports to be connected with a harness is adjusted, in which a protrusive first coupling portion is formed at any one of the shaft supporting portion and the rotary shaft and a second recessed coupling portion that is coupled to the first coupling portion is formed at the other one so that the connector is coupled and fixed to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: JinHwan Kim, Joon Ho Jung, Ji Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10723127
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head including first and second recording element substrates adjacent in a direction intersecting a relative movement direction include ejection opening rows that include ejection openings arranged in the intersecting direction. A straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a second recording element substrate side in the first recording element substrate and a straight line connecting the ejection openings in end portions on a first recording element substrate side in the second recording element substrate are inclined towards a middle area side of the first recording element substrate, and arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the second recording element substrate side of a first ejection opening row is larger than arrangement intervals of the ejection openings in an end portion area on the first recording element substrate side of a second ejection opening row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koichi Ishida, Shuzo Iwanaga, Shintaro Kasai, Yoshiyuki Nakagawa, Akiko Hammura, Takatsugu Moriya, Tomohiro Sato, Tatsuya Yamada, Tomoki Ishiwata, Ayako Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10714850
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, first and second electrical connectors are configured as vertical electrical connectors that are configured to mate to each other so as to define a right angle electrical connector assembly. Ground shields and electrical contacts of various embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Minich, Charles Copper
  • Patent number: 10712186
    Abstract: A pipe hole to which a measuring pipe is to be press-fitted is formed in a printed board, and a guide to be fitted to a side end portion of the printed board inserted through an opening is formed on or in an inner wall of a case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Momose, Hiroyuki Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10707600
    Abstract: The system includes power-over-ethernet (PoE) sockets that interface to dedicated power and signal printed circuit boards. More particularly, the system separates power transmission circuitry from signal transmission circuitry for PoE arrays of RJ-45 sockets. The sockets include pins of different length to accommodate a stacked configuration of the power board and signal board. The pins corresponding to higher-voltage powers are a different length than lower-voltage signal pins. More than one PoE connector array may be coupled to a stack printed circuit boards, with pins of varying length, configured to engage with respective boards of the stack. The boards of the stack may be electrically isolated from each other, although the boards may be structurally engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Wilcox, Richard Hibbs, Rui Jia, Michael Bowman
  • Patent number: 10707625
    Abstract: In a typical connector, multiple terminals are not arranged at regular intervals on the same plane. Thus, impedance matching for transferring a high-frequency electric signal cannot be established, leading to problems such as lowering of high-frequency characteristics. For solving these problems, a connector is provided. The connector is a substrate-side connector including multiple terminals arranged in parallel on the same plane and bent at bent portions, an insulator configured to hold the multiple terminals, and an outer conductor shell configured to house the insulator. The substrate-side connector is configured such that a change in a terminal interval at each bent portion of the multiple terminals is reduced, and therefore, influence on the high-frequency characteristics (e.g., a return loss) due to impedance matching disturbance can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Sakaizawa, Kenichi Naganuma
  • Patent number: 10667412
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly including a circuit board and a connector is provided. The circuit board has a plate body, at least one electrical connecting hole, and at least one pad, wherein the pad and the electrical connecting hole are disposed on the plate body, the electrical connecting hole is located in a range of the pad, and the electrical connecting hole penetrates through the pad. The connector has at least one pin, wherein the connector is assembled to the circuit board, the pin is soldered onto the pad, and the pin covers the electrical connecting hole located in the range of the pad. A storage device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chun-Feng Lee, Ming-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 10658807
    Abstract: A terminal bending tool comprises a plate, a plurality of receiving grooves, and a plurality of rollers. The plate extends in a first horizontal direction. The receiving grooves are disposed in the plate in a row along the first horizontal direction. The rollers are pivotally mounted in the receiving grooves. A terminal is received and positioned in a first receiving groove and is in contact with an outer circumferential surface of a first roller. When the terminal bending tool is moved in a vertical direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction, the first roller rotates and moves along a surface of the terminal while pressing and bending the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Shenzhen AMI Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Dai, Lvhai Hu, Yingcong Deng, Lei Zhou, Yun Liu, Qinglong Zeng, Wei Kang
  • Patent number: 10630018
    Abstract: A waterproof connector includes an insulating housing integrally molded, a plurality of terminals, a fastening element and an outer shell. The insulating housing has a connecting end, and an assembling end connected with the connecting end. The insulating housing opens a penetrating groove penetrating through the connecting end and the assembling end. An insertion groove is opened in a rear end of the assembling end. The plurality of terminals are assembled in the penetrating groove. Each terminal has a main portion, a lying U-shaped soldering portion connected with one end of the main portion, and a lying U-shaped contact portion connected with the other end of the main portion. The fastening element includes an isolation part inserted into the insertion groove. The soldering portion of each terminal clamps a top surface and a bottom surface of the isolation part. The outer shell surrounds the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Lin Yang, Feng Tian Liu
  • Patent number: 10622776
