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WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART

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439 - Electrical connectors

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
439345000 Retaining means 863
439325000 Coupling part for receiving edge of planar board moving parallel to plane 85
439330000 For dual inline package (DIP) 66
439312000 Coupling part with relatively pivotable concentric movement-actuating or retaining ring 56
439329000 For direct connection to a flexible tape or printed circuit board 55
439304000 Including lock for retaining means (e.g., key or combination lock or requiring "special" tool) 37
439342000 Including compound movement of coupling part 29
439310000 Retaining means with distinct movement-actuating means to move coupling part axially 23
439299000 With coupling part retained in connection with mating part by presence of distinct coupling part 22
439338000 Including movement of coupling part about axis 17
439332000 Bayonet coupling part movable about its axis 13
439344000 Having push-pull contacts spaced along only one planar side wall transverse to longitudinal engagement axis (e.g., telephone jack or plug) 10
439301000 Retaining means requiring destruction of element before separation 3
20100081311Tamper-Evident Connector - Embodiments of a tamper-evident connector are disclosed which may optionally be used in a trusted computing environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a tamper-evident connection includes a mate-once engaging assembly for providing with a first component, the mate-once engaging assembly including a foldable portion. The tamper-evident connection also includes a receiving chamber for providing with a second component, the mate-once engaging assembly fitting in the receiving chamber to physically secure the first component to the second component, the foldable portion of the mate-once engaging assembly unfolding during removal of the mate-once engaging assembly from the receiving chamber to provide evidence of tampering when the first component has been removed from the second component. Optionally, the first component is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the second component is a system board.04-01-2010
20090029582Tamper-Evident Connector - Embodiments of a tamper-evident connector are disclosed which may optionally be used in a trusted computing environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a tamper-evident connection includes a mate-once engaging assembly for providing with a first component, the mate-once engaging assembly including a foldable portion. The tamper-evident connection also includes a receiving chamber for providing with a second component, the mate-once engaging assembly fitting in the receiving chamber to physically secure the first component to the second component, the foldable portion of the mate-once engaging assembly unfolding during removal of the mate-once engaging assembly from the receiving chamber to provide evidence of tampering when the first component has been removed from the second component. Optionally, the first component is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the second component is a system board.01-29-2009
20110237105CONNECTOR PROTECTIVE COVER - A connector protective cover is provided which has a pair of cover members 09-29-2011
439297000 With guiding means for removable automobile radio or record player 3
20110065303VIDEO DISPLAY UNIT DOCKING ASSEMBLY FOR FIBER-TO-THE-SCREEN INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - A Video Display Unit (VDU) docking system for a dedicated fiber optic in-flight-entertainment (IFE) system allows VDUs to be quickly replaced by personnel who do not need specialized training in fiber coupling without risk of damage to fiber optic components of the dedicated fiber optic IFE system. In some embodiments, a VDU docking station is configured to receive a VDU such that when a VDU is inserted therein, the VDU becomes automatically communicatively coupled with a fiber optic distribution network of the IFE system via a blind mate connection. In some arrangements, a blank LRU having no operative user interface elements but sufficient functionality to maintain communicative coupling is mounted in the VDU docking station in lieu of a VDU. In some configurations, the VDU docking station includes an embedded switch for maintaining communicative coupling across the VDU docking station in the absence of a VDU.03-17-2011
20090130884PORTABLE DEVICE INTERFACING - A portable device interfacing system for use in a vehicle or other environments permits a portable device to be removably connected with another system, such as an audio system. The portable device interfacing system may include features that help to prevent liquid from damaging electronics of the system, align physical connections between the interfacing system and the portable device, safely secure the portable device in position, and/or permit the system to be expanded to support different portable devices.05-21-2009
