Having Cantilevered Spring Contact Finger Patents (Class 439/862)
  • Patent number: 10312618
    Abstract: A connector terminal (10) is provided with a housing (14) for slidably guiding the connector terminal (10) over a conductive surface (92) of a board side terminal (90), and a spring piece (34) supported by the housing (14) so as to resiliently contact the conductive surface (92), and the spring piece (34) is configured in such a manner that a contact portion (48) of the spring piece (34) moves into a path of movement of the conductive surface (92) to serve as a contact portion (48) for electric contact with the board side terminal (90) as a pressing portion (46) of the spring piece is pressed by the conductive surface (92) owing to a sliding movement of the connector terminal (10) relative to the board side terminal (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TANSHI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Enomoto, Osamu Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9685745
    Abstract: A connector terminal includes a terminal body operable to be inserted into a terminal space formed in a housing, and an elastic contact piece arranged in the terminal body. The connector terminal contacts an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical terminal while being inserted into the terminal space. The elastic contact piece includes a contact portion constituted of an arc surface, and also includes at least one projection formed on the contact portion, the at least one projection contacting an inner arc surface of the cylindrical terminal. The at least one projection extends in a length-wise direction of the cylindrical terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Endo, Shuji Touno
  • Patent number: 9627784
    Abstract: An interconnect structure that includes a component circuit board containing a plurality of electrical components, and a wafer connector assembly. The wafer connector assembly includes a plurality of interconnect circuit boards that are in electrical connection with the components circuit board through a plurality of rows of solder joints, the plurality of interconnect circuit boards having a connection end including at least one contact. An adhesive is present structurally reinforcing at least a row of the solder joints that is proximate to the connection end of the plurality of interconnect circuit boards of the wafer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Gaynes, Jeffrey D. Gelorme, Robert P. Kuder, II, Daniel J. Littrell, Thomas E. Lombardi, Marie-Claude Paquet, Frank L. Pompeo, David L. Questad, James Speidell, Sri M. Sri-Jayantha, Son K. Tran
  • Patent number: 9614312
    Abstract: A terminal and an electrical connector are provided. The terminal has a tail, an elastic arm, a contact and a front guiding member. The elastic arm is connected to the tail. The contact is positioned at a distal end of the elastic arm. The contact has a front guiding surface extending forwards and downwards. The front guiding member extends forwards from the elastic arm. The front guiding member has a front guiding portion that extends forwards and downwards. An extending direction of the elastic arm and an extending direction of the front guiding member intersected at an angle. The front guiding portion is positioned in front of the front guiding surface of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Wang, Shang-Xiu Zeng, Kian-Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9590221
    Abstract: A battery cell connector includes a plurality of segments. Each segment defines a respective plane and has a respective longitudinal axis. The battery cell connector further includes a plurality of bends coupling the plurality of segments together into a 3-D object, each bend located between a unique pair of adjacent segments of the plurality of segments, where the unique pair of adjacent segments define two distinct respective planes. A first segment of the plurality of segments includes one or more first connecting elements for a battery pole of a first battery cell and a second segment of the plurality of segments includes one or more second connecting elements for a battery pole of a second battery cell. The one or more first connecting elements are electrically coupled with the one or more second connecting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhonglin Zhang, Xiumei Xie, Yanfei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9531130
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having a mating housing and a contact organizer. The mating housing has a mating slot configured to receive a mating connector having contact pads. The contact organizer has signal and ground contact channels separated by separating walls with inner ends between the separating walls. The contact organizer has lossy fillers at the inner ends of the ground contact channels. The lossy fillers are manufactured from lossy material capable of absorbing electrical resonance propagating through the housing. The electrical connector includes a contact assembly disposed in the housing with ground contacts and signal contacts interspersed between corresponding ground contacts in corresponding ground and signal contact channels of the contact organizer. The ground contacts are positioned adjacent the lossy fillers at the inner ends of the corresponding ground contact channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Phillips, Thomas Taake de Boer, Bruce Allen Champion, John Joseph Consoli, Sandeep Patel, Linda Ellen Shields
  • Patent number: 9532458
    Abstract: An electrical assembly configured to be fixed in a housing of an electrical connector includes an electrical package disposed on a substrate and electrically connected to the substrate. The electrical assembly also includes a conductor terminated to the substrate at a spaced apart location from the electrical package to provide at least one of power or control signals to the substrate. A terminating segment of the conductor is thermally coupled to the electrical package to receive heat generated at the electrical package and dissipate the heat through the conductor away from the electrical package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Abraham L. Shocket, Lyle S. Bryan, John S. Cowan, Kevin J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9502803
