Distinct Covering Means Patents (Class 439/892)
  • Publication number: 20150132996
    Abstract: A connector (10) includes a first housing (12) made of synthetic resin and including a fitting (11), and a second housing (14) made of synthetic resin and including a tubular receptacle (13) into which the fitting (11) is to be fit. At least one first projection (37) projects forward on a front end part (40) of the fitting (11) in the connecting direction and at least one second projection (43) projecting toward the first projection (37) is formed on a part of a back wall (27) of the receptacle (13) corresponding to the first projection (37). A fitting depth of the first and second housings (12, 14) is specified by the contact of a tip (38) of the first projection (37) and a tip (44) of the second projection (43) when the first and second housings (12, 14) are connected properly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Keiichi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Takuya Tate
  • Publication number: 20150133006
    Abstract: A terminal cover is capable of improving the workability. The terminal device includes a first cover portion to be positioned above the first screw terminals, wherein the first cover portion including the first operation openings which respectively expose screws of the first screw terminals, a second cover portion to be positioned above the second screw terminals, the second cover portion including the second operation openings which respectively expose screws of the second screw terminals. And the terminal device further includes a connecting portion connecting the first cover portion with the second cover portion and including wire insertion holes through which electric wires connected to the first screw terminals respectively pass and wire insertion paths which communicate with the wire insertion holes and through which the electric wires respectively pass, each insertion path being provided on an upper surface of the second cover portion between two adjacent second operation openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki SASAKI, Yasuhiro SUMINO
  • Publication number: 20150126082
    Abstract: A connector cover holds altogether a plurality of insertion connectors, the insertion connectors being provided at corresponding ends of cables and inserted into reception connectors. The connector cover includes a cover part in which a plurality of holding openings that hold the insertion connectors with ends thereof being exposed are formed so that the insertion connectors can be inserted into the reception connectors. The cover part can be divided along a dividing surface including the holding openings. The cover part is formed with a lock-lever pressing part that presses a lock lever of corresponding one of the insertion connectors held by the holding openings to fix the insertion connectors in an unlocked state for each of the holding openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuhiko Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20150111423
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a protective apparatus for outdoor electrical outlets or receptacles and power pedestals subjected to a wide range of weather conditions including variations in temperature, humidity, and precipitation, and various improvements thereto. In an embodiment, the protective apparatus is an angled hood which has at least one angled top surface, at least two side panels, and an angled bottom surface having an aperture suitably sized and shaped to receive a power cord from an electrical device. In an embodiment, the protective apparatus may be installed over electrical outlets or receptacles provided on a power pedestal. The power pedestal may be installed in outdoor areas subject to a wide range of weather conditions including moisture in the form of rain or snow, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: A.C. DANDY PRODUCTS LTD.
    Inventor: Hans BROERE
  • Publication number: 20150104984
    Abstract: A socket cover contains: a cap, a first lid, and a second lid. The cap has an orifice defined thereon, the first lid is disposed on a first side of the orifice of the cap and covers a first part of the orifice, and the first lid has a cutout defined on a non-closed position thereof opposite to the orifice of the cap. The second lid is disposed on a second side of the orifice of the cap and covers a second part of the orifice which is not covered by the first lid, and the second lid has a projection corresponding to the cutout of the first lid. Thereby, when a plug is inserted in a socket, the cap is positioned stably to enhance using safety and aesthetics appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Tsai WANG
  • Patent number: 9000388
    Abstract: A connection substrate 13 includes a base material 130 formed by stacking a plurality of dielectric layers 130a to 130f and a plurality of through conductors 20 provided penetrating through the dielectric layers 130c to 130f adjacent to each other. A plurality of radiation shielding films 21a to 23a formed integrally with each of the plurality of through conductors 20 and separated from each other are provided at two or more interlayer parts in the dielectric layers 130c to 130f. A region PR1 of the radiation shielding film 21a (21b) formed integrally with one through conductor 20 in one interlayer part projected onto a virtual plane normal to a predetermined direction and a region of the radiation shielding film 22b or 22c (22c) formed integrally with another through conductor 20 in another interlayer part projected onto the virtual plane do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.
