Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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