Socket Perpendicular To Wire-securing Barrel (e.g., Right-angle Connector) Patents (Class 439/855)
  • Patent number: 9685730
    Abstract: A connection arrangement for a floor power distribution system is provided herein. The connection arrangement comprises a hub arrangement including a hub housing and an electrical connector, the hub housing configured to abut a floor. An adapter is configured to engage the hub housing of the hub arrangement and a seal member is positioned between a downwardly facing surface of the adapter and an upwardly facing surface of the hub housing, wherein a vertical downward force exerted on the adapter compresses the seal member to form a substantially watertight seal between the adapter and the hub housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Jones, Jamie Payne, Cody Jay Holstege, Mark Andrew Schneider
  • Patent number: 9629952
    Abstract: A terminal clamp for a moisture sensor to be placed on a patient's skin in order to monitor a vascular access to a patient includes first, lower and second, upper legs for clamped fixing of terminal tab of moisture sensor, rear end pieces of the legs being connected. The terminal clamp includes terminal contacts for contacting electrical contact points of terminal tab, and a guide piece having a slot-shaped cutout for receiving terminal tab. Slot-shaped cutout of guide piece is bounded laterally by two stop elements so that terminal tab is held in terminal clamp in a predetermined position, in which terminal contacts of terminal clamp contact the electrical contact points of terminal tab. Upper leg comprises a latching device, which is fixed in slot-shaped cutout in a snap-in manner when terminal clamp is closed to lock upper leg in position on lower leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: John Heppe, Simone Lippert, Andreas Wuepper
  • Patent number: 9439566
    Abstract: A re-wearable wireless device includes a reusable component to be secured to a disposable component. The reusable component includes a sensor interface to receive signals from an electrode secured to a living subject and monitors physiological and physical parameters associated with the living subject and a cellular wireless communication circuit. An adhesive base the device includes a first adhesive layer and a second adhesive layer partially covering the first adhesive layer around a perimeter thereof, where the first and second adhesive layers include different adhesives. A method of establishing a link between two wireless devices is also disclosed, where a first wireless device with an insignia representing a communication channel address identification is provided. An image of the insignia is captured with a mobile telephone computing device comprising an image sensor. The captured image is processed to extract the communication channel address identification represented by the insignia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Arne, Todd Thompson, Timothy Robertson, Robert Azevedo
  • Patent number: 9009962
    Abstract: In a stamping step, when a stamping terminal piece formed as a connector terminal is stamped, an electric wire crimping part is stamped and extended from a chain part in a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction, an electric contact part is stamped and extended from the electric wire crimping part in a direction parallel to the feeding direction and a range to which a gold plating is applied by a gold plating step is not overlapped on a range to which a tin plating is applied by a tin plating step in the feeding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Sugie, Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma, Tetsuya Mitani, Masaru Shinmura
  • Publication number: 20140199896
    Abstract: An angled electrical connector has a body having an engagement portion including a sleeve which extends in a longitudinal first direction for engaging with a mating electrical connector. The sleeve has a cylindrical inner portion at the base of the sleeve and a tapered portion, such that the opening of the sleeve is larger than the base. A corresponding receptacle part is also provided, having a projecting connection port, with a corresponding cylindrical portion at or near the end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Peter Jordan
  • Patent number: 8641447
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact electrically connected to a conductor of a cable. The center contact extends along a contact axis oriented generally perpendicular to an axis of the conductor of the cable. An outer contact has a cavity and the center contact is disposed in the cavity. The outer contact has a separable interface end and a terminating end. The separable interface end and terminating end are oriented generally perpendicular to one another. A dielectric insert is received in the cavity. The dielectric insert has a bore that receives and holds the center contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert, with air gaps defined between the structural features. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheiggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20130323988
