Memory Card Cartridge Patents (Class 439/946)
  • Patent number: 8982567
    Abstract: Example embodiments are directed to circuit boards, connectors, cases, circuit board assemblies, case assemblies, devices and methods of manufacturing the same, which are common to at least two different form factors. According to example embodiments, a solid state device (SSD) may include a circuit board, a connector, and a case. The circuit board may include a unibody board common to at least a first and a second form factor, first circuit board connection terminals of the first form factor on a front side of the board, and second circuit board connection terminals of the second form factor on a back side of the board. The connector may include connector connection terminals, where only one of the first circuit board connection terminals and the second circuit board connection terminals are connected to the connector connection terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Jae Bang, Dogeun Kim, Hongkyun Kim, Youngbok Jeon
  • Patent number: 8864529
    Abstract: A USB plug connector structure can use the same set of terminals to apply on different USB connector patterns, such as plate edge connector or wire edge connector, through the design of various soldering portions and base portions being positioned on the same plane. Furthermore, the common mode signals generated from first and second differential signal transmission conductor sets can be restrained by means of first and second grounding base portions of a grounding transmission conductor surrounding first and second differential signal transmission conduct sets. In addition, crosstalk interference generated from the first and second differential signal transmission conductor sets to a signal transmission conductor set can be similarly isolated through the first and second grounding base portions. Furthermore, a bended angle of each bended portion ranges from 120 to 150 degrees, thereby guide scattered radio frequency interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Kuang Ying Computer Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Ho Chung, Yu-Hung Lin, Chih-Ming Hsu
  • Patent number: 8721346
    Abstract: A signal transmission module is provided. The signal transmission module includes an electrical connector, a linked unit, a data connector, a sliding block, a link and a lock block. The data connector rotates and expands according to a first shaft and a first elastomer of the linked unit, and electrically connects to the electrical connector. During retraction of the data connector, the data connector pushes the sliding block. Then the sliding block moves against the lock block so that the lock block rotates. The lock block rotates to lock and secure the data connector by the lock piece, while a cam of the link moves to a secure location along an incline plane of a track of the sliding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Fang Lin, Hsien-Ming Lee, Hao-Chung Lien
  • Patent number: 8517770
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing defining a receiving chamber and an inserting chamber connected with the receiving chamber, electrical terminals assembled in the insulating housing, and a shielding shell enclosing the insulating housing. Two receiving fillisters are opened in two inner sides of two side walls forming at two opposite sides of the receiving chamber. Two restraining members each has a base strip disposed in the receiving fillister, and an elastic arm inclined inward into the receiving chamber. The elastic arms are pressed into the receiving fillisters when a SIM card is inserted in the receiving chamber. In the process of inserting a micro SIM card into the card connector, the elastic arms resist against two opposite side edges of the micro SIM card to guide a rear of the micro SIM card to be smoothly inserted into the inserting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Jung Chan, Ta-Chih Yu
  • Patent number: 8462514
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies. The ejectable component assembly may include a tray that can be loaded with one or more removable modules, wafers coupled to circuit boards, cages and retaining plates to assist in retaining the tray within the assembly. The ejectable component assembly may include springs operative to engage detents in the tray to retain the tray in the assembly. The ejectable component assembly may include a tray ejector mechanism for ejecting the tray from the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Myers, Erik Wang, Jason Sloey
  • Patent number: 8446728
    Abstract: A multi-standard flash-memory-card carrier includes a carrier chassis and bay to accept flash-memory cards. Embodiments provide flexible hinges or covers allowing use of the card within the chassis or release there from, and adaptable chassis to include additional flash-memory storage within the chassis and data transfer through connected wires within the flexible hinge. All micro and standard flash-memory cards can be carried in the disclosed flash-memory-card carrier, and all embodiments of the carrier can be sized for easy placement in plastic sleeves for credit cards in a person's wallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Wade S. McDonald
  • Patent number: 8414333
    Abstract: A memory card structure includes a memory card body dimensioned to house a memory and a controller, and the memory card body has an edge connector portion having a thickness that complies with a memory card specification. The memory card body includes a recessed portion dimensioned to receive an external plug. The memory card structure also includes an electrical connector that is coupleable to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug and that is electrically coupled to at least one of the memory and the controller. The electrical connector extends from the recessed portion of the memory card body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sandisk IL Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald Ray Bryant-Rich
