Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • Patent number: 11404812
    Abstract: A connector includes a female terminal, an insulative housing, and a cover component. The female terminal includes a mating segment, a holding segment, and a bent segment. The mating segment has a mating axial direction, the holding segment has an accommodation channel, and a wire is disposed in the accommodation channel. The accommodation channel has an accommodation-channel axial direction. The bent segment is connected to the mating segment and the holding segment. The insulative housing includes a mating accommodation channel and a holding accommodation channel, which communicate with each other. The mating segment of the female terminal is disposed in the mating accommodation channel, and the holding segment and the wire are disposed in the holding accommodation channel. The cover component is covered on the insulative housing, and has a buckling convex portion. The buckling convex portion abuts against a buckling shoulder on the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DONGGUAN XUNTAO ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 11404828
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a connector, a circuit board having a first soldering pin and a second soldering pin electrically connected with the first soldering pin, a cable having a wire with a conductor, and an outer shield housing mounted on the circuit board and covering the connector, the cable, and the circuit board. The connector includes a shield housing, an insulation body disposed in the shield housing, and a conductive terminal held in the insulation body. The conductive terminal is soldered to the first soldering pin. The conductor is soldered to the second soldering pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiefeng Zhang, Wenbo Lv, Ming Lei, Ning Wang, Bo Gao
  • Patent number: 11394142
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of power contact pairs and an insulative component retaining the power contact pairs. The insulative housing has a plurality of contact-receiving passageways extending along a front-and-back direction. The plurality of power contact pairs are retained in the insulating housing and divided into at least two rows along a height direction, each power contact pair in each row has two flaky power contacts, each power contact has a retaining portion held in the relative contact-receiving passageway, at least a pair of contacting portions extending forwards from the retaining portion and at least a soldering portion bending from a rear end of the retaining portion. The power contact pairs are fixed in the insulative component in advance and then assembled into the insulating housing forwardly as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Dingbin Yin, Zhihui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11394143
    Abstract: A connector 10 disclosed by this specification is to be mounted on a circuit board having lands and includes a housing 12 to be connected to a mating housing, and a pair of pegs (board fixing portions) 16 to be respectively mounted into both side portions of the housing 12 and soldered and fixed to the lands. The pair of pegs 16 respectively have peg-side contact surfaces (fixing portion-side contact surfaces) 26S to be held in surface contact with a pair of housing-side contact surfaces 52S located on both side surfaces of the housing 12. The housing 12 includes a pair of first projections (projections) 64 projecting toward back surfaces 26B of the pair of pegs 16 on sides opposite to the peg-side contact surfaces 26S.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto Sakai, Yuichi Nakanishi, Hidekazu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11349261
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative elongated housing, and a plurality of contacts retained to the housing. The housing includes a base extending along the longitudinal direction and a mating tongue extending forwardly from the base in a front-to-back direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. Each contact includes a contacting/mating section exposed upon the mating tongue. The contacts include a plurality of differential-pair signal contacts and a plurality of grounding contacts alternately arranged with each other along the longitudinal direction. Each differential-pair signal contact is associated with a metallic wiping piece in front with a tiny gap so as to have the distance between the rear end of the contacting section and the front edge of the wiping piece is still equal to 3.9 mm which is regulated by the industry standard specification as a full length of the contacting section of the traditional contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION INDUSTRIAL (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Meng Liu, Na Yang, Yen-Chih Chang, Yu-San Hsiao, Shih-Wei Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11336033
    Abstract: The invention concerns a connector-type socket comprising: —a body suitable for being connected via a front face to a complementary plug comprising a plurality of insulation-displacement contacts oriented in the same direction; —a separate connection module comprising a plurality of positions each intended to receive one end of a strand of a cable comprising shielding, the module being arranged in such a way as to be inserted into the body so as to bring each strand against the corresponding insulation-displacement contact; the socket being characterised in that the body comprises two separate parallel plates, each plate comprising a row of contacts, each row of contacts being arranged in a plane (P), the planes (P) containing the rows being separate from and parallel to each other such that all the strands of the cable can be connected in a single movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Julien Guitard, Vincent Grigis
  • Patent number: 11316307
    Abstract: The present disclosure a connector including a housing, a terminal module, a ground plate and a shielding member. The housing is provided with a base and a mating portion. The mating portion is provided with a mating surface and a slot. The terminal module includes a number of signal terminals and an insulating block covering the signal terminals. Each signal terminal is provided with a contact portion extending into the slot. The ground plate and the at least one terminal module are arranged side by side. The insulating block is provided with a perforation hole, the ground plate is provided with a through hole communicating with the perforation hole. The shielding member is inserted in the perforation hole and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dongguan Luxshare Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chinyu Chen, SzuHsien Wu
