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Having only push-pull-engaging contacts spaced along longitudinal axis of engagement (e.g., jack-type receptacle or plug)

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439 - Electrical connectors

439625000 - WITH INSULATION OTHER THAN CONDUCTOR SHEATH

439626000 - Plural-contact coupling part

439660000 - Plural-contact coupling part comprises receptacle or plug

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
439669000 Plug having cylindrical or annular contacts of substantially the same diameter (e.g., jack-type plug) 25
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20110201236Plug Assembly for Telecommunications Cable - A plug assembly includes a sleeve and a connector assembly. The sleeve includes a first axial end portion and a second axial end portion. The second axial end portion defines a plurality of channels. The connector assembly is engaged to the second axial end portion of the sleeve. The connector assembly includes a connector body, a plurality of contacts and a plug. The plurality of contacts is disposed in the connector body. Each of the plurality of contacts includes a first end and a second end. The first ends of the plurality of channels are disposed in the plurality of channels of the sleeve. The plug is engaged to the connector body. The plug includes a plurality of grooves through which the second ends of the plurality of contacts are accessible.08-18-2011
20130029535AUDIO JACK AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTAINING THE SAME - The present invention provides an audio jack and electronic apparatus containing the same. The audio jack includes a hollow insulated housing, wherein the insulated housing includes: a fixed portion and a rotating portion rotating relative to the fixed portion and on which at least two elastic terminals are arranged; and the at least two elastic terminals of the rotating portion being in contact with different pins of a printed circuit board of the audio jack respectively when the rotating portion is in a first position and rotates relative to the fixed portion to a second position. The audio jack and electronic apparatus containing the same of the present invention are applicable to the insertion of plugs of different specifications, increasing the range of application of the electronic apparatus on the premise of reducing the cost of the electronic apparatus.01-31-2013
20110195611WATERPROOF AUDIO JACK CONNECTOR - An audio jack connector (08-11-2011
20130045641ELECTRIC CIGAR LIGHTER, UNIVERSAL POWER SOCKET AND ACCESSORY PLUG - An electrical socket for powering an electrical/electronic accessory device having an electrical plug that is received in the socket, comprising: an electrically conductive socket well for slidably receiving the electrical plug of the electrical/electronic device; an electrical connector portion disposed distally on the socket well and comprising an insulator fastened to the socket well at a distal end thereof and having at least two electrical terminals for connecting to a vehicle electrical power source; a plurality of first electrical contacts disposed at a distal end of said socket well and extending radially and proximally from the center of said well and being electrically connected to a first of said electrical terminals of said electrical connector portion; a second of said electrical terminals of said electrical connector portion being electrically connected to said socket well; and said plurality of first electrical contacts being adapted to electrically slidably engage with an inner periphery of a hollow cylindrical electrical contact of said electrical plug.02-21-2013
20130078869D-SHAPED CONNECTOR - The present disclosure relates generally to connector plugs and jacks and in particular to an audio connector plug and jack that can be used in place of the a standard low profile plug and electronic devices using low profile plug receptacles. The connector plug has a reduced plug length and thickness, an intuitive insertion orientation and a smooth, consistent feel when inserted and extracted from its corresponding receptacle connector. A portion or all of the plug connector may include a flexible material that allows the connector to bend with respect to an insertion axis along which the plug connector is designed to be inserted into a corresponding receptacle connector. A corresponding connector jack may be configured to receive the reduced length and thickness connector plug.03-28-2013
20130040502CONNECTOR - A connector includes a first connector and a second connector configured to engage with the first connector to establish electrical connection, wherein the first connector includes a first contact terminal, and the second connector includes: a second contact terminal configured to come in contact with the first contact terminal; a switch part connected to the second contact terminal and including a fixed part and a movable part; and a movable member capable of pushing the movable part toward the fixed part, wherein the movable member is pushed by the first connector when the first connector engages with the second connector, and the movable member pushes the movable part toward the fixed part to bring the movable part in contact with the fixed part.02-14-2013
20090130912ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR MATING GUIDE - An electrical connector with at least two connector portions. A first connector portion and a second connector portion may each be mountable on a respective surface, such as a printed circuit board. The first and second connector portions may each include a housing. The housing of the first connector portion may include a bore and an adjacent pin. The housing of the second connector portion may also include a bore and an adjacent pin. The pin of the first connector portion may be received in the bore of the second connector portion, and the pin of the second connector portion may be received in the bore of the first connector portion, when the two connector portions are mated to one another. In one embodiment, the first and second connector portions may be substantially identical to one another.05-21-2009
20100093226MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY DEVICE AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY DEVICE ARRANGEMENT - The invention concerns a medical technology device for treatment of the human or animal body, comprising at least one electrical plug connector which is adapted to be connected to a complementary counterpart plug connector of a further medical technology device and which in an active position is arranged projecting upwardly at the top side of the device. To provide a medical technology device which can be used both as an individual device and also in conjunction with a second device as a device arrangement and which in that respect satisfies existing safety and aesthetic demands, it is provided in accordance with the invention that the plug connector is adapted to be movable from the active position into a passive position, wherein in the passive position the plug connector is removed from the top side of the device and the top side is closed in substantially fluid-tight relationship.04-15-2010
20130052881ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL SOCKET CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL PLUG AND SOCKET CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - In an electrical plug and socket connector assembly, each conducting terminal of each of the electrical plug connector and electrical socket connector defines two side panels spaced by a gap, a connection portion connected between one end of each of the two side panels, and two contact end portions respectively forwardly extended from respective opposite ends of the two side panels. Subject to the design of the connection portion, the contact end portions of each conducting terminal of the electrical plug connector can be kept in positive contact with the inner surfaces of the contact end portions and side panels of the mating conducting terminal of the mating electrical socket connector, lowering the impedance and temperature, smoothing conduction of power supply and assuring a high level of safety.02-28-2013
