Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • Patent number: 8968009
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided in the present invention, including an insulating housing, multiple power terminals and multiple signal terminals. The insulating housing has at least one upright power receptacle body and at least one upright signal plug body parallel to the power receptacle body. Wherein the power receptacle body forms an upright power port on a front surface thereof, and the signal plug body forms at least one signal port on a front surface thereof. Each power terminal has a plate-shaped base plate, at least one spring connection end and multiple tails. The power receptacle body and the signal plug body of the present invention are designed to be upright for saving the edge space of a circuit board. Moreover, the electrical connector of the present invention also has a character of zero insertion force by controlling the length of the signal terminal and the power terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: OUPIIN Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8961199
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and at least one first contact received in the insulative housing. The insulative housing includes a main body and a first mating port extending from the main body. The at least one first contact includes a first mating portion partially exposed into the first mating port, a first intermediate portion extending rearward from the first mating portion and received in the main body, and a first termination portion bending downward from the first intermediate portion and exposed beyond the insulative housing. The first intermediate portion includes a first lower horizontal section, a first upper horizontal section parallel to the first lower horizontal section, and a first connecting portion connecting the first lower horizontal section and the first upper horizontal section. The first lower horizontal section is formed with a first lower widened section, and the first upper horizontal section is formed with a first upper widened section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8961192
    Abstract: A connector for electrically connecting a first printed circuit board (PCB) with a second PCB wherein, in one example, the connector includes a housing having a keyed feature adapted to mate with a correspondingly keyed feature provided to each of the first and second PCBs and at least one connecting terminal carried by the housing having at least partially exposed opposed ends each of which electrically engages a contact pad formed on an underside of the respective PCBs. The connecting terminal may be arranged to accept a conductor and to thereby electrically couple the conductor to the first and second PCBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin David Swedberg
  • Patent number: 8951050
    Abstract: A differential signal connector includes a plurality of pairs of signal contacts, a plurality of ground contacts, and an insulating housing holding the signal contacts and the ground contacts. On a first connection side for connection to a connection partner, the ground contacts are arranged on both sides of each pair of signal contacts so that a contact array of a fixed pitch is formed. On a second connection side for connection to board, the ground contacts are arranged spaced apart from each other in a first row, while the pairs of signal contacts, which are adjacently arranged on both sides of the ground contact on the first connection side, are arranged so as to be allocated in a second row and a third row located on both sides of the first row so that the pairs of signal contacts are arranged zigzag on the second connection side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Shiratori, Shuichi Aihara, Masayuki Katayanagi, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 8944829
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals and a terminal positioning seat. The housing has an upright base and a tongue plate. Each first terminal has a first fixed portion, a first extension portion and a first tail portion. Each second terminal has a second fixed portion, a second extension portion and a second tail portion. The first and second extension portions are bent and extend laterally, and are arranged as two rows in a front-rear direction behind an upright portion of the housing. The terminal positioning seat is assembled with the base of the housing, and has a base portion and an assembly portion extending upwardly from the base portion. The assembly portion has a partition plate, and the partition plate is positioned between the first extension portions and the second extension portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 8944830
    Abstract: A high speed card edge connector (20, 30) includes an insulative housing (21, 31), and a number of first, second, third, and fourth contacts (221-224) received in the insulative housing and arranged in a number of first columns (25) and a number of second columns (26). Each of the first columns includes one first, one second, and one third contacts. Each of the second columns includes one first, one fourth, and one third contacts. Each of the first to the fourth contacts includes a mounting portion (22b). The mounting portions of the second and the fourth contacts are designed as penetration type termination, and the mounting portions of the first and the third contacts are designed as surface mounted type termination. The mounting portions of the second and the fourth contacts are arranged in different rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Yuan-Chieh Lin, Jun-Bin Huang, Gang Paul Chen, Jie Zheng, An-Jen Yang, Jim Zhao
  • Patent number: 8939777
