With Grounding To Metal Mounting Panel Patents (Class 439/939)
  • Patent number: 8952253
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a sidewall defining an opening through which a connector is to extend and a through hole, a resilient piece, and a sliding member slidably received in the through hole. The resilient piece includes a connecting piece slantingly extending from the sidewall between the opening and the through hole and a contacting piece connected to a distal end of the connecting piece. When the connector extends through the opening, The sliding member is slid toward the resilient piece to force the contacting piece to contact the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 8888500
    Abstract: Connector inserts and receptacles that are robust, easily manufactured, and provide an improved connector performance. One example may provide a connector receptacle having a power contact located in a ground surface. An insulating layer may be placed between the power contact and the ground surface. The ground surface may be curved or flat, or it may have other shapes. Another example may provide a robust connector insert. This connector insert may include a crimping piece that fits over a cable braiding and is crimped. The crimping piece may then be attached to an attraction plate. A cover or shell may be attached to provide further reinforcement. Another example may provide a connector system having a ground contact and a power contact, where the ground contact is a make-first-break-last contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Joshua Pong
  • Patent number: 8870595
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is provided with a shielding cage member having an upper port and a lower port configured to receive pluggable modules therein. The cage member has side walls that extend along sides of the upper and lower ports. The cage member includes a separator member that extends between the side walls and between the upper and lower ports. The separator member has an upper plate and a lower plate with a channel therebetween. A light pipe organizer is positioned within the channel. An RF absorber is positioned within the channel in engagement with the light pipe organizer. The RF absorber reduces an amount of electromagnetic interference (EMI) emitted from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Ryan Schmitt, Robert Harrison Wertz, Jr., Michael James Weiss
  • Patent number: 8854835
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shield comprises a single sheet of metal having outer and inner peripheries. The outer periphery forms a plurality of outer deflectable fingers extending outward from a bent edge of the outer periphery for contacting a surface of a faceplate. The plurality of outer deflectable fingers is deflectable to allow for installation and removal of the faceplate. The inner periphery has an opening for receiving an HDMI connector and forming a plurality of inner deflectable fingers extending inwardly from a bent edge of the inner periphery. The plurality of inner deflectable fingers is deflectable to allow for insertion and removal of the HDMI connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Feldstein, Gregory Sorrentino, Esteban Dragonanovic
  • Patent number: 8616916
    Abstract: A fixing structure fixing a power input connector on a bracket is provided. The power input connector includes a socket body. The fixing structure includes a first fixing element and a second fixing element. The first fixing element has a first coupling portion and an opening, and is connected to the bracket. The second fixing element has a second coupling portion coupled to the first coupling portion. An accommodation is formed between the first fixing element and the second fixing element for accommodating the power input connector, the socket body passes through and protrudes out of the opening. The first fixing element provides a first supporting force to balance a first force pulling the power input connector away from the bracket. The second fixing element provides a second supporting force to balance a second force pressing the power input connector towards the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Chou Teng
  • Patent number: 8616917
    Abstract: A fixing structure used for fixing a power input connector on a bracket is provided. The power input connector includes a socket body and a notch part. The fixing structure includes first and second fixing elements. The first fixing element has a first coupling portion and an opening. The second fixing element has a second coupling portion coupled to the first coupling portion, and a supporting portion connected with the notch part to fix the power input connector. The first fixing element covers the second fixing element and the power input connector, and the socket body is exposed from the opening. First and second fixing elements are fixed on the bracket to provide a first supporting force to balance a first force pulling the power input connector away from the bracket, and a second supporting force to balance a second force pressing the power input connector towards the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Chou Teng
  • Patent number: 8602817
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a first connector connected to a first main line, a second connector connected to a second main line, a first bracket, and a second bracket. The first bracket defines a first receiving opening, a second receiving opening, and a plurality of cutouts. A plurality of hooks is located on the first bracket. The second bracket includes a plurality of second cutouts and a plurality of engaging portions. The first connector is located in the first receiving opening. The second connector is located in the second receiving opening. The plurality of hooks engages on the plurality of engaging portions. The plurality of first cutouts is aligned to the plurality of second cutouts. The first main line and the second main line are placed in the plurality of first cutouts and second cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Yi Shu
