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439 - Electrical connectors

439296000 - WITH COUPLING MOVEMENT-ACTUATING MEANS OR RETAINING MEANS IN ADDITION TO CONTACT OF COUPLING PART

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
439350000 Finger or stretchable sleeve resiliently urged laterally of connection 287
439372000 Rotatable retaining means, pivotable retaining means, or actuated gripping retaining means 50
439370000 Resiliently urging coupling part and mating part together 43
439359000 Retaining means comprising helically threaded member 35
439346000 Adapted to engage contact of mating part 27
439367000 Protective enclosure 21
439369000 For unsupported coupling part and unsupported mating part, (e.g., connecting extension cords) 18
439347000 Laterally moving slide 17
439366000 Retaining functioning electrical component (e.g., tube, lamp, fuse, battery, etc.) 15
439373000 Wall or outlet mounted 7
439349000 Toroidal band urged radially of connection or adapted to be compressed for retention, e.g., O-ring 5
20090149053IN-LINE CONNECTOR - Connectors are provided herein for connecting two elongated members that are positioned in-line to one another. Advantageously, the connectors not only allow for connection of the two members to permit for mechanical, electrical, EMI, and/or grounding applications, the connectors have provisions for accommodating thermal expansion and offset, which may include angular and/or axial offset. In certain embodiments, one or more collapsible housing pins or collars are provided to permit assembly and disassembly by either extending the housing pin or collapsing the housing pin.06-11-2009
20110028022PLUG CONTACT PAIRING - A plug contact pairing comprises a plug pot with contact pins, as well as a plug head with contact circuits for connection of electrical line ends. A profiled ring (securing ring) is used to mount the plug head in an interlocking manner in the plug pot, is incorporated with a part of its cross section in a circumferential groove in the plug head and, during closure of the plug contact pairing, latches with the rest of its cross section into a groove on the internal circumference of the plug pot. By virtue of the shape and material of the securing ring and the slot shape, the plug head can be pulled out of the plug pot only with a tensile force which is greater than the limit value. In one development, the plug head is mounted with an identical connection in the plug housing, in which case the mounting ring connection is designed in comparison to the securing ring connection such that the tensile force with which the plug head can be pulled out of the plug pot is less than that by means of which the plug head is held in the plug housing by the mounting ring connection.02-03-2011
20110237110AUDIO JACK CONNECTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - A phone plug style audio jack connector device having an audio jack and a connector, the audio jack having a socket adapted to receive the tip end of the phone style audio plug. The device is movable between an unassembled position and an assembled position. When the device is in the unassembled position, a prepared coaxial cable end can be inserted into the rear end of the device. When a user moves the device into its assembled position, a fastener is driven to clamp around the cable in the radially inwards direction, thereby forming a connector/cable assembly. The electrical connections, or conduction paths, that run through the connector device are preferably coaxial, and connectors according to the present invention also provide good coaxial shielding within the connector device itself.09-29-2011
20110275235ELECTRICAL PLUG-AND-SOCKET CONNECTOR WITH LOCKING MEANS - In a plug-and-socket connector with a locking means having an unlocking ring (11-10-2011
20130157496Power Line Connector Apparatus - A power line connector apparatus and a method of coupling a first power line connector to a second power line connector are provided. Embodiments include a first power line connector comprising an outer casing that includes a groove that forms a recessed space annularly around the outer casing, the groove opening radially outward from the outer casing; a second power line connector comprising an electrical contact housing including a rib that forms a recessed space annularly along the inner walls of the electrical contact housing; and a resilient retaining ring located at least partially within the recessed space of the groove, the retaining ring compressing against the inner walls of the electrical contact housing as the first power line connector is inserted into the electrical contact housing of the second power line connector, the retaining ring uncompressing within the recessed space of the rib as the first power line connector is fully inserted into the electrical contact housing.06-20-2013
439368000 Single means retaining plural distinct coupling parts and mating parts together 5
20090311904COMMUNICATION JACK - A communication is jack adapted to connect a cable that has an exposed ground wire mesh. The communication jack includes a first member, a second member, and a clamping component. The second member and the first member are capable of pivotally rotating relatively to be combined to form a clamping area. The cable is gripped by the clamping component and the second member in the clamping area, and the clamping component and the second member keep in contact with the ground wire mesh of the cable. Thus, the cable is fixed and grounded by simply combining the first and second members.12-17-2009
20090111315CONNECTOR - A connector for transmitting signals using electrostatic coupling, comprises an inner first conductor portion and an outer first conductor portion respectively connected to two signal lines, an inner electrode portion having a facing area larger than the cross-sectional area of the inner first conductor portion in the direction perpendicular to the direction of the common axis, an outer electrode portion outside it, an inner second conductor portion for electrically connecting between the inner first conductor portion and the inner electrode portion, and an outer second conductor portion outside it, wherein the ratio of outer diameter of the inner second conductor portion to inner diameter of the outer second conductor portion is set to provide substantially fixed characteristic impedance at every position along the direction of the common axis.04-30-2009
20100240244MULTI-PORT CABLE CONNECTOR WITH TWO-STAGE RETENTION CLIPS - A device of and method for making a multi-port cable connector is disclosed. The device comprises a connector housing having a plurality of orifices and a clip receiving portion extending into each orifice, each orifice being adapted to receive a corresponding cable connector therein and each clip receiving portion including, at least one grooved engagement surface disposed in a sidewall of the clip receiving portion and defining a first stage, and at least one second grooved engagement surface disposed below the at least one first grooved engagement surface in a sidewall of the clip receiving portion and defining a second stage; and comprises a plurality of retention clips adapted to slide between the first stage and the second stage in a corresponding clip receiving portion, each retention clip including a pair of engagement arms having a notched engagement surface for alternately engaging the pair of first engagement surfaces and the pair of second engagement surfaces.09-23-2010
20110065305AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A FLEXIBLE BLADE-SHAPED HOUSING WITH A HANDLE WITH AN OPENING - The flexible electrical connector is designed to facilitate electrical connections between a power receiving device, such as an at least partially electric vehicle, and a power supplying device, such as an electric vehicle charging station. The flexible electrical connector has a blade shaped housing attached to a power cord that extends to the power supplying device. The blade shaped housing has a substantially rigid end portion with an electrical interface configured to detachably mate with a corresponding electrical interface on the power receiving device. The blade shaped housing also has a handle portion made of a substantially flexible material such which is configured to flex about the rigid end portion along an arc in a single plane. As such, the flexible handle can absorb impacts it receives rather than transferring them to the rigid and breakable electrical interface components.03-17-2011
20120252257CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING HARD DISK DRIVE - A cable connector assembly includes a first cable connector, a second cable connector, a locking element, and a retaining frame. The first cable connector includes a first base portion. The second cable connector includes a second base portion. The retaining frame includes a front wall. The front wall defines a mounting hole. The mounting hole includes a pair of lengthwise sides and a pair of widthwise sides. The first base portion and the second base portion are slidably received in the mounting hole. The first base portion contacts one of the widthwise sides. The second base portion contacts the first base portion. The locking element is mounted in the mounting hole and squeezed between the second base portion and the other widthwise side to push the second base portion to press on the first base portion.10-04-2012
439371000 Pliable band, conductor sheath engaging means, or adhesive 3
20100136820HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE CONNECTOR RETENTION APPARATUS - An apparatus for positioning and retaining an HDMI connector relative to an HDMI device comprises a body portion connected to the HDMI device and comprising a sidewall having an aperture through which a plug portion of the HDMI connector is insertable into a receptacle of the HDMI device and a bracket portion comprising a floor connected along a bottom edge of the sidewall and extending perpendicularly thereto. The bracket further comprises a support connected along an edge of the floor opposite the sidewall and extending upwardly from and perpendicularly to the floor and a fin connected along an edge of the support opposite the floor and extending perpendicularly to the support, the fin including a pair of openings disposed therethrough, the pair of openings corresponding to the aperture. Means are provided for securing a cable portion of the HDMI connector to the fin via the pair of openings when the plug portion is secured in the receptacle.06-03-2010
20080254671Cable management system and method - A cable management system comprises an electronic device having a display member movably coupled to a base member, and a printed circuit board (PCB) interconnect configured to electrically couple at least one cable received by the interconnect from a device in the display member with at least one cable received by the interconnect from a device in the base member.10-16-2008
20100248527Plug Retention Device - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus for retaining a plug in an outlet. The apparatus includes a pair of arms and a body slidably connected to the arms. The arms are connected to the outlet. The body slides along the arms to retain the plug in the outlet.09-30-2010
439348000 Laterally moving roller or ball 3
20130084730CONNECTING MULTIPLE CONDUITS - Connector modules have complementary profiles configured for sliding engagement. Modules bearing a first profile may be mounted in series, such as on a rail, on a frame or component. Modules bearing a second profile may similarly be mounted in series, such as on a rail, so that rails bearing modules with the first profile may slide into rails bearing modules with the second profile. Contacts in connectors of the module are configured to facilitate sliding engagement. Male contacts are biased to protrude, but travel into connectors in which they are mounted during sliding until aligned with corresponding female contacts.04-04-2013
20130052855BALL-LOCK CONNECTOR - Provided is a ball-lock connector wherein a connector which has a relatively small diameter and which can be smoothly attached or detached, is realized at low cost. Ball storage holes (02-28-2013
20110008987IC SOCKET HAVING A HOUSING PROVIDED WITH A REINFORCED PLATE TO SUPPORT A LATCH MEMBER - An IC socket comprises a socket body, a plurality of contacts, an actuator mounted on the socket body and moveable up-and-down relative to the socket body, and a latch member configured with one end thereof connecting with the actuator via a pivotal shaft and another end thereof movably connecting with the socket body. When the actuator is moved downwardly, the pivotal shaft is pushed downwardly and drives the latch member to rotate from a closed position to an open position. The actuator further defines a supporting element extending to a position under the latch member for abutting against the latch member during rotational movement of the latch member.01-13-2011
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20110201222CONNECTOR WITH FLOATING TERMINALS - The invention is directed to a connector including an insulating housing with a plurality of channels accommodating at least one right-angle electro-conductive terminal leading from a mating side of the connector to a surface mount side of the connector. At least a part of channels is provided with a support surface which is adapted to pivotably support the terminal, the support surface being located at a distance above a bottom surface of these channel.08-18-2011
20120171888High Density Jack - The present disclosure provides for electrical connectors or jack assemblies/housings for use in voice/data communication systems. More particularly, the present disclosure provides for modular jack assemblies that include a movable locking member. The present disclosure provides for improved systems/designs for jack assemblies/housings that are easily secured and/or unsecured to or from a jack panel or jack faceplate. In exemplary embodiments, the present disclosure provides for convenient, low-cost and effective systems and methods for easily securing and/or unsecuring jack assemblies/housings to or from a jack panel/faceplate (e.g., in the field) by utilizing advantageous modular jack assemblies that include a movable locking member, and related assemblies.07-05-2012
20120171887LAMINOUS MULTI-POLYMERIC HIGH AMPERAGE OVER-MOLDED CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING - In an electrical connector for an electric vehicle, the spring latch is not sealed; instead, the connector body has holes allowing water entering the spring latch mechanism to drain harmlessly out of the connector. A forward-facing LED or other light source acts as a flashlight. Once the connector is connected, the forward-facing LED is switched off, and a rear-facing LED or other light source is switched on to confirm that the connector is connected and capable of charging the vehicle. The connector is produced by overmolding in a three-layer configuration, where each layer is formed of a material having advantageous materials for that layer's position in the connector.07-05-2012
20120184126CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED COVER - A cable connector assembly (07-19-2012
20120184125CONNECTOR - A connector includes a first terminal housing for housing plural first connecting terminals aligned, a second terminal housing for housing plural second connecting terminals aligned, plural insulating members, a connecting member for collectively fixing and electrically connecting the plural first connecting terminals and the plural second connecting terminals at each contact point by pressing the plural first connecting terminals and the plural second connecting terminals. The connecting member includes a ring-shaped support fixed to the first terminal housing and a pressing portion an upper part of which is inserted into a hollow formed inside the ring-shaped support so as to be pivotally supported by the support. The pressing portion is configured to turn relative to the support by turning the upper part of the pressing portion and to move relative to the support with the turning of the pressing portion in a vertical direction.07-19-2012
20120184124Security device for HDMI cable connector - A security device for a HDMI connector having a HDMI connector head provided on an electronic device having a HDMI socket. The security device includes a locking device including a locking head and a plurality of locker arms extended from two sides of the locking head respectively to define a locker channel for detachably receiving the HDMI connector head. Each of the locker arms has a plurality of engaging teeth formed therealong, wherein the locking device is arranged to operate between a locking mode and a releasing mode, wherein in the locking mode, the locker arms are inwardly pressed to bias against the HDMI connector head when the HDMI connector is plugged into the HDMI socket, wherein in the releasing mode, the locker arms are relieved from the pressing force so as to allow the HDMI connector head to be freely detached from the HDMI socket.07-19-2012
20090075512Socket connector having retaining tabs arranged on edges of sidewalls thereon - A socket connector is provided for securely mounting an IC package (03-19-2009
20100087083PE CONNECTION FOR PLUG CONNECTORS - An electrical plug connector includes an insulating body supporting electrical contact elements having a connector portion and a conductor connection portion. At least one retaining element is configured to contact a respective at least one contact insert and has at least one flange with at least one punched hole configured to fasten the electrical plug connector to at least one of a housing and a control cabinet. A tension sleeve has a terminal screw configured to connect a ground conductor with the electrically conductive metal element. A U-shaped frame is configured to receive and guide the tension sleeve. A conductor bar is disposed on the electrically conductive metal element angularly offset from the U-shaped frame and is configured to engage the tension sleeve.04-08-2010
20110195593Electrical Connector - The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.08-11-2011
20110195592Electrical Connector - The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.08-11-2011
20110195591CHECKABLE PLUG-IN CONNECTION AND METHOD FOR CHECKING THE CONNECTION STATE OF A PLUG-IN CONNECTION - The method according to the invention comprises the following steps: a) securely attaching the verification element (08-11-2011
20120178278CONNECTOR - Disclosed is a connector wherein a stationary separator portion (07-12-2012
20130078838FIXING FRAME AND FIXING APPARATUS FOR STORAGE DEVICE - An apparatus for fixing a storage device includes a metal bracket, and a fixing frame slidably received in the bracket. The bracket includes two side plates, and one of the side plates forms a resilient tab. The fixing frame includes two opposite fixing arms each defining a latching hole, two resilient members, and two metal fasteners. Each resilient member includes a pad clinging to an inner surface of a corresponding one of the fixing arms, and a projection engaging in the latching hole of the corresponding fixing arm. Each fastener includes a head, and a pin. The heads are received in the corresponding latching holes and abut against outer sides of the corresponding projections. The pins extend through the corresponding through holes for engaging with the storage device. A protrusion extends outwards from one of the heads to contact the resilient tab and connect the storage device to ground.03-28-2013
20100075526ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY - An electronic device assembly includes an electronic device and a mini connector. The electronic device includes a first housing. The first housing includes an assembling opening, a first positioning portion located adjacent to the assembling opening, and a first connecting terminal set located in the assembling opening. The mini connector includes a second housing, a connecting wire, and a second connecting terminal set. The second housing includes a second positioning portion having a shape complementary to that of the first positioning portion. The connecting wire passing through the second housing is electrically connected to the second connecting terminal set located in the second housing. The second positioning portion is located at one side of the second connecting terminal set. With the complementary relationship between the shapes of the second positioning portion and the first positioning portion, the mini connector is configured to be connected only to the electronic device.03-25-2010
20120244736SHIELDED MODULAR JACK ASSEMBLY - An electrical connector has a conductive member with a conductor receiving shoulder to at least partially define a conductor receiving receptacle at which a conductor may be positioned and a movable conductor engaging member configured for movement along a first path. At one position along the first path, the conductor is engaged between the conductor receiving shoulder and the conductor engaging member. The conductor engaging member also moves along a second path that intersects with the first path. At one of the positions along the second path, the conductor engaging member is retained to permit insertion of a conductor into the conductor receiving receptacle.09-27-2012
20120244735LOADING ARRANGEMENT HAVING ROBUST AND COMPLIANT MOUNTING MEMBER - A loading plate includes a substantially rectangular primary plate with a central opening thereof and a pair of sidewalls extending downwardly from opposite edges of the primary plate. The primary plate includes a plurality of depressing portions distributed along the inner periphery of the opening, a pair of opposite mounting holes located at opposite ends thereof, and a pair of slits respectively formed adjacent the mounting holes.09-27-2012
20130078840POWER PLUG LOCKING DEVICE - A power plug locking device arranged in a vehicle includes a lock member moved between a lock position, in which the lock member prohibits removal of a power plug from a vehicle inlet, and an unlock position, in which the lock member permits removal of the power plug from the vehicle inlet. A drive source is activated to move the lock member from the lock position to the unlock position. An unlock switch is manually operated to move the lock member to the unlock position. An unlock circuit activates the drive source to move the lock member to the unlock position when the operation of the unlock switch and an unlock state of a vehicle door are both detected.03-28-2013
20130078839Funnel Shaped Charge Inlet - A vehicle charge inlet integrated into a port assembly surface is provided. The charge inlet includes an inlet housing with a perimeter that is curvilinear, non-cylindrical and shaped so that only a single orientation of a complementary sized and shaped electrical connector may be inserted into the inlet. A plurality of electrical contacts, a latching mechanism and a divider are also integrated into the charge inlet housing, the divider extending from the bottom surface of the inlet housing and configured to fit within a complementary slot of the charge connector, the divider providing further electrical isolation between the electrical contacts. A funneling surface connects the open end of the inlet housing to the port assembly surface.03-28-2013
20100099293ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH HIGH PROFILE CONTACTS - An electrical card connector includes: an insulating housing having a mounting surface, a mating surface and a pair of sidewalls between the mounting surface and the mating surface; a plurality of contacts retained in the insulating housing. The contact has a base portion retained in the insulating housing, a contacting beam extending upwardly from the base portion for protruding on the mating surface, a connecting portion downwardly extending from the base portion and a soldering portion formed on a tip end of the connecting portion. The contact further includes a retaining beam connected with the connecting portion and extending inwardly for locking the connecting portion without moving outwardly, which can provide a stable and right position for the connecting portion and prevent the connecting portion from disengaging away from the passageway outwardly.04-22-2010
20130029515USB3.0 CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A USB3.0 connector includes an insulative body, a plurality of first and second terminals, and an outer shell covering the insulative body. The insulative body includes a base that has a base upper wall, a base lower wall, and two base sidewalls. The base lower wall has a rear end notched in a frontward direction to form a plurality of alternating shallow and deep notches to position first and second legs of the first and second terminals, which are bent downwardly. The alternating shallow and deep notches space the first legs apart from the secondlegs, respectively. The number of component parts for assembly is therefore reduced.01-31-2013
20090156046Connector assembly with improved latch - An electrical connector includes a board connector (06-18-2009
20090156045CONNECTOR FOR SENSOR ASSEMBLY - A connector for a sensor assembly having sensing element with a non-conductive body including a plurality of spaced conductive contact pads arranged on opposite faces. A plurality of terminal contacts, each of which is in contact with one of the contact pads are supported in overlying relation to the contact pads on carriers. A separable biasing containment bracket is disposed in surrounding relation to the carriers and includes spring elements urging the carriers and terminal contacts toward the contact pads. A retaining band is interposed between the carriers and the spring elements.06-18-2009
20130029513COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR HAVING A BREAKAWAY COMPRESSION SLEEVE - An outer sleeve of a coaxial cable connector comprising a tubular body operably attached to a coupling member, a compression portion frangibly connected to the tubular body, wherein the compression portion is configured to break away from the tubular body and displace towards the first end of the tubular body within the tubular body upon an axial compressive force is provided. Moreover, a post configured to receive a prepared end of a coaxial cable, a coupling member, axially rotatable with respect to the post, an outer sleeve engageable with the coupling member, the outer sleeve having a first end and a second end, wherein rotation of the outer sleeve rotates the coupling member, and a compression portion structurally integral with the outer sleeve, wherein the compression portion is configured to break apart from the outer sleeve when axially compressed is further provided. Furthermore, associated methods are also provided.01-31-2013
20130029514MODULAR WIRING SYSTEM - In at least one embodiment, there is an electrical device comprising a functional module comprising a housing having a front face and a back face, and at least three arcuate blades extending out from the housing. At least one of the at least three arcuate blades has a locking section. The functional module can be used in a wiring system comprising at least one wiring module. The wiring module can include a housing having a front face and a back face and at least one opening for receiving at least one of the at least three arcuate blades. The disclosure can also include a wiring module which can be used separately from the functional module wherein the wiring module includes a housing having at least one movable arm. Inside the wiring module is a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing, wherein these contacts are configured to couple to electrical wiring.01-31-2013
20090124110RESTRICTION MECHANISM FOR CARD - A restriction mechanism for a card is provided. The card includes at least one electronic component mounted thereon. The restriction mechanism includes a substrate, a slot, a latch, and a restriction member. The slot allows the card to be inserted in the slot. The latch is pivotally connected to one side of the slot. The latch is rotatable between a first position in which the card is locked in the slot by the latch, and a second position in which the card is allowed to disengage from the slot. The restriction member is used to prevent the latch from being rotated to the second position.05-14-2009