    Abstract: A USB3.0 connector includes an insulative body, a plurality of first and second terminals, and an outer shell covering the insulative body. The insulative body includes a base that has a base upper wall, a base lower wall, and two base sidewalls. The base lower wall has a rear end notched in a frontward direction to form a plurality of alternating shallow and deep notches to position first and second legs of the first and second terminals, which are bent downwardly. The alternating shallow and deep notches space the first legs apart from the second legs, respectively. The number of component parts for assembly is therefore reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Excel Cell Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Lin, Lee-Yen Sun
  • Patent number: 8932082
    Abstract: An electrical connector mountable on a printed circuit board includes an insulative housing and pairs of power contacts. Each power contact has a contacting portion, a tail portion and an intermediate portion interconnecting the contacting portion and the tail portion. The intermediate portion is provided with a retention element in a rear edge thereof extending towards an inside wall of a passageway defined through the insulative housing. Each inside wall of the passageway forms a bump thereon extending along an insertion direction of a complementary connector. The retention element rides on the bump to thereby prevent an involuntarily anti-clockwise movement of the insulative housing with respect to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chih Hung, Kuo-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8932069
    Abstract: A terminal in accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a terminal body, a substrate mounted onto the terminal body, and a socket module coupled to the substrate to transfer an electrical signal by being electrically connected to an inserted plug, and the socket module includes a housing having an opening at one surface thereof, the plug being inserted into the opening, and a coupling unit formed at at least one side of the housing, and slidable with respect to the substrate upon being coupled to the substrate. This may allow a substrate assembly coupled with the socket module to become slimmer by a thickness of the substrate, resulting in providing a more size-reduced terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoungtae Kim, Soonsung Kwon, Minho Park, Doohwan Jo, Sangchul Jeon
  • Patent number: 8932068
    Abstract: A computer includes a number of hard disk drives (HDDs), a number of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) connectors correspondingly connected to the HDDs, and a number of jumpers. Each SATA connector includes a power supply pin, a spin-up pin, a ground pin, and a pin base with first to third pins. The first to the third pins are respectively connected to the power supply pin, the spin-up pin, and the ground pin. The second pin of each SATA connector is connected to either the first pin or the third pin by a corresponding jumper, thereby the corresponding HDD starts up with the computer or starts up at a preset time after the computer has started up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-Gang Yin, Meng-Liang Yang
  • Patent number: 8926375
    Abstract: A power connector is provided in the present invention, including an insulative body and four conductive terminals. The shape of insulation housing is an upright rectangle. Each conductive terminal includes an upright base plate, a plate-shaped contact portion and multiple tails. The plate-shaped contact portions of the first and the second conductive terminals together form one upright contact plane, and the plate-shaped contact portions of the third and the fourth conductive terminals together form the other upright contact plane. The two contact planes are respectively against two sides of a center plate of the insulative body, thereby improving an electrical connection performance. The insulative body of the power connector of the present invention defines a terminal-mounting space, and the four conductive terminals are combined to the insulative body by assembling for efficiently improving a heat-dissipating performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Oupiin Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8925189
    Abstract: A method is provided for assembling a connector assembly to a case. The case includes an inside surface defining an inside of the case, an outside surface defining an outside of the case, and an aperture therethrough providing communication from the inside surface to the outside surface. The connector assembly includes an outer connector having a body with a passage therethrough, an electromagnetic shield, and an inner connector with a terminal therein with a conductor extending from the inner connector in electrical communication with the terminal. The method includes positioning the outer connector on the outside of the case to align the passage of the outer connector with the aperture of the case. The method also includes positioning the inner connector on the inside of the case. The method also includes inserting the inner connector into the passage of the outer connector from the inside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Adrian Margrave, William T. Madden, Terry A. George, Don E. Bizon
  • Patent number: 8926340
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a spring plate type connector for use in backlight module, which includes a retention base and a plurality of connection bodies. The plurality of connection bodies is integrally formed on the retention base. The retention base includes a corresponding structure of a component contained in the backlight module. The connection body includes: a connection section, which is connected to the retention base; and an engagement section, which extends from the connection section and is connected to a solder pad inside the backlight module. Practicing the spring plate type connector for use in backlight module simplifies the manufacture process of the connector, realizes expanded range of application, and allows of application to connection with backlight modules of various models, thereby improving sharability of the connector and making the backlight module compact and light-weighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Bar Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Yu, Jiaqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8926342
