Panel Circuit Adapted To Move Along Panel Plane Relative To Coupling Part For Insertion Of Male Contact Patents (Class 439/79)
  • Patent number: 8657031
    Abstract: The universal control module is designed for controlling the operation of a plurality of motors and/or configured for a plurality of different motor applications. In an example, the control module is configurable within a housing of a power tool. The control module includes a top cover, a bottom cover and a printed circuit board (PCB) with control components thereon. The control module includes a spacer configured between the top and bottom covers and attached to the PCB for providing tolerances for the control components during a soldering process to fixedly attach the control components to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: George Kononenko, Zollie W. Privett
  • Patent number: 8657609
    Abstract: Seal structure for electronic control device having a seal portion formed between an outer peripheral surface of a connector and an inner peripheral surface of a housing, and provided with a seal groove and a protruding line. The seal portion has a deep bottom portion having a seal groove, a shallow bottom portion whose seal groove is shallower than that of the deep bottom portion, and a connecting portion connecting these deep and shallow bottom portions. Width of the seal groove of the shallow bottom portion is set to be larger than the deep bottom portion As a position of a seal groove of the connecting portion gets closer to the deep bottom portion from the shallow bottom portion, depth of the seal groove of the connecting portion is set to be gradually larger, and width of the seal groove of the connecting portion is set to be gradually smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yanagisawa, Yoshio Kawai, Hironori Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 8651880
    Abstract: An electrical power connector includes an electrically insulative housing defining multiple front mating portions, multiple rear partition plates, an accommodation chamber between each two adjacent partition plates corresponding to one respective mating portion, stepped stop portions in top and bottom sides in each mating portion and springy hooks suspending in top and bottom sides in each accommodation chamber, and pairs of conducting terminals mounted in the mounting chambers and having respective front mating end portions suspending in the mating portions with respective openings and positioning rods thereof the respectively kept in engagement with the springy hooks and stepped stop portions of the electrically insulative housing. The structural design enables the conducting terminals to have the advantages of low impedance, low power loss and high power transmission efficiency during application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aces Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Shen Wu, Hao-Jan Tuan
  • Patent number: 8641448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug-in connection having shielding, in particular a multi-pin, multi-row plug-in connection comprising a male multipoint connector and a female multipoint connector, the plug-in connection comprising signal contacts, which are arranged in a contact pattern of differential pairs and which form a contact group together with an L-shaped shielding element that surrounds the signal contacts, the contact groups being arranged in rows and columns and adjacent contact groups in adjacent columns being offset from each other by a specifiable length dimension in the longitudinal direction of the columns, the plug-in connection being characterized in that the specified length dimension corresponds to approximately half the distance of two adjacent contact groups in a column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: ERNI Electronics GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Patent number: 8641454
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted for electrically connecting with a circuit board includes an insulating housing, a plurality of first and second terminals, and a shielding shell enclosing the insulating housing together with the first and second terminals. The insulating housing includes a main body, and a base body assembled to the main body. The base body defines a plurality of first and second terminal grooves. The first and second terminals are respectively assembled to the first and second terminal grooves. Each first terminal has an inclined first connecting arm connected between a first fastening arm and a first soldering arm of the first terminal, and each second terminal has an inclined second connecting arm connected between the second fastening arm and the second soldering arm of the second terminal to effectively shorten straight lengths of the first terminal and the second terminal which are stretched straight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsun Chen, Hui-Wen Liu
  • Patent number: 8627564
    Abstract: An electronic assembly comprises a housing, a cover for the housing, a printed circuit board receivable in the housing, and a compliant pin header assembly. The compliant pin header assembly is moimtabie in the housing by inter-engaging features on the header assembly and the housing. The compliant pin header assembly has compliant pins for engaging corresponding features on the printed circuit board to connect the compliant pin header assembly electrically to the printed circuit board. The cover, when the electronic assembly is assembled, engages the housing and also engages the printed circuit board at a location spaced from an outer periphery of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Mike Blossfeld, Luis Fernando Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8616901