20090124109Conductor with Simplified Assembly for Multi-Conductor Cable - The invention concerns a connector designed to be fitted to a multi-conductor cable and which comprises at least one socket, a cable grip formed by a portion connected to the socket and a free portion articulated on the connected portion, and assembly means. The assembly means comprise a lever articulated around an articulation axis, held by the socket and distant from the articulation axis of the grip, wherein this lever has a curved end that may exert on the external surface of the free portion of the grip a thrust force which solicits the grip when closing in response to the application, on the lever, of a rotational torque around the articulation axis.05-14-2009
20090124108Insertable card format - A housing and memory card, usable to store data, and where the operation connects directly to contacts on the memory devices that are housed within the card. The pinouts can be usb pinouts.05-14-2009
20130045617CONTACT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING METAL COMPONENT - A method for manufacturing a metal component includes the steps of forming a resist film on a surface of an electrode plate, making the resist film exposed to light by use of a photomask having a mask pattern, in at least part of a rim of which a fine concavity and convexity are drawn, developing the resist film, to form an opening for molding in the resist film, and epositing an electroforming material by electroforming inside the opening for molding, to mold the material.02-21-2013
20130052851RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR, PLUG CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY THEREOF WITH IMPROVED LOCKING STRUCTURE - The present invention provides a connector assembly including mateable receptacle connector and plug connector. The plug connector includes a plug insulative housing, a number of plug contacts and a resilient locking member mounted to the plug insulative housing. The locking member includes a front section positioned on the plug insulative housing and a pressing section extending backwardly and upwardly from the front section. The front section includes a first locking protrusion having an inclined first guiding surface and a first locking surface. When the plug connector is inserted in the receptacle connector, the first locking protrusion is downwardly movable under the drive of the pressing section so as to lock with the receptacle connector.02-28-2013
20130052852ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONNECTOR - A connector includes a body and a socket extending from the body. A blocking wall is located on the body. The socket includes a top wall, a resilient piece located on the top wall. The blocking wall is surrounded the resilient piece for preventing the resilient piece from destroying.02-28-2013
20130052850CONNECTOR - A connector is provided that may include first and second housings. The first housing may include a first body and a lock arm. The first body may include a first receptacle. The lock arm may be pivotably coupled to the first body. The second housing may include a second body having a second receptacle and a support member. The first and second housings may be engageable with each other in a first position and a second position and movable relative to each other from the first position to the second position. The lock arm may be deflectable relative to the support member when the first and second housings are in the first position. The support member may restrict deflection of the lock arm when the first and second housings are in the second position.02-28-2013
20130089999Locking Apparatus for Electric Vehicle Charging Connector - A security apparatus for preventing unauthorized disengagement of a charging connector from a charge port of an electric vehicle, for example during the battery charging process. A lock member is disposed on the electric vehicle and is movable between a locked position wherein it inhibits disengagement of the charging connector from the charge port and an unlocked position wherein it allows disengagement of the connector from the port. A locking actuator located adjacent to the charge port is manually actuatable to move the lock member to the locked position. An unlock actuator disposed inside a vehicle cabin is manually actuatable to move the lock member to the unlocked position. This ensures that only a person with access to the interior of the vehicle can unlock and disengage the charging connector from the vehicle.04-11-2013
20130072045CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector is disclosed. The cable connector includes a male connector and a female connector. The male connector includes a male base and male terminals received in the male base. The female connector includes a female base and female terminals locked with the female base. Two posts respectively protrude outwardly from ends of two side walls of the male base. Two locking slots which are tilting are respectively defined in the middles of two side walls of the female base. When assembled, the male base is pushed so that the posts are respectively locked with the corresponding locking slots. The male base of the present invention is steadily locked with the female base. Furthermore, the male base of the present invention is disassembled from the female base by pushing the male base, so that the posts are withdrawn from the locking slots.03-21-2013
20130059460Miniature Receptacle Electrical Connector - A receptacle connector includes a housing and first and second sets of conductive terminals attached to a respective first and second main surfaces of the housing. Each conductive terminal has a first end, a second end and a contact portion therebetween. The first end is offset from the contact portion along a direction perpendicular to the contact portion. The contact portion is attached to one of the first and second main surfaces by insert-molding. The first end extends through an end surface of the housing. The first ends are aligned in one row parallel to the first and second main surfaces such that the molding process is simplified. In a one type of example receptacle connector, the conductive terminals are strongly and precisely attached to the housing, hence the physical dimension can be ensured, and the mateability with counterpart plug connector as well as manufacturability can be improved.03-07-2013
20090269962MEDICAL CONNECTOR - A plug connector for use with a receptacle. The plug connector and receptacle combination may prevent more than one use of the single use plug connector, thereby necessitating disposal of the plug connector and associated, disposable, specialized instrumentation to which the plug connector is connected. The plug connector may be keyed and otherwise identified to the receptacle by shape, tactile indicia and visual indicia so that it cannot be mistakenly used with a different receptacle, while providing proper orientation for rapid assembly. When designed for single use or limited multiple use, the insertion of the plug connector into the receptacle moves a jumper contact in the plug connector from a first position to a second position where it is captured. The receptacle and plug connector may include an interface for a light pipe and a light path that illuminates the plug connector to facilitate assembly and disassembly in areas in which light is limited, such as operating rooms, as well as communicating information to the user.10-29-2009
20130065418ROTARY LOCKING PUSH-ON CONNECTOR AND METHOD THEREOF - A coaxial cable connector for mating with an interface port having external threads, comprising a post configured to receive a center conductor surrounded by a dielectric of a coaxial cable, the post including a plurality of engagement fingers, a connector body attached to the post, a sleeve member attached to the post and having a first end and ascend end, wherein the sleeve member includes one or more protrusions proximate the first end configured to contact the plurality of engagement fingers to secure the connector in a locked position. Furthermore, associated methods are also provided.03-14-2013
20110021058Connector assembly - A connector assembly has a first connector, a second connector matable with the first connector along a mating direction, a mating assistance mechanism, a mating maintenance mechanism, and a detection mechanism. The mating assistance mechanism has an operation member and is operable to mate the second connector with the first connector in accordance with an operation of the operation member. The mating maintenance mechanism includes a stopper, an engagement portion and an elastic support. The engagement portion is configured to be engaged with the stopper in a mating state of the first connector and the second connector so as to maintain the mating state. The elastic support is configured to support the engagement portion. The elastic support is elastically deformed and moves the engagement portion along a direction different from the mating direction when the second connector is mated with the first connector. The detection mechanism is operable to detect the mating state and includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a short-circuit member, The first terminal has a first contacting section extending along the mating direction. The second terminal has a second contacting section extending along the mating direction. The short-circuit member is arranged to establish a short circuit between the first terminal and the second terminal in the mating state. The short-circuit member has a first contact and a second contact which are brought into contact with the first contacting section and the second contacting section in the mating state, respectively. The first contact is directly/indirectly moved by movement and elastic deformation of the elastic support so that the first contact wipes the first contacting section during a mating operation of the first connector and the second connector. The second contact wipes the second contacting section independently of the elastic deformation of the elastic support during the mating operation.01-27-2011
20110021057Connector assembly - A connector assembly includes a first connector and a second connector. The second connector has a receptacle portion configured to receive a mating portion of the first connector, a lock key, and a biasing member. The lock key has a pushed portion and is received in the receptacle portion so as to be movable between a locking position and an unlocking position. The biasing member is configured to bias the lock key toward the locking position. The mating portion of the first connector has a positioning key having a pusher and a locking portion. When the first connector is inserted along the insertion direction, the pushed portion is pushed by the pusher, so that the lock key is temporarily moved to the unlocking position and then moved to the locking position. Thus, a mating state of the first connector and the second connector is locked.01-27-2011
20120196467ELECTRICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM INCLUDING CONNECTOR BODY WITH INTEGRAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LATCH - A first connector is matable to a second connector in an electrical connection system. The first connector has a connector body that contains a primary and a secondary latch. The respective latches and the connector body of the first connector are molded to form a single unitary piece. The single unitary piece is constructed to define a space intermediate the primary latch and the connector body. The space is adapted to fit a latch position assurance lock to prevent displacement of the primary latch. The primary and the secondary latch respectively communicate with at least one primary and at least one secondary latch ramp disposed on the second connector when at least the first connector is unmated from the second connector. A method to assemble an electrical connection system using the single unitary piece of the first connector is also provided.08-02-2012
20090246996RIGHT-ANGLE CONNECTOR - A connector forms a connection by inserting a socket connector and a plug connector into a housing. The housing is configured by integrally forming a plug insertion recessed part and a socket insertion recessed part in an L shape. A socket terminal of the socket connector, which is inserted in a socket insertion recessed part, is connected to and pinched by a plug terminal of the plug connector, which is inserted in and attached to the plug insertion recessed part.10-01-2009
20120115347CABLE CONNECTOR RETENTION CLIPS - Electrical devices may be tested using test equipment. A device may have an associated cable with a connector. The test equipment may have an associated cable with a connector. An adapter may have a pair of connectors. One of the adapter connectors may be connected to the connector of the cable associated with the device and the other of the adapter connectors may be connected to the connector of the cable that is associated with the tester. A retention clip may be attached to a groove in the adapter. Flexible members in the clip may each grasp an opposing side of the adapter within the groove. A retention member in the clip may bear against the connector on the cable that is associated with the device to hold the connectors for the device cable and the adapter together.05-10-2012
20120238123PLUG-AND-SOCKET CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH FIRST AND SECOND PLUGS AND MATING PLUG - The invention relates to a plug (09-20-2012
20130164964CLAMP MECHANISM - A clamp mechanism for clamping a cable on a circuit board is disclosed in the present invention. The clamp mechanism includes a base disposed on the circuit board. The cable can be accommodated inside the base. The clamp mechanism further includes a clamping portion disposed on the base in a resiliently deformable manner. The clamping portion moves away from the circuit board when the cable is accommodated inside the base, and a resilient recovering force generated by the resilient deformation simultaneously drives the clamping portion to press the cable, so as to constrain a movement of the cable relative to the base.06-27-2013
20110250778ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WTH A LATCH MECHANISM - An electrical connector assembly (10-13-2011
20100022115Blanking plug for telecommunications jack - The present invention provides an electrical blanking plug for a telecommunications socket or jack. The blanking plug having at least one electrical conductor positioned on the body of the plug, which conductor on insertion of the plug into a telecommunications jack or socket electrically connects one or more terminals on the jack to short circuit and/or ground one or more electrical telecommunication circuits terminated at the jack.01-28-2010
20110183540CONNECTOR DEVICE FOR BUILDING INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE - The present invention is premised upon a connector device and method that can more easily electrically connect a plurality of PV devices or photovoltaic system components and/or locate these devices/components upon a building structure. It also may optionally provide some additional sub-components (e.g. at least one bypass diode and/or an indicator means) and may enhance the serviceability of the device.07-28-2011
20090098757CONNECTOR - A connector capable of ensuring reliability of contact even when a mating object to be connected, which is fitted to a receiving portion of a housing, is tilted. The receiving portion for receiving a plug-side connector is formed in the housing. A plurality of first socket-side contacts including contact portions are arranged in the housing. Each contact portion protruding into the receiving portion can be brought into contact with a first plug-side contact of the plug-side connector. A plurality of second socket-side contacts including contact portions are arranged in the housing. Each contact portion protruding into the receiving portion can be brought into contact with a second plug-side contact of the plug-side connector. Protruding portions are formed in the housing, for suppressing displacement of the plug-side connector in the receiving portion.04-16-2009
20110281455ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WTH HIGH-DENSITY CONFIGURATION - An electrical connector assembly (11-17-2011
20110281453QUICK-DETACHABLE TERMINAL SEAT AND PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER HAVING THE SAME - A quick-detachable terminal seat includes a main body and a pull rod. The terminal seat is mounted in a casing of a controller which is provided with two notches and locking slots on its periphery. The pull rod has two hooks engaged with the locking slots. The pull rod is provided with two inclined surfaces at locations corresponding to the notches respectively. When the pull rod is pulled out of the main body with the hooks being disengaged from the locking slots, the two inclined surfaces are moved out of the two notches respectively, so that the terminal seat can move upwardly with respect to the casing. In this way, the terminal seat can be detached there from quickly with less labor, or it can be mounted in the casing easily without additional tools. The present invention further provides a programmable logic controller having the terminal seat.11-17-2011
20130115797ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT WITH PUSH-IN CONNECTORS HAVING A BUSBAR - An electrical disconnect includes a male housing having an enclosed contact and a female housing similarly having an enclosed contact. The contact in at least one of the housings includes a busbar to electrically couple a plurality of wires. Upon joining the disconnect, the contacts in the two housing engage to form as releasable connection. By including a busbar, multiple conductors in one of the housings may be coupled to a single conductor in the second housing. Additionally, by disconnecting the housing, each load in the circuit may be simultaneously interrupted as desired.05-09-2013
20110281454HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONTACT ASSEMBLY - A contact assembly that comprises an outer body and an insert assembly receivable in the outer body. The insert assembly includes a housing and a conductive bather received in the housing. The conductive barrier defines first and second receiving areas in the housing. At least a first contact member is receivable in the first receiving area and at least a second contact member is receivable in the second receiving area. Each of the first and second contact members is adapted to accept a conductor.11-17-2011
20110300735ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WTH LATCH MECHANISM EASILY OPERATED - An electrical connector assembly (12-08-2011
20090291584ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED LATCHING MACHANISM - An electrical connector (11-26-2009
20120289076SPRING-TO BOARD I/O-CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, MEMBERS THEREOF AND BOARD PROVIDED THEREWITH - A board connector assembly, comprises a shield and securing member as well as a connector member. The shield and securing member is configured for mounting on a board close to contacts on the board and is provided with a coupling for securing the connector member thereto. The connector member is provided with coupling for cooperation with the coupling on the shield and securing member for securing the connector member to the shield and securing member, thereby preventing the connector member from disturbing surrounding circuitry, and is further provided with contacts which, when the connector member is secured to the shield and securing member, is connected to the contacts on the board. The present invention also relates to shield and securing member and a connector member, respectively, for use in the board connector assembly, as well as to a printed wiring board comprising one or more board connector assemblies.11-15-2012
20120289075INDIVIDUAL LOADING MECHANISM WITH SIMPLIFIED LOCKING ARRANGEMENT - An electrical connector assembly includes a printed circuit board, a socket connector assembled on the printed circuit board and a chip module seating on the insulative socket. The socket connector assembly has an insulating socket having a plurality of terminals received therein, a cover located on the insulating housing and three retention members secured to the printed circuit board and mating with the cover. The cover is attached to two of the retention members and capable of linear and rotational movements with regarding to said retention members so that the cover presses the chip module and is secured by another retention member.11-15-2012
20120108098PUSH-ON CABLE CONNECTOR WITH A COUPLER AND RETENTION AND RELEASE MECHANISM - A cable connector comprising a coupler and a retainer having a base with an internal channel and a latching assembly is disclosed. The coupler has a first end, a second end, and a bore extending therethrough. The latching assembly comprises a beam having a first end and a second end. The latching assembly pivotably connects to the base and has a plurality of teeth extending radially inwardly through a latch slot towards the bore of the coupler. A spring clip radially inwardly biases the coupler. The coupler has at least one compression slot that responds to the radially inwardly bias of the coupler, compressing the coupler radially inwardly and, thereby, providing a resiliently friction fit function to the coupler.05-03-2012
20110318951POWER INPUT ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A wiring harness electrical connector is provided having a detachable and re-attachable mounting system to permit the attachment of the connector on a frame surface of a semi-trailer, or workpiece, from the rear or interior side of the of the frame or workpiece without disruption to the integrally formed and moisture proof encasing of the connector.12-29-2011
20110318950CHARGING CONNECTOR - A charging connector (12-29-2011
20110294331CONNECTOR - A connector is provided which is rugged and will not be broken when stepped on, prevents a socket from being removed and disconnected from a plug when subjected to accidental forces or inadvertently pressed, is simple in structure, and can be manufactured at a low cost.12-01-2011
20110294333CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH LATCH MECHANISM - A cable connector assembly includes a housing and a plurality of conductive contacts located in the housing. The housing defines a receiving room therein and a mating port through which a complementary connector is inserted into the receiving room. A plurality of cables electrically connects with the conductive contacts. A latch mechanism is assembled to an outside face of the housing and includes a latch member and a pulling member connecting with the latch member. The latch member defines a pair of hook portions inserted into the receiving room from the outside face and latching with the complementary connector. The latch member further defines a pair of shaft pins and the pulling member defines a pair of shaft holes. The shaft pins are pivotedly received in the shaft holes.12-01-2011
20110294332AUTOMOBILE CABLE SOCKET - An automobile cable socket. The automobile cable socket including a first socket member that is disposed to surround the first cable and includes a plurality of sawtooth portions formed on an external surface thereof in a direction in which the first cable extends, a second socket member coupled to the first socket member and including an engaging portion, a spring installed outside of the second socket member, and a position fix member that is disposed between the second socket member and the spring, releases engagement between the engaging portion of the second socket member and the plurality of sawtooth portions of the first socket member by pressing the spring, and engages the plurality of sawtooth portions with the engaging portion when the spring is restored to an original position.12-01-2011
20110287654POWER JACK FOR A WELDING DEVICE - The invention relates to a power jack (11-24-2011
20100035458METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LOAD PLATES USED FOR SOCKET CONNECTOR - An electrical connector assembly comprises an insulative housing, a plurality of contacts received in the insulation housing, a linking device located in a side of the insulation housing and a load plate linking with the linking device and covering the insulation housing. The load plate has two side arms and an opening between the side arms, an expanding width of the side arm is smaller than a half of a width of the opening, two adjacent side arms of two adjacent load plates in a same row are inserted into a same opening of an opposite load plate in the other row. The electrical connector assembly can save metal material and improve manufacture efficiency.02-11-2010
20110217865Electrical Connector Assembly - An electrical connector assembly is configured so that a plug can be connected to or disconnected from a receptacle easily and reliably. Levers (09-08-2011
20110217864Electrical Connector - An electrical connector that can provide stable contact between a signal transmission terminal and a short-circuit terminal even if the connector is downsized. The connector includes a main body having a plurality of terminal receiving cavities provided with lances by which signal transmission terminals are secured and a plurality of short-circuit terminal receiving cavities adjacent to the terminal receiving cavities for receiving short-circuit terminals. Each short-circuit terminal includes a bent part at a forward position and a contact at a rearward position. The main body further includes a window that is formed at a position to the rear of the lances corresponding to the contacts of the short-circuit terminals and through which the terminal receiving cavities and the short-circuit terminal receiving cavities communicate with each other. The contacts of the short-circuit terminals are in contact with the female terminals through the window.09-08-2011
20110217863ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION BLOCK APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - An electrical receptacle includes a first portion having a face with a plurality of openings and including a first set of protrusions and a first set of receptors, the first portion being configured to receive a plurality of electrical conductors, and a second mating portion including a second set of protrusions and a second set of receptors. The first set of receptors is configured to interact with the second set of protrusions and the first set of protrusions is configured to interact with the second set of receptors to snap lock the second mating portion to the first portion and form the electrical receptacle. Further, a method is provided for assembling and disassembling an electrical receptacle.09-08-2011
20090029584Electrical Connector and Connector Assembly - An electrical connector includes an inner plug housing having a front end portion that is received in a hood of a receptacle connector. The hood has at least one engaging member extending there from. An outer plug housing at least partially surrounds the hood. The outer plug housing is displaceable relative to the inner plug housing in a direction of insertion and removal of the inner plug housing from the hood. At least one engaging arm extends in a space between the outer plug housing and the inner plug housing that engages the engaging member on the hood. The outer plug housing has an engagement release portion opposing the engaging arm that interferes with the engaging arm to disengage the engaging arm from the engaging member when the outer plug housing is moved in the direction of removal of the inner plug housing from the hood.01-29-2009
