Grounding To Connector Container Or Housing Patents (Class 439/95)
  • Patent number: 11563288
    Abstract: Provided is a connector in which a frame is provided with a bending portion while the properties of the frame are maintained. The connector includes a housing to which contacts are attached and a frame which has an end in the first direction fixed to a board and which surrounds the housing. Of the frame, an end portion on a board side in the first direction is provided with a bending portion bent in a second direction, the second direction intersecting the first direction, and a pair of adjacent surfaces adjacent to opposite end surfaces of the bending portion in a third direction, the third direction intersecting each of the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Junji Oosaka, Yohei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11545766
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a pedestal and a terminal attached to the pedestal. A fastening portion of a connection terminal is overlapped on a fixing face of the terminal and is fastened to a fastening position on the fixing face. The connection terminal is brought close to and disposed at the fastening position of the terminal from a side. The pedestal has a guide face that guides the fastening portion of the connection terminal that approaches from a side upward from the fixing face toward the fastening position. The fastening portion passes beyond an edge portion of the guide face and arrives at the fastening position so as to be overlapped on the fixing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daiki Nagata
  • Patent number: 11488789
    Abstract: An on-load tap changer has a contact system. The contact system includes: a fixed contact; a movable contact; and an auxiliary contact. The moveable contact is configured to directly contact, in a stationary state, the fixed contact. The auxiliary contact is configured to electrically connect, in addition to the direct contact, the movable contact with the fixed contact in the stationary state. The auxiliary contact is constructed and arranged to conduct a current between the fixed contact and the movable contact in the event of interruption of the direct contacting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Emir Hejub, Nikolaus Unterreiner
  • Patent number: 11454285
    Abstract: A combined electrical insulator and conductor assembly for a bearing disposable between a shaft and a housing. An annular insulator is disposeable about the bearing and configured to prevent electric current flow between an outer ring and the housing. An electrical conductor has retainer(s) releasably engaged with the insulator so as to couple the conductor with the bearing, an outer radial end and an inner radial end. The conductor outer radial end, or/and a portion of the conductor between the outer and inner ends, is conductively engageable with the housing and the conductor inner radial end is conductively engageable with the shaft so as to provide an electrically conductive path between the shaft and the housing. Preferably, the conductor includes a conductive disk having arcuate retainer clips engageable with an insulator groove of the insulator and a brush subassembly including conductive fibers engaged with the shaft outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Benoit Arnault, Nicolas Berruet, Paul Feliciano, Mathieu Hubert, Tommy Jullien, Gene A Kovacs, Thomas Perrotin, Dave Christopher Rybski, Anthony Simonin, Collin Snyder
  • Patent number: 11454284
    Abstract: A combined insulator and conductor assembly for a bearing disposable between a shaft and a housing includes an annular insulator disposeable about the bearing outer ring and having inner and outer circumferential surfaces and formed of an electrically insulative material or having one or more insulative layers to prevent electric current flow between the outer ring and the housing. A conductive carrier includes a cylindrical portion having an inner surface disposed about the insulator outer surface and an outer surface disposeable against the housing inner surface and a disk portion extending radially inwardly from the cylindrical portion having an inner radial end spaced outwardly from the shaft. An annular conductive brush subassembly is coupled with the carrier disk portion and includes a plurality of electrically conductive fibers contactable with the shaft outer surface to provide a conductive path between the shaft and the carrier, and thereafter to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Benoit Arnault, Nicolas Berruet, Paul Feliciano, Mathieu Hubert, Tommy Jullien, Gene Kovacs, Thomas Perrotin, David Christopher Rybski, Anthony Simonin, Collin Snyder
  • Patent number: 11444395
    Abstract: This disclosure is a terminal block. An insulative base includes an accommodating space and an insertion hole. The insulative base includes a lateral opening. A guiding structure is disposed in the accommodating space and includes a guiding plate and a guiding arm. A passing space is formed between the insulative base and the guiding plate. An L-shaped space is formed between the guiding plate and the insulative base. A U-shaped space is formed between the guiding arm and the insulative base. A conducting terminal is positioned in the L-shaped space. An elastic strip includes an abutting section, a positioning section and a U-shaped section connected therebetween. The elastic strip is inserted to the passing space and the U-shaped space to be connected with the guiding arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD., DINKLE ELECTRIC MACHINERY (CHINA) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 11437745
