Resilient Contact Or To Receive Resilient Contact Patents (Class 439/81)
  • Patent number: 11165177
    Abstract: A board connector (A) has a housing (10) placed on a circuit board (P). The board connector (A) includes a terminal holding portion (11) and a receptacle (13) extending forward from an outer peripheral edge of the terminal holding portion (11). Terminal fittings (25, 26) are mounted while penetrating through the terminal holding portion (11) and are connectable to the circuit board (P) while being placed on the circuit board (P) behind the terminal holding portion (11). Locks (19) are formed on the housing (10) and restrict a forward tiling displacement of the housing (10) by being locked to the circuit board (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Naomichi Kawashima, Hirokazu Komori
  • Patent number: 11005202
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing, a terminal attached to the housing, and a bending member that connects the housing and a substrate. The bending member can electrically connect to wiring of the substrate. The housing can be inserted in an opening of a panel positioned above the substrate. A guide cap can be attached to a tip end part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Nogawa, Naoya Inoue, Mikiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10651603
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing having a mating direction, a width direction orthogonal to the mating direction and a height direction orthogonal to the mating direction and the width direction. Low speed signal contacts and high speed signal contacts are arranged in the housing. Ground bars are each disposed between adjacent two of the contacts. A support member is attached to the housing and engaged to the ground bars. The support member has a main body disposed along the width direction and fingers extending laterally from the main body. Each of the fingers being in alignment with one of the low speed signal contacts along the mounting direction. The fingers are positioned away from the high speed contacts to achieve better signal integrity and crosstalk reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Connectors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Abin Simon Kurudamannil, Biju K. Paul Kizhakkamparambil, Alex Babu Thuruthummalil, Binesh C. Devimandiram
  • Patent number: 10319652
    Abstract: Implementations of semiconductor packages may include: a die coupled to a substrate; a housing coupled to the substrate and at least partially enclosing the die within a cavity of the housing, and; a pin fixedly coupled to the housing and electrically coupled with the die, wherein the pin includes a reversibly elastically deformable lower portion configured to compress to prevent a lower end of the pin from lowering beyond a predetermined point relative to the substrate when the housing is lowered to be coupled to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yusheng Lin, Chee Hiong Chew, Francis J. Carney
  • Patent number: 10153567
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a contact element consisting of a press-in section which is formed by two adjacently running shanks. The shanks are connected to one another in a firmly bonded manner at their upper shank ends by a connection section. The shanks run subsequently substantially parallel to one another in an upper section and then at first away from one another in a middle section and then run back onto one another again and then run parallel and adjacently again in a lower section and are again connected to one another in a firmly bonded manner at their other end on the insertion side by an introductory section. At the transition of the connection section to the upper section the interval A of the two shanks is greater at least in a partial area, preferably over the entire thickness in the direction transverse to the previously cited direction of width of the contact element than the interval in the upper section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Andreas Veigel
  • Patent number: 9948013
    Abstract: The invention provides a modular electrical power transfer device that enables push-in, pull-out connection between electrical power supply wires and interface components. The electrical power transfer device includes at least two physically isolated electrical buses mounted within a non-conducting housing. Each electrical bus includes a blade connector and one or more wire shark-bite connectors. The wire shark-bite connectors can engage with electrical power supply wires, the resulting mechanical and electrical connections enable the electrical bus to receive power from the connected supply wires and redistribute electrical power to another device connected to the electrical bus. The blade connector can engage with a blade contact from an interface component, the resulting mechanical and electrical connections enable transfer of electrical power from the electrical bus to the interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Steven D Houseworth, Bryan R Wilcox, Mercedes Mane, Dyson M Singer
  • Patent number: 9196983
    Abstract: A plug connector for direct electrical contacting of contact surfaces on a circuit board includes at least one electrical end contact of an electric line inserted into the plug connector housing in a plug-in direction and at least one separate electrical contact element, which protrudes elastically beyond one housing side of the plug connector housing transversely to the end contact for electrical contacting of a contact surface of the circuit board and is in electrically conductive contact with the end contact, at least when the contact surface has been contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Saur, Markus Lux, Eckhardt Philipp, Achim Puettner
  • Patent number: 9134768