    Abstract: The invention has an object to provide a circuit board assembly for a circuit board, the circuit board assembly having a contact and a housing. The housing includes a contact holding plate having a receiving passageway located in a surface of the contact holding plate disposed perpendicular to a surface of a circuit board, and a contact securing portion. The contact includes a press-fit into and held by the contact securing portion of the receiving passageway, and having a board insertion portion positioned perpendicular to the surface of the circuit board inserted into the receiving passageway from a side of the board insertion portion with respect to the contact holding plate, and a housing insertion section extending in parallel to the surface of the circuit board inserted into the receiving passageway from a side of the board insertion portion with respect to the contact holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shindo
  • Patent number: 8602796
    Abstract: In an electrical plug and socket connector assembly, each conducting terminal of each of the electrical plug connector and electrical socket connector defines two side panels spaced by a gap, a connection portion connected between one end of each of the two side panels, and two contact end portions respectively forwardly extended from respective opposite ends of the two side panels. Subject to the design of the connection portion, the contact end portions of each conducting terminal of the electrical plug connector can be kept in positive contact with the inner surfaces of the contact end portions and side panels of the mating conducting terminal of the mating electrical socket connector, lowering the impedance and temperature, smoothing conduction of power supply and assuring a high level of safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Aces Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Ning Chin, Kun-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 8585441
    Abstract: An electrical connector adapted to be straddle mounted to a PCB and a method for mounting such an electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a housing defining a datum to abut the bottom side of the PCB and an upper row of contacts fastened in the housing. Each upper contact has a flexible mounting portion extending from the housing to abut the top side of the PCB. The mounting portions of the top contacts and the datum of the housing is adapted to clip the PCB thereby positioning the electrical connector related to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Yue-Ou Zhang
  • Patent number: 8573988
    Abstract: A mounting structure of a connector for a circuit board is provided. A circuit board is formed with a cutout, the cutout has a rectangular shape which is defined by three rectilinear side edges and one side edge is open, and one of the three side edge is a terminal arranging side edge part. Terminals are provided in the terminal arranging side edge part and are arranged along a longitudinal direction of the terminal arranging side edge part. A connector housing is formed with terminal containing grooves on a lower face thereof. The terminals are respectively contained in the terminal containing grooves when the connector housing is fitted into the cutout. By fitting the connector housing into the cutout, the terminals are contained in the terminal containing grooves, thereby to construct the connector for the circuit board in which the terminals are used as connector terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8574015
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an elongated insulating housing defining a number of passageways and power terminals received in corresponding passageways. The passageways are arranged side by side along a longitudinal direction of the insulating housing. Each power terminal has a first terminal and a second terminal oppositely arranged beside the first terminal. The first terminal has a first contacting portion, a first fixing portion extending towards the second terminal, and a first connecting portion connecting the first contacting portion and the first fixing portion. The second terminal has a second contacting portion oppositely arranged beside the first contacting portion of the first terminal. A curved intermediate region is formed between the first connecting portion and the first contacting portion of the first terminal. A width of the first fixing portion is larger than a distance between the first contacting portion and the second contacting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Tai, Hai-Lang Wang
  • Patent number: 8567050
    Abstract: A dual-personality extended USB (EUSB) system supports both USB and EUSB memory cards using an extended 9-pin EUSB socket. Each EUSB device 101 includes a PCBA having four standard USB metal contact pads disposed on an upper side of a PCB, and several extended purpose contact springs that extend through openings defined in the PCB. A single-shot molding process is used to form both an upper housing portion on the upper PCB surface that includes ribs extending between adjacent contact pads, and a lower molded housing portion that is formed over passive components and IC dies disposed on the lower PCB surface. The passive components are mounted using SMT methods, and the IC dies are mounted using COB methods. The extended 9-pin EUSB socket includes standard USB contacts and extended use contacts that communicate with the PCBA through the standard USB metal contacts and the contact springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Super Talent Technology, Corp.