    Abstract: A card connector includes a transmission conductor assembly. The transmission conductor assembly includes a first conductor group and a second conductor group. The first conductor group includes a backup transmission conductor, first and second signal transmission conductors, an inspection signal transmission conductor, first to seventh grounding transmission conductors, a command reset transmission conductor, first to sixth differential transmission conductors, first and second power transmission conductors, and a write-protection transmission conductor, each of which has two ends respectively forming a spring section and a soldering section. The second conductor group includes eighth to tenth grounding transmission conductors, seventh to tenth differential transmission conductors, and a third power transmission conductor each of which has two ends respectively forming a spring section and a soldering section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: V-GENERAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Wen Yeh, Hsuan Ho Chung, Yung-Chang Lin, Yu Hung Lin, Tzu-Wei Yeh, Yu-Lun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11421739
    Abstract: An electrically conductive assembly is for a bearing disposed about a shaft and disposed within a housing. The conductive assembly includes an annular retainer coupleable with a bearing outer ring or with the bearing housing and having a centerline and an open inner end defining an annular groove. At least two and preferably several conductors each have a radially outer end disposed within the retainer groove and a radially inner end contactable with the shaft. Each conductor is formed of a plurality of conductive fibers arranged to extend radially inwardly from the retainer inner end. The at least two conductors are spaced apart circumferentially about the centerline so as to define at least two axial passages between the retainer and the shaft. Preferably, the conductors are separated by spacers formed of conductive fibers each having a length shorter than the length of the fibers of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Mathieu Hubert, Gene A. Kovacs, David Christopher Rybski
  • Patent number: 11374362
    Abstract: Walls are erected at both ends of an arrangement of first contacts and at locations that partition the first contacts for each signal to be transmitted, project at both ends of an arrangement of second contacts and at locations that partition the second contacts for each pair of differential signals to be transmitted, and therewith are connected to ground electrodes of a circuit board. A first shell, a second shell, and the like are mounted to a first housing and a second housing in such a manner as to be spaced apart from and cover the first contacts, the second contacts, and the walls and are connected to ground electrodes of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 11363745
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein involve a structural support for shielding from electromagnetic interference between components in a display system and for discharging electrostatic charges. The display system may be implemented in an autonomous vehicle. A display system may include a screen, a printed circuit board (PCB), and a cast housing comprising a metal. At least the screen and the PCB may be grounded to the cast housing. The cast housing may shield at least the screen and the PCB from electromagnetic interference. A grounding cable may be connected to the cast housing via a self-tapping screw, the grounding cable extending to an electrical ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Scott Duncan, Prasanna Kalkura, Victor Tang, Joongmin Yoon, Tianqi Li
  • Patent number: 11285328
    Abstract: An antenna assembly for use with a medical implant includes an antenna and an electromagnetic shield. At least one of the antenna and the shield includes electrically conductive conductor that defines a conductor resistance and an electrically conductive sheath, over electrically conductive conductor, that defines a sheath resistance that is greater than the conductor resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: James George Elcoate Smith, Uli Gommel
  • Patent number: 11281264
    Abstract: A power supply bus apparatus and a server having the same are provided. The power supply bus apparatus is suitable for electrically connecting to a power supply module, and includes a first power supply backplane, a first docking structure, and an electrical bus insertion group. The first docking structure is disposed on the first power supply backplane and docked with the power supply module. The electrical bus insertion group is disposed on the first power supply backplane, the electrical bus insertion group includes a first insertion structure and a second insertion structure, and the second insertion structure has a polarity different from that of the first insertion structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Liang Wu, Ching-Chuan Huang, Chao-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 11239582
    Abstract: An electrical apparatus includes an electrical connector having a plurality of terminals and a connector housing retaining the terminals, a case containing the electrical connector, a circuit board electrically connected with the terminals, and an entrapping structure corresponding to at least a portion of a gap between the connector housing and the case. The entrapping structure has a dead end with an opening facing the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventor: Daijiro Iwai
  • Patent number: 11063386
    Abstract: A connector is provided with terminals, stoppers, and a socket insulator. The stoppers are attached to the respective terminals and are housed together with the terminals in the housing parts of the socket insulator. The stoppers are provided with parts to be locked, and lock spring parts that support the parts to be locked. Locking parts and operation parts are formed on the socket insulator. When the stoppers are housed in the housing parts, the locking parts are located rearward of the parts to be locked, and the locking parts restrict rearward movement of the stoppers. The operation parts can be operated in a prescribed direction that intersects the longitudinal direction. When operated, the operation parts cause the parts to be locked to move in the prescribed direction, and the restriction applied by the locking parts to the parts to be locked in released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yasukazu Itou, Katsuhiko Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10992080