    Abstract: A pressure welding terminal capable of pressure-welding and retaining a plurality types of electric wires having different diameters by a fixed push-in amount is provided. Therefore, in a pressure welding terminal in which a slit for press-fitting and retaining a conductive body is provided between a pair of spring portions and an upper edge of the conductive body retained by the slit is placed at a fixed position from an opening of the slit, a region where an area of a cross section of the spring portions arranged on the lower side of the upper edge of the conductive body, at least on one side is smaller than an area of a cross section of the spring portions at a position of the upper edge of the conductive body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masato Matoba, Shunsuke Akahori
  • Patent number: 8113890
    Abstract: A solar module connector comprising: a cable; a housing having a mounting surface at least a portion of which partially defines an opening for facilitating contact with at least one buss lead of a solar module, a cavity, a cable end, and a passageway between the cavity and the cable end; a seal disposed around the cable and at least partially seated in the passageway; and a contact electrically connected to the cable and disposed in the cavity proximate the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Stephen Duesterhoeft
  • Patent number: 8057261
    Abstract: An insulator adapted to receive a flag terminal. The insulator has a housing and a rear cover. The housing has an L shape with a base and a riser. The housing has a rectangular terminal opening at the base and a cavity that receives the flag terminal through the terminal opening. The flat is shaped to fit within the terminal opening and is secured by a securing mechanism that includes tabs on the cover that fit into apertures in the housing. The cover is installed by pushing it into the terminal opening. The housing flexes so that the tabs to snap into the corresponding apertures, thereby securing the cover in the terminal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: ETCO, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. DeSio, Cris S. Gravel
  • Patent number: 8011979
    Abstract: A terminal strip fixed to a plating machine has a main strip, a plurality of auxiliary strips extended from a side of the main strip, a plurality of terminals extended from a lateral side of the auxiliary strip. A free end of the terminal has an elastic arm extended opposite to the main strip, a free end of the elastic arm is extended beyond the auxiliary strip and forms a contacting portion. When the main strip is pulled for plating the contacting portions along a direction parallel with the main strip, it is feasible to try to avoid the other part of the elastic arm being plated, so as to save the gold and cut down the plating cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cheung Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 8002593
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including a mounting ring having an interior region, a sealing surface at one axial end for securing to a surface, and a securement rim at an opposite axial end. A connector body having engagement surfaces can engage and seal to the mounting ring. The connector body can include electrical terminals extending into the interior region of the mounting ring for engaging mating electrical terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Machado, Simon Sullivan, Matthew Jarod Scherer, Stephen Antaya
  • Patent number: 7963802
    Abstract: Provided are low profile, water-resistant and touch safe safe electrical connectors for solar modules. According to various embodiments, the electrical connectors include a low-profile conductive stud, a low-profile sheath that surrounds the stud, and a socket to mate with the stud. According to various embodiments, the sheath and socket mate via keyed inter-engageable features. Also according to certain embodiments, the socket is fastened to the stud and/or sheath via snap fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Miasole
    Inventors: Jason Corneille, Michael Meyers
  • Patent number: 7704103
    Abstract: A terminal for mating with a blade contact includes a planar bottom extending between a front end and a rear end. A slot is formed in the planar bottom for receiving the blade contact, and the slot includes a front edge and a rear edge. Deflectable beams extend from the bottom across the slot for engaging the blade contact. At least one beam extends at least partially across the slot from the front edge and at least one beam extends at least partially across the slot from the rear edge. The beams are configured to engage opposite sides of the blade contact when the blade contact is mated with the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Lambda
    Inventors: David James Rhein, Jason Steven Ferraro
  • Patent number: 7682714
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a cell monitor connector having a pair of terminals is connected to a fuel cell stack including a plurality of fuel cells each having two separators. One terminal of the pair of terminals is caused to contact a first fuel cell at one of the two separators of the first fuel cell, and the other terminal of the pair of terminals is caused to contact a second fuel cell located adjacent to the first fuel cell at one of the two separators of the second fuel cell having the same polarity as the one of the separators of the first fuel cell, whereby an interval of the pair of terminals can be widened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Aoto, Toru Bisaka
  • Patent number: 7662001
