Resilient Contact Or To Receive Resilient Contact Patents (Class 439/80)
  • Patent number: 9614310
    Abstract: A standing-type electrical receptacle connector includes a metallic shell, an insulated housing, a plurality of first receptacle terminals, and a plurality of second receptacle terminals. The insulated housing received in the metallic shell is assembled with the first receptacle terminals and the second receptacle terminals. The first receptacle terminals and the second receptacle terminals are respectively held at two sides of the insulated housing along a width direction of the insulated housing, and the length of each of the body portions of the receptacle terminals gradually increases along the width direction of the insulated housing. The tail portions are extending out of the insulated housing and soldered on a circuit board. Accordingly, the standing-type electrical receptacle connector can be assembled to the circuit board in a standing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED-CONNECTEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Lun Tsai, Pin-Yuan Hou, Chung-Fu Liao, Ya-Fen Kao, Long-Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 9509072
    Abstract: A press-fit connector terminal includes: a terminal body having a length sufficient to pass through an electrically conductive through-hole formed through a circuit substrate; and a contact unit arranged around the terminal body so as to surround therewith about a central axis of the terminal body, the contact unit being formed capable of expanding/contracting in a radial direction around the central axis. The contact unit has rigidity lower than that of the terminal body, the terminal body is made of material with electrical conductivity greater than that of the contact unit; and when the terminal body and the contact unit are integrally inserted into the through-hole, a gap exists between the terminal body and the contact unit so that the contact unit is movable relative to the terminal body in the radial direction within the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Sakai Yagi, Takuya Takeda
  • Patent number: 9379490
    Abstract: A plug for an electrical plug-type connector includes a plurality of plug contacts, which are electrically connected or connectable to a corresponding number of connecting elements, for example insulation displacement contacts, clamping contacts or possibly also soldered joints, each for connecting one electrical cable core. Per plug contact, one conductor is formed as a conductor track which is grown three-dimensionally on the surface of a plug body in the form of a cast plastics part and adheres there, and which both forms the plug contact and electrically connects the plug contact to the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: REICHLE & DE-MASSARI AG
    Inventor: Dominik Schweizer
  • Patent number: 9172162
    Abstract: A circuit board connector includes a contact having a mating end with a spring beam having a separable mating interface and a terminating end configured to be terminated to a wire. A housing holds the contact and includes a main body extending between a front and a rear. The housing has a mounting flange extending from the main body. The main body has a contact channel holding the contact and a wire barrel at the front configured to receive the wire. The rear of the main body is positionable on the circuit board such that the spring beam of the contact is aligned with the contact pad. A fastener is coupled to the mounting flange and is used to secure the housing to a substrate independent of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Ronald Martin Weber
  • Patent number: 9147952
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembled component includes a first attachment connector for attaching to a first circuit board member; a second attachment connector for attaching to a second circuit member; and an intermediate connector that is provided between the first attachment connector and the second attachment connector. The intermediate connector has conducting terminals in the housing. The first attachment connector and the second attachment connector have first receiving terminals and second receiving terminals. Each conducting terminal has a first contact section; a second contact section; and a joining section. An elastic cylindrical member is made of metal and can elastically deform in the radial direction so as to allow movement of the first contact section and the second contact section. The elastic cylindrical member contacts with the first contact section and the first receiving terminal or the second contact section and the second receiving terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kikuchi, Atsushi Matsuzawa
  • Patent number: 9099865
