Comblike Retainer For Conductor Patents (Class 439/942)
  • Patent number: 9011181
    Abstract: A network cable jack includes a printed circuit board (PCB) for balancing both inductive and capacitive coupling. Using a PCB allows compact trace paths to be formed without significantly increasing manufacturing costs. By including on each trace path two distinct inductance zones separated by a neutral zone, significant gains in degrees of freedom are achieved for designing PCB trace patterns in which a pair of inductive coupling zones jointly offset the inductive coupling caused by a specification plug and the jack contacts, both in magnitude and phase angle. Further, using distinct inductance zones offers more freedom regarding the placement of capacitive plates for use in capacitance balancing as well as the placement of terminals and insulation displacement contacts. Although the magnitude of a capacitive coupling is determined by the length of the capacitor plates parallel to current carrying traces, the approach allows capacitive and inductive coupling to be balanced independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Scott M. Lesniak
  • Patent number: 8961230
    Abstract: A connecting structure comprises a board-side connector and a wire-side connector. The board-side connector comprises a frame pedestal surrounding an accommodating chamber; a metal outer shell covering the exterior of the frame pedestal; a metal inner shell mounted to a mounting hole at a rear end of the accommodating chamber; and a transmission main body mounted to an interior of the metal inner shell. The wire-side connector comprises a transmission main body having multiple terminals having multiple first ends soldered to discrete core wires of a wire cable and multiple second ends configured to contact terminals of the board-side connector; a clamp cage at a rear side of the transmission main body; and a plastic case surrounding an accommodating chamber, wherein the accommodating chamber receives second ends of the terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: EZCONN Corporation
    Inventor: Hung-Chih Chou
  • Patent number: 8662927
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a contact module inserted into the insulative housing, a metal shell locked to the insulative housing, a number of cables and an outer shell over-molding the metal shell and the cables. The contact module includes an insulative block and a number of contacts embedded in the insulative block. The contacts include a plurality of cantilevered contacting portions extending beyond the insulative block and a plurality of soldering pads exposed on the insulative block. The cantilevered contacting portions of all the contacts overlap each other from a side view, while the soldering pads of all the contacts are alternately arranged in two parallel planes, respectively, from the side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Hung-Chi Tai, Yung-Chih Hung
  • Patent number: 8267716
    Abstract: An cable assembly includes an external cover having a back wall defining a retaining cavity; at least one printed circuit board accommodated in the external cover; two cables arranged in juxtaposed manner, each cable including a number of wires, a shielding layer shrouding the wires, a metallic braiding enclosing the shielding layer and an insulative jacket enclosing the metallic braiding; two ring shaped reinforcement members, each reinforcement member located between the shielding layer and the metallic braiding of a front segment of the each cable; and a ferrule crimped to the front segments of the two cable and encircling the reinforcement members, the ferrule retained in the retaining cavity, and the metallic braiding of each cable sandwiched between the ferrule and the reinforcement member inside the corresponding cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 8100729
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a connecting head, a wiring assembly and a cable. The cable is assembled with the wiring assembly, and then the wiring assembly is assembled with the connecting head, thereby forming a cable connector. The wiring assembly has a rear-half portion and a front-half portion that are connected to each other. The distal end of the rear-half portion is recessed to form a plurality of wiring ports. The interior of each wiring port is provided with a plurality of cable troughs. The cable troughs extend toward the front-half portion to form a plurality of wiring slots on the front-half portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Jess-Link Products Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsu Chen, Chun-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 7828585
    Abstract: A connector including a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector includes a receptacle insulator in which an accommodation recess is formed, and receptacle contacts mounted on a circuit board, supported by the receptacle insulator. The plug connector includes a plug insulator which is accommodated in the accommodation recess, plug contacts which are supported by the plug insulator, and cables, one ends of which are connected to the plug contacts. Each receptacle contact includes a bifurcated connecting portion. Each plug contact includes a contacting portion held between a bifurcated connecting portion. Engaging/holding grooves are formed on a portion of the plug insulator which faces a bottom surface of the accommodation recess. Each contacting portion is shaped into a flat plate which projects in an opposite direction to that of the other ends of the cables. The receptacle contacts are orientated in a common direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kyocera Elco Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 7722382