  • Patent number: 11309648
    Abstract: A connector structure with improved terminal coplanarity includes a housing and terminal assemblies. The housing has sockets and a coplanar track. The coplanar track is defined by two inner flanges of the housing. The two flanges extend longitudinally and parallel to each other. Each terminal assembly includes a connector body, terminals and a guider. The connector body is disposed inside the housing by the sockets. The terminals are disposed by penetrating through the connector body. The guider is disposed close to soldering ends of the terminals. The soldering end of each terminal protrudes out of the guider. The guider has two opposite grooves. Each groove is engaged with the corresponding flange. The coplanar track has a coplanar datum surface. Soldering portions of the soldering ends of the terminals protruding out of the guider are separated from the coplanar datum surface by the same distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Tien-Fu Huang
  • Patent number: 11309647
    Abstract: A printed circuit board plug-in connector is provided comprising a connector installation housing, an insulating body and a shielding connection element, for the shielding connection of a plug-in connector installation housing to a printed circuit board. The shielding connection element is flat or has at least one flat deformation section which is arranged, in the plug-in direction, in a through-slit of an insulating body mounted on the printed circuit board, and protrudes out of the insulating body with two contact regions in order to electrically contact the metal plug-in connector installation housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marian Benzin
  • Patent number: 11289837
    Abstract: A plug assembly includes an insulating main body and a plurality of conductive terminals secured to the insulating main body by molding. The insulating main body has a mating portion adapted to mate with a receptacle assembly and a plurality of supporting through holes. Each of the conductive terminals has a contact portion with a contact surface. The contact surface is exposed from a sidewall of the mating portion. Each of the supporting through holes extends to a rear surface of one of the conductive terminals opposite to the contact surface from a rear side of the insulating main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: WenZhang Lin, Liang Huang, Hong Lu, Zhen Huang
  • Patent number: 11283222
    Abstract: A header assembly includes a header housing and contact modules coupled to the header housing each having a frame assembly with a signal leadframe and a dielectric frame. The dielectric frame includes mating portion extensions at a front of the dielectric frame. The signal leadframe includes mating portions extending forward from the mating portion extensions. Each contact module includes a ground shield having ground shrouds providing electrical shielding for the mating portions. Each ground shroud includes shroud walls forming a shroud cavity receiving the corresponding mating portion extension. Each ground shroud includes a shroud transition to vary a depth of the shroud cavity along a length of the ground shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Douglas Edward Shirk, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Wei Peng, Justin Dennis Pickel, Timothy Robert Minnick, Edward Lee Hengst, Karen Elizabeth Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11283231
    Abstract: A clamping module is adapted to clamp a memory module and insert or remove the memory module into/from a slot. The clamping module includes a main body, two jaw clamps and a blocking pressing plate. The two jaw clamps are movably disposed on the main body and adapted to move in relative to each other to clamp or release the memory module. The blocking pressing plate is movably disposed on the main body, wherein after the two jaw clamps clamp the memory module to a position in contact with the slot, the two jaw clamps moves away from each other so that the memory module is released and the blocking pressing plate moves from a first position to a second position in order to press the memory module so that the memory module is inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsing-Feng Tsai, Yen-Yun Chang, Tsung-Ta Wu
  • Patent number: 11258194
    Abstract: A method for designing a layout of a card edge connector and a server a card are provided. The method includes: determining, based on a type of a GND pin of a card edge connector and space between the card edge connector and GND vias, the number of GND vias connected to the GND pin to maximize the number of the GND vias connected to the GND pin; connecting each GND pin to all the GND vias that match with said GND pin to form one signal return path; and minimizing a length of the signal return path by setting all the GND vias that match with said GND pin in close proximity to said GND pin in the signal return path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ZHENGZHOU YUNHAI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Wu
  • Patent number: 11258192
    Abstract: A receptacle connector assembly includes a receptacle cage mounted to a circuit board having walls defining a cavity including a module channel that receives a pluggable module. The receptacle connector assembly includes a communication connector received in the cavity and mounted to the circuit board. The communication connector has a housing holding a contact array including ground and signal contacts extending between mating and mounting ends of the housing. The ground contacts have ground mating ends and ground mounting ends including compliant pins press-fit into plated vias of the circuit board. The signal contacts have signal mating ends and signal mounting ends including deflectable spring beams deflected against the circuit board when the communication connector is mounted to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Brian Patrick Costello
  • Patent number: 11217949
    Abstract: A connector is provided and includes an alignment plate defining major and minor apertures, a capture plate and a pin plate. The capture plate includes an outer body defining an opening, an inner body traversing the opening and first elastic elements extending from the inner body to generate first biases. The capture plate is securable to the alignment plate to position the inner body between the major apertures. The pin plate defines intermediate apertures and includes pins and second elastic elements to generate second biases opposing the first biases. The pin plate is interposable between the alignment and capture plates whereby the intermediate and major apertures align and the pins extend through the minor apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: David H. Cadenhead