    Abstract: A method includes the steps: providing a pre-structure comprising a first pre-embedded member and a second pre-embedded member, wherein the first pre-embedded member has a first positioning segment, a connecting segment connected to the first positioning segment, a first piece, and a bridge; the second pre-embedded member has a second positioning segment, a hanging segment connected to the second positioning segment, and a second piece, wherein the bridge is connected to the connecting segment and the second piece; fixing the bridge onto the hanging segment; segmenting the connecting portion of the bridge and the connecting segment to form a first embedded member, which is defined by the first positioning segment, the connecting segment and the first piece, and a second embedded member, which is defined by the second positioning segment, the hanging segment, the second piece and the bridge; separating the second embedded member from the first embedded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: STARCONN ELECTRONIC (SU ZHOU) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yu-Feng Ke, Sun-Yu Chou, Chia-Feng Huang
  • Patent number: 10608357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical connection apparatus provided on a substrate, comprising a base, a flexible circuit board, two connectors, and a fixing member. The flexible circuit board has a mating portion with a plurality of soldering pads; a mounting portion with a plurality of conductive blocks; and a plurality of conductive traces connecting the plurality of pads and the plurality of conductive blocks. The two connectors each have an insulative housing and a terminal. Each terminal has a soldering portion connected to the soldering pad. The substrate has a plurality of soldering pads connecting the conductive blocks. The fixing member fixes the base to the substrate. The present disclosure utilizes a ground layer of the flexible circuit board to reduce a signal crosstalk between the conductive traces, and utilizes the conductive blocks to connect the flexible circuit board and the substrate to improve coplanarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Ah-Fat Kee Mew, Jerry Dean Kachlic, Chih-Sheng Yu, Yueh-Ting Chiang, Lin Tong, Xing-Qiang He
  • Patent number: 10594060
    Abstract: A board connector includes a housing (10) mounted on a mounting surface (S) of a circuit board (P) and includes a terminal holding portion (11). Two types of long narrow terminal fittings (13, 20) are provided and each includes a board connecting portion (14, 21) extending in a front-rear direction and to be fixed to the mounting surface (S) behind the terminal holding portion (11). Each terminal connecting portion (15, 22) penetrates the terminal holding portion (11) in the front-rear direction. The terminal connecting portions (15, 22) have different heights from the mounting surface (S). The two types of terminal fittings (13, 20) include extra length links (16, 23) longer than heights of the terminal connecting portions (15, 22) from the mounting surface (S) and linking front ends (14F, 21F) of the board connecting portions (14, 21) and rear ends (15R, 22R) of the terminal connecting portions (15, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui
  • Patent number: 10581210
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a receptacle cage having walls defining a cavity extending between a front and a rear and having a module channel receiving a pluggable module. The walls include a top wall, a bottom wall and first and second sidewalls extending from the top wall to the bottom wall. The cavity is open at the rear to receive a cabled receptacle connector in the module channel and the cavity is open at the front to receive the pluggable module therein. A mounting panel extends from the bottom wall and has a mounting surface below the bottom wall for supporting the bottom wall of the receptacle cage at an elevated position above the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Pogash, Dustin Grant Rowe
  • Patent number: 10559912
    Abstract: A method for producing an electrical assembly, in particular of a motor vehicle. A base body is provided and an electrical connector is provided. The electrical connector is positioned on the base body, wherein a section of the electrical connector is in mechanically direct contact with the base body to form a support surface and a free end of the electrical connector is spaced from the main body, and wherein a center of mass of the electrical connector is laterally offset with respect to a first spatial region located vertically above the support surface. The electrical connector is stabilized by a holder, and the electrical connector is attached to the base body by SMD soldering. An electrical assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Bamberg
    Inventors: Steve Eberlein, Holger Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10559926
    Abstract: A high frequency electrical connector including a plastic housing and a plurality of contacts retained by the plastic housing. The contacts include a plurality of differential pair signal contacts and a plurality of grounding contacts beside the signal contacts, respectively. The plastic housing includes the insulative plastic portion and the conductive plastic portion to which the insulative plastic portion is assembled. The signal contacts are retained in the insulative plastic portion while the grounding contacts are retained in the conductive plastic portion wherein the signal contacts are isolated from the conductive plastic portion via the insulative plastic portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: De-Jin Chen, Xing-Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 10522948
    Abstract: An electrical connector and an electrical connector assembly are disclosed. The electrical connector comprises an insulating housing and a plurality of terminal columns arranged to the insulating housing. Each terminal column comprises a plurality of ground terminals and a plurality of differential signal terminal pairs alternately arranged along a first direction. Each ground terminal has a body portion and two elastic contact portions extending from the body portion and spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Chong Thiam Cho, Elvy Haryati, Hoon Chan Goh, Ser Kiat Toh
  • Patent number: 10461450
    Abstract: Example implementations relate signal connector braces. For instance, in an example a signal connector brace can include a housing having an exterior surface, and a protrusion extending from the housing to couple the housing to a via of a circuit board thereby positioning the exterior surface of the housing in contact with a corresponding exterior surface of a signal connector to brace the signal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: James D. Hensley, David R. Cowles, David G. Rohrer
  • Patent number: 10455712
