Adapted To Be Mounted To Flat Panel With Longitudinal Axis Of Socket Perpendicular To Plane Of Panel Patents (Class 439/844)
  • Patent number: 11258193
    Abstract: A board connector includes terminal fittings (60) including board connecting portions (62), and a housing (10) made of synthetic resin containing a fibrous filler (80), disposed on a circuit board (90) and including a wall (18) rising in a vertical direction intersecting a surface of the circuit board (90). The wall (18) has a terminal mounting region (21) in which the terminal fittings (60) are mounted. The wall (18) includes elongated recesses (31) with a longitudinal direction aligned with the vertical direction and arranged side by side in a width direction in a distant region (22) located on a side of the terminal mounting region (21) distant from the circuit board (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitom Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsunori Kitajima
  • Patent number: 10741946
    Abstract: A tube used for producing an electrically conductive connection between an electrical conducting element and a printed circuit board of a light fixture. The use of the tube in the printed circuit board makes it possible, due to a corresponding configuration and a region which widens in relation to the longitudinal direction, that the tube can be connected to the printed circuit board or is held thereby and can be soldered. Additionally, the configuration or widened portion prevents soldering agent from penetrating into the tube, so that a wire for voltage supply can then be introduced into the tube and can be connected thereto by deformation. As a result, an automatic and reliable method is made possible, so that a cost saving is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Joerg, Matthias Kellner, Thomas Klafta, Wolfgang Seitz, Christoph Steidl, Marcel Vuc
  • Patent number: 9767979
    Abstract: A line terminal is for an electrical switching apparatus. The electrical switching apparatus includes a stationary contact and a movable contact structured to move into and out of engagement with the stationary contact in order to close and open the electrical switching apparatus, respectively. The line terminal includes a lip portion structured to be connected to the stationary contact in order to provide an electrical pathway therebetween; an arm portion extending from the lip portion, the arm portion having an engaging portion structured to receive and engage a conductive post member and provide an electrical pathway between the conductive post member and the stationary contact; a neck portion extending from the arm portion; and a tab portion extending from the neck portion and being located internal with respect to the engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Jerome Whipple, Edward Ethber Lias
  • Patent number: 9160082
    Abstract: A sleeve contact includes a base body, a clamping sleeve, and a spring. The base body includes a receiving region. The clamping sleeve displaceable against the base body. The spring has first and second S-curve sections and is mounted at one end to the base body to thereby form a lever having a short lever arm from the end to the first S-curve section and a long lever arm from the end to the second S-curve section. The clamping sleeve acts on the spring as the contact sleeve displaces to produce a contact force towards the receiving region such that the long lever arm is pressed by the clamping sleeve towards the receiving region to thereby cause the short lever arm to bear against a plug contact inserted into the receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Heringhaus, Herbert Plate, Patrick Heinemann
  • Patent number: 9106006
    Abstract: A connector, the connector comprises a tabulate main body and a plurality of tabulate conductors provided on the main body, nested with a pairing connector. Each conductor includes a tabulate terminal located in the main body and engaged with a pairing terminal of the pairing connector, and a rear end outwardly extended to the main body and connected to a terminal connecting part provided on the surface of a mounting part. A face of the rear end on the side of the mounting part is more distant to the surface of the mounting part than a face of the main body on the side of the mounting part. The rear end is connected to the terminal connecting part through an anisotropic conductive film provided between its face on the side of the mounting part and the terminal connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiko Fukui, Hideo Nagasawa, Toshihiro Niitsu, Hirokazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8137144
    Abstract: A pin connector includes: a metal outer shell having a tubular wall that has an inner surface, an annular shoulder face that is formed on the inner surface, and a punched rib that protrudes inwardly from the inner surface above the annular shoulder face; and a metal clamping device having an annular wall with an outer surface abutted against the inner surface, a retaining flange, and a plurality of resilient clamp arms. The retaining flange protrudes outwardly from the outer surface of the annular wall to extend over the annular shoulder face and is pressed by the punched rib against the annular shoulder face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: E-Full Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 7658654