  • Patent number: 8292671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a connector, which includes a printed circuit tongue, and one surface of the printed circuit tongue is defined with a plurality of first printed areas and second printed areas which are joined to terminals. Elastic terminal pieces extend from the first printed areas and assembled on the printed circuit tongue, and third printed areas similarly extend from the second printed areas and defined on the printed circuit tongue. Moreover, fourth printed areas are defined on another surface of the printed circuit tongue, and fifth printed areas extend from the fourth printed areas and defined on the printed circuit tongue. Accordingly, the present invention enables achieving a connector that is tough and strong, the manufacturing process of which is simple and fast, and the wire layout is simple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Dnova Corporation
    Inventor: Hsuan-Ho Chung
  • Patent number: 8289695
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a device having electrical terminals includes a bracket and a tray. The bracket has two first protruding portions and two pivoting mechanisms adapted to be connected to a base. The tray is positioned between the bracket and the base and adapted to carry the device having electrical terminals. The tray has a bottom surface and two first protrusions. When the bracket is pivotally connected to the base and when the bracket is rotated so that the first protruding portions slide on the first protrusions, the first protrusions are pushed to move toward the pivoting mechanisms and drive the bottom surface to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Tsung Yin Wu
  • Patent number: 8282404
    Abstract: A card connector includes a main housing having a base portion, a pair of side walls and a bottom wall connecting with the base portion and side walls thereby defining a receiving cavity. Multiple groups of contact sets comprise at least one grounding contact. The contact sets have contacting portions projecting into the receiving cavity. A metallic shell covers a top side of the main housing and defines an insertion opening together with the main housing. A pair of guiders are floatably assembled on opposite sides of the insertion opening for guiding different sized cards. A grounding plate which is attached to a bottom side of the main housing, comprises a pair of flexible tangs respectively pressing against a bottom side of the guiders. The grounding plate further comprises a grounding section electrically contacting with the at least one grounding contact so as to establish a grounding path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Tod M. Harlan, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Hsueh-Lung Hsiao, Hung-Yang Yeh
  • Patent number: 8254135
    Abstract: A holder for a surface contact card includes a first housing, a second housing, and a tray. The first housing defines a receiving hole. The second housing includes a cover portion. A tray is configured for carrying a surface contact card therein. The cover portion covers one part of the tray. The tray slidably engages in the receiving hole allowing insertion and removal of the surface contact card from inside the first housing and the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Jun Shen, Ping Gao, Xiu-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 8215991
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a memory card structure having an edge connector portion. The edge connector portion has a thickness that complies with a memory card specification. The data storage device also includes an electrical connector portion of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) compatible receptacle or of an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 1394 compatible receptacle. The electrical connector portion is attached within the edge connector portion of the memory card structure to remain stationary with respect to the memory card structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sandisk IL Ltd.
    Inventor: Donald Ray Bryant-Rich
  • Patent number: 8202125
    Abstract: A card connector includes a first inserting slot (151) for insertion of a first memory card (200) with first terminals (3) extending thereinto; a second inserting slot (152) for insertion of a second memory card (300) with second terminals (4) extending thereinto; and a partition wall (14) located between the first and second inserting slots for separating the first and second inserting slots. The partition wall has one spring arm (142) integrally extending therefrom and located between the first and second inserting slots, when one of the first and second memory cards (200, 300) is inserted into the corresponding one of the first and second inserting slots (151, 152), the spring arm (142) protrudes into the other one of the first and second inserting slots (151, 152) so as to prevent the other one of the first and second memory cards from being inserted into the other one of the first and second inserting slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Li, Jian-Fei Yu, Ke-Hua Ye, Qi-Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 8202103
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulative housing (1) having a base portion (11) and a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the base portion along a mating direction, a number of contacts (2) assembled in the insulative housing, and an ejector (4) comprising a slider (41), a pin member (43), and at least one spring element (42) for cooperatively ejecting a mating component. The slider has a rear lengthwise portion (411) extending along the mating direction and a front transverse portion (412) perpendicular to the mating direction. The lengthwise portion is moveably assembled on the base portion, and the transverse portion is positioned upon the tongue portion for being pushed by the mating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bao-Shan Zhou, Zhen-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 8109772