    Inventors: Siew S. Hiew, Abraham C. Ma, Nan Nan
  • Patent number: 8559183
    Abstract: The power supply and cooling provided by existing aircraft system line replaceable units (LRUs) or other devices supports new cards that are installed in previously empty slots or which replace existing original cards and which are not limited in functionality and do not require licensing of any proprietary technology included in the LRU. These new cards can include components such as processors, memory, and/or storage that significantly improve the performance of the LRU, and/or add new functionality—all without exceeding the power supply and cooling capability of the LRU. A network and avionics bus interface can be added to a portion of the new card and electrically coupled to the circuitry and electronic components on the new card, so that one or more cables connected to the interface can be connected to externally accessible standard avionics buses and network connectors added to a chassis of the LRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: iJet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry L. Davis
  • Patent number: 8559189
    Abstract: A riser card is used for connecting at least one power supply to a motherboard in an electronic device. The riser card includes a first printed circuit board (PCB) and a second PCB. The first PCB includes at least one power connector for laterally receiving the at least one power supply. The second PCB is located parallel to the first PCB. The second PCB includes an insert terminal for connecting to the motherboard. The first PCB is spaced from the second PCB, and the first PCB and the second PCB are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan-Yang Li
  • Patent number: 8553398
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus including: a main circuit board through which a through hole is formed perpendicularly between a first face and a second face of the circuit board; a connector mounted on the first face; and a supporter including a supporting portion for supporting the connector on the first face, and a fixing portion having a screw hole overlapping the through hole on the second face. The supporter is fixed to the main circuit board by a screw inserted through the through hole from the first face and into the screw hole, while the connector is supported by the supporter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Ikki Tatsukami
  • Patent number: 8545239
    Abstract: A connector socket with a body, a circuit board in the body and a header on the board. The contacts of terminals on the header are positioned in desired locations in openings in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Gottlieb Oyster, Kevin Walker
  • Patent number: 8540525
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided that is suitable for modifying the resonant frequency of ground terminals used in conjunction with high data rate signal terminals. Ground terminals may be interconnected with a conductive bridge so as to provide ground terminals with a predetermined maximum effective electrical length. Reducing the effective electrical length of the ground terminal can move the resonance frequencies of the connector outside the operational range of frequencies at which signals will be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kent E. Regnier, Patrick R. Casher, Jerry A. Long
  • Patent number: 8535067
    Abstract: A power connector mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB), includes an insulating housing, a number of power contacts received in the housing and a pair of spacers attached to the insulating housing. The insulating housing extends along a transversal direction and defines a number of passageways extending therethrough along a front-to-back direction. The insulating housing has a front wall, an opposite rear wall, a pair of side walls and a bottom wall with the passageway extending through the front wall and the rear wall. The spacer is assembled to the pairs of power contacts with locking members thereon for holding the power contacts in positions with respect to the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Ltd.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Kuo-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8528204
    Abstract: 2N (where N=1, 2, 3, . . . ) rod-shaped terminals, having overall lengths that vary in sequence, are formed out of a single metal plate by press punching. In the metal plate, rod bodies bridging between a first carrier and a second carrier are arranged so that the lengthwise direction of the rod bodies is perpendicular to the lengthwise direction of the metal plate, the 2N terminals are divided such that the first N in descending order of length are in a first group, and the remaining N are in a second group, the n-th shortest terminal and the n-th longest terminal are selected from the terminals of the first and second groups and combined one by one, and each combined pair of terminals is disposed in series over one rod body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 8513523
    Abstract: A terminal relay member includes a plurality of relay terminals, each of which has a body section in which an opening is formed so as to penetrate the body section, and a terminal section to be connected to the circuit board; and a covering section for covering the body sections. The covering section includes holes corresponding to the openings. The opening is configured so that, by inserting a terminal pin of a connector to the opening, a part of the body section around the opening is deformed toward an inner wall of the hole of the covering section to contact the terminal pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd, Furukawa Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsugio Ambo, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Tetsu Hirose
  • Patent number: 8500464
