Having Resilient Cantilevered Clamping Finger Located Within Tubular Body Patents (Class 439/852)
  • Patent number: 11456550
    Abstract: A female terminal includes a terminal connecting portion extending along a length direction and having an insertion opening on a front end in the length direction, a male terminal being inserted into the insertion opening, a resilient contact piece disposed inside the terminal connecting portion and configured to sandwich the male terminal between the terminal connecting portion and the resilient contact piece, a plurality of spring members disposed side by side across a gap along the length direction inside the terminal connecting portion and configured to resiliently contact the male terminal from one side in a width direction intersecting the length direction and the height direction, and a projecting portion projecting from the other side in the width direction toward the one side in the width direction inside the terminal connecting portion and configured to sandwich the male terminal between the plurality of spring members and the projecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Nishitani, Masaaki Tabata, Teruo Hara
  • Patent number: 11394153
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a connector and a terminal. The connector includes a terminal. The terminal includes an insert portion. The insert portion includes a front frame portion, a rear frame portion, a top plate portion, an arc discharge contact member and a primary contact member. The arc discharge contact member includes a bottom plate portion and a top elastic arm. The bottom plate portion connects the front frame portion and the rear frame portion and is spaced apart from the top plate portion in an up-down direction. The top elastic arm extends from the rear frame portion to the front frame portion and is positioned below the top plate portion. The arc discharge contact member is positioned in front of the primary contact member. The primary contact member includes a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm. The first elastic arm extends from the rear frame portion to the front frame portion and is adjacent between the bottom plate portion and the top elastic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Zhi-Dong Chen, Hao Yin
  • Patent number: 11374341
    Abstract: In a connection terminal including a box-shaped connection portion that has a bottom wall, one side wall and another side wall that are erected on both sides of the bottom wall, and a ceiling wall, the ceiling wall has a lower ceiling wall obtained by bending the one side wall toward the other side wall, and an upper ceiling wall obtained by bending the other side wall toward the one side wall at an upper bent portion and is superposed above the lower ceiling wall, a protrusion is provided on a side of the lower ceiling wall close to the lower bent portion, and a locking portion is provided on a side of the upper ceiling wall close to the lower bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Akagi
  • Patent number: 11342699
    Abstract: A terminal fitting 10 is provided with a body portion 11 having a tubular shape and extending in a front-rear direction. The body portion 11 includes an outer wall portion 17 arranged from one end toward another end in a width direction. The outer wall portion 17 includes a bent portion 43 curved on one end side in the width direction and having a curved outer side surface facing forward, a stabilizer 29 having a bent shape and projecting outward on another end side in the width direction, and cutout portions 37, 38 open in a front end of the outer wall portion 17 on both widthwise sides of the bent portion 43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Hirota
  • Patent number: 11303054
    Abstract: In a connection terminal including a box-shaped connection portion having an insertion opening into which a mating connection portion is inserted, and an elastic piece that is elastically deformable, is arranged inside the connection portion, with an free end arranged on a side of the insertion opening, and has a contact portion that comes into contact with the mating connection portion, the connection portion is provided with a protective wall protruding toward an inside of the connection portion and arranged adjacent to the free end of the elastic piece, and a side of the free end of the elastic piece is arranged so as to intersect an extension line connecting a protruding end of the protective wall and an opening edge of the insertion opening facing the protruding end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukiyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11264754
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electrical terminal includes a contact formed and a hood surrounding the contact. The contact and hood have cooperating retention features for securing the contact to the hood, and the hood provides strengthening features for improving the mechanical properties of the contact. The electrical terminal is mounted in a connector assembly. The electrical terminal has features which prevent or minimize damage to a seal of the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Dwaraganathan Bhagyanathan Sathianathan, Yves Lepottier
  • Patent number: 11223149