20090149052Connector - The connector including the first and second connector housings is provided with means for draining water entered inside. At an end part of the second connector housing, situated at the front of an insertion direction of the first connector housing into the second connector housing, the second connector housing includes: a connecting part which connects a tube part and a body part of the second connector housing to each other; and a through hole which is adjacent to the connecting part and penetrates through the tube part to communicate a first space, which is outside the body part and inside the tube part, and the outside of the tube part to each other, wherein a facing surface of the connecting part facing the first connector housing is provided with an inclined surface gradually inclining toward the insertion direction as the facing surface approaches the through hole.06-11-2009
20090149051MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR PLUG OF SIGNAL WIRE - A mounting apparatus for securely fixing a plug to a socket. The socket includes two opposite sidewalls. The mounting apparatus includes a pair of securing means movably mounted to the corresponding sidewalls of the socket for clamping the plug.06-11-2009
20100267269ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - An electrical connector assembly includes a cable connector; a receptacle connector connected to the cable connector in a first direction; and a locking protruding portion disposed on one of the cable connector and the receptacle connector. The locking protruding portion has a first length in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The electrical connector assembly further includes a locking groove portion disposed in the other of the cable connector and the receptacle connector. The locking groove portion has a second distance in the second direction smaller than the first length, so that the locking protruding portion can be inserted into the locking groove portion only in an inclined state and the receptacle connector is not disconnected upwardly from the cable connector when the locking protruding portion is situated in the locking groove portion.10-21-2010
20100267268MAINS CONNECTION OF A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A domestic appliance that includes at least one mains connection for the supply of power to the domestic appliance from a building supply mains. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the mains connection may include data transfer contacts.10-21-2010
20100055962Electric connection box - The present invention is to provide an electric connection box, which can easily attach electric components to an attachment portion of box body. The electric connection box includes a box body having the attachment portion attaching the relay on an upper surface of the box body, and a relay fixed on the box body. The attachment portion includes a tube, a plurality of openings and a plurality of holding portions arranged in the opening. The tube inserts the relay into an inside thereof, and stands from the upper surface. The opening passes through the tube 03-04-2010
20120034804DUAL DIRECTIONAL LATCH - The present device, system, and method pertain to locking and/or latching mechanisms that utilize canted coil springs and specific groove geometries in connecting parts to achieve locking and/or latching. In specific locking and/or latching embodiments. built in release features are provided to enable unlatching even after being locked, such as by moving in the opposite direction as when moving the connector to lock. Unlatching can implemented by rotating the spring to permit moving in the opposite direction.02-09-2012
20100285681CONNECTOR HOLDING DEVICE - A connector holding device includes a body-side connector attached to an apparatus body; a cord-side connector for fitting with the body-side connector, provided on the front end of a cord drawn out opposite to the side fitting with the body-side connector; and a connector holding member for holding the cord-side connector, having an opening formed with its cord side smaller than its side fitting with the body-side connector. The device attaches the connector holding member to the apparatus body in a state where the cord-side connector fits with the body-side connector.11-11-2010
20110159720ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, PLUG, AND SOCKET - An electrical connector includes a socket and a plug. The socket includes a sidewall and defines at least one latching hole. One end of each of the at least one latching hole is defined in the sidewall. The plug includes a main body, at least one latching mechanism, and a switch. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The main body defines at least one receiving space, a first groove, and a second groove. The at least one latching mechanism is partially received in the receiving space. The switch is positioned in the second groove and partially external to the first groove. The at least one latching mechanism can slide to engage the switch by an external force, and the switch can cause the at least one latching mechanism to disengage from the switch by an external force.06-30-2011
20130059459ELECTRICAL PLUG FASTENER - A plug fastener is provided to avoid a plug with a power line disengaging from a power strip. The plug fastener includes two fixing members, two connecting clips, and a fixing clip. The fixing members are detachably engaged with each other for sandwiching the power line therebetween. The fixing clip is placed around the power strip. A first end of each of the connecting clips is rotatably connected to the fixing clip, and a second end of each of the connecting clips opposite to the first end is rotatably connected to a respective one of the fixing members.03-07-2013
20110195590CABEL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED CONDUCTIVE SHELL - A cable connector assembly includes a conductive housing, a pair of PCBs, two cables and a metal shell assembled to the housing. The housing defines a receiving cavity. The PCBs are received in the receiving cavity at different levels. The two cables are located at a rear wall of the housing and electrically connect to the PCBs. The metal shell is assembled to the housing and includes a frame portion, and an extension portion extending forwardly from an upper wall of the frame portion. The frame portion encloses a rear portion of the housing and the extension portion has a pair of first position holes. The housing has a pair of second position holes are aligned with first position holes respectively. Two bolts penetrate through the first position holes and are locked in the second position holes respectively.08-11-2011
20110269328ELECTRICAL CARD CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED CARD RETAINING ELEMENTS - An electrical card connector (11-03-2011
20100093203CARD SOCKET ASSEMBLY - A card socket assembly includes a base, two latching mechanisms, and an elastic member. The base includes a mounting surface. The two latching mechanisms are oppositely fastened to the mounting surface. The two latching mechanisms and the mounting surface cooperatively enclose a card slot, used to receive a data card therein. The elastic member is disposed adjacent to the card slot and exposed within the card slot. The elastic member elastically biases the data card against the latching mechanisms.04-15-2010
20130217254TELEVISION RECEIVER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - According to one embodiment, television receiver includes: display; first housing; second housing; first member; second member; disk; shaft; arm; lid member; protrusion; and shock absorber. The first housing includes container and first connector facing the container. The second housing is removably housed in the container. The second housing includes second connector electrically connected to first connector. The lid member covers container. The protrusion is provided to the lid member, positioned opposite the first connector with respect to the second connector, protrudes into the container, and prevents the first connector and the second connector from being separated from each other and electrically disconnected. The shock absorber is provided to at least one of the first housing, the second housing, and the lid member, and prevents a force applied from the lid member from acting on the second member via the protrusion.08-22-2013
20110171849DEVICE FOR SECURE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION - The invention relates to an electrical connection device formed of an active base (07-14-2011
20110269329Multiple Function RJ Connector with Split Internal Housing Opening Cavity - A modular RJ-type connector includes a female receptacle having an internal cavity, and first and second sets of rigid contacts disposed in back-to-back spaced relation to each other and in spaced relation to interior surfaces of the female receptacle that define the internal cavity. The first and second sets of rigid contacts can be disposed adjacent an edge of a support that is positioned in the internal cavity facing an open, plug receiving end of the female receptacle. A male plug can be provided which includes first and second sets of spaced facing contacts that make contact with the contacts of the first and second sets of rigid contacts of the female receptacle when the male plug is inserted in the open, plug receiving end of the female receptacle.11-03-2011
20100136819CONNECTOR - A connector is provided with a pair of female and male housings (06-03-2010
20090170361CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR TERMINATION OF MINIATURE ELECTRONICS - Connector and connector assemblies for use with miniature high power electrical components, and specifically with miniature LEDs. Although the connectors and connector assemblies are designed for use with miniature LEDs, these devices are not so limited and can also be used with other miniature electronic devices. These connectors and connector assemblies provide a mechanical connection between the miniature electronic component and electrical contacts instead of a soldered connection, providing a reliable electrical contact between the component, whether used in a PCB-type drop-in connection or some other connection. The connector also includes a heat sink to remove heat from the connector assembly generated by the LED and provides for a reliable mechanical connection between the LED and heat sink.07-02-2009
20080311779HIGH-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH VISUAL INDICATOR - An electrical connector includes a receptacle and a plug. The receptacle includes a tubular housing having an axial bore and at least one electrical contact within the bore. The plug is received in the bore of the receptacle housing and includes a tubular core having an axial bore and at least one electrical contact that engages the electrical contact on the receptacle when the plug is coupled to the receptacle. The plug further includes a rotatable collar for securing the plug to the receptacle. A visual indicator on at least one of the plug core or the receptacle housing is visible through a window in the collar to provide a visual indication when the plug is fully coupled to the receptacle.12-18-2008
20080311780Electrical connector - An electrical connector to be connected to a flat conductive member includes a housing; and a terminal disposed in the housing. The terminal includes a fixed arm portion, a movable arm portion, and a connecting portion connecting the fixed arm portion and the movable arm portion. The movable arm portion includes a pressing portion on one end portion thereof and a pressed portion on the other end portion thereof. The electrical connector further includes a pressing member disposed to be movable between an open position to a closed position for pressing the pressed portion; and a regulating portion disposed on at least one of the housing and the fixed arm portion for regulating the pressing member at the closed position from moving toward the connecting portion.12-18-2008
20080287004Card connector - A card connector includes a base, a cover, a detection switch, and a plurality of contacts for contacting with a card. The cover is pivotally supported on one end portion of the base to be freely rotatable. Further, the cover has a card receptacle portion to insert and remove a card, and is horizontally slidable along the base with the card retained in the card receptacle portion. The detection switch detects whether the card is inserted into the card connector when the cover horizontally slides along the base toward the one end portion of the base, and the detection switch contacts with the card horizontally sliding along with the cover.11-20-2008
20080214038CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - In one exemplary embodiment, an electrical connector includes a D-subminiature connector assembly including a base, a D-subminiature connector mounted to the base, and a terminal block mounted to the base and spaced from the D-subminiature connector. The terminal block has individual terminal openings for receiving wires associated with an electrical cable. Each terminal opening is defined by an axis that intersects a plane containing the base. The electrical connector also includes a hood receiving and holding the D-subminiature connector assembly.09-04-2008
20120129379Socket05-24-2012
20100136818Device and method for producing a device - A device has a housing (06-03-2010
20110207356CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector configured to be mated with each other. The first connector includes a plurality of first contacts, a first housing and a first shell. The first contacts are arranged and retained in a pitch direction by the first housing The first housing is covered at least in part with the first shell The first shell includes a spring portion and a contact portion. The spring portion extends in the pitch direction. The spring portion is long in the pitch direction. The contact portion is supported by the spring portion so as to be movable in a direction perpendicular to the pitch direction. The second connector includes a second shell. The second shell is brought into contact with at least the contact portion of the first shell so that the first shell and the second shell are connected to each other when the second connector is mated with the first connector.08-25-2011
20090181570SYSTEMS FOR WIRELESS ANTENNA CONNECTION - A system for connecting a plurality of antenna cables to a wireless card includes a header connector and a connector plug. The header connector includes a header connector housing and multiple terminal pairs positioned in the header connector housing, each terminal pair including a first terminal and a second terminal. Each terminal includes a connection surface for securing the terminal to a substrate. The connector plug houses and positions multiple antenna cable end portions, each including an inner conductor and an outer conductor. The connector plug is configured to be mated with the header connector such that each cable end portion mates with one of the terminal pairs of the header connector, the inner conductor of the cable end portion mating with the first terminal of the terminal pair, and the outer conductor of the cable end portion mating with the second terminal of the terminal pair.07-16-2009
20110207357ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING FINGER-ACTUATED RETAINER - The present disclosure is directed to TPA connectors. The TPA connectors of the present disclosure can have a connector body that can include a plurality of cavities for receiving terminals. The TPA connectors can also include a retainer for locking the terminals in their seated position and for locking to the connector body to prevent unwanted removal thereof. The connector body can include posts with stop surfaces which can prevent the retainer from moving from a pre-lock position to a fully locked position by engaging contact surfaces on the locking arms of the retainer. The locking arms can be cantilevered and have outwardly directed projections to engage the posts for locking the retainer to the connector body. The locking arms can be deflected inwardly with a squeezing or pinching motion to disengage the contact surfaces from the stop surfaces of the posts and permitting the retainer to move to the fully locked position by pushing retainer towards the connector body. Once the projects pass the post, locking arms can be release to allow the projections to engage the posts to lock the retainer to the connector body.08-25-2011
20090142953Low profile modular electrical connectors and systems - Power connector modules are provided that can be plug connectors, receptacle connectors, or a system of plug and receptacle connector modules and optionally other modules, that mate together. Each connector has an uncoupled contact feature. The uncoupled contacts have exposed surfaces to dissipate heat resulting from Joule effects. The uncoupled contacts for the plug connector converge to form a blade structure at one side. The uncoupled contacts for the receptacle connector form a receiving section that engages the blade structure of the plug connector when the plug connector and receptacle connector are used together.06-04-2009
20090004905Electrical connector having locking mechanism - An electrical connector (01-01-2009
20080318461PANEL-MOUNT CONNECTORS WITH LATCHING FEATURES - An electrical connector assembly is provided for mounting onto a panel having a panel opening. The connector assembly includes a connector and a latch. The latch is configured to mount on the connector, and attach to the panel as the housing is inserted into the opening.12-25-2008
20110223792CHARGING CONNECTOR - A charging connector (09-15-2011
20130217253DUAL ORIENTATION CONNECTOR WITH EXTERNAL CONTACTS - A dual orientation connector having a connector tab with first and second major opposing sides and a plurality of electrical contacts carried by the connector tab. The plurality of contacts includes a first set of external contacts formed at the first major side and a second set of external contacts formed at the second major side. The first plurality of contacts are symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab is shaped to have 180 degree symmetry so that it can be inserted and operatively coupled to a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two insertion orientations.08-22-2013
20100248520Connector having a lock mechanism for keeping a socket and a header coupled, and method for manufacturing the connector - A connector includes a socket having a generally rectangular shape, the socket including socket contacts, lock mechanisms and retainer mechanisms; and a header having a generally rectangular shape, the header including header contacts and lock mechanisms and being couplable with the socket. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are respectively formed from the socket contacts and the header contacts, the lock mechanisms of the socket being formed by cutting away a portion of the socket contacts. The lock mechanisms of the header also serve as retainer mechanisms thereof. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are arranged substantially in the same row as the socket contacts and the header contacts and positioned near four corners of the socket and the header, respectively. The lock mechanisms of the socket and the header are configured to keep the socket and the header in a coupled state.09-30-2010
20110143569Electrical Connector Assembly - An electrical connector assembly which has a plurality of male connectors and a female connector that mates with the plurality of male connectors. Each of the male connectors has a male-type housing and a female-type contact secured to this male-type housing. Each of the male-type housings has a lock arm that is provided on the upper surface or undersurface of the male-type housing with the free end of this lock arm being positioned at the rear end of the housing. A lock arm protection member that protrudes upward or downward from the rear end of the upper surface or undersurface of the male-type housing and protects the lock arm. The female connector has a female-type housing and a male-type contact secured to this female-type housing. The female-type housing has a plurality of male connector receiving parts that receive the male-type housings and lock members on which the lock arms respectively latch. The walls between adjacent male connector receiving parts in the female-type housing are such that the front ends thereof are positioned further toward the interior than the mating surface of the female-type housing. A recessed part that receives the lock arm protection member of each of the male connectors is formed in the mating surface in the upper wall or lower wall of each of the male connector receiving parts.06-16-2011
20110230078RELEASABLY ENGAGING HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE PLUG - A releasably engaging high definition multimedia plug comprises a plug body and an actuator operable with the plug body to move a locking tab of the plug and facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle.09-22-2011
20110230077RELEASABLY ENGAGING HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE PLUG - A releasably engaging high definition multimedia plug comprises a plug body and an actuator operable with the plug body to move a locking tab of the plug and facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle. A corresponding method of releasably securing a high definition multimedia interface plug into standard high definition multimedia interface receptacle is also provided.09-22-2011
20110230076METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICES FOR INTERCONNECTING A PLURALITY OF DEVICES - An electrical connector comprising an insulative housing having a top, a bottom and two sidewalls interconnecting to form a mating face at one end and a rear face at another end and whereby there is a mating slot formed at the mating face for receiving a complementary connector; a first set of contacts mounted in a first set of channels incorporated at the top of the insulative housing and a second set of contacts mounted in a second set of channels incorporated at the bottom of the insulative housing; and a shielding device located between the first set of contacts and the second set of contacts. In another embodiment, an electrical connector comprising an insulative body having a top, a bottom, a front face and a rear face; a plurality of tongues, each tongue having a top tongue surface and a bottom tongue surface, extending from the front face in a direction away from the insulative body; one set of terminals mounted in one set of tongue slots incorporated at the top tongue surface of each tongue and another set of terminals mounted in another set of tongue slots incorporated at the bottom tongue surface of each tongue, wherein the tongue slots incorporated at the bottom tongue surface are aligned to the tongue slots incorporated at the top tongue surface; and a plurality of lateral slots in the insulative body configured to receive at least one attachment device. In one embodiment, a method of interconnecting multiple devices comprising the steps of stacking a plurality of connectors one above the other, wherein at least the bottom connector is a board mount connector; aligning a first set of terminals in each connector to a second set of terminals in each connector; shielding the signals of the first set of terminals and the signals of the second set of terminals from each other by incorporating a shielding device between the first set of terminals and the second set of terminals; and tapering the terminals at the board mount end of the connectors.09-22-2011
20110230075CENTRALIZED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - Implementations of the present invention comprise systems, methods, and apparatus for distributing electric power to a plurality of access points within a plurality of spaces. In particular, implementations of the present invention allow for the distribution of electric power from a centralized panel manager, to one or more access points without the use of zone boxes. For example, a panel manager for distributing electric power in accordance with an implementation of the present invention can include a housing configured to allow at least one main input therein. The panel manager can also include a plurality of planar connection interfaces secured within the housing. The planar connection interface can be configured to mate with planar electrical connectors for the distribution of electric power to the plurality of access points.09-22-2011
20090104808CONNECTOR - An outer housing (04-23-2009
20090203246TWO-SIDED FPC-TO-PCB COMPRESSION CONNECTOR - An electrical connector with a flexible printed circuit (FPC) received may carry electrical signals between the FPC and a substrate. Latching mechanisms may serve to position the cap on the body such that the positions facilitate the insertion and retention of the FPC in the cap for a good electrical connection. The FPC may be received loosely in the cap when the cap is in a first position on the body. When the cap is depressed into a second position, the FPC may be compressed between the cap and the body. Mating ends of the contacts may electrically connect to exposed conductive elements of the FPC. Mounting ends of the contacts in the contact housing may electrically connect to the conductive elements on a substrate. If the contacts are compression contacts, the terminals of the contacts may deflect or compress when a force is exerted upon them. The electrical connector may have a sealing surface that is adapted to provide suitable compression against an FPC received by the electrical connector so as to keep out gases or fluids.08-13-2009
20090203247QUICK-CONNECT SPLICE-FREE CAR CONTROLLER - The quick-connect splice-free connector establishes a connection between controller 08-13-2009
20090117770CONNECTOR - When a male connector housing 05-07-2009
20090239404Fixture - The present invention relates to a fixture capable of fixing a USB connector on a housing. The fixture comprises a housing connection surface, a top surface, a first lateral surface, and a second lateral surface, wherein the housing connection surface is capable of being fixed on the housing; the top surface is connected to the housing connection surface where both surfaces are substantially perpendicular to each other, and the top surface comprises a first constraining unit capable of contacting a protection part of the USB connector to constrain movement of the USB connector along a first direction; the first lateral surface is connected to the top surface to constrain movement of the USB connector; and the second lateral surface is connected to the top surface to constrain movement of the USB connector.09-24-2009
20090253288System and Method for Retaining a Card - Systems and methods for retaining a card in an information handling system are disclosed. A retainer for use in an information handling system may include a body, at least one mounting feature coupled to the body, and a retention flange coupled to and protruding from the body. The at least one mounting feature may be configured to couple the retainer to a card. The retention flange may have a top edge configured to engage with a bottom edge of a retention ledge associated with a connector to secure the card to the connector. At a least a portion of the top edge of the retention flange of the retainer may be situated in a substantially non-parallel manner relative to the bottom edge of the retention ledge associated with the connector when the retention flange is engaged with the retention ledge.10-08-2009
20080318460Electrical connection system - A connection position assurance retainer may include mechanisms for retaining connectors. For example, a female connector and a male connector may be mated and retained. Male and female terminals, the female terminal including a terminal insert, may also be provided.12-25-2008
20110143571LEVER CONNECTOR - A lever connector that exhibits excellent space efficiency is provided. The lever connector includes female and male housings that are engageable with each other. A lever is mounted displaceably on the male housing and can be moved between an initial position and a fitting position. A cam groove is formed on the lever, and a cam follower is formed on the female housing. An entrance of the cam groove is aligned in a direction that intersects the fitting direction of the housings when the lever is at the initial position, and the female housing is assembled into a hood along the same direction.06-16-2011