    Abstract: A digital protective relay includes at least one daughter PCB having an electronic circuit which generates electromagnetic interference noise or high frequency noise; and a backplane printed circuit board having, on an upper surface thereof, a plurality of first connectors for connection with the daughter PCB, connected to the daughter PCB through the first connectors, and providing a noise discharge path along which the electromagnetic interference noise or the high frequency noise from the daughter PCB flows to an external ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong Seon Ahn
  • Patent number: 9033741
    Abstract: By a simple insertion operation, a connector forms electric conduction by contact, and is therefore applied to a fluorescent lamp tube, a power-saving lamp tube or a similar lamp tube. A light-emitting-diode lamp tube of the present invention includes a light module and two end caps. The connector connects the two end caps at two ends of the light module, and is composed of an insulator body, a conductive plate and a connection terminal. The insulator body includes an insertion slot, the connection terminal is disposed in the insertion slot to connect with the conductive plate, and includes two elastic terminal units. By inserting directly a conductive terminal of the end cap into the connector, and forming electric conduction by contact with each elastic terminal unit, electricity is transmitted, thereby constituting a structure that can be assembled easily, and parts thereof can be replaced and repaired by an ordinary person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: JUSTING TECHNOLOGY(TAIWAN) PTE LTD., JUSTING TECHNOLOGY PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Ching Su, Chih-Yuan Yen
  • 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: 8534641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting element for the electric connection of a solenoid valve to a circuit board, having a first electric contact element for electrically contacting the solenoid valve, a second electric contact element for electrically contacting the circuit board, and at least one tolerance adjusting element, and a related fluid assembly. According to the invention the connecting element is configured as one piece, and the first electric contact element and the second electric contact element are connected to each other via the at least one tolerance adjusting element. A first modifiable tolerance adjusting element enables a length adjustment in at least one spatial direction in order to predetermine a desired spatial positioning of the first contact element and the second contact element relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Schalowski, Bernd Kellner, Volker Weeber, Rainer Fuerst, Heiko Fresser, Martin Haas, Wolfgang Mailaender, Bernd Lutz
  • Patent number: 8435052
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a connector including an insulating housing with a plurality of channels accommodating at least one right-angle electro-conductive terminal leading from a mating side of the connector to a surface mount side of the connector. At least a part of channels is provided with a support surface which is adapted to pivotably support the terminal, the support surface being located at a distance above a bottom surface of these channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: FCI
    Inventor: Paul Potters
  • Patent number: 8247746
    Abstract: A connector for incorporation into a heater system for inlet struts includes a body having a tapered forward end and an opposite rear end. A plurality of forward electrical terminals are formed on the outer surface of the tapered end. A plurality of rearward electrical terminals are formed on the rear end of the body. The rearward electrical terminals are in electrical connection with the forward electrical terminals. The forward electrical terminals on the tapered end are in electrical contact with a plurality of electrical contacts connected to heating elements formed in a heating mat. The heating mat entirely envelops the connector. The heater mat is formed within a substantially rigid outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip Emerson Alexander, David R. Lyders, John Vontell, George Alan Salisbury
  • Patent number: 8221137
    Abstract: A mini display port structure is provided for receiving a connector insert. The mini display port structure includes a circuit board unit and a receptacle unit. The circuit board unit has a base board, wherein an opening is formed on one side of the base board. A portion of the receptacle unit is accommodated in the opening of the circuit board unit and is connected to the base board. Accordingly, the circuit board unit is elevated at a certain position within the height of receptacle unit, and thus the height of the receptacle unit can include the height of the circuit board unit at the same time, thereby shrinking the height of the mini display port structure after the circuit board unit is assembled for making a compact mini display port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: BizLink International Corp.