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly including a mounting ring having an interior region, a sealing surface at one axial end for securing to a surface, and a securement rim at an opposite axial end. A connector body having engagement surfaces can engage and seal to the mounting ring. The connector body can include electrical terminals extending into the interior region of the mounting ring for engaging mating electrical terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Manuel Machado, Simon Sullivan, Matthew Jarod Scherer, Stephen Antaya
  • Patent number: 7530843
    Abstract: An electrical terminal is sealed for use in high voltage vehicle systems. The terminal has a cylindrical section positioned between a contact section for mating with another electrical contact or terminal and a crimp section for mechanically and electrically securing the terminal to an electrical wire. The cylindrical section is integral with both the contact section and the crimp section, and includes an outer surface with a circumferential groove. The groove receives and retains an o-ring seal for preventing contaminant seepage between the contact section and the crimp section when the contact section is inserted into a connector for mating with the other contact or terminal. The contact section may be either a substantially flat eyelet contact, a male contact or female contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Semere T. Tesfay, John J. Hasija, Alexander J. Advey
  • Patent number: 7530861
    Abstract: Terminal fittings (21A, 21B) are inserted into cavities (45) of a housing (40) and are locked by locks (28). A cover (70) is mounted on the rear of the housing (40), and is locked by cover locks (60). The cover (70) functions as a retainer by engaging rear surfaces of the terminal fittings (21A, 21B). The cover locks (60) deform towards deformation spaces (60A) if the cover (70) is only partly locked. A detector (100) is insertable through the cover (70) and has detecting pieces (103) that contact the cover locks (60) if the cover locks (60) are in the deformation spaces (60A). Thus, a partly locked state of the cover (70) can be detected. The detecting pieces (103) also enter deformation spaces (50A) for housing locks (50) for locking the housing (40) to a mating housing (11), and can detect a partly locked state of the housings (11, 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd
    Inventor: Hideto Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7491099
    Abstract: A pressuretight contact connection for the programming and power supply for fuze electronics is described, which is provided in a housing (10) from which a contact pin (34) projects in an electrically insulated and pressuretight manner in order to make contact with a connecting element (12). The connecting element (12) has a contact surface element (16), which is provided in an insulating housing (14) and has contact fingers (24) in the area of a through-hole (18) which is formed in the insulating housing (14), which contact fingers (24) clasp the contact pin (34) in an interlocking manner when the connecting element (12) and the housing (10) of the fuze electronics are in the mated contact state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Junghans Feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Alexander Zinell, Martin Leonhardt, Frank Kienzler, Egon Klaussner
  • Patent number: 7422492
    Abstract: An angled plug-in connector (1) is provided having an insulating body that is located in a first angled limb (2) and that contains electric contacts. The conductor or conductors that extend from the insulating body extend through a second angled limb (3). The opposing end faces (2a, 3a) of the angled limbs (2,3) that lie in the angled region are oblique, generally forming a mitre and are interconnected by an articulation or in a detachable manner. At least one of the two angled limbs is provided with a recess or annular groove (10), which extends over the greater part of a circumference thereof, is open to an exterior over at least a part of its length, and in which a fitted spring-loaded ring (11) can be placed. The ring (11) is open or includes a gap (12) and has two end sections (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Anton Hummel Verwaltungs GmbH
    Inventors: Fritz Zugel, Mario Bartholoma, Volker Gotz, Philipp Gerber
  • Publication number: 20080020654
    Abstract: An upright electrical connector for mounting on a PCB includes a bas portion, a first and second mating plate retained in the base portion, a number of first and second contacts held in the first and second mating plate, respectively, an inner shield mounted to the base portion to shield the first and second contacts and an outer shield mounted to the base portion to enclose the inner shield therein. The first and second mating plate includes a first and second tongue portion. The first and second contacts are supported in an inner surface of the first and second tongue portion. An arrangement of the first and a second tongue portions, the first and a second contacts, the inner shield and the outer shield are arranged to configured to a standard IEEE 1394B interface. The first and second tongue portion are perpendicular to the PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 24, 2008
    Inventors: Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 6921302
