Having Separate Gripping Spring Means Located Within Or Extending Into Rigid Socket Body Patents (Class 439/843)
  • Patent number: 10923846
    Abstract: A contact assembly for providing high current capabilities between an electrical terminal and a mating terminal. The contact assembly includes a conductive housing and a spring contact element. The spring contact element has first resilient contact arms, second resilient contact arms, and third resilient contact arms. The first resilient contact arms are positioned proximate the inner wall. The second resilient contact arms have second resilient contact portion bent portions which extend over the first end of the housing from the inner wall to the outer wall to retain the spring contact element in position on the housing. The third resilient contact portions have third resilient contact portion bent portions which extend over the second end of the housing from the inner wall to the outer wall to retain the spring contact element in position on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Raybold, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 10855015
    Abstract: A contact element (1) for establishing electric contact between two contact pieces (K1, K2) comprises a support strip (2), which extends in a longitudinal direction (L) and is designed in such a way that the length of the support strip (2) changes in the longitudinal direction (L) when a force (F) is applied to the support strip (2), as well as a plurality of contact parts (5, 5a, 5b), each of which has a first contact section (6) for contacting one of the two contact pieces (K1, K2), a second contact section (7) for contacting the other one of the two contact pieces (K2, K1), and a fastening section (8) for securing the contact part (5, 5a, 5b) to the support strip (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: STAUBLI ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AG
    Inventors: Tom Kufner, Philipp Alexander Strehler, Fabian Hilti, Lucas Wirz
  • Patent number: 10826216
    Abstract: The invention relates to an outer conductor arrangement (4) for a coaxial connector (2). According to the invention, the outer conductor arrangement (4) is of two-part design, comprising a contact component (6) for electrical and mechanical connection to an outer conductor of a mating connector and comprising a connection component (8b) for electrical and mechanical connection to an outer conductor of a coaxial cable, wherein the contact component (6) and the connection component (8b) are electrically and mechanically connected to one another at a contact section (12b), wherein a compensation section (26) for compensation of a component difference in the region of the contact section (12b) is arranged between the contact component (6) and the connection component (8b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 10819056
    Abstract: A female terminal (10) includes a female body (11) having a ceiling wall (12) and a bottom wall (15) facing each other. First contact pressure applying portions (20) apply a contact pressure by contacting a male terminal from the side of the ceiling wall (12), and second contact pressure applying portions (30) apply a contact pressure by contacting the male terminal from the side of the bottom wall (15). First contact portions (21) of the first contact pressure applying portions (20) and second contact portions of the second contact pressure applying portions (30) are shifted from each other in the front-rear direction. The contact pressure applied by the first contact pressure applying portions (20) is lower than the contact pressure applied by the second contact pressure applying portions (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Kitaoka
  • Patent number: 10784609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cylindrical connector socket having a contact cage which comprises a plurality of contact springs extending along a plug-in direction S for electrically conductive contacting with a connector which can be plugged into the cylindrical connector socket in the plug-in direction S. The contact cage has a first end margin and a second end margin, wherein a first set of contact springs is formed from the first end margin and a second set of contact springs is formed from the second end margin. The contact springs in the first and the second set each have a fixed end with which they are fastened to one of the margins and each have a free end, which projects in the direction of the other margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Dawid Szymura, Alexander Schreck, Denis Gleiter
  • Patent number: 10756473
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a female connection body having a housing space, a male connection body inserted into the housing space to a fitting completion position, and an elastic member supported by an inner wall surface of the female connection body surrounding the housing space, having contact point portions contacting an outer wall surface of the male connection body, and pressing the male connection body by the contact point portions. The female connection body has far-side protruding portions and inlet-side protruding portions. The outer wall surface of the male connection body has at least one of first recessed portions formed at portions facing the inlet-side protruding portions when the male connection body is inserted into the housing space and a second recessed portion formed at a portion facing the contact point portion when the male connection body is inserted into the housing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hiroki Kitagawa, Kengo Machida