    Abstract: A female terminal fitting includes a bottom plate which extends in a front-back direction, a female electrical contact portion formed on a front side of the bottom plate, a board connecting portion extending backward of the bottom plate, and a stress relaxation portion. The bottom plate has a first stress relaxation portion which is resiliently deformable in an up-down direction. A side wall is erected from and formed on at least one side portion of the bottom plate in a right-left direction. A connecting portion connects to the board connecting portion in a state that the board connecting portion is arranged so as to be parallel to the front-back direction and is located more inside than the side wall. The connecting portion is a second stress relaxation portion which is resiliently deformable in the right-left direction and in the front-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Ohyama, Shinobu Suzuki, Masakuni Samejima
  • Patent number: 7413483
    Abstract: A female connector head for a multi-line electrical connection is provided. The connector head includes a housing having proximal and distal faces. The housing defines a plurality of elongate lumens connecting the proximal and distal faces. Each lumen defines a receiving opening for a receptacle on the proximal face of the housing. Each lumen is configured to receive, enclose and hold a receptacle that is snap-fit into the lumen and defines at least one shoulder recess adapted to buttress a locking tab on a distal end of a receptacle. The housing further has at least two support pins extending from the distal face, and has at least two guiding pins extending normal from the distal face from two positions which are asymmetric about a center point of the distal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: GE Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret Karadimas, Thomas Pravongviengkham
  • Patent number: 7394044
    Abstract: A device for exchanging heat for motor vehicles, having at least one first component connected to an electrical power supply and whose temperature varies dependent on current flowing through the component, at least one second component including at least one first and at least one second part element each of which are at least indirectly conductively connected to the first component, wherein at least one part element includes a first connecting means and at least one electrical contact means which is at least indirectly conductively connected to at least one part element of at least one second component and serves to connect an electrical power supply wherein the contact means includes at least one second connecting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Behr France Rouffach SAS
    Inventors: Michel Brun, Maxime Mundel, Pascal Miss, St├Ęphane Jaoaen, Christophe Schmittheisler, Mathieu Mougey, Jean-Blaise Hils, Claude Lengert
  • Patent number: 7207849
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical contact element made out of a stamped sheet metal part, a one-piece combination of an edgewise-wound spring element that is resilient about an axis lying perpendicular to the plane of the sheet metal with a leaf spring-like flat spring element that is connected to the edgewise-wound spring element and that is resilient about an axis lying in the plane of the sheet metal, the plane of the sheet metal of the flat spring element being oriented perpendicular to the plane of the sheet metal of the edgewise-wound spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Bernd Zinn
  • Patent number: 7048596
    Abstract: An electrical connector and method of making same includes a bore extending from an open first end of a housing to an opposed second end. An electrical contact formed of a plurality of contact strips with opposed angularly offset ends and fixedly secured in electrical contact with the housing in the angularly offset position by an internal end anchor and an external end anchor. In one aspect, detents are formed in at least one of the contact strips to engage a complimentary recess in a conductive member insertable into the bore and contact to releasably retain the conductive member in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: KonneKtech, Ltd.
    Inventors: Judith J. Swearingen, legal representative, Michael E. Uppleger, Dean D. Swearingen, deceased
  • Patent number: 6620001
    Abstract: In a connector for a circuit board, an engaging groove 27 for adjusting alignment of board connecting pins 17 in the longitudinal direction of a circuit board connecter 12 is formed in a housing 14. A retainer 21 is attached to a surface of the housing 14 from which the board connecting pins 17 are projected. A slit 30 for adjusting the alignment of the board connecting pins 17 in the widthwise direction of the board connector 12 is formed in the retainer 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Isshiki, Kouichi Shirouzu
  • Patent number: 6402571
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electrical socket contact (1) with a base part (2) and two contact spring arms (7) integrated on the base part. The socket contact also has a guide rail (8) which is integrated on the base part in an offset position in relation to the spring arms (7) and which on the introduction of a contact pin of a complementary plug guides and centres the said contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Steffen Muller, Harald Lutsch
  • Patent number: 6244909
    Abstract: A board-mounted-type connector 1 includes a housing body 3, metal terminals 2 mounted in the housing body 3, and a retainer 4 mounted on the lower side of the housing body 3 to hold the metal terminal 2 against withdrawal. The metal terminal 2 has connecting ports 5A and 5B formed respectively at its upper end lower ends. The board-mounted-type connector 1 is mounted on a board 12, and in this condition each mating metal terminal 7 can be connected to the associated metal terminal 2 through a terminal-loosely-fitting hole 30, formed in the board 12, from that side of the board 12 facing away from the board-mounted-connector 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignees: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hajime Okada, Eiji Kojima, Koichi Shirouzu