  • Patent number: 8500490
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having shielded cage assembly with at least one port for receiving modules, and methods of manufacture and use thereof. In one embodiment, the modules comprise SFP-type (small form-factor pluggable) modules, and the shielded cage assembly comprises an EMI shield member that is disposed at a port opening for the electrical connector assembly. In one variant, the EMI shield member can be disposed on the electrical connector cage assembly without the need for secondary processing techniques such as soldering, or resistance welding. This is accomplished via for example the utilization of mechanical snap features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Pulse Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng Jung Tsou
  • Patent number: 8466378
    Abstract: A snap tight electrical connector for securing and grounding an electrical cable or conduit to a junction box. The electrical connector includes a one-piece, electrically conductive connector body with a seat on the leading end and an electrically conductive snap ring held in the seat. A raised grounding lug on the seat of the connector body extends through a notch in the snap ring and provides a direct path for establishing an electrical grounding path between the connector body and the junction box. Locking tangs on the snap ring provide a secure snap-fit engagement between the connector body and the junction box. The raised grounding lug on the seat of the connector body provides a direct grounding path between the connector body and the junction box, thereby improving electrical continuity and lowering the millivolt drop between the connector body, the junction box, and the electrical cable or conduit secured to the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 8317544
    Abstract: A mounting structure for a shielding shell (70) is provided for covering a housing (50) to be connected to a motor case. The mounting structure includes a metal plate (30) integrally to the housing (50) and adapted to attach the housing (50) to the motor case by mounting bolts. A first shielding shell (70A) has two overlapping pieces (76) and is adapted to cover the front side of the housing (50). A second shielding shell (70B) includes two fixing pieces (72) and is adapted to cover upper, left and right sides of the housing (50). The overlapping pieces (76) and the fixing pieces (72) are plates extending along the metal plate (30) and fastened together with the metal plate (30) to the motor case by the mounting bolts while being placed one over the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Takuya Tate
  • Patent number: 8262413
    Abstract: A shield connector (30) has a housing (40) with a terminal mounting portion (41), a receptacle (55) and a mounting flange (61). Male terminals (31) are mounted in the terminal mounting portion (41) and have tabs that project into the receptacle (55). A shield shell (100) including a shell main body (110) and resilient contact pieces (120) for grounding the shell main body (110) to a mounting member. The resilient contact pieces (120) have leading ends (121) accommodated in accommodating portions (67) formed in the mounting flange (61), and the housing (40) includes protection walls (70) located lateral to the resilient contact pieces (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiyo Fujiwara, Masaki Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8251747
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a receiving cavity (10) including a first receiving cavity (12) and a second receiving cavity (13) communicating with the first receiving cavity; a set of first contacts (41) protruding into the first receiving cavity; a set of second contacts (42) exposed to the second receiving cavity; a metal shell (5) enclosing the insulative housing; and a grounding means (6) attached to the metal shell and oblique to a front face (112) of the insulative housing for abutting against a metal panel and having an opening. The opening includes a lower opening (601) with a pair of chamfers (603) on top thereof and an upper opening (602) communicating with the lower opening in a vertical direction and being essentially narrower than the lower opening (601).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia-Yong He, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 8182291
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having shielded cage assembly with at least one port for receiving modules, and methods of manufacture and use thereof. In one embodiment, the modules comprise SFP-type (small form-factor pluggable) modules, and the shielded cage assembly comprises an EMI shield member that is disposed at a port opening for the electrical connector assembly. In one variant, the EMI shield member can be disposed on the electrical connector cage assembly without the need for secondary processing techniques such as soldering, or resistance welding. This is accomplished via for example the utilization of mechanical snap features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Pulse Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng Jung Tsou
  • Patent number: 8157593
    Abstract: An electronic communications equipment chassis has a panel with an aperture for receiving a connector module having at least one female jack. A plurality of elongate members of conductive material are attached to the panel, project into the aperture and form an EMI shield around the connector module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Soon Peng Jason Sim, Cheng Nam Lee