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable terminal having a display device arranged on the front side of the housing of the portable terminal, and an optical touch pad arranged on the rear side of the housing, wherein a user can operate the touch screen with the thumb and operate the touch pad on the rear side of the housing with the index finger or another finger in a state in which the user grasps the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiwoong Yoon
  • Patent number: 9039429
    Abstract: A wire-to-board connector includes a plug attached to an electric wire and a receptacle mounted on a substrate. The plug and receptacle are formed by bending a metal plate. The electric wire is electrically connected to the substrate by fitting the plug with the receptacle. The receptacle includes an accommodating section formed in a tubular shape. The plug includes an insertion section to be inserted into the accommodating section. The insertion section has a claw and the accommodating section has an engaging surface. By inserting the insertion section into the accommodating section, the claw is engaged with the engaging surface and the plug is fitted with the receptacle. The claw and the engaging surface are configured so as to prevent a pull-out force acted on the electric wire from acting to disengage the engaged state between the claw and the engaging surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Shimoji
  • Publication number: 20150079818
    Abstract: The operation of a lock member and the check thereof are easily and reliably enabled with a simple configuration while achieving downsizing. When a movable lock engagement part is moved along a lock guide part in a state in which a fixed lock latch part provided on either one of first and second electrical connectors is in an arrangement relation that the fixed lock latch part is overlapped with the lock guide part provided on the other one in a mating direction, the movable lock engagement part is engaged with or released from the fixed lock latch part. An operation of engaging or releasing the movable lock engagement part with/from the fixed lock latch part is carried out in a state in which the operation can be visually checked through a housing-operation opening and facing the electrical connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke OZEKI
  • Publication number: 20150072543
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a stepped spring contact may have a first portion, a transition portion, and a second portion. The first portion may include a plurality of windings whose pitch may vary. The second portion may include a plurality of windings that are closely wound. A pitch of the windings contained in the second portion may be, for example, constant. The transition portion may include a winding that may make mechanical and electrical contact with a first electrical conductor (e.g., a pad contained on a printed circuit board (PCB)). The first portion may include a tip. The tip may be, for example, flat shaped or conically shaped. The tip may make electrical contact with a second electrical conductor (e.g., a terminal connector). In operation, the stepped spring contact may provide electrical continuity between the first electrical conductor and the second electrical conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Willner, Giovanni Fraone, Hedzer Wiersma, Andrew LeGendre, Raymond E. Mandeville, Shuo Robert Chen, Ted Medeiros, Matt Nelson
  • Patent number: 8959764
    Abstract: A structure and method for manufacturing the same for manufacturing a contact structure for microelectronics manufacturing including the steps of forming first and second metal sheets to form a plurality of outwardly extending bump each defining a cavity. Symmetrically mating the first and second metal sheets in opposing relation to each other to form upper and lower bumps each defining an enclosure therebetween wherein the mated first and second sheets form a contact structure. Coating the contact structure with an insulating material, and fabricating helix shaped contacts from upper and lower bumps. The helix shaped contacts having first and second portions being in mirror image relationship to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Hougham, Gerard McVicker, Xiaoxiong Gu
  • Publication number: 20150004813
    Abstract: Shielded sockets for microprocessors and fabrication of shielded sockets by overmolding and plating techniques are described. In an example, a socket for a packaged semiconductor device includes a plastic housing having walls surrounding a cavity. A plurality of contact strips is disposed in the cavity and supported by one or more of the walls of the plastic housing. Each of the plurality of contact strips includes a plurality of contacts. Each of the plurality of contacts includes a vertical region overmolded with plastic, a contact portion, and a J-lead portion. The plastic is coated with a metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua D. Heppner, Gaurav Chawla
  • Publication number: 20140371568
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electronic device, method for assembling components of an electronic device and a flexible cap for facilitating assembly of an electronic component of an electronic device. The electronic device has a housing and at least one male connection portion for providing a detachable connection of the electronic device to a female snap, and where the male connection portion comprises an elongate stud. An end portion of said stud is adapted to receive a flexible cap of a conductive sheet material having a top surface to fit on the top of the stud and at least two side elements, The side elements are formed as legs joined to the top surface by a first bend of the sheet material and are aligned generally along the wall of the end portion of the stud. An electrical connection and a mechanical lock between the end portion and the printed circuit board is created by flexible deformation of the side members when sliding the cap and the end portion through an aperture in the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Tapio Selby, Ossi Lehtinen, Erik Lindman