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a terminal carrier and a housing shell. The terminal carrier generally comprises a plurality of terminals and a plurality of fastening tabs. The terminals have a first end with a shoulder on a first side of the terminal carrier and a second end on a second side of the terminal carrier with a bend formed a predetermined distance from the second side of the terminal carrier. The housing shell generally has an integral support. The integral support generally comprises a plurality of ports through which the second ends of the terminals extend, with the shoulders on the first end of the terminals providing support to the terminals for a press fit force applied to the first end of the terminals during assembly to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventors: Floyd J. Malecke, Luis F. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10439334
    Abstract: A connector is provided that includes a housing and the housing supports a plurality of wafers. Each wafer supports a terminal and adjacent signal wafers are configured so as to provide broad-side coupled terminals. A pair of signal terminals can be surrounded on both sides by ground terminals that offer shielding so as to help isolate one signal pair from another signal pair. The geometry of the wafers can be adjusted so as to provide a tuned transmission channel. The resultant tuned transmission channel can be configured to provide desirable performance at high signaling frequencies of 12-16 GHz or even higher signaling frequencies such as 20 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Patrick R. Casher
  • Patent number: 10429594
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors and connectorized fiber optic cables include connector housings having locking portions defined on the connector housing that allow the connector housing to be selectively coupled to a corresponding push-button securing member of a multiport assembly. Methods for selectively connecting a fiber optic connector to, and disconnecting the fiber optic connector from the multiport assemblies allow for connector housings to be forcibly and nondestructively removed from the multiport assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Joel Christopher Rosson, Felice Scotta, Dayne Wilcox, Michael Wimmer, Shane Woody, Zhiye Zhang
  • Patent number: 10431928
    Abstract: A contact pin comprises a contact section, a mounting section angled with respect to the contact section, and a transition region connecting the contact section and the mounting section. The contact section extends substantially parallel to a contacting direction in which the contact pin is pressed into a contact pin receptacle. The transition region has a recess forming a substantially planar engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Volkmann, Anne Weiss
  • Patent number: 10391236
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) pole assembly includes a non-conductive support element, distribution rails respectively disposed along a length of the non-conductive support element and a clamping element. The distribution rails are respectively configured for power distribution along the length of the non-conductive support element. The clamping element includes a hinged clamp, which is attachable to the non-conductive support element at an attachment point defined along the length of the non-conductive support element, and a connector by which power is selectively transmittable from the distribution rails to a powered device supportable on the hinged clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle G. Brown
  • Patent number: 10396478
    Abstract: An electrical connector has an insulative body, a group of first conductive terminals and a group of second conductive terminals fixed to the insulative body, a grounding metal plate and an outer shielding shell. A front part of the shell forms a first mating cavity and a rear part of the shell forms a second mating cavity. An insertion space is formed between elastic extending arms of the first terminal group and elastic extending arms of the second terminal group. An electrical connector combination, which includes the electrical connector and a circuit board, is further provided. An inserted portion of the circuit board can be correspondingly inserted into the insertion space and can be elastically interposed by the elastic extending arms of the first terminal group and the elastic extending arms of the second terminal group so as to be correspondingly electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 10389052
    Abstract: A plug system comprising a plug part having at least one contact element, and comprising a counter plug part having at least one contact point on a contact carrier surface running approximately parallel to an insertion direction (S), wherein the plug part can be plugged in the plug-in direction (S) into the counter plug part, and the at least one contact element is in electrical contact with the contact point in an end position (II), wherein the counter plug part has a counter-pressure surface facing the contact carrier surface at least partially in a pressing direction (H) running transversely to the plug-in direction, wherein the contact carrier surface is retained on the counter plug part such that it moves in the plug-in direction (S) relative to the counter-pressure surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Tatzel, Christian Dandl
  • Patent number: 10389058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug. The anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug comprises a shielding housing and an insulating body; and an elastic snap-fit means is arranged in the insulating body. When the anti-drop type HDMI connector male plug is used together with an HDMI connector female socket, after the connector male plug is plugged into the connector female socket, the snap-fit means of the elastic snap-fit means in the connector male plug comes into contact with the inner side wall of the connector female socket to increase a friction force between the male plug and the female socket, thus preventing the male plug from dropping off from the connector female socket and ensuring the reliable transmission of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Haie Wang
  • Patent number: 10359577
    Abstract: Fiber optic connectors and connectorized fiber optic cables include connector housings having locking portions defined on the connector housing that allow the connector housing to be selectively coupled to a corresponding push-button securing member of a multiport assembly. Methods for selectively connecting a fiber optic connector to, and disconnecting the fiber optic connector from the multiport assemblies allow for connector housings to be forcibly and nondestructively removed from the multiport assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry Luc Alain Dannoux, Joel Christopher Rosson, Felice Scotta
  • 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: 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