    Abstract: An electric SMD connector comprises a body of plastic material (2) having a base lower surface (2a) which is substantially planar, to which there is associated a metal plate (4) for soldered connection to a printed circuit board (B). A plurality of metal contacts (3) carried by the body of the connector have front end portions (3a) for coupling with the contacts of a female connector and projecting from a front surface (2c) of the body of the connector, parallel to, and spaced apart from, the lower surface 2a. The contacts further comprise rear end portions (3b) which project from a rear surface (2e) of the body of the connector, in a plane substantially coincident with the plane of said lower surface (2a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Italia SpA
    Inventors: Giovanni Turco, Davide Chiarelli
  • Patent number: 8500465
    Abstract: A system includes electrical components, a chassis assembly that encloses the electrical components, one or more chassis connectors coupled to the chassis assembly, and two or more cable connection panels. The cable connection panels interchangeably couple with the chassis assembly. The cable connection panels hold one or more cables relative to the chassis assembly such that the conductors of the cables can electrically couple to the chassis connectors. At least two of the cable connection panels can couple a cable having a different end configuration than at least one other of the cable connection panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Ross, Kelsey M. Wildstone, Richard Arvel Stevens
  • Patent number: 8496486
    Abstract: A receptacle connector is provided for mating with a pluggable module having a plug and a printed circuit. The receptacle connector includes a housing having a mating receptacle and a slot. The mating receptacle is configured to receive the plug of the pluggable module therein. The slot is configured to receive the printed circuit of the pluggable module therein. A receptacle contact is held by the housing. The receptacle contact includes a receptacle mating segment that extends within the mating receptacle and is configured to engage a mating contact of the plug of the pluggable module. A slot contact is held by the housing. The slot contact includes a slot mating segment that extends within the slot and is configured to engage the printed circuit of the pluggable module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Stanley Szczesny, Michael Eugene Shirk, Bruce Allen Champion, Michael Frank Cina, Michael Warren Fogg
  • Patent number: 8491316
    Abstract: A lead terminal includes signal lead pins and GND lead pins. The signal lead pin connects one signal pattern on a flexible substrate and another signal pattern on a rigid substrate. The GND lead pin connects one GND pattern on the flexible substrate and another GND pattern in the rigid substrate. A holding member has an insulating property and holds pairs of the signal lead pins and the GND lead pins at a distance. One main part of the signal lead pin and another main part of the GND lead pin form a microstrip line structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tadashi Ikeuchi, Takatoshi Yagisawa
  • Patent number: 8485851
    Abstract: A connector has a first contact and first signal contacts, and a second contact and second signal contacts arrayed at a different height. All the contacts have connection portions arranged at the same height position. The connection portion of the first contact is located between the connection portions of the second signal contacts and the connection portion of the second contact is located between the connection portions of the first signal contacts. A distance B is larger than a distance A. The distance A is a distance between the connection portion of the first signal contact and the connection portion of the second contact and also a distance between the connection portion of the second signal contact and the connection portion of the first contact. The distance B is a distance between the connecting portion of the first signal contact and an adjacent connection portion of the second signal contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Yutaka Masumoto, Toshiharu Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 8485833
    Abstract: A substrate connection part (4) of each of a plurality of press-fit terminals (3) pulled out of a housing (1) is inserted into a positioning hole (12) of a terminal arrangement member (11) to adjust alignment of the press-fit terminals (3) with respect to through-holes (7) of a substrate (6). The terminal arrangement member (11) is made of a thin resin sheet material. Each positioning hole (12) is sized so that the press-fit terminal (3) is placed in position by inserting a guide portion (9) of the press-fit terminal (3) therein. Slits (13) extend radially out from an opening edge of the positioning hole (12). When a press-fit portion (8) passes through the positioning hole (12), both slits (13) and the positioning hole (12) expand so that the press-fit portion (8) passes smoothly through the positioning hole (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeto Kataoka, Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8480411
    Abstract: An electrical assembly including a circuit board having a front surface, a rear surface, pin holes, an accommodating opening and a positioning opening and an electrical connector having a body and pins is provided. The body accommodated in the accommodating opening has a plug hole and a positioning block. The pins extend from the body and pass the pin holes separately. When the pins pass the pin holes from the front surface, the positioning block is accommodated in the positioning opening and a distance between the plug hole and the front surface is a predetermined distance. When the pins pass the pin holes from the rear surface, the positioning block props against the rear surface and a distance between the plug hole and the front surface is the predetermined distance. An electrical assembly including a combined circuit board to unify the assembling process of components is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: San-Chi Ho, Mei-Ju Kou
  • Patent number: 8475184