  • Publication number: 20140370725
    Abstract: An adapter apparatus includes a substrate having a plurality of openings defined therethrough. Further, a deflectable element socket contact is provided in each of the openings. When a conductive male pin is positioned in contact between first and second deflectable elements of the deflectable element socket contact, at least a portion of the first and second deflectable elements are caused to deflect within first and second deflection regions, respectively, of the defined opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Ilavarasan M. Palaniappa, Vinayak Reddy Panavala, Mickiel P. Fedde
  • Publication number: 20140357105
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing resonance in contact fingers of a connector are described herein. An example of a device in accordance with the present techniques includes an add-in-card that includes a circuit board and an edge contact finger disposed on an outer surface of the circuit board. The add-in-card also includes a resonator disposed in an internal layer of the circuit board and coupled to the edge contact finger, wherein the resonator reduces a resonance in the edge contact finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy D. Wig
  • Publication number: 20140329394
    Abstract: A portion of a flat conductor of a flat circuit board is exposed from an insulating layer covering at least one of surfaces of the flat conductor. A terminal includes a bottom plate on which the exposed portion of the flat conductor is provided, and crimp claws which are raised at two side edges of the bottom plate so that the exposed portion of the flat conductor is disposed therebetween. A spacer member is provided on the exposed portion of the flat conductor, and is configured to be plastically deformed so as to contact with inner surfaces of the crimp claws when the crimp claws are crimped onto the spacer member, thereby the terminal is crimped to the flat conductor in a state where the exposed portion of the flat conductor is in surface contact with the bottom plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Ito
  • Publication number: 20140299893
    Abstract: A conductive connector for use with circuit boards is characterized in that a conductive connection plug and a conductive connection socket are disposed on two circuit boards, respectively. The conductive connection plug has an inserting portion protruding from the edge of the first circuit board. The conductive connection socket has a clamping portion for clamping and securing the inserting portion of the conductive connection plug. The conductive connection plug is plugged into the conductive connection socket to enable the two circuit boards to be put together easily and quickly and reduce required space. An LED module is characterized in that the conductive connector connects circuit boards each having at least one LED component to enable the circuit boards to be put together easily and quickly, taken apart easily, and changed easily.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: JOINT TECH ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JOINT TECH ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8851907
    Abstract: A contact node of a portable terminal includes: a body fixed on a main board of the portable terminal; at least one first contact piece protruding through one side surface of the body; and at least one second contact piece protruding through another side surface of the body, wherein one of the first contact piece and second contact piece is disposed toward an outer side surface of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 8831503
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sheet path, an creasing member positioned on a first side of the sheet path, and a base positioned on a second side of the sheet path opposite the creasing member. The base is positioned relative to the creasing member so that a sheet of print media passes along a processing plane between the creasing member and the base when traveling in a processing direction along the media path. The processing plane is parallel to flat sides of the sheet of print media as the sheet of print media passes between the creasing member and the base. The base comprises a surface positioned parallel to the processing plane. The surface of the base has a recess having a shape corresponding to the creasing member. The surface of the base rotates in the processing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Robert A. Clark, William J. Nowak
  • Patent number: 8808036
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a circuit comprising a first side; a second side; a first differential channel located between the first side and the second side and comprising a first positive differential trace and a first negative differential trace for transmitting first differential signal; a second differential channel located between the first side and the second side comprising a second positive differential trace and a second negative differential trace for transmitting second differential signal; and a plurality of mating contacts connected to the second side and comprising a first contact connected to the first positive differential trace, a second contact connected to the first negative differential trace, a third contact connected to the second positive differential trace and a sixth contact connected to the second negative differential trace, the first contact, the second contact, the third second and the sixth contact are arranged one by one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Chun Xu
  • Publication number: 20140206209