    Abstract: A wire retaining connector, connector system and method of connecting wires to connectors to reduce or eliminate unintentional wire disconnection from wire connectors, including disconnection of poke-in connectors. The connectors and connector systems include a connector body having at least one opening configured to receive a wire, the wire including a partially exposed conductor and insulation. The connector body further includes a wire retention member having at least one surface onto which a wire may be engaged. A cutting projection may also be provided on the wire connector to form a channel in the insulation during insertion of the wire into the connector. The wire retention member or the projection provides sufficient retention of the wire to resist disconnection of the wire from the connector body. A method for connecting wires to the connectors is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Landis, David James Fabian, Christopher George Daily, Timothy Lee Kocher
  • Patent number: 7549895
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a housing provided in a front surface thereof with an opening for receiving a mating connector, an inside of the opening being provided with a plurality of contacts in a mutually insulated manner, and a lead-connection assisting member provided on a rear side of the housing. The lead-connection assisting member includes a supporting table for supporting to solder rear-end wire connecting portions of the contacts projected from a rear surface of the housing and corresponding core wires taken from tip portions of leads for electrical connection, and a plurality of lead receiving grooves formed at the same pitch distance as that of the contacts, the grooves being adapted to receive and temporarily hold the tip portions of the leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Kondo, Takayuki Nagata
  • Patent number: 7510425
    Abstract: A cable assembly (100) according to the present invention includes a number of wires (4) each having an inner conductor (41) and an insulation layer (42) enclosing the conductor, a PCB (2) having opposite rear and front ends, an upper surface (21) and a number of conductive pads (23) formed with said upper surface, and at least one wire management board (3, 3?) each defining opposite top and bottom surfaces and having a base mounted on said upper surface of the PCB and a number of wire management slots (32, 32?) formed integrally with said base and extending toward said conductive pads of the PCB. The inner conductors are received in the corresponding wire management slots and physically and electrically connect with the corresponding conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Kuo, Zhi-Yong Li
  • Patent number: 7507121
    Abstract: An electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) clamp for an electrical connector which allows in one embodiment the reduction of a 12× cabling system to four 3× cabling system. The construction of another embodiment is compatible with the Infiniband technology especially when using Octopus cables. One embodiment of the clamp is in compliance with FCC Class B requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Scea, Lynda L Anderson, Robert L Nicoletti, Andrew Rybak
  • Patent number: 7479044
    Abstract: A lamp socket includes a housing having a lamp receiving portion and a lead receiving portion, an insert coupled to the housing, the insert being separately formed from the housing and configured for separating the lamp receiving portion from the lead receiving portion, and a plurality of terminals carried by the insert, each terminal having at least one blade in the lamp receiving portion and a lead end in the lead receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: St. Clair Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. MacCrindle, Scott Huerter
  • Patent number: 7465183
    Abstract: In a connector for being connected to a plurality of wires, a plurality of contacts are held by a housing and arranged in parallel in a first direction. The contacts have connecting portions to be connected to the wires. The connector includes an aligning member for aligning and holding the wires. The aligning member defines a plurality of through holes arranged in parallel in the first direction and extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The through holes allow the connecting portions to be inserted therethrough. The aligning member includes a comb-like portion formed at one end in a third direction perpendicular to the first and the second directions and adapted to hold the wires, and a plurality of positioning portions formed at the other end in the third direction and arranged in parallel in the first direction. The positioning portions are for positioning the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Hashiguchi, Yoshihide Kuroki
  • Patent number: 7462058
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing having an opening, a connector disposed at a position allowing the connector to face out from the opening and transferring signals to and from an external device. The electronic apparatus also includes a fixing component that secures the connector to the electronic apparatus. The fixing component has a pressure plate that is spread on and in contact with a surface of the connector where a projection is formed. The pressure plate has an escape section for accepting the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kaigo Tanaka, Ikki Tatsukami
  • Patent number: 7452238
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes an insulative housing (2) defining a number of passageways (2251, 2261) along a mating direction, a number of contacts (3) received in the passageways of the insulative housing with tail portions (34) thereof exposed beyond the insulative housing, a spacer (4) assembled to the insulative housing and the contacts, and defining a number of receiving channels (403, 404) to receive the tail portions of the contacts, and a cable (5) including a number of conductors (510, 520, 522) respectively electrically connecting with the contacts. At least a pair of tail portions of the contacts is received in the same receiving channel of the spacer with other tail portions of the contacts received in the receiving channels of the spacer in one-to-one manner. The spacer further defines at least one slit communicating with said receiving channel receiving said pair of tail portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7438597