  • Patent number: 10751105
    Abstract: A control module for a powered surgical tool. The module includes a shell. Internal to the shell is a circuit for controlling the power generating unit of the tool with which the module is associated. Conductive pins extend through the shell to provide electrical connections to the components within the shell. Active seals are disposed around the conductors and the inner walls of the shell that define the openings in which the pins are seated. Each active seal include an inner and outer skirt. A biasing component disposed between the skirts urges the inner skirt against the section of the conductive pin seated in the opening. The biasing component also urges the outer skirt against the adjacent opening-defining inner wall of the shell. The active seal functions as a barrier between the conductive pin and the adjacent inner wall of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: William L. Hassler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10686272
    Abstract: A contact element (1) for establishing electric contact between two contact pieces comprises a support grip (2) extending in a longitudinal direction (L) as well as a plurality of contact parts (5,5a, 5b), each of which has a first contact section (6) for contacting one of the two contact pieces (K1, K2), a second contact section (7) for contacting the other one of the two contact pieces (K2, K1), and a fastening section (8) for securing the contact part (5, 5a, 5b) to the support strip (2) at a fastening point (3). Each contact part (5, 5a, 5b) comprises at least one plastically deformable connection element (50) for securing the contact part (5, 5a 5b) to the support strip (2). The at least one connection element (50) forms an integral part of the contact part (5, 5a, 5b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STAUBLI ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AG
    Inventors: Tom Kufner, Philipp Alexander Strehler, Fabian Hilti, Lucas Wirz
  • Patent number: 10587065
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric plug-connector socket comprising a cylindrical socket sleeve, wherein the socket sleeve is designed with an accommodating space, into which is pushed a cylindrical lamella cage with a multiplicity of parallel contact lamellae, wherein the lamella cage has a first and second end-side, encircling collar crosspiece, and the contact lamellae run therebetween, wherein the lamella cage, on both collar crosspieces, has preferably window-like apertures, and wherein a stamping method is used to introduce, into the lateral surface of the socket sleeve, a plurality of convexities which extend into the window-like apertures such that a preferably force-fitting connection is formed between the lamella cage and the socket sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Ungerer, Wolfgang Kerner, Timo Zentgraf, Michael Knödler
  • Patent number: 10541488
    Abstract: The invention relates to an outer conductor arrangement (4) for a coaxial connector (2). According to the invention, the outer conductor arrangement (4) is of two-part design, comprising a contact component (6) for electrical and mechanical connection to an outer conductor of a mating connector and comprising a connection component (8b) for electrical and mechanical connection to an outer conductor of a coaxial cable, wherein the contact component (6) and the connection component (8b) are electrically and mechanically connected to one another at a contact section (12b), wherein a compensation section (26) for compensation of a component difference in the region of the contact section (12b) is arranged between the contact component (6) and the connection component (8b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Zebhauser, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 10535948
    Abstract: A fitting connector includes a female connector provided with a female terminal and a female-side insulating member, and a male connector provided with a male terminal and a male-side insulating member. The male-side connecting body has a male-side space part into which an inner cylindrical body in a cylindrical shape having insulating property is inserted on the same cylindrical axis, and the female-side insulating member has a finger touch preventing body having a columnar or cylindrical shape arranged in the female-side space part on the same axis line as the cylindrical axis of the female-side space part, and inserted into a first space part formed inside the outer cylindrical body and a second space part formed inside the inner cylindrical body when the female-side connecting body and the male-side connecting body are in an inserted and fitted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Mori
  • Patent number: 10535943
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric plug connector socket (1) comprising a cylindrical socket sleeve (2), wherein the socket sleeve (2) is formed with a receiving space (20) in which a cylindrical lamination cage (3) having a multiplicity of contact laminations (31) running in parallel is pushed, wherein the lamination cage (3) has a first and second end-side encircling collar web (32a, 32b), between which the contact laminations (31) run, characterized in that the lamination cage (3) is clamped and/or fastened at the one (first) end at least axially and preferably also non-rotatably in the socket sleeve (2), and an axial and rotatable plain bearing in relation to the socket sleeve (2) is provided at the other (second) opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Dawid Szymura, Christian Ungerer