  • Patent number: 8070517
    Abstract: An electrical connector for abutting against a metal plate, comprises an insulative housing defining a main body and a tongue plate extending forwardly from the main body, a plurality of terminals retained in the main body and extending into the tongue plate, a metal shell shielding the insulative housing and comprising an upper wall, a pair of side walls extending downwardly from two lateral sides of the upper wall, and a bottom wall in parallel with the upper wall, and a spring member defining a securing portion fixed to the shell and a resilient resisting portion abutting against the metal plate. The securing portion defines a ceiling plate portion shielding the fingers on the upper wall, and a pair of side plate portions extending downwardly from two lateral sides of the ceiling plate portion and shielding the fingers on the respective side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Xiong, Hong-Qiang Han, Lun-Song Hu, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8002589
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing including a rear base portion and a front tongue portion extending from the base portion along the mating direction, a number of first conductive contacts held in the insulative housing, a number of second conductive contacts held in the insulative housing, and a retainer assembled to the tongue portion of the insulative housing. Each first conductive contact includes a nonelastic first mating portion exposed beyond the tongue portion. The retainer includes opposite first and second faces and defines a number of receiving slots recessed from at least one of the first and second faces to receive the nonelastic first mating portions of the first conductive contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yong Gang Zhang
  • Patent number: 7959467
    Abstract: A transceiver module that utilizes a side contact spring portion to ground a shielded cable that is plugged into the transceiver module. In one example embodiment, a transceiver module includes a housing, a jack, and a side contact spring portion. The housing is operative to be electrically connected to chassis ground when the transceiver module is received within a host port. The jack is defined in the housing and operative to receive a shielded plug. The side contact spring portion is substantially implemented within the jack and is configured to be in electrical contact with both the housing and a conductive element of the shielded plug received by the jack such that a chassis ground is established between the housing and the shielded plug and such that a moveable bail pivot lever is able to move without disrupting the electrical contact between the side contact spring portion and the housing and/or the conductive element of the shielded plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Sasser, Chris Togami
  • Patent number: 7927108
    Abstract: A power socket (100) includes an insulative housing (1), a first contact (21) and a plurality of second contacts (22) attached to the insulative housing (1) and means (185); the insulative housing (1) defines an annular first groove (16) and a first cylinder (18) disposed within the first groove (16); the first groove (16) defines a first inner surface (161) and a first outer surface (162); the first cylinder (18) defines a first passageway (181) extending through a center portion thereof along the front to back direction; the first contact (21) has a first contact portion (211) extending into the first passageway (181); each second contact (22) has a second contact portion (221) extending into the first groove (16); the means (185) extending into the first groove (16) for preventing a familiar round power plug from being inserted into the first groove (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Bin Gong, Zhong-Hua Yao, Qi-Sheng Zheng
  • Patent number: 7914328
    Abstract: A shielded connector which makes a shell unnecessary while ensuring a shielding function. A housing holds a housing plurality of contacts each including a contact portion brought into contact with an associated one of contact portions of a plurality of mating contacts. The connector is provided with a shield member including a shield plate body which partitions the contact portions of the contacts into two groups, a first spring portion which is brought into contact with an inner wall surface of a shell of a mating connector, and a second spring portion which is brought into contact with the inner wall surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yukitaka Tanaka, Chikara Kawamura
  • Patent number: 7887376
    Abstract: An audio jack connector includes an insulating housing having a rectangular base, and a plurality of contacts received in the insulating housing. A front end of the base is protruded forwards to form an insertion portion. A passageway is formed at a front of the insertion portion and extends into the base. The front end of the base has a holding slot located adjacent to the insertion portion, and a through slot which passes through an outer side of the holding slot and exposes the insulating housing. A shielding shell has a barrel surrounding the insertion portion, and a grounding element of substantially inverted-L shape connected with the barrel. The grounding element has a connecting slice extending rearwards from a rear edge of the barrel, inserting into the holding slot, and a grounding slice bent perpendicularly from an edge of the connecting slice, passing through the through slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong-Tu Zhang, Fei Liu, Ping-Chih Chen, Ming-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 7878844