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide reversible or dual orientation USB plug connectors for mating with standard USB receptacle connectors, e.g., a standard Type A USB receptacle connector. Accordingly, the present invention may be compatible with any current or future electronic device that includes a standard USB receptacle connector. USB plug connectors according to the present invention can have a 180 degree symmetrical, double orientation design, which enables the plug connector to be inserted into a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two intuitive orientations. Some embodiments of the present invention may be used with or require a non-standard USB receptacle connector. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may reduce the potential for USB connector damage and user frustration during the incorrect insertion of a USB plug connector into a corresponding USB receptacle connector of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ibuki Kamei, Warren Z. Jones, Eric S. Jol, Albert J. Golko, Eric T. SooHoo
  • Publication number: 20140199861
    Abstract: An electrical module includes a housing, at least one electrical component mounted within the housing and an electrical press-fit contact. The electrical press-fit contact is located in part within the housing and has a press fit portion and a stop portion at its distal end and a mounting portion at its proximal end. The mounting portion is electrically coupled to the electrical component. The press-fit portion is located exterior of the housing such that the stop portion is able to block movement of the press-fit section into the housing when a press-in force is introduced onto the press-in contact to press the press-fit contact into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Vishay General Semiconductor LLC
    Inventor: Emilio Mattiuzzo
  • Publication number: 20140193987
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical contact device which comprises an electrically conductive base part, and an electrically conductive protruding part protruding from the electrically conductive base part. The electrical contact device also comprises an electrically conductive coil spring having a diameter that increases from a first end to a second end of the electrically conductive coil spring. The electrically conductive coil spring is arranged around the electrically conductive protruding part in such a manner that the first end of the electrically conductive coil spring faces the electrically conductive base part, and the electrically conductive coil spring extends further from the electrically conductive base part than the electrically conductive protruding part does.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SALCOMP OYJ
    Inventor: Simo Kaurala
  • Publication number: 20140162477
    Abstract: Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture. A plurality of spring members extend into the plug aperture, and a plurality of plug contacts are mounted on respective ones of the spring members. The communications jack further includes a plurality of fixed contacts. Each fixed contact is configured to be in electrical contact with a respective one of the plug contacts when a plug is received within the plug aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Brian J. Fitzpatrick
  • Publication number: 20140148019
    Abstract: The invention provides a component module including a case, a circuit board, an electronic component, and a connector. The case has a through-hole. The circuit board is provided in the case. The electronic component and the connector are mounted on the circuit board. The connector includes a connecting portion and a terminal. The connecting portion is opposed to or located inside the through-hole of the case. At least a portion of the terminal is located at the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke SASAKI, Takayuki NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20140141630
    Abstract: A connector system includes a jack module mounted to a circuit board, which is connected to at least one processor. The jack module is configured to receive a plug connector having a first set of contacts spaced from a second set of contacts. The jack module includes a first contact arrangement configured to engage the first set of contacts of the plug and a second contact arrangement configured to engage the second set of contacts of the plug. The second contact arrangement is provided on a media reading interface, which may provide presence sensing. The first and second contact arrangements engage landings on the circuit board. One example jack module defines a right-angle jack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventor: Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20140087572
    Abstract: A plug connector for direct electrical contacting of contact surfaces on a circuit board includes at least one electrical end contact of an electric line inserted into the plug connector housing in a plug-in direction and at least one separate electrical contact element, which protrudes elastically beyond one housing side of the plug connector housing transversely to the end contact for electrical contacting of a contact surface of the circuit board and is in electrically conductive contact with the end contact, at least when the contact surface has been contacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Saur, Markus Lux, Eckhardt Philipp, Achim Puettner
  • Publication number: 20140017914
    Abstract: An electric connector includes at least one terminal pin having, at opposite ends thereof, terminals to be inserted into through-holes formed through printed circuit boards spaced away from and facing each other, and an aligner for aligning the terminal pins in a row in such a condition that the terminal pins are movable relative to the aligner, the terminal pin including a movement-limiter which restricts movement of the terminal pin in a direction of an axis thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20130330944