  • Patent number: 5779492
    Abstract: A first contact member comprises a liquid conductor which comes into contact with a second contact member so as to establish the electric connection between the two contact members. A container contains the first contact member therein. The second contact member is pin-shaped. The container is tube-shaped and has a containing portion, which is filled with the liquid conductor, and has an opening through which the second contact member is inserted. An area contraction portion for contracting the cross sectional area of the container is formed at a position between the containing portion and the opening. The container is installed in a through hole provided in a base member. The container includes a pipe member of an electric conductor which comes into direct contact with the liquid conductor and a plug member to be inserted into the hole, before the pipe member is inserted, for preventing the liquid conductor from escaping from the container. The container is formed of elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Okuyama, Kouji Watanabe, Tatsuo Chiyonobu, Kaoru Hashimoto, Kyoichiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 5626484
    Abstract: A first contact member comprises a liquid conductor which comes into contact with a second contact member so as to establish the electric connection between the two contact members. A container contains the first contact member therein. The second contact member is pin-shaped. The container is tube-shaped and has a containing portion, which is filled with the liquid conductor, and has an opening through which the second contact member is inserted. An area contraction portion for contracting the cross sectional area of the container is formed at a position between the containing portion and the opening. The container is installed in a through hole provided in a base member. The container includes a pipe member of an electric conductor which comes into direct contact with the liquid conductor and a plug member to be inserted into the hole, before the pipe member is inserted, for preventing the liquid conductor from escaping from the container. The container is formed of elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takeshi Okuyama, Kouji Watanabe, Tatsuo Chiyonobu, Kaoru Hashimoto, Kyoichiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 5397254
    Abstract: A pin socket carrier system is disclosed for positioning and mounting an array of pin receiving sockets to a planar electronic device, such as a printed circuit board (PCB). The system comprises a plurality of first drawn metal cup-shaped sockets having a closed end and an outwardly flanged open end, a like plurality of second drawn metal cylindrical sockets mounted at least partially in the first drawn metal cup-shaped sockets. Each of the second drawn metal cylindrical sockets is characterized at one end thereof by plural axial slots to define plural wall sections, where the wall sections are angled inwardly to electrically contact an electronic pin inserted therein, and at the opposite end by at least a first outwardly flared portion, where the first flared portion is configured to lie contiguous with at least a part of the outwardly flared open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 14, 1995
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Francis R. Powell
  • Patent number: 5277595
    Abstract: In a system including a motherboard and a daughterboard a receptacle is disposed in an insulated housing mounted on the motherboard while a pin is disposed on the daughterboard. The receptacle comprises a socket and an integral threaded shank, the socket portion having an enlarged collar with an abutment surface thereon. The receptacle has a central and axial passage. The collar is larger than the dimension of an opening extending through the motherboard while the shank is sized to pass therethrough and to present the threads to the second surface thereof. A threaded nut engages with the threads on the shank accessible from the second surface of the motherboard. When the nut is threaded onto the shank the receptacle is held mechanically to the motherboard and into electrical connection with a conductive path thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Stephen L. Clark
  • Patent number: 4981450
    Abstract: A high reliability low cost connector has flat retainers blanked from an electrically conductive sheet metal and inserted into an opening in an electrically insulating body. Each retainer has a post at one end extending from an opening at one side of the body and has a pair of integral wings spaced from each other in a plane at its opposite end disposed in the opening at an opposite side of the body. Spring clips are blanked and formed from an electrically conductive sheet metal spring material and are inserted into the body openings so loop portions of the clips fit between the pairs of retainer wings in each opening and are biased into resilient electrical engagement with the retainer wings. Each clip preferably has two pairs of juxtaposed spring leaves integral with the loop spaced at 90.degree. relative to each other around a common axis to grip a terminal inserted between the spring leaves. The loops are also formed with interruptions in each loop in a common location between two adjacent spring leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Amedeo Salvatore