    Abstract: A panel connector assembly includes a panel, a panel connector and a mounting bracket. The panel has opposing front and rear sides and includes a connector opening and a securing hole extending through the panel. The panel connector is disposed proximate to the panel and has a mating face aligned with the connector opening in the panel. The panel connector is positioned to couple with a peripheral connector that mates with the mating face through the front side of the panel. The mounting bracket is disposed proximate to the rear side of the panel. The mounting bracket receives a securing feature of the peripheral connector that extends through the securing hole in the panel to the mounting bracket when the peripheral connector and panel connector mate with one another. The mounting bracket receives the securing feature to secure the peripheral connector to the front, side of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin E. Weidner
  • Patent number: 7857662
    Abstract: A receptacle cage (100) for receiving a small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver therein includes a cage body (10) inserted into a passage (201) defined in a chassis (200), and a conductive plate (21) attached to outside of the cage body (10), said conductive plate (21) forming a plurality of resilient fingers (26) for grounding said cage body (10) to said chassis (200). The conductive plate (21) forming a front edge portion (282) closed to the cage body (10), a connection portion (284) extending slantways and rearwardly from the front edge portion (282), and the plurality of resilient fingers (26) being listed side by side in a first direction and extending from the connection portion (284), wherein said connection portion (284) extends continuously in a direction perpendicular to the first direction and parallel to corresponding wall of the cage body (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian J. Gillespie, Chun-Hsiung Hsu, Xin-Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 7845975
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly having shielded cage assembly with a plurality of ports for receiving modules. In one embodiment, the modules comprise SFP (small form-factor pluggable) modules, and the electrical connector assembly is adapted for low-profile applications, thereby optimizing the amount of area and volume occupied by the SFP assembly. In one variant, the SFP modules are pluggable into individual ports, whereby two modules are interconnected to a single header connector interconnected to a motherboard. Methods of manufacturing the connector assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Pulse Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Yican Cheng, Tsou Cheng Jung, Mark Jackson
  • Patent number: 7828592
    Abstract: An interface module includes a housing configured to hold at least one modular jack. The housing is configured to be mounted on a panel. The housing includes an electrically conductive portion. An electrically conductive fastener has a housing interface configured to engage the electrically conductive portion of the housing and a panel interface configured to engage an electrically conductive surface of the panel. The electrically conductive fastener creates an electrical connection between the housing and the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Phillip Tobey, Paul John Pepe, Sheldon Easton Muir
  • Patent number: 7794262
    Abstract: A connector assembly is configured to mate with a receptacle assembly. The receptacle assembly includes a mating connector within an interior chamber of the receptacle assembly. The interior chamber is defined by an inner surface of the receptacle assembly that is electrically connected to an electrical ground. The connector assembly includes a housing and a latch. The housing includes a mating end configured to be inserted into the interior chamber of the receptacle assembly to mate with the mating connector. The latch includes a securing protrusion and a spring finger. The securing protrusion is configured to mechanically engage the aperture of the inner surface to secure the housing with respect to the receptacle assembly. The spring finger is shaped to electrically engage the inner surface of the receptacle assembly when the connector assembly mates with the receptacle assembly such that the latch is electrically connected to the electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Michael Warren Fogg
  • Patent number: 7753732
    Abstract: A shield connector structure 1 includes a pair of connectors 2 and 6 that is capable of being fitted to each other and a conductive connector attachment portion 11. One connector 2 includes a terminal metal part 21, an insulating connector housing 22, and a conductive shield shell 23. The other connector 6 includes a terminal metal part 61, an insulating connector housing 62, and a conductive shield shell 63. The shield shell 23 is provided with a connection portion 49, and the shield shell 63 is provided with a connection portion 83. When the connectors 2 and 6 are fitted to each other so that the shield shells 23 and 63 are shield-connected to each other, each of the connection portions 49 and 83 is connected to the connector attachment portion 11 and the shield shells 23 and 63 are grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kameyama, Motoo Nojima
  • Patent number: 7731511
    Abstract: A panel mounted power module is disclosed having an insulating housing and a conductive jacket. The insulating housing and the conductive jacket have corresponding flanges which oppose each other and are profiled to trap therebetween a panel. The power module includes a spring positioned between the insulating housing and conductive jacket, to spring load the flanges towards each other. The power module has at least one ground terminal and the spring commons the ground terminal and the conductive jacket together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Evan Lawrence Craig