    Abstract: A dual elastic plate connector includes an engagement portion and a combination portion; the engagement portion including a first elastic plate, a second elastic plate, and a protrusion part; the combination portion combined with a cable; the first elastic plate including a head portion and a stem portion, with a curve structure as a connection portion connected therebetween; the second elastic plate including a head portion and a stem portion, with a curve structure as a connection portion connected therebetween; a bending direction of the two bending structures being arranged in opposite; the stem portion of the first elastic plate overlapping the head portion of the second elastic plate. When the connector is combined with another connector, the yield resistance, the combination stability, and the forward contact force are improved by the reverse stack arrangement between the two elastic plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: AMPHENOL EAST ASIA ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dan-Ren He, De-Ming Li
  • Patent number: 11205865
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped wire (1) includes a connector terminal (2), a wire (3), a relay conductor (4) and a sealing member (5). The connector terminal (2) is arranged in an insertion hole (71) provided in a connector case (7). The wire (3) is formed by bundling a plurality of conductors (31). The relay conductor (4) is composed of one conductor and electrically connects the connector terminal (2) and the wire (3). The sealing member (5) is mounted on the outer periphery of the relay conductor (4) and arranged in the insertion hole (71) to close a clearance (S1) between the inner periphery of the sealing member (5) and the outer periphery of the relay conductor (4) and a clearance (S2) between the outer periphery of the sealing member (5) and the inner periphery of the insertion hole (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Tsutomu Hashimoto, Hiroki Hirai, Hisashi Sawada, Kosuke Sone, Toshikazu Saba, Takehiro Matsunaga, Yasuto Takeda, Yoshitaka Ikeda, Kazuyoshi Ohara, Takahiro Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11038290
    Abstract: A connecting terminal for a coaxial connector includes a fixing portion, an inserting portion integrally connected to a first end of the fixing portion, a cable connecting portion integrally connected to a second end of the fixing portion opposite to the first end of the fixing portion, and a stopper portion disposed inside the fixing portion. The stopper portion prevents an injection molding gel from flowing from the second end to the first end within the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Qijun Zhao, Jianfei Yu, Bo Gao, Biao Pan, Ning Wang, Jiefeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10931900
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a semiconductor layer including an impurity region of a first conductivity type, a photoelectric converter electrically connected to the impurity region, and a transistor having a gate of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a source and a drain, the transistor including the impurity region as one of the source and the drain, the gate being electrically connected to the impurity region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Hirase, Yoshihiro Sato, Yoshinori Takami, Masayuki Takase, Masashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 10923833
    Abstract: A female wire terminal includes a box extending longitudinally from a crimp end to an open forward end that is configured to receive a male wire terminal. The box is provided by upper and lower walls joined by a first lateral wall. A second lateral wall is joined to the lower wall opposite the first lateral wall. The upper wall provides a protrusion that is configured to cooperate with an electrical connector. The upper wall overlaps and abuts at a rearward end of a longitudinal edge of the second lateral wall opposite the first lateral wall. The rearward end is opposite the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Luis Eduardo Solano Siller, Victor M. Retana, Luis Daniel Berino Avalos, Robert B. Snader, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10862226
    Abstract: A terminal fitting including a cylindrical portion into which a mating terminal is to be inserted; and a contact beam provided inside the cylindrical portion, the contact beam extending toward an insertion direction of the mating terminal into the cylindrical portion, being elastically deformable along a deflection direction of the contact beam and including a protruding portion extending in a direction intersecting the deflection direction, and the cylindrical portion including a peripheral wall and an engagement portion to be engaged with the protruding portion to regulate a movement of the contact beam, the engagement portion including a first portion and a second portion protruding from the peripheral wall of the cylindrical portion toward an inside of the cylindrical portion to regulate the movement of the contact beam in the deflection direction and in the insertion direction respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Mochizuki, Kouichirou Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10847913