    Inventors: Fumiyuki Tokura, Mitsutoshi Sugiya, Shigeru Suzuki, Takashi Tonbe
  • Publication number: 20150042275
    Abstract: A boot-like shroud or cover that forms a compressive seal around the charging receptacle of an electric vehicle is provided to shield a charging port housing and a charging port hinge pocket. The boot-like shroud or cover may be configured as an integral part of the charging handle or a separate part that easily attaches to the handle for outdoor use. The part may also be suitable for use in conjunction with multiple vehicle types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: DAVID A. SCHOENER, JOHN P. PERSON, LISA K. HACKNEY
  • Publication number: 20140349513
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative connector housing including a longitudinal body portion and first and second pairs of opposing end portions. The body portion has a plurality of contact openings extending therein in an insertion direction for supporting a plurality of electrical contact terminals. The first and second pairs of opposing end portions extend from opposing ends of the body portion in the insertion direction. At least one end portion in each pair of opposing end portions includes a ridge extending in the insertion direction for guiding a cover latch along a side surface of the ridge and guiding a strain relief latch along an opposing side surface of the ridge. The ridge has an inclined top surface for resiliently deflecting a cover latch and an inclined side surface for resiliently deflecting a strain relief latch. The ridge has an end portion for latching onto a cover latch and a strain relief latch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Alexander R. Mathews, Steven A. Neu, Steven Feldman
  • Publication number: 20140242855
    Abstract: A dust-proof cover structure for network connectors, comprising: a frame, having a guide plate with a plurality of guide pins that is inclinedly arranged and at least one axial part mounted on a housing of the frame; a dust-proof cover, configured with at least one axial hole at a position corresponding to the at least one axial part; wherein, by mating the at least one axial part to its corresponding axial hole, the dust-proof cover is enabled to pivot about the axial part and rotate surrounding the housing of the frame for exposing the guide plate of the frame so as to allow a signal connector to plug into and lock onto the frame while enabling signal pins of the signal connector to connect electrically to the guide plate and simultaneously enabling the plug-in of the signal connector not to sit levelly in the frame, but by an incline angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KINSUN INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: CHING-NENG KAN, CHANG-CHUN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140235119
    Abstract: A waterproof cover (10) to enclose a plug assembly (11) of an electrical lead. The cover (10) including a first and a second hollow cover body (17, 18). The bodies (17, 18) being pivotally attached for angular relative movement between an open position and a closed position. The bodies (17, 18) in the closed position providing a chamber (9) to receive the plug assembly (11). The bodies (17, 18) having a longitudinal axis and each with opposite longitudinal end walls. Each end wall (22) being provided with a recess. The recesses of adjacent end walls (22) providing an aperture through which an electrical lead (12, 13) is to extend to an associated male or female plug portion (13, 15). A seal (25) extends between the body portions (17, 18) to completely surround the chamber (9) so that in the closed position the body portions sealingly close the chamber (9) to provide a water proof seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Zap Cap Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Pasquale Peter Zaurrini
  • Publication number: 20140126120
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure wherein an electrical component can be moved between various positions (e.g., connected, disconnected, test, etc.) without opening an enclosure door. The electrical enclosure supports a component for movement between a withdrawn position, a test position, and an inserted position. A handle is accessible by an operator from an exterior of the enclosure and is configured to move the component between the respective positions without having to open the enclosure. The handle is integral with the enclosure and thus an operator needs no special tool or other device to effect movement of the electrical component between its respective positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: ROCKWELL AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory David Lehtola, Dean Meyer, Arnaldo Hiroyuki Omoto, Paul Krause, Fabio Kazuo Ito, Steven J. Bauer, JR., Joao Jorge Martins Freitas
  • Publication number: 20140120788
    Abstract: A flat cable connector is provides that includes a housing, a contact, and a cover member. The housing includes a top surface, a side surface adjacent the top surface, and a lock section disposed along the side surface. The contact is received in the housing and includes a portion protruding from the top surface. The cover member includes a planar surface and a lock extending from the planar surface and engageable with the lock section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS JAPAN G.K.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kodaira, Akira Kubo, Hiroaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20140120787