20110021084AUDIO PLUG WITH COSMETIC HARD SHELL - Apparatus, systems and methods for assembling an audio plug with a cosmetic hard shell are provided. A plug may be coupled to a cable. An inner member may be molded about an end portion of the plug and an end portion of the cable. A strain relief member may be molded about a portion of the cable such that the strain relief member is adjacent to and substantially flush with the inner member. The seam between the inner member and the strain relief member may be covered by coupling a hard, smooth outer shell over a portion of the inner member and a portion of the strain relief member. Each of the inner member, the strain relief member, and the outer shell may be formed by injection molding, be of a cylindrical shape, and be formed from the same or different materials.01-27-2011
20090047840Power connector with sealed inner base member - A power connector (02-19-2009
20090011655Backplane connector with improved pin header - A backplane electrical connector having a pin header that includes a one-piece housing supporting a plurality of columns of edge coupled differential signal pairs of contacts each separated by a ground contact. The pin header housing base is formed with a plurality of air passageways extending through the base, including an air passageway disposed between each signal contact in one column and an immediately adjacent signal contact in an adjacent column for electrically isolating the adjacent signal contacts from each other by an air dielectric medium. Core-outs which extend only partially through the housing base are provided between each signal contact and an adjacent ground contact in an adjacent column for further isolating differential signal pairs.01-08-2009
20090011654Jack with modular mounting sleeve - A housing for a coaxial jack including an opening for receiving the jack, the opening including a guide for preventing rotation of the jack within the opening. The housing also includes a stop to limit sliding of the jack within the opening and a flange extending from an outer surface. An outer face opposite the flange includes a ridge and a groove. A housing for coaxial jacks includes a pair of openings for receiving jacks. Each opening includes a guide to prevent rotation and a stop to limit sliding of the jack within the opening.01-08-2009
20130164992UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PLUG - A Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug includes a main body and a mating member. The main body includes a front side and a back side. The mating member extends from the front side of the main body. The mating member is adapted to insert into a USB port of an electronic device. The length of the main body is less than 3.16 millimeters and the total length of the main body and the mating member is less than 12.0 millimeters.06-27-2013
20110281473UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS INTERFACE - A universal serial bus (USB) interface includes a positive differential signal pin including first and second sections, a button mounted to the USB interface, and an elastic piece. The button includes a driving rod with a distal end resisting against the second section, a receiving room is defined below the second section to receive the elastic piece, so the second section is clamped between the elastic piece and the driving rod and is electrically connected to the first section. When the button is pressed, the driving rod of the button causes the second section to deform the elastic piece, so the second section moves away from the first section. When the button is released, the elastic piece is restored to return the first section to the second section, so the first and second sections are electrically connected again.11-17-2011
20110300764FEEDTHROUGH FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS12-08-2011
20110300763PLUG AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY USING SAME - The present invention relates to a plug. The plug includes a plug body, a fixing frame, and a number of elastic plates. The plug body is made of an insulating material. A number of gold fingers are disposed on the outer surface of the plug body. The fixing frame is made of a conductive material and sleeves the plug body. The elastic plates are disposed on inner sidewalls of the fixing frame and electrically connected to the fixing frame. Each elastic plate includes an apex. The present disclosure also relates to a connector assembly using the plug.12-08-2011
20110287669SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A TRIMLESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE PORT - This invention is directed to systems and methods for providing a port in an electronic device housing that is electrically isolated from a conductive portion of a connector inserted in the port without the use of a nonconductive trim in the port. In some embodiments, the connector may include a non-conductive flange or ring operative to contact the housing and the portions of the housing within the port. In some embodiments, a thin layer of non-conductive material may be applied to the portions of the housing within the port to prevent conductive portions of the connector from coming into contact with the housing (e.g., and grounding the conductive portion. This invention may be of particular interest when the conductive portion that may come into contact with the housing is not used to ground the connector.11-24-2011
20090286426Connector for the network device - A connector for the network device comprises a connecting body and a plurality of pins. The connecting body comprises a first side and a second side, and the pins comprise a first row of pins and a second row of pins, wherein the first row of pins are provided with the first side, and the second row of pins are provided with the second side, and further, both of which comprise a plurality of negative pins and positive pins, wherein the negative pins and positive pins are spread within the first row of pins and the second row of pins alternately and evenly. Each of negative pins and adjacent positive pins are combined to be a connecting port in turn with horizontal symmetry type, such that the interference between the connecting ports can be restrained efficiently, thereby, the transmission efficiency for the network device will be improved accordingly.11-19-2009
20090298348Contact terminal with contact engaging portion supported by reinforced spring arm - An audio jack for receiving a mating plug, comprises insulative housing defining a longitudinal plug-insertion hole therethrough and having a top wall, a bottom wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall and a rear wall; set of contacts assembled on the insulative housing and including a contact terminal 12-03-2009
20090149081Audio Jack connector and contact thereof with improved strong intensity contact portion - An audio jack connector includes an insulative housing and a conductive contact retained in the insulative housing. The insulative housing defines a plug receiving hole for receiving a mating plug and a mounting space located at one side of the plug receiving hole. The conductive contact has a stationary portion received in the mounting space, a spring arm forwardly extending from the stationary portion and a curly contact portion extending backwardly from the spring arm and protruding into the plug receiving hole. The curly contact portion includes opposite first and second ends in condition that the first end connects with the spring arm-and the second end abuts against an inner surface of the spring arm.06-11-2009