    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: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ardent Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon A Vinther, Sergio Diaz, Jeffrey G Hebert
  • Patent number: 8926341
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided in the present invention, including an insulating housing, a first group of conductive terminals, a second group of conductive terminals and a third group of conductive terminals. A mating section of the insulating housing forms a receiving cavity, which disposes at least one horizontal division plate therein to form multiple receiving semi-cavity. A horizontal retaining section and a vertical retaining section of each conductive terminal are received and retained into the mounting section of the insulating housing, the tails thereof extend outside the bottom surface of the mounting section, and the flexible contact section enters into the corresponding receiving semi-cavity of the mating section. The electrical connector of the present invention disposes a wider complementary margin along an up and down direction and a left and right direction, thereby ensuring a safe connection of the electrical connector and a complementary connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: OUPIIN Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hsin Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 8923012
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a modular visualization display panel. The modular visualization display panel includes a first module having at least one surface and a connection to electrical ground. The modular visualization display panel also includes a second module having at least one surface with a plurality of raised contact nodes arranged on the one surface of the second module such that when in contact with the one surface of the first module electrostatic discharge energy is directed over at least one of the raised contact nodes to the one surface of the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew P. Kaufman, Keith O. Satula
  • Patent number: 8917359
    Abstract: A power supply for a television and a television including the same, the power supply including: a rectifier which rectifies input AC power; a converter which converts the rectified power into DC power through a switching control; a circuit board on which at least one of the rectifier and the converter is mounted; and an input connector which receives the AC power and is mounted on the circuit board such that a projecting height of the input connector projecting from the circuit board is substantially equal to or smaller than a projecting height of at least one of the rectifier and the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-deok Choi
  • Patent number: 8915747
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a connector assembly. Optionally, first conductive members form a first row. Second conductive members include a first subset forming a second row and a second subset forming a third row, the second and third rows being parallel and offset with respect to one another. Individual ones of the first and second conductive members are arranged to be coupled at a first end to a corresponding contact. At least one of the first and second subsets has a vertical displacement to form a common row of the second conductive members at a second end of the second conductive members. Individual ones of the first conductive members are arranged to be coupled proximate a second end of the first conductive members to the second end of a corresponding one of the second conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gaurav Chawla, Rajasekaran Raja Swaminathan, Donald T. Tran
  • Patent number: 8911262
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle may include a first row of electrical contacts extending along a side of the receptacle a first distance from an opening of the electrical receptacle and a second row of electrical contacts extending along the side of the receptacle a second distance from the opening of the electrical receptacle. The first row of electrical contacts may include a first receptacle differential signaling pair closer to a center of the first row of electrical contacts than a second receptacle differential signaling pair in the first row of electrical contacts. The second row of electrical contacts may include a third receptacle differential signaling pair closer to a center of the second row of electrical contacts than remaining contacts in the second row of electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Leiba, Adam Rodriguez, Zhonghua Wu
  • Patent number: 8899996
    Abstract: A stacked connector comprises a dielectric housing comprising a first receptacle and a second receptacle, a first set of differential pairs that each include a plurality of first terminals each having a contact portion extending within the first receptacle and an extension portion, a second set of differential pairs that each include a plurality of second terminals that each have a contact portion extending within the second receptacle and an extension portion, and a shield terminal including a plate portion and two contact portions separately extending within the first receptacle and the second receptacle. The plate portion can separate the extension portions of the terminals of one differential pair from the extension portions of another differential pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kian Heng Lim, Yoke Wai Cheah
  • Patent number: 8894451