    Abstract: A USB based ExpressCard device having a dimension equal to a standard ExpressCard is disclosed to include an ExpressCard having a circuit board accommodated in an electrically insulative bracket and surrounded by a top cover shell and a bottom cover shell, and a USB3.0 connector mounted in an opening in a front locating shell of the electrically insulative bracket of the ExpressCard and having the rear bonding portions of first and second conducting terminals thereof respectively bonded to respective contacts at the circuit board by SMT (surface mounting technology).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: D&C Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hun-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 8109773
    Abstract: A card connector (100) includes an insulative housing defining a card receiving space; a plurality of contacts (2) supported by the insulative housing and accommodated in the card receiving space, said the plurality of contacts divided into two sets and arranged along a longitudinal direction, said contacts adapted for mating with a first type card and a second type card, respectively; and an ejecting mechanism (3) mounted to the insulative housing, the ejecting mechanism (3) including a first slider (31), a second slider (31?), a follower (32) and a spring (33), the first slider mounted to the second slider and capable of moving on the second slider to carry one of the two cards, and the first slider and the second slider together to carry the other of the two card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Terrance F. Little, Kuo-Chun Hsu, Hsueh-Lung Hsiao, Hung-Yang Yeh
  • Patent number: 8102658
    Abstract: A microSD-to-SD adaptor card includes a base substrate having a lead frame structure, a protective cap forming a chamber that encloses eight microSD contact pins of the lead frame structure, and a thermoset plastic casing formed over the protective cap and exposed portions of the base substrate to provide the adaptor card with standard SD card dimensions. A rear opening facilitates insertion of a standard microSD card, whereby the eight contact pads on the microSD card are contacted by the eight microSD contact pins inside the chamber to allow electrical signals generated by the microSD card to be transmitted to a host system by way of a standard SD socket. A grip anchor pin is disposed inside the chamber to engage a grip notch disposed on the microSD card. A pre-molded switch slot is provided on the molded plastic casing, and an insert-in write protect switch is mounted after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Super Talent Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Siew S. Hiew, Abraham C. Ma, Nan Nan
  • Patent number: 8077469
    Abstract: A chip card holder, for securing a chip card in an electronic device, includes a housing, an elastic member and a strip member. The housing defines a receiving chamber. The elastic member is secured in the receiving chamber and has an elastic foldable resisting section. The strip member connects with the resisting section and an end of the strip exposes from the receiving chamber. A chip card is assembled in the receiving chamber, the resisting section of the elastic member resists against the chip card, the resisting section is folded elastically by pulling the strip member and the chip card is withdrawn by the pushing of the resisting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Lung Chang
  • Patent number: 8068344
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, which accommodates a chip card, includes a casing, a limit element and a carrier. The limit element is connected to the casing and has a protruding part. The carrier is slidingly disposed on the casing and has at least a contact area disposed on a side of the carrier. The limit element is located at a first position as the protruding part contacts the contact area, and the limit element is located at a second position as the protruding part is away from the contact area. The protruding part moves between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Chao-Lun Chiang, Chien-Chung Liao, Chih-Lin Ho
  • Patent number: 8059419
    Abstract: A chip card holder, for securing a chip card in an electronic device, includes a housing and a locking member, the housing defines an assembling recess for receiving a chip card, the assembling recess has a slant wall defining a through cutout; the housing defines a latching hole in line with the cutout. The locking member forms a protrusion. when a chip card is disposed in the assembling recess, the locking member passes through the cutout and presses the chip card, the protrusion of the locking member is latched into the latching hole, the chip card is secured by the locking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chi-Chung Lu
  • Patent number: 8031465
    Abstract: The invention discloses an electronic apparatus comprising a motherboard, a connector, a card member and a first holder. The connector is disposed on the motherboard and the card member is disposed on the connector. The motherboard comprises a first fixing portion and the card member comprises a second fixing portion. The first holder comprises a third fixing portion fixed to the first fixing portion of the motherboard and a fourth fixing portion fixed to the second fixing portion of the card member. Accordingly, once the motherboard or the card member is hit or pulled by an external force, since two ends of the first holder respectively fix the card member and the motherboard, the card member will not be detached from the connector, such that the card member can be connected to the connector well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Ying Chen, Chih-Wei Chou
  • Patent number: 8016609