    Inventors: Jia-Mao Zheng, Hong-Guang Kuang
  • Patent number: 7963777
    Abstract: A first connector 9 includes: female contact terminals 10; and a first connector housing 13 having a first connection portion 14 with first receiving holes 141 to 146 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted, and a second connection portion 16 that is bent at a certain angle from the end of the first connection portion and has second receiving holes 161 to 166 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted. The female contact terminal is fitted into at least either of the first connector housing's first or second receiving holes, and the contacting portion of the second contact terminal of the second connector is electrically connected to either the first or second contacting portions of the female contact terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: MEA Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yann Song Tang, Bao Chang Chan
  • Patent number: 7936063
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for an integrated circuit is disclosed. The carrier assembly has a retainer with electrical contacts for receiving the integrated circuit, and island defining portions arranged about the retainer. Each island defining portion is connected to neighboring island defining portions through a serpentine member. This connection allows resilient deflection between the island defining portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20100273335
    Abstract: A plug connector, for mating with a complementary connector, includes a housing comprising a mating interface defined by a pair of tongue portions and an opening defined between the tongue sections, a cover assembled with housing, an inner mold received in the cover, a printed circuit boar received in the housing and the inner mold, a plurality of cables electrically attached to corresponding electrical pads of the printed circuit board, and a fastening element securely anchored to the housing. The cover includes a first section, a second section extending along a direction different from the first section extending along, and a bending section connecting the second section to the first section. The printed circuit board includes a plurality of electrical pads formed thereon a part of which defines a mating portion parallel to the pair of tongue sections. The fastening element includes at least one column post extending through the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7731504
    Abstract: A printed circuit board according to the present invention is a printed circuit board (4) including a component mounting pin (1) made of a metal wire to connect with a semiconductor chip (10). The semiconductor chip (10) is a surface mounting type semiconductor chip having an electrode pad on its mounting surface for use in a flip-chip mounting system. The component mounting pin (1) is formed by using wire-bonding technology. This printed circuit board (4) is able to decrease malconnections or disconnection caused by a difference between the coefficients of thermal expansion of the semiconductor chip (10) and the printed circuit board (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kariya, Toshiki Furutani, Takeshi Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 7712215
    Abstract: A method for assembling a flexible bus connector is disclosed, which includes the following steps. The first is a preparing step. An insulative housing and a plurality of terminals are provided. The insulative housing defines an opening and a plurality of passageways, and forms an upper side wall, a lower side wall, and a rear wall corresponding to the opening. The second is an assembling step. Each terminal includes at least a contact portion, a support portion and a soldering portion. The contact portion and the support portion are located near the opening when assembled, and the soldering portion extending toward the rear wall of the insulative housing. The third is a positioning step. A lower end of the soldering portion is located on a position where the lower end is lower than an inner surface of the lower side wall of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: P-Two Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Chien Chun Wang, Tung Chiung Kua
  • Patent number: 7704101
    Abstract: An electric connector includes: an insulating body, having holes aligned in a widthwise direction thereof at an equal pitch distance in a plurality of levels shifted in phase and spaced apart from one another in correspondence with contacts of a mating connector; a plurality of levels of contact groups, each including L-shaped contacts with tip end sides thereof being received and retained in the holes and base end sides thereof being disposed along a rear face of the body, lead portions at rear ends of the contacts being aligned in a line in the widthwise direction at a pitch distance t; and a dielectric spacer, disposed in a blank region on the rear face of the body, the blank region being defined by adjacent ones of the contacts with base end sides thereof spaced apart at a distance “n×t,” the n being an integer not smaller than two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Nagata, Hayato Kondo
  • Patent number: 7705452
    Abstract: A carrier assembly for an integrated circuit is described. The assembly includes a retainer for receiving the integrated circuit, and island defining portions surrounding the retainer. Each island defining portion is connected to neighboring island defining portions through a serpentine member. This arrangement allows resilient deflection between the island defining portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20100093196
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) comprises an electrical connector for electrically connecting an electronic package with a circuit substrate 6 and comprises a load plate (1) for pressing the electronic package, a locking device (2) assembled to the load plate (1) and comprises a fastener (22) assembled to the load plate (1) and a lever (21), the fastener (22) is urged to rotate to lock or open the load plate (1) by the lever (21) when the lever (21) is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHUO-HSIU HSU, HAO-YUN MA