    Abstract: An electronic device, configured to be blindly mated with a printed circuit board, comprises a housing and at least one RF interconnect. The RF interconnect comprises an outer conductor, an insulator, and an inner conductor that function in a manner similar to the outer conductor, insulator, and inner conductor of a coaxial cable, respectively. The inner conductor comprises a spring-loaded electrical contact such as a POGO pin. An upper end of the outer conductor is electrically coupled to the housing and a lower end of the outer conductor is configured to electrically couple to a ground return path of the printed circuit board. In its normally extended position, the spring-loaded contact extends beyond the lower end of the outer conductor, and the outer conductor limits the compression distance of the spring-loaded contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventors: John S. Rucki, Jonathan H. Gelbstein, Julian R. Colapietro
  • Publication number: 20130330945
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a printed circuit board, an electrical connector assembled on the printed circuit board and an interposer assembled between the electrical connector and the printed circuit board, the electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a plurality of terminals and a shielding element received therein, and wherein the interposer electrically connect the terminals and the shielding element and electrically connect the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YEN-CHIH CHANG, TZU-YAO HWANG, KE-HAO CHEN
  • Publication number: 20130244456
    Abstract: An endoscope apparatus includes an elongated tube, a imaging unit in the elongated tube, and a cable structure, including plural signal lines, having first and second ends, the first end being connected to the imaging unit. A cable connector is connected with the second end, and couplable with a socket connector connectively. The cable connector includes a circuit board having a width in a manner passable through the elongated tube in an axial direction. A conductive land is formed on the circuit board, and coupled to the second end. A terminal pattern is formed on the circuit board, for connective coupling by reception in the socket connector. An advancing tip is formed on a front side of the circuit board in the axial direction, for initially advancing upon entry of the circuit board in the elongated tube, to enable the conductive land and the terminal pattern to pass safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshio SAKAMOTO
  • 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: 8476110
    Abstract: A storage apparatus including a circuit board, a control circuit element, a terminal module and a storage circuit element is provided. The circuit board includes a first surface, a second surface, a connect part, openings, metal contacts and metal units. The openings pass through the circuit board from the first surface to the second surface and the metal contacts are exposed on the first surface. The terminal module is disposed on the first surface and has elastic terminals and each of the elastic terminals has a first contact part and a second contact part. The first contact parts respectively contact with the metal contacts and the second contact parts respectively pass through the openings to protrude from the second surface. The metal units are disposed on the second surface and located between the openings and the connect part. Accordingly, the volume of the storage apparatus can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Phison Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Lin, Chun-Feng Lee, Chang-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20130149879
    Abstract: A connector adapted to: (a) extend through an opening in a board to protrude from both a top surface of the board and a bottom surface of the board, (b) secure the connector to the board, and (c) electrically connect a power supply to a terminal on the board. The connector includes a housing having: (a) a leg section, (b) a head section at a first end of the leg section of the housing, and (c) a receiving recess at a second end of the leg section adapted to receive the power supply board. This connector also includes an elastically deformable retainer piece having: a) a cantilever spring section fixed at a first end to the leg section of the housing and adapted to be below the bottom surface of the board, and (b) an apex section at a second end of the cantilever spring section adapted to bear against the bottom surface of the board. This connector further includes an elastically deformable contact protruding from the head section of the housing adapted to contact the terminal of the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventor: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
  • Publication number: 20130149880
    Abstract: An electric connecting structure between a substrate and an electric component includes a substrate mounted in a case, an electric component assembled to a member which the case is mounted, a bus bar fixed to the case and connected to an electric circuit on the substrate at its one end and a spring disposed in compressed state between the bus bar and an electrode formed on the electric component. The substrate is electrically connected to the electric component through the bus bar and the spring and a held portion formed on the spring is held by a spring holding portion integrally formed on the bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Advics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Advics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130084718
    Abstract: A wiring substrate with spring terminal, includes a wiring substrate including a first face and a second face on an opposite side to the first face, and a spring terminal mounted on the first face of the wiring substrate, wherein a wiring layer provided on the first face of the wiring substrate includes a first wiring pattern connected electrically to the spring terminal, and a first ground pattern grounded to a ground potential, and the first ground pattern is insulated from the first wiring pattern, and is formed on the first face to surround the first wiring pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoki KOBAYASHI, Koyu Kamehama