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a housing having a receptacle defined therein, an USB connector received in the receptacle, two first retaining members and a second retaining member. The USB connector includes a front end for coupling with a coupling USB connector and a rear end retainably received in the receptacle. The first retaining members and the second retaining member each includes a V-shaped profile. The first retaining members respectively clamps opposite lateral sides of the USB connector. The second retaining member clamps the rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Thun Lin
  • Patent number: 7950937
    Abstract: A card connector essentially includes an insulation body, a metal shell and an ejection lever. The insulation body includes a pair of two guide arms formed at two sides of the insulation body, a plurality of conductive terminals and an ejection apparatus formed at one of the two guide arms. The metal shell is engaged with the insulation body for receiving a card. The ejection lever is pivotally attached to an inner surface of the metal shell thereby forming a pivot mechanism, and operatively connected to the ejection apparatus such that the ejection lever rotates around the pivot mechanism when the ejection apparatus is actuated. The metal shell includes an integrally formed bulge protruding from the metal shell, and the bulge is formed in the vicinity of the pivot mechanism so as to reinforce the strength and rigidity of the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Shantha Kumar Sambhandam Palani, Nagesh Kestur Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 7892035
    Abstract: An electrical card connector includes a first insulative housing (1), a number of first contacts (2) mounted in the first housing and having a first soldering portion (22), a second insulative housing (4) located behind the first housing, a number of second contacts (5) mounted in the second housing and having a second soldering portion (51), and a shell (6) covering the first housing and the second housing. The first housing and the second housing is separated each other. A gap (9) is formed between the shell and the second housing. The second housing with the second contacts moves around the gap, corresponding to the first housing, and then the second soldering portion is adjusted, the first soldering portion and the second soldering portion are in coplanar, and soldered on the PCB without missing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tzu-Ching Tsai, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7891998
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing, a detection terminal unit, and a shielding shell. The insulating housing defines a channel at a rear portion of a first side wall thereof. The detection terminal unit is mounted to the first side wall of the insulating housing and includes a contact terminal and a detection terminal. The contact terminal has a first elastic portion located in the channel and a contact portion formed at a free end of the first elastic portion. The detection terminal has a second elastic portion located inside of the contact terminal and a detection portion formed at a free end of the second elastic portion. When an electronic card is fully inserted into the card connector, the electronic card presses against the detection portion of the detection terminal and makes the detection portion deflect outwardly to electrically contact with the contact portion of the contact terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ni Gao, Wei-Hong Liao, Ming-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 7878826
    Abstract: There is provided a card connector having a metallic ejection member. A card connector, in which a card accommodating space is formed by a base member and a cover member, comprises a plurality of contacts arranged on the base member, an ejection member capable of moving relative to the base member in a longitudinal direction, a compression coil spring biasing the ejection member rearward, and a heart cam mechanism including a heart cam and a cam groove. The ejection member includes a card push portion, a body, on a forward portion of which a coil spring accommodating space is formed, on a rear portion of which a swinging space is formed, and a coupling portion. The ejection member is formed integrally from a metallic sheet. The coil spring accommodating space and the swinging space are arranged in a row on the same line in a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 7872872
    Abstract: A computer card comprises a housing insertable into a slot of an electronic device and a power pin configured to provide power to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul J. Doczy, Jonathan R. Harris, Steven S. Homer
  • Patent number: 7859850
    Abstract: An electronic card and expansion card combination includes an electronic card, for example, vertical insertion type Express card defining a 34 mm card accommodation space and accommodating a circuit board with an electric connector, and an expansion card, which has a flat sliding holder base movable in and out of the card accommodation space and carrying an adapter terminal set that contacts the metal contacts of the circuit board when the flat sliding holder base is extended out of the card accommodation space, and an expansion plate pivotally coupled to the flat sliding holder base and carrying a matching terminal set that contacts the adapter terminal set for the contact of metal contacts of a chip card to be inserted into a card insertion slot defined in the flat sliding holder base and the expansion plate after the expansion plate is turned to out of the flat sliding holder base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: D&C Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Chieh Chan, Ying-Chi Lien, Hung-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 7841876