  • Patent number: 10460225
    Abstract: To provide a marking device that enables to easily find a tag determined as defective (RFID error, etc.) among a plurality of tags that are stacked or the like. The marking device to use with a sheet includes cut and raising part for forming, as a failure process, a cut and raised section to be positioned at an edge of the sheet having been found the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Miura, Masatoshi Takano, Hideyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10446963
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric plug-connector socket comprising a cylindrical socket sleeve, wherein the socket sleeve is designed with an accommodating space, into which is pushed a cylindrical lamella cage with a multiplicity of parallel contact lamellae, wherein the lamella cage has a first and second end-side, encircling collar crosspiece, and the contact lamellae run therebetween, wherein the lamella cage, on both collar crosspieces, has preferably window-like apertures, and wherein a stamping method is used to introduce, into the lateral surface of the socket sleeve, a plurality of convexities which extend into the window-like apertures such that a preferably force-fitting connection is formed between the lamella cage and the socket sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Ungerer, Wolfgang Kerner, Timo Zentgraf, Michael Knödler
  • Patent number: 10386382
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a wheel speed sensor comprising a sensor element, which has a rotation detection element for electromagnetic detection of a speed of a wheel, in particular of a motor vehicle, and a sensor housing enclosing the rotation detection element and a fastening element, which has a fastening opening for vehicle-side fastening of the wheel speed sensor. The sensor element is enclosed by a guide sleeve that guides and/or aligns and/or positions the rotation detection element, wherein the guide sleeve is detachably connected to the sensor element and fixable inside a receptacle of the fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tomczak, Hicham Saleh
  • Patent number: 10374347
    Abstract: An electrical connector contact has a body for receiving a conductor and for receiving a male pin contact. A spring is configured for engaging the pin contact and includes a plurality of spring fingers positioned for forming a bore with the spring fingers bent radially inwardly and configured for securing a pin in engagement with the body. A sleeve is configured for engaging the body to overlie the spring. Indentations are formed in the body at discrete positions around the body and extend radially inwardly into the pin section. The spring includes tongues extending radially inwardly and configured for extending into the indentations for securing the spring with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bianca, Leonid Foshansky
  • Patent number: 10347996
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a barrel type terminal, having a first connecting area and a second connecting area. The first connecting area has a first non-soldering surface and a first soldering surface. The second connecting area has a second non-soldering surface and a second soldering surface. Each of the first and second soldering surfaces and the first and second non-soldering surfaces has a first solder layer. A sleeve sheathes outside the barrel type terminal, and has a first fixing area and a second fixing area. Two second solder layers are provided between the first fixing area and the first soldering surface and between the second fixing area and the second soldering surface. The amount of solder provided between the first fixing area and the first soldering surface and between the second fixing area and the second soldering surface is greater than that provided on the first and second non-soldering surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yung Sheng Kung, Lu Xu, Jian Wei Gong
  • Patent number: 10305213
    Abstract: A terminal connecting structure includes a male terminal having a plated columnar rod portion, a female terminal having a cylindrical portion configured to receive the rod portion of the male terminal therein, and an elastic member attached to the cylindrical portion of the female terminal. The elastic member energizes the rod portion toward an inner surface of the cylindrical portion when the rod portion is inserted into the cylindrical portion. The female terminal has a plurality of projection portions protruding inward from respective regions located at both sides of a central portion of the inner surface of the cylindrical portion as seen from a front view. A tip end of each of the plurality of projection portions has a curved surface which is concave toward an outer side of the cylindrical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hirakawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kengo Machida
  • Patent number: 10297940