20120094519ELECTRIC CONNECTOR AND ELECTRIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - To allow electromagnetic shielding regarding a connecting portion between conductive contacts and a main wiring board to be excellently achieved with a simple structure without impairing productivity, a fit-in holding member being rotated from a fit-in releasing position to a fit-in acting position to maintain a state where connectors fit in together by rotation is provided with a conductive cover part covering a connecting portion between a counterpart connector and the main wiring board when the fit-in holding member is rotated to the fit-in acting position, and the connecting portion is covered with the conductive cover part. Electromagnetic shielding of that portion is performed simultaneously with the time when both of the connectors fit in together, thereby eliminating an increase in the number of manufacturing processes. Also, the connection state at the connecting portion between a conductive contact and and the main wiring board can be clearly confirmed until the fit-in holding member is rotated to the fit-in acting position.04-19-2012
439324000 Male contact pin with blockable retaining means at tip, e.g., Modrey 2
20090264004Connector Device - A connector device for maintaining a desired spatial relationship for spatially and securely connecting to a platform, such as a circuit board, in an efficient manner. The connector device generally includes a body portion separated from the secondary device, a plurality of legs extending from the body portion for removably attaching the body portion to the secondary device, wherein the plurality of legs each include a foot member insertable within an opening of the secondary device for grasping the secondary device and at least one contact pin extending from the body portion to contact the secondary device on an opposite surface as the foot member. The contact pin maintains the separation between the body portion and the secondary device and includes a spring for providing a counter force against the secondary device with respect to the foot member.10-22-2009
20130023141CHARGING COUPLING AND CHARGING COUPLING ARRANGEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND MOTOR VEHICLE - A charging coupling (01-24-2013
Entries
DocumentTitleDate
20130029509SELF-LOCKING CONNECTOR CLIP - A clip for connecting a conductor to a circuit interrupter in an electrical device is generally U-shaped and self-locking. The clip has a generally arcuate body and two generally linear legs. The legs extend vertically from the body. The legs have beveled edges that together with the generally arcuate body of the clip and a flat portion of the clip, allow an interlock to be formed between the clip and the conductor when the clip is in close contact with the conductor.01-31-2013
20090047817Electrical contact having asymmetric dual-contact-engaging-arm - A contact (02-19-2009
20120115345CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES HAVING MOVEABLE MATING ARRAYS AND POWER CONNECTORS - A connector assembly that includes a base frame that extends along a longitudinal axis between a pair of frame ends. The connector assembly also includes a moveable mating side that is supported by the base frame and extends in a longitudinal direction along the longitudinal axis. The mating side has a mating array of terminals configured to communicate data signals. The connector assembly also includes a power connector that is configured to establish an electrical connection. The power connector is coupled to the mating side. Also, the connector assembly includes a coupling mechanism that is supported by the base frame and is operatively coupled to the mating side. The coupling mechanism is configured to be actuated to move the mating side between retracted and engaged positions in a mating direction with respect to the longitudinal axis.05-10-2012
20090088013MICRO USB RECEPTACLE - A mirco USB receptacle includes a housing surrounding an axis, a terminal seat extending into the housing along the axis, and an engaging unit. The engaging unit has a first engaging member provided on the terminal seat, and a resilient second engaging member provided on the housing and having an engaging hole for retaining the first engaging member therein and an inner surrounding surface that defines the engaging hole. The first engaging member is formed with a stop surface for abutting against the inner surrounding surface of the second engaging member to arrest separation of the terminal seat from the housing.04-02-2009
20090088014Actuating Device for Separable Connector System - A loadbreak connector system and methods for visible break include first and second mating connector assemblies configured to make or break an electrical connection under energized circuit conditions, the first and second mating connectors selectively positionable relative to one another. One of the first and second mating connectors includes an arc follower, and the other of the first and second mating connectors includes an arc interrupter. The arc interrupter is configured to receive the arc follower, and the first and second meting connectors are positionable in an disconnected position wherein the arc follower remains engaged to and is located within the arc interrupter. Arc energy is distributed among multiple locations to reduce arc intensity.04-02-2009