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (1) includes a rectangular tubular body (10). A resilient contact piece (16) is arranged inside the body (10) and a pressure receiving piece (18) faces the resilient contact piece (16) inside the body (10). The resilient contact piece (16) has a base end (16Eb) curved inward of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). The pressure receiving piece (18) has one end including a base end (18Eb) curved inwardly of the body (10) from an end of the body (10). An area of a first facing surface (16F) of the resilient contact piece (16) to be contacted by a tab (41) serves as a first plating area (16M) having Ag plating applied thereto. Areas of a second facing surface (18F) of the pressure receiving piece (18) to be contacted by the tab (41) serves as second plating areas (18M) having Ag plating applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanji Horiuchi, Kensaku Takata, Kan Murai
  • Patent number: 10777926
    Abstract: A multi-contact terminal includes a polygonal tube with side walls. Front resilient contact pieces extend from front ends of the side walls in a connecting direction to a mating terminal. The front resilient contact pieces are folded rearward by front folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with an outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. Rear resilient contact pieces extend from rear ends of the side walls in the connecting direction. The rear resilient contact pieces are folded forward by rear folded portions and are to be brought resiliently into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the mating terminal inside the polygonal tube. The polygonal tube, the front resilient contact pieces and the rear resilient contact pieces are integral with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Cruble, Junichi Mukuno, Shingo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10658778
    Abstract: The female electrical terminal has a cylindrical portion able to receive a male electrical terminal inserted from front to rear, and a left wall portion arranged so that a portion of the cylindrical portion runs along the outer surface of the male electrical terminal. The left wall portion has a left plate spring portion having a contact point pressing against the outer wall of the male electrical terminal and extending forward from the rear, and a slit surrounding the outer edge of the left plate spring portion to separate the other section of the left wall portion from the outer edge of the left plate spring portion. The other section of the left wall portion has a left protruding portion positioned forward relative to the tip of the left plate spring portion and bulging inwardly into the cylindrical portion. The left protruding portion is positioned at least on the edge of the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Takuji Hanyu
  • Patent number: 10559908
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (80) includes a projection (92) on an outer surface of a body (81). A housing (10) includes a cavity (11) into which the terminal fitting (80) is to be inserted, a guiding groove (23) into which the projection (92) enters, and an inverted insertion guiding groove (28) into which the projection (92) enters when the body (81) is in an inverted insertion posture. The housing (10) includes an inverted insertion guiding slope (32) formed on a groove surface of the inverted insertion guiding groove (28), inclined in a direction intersecting an inserting direction of the body portion (81) to face the projection (92) and configured such that the projection (92) slides on the inverted insertion guiding slope (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazumi Oka
  • Patent number: 10403998
    Abstract: A female terminal comprises a main body, a main spring portion and an auxiliary spring portion. The main body forms a receiving portion. The receiving portion opens forward in a front-rear direction. The main spring portion has a first spring piece, a second spring piece and a contact portion. The contact portion is held between the first spring piece and the second spring piece in the front-rear direction. The auxiliary spring portion has a first support portion, a second support portion and a resilient supporting portion. The first support portion supports the first spring piece when a male terminal and the female terminal are connected with each other. The second support portion supports the second spring piece when the male terminal and the female terminal are connected with each other. The contact portion is positioned between the first support portion and the second support portion in the front-rear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Toshikazu Hayashi, Masakazu Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10381764
    Abstract: A terminal (10) includes a body (21), a resilient contact piece (30) displaceable in a direction to separate a first contact point (31) from a second wall (bottom wall 22), and three projections (40F, 40R) provided to project toward a first wall (ceiling wall 25) from the second wall. The front projection (40F) disposed in front of the first contact point includes a front contact point (41F) provided on a projecting end part thereof and a front bead (42F) having a slope approaching the second wall as the slope extends rearward from the front contact point (41F). The rear projecting portion (40R) disposed behind the first contact point includes a rear contact point (40R) on a projecting end part thereof and a rear bead (42R) having a slope approaching the second wall as the slope extends forward from the rear contact point (41R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kanji Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10361654