    Abstract: A terminal (10) includes a rectangular tubular box (20) that is open in a front-rear direction. The box (20) includes a bottom wall (30), first and second side walls (40,50) rising from sides (31) of the bottom wall (30), a ceiling wall (60) extending from an upper edge (41) of the first side wall (40) toward the second wall (50) and an outer wall (70) extending from an upper end(51) of the second side wall (50) toward the first side wall (40) along an upper surface of the ceiling wall (60). A holding piece (74F) projects on an extending end part (73F) of the outer wall (70). A holding recess (45F) is provided on an upper end part of the first side wall (40) and receives the holding piece (74F) so that a part of the holding piece (74F) is located inside the box (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Naotaka Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 10290965
    Abstract: An electrical-terminal includes a wire-attachment-end and a connection-end. The wire-attachment-end is configured to receive a wire-cable. The connection-end is opposite the wire-attachment-end. The connection-end has a top-wall, a bottom-wall, a left side-wall, and a right side-wall forming generally a rectilinear-shape and defining a cavity configured to receive a corresponding electrical-terminal inserted along a mating-axis. The connection-end includes an upper contact-frame and a lower contact-frame disposed within the cavity. The lower contact-frame terminates at a tip that is reversed 180-degrees such that the tip is disposed between the lower contact-frame and the bottom-wall. The lower contact-frame defines an inner-contact having a free-end disposed within a perimeter of the lower contact-frame. The lower contact-frame includes opposed-tabs disposed within opposed-windows defined by the left side-wall and the right side-wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 10224659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact sleeve (10) in the form of a hollow cylinder having a casing wall (12) and a center longitudinal axis (14) for an electrical connector for establishing electrical contact with a mating connector (32), wherein the contact sleeve (10) has at least two pairs of contact spring lamellae (18) on its casing wall (12), wherein the contact spring lamellae (18) of a pair are arranged radially opposite one another on the contact sleeve (10), wherein each contact spring lamella (18) has a radial raised portion (20) which forms an electrical contact area (22), wherein the raised portions (20) of a pair of contact spring lamellae (18) which are situated opposite one another are arranged at the same location in the axial direction with respect to the contact sleeve (10) in such a way that the contact areas (22) of said contact spring lamellae lie on a straight line (24) which perpendicularly intersects the center longitudinal axis (14) of the contact sleeve (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Pemwieser, Martin Zebhauser, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 10218107
    Abstract: A single element connector includes a first cage-like structure configured to receive a wire. The first cage-like structure includes an insert end and a single contact tine coupled to a top wall of the first cage-like structure. The single contact tine extends downward from the top wall to a base of the single element connector and directs a wire inserted into the single element connector to the base of the single element connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: Peter G. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10211613
    Abstract: A protective tube attaching method, the protective tube protecting an electric wire of a wire harness, includes inserting the electric wire through a small diameter protective tube and a large diameter protective tube which covers and is shorter than the small diameter protective tube so as to be movable relatively thereto; positioning one end portion of the large diameter protective tube at one reference portion of the wire harness; moving the small diameter protective tube relatively to the large diameter protective tube positioned at the one reference portion, to thereby position the other end portion of the small diameter protective tube at the other reference portion of the wire harness; and fixing the other end portion of the large diameter protective tube in a state that the other end portion of the large diameter protective tube overlaps with an outer circumferential surface of the small diameter protective tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaneko, Tomoyasu Murakami
  • Patent number: 10205261
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a contact member including a first contact unit having an arcuate outer periphery that is formed along an inner periphery of the female connector and is electrically connected to a female connector, and a second contact unit that is connected to the first contact unit and pushed outward in a radial direction by the male connector inside the internal space so as to be electrically connected to the male connector, and an uplift prevention unit that is locked not to move inward in the radial direction at an outer wall surface of the female connector and is configured to prevent an uplift of the first contact unit from the inner periphery of the female connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kengo Machida, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10199758