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and a plurality of terminals. Each of the terminals is formed of a sheet metal and held by the housing. Each of the terminals has a contact section to contact with a mating terminal and a connecting section to be connected to a circuit board each forming a continuous flat sheet surface. The contact section has a contact surface that slidably contacts with the mating terminal so as to extend in a connector fitting direction, and the plurality of terminals is arranged so that adjacent terminals have the contact surfaces parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yohei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8469723
    Abstract: Re-configurable electrical connector including a pair of endcaps, a pair of elongate rails, each removably attached at one end to one of the endcaps, and connector modules arranged between the endcaps and including one or more male or female connecting members adapted to electrically connect at a first end to one electrical component or part thereof and at a second, opposite end to another electrical component or part thereof. Each connector module includes connecting members adapted to electrically connect at a first end to a first electrical component or part thereof and at a second, opposite end to a second electrical component or part thereof, and a bend between the first and second ends such that a plane in which the first end of the connecting member is situated is not parallel to a plane in which the second end of the connecting member is situated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Testing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Leddy
  • Patent number: 8465299
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing, a plurality of first, second and third terminals and a shield fitting over an exterior of the housing. The housing comprises a base and a tongue with a front end; the base is provided with a base wall and an assembly slot that receives the tongue. The tongue can include a U-shaped flange that mates to the assembly slot and extends convexly forward from the base wall to support the posterior of the tongue. Each first terminal is provided with an elastic contact which is exposed on the top surface. Each second terminal is provided with a second contact exposed on the top surface and closer to the front end of the tongue than the elastic contacts. Each third terminal is provided with a third contact that is exposed on the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 8439691
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body, a plurality of terminals disposed in top and bottom surfaces of the insulating body, a holding body mounted to a rear of the insulating body and defining a plurality of positioning apertures penetrating vertically therethrough, and an insulating housing having a base body and a tongue board extending forward from a front of the base body. Each terminal has a soldering tail stretching downward beyond a bottom of the rear of the holding body to be positioned in the positioning aperture. A bottom of the tongue board defines a receiving recess extending longitudinally to penetrate through the base body. A rear end of the receiving recess penetrates downward through the base body to define an opening. The insulating body with the terminals and the holding body is inserted forward in the receiving recess, and the holding body is secured in the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong-Qin Lan, Li-Jun Xu, Ming-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 8435051
    Abstract: A housing (10) has inserting portions (63) with projections (17) formed with slits (19). An alignment plate (60) is mounted movably on the housing (10) and has inserting portions (63) that enter the slits (19) of the projections (17). The alignment plate (60) is displaced relative to the housing (10) in the process of mounting a housing (10) on a board (90) due to interference with the board (90) and the inserting portions (63) move deeper into the slits (19). The projections (17) widen the slits (19) as the inserting portions (63) move deeper into the slits (19) and hence leading ends of the projections (17) engage opening edges of the mounting holes (92) of the board (90) to fix the housing (10) to the board (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Tonosaki
  • Patent number: 8435050
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that provide a right-angle translation, may be readily manufactured, and may have an aesthetically pleasing appearance. One example may provide a connector receptacle having contacts that provide a right-angle translation. Another example may provide a connector receptacle having an aesthetically pleasing appearance. By inserting an injection molded housing into an over-mold, the interior of a connector may appear to be formed from a single piece of plastic or other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George Tziviskos, Gregory A. Springer, Zheng Gao
  • Patent number: 8419480
    Abstract: A board-mounted electrical connector has an insulating housing, a first contact module, a second contact module, a spacer and a shell encasing the housing, the first and the second module and the spacer. The housing forms a main body defining a receiving space and a mating tongue extending forwardly from the main body. Each of the first and the second contact module has a first/second insert and a plurality of first/second contacts insert-molded in the first/second insert. The spacer is assembled with the first and the second contact module, and defines a plurality of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Chih-Che Chen, Hung-Chi Tai
  • Patent number: 8408923
    Abstract: A dielectric part is used with an electrical connector housing and a matable connector piece such as a printed circuit board. The electrical connector housing has a plurality of terminal pins secured therein with terminal pin portions extending from the electrical connector housing. The dielectric part includes a box-shaped dielectric part body that is fabricated from a stiff yet resilient dielectric material and has a plurality of dielectric part body holes sized and arranged to slidably receive the terminal pin portions. When the electrical connector housing and the matable connector piece are releasably connected together, the dielectric part body is disposed between the electrical connector housing and the matable connector piece and the terminal pin portions are slidably received in the plurality of dielectric part body holes thereby being enveloped by the dielectric part body to isolate the terminal pin portions from one another. An electrical assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: J. S. T. Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Chuan Tay, Michael Yash