    Abstract: A terminal and an electrical connector are shown and the terminal has a tail, an elastic arm, a contact and a front guiding member. The elastic arm is connected to the tail. The contact is positioned at a distal end of the elastic arm. The contact has a front guiding surface extending forwards and downwards. The front guiding member extends forwards from the elastic arm. The front guiding member has a front guiding portion that extends forwards and downwards. An extending direction of the elastic arm and an extending direction of the front guiding member intersected at an angle. The front guiding portion is positioned in front of the front guiding surface of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Liang Wang, Shang-Xiu Zeng, Kian-Heng Lim
  • Patent number: 9502797
    Abstract: A contact that electrically connects a first board and a second board includes a bottom part to be joined to the first board, a first spring that is bent and extends from the bottom part, a second spring configured to be displaced in a first direction toward the bottom part and in a second direction opposite to the first direction by the bending of the first spring, multiple side guides rising from the bottom part, and a stopper provided at an end of each of the side guides in the second direction and configured to come into contact with the second board. The side guides include respective extension parts configured to protect an area in which the second spring is displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Koichi Kiryu, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9431743
    Abstract: A connector comprises a contact and a holding member. The contact has a held portion, a pressed portion and a protected portion. The holding member has a holding portion holding the held portion. Moreover, the holding member has a protection portion and a receiving portion arranged in a front-rear direction. The protection portion is located above the protected portion. When seen along an upper-lower direction, the protection portion covers the protected portion. The protected portion has an edge which is located at an edge of the protection portion in the front-rear direction or is apart from the protection portion in the front-rear direction. The pressed portion is pressed to be moved downward in accompany with a connection of the connector with a card. When the pressed portion is moved downward, the edge of the protected portion is located within the receiving portion without contact with the protection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuya Mikawa
  • Patent number: 9331411
    Abstract: A connector terminal to be inserted into a connector and to electrically connect with a terminal portion formed at a marginal area of a surface of a board inserted into the connector, includes an inclined portion inclining relative to the board inserted into the connector, the inclined portion being resiliently deformable when compressed by the board, a contact portion formed on the inclined portion and making contact with the terminal portion, and a projecting portion formed on the inclined portion and making contact with the board prior to the contact portion when the board is inserted into the connector, the projecting portion, when the board is inserted into the connector, making contact with an edge of the board, then riding onto the terminal portion, and then, rising away from the terminal portion when the contact portion makes contact with the terminal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayoshi Endo
  • Patent number: 9281584
    Abstract: A connector reduced in height without reducing contact reliability. A contact of the connector includes a first spring portion that supports a contact portion, a second spring portion that supports a connection portion, and an integral connection portion that integrally connects the first spring portion and the second spring portion. The first spring portion and the second spring portion are arranged on an imaginary straight line that extends through the contact portion and is parallel to a connection direction, and the integral connection portion is made away from the imaginary straight line in a direction orthogonal to the connection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 9236676
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector terminal electrically connected with a terminal (a counterpart terminal) of a counterpart component and a connector housing holding therein the connector terminal. The connector terminal includes a cylindrical terminal insertion section into which the counterpart terminal is to be inserted, a spring section which is brought into contact with the counterpart terminal in a cylinder of the terminal insertion section, and a displacement restriction section restricting excessive displacement of the spring section in the cylinder of the terminal insertion section when the spring section is brought into contact with the counterpart terminal, and the displacement restriction section includes a stabilizer which extends outward from the terminal insertion section while being supported continuously to a restriction part for the spring section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Takumi Nakagishi
  • Patent number: 9184529
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric contact spring having a resilient section, an assembly portion, and a transition portion. The resilient section includes a first resilient portion, a second resilient portion extending from the first resilient portion, and a third resilient portion extending from the second resilient portion. The assembly portion extends from the first resilient portion and includes a catch device. The transition portion extends downward from the assembly portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Ulrich, Volker Seipel