  • Patent number: 7731512
    Abstract: A grounding bracket for use with cable connectors, such as an F81 barrel connector, generally including a conductive body having a first major surface, a connector receiving area defined in the first major surface and adapted to receive the cable connector therein, and a latch member movably connected to the first major surface and positioned in communication with the connector receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah Montena, David Jackson
  • Patent number: 7722402
    Abstract: An interface module includes a housing having a plurality of jack openings configured to receive shielded modular jacks therein. The housing has a mounting wall extending along one side of the jack openings. A bond bar is coupled to the mounting wall, wherein the bond bar has a jack interface configured to engage respective ones of the shielded modular jacks and a panel interface configured to engage a mating surface of a panel. The bond bar is configured to create an electrical connection between respective ones of the shielded modular jacks and the mating surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul John Pepe, Brian K. Davis
  • Patent number: 7704098
    Abstract: An electrical connector has a shield for EMI shielding. The top of the shield has two rows of tabs; two flaps, one on either side of the shield; and a tab on the bottom. The flaps have mounting holes. When the connector is attached to a mounting panel, screws or rivets are mounted through the holes in the flaps and corresponding holes in the mounting panel to secure the connector. The bottom tab and the two rows of top tabs electrically connect the shield to the mounting panel to provide extra EMI protection to the connector. The flaps provide yet another connection to provide EMI protection. The two rows of tabs can be positioned and sized such that the rear row of tabs engages with a flange in the rear of the top of the mounting panel. The electrical connector is preferably an RJ connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Kent Lambie, Jeff Ouyang
  • Patent number: 7686646
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a mount plate and a metallic housing. The metallic housing includes a metallic frame and at least one hook-shaped rib which extend from the metallic frame and are used to hold the mount plate. The mount plate is made of low-cost material to replace expensive side tab extending from the metallic housing. Thus, size of mould for the metallic housing is decreased, scraps is fewer and cost is lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Dragonstate Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chi Lee, Chin-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 7591680
    Abstract: A conductive cage (100) for receiving a SFP transceiver includes a cage body (10) having a number of pins (122) extending downwardly and a unitary, rectangular-shaped collar (20) mounted onto the cage body. The unitary, rectangular-shaped collar has a top plate (21), a pair of opposite side plates (23) and a bottom plate (22). The bottom plate has a first bottom plate half (221) including a first engaging portion (24) and a second bottom plate half (222) having a corresponding second engaging portion (25) coupling with the first engaging portion for connecting the first bottom plate half to the second bottom plate half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Jie Zhang, Chun-Hsiung Hsu
  • Patent number: 7559800
    Abstract: An electronic module (10) includes a housing having an outer surface; a metal gasket (5) has a frame portion (51), with a number of detents (52) formed thereon, said metal gasket (5) being attached to the housing and substantially covering the outer surface. The gasket (5) has at least one inclined stub portion (53b) formed on front edge of the frame portion (51) and inserted into a cavity (2130a) in the outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7553201
    Abstract: A connector (10) is provided with a housing (11) to be mounted on an electrically conductive bracket (B), a plurality of terminal fittings (12) connected with coaxial cables each including an outer conductor as a ground wire and to be mounted in the housing (11), and a plurality of split ground terminals (13) to be mounted in the housing (11) and including circuit-side contact pieces (38) to be brought into contact with outer conductor terminals (14) of the terminal fittings (12) connected with the outer conductors and bracket-side contact pieces (40) to be brought into contact with the bracket (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuujirou Imai
  • Patent number: 7503798
    Abstract: A cross-connect wiring system includes a terminal block, a connecting block and a patch plug. The terminal block has a front side and a rear side. The connecting block is mounted on the front side of the terminal block. At least two pairs of tip and ring insulation displacement contacts (IDCs) are at least partially mounted within the connecting block. Each of these IDCs has a first end that includes a first conductor receiving slot and a second end that includes a second conductor receiving slot. The first and second ends of each IDC are non-collinear. Both the first and second conductor receiving slots of each IDC are on the front side of the terminal block. The patch plug includes a housing and at least two pairs of tip and ring plug contacts. The tip and ring plug contacts of at least one of the two pairs of tip and ring plug contacts cross over each other within the plug housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Amid Hashim