  • Patent number: 7670150
    Abstract: An electrical connector mountable to a circuit board is disclosed. The disclosed connector includes a shell which comprises a first plate-like portion, a second plate-like portion and connection portions. The first plate-like portion extends in a predetermined direction and is provided with fixed portions at opposite ends thereof in the predetermined direction. The fixed portion is to be fixed to the circuit board. The second plate-like portion extends in the predetermined direction. Each of the connection portions connects the first and the second plate-like portion. The second plate-like portion is provided with force resist portions at opposite ends thereof in the predetermined direction. The force resist portions are configured so that, when a force is applied to the electrical connector along a direction from the first plate-like portion towards the second plate-like portion, the force resist portions resist the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Kazuhito Hisamatsu, Masaki Yamashita, Takahiro Yamaji, Tatsuya Shioda
  • Patent number: 7654832
    Abstract: A double-row angle pin connector is provided for a patch plug that has an insertion direction that is parallel to the printed circuit board. The angle pin connector comprises angle pins (8) arranged in two rows in an inner, patch plug-side row (12) as well as in an outer row (13). The angle pins (8) have printed circuit board-side soldered ends (6) and patch plug-side plugged ends (5). The angle pin connector furthermore includes a housing bottom (14) and a housing cover (15) for fixing the angle pins (8). The soldered ends (6) arranged in the patch plug-side row (12) are fixed between the housing bottom (14) and the housing cover (15) by housing support straps (17) bent during the mounting of the housing. The arrangement provides reliably operating multi-pole patch plugs, without angle plugs with a separate extrusion coating, whereby installation space and costs can thus be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Berthold Kohorst
  • Patent number: 7651382
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection device for establishing redundant contacts between the ends of two conductive elements to be mated, creating a electrical interconnection without capacitive stubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Interconnect Portfolio LLC
    Inventors: Gary Yasumura, Joseph C. Fjelstad, Kevin P. Grundy, William F. Wiedemann, Matthew J. Stepovich
  • Patent number: 7651344
    Abstract: A power connector comprises an insulative housing (1), a first and a second conductive terminals (3, 4) arranged in the housing, each terminal comprising a main body (31, 41), a plurality of resilient contact arms (32, 42) extending forwardly from the main body. The resilient contact arms (32, 42) of the first and the second conductive terminals respectively form an outer circle and an inner circle, and the conductive terminals (3, 4) are made of metal plate with electrical conductivity higher than 30% IACS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian-Feng Wu
  • Publication number: 20090311889
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a pin leg of a CPU with a trace of a PCB includes an insulative housing (3) and a contact (1). The contact includes a base (10) and a pair of arm sections (20) oppositely extending from lateral sides of the base for engagement with the pin leg. The base has a body section (12) for being secured in the insulative housing and a soldering section (14) for being soldered onto the PCB. Each arm section forms a heave (24) to interfere with the insulative housing because of deformation of the arm sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHENG-CHING CHIEN, CHIH-PI CHENG, LIANG-KAI LEE, NAN-HUNG LIN
  • Publication number: 20090305530
    Abstract: A board mounted connector designed to have side surfaces forming a generally rectangular cross section so that a board mounted cover with a generally rectangular inner opening can easily slip over the connector housing. The connector has a housing having a bottom surface facing the circuit board, two end surfaces and two side surfaces extending upwardly from the peripheral edge of the bottom surface, the end and side surfaces forming planes which extend from the peripheral edge of the bottom surface to be perpendicular to the bottom surface. The end and side surfaces defining a peripheral wall with upper and lower portions all of which are located within the planes extending from the peripheral edge of the bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naotoshi Ito, Kazushige Asakawa
  • Publication number: 20090186534
    Abstract: An electrical connector contact includes a metal strip, a shear-formed tab extending the strip to a point with a shear-formed rounded edge corners intersecting at the point to form a small double curvature contact tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: AMPHENOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul R. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20090170354
    Abstract: A first connector 9 includes: female contact terminals 10; and a first connector housing 13 having a first connection portion 14 with first receiving holes 141 to 146 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted, and a second connection portion 16 that is bent at a certain angle from the end of the first connection portion and has second receiving holes 161 to 166 into each of which the female contact terminal is fitted. The female contact terminal is fitted into at least either of the first connector housing's first or second receiving holes, and the contacting portion of the second contact terminal of the second connector is electrically connected to either the first or second contacting portions of the female contact terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: MEA Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yann Song Tang, Bao Chan Chan