  • Patent number: 9164273
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device comprising a first support plate, a second support plate and a picture element having a space defined by the first support plate, the second support plate and walls of the first support plate. The space comprises a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with each other, the second fluid being electroconductive or polar and the walls confining the first fluid to the space. The picture element is electrically switchable between a first state without an electric field applied and a second state with an electric field applied, in which in the first state the first fluid is spread out in the picture element and in the second state the first fluid is contracted near one of the walls. Two of the walls have a side facing the space, the sides having different angles with a plane of the first support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Figura
  • Patent number: 9130294
    Abstract: A contact is provided for latching in a contact chamber of a plug connection element. The contact has a contact box having an upper wall, a lower wall, and two opposing side walls. A primary locking lance protrudes resiliently diagonally outward from the upper wall. To protect the primary locking lance against harmful plastic deformations due to externally attacking forces, at least one of the side walls, in an area laterally adjoining the primary locking lance, is configured to protrude outward beyond a plane of the upper wall. An outside edge is bent toward the primary locking lance, so that it overlaps a side edge of the primary locking lance so that it counteracts outward bending of the primary locking lance in a form-locked manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Schmatz, Rolf Wittmann
  • Publication number: 20150147922
    Abstract: A multiport zero insertion force (ZIF) connector can include a multiport connector housing defining an opening and an interior space for receiving a multi-path circuit device having multiple types of electrical connection paths therethrough and multiple LIGA springs positioned within the interior space to apply pressure to the multi-path circuit device while in a first position. A locking component can be configured to cause the LIGA springs to move to a second position responsive to a user pressing the locking component, wherein the LIGA springs do not apply pressure to the multi-path circuit device while in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. McGrath, JR., Ira Pollock, David W. Simmen
  • Patent number: 9033750
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for mating with a mating contact. The electrical contact includes a base extending a length along a central longitudinal axis, and an arm extending a length outward from the base along the central longitudinal of the base. The arm includes a first mating bump and a second mating bump. The first and second mating bumps have respective first and second mating surfaces. The arm is configured to engage the mating contact at each of the first and second mating surfaces to establish an electrical connection with the mating contact. The first mating surface of the first mating bump is spaced apart along the length of the arm from the second mating surface of the second mating bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, MERCURY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, Chong Hun Yi, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Kevin Thackston, Dustin Carson Belack, Albert Tsang, Nicholas Paul Ruffini, Darryl J. McKenney, Erica L. Ouellette
  • Patent number: 9017116
    Abstract: An electrical connector for a male terminal to be inserted includes an elastic contact member provided in at least one of surfaces of the electrical connector extending in an insertion direction of the male terminal. The elastic contact member is configured to get into contact with the male terminal. The elastic contact member includes: first elastic contact pieces formed with a space in between in a widthwise direction orthogonal to the insertion direction, cantilevered at one end side of the at least one surface in the insertion direction, and configured to get into contact with the male terminal inserted in the electrical connector; and a second elastic contact piece disposed in the space and configured to get into contact with the male terminal inserted in the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shuhei Ando, Terumichi Matsumoto, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 9017115
    Abstract: A demountable electrical panel comprises a spring under tension that is easily assembled by being laid to rest in a recess in a mounting plate put under tension to make electrical contact with a circuit board when the device is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Control Techniques Ltd
    Inventor: Hugh A Connell
  • Patent number: 9011187
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating body defining a mating face, and a plurality of terminals each having a base strip which is embedded in the insulating body. A front end of the base strip is bent towards the mating face to form a bend. A free end of the bend extends in a direction substantially parallel to the mating face to form a connecting arm. The connecting arm perpendicularly protrudes towards the mating face to form a contact arm. The bend, the connecting arm and the contact arm are embedded in the insulating body. A face of the contact arm opposite to the connecting arm is defined as a contact face exposed outside the mating face. It is smooth at the connection of the bend and the connecting arm, and there is a step between the contact face of the contact arm and the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih Lin Yang
  • Publication number: 20150104689