20120142209SOCKET WITH PICK UP CAP - A socket comprises an insulating housing receiving a plurality of contacts, and a pick-up cap engaging with the insulating housing. The pick-up cap has a planar main body covering the insulating housing. The main body is formed with two pivots on a side thereof. The insulating housing is formed with a plurality of sidewalls, one of the sidewall is provided with a pair of mounting seats on an outside thereof, each mounting seat defines a mounting hole with a gap, and the pivots of the pick-up cap enter into the mounting holes via the gaps to pivotally assemble the pick-up cap to the mounting seats.06-07-2012
20110230079RELEASABLY ENGAGING HIGH DEFINITION MULTIMEDIA INTERFACE PLUG - A releasably engaging high definition multimedia plug comprises a plug body and an actuator operable with the plug body to move a locking tab of the plug and facilitate releasable engagement of the plug with a standard high definition multimedia receptacle.09-22-2011
20100261372SOCKET CONNECTOR HAVING RESILIENT POSITIONING MEMBER SECURING IC PACKAGE THEREIN - A socket connector includes a socket body and a plurality of contact terminals received in the socket body. The socket body includes an upper surface, a plurality of sidewalls extending upwardly from the upper surface. The upper surface and the sidewalls jointly define a cavity for receiving an IC package therein. At least one of the sidewalls is provided with a resilient arm having two ends connected to the sidewall and a close-loop slot behind the resilient arm. The resilient arm is provided with a positioning member extending toward the cavity.10-14-2010
20090305544Floating Connector Holder - A connector holder has a U-shaped frame and supports an internal connector-receiving part within the U-shaped frame. Guide pieces are provided that grip the ends of a connector and the cable to which the connector is attached. The connector-receiving part thereby floats inside of the U-shaped frame so as to be positioned accurately for mounting to an opposing connector.12-10-2009
20100184320 ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING MOVEABLE METAL LATCH - An electrical connector (07-22-2010
20100184321DETACHABLE LAMP SOCKET - A detachable lamp socket includes a contact member (07-22-2010
20110059641HAIR CURLER CONNECTOR - The present invention a hair curler connector, which includes a locking assembly and a buckle, the locking assembly including a lock and a spring assembly, with the lock being equipped with hooks engaged with the buckle. The hair curler connector has simple structure, and it is easy to operate, adapting for different heating components for the convenience of changing.03-10-2011
20100227493INTERFACE CONNECTION MANAGEMENT USING A REMOVABLE ADAPTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT - An interface comprising a docking site having a first electrical connector adapted to interconnect a bus, and having at least one first retainer portion; and an adapter comprising: at least one second retainer portion, wherein the at least one second retainer portion and the at least one first retainer portion are adapted to releasably engage; a second electrical connector, wherein the second electrical connector and the first electrical connector are adapted to engage and interconnect; at least one port adapted to accept at least one modular connector having at least one electrical contact; and at least one electrical interconnect adapted to interconnect the at least one electrical contact with the second electrical connector.09-09-2010
20100216327ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FEATURED USB/ESATA INTERFACES - An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and contacts, the insulating housing defines a mating cavity and a tongue portion in the cavity, the tongue portion defines a first and a second mating face. A set of first contacts each defines a first contacting section disposed on the first mating face and a leg portion. A set of second contacts each defines a first contacting section disposed on the first mating face and a second contacting section bending from the first contacting section to be in the second mating face, a leg portion and a retention section connecting with the first contacting section and a the leg portion. A set of third contacts each defines a contacting section disposed on the second mating face and a leg section. The contacting portions of the third contacts are disposed at two sides of the second contacting sections of the second contact.08-26-2010
20120196471Quick Connection Device for Electric Appliance - A quick connection device for electric appliance includes a base (08-02-2012
20120196469ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH DUAL RETENTION ELEMENTS - An electrical connector electrically connecting a chip module to a printed circuit board, has includes an insulative housing having a number of terminals received therein and a loading plate covering on the insulative housing. The loading plate comprises a first rotating element rotatably attached to one end of the insulative housing and a second rotating element rotatably attached to the other end of the insulative housing, the two rotating elements interlocked with each other.08-02-2012
20120196470CONNECTOR - A housing (08-02-2012
20120196468CONNECTOR - The invention provides a connector including first and second beams, first and second conductive plates, and an urging device. The first and second beams extend substantially in parallel with each other and include first and second accommodating recesses, respectively. The first and second recesses are opposed to each other and open toward distal end sides of the first and second beams. The first and second conductive plates are to be accommodated in the first and second accommodating recesses, respectively, and removably insertable from the distal end sides into the first and second accommodating recesses, respectively. The urging device urges the first and second conductive plates in directions close to each other.08-02-2012
20120034801ELECTRICAL OUTLET ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An electrical outlet assembly includes: a housing having an upper casing and a bottom casing, the upper casing having a plurality of openings, the upper casing and the bottom casing being assembled with each other to form a receiving room; a switch module, having a switch, a surge arrester and a first casing, the switch being electrically connected with the surge arrester; at least one electrical outlet module, having a second casing; a cable set disposed in the receiving room, the cable set being electrically connected with the switch module and the electrical outlet module; wherein the switch module and the electrical outlet module are respectively disposed in the openings, and the switch module and the electrical outlet module are arranged on the housing.02-09-2012
20120142208POWER ADAPTER WITH REPLACEABLE PLUG - A power adapter includes a base with a cord, an internal circuit electrically connected to the cord and first terminals connected to the internal circuit, and a locking member with a connection portion fixed to the base and an elastic portion connected to the connection portion. The elastic portion comprises a protruding latching portion. The power adapter also includes a plug with second terminals exposed at a first side thereof and a chamber defined in an opposite second side. Each of the second terminals includes an end portion received in the chamber, and the chamber includes an internal sidewall defining a recessed portion snappingly engaging with the latching portion, thereby detachably securing the plug to the base.06-07-2012
20080268691Securing device for a power supply adapter - A securing device for a power supply adapter includes a first tube extending through a cap and having a cutout defined in two opposed sides of the first tube and a second tube extending from a bottom face of a plug to be rotatably received in and extended out of the first tube and having a stop axially formed on a free end of the second tube to correspond to and be received in the cutout when the second tube is received in the first tube and the stop abuts a bottom peripheral edge of the first tube when the second tube is rotated relative to the first tube such that engagement between the plug and the cap is secured.10-30-2008
20090111309Electrical card connector having a holding device - An electrical card connector assembled on a bracket, comprising: an insulative housing; a plurality of contacts received by the insulative housing; a shell covering on the insulative housing; and a holding device located at the outside of the electrical card connector and comprising a retaining hole and a screw hole beside the retaining hole, and the bracket comprising a post mating with the retaining hole of the holding device to prevent the electrical card connector from revolving.04-30-2009
20100297869ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING A COVER WHICH SYNCHRONOUSLY DEFINED AS A WALL OF A MODULAR JACK DISPOSED THEREOF - An electronic apparatus includes a base portion including a first cover, a second cover perpendicular to the first cover and a receiving cavity running through the first and second covers to respectively provide a locking slot in the first cover and an opening in the second cover. The first cover defines locking portions oppositely extending from opposite faces of the locking slot.11-25-2010
20110117766POWER ADAPTER HAVING A REPLACEABLE AND ROTATABLE PLUG - A power adapter having a replaceable and rotatable plug has a body having an annular chamber, two conducting elements inside the annular chamber, four channels recessed on a top thereof to communicate with the annular chamber, and an engagement slot abutting each of the four channels; and a hollow plug having two intermediate conducting elements, a cylinder protruding beyond a bottom of the plug and received in the annular chamber, four arced holes communicating with an inner portion of the plug, four engagement blocks protruding from a cylindrical periphery to respectively correspond to the four channels and four engagement slots, and at least two prongs mounted on a top thereof, one end of each of the two prongs penetrating through the plug to electrically connect with corresponding intermediate conducting elements. Given the aforementioned structure, the plug can be replaced and selectively oriented with respect to the body.05-19-2011
20130137287ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTION, IN PARTICULAR CIRCULAR PLUG CONNECTOR - The invention relates to an electrical plug connection, preferably a circular plug connection having a first circular plug connector and a fastening ring. The fastening ring is rotatably arranged on the first circular plug connector. Furthermore a second circular plug connector, a primary lock and a secondary lock having a locking ring that can be placed onto the second circular plug connector are provided. The secondary lock is formed by the fastening ring and the locking ring being in locking engagement when the first circular plug connector and the second circular plug connector form the plug connection.05-30-2013
20130137288SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF COUPLING ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS - Systems and methods are provided fir coupling a plurality of electrical conductors, such as wires. A connector is provided including a plurality of bores or channels formed into a preferably unitary connector body, wherein at least a portion of one or more of the bores or channels intersects at least a portion of another of the bores or channels. The bores or channels are preferably formed along bore axes, which may be coplanar. A method according to the present invention includes inserting an insulated electrical conductor into a connector body and rotating a conductive rotational member threaded into a bore or channel formed in a connector body so as to electrically contact the conductive portion of the insulated conductor and at least one other electrically conductive surface.05-30-2013
20090075511SOCKET AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY INCLUDING THE SOCKET - A socket that electrically connects a memory drive unit to a circuit board includes a socket housing including a base portion having a slot disposed in a central portion therein, sidewalls extending upward from the base portion, and end walls extending upward from the base portion and between the sidewalls, and a locking member arranged to engage a locking structure of a memory drive unit when a memory drive unit is inserted into the memory drive socket. The slot includes a plurality of contacts disposed therein which are arranged to engage corresponding contact pads of the memory drive unit. A bottom surface of the base portion includes at least one pin arranged to engage a through hole of a circuit board. The locking member includes at least one pin disposed at a lower end portion thereof and arranged to be secured to the circuit board.03-19-2009
20110117767CONNECTOR DEVICE - A plug can be attached into and detached from a receptacle easily and readily without friction. The plug can be held in the receptacle firmly without falling off.05-19-2011
20110034060CONNECTOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE - A bracket (02-10-2011
20110034058DEVICE FOR ATTACHING AN AIRCRAFT CABIN MODULE - A device for attaching an aircraft cabin module, which device comprises a component with limbs for the releasable locking of a plug pin, fitted to the aircraft cabin module, and a plurality of electrical contacts. The component is configured in U shape as the rail component, the limbs thereof having locking points for the releasable locking of the plug pin fitted to the aircraft cabin module and the centre portion thereof connecting the two limbs comprising the electrical contacts for the voltage supply and for the exchange of data with the aircraft cabin module.02-10-2011
20110034059Stay-tight mechanism for coaxial gradient coil terminals - A stay-tight mechanism for a plug to be fixed with a union nut to a socket is provided. The mechanism has a first securing part having a flat engagement contour which engages with a flat of the union nut and having at least one recess. The mechanism has a second securing part having at least one recess and having an engagement contour which engages with an element on the connector when the first securing part is connected to the second securing part.02-10-2011
20110034061CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED SHIELDING MEMBER - An cable assembly includes an insulative housing; a plurality of terminals received in the insulative housing; a cable having a plurality of wires connected to the terminals; and a metallic shell enclosing the insulative housing and the terminals, the metallic shell includes a first shell, a second shell and a third shell, the first shell enclosing the second shell, and the third shell arranged between the first shell and the second shell.02-10-2011
20110117768CARD EDGE CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED RETAINER - A card edge connector for mating with an electronic card includes an elongated housing, a number of contacts and a retainer disposed in the housing. The housing has a center slot extending along a lengthwise direction of the housing and a first tower section at one end thereof. The retainer is rotatably retained in the first tower section and does not extend beyond the first tower along the lengthwise direction, a thickness direction of the housing and a direction opposite to an insertion direction of the electronic card. The retainer has a locker to lock the electronic card and at least a spring sandwiched between the locker and an outer wall of the first tower section to make the locker automatically move in the lengthwise direction in an insertion process of the electronic card.05-19-2011
20110244704EXTENSION CABLE WITH SEQUENCED DISCONNECT - A breakaway cable is provided with a plug that has a number of wires that are arranged so as to disconnect in a predetermined sequence. The disconnect plug is designed to fit into a standard plug assembly. This end of the plug presents the same set of pins as a truck, thus extending the existing cable by the extender length. The breakaway cable is configured to break in a controlled manner in the event a vehicle to which the cable is connected should pull away.10-06-2011
20120034802STRUCTURE OF A COMPONENT MOUNTING PORTION, AND FUNCTIONAL UNIT - A mounting portion is configured to mount thereon a first coupler provided with a pair of engagement arms having an elastic force in a width increasing direction. The mounting portion includes a pair of support members. The pair of support members each have a support portion, an inclined portion, a first engagement portion, and a second engagement portion. A spacing between the second engagement portions is larger than a widthwise dimension of the first coupler which is taken on when the engagement arms are displaced into a position at which the widthwise dimension of the first coupler is minimized. A space allowing the first and second couplers in a state of being coupled to each other to be placed therein is provided on a downstream side of the mounting portion in a removing direction.02-09-2012
20110097922Connector attachable to an attaching object without forming a large opening in the attaching object - In a connector including a to-be-fitted portion for fitting to a mating connector in a first direction and a conductive shell covering the to-be-fitted portion, the shell is provided with a flange extending from a shell body in a second direction crossing the first direction and with a to-be-locked portion extending from the flange in the first direction. When attaching the connector to an attaching object, the flange is caused to face one surface of the attaching object in the first direction and the to-be-locked portion is caused to pass through the attaching object in the first direction so as to project from an opposite surface of the attaching object.04-28-2011
20110151704ANTI-EXTRACTION DEVICE FOR CONNECTORS - An anti-extraction device for connectors, including two identical latch members that are mated with each other to enclose two coaxially connected connectors of different cables and restrict the connectors from axially displacing. Each latch member has a body section defining a cavity axially extending between two ends of the body section. Two narrowed openings are formed at two ends of the body section in communication with the cavity. A first engaging section and a second engaging section complementary thereto are disposed on two sides of the body section. After the latch members are mated, the cavities together form a chamber for accommodating the connectors therein. Also, the narrowed openings together form two narrowed passages at two ends of the chamber for the cables to pass through. The narrowed passages have a diameter smaller than that of the connectors for restricting the connectors in the chamber without detaching from each other.06-23-2011
20110086532Electrical Conduit Coupling Apparatuses and Adapters - Electrical connection coupling apparatuses are provided that can include a male component encompassing an end of a first electrical conduit; a female component encompassing an end of a second electrical conduit, wherein when coupled the components define apposing parabolas with the wide ends of the parabolas opposing one another, and each parabola tapering to the electrical conduit. Electrical connection coupling apparatuses can include a recess extending along a lateral portion of the component; and a clasping assembly comprising a member having an end pivotably engaged within the recess, the member extending along its length to a flange. Receptacle adapters are provided that can include a body extending from a male coupling end to a female coupling end, the body defining sidewalls extending between the ends; a flange configured to couple the body to an electrical outlet; and a recess extending from the female coupling end along the body.04-14-2011
20110086533LEVER ENGAGEMENT TYPE CONNECTOR - A lever engagement type connector includes a first connector housing having a retaining portion and a second connector housing. A lever formed with a cam groove is rotatably attached to the first connector housing. An engagement pin engaged with the cam groove is projected on the second connector housing. A wire cover is attached to the first connector housing. An engagement portion engaged with the retaining portion is provided in the wire cover. The lever is formed with a jig insertion hole at a position where an engagement area between the retaining portion and the engagement portion is covered by the lever in a state that the lever is disposed at a position other than a predetermined position.04-14-2011
20110076871POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A power connector assembly includes a first connector (03-31-2011
20110070763LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR - A lever-type connector includes a housing and a wire cover. Shafts are extended from the housing. A lever attached to the housing has a pair of parallel plates and a grip portion connecting the parallel plates. Each of the parallel plates is formed with a hole in which the shaft is inserted. A projection provided on the wire cover abuts one of the parallel plates in a state where the lever is attached to the housing so that the grip portion is disposed at a side of the lead-out port. A rotation preventing part is provided at one of the shafts and the hole of the one of the parallel plates and prevents a rotation of the lever in a state where the one of the parallel plates is deformed by the abutment of the projection.03-24-2011
20120034803Locking Connector and Electronic Apparatus - A locking connector includes: a first head part; a plate-like base covering a plate surface of the first head part, a supporting part one end of which is supported by the base; first and second resilient parts positioned along the plate surface of the base from the supporting part, the first and second resilient part being resiliently deformable in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a direction C from the base end of the first head part to the fore-end of the first head part; first and second arm base end parts extending from end of the first and second resilient parts, respectively; first and second arm parts extending from the first and second arm base end parts, respectively, in the direction C; and first and second latching parts which are protrusions provided on the first and second arm parts, respectively.02-09-2012
20110256748POWER CONNECTOR SYSTEM - A power connector system for an appliance includes a cable assembly comprising a plug having plug contacts terminated to discrete wires of the cable assembly. The power connector system also includes a receptacle assembly having a receptacle housing having a cavity that receives the plug. The receptacle housing is configured to be received in a cutout of a bezel of the appliance such that the cavity is accessible from an exterior of the appliance. The receptacle housing holds receptacle contacts that are mated to the plug contacts when the plug is received in the cavity.10-20-2011
20100311266DUAL DIRECTIONAL CONNECTOR - A connector is provided that permits locking between a pin and a housing a canted coil spring yet permit separation by allowing turning of the canted coil spring so that the canted coil spring can compress along the minor axis. In one example, the connector incorporates two grooves on the pin to allow the rotation. In another example, the connector incorporates two grooves in the bore of the housing to allow the rotation. The connector may be used in a number of applications or industries, such as for aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries, to name a few.12-09-2010
20100311265PLUG CONNECTOR FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CABLE SETS - The invention relates to a plug connector (12-09-2010
20100297868CONNECTOR FOR BIOMETRIC BELT - A biometric belt connector for electrically connecting an electrode belt to a biometric device to be carried on a human or animal body. The belt connector comprises a back element and a front element configured to engage with each other in a fixed and locked arrangement, fastening in between them an end of an electrode belt, the front element having a substantially circular hole, an electrically conducting wire which forms a loop, such that part of said wire loop is exposed through said hole when the back and front elements are engaged. The wire loop is connected to a conducting element extending from an end of an electrode belt, which conducting element forms part of or is connected to an electrode in the electrode belt. The hole is of suitable dimension to form a female snap button receiver for a male snap fastener on said biometric device.11-25-2010
20100297867CO-AXIAL CONNECTOR - A coaxial connector having an outer conductor with first and second plug-side ends axially opposite, and an inner conductor with first and second plug-side ends axially opposite. The outer conductor has two separate outer conductor parts arranged and configured such that they are mobile relative to each other in the axial direction, the outer conductor being configured as an outer conductor bellows between the two outer conductor parts. An elastic spring element is provided on the outer conductor and acts upon the two outer conductor parts, driving them away from each other. A change in length of the outer conductor bellows changes capacitance of the outer conductor bellows and is compensated by a correspondingly changing opposite inductance such that the characteristic impedance of the coaxial connector remains substantially constant.11-25-2010
20090023324LOCKING STRUCTURE OF FLEXIBLE BOARD - The object of the present invention is to provide a locking structure of a flexible board, which combines a reliable locking of and a smooth removal of the flexible board inserted to the Non-ZIF type connector, does not widen the width of the flexible board, and thereby does not increase the occupied mounting area of the connector, and furthermore does not compromise one-action insertion and removal. The locking structure 01-22-2009
20090023323LED Interconnection Integrated Connector Holder Package - Disclosed is an LED package holder for retaining and electrically connecting an LED package. The LED package holder includes a housing configured to hold an LED package and has at least one center opening defined therein. A connector shroud is integrally formed with the housing and has a cavity for receiving a connector operable to supply power to the LED package. Two contact features are retained by the housing, and each contact feature has an inner contact and an outer contact. Each inner contact engages an LED electric terminal of the LED package. Each outer contact extends into the connector shroud so as to engage connector terminals when a connector is inserted into the connector shroud.01-22-2009
20080248679Circuit board fixing structure - The base has a plurality of elastic claws (10-09-2008
20080248678Connector fastening arrangement for printed circuit boards - A connector fastening arrangement locks a connector housing to a printed circuit board, thereby to effect engagement between a resilient contact on the housing and a corresponding electrical element on the adjacent top surface of the printed circuit board. A rotary locking member carried by the connector housing extends within a locking bore contained in the adjacent surface of the printed circuit board, the locking member being rotatable between locked and unlocked positions relative to the connector housing. In a preferred embodiment, the locking bore is a through bore, and the locking member extends completely through the locking bore. When the locking member is rotated toward the locked position, an eccentric locking device carried by the extremity of the locking member extends in locking engagement beneath the bottom surface of the printed circuit board. In a second embodiment, the locking device comprises a bayonet fitting arrangement.10-09-2008