  • Publication number: 20090170353
    Abstract: A spring contact structure (10) and an electronic device using same are provided. The spring contact structure is configured for releasing electrostatic charges of the electronic device, and includes a fixing portion (12), a clamping portion (14) and a grounding portion (16). The clamping portion is configured for electrically connecting to a substrate (30) of the electronic device, and includes a first clamp arm (142) and a second clamp arm (144) extending from opposite sides of the fixing portion. The second clamp arm is disposed over the fixing portion and the first clamp arm to clamp the substrate between the first and second clamp arms. The grounding portion extends from the fixing portion, and is configured for electrically connecting to a grounding unit (40) of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: CHIN-HUNG WU
  • Publication number: 20090163052
    Abstract: A board to board connector (1) comprising an insulating housing (2) and a plurality of terminals (3) formed on said insulating housing (2), said connector (1) forms two offset mating faces (251, 252) in relative inside of the insulating housing (2), and each terminal (3) forms two elastic-ends (31, 32) protruded from said mating faces (251, 252). When assembling, the board to board connector (1) can receive two circuit boards in the first mating face (251) and the second mating face (252), because of this offset board to board connector (1) design, the two boards can be lied spreadably, so that the total height of board mounting profile will be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Yu Zhu
  • Publication number: 20090142945
    Abstract: The connection system includes input and output modules that are edge-mounted on a photovoltaic array to conduct the photon energy created from the arrays. The system circuitry includes a diode, heat sink and connector plugs for transmitting the energy from the array. A channel on the connector fits onto the edge of the photovoltaic array to accommodate small space constraints. A predetermined number of arrays may be connected in series with the connection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Scott S. Duesterhoeft
  • Patent number: 7479697
    Abstract: Provided is a carrier assembly for an integrated circuit. The assembly includes a carrier having a matrix of island contacts interconnected by respective serpentine members to allow resilient deflection between such contacts, said matrix surrounding a passage defined through the carrier. The assembly also includes a retainer for operatively locating the integrated circuit within said passage so that the integrated circuit is electrically connected to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20080124956
    Abstract: A power connector comprises an insulative housing (1), a first and a second conductive terminals (3, 4) arranged in the housing, each terminal comprising a main body (31, 41), a plurality of resilient contact arms (32, 42) extending forwardly from the main body. The resilient contact arms (32, 42) of the first and the second conductive terminals respectively form an outer circle and an inner circle, and the conductive terminals (3, 4) are made of metal plate with electrical conductivity higher than 30% IACS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Jian-Feng Wu
  • Patent number: 7192320
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection device for establishing redundant contacts between the ends of two conductive elements to be mated, creating a electrical interconnection without capacitive stubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Silicon Pipe, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Yasumura, Joseph C. Fjelstad, Kevin P. Grundy, William F. Wiedemann, Matthew J. Stepovich
  • Patent number: 7134191
    Abstract: A press-fitting device in which a terminal of a connector having a staggered arrangement section of the terminal of the connector is press-fitted into an insertion hole is provided. In the press-fitting device, a first terminal restricting member on which a guide section for restricting a vertical displacement of the terminals between the terminals along the lateral direction of the connector housing and a second terminal restricting member on which a guide section for restricting the lateral displacement of the terminals between the terminals along the vertical direction of the connector housing in an upper or lower part of the first terminal restricting member are provided. A guide groove to which terminals on an interior side of the connector housing are introduced is provided at a tip end portion of the guide portion positioned at the staggered arrangement section of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries
    Inventor: Ryousuke Shioda
  • Patent number: 7121885
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) includes an electrical connector and an auxiliary supporter (6) detachably assembled to the connector. The connector includes a housing (2) comprising a mating portion (22) defining a mating port (223) opening to a front face (221) thereof and a mounting portion (21) extending down from a rear part of the mating portion to be mounted onto a printed circuit board (PCB) (10) to support the mating portion; and a plurality of terminals (4) received in the housing. Each terminal is provided with a contact portion (41) exposed in the mating port and a solder tail (42) extending out of the housing to be soldered to the PCB. The auxiliary supporter is provided with a stand adapted for standing on the PCB and an upholding portion (65) to hold a front part of the mating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wei Li, Chun-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 7108520