20090149080Audio jack connector - An audio jack connector in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention is provided. The audio jack connector at least comprises an insulative housing with at least a terminal contact, wherein the insulative housing defines an insert hole through which a plug inserted and contacted with the terminal contact. The terminal contact at least includes a base portion, a tail portion and an elastic portion. Wherein, the elastic portion includes a first cured portion extending from an upper edge of the base portion towards a center of the insert hole and a second cured portion extending slantly and sideward from a side edge of the first cured portion.06-11-2009
20100267286SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A TRIMLESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE PORT - This invention is directed to systems and methods for providing a port in an electronic device housing that is electrically isolated from a conductive portion of a connector inserted in the port without the use of a nonconductive trim in the port. In some embodiments, the connector may include a non-conductive flange or ring operative to contact the housing and the portions of the housing within the port. In some embodiments, a thin layer of non-conductive material may be applied to the portions of the housing within the port to prevent conductive portions of the connector from coming into contact with the housing (e.g., and grounding the conductive portion. This invention may be of particular interest when the conductive portion that may come into contact with the housing is not used to ground the connector.10-21-2010
20100081338CONTACT FOR POWER CONNECTOR, POWER CONNECTOR AND POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to a power connector. The power connector comprises a housing, and a plurality of contacts received in the housing, at least one of the contacts comprising a pair of opposite walls spaced apart at a predetermined distance, the walls having a front end respectively. According to the present invention, the contact further comprises a contact protection mechanism for protecting the contacts, wherein the contact protection mechanism bridges the front ends of the walls. The present invention also relates to a power connector assembly.04-01-2010
20130217271ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a first terminal and a second terminal. The second terminal is fixed at the first terminal and enclosed by the first terminal, in which the second terminal includes a tube-shaped structure, the tube-shaped structure has a clipping portion and two end-surfaces, the two end-surfaces lean against each other to form a seam. The inner diameter of the clipping portion is smaller than the inner diameters of other portions of the tube-shaped structure. When a third terminal of a coupling connector is inserted into the tube-shaped structure to make the tube-shaped structure elastically deformed, the two end-surfaces are separated from each other and the clipping portion clips the third terminal.08-22-2013
20090233491LOW-PROFILE CONNECTOR FOR A NEUROSTIMULATION LEAD - An implantable connector, implantable lead assemblies, and implantable lead assembly kits are provided. The connector comprises an electrically insulative receptacle having a port configured for receiving an electrical lead body portion that carries an electrical terminal, and an electrical spring clip contact mounted within the receptacle. The electrical contact includes a collar and opposing lever arms. The collar is configured for being placed between an expanded state for receiving the terminal therein when the lead body portion is received within the port, and a collapsed state to firmly engage the terminal. The opposing lever arms are configured for being displaced using a tool to correspondingly place the collar between the expanded state and the collapsed state. The implantable connector can be incorporated into a lead and used to receive another lead to form the lead assembly. A tool can be provided with the connector to provide the lead assembly kit.09-17-2009
20100099308PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PLUG-TYPE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION MODULE WITH PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PLUG-TYPE CONNECTOR - The invention relates to a printed circuit board plug-type connector (04-22-2010
20090280694Modular jack having a lead-in configuration for a complementary mating plug - An electrical connector includes an insulating housing having a top wall (11-12-2009
20090291598EARPHONE JACK ASSEMBLY AND A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE EARPHONE JACK ASSEMBLY - An earphone jack assembly (11-26-2009
20090291597METHOD AND APPARATUS TO COUPLE AN EXTERNAL DEVICE TO, AND POWER THE EXTERNAL DEVICE FROM, AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM - A plug to couple an external device to, and power the external device from, an information handling system includes first contacts conforming to a first industry standard. The first contacts include a first power contact adapted to conduct a first power signal from the information handling system to the external device. The plug also includes second contacts conforming to a second industry standard different from the first industry standard. The second contacts are designed to conduct no more than one second power signal from the information handling system to the external device. In a particular embodiment, the first contacts conform to a USB standard, and the second contacts conform to a non-USB standard.11-26-2009
20100093225EASY-TO-DISASSEMBLE COMBINATION-TYPE TERMINAL BLOCK - An easy-to-disassemble combination-type terminal block mainly includes: a plug having a receiving space and an outer end formed with a projection; and a base having an oblong shape corresponding to the plug and having a side formed with a mouth for mating with the projection, wherein the mouth has at least one side thereof provided with a continuous reinforcing rib having a predetermined thickness. When the projection of the plug is mated with the mouth of the base, a gap is formed between the projection and the reinforcing rib at a periphery of the mouth. A flat end of a force-applying tool, such as a screwdriver, can be inserted into the gap between the projection and the reinforcing rib at the periphery of the mouth, so that the plug can be separated from the base effortlessly and safely by rotating the flat end of the force-applying tool.04-15-2010
20090275243MECHANISM FOR CONSTRAINING THE MOVEMENT OF AN AUDIO JACK - A constraint mechanism for receiving an audio plug in an electronic device is provided. The constraint mechanism may include a conductive tube operative to receive the audio plug. In addition, the constraint mechanism may include several features operative to engage corresponding features of the electronic device to prevent the constraint mechanism from moving in any direction (e.g., which could cause damage in the electronic device if the audio jack was forced to move by an impact on the audio plug). For example, the constraint mechanism may include a center wall to prevent yawing, and rear tabs to prevent pitching. As another example, the constraint mechanism may include a side plate operative to be coupled to the electronic device to prevent rolling. In some embodiments, the constraint mechanism may include an asymmetrical tube entrance for ensuring the proper alignment of the constraint mechanism with an electronic device opening. The tube may include a conductive dimple extending through an aperture of the tube, where the aperture is substantially the same size and shape as the conductive dimple.11-05-2009
20080268716Connector usable with multiple layered connections and method of use thereof - Various connectors are provided that allow establishment of one or more connections in minimal space. Numerous pins of typical radial pin related art connectors are replaced with longitudinally extending connector portions that are able to matingly engage a receiving connector portion. The connectors ease the initial manufacture of parts in which they are used, and allows the part to be more easily maintained, lighten the wiring system or harnessing system for the final product in which the part is incorporated over conventional connectors, and typically permit the harness and wiring system for the product to fit within an allotted envelope for size, weight, and other limitations.10-30-2008