    Abstract: A connection box with contacts for solar panels to enable the use of multiple types of passive and active covers for different functionalities in the junction box built into the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TIGO ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Zvi Alon, Daniel Eizips, Liron Ackerman, Viktor Budykhin
  • Patent number: 10312621
    Abstract: A male terminal metal fitting including a male connector, a female terminal metal fitting including a female connector, and a holding structure that generates holding force therebetween are included. The holding structure includes two first holding bodies that are arranged between the male connector and the female connector in a region and that become contact points therebetween, two second holding bodies that are arranged between the male connector and the female connector in a region and that become contact points therebetween, and a third holding body that is arranged on an opposite side of the first holding bodies in a cylinder axis direction with respect to the second holding bodies and that becomes a contact point between the male connector and the female terminal metal fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshikazu Yoshioka, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Ato Nakano
  • Patent number: 10164365
    Abstract: A female terminal downsized in a male terminal-inserting direction. A terminal body has a reception portion, for receiving a male terminal. A first and second spring portions are arranged to be opposed to each other so as to sandwich the male terminal inserted into the reception portion from an inlet portion thereof. The first spring portion has a first and second contact points brought into contact with the sale terminal in the reception portion. The second spring portion has a third contact point brought into contact with the stale terminal in the reception portion. The third contact point is between the first and second, contact points in the male terminal-inserting direction. The first contact point is in the inlet portion of the reception portion, and the second contact point is at a more inward location in the reception portion than the first contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10069222
    Abstract: A male terminal (10) includes a tab (11) extending in a front-rear direction. A female terminal (60) includes a base (64) in the form of a flat plate extending in the front-rear direction, a contact piece (67) rising from one side of the base (64) and further curved so that a tip faces the base (64), and an opening (69) opens between the tip of the contact piece (67) and the base (64) on a side facing a rising part of the contact piece (67). The tab (11) includes a part configured to be sandwiched resiliently between the base (64) and the contact piece (67) and contacts a leading end edge of the contact piece (67) along the front-rear direction when the male and female terminals (10, 60) are connected and a part projecting laterally outwardly through the opening (69).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Itou
  • Patent number: 10069232
    Abstract: A female terminal includes a tube-shaped main body and an elastic contact plate supported inside the main body, possessing elasticity and extending from one opening toward another opening into which a male terminal is inserted. The elastic contact plate includes; a first section that faces the inner surface of the main body and is separated from the inner surface; a first contactor that is positioned on the other opening side of the first section and contacts the inner surface; a second section that extends in an arch shape toward the other opening from the first contactor; and a second contactor that is positioned on the other opening side of the second section and contacts the inner surface. The main body supports the elastic contact plate so the first contactor and the second contactor are able to slide on the inner surface. The first section is thinner than the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Hiroyuki Kurita
  • Patent number: 10038266
    Abstract: A female terminal fitting includes an electric connection portion having a bottom plate, side plates, and a top plate. An elastic contact piece opposed to the top plate or the bottom plate is provided inside the electric connection portion. The elastic contact piece includes a central contact which protrudes toward the top plate or the bottom plate. The top plate or the bottom plate includes a pair of contacts and a curved contact portion. The pair of contacts is provided respectively in widthwise edge portions of an inner surface of the top plate or the bottom plate. The curved contact portion is provided between the pair of contacts so as to be recessed like an arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahito Nakashima, Hiroyasu Taga, Shogo Suzuki, Yoshifumi Shinmi
  • Patent number: 10014598