    Abstract: A battery cell connector for a battery module includes a pair of cantilevered arms and base portions that are linked at the base portion by a bridge. An interconnect board for connecting a plurality of battery cells includes a circuit board and a plurality of battery cell connectors. A battery block system includes a battery block that has a tray and a plurality of battery cells, and an interconnect board in mating relationships with the tray. A battery system includes first and second bus bars, a first and second pluralities of battery cells, and an interconnect board having a plurality of battery cell connectors linking the first and second plurality of battery cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Boston-Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Frias, Kenneth W. Sghia-Hughes, Jamison Pezdek, W. Dale Robertson, Eric J. Carlson, Phillip E. Partin
  • Patent number: 8974246
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a case having a battery loading part to load a battery thereon, a printed circuit board mounted in the case, a terminal connection accommodating space formed in a predetermined portion of the battery loading part and extending in a first direction, a connection terminal comprising a fixing part configured to be connected to the printed circuit board, a connecting part extending toward the battery loading part via the terminal connection accommodating space, and a flexible part having a plurality of curved portions arranged between the fixing part and the connecting part and a stopper extending in the terminal connection accommodating space to restrict contraction of the flexible part in the first direction by coming into contact with one of the curved portions when the flexible part is contracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngchul Son, Jeongho Kim
  • Patent number: 8974257
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and a plurality of electrical terminals. A top face of the insulating housing is concaved downward to define a plurality of terminal grooves alternately arranged into two rows along two longitudinal sides of the insulating housing. Each terminal groove extends transversely to have the outer end thereof penetrate through a corresponding side face of the insulating housing. The inner ends of the two rows of terminal grooves are alternate with one another along a substantial longitudinal middle of the insulating housing. The electrical terminals are firstly assembled downward and then pushed transversely inward to be assembled in the terminal grooves respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Geng Xie, Wei-Hong Liao, Yin-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 8968032
    Abstract: An interface section 200 of a structure 100 includes a plurality of contacts 120, each of the contacts having a contact portion 122 and a spring portion 126 which supports the contact portion 122 so that the contact portion 122 is displaceable in an up-down direction. The contact portions 122 of the contacts 120 are arranged in a pitch direction (X direction), and reinforcement portions 166 are positioned between the contact portions 122, respectively. The structure reinforces a side portion of the contact portion 122. Therefore, even if the contact portion 122 receives a force along the pitch direction (X direction), damage of the contact 120 can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Toru Nomiyama, Keisuke Nakamura, Masafumi Kodera
  • Patent number: 8956194
    Abstract: A battery connector includes an insulating body and a plurality of electrical terminals. The insulating body defines a plurality of terminal grooves for receiving the electrical terminals therein. The electrical terminals each has a substantially U-shaped supporting portion which has a fastening portion levelly extending in the bottom and an elastic portion curved upward and then extending frontward from a rear end of the fastening portion. A front end of the fastening portion is bent downward and then extends frontward to form a soldering tail. A front end of the elastic portion is bent downward and extends frontward to form a pre-pressing portion extending frontward beyond a front end of the soldering tail in vertical direction. A front end of the pre-pressing portion slantwise extends upward and then is curved downward to form a contact portion projecting in front of the soldering tail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Geng Xie, Wei-Hong Liao, Yin-Lung Wu
  • Publication number: 20150044919
    Abstract: A connector is mateable with a mating connector comprising a mating contact. The connector comprises a contact which is brought into contact with the mating contact at two points under a mated state. The contact has a first spring portion, a protruding portion protruding from the first spring portion, a slide portion extending flat and a second spring portion. The protruding portion has a first contact portion while the slide portion has a second contact portion. The first contact portion is movable by first resilient deformation of the first spring portion while the second contact portion is movable by second resilient deformation of the second spring portion. One of the first contact portion and the second contact portion is moved because of both the first resilient deformation and the second resilient deformation when the connector is transited from a mating start state to the mated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Kousuke KIMURA
  • Publication number: 20150038024
    Abstract: An electrical terminal assembly includes a base having a body including a first end and a second end. First and second opposed base beams extend from the first end of the body in a first direction. A spring clamp has a clamp base and first and second opposed spring beams extending from the clamp base in the first direction and disposed over the first and second base beams biasing the first and second base beams toward one another. The body of the base is configured to permit the spring clamp to be inserted onto the base in a second direction normal the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic, Tulasi Sadras-Ravindra