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector including an insulative base defining a mounting face thereof. A plurality of terminals are secured in said insulative base and each has a contacting section projecting upwards thereof. A detachable cover is pivotally assembled on the insulative base and rotates to an opened position where a mating cavity is defined for receiving a mating plug therein and a closed position where the mating cavity is not large enough for receiving said mating plug. At least one resilient tang is located under said cover for providing a supporting force no matter the cover is in the opened position or in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Lung Lin, Wei-Chung Lin, Kuo-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7833056
    Abstract: An USB application device includes a housing having a received room therein and a front opening connected to the received room, a PCB having opposite a rear end portion completely received in the receiving room and a front end portion completely extended outside the housing from the front opening and opposite a top surface and a bottom surface, contacts disposed on the top surface of the front end portion of the PCB and exposed outside of the housing, a shell engaged with the housing and completely covers the front end portion of the PCB and the contacts, and a protection element received in the shell and covering the bottom surface of the front end portion of the PCB. The contacts are exposed outside the protection element. The shell is made of metal material for improving ESD protection in order to comply with the USB standard specification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-shih Lee, Chia-fa Cheng
  • Patent number: 7806701
    Abstract: The electronic card of the present invention enables prevention of failure of an electronic circuit incorporated in the electronic card by establishing an electrostatic shielding unit. A connector has a plurality of contacts and a housing. A container case has a side facing a face of one side of the substrate on which an electronic circuit is imprinted, and a first shell and a second shell of electrically conductive material positioned on a side facing the face of the other side of the substrate, respectively. An opening is established on a front end section relating to insertion and removal of the connector in a housing, and is held in a state in which contacts are exposed internally. An electrostatic shielding unit is of electrically conductive material that is electrically connected to the container case, and is positioned in an exposed state on a surface of the above-mentioned front end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: J.S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Tochi, Masaki Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 7724390
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is equipped with card slots can cope with plural kinds of memory cards acting as media, and a recording apparatus does not occur a malfunction in its card reader due to a lack of a current to be supplied to the medium even when the plural media are respectively inserted in the card reader. To do so, when the media are initially inserted in the plural card slots, the slot in which the medium is first inserted is set to be available, and the remaining slots are set to be unavailable. Besides, power is not supplied to the slots which have been set to be unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Imai
  • Patent number: 7703692
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a memory card that is a second memory card provided in connection with a first memory card. The first and second memory cards include: a body portion having the shape of a rectangular plate; and guide portions that project from both sides of the body portion in a width direction of the body portion and extend in a longitudinal direction of the body portion. Each guide portion has a thickness less than a thickness of the body portion. The first and second memory cards are equal in thickness and length of the body portion and distance between tips of the guide portions. The body portion of the second memory card has a width greater than a width of the body portion of the first memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Aoki, Keiichi Tsutsui
  • Patent number: 7682178
    Abstract: A surface contact card holder (100) includes a receiving seat (10), a cover (20) and a pivot shaft (30). The receiving seat is configured for carrying a surface contact card (300) therein. The cover covers the receiving seat and releasably latches the receiving seat. The pivot shaft rotatably connects the cover to the receiving seat for allowing insertion and removal of the surface contact card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventor: Hai-Shen Feng
  • Patent number: 7661971
    Abstract: A card connector has a housing, a sliding member that is designed to receive a card, and a latching member that is connected to the housing. The sliding member is slidable relative to the housing. The latching member is designed to engage the card to prevent the card from being removed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Abe
  • Patent number: 7644250
    Abstract: An orientation detector within a device package is used to establish the device orientation. A host controller coupled to the device supplies a control signal to at least one of the pins on the device during a setup phase. The pin that receives the control signal is used for active signaling during normal operations of the device. Based on the control signal, the orientation detector generates an orientation signal within the device. An analog or digital selector circuit connects the pins to correct internal circuit components according to the device orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Zimmerman, Jun Shi, Aaron Martin
  • Patent number: 7628624