    Abstract: A contact includes a contact unit in contact with a terminal of a circuit board, to establish electric connection; and a barrel unit to contain the contact unit. The contact unit has a first contact point to come into contact with the terminal in an early stage of a relative slide operation in a connection direction when connected to the circuit board, and to be inclined according to the slide operation; a second contact point to swing toward the circuit board according to the inclination of the first contact point, and to be brought into contact with the terminal after a delay from the contact of the first contact point against the terminal; and a contact fulcrum portion. The barrel unit has protrusion support portions to support the contact fulcrum portion. Contact surfaces between the contact fulcrum portion and the protrusion support portions are each a rolled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Suzuki, Mitsuhiro Yoshida, Shogo Uehara, Shinya Okumura
  • Patent number: 10135180
    Abstract: A contact element comprises at least two strips and a row of webs, which are arranged between the strips and are contiguous with the strips, wherein the webs are connected resiliently to one of the strips via torsion sections and are inclined with respect to the strips in the deformed state, with the result that a first contact section extends above the strip and a second contact section extends below the strip, wherein the webs each have a front web rim and a rear web rim, which front web rim has a bulge, and which rear web rim has an indentation, which fits or is complementary to the bulge of a directly adjacent web rim, wherein the bulge provides said front contact section, and wherein the webs, to the side of the indentation, have two rear web sections, which provide the second contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
    Inventors: Mark Sturgess, Falk Blumenroth, Tom Ledermann, Lucas Wirz
  • Patent number: 10122109
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a conductive terminal main body having a female connection body, and a contact member arranged to oppose an inner circumferential surface of the female connection body in one region of an internal space. A first bulging body and a second bulging body protruding from the inner circumferential surface and electrically connected to a male connection body by sandwiching the male connection body with the contact member are provided in the other region of the internal space. The second bulging body has a first guide portion guiding the male connection body while sliding the male connection body, and a second guide portion guiding the contact member while sliding the contact member. Each of the first and second guide portions is formed in a tapered shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hirakawa, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Kengo Machida
  • Patent number: 10090608
    Abstract: An electrical connection system having a male terminal and female terminal configured to receive the male terminal. The female terminal has a resilient contact defining a ridge extending vertically from a top surface of the resilient contact and extends longitudinally along the resilient contact. The ridge is configured to provide a contact point between the female terminal and the male terminal. A leading edge of the ridge forms a ramp having an angle that is greater than 0 degrees and less than or equal to 30 degrees relative to the top surface of the resilient contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan D. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10050366
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sleeve for a female contact, its method of manufacture, and also a connector using the sleeve. The sleeve is provided with a first end and a second end presenting, respectively, a rotary symmetry around a common axis, the ends being inter-connected by a plurality of contact blades. Each contact blade presents connecting sections linking the median part of the blade to the first and the second end respectively. The connecting sections describe at least one truncated surface. Applications include the implementation of connectors for high intensity currents, usable especially for electric vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: EAXTRON (SARL)
    Inventors: Mathieu Chevreau, Marnix Van Der Mee
  • Patent number: 9960516
    Abstract: A contacting section protrudes from the elastic piece, has a hemispherical shape, and includes a hollow portion and a contact portion. The hollow portion is located at a center of the contacting section, has a recess in a direction away from a connecting part of a counterpart terminal, and has no contact with a surface of the connecting part. The contact portion is located to sandwich the hollow portion in a plan view of the elastic piece and comes in contact with the surface of the connecting part. The hollow portion has a circular shape in the plan view of the elastic piece. The contact portion has an annular shape located on an outer periphery of the hollow portion in the plan view of the elastic piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Onuma
  • Patent number: 9917390