    Abstract: An apparatus including top and bottom portions that when mated form a connector. The top portion includes a top connector portion including a first wall, a second wall opposite the first wall, a first top cap connecting the first and second walls, and wherein the first wall comprises a first concave/convex feature for interlocking. The bottom portion includes a bottom connector portion configured to mate with the top connector portion to form the connector. The bottom connector portion includes a third wall, a fourth wall opposite the third wall, a first bottom connecting the third wall and the fourth wall, and wherein the third wall includes a second concave/convex feature for interlocking with the first concave/convex feature, wherein the second concave/convex feature is oriented opposite the first concave/convex feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
    Inventor: Dushko KESIAKOV
  • Publication number: 20140069707
    Abstract: Connector receptacles that can be easily and reliably assembled to form ground shields. One example provides an inner shell having one or more alignment features and an outer shell having one or more corresponding alignment features. The one or more alignment features on the inner shell may mate with the one or more alignment features on the outer shell. When the one or more alignment features on the inner shell mate with the one or more alignment features on the outer shell, the outer shell may be mechanically secured to the inner shell, the outer shell and the inner shell may be electrically connected, and the outer shell may be aligned to the inner shell. The alignment features may be protrusions such as dimples, openings or holes, or other features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Trent K. Do
  • Publication number: 20140065900
    Abstract: A waterproof element with reinforced structure includes a flexible body and a rigid element. The flexible body has a first opening. The rigid element is disposed in the flexible body. The rigid element has a second opening corresponding to the first opening. An electronic device with the waterproof element is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ASKEY COMPUTER CORP.
    Inventor: Po-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 8574018
    Abstract: A connection member includes a tube extending a length along a central longitudinal axis. The tube includes a central passageway that extends through the length of the tube. The tube has a non-circular cross-sectional shape along the length of the tube. The tube includes an exterior side that defines a perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube. Stamped threads are formed on the exterior side of the tube along at least a portion of the length of the tube. The stamped threads are discontinuous along the perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube such that the stamped threads only extend along at least one portion of the perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Charles Shiffler, Paul Eric Wittensoldner, Leo Joseph Graham
  • Publication number: 20130273791
    Abstract: A connection member includes a tube extending a length along a central longitudinal axis. The tube includes a central passageway that extends through the length of the tube. The tube has a non-circular cross-sectional shape along the length of the tube. The tube includes an exterior side that defines a perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube. Stamped threads are formed on the exterior side of the tube along at least a portion of the length of the tube. The stamped threads are discontinuous along the perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube such that the stamped threads only extend along at least one portion of the perimeter of the non-circular cross-sectional shape of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Charles Shiffler, Paul Eric Wittensoldner, Leo Joseph Graham
  • Publication number: 20130273770
    Abstract: Connector inserts and receptacles that may have indicators that are easy to manufacture, may have an attractive appearance, reduce reflections, and may provide a consistent indication independent of viewing angle. One example may provide a connector insert having an opening to provide light from an LED. The opening may be filled with an adhesive or other material. A surface of the adhesive may be textured, for example by chemical etch, laser, sand or glass bead blasting, through the use of texture tape or other stamp, or in other ways. An entire connector or just the indication itself may be etched. Masking may be used to protect a connector body during texturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Pong
  • Publication number: 20130183874
    Abstract: A housing for retaining an insulation piercing connector (IPC) includes an upper housing, a lower housing, and a hinge. The lower housing includes a cavity formed therein. The hinge is coupled to the upper housing and the lower housing to permit movement of the upper housing and the lower housing into open and closed configurations. When in the closed configuration, the upper housing is aligned with the lower housing. The second cavity is configured to received\ the IPC. The lower housing includes an aperture formed transversely therethrough for receiving a cable extending from the IPC upon receipt of the IPC into the second cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130171866
    Abstract: An electrical cord can include a cord segment with a receptacle. The receptacle can have a surface and apertures that accept a plug to form an electrical connection between the plug and wires of the electrical cord. A wear ring can be on the receptacle. The wear ring can be at least as large as the receptacle in a transverse cross-section. The wear ring can inhibit or prevent at least a portion of the surface from contacting a ground surface when the receptacle is on the ground surface or is dragged along the ground surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: GREAT STUFF, INC.