    Abstract: A substantially annular electrical contact (12) has an inside dimension (14) and an outside dimension (16). A preferred material for the contact (12) is phosphorus-bronze. The inside dimension (14) is provided with a plurality of contact beams (18). The outside dimension (16) is provided with a plurality of retention beams (20). The contact beams and the retention beams are spaced alternately from one another. A wire-receiving trough (21) is provided between two of the retention beams and extends away from the annulus. A substantially cup-shaped electrically insulating insert (22) (see FIG. 3) is also provided and comprises an interior wall (26) and an exterior wall (28). A preferred material for the insert is polypropylene. The interior wall (26) is provided with pockets (30) for receiving the contact beams (18) and the exterior wall (28) is provided with pockets (32) for receiving the retention beams (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Douglas G. Seymour
  • Patent number: 6890221
    Abstract: A mating connector comprises both a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector has an insulative housing and at least one conductive receptacle contact with a pair of spaced walls forming a plug contact receiving space. The plug connector has an insulative housing and at least one conductive contact having a pair of spaced walls that converge to form a projection engageable in the plug receiving space of the receptacle contact. In each case, the spaced walls are joined by a bridging structure that unites the walls. The plug and receptacle contacts are retained in a housing by engagement of opposed lateral edge portions of the contacts with the housings in a manner to enhance heat dissipation by convection by maintaining substantial portions of the contacts spaced from the housing walls and from each other. The bridging structure may include a retention element for engaging respective connector housings to retain the contact in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 6890209
    Abstract: A pressure welding terminal for a plate connector is provided, wherein electrically contacting portions mounted at the same position on respective tabular insulative bodies stacked up are securely electrically connected to each other. A JB-applied pressure welding terminal 50 as the pressure welding terminal for the plate connector is mounted on a pressure welding plate as the tabular insulative body. The pressure welding plates are stacked up to form the plate connector. The JB-applied pressure welding terminal 50 has a wire connecting portion 51 to which an electric wire 4 is pressure-welded, an electrically contacting portion 52, and a slit portion 59. The wire connecting portion 51 has a placing wall 55 and a pair of sidewalls 56a, 56b. The electrically contacting portion 52 is formed tubularly, and a conductive connection bar is inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitsugu Sawada, Takuya Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 6848954
    Abstract: A single-piece electrical contact element is provided, having a substantially cylindrical contact tube for resiliently receiving a contact pin. A contact tube main part extends over a substantial part of the contact tube length and a first circumferential sub-region of the contact tube circumference. At least one radially resilient spring arm, connected to one circumferential end of the contact tube main part extends over a second circumferential sub-region of the contact tube circumference. The spring arm projects radially outwardly in a first circumferential region adjacent to the contact tube main part and has a cylindrical free-standing circumferential end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Bischoff, Juergen Hass
  • Publication number: 20040147177
    Abstract: A mating connector comprises both a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector has an insulative housing and at least one conductive receptacle contact with a pair of spaced walls forming a plug contact receiving space. The plug connector has an insulative housing and at least one conductive contact having a pair of spaced walls that converge to form a projection engageable in the plug receiving space of the receptacle contact. In each case, the spaced walls are joined by a bridging structure that unites the walls. The plug and receptacle contacts are retained in a housing by engagement of opposed lateral edge portions of the contacts with the housings in a manner to enhance heat dissipation by convection by maintaining substantial portions of the contacts spaced from the housing walls and from each other. The bridging structure may include a retention element for engaging respective connector housings to retain the contact in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Douglas L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 6676455
    Abstract: A connector terminal has a base with an opening extending therethrough. The opening is surrounded by an inner border of the base. A series of resilient contacts extend away from the base from the inner border to form a socket. The contacts have opposed surfaces which are spaced apart from each other and positioned to define the socket. The contacts have tips that extend in an outwardly direction relative to the opening to allow easy insertion into and removal of a male terminal from the socket. A securement portion on the base allows a conductor to be secured to the connector terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Manuel Machado
  • Publication number: 20030199209