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (F) includes a pressure receiving portion (20) formed by causing a part of a first top plate (13) constituting a rectangular tubular body (10) to project toward a resilient contact piece (18), a locking projection (15) flush with the first top plate (13) and projecting from an extending end edge (13E) of the top plate (13) extending in a front-rear direction and locked to a right side plate (12R), and a right side edge (22R) constituting an outer peripheral edge part of the pressure receiving portion (20) and arranged along the extending end edge (13E) of the first top plate (13). A spacing in a width direction between the extending end edge (13E) of the first top plate (13) and the right side edge (22R) is smallest in an area corresponding to the locking projection (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya Uezono
  • Patent number: 9991843
    Abstract: A connection box with reliable and yet inexpensive contacts for solar panels to enable the use of multiple types of passive and active covers for different functionalities in the junction box built into the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TIGO ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Zvi Alon, Daniel Eizips, Liron Ackerman, Viktor Budykhin
  • Patent number: 9966683
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes two top side contact points each of which makes point contact with a top surface of a counter connector terminal and three bottom side contact points each of which makes point contact with a bottom surface of the counter connector terminal and which are not aligned in a straight line, the two top side contact points doing not overlap the three bottom side contact points when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the top surface of the counter connector terminal in a fitted state, a position of a center of gravity as determined by arrangement positions of the two top side contact points coincides with a position of a center of gravity as determined by arrangement positions of the three bottom side contact points when viewed in the direction perpendicular to the top surface of the counter connector terminal in the fitted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takuo Sasaki, Tomoki Kataoka, Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9812806
    Abstract: A terminal fitting includes a wire connecting portion (11) to be connected to an end part of a wire. A terminal body (12) is provided in front of the wire connecting portion (11) and has a square cross-section. A projection (30) projects in a direction intersecting with a front-back direction from the terminal body (12). The projection (30) includes a standing wall portion (35) standing along a side surface of the terminal body (12) from a corner part of the terminal body (12), a front surface of the projection (30) is inclined to gradually reduce a projecting dimension toward front and a rear surface of the projection (30) is open in the front-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuya Uezono
  • Patent number: 9711885
    Abstract: A fitting cylinder section 11 of a female terminal main body 10 includes a first side plate 11a from which a columnar body 15 for a rivet protrudes as one in a plurality of side wall plates forming a square cylinder shape, a leaf spring 20 fixed to the fitting cylinder section 11 has a rivet insertion hole 21a into which the columnar body 15 for the rivet can be inserted, and the fitting cylinder section 11 has a structure in which the leaf spring 20 is fixed to an inner section thereof by performing the press-molding in the square cylinder shape section after rivet-retaining the leaf spring 20 to the first side plate 11a in a deployment shape and before performing the press-molding in the square cylinder shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Hamai, Takuya Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9673548
    Abstract: A contact connection structure includes a first terminal including a first contact portion including an indent and a second terminal including a second contact portion including a contact face that makes contact with the indent. The indent includes a first arc face having the first curvature center extending on a first line, the contact face includes a second arc face having a curvature different from the curvature of the first arc face, the second curvature center of the second arc face extending on a second line perpendicular to the first line. The first arc face and the second arc face make contact with each other by an elliptic region. The direction of one of the first line and the second line is the direction of the long axis of the elliptic region, and the direction of the other line is a direction of the short axis of the elliptic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Yudate
  • Patent number: 9601854
    Abstract: A terminal contact portion (15) of a female terminal (11) includes: a bottom plate (35); a first side plate (37) and a second side plate (41); a top plate (39) continuously bent from the first side plate (37); an elastic piece (19) bent to be overlaid on the top plate (39) at an elastic piece bent portion (47) corresponding to an end portion of the top plate (39) along a terminal lengthwise direction; a pair of engaging projections (43) provided to project in a bent edge portion of the elastic piece (19); and a pair of engaging holes (45) formed in the first side plate (37) correspondingly to the engaging projections (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Kutsuna, Shin Nemoto
  • Patent number: 9496636