20100035454ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING REVERSED DIFFERENTIAL PAIRS - A contact module is provided for an electrical connector. The contact module includes a body having a mating edge portion and a mounting edge portion. A lead frame is held by the body. The lead frame includes a differential pair of terminals extending between the mating edge portion and the mounting edge portion. The differential pair includes a positive terminal and a negative terminal having positive and negative mating contacts, respectively, and positive and negative mounting contacts, respectively. The positive and negative mating contacts extend from the mating edge portion in a first orientation. The positive and negative mounting contacts extend from the mounting edge portion in a second orientation. The first orientation at the mating edge portion is inverted relative to the second orientation at the mounting edge portion.02-11-2010
20100081310CONNECTOR CONNECTION TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR USING THE SAME - A connector connection terminal has a fixed piece to be inserted to a base of a connector, a coupling portion extending from the fixed piece, and a movable piece extending in parallel to the fixed piece to both sides from a free end of the coupling portion and being operated by an operation lever rotatably assembled to the base. An aspect ratio of a cross-sectional area of the coupling portion is greater than or equal to 1.2.04-01-2010
20090291579HIGH DENSITY CIRCULAR INTERCONNECT WITH BAYONET ACTION - A high density electrical interconnect is disclosed that uses a bayonet action to mate a plug having a plurality of contacts to receptacle having a plurality of spring contacts. The plurality of contacts may be a plurality of pin contacts, printed circuit board traces, or flexible film contacts. The spring contacts are preloaded to reduce the insertion force required to mate the plug and receptacle.11-26-2009
20080233786SEPARABLE LOADBREAK CONNECTOR AND SYSTEM - Separable loadbreak connectors include an interference element spaced about the contact tube that is configured to engage a portion of a connector piston.09-25-2008
20110269326INDEPENDENT LOADING MECHANISM STRUCTURE HAVING LEVER INCORPORATED WITH ROLLER - An independent loading mechanism (ILM) for an electrical connector comprises a stiffener, a load plate and a lever pivotally mounted to two opposite sides of the stiffener. The lever stamped and bent from a metal sheet is configured with a depressing portion having a cam tab bent from one side thereof, a pair of rollers mounted onto the depressing portion, an operating portion interconnected to the depressing portion. The cam tab can press the load plate toward the stiffener. The rollers located at two sides of the cam tab can engage with the stiffener to reduce rotational friction between the stiffener and the lever when rotating the operating portion from a horizontal direction to a vertical direction.11-03-2011
20080293282Flat Circuit Connector With Pivoted Actuator - An electrical connector is provided for terminating a flat electrical circuit. The connector includes a dielectric housing having an opening at a front end thereof for receiving an end of the flat circuit. A plurality of terminals are mounted on the housing in a side-by-side array and spaced laterally along the opening. An actuator is movably mounted for pivotal movement between an open position allowing the flat circuit to be inserted into the opening with substantially zero insertion forces, a closed position biasing the flat circuit against contact portions of the terminals and an intermediate position whereat the flat circuit is tentatively held in stable condition while allowing readjustment thereof.11-27-2008
20090053922Connector for jack - A connector for a jack includes four contacts of first, second, third and fourth contacts each having a contact portion and a connection portion, and a housing, to exchange signals and to ascertain whether a plug connector has been inserted into the connector. The third contact substantially U-shaped in cross-section includes a contact piece having a first contact part adapted to contact the plug connector, and a spring piece having an elasticity facing to the contact piece and provided by forming a U-shaped slit in a part of the third contact at a location opposite to the contact piece. When the plug connector is inserted into the connector, the plug connector pushes the first contact part of the contact piece to cause the contact piece to be displaced to the spring piece so that the contact piece pushes the spring piece to cause the spring piece to be displaced toward the housing and at the same time the spring piece pushes the contact piece with each other with the aid of its elasticity. The connector achieves a reliable holding force for the plug connector without scratching it.02-26-2009
20100240241APPARATUS, MOUNTING STRUCTURE, INSERTING AND PULLING JIG, AND FIXING METHOD - An apparatus includes a first substrate, a first connector disposed on a top face of the first substrate, a to-be-fixed member disposed on a back face of the first substrate, a second substrate disposed facing the first substrate, a second connector disposed on the second substrate and connected to the first connector, and a fixing module disposed on the second substrate and pivoting a locking arm using a rotating shaft, wherein the to-be-fixed member is pushed by a pushing portion provided at a tip of the locking arm when the locking arm is at a first position.09-23-2010