  • Publication number: 20130078830
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a circuit comprising a first side; a second side; a first differential channel located between the first side and the second side and comprising a first positive differential trace and a first negative differential trace for transmitting first differential signal; a second differential channel located between the first side and the second side comprising a second positive differential trace and a second negative differential trace for transmitting second differential signal; and a plurality of mating contacts connected to the second side and comprising a first contact connected to the first positive differential trace, a second contact connected to the first negative differential trace, a third contact connected to the second positive differential trace and a sixth contact connected to the second negative differential trace, the first contact, the second contact, the third second and the sixth contact are arranged one by one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YONG-CHUN XU
  • Patent number: 8393907
    Abstract: A storage apparatus including a circuit board, a control circuit element, a terminal module and a storage circuit element is provided. The circuit board includes a first surface, a second surface, a connect part, openings, metal contacts and metal units. The openings pass through the circuit board from the first surface to the second surface and the metal contacts are exposed on the first surface. The terminal module is disposed on the first surface and has elastic terminals and each of the elastic terminals has a first contact part and a second contact part. The first contact parts respectively contact with the metal contacts and the second contact parts respectively pass through the openings to protrude from the second surface. The metal units are disposed on the second surface and located between the openings and the connect part. Accordingly, the volume of the storage apparatus can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Phison Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Wei-Hung Lin, Chun-Feng Lee, Chang-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20130029503
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an insertion member that includes a plurality of contact pads, and a housing that defines an opening at a first end configured to receive the insertion member. The upper inside surface and the lower inside surface of the housing define a group of slots. Electrical contacts are positioned adjacent to one another in the slots of the housing. Each electrical contact includes a cross-member, and a first and a second extension member that extend from respective ends of the cross member. At least one of the first and second extensions is configured as a resilient member configured to make electrical contact with a contact pad of the insertion member. A mating extension extends from the cross-member and through an opening defined in the rear wall of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence John Brekosky, Keith Edwin Miller
  • Publication number: 20130029502
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes an insertion member that includes a plurality of contact pads, and a housing that defines an opening at a first end configured to receive the insertion member. The upper inside surface and lower inside surface of the housing define a plurality of slots into which are placed electrical contacts. Each electrical contact includes a cross-member, a first and a second extension member, a resilient member, and a mating extension. The first and second extension members extend from respective ends of the cross-member and are positioned within respective slots of the housing. The resilient member extends from the cross member from a position between the first and the second extension members. A mating extension extends from the other side of the cross-member and through an opening defined in the rear wall of the housing. The resilient member is configured to make electrical contact with a contact pad of the insertion member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence John Brekosky, Keith Edwin Miller
  • Patent number: 8354854
    Abstract: In a first slot of a plurality of adjacent slots in alignment with traces on a load board of a tester, first and second conductor layers, each to make electrical contact with both a load board trace and a DUT lead. Each of the first and second contacts receives force from a resilient element extending across the slots and that urges a contact point on the contact against at least one trace and a DUT lead. Insulation between said first and second contacts in the first slot electrically insulates the first and second contacts from each other within the first slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Johnstech International Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Sherry
  • Publication number: 20120322278
    Abstract: A connector assembly (1) includes a connector (10) including contact terminals (11), a cable (20) having conductors (221), and a wiring board (30) which electrically connects the connector (10) and the cable (20). The wiring board (30) includes first connecting portions (32) which are arranged at a first pitch (P1) and to which the contact terminals (11) are electrically connected, second connecting portions (33) which are arranged at a second pitch (P2) and to which the conductors (221) of the cable (20) are electrically connected, and wiring lines (34) which electrically connect the first connecting portions (32) and the second connecting portions (33). The first pitch (P1) is smaller than the second pitch (P2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime NAKAMURA, Sho Ueda, Yoshinori Satou