    Abstract: An electrical card connector (10) for receiving at least a first electrical card (100), includes an insulative housing (1) having a base portion (11), an arm portion (12) extending forwardly from the base portion, and a receiving space (14) formed between the base portion and the arm portion. A number of terminals (2) are mounted on the insulative housing and extend into the receiving space. A spring tab (3) has a retaining portion (31) fixed to the insulative housing and an engaging portion (32) extending from an end of the retaining portion. A guiding member (4) is cantileveredly fixed to the engaging portion to guide the first electrical card into the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-Hua Ye, Qi-Jun Zhao, Hua Yin
  • Patent number: 7614912
    Abstract: A card connector (100) for receiving a card, includes an insulative housing (10) receiving a number of terminals (20), a shield plate (40) assembled on the insulative housing, and a pair of supporting plates (70). The shield plate includes a pair of lateral walls (42, 43). The lateral walls define an inserting cutout opposite to the insulative housing along a card inserting direction. The supporting plates coupled with corresponding lateral walls of the shield plate, extends beyond the inserting cutout along a direction opposite to the card inserting direction, and each supporting plate forms an engaging portion (77) at the portion beyond the inserting cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 7522424
    Abstract: A multi-memory media adapter comprised of a first planar element having an upper surface and a lower surface, a second planar element having an upper surface and a lower surface, and formed from a single material. The two planar elements form at least one port, each port capable of receiving one or more types of a memory media card. The adapter has at least one set of contact pins protruding from the lower surface of the first planar element or the upper surface of the second planar element such that the at least one set of contact pins are disposed within the port. The at least one set of contact pins are capable of contacting the contacts of a memory media card inserted into the port. For one embodiment a controller chip is embedded within the single material forming the multi-memory media adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: MCM Portfolio LLC
    Inventors: Sreenath Mambakkan, Venkidu Arockiyaswamy, Larry Lawson Jones
  • Patent number: 7513801
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided at one side with an adapting plate, on at least one side surface of which there is provided connecting lines, and a memory-card plug adapter is detachably connected to the apparatus through engagement of a socket provided at a front end of the adapter with the adapting plate on the apparatus. Elastic contact terminals are provided in the socket to electrically connect to the connecting lines on the adapting plate. The apparatus is adapted to plug in any type of memory-card socket provided on a computer through detachable engagement of the adapting plate on the apparatus with one memory-card plug adapter that corresponds to the memory-card socket on the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: C-One Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Kan Cheng, Forli Wen, Tony Chang
  • Patent number: 7507098
    Abstract: A card connector includes an insulating housing, a plurality of terminals received in the insulating housing, a preventing member and an ejecting device. The insulating housing has a base portion. Two sidewalls extend upward from both sides of the base portion and a rear wall extends upward from the rear of the base portion. The sidewalls and the rear wall define a chamber therebetween for receiving a card. The preventing member is configured at one side of the insulating housing and has a base bar extending longitudinally. Two ends of the base bar protrude into the chamber to form a pair of propping sections for elastically propping one side of the card. The ejecting device is configured at the other side of the insulating housing opposite to the preventing member for operably withdrawing the card from the card connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Chiao Hung
  • Patent number: 7495926
    Abstract: An interface module in a nonplanar form. The interface module includes an electronic device card, such as a SIM or memory card, in a cross-sectional shape that may be, for example, substantially a circle or ellipse, substantially rectangular meeting certain dimensional requirements, or a shape other than a rectangle having at least three sides. Selected embodiments of the card may be a shape other than one having parallel major surfaces. An interface module assembly includes a card and a card reader. Electrical contacts are provided on both the card and the card reader. The contacts on the card may extend around the card to improve opportunity for continuous contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: James C. Peele
  • Patent number: 7494380
    Abstract: A multi-purpose multiple-slot card connector for use with one single card once only includes a base frame having three slots defined as a left slot, a right slot, and an upper slot, a partition spacing the left slot from the right slot, and a spacer located at a bottom side of the upper slot and having a first hollow portion formed at a midsection thereof; a horizontal swivel member located between the left and right slots and two stop walls for interference with either of the left and right slots; a vertical pivot member corresponding to the first hollow portion and pivotably mounted to two lateral sidewalls of the upper slot and having a stop plate and two extensions extending toward one side from the stop plate and located above the left and right slots; and a plurality of terminals mounted in each of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Tai-Sol Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaw-Huey Lai
  • Patent number: 7489515