20080280499Jack - A jack having enhanced reliability and strength against torsional forces is provided. The jack including a plug inlet for receiving a plug having at least one electrode formed thereon for electrical signals, comprises an elongated spring having a free end part with a pressing portion capable of pressing a side surface of the inserted plug, and a proximal end part fixed to the jack. The jack further comprises a retaining portion capable of contacting a first contact portion and a second contact portion arranged at opposite sides thereof along a direction of inserting the plug when the plug is inserted into the jack.11-13-2008
20090017694Electrical disconnect with push-in connectors - A wire connector has an enclosure including a housing and a cap and one or more contacts supported in the enclosure. The contacts each have outer ends opposite wire ports in the cap to receive a stripped end of a wire in a push-in engagement. One set of contacts has a male blade and the other set of contacts has a female socket at the inner or forward ends thereof. The housings are arranged so that two housings are releasably engagable with one another. When two housings are engaged the male contacts electrically engages the female contacts of the other housing. The female contacts include a sacrificial tine that is always first to make and last to break engagement with the male contact so that any degradation due to arcing always occurs at the sacrificial tine.01-15-2009
20080305691ELECTRIC POWER CONNECTOR - In an electric power connector comprised of a plug module and a socket module, a male metal terminals of the plug module and a female metal terminals of the socket module are respectively made out of a respective solid metal plate member through a continuous stamping process, and each male metal terminal has a base and two contact prongs bilaterally extended from one side of the base at different elevations, therefore the electric power connector eliminates electron ionization or thermal stress in the metal terminals, ensuring high stability and reliability of metal terminals in power transmission. Further, the two contact prongs of each male metal terminal are bilaterally extended from one side of the base thereof at different elevations so that when one contact prongs is deformed or curved accidentally by an external force, the other contact prong is still kept in positive contact with the associating contact prong of the matching female metal terminal to ensure the stability and reliability of the electrical connection between the male metal terminals and the female metal terminals.12-11-2008
20080233805Electrical connector - An electrical connector includes an insulative housing (09-25-2008
20090004925Electrical connector with improved contact facilitating low insertion force - An electrical connector (01-01-2009
20100248553CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A LATCH - A connector assembly includes a receptacle connector including a receptacle connector housing having an interior cavity. The receptacle connector includes a latch element extending within the interior cavity of the receptacle housing. The receptacle housing holds a receptacle connector contact. The connector assembly also includes a plug connector having a plug connector housing engaged with the receptacle connector housing. The plug connector housing holds a plug connector contact. The plug connector contact is engaged with the receptacle connector contact. The plug connector includes a latch arm extending outwardly from the plug connector housing. The latch arm includes a latch member received within the interior cavity of the receptacle connector housing. The latch member is engaged with the latch element of the receptacle connector entirely within the interior cavity of the receptacle connector housing.09-30-2010
20090298347Audio jack connector - An audio jack connector suits to selectively engaging with either a first multi-pole plug or a second multi-pole plug having more poles than the first multi-pole plug, each of the multi-pole plugs has a plurality of poles insulated with each other by insulating rings arranged therebetween. The audio jack connector includes an insulating housing having a chamber extending inward from a front thereof, and terminal groups. A plurality of grooves are defined in the insulating housing and connect to the chamber. The terminal groups are disposed in the corresponding grooves and project into the chamber, when either of the first and the second multi-pole plugs is respectively inserted into the chamber, the terminal groups are against the multi-pole plug, wherein at least one of the terminal groups is against one of the insulating rings of the first multi-pole plug.12-03-2009
20100003860ASSEMBLY FOR PERMITTING POWER-OVER-INTERNET CONNECTION - An assembly for permitting “Power-over-Ethernet” (PoE) connection between a PoE control device and a component of a cabling network, the assembly comprising: a network connection device comprising a plurality of cable terminations each operatively connectable to a respective data cable for the transmission of data, each cable termination being operatively connected to a socket; and a PoE plug jack device directly connectable to a PoE control device or PoE power source, such that, when directly connected to the PoE control device or PoE power source, the PoE plug jack device receives power and/or power signals in dependence of the output of the PoE control device when connected to the PoE control device or PoE power source, the PoE plug jack device being engageable with a respective socket, and thereby operatively connectable to a said data cable via a data transmission path forming part of the network connection device.01-07-2010
20090081906SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A TRIMLESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE PORT - This invention is directed to systems and methods for providing a port in an electronic device housing that is electrically isolated from a conductive portion of a connector inserted in the port without the use of a nonconductive trim in the port. In some embodiments, the connector may include a non-conductive flange or ring operative to contact the housing and the portions of the housing within the port. In some embodiments, a thin layer of non-conductive material may be applied to the portions of the housing within the port to prevent conductive portions of the connector from coming into contact with the housing (e.g., and grounding the conductive portion. This invention may be of particular interest when the conductive portion that may come into contact with the housing is not used to ground the connector.03-26-2009
20090209137POWER SOCKET AND METAL PIN THEREOF AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE METAL PIN - The present invention relates to a power socket, comprises: at least two metal pins respectively and integratedly formed by punching and bending a solid round-column shaped metal wire, so one end of each of the metal pins is defined as a solid round-column shaped contact section, and the other end of each of the metal pins is defined as a flat terminal section, and the top end of each of the contact sections is provided with an arc-shaped head section; and an insulating seat member which is a solid member formed via an operation of plastic injecting formation, the insulating seat member is served to cover and retained the at least two metal pins, so a connecting hole is formed on one surface of the seat member for accommodating and positioning the at least two round-column shaped contact sections, the other surface of the seat member is served to let the at least two flat terminal sections expose outside. The present invention further provides a metal pin used in a power socket and manufacturing method of the metal pin.08-20-2009
20090117785EXTENSION TO ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED CABLE TERMINATION - An electrical connector (05-07-2009