    Abstract: The connection side of a high-current connector is provided with an insulating bush which is used to maintain the required air gaps and leakage distances between current-conducting and earth-connected parts while allowing a compact installation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Schnieder
  • Patent number: 10965047
    Abstract: Embodiments may relate to a connector. The connector may include a plurality of connector pins that are to communicatively couple an element of a printed circuit board (PCB) with an element of an electronic device when the element of the PCB and the element of the electronic device are coupled with the connector. The connector may also include an active circuit that is communicatively coupled with a pin of the plurality of pins. The active circuit may be configured to match an impedance of the element of the PCB with an impedance of the element of the electronic device. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jong-Ru Guo, Yunhui Chu, Jun Liao, Kai Xiao, Jingbo Li, Yuanhong Zhao, Mo Liu, Beomtaek Lee, James A. McCall, Jaejin Lee, Xiaoning Ye, Zuoguo Wu, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 10923858
    Abstract: Walls are erected at both ends of an arrangement of first contacts and at locations that partition the first contacts for each signal to be transmitted, project at both ends of an arrangement of second contacts and at locations that partition the second contacts for each pair of differential signals to be transmitted, and therewith are connected to ground electrodes of a circuit board. A first shell, a second shell, and the like are mounted to a first housing and a second housing in such a manner as to be spaced apart from and cover the first contacts, the second contacts, and the walls and are connected to ground electrodes of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10916867
    Abstract: A resin molded product has a terminal body (10) in which plate-like terminals (20) and a housing (40) made of synthetic resin are integrally fixed. Each terminal (20) includes a bend (22), terminal bodies (21) and wire-side connecting portions (23) continuous with both ends of the terminals (20). Molded portions (62) embed parts of the terminal bodies (21) and the wire-side connecting portions (23) together with inner curved surfaces (30) of the bends (22). Flat side surfaces (25) of the terminal bodies (21) and flat side surfaces (27) of the wire-side connecting portions (23) are exposed from and adjacent to the molded portions (62) on both sides of the terminal bodies (21) and both sides of the wire-side connecting portions (23), and flat surfaces (32) are exposed from the molded portions (62) on both side surfaces (22A) of the bend (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kouji Sakakura, Yutaka Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10644455
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a contact organizer, signal and ground contacts, and an absorber member. The contact organizer has a mating end, and includes a first wall and a second wall that define a card cavity therebetween. The card cavity is open at the mating end to receive a mating circuit card therein. The signal contacts and the ground contacts are held by the contact organizer along at least the first wall. The absorber member is mounted to the first wall of the contact organizer at the mating end. The absorber member includes at least one limb composed of a lossy material. Each limb projects into the card cavity and aligns with a corresponding one of the ground contacts. Each limb is configured to electrically connect to a corresponding ground pad of the mating circuit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bruce Allen Champion
  • Patent number: 10566162
    Abstract: A leakage protective plug and a tripping mechanism thereof, comprising a housing, and a tripping mechanism and a conducting structure arranged within the housing, wherein the tripping mechanism comprises a restorable reset button, a tripping bracket, and a tripping coil and a pressing arm arranged in the tripping bracket, wherein the reset button is sleeved in the pressing arm in which a snap fitting mechanism is positioned such that the pressing arm and the reset button may be snapped together, and the pressing arm and the reset button may be disengaged under the control of the tripping coil. It has a simple and reliable structure, and avoids technical problems including poor contact of supply circuit and failure of power leakage protecting functions due to un-complete tripping which are resulted from the deformation of the tripping plate caused by the movement of the tripping iron core and by other external forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Foshan Shunde District Xinhuida Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huanxiang Long, Qi Guo
  • Patent number: 10559911
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector module and holding frame assembly is provided alone or in combination with further plug connector modules for forming a modular plug connector. The electrical plug connector module is inserted directly in the plug connector housing or can be received fastened in the holding frame with further modules in a plug connector housing. The electrical plug connector module includes an electrical contact that is connected in an electrically conductive manner in the interior of the electrical plug connector module to an electrical contact that is received therein. The electrical contact is guided on the outer side of the electrical plug connector module contacts in addition by way of a resilient region the holding frame or the plug connector housing in which the electrical plug connector module is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier
  • Patent number: 10128583
    Abstract: An electrical contact limiter structure of wire connection terminal has a simplified structure and is easy to operate to enhance the stability of the operation and motion of a metal leaf spring. The wire connection terminal includes conductive components mounted in the insulation case and electrical contact assembled with the conductive components. The electrical contact has a limiter for receiving the metal leaf spring and restricting moving path thereof. The limiter is partitioned into at least one space. A limitation mechanism is assembled with the limiter. The metal leaf spring is mounted in the space. The wiring circuits or conductive wires coming from an apparatus can be easily directly plugged into the space of the limiter to insert with the metal leaf spring. The limiter and the limitation mechanism cooperatively prevent the metal leaf spring from being deflected and over-bent and damaged in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Switchlab Inc., Switchlab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Cherng Shin Wu
  • Patent number: 10033132
    Abstract: A connector terminal with a unit-mountable connector of that includes a connector body having an adapter engagement end and a unit engagement end, and a mounting member therebetween for mounting the connector body to a unit. An insert extends through the connector body and has an inner bore extending between a cable interface end and a unit interface end, and a connector body interface portion between the ends. One or more double-sided contacts are received in the insert. The double-sided contact is one-piece with one end that is a cable termination end configured to terminate to a conductor of a cable and an opposite end that is a unit termination end configured to terminate to a conductor of the unit. The unit-mountable connector is adapted to mate with a cable sealing adapter. The cable sealing adapter is devoid of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Robert B. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9891667
    Abstract: A connectable module used in a wearable electronic device is provided. The connectable module includes a first elastic part disposed to exert a specific elastic force against a pressure applied in a side direction, a second elastic part disposed to exert a specific elastic force against a pressure applied in a vertical direction, and a main body connected to the first elastic part and the second elastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ik Su Jung, Jong Hae Kim, Byoung Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 9825394
    Abstract: A wire harness includes at least two sub-harnesses having a plurality of electric wires whose one terminal portions are led out from a plurality of connector portions connected to a plurality of electric devices respectively. The other end portions of the electric wires to establish direct connection between the connector portions are electrically connected to each other by a connection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinari Naganishi, Kousuke Kinoshita, Kazuomi Kiyosue, Hiromichi Inoue, Akinori Yoshimoto, Yuuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 9437939
    Abstract: A grounding block is provided. The grounding block includes a means for fastening and a formed metallic block. The formed metallic block further comprises two or more flanges, where each flange is configured to accept the means for fastening. The formed metal block further comprises a uniform clearance formed into the underside of the grounding block between the flanges and a hole formed through the grounding block configured to accept a bolt. Various embodiments include angled surfaces to optimize assembly ergonomics and variable depth to optimize the mass of the blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, Charles E. Jensen
  • Patent number: 9301410
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrical wiring system having a frame assembly that includes a frame opening at a central portion thereof. The frame opening provides access to the interior of the device wall box. At least one electrical wiring device is configured to snap into the frame opening such that the interior of the device wall box is completely enclosed by the frame assembly and the at least one electrical wiring device such that access to wiring disposed within the device wall box is substantially prevented. The at least one electrical wiring device includes at least one user-interface. An aesthetic overlay may be coupled to the frame assembly. The aesthetic overlay includes an overlay opening configured to accommodate the at least one user-interface such that the at least one user-interface is accessible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Rohmer, Francois Bardot, Alain Barruche, Jean-Luc Chaumeny, Anthony Lochet
  • Patent number: 9220175
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a circuit board contained in the hosing, a pin, and a fitting member. The pin is inserted, from outside, in a through-hole formed in a wall of the housing, and has a head which is exposed to the outside and a shaft portion which projects into an inside space of the housing. The fitting member has a linear shape, and is formed with a nip spring portion and a circuit board contact portion. The nip spring portion nips the shaft portion elastically in its radial direction in the inside space of the housing to contact with the pin projected as a contact. The circuit board contact portion is in contact with a contact of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Higashii, Takahiro Naruse
  • Patent number: 9122230