    Abstract: A female terminal (10) includes a tubular portion (14) into which a male terminal (11) is to be inserted, a plurality of first resilient pieces (23) projecting inwardly of the tubular portion (14) from a bottom wall (15) of the tubular portion (14) and arranged side by side in a direction intersecting with an inserting direction of the male terminal (11) into the tubular portion (14), and a plurality of contact portions (28) arranged at positions of the tubular portion (14) respectively corresponding to the plurality of first resilient pieces (23) and configured to sandwich the male terminal (11) between the plurality of resilient pieces (23) and the contact portions. Since this enables each first resilient piece (23) to apply a proper contact pressure to the male terminal (11), the male terminal (11) is pressed against the second contact portions (28) at a proper contact pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Kanji Horiuchi, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata
  • Patent number: 9466921
    Abstract: A housing of a linear conductor connection terminal is provided with a first contact point portion having a recessed portion composed of a metal plate and opening inwardly of the housing. The recessed portion allows insertion of a linear conductor inserted into the housing from an insertion port. The housing is further provided with a second contact point portion that supports contact between the linear conductor and the first contact point portion. This allows the linear conductor to reliably conductively contact the first contact point portion and the second contact point portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Takane
  • Patent number: 9281591
    Abstract: A contact member has a first flat-plate portion, a pair of leg portions, a second flat-plate portion, and a projection portion. The pair of leg portions extends from opposite ends of the first flat-plate portion along a first orientation in a direction intersecting with the first flat-plate portion. The second flat-plate portion is connected to a projecting end of the leg portion. The projection portion extends from an end of the first flat-plate portion on a first direction side of a second orientation, which intersects with the first orientation, to the same direction as the direction where the leg portion extends. The projection portion is bent in a second direction of the second orientation to pass through the space between the pair of leg portions, thereby projecting in the second direction of the second orientation. The projection portion is provided with a protruding portion that expands along the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohisa Kurita
  • Patent number: 9124017
    Abstract: A terminal fitting is mounted on a terminal accommodation chamber formed in a connector housing by being engaged with an elastically deformable lance provided in the terminal accommodation chamber. The terminal fitting includes a bite resistance increasing part that is formed only at an upper portion of a hole edge engagement end face of an engaging hole to be engaged with the lance and increases a bite resistance to the lance. An lower portion of the hole edge engagement end face is flat. The bite resistance increasing part has a wave-shaped part that is formed by partially pressing the hole edge engagement end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Shinkawa, Shogo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9118122
    Abstract: An assembly includes an electrical connector, a cable unit, and adapter terminals. The electrical connector includes an insulator body and conductive terminals disposed at the insulator body. Each conductive terminal includes an insert arm positioned outside the insulator body. The cable unit includes a plug connector and cables connected to the plug connector. Each of the adapter terminals is connected to a core wire of a corresponding cable and is sleeved on the insert arm of a corresponding conductive terminal. Each adapter terminal is electrically connected between the core wire of the corresponding cable and the insert arm of the corresponding conductive terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Ju Liu, Che-Wen Liu, Jui-Lin Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9105995
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) includes a tubular connecting portion (11) and a resilient contact (14) in the form of a plate that is deflectably arranged in the connecting portion (11) and that resiliently contacts a male tab (90) inserted into the connecting portion (11). A contact (35) is provided in a range from a contact start position (37) with the male tab (90) to a contact end position (38) inside the resilient contact (14) in a plate width direction. Curved portions (31) recessed toward a center in the plate width direction are provided on outer edges of the resilient contact (14) in the plate width direction. Parts of the curved portions (31) most recessed toward the center in the plate width direction are arranged to face the contact start position (37) of the contact (35) in the plate width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsuji, Norihiko Tanigawa, Yutaka Noro, Shohei Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9099796