  • Patent number: 8403683
    Abstract: A card edge connector comprises an insulative housing defining a front mating face and a central slot recessed rearwardly from the mating face. A plurality of contacts each has a contact portion exposed into the central for mating with a complementary connector and a solder tail exposed to outside of the housing. A cover is assembled to a rear side of the housing. A spacer sandwiched between the housing and the cover along a front-to-rear direction. The spacer defines a plurality of through holes through which the solder tails of the contacts passing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ze-Lin Yao, Zhuang-Xing Li, Xue-Wu Bu
  • Patent number: 8382521
    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: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: FCI Americas Technology LLC, FCI
    Inventors: Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stefaan Hendrik Jozef Sercu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 8382491
    Abstract: An electrical connector for mounting on a circuit board includes a longitudinal base and a plurality of contacts received therein. The longitudinal base includes a mating face, an assembling face opposite to the mating face for confronting with an edge of the circuit board. Each contact includes a contacting portion exploding to the mating face and a spring tail extending out of the assembling face for elastically pressing against the circuit board in a height direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A retention pad is secured to the housing and comprises a pressing end for elastically pressing against the circuit board to balance prepressure of the spring tails to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 8382510
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for an electronic device. The electrical connector assembly having an electrical connector and a signal indicator. The electrical connector having at least two communication interfaces utilizing different communication standards. The signal indicator is secured along one side of the electrical connector, wherein the signal indicator emits different colors of light corresponding to a function of one of the at least two communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Tyco Electronics Holdings (Bermuda) No. 7 Limited
    Inventors: Gang Lee, Chih-Hsieh Chang, Huibin Li
  • Patent number: 8376783
    Abstract: The invention provides a multipolar connector wherein one terminal row can be divided into a plurality of rows (row conversion) while reducing an impedance mismatch. A multipolar connector (1) includes a terminal group (40) in which a plurality of terminals (4) are arranged in one row in contact portions (4a) with respect to terminals of a counter connector, and, while being then passed through a row converting portion (45), one terminal row (41) is divided into a plural-row portion (44) consisting of two rows (42, 43) and functioning as a connecting portion that is opposite to the counter connector, and row-converted to a substantially zigzag arrangement. The terminal group includes two specific terminals (46, 47) in which, in the plural-row portion (44), the terminal width (L1) is wider than the terminal width (L2) of the contact portions (4a). The two specific terminals constitute a terminal pair for transmitting differential signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Daisuke Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8371861
    Abstract: A straddle mount connector is provided for edge mounting to a circuit board of a pluggable module. The straddle mount connector includes a dielectric connector body having a base and a plug extending from the base. The base is configured to be coupled to an edge of the circuit board. The plug has opposite first and second sides and a plate cavity that extends within the plug between the first and second sides. The plug is configured to be received within a receptacle of a receptacle connector. Electrical contacts are held by the connector body. The electrical contacts include mating segments. The mating segments of a first group of the electrical contacts are arranged in a first row that extends a length along the first side of the plug. The mating segments of a second group of the electrical contacts are arranged in a second row that extends a length along the second side of the plug. A ground plate is held within the plate cavity of the plug of the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Frank Cina, Randall Robert Henry, Michael J. Phillips, David Szczesny
  • Patent number: 8366458
    Abstract: An electrical power connector comprises a housing having a mounting interface and a mating interface. The mating interface defines a plurality of receptacles spaced apart in more than one direction. A plurality of electrical contacts is supported by the housing. These electrical contacts define respective mounting ends that are configured to electrically connect with an electrical component at the mounting interface, and opposed mating ends. At least one of the electrical contacts defines a common contact beam disposed within at least a select one of the receptacles. This common contact beam is configured to be electrically connected to a pair of adjacent electrical contacts of a mated electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Hung Viet Ngo, Steven E. Minich
  • Patent number: 8348680