20090253308Electrical connector with improved contacts - An electrical connector (10-08-2009
20090258544ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector for electrically coupling a plurality of electric contacts of a plug to electrically conductive conductors of an electric data cable, the connector having a first part including a socket shaped to at least partially receive the plug; a second part having a plurality of insulation displacement contact slots; a plurality of electrically conductive contacts extending between the socket and respective ones of said slots; and a bayonet connection for securing the connector at a connection site.10-15-2009
20090124135Electrical connector having a led device thereon - An electrical connector includes an insulating housing (05-14-2009
20100190382Hybrid connector jack for an electronic device - A hybrid connector jack assembly for use in association with an electronic device comprising an audio jack component and a coaxial connector jack component. The audio jack component is coupled to an electronic circuit and has a proximal end and a distal end, an elongated opening extends from the proximal end to the distal end. It is structurally configured to receive a male audio connector. The coaxial connector jack component positioned at the distal end of the audio jack component and accessible through the elongated opening of the audio jack component. This allows for the insertion of a coaxial cable through the audio jack component and into operative engagement with the coaxial connector jack component.07-29-2010
20080214057Modular jack assembly having improved connecting terminal - A modular jack assembly for being mounted on a mother board (09-04-2008
20110059657LOW PROFILE PLUG RECEPTACLE - A low profile receptacle plug receptacle is disclosed. The low profile plug receptacle which may have a housing with a partially circular opening that is configured in one embodiment to receive a cylindrical plug. The low profile receptacle plug receptacle may have a second opening which has a width smaller than the diameter of the cylindrical plug. A portion of the cylindrical plug may extend past the second opening when inserted into the housing. The low profile receptacle plug receptacle may part of an electronic device.03-10-2011
20100240263AUDIO SIGNAL SWITCHER - An audio signal switcher includes a jack switcher and a plug switcher. The jack switcher includes an audio jack and a first USB port. The first USB port includes a first data pin, a second data pin, a power pin, and a ground pin. The audio jack includes a left track segment, a right track segment, and a ground segment, which are isolated coupled to at least three pins of the first USB port. The plug switcher includes an audio plug and a second USB port. The audio plug includes a left track segment and a right track segment which are coupled to a first data pin and a second data pin of the second USB port, respectively. The plug also includes a ground segment divided into a left ground ring and a right ground ring which are connected together to couple to a ground pin of the USB port.09-23-2010
20100216349SELF-ALIGNING CONTACT ASSEMBLY - A contact assembly includes a bifurcated contact and a mating contact. The bifurcated contact is elongated along a longitudinal axis with contact tips protruding from a common end of the bifurcated contact. The mating contact has an outer end and a body elongated along a major axis. The body includes a mating surface along a front face of the body. The outer end includes angled lead-in ramps that form transitions from the outer end to the mating surface. The lead-in ramps extend away from one another toward opposite sides of the mating contact. The bifurcated contact and the mating contact engage one another such that the contact tips of the bifurcated contact are directed along corresponding different lead-in ramps of the mating contact.08-26-2010
20100240264AUDIO SIGNAL SWITCHER - An audio signal switcher includes a jack switcher and a plug switcher. The jack switcher includes an audio jack and a first USB port. The audio jack includes a left track segment and a right track segment which are coupled to a first data pin and a second data pin of the first USB port, respectively. The jack includes a ground segment divided into a left ground ring and a right ground ring which are connected together to couple to a ground pin of the USB port. The plug switcher includes an audio plug and a second USB port. The second USB port also includes a data pin, a second data pin, a power pin, and a ground pin. The audio plug also includes a left track segment, a right track segment, and a ground segment, which are isolated coupled to at least three pins of the second USB port.09-23-2010
20120142224M.C. Cord adapter - A consumer assembled electric power cord adapter which has an squared insulator body defining a enclosure and a identical pair of alloyed metal electric conductors which fit securely attached on the inside of the enclosure. A low flow of positive and negative electric current is directed to the identical alloyed conductors when the consumer strips the wire of a barbers' clipper cord and self assembles those wires through the designer orifice of the identical alloyed conductors then securely attach them within the inside of the enclosures. An electric path is formed immediately after the enclosures are properly sealed with two screws and bolts, and a standard adapter wire is attached onto the protruding alloyed conductors and a energized wall receptacle.06-07-2012
20120196487JACK SOCKET FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTION - A jack socket to produce a electrical plug connection with a jack plug includes housing (08-02-2012
20090075522Jack assembly - The present disclosure relates to a jack assembly including a jack mount having a front side and a rear side. A jack of the assembly is adapted to be slidably mounted in a jack receiving region of the jack mount. The jack assembly also includes a plurality of cross-connect contacts, and a rear interface assembly. The rear interface assembly includes a dielectric cover piece and a plurality of rear connectors that project outward from the dielectric cover piece.03-19-2009
20090075521STACKED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR STRUCTURE - A stacked electrical connector structure including secondary electrical connectors stacked together along a direction perpendicular to a circuit board is provided. The stacked electrical connector includes an insulating body, signal terminal sets, groups of transmission terminals and a retaining block. A tail part extends from the end of each of the signal terminals, in which each of the transmission terminals is a blanking terminal and has two finger parts extending towards the tail parts of the signal terminals. The finger parts of each transmission terminal interfere with the tail part of each signal terminal. The retaining block has terminal channels for accommodating and fixing each transmission terminal, and the maximum dimension between two sides of each transmission terminal is slightly larger than the minimum dimension within each terminal channel of the retaining block, thereby fixing the relative position of the transmission terminals and the retaining block.03-19-2009
20110111643Audio Connector - An audio connector has an insulating housing having a body. The body has a passageway for receiving an audio plug, and a plurality of installing holes of column shape, each of which extends along a direction substantially perpendicular to an extending direction of the passageway, with one end thereof intercommunicating with the passageway, and the other end thereof reaching an outer surface of the body. A plurality of probe assemblies is respectively mounted to the installing holes. Each of the probe assemblies has a hollow barrel, a plunger slidably mounted to the barrel and exposing from one end of the barrel for projecting into the passageway resiliently, and an elastic element received in the barrel for supporting the plunger. The other end of the barrel is extended opposite to the plunger to form a soldering portion exposing outside the insulating housing.05-12-2011