    Inventor: Great Stuff, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130165002
    Abstract: An electrical cord covering system includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The housing portions each include compression portions around their respective rims. The compression portions each have two recessed areas. When the housing portions are in a closed position a hollow region is formed to cover mated electrical cord plugs. A rim seal is formed with the compression portions. Two apertures are formed in the rim seal from the recessed apertures. The cable apertures form seals against electrical cords running to the electrical cord plugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: MIDWEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: MIDWEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130148275
    Abstract: A plug for a connecting port of an electronic device to prevent the connecting port from moisture and dust and includes a base, a protection wall, and a fixing arm. The protection wall is an enclosing circular wall extending along a periphery of the base and defines a receiving space. The fixing arm extends outwards from an outer side surface of the protection wall. The fixing arm includes a connecting part and a pair of fastening pieces formed at an end of the fixing arm away from the protection wall. The connecting part connects with the protection wall. The fastening pieces extend outwards from a surface of the connecting part away from the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU PRECISION INDUSTRY(ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HAI-QING ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20130095700
    Abstract: An electrical plug is provided for supplying electricity comprising a plug with two sections, a body section and a detachable faceplate section. The faceplate is compact and is fabricated using a hard flexible plastic which enables the faceplate to act as a cover to the plug and enhances the resistance of the plug to the wear and tear of its field uses. The faceplate can be secured onto the body of the plug without any stress cracking using screws despite the compact thickness of the faceplate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: PRESTON SHULTZ, Kevin Crowl
  • Publication number: 20130052890
    Abstract: An electrical cord covering system may include a first covering portion, a second covering portion, and a compression portion. Each of the covering portions may have an interior region, a cable aperture, a plug aperture, and a mating portion. The interior region of each covering portion may house a portion of a cable and a plug of a respective electrical cord. The cable aperture of each covering portion can accommodate the cable of the respective electrical cord. The plug aperture of each covering portion may permit the plugs of the different electrical cords to mate. The mating portions may allow the covering portions to mate. The compression portion may nest within the interior regions of the covering portions and accommodate the plugs. When the covering portions are mated, the compression portion may form seals at the cable apertures of the covering portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan Nooner, Robert Zajeski
  • Publication number: 20120315808
    Abstract: Dust caps for cable connectors are provided. The dust caps include an internal reservoir containing a quantity of desiccant held captive by an air permeable stopper. The desiccant can be a color-indicating type, and can include a gas absorbing material. The dust cap can be threaded to mate with cable connectors and can be configured to connect to male or female threaded connectors. A gasket can be included to provide a substantially airtight seal when the dust cap is installed on a connector. The dust cap can be constructed of a transparent material to allow for visual inspection of the desiccant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: IZZY INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Michael Patrick Millard
  • Patent number: 8303358
    Abstract: A connector module and a connector are provided. The connector module includes a connector and a flat cable. The connector includes a body, a terminal assembly, a cover and two protecting members. The body is formed with a connection space. The terminal assembly is disposed in the connection space. The cover is pivoted to the body and adapted to cover the connection space. The cover is adapted to be opened or closed relative to the body along a rotational path. The protecting members are pivoted to the body and respectively located on two sides of the terminal assembly, and are adapted to move between a first position and a second position. The flat cable is inserted into the terminal assembly so as to be electrically connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Hsu-Tsung Hung
  • Publication number: 20120225595
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contact terminals (2) arranged in an X direction and a metallic shell (3) covering an outside of the insulative housing thereby forming a mating space (151) with a mating opening (152). The metallic shell (3) has a main plate (30) and a plurality of T-shaped retaining tabs (31) extending into mating space from the main plate and engaging with an inner surface (111) of the side wall (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HSIU-YUAN HSU, CHUN-FU LIN
  • Patent number: 8251761
    Abstract: A connector member is formed with first slides (22F, 22R) and first locks (23). A cover (70) is formed with second slides (76F, 76R) and second locks (79). The cover (70) is mounted on the connector member slidably between a standby position and a mount position. The first and second slides (22F, 22R) and (76F, 76R) slide on each other to guide a sliding movement of the cover (70) from the standby position to the mount position. At the mount position, the first and second locks (23, 79) engage to prevent a returning movement of the cover (70) to the standby position. The connector member is formed with guide paths (55) for positioning and guiding the cover (70) to the standby position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wataru Shamoto, Kenji Makino