    Abstract: Provided is a grounding structure including a grounding member that is grounded, an electrical conduction member that includes a protection section which is placed to protect a protection object, and an elastic portion which is connected to the protection section and is elastically deformed, the electrical conduction member being conductible, and a holding section that is formed in the grounding member and that holds the elastic portion in the grounding member by using an elastic force of the elastic portion, wherein the holding section and the elastic portion contact with each other on both sides of a direction in which the elastic force of the elastic portion acts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoya Kamigaito, Yasuhiro Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20150111401
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing defining a rear wall and a mating cavity running through a front end of the insulative housing from the rear wall, the rear wall defines an inner surface facing the mating cavity. A plurality of conductive terminals are fixed in the insulative housing and include a plurality of grounding terminals, each conductive terminal defines a body portion and a first contacting arm extending into the mating cavity. And a grounding plate is disposed in the rear wall and defines a plurality of contacting portions running through the inner surface and extending into the mating cavity and a plurality of connecting portions connecting to the respective body portions of the grounding terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: HUI-GANG GUO
  • Publication number: 20150093924
    Abstract: A dual-purpose transformer may be oriented in a plane perpendicular to planes in which printed circuit boards connected thereto are oriented, thereby providing structural support for a framework that can include a dense arrangement of internal power adapter components, in addition to stepping down voltage. Methods for ultrasonic welding are also provided and may be used to concurrently assemble, join and press-fit power adapter housing components. A ground lug is also provided that is shaped and located within a cover piece of a power adapter housing to allow for blind mating with a printed circuit board during an assembly process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar Lozano Villarreal, Alexander M. Kwan, Kevin A. Oberther
  • Publication number: 20150087167
    Abstract: A connecting part of a storage device including a body, a plurality of connecting terminals, and a grounding member is provided. The body has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The connecting terminals are disposed at the first end and the second end respectively. The grounding member is assembled to the body. At least a part of the grounding member extends from one of the first and the second ends to another one of the first and the second ends. The connecting part of the storage device is grounded by contacting the grounding member to a connector of an external device when the connecting part of the storage device is connected to the connector of the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chang-Chih Chen, Wei-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 8986050
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment, a connector includes a connector module and a set of conductive connectors coupled to the connector module. The set of conductive connectors is configured to electrically couple to a set of contacts of a memory module. The connector also includes a ground contact coupled to the connector module. The ground contact is configured to be coupled to a ground of the memory module and to a conductive shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sandisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony King, Robert C. Miller, Suresh Upadhyayula
  • Patent number: 8979557
    Abstract: A fitting for terminating a conduit includes a substantially tubular fitting body having a central bore extending therethrough, a forward end, and a rearward end opposing the forward end. The fitting body includes a first liquid-proof coating that includes a rearward sealing rim. A gland nut is rotatably coupled to the rearward end of the fitting body. The gland nut includes a second liquid-proof coating that includes a forward sealing rim. A grounding ring is positioned between the gland nut and the fitting body and contacts the fitting body. Upon axial movement of the gland nut, the grounding ring engages the rearward sealing rim of the first liquid-proof coating on the fitting body and the forward sealing rim of the second liquid-proof coating on the gland nut to form a sealed relationship therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Cong Thanh Dinh
  • Publication number: 20150072546
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector mated with each other. The first electrical connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a grounding plate. The insulative housing extending along a longitudinal direction includes a base portion and a plurality of side walls extending forwardly from the base portion and forming a mating cavity. The insulative housing defines a plurality of first passageways and second passageways separately formed in two opposite side walls thereof communicating with the mating cavity. The conductive terminals include a plurality of first terminals and second terminals received in the corresponding first and second passageways. Each of the first and second terminals has a contact portion extending into the mating cavity. The grounding plate is disposed between the first and second terminals and defines at least one pressing portion located in the mating cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: XIN-XIN LI, QIU QIAN, CHUN-SHENG LI, JIAN-KUANG ZHU
  • Publication number: 20150056828
    Abstract: A connector includes one insulator, conductive contacts fixed through the insulator, and wire bodies that are in respectively one-to-one connection to the conductive contacts. The conductive contacts are arranged in arrays to form several conductive contact arrays, each conductive contact array includes several conductive contact groups, and each conductive contact group includes two differential contacts and one earth contact, where wire bodies connected to each conductive contact array form a wire body array, and wire bodies connected to each conductive contact group form a wire body group. The communication connector further includes several shielding pieces, where the shielding pieces are disposed between two neighboring wire body arrays two neighboring wire body arrays, each shielding piece is not conductively connected to any object, and each shielding piece covers only one wire body group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zewen WANG, Congtu XIAO, Yun WANG