  • Patent number: 7491090
    Abstract: The pluggable optical transceiver of the present invention provides a tailed finger that comes in contact with the inner surface of the cage by pushing outward by the optical connector when the optical connector mates with the optical receptacle. While, when the optical receptacle of the transceiver is free from the optical connector, the tailed finger protrudes into the optical receptacle and no influence is affected to insert the transceiver into or to extract the transceiver from the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Oki, Hiromi Kurashima
  • Patent number: 7479036
    Abstract: A connector assembly configured for mounting on a panel member includes a connector having an axis. An EMI bracket surrounds the connector, the EMI bracket being relatively movable along the axis while maintaining electrical communication with the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Eric David Briant, Scott Anthony Shuey, Michael Warren Fogg
  • Patent number: 7473139
    Abstract: An electromagnetic gasket includes a conductive shell having a pair of side walls and end walls extending therefrom defining at least one opening. The pair of side walls and the end walls have at least one outward bias and at least one inward bias positioned thereon for each opening. The outward bias is configured to electrically connect to an inner tailstock of an electrical enclosure. The at least one opening is configured to receive a connector port housing of a corresponding module therein. The at least one inward bias electrically connects the connector port housing to the inner tailstock of the electrical enclosure. Each module is an electrical module or an optical module, and the at least one inward bias and outward bias provide EMC sealing for multiple connector port housings of a plurality of modules having variable dimensions with respect to at least one of the X, Y and Z axis of the connector port housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis R. Barringer, David C. Linnell, Andrew Rybak, Harold M. Toffler
  • Publication number: 20080305683
    Abstract: An improved structure for HDMI connector comprises a resilient buckle plate embedded on a side of a HDMI connector and a containing space formed in front of the resilient buckle plate, said resilient buckle plate having a plurality of retaining blocks disposed on a front end thereof and protruding out of said HDMI connector. Said containing space is disposed for a protruding portion at a front end of a resilient plate of a socket for HDMI connector to buckle up with. When plugging said HDMI connector into a common socket for HDMI connector, as said HDMI connector goes to the latched position inside said socket, said retaining blocks of said resilient buckle plate are buckled at an opening of said socket for HDMI connector to let said HDMI connector and said socket fixedly buckle up with each other. This improved structure can be used with any kind of sockets for HDMI connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: COMOSS ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Yi-Bin Lee, Chih-Fong Huang, Shang-Te Ke
  • Patent number: 7438564
    Abstract: An adapter module used to convert optical signals to electrical signals or electrical signals to optical signals utilizing a ā€œCā€ shaped retaining clip to secure the adapter module housing together. The retaining clips are used in place of screws, rivets or snap fits and provide an easy and simple way to assembled adapter modules. The retaining clips require no additional structure thereby minimizing the overall size of the adapter module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Brian Keith Lloyd
  • Publication number: 20080248691
    Abstract: A releasably engaging plug comprises a plug body having an extension, the outer surface of the extension having at least one projection thereon. The projection is configured to releasably engage at least one spring biased tab of a mating receptacle upon insertion of the extension into the receptacle. Engagement of the spring biased tab with the projection increases the mechanical friction fit between the mating components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7432452
    Abstract: In a snap-in electrical connector for attaching helical metal cable and conduit to a junction box or the like, the connector having the locking ring with flexible tabs engageable with the cable/conduit, the improvement wherein the tabs have legs angled inwardly of the ring at specified angles, tips that form specified angles with the legs, and tip ends that are biased relative to the legs in the same direction. The specified angles of the legs, tips and tip ends provide improved pull-out strength, electrical conductivity and stability for a wide range of sizes and types of cable and conduit, including metal clad cable, armored cable, and flexible metal conduit, made of aluminum and steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Halex/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 7393218
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided comprising a device including a conductive device shroud forming a device plug receptacle. A cable element includes a first stripped cable end portion exposing an internal cable conductor and a third stripped cable portion exposing a cable ground shield. A terminal element is mounted to the first stripped cable end portion. A ground busbar includes a cable mount end mounted to the third stripped cable portion and a ground terminal end. A conductive overmolded connector body is molded covering at least a portion of said third stripped cable portion and comprising a connector plug portion configured to fit within the device plug receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Siobadan Pavlovic, David S. Menzies