    Abstract: A removable daughter card assembly including a circuit board having a leading edge. The daughter card assembly also includes connector modules that are configured to be mounted to the circuit board proximate to the leading edge. The connector modules face in an insertion direction for engaging corresponding mating connectors when advanced in the insertion direction. The card assembly also includes an elongated stiffener that is configured to be mounted to the circuit board. The stiffener includes a plurality of support walls and a bridge member that couples to each one of the support walls. The support walls are secured to the circuit board. The bridge member extends substantially parallel to and proximate to the leading edge and is dimensioned to prevent bowing along the leading edge. At least two of the support walls comprise alignment features that are configured to engage corresponding guide features of a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Justin S. McClellan, Jeffrey B. McClinton, James L. Fedder
  • Patent number: 8337214
    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: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Patent number: 8337248
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a printed circuit board defining an inserting window and soldering holes adjacent to two sides of the inserting window, and an electrical connector assembled in the inserting window. The electrical connector includes an insulating body, terminals disposed in the insulating body and each having a soldering arm levelly extending rearward to stretch behind the insulating body, and a shell enclosing the insulating body and the terminals. Each side board of the shell has a substantial middle punched outward to form a soldering board extending levelly, and a lower part of a rear edge punched outward and then bent downward to form a soldering tail inserted downward in the soldering hole of the printed circuit board. The soldering boards of the shell and the soldering arms of the terminals are flush with one another to be levelly against and further soldered onto the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong-Qin Lan, Li-Jun Xu, Ming-Han Lin
  • Patent number: 8317523
    Abstract: A multiple plug connector for a printed circuit board having a mounting part and at least two contact parts which each have a plug part for plug-connection to a complementary plug part of a plug connector, wherein an opening is formed for each contact part and each contact part passes through one of the openings by way of the plug part and is mechanically fixed to the mounting part. Each contact part has, on a side facing the printed circuit board, at least one contact element for electrical contact with a conductor of the printed circuit board. The mounting part has at least one first contact for electrical contact to at least one contact element of a contact part, and at least a second contact electrically connected to at least one first contact device for electrical contact with a conductor on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co, KG
    Inventors: Willem Blakborn, Martin Zebhauser, Ulrich Kobele
  • Patent number: 8308515
    Abstract: A multi-interfaces connector includes a plurality of housings, a circuit board and a casing. The circuit board has a soldering portion, and the circuit board has a plurality of tongue plates extended from one side of the soldering portion. The tongue plates are separately arranged through the plurality of housings. The tongue plates respectively have a plurality of first conductive pins, a plurality of second conductive pins and a plurality of third conductive pins. The casing has a hollow case body which includes a plurality of through holes. The plurality of housings are arranged with the circuit board and installed in the casing. Therefore, the multi-interfaces connector is capable of being inserted with several transmission lines which have different types of insertion plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8303315
    Abstract: A lead arrangement suitable for an electrical connector includes a lead lane. The lead lane includes a pair of first differential signal leads, a pair of second differential signal leads, and a ground lead positioned between the two pairs of first and second differential signal leads. Each of the first and second differential signal leads has a surface mounting segment for being soldered onto a surface pad of a circuit board. The ground lead has a via passing segment for being soldered into a through via of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheng-Yuan Lee
  • Patent number: 8297988
    Abstract: A plate-like terminal mounting structure is configured to attach a plurality of plate-like terminals in multiple tiers to a terminal holder for facilitated and effective positioning of the terminals in the terminal holder and prevention of undesirable impacts of the terminals upon a connection between the terminals and a circuit board. The terminal holder includes a plurality of ribs tapering toward their tips and parallel to each other. The terminal includes a recessed portions or holes for engaging the plate-like terminals with the ribs in a regular mounting position without gap left therebetween. The rib includes sloping surfaces on its four sides (front, rear, right, and left sides). The terminal holder includes a partition wall separating the terminals from each other, the partition wall being in one piece with the ribs. The plate-like terminals are arranged in multiple tiers in a height direction of the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sugiura, Hiroki Shiraiwa, Kazuomi Kiyosue, Akinori Nakashima, Noriyoshi Yamazaki, Minoru Umezaki
  • Patent number: RE44556
    Abstract: A printed circuit board electrical power contact for connecting a daughter printed circuit hoard to a mating contact on another electrical component. The power contact includes a main section; at least one daughter board electrical contact section extending from the main section; and at least one mating connector contact section extending from the main section. The mating connector contact section includes at least three forward projecting beams. A first one of the beams extends outward in a first direction as the first beam extends forward from the main section and has a contact surface facing the first direction. Two second ones of the beams are located on opposite sides of the first beam and extend outward in a second opposite direction as the second beams extend forward from the main section. The second beams have contact surfaces facing the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Minich, Christopher J. Kolivoski