    Abstract: A receptacle contact includes a resilient contact arm having at least one contact area for contacting a mating contact. A support arm is stamped and formed from an area of a wall of the receptacle contact. The support arm cooperates with the resilient contact arm to support the resilient contact arm. An overstress member is provided on the wall of the receptacle contact. The overstress member is formed to extend into the area of the wall from which the support arm was formed. The overstress member cooperates with the support arm to prevent the support arm from being moved beyond the overstress member and beyond the area of the wall from which the support arm was formed, thereby ensuring that the resilient contact arm and the support arm will provide sufficient normal force to maintain a mechanical and electrical engagement with a mating contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Paul Eric Wittensoldner, Michael P. Witmer
  • Patent number: 9054438
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes a main body, a support leg, and a resilient portion. The main body includes a contact portion making contact with a first side of a male connector terminal of a male electric connector, a spring portion facing the contact portion and making contact with the second side of the male connector terminal, a support portion supporting the spring portion, and a space-limiter (joint portion) restricting a space between the contact portion and the support portion from spreading. The support leg is adapted to be fixed at one of the ends thereof. The resilient portion connects the other end of the support leg and the contact portion to each other and is resiliently deformable in accordance with deflection of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Sakai Yagi, Masaya Muta, Shunya Oohashi
  • Patent number: 9039463
    Abstract: A connector includes one contact terminal including a contact portion to be in contact with an other contact terminal and a connecting portion to be connected to an electric wire, and a housing including a housing hole formed therein to house the contact portion of the one contact terminal. The one contact terminal contacts with the other contact terminal by inserting the other contact terminal into the housing hole, and the contact portion of the one contact terminal is housed in the housing hole so as to be movable in a direction of intersecting with the insertion direction of the other contact terminal into the housing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masaaki Imahori
  • Patent number: 9011186
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical terminal element comprising a base element with at least one terminal section and at least one socket section which has at least one contact arm for contacting a plug-in contact which can be introduced into the socket section. In a contact region in which contacting of the inserted plug-in contact takes place, the contact arm is divided into at least two partial contacts. Also, the electrical terminal element comprises an additional spring which surrounds the base element in the region of the socket section and which has at least one additional spring arm which at least in the contact region cooperates with the contact arm, so that the latter can be deflected against a return force of the additional spring arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Wirth, Oliver Gugutzer, Juergen Lausch
  • Patent number: 8998656
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (T) includes a rectangular tube (2) into which a mating terminal (M) is to be inserted. A tongue (11) is cantilevered backward in the tube (2). A support (35) struck from the bottom plate (3) to project into the rectangular tube (2) from the bottom plate (3). An auxiliary spring (15) cantilevers forward from the support (35). Opposite widthwise sides of this support (35) are continuous with the bottom plate (3). The base end part of the auxiliary spring (15) is lifted up from the bottom plate (3) by forming the support (35). Thus, the base end part does not project from the bottom plate (3) even if the auxiliary spring (15) is resiliently deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamaru Amano, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20150087192
    Abstract: A male terminal (90) is inserted into a tubular main body (11) and a resilient contact piece (13) separate from the main body (11) is deflectably arranged in the main body (11). The main body (11) includes crimping pieces (27) to be crimped and fixed to crimping regions (33) of the resilient contact piece (13). Protrusions (28, 36) which bite into mating sides at the time of crimping are provided on crimping surfaces (38, 39) along which the crimping pieces (27) and the crimping regions (33) are crimped to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Norihiko Tanigawa, Takeshi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 8974256
    Abstract: A terminal fitting has a rectangular tube (12) with first and second side plates (16, 17) extending from a receiving plate (15). A supporting plate (18) extends from a front of the first side plate (16) and is connected to a resilient contact (23). An outer plate (20) extends from a front of the second side plate (17) and is placed on the outer surface of the supporting plate (18). A first ceiling plate (25) extends from a rear of the first side plate (16) and is at an inner side of the supporting plate (18). A second ceiling plate (27) extends from a rear area of the second side plate (17), at an inner side of the supporting plate (18) and is placed on the first ceiling plate (25). A retainer (21) is formed on the rear of the outer plate (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Okano, Tsutomu Tanaka, Shinjiro Kida