    Abstract: An electrical connector contact has a body for receiving a conductor and for receiving a male pin contact. A spring is configured for engaging the pin contact and includes a plurality of spring fingers positioned for forming a bore with the spring fingers bent radially inwardly and configured for securing a pin in engagement with the body. A sleeve is configured for engaging the body to overlie the spring. Indentations are formed in the body at discrete positions around the body and extend radially inwardly into the pin section. The spring includes tongues extending radially inwardly and configured for extending into the indentations for securing the spring with the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bianca, Leonid Foshansky
  • Patent number: 9912104
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier for use with a lightning arrestor connector comprises a plurality of physically connected cells defining a hollow, tubular side wall, with each cell including a frame formed from dielectric material and an aperture that creates a void within the frame. The dielectric barrier is configured to be positioned between an inner conductor and an outer conductor and provides a low resistance path from one conductor to the other conductor when the voltage between the two conductors exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Maunfacturing and Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christian Barr
  • Patent number: 9901383
    Abstract: A control module for a powered surgical tool. The module includes a shell. Internal to the shell is a circuit for controlling the power generating unit of the tool with which the module is associated. Conductive pins extend through the shell to provide electrical connections to the components within the shell. Active seals are disposed around the conductors and the inner walls of the shell that define the openings in which the pins are seated. Each active seal include an inner and outer skirt. A biasing component disposed between the skirts urges the inner skirt against the section of the conductive pin seated in the opening. The biasing component also urges the outer skirt against the adjacent opening-defining inner wall of the shell. The active seal functions as a barrier between the conductive pin and the adjacent inner wall of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventor: William L. Hassler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9847591
    Abstract: An electric terminal assembly includes a conductor. The conductor has a conductor body and a plurality of contact arms that extend from the conductor body in an outward direction to respective arm ends. The contact arms are located around a terminal axis. The electric terminal assembly also includes a cap fixed relative to the conductor. The cap is located farther from the conductor body in the outward direction than the arm ends. The cap defines a cap opening that the terminal axis extends through. The cap is located farther from the conductor body in the outward direction than the arm ends, and the cap is closer to the terminal axis than the arm ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Tulasi Sadras-Ravindra
  • Patent number: 9831585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical terminal for a female connector. The terminal includes a contact blade having a first sheet plane. The contact blade is configured to contact an electrical pin with a contact force when the terminal is mated with the electrical and a separate support blade having a second sheet plane. The support blade engages with a corresponding contact blade to increase the contact force. The first and second sheet planes are orientated substantially perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Francois Cormier, Sylvain Bossuyt, Patrice Cappe
  • Patent number: 9831587
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical terminal for a female connector. The terminal includes a contact blade having a first sheet plane. The contact blade is configured to contact an electrical pin with a contact force when the terminal is mated with the electrical and a separate support blade having a second sheet plane. The support blade engages with a corresponding contact blade to increase the contact force. The first and second sheet planes are orientated substantially perpendicular to each other. The support blade includes an engaging portion configured to engage the corresponding contact blade transversely in a middle of the corresponding contact blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Francois Cormier, Sylvain Bossuyt, Patrice Cappe
  • Patent number: 9812802
    Abstract: An electrical terminal is disclosed. The electrical terminal has a first contact made of a first metal and a coupling member made of a metal fixed to the first contact. The coupling member has a cantilever extending along the first contact with a free end extending toward the first contact. The cantilever presses a second contact made of the first metal against the first contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Keita Terajima, Masaaki Harasawa
  • Patent number: 9768526