    Abstract: A differential signal connector includes a plurality of pairs of signal contacts, a plurality of ground contacts, and an insulating housing holding the signal contacts and the ground contacts. On a first connection side for connection to a connection partner, the ground contacts are arranged on both sides of each pair of signal contacts so that a contact array of a fixed pitch is formed. On a second connection side for connection to a board, the ground contacts are arranged spaced apart from each other in a first row, while the pairs of signal contacts, which are adjacently arranged on both sides of the ground contact on the first connection side, are arranged so as to be allocated in a second row and a third row located on both sides of the first row so that the pairs of signal contacts are arranged zigzag on the second connection side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki Shiratori, Shuichi Aihara, Masayuki Katayanagi, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 8882516
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing and at least one differential pair received in the insulative housing. The differential pair includes a first contact and a second contact. The first contact has a first signal transmission length and a first signal transmission path, and the second contact has a second signal transmission length and a second signal transmission path. The first signal transmission length of the first contact is equal to the second signal transmission length of the second contact, and the first signal transmission path of the first contact is different from the second signal transmission path of the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Tai, Yi-Chang Chen
  • Patent number: 8882515
    Abstract: A plug includes an insulation body, a plurality of first contacts, and a plurality of second contacts. The plurality of first contacts are assembled in the insulation body and include a plurality of first contact portions disposed at a first side of the insulation body and a plurality of first legs disposed along a second side of the insulation body. The plurality of first contact portions are arranged in a first row along the first side. The plurality of second contacts are assembled in the insulation body and include a plurality of second contact portions disposed at the first side of the insulation body and a plurality of second legs disposed along the second side. The plurality of second contact portions are arranged along a second row along the surface side of the first side such that the first row is spaced from the second row by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Biaobing Lv, Huibin Li, Wei Yao
  • Patent number: 8876538
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing and contacts. Each of the contacts includes a leading end, a connecting part, a held part, and a flange part. The housing has a holding part having a contact insertion hole into which the held part is inserted. The contact insertion hole includes: a first insertion hole in which a side surface of the held part of the contact is held; a second insertion hole formed in a size that holds one opposite side surface of the held part of the contact, and having a space on the other opposite side surface side, the second insertion hole being formed to be longer than the first insertion hole; and a flange holding part. The held part of the contact is made longer than the leading end of the contact. This configuration can improve alignment accuracy of the contacts without using a compensation plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Shiraishi, Kentaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8876558
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base board having a plurality of first contact pads and second contact pads exposed on one end of the base board, a plurality of first terminals each having one end thereof connected with the corresponding first contact pad of the base board, a plurality of second terminals each having one end thereof arranged alternately with the first terminals and connected with the corresponding second contact pad of the base board, and an insulating housing having a window. The other end of the first terminal is slanted downward at an angle and then curved upward back to form a barb-like contact portion. The other end of the second terminal defines a contact protrusion. The base board together with the first terminals and the second terminals are disposed in the insulating housing. The contact portions and the contact protrusions are exposed outside through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Power Quotient International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles C Lee, Chia Hsin Tsai, Jen Fu Chen, Yu Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8864518
    Abstract: A stacked connector component includes a housing, connectors at a front opening of the housing and arranged in a stacked formation within one or more columns, and a for and exposed at the connectors. The pins include high-speed pins routed within the housing to a bottom side thereof and low-speed pins routed within the housing to a back side or a top side thereof. A circuit board includes pin pads connectable to the pins and disposed on a substrate. The pin pads include high-speed signal pin pads for the high-speed signal pins. The substrate includes contiguous high-speed areas in which the high-speed signal pin pads for the high-speed pins are located, between which no pin pads are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jian Ming
  • Patent number: 8864501