    Abstract: An electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) clamp for an electrical connector which allows in one embodiment the reduction of a 12x cabling system to four 3x cabling system. The construction of another embodiment is compatible with the Infiniband technology especially when using Octopus cables. One embodiment of the clamps is in compliance with FCC Class B requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Scea, Lynda L Anderson, Robert L Nicoletti, Andrew Rybak
  • Patent number: 7393241
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus has two housings. One of the housings serves as a first housing and has a guide channel that vertically guides a vertically extending cable. The first housing also has a wing that covers a side of the guide channel except a vertically extending slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kaigo Tanaka, Ikki Tatsukami
  • Publication number: 20080126582
    Abstract: A method of configuring a blade enclosure is provided by the present invention in which, in a first step, slots are identified to whose SAS connectors SAS device blades are to be connected in a minimum capacity configuration. In a second step, slots are identified to whose SAS connectors SAS device blades are to be connected in a maximum capacity configuration. A path is then established from the SAS switch to the SAS connector of each slot identified in either the first step or the second step. Blade devices, such as RAID controller blades and disk enclosure blades are installed in the identified slots. Thus, the SAS switch within the enclosure selectively and efficiently interfaces with a predetermined number of blade slots rather than with all slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Gavin Holland, Shah Mohammad Rezaul Islam, Gregg Steven Lucas
  • Patent number: 7357664
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high definition digital interface and the assembly process thereof. The interface comprises: a terminal; a plastic middle member; a plastic wire-threading member; and a plastic wire-guiding member, wherein the plastic members are fastened to each other, a plurality of guide slots to accommodate the core wires and the terminal wiring ends is furnished on the plastic middle member, a plurality of wire slots to accommodate the core wires is furnished on the plastic wire-guiding and wire-threading members respectively. In accordance with the assembly process of the present invention, the core wires are firstly embedded into the wire slots of the plastic wire-guiding and wire-threading members, then the plastic members are assembled and the C-shaped hold clips are applied to fix the core wires, and then the core wires and the terminal wiring ends are inserted into the fixture of the automatic welder for welding by structure for heating with light stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Chingjen Hsu
  • Patent number: 7322847
    Abstract: An insulation displacement contact (IDC) includes: upper and lower ends, each of the upper and lower ends including a slot configured to receive a conductor therein, the slots being generally parallel and non-collinear; and a transitional area merging with the upper and lower ends. An IDC of this configuration can be employed, for example, in 110-style connectors, and can enable such connectors to compensate for differential to common mode crosstalk between adjacent IDC pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Amid Hashim, Scott M. Keith
  • Patent number: 7270571
    Abstract: A cable core locating element includes a base formed of a plurality of clamping slots for clamping one of many cores of a cable each, with a free end of the core projected from a front side of the base. When the free ends of the forward projected cores are stripped and the base is assembled to an electronic connector, the stripped free end of each of the cores is lapped over and soldered to a wire soldering section of one of many terminals of the electronic connector, so as to electrically connect the electronic connector to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Joinsoon Electronics Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Yuan Huang, Huo-I Ho
  • Patent number: 7195515
    Abstract: In a wire harness leading-out structure in which a harness notch groove is formed in a case body, and a water stop cover is slidingly inserted into the harness notch groove, and a wire harness outlet port for the passage of a wire harness therethrough is formed by that portion of the harness notch groove which is not closed by the water stop cover, a plurality of the harness outlet ports are formed by that portion of the harness notch groove which is not closed by the water stop cover, and the plurality of harness outlet ports are arranged at two different heights, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 7192315
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to terminals that are utilized in bulb sockets for automotive lamp assemblies. The embodiments of the bulb sockets disclosed provide for superior alignment, electrical connection, and stabilization of the bulb in the bulb socket. Exemplary embodiments of the terminals contain a cover plate that can be sized to substantially cover a receiver slot and can be positioned in the bulb socket in order to prevent sealing material from entering the bulb accepting portion of the bulb socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Guide Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Powers, Paul D. Van Duyn, Ismael Garcia, David R. McMahan, Carey D. Marks
  • Patent number: 7189103