    Abstract: A crimp-connection structural body, a wire harness, a method of manufacturing a crimp-connection structural body, and a manufacturing device are provided. The crimp-connection structural body includes an insulated wire formed by covering a conductor by an insulating cover, and a crimp terminal having a crimp section allowing connection by crimp of a conductor exposed portion formed by exposing the conductor. The crimp section is formed of a closed-barrel-type crimp section, and a cross-sectional shape of the crimp section in a radial direction is formed into an approximately recessed cross-sectional shape having a crimp recessed portion formed by indenting by inclined portions inclined from positions spaced-apart from each other by a predetermined distance. The predetermined distance is set to 90% or less of an entire width of the crimp section. An opposedly facing angle made by the inclined portions is set to a value which ranges from 10° to 120° inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kawamura, Takashi Tonoike, Takahito Nakashima, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Taga
  • Patent number: 9716346
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a positive terminal received in the housing and a metallic shell shielding around the mating portion. The housing has a base portion and a mating portion extending forwardly from the base portion. The metallic shell shields around the mating portion to form a first mating cavity opening forwardly and surrounding an outer surface of the mating portion. The mating portion has a second mating cavity recessed from a front face thereof to be separated from the first mating cavity and opening forwardly. The positive terminal has a contacting portion exposed in the second mating cavity. The metallic shell has at least one elastic pressing portion extending into the first mating cavity to be used as a negative terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wen-Yi Hsieh, Zhi-Hui Zhu, Wei-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 9698554
    Abstract: A female terminal includes a box portion which is formed into a quadrangular prism-like shape so as for a tab of a male terminal to fit therein by bending a copper alloy plate which is obtained by being continuously and repeatedly bent before an age heat treatment is applied thereto, which has a proof stress of 700 MPa or larger and a width of 10 mm or larger and in which no crack is produced therein when bent 180 degrees about a bending axis which is at right angle to a rolling direction of the copper alloy plate. The box portion comprises notches which are formed in inner sides of bent portions produced by bending the copper alloy plate. A depth of the notch is set to be in the range from ¼ to ½ of a thickness of the copper alloy plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: DOWA METALTECH CO., LTD., YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kubodera, Hisashi Suda
  • Patent number: 9673549
    Abstract: A connector including: a male terminal; a female terminal having a tube into which the male terminal is inserted; and an elastic member assembled inside the tube, wherein protrusions inwardly protruding are formed on an inner wall of the tube, the protrusions include: first protrusions provided at positions where two straight lines extending from one point on an axis of the tube cross the inner wall, the two straight lines forming a first angle therebetween and each being perpendicular to the axis; and second protrusions provided at positions where two straight lines extending from one point on the axis cross the inner wall, the two straight lines forming a second angle and each being perpendicular to the axis, the first protrusions and two second protrusions being provided in a direction parallel to the axis, and the elastic member urges the male terminal inserted in the tube, toward the protrusions side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ato Nakano, Yasuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9614298
    Abstract: A crimp terminal is provided with a core wire crimping part having a bottom part and a caulking piece part that extends from a side of the bottom part. The core wire crimping part crimps a core wire composed of a plurality of strands of an electric wire. A number of triangular serrations are provided on a face of the core wire crimping part to which the core wire is crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaya Kondou, Yoshitaka Ito
  • Patent number: 9570850
    Abstract: A system for the transmission of electrical current that has at least two rigid conductors, wherein the two conductors are connected via at least one electrically conducting, deformable connecting element, which can comprise a helical spring that is shaped like a ring in the direction of the longitudinal axis thereof and grips a section of a first conductor under pre-tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Willem Blakborn
  • Patent number: 9564700
    Abstract: A terminal includes a box-shaped body part including a pair of a first side wall and second side wall which are raised from both side ends of a bottom wall, a top wall extended from the first side wall, and an auxiliary wall extended from the second side wall. The top wall includes a first slit opening on a side end face of the top wall. The auxiliary wall includes a second slit opening on a side end face of the auxiliary wall. A stabilizer is formed by a portion on a front side of a separating portion formed by the second slit. A stabilizer reinforcing section is formed by a portion on a front side of a separating portion formed by the first slit. An engagement section is formed by a portion on a rear side of the separating portion formed by the first slit of the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Matsumura, Tomoyoshi Fukaya, Kenji Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 9537227