  • Publication number: 20150017844
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector terminal electrically connected with a terminal (a counterpart terminal) of a counterpart component and a connector housing holding therein the connector terminal. The connector terminal includes a cylindrical terminal insertion section into which the counterpart terminal is to be inserted, a spring section which is brought into contact with the counterpart terminal in a cylinder of the terminal insertion section, and a displacement restriction section restricting excessive displacement of the spring section in the cylinder of the terminal insertion section when the spring section is brought into contact with the counterpart terminal, and the displacement restriction section includes a stabilizer which extends outward from the terminal insertion section while being supported continuously to a restriction part for the spring section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi NAKAGISHI
  • Patent number: 8920201
    Abstract: A wire terminal is provided for conductively engaging a conductive wire having a generally round cross section. The wire terminal includes an electrical receptacle portion with first and second forwardly-projecting portions that conductively contact opposite sides of the conductive wire. The forwardly-projecting portions each include a respective wire-engaging contact portion, each of which is configured to contact the conductive wire at a respective elongated contact location along opposite sides of the conductive wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8915759
    Abstract: A terminal connector with an electric wire includes a bottom portion, a wall, a plurality of connection pieces, and an auxiliary wall. An end portion of the electric wire is placed on and connected to the bottom portion. The electric wire includes a core wire exposed at the end portion. The wall is provided continuously from the bottom portion and integrally rises from one side of the bottom portion extending to another side. One of the connection pieces extends from one end of the bottom portion and another one of the connection pieces extends from one end of the wall and the connection pieces are contacted and connected to an opposing terminal connector. The auxiliary wall is provided continuously from another end of the wall that is opposite from the one end from which the connection piece extends. The auxiliary wall extends downwardly to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20140335705
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a base an elastic terminal and an elastic terminal. The base has a recess. The elastic terminal is connected to the base and extends to the recess. When the contact moves towards the recess, the contact is capable of pushing the contact protrusion to bend towards the bottom of the recess. In addition, the electrical connector may further include a contact protrusion connected to the elastic terminal. When the contact moves towards the recess, the contact is capable of pushing the contact protrusion to make the elastic terminal bend towards the bottom portion of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Chih-Peng Fan, Yin-Hwa Cheng, Ching-Ho Hsieh, Ling-Kai Su, Yung-Hao Hsueh
  • Publication number: 20140322992
    Abstract: An electrical connector connecting a male connector and a female connector in a freely engageable and detachable manner includes, a male tab is provided at the male connector; a housing part where the male tab is inserted is provided at the female connector; a contact piece and a beat piece to hold and press the male tab to enable electrical connection are provided at the housing part; and a protrusion is provided at least at one of the contact piece and the beat piece, and a recessed part capable of accepting the protrusion is provided at the male tab, wherein the contact piece, the beat piece, and the protrusion are constituted to be one component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Akifumi Onodera, Akira Sugawara, Hiroto Narieda, Tatsunori Murata
  • Publication number: 20140322991
    Abstract: An electrical connector connecting a male connector and a female connector in a freely engageable and detachable manner, in which: a male tab is provided at the male connector; a housing part where the male tab is inserted is provided at the female connector; a spring state contact piece and a beat piece to sandwich the male tab are provided at the housing part; and a protrusion protruding toward the male tab inserted into the housing part is provided at least one of the contact piece and the beat piece, wherein the protrusion includes a contact part which is in contact with the male tab inserted into the housing part and a sidewall part which is provided at a periphery of the contact part, and the contact part has so-called a star-shape in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Akifumi Onodera, Akira Sugawara, Hiroto Narieda
  • Patent number: 8864524
    Abstract: A connector capable of improving the durability and the contact reliability of a contact. In the contact, a pair of spring portions for pressing a contact portion against a card-type electronic component are formed continuous with the contact portion that is brought into contact with the card-type electronic component. A holding portion held by a housing is formed continuous with the spring portions A connection portion connected to a printed board is formed continuous with the holding portion. The spring portions are made elastically deformable independently of each other, and are bent such that part and the other part of each spring portion do not interfere with each other in a direction of height of the housing when the spring portion is elastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yuzo Sato
  • Patent number: 8864535