    Abstract: An approach is provided for mounting individual wires from multi-wire cables onto circuit boards. A wire comb is mounted adjacent one or more ends of the circuit board to permit a way to space apart individual wires, to hold them in place; and to permit welding or soldering of the wires to the appropriate connections or the circuit board during an overmolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Avocent Corporation
    Inventors: Steven F. Brown, Robert V. Seifert, Jr., Philip M. Kirshtein
  • Patent number: 7147503
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a male connector component supporting connecting terminals, which are electrically connected to to-be-connecting terminals of a female connector element, and a cover element attached to the male connector component to the connecting terminals. The male connector component includes a peripheral wall, which forms a cavity for a ferrite member and which includes flexible latches to restrain movement of the ferrite member. The cover element includes an outer peripheral wall adapted for fitting the peripheral wall of the male connector component. The cover element also includes a latching part disposed on an outer surface of the outer peripheral wall and expanding outward. The latching part engages with a recess formed in an opening of the female connector component when the cover element is fitted into the opening together with the male connector component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoru Shindo
  • Patent number: 7059892
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a connector housing holding a plurality of electrical contacts and a backshell including a backshell housing having a connector receiving end and a cable exit end. The connector housing is coupled to the connector receiving end of the backshell housing. A plurality of organizing elements are within the backshell housing. The organizing elements are arranged in a transverse row within the backshell housing. The organizing elements are configured to receive and support a plurality of electrical cables arranged in first and second transverse rows. The first and second rows are in a tiered relationship with one another and the electrical cables are transversely offset from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Allison Trout
  • Patent number: 7052308
    Abstract: A retaining device for a surface mounted electrical receptacle that includes: a substantially flat base plate, wherein the base plate connects to the receptacle; and a plurality of legs extending outwardly and upwardly from the base plate. The plurality of legs are adapted to contact the back side of the mounting surface and secure the electrical receptacle to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Drane, Cong Thanh Dinh, Dan Michaelis
  • Patent number: 7011543
    Abstract: An electric connector having a housing in which there are disposed, side by side, a plurality of wire holding portions for holding the insulations of insulated wires. Each wire holding portion has: a pair of wire holding pieces disposed as facing each other to form a wire holding groove; and wire hold-down pieces not only for guiding, in the vertical direction, the insertion of the insulated wire into the wire holding groove, but also for preventing the insulated wire from coming off from the wire holding groove. The plurality of wire holding portions has: a first wire holding portion having wire hold-down pieces at a first wire hold-down position; and a second wire holding portion disposed adjacent to the first wire holding portion, and having wire hold-down pieces at a second wire hold-down position different from the first wire hold-down position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg, Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hiramoto, Takashi Suyama, Terumi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 7011553
    Abstract: In a connector to be connected to a cable having a core wire, a retainer is fitted into a rear portion of an insulator holding a contact. The core wire is crimped by a wire crimping barrel formed to the contact. The cable is clamped in cooperation with the retainer and the insulator and extracted through the rear portion of the insulator. In addition, the contact has a locking barrel. On the other hand, the retainer includes a locking portion which is engaged with the locking barrel to prevent the contact from being released rearward from the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignees: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited, JAE Hirosaki, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Hayashi, Terumi Nakaya, Takashi Yanagihara, Nobuhiro Koyota, Naotaka Kumakiri
  • Patent number: 6998993
    Abstract: A detection circuit that includes a first relay coupled to a solenoid valve for sensing an operation state of the solenoid valve, a second relay coupled to the first relay adapted for activating in response to activation of the first relay, a sensor for detecting an operation state of a device, a third relay coupled to the sensor, wherein the senor is adapted for providing a signal to activate the third relay, and wherein the second relay is deactivated in response to the activation of the third relay, and a fourth relay coupled to the first and second relays, wherein the fourth relay is activated when the first relay is deactivated and the second relay is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Macronix International Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Hui Wang, Hsien-Chung Chen, Tsung-Han Peng
  • Patent number: 6910904