    Abstract: A female electrical terminal includes a generally planar base member formed of a first conductive material. The base member includes a connection portion configured to electrically and mechanically contact with a corresponding male electrical terminal. The base member further includes an attachment portion configured to be attached to a wire cable. The female electrical terminal also includes a cover member that is formed of a second conductive material. The cover member longitudinally encircles the connection portion and defines a biasing member depending from the cover member and into a cavity formed by the cover member. The biasing member is configured to bias the male electrical terminal into electrical and frictional contact with the connection portion of the base member of the female electrical terminal. A method of producing such female terminal assemblies wherein the cover members are interconnected by a carrier strip is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Morello, James M. Rainey
  • Patent number: 9537243
    Abstract: An electrical contact element and a method of manufacturing an electrical contact element having a connecting segment which is formed of a copper sheet and comprising a coating overlaying the copper sheet having at least two layers. A first layer contains at least 60% by weight of tin. A second layer is disposed between the first layer and the copper sheet. The second layer contains a copper-containing alloy. The copper-containing alloy contains 40 to 80% by weight of copper and 20 to 60% by weight of zinc. The combined percentage by weight of copper and zinc in the second layer is at least 90%. A third layer containing tin may be disposed between the second layer and the copper sheet. A fourth layer containing zinc may be disposed on a side of the first layer opposite the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Markus Gaertner
  • Patent number: 9490562
    Abstract: A hyperboloid contact socket comprises a tubular body of conductive material having at one end an entrance aperture and cavity for receiving a mating pin terminal, and an integral termination extending from the opposite end of the tubular body. The tubular body contains a plurality of conductive wires attached at their inner ends to the inner surface of the tubular body at or near the bottom of the cavity by a press fit plug. The outer ends of the conductive wires are fastened to the tubular body by being wrapped around a reduced diameter section at the open end of the tubular body and secured by a press fit ring. The conductive wires are disposed within the tubular body in an angular disposition to form the shape of a single sheet hyperboloid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: QA Technology Company, Inc.
    Inventors: John Verity, Robert P. Lascelles, Paul M. Gurrisi, Jeffery M. Brown
  • Patent number: 9484644
    Abstract: Provided are a male terminal main body (15) of a male terminal (11), an uneven portion (17) formed, on an outer peripheral surface of the male terminal main body (15), of a plurality of ridges (19) and a plurality of grooves (21), a tubular female terminal main body (23) of the female terminal (13), and a spring contact (37) housed in the female terminal main body (23) in such a manner that a plurality of leaf spring pieces (39) provided corresponding to the ridges (19) are moved from positions facing the grooves (21) to positions facing the ridges (19) by a relative movement of the male terminal main body (15) and are in elastic contact with the ridges (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Ohkubo, Shuhei Ando
  • Patent number: 9444172
    Abstract: A connector in which a large contact pressure between male and female terminals is obtained. The female terminal has an elastic wall portion that is outwardly pressed by the displaced elastic contact piece to be displaced. The elastic lance is disposed on the side of the elastic wall portion of the socket portion so as to be outwardly pressed by the displaced elastic wall portion to be displaced. The displaced elastic contact piece is pressed by the displaced elastic wall portion and the elastic lance, thereby increasing the contact pressure of the elastic contact piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: HOSIDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Kawakami, Daisuke Sasaki, Takayuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 9331427
    Abstract: Electrical connecting device including an insulating body with parallel longitudinal seats and, respectively adapted to accommodate a connecting element with spring terminal and an actuator pin with profile cam facing a spring of the terminal to cause the opening and closing of said terminal by means of sliding in the corresponding seat, said spring being a ring-shaped spring with a curved lower portion, a back ascending portion engageable by a protruding portion of said cam profile of the actuator pin and an upper portion with a slot adapted to receive at least one electrical conductor, characterized in that in said actuator pin a hollow seat delimited by two lateral walls is provided adapted to receive the aforementioned ascending leg of the spring-shaped ring in condition of maximum extroversion of the spring, i.e. upon empty closed terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRIA LOMBARDA MATERIALE ELETTRICO—I.L.M.E. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Tito Alessandro Tedeschi