  • Patent number: 7390220
    Abstract: A cable connector (100) includes an insulated housing (2) defining a receiving space (20), a plurality of terminals (3) being arranged into an upper and a lower terminal rows and received in the insulated housing (2), a metal plate (5) disposed between the upper terminal row and the lower terminal row, and a cable (7) including a number of wires electrically connecting to the terminals (3) and the metal plate (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7371084
    Abstract: An audio jack connector (100) with reliable grounding device includes a dielectric housing (1) defining an inner receiving space (12) and a grounding member (2) mounted on the housing (1). The grounding member (2) includes a base portion (21) secured on the housing, a mating portion (242) extending into the inner receiving space (12), a terminal portion (25) for inserting into a print circuit board (6) and a spring portion (26) extending beyond the housing for connecting to a metallic panel (5) of an electrical device. This grounding structure combines inner and outer grounding together by an integrated grounding piece, which enhance the grounding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhang-Lan Xue, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 7357675
    Abstract: An electromagnetic gasket includes a conductive shell having a pair of side walls and end walls extending therefrom defining at least one opening. The pair of side walls and the end walls have at least one outward bias and at least one inward bias positioned thereon for each opening. The outward bias is configured to electrically connect to an inner tailstock of an electrical enclosure. The at least one opening is configured to receive a connector port housing of a corresponding module therein. The at least one inward bias electrically connects the connector port housing to the inner tailstock of the electrical enclosure. Each module is an electrical module or an optical module, and the at least one inward bias and outward bias provide EMC sealing for multiple connector port housings of a plurality of modules having variable dimensions with respect to at least one of the X, Y and Z axis of the connector port housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis R. Barringer, David C. Linnell, Andrew Rybak, Harold M. Toffler
  • Patent number: 7338300
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a static electricity conductive mechanism including a plurality of conductive bumps and conductive members, for conducting static electricity generated by a connector device to a base thereof, the connector device having a connector body disposed on a circuit board, and the base being ground to earth. The conductive bumps of the static electricity conductive mechanism are each disposed on the base. The conductive members are disposed between the connector body and the conductive bumps. The conductive members conduct to the conductive bumps the static electricity generated by the connector body, thus conducting to earth the static electricity generated by the connector body. The prior art involves disposing a resilient element between a connector's body and base and thereby results in poor contact and poor conduction of static electricity between the body and the base. The drawback is solved by the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Lin-Wei Chang, Yi-Chun Shih
  • Patent number: 7329153
    Abstract: An audio output device (200) adapted for matching with a MP 3 player (100), comprises a cap (20) and an earphone assembly (30) connecting with the cap (20). The cap (20) has a body (21) and a connector (22) received in the body (21). The connector (22) includes a housing (222), a number of terminals (223, 224) receiving in the housing (222) and a shielding member (221) enclosing the housing (222). The connector (22) is capable of matching with a plug according with the standard of USB (Universal Serial Bus), the terminals (223, 224) include three audio terminals transmitting audio signal. The earphone assembly (30) includes two strings (32) connecting with the three audio terminals and a pair of headphones (33) setting on the other end of the strings (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Huang Lin, Yan Rao, Hai-Ju Sun, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 7322853
    Abstract: A socket connector comprises a circuit board with a socket part mounted on the outside thereof; a socket shield part; a metal shield plate with a through-slot, on the outside of which the socket shield part is mounted; a shield shell with openings on the wall thereof, forming into a shield chamber for fitting a plug and arranged on the socket shield part; and elastic shielding sheets, snapped into the openings and protruding outwards from the openings, wherein the socket part is inserted into the shield chamber formed by the shield shell through the through-slot of the metal shield plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lanxuan Yang, Zhiwu Chen, Xunhua Xiao
  • Patent number: 7322854
    Abstract: An EMI gasket takes the form of a metal shroud that completely encircles a metal shielding cage. The shroud has an opening that is surrounded by a plurality of sides and each side has first and second flanges, which respectively contact the inner surface of the device faceplate and the exterior surfaces of the shielding cage. A pair of spring arms are provided in order to apply a biasing force against the shroud, thereby forcing it into contact with the faceplate. The spring arms each include a torsion loop, and each loop engages the shielding cage and fixes the rear position of the spring arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Jerry A. Long, Kent E. Regnier