    Abstract: A circuit board mounted electrical connector includes a dielectric housing having a top face, a bottom board-mounting face and a front mating portion extending generally parallel to the circuit board. A set of first terminals are mounted in the housing through the top face thereof. The first terminals have tail portions for connection to appropriate circuit traces on the circuit board. The first terminals have contact portions on a top side of the mating portion of the housing for engaging appropriate contacts of a complementary mating connecting device. A set of second terminals are mounted on the housing through the bottom board-mounting face thereof. The second terminals have tail portions for connection to appropriate circuit traces on the circuit board. The second terminals have contact portions on a bottom side of the mating portion of the housing for engaging appropriate contacts on the mating connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Delaney, Colm Conlon, Colm Fennell, George Hesse
  • Patent number: 7099140
    Abstract: A combination run capacitor/positive temperature coefficient resistor/overload (CAP/PTCR/OL) module is described. The cover of the combination housing includes a capacitor compartment and terminal openings for receiving blade terminals of a run capacitor. The terminal openings in the cover align with blade receiving receptacles coupled to the PTCR start circuit. The blade terminals of a run capacitor are inserted into the receptacle openings and into electrical engagement with the blade receiving receptacles. The capacitor is supported and protected by a potting mixture filling the capacitor compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alan Joseph Janicek, Kennett Ray Fuller, Mark Alan Heflin
  • Patent number: 7086873
    Abstract: A terminal portion of a contact has a first portion extending from a one-side surface of an insulator, a second portion extending so as to be connected to a conductive portion of a board, and a third portion joining between the first and second portions. The second portion is bent using a joining portion between the second and third portions and as a fulcrum. The third portion is bent using, as a fulcrum, a joining portion between the first and third portions and in a direction away from the board toward the joining portion between the second and third portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Nose, Hideyuki Noguchi, Toshihiro Kume
  • Patent number: 7083433
    Abstract: The electrical connector includes a receptacle connector 10 and a plug connector 50. The receptacle connector includes a first housing 13 made of an insulating material having plate-shaped receptacle contacts 11 made of a conductive material and formed with first through-holes 12 for accommodating the plate-shaped receptacle contacts. The plug connector includes a second housing 53 made of an insulating material having plate-shaped plug contacts 51 made of a conductive material and formed with second through-holes 52 for accommodating the plate-shaped plug contacts. At least three branched contact portions 55 to 57 and 15 to 17 are provided in staggered form on both front end portions 54 and 14 of the plug contact and the receptacle contact. With this construction, the electrical connector is superior in stability of contact between the receptacle and plug contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: DDK Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinri Misawa, Takeki Fukazawa, Hisatomo Mima, Yuichi Sekino
  • Patent number: 7035114
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a USB interface solid memory module, comprising: a USB data transmission interface, being an interface in the module for transmitting data to a system; a USB interface controller, being a controller for converting an interface data and accessing a digital data in a memory; a memory array, at least having a non-volatile memory for serving as a data storage device electrically coupled to a circuit corresponding to said USB interface controller; and a USB interface connector, for connecting a USB signal with the system, such that said connector being directly coupled with a USB interface slot disposed in the system, without requiring a USB signal cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Power Quotient International Co., LTD
    Inventor: Chung-Liang Lee
  • Patent number: 6994564
    Abstract: A connector has a small volume for facilitating utilizations in electronic apparatus. The connector includes a T-shape body, which connects with a positive-pole connecting leg and a negative-pole sleeve therein, wherein the leg and the sleeve have their tail ends to be folded. When a connecting pin inserts into the body, the power source and signal source can be securely connected at the same time for perfect conduction with dual functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Inventor: Shin-Nan Kan
  • Patent number: 6979206
    Abstract: A card edge connector (1) includes an insulating housing (2), two rows of contacts (3) and a cover (4). The insulating housing (1) includes a front mating surface (27) and a rear face (25). A retaining section (21) extends rearwards from the rear surface and defines a dove-tailed, retaining cavity (22) on a top surface (220) thereof. A retaining, through hole (23) is defined in the insulating housing and communicating with the retaining cavity (220). The cover includes a locating block (41) retained in the dove-tailed, retaining cavity and a locking portion (42) entering the retaining, through hole. Thus, the cover is mounted to the insulating housing (2) firmly to protect soldering tails (33) and medial portions (32) of the contacts outside the insulating housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue Wu Bu, DeXi Chen
  • Patent number: 6764313