  • Publication number: 20150017822
    Abstract: A terminal set of an electrical connector includes signal terminal duos and ground terminal duos. The signal terminal duos have two signal terminals. The signal terminals are spaced apart by a first distance and each have a first recess. The direction of the depth of the first recess equals the longitudinal direction of the signal terminals. The ground terminal duos have two ground terminals. The signal terminal duos are disposed between the ground terminals. The ground terminals each have a second recess. The direction of the depth of the second recess equals the longitudinal direction of the ground terminals. The ground terminal and the adjacent signal terminal are spaced apart by a second distance. The first distance is shorter than the second distance. The ground terminals each partially bulges out transversely to form at least a bulging portion. The terminal set features terminal electrical impedance and alleviated inter-terminal resonance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: HAVEN YANG
  • Patent number: 8933346
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding device. The EMI shielding device may be formed of a material (ex.—Beryllium Copper) having a thickness which allows the shielding device to provide a desired range of compression. Further, the EMI shielding device may be constructed for accommodating tolerances and compression forces which may be encountered in various implementation environments. Further, the EMI shielding device may be sized and shaped for promoting compatibility of the EMI shielding device with Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Kramer, Joseph M. Strenecky, Nathaniel T. Gould
  • Publication number: 20140370728
    Abstract: A differential signal connector includes a plurality of pairs of signal contacts, a plurality of ground contacts, and an insulating housing holding the signal contacts and the ground contacts. On a first connection side for connection to a connection partner, the ground contacts are arranged on both sides of each pair of signal contacts so that a contact array of a fixed pitch is formed. On a second connection side for connection to a board, the ground contacts are arranged spaced apart from each other in a first row, while the pairs of signal contacts, which are adjacently arranged on both sides of the ground contact on the first connection side, are arranged so as to be allocated in a second row and a third row located on both sides of the first row so that the pairs of signal contacts are arranged zigzag on the second connection side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Masayuki SHIRATORI, Shuichi AIHARA, Masayuki KATAYANAGI, Osamu HASHIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140363992
    Abstract: A data center physical infrastructure management system has a cabinet having rack spaces and a sensor. A data communication system transmits signals to a management database. Personal or automated intervention is determined algorithmically by a data processor. A human interface for the data center management system is provided. Removable electronic assets contained in the rack spaces each have an identifier tag. An identifier tag reader is installed on the cabinet body. A door sensor provides a signal responsive to whether a cabinet door is closed, open, locked, or unlocked. Also, a secure contact arrangement has a base terminal formed of electrically conductive material, and first and second electrically conductive elements. A resilient non-conductive element is interposed between the first and second electrically conductive elements, and a compression element compresses the resilient non-conductive element to cause the first and second electrically conductive elements to communicate with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Alfred Pierce, Brendan F. Doorhy, David C. Kilinskis, Donald J. Beran, Mark J. Donnell, Robert Bambic, Robert J. Pflaum, Sambodhi Chatterjee, James F. Wiemeyer
  • Patent number: 8905766
    Abstract: A grounding system for a terminal block for wiring to electrical equipment housed within an enclosure is disclosed. The enclosure has a chassis and the terminal block has a grounding socket with an opening for receiving a fastener. The grounding system can include a mounting bracket configured to be coupled to the chassis of the enclosure. The grounding system can further include a grounding tab coupled to the mounting bracket. The grounding tab can including a proximal portion and a distal portion. The distal portion of the grounding tab can be configured to at least partially extend into the grounding socket of the terminal block such that the fastener passes through the opening in the grounding socket, contacts the grounding tab, and grounds the electrical equipment wired to the terminal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: La Her, Erick Gulbranson
  • Patent number: 8894424
    Abstract: A solar panel assembly attachment apparatus is provided including a strut defining a generally U-shaped channel; an electrically conductive grounding clip; and a panel retainer. Upon insertion of the panel retainer into a housing receptacle of the clip, a clip slot and a panel body slot are aligned to allow passage of the portion of the solar panel frame. Advancing the solar panel frame through the aligned clip slot and panel body slot compresses a spring to secure the solar panel frame while barbs electrically connect and provide a ground to the solar panel frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Luc DuPont