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed compressor assembly including a housing, an electric motor located in the housing, a compression mechanism located in the housing and operatively coupled to the motor, and a terminal assembly comprising a cup-shaped terminal body and having electrically conductive pins extending therethrough. The cup-shaped terminal body extends through and is sealingly attached to the housing. A cluster block assembly is in communication with the terminal assembly and includes a cluster block fitted to the terminal body, the cluster block having free volume therein. The pins are electrically connected to the motor through the cluster block assembly. A cavity is defined between the interior of the cup-shaped terminal body and the cluster block, and a dielectric material substantially fills at least one of the cavity and the cluster block free volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventors: Todd W. Herrick, Rick L. Bunch
  • Patent number: 6902438
    Abstract: A root portion of the terminal connecting section of one of the male terminals that projects outward is provided with a fitting section to be fitted into a female holder. The fitting section of the male holder is fitted into the insertion hole of the female holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Tsuyama
  • Patent number: 6875046
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a plurality of terminals mounted inside an insulative housing and having solder sections extending outwardly of the housing for connection with a bulk cable having twisted pairs of wires. A twist pair strain relief device is disposed adjacent to the solder sections, and has an insulative body which has a first side facing the solder sections and an opposite second side. A plurality of passages are formed in the body to receive the respective twisted pairs in a twisted state. Each passage has a clamping unit to clamp the corresponding twisted pair so as to prevent the pair from being untwisted and to act as a strain relief when the twisted pairs are subjected to external forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventors: Hung-Jen Chiu, Keith Tharp
  • Patent number: 6857913
    Abstract: A connector (10)includes a housing (12) and a receiving portion (14). The housing defines a plurality of ports (120) for receiving a plurality of wires (20). The receiving portion includes a pair of opposite end walls (140) respectively extending upwardly and angularly relative to a pair of opposite ends of the housing. A first connection beam (146) is formed between distal end portions of the end walls, and a second connection beam (148) is formed between uppermost portions of the end walls and parallel to the first connection beam. Ends of the wires are received in the ports of the housing, and opposite ends of the wires are received in the receiving portion. This configuration insures alignment of ends of the wires in order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xian-Kui Shi
  • Patent number: 6824427
    Abstract: A coaxial probe interconnection system includes a carrier assembly and a probe holder. The carrier assembly contains first coaxial connector halves. Each first coaxial connector half is terminated to an associated coaxial cable. The probe holder assembly contains coaxial probe connectors. Each coaxial probe connector includes a spring probe at a first end and a second coaxial connector half at a second end. Each second coaxial connector half slidably mates with a corresponding first coaxial connector half in the carrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven Feldman, Joseph N. Castiglione
  • Patent number: 6802744
    Abstract: An electric cable connector includes a connector housing, a cable, and a wire management member. The connector housing includes a plurality of terminals, the terminals each having a tail extending out of one end of the connector housing for electrically soldering to respective wires of the cable. The wire management member is joined to the connector housing, and includes a plurality of terminal grooves adapted to receive the tail of each of the terminals, thereby preventing the tail of each terminal from being suspended in the air, and a plurality of wire grooves adapted to receive the wires of the cable for enabling the wires to be respectively positively soldered to the tail of each of the terminals. Positioning rods are also included on the wire management member to be received within cavities in the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Chun-Hsiang Chiang
  • Patent number: 6790087
    Abstract: The present utility model provides an electric connector that includes an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a base. The electric connector can be electrically connected to a cable, or plugged into another complementary electric connector. The insulative housing has an insertion side, a connecting side and a plurality of terminal receiving tunnels connected to the insertion side and the connecting side. Each of the conductive terminals is received in a corresponding terminal receiving tunnel and has a connecting section extending outside the connecting side. The base has a plurality of grooves for receiving respective connecting sections of the conductive terminals and a stop block to substantially seal the terminal receiving tunnels so that the conductive terminals can be positioned easily when soldered to a cable wire. An overmolding process is applied to manufacture a protective sleeve to envelop the insulative housing assembled with a plurality of conductive terminals and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Patent number: 6786758
    Abstract: A securing device for immobilizing plural electric wires is disclosed. The securing device includes a notched supporting member having first and second support sides, and a signal concavity for each of the plural electric wires for allowing the plural electric wires to be placed therein, and a capping member having one end pivotally connected to one end of the notched supporting member, and being in a form of an elongated trough having a top and first and second cap sides extending from the top wherein in operation the capping member extends over a top of the notched supporting member with the first cap side extending over the first support side and the second cap side extending over the over the second support side when the capping member is closed over the notched supporting member for clamping each electric wire between the cap sides of the capping member and the notched supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Chen, Henry Chang, Dwo Chen