  • Patent number: 11211745
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing having a pin plate holder and a pin block holder. The pin block holder has a pin block holder stabilizing section. The pin plate holder has a pin plate holder stabilizing portion. With the pin block holder and the pin plate holder fully mated, the pin block holder stabilizing section engages the pin plate holder stabilizing portion to prevent the movement of the pin plate holder relative to the pin block holder in multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Eric J. Torrey, Hurley Chester Moll, Matthew Bryan Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 11211750
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a plug connector and a receptacle connector each equipped with a grounding bar. The plug connector includes an insulative plug housing with a mating tongue, and a plurality of stationary plug contacts retained in the plug housing. The plug contacts include a plurality of signal contacts and a plurality of grounding contacts. The grounding bar forms a set of first fingers, a set of second fingers and a set pf third fingers respectively located at different positions, to respectively contact the different three positions of the respective grounding contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTER CONNECTOR CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tsu-Yang Wu, Ching-Hsiang Chang, Wei-Chou Lin
  • Patent number: 11177593
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a connector that comprises a housing and wafers. The housing comprises a top wall and a bottom wall separated from each other in a mounting direction. The wafers are mated to the housing in a mating direction and supported by the housing. A first wafer is configured to be limited in the mounting direction. A second wafer is configured to be limited in the mating direction. A possible benefit from a match between a limiting block of the first wafer and a limiting groove of the housing and a match between the limiting block of the first wafer and a limiting opening of the housing is that the first wafer is less easy to move between the top wall and the bottom wall of the housing along the mounting direction and can be more firmly supported by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Han-Lin Goh, Daw-Wei Lee, Ser-Kiat Toh
  • Patent number: 11158983
    Abstract: An USB female socket, a button controller and a smart home. The USB socket may include a housing, a rubber core, and a set of terminals. The housing may define a cavity extending through a front end and a rear end of the housing. The set of terminals may include a first contact terminal and a plurality of second contact terminals. A front end of the first contact terminal may be located below a front end of a second contact terminal adjacent to the first contact terminal and thereby a variable gap may be formed between the front end of the first contact terminal and the front end of the adjacent second contact terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: LIMOSS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Christian Gassner
  • Patent number: 11158974
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing has a plurality of socket cavities configured to receive single terminal inserts or bus inserts introduced from a rearward section. At least one row of socket cavities is formed as cylindrical cavities extending in the housing in parallel manner along an insertion direction running from the rearward to the forward section. Adjacent cavities in the row are separated by a partition wall. First locking means are provided in the socket cavities for locking in place a single terminal insert arranged in a given cavity. Second locking means are provided for locking in place a bus insert inserted in a corresponding number of socket cavities. The partition walls comprise, in the rearward section, slots extending in the insertion direction to accommodate the bus plate of the bus insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rafal Architekt, Pawel Kot, Mateusz Lyson
  • Patent number: 11081841
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a space. A connection module is received within the space. The connection module includes a pair of contact modules commonly sandwiching a grounding module therebetween in the transverse direction. Each contact module includes a plurality of contacts integrally formed within the corresponding insulative wafer via insert-molding. The grounding module includes a grounding plate embedded within an insulative wafer. The grounding plate forms a plurality of fingers respectively electrically and mechanically connecting to the corresponding grounding contacts of the contact modules. The wafer forms a plurality of transverse grooves to receive corresponding grounding bars each having a plurality of inward parts respectively mechanically and electrically connecting to the grounding plate, and a plurality of outward parts respectively mechanically and electrically connecting to the grounding contacts of the contact modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: FU DING PRECISION INDUSTRIAL (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shih-Wei Hsiao, Yu-San Hsiao, Yen-Chih Chang, Wei-Chou Lin, Yu-Ke Chen, Meng Liu, Na Yang, Xiao-Li Liu
  • Patent number: 11075483
    Abstract: An electric connector structure has a male connecting member and a female connecting member. The maximum swing and vibration space is provided between the male connecting member and the female connecting member, and then the pressure is locally compressed through the pressing face and the blocking face. The protrusion partially interferes with the power socket, thereby forming a three-point hard contact inside the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so that the male connecting member and the female connecting member can be formed at the three-point hard contact position. The limit of vibration or swing, thereby effectively reducing the amplitude of the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member without completely preventing the swing or vibration of the male connecting member and the female connecting member, so as to eliminate the external forces and achieve protection of the signal pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AVERTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Austin Lai, Chi-I Lai, Chung-Jen Chang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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