20110034087HORIZONTALLY ALIGNED JACK MOUNTS WITH VERTICALLY STAGGERED JACK BORES - The present disclosure relates to a jack assembly including a jack mount having a front side and a rear side. A jack of the assembly is adapted to be slidably mounted in a jack receiving region of the jack mount. The jack assembly also includes a plurality of cross-connect contacts, and a rear interface assembly. The rear interface assembly includes a dielectric cover piece and a plurality of rear connectors that project outward from the dielectric cover piece.02-10-2011
20110250801CONNECTOR - A connector includes a first terminal housing for housing a plurality of aligned first connecting terminals, a second terminal housing for housing a plurality of aligned second connecting terminals, and a connecting member for collectively fixing and electrically connecting the plurality of first connecting terminals and the plurality of second connecting terminals. The insulator includes a first insulating member that is one of two divided insulators formed by dividing the insulator, and a second insulating member that is another of the divided insulators. The two divided insulators overlap when the first terminal housing is fitted to the second terminal housing, thereby forming the insulator having a predetermined thickness. A fitting groove is formed on a facing surface of one of the first and second insulating members, and a convex portion fitting to the fitting groove is formed on a facing surface of the other.10-13-2011
20110151726AUDIO JACK CONNECTOR - An audio jack connector for mating with an audio plug connector has an insulating housing. The insulating housing defines an inserting hole extended from the front to the rear for receiving the audio plug connector and a recess communicating with the inserting hole at a rear end thereof. A terminal received in the recess has a base plate. Two opposite sides of the base plate extend downwards to form two fixing wings. Two facing contacting arms extend frontward from two front edges of the two fixing wings. Free ends of the contacting arms arch towards each other to form two smooth V-shaped contacting portions protruded into the inserting hole. Each of the contacting portions has two spaced smooth ribs protruded from an inner surface thereof and spreading towards two ends of the contacting portion from a peak of the contacting portion to form a smooth V-shape.06-23-2011
20100068944ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND CIRCUIT BOARD INTERCONNECT - An electrical connector assembly includes a printed circuit board, a header coupled to the printed circuit board, a carrier configured to mate with the header, and a plurality of electrical cable assemblies retained by the carrier. The printed circuit board has a printed circuit board ground contact. The header includes a plurality of contact pins. Each electrical cable assembly includes an electrical cable termination and an electrical cable coupled to the electrical cable termination. The header and electrical cable terminations are configured such that each of the electrical cable terminations makes electrical contact with at least one of the contact pins and printed circuit board ground contact when the header and carrier are in a mated configuration. The carrier includes a retention clip having a plurality of separating elements configured to separate at least a portion of the electrical cables from each other.03-18-2010
20100240262AUDIO SIGNAL SWITCHER - An audio signal switcher includes a jack switcher and a plug switcher. The jack switcher includes an audio jack and a first USB port. The audio jack includes a left track segment and a right track segment which are coupled to a first data pin and a second data pin of the first USB port, respectively. The jack also includes a ground segment divided into a left ground ring and a right ground ring which are connected together to couple to a ground pin of the USB port. The plug switcher includes an audio plug and a second USB port. The audio plug is coupled to the second USB port according to a connection between the audio jack and the first USB port.09-23-2010
20100240261AUDIO SIGNAL SWITCHER - An audio signal switcher includes a jack switcher and a plug switcher. The jack switcher includes at least two audio jacks and a first USB port. The first USB port includes a first data pin, a second data pin, a power pin, and a ground pin. Each of the audio jacks includes a left track segment, a right track segment, and a ground segment, which are electrically isolated coupled to at least three pins of the first USB port. The plug switcher includes an audio plug and a second USB port. The second USB port also includes a data pin, a second data pin, a power pin, and a ground pin. The audio plug also includes a left track segment, a right track segment, and a ground segment, which are electrically isolated coupled to at least three pins of the second USB port.09-23-2010
20100240260EARPHONE JACK DEVICE AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME - A portable electronic device includes an earphone jack device for connecting a plug of an earphone and a main circuit board. The main circuit board includes an audio signal processor module connected to the earphone jack device, an MSM module connected to the audio signal processor module, and a PMIC module connected to the earphone jack device. The MSM module generates a first bias voltage inputted into the audio signal processor module to actuate the audio signal processor module to play audio signals, and the PMIC module generates a second bias voltage inputted to the earphone jack device to actuate the earphone connected to the earphone jack device.09-23-2010
20100240259AUDIO JACK WITH POGO PINS FOR CONDUCTIVE CONTACTS - An audio jack can allow electrical connections between an audio plug and an electronic device. The audio jack can include a series of pogo pins operative to extend into an audio jack cavity to provide conductive contacts for an audio plug placed within the audio jack. When an audio plug is inserted in the audio jack, the deflectable tips of each pogo pin can deflect and contact audio plug contact portions or regions. The end of the pogo pins opposite the deflectable tips can be coupled to an appropriate electronic device component, such as a printed circuit board, flex circuit, cable, or any other suitable component to provide a conductive path for signals between the audio plug and the electronic device.09-23-2010
20110076896JACK ASSEMBLIES WITH CYLINDRICAL CONTACTS - Jack assemblies having cylindrical contacts are provided. For example, an enclosure may provide a cavity with a longitudinal axis for receiving an electrical plug. The jack assembly may also include at least one jack contact positioned in the cavity. The jack contact may include a first end region extending about at least a portion of the axis and a contact region extending from the first end region towards the axis. The first end region may extend completely about the axis or just about a portion of the axis. The contact region may deflect and contact a first conductive region of the plug in multiple contact areas when the plug is inserted into the cavity.03-31-2011
20110070780Rotationally adjustable electrical connector assembly - An electrical connector assembly that includes an adjustment collar and a body having an interior volume. The collar defines a passage that is in communication with the interior volume of the body when the collar is engaged with the body. The collar can be rotated relative to the body and can also be fixed to the body with a locking member. The adjustment collar has a helical thread that engages an electrical connector. Wiring extending through the body can be conductively engaged with the electrical connector. The engagement between the collar and the body allows the rotational position of the electrical connector relative to the body to be easily adjusted and then fixed in place by rotation and the subsequent fixation of the adjustment collar. A cooperating electrical connector can be detachably engaged with the electrical connector. A coupling member can be used to secure the cooperating electrical connector.03-24-2011