  • Patent number: 8251762
    Abstract: An HF angle plug connector having an exterior conductor component and an interior conductor component, wherein the interior conductor component has a fastening element for mechanical and electrical connection to an interior conductor component of a coaxial cable, wherein the exterior conductor component has a cable-side end on which the coaxial cable is arranged and a front face opposite the cable-side end, the front face being transected by a longitudinal axis of the installed coaxial cable, and wherein an inspection opening is on the exterior conductor component such that the fastening element of the interior conductor component is visible through the inspection opening after installation of the interior conductor component of the coaxial cable on the fastening element of the interior conductor component, wherein a cover component for closing the inspection opening is one piece with the exterior conductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Guenther Maier, Helmut Muehlfellner
  • Patent number: 8246396
    Abstract: A protective cover for an electrical connector for contacting a circuit carrier is disclosed, wherein the electrical connector includes an electrically insulating housing and at least one contact having a contact portion for contacting a mating contact and a connecting portion for contacting a plated through hole of the circuit carrier via an electrically conductive press-in connection. The protective cover has at least one opening through which the connecting portion of the at least one contact enters in the assembled state and is configured in such a way that, in cooperation with the contact and/or the electrically insulating housing, the protective cover covers an intake region of the plated through hole toward the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Lechner, Heiko Urban, Michael Schall, Helge Schmidt, Michael Spielvogel, Marcus Schulte
  • Patent number: 8167453
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an illumination lamp installed to a device housing, a sensor for use in controlling the lighting operation of the illumination lamp, and a sensor attachment unit through which the sensor is detachably attached to the device housing such that a sensing unit of the sensor is exposed to the outside. The illumination device further includes a decoration member for attachment to the sensor attachment unit when the sensor is not attached to the sensor attachment unit, the decoration member having substantially the same outward appearance as that of the sensor. The sensor and the decoration member are interchangeably attached to the sensor attachment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshikazu Kawashima, Atsuo Nanahara, Yuichi Ejiri
  • Publication number: 20120049672
    Abstract: A terminal block cover includes a base having a base surface configured to be secured against a terminal block. First and second spaced apart sidewalls extend from and adjoin the base. An outer wall is spaced apart from the base and is secured to the base by and adjoins with the first and second sidewalls. A lateral wall is arranged at a first lateral side and extends between and adjoins the first and second sidewalls, the outer wall and the base, which together provide at least one terminal pocket. An inner surface is provided on the outer wall facing the terminal pocket and has first and second surfaces. The first and second surfaces are at first and second distances respectively from the base surface, and the first distance is greater than the second distance. The second surface retains a terminal nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew P. Grosskopf, Edward C. Allen
  • Publication number: 20120052753
    Abstract: An assembled component includes a plurality of electrical connectors to be disposed on a circuit board in a specific positional arrangement; and an electrical connector cap attached to the electrical connectors for joining the electrical connectors before the electrical connectors are disposed onto the circuit board. The electrical connector cap includes a main body extending in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction on a plane parallel to the circuit board and a first fitting section including a first reference surface. Each of the electrical connector includes a second fitting section for engaging the first fitting section. The second fitting section includes a second reference surface for contacting with the first reference surface, so that the electrical connectors are arranged in the specific positional arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Koichi KAGOTANI
  • Publication number: 20120009830
    Abstract: A cover/boot and a system of covers/boots for placement in sealed relation over a connector or pair of connectors that is or are adapted to terminate a cable or splice together a pair of cables, preferably cables that carry signals received by a receiving apparatus on a cell tower. The covers include a cable end that sealingly receives a cable therein, an elongated body that provides secure cover to a cable connector, and an end that abuts a bulkhead or sealingly engages with a second cover when used in a splicing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Publication number: 20110306253