20080248677Electrical Contact Holder Assembly - An electrical contact assembly holder includes a body having a cable interface. A contact holder is attached to the body on a side opposite from the cable interface and is provided with a plurality of contacts arranged in rows. Each of the contacts has a base that secures the contact to the contact holder. At least one electrically conductive plate is disposed inside the body and extends substantially parallel to the contacts from the cable interface to the base of the contacts. The electrically conductive plate is electrically connected to the contacts and has recesses that receive the contacts to separate the rows of the contacts. A resilient tab extends from the electrically conductive plate to an outside of the electrical contact assembly holder. The resilient tab is electrically conductive and is configured to engage a shielding shell of a connector that receives the electrical contact assembly holder.10-09-2008
20100087082ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING PICK-UP CAP - A pick-up cap includes a main portion having a planar top surface with a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. Four latches are positioned at the two ends of the main portion and extend from the main portion, respectively. Each latch has a hook extending downwardly. And a supporting portion extending downwardly and being adjacent to the hook. The supporting portion is lower than the hook in a vertical direction to engage with an insulative housing to protect the hook during the pick-up cap is disassembled from the insulative housing.04-08-2010
20120171886ADAPTIVE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR - An adaptive printed circuit board (PCB) connector consists of an adapter. The adapter comprises a printed circuit board having connectors connectable to battery terminals of a battery terminal structure of a populated circuit board (POP) of a mobile device. The adapter can have an opening shaped or adapted to receive the battery terminal structure of the POP. Battery terminals can be spring loaded. Spring loaded battery terminals can provide connective stability between POP and adapter by pushing against edge inside of opening of the adapter.07-05-2012
20090318007ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME - An electrical interconnection system is described. The electrical interconnection system comprises a first contact and a second contact configured electrically couple together. The system also comprises a receptacle assembly including a receptacle shell and a first retaining ring secured within the receptacle shell. The receptacle assembly is configured to couple the first contact to the receptacle shell. The system further comprises a plug assembly including a plug shell and a second retaining ring secured within the plug shell. The plug assembly is configured to couple the second contact to the plug shell. The receptacle shell and the plug shell are further configured to align the first contact and the second contact for coupling together.12-24-2009
20110256751CONNECTOR - Terminal insert holes 10-20-2011
20110177710LATCH ASSEMBLY FOR A CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly for mating with a multi-port electrical connector includes a shielded housing having a plurality of discrete shielded plug chambers and a plurality of plugs received in corresponding plug chambers. Each of the plugs are shielded from one another by the shielded housing, and the plugs are configured for simultaneous mating with the multi-port electrical connector, wherein each plug is received in a different port of the electrical connector. The connector assembly also includes a latch assembly coupled to the shielded housing. The latch assembly engages the shielded housing and is configured to engage the multi-port electrical connector to electrically common the shielded housing and the multi-port electrical connector.07-21-2011
20110256750Retainer system for electric cable couplers - Male and female couplers which are complementally formed to attach together are fitted with a retainer system including prongs on one of the couplers and a gap on the other of the couplers which can engage the prongs. The prong or gap is configured as either fixed or pivoting so that the pivoting portion can pivot to engage the fixed portion. When the male coupler is inserted into the female coupler, the prongs and gaps engage each other. To remove the male coupler from the female coupler, a pivoting portion must be pivoted to move the gap and prongs away from each other. The gap is configured as an at least partial recess into which the prong is received. The prongs and loop or slit are coupled to the male and female coupler ends through removably attachable male and female retainers or built directly into the female and male coupler.10-20-2011
20080305671Electrical Plug Connection - An electrical plug connection includes a first plug member and a second plug member. The first plug member and the second plug member each have a plug recess module with a plug recess. At least one plug pin is arranged in the plug recesses of the plug recess modules that electrically connects the first plug member to the second plug member. The plug pin is fixed against removal from the plug recess of at least one of the plug recess modules.12-11-2008
20080268690Memory Card Connector - A memory card connector includes a dielectric housing having at least one terminal-receiving slot. A conductive terminal is mounted in the slot and includes a generally U-shaped section defining a fixing leg and a contact leg joined by a spring bend. The fixing leg is fixed to the housing. The contact leg is resiliently flexible and has a contact portion for engaging a contact on a memory card. A latch mechanism is interengaged between the fixing leg and the contact leg for preloading the resiliently flexible contact leg with a preload force while allowing the contact leg to flex upon engagement with the memory card.10-30-2008
20080254669Connector and Connector Assembling System - A connector is described, the connector including a housing with a bottom wall and two upstanding opposite side walls determining a receiving space for receiving an insertion side of a second connector. The housing is provided with a flexible latch for locking the second connector in the receiving space of the housing. The latch is mounted in the bottom wall of the housing.10-16-2008
20110165788ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector comprising a manipulative lever operative to engage with a mating electrical connector, which has a body portion and a pair of end portions connected respectively with both ends of the body portion and supported respectively by a pair of supporting structures provided in a conductive shell covering partially an insulated housing, wherein each of the end portions of the manipulative lever comprises an elongated portion stretching to be bent from the body portion and a top end portion stretching further from the elongated portion so as to extend as a whole in a first direction from an end portion to a central portion of the insulated housing, the top end portion protrudes from the elongated portion in a direction perpendicular to an imaginary central axis of the elongated portion to form a stepped portion between the elongated portion and the top end portion, and a stopper member provided in the supporting structure engages with the stepped portion so as to prevent the end portion of the manipulative lever from getting out of the supporting structure when the end portion is shifted in a second direction opposite to the first direction.07-07-2011
20110021059HDMI CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY SYSTEM FOR FIELD TERMINATION AND FACTORY ASSEMBLY - The invention provides a system of components, methods for assembly, and a hand tool, for adding a male connector to a standard and modified ribbon high definition multimedia (HDMI) cable for field termination or factory installation. The invention also provides a locking plug which can mate with female HDMI connectors with great retaining force. Features of the connector system including the locking top shell, bottom shell, wire holders and the connector core make possible and efficient the addition of a solderless male connector. Features of the modified ribbon type HDMI cable facilitate threading of the wire holders significantly improving the time it takes to assemble a male connector on the cable. The hand tool disclosed is designed to accomplish all steps of assembly for field termination.01-27-2011
20110053405CONNECTOR - A connector comprises a housing, a lever and a lock portion. The lever, attached to the housing, is configured to be rotatable between a first position, where the connector is initially fit to another is established, and a second position, where the fitting is completed. The lock portion is capable of locking the lever at the second position, is slidably attached to a body portion of the lever, and is configured to be slid between a lock position (where the lever is locked) and a lock release position (released). The lever is provided with a positioning latch-portion, which is configured to latch the lock portion at the lock position and the lock release position and is provided with a concaved latch-portion and a convexed latch-portion that is configured to be elastically displaced to be engaged in or disengaged from the concaved latch-portion.03-03-2011
20110053404MALE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR APPARATUS - A male connector (03-03-2011
20110053403CONNECTOR - A connector has first and second housings (03-03-2011
20110053402PLUG DETACHMENT PREVENTION STRUCTURE - Provided is a plug detachment prevention structure, such that when a plug equipped with a plug terminal and a plug retaining section that covers a part of the plug terminal is connected to a jack provided inside a housing, the plug detachment prevention structure retains the plug retaining section to prevent the plug from detaching from the jack, wherein the plug detachment prevention structure is equipped with a ring-shaped elastic section composed of an elastic material in which the plug retaining section is pressure-inserted, and a frame section that is circularly mounted at an outer circumferential side of the elastic section, composed of a material harder than that of the elastic section and detachably attached on an outside of the housing.03-03-2011
20110263150SHIELD CASE AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME - The invention provides a shield case to cover a body, the body having a main body and first and second connecting portions projecting from the main body and lying adjacent to each other along a first direction. The shield case includes first to forth conductive shells. The first and second shells cover an outer circumference of the main body; the third shell covers the first connecting portion; and the fourth shell covers the second connecting portion. The third shell is in contact with at least one of the first and second shells. The first or fourth shell is in contact with the second shell. The fourth shell is provided integrally with the first shell and is adjacent to the third shell along the first direction. The first or fourth shell may not contact the second shell if the third shell is contactable with both the first and second shells.10-27-2011
20110136368ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WTH COMPACT CONFIGURATION - An electrical connector assembly (06-09-2011
20100323548DEVICE FOR LATCHING A CONNECTOR DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED TOOL - The invention related to a device (12-23-2010
20110201223LOCK STRUCTURE FOR BATTERY CHARGING CONNECTOR - A battery charging connector lock structure that locks a power feeding connector to a receptacle of a power receiving connector. The connector lock structure includes a restriction member that moves between a lock position, in which the restriction member restricts movement of a hook of the power feeding connector to prohibit removal of the power feeding connector from the receptacle, and an unlock position, in which the restriction member releases the hook to permit removal of the power receiving connector. The restriction member includes an extension. A stopper is coupled to the extension of the restriction member and moves the restriction member to the lock position or the unlock position. A drive source moves the stopper to move the restriction member to the lock position. An urging member is arranged on the extension of the restriction member to move the restriction member to the lock position.08-18-2011
20110136366Locking mechanism for a computer signal line connector - A locking mechanism for a computer signal line connector includes at least a housing, a circuit board and a cable, and can be inserted with a signal connection line between a computer motherboard and a hard disk. Above the housing is provided with a locking mechanism which is composed of a lock piece, an operation stick, a V-shape pad, and an upper housing having a trench corresponding to the V-shape pad. Upon assembling for use, the operation stick is pushed forward or pulled backward, allowing a front end of the lock piece above the operation stick to be lifted up for unlocking, in order to achieve an effect of assembling and applying conveniently.06-09-2011
20110136367PRINTED BOARD CONNECTOR WITH LOCKING DEVICE - In order to simplify the assembly of a shielded connector, it is proposed that an electrically insulating base body provided as a carrier for electric contacts features a mounting surface with two openings, wherein a recess that respectively features an integral collar on its inner side is respectively arranged around these openings.06-09-2011
20110130026LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR - If connection postures of a first and a second housings (06-02-2011
20100068911CONNECTOR - According to the invention, the lance for primarily retaining the terminal is formed integrally on the retainer for secondarily retaining the terminal. Therefore, there is no need to form the lance on the connector housing, and therefore the structure of the connector housing can be simplified, and the moldability of the resin-made connector housing can be enhanced.03-18-2010
20100055961TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE MEMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A connector assembly is comprised of a connector housing and a terminal position assurance member (TPA). The connector housing has a latch which abuts with a tine on the TPA. The terminal, when received in the fully inserted position, deflects the tine, and the TPA may move to its fully locked position.03-04-2010
20110183538ELECTRIC POWER CONNECTOR AND POWER CABLE RETAINER ARRANGEMENT - An electric power connector and power cable retainer arrangement includes an electric power connector for the connection of the electric plug or socket of an external power cable for power transmission, and a power cable retainer that has a holder base provided at the electric power connector and a clip extended from the holder base for securing the cable of the external power cable in place to prohibit disconnection of the electric plug or socket of the external power cable.07-28-2011
20090176399Connector with a Dismount Latch Configured to Separate Unlatching From Cable Separation and Method of Release - A connector with a dismount latch configured to separate unlatching from cable separation and method of release. A connector includes a housing having an interconnect end and a rear end, the front end configured for interfacing with a reciprocal connector in a linear motion to engage and disengage the reciprocal connector. A latch is held by the housing, wherein the latch includes support arms extending at the rear end of the housing and engaging ends proximate the interconnect end for maintaining the housing relative to the reciprocal connector when in an engaged position. An actuator is rotatably mounted within support arms of the latch for translating a force transverse to the direction of the linear motion and applying the translated force to the latch to move the engaging ends of the latch.07-09-2009
20120309216LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR SYSTEM - A low-profile electrical connector includes a housing having exterior perimeter sides and top and bottom surfaces, where the bottom surface is configured to extend along a user's body site and the top surface is spaced above the bottom surface. The connector also includes a side-entry guide channel disposed along the bottom surface. The channel includes an opening along the exterior perimeter side that is configured to receive an electrically conductive element. The channel is also configured to guide the electrically conductive element within the housing. The connector includes a receptacle positioned within the housing and forms an electrically conductive interface with the electrically conductive element.12-06-2012
20110189882CONNECTOR - A connector is provided that can easily insert a connecting terminal into a terminal accommodating hole of a housing and assuredly connect the connecting terminal to a connecting terminal of a mate side.08-04-2011
20110189881CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE - A connector assembly comprises a main body and a cover rotatably connected to the main body. The main body comprises a base wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a third sidewall extending from three edges of the base wall. The base wall and the three sidewalls cooperatively define a latching groove for receiving the cover. The base wall defines a plurality of receiving slots receiving a corresponding plurality of conductive wires and communicating with the latching groove. The cover defines a plurality of mounting slots cooperating with the receiving slots of the main body for receiving a plurality of testing wires. When the cover is rotated to a predetermined position relative to the main body, the testing wires are electronically connected to the corresponding conductive wires.08-04-2011
20110189880 ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A MALE AND A FEMALE PLUG MEMBER, A MALE PLUG MEMBER AND A FEMALE PLUG MEMBER - An assembly having a male and female plug. The female plug has an elongate cavity extending along a longitudinal axis and having in the cavity signal conducting elements. The male plug has an outer surface positioned partly within the cavity with signal conducting elements provided on the outer surface, and clicking elements. The female plug has clicking elements that click together with the clicking elements of the male plug when it is introduced into the female plug along the longitudinal axis. The signal conducting elements engage one another when the clicking elements of the male and female plugs are clicked together. The clicking elements of the female plug are positioned, in a cross section in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, symmetrically relative to a center point, in the plane, between positions of the clicking elements.08-04-2011
20100035457Thread Lock for Cable Connectors - In a coaxial cable connector assembly, having a connector sleeve or retaining end of a coaxial cable and a coupling member between the sleeve and a terminal port to draw the sleeve into engagement with an end of the port, an internal locking device is made up of an annular groove formed along an internally threaded portion of the coupling member and a compressible washer which is pre-assembled in the groove, the coupling member having a male threaded end complementary to the internally threaded portion and washer so that when advanced through the internally threaded portion and washer will increase the torque loading between the coupling member and sleeve to resist accidental loosening or disengagement therebetween. The washer is an endless ring and formed in varying cross-sections for insertion into close-fitting engagement with the groove and may be utilized alone or in combination with seal and spring members at the interface between the male threaded end of the port and the internally threaded portion of the coupling member. In a modified form, an endless compressible liner is employed in place of the washer and groove to resist accidental loosening or disengagement between the post and coupling member.02-11-2010
20100029123AIRCRAFT POWER CONNECTOR WITH DIFFERENTIAL ENGAGEMENT AND OPERATIONAL RETENTION FORCES - A new and improved aircraft power connector, for electrical connection to an aircraft electrical connector, has incorporated thereon a dual-position mechanism which can effectively alter the engagement force level defined between the electrical connector contact pins of the aircraft power connector and the aircraft electrical connector. When the mechanism is disposed at a first position, the force level is relatively low so as to easily permit connection and disconnection, whereas when the mechanism is disposed at a second position, the force level is relatively high so as to ensure the connection of the aircraft power connector to the aircraft electrical connector and thereby prevent the inadvertent disconnection of the aircraft power connector from the aircraft electrical connector.02-04-2010
20100029126ELECTRICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING LATCHING AND STRAIN RELIEF FEATURES - An electrical communication system includes at least one electrical connector system that includes a header connector configured to mate with a receptacle connector through a back panel. The connector system includes a latch that releasably mates the header and receptacle connectors. The receptacle connector is mounted to a substrate, such as a printed circuit board, and the header connector is connected to a power cable assembly. The power cable assembly includes a faston that electrically connects a power cable to the electrical contacts of the header connector.02-04-2010
20100029125PLUG LOCKING MECHANISM - A locking mechanism is provided for securing a plug with a cable to an electronic device. The locking mechanism includes a base portion configured to abut against a side of the plug, a pressing portion slantingly extending from an end of the base portion, at least one tab protruding from the pressing portion near the base portion, and a clamping portion extending from the other end of the base portion and configured to engage with the cable.02-04-2010
20100029124Card Connector - 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.02-04-2010
20100022116CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH LOCKING MEMBER - A cable assembly (01-28-2010
20120302083SOCKET CONNECTOR - A socket connector includes a main body, a fastener for locking an electric element on the main body, and a cover. The fastener includes a fixed plate defining a through hole. The fixed plate includes two opposite inner sidewalls. A first slide rail protrudes inward from one inner sidewall, and a second slide rail protrudes inward from the other inner sidewall. The cover includes two blocks. Each of the blocks includes an L-shaped main portion and a stop portion connected to L-shaped main portion. The L-shaped main portion and the stop portion of each block cooperatively define a slide groove. The first rail and the second rail slide into the slide grooves, respectively, and are stopped by the corresponding stop portions, such that the cover is detachably positioned on the fixed plate.11-29-2012
20120302082ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING RETENTION-PLATE TO BE RELEASED BY INWARD PRESSING ABOUT A PIVOT - A socket connector which includes a socket body having a plurality of contacts received therein, and a retention plate pivotally connected to a rear end of the socket body. The socket body has a substantially rectangular structure defining a rear wall, a front wall, and a pair of opposite sidewalls. Each sidewall is formed with a latching block and a pivot adjacent each other. The retention plate has a pair of latching arms in correspondence to the latching blocks and the pivots. The latching arm includes a latching section engageable with the lathing block, a lever section engageable with the pivot, and a handle at a free end thereof.11-29-2012
20110143570PLUG ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A plug electrical connector includes a housing having a front face section and a back face section, and the housing has an elastic arm. The elastic arm has a locking section for locking to a receptacle connector. A pressing section is formed on the back face section. The elastic arm further has a slanted section, and the slanted section has an operating section for receiving an operative force. The housing has a front face protrusion. The front face protrusion has a protruding top portion situated at a position the same as that of the slanted section or protruding further than the slanted section in a front-to-back direction.06-16-2011
20110306229CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly includes a plug connector including a plug housing and an engaging portion that outwardly protrudes from each of side-surfaces of the plug housing, and a receptacle connector including a receptacle housing and a metal fitting that is formed at each of side walls of the receptacle housing, the metal fitting including a retaining portion that is formed at a lower part of the metal fitting and is exposed at a lower part of each of the side walls, and a beam portion that is formed at an upper part of the metal fitting and inwardly projects from each of the side walls of the receptacle housing at a height above a bottom surface of the receptacle housing, the beam portion forming a space with the bottom surface of the receptacle housing to receive the engaging portion of the plug connector.12-15-2011
20110306228ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WTH LATCH MECHANISM EASILY OPERATED - An electrical connector assembly (12-15-2011
20110306226PROTRUDING CONTACT RECEIVER FOR MULTI-CONDUCTOR COMPRESSION CABLE CONNECTOR - A multi-conductor cable connector is provided, the connector including a contact receiver, having a first end and a second end, disposed substantially within an outer housing of a multi-conductor cable connector, wherein a portion of the contact receiver extends an axial distance beyond the outer housing, a plurality of openings configured to receive a plurality of non-concentrically aligned electrical contacts, the plurality of openings being surrounded by the contact receiver, and a securing mechanism positioned proximate the contact receiver, the securing mechanism having a latch arm, wherein axial compression of the contact receiver establishes and maintains firm electrical and physical contact with the received non-concentrically aligned electrical contacts and biases the latch arm of the securing mechanism. Furthermore, an associated method is also provided.12-15-2011
20100167573CONTACT TERMINAL FOR CONDUCTORS - An electrical terminal block assembly including a housing having one or more terminals, each of the terminals including a terminal assembly having a resilient member and a contact surface configured to releasably secure a conductor within the terminal and an operating lever removably hinged to the housing, the operating lever being configured to interface with the resilient member for increasing a distance between the resilient member and contact surface to allow passage of a conductor between the resilient member and contact surface.07-01-2010
20120045920CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW INTERFACE - A cable assembly (02-23-2012
20120045919CONNECTOR - A connector is configured to be connected to a connecting object. The connector comprises a housing, an actuator, an upper contact and a lower contact. The actuator has a lift-up portion and is held by the housing so as to be pivotable between an open position and a close position. The upper contact and the lower contact are held by the housing. The connecting object is accommodated between the upper contact and the lower contact when the actuator is located at the open position. When the actuator is pivoted and located at the close position, the lift-up portion forces an end of the upper contact to move so that an opposite end of the upper contact presses the connection object downward. Then, the connection object forces an end of the lower contact to move so that an opposite end of the lower contact presses the connection object upward.02-23-2012