    Abstract: An electrical contact to be housed in a connector includes a mating member receiving section and a wire receiving section. The mating member receiving section is configured to mate with a mating member to provide an electrical connection there between. The wire receiving section has multiple contact sections, with each contact section configured for receiving one respective wire therein. Each contact section is oriented to receive the one respective wire from a different direction. The wire receiving section permitting insertion of only one respective wire in the wire receiving section at one time. The varied orientation of the contact sections of the wire receiving section allows the one respective wire to be inserted into the contact from different directions, providing an electrical connection between the one respective wire and the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Charles R. Gingrich, III
  • Patent number: 8851907
    Abstract: A contact node of a portable terminal includes: a body fixed on a main board of the portable terminal; at least one first contact piece protruding through one side surface of the body; and at least one second contact piece protruding through another side surface of the body, wherein one of the first contact piece and second contact piece is disposed toward an outer side surface of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yun-Sik Kim
  • Publication number: 20140272520
    Abstract: A battery module includes a plurality of rechargeable batteries, each battery including a first electrode terminal electrically connected with a first electrode and a second electrode terminal electrically connected with a second electrode, and bus bars electrically connecting the rechargeable batteries. The bus bar includes a first contact portion fixed to the first electrode terminal of one rechargeable battery and a second contact portion elastically contacting the second electrode terminal of a neighboring rechargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Duk-Jung KIM
  • Patent number: 8821178
    Abstract: A connector, in which each conductive pattern includes a plate-like terminal engaging a protruding terminal on the other connector. The plate-like terminal includes a protruding terminal receiving opening for receiving the protruding terminal, a beam-like first terminal member positioned to the side of the protruding terminal receiving opening, and a first contact portion formed in the first terminal member. The first terminal member generates spring force towards the center of the connector in the lateral direction when the protruding terminal received inside the protruding terminal receiving opening moves relative to the first contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiko Fukui, Toshihiro Niitsu
  • Patent number: 8821198
    Abstract: An electrical contact is provided for electrically connecting a connecting object to a printed circuit board, without the need of a housing. The electrical contact a board mounting portion, a spring region, and a contact portion. The board mounting portion extends parallel to the major surface of the printed circuit board with one end mounted thereto. The spring region extends from another end of the board mounting portion and having a holding portion that extends parallel to the major surface of the printed circuit board and an inclined portion that extends vertically from the holding portion and with respect to the printed circuit board. The contact portion connects to the inclined portion of the spring region and includes a curved shape with a connecting object contact point at a top of a curved part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Yohei Harada
  • Patent number: 8801476
    Abstract: An electrical contact (100) of an audio jack connector includes a main portion (10), a soldering portion (30) bending from a lateral edge of the main portion, an elastic portion (20) extending curvedly from a distal end of the main portion to be located above the main portion. The elastic portion has a flexible beam (21), a first arm (22) extending upwardly from the flexible beam and a second arm (23) curvedly bending from the first arm. The first arm and is consistent with a direction along which an audio plug connector is inserted. The second arm is adverse to a direction along which the audio plug connector is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-De Zhang
  • Patent number: 8784146
    Abstract: A contact terminal device for a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), includes the contact terminal being formed to correspondingly cover at least a portion of an opening formed in the PCB and a terminal member fixed onto the PCB, in which the terminal member includes a fixing portion fixed around the opening on a surface of the PCB and a contact terminal portion extending from the fixing portion to be disposed on the opening. The contact terminal for the PCB reduces a height from a surface of the PCB to a contact point with a counterpart component, i.e., a contact height, contributing to reducing the thickness of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Woong Yang, Young-Gyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8784145
    Abstract: A connector has a housing having a contact hole, and a movable contact that projects movably into and out of the contact hole of the housing. A contact surface of the movable contact is formed by an elastically deformable arc-shaped thin portion. The arc-shaped thin portion has a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Koyama, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 8764497