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a connector body which is fixed to a board and to be connected to another connector; a cage which is formed by die-casting a metal and shaped to cover entire side surfaces of the connector body and the other connector; and a pressure cover which includes fixed terminals for fixing the pressure cover to the board, wherein the pressure cover is connected to the cage, and the cage is connected to the board by the fixed terminals of the pressure cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Tadashi KUMAMOTO, Takeshi OKUYAMA, Kazuhiro MIZUKAMI, Toshihiro KUSAGAYA
  • Patent number: 8033868
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) including an insulative housing (1), a plurality of contacts (2) and a pair first insulators (22). The insulative housing (1) has a body portion (11) and a tongue (12) extending from the body portion (11). The tongue (12) defines a plurality of passageways (132) at two sides thereof. Each contact (21) has a securing portion (212), a contact portion (211) extending to the tongue (12) from the securing portion (212) and a tail portion (213) extending out of the insulative housing (1). The contact portions (211) are arranged in two rows and respectively located at two sides of the tongue (12). Each first insulator (22) is insert molded around the securing portions (212) corresponding to the contact portions (211) of each row. Each first insulator (22) has a first post (228) and a first recess (229) at an inner side thereof to engage with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Wu Wang, Hong-Qiang Han, Lun-Song Hu, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Publication number: 20110230106
    Abstract: A connector member is formed with first slides (22F, 22R) and first locks (23). A cover (70) is formed with second slides (76F, 76R) and second locks (79). The cover (70) is mounted on the connector member slidably between a standby position and a mount position. The first and second slides (22F, 22R) and (76F, 76R) slide on each other to guide a sliding movement of the cover (70) from the standby position to the mount position. At the mount position, the first and second locks (23, 79) engage to prevent a returning movement of the cover (70) to the standby position. The connector member is formed with guide paths (55) for positioning and guiding the cover (70) to the standby position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Shamoto, Kenji Makino
  • Publication number: 20110171852
    Abstract: A cable connector cover for use with modular cable protectors includes a bottom recess for housing cables and cable connectors. The cable protector cover also has a number of openings to provide access into the bottom recess. These openings are adjacent to the connectors and are aligned with the channels of the cable protectors to allow cables to run from the cable protectors into the recess. The upper portion of the cable connector cover can extend upward to a sufficient height to provide a visual indicator to passersby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Stephen K. Henry
  • Publication number: 20110143596
    Abstract: A smart card connector may include a connector housing connected to a cover. The connector housing and the cover may define a channel for receiving the smart card. The connector may receive the smart card in an insertion direction. When the smart card is inserted into the smart card connector, contacts secured within the connector housing may establish an electrically conductive connection with contact pads on the surface of the smart card. The connector housing may be narrower than the cover in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. The connector housing may define a first centerline that extends along the insertion direction, and the cover may define a second centerline that extends along the insertion direction. The first centerline may be offset from the second centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Alan D. Crighton
  • Patent number: 7920936
    Abstract: A three dimensional object creation system for printing a three dimensional object comprised of layers stacked vertically with respect to each other includes a series of printheads for printing the layers, the series of printheads simultaneously printing at least two layers of different vertical positions within the stack; and a semiconductor memory for storing data defining at least one layer. The series of printheads are arranged in groups of one or more printheads per group, each group being fixedly positioned downstream of a preceding group with respect to the three dimensional object. Each group of printheads is adapted to print a layer at a predetermined vertical position within the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Publication number: 20110059662
    Abstract: A cover/boot and a system of covers/boots for placement in sealed relation over a connector or pair of connectors that is or are adapted to terminate a cable or splice together a pair of cables, preferably cables that carry signals received by a receiving apparatus on a cell tower. The covers include a cable end that sealingly receives a cable therein, an elongated body that provides secure cover to a cable connector, and an end that abuts a bulkhead or sealingly engages with a second cover when used in a splicing application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 7892051
    Abstract: A terminal cover includes a claw portion and a covering portion. The claw portion is able to engage with an opening provided on a terminal guard that is arranged to stand around a terminal protruding outward from the casing of a compressor. The covering portion covers all pathways to the terminal from the opening when the claw portion is engaged with the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20110009016