    Abstract: A connector terminal has a base with an opening extending therethrough. The opening is surrounded by an inner border of the base. A series of resilient contacts extend away from the base from the inner border to form a socket. The contacts have opposed surfaces which are spaced apart from each other and positioned to define the socket. The contacts have tips that extend in an outwardly direction relative to the opening to allow easy insertion into and removal of a male terminal from the socket. A securement portion on the base allows a conductor to be secured to the connector terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Manuel Machado
  • Publication number: 20030199195
    Abstract: A right-angled electrical connector assembly is provided for connection to a printed circuit board. The assembly includes a terminal support member for supporting the assembly on an appropriate support structure such as a chassis of a right-angled electrical connector module. A plurality of right-angled conductive terminals have compliant pin portions and generally perpendicular contact portions. The pin portions have retention portions. A terminal pin alignment member is supported on the support member and includes a plurality of pin-receiving passages for receiving the pin portions of the terminals therethrough in a direction generally perpendicular to the support member for connection to the printed circuit board. The passages have retention sections for engaging the retention portions of the terminals. A contact alignment member has a plurality of contact-receiving passages for receiving the contact portions of the terminals therethrough to define a mating portion of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: David F. Koehler, Jeffrey S. Campbell
  • Patent number: 6607409
    Abstract: A connector terminal has a base with an opening extending therethrough. The opening is surrounded by an inner border of the base. A series of resilient contacts extend away from the base from the inner border to form a socket. The contacts have opposed surfaces which are spaced apart from each other and positioned to define the socket. The contacts have tips that extend in an outwardly direction relative to the opening to allow easy insertion into and removal of a male terminal from the socket. A securement portion on the base allows a conductor to be secured to the connector terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Manuel Machado
  • Patent number: 6531666
    Abstract: A receptacle will contact points for a switch includes a single-molded base to receive a receptacle with a few conducting metal plates therein. Each conducting metal plate has a portion extending outwardly as a connecting point with a ping, and a contact point that forms part of a control circuit of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Atom Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Chyong-yen Huang
  • Patent number: 6520812
    Abstract: A connector terminal has a base with an opening extending therethrough. The opening is surrounded by an inner border of the base. A series of resilient contacts extend away from the base from the inner border to form a socket. The contacts have opposed surfaces which are spaced apart from each other and positioned to define the socket. The contacts have tips that extend in an outwardly direction relative to the opening to allow easy insertion into and removal of a male terminal from the socket. A securement portion on the base allows a conductor to be secured to the connector terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Manuel Machado
  • Publication number: 20030013352
    Abstract: A connector terminal has a base with an opening extending therethrough. The opening is surrounded by an inner border of the base. A series of resilient contacts extend away from the base from the inner border to form a socket. The contacts have opposed surfaces which are spaced apart from each other and positioned to define the socket. The contacts have tips that extend in an outwardly direction relative to the opening to allow easy insertion into and removal of a male terminal from the socket. A securement portion on the base allows a conductor to be secured to the connector terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: Antaya Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Manuel Machado
  • Patent number: 6478635
    Abstract: In this electrical connection device comprising a female contact (27) which comprises a base portion (28) having, in a first end region (28a), at least one pair of flexible contact blades (29, 30, 31) and, in a second end region (28b), at least one pair of wings (32, 33) adapted to be seated on an electrical current supply conductor, there is provided in the transition region (28c) between the first and second end regions, two wings (34) which are bent toward each other and which bear end to end against each other so as to form with the base portion a closed rigidifying ring (35) which opposes deformation of the first end region (28a) and the modification of the spacing of the contact blades (29, 30, 31) when the wings (32, 33) are seated on the electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Proner Comatel
    Inventors: Patrick-Nicolas Charles, Bernard Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20020055306
    Abstract: An electrical circuit interrupter for a conventional electrical plug is provided that be mounted on a wall electrical socket or on the plug itself. Adaptable to either 2-prong or 3-prong electrical plugs, a toggle switch either turns on or off the circuit from the plug to the wall socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: May 9, 2002