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrical interconnection between a first electrical device and a second electrical device comprises the steps of providing contacts in an uncompressed state. The uncompressed contacts are then deformed to a compressed state and then the contacts are positioned in a device adapted to hold the contacts between the first and second electrical devices. Or alternatively, the uncompressed contacts are positioned in the device and then compressed to the compressed state. The contacts are then activated to substantially expand to the uncompressed state wherein each contact expands to substantially its uncompressed state for establishing the electrical interconnection between the first and second electrical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Gareth Hougham
  • Patent number: 6728111
    Abstract: An interface plastic housing assembly for memory cards includes a plastic housing in shape of a planiform rectangular body, a plurality of terminals that are disposed in the plastic housing and have connection legs adhered to a circuit board of a memory card. The characteristics thereof are that a supporting arm is provided at the two sides of the plastic housing, respectively, and at the bottom surface of the supporting arms is provided with one or more protruding pillars, respectively. In accordance with the above structure, the protruding pillars at the two sides of the plastic housing are fitted into positioning holes disposed in advance at an apparatus or the circuit board, so as to ensure steady positioning between the circuit board and the plastic housing for surface adhesion thereof, thereby reducing the defective rate of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: D&C Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yin-Tsair Ku
  • Patent number: 6695644
    Abstract: A power connector (1) includes an insulative housing (2), a first conductive contact (5) and a second conductive contact (6). The insulative housing includes a receiving space (3) defined inwardly from a front surface of the housing and an inner portion (22) bounded on its sides by the receiving space. Each contact includes a main body (51, 61) assembled in the rear wall of the housing and a plurality of mating portions (53, 63). The mating portions are assembled in the housing and partly exposed in the receiving space. The mating portions of the first conductive contact are arranged on an outer circle. The mating portions of the second conductive contact are arranged on an inner circle inside the outer circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qijun Zhao, JinKui Hu, ZiQiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 6643143
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly that includes a circuit board and a bracket. The bracket has a first flange, a second flange, and a third flange. The first flange and the second flange are coupled to the circuit board. The circuit board assembly also includes a switch mounting board. The switch mounting board is coupled to the third flange of the bracket. The circuit board assembly also includes a first switch and a second switch, which are coupled to the switch mounting board. The circuit board assembly further includes a connector that is coupled to the circuit board. At least a first portion of the connector is positioned between the circuit board and the first switch. At least a second portion of the connector is positioned between the circuit board and the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Stewart, Robert J. Lajara, Timothy W. Olesiewicz
  • Patent number: 6623277
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a set of conductive first contacts and a set of conductive second contacts. The insulative housing includes a receiving space defined inwardly from a front surface of the insulative housing and an inner portion extending from a rear wall of the housing and bounded on its sides by the receiving space. The set of conductive first contacts includes first mating contacts and a first soldering contact, the first mating contacts assembled in the inner portion and partly exposed in the receiving space, the first soldering portion assembled into the housing and electrically contacting the first mating contacts. The set of conductive second contacts includes second mating contacts and a second soldering contact, the second mating contacts assembled in the insulative housing and partly exposed in the receiving space, the second soldering contact inserted into the insulative housing and electrically contacting the second mating contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: ZiQiang Zhu, Jinkui Hu, Qijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 6592381
    Abstract: An interconnect system for printed circuit boards. The interconnect system includes signal wafers that carry high speed signals between printed circuit boards. The interconnect system also includes power modules assembled from wafers. The power modules are compact, easy to manufacture and easily integrate with the signal contact wafers to provide a single connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Cohen, Allan L Astbury, Jr., Steven J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20020160631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to telecommunications equipment racks including vertical cable guides, horizontal troughs, cross aisle panels and cross-connection modules for telecommunications equipment racks. The vertical cable guides define vertical cable channels for both network infrastructure and cross-connection cables. The structure defining the second cable channel is hingedly attached to the structure defining the first cable channel. The horizontal cable troughs include both upper and lower troughs. The upper cable trough defines two cableways for directing cross-connection and other cables, and provides access openings for cables to pass into and out of each cableway and between the two cableways. The lower cable trough defines a cableway and provides access openings for cables extending into and out of the cableway. Cable troughs attached to adjacently mounted equipment racks cooperate to form continuous horizontal cableways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventor: Jose-Filonel T. Mendoza