20110256778ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A electrical connector (10-20-2011
20110053429CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR SATA DRIVES - A connector assembly and method suitable for making data and power connections with mass storage devices that use the SATA interface standard. The connector assembly includes a connector having a pair of oppositely-disposed surfaces, a face between the surfaces, and data and power connector portions disposed in the face. The data and power connector portions are adapted to establish data and power connections between the connector and a SATA interface of a mass storage device. The connector assembly further has data and power cables for transmitting, respectively, data and power through the data and power connector portions of the connector. Opposing clips protrude from the oppositely-disposed surfaces of the connector and project beyond the face of the connector. The clips engage opposing sides of the mass storage device and mechanically stabilize the data and power connections between the connector and the SATA interface of the mass storage device.03-03-2011
20110053428ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SEPARABLE CONTACTS - A contact sub-assembly is provided for an electrical connector. The contact sub-assembly includes a printed circuit and an array of mating contacts. Each mating contact includes a terminating end portion and a mating interface. The contact sub-assembly also includes an array of circuit contacts that is discrete from the array of mating contacts. Each circuit contact is engaged with and electrically connected to the printed circuit. Each circuit contact is separably engaged with and electrically connected to the terminating end portion of a corresponding one of the mating contacts such that the array of circuit contacts electrically connects the array of mating contacts to the printed circuit.03-03-2011
20100323560Audio Jack Connector - An audio jack connector has an insulating housing. The insulating housing has an inserting hole extending from a front to rear for receiving the audio plug connector and a plurality of recesses communicating with the inserting hole for receiving a plurality of terminals. An elastic body which is disposed in the inserting hole perpendicular to an extending direction of the inserting hole has two opposite tightening arms and a connecting portion interconnected with opposite ends of the tightening arms. A front end of the audio plug connector passes through the elastic body and is restrained by the elastic body. Two tightening arms of the elastic body are against the portions of the front end of the audio plug connector from opposite directions, when the audio plug connector is inserted into the inserting hole of the insulating housing.12-23-2010
20090176414Audio jack connector - An audio jack connector has an insulative housing and a plurality of conductive terminals mounted in the housing. The housing includes a body, a mating head and an insertion hole, wherein the body has a rear wall, two opposite sidewalls, a top wall and a bottom wall. A plurality of terminal slots and notches is only defined through the bottom wall, keeping other walls of the housing from forming any opening against the entry of the moisture and dust. The mating head is mounted on the body opposite to the rear wall. The insertion hole is defined through the mating head, extends into the body and communicates each terminal slot. Each notch is parallel to one another and communicates a corresponding terminal slot. Each conductive terminal has a base portion, a mounting portion, a connection portion, a contacting portion and a resilient portion.07-09-2009
20120309236FILTERING ASSEMBLY AND MODULAR JACK USING SAME - A magnetic jack assembly includes a housing, circuit boards, shields and various filtering components. Multiple aspects of the assembly enhance manufacturability and facilitate automated manufacturing.12-06-2012
20100029140Swing Fastener For Securing 120V Electrical Connectors - A male electrical connector comprising a housing having an abutment and a side. Male electrical contacts project from the abutment, the male electrical contacts are arranged for insertion into a standard 120 Volt female electrical connector. A fastener has a member. The member comprises a first end portion pivotally connected to the side of the housing and a second end portion defining an engaging surface. The engaging surface extends toward the male electrical contacts. The member is selectively pivotable between an engagement position wherein the engagement surface is positioned toward the male electrical contacts and a disengagement position wherein the engagement surface is positioned away from the electrical contacts.02-04-2010
20100029139Electric devices - An electric device according to the present invention includes a main body portion of the electric device that is designed to be connected to a battery park. A connecting portion for connecting the battery pack is formed to the main body portion of the electric device. A terminal supporting plate having at leased a pair of terminals and for connecting terminals of the battery pack is fixed to the connecting portion. The terminals and are arranged on a front surface side of the terminal supporting plate that is exposed from the connecting portion. An electric material component is arranged on a rear surface side of the terminal supporting plate.02-04-2010
20110111644RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR AND COMPLEMENTARY PLUG - An electrical connector assembly comprises an electrical receptacle and a complementary plug connector. The electrical receptacle has an insulative housing defining a first mating cavity with a circular mating post exposed therein and extending along a rear-to-front direction, and a second mating cavity in communication with the first mating cavity but located at a lateral side of periphery of the first mating cavity. A plurality of power terminals are received in the first mating cavity and a plurality of signal terminals are received in the second mating cavity. An electrical plug connector fills the first mating cavity and the second mating cavity at the same time when mated with the electrical receptacle. The electrical receptacle can not only mate with a conventional power plug connector but also mate with the present plug connector to transmit USB signals.05-12-2011
20120040568AUDIO PLUG AND AUDIO CONNECTOR USING THE SAME - An audio connector includes an audio plug and a jack. The audio connector includes an isolating housing and a terminal partially positioned in the housing. The jack forms a receiving portion for receiving the terminal. The terminal includes a metallic flange extending out of the housing. The housing forms an isolated covering portion on the main body surrounding the metallic flange.02-16-2012
20120058688IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HEADERS THAT FACILITATE DEVICE AND LEAD CONFIGURATION VARIANTS - Implantable medical devices include headers having various features such as a modular design whereby the header is constructed from a series of stacked contact modules. Additional features include a feedthrough where pins exiting a housing of the implantable medical device extend into the header to make direct electrical connection to electrical contacts present within the header where those electrical contacts directly engage electrical connectors of leads inserted into the header. Other features include electrical contacts that are relatively thin conductors on the order of 0.040 inches or less and may include radial protrusions where the radial protrusions establish contact with the electrical connectors of the lead. Furthermore, electrical contacts may be mounted within the header in a floating manner so that radial movement of the electrical contact may occur during lead insertion.03-08-2012