    Inventor: Jerry A. Jenks
  • Patent number: 6109952
    Abstract: A terminal connector comprising a housing (10), a contact element (30), in the housing, said contact element having at least one clamped connection for connecting a conductor (50), and at least one connecting contact formed on the contact element, said contact element (30) being a one-piece member and having edges shaped to form springs (32, 33a, 33b, 36a, and 36b) for at least one clamped connection and at least one connecting contact, and means mounting the contact element (30) in a positive, form-locking manner in the housing (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Ria Electronic Albert Metz
    Inventor: Dieter Jaag
  • Patent number: 5730629
    Abstract: The disclosed terminal part can protect the elastic contact portion securely, without increasing the manufacturing cost thereof. The terminal part (43) is formed with a wire connecting portion (3); an elastic contact portion (5); and a top plate portion (49) formed between the wire connecting portion (3) and the elastic contact portion (5). The top plate portion (49) has a lower top plate portion (45) and an upper top plate portion (47). In particular, a lower engage projection (55) formed at the end of the lower top plate portion (45) is engaged with an upper engage hole (57) formed in the upper top plate portion (47), and further an upper engage hook (41) formed at the end of the upper top plate portion (47) is engaged with a lower engage hole (39) formed in the lower top plate portion (45). Therefore, it is possible to securely protect the two side plate portions (13, 15) from being deformed inward even if an external force (F3) is applied to the terminal part inadvertently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masakuni Samejima, Isao Kameyama, Hideto Kumakura
  • Patent number: 5685726
    Abstract: A card connector according to the current invention provides a substantially low profile when it is placed on the board. Stoppers and solder tails are situated at the bottom of the housing of the card connector and extend in the perpendicular direction with respect to the housing. In one embodiment, the connector housing is inserted into a mount opening of a circuit board from a rear side of the circuit board. A portion of the housing may be positioned above the front surface of the circuit board while stoppers and solder tails are positioned on the rear surface of the circuit board. Since the solder tails are soldered to the circuit board, it is possible to reduce the height of the connector housing that extends over the front surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1997
    Assignee: Berg Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nai Hock Lwee, Niranjan Kumar Mitra
  • Patent number: 5492491
    Abstract: A cable pinching section and a core wire connecting section are integrally linked together to allow connection of a cable before a terminal main body is assembled, thus simplifying a cable connection. In addition, terminal portions are formed as box-shaped terminals to obtain a reliable and stable engagement with a CRT anode electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamamoto, Sumio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 5204565
    Abstract: A small-sized electric motor comprises a housing consisting of a motor case and a gear case, a pair of power terminals protruding outwardly from the housing to supply electric power to an armature of the motor and a connector housed with a pair of socket terminals for receiving the power terminals perpendicularly to the protruding direction of the power terminals. It is possible to connect the connector to the housing of the motor very easily and securely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1993
    Assignee: Jidosha Denki Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuji Sekine, Yukihide Shibata
  • Patent number: 4993959
    Abstract: A grounding clip forming an electrical interconnection between a ground wire and an electrically conductive panel, such as used on an electrical appliance, is disclosed. This grounding clip comprises a stamped and formed member having a U shaped section with opposed walls extending from a bight for engagement with a panel. Tines or serrations are struck inwardly from each wall to grip the panel. A wire contact section is offset from the U shaped panel. A centrally disposed strain relief arm extends from the U shaped section and any force transmitted from the wire to the clip is in the form of a straight pull extending through the centrally disposed strain relief arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kurt A. Randolph
  • Patent number: 4799900
    Abstract: A kit of parts, comprising; a connector shell (7) for a coaxial cable (2) having a tool receiving cavity portion (11) open toward two orthogonal directions, a contact holder (14) and a cable holder (15), an insulative body (70) and a conductive cover (51) for covering the cavity portion (11) of the shell (7), and a conductive ferrule (38) for wedge fit assembly with the cable holder (15), the cover (51) having hooks (52,52) for engaging the shell (7), and the shell (7) having cover supports (12,12) for engaging and deflecting the cover (51) to a bent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Randolph E. Capp, Michael M. Johnescu, Ronald C. Laudig, George W. Michael, Donald L. Smith