  • Patent number: 8313332
    Abstract: Various structures, such as microstructures and wall-like structures, can include parts or surfaces that are oblique. In some implementations, a cantilevered element includes a spring-like portion with a uniformly oblique surface or with another artifact of an oblique radiation technique. In some implementations, when a deflecting force is applied, a spring-like portion can provide deflection and spring force within required ranges. Various oblique radiation techniques can be used, such as radiation of a layer through a prism, and structures having spring-like portions with oblique radiation artifacts can be used in various applications, such as with downward or upward deflecting forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Jurgen Daniel, David K. Fork, Armin R. Völkel
  • Patent number: 8303316
    Abstract: The patent deals with a contact fixture for a PCB with one first plug-in connector and one second plug-in connector, whereby the first plug-in connector has a number of first contact elements, the second plug-in connector has a number of second contact elements, the first plug-in connector is arranged on the first side of the PCB, the second plug-in connector is arranged on the second side of the PCB opposite to the first side, the first contact element and/or the second contact element is/are designed as a connector to establish a detachable electrically conductive connection with at least the second contact element or the first contact element, and the first contact element and the second contact element are connected through an opening in the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Scheibelhut, Andreas Hostmann
  • Publication number: 20120258615
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting the bare end of an insulated conductor with a circuit on a printed circuit board, including a horizontal printed circuit board having an electrical circuit thereon, an electrically conductive contact arrangement mounted on, and electrically connected with the circuit of, the printed circuit board, the contact arrangement including at least two spaced resilient contacts having adjacent end portions that are biased together, a housing formed from electrically insulating material and containing a conductor opening for receiving the conductor bare end; and a positioning arrangement operable by an actuating tool for positioning the conductor bare end in a clamped position between the contact end portions. When the contact arrangement is in the form of a pair of leaf spring contacts connected in a V-shaped manner, an adjusting device is provided for adjusting the space between the adjacent ends of the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: WEIDMUELLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Fehling, Constantin Classen
  • Patent number: 8272882
    Abstract: A contact terminal (26ai) comprises: a pair of movable side contact pieces (26M) and (26F) which pinch or release a ball-like electrode portion (DVa) of a semiconductor device (DV); a fixed side terminal (26T) having on one end a contact point (26te) coming into contact with an electrode group (PBE) of a printed wiring board (PB); and a fixing portion (26C) which connects proximal end portions of the pair of elastic movable side contact pieces (26M) and (26F) to the other end of the fixed side terminal (26T). The fixed side terminal (26T) formed into a curved shape is elastic and has the one end thereof joined to the fixing portion (26C). The fixed side terminal (26T) is formed of a plurality of curved portions (26ta, 26tb, 26tc, and 26td) and the contact point (26te) provided continuous with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tooru Sakai, Kuniyoshi Koumi
  • Publication number: 20120187554
    Abstract: A power semiconductor device includes a conductive insertion member as an external terminal projecting from a surface of the power semiconductor device facing a printed wiring board. The printed wiring board includes a conductive fitting member mounted on a pad part of the printed wiring board. The fitting member receives the insertion member therein when the power semiconductor device is connected to the printed wiring board. The insertion member has a recessed portion formed on a side surface of the insertion member. The fitting member has a projecting portion with elasticity formed on an inner side surface of the fitting member. The elasticity causes the projecting portion of the fitting member to contact the recessed portion of the insertion member under pressure when the insertion member is inserted into the fitting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji OKA, Shiori Idaka, Hiroshi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120184117
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 8221143
    Abstract: An electronic card connector (100) defining a receiving space (10) and includes an insulative housing (1), a number of contacts (2) and an ejecting mechanism (3) retained in the insulative housing (1), and a metal shell (5). The ejecting mechanism (3) includes a slider (31) and a latch strip (34) fixed on the slider (31). The latch strip (34) has a retention portion (341) retained on the slider (31) and a spring arm (343) extending sidewardly. The spring arm (343) has an arm portion (3431) and a resistive portion (3432) extending sidewardly. The resistive portion (3432) is offset from the arm portion (3431) along a width direction. The metal shell (5) has a limiting wall (55) extending into the receiving space (10) for protecting the spring arm (343) from being resisted overly by an electronic card. The limiting wall (55) defines a plane which is located between that of the resistive portion (3432) and arm portion (3431).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Fei Yu, Wen-Yu Liu, Qi-Jun Zhao