    Abstract: A connector includes an insulator, and a plurality of spaced apart signal contacts and return reference contacts which are held by and routed through the insulator. The signal contacts form signal pairs which include a positive signal contact and a negative signal contact. At a first end of the insulator, the signal pairs and return reference contacts are provided in two rows. At the second end of the insulator, the signal pairs and return reference contacts are provided in at least three rows. The signal pairs and return reference contacts form either a plurality of isosceles triangles or a plurality of diagonal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeng-de Lin, Jason E. Squire, Scott D. Sommers
  • Patent number: 8860889
    Abstract: A power supply for a television and a television including the same, the power supply including: a rectifier which rectifies input AC power; a converter which converts the rectified power into DC power through a switching control; a circuit board on which at least one of the rectifier and the converter is mounted; and an input connector which receives the AC power and is mounted on the circuit board such that a projecting height of the input connector projecting from the circuit board is substantially equal to or smaller than a projecting height of at least one of the rectifier and the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-deok Choi
  • Publication number: 20140273558
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a connector includes a connector module and a set of conductive connectors coupled to the connector module. The set of conductive connectors is configured to electrically couple to a set of contacts of a memory module. The connector also includes a ground contact coupled to the connector module. The ground contact is configured to be coupled to a ground of the memory module and to a conductive shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: ANTHONY KING, ROBERT C. MILLER, SURESH UPADHYAYULA
  • Patent number: 8821169
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises an electrical connector, a receiving portion, and a limiting element. The electrical connector comprises a housing, a plurality of terminals supported by the housing, and a mounting face positioned at a bottom side thereof. The receiving portion is provided to the bottom side of the electrical connector and positioned in front of the mounting face and has a receiving groove extending in a front-rear direction. The limiting element is provided through the receiving groove and positioned in the receiving portion and has an abutting-retaining face inclined to the ground and facing the mounting face. When the electrical connection device is mounted to a circuit board, the mounting face is mounted to an upper surface of a circuit board, and the abutting-retaining face abuts against a front edge of a lower surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Boon Peng Ng
  • Patent number: 8814579
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided, including a substrate, an electronic element, a plurality of metal members, and an insulating sheet. The electronic element includes a plurality of terminals. The substrate forms a recess with the electronic element disposed therein. The metal members are disposed on the electronic element and insulated from each other. Additionally, the metal members connect the terminals with the substrate. The insulating sheet connects to the metal members and is adjacent to the electronic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Ta Chen, Yao-Wei Wang, Ting-Yao Cheng, Shih-Jung Chuang
  • Patent number: 8801467
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing having an erect base body and an erect tongue board, a plurality of conductive terminals of which each has a fastening arm vertically disposed in the base body, a contact arm elastically projecting sideward out of a side face of the tongue board, and a touching arm projecting rearward out from a bottom of the base body, a front shell mounted rearward to the insulating housing with the tongue board and the contact arms being apart located therein, and a rear shell covered to the base body and over the touching arms. The touching arms are horizontally arranged at regular intervals along a transverse direction. The electrical connector is mounted onto the circuit board with the touching arms being elastically against and pressed upward by the circuit board to form electrical connection with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Chung Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rong-Qin Lan
  • Publication number: 20140206208
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing including a base, a mating tongue and a positioning portion, terminals and a first positioning board. The positioning portion defines first positioning grooves along a bottom face thereof. Each conductive terminal comprises retained portion interfered with the base, mating portions vertical leg portion and connecting portion connecting with the retained portion and the leg portion. The connecting portion comprises a vertical portion and a horizontal portion. The first positioning board is sandwiched between the horizontal portions. The first positioning board defines second positioning grooves, the horizontal portions of first terminals are limited in the first positioning grooves while the horizontal portions of second terminals are limited in the second positioning grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: QIU QIAN, WEI ZHONG, JIAN-KUANG ZHU
  • Patent number: 8784122
    Abstract: A low-profile, right angle connector assembly comprises six cable connectors and six board-mount connectors housed within a PCIe bracket and EMI shell. The PCIe bracket and EMI shell are braced to a low profile PCIe card. Each board-mount connector is designed to receive a cable connector and allows for the transmission and processing of high-speed data with lower latency. A removable latch mounted on the cable connectors helps ensure the cable connectors remain physically connected to the board-mount connectors. The removable latch may be replaced as needed for breakage and wear and tear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: AirBorn, Inc.