  • Patent number: 6652325
    Abstract: A connector device that can reliably carry high data rates is described. The device disclosed offers multiple termination mediums and a variety of electrical packaging applications. The connector device ensures a high degree of wire position control through the use of wire retention combs and/or registration holes. The wire retention combs grip and secure portions of the discrete wires, and the registration block secures the ends of the exposed wires such that a stable connection between the wires and the electrical contact leads of the device can be maintained. In alternative embodiments, one surface of the contact leads are designed to connect with discrete wires and an opposite surface of the contact leads are designed to connect to an electronic device card. In some embodiments of the present invention, the connector device is formed of two substantially identical components that are attached to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Enhance, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith F. Tharp, Theodore J. Colburn
  • Patent number: 6648697
    Abstract: A connector includes a plastic body having a metal case put over an outer portion of a front end thereof, an insertion plate connected to a rear end of the plastic body, an interconnecting cable including two rows of conducting wires separately set onto upper rear and lower rear sides of the insertion plate, and two covering plates separately covered onto upper and lower sides of the insertion plate to hold the conducting wire of the interconnecting cable in place and then integrally connected to the insertion plate by way of high-frequency heat sealing. The plastic body, the insertion plate, and the covering plates are provided at predetermined positions with slots for receiving isolation plates therein, so that terminals inserted in the plastic body are individually surrounded by the isolation plates to eliminate mutual interference and therefore enable stable transmission of signals at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: All Best Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rick Yang
  • Patent number: 6604952
    Abstract: A printed circuit board connector 10 has a plurality of terminals 3 which connect the connector 10 to a printer circuit board and protrude outside from a rear wall surface 12a of a connector housing 12. Tip end portions of the terminals are bent into an L shape in parallel to the rear wall surface 12a and thereby aligned. A terminal cover 20 is detachably attached to the connector housing 12 so as to cover the terminals 3 and a tip end of an insulating wall 22 provided on the terminal cover 20 is fitted into a groove 15 formed in the rear wall surface 12a, whereby distances among adjacent terminals 3 can be widened and the insulation performance among the terminals 3 can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takeya Miwa, Toru Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 6604861
    Abstract: A cable management system is provided for a fiber optic connector assembly. The system includes a receptacle and a plurality of fiber optic connector modules received by the receptacle. The modules terminate a plurality of fiber optic cables with lengths of the cables extending away from the rear ends of the modules. A cable management member has an angled cavity within which the cables extend angularly from the rear ends of the modules. Latches are provided between the cable management member and each of the plurality of modules for holding the cable management member in position at the rear ends of the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Wenzong Chen, Igor Grois, Jeffrey A. Matasek, B. Daniel Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 6585528
    Abstract: A wire spacer (10) is used to reduce the cost of terminating wires (3) of a cable (2) to a cable termination connector assembly (1). The connector assembly includes the wire spacer, a dielectric housing (20), a conductive shroud (30), a printed circuit board (40) and a number of contacts (50). The contacts mount in the housing and are soldered to one end of the PCB. The wires are inserted through holes (17) of the wire spacer (10). Proper positioning of the wires is then more easily verified and stripping the wires and attaching the pair of conductors in each wire to a rear end of the PCB can then be automated. This results in lower production cost. An added advantage is the wire spacer functions as a strain relief for wires of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan-Chieh Lin, Wayne Huang
  • Patent number: 6580867
    Abstract: The filamentary elements are of a diameter that is less than or equal to 1 millimeter. The support comprises longitudinal channels each intended to house a respective filamentary element, each channel being defined by two longitudinal walls interconnected by a web and defining a longitudinal channel opening, the width of said longitudinal opening being variable by elastically deforming the longitudinal walls between an access configuration giving access to the channel enabling a filamentary element to pass through said opening and a retaining configuration for retaining a filamentary element in the channel. The filamentary elements are selected from optical fibers and electrical coaxial cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Alcatel
    Inventors: Stanislas Galaj, Sophie Vanpoulle, Xavier Andrieu
  • Patent number: 6512876