  • Patent number: 4938702
    Abstract: A connector clamp for attaching conductive surface pads on a flexible sheet to a printed wiring board having complementary conductive surface pads is bent from an elongated precut pattern. The resulting clamp member includes a series of transverse fingers along one leg of a U-shaped cross-sectional configuration. The fingers are opposed by a continuous leg joined to them by a continuous central base that completes the U-shaped cross-sectional configuration. The internal width across the central base exceeds the combined thickness of the sheet and board secured by the clamp. It exerts clamping force along a line extending across both clamp legs to assure both mechanical and electrical connection between the joined elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Key Tronic Corporation
    Inventor: George P. English
  • Patent number: 4773877
    Abstract: The contactor is used for an electronic tester for testing of electronic items such as printed circuit boards, integrated circuits or the like. It has at least one resilient contact pin which has a piston member and a spring. The piston member and the spring are formed in a single piece from a single piece of metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 27, 1988
    Assignee: Feinmetall GmbH
    Inventors: Gustav Kruger, Sven Hinnerwisch
  • Patent number: 4743205
    Abstract: A female coaxial connector having a substantially cylindrical conductive shell with an opening for receiving the columnar connecting portion of a male coaxial connector, which comprises a female contacting portion provided within the opening and having at least one pair of contact fingers extending in the circumferential direction so as to give elasticity and defining a clearance communicating with the opening, and a protective member provided in contact with or in the proximity of the outside of the female contacting portion for the protection thereof. A method of making a female coaxial connector, which comprises the steps of stamping conductive shells and protective members in integral form, folding the integral conductive shell and protective member at a bend to form a double structure, and making the double structured conductive shell and protective member into cylindrical form, followed by the insertion of an assembly of a dielectric body and a female terminal into the conductive shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1988
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ikujiro Mitani, Fumio Kobayashi, Norihide Kawanami
  • Patent number: 4734063
    Abstract: Various methods and techniques for making barrel terminals are disclosed, all of which are based upon the initial formation of the terminal contactor strips as an integral flat sheet metal blank produced by a conventional stamping operation. The contactor strips may thus be maintained in a predetermined relationship with each other and manipulated as a unit through successive assembly steps well adapted to be performed by automated tooling.Several contactor strip blank configurations are disclosed, together with assembly methods for forming and assembling the blanks into completed barrel terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1988
    Assignees: Joseph J. Koch, Richard N. Koch
    Inventors: Joseph J. Koch, Richard N. Koch, Peter H. Vandekerkhof
  • Patent number: 4714442
    Abstract: A low-profile, conductive lead socket for insertion into a plated-through hole or conductive sleeve to receive a component lead inserted therein. The socket includes a cylindrical portion with upper and lower axial openings and a plurality of compliant fingers which extend from the lower opening to engage the inserted lead. The circumference of the socket frictionally engages the bore of the hole to establish electrical continuity between the lead and sleeve or hole plating. The fingers are angularly disposed in a helical arrangement about the central axis of the socket to shorten the socket profile without reducing finger compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 22, 1987
    Assignee: Augat Inc.
    Inventor: William B. Walkup
  • Patent number: 4707052
    Abstract: An electrical contact of the tulip type for receiving legs of an integrated circuit or similar component. The contact has a tubular body produced by cold forming and has two parallel walls of small thickness through which are punched two tabs of substantially rectangular shape. The tabs face each other and converge towards the bottom of the tubular body. The walls of small thickness are connected by walls of larger thickness. When mounted in an insulating block, the contacts are oriented with the thinner walls parallel to the longitudinal axis of the block, and the longer side of the legs of the component to be received in the block are similarly arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1987
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Jean C. Bouley
  • Patent number: 4671584
    Abstract: An electrical power connector for conducting electrical power from a power bus bar to a circuit card. More particularly, the connector includes contact elements having tab terminal receiving receptacles positioned in a dielectric housing in a staggered arrangement so that the forces requires to insert tab terminals into the receptacles are distributed. Further, the terminal-receiving space in each receptacle is defined by a stationary member on one side and dual side-by-side spring-biased members on the other side so that the force required to insert a tab terminal therein is initially incremental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Lee A. Barkus, Matthew M. Sucheski