  • Patent number: 8944860
    Abstract: An electrical female terminal, manufactured from a single metal sheet, comprising a crimping portion and a contact portion adapted to mate with a corresponding male terminal to be inserted therein, the contact portion comprising an outer frame having a top wall, a bottom wall parallel and opposed to the top wall, and two side walls, an inner frame encased in the outer frame, a first elastic contact member extending from the inner frame, and bearing on an inner portion of the bottom wall, a second elastic contact member extending from the inner frame and bearing on an inner portion of the top wall. The first and second elastic contact members have a convex shape oriented toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg, S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Gerard Mulot, Arnaud Duquesne, Dominique Rozet
  • Patent number: 8944861
    Abstract: A terminal fitting has a rectangular tube (2) with a ceiling plate (8). A struck portion (19) is formed by striking an extending end edge of the ceiling plate (8) inwardly of the rectangular tube (2) while maintaining a plate thickness. The inner surface of this struck portion (19) is at the same height as the projecting end of a ceiling plate side contact portion (18) and the outer surface of the struck portion (19) is at the same height as the inner surface of the ceiling plate (8) around the contact portion. A pressing portion (9) is bent from the upper end edge of a second side plate (5) to extend substantially parallel to a bottom plate (3) and contacts the outer surface of the struck portion (19). The pressing portion (9) does not project in a height direction from the ceiling plate (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takamaru Amano, Tsutomu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140287635
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) includes a tubular connecting portion (11) into which a male tab (90) is to be inserted. A plate-shaped resiliently deflectable contact (14) is formed separately from the connecting portion (11) and extends in a front-back direction in the connecting portion (11) for contacting the male tab (90) inserted into the connecting portion (11). The connecting portion (11) includes locks (24) for locking the resilient contact (14) to the connecting portion (11). A support (42) as a deflection supporting point of the resilient contact (14) is provided on a rear end of the resilient contact portion (14). The support (42) is located behind the front ends of receiving portions (41) of the resilient contact (14) to be locked by the locks (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsuji, Norihiko Tanigawa, Yutaka Noro, Shohei Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20140287634
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (10) includes a tubular connecting portion (11) and a resilient contact (14) in the form of a plate that is deflectably arranged in the connecting portion (11) and that resiliently contacts a male tab (90) inserted into the connecting portion (11). A contact (35) is provided in a range from a contact start position (37) with the male tab (90) to a contact end position (38) inside the resilient contact (14) in a plate width direction. Curved portions (31) recessed toward a center in the plate width direction are provided on outer edges of the resilient contact (14) in the plate width direction. Parts of the curved portions (31) most recessed toward the center in the plate width direction are arranged to face the contact start position (37) of the contact (35) in the plate width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Tsuji, Norihiko Tanigawa, Yutaka Noro, Shohei Mitsui
  • Patent number: 8827756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contact terminal for the reception of contact pins. The terminal includes a pin reception member having a box-shape made from a single piece of sheet metal, wherein two opposite walls include each at least one cut-out contact tongue being inwardly bent into the interior of the box-shape. Two other opposite walls include each a contact front portion which is inwardly bent such that the respective wall has essentially a hook-shaped cross-section to clampingly receive a contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Steffen Mueller
  • Patent number: 8821197
    Abstract: In a fuse terminal in which a frame is formed by a bottom wall part, a pair of sidewall parts and a top wall part, a pair of contact terminals are respectively arranged at right and left positions within the frame, and the tab terminal of a fuse advanced into the frame is inserted between the pair of contact terminals and closely made in contact therebetween by contact loads due to elastic restoring forces of the pair of contact terminals, one of the contact terminals is a wound spring type contact terminal which is formed by being extended from the frame and folded for a plurality of times along the one sidewall part, and the other contact terminal is a leaf-spring type contact terminal which is extended from the frame through a flexible rod part and arranged almost in parallel to the other sidewall part via a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Muro