    Inventors: Emad Soubh, Jason Smith, Emilio Billi, John Grant
  • Patent number: 8777640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical connector with an electrically insulating contact carrier and with at least one electrically conducting contact element which is held in the contact carrier. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a manufacturing method for manufacturing a connector of this type. Changes in dimension in the geometry of the contact carrier and also fluctuations in spacing and geometry in the enclosing shielding cause impedance inhomogeneities in the signal propagation direction that adversely influence the signal quality. Furthermore, it may be necessary to purposefully set the impedance so as to differ from the nominal impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Buck, Torsten Sieler, Gregor Karrasch
  • Patent number: 8764479
    Abstract: A battery connector is disclosed. The battery connector is disposed in a mounting side of a motherboard, and an input/output port is positioned on the mounting side for inserting outer connectors. Wherein, the electric connector includes a connector body having a battery accommodating space for accommodating the battery. The connector body is located on the mounting side and the input/output port is positioned on the mounting side. The computer case has a slot near the input/output port, and the slot is disposed corresponding to the battery accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8760173
    Abstract: A signal test apparatus for a serial attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) device includes an SAS female connector to be connected to the SAS device, an SAS male connector to be connected to a server, first and second pairs of subminiature version A (SMA) connectors, and first and second groups of switches. When the first pair of SMA connectors is connected to an oscillograph to test a pair of output signals from the SAS device, the second group of switches are turned on and the first group of switches are turned off to communicate the SAS device with the server. When the second pair of SMA connector is connected to the oscillograph to test another pair of output signals from the SAS device, the first group of switches are turned on and the second group of switches are turned off to communicate the SAS device with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Li, Fa-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8740651
    Abstract: A lead arrangement is provided for an electric connector. The lead arrangement includes a first lead lane that includes a pair of first differential signal leads, a pair of second differential signal leads and a first ground lead between the two pairs of differential signal leads. Each of the first differential signal leads, the second differential signal leads and the ground lead has a surface mounting segment adapted for being soldered onto a surface pad of a circuit board. The pair of first differential signal leads is a pair of transmitting differential signal leads Tx+ and Tx? in architecture of universal serial bus 3.0 (USB 3.0), and the pair of second differential signal leads is a pair of receiving differential signal leads Rx+ and Rx? in architecture of USB 3.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8736290
    Abstract: A signal detection apparatus for a serial attached SCSI (SAS) device includes an SAS female connector to be connected to a SAS device, an SAS male connector to be connected to a system, and first to fourth pairs of subminiature version A (SMA) connectors. When the first pair of SMA connectors is connected to an oscillograph to detect a pair of output signals from the SAS device, the second and third pairs of SMA connectors connect the SAS device with the system. When the second pair of SMA connector is connected to the oscillograph to detect another pair of output signals from the SAS device, the first and fourth pairs of SMA connectors connect the SAS device with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fa-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 8727789
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for attachment to electrical contacts of light emitting devices as well as light emitting device packages and lamp assemblies that use such connectors are provided. Further, methods for assembling light emitting device packages that use such connectors are provided. The electrical connector, for example, can have a plug housing with an electrically conductive socket engaging connection for engaging a socket. The electrical connector can also have an electrically conductive member extending from the plug housing and connected to the socket engaging connection. The electrically conductive member can have an end distal from the plug housing that forms a contact base configured to attach to an electrical contact on a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Patent number: 8727796
    Abstract: An electrical power connector can include a connector housing having a front end defining a mating interface that includes a receptacle defined by opposing first and second surfaces. The interface can further include a plurality of first dividers that extend from the first surface and into the receptacle, and a plurality of second dividers that extend from the second surface and into the receptacle. The connector can further include a first row of contact beams and a second row of contact beams supported by the housing. Each contact beam of the first and second rows extends at least partially into the receptacle. The contact beams of the first row are separated from each other by the first dividers, and the contact beams of the second row are separated from each other by the second dividers such that a minimum creep distance between adjacent contact beams is greater than 1.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: 8721117
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises: a first substrate comprising a first connector and a first connection terminal, the first connector being connected to an external power supply or driving device, the first connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connector; and a second substrate connected electrically to the first connection terminal and comprising a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hoon Kang, Jun Seok Park
  • Patent number: 8708756
    Abstract: A connector includes terminal elements each having a base, multiple terminals securely received in the base with first ends and second ends, positioning blocks formed on one side face of the base and cutouts defined in a top portion of the base, a casing having receiving spaces defined in the casing for receiving the second ends of the terminals, positioning holes each defined to communicate with a corresponding one of the receiving spaces to position therein the second end of the terminals and ribs formed inside the casing to isolate each of the terminals from influence from the other terminals and an insert having receiving holes defined to receive therein the terminal elements and transverse columns corresponding to the cutouts of the terminal elements such that with the transverse columns received in the corresponding cutouts, connection between the insert and the terminal elements is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced-Connectek Inc.