20110014808JUMPER AND STRUCTURAL UNIT COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO ELECTRICAL MODULAR TERMINALS AND ONE JUMPER - A jumper that has a housing and is used for bridging two modular electric terminals which are arranged next to one another and are each equipped with a busbar. At least one opening is formed in the busbars. In order to be able to easily actuate the jumper according to the invention and flexibly and easily insert the same into multiple modular terminals, two mutually insulated contact elements are arranged in the housing so as to engage into an opening in a respective busbar, and a jumper rail is movably retained in the housing. The jumper rail, which has two contact zones and a connection zone that connects the contact zones, can be moved from a first final position in which the contact zones do not contact the contact elements into a second final position in which the contact elements are interconnected in an electrically conducting manner via the jumper rail.01-20-2011
20110250775ACTUATING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TERMINAL - Actuating device for an electrical connection terminal, wherein the electrical connection terminal comprises a contact frame, arranged in a housing made of insulating material, with a conductor terminal connection for an electrical conductor, and the actuating device comprises an actuating element in the form of a pusher which is integrally connected to the housing made of insulating material, and wherein the conductor terminal connection is formed on the contact frame by at least one spring element, the free end of which forms a clamping edge which is directed toward the electrical conductor and to which a clamping force is applied, and the conductor terminal connection can be opened by action of the pusher on the at least one spring element by a force being applied to the spring element by the pusher counter to the clamping force. According to the invention, the pusher consists of a pusher arm, wherein the pusher arm is connected with one of its ends to the housing made of insulating material, and wherein the pusher arm extends along at least a partial section of two upper surfaces of the housing made of insulating material which are arranged at an angle to each other.10-13-2011
20080248671LOCKING HIGH DEFINATION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE PLUG - A locking plug comprises a plug body having an opening and an actuator that moves between a first position where a locking tab is biased to protrude from the opening and a second position where the locking tab is positioned within the opening.10-09-2008
20110065302DEVICE FOR PRODUCING AND REMOVING AN ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTION - A device for establishing an electrical plug connection between device parts which are guided relative to each other with restricted guidance. It finds application in particular in plug-in devices (03-17-2011
20090061672COVER ATTACHING STRUCTURE, HOUSING AND COVER - A cover attaching structure in a connector includes: first and second locking portions provided on a first attaching member; and third and fourth locking portions provided on a second attaching member which is attached to the first attaching member. The first locking portion is locked on the third locking portion from an outer surface side of the connector. The second locking portion is locked on the fourth locking portion from an inner surface side of the connector.03-05-2009
20120264321ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SACRIFICIAL APPENDAGE - A device includes a sacrificial cap configured for mounting on a direct access port of an electrical connector. The sacrificial cap includes an insulated body and a sacrificial probe conductor projecting from the insulated body. The sacrificial probe conductor is configured to conductively couple with a conductor in the electrical connector via the direct access port when the sacrificial cap is installed on the direct access port. The sacrificial cap includes a portion configured to be physically severed to confirm that the electrical connector is de-energized.10-18-2012
20110039436ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED LOCKING STRUCTURE - An electrical connector (02-17-2011
20100130047SOCKET CONNECTOR HAVING ADJUSTABLE ALIGNING ARRANGEMENT - An electrical connector (05-27-2010
20110159717CONNECTION STRUCTURE - A connection structure includes a first terminal housing with a plurality of first connecting terminals aligned and accommodated therein, a second terminal housing with a plurality of second connecting terminals aligned and accommodated therein, a plurality of insulation members aligned and accommodated in the first terminal housing, two connecting members disposed to sandwich a stack structure of the plurality of the first connecting terminals, the plurality of the second connecting terminals and the plurality of the insulation members at a top end and a bottom end of the stack structure, and a synchronizing member to allow the two connecting members to press synchronously the adjacent insulation member.06-30-2011
20110212641Socket for electric component - A socket for an electric component that prevents wiping when a contact piece provided in an upper end of a contact pin is pressed against a terminal of the electric component, and that prevents solder from adhering to the contact point, by a simple configuration, is provided. This electric component socket is provided with a plurality of contact pins (09-01-2011
20130196527LOCKABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrical connector that includes a locking mechanism to securely hold devices to the electrical connector.08-01-2013

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