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a snap housing for a modular connector assembly that includes a first body having first and second opposed surfaces, the second surface has a first profile, a portion of which is complementary to a profile of a first segment of the modular connector assembly; a second body having third and fourth opposed surfaces, the fourth surface having a second profile, a portion of which is complementary to a segment of a profile of a second segment of the modular connector assembly. The second surface faces the fourth surface; and a pair of spaced-apart fasteners is disposed between the first and second bodies to rotate or move horizontally with respect to the first and second bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Sam Liu, Aurielo Hernandez
  • Patent number: 7842888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a finishing tool for a cable mold connection. The finishing tool includes a connection base, a connection cover, and a plurality of couplers. The connection base has a thickness corresponding to the base and has at least two acceptance openings. The connection cover is coupled to an upper side of the connection base and finishes a connection with a corresponding end of at least two cable molds. The couplers are each provided at an upper side of the connection base and a lower side of the connection cover. A base of a cable mold is mounted in the acceptance opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventors: Moon-Sang Ahn, Kyu-Jeong Chae
  • Publication number: 20100261045
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus supporting an electrical connection are disclosed. Systems previously equipped with wire interfaces, such as battery terminals, can be equipped with a connector assembly to significantly reduce a hazard of electrical shock to a user. The connector assembly includes a stress relief component that attenuates a force, applied to the stress relief component, to reduce its effect on the connector assembly. By attenuating the force, the connector assembly maintains a substantially fixed position relative to the battery pack component and mitigates a potential for disruption in electrical connectivity. Techniques disclosed herein benefit users of battery packs or other devices as well as manufacturers by increasing safety, reliability, and ergonomics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Wen-Sung Wu, Meng-Chang Liu, Shen-Yuan Chien
  • Patent number: 7797069
    Abstract: A production line is provided for forming a layered product. The production line includes a conveyor configured to convey a substrate. A plurality of elongate printheads extend transverse to the conveyance direction and is configured to print voxels upon the conveyed substrate to form the layered product. The printheads are arranged to form a plurality of sets which are equidistantly spaced apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7791879
    Abstract: A shell of an electronic device includes a front cover, a rear cover, and a latching assembly. The front cover includes two first sidewalls. The rear cover includes two first borders. The latching assembly includes two first latching members, two spacers, and two groups of second latching members. The first latching members define a number of latch-receiving portions. The first latching members are fixed to the inner surface of first sidewall with a corresponding spacer intervened therebetween. The second latching member is mounted to the inner surface. Each of the second latching members includes a sliding pole and a cap. Each of the latch-receiving portion includes a sliding portion forming an entrance for a corresponding second latching member sliding into the latch-receiving portion, and a latching portion communicating with the sliding portion, which is an elongate slot parallel to the length direction of the first latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Jiang, Zhan-Sheng Lu
  • Patent number: 7736160
    Abstract: The invention relates to a distributor connection module used in the telecommunication and data technology field. Said distributor connection module comprises a housing which comprises a cavity wherein at least two conductor plates are arranged, and the housing comprises at least one opening in a front side wherein two connector modules can be inserted. A pivotable protection frame is arranged on the housing, which can adopt at least two positions. In a first pivoted position, the connector module is free and in a second position, the protection frame is arranged in a parallel manner in relation to the front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Stöckel
  • Publication number: 20100103610
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing having a standing portion, and an RF connector cover disposed in the housing. The RF connector cover includes a connecting portion fixed to the housing and a supporting portion connected to the connecting portion. The connecting portion of the RF connector cover is rotatable relative to the housing to stand the electronic device with a cooperative support of the RF connector cover and the standing portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: CHI MEI COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: SHIH-CHIEH LIN
  • Patent number: 7699626
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1) includes an insulative housing (2) defining a mating face (200) thereof. First and second terminals (3, 4) have the same-length received section (30, 40) in the respective passageways, and a leg section (31, 41), wherein the received section (40) of the second terminal (4) extends much closer to the mating face (200) than that of the first terminal (3). The leg section (41) of the second terminal (4) has a transition section (411), and a tailing section (410) located with a same distance away from the mating face (200) with that of the first terminal (3). This configuration of the first terminals (3) and the second terminals (4) can be set on a same carrier tape (6) to be assembled onto the insulative housing (2) in a common working procedure, which will reduce the operation time and manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Wei Lu, De-Jin Chen