    Abstract: An expansion card has a terminal block, a top metal sheet, bottom metal sheet and a plastic seat. Two step retainers are formed respectively on two short edges of the terminal block. Two pairs of hooks are formed on the two long edges adjacent respectively to front and rear ends of the bottom metal sheet. The hooks of one pair hook respectively on the step retainers. The two long edges of the top metal sheet both extend to form Two bent portions are formed respectively on the long edges of the bottom metal sheet. The plastic seat is engaged with the top and bottom metal sheet. Fabrication of the expansion card is easy and convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Broadtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Jung Huang
  • Patent number: 7478473
    Abstract: The productivity of an IC card is to be improved. In a memory card of the type in which a memory body having a wiring substrate and a semiconductor chip mounted on a main surface of the wiring substrate is held so as to be sandwiched in between a first case and a second case, a planar outline of the memory body is smaller than half of a planar outline of the memory card. The memory body is disposed so as to be positioned closer to a first end side as one short side of the memory card with respect to a midline between the first end side and a second end side as an opposite short side of the memory card positioned on the side opposite to the first end side. The other area than the memory body-disposed area in the first and the second case is used as another functional area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Nishizawa, Kenji Osawa, Akira Higuchi, Junichiro Osako, Tamaki Wada
  • Patent number: 7448912
    Abstract: A multi-in-one card connector includes a base having two upright sidewalls and a downwardly backwardly extending sloping groove at each upright sidewall, and two slanting, two terminal sets mounted in the base at different elevations, a partition plate mounted in the base and movable along the downwardly backwardly extending sloping grooves of the upright sidewalls between two positions to control insertion of only one single card member into contact with one terminal set in the base, a cover plate covering the base, and two spring members connected between the base and the partition plate to support the partition plate in one of the two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Tai-Sol Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gwo-Bin Shiue, Yaw-Huey Lai
  • Patent number: 7427026
    Abstract: An adapter, along with a method of fabricating the adapter, for a memory card connector to enable a miniature memory card to be inserted into a larger, standard memory card connector. A two-part housing is provided of a size and shape to simulate a standard memory card. The housing includes a base housing part defining a substantial portion of an inner cavity for receiving a miniature memory card. An inner housing part is separate from and independent of the base housing part. A plurality of terminals are mounted on the inner housing part to define a subassembly which is mounted on the base housing part. Each terminal includes a first contact portion at one end thereof for engaging an appropriate contact on the standard memory card connector. Each terminal includes a second contact portion at an opposite end thereof for engaging an appropriate contact of the miniature memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Yutaka Kojima, Hideyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 7404741
    Abstract: A memory card adaptor which enables a small memory card to be used in a card connector for a large memory card that is larger than the small memory card. In the surface of a metal cover which cooperates with a resin base to constitute an adaptor body having a shape corresponding to an outer shape of a large memory card, steps are disposed by partly reducing the material thickness of the cover. Insulating layers the thickness of which are equal to less than the steps are formed on the surface of the thinned cover to dispose insulation areas on the side of one face of the adaptor, whereby the insulation areas are arbitrarily set on the side of the one face of the adaptor without increasing the thickness of the adaptor, and while maintaining the rigidity of the adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Tanaka, Yasuo Nakai
  • Patent number: 7385827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contacting unit for a card-type carrier element in electronic component groups with a housing, the contact unit including a bonding pad on one end face, a slot-like slide-in port that joins on the end face opposite the bonding pad, into which the card-type carrier element, especially a chip card in accordance with ISO 7816, can be inserted, and a printed circuit board, arranged in the housing parallel to the slide-in port and electrically connected to the bonding pad, wherein said printed circuit board is equipped on one surface with contact elements for contacting the card-type carrier element, characterized in that said unit is designed in accordance with the PCMCIA Express Card Standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: STOCKO Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Klatt
  • Patent number: 7382625
    Abstract: An express card adapted to receive and utilize a SIM card that can be electrically coupled with a computer is disclosed. The express card includes an extended portion with a printed circuit board (PCB) and a SIM card connector for coupling a SIM card with the PCB. An external antenna jack is electrically coupled with the PCB extended portion. An antenna/SIM card support structure is mounted on the PCB extended portion covering the SIM card connector. The antenna/SIM. card support structure forms a slot adapted to receive and seat a SIM card and form an electrical connection between the SIM card and the SIM card connector. A metallic flex antenna can be affixed to the antenna/SIM card support structure such that the antenna characteristics of an external antenna can be affected based on the metallization pattern and placement of the metallic flex antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Curtis W. Thornton, Brian Francis Mellage