20120003857CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly comprises a first connector and a second connector. The first connector is configured to be mounted on a connection object. The first connector includes a first contact and a first holding member. The first holding member holds the first contact. The second connector is configured to be engaged with the first connector along a downward direction in a state where the first connector is positioned below the second connector. The second connector includes a second contact, a second holding member and an operated portion. The second holding member holds the second contact. The second contact is configured to be connected to the first contact under an engaged state where the second connector is engaged with the first connector. The operating portion is held by the second holding member so that a positional relation between the operating portion and the second holding member is kept when a force is applied to the operating portion along a upward direction and when a force is applied to the operating portion along a first horizontal direction perpendicular to the upward direction or a second horizontal direction opposite to the first horizontal direction. The second connector is removable from the first connector when a force is applied to the operating portion either along the upward direction or along the first horizontal direction or the second horizontal under the engaged state.01-05-2012
20120009812CONNECTOR MOUNTED ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - There is provided a micro connector mounted on a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising a core conductor including a contact terminal formed of two or more insertion panels and a signal transmission panel; body including a trunk formed in the shape of a barrel surrounding the contact terminal, and one or more projection arms extended from a bottom of the trunk; a dielectric; and a tail including a bottom panel disposed opposite to the signal transmission panel, interposing the body therebetween, and supporting the dielectric.01-12-2012
20120009811CONNECTOR HAVING IMPROVED INSULATIVE HOUSING - A connector (01-12-2012
20120058664ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR - An electrical plug connector comprises a first housing part and a second housing part. The second housing part has a first journal. The first housing part has a first locking hook. A first end of the first locking hook is rotatably connected to the first housing part. A second end of the first locking hook has a rotatably arranged first locking element. In this case, the first locking element can be passed on a path partially around the first journal by pivoting the first locking hook. The first locking element has a contour having at least two concave outer edges arranged at an angle to one another.03-08-2012
20120015545ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING ENGAGING MEANS FOR PROVIDING HOLDING FORCE - An electrical connector assembly (01-19-2012
20120015544ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING ENGAGING MEANS FOR PROVIDING HOLDING FORCE - An electrical connector assembly (01-19-2012
20120015543INTERFACE BETWEEN CONNECTABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES - A system for engaging devices having connectable electrical connectors includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first electrical connector exposed at a first surface that is contoured to define one or more recesses, each of which has a lip. The second device has a second electrical connector exposed at a second surface that is contoured to define one or more gripping elements, each of which fits into one of the recesses to grip one of the lips when the first and second electrical connectors are connected together. The first device also has a movable element that can be positioned such that when the one or more gripping elements are in the one or more recesses and gripping the one or more lips, the movable element blocks the gripping elements from being moved out of the recesses or away from the lips.01-19-2012
20120015542ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH ENGAGABLE STRUCTURE FOR MOUNTING MALE CONNECTOR TO FEMALE CONNECTOR - An electric connector includes a female connector and a male connector. The female connector defines a first sliding groove, a second sliding groove parallel to the first sliding groove and a guiding slot communicating with the first sliding groove and the second sliding groove. The guiding slot includes a first guiding slot and a second guiding slot communicating the first guiding slot with the second sliding groove. The first sliding groove and the first guiding slot collectively form a step portion. The male connector includes a latching hook to engage with the first sliding groove and the second sliding groove. The latching hook slides along the first sliding groove to be received in the first guiding slot and resist on the step portion to combine the male connector with the female connector. The latching hook sides along the second guiding slot to release the male connector from the female connector.01-19-2012
20120064753SECURING DEVICE - A securing device comprises a frame having a first extension, a second extension and a body connecting the first and the second extensions, a retainer device having a first retainer arm, a second retainer arm and a bridging arm connecting both first ends of the first to the second retainer arms, a plurality of coupling devices extending from the body of the frame, coupling both second ends of the first and the second retainer arms of the retainer device to the frame; and a plurality of locking devices incorporated in the frame, locking the frame to an electrical connector to which the frame is to be attached.03-15-2012
20120064752FEMALE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - An assembly of a female connector, including: a housing including a casing having an opening formed in front of the casing so that a male connector is inserted in the opening, an internal body that includes one or more terminal-accommodating holes formed in the internal body and protrudes from a rear side of the casing towards a front of the housing, and a plurality of first combining portions that extend from the internal body to the front of the housing, each of the plurality of first combining portions including an extension groove formed in one side of each first combining potion so as to communicate with the one or more terminal-accommodating holes, wherein a first securing protrusion is disposed in the extension groove, and a first groove that is formed in one side of a terminal inserted through the one or more terminal-accommodating holes is secured in the first securing protrusion; and a front holder including a front portion having the number of a plurality of insertion holes corresponding to the number of the one or more terminal-accommodating holes formed in the front portion and a plurality of second combining portions corresponding to the number of the first combining portions that extend from the front portion towards a rear of the front holder, include a second securing protrusion that is formed to correspond to the first securing protrusions in an opposite direction to a direction in which the first securing protrusion is formed, in such a way that a second groove formed in the other side of the terminal is secured on an end part of each second combining portion, wherein, when the front holder is inserted in the opening and then is slid on a left or right side of each first combining portion so that the terminal-accommodating holes and the plurality of insertion holes are aligned with one another, the first securing protrusion and the second securing protrusion secure the first groove and the second groove, respectively, and the front holder is combined with the first combining portion. The terminal can be primarily secured by the first securing protrusion disposed on the housing and then can be secondarily secured by the second securing protrusion disposed on the front holder by sliding the front holder in left or right direction of a casing so that the front holder can serve as a terminal position assurance (TPA) and the terminal can be conveniently and stably secured.03-15-2012
20120064750ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - An electrical connector assembly (03-15-2012
20120064751Electrical Connector Assembly - An electrical connector assembly includes a plug and a receptacle. The plug includes a first contact for a high voltage circuit and a second contact for a low voltage circuit. The receptacle includes a first mating contact for the high voltage circuit and a second mating contact for the low voltage circuit. Either the plug or the receptacle is provided with a first locking mechanism and a second locking mechanism spaced at a predetermined distance apart in a direction of inserting the plug into the receptacle, while the other of the plug and the receptacle includes a catching mechanism securable with the first and the second locking mechanisms respectively.03-15-2012
20120156915POWER ADAPTER ASSEMBLY - The invention provides a power adapter assembly including an adapter body, a replaceable plug and a rotation locking collar. The adapter body comprises a cylindrical casing and a circular plug receiving base fixed on top of the cylindrical casing. The plug receiving base has a recess on the top thereof and a circular peripheral surface, wherein the recess has an engagement block on the side wall thereof. The circular peripheral surface has a flange with an indentation on the top edge thereof, and a guiding groove formed from the indentation and extending downward to the bottom edge thereof. The replaceable plug is detachably mounted onto the plug receiving base and comprises a cylindrical support base comprising an upper portion and a lower portion sized to fit into the recess of the plug receiving base. The upper portion has an elongated engagement groove along its peripheral surface with one end extending to the bottom edge thereof and alignable with the guiding groove. The lower portion has an engagement groove adapted to engage with the engagement block. The rotation locking collar is detachably sleeved onto the plug receiving base and the support base, wherein the locking collar has a tab member on the inner top edge thereof adapted to enter the guiding groove and said one end of the elongated engagement groove. The tab member is further allowed to rotate into and engage with the elongated engagement groove by rotation of the locking collar.06-21-2012
20120108097ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR UNIT, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER - A power feeding side connector (electrical connector) has a locking lever adapted to lock together the power feeding side connector and a power receiving side connector at the time of engagement therebetween, a microswitch adapted to detect halfway fitting of the locking lever to interrupt electrical conduction, and a release lever adapted to release locking by the locking lever after charging. In the halfway fitting state, an intermediate portion of the locking lever is brought into contact with a spring piece of the microswitch to push it so that normally-closed contacts of the microswitch are opened to interrupt electrical conduction.05-03-2012
20120108096ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCORPORATED WITH POSITIONING PLATE AND LATCH - An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a base and a plurality of periphery walls extending upward from the base to define an inner cavity. A fastening assembly includes a retention plate pivotally assembled with a rear end of the insulative housing and a latch assembled at a front end of the insulative housing, the latch including a retention arm assembled in the periphery wall, a linking portion extending upwardly from the retention arm, and a handle portion extending from the linking portion and having a bottom surface locking the retention plate and a top surface for operating.05-03-2012
20120156916CONNECTOR - A connector includes a first terminal housing for housing a plurality of first connecting terminals aligned, a second terminal housing for housing a plurality of second connecting terminals aligned, a plurality of insulating members that are aligned and housed in the first terminal housing, a connecting member for collectively fixing and electrically connecting the plurality of first connecting terminals and the plurality of second connecting terminals at each contact point by pressing one of the plurality of insulating members adjacent to the connecting member, and an insulating member assembly including the plurality of insulating members assembled such that the plurality of insulating members are each restricted from moving in a fitting direction thereof, and moving in a width direction perpendicular to a lamination direction of the laminated structure and to the fitting direction.06-21-2012
20110086534ELECTRICAL ENGAGEMENT APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A device for securing a first electrical connector to a second electrical connector, comprising a bracket body; and at least one engaging portion extending from the bracket body to the second electrical connector and coupling to a portion of the second electrical connector. Also provided is a method of securing one electrical connector to another electrical connector and an interconnect system comprising a first connector, a second connector, a third connector, and an engaging device.04-14-2011
20110092091CONNECTOR - A connector which effectively prevents an incomplete connection caused by an imperfect insertion of an object to be connected. When a flexible circuit tip is inserted into a connector main body and abuts against a lock member, a pushing member rotates toward one direction while the lock member moves toward the outside in the width direction of the connector main body, a protruding portion of the press member abuts against the lock member so that the rotation of the pushing member becomes regulated, and the press member rotates toward one direction while the lock member returns toward the inside in the width direction of the connector main body, the press member is rotatable, therefore, the press member does not rotate to the closed position while the flexible circuit is imperfectly inserted. Hence, it becomes capable of effectively preventing the incomplete connection caused by the imperfect insertion of the flexible circuit.04-21-2011
20120208389CONNECTOR - The invention provides a connector including first and second conductive parts and a biasing device. The first and second conductive parts are opposed to each other so as to hold a flexible electric conductor therebetween. The first conductive part includes a locking hole or locking recess, and the second conductive part includes a locking projection of pointed shape. The locking projection is configured to pass through the electric conductor and be received in the locking hole or locking recess when the first and second conductive parts hold the electric conductor. The biasing device includes a clamp of generally C shape to hold the first and second conductive parts holding the electric conductor.08-16-2012
20110065304BATTERY CONNECTOR - A battery connector includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector coupled with the receptacle connector. The receptacle connector has an insulating housing defining a rectangular base and a rear wall extended upward from a rear end of the base to form a receiving room therebetween, and a plurality of terminals integrally molded in the insulating housing. The terminal has a contacting plate exposed in the receiving room. The plug connector has a base body and a plurality of mated terminals. The base body defines a plurality of terminal grooves at a bottom surface thereof, for receiving the mated terminals. The terminal groove has two receiving recess at two opposite lateral surfaces thereof and a resisting hole at a top surface thereof. The mated terminal includes a buckling tab buckled with the resisting hole and two stopping slices restraining against the rear sides of the receiving recess.03-17-2011
20110104930LOCKING DEVICE AND HIGH VOLTAGE SHIELD CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME - The present invention provides a locking device and a high voltage shield connector having the same. The locking device of the present invention preferably includes a mounting hole configured to penetrate the circumferential surface of a female housing, a support member configured to be supported on an edge of the mounting hole, a restraining member extending to a lower portion of the support member and projecting to the inside of the female housing, and a locker formed on a male housing to restrain the restraining member to be connected to the female housing.05-05-2011
20110104929Connector - A connector includes a female connector for accommodating a cylindrical and deformable female terminal provided at an end of a cable, a male connector for accommodating a male terminal configured to be inserted into the female terminal, a fastening member provided slidably around an outer periphery of the female terminal, and configured to tighten the female terminal to fasten the male terminal when inserted into the female terminal, and a slide mechanism for sliding the fastening member, which is provided in the female connector.05-05-2011
20120164867DIRECT MOUNT CONNECTOR TERMINAL AND DIRECT MOUNT CONNECTOR - The present invention is to provide a direct mount connector terminal and a direct mount connector for improving reliability of connection thereof. The direct mount connector terminal is locked to a connector housing with a lance of the connector housing. The direct mount connector terminal includes an electrical connection portion extending toward a connection direction of a mating terminal, a bent portion connected to and bent with respect to the electrical connection portion, a parallel portion connected to the bent portion and parallel to the electrical connection portion, and a locking portion disposed on the parallel portion and to be locked to the lance of the connector housing.06-28-2012
20120164865CONNECTING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE FIRST CONNECTOR AND AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SECOND CONNECTOR - A connecting system for electrically connecting electronic devices includes an electrically conductive first connector, an electrically conductive second connector and a clip element. The first connector is insertable in the second connector. The first connector or the second connector has a first opening into which the clip element can be inserted. In the inserted state, the clip element generates a contact pressure due to which the first connector and the second connector are pressed against one another so that an electrical contact between the first connector and the second connector is safeguarded.06-28-2012
20120122333Switching Device And Method For Fastening A Cable In Such Switching Device - A switching device including a connection housing. The connection housing includes a mechanism for receiving a cable and clamping mechanism for clamping the cable, the cable including one or more strands. The connection housing further includes a space provided between a wall of the switching device and an end portion of the cable when inserted in the mechanism for reception, whereby the one or more strands of the end portion of the cable are arranged with a free end thereof having a larger dimension than the dimension of the one or more strands at the clamping means of the connection housing.05-17-2012
20120122332ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH CONTACTS EMBEDDED IN INNER BOTTOM OF MATING CAVITY - A connector assembly includes a receptacle and a plug. The receptacle includes a receptacle housing and a plurality of receptacle contacts received in the housing. The housing includes a mating cavity and a mating face defined on an inner bottom of the mating cavity. Each receptacle contact includes a plate contacting section embedded on the mating face. The plug includes a plug housing inserted in the mating cavity of the receptacle and a plurality of plug contacts received in the plug housing. The housing includes a mating face confronting with mating face of the receptacle. Each plug contact includes an elastic contacting section projecting beyond the mating face of the plug to touch with the receptacle contact.05-17-2012
20120164866Connector Member - A connector member that is improved in durability and reliability by preventing fracture of hinges of a retainer and can be smoothly mated with a mating connector. The connector member having a lance housing. a connector housing, and the retainer. The lance housing includes a plurality of terminal receiving slots, a recess disposed at a rear of the plurality of terminal receiving slots and in a portion of the lance housing near a rear surface thereof, and a pair of guide walls positioned opposite each other along a top surface of the lance housing. The connector housing includes a housing recess opening at one side for housing the lance housing. The retainer is fitted into the recess of the lance housing and swingably connected to the lance housing by a hinge.06-28-2012
20090130889LED SOCKET - An LED electrical connector is attachable to a display panel or surface. The LED connector includes a housing having a base, a backplate, and a contact arrangement. The base and backplate form a housing for the contact arrangement and a channel for a cable. The base has a collar to receive an LED, with apertures for the LED contact legs. The contact arrangement includes a first contact having points, and a first terminal in common with the points. The first terminal engages the anode or cathode leg of the LED. A second contact has points and a second terminal interconnected to the points by a resistor. The second terminal configured to frictionally engage an anode or cathode leg. The first and the second contact points pierce insulation on the electrical cord to electrically engage the respective conductors of the cable, to energize the LED.05-21-2009
20110183539Automatic Connector - Disclosed herein are embodiments of a connector comprising a shell with a shell axis, a shell opening, a plurality of retaining structures, an inner shell surface, and an outer shell surface; the retaining structures are, at least in part, configured to retain a spring in a compressed state; a plurality of clamping members axially located within the shell between the spring and the shell opening; and a release that is generally coaxial with the shell opening and configured to release the compressed spring when a cable is inserted past the clamping members.07-28-2011
20130171858DETACHABLE LID - A method and apparatus for mounting a semiconductor is disclosed. First, the semiconductor is mounted into the bracket of a lid while the lid is detached from a frame. Once the semiconductor has been loaded into the lid/bracket assembly, the loaded lid is mounted onto the frame. The lid is then locked in place on the frame by rotating a locking lever into a closed locked position.07-04-2013
20120129378BATTERY CHARGER HAVING HANDLE THAT INCLUDES LIGHT SOURCE THAT EMITS LIGHT THROUGH APERTURE IN HANDLE CONNECTOR - An electric vehicle charge coupler for both mechanically and electrically coupling and decoupling a charger to a vehicle includes a handle. The handle includes a handle connector configured for manually coupling and decoupling the handle with an inlet connector disposed on the vehicle. The handle connector further defines an aperture. The handle also includes a light source configured for activation to emit light. When the light source is activated, light emits from the light source and passes through the aperture to illuminate an area directionally out from the aperture away from the handle connector.05-24-2012
20120315781CARD CONNECTOR WITH REAR LATCH - A card connector (12-13-2012
20120214328SADDLE CLAMP HAVING ELECTRICAL BONDING CHARACTER - A saddle clamp which incorporates internal electrical bonding elements adapted to maintain electrical contact with a clamped tube structure without transferring structural load between the tube and the electrical bonding components. The saddle clamp includes an inner tube contacting surface having at least one surface groove. At least one electrical contact element extends between portions of the inner tube contacting surface. The electrical contact element includes tube contact segment disposed in opposing relation to a portion of the surface groove. The electrical contact element is electrically connected to the mounting bracket to transmit electrical charge from the tube.08-23-2012
20120214327CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED LATCH ASSEMBLY - A connector utilizes a latching assembly that has a structure that connects horizontal movement of an actuator to vertical movement of a latching arm. A latching member is provided that grips the exterior of the connector and has a cantilevered latching arm that extends from the member over a mating portion for connection. In its simplest form the latching member includes a continuous retaining collar that fits over the exterior of the connector and exerts a clamping force on the connector so as to retain the latching member in place.08-23-2012
20120135628CONTACT DEVICE - A movable contact includes a contact base and a contact body upstanding from an end of the contact base. The holder includes a first holding portion constructed to hold the contact base such that the first holding portion is in contact with one surface of the contact base, the surface being opposite an other surface of the contact base from which the movable contact upstands, a second holding portion constructed to hold the contact base such that the second holding portion is in contact with the other surface of the contact base at a distal end of the contact base with reference to the contact body, and a disengagement-prevention portion provided at a proximal end of the contact base with reference to the contact body, on the one side of the contact base, and spaced away from the contact base, and constructed to prevent the movable contact from being detached from the holder.05-31-2012
20120135627SOCKET FOR ELECTRICAL PARTS - A socket for electrical parts which makes a locater plate fulfill the function satisfactory and enhance the operational feeling of the locater plate. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the lock members are fixed on the vertically movable locater plate. The top of the lock member is the first engaging potion formed so as to have a hook shape, and the bent double portion thereof is a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion regulates the downward movement of the locater plate at the bottom position. The second engaging portion which regulates the upward movement and releases the regulation of the upward movement by deforming elastically when a force larger than a predetermined value is applied.05-31-2012
20120135625CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR UNIT - A connector includes a contact and a shell. The shell includes a tubular shell body portion having a slit portion formed to extend over its entire region in a connector insertion direction, an insertion opening formed at one end of the shell body portion, a locking portion provided on the inner periphery side of the shell body portion, and a shell joining portion formed at a position more on the forward side of the connector insertion direction than a position of the locking portion and joining together opposed portions of the shell body portion divided by the slit portion.05-31-2012
20120135624Electrical Connector for an In-Body Multi-Contact Medical Electrode Device - An electrical connector for connecting a linear-array plural-contact tail of an in-body multi-contact medical electrode device. The connector includes an elongate body member defining an elongate void extending along the length of the body member. An array of electrical conductors are secured in the body member and project into the elongate void to facilitate electrical connection of the contacts on the tail when the plural-contact tail is in the elongate void. A cylindrical carrier member is rotatably contained in the elongate void, the carrier member itself forms a tail-receiving subvoid.05-31-2012