    Inventors: Kou-Ching Lee, Jian-Li Guan, Ya-Ping Liang, Yao-Te Wang
  • Patent number: 8701284
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrical connector comprises steps of providing a series of generic lead frames each having an array of contacts arranged in a common generic pattern, removing from one of the generic lead frames a first subset of the contacts to form a first pattern of contacts having a first spaced-apart relationship, removing from another of the generic lead frames a second subset of the contacts to form a second pattern of contacts having a different second spaced-apart relationship, wherein the first and second patterns are selectively obtained from the generic pattern, and loading the first and second patterns of contacts into a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Richard McAlonis, Jeffrey Joe Brown
  • Patent number: 8690459
    Abstract: A protect cap for an optical fiber adapter according to the present disclosure is provided. The protect cap includes a casing defining a passage for receiving the optical fiber adapter, a pair of supporting lugs formed on the casing, a covering lid, and a pair of supporting arms extending from the covering lid. Each of the supporting lugs defines a shaft hole. Each of the supporting arms is provided with a shaft, wherein the shafts are positioned in the shaft holes, respectively such that the covering lid is pivotally connected to the casing. A first protrusion is formed on one of the shafts and a second protrusion is formed on an inner surface of one of the shaft holes. When the shafts are rotated to bring the first protrusion into contact with the second protrusion, the covering lid is kept in an open position with respect to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ezontek Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung An Lin, Sung Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8690589
    Abstract: A card-edge connector has a housing that includes a housing body, and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the housing body. The electrical contacts include a plurality of electrical signal contacts and a plurality of electrical power contacts. The electrical signal contacts are sized thinner than the electrical power contacts. The card-edge connector includes a mounting fastener extending out from only one side wall of the housing body at a location adjacent the electrical signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: Hung Viet Ngo
  • Patent number: 8684768
    Abstract: A digital visual interface dual-stack connector includes a holder base and a first connector and a second connector mounted in the holder base at different elevations, the second connector having multiple second terminal pins arranged in three sets and mounted in a slotted mating body portion of a housing thereof, each second terminal pin defining a vertical rear bonding portion, a horizontal front contact portion, an oblique support arm portion and two curved portions respectively connected between the vertical rear bonding portion and horizontal front contact portion and the two ends of the support arm portion. By means of controlling the bending angles of the two curved portions of the second terminal pins and the pitch between each two adjacent second terminal pins, the invention accurately achieves impedance matching to reduce high frequency signal reflection, enhancing signal transmission stability and reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wieson Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Pin Huang, Wen-Sheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8684752
    Abstract: An electrical connector and electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The electrical connector includes a first set of terminals, a second set of terminals and an insulating body. The insulating body has a first mating portion and a second mating portion. First mating portion includes an inward wall surface. First contacts of the first set of terminals and first contacts of the second set of terminals are disposed in the inward wall surface of first mating portion. Second mating portion has an outward wall surface. Second contacts of the first set of terminals and second contacts of the second set of terminals are arranged on the outward wall surface of the second mating portion. The first contacts of the first set of terminals and the first contacts of the second set of terminals elastically contact to the corresponding pads of the PCB board without bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ant Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-yu Hsueh
  • Patent number: 8678860
    Abstract: An electrical connector may include a first connector with electrically-conductive contacts. The contacts may have blade-shaped mating ends, and may be arranged in a centerline. The electrical connector may include a second connector with electrically-conductive receptacle contacts, which may also be arranged in a centerline. The connectors may be mated such that the mating portion of a first contact in the second connector may physically contact of a corresponding blade-shaped mating end of a contact in the first connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: FCI Americas Technology LLC, FCI
    Inventors: Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Sercu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: RE45018
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing member and a number of contacts attached to the housing member. The contacts include a number of first contacts and second contacts arranged side by side along a transverse direction, respectively. Each of the first and second contacts include a main portion, a contact portion and a bending portion extending from a lateral edge of the main portion. The bending portion has a narrow width in order to occupy small space of a rear wall of the housing member so that the rear wall of the housing member still has adequate area for mounting other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chong Yi, Kuan-Yu Chen