    Abstract: An electrical contact arrangement includes a planar conductive metal blank having sections that are foldable to define pairs of orthogonally arranged component contacts and bus blade contacts. Connected with a first pair of opposed side edges of a horizontal rectangular core section of the blank are a pair of rectangular component contact sections that are upwardly bent to define a pair of component contacts for receiving therebetween an electrical component, such as a printed circuit board. Connected with the orthogonally arranged second pair of opposed side edges of the core section are a pair of rectangular support sections that are bent downwardly, whereby a corresponding pair of bus blade contact sections connected with corresponding edges of the support sections extend in vertical parallel spaced relation to define a pair of bus blade contacts adapted for insertion between the downwardly bent support sections of a corresponding second electrical contact arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stephan Fehling, Georg Kulturidi, Matthias Niggemann, Klaus Pueschner, Michael Schnatwinkel, Ralf Schumacher, Klaus Wohlgemuth, Marco Waldhoff, Gerhard Eggert
  • Patent number: 8764492
    Abstract: A terminal structure has a portion that is separated and bent. A projecting section is provided for realize common use. A connector port incorporating the terminal is also provided. The connector port includes a hollow shell receiving and retaining therein an insulation housing for receiving and positioning a plurality of terminals. Further, the insulation housing has at least one detection pin arranged at one side thereof. The detection pin is engageable with an external plug connector fit therein in order to prevent shorting caused by a shell of the plug contacting the terminals of the port at the time when the connectors mate each other. Further, the insulation housing includes a plurality of clamps, which functions to clamp and position an external plug connector so as to securely retain the plug that is fit into the socket and to realize stable engagement when the connector mate each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwin Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jui-Tu Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140170912
    Abstract: An electrical, connector for a male terminal to be inserted includes an elastic contact member provided in at least one of surfaces of the electrical connector extending in an insertion direction of the male terminal. The elastic contact member is configured to get into contact with the male terminal. The elastic contact member includes: first elastic contact pieces formed with a space in between in a widthwise direction, orthogonal to the insertion direction, cantilevered at one end side of the at least one surface in the insertion direction, and configured, to get into contact with the male terminal inserted, in the electrical, connector; and a second elastic contact piece disposed in the space and configured to get into contact with the male terminal inserted in the electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuhei ANDO, Terumichi MATSUMOTO, Hajime KATO
  • Patent number: 8727810
    Abstract: A connector which is capable of preventing spring characteristics of contacts from changing due to sucking up of solder. A plurality of contacts each include a contact portion in contact with an electrode of a card-type electronic component, a spring portion for pressing the contact portion against the electrode of the card-type electronic component, and a connection portion which is soldered to a pad on a printed substrate. The spring portion of each contact is formed with a low wettability area on an end thereof toward the connection portion, to which solder is less likely to adhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Akimoto
  • Patent number: 8715019
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises a first connector and a second connector which are mated with each other. The first connector comprises a first insulative housing and a first terminal group. Two terminals of the first terminal group are first protruding terminals, and one other terminal of the first terminal group is a first non-protruding terminal. The second connector comprises a second insulative housing and a second terminal group. At least one terminal of the second terminal group is second protruding terminal and two other terminals of the second terminal group are second non-protruding terminals so that the number of the second protruding terminal is less than the number of the first protruding terminals. The second protruding terminal mates with one of the first protruding terminals and one of the first protruding terminals mates with a second non-protruding terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 8696382
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, conductive terminals mounted therein, and a conductive shield generally covering the housing. A shelf of the housing supports a portion of the shield. Each terminal has a main body, a front contact portion extending from an end of the main body and capable of engagement with contacts of a battery, a rear contact portion extending from an end of the main body and capable of engagement with contacts of an electronic device, and a tail portion extending perpendicularly from the main body. The tail portion is positioned between the front and rear contact portions. The front contact portion is capable of deflecting along a plane defined by a centerline of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind Patel, Mark M. Data, Jeng-De Lin
  • Patent number: 8690613
    Abstract: A conductive terminal member is disposed at a portion between an insulating base film and an insulating cover film while insulating intermediate members are disposed at other portions therebetween. In this event, the intermediate members are formed in predetermined shapes and are located so as not to overlap the terminal member. The base film and the cover film are each melt-fixed to the intermediate members so that the terminal member is fixedly held between the base member and the cover film and with the terminal member 14 bent to penetrate windows 11b, 11c in the base and cover to form contact portions 14a, 14c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Takushi Yoshida, Hiroshi Akimoto