20120214326CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY ADAPTED FOR POWER AND SIGNAL TRANSMITTING - A cable connector assembly (08-23-2012
20100178789Connector - There is provided a connector that allows easy engagement even when visual judgment is not possible and that has superior durability as well. In a connector for connecting a first connecting cable connected to one end of a socket and a second connecting cable connected to one end of a plug, through engagement between the socket and the plug, the socket includes a cutout portion formed by cutting away at least one portion from one opening of a cylinder along the peripheral direction thereof, the cutout portion having a V-shape at its deepest portion, a first guiding portion projecting from at least one portion of the opening along the peripheral direction, the first guiding portion having a substantial V-shape at its leading end, and a retaining portion to be retained to a lateral face of the cylinder at the time of engagement with the plug, thus retaining this engagement. The plug includes a second guiding portion engageable into the cutout portion and having a substantial V-shape at its leading end and a pawl portion to be retained to the retaining portion at the time of the engagement with the socket.07-15-2010
20120077365WIRE-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR AND WIRE CONNECTOR - A wire to board connector assembly includes mating first and second connectors. The board (second) connector is configured for surface mounting to a circuit board and contains a plurality of surface mount terminals with a pair of contact arms defining a mating slot therebetween. The other, mating (first) connector includes a plurality of box-style terminals that are supported and restrained in place within a first connector housing. Projections are dispose in the first connector housing and extend lengthwise along the direction of the terminals and provide support for the terminals. Locking members are formed as part of the first housing and reliably engage the second housing.03-29-2012
20120077364ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH ENGAGEMENT MECHANISM - A connector configured with a mechanism for rapid engagement with another electrical connector is provided. In one general embodiment, the electrical connector comprises a connector body, first and second engagement posts, and an engagement mechanism coupled to the engagement posts. Actuation of the engagement mechanism simultaneously actuates the first and second engagement posts.03-29-2012
20110207358CHARGING CONNECTOR, AND CHARGING CABLE UNIT - A charging connector and a charging cable unit that are capable of driving a load while being maintenance-free and simply constructed is provided. The charging cable unit includes: a charging cable that includes a signal line for sending a control signal, and an electric power line for sending electric power, and that is provided for connecting the vehicle and an electric power source when the vehicle is charged; and a charging connector connected to an end of the charging cable. The charging connector includes: an electric power terminal to which electric power is supplied from the electric power line; a signal terminal to which the control signal is transmitted from the signal line; and a lighting capable of being driven by the control signal from the signal line.08-25-2011
20100048054CONNECTOR - A terminal fitting (02-25-2010
20120178277ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED LOCKING MEMBER HAVING LATCH STRUCTURE THEREOF - An electrical connector assembly includes a first and second connector and locking members. The first connector defines a mating surface and two rows of first terminals along a lateral direction. Each row is arranged along a longitudinal direction. The first terminals include elastic contacting portions projecting beyond the mating surface. The second connector defines a receiving space to receive said first connector and includes two rows of second terminals. The locking members are formed in a same shape and each comprises a retention portion and a latch portion. The first and the second connectors define at least one receiving slot between two rows of passageways and extending in the longitudinal direction, the locking members are retained in the receiving slots respectively, the locking member located in the first connector is hid in the slot and the locking member located in the second connector projecting perpendicularly beyond the bottom surface.07-12-2012
20100009565Antenna Connector Assembly - Provided is an antenna connector assembly which eliminates adverse effects to a window glass when being fitted on a manufacture line, and is easily and surely attached and removed even in a small space. The antenna connector assembly for connecting an antenna element and a cable is composed of a plug section (01-14-2010
20100009564Connector Clamp - A connector clamp, for a hard drive having a first connector for mating with an external connector, having a top clamp and a bottom clamp. The top clamp includes a longitudinal section from which two arms extend, each arm including an integrally formed hole, and a bottom face, wherein a first gasket is attached to the bottom face and contacts the external connector when mated with the first connector. The bottom clamp includes an integrally formed first set of holes to receive a first set of screws for insertion into the hard drive, an integrally formed second set of holes to receive a second set of screws for insertion into the holes of the top clamp, and a top face, wherein a second gasket is attached to the top face and contacts the external connector when mated with the first connector.01-14-2010
20100291786INTERFACE BETWEEN CONNECTABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICES - A system for engaging devices having connectable electrical connectors includes a first device and a second device. The first device has a first electrical connector exposed at a first surface that is contoured to define one or more recesses, each of which has a lip. The second device has a second electrical connector exposed at a second surface that is contoured to define one or more gripping elements, each of which fits into one of the recesses to grip one of the lips when the first and second electrical connectors are connected together. The first device also has a movable element that can be positioned such that when the one or more gripping elements are in the one or more recesses and gripping the one or more lips, the movable element blocks the gripping elements from being moved out of the recesses or away from the lips.11-18-2010
20090305546ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector comprises an insulating housing, a pair of levers and a bracket. The insulating housing includes a receiving slot for receiving a chip. The bracket encircles the insulating housing, which includes several side walls and a empty portion surrounded by the side walls, on the side wall there defines a fasten portion. The lever is set beside two opposite side of the chip, which comprises a pintle portion, an operating portion and a main portion connecting the pintle portion and the operating portion, the pintle portion is received in the fasten portion of the bracket. Protruding towards inner side from the main portion there forms a press portion for retain the chip. The structure of the invention is simply, which economizes the cost of manufacture and is efficient for operating.12-10-2009
20090305545PROTECTION SYSTEM AND SOCKET THEREOF - A socket, comprising at least two insertion holes and a clasp device rotatably fastened on the socket. The clasp device comprises a clasp body, a cover, a bottom plate, and a connection body. The cover is positioned relative to the bottom plate, and the connection body is positioned between the cover and the bottom plate, wherein the cover, the bottom plate and the connection body define a receiving cavity.12-10-2009
20120225576CONNECTOR - Each housing (09-06-2012
20120225574CONNECTOR - A connector has a first housing (09-06-2012
20120083150ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector comprising a housing provided on one of opposite end portions thereof with an opening through which an FPC is inserted into the housing, a plurality of conductive contacts arranged on the housing for coming into contact with signal connecting terminals on the FPC inserted in the housing, and a shell member mounted on the housing and provided therein with a holding portion operative to hold the FPC inserted in the housing, a releasing portion operative to release the FPC from holding by the holding portion and a connecting portion for connecting the releasing portion with the holding portion, wherein the releasing portion extends from the shell member, the connecting portion extends to be bent from the releasing portion, and the holding portion extends to be bent from the connecting portion, so that a U-shaped portion is constituted in the shell member with the releasing portion, the connecting portion and the holding portion.04-05-2012
20120083149CONNECTOR - A connector housing (04-05-2012
20120225575ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A configuration in which a stand-alone plug connector is directly fitted to the wall of a product case, and in the fitting state of the stand-alone plug connector, the contact part of a contact comes in contact with the contact part of a wiring pattern conductive path exposed on the surface of a fit connecting hole, and the electrical connection of a signal transmitting medium can be performed in a simple configuration.09-06-2012
20120190229CONNECTOR - An opening (07-26-2012
20120231648CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH ROBUST LATCHING MEANS - A connector assembly (09-13-2012
20120231649CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR CONNECTING HARD DISK DRIVE - A cable connector assembly includes a first cable connector, a second cable connector, a locking member, and a retaining frame. The first cable connector includes a first base portion. The second cable connector includes a second base portion. The retaining frame includes a front wall. The front wall defines a mounting hole. The first base portion and the second base portion are received in the mounting hole with the second base portion contacted to the first base portion. The locking member is detachably mounted in the mounting hole at one side of the second base portion. When the locking member is slid to the second base portion and pressing on the second base portion, the second base portion presses on the first base portion. The first base portion and the second base portion are locked in the mounting hole.09-13-2012
20080299811Power inlets and power connectors - In one embodiment, the power inlet has three terminals disposed in co-planar parallel alignment in a cavity of a housing of limited height as well as an asymmetrically located projection for polarization purposes. The power connector has three female contacts disposed in co-planar parallel alignment in a housing for mating with the terminals in the power inlet as well as an asymmetrically disposed groove for receiving the projection of the power inlet. A latching device has resilient arms that slide into the interior of the power inlet housing and lock at the ends in openings in the sides of the power inlet housing.12-04-2008
20110039438HDMI Assembly and HDMI Port for the same - A high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) assembly for providing an electrical connection between two electronic devices includes an HDMI port and an HDMI plug. The HDMI port includes a first connection element and a pin portion. The HDMI plug includes a second connection element. The first connection element is pivotably disposed on the HDMI port and includes a hook, and the pin portion is connected to the HDMI port for providing connection between the HDMI port and one of the electronic devices. When the HDMI plug is connected to the HDMI port, the second connection element and the first connection element contact with each other and the hook hooks the HDMI plug.02-17-2011
20120264325HORIZONTALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR - A connector of horizontal construction includes at least a pair of first and second halves that are mated together along a common mating line. A plurality of mating blades are supported in a vertical arrangement within a mating portion of the connector. The connector includes two distinct fasteners for holding the housing halves together. A fastener can be provided as a horizontal attachment member that extends widthwise in the mating portion in a space between the circuit cards. A second fastener can be provided as an exterior retainer that engages at least part of the outer circumference, or perimeter of the connector.10-18-2012
20120264324Line Receptacle Device with Strain Relief - A line receptacle device comprising a first housing part, a second housing part, an entry channel for a line and a strain relief device that is configured to move from a first position into a second position, and if configured such that, in the first position the line can be introduced through the entry channel and in the second position the line can be clamped into the entry channel, in which case the strain relief device also has a locking device which, on transition from the first position into the second position, interacts with a retaining device disposed in the first housing part and the second housing part such that the housing parts are locked together.10-18-2012
20120264323BOARD CONNECTOR - A board connector (10-18-2012
20110039439ELECTRICAL CABLE CONNECTOR LATCH MECHANISM - An electrical cable connector has a latch mechanism wherein the moveable portion is part of the mating receptacle, and the mechanism for unlatching resides in the cable connector. A rocker part is located such that one end extends under the resilient latch member and the other end has a surface which is made to rotate about a pivot point by an externally actuated ramp. The rotation of the rocker lifts the resilient member from its seat and releases the connector latch. The actuating ramp is spring loaded to return to its resting position which is the latched position; it is attached to a loop designed to allow a finger pull action to initiate latch disengagement. Forces and friction resistance is managed such that reliable single-hand operation is achieved, with push to engage and pull to disengage.02-17-2011
20120270430CONNECTOR - A connector includes a housing, a cavity formed in the housing, a terminal to which a cable is connected and which is inserted into the cavity from a rear end side of the housing, and a nut held at a front end portion of the housing, wherein the terminal has a plate-like connection portion extended in an insertion direction to the cavity and an insertion hole formed in the connection portion, and the connection portion, which is inserted into the cavity and protruded from a front end portion of the housing, is bent and arranged along a front end surface of the housing, whereby the insertion hole is communicated with an internal thread of the nut.10-25-2012
20120322291ELECTRIC SOCKET AND BEARING BODY THEREFOR - The invention provides an electric socket and a bearing body therefor. The bearing body includes a housing for accommodating the electrically connecting terminal, having a plurality of sidewalls that are connected and a bottom; a baffled portion on one of the sidewalls; a rib provided on the sidewall and extending longitudinally from one side to the other side of the one of the sidewalls; and a plurality of conductive pins penetrating the bottom. When the electrically connecting terminal is fit into the housing, the baffled portion opposes against the fastener of the electrically connecting terminal, and the rib is located against an outer surface of the electrically connecting terminal, thereby preventing detachment of the electrically connecting terminal from the electric socket.12-20-2012
20120276768Sealed Connectors for Portable Electronic Devices - A portable electronic device may have a sealed connector secured within a device housing. The sealed connector may have a metal shell. A plastic contact housing may be insert molded within the shell. Conductive signal contacts may be laterally spaced in the contact housing. An elastomeric gasket may be assembled or compression molded onto the metal shell. Left and right metal brackets may be welded onto the metal shell to moisture-seal latch windows. A water-resistant sealing layer may be attached to the bottom plate of the metal shell to moisture-seal alignment rail windows. The sealed connector may be pressed against the device housing to place the gasket in a compressed state. The connector may be secured to the device housing by screwing down the metal brackets to a circuit board assembled within the housing while the gasket is in the compressed state.11-01-2012
20110212643CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED LATCH ASSEMBLY - A connector utilizes a latching assembly that has a structure that connects horizontal movement of an actuator to vertical movement of a latching arm. A latching member is provided that grips the exterior of the connector and has a cantilevered latching arm that extends from the member over a mating portion for connection. In its simplest form the latching member includes a continuous retaining collar that fits over the exterior of the connector and exerts a clamping force on the connector so as to retain the latching member in place.09-01-2011
20110237109Lever Type Electrical Connector - A lever type connector is mated with a mating connector by operating a rotatable lever with a mating portion being received in a receiving space of the mating connector. The lever type connector includes a slider having a cam groove and is moved by rotation of the lever. The mating connector further includes a cam pin positioned on a mating housing and inserted into the cam groove. A rib that constitutes a cam pin displacement restricting body is placed between a front cover that constitutes a part of a housing of the lever type connector 09-29-2011
20110237108LOCKING POWER CONNECTOR APPARATUS - The present invention relates to the field of electrical power connectors, and in particular power connectors that are used to connect a source of mains power to an item of electrical equipment. A locking panel socket (09-29-2011
20110237107CONNECTOR AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - The invention provides a connector including: a shield case having first and second slots; first and second bodies, inserted into the case and combined in an insertion direction; first and second contacts embedded in the first body at spaced intervals in a width direction; and third and fourth contacts embedded in the second body at spaced intervals in the width direction and at a different height from that of the first and second contacts. The first and third contacts are partly received in the first slot. The second and fourth contacts are partly received in the second slot. The case has a partition to partition an internal space thereof into the first and second slots, and a lock piece provided at a rear portion of the case. The first and second bodies are sandwiched between the partition and the lock piece.09-29-2011
20120322289CABLE CONNECTOR JOINT FASTENING STRUCTURE - A cable connector joint fastening structure includes a male connector, a female connector, and a fastener. The male connector includes a male terminal body with a male terminal joint, a freely rotating screw sleeve locked around the external periphery of the male terminal joint. The female connector includes a female terminal body with a female terminal joint, and an insert space formed in the female terminal joint for inserting the male terminal joint, and the screw sleeve is screwed and coupled to the female terminal joint. The fastener includes a pivot portion formed at an external side of the female connector, and a locking arm pivotally installed onto the pivot portion, extended towards the male terminal body, disposed across the screw sleeve, and locked to the male connector.12-20-2012
20120322290POWER SUPPLY UNIT WITH REPLACEABLE PLUG - The instant disclosure relates to a power supply unit that is compatible with different plug types and can be plugged to the power outlet at different directions. The power supply unit comprises a main body and a plug. The plug can be assembled to and connected electrically with the main body with ease. The power supply unit can be used more broadly in different regions and provide more options when plugging to the power outlet.12-20-2012
20120322292ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH ENHANCED LOCKING MECHANISM THEREON - An electrical connector assembly includes a receptacle connector and a plug connector. The receptacle connector includes a housing unit defining a mating cavity communicating with an exterior via an insertion opening at a front end thereof. A plurality of contact grooves are defined within the housing unit and extend along a front-to-rear direction. A plurality of contacts are arranged in the contact grooves in a side-by-side manner. A pair of elastic locking devices are disposed at opposite sides of the mating cavity and each has a pair of locking arms projecting into the mating cavity. The locking arms are formed within a common plane which is perpendicular to the front-to-rear direction. The plug connector is inserted into the mating cavity and clipped by the locking arms so as to realize a better retaining effect.12-20-2012
20120322288ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND TERMINAL THEREOF - An electrical connector includes an insulating body and a plurality of terminals assembled in the insulating body. The terminal has a fastening strip of which a bottom end is bent towards one side of the fastening strip and then protrudes rearward to form a soldering portion. A top end of the fastening strip is bent towards the other side of the fastening strip and then extends forward to form a first contact portion which has a front end thereof arched upward to project out of the insulating body for electrically connecting with one circuit. A second contact portion is formed at a substantial middle of a front edge of the fastening strip and further exposed outside the insulating body for electrically connecting with another circuit.12-20-2012
20100233897ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE DEVICE - An electrical connector assembly includes a first and a second connectors to be mated together, and a Connector Position Assurance (CPA) device installed on one of the first and second connectors. The CPA device is fixed to a pre-lock position when shipped together with said one of the connectors and before the first and second connectors are mated. At the pre-lock position, a locking lever on the second connector can be deformed so that primary locking members of the first and second connectors can be engaged. When the first and second connectors are mated, a rib formed on the first connector acts on a release member provided on the CPA device, to allow the CPA device to move to a final lock position at which, a secondary locking member restricts the movement of the primary locking member of the second connector to prevent the primary locking members from being disengaged.09-16-2010
20110287653CONNECTOR WITH LOCKING MECHANISM AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Connectors with locking mechanisms and associated systems and methods are disclosed herein. A connector in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include a connector body having an inner surface defining a first bore and a collet movably received in the first bore. The collet can have an inner surface defining a second bore that is configured to receive a mating second connector. The connector can further include a locking mechanism that is operably coupled to the connector body and has an open position and a closed position. The collet is configured to operably engage the second connector when the locking mechanism is in the closed position and release the second connector when the locking mechanism in the open position.11-24-2011
20110287652Adapter for Bushing Latch - An adapter for connecting a 600 ampere deadbreak bushing to a pull-on and pull-off deadbreak elbow used for normally non-current carrying applications. The adapter comprises a two part separable assembly having first and second ends. The first end is threaded to mate with a threaded opening in the deadbreak bushing and the second end is threaded to mate with a threaded opening in a lug of the deadbreak elbow. The two part separable assembly is coupled together with the first part of the assembly that is screwed into the deadbreak bushing and has a groove that snaps (latches) into a corresponding latching ring in a molded insert of the deadbreak elbow that surrounds the second part of the assembly screwed into the lug inside of the deadbreak elbow. Other latching mechanisms may be used to mechanically and electrically couple together the first and second parts of the adapter assembly.11-24-2011
20110287651ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a plastic base and at least one row of terminals. The plastic base has a connection slot. The at least one row of terminals are disposed in the plastic base. Each of the terminals is formed by bending a plate surface of a metal sheet, and has an elastic arm, a fixing portion and a pin. The fixing portion is fixed to the plastic base, the elastic arm has a connection point disposed in the connection slot, and the pin extends out of the base. A cut surface of the elastic arm forms the connection point, and the elastic arm elastically moves in a plate surface direction when the connection point is pressed.11-24-2011
20120329304RELEASABLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ADAPTOR AND ASSEMBLY - Disclosed is an electrical connector adaptor, an electrical assembly, and a process of connecting an electrical assembly. The electrical connector adaptor includes a housing, a mechanical latch positioned on the housing, terminals arranged and disposed within the housing, and a terminal retention device configured to retain the terminals within the housing. The mechanical latch is configured to releasably secure the housing to a first electrical connector. The electrical connector adaptor permits electrical connection between the first electrical connector and a second electrical connector, the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector being otherwise incompatible.12-27-2012
20100203754CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH LATCHING MECHANISM - A cable assembly (08-12-2010
20120100743ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF - It is made possible with a simple configuration to electromagnetically shield connection leg portions disposed below a signal transmission medium immediately when both connectors are fitted to each other. A connector main body portion are preliminarily provided with a terminal portion of the signal transmission medium and a transmission-medium-side shield cover that extends from between the another connector (second connector) and the connection leg portions on a transmission-medium side, and the connection leg portions on the transmission-medium side disposed below the signal transmission medium (thin coaxial cables) is covered from above with the transmission-medium-side shield cover when both the connectors are fitted to each other, so that electromagnetic interference (EMI) is successfully prevented from occurring.04-26-2012
20120100742ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A signal transmission medium inserted in a connector main body portion, which can be held and released successfully with a simple configuration, is disclosed. A distal end portion of an elastically-displaceable cantilever-shaped locking arm member formed so as to be integral with a board connection leg portion (holddown) is provided with a locking portion engaged with a portion of the signal transmission medium inserted in the connector main body portion to hold the inserted state. The held state of the signal transmission medium is maintained by elastic action of the locking arm member extending in a relatively-elongated shape from a swinging fulcrum. Simultaneously, an unlocking-action force on the locking portion can be reduced, and an unlocking-operation force is stably received by the board connection leg portion (holddown) fixed to a printed circuit board so that improvement in strength is achieved.04-26-2012