  • Publication number: 20140335707
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs such that a respective gap is disposed between adjacent signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the gap, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 8876547
    Abstract: A socket is provided for an LED light string and is formed by jointing two unsymmetrical casing members through thermal fusion by application of ultrasonic wave to thereby securely combine with electrical wires and a luminous element. The first and second casing members are provided with raised-and-recessed inter-engageable structures including holes and protrusions and multiple tiny bosses that is thermally fusible through application of ultrasonic wave for adhesion purposes. The first casing member includes a receiving channel for receiving electrical wires therein and the second casing member includes hold-down blocks and holding blocks for holding the electrical wires in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Tung-Ling Wang
  • Patent number: 8858242
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing disposed on the first housing, and a connecting component. The connecting component includes a connecting body and an elastic conductive element. The connecting component is located between the first housing and the second housing. The elastic conductive element with an elastic restoring force is movably disposed in the connecting component. When a part of the elastic conductive element protrudes beyond the connecting body, the elastic conductive element is connected to the second housing and the connecting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Wei-Cheng Lin
  • Publication number: 20140273547
    Abstract: Grounding clips for electrical components are disclosed to eliminate or significantly reduce ESD and EMI. A grounding clip includes a first leg oppositely disposed with respect to a second leg and connected to the second leg by a third leg, mounting tabs for connecting the first and second legs to a PCB, a resilient upper flange formed in the third leg and angled with respect to the third leg inwardly toward the first mounting tab and the second mounting tab (e.g., for compression fit with respect to an SFP mounting cage), resilient flanges formed in the first and second legs and angled to extend inwardly toward one another. A hook member extends outwardly from an edge of the first leg to form an electromagnetic gasket with respect to a front panel and grounding clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Michael Green, Stephen Kent Lebo, Bruce Michael Lipski
  • Publication number: 20140248785
    Abstract: A cable connector includes an insulative housing including two sidewalls and a mating slot defined between the two sidewalls, and a plurality of terminals received in the insulative housing. The terminals include contacting portions exposed to the mating slot and connecting portions behind a rear end of the insulating housing. The two sidewalls are loaded with a firs row and a second row of the plurality of terminals respectively. The first row includes signal terminals and grounding terminals. A grounding plate is inserted in the insulating housing and between two rows of terminals. The grounding plate defines resilient arms and connecting legs, the resilient arms slant to the first row and touch with the grounding terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: TERRANCE F. LITTLE, AN-JEN YANG, STEPHEN SEDIO, RICHARD LEE MALEHORN, II, CHIEN-PING KAO, KUO-CHUN HSU, WEI-HUNG HSU, QING-MAN ZHU, JIAN-JUN ZHU, LI-SHING HOU
  • Patent number: 8808029
    Abstract: A high density connector structure for transmitting high frequency signals having a first sub-assembly, a second sub-assembly, a shield plate, and a shield shell is disclosed. The first sub-assembly has a plurality of first contacts held in a first insulator, and the second sub-assembly has a plurality of second contacts held in a second insulator. The shield plate is positioned between the first and second contacts. At least one resilient arm extends from said shield plate and contacts at least one of the first contacts of the first sub-assembly. The shield shell at least partially surrounds the periphery of the first and second sub-assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Speed Tech Corp.
    Inventors: Josue Castillo, James Patrick Young, Li-Sen Chen, Steven Wong, Hua-Chun Chang
  • Publication number: 20140220798
    Abstract: A cable assembly including a communication cable. The communication cable includes insulated conductors, a shielding layer that surrounds the insulated conductors, and a drain wire that extends along the shielding layer. The insulated conductors, the shielding layer, and the drain wire extend along a length of the cable to a terminating end of the cable. The cable assembly also includes a ground ferrule that is coupled to the terminating end of the cable. The ground ferrule is intimately engaged with the drain wire along a contact zone, wherein the ground ferrule and the drain wire are laser-welded together for at least a portion of the contact zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lee Putt, JR., Kenneth W. Ellis, Julia Anne Lachman
  • Patent number: 8790123
    Abstract: A power socket disposed on a power supply casing of the electronic device to provide power for the electronic device through a power cord is disclosed. The power socket includes an insulating body, three input end contacts disposed at first side of the insulating body, three output end contacts including a grounding contact disposed at second side of the insulating body, and a rigid connector connected between the grounding contact and a protective grounding pin of the power supply casing. The invention simplifies the connection between the power socket and the power supply casing, thereby simplifies the manufacturing process of the power socket and eliminating the potential safety hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wuming Ku, Lexing He