    Abstract: A fiber splice tray for optical fiber splices capable of holding multiple single fiber splices, ribbon fiber splices and combinations thereof having a base, a plurality of adjacent opposed retention members extending upwardly from the base and a plurality of adjacent opposed extension members extending upwardly from the base in an area between opposed retention members. The opposed extension members are separated by a space for accepting at least a portion of a fiber ribbon splice and the retention members terminate in opposed arms for accepting a single fiber splice. The fiber splice tray can include an opening through the base bounded by a shelf for the fiber or ribbon extending from the splice to pass, to assist in preventing the splice from coming dislodged from the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Bassel H. Daoud
  • Patent number: 6512179
    Abstract: A cable strain relief device is provided and includes a first support structure, the first support structure having a first support length, a first support width and a first support height and wherein the first support structure includes at least one first support channel for receiving at least one transmission cable, a second support structure, the second support structure having a second support length, a second support width and a second support height and wherein the second support structure includes at least one second support channel for receiving at least one transmission cable and a mounting device, the mounting device having a first side, a second side, a mounting device front, a mounting device rear, a mounting device top and a mounting device bottom, wherein the first support structure is disposed adjacent the first side and wherein the second support structure is disposed adjacent the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Casimer M. DeCusatis
  • Patent number: 6483980
    Abstract: A holding device (200) used for a DWDM module. The holding device comprises a base (201), a plurality of projections (209), a plurality of C-shaped grooves (205) interleavingly defined between the projections, and a plurality of C-shaped slots (210) defined in upper portions of the projections respectively. An upper portion of each projection forms two chamfers (211, 212), on opposite sides of the corresponding slot. The chamfers extend inclinedly upwardly in a mutually diverging manner. The upper portion of each projection also forms two opposite slanted faces (207, 208). Two slanted faces of any two projections that oppose each other across an intervening groove extend inclinedly upwardly in a mutually diverging manner. The grooves hold sleeves (101) that enclose DWDMs (100). The slots hold optical fibers (102) of and connecting with the DWDMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun-Tsan Wu, Chien-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 6464530
    Abstract: A strain relief for a plurality of cables comprises two portions which act together to clamp the cables in position without the use of tools in a manner which is intuitive to a user. The first portion has hook elements projecting from a surface, each hook element being for retention of a cable. A second set of hook elements is also provided. A second portion has a cable receiving opening corresponding to the cable receiving opening in the first portion. The second portion latches to the first portion, so as to clamp the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Smith, Ian McFarlane Denny, Joseph James Hall
  • Patent number: 6454596
    Abstract: An electrical conductor strain relief for connecting electrical conductors to a printed circuit board. The strain relief includes a first member having a first array of first conductor receiving holes and a second member having a second array of second conductor receiving holes. The second member is connectable to the first member at a predetermined fixed location such that the second holes are at least partially aligned with respective ones of the first holes as pairs of holes. The first and second holes of each pair of holes have center axes which are offset relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Antonio Montagano, Donald C. White, Scott B. Beardsley, Bruce J. Hodson, Michael J. Schubert, Mark D. Lee, Frank M. Vasquez
  • Patent number: 6428364
    Abstract: A battery connection plate a manufacturing method therefor is provided. A terminal 5 and a busbar 9 are insert-molded in the plate body 2. The terminal 5 is screw-connected to an electrode of a battery with a nut. The terminal 5 is provided with a hole portion and a projecting portion having an opening communicating with the hole portion, and the opening faces in the screwing direction of the nut. Otherwise, the plate body 2 is provided with a pin portion and projections arranged on both sides of the pin portion, and the terminal is provided with a through hole for the pin portion. The projections are positioned adjacently to both sides of the terminal, and the terminal is secured to the plate body 2 by melting the pin portion and the projections and by transforming them. The terminal body is formed integrally with the busbar 9 with use of a metal sheet, and the busbar 9 is formed by double-folding back the metal sheet, wherein the terminal body is connected to the busbar through a narrow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Saito, Tomohiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 6390858
    Abstract: A battery connection plate a manufacturing method therefor is provided. A terminal (5) and a busbar (9) are insert-molded in the plate body (2). The terminal (5) is screw-connected to an electrode of a battery with a nut. The terminal (5) is provided with a hole portion and a projecting portion having an opening communicating with the hole portion, and the opening faces in the screwing direction of the nut. Otherwise, the plate body (2) is provided with a pin portion and projections arranged on both sides of the pin portion, and the terminal is provided with a through hole for the pin portion. The projections are positioned adjacently to both sides of the terminal, and the terminal is secured to the plate body (2) by melting the pin portion and the projections and by transforming them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Saito, Tomohiro Ikeda