20120135626SELF POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING CONNECTOR LOCKING SYSTEM - A self powered electric vehicle charging connector locking system for locking and unlocking a charging connector of an electric vehicle charging cord includes an electric vehicle charging station and an electric vehicle charging connector locking holster. The charging station includes an electricity control device to energize and de-energize the charging cord to control a supply of electricity available to flow through the charging cord. Current does not flow through the charging cord when it is de-energized and some amount of current is capable of flowing through the charging cord when it is energized. The locking holster includes a charging connector locking holster inlet to receive the charging connector of the charging cord and a locking unit to lock the charging connector in the locking holster when it is inserted into the locking holster inlet and unlock the charging connector from the locking holster responsive to the charging cord becoming energized.05-31-2012
20130012052PLUGGABLE MODULE FOR ENGAGING WITH A CAGE MOUNTED ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - A pluggable module includes a base, a cover assembled with the base to form a housing and a latching mechanism at least partially disposed within the housing. The latching mechanism includes an actuating portion and a single sliding portion which is connected with the actuating portion and disposed within the housing, the single sliding portion including a flat board and two sliding legs respectively extending from two opposite sides of the flat board, each sliding leg having a latching protrusion formed thereon and exposed outside the housing for latching with and detaching from the cage. The present invention uses a single sliding portion to replace two sliding arms thereby simplifying the manufacturing and assembling process, in turn, reducing the manufacturing and assembling cost.01-10-2013
20130012051SERVICE DISCONNECT ASSEMBLY - A service disconnect assembly for a battery assembly includes a receiver configured to hold terminals of a power circuit of the battery assembly and a service disconnect removably coupled to the receiver. The service disconnect has a hub rotatably coupled to the receiver that holds a terminal interconnect configured to electrically connect the terminals together. The service disconnect is removable from the receiver to disconnect the terminals from one another. Rotating the hub in a first direction drives the terminal interconnect into engagement with the terminals and rotating the hub in a second direction opposite to the first direction releases the terminal interconnect from the terminals.01-10-2013
20100130050CONNECTOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE, A CONNECTOR, A GROMENT AND MOUNTING METHOD - Connection resistance (Rc) resulting from the resilient deformation of a lock arm (05-27-2010
20120149230SOLDERLESS CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly is provided for communicating electrical signals between a pin connector having a plurality of connector pins and a remote location. The assembly comprises a connector defining a connector top surface and a plurality of pins extending therethrough, the pins each defining a pin contact surface extending above the connector top surface less than 0.1 inches. A collar is engaged about the connector body, the collar having an upper surface substantially coplanar with the connector top surface. A flexible cable has a plurality of electrical connectors extending therethrough, the cable defining a plurality of cable contact pads being in electrical communication with the flexible cable conductors. A retaining member is engageable to the collar for urging the flexible cable contact pads into electrical communication with the pin contact surfaces.06-14-2012
20130017703Releasable Connector System - The preferred embodiments described herein provide a releasable connector system. In one preferred embodiment, a connector plug contains a conical element with a recessed groove. A jack contains features that allow mating with the conical shaped plug. Electrical contacts are embedded within the plug. The jack portion contains spring loaded contacts that are self-centered by the conical shape. The conical shape eases the ability to mate the plug and jack compared to a standard plug with a cylindrical jack. With this preferred embodiment, contact is made in any axial rotation. A lateral force to the jack or cord will dislodge the jack, reducing the likelihood of tripping over a cord, causing a fall, or damaging equipment.01-17-2013
20130017704PROCESSOR LOADING SYSTEM - A component loading system includes a board having a socket. A first base member is secured to the board through a plurality of first heat dissipater coupling posts. A first securing member is moveably coupled to the first base member. A second base member is secured to the board through a plurality of second heat dissipater coupling posts. A second securing member is moveably coupled to the second base member. A loading member is moveably coupled to the first base member. A heat dissipater is operable to be coupled to the plurality of first heat dissipater coupling posts and the plurality of second heat dissipater coupling posts. The loading member is operable to be secured to the board by moving the first securing member into engagement with the second base member and moving the second securing member into engagement with the first base member.01-17-2013
20130017702ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING CARD EDGE CONNECTORAANM KAMIYA; TakashiAACI Anjyo-cityAACO JPAAGP KAMIYA; Takashi Anjyo-city JPAANM Iida; TakuAACI Nagoya-cityAACO JPAAGP Iida; Taku Nagoya-city JPAANM Watanabe; YujiAACI Nagoya-cityAACO JPAAGP Watanabe; Yuji Nagoya-city JP - In an electronic device, a slider is disposed in an insertion opening of a housing of a card edge connector. The slider is movable with an insertion operation of a circuit board into the insertion opening from an initial position before the circuit board is inserted to an insertion completed position where the insertion operation of the circuit board is completed by being pushed by the circuit board. When the slider is at the initial position, terminal projections are supported on a support surface of the slider in a resiliently deformed condition so that contacts are separated from an electrode-formed surface of the circuit board. When the slider is at the insertion completed position, the terminal projections are completely separated from the slider and in a state of applying a spring back force of resilient deformation to the circuit board through the contacts.01-17-2013
20130023144ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - An electrical connector assembly includes a male connector and a female connector connectable to the male connector. The male connector includes a male insulating housing and a number of first terminals assembled in the male insulating housing. a protrusion extends up from the top surface of the male insulating housing. The protrusion forms an ejecting surface at a rear side of the protrusion. The female connector includes a female insulating housing and a number of second terminals assembled to the female insulating housing for connecting with the first terminals. a fastening hole is defined in the top surface of the female insulating housing to hold the protrusion therein. The ejecting surface of the protrusion of the male connector is substantially arc-shaped or inclined.01-24-2013
20080227325Electrical plug-and-socket connector - An electrical plug-and-socket connector includes a housing having chambers for receiving contacts. Latches of the chambers hold contacts inserted in the chambers. The housing has first and second openings with pairs of the first and second openings respectively leading into the chambers. A flap attached to the housing is pivotable to either open away from the housing or close against the housing. The flap includes first projections which extend through the first openings into the chambers when the flap is closed to lock contacts held in the chambers. The flap includes second projections which extend through the second openings into the chambers when the flap is closed and when the contacts held in the chambers are positioned correctly in the chambers to engage the contacts and thereby reinforce the locking of the contacts held in the chambers.09-18-2008
20130171857Electrical Connector - The invention relates to an electrical connector having a first contact housing, a second contact housing, and a lock housing. The first contact housing includes a housing protrusion disposed on a rear end portion thereof, and the second contact housing is positioned over the first contact housing. The lock housing includes a base portion positioned across the second contact housing and a deformable lock arm extending from the base portion toward the first contact housing. The deformable lock arm includes an engaging protrusion facing the first contact housing and is deformable by the first contact housing when not engaged with the housing protrusion.07-04-2013
20130171856ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes an elongated insulating housing defining a number of passageways and power terminals received in corresponding passageways. The passageways are arranged side by side along a longitudinal direction of the insulating housing. Each power terminal has a first terminal and a second terminal oppositely arranged beside the first terminal. The first terminal has a first contacting portion, a first fixing portion extending towards the second terminal, and a first connecting portion connecting the first contacting portion and the first fixing portion. The second terminal has a second contacting portion oppositely arranged beside the first contacting portion of the first terminal. A curved intermediate region is formed between the first connecting portion and the first contacting portion of the first terminal. A width of the first fixing portion is larger than a distance between the first contacting portion and the second contacting portion.07-04-2013
20120252253POWER CONNECTOR - A power connector, adapted for electrically connecting a cable with a complementary connector, includes an insulative housing defining a number of passageways and a number of power contacts received in corresponding passageway. Each contact has a base section, a first contact section and a second contact section. The base section includes a bottom wall and a first side wall and a second side wall extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall. The first contact section includes a first contact arm and a second contact arm parallel to the first contact arm. The second contact section includes a third contact arm and a fourth contact arm parallel to the third contact arm.10-04-2012
20110269327MODULAR CONNECTOR SYSTEM - The present invention provides a modular connector system for, in some embodiments, interconnecting circuit boards. In some embodiments, the modular connector system includes a header assembly for blind mating with an adapter assembly.11-03-2011
20130115798RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR - A receptacle connector includes an insulating housing defining a receiving chamber having a front opened freely, and positioning fillisters each longitudinally opened in a bottom wall of the receiving chamber. Two fastening fillisters are oppositely concaved into two opposite inner sides of the positioning fillister. A plurality of electrical terminals each has a base arm disposed in the positioning fillister and a contact arm extending upward from a front end of the base arm and inclined rearward at an acute angle with respect to the base arm. The contact arm stretches into the receiving chamber. The front end of the base arm has two opposite side edges protruded outward to form two fastening ears stabbed in fronts of the fastening fillisters to avoid the front end of the base arm curling upward and rearward when a plug connector is inserted into the receiving chamber.05-09-2013
20130095684ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A power connector mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB), includes an insulating housing, a number of power contacts received in the housing and a pair of spacers attached to the insulating housing. The insulating housing extends along a transversal direction and defines a number of passageways extending therethrough along a front-to-back direction. The insulating housing has a front wall, an opposite rear wall, a pair of side walls and a bottom wall with the passageway extending through the front wall and the rear wall. The spacer is assembled to the pairs of power contacts with locking members thereon for holding the power contacts in positions with respect to the insulating housing.04-18-2013
20130102180CONNECTOR - A connector includes a terminal, a connector housing to which the terminal is inserted, and a lance provided inside the connector housing. When the terminal is inserted, the lance comes into sliding contact with the terminal, thereby being bent, and a locking portion of the lance returned by elasticity is engaged with an engaging portion of the terminal, whereby the terminal is prevented from falling out toward the rear side. At a lateral side portion of the lance, a protruding piece is provided, and at a side edge in the width direction of a peripheral wall of a box portion of the terminal, a rib is provided. When the terminal is inserted, before the peripheral wall of the box portion comes into sliding contact with the engaging portion of the lance, the rib comes into sliding contact with the protruding piece, thereby bending the lance.04-25-2013
20130130532DOCKING STATION FOR CONNECTOR FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION - A docking station for stowing an electrical connector adapted to connect a power source to a re-chargeable battery in a vehicle powered at least partially by the battery. The connector has a first end connected to a power cable for coupling the connector to the power source, and a second end that includes multiple first electrical terminals adapted to engage mating second electrical terminals in a receptacle. The second end also includes a protruding latching element adapted to engage a cooperating latching element in a receptacle for latching the connector to the receptacle. A stowing receptacle adapted to receive the second end of the connector when the connector is not in use includes an elongated recess adapted to receive the protruding latching element when the protruding latching element is located anywhere along the length of the elongated recess.05-23-2013
20130130533WIRING CONNECTION ASSEMBLY FOR MALE AND FEMALE WIRING CONNETORS - Disclosed are a male wiring connector, a female wiring connector for use with the male wiring connector, and a wiring connector assembly composed of the male wiring connector and the female wiring connector. The male wiring connector includes a main body and two engaging levers. The main body includes wiring terminals and is bilaterally provided with grooved extension seats that extend rearward of, and beyond the rear end of, the main body. Each engaging lever has a first end inserted in the corresponding grooved extension seat and a second end extending forward of and spaced from the main body. Each engaging lever also has an engaging hook between the first and second ends. The male wiring connector can be conveniently connected with and disconnected from the female wiring connector to increase wiring efficiency.05-23-2013
20130130534CONNECTOR - A connector is configured such that parts of the connector bodies will be placed in openings of a substrate and that other parts of the connector bodies, i.e., parts placed on the substrate, will be equal in a height dimension to LEDs placed on the substrate. This makes it possible to reduce the overall thickness of the substrate including the connector bodies. Consequently, the substrate with the connectors mounted thereon can be installed without being restricted by substrate installation space even in a small device, which has a small substrate installation space in a thickness direction of the substrate.05-23-2013
20130203279LOCKING DEVICE FOR A PLUG-IN CONNECTOR HOUSING - The invention concerns a locking device for a multi-part plug connector housing (08-08-2013
20110256749Press-Fit Connections for Electronic Modules - A press-fit connecting element for being pressed into a first contact opening in a first connection element and into a second contact opening in a second connection element is provided. The press-fit connecting element includes an elongated base body configured to be guided through the second contact opening in the second connection element to the first contact opening in the first connection element. The press-fit connecting element further includes a first press-fit zone configured to contact-connect the first contact opening in a force-fitting manner and a second press-fit zone which is at a distance from the first press-fit zone in a longitudinal direction and configured to contact-connect the second contact opening in a force-fitting manner.10-20-2011
20110275234Clearance compensation unit - The invention relates to a clearance compensation unit for a plug connection, in particular an electrical RJ plug connection, comprising a plug connector and a counter connector, the clearance compensation unit comprising a clearance compensation spring which has at least two spring portions in such a way that clearance between the plug connector and the counter connector can be compensated in at least two dimensions by means of the spring portions, it being possible to push the plug connector against another spring portion of the clearance compensation spring or against a limit stop of the counter connector. The invention further relates to a plug connector; a counter connector; in particular a plug, a built-in plug, a coupling or a socket; a housing therefor; or a support collar; preferably for an electrical RJ plug connection, comprising a clearance compensation unit according to the invention.11-10-2011
20120015541SELF-SECURING POWER CORD - An alternating current (AC) power cord retainer is configured to be incorporated into or connected to a power cord, instead of the electronic device to which the cord may be connected. The power cord retainer is configured to be received within and engage the same receptacle within which the plug of the power cord is received.01-19-2012
20100317217CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH LATCHING MEMBER - A cable assembly (12-16-2010
20100317216Multiple Function RJ Connector with Split Internal Housing Opening Cavity - A multi-purpose modular RJ connector includes a female receptacle having an opening in which a printed circuit board having contact pads on opposite surfaces thereof is positioned. A male plug has a cavity operative for receiving the printed circuit board therein when the male plug is inserted in the opening of the female receptacle. The male plug includes contact pins on opposite sides of the cavity for contacting the contact pads disposed on opposite surfaces of the printed circuit board when the male plug is inserted into the opening of the female receptacle.12-16-2010
20130157495SAFETY SOCKET - A safety socket of the present invention is adapted for receiving a plug and further alternatively locking the plug. Specifically, an operation portion adapted for a user to switch moves substantially parallely to a front plate of the safety socket so that the operation portion is adapted for being switched between locking state and unlocking state.06-20-2013
20130122731TERMINAL PAIR - A terminal pair 05-16-2013
20110306227CONNECTOR - There is disclosed a connector, such as a wet-mateable connector, comprising first and second components having first and second contacts respectively and arranged to be coupled together such that the first and second contacts make a connection. The connector comprises a shuttle associated with the first component and moveable between at least a decoupled position in which the shuttle protects the first contact and a coupled position in which the first contact is exposed. During coupling of the first and second components the shuttle is moved to the coupled position so as to expose the first contact such that it can make an electrical connection with the second contact. The connector also comprises a latch arranged to latch the second component to the shuttle such that upon decoupling of the first and second components, the shuttle is returned to the decoupled position.12-15-2011
20110312204CONNECTOR MODULE AND CONNECTOR - A connector module and a connector are provided. The connector module includes a first connecting unit and a second connecting unit. The first connecting unit is disposed at a motherboard. The first connecting unit includes a plurality of pins, a plurality of slots and a fastener. The pins are disposed in the slots correspondingly. A plane joint surface and a curved guiding surface are formed at the fastener. The second connecting unit includes a fastening hook. When the first connecting unit and the second connecting unit are connected, the connecting surface contacts the fastening hook.12-22-2011
20110312203Switch Pack Assembly for Cable Clusters of Network Switches and the Special Release Tool Assembly Thereof - A switch pack assembly for cable clusters of network switches includes a central framework and two covers arranged movably at two sides of the central framework. Several longitudinal parallel holding troughs are arranged on the central framework. The main body of the cover covers the holding troughs to form cavities. Open windows are arranged at positions on the cover corresponding to the front parts of at least one pair of cavities. A longitudinal sliding guide component and a pulling resisting component are arranged on the outside of the switch pack assembly and are designed to interact with a release tool. A shape of a front end of the release tool matches a shape of the switch pack assembly. At the front end of the tool are arranged unlocking pressure plates to interact with snap latches of plugs in the open windows. At the inside of the tool are arranged a longitudinal sliding positioning mechanism to interact with the sliding guide component and a pulling force-applying mechanism to interact with the pulling resisting component. With these structures, the operation of plugging and pulling cables as a whole is convenient and quick.12-22-2011
20130189870CONNECTOR - A connector of the invention includes first and second conducting parts and a coupling part. The coupling part couples ends of the first and second conducting parts to allow the first and second conducting parts to turn from a closed position, in which the first and second conducting parts sandwich therebetween a conductor having flexibility, to an open position, in which the first and second conducting parts release the conductor. At least one of the first and second conducting parts includes a locking projection. The locking projection is configured to swing in accordance with the turning of the one of the conducting parts and pass through the conductor. The locking projection is of a curved form conforming to a swing track of the locking projection.07-25-2013
20130196528CONNECTOR BLOCK WITH PARALLEL ELECTRICAL CONNECTION - An external connector block that can be positioned over multiple standard-sized power supply terminals that are secured to the housing of, e.g., a compressor is disclosed. The connector block includes an electrically conductive bridge connecting respective pins of the terminals in parallel. By connecting the terminals in parallel, the connector block increases the maximum allowable operating current of a terminal connection, while still utilizing standard-sized power terminal feed-throughs. As such, the connector block of the present disclosure may enable higher power rated applications without requiring a new power supply terminal design.08-01-2013
20130196529SIGNAL CABLE, CABLE CONNECTOR AND SIGNAL CABLE CONNECTING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A signal cable, a cable connector, and a signal cable connecting apparatus including the same facilitate connection of the signal cable to the cable connector. The signal cable includes a plurality of signal lines; a cable film which sheaths the plurality of signal lines; and a cable locking portion formed in the cable film, to releasably engage with a cable holder of a cable connector.08-01-2013
20120295467CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A male universal serial bus (USB) connector includes a connection terminal and a locking piece. The locking piece includes a mounting piece fixed to a top wall of the connection terminal, an operation piece, and a connecting piece connected between the operation piece and the mounting piece. A wedge extends on the mounting piece and can be engaged in a female USB connector to prevent the male USB connector from disengaging from the female USB connector.11-22-2012
20130095685MOTOR PROGRAMMING TOOL - A motor programming tool is disclosed for associating with a connection block of a motor and sending signals to a programmable controller of the motor, where the connection block includes a plurality of terminals coupled to the controller. The programming tool includes a tool body with an interface generally corresponding with the connection block of the motor, wiring operable to carry the signals, and a plurality of terminal connecting assemblies to associate with the motor terminals. The tool body includes a shiftable locking mechanism operable to selectively secure the tool body relative to the electrical connection block of the motor. The locking mechanism includes a pivotable latch moveable between an open position, wherein the connecting assemblies are freely moveable into and out of contact with the motor terminals, and a closed position, wherein at least a portion of the pivotable latch is in contact with the motor and the connecting assemblies are restricted from moving out of contact with the motor terminals.04-18-2013
20120088389CONNECTOR - A connector (04-12-2012
20120094521LOCKING AUDIO PLUG - An audio plug connector device comprising an audio plug body, a connector portion coupled to the audio plug body, and an expanding member extending from the audio plug body, wherein the expanding member radially expands from a first diameter to a second diameter to prevent disengagement from a receptacle is provided. Furthermore, an associated method of locking an audio plug into an audio jack is also provided.04-19-2012
20130210258Lockable Connector - A connection assembly is provided. The connection assembly includes a socket with connection pins, a plug with matching connection pins and a locker for locking the plug relative to the socket while the matching pins are engaged. The lock includes a bolt having a barrel provided with balls movable between a locking position projecting in relation to the barrel and a position retracted inside the barrel, and a rod for retaining the balls in the locking position. The locker also includes a shaft arranged in the plug or the socket for at least partially receiving the bolt and having a groove for receiving the balls in the locked and projecting position. The bolt further includes a spring for returning the rod toward the ball-retaining position, and the rod has a cam surface pushing the balls back into the locked position when the spring urges the rod towards the retaining position.08-15-2013
20130210259ELECTRICAL CLIP CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL CLIP CONNECTION AND ALSO READY-TO-USE ELECTRICAL CABLE - The invention relates to an electrical clip connector for an electrical connection of a cable (08-15-2013

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