20110104956ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CONTACTS FIRMLY RETAINED IN HOUSING - An electrical connector (05-05-2011
20110104955IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HEADERS THAT FACILITATE DEVICE AND LEAD CONFIGURATION VARIANTS - Implantable medical devices include headers having various features such as a modular design whereby the header is constructed from a series of stacked contact modules. Additional features include a feedthrough where pins exiting a housing of the implantable medical device extend into the header to make direct electrical connection to electrical contacts present within the header where those electrical contacts directly engage electrical connectors of leads inserted into the header. Other features include electrical contacts that are relatively thin conductors on the order of 0.040 inches or less and may include radial protrusions where the radial protrusions establish contact with the electrical connectors of the lead. Furthermore, electrical contacts may be mounted within the header in a floating manner so that radial movement of the electrical contact may occur during lead insertion.05-05-2011
20100009575Audio plug with cosmetic hard shell - Apparatus, systems and methods for assembling an audio plug with a cosmetic hard shell are provided. A plug may be coupled to a cable. An inner member may be molded about an end portion of the plug and an end portion of the cable. A strain relief member may be molded about a portion of the cable such that the strain relief member is adjacent to and substantially flush with the inner member. The seam between the inner member and the strain relief member may be covered by coupling a hard, smooth outer shell over a portion of the inner member and a portion of the strain relief member. Each of the inner member, the strain relief member, and the outer shell may be formed by injection molding, be of a cylindrical shape, and be formed from the same or different materials.01-14-2010
20120315798METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING AND HOLDING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS, SEALS AND RELATED COMPONENTS - A header assembly and method to incorporate electrical contacts and seals into a header are described. The header and method include properly positioning a stack of electrical contact housings and seals or seal assemblies in the header and maintaining the electrical contact housings and the seals in the header with pins inserted in the header from outside the header through axially arranged holes in the header to interface corresponding grooves of the electrical contact housings.12-13-2012
20080299835AUDIO JACK CONNECTOR - An audio jack connector includes a housing and a terminal group. The housing has an insertion hole extending inward from the front of the housing. The bottom of the base defines at least one signal terminal recess and an auxiliary terminal recess, a first aperture is defined in the bottom of the auxiliary terminal recess and communicates with the signal terminal recess. The terminal group has at least one signal terminal and an auxiliary terminal received in the signal terminal recess and the auxiliary terminal recess respectively. The signal terminal has a contact portion projecting into the insertion hole and an elastic portion extending from the end of the contact portion. The auxiliary terminal has a transverse fixed portion and a first connecting portion extending upward and then longitudinally from one end of the fixed portion. One part of the first connecting portion is jammed in the first aperture, and the other part of the first connecting portion projects into the signal terminal recess.12-04-2008
20110237135Jack assembly - The present disclosure relates to a jack assembly including a jack mount having a front side and a rear side. A jack of the assembly is adapted to be slidably mounted in a jack receiving region of the jack mount. The jack assembly also includes a plurality of cross-connect contacts, and a rear interface assembly. The rear interface assembly includes a dielectric cover piece and a plurality of rear connectors that project outward from the dielectric cover piece.09-29-2011
20120322316FOOL-PROOF ELECTRIC CONNECTOR - An electric connector includes a socket and a plug. The socket includes a first insulating block and a first terminal and the first insulating block has a positioning notch and a positioning hole. The plug includes a second insulating block and a second terminal, and the second insulating block has a plug end and a fool-proof block protruded from the plug end and extended towards the socket. The second insulating block includes a positioning hook arm formed on the other opposite side. When the second insulating block is plugged into the first insulating block, the fool-proof block is stopped at the positioning notch, and the positioning hook arm is latched into the positioning hole, such that the first terminals are electrically coupled to the second terminals, so as to assure a proper connection of the electric connectors and prevent damages caused by improper connection of the electric connectors.12-20-2012
20120322317IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE HEADERS THAT FACILITATE DEVICE AND LEAD CONFIGURATION VARIANTS - Implantable medical devices include headers having various features such as a modular design whereby the header is constructed from a series of stacked contact modules. Additional features include a feedthrough where pins exiting a housing of the implantable medical device extend into the header to make direct electrical connection to electrical contacts present within the header where those electrical contacts directly engage electrical connectors of leads inserted into the header. Other features include electrical contacts that are relatively thin conductors on the order of 0.040 inches or less and may include radial protrusions where the radial protrusions establish contact with the electrical connectors of the lead. Furthermore, electrical contacts may be mounted within the header in a floating manner so that radial movement of the electrical contact may occur during lead insertion.12-20-2012
20100167595SYSTEM FOR CONSTRAINING AN AUDIO PLUG WITHIN AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A constraint mechanism for receiving an audio plug in an electronic device is provided. The constraint mechanism may include a conductive tube operative to receive the audio plug. In addition, the constraint mechanism may include several features operative to engage corresponding features of the electronic device to prevent the constraint mechanism from moving in any direction (e.g., which could cause damage in the electronic device if the audio jack was forced to move by an impact on the audio plug). For example, the constraint mechanism may include a center wall to prevent yawing, and rear tabs to prevent pitching. As another example, the constraint mechanism may include a side plate operative to be coupled to the electronic device to prevent rolling. In some embodiments, the constraint mechanism may include an asymmetrical tube entrance for ensuring the proper alignment of the constraint mechanism with an electronic device opening. The tube may include a conductive dimple extending through an aperture of the tube, where the aperture is substantially the same size and shape as the conductive dimple.07-01-2010
20120149252ELECTRICAL WIRING STRUCTURE - An electrical wiring structure of connecting between a first component and a second component with at least four lead wires includes the first component provided with first insertion portions in which the lead wires are inserted, and the first insertion portions 06-14-2012
20120149251PLUG STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - A plug structure is cooperated with a jack and includes an insulating body, a signal electrode, an elastic-conductive component, a first electrode and a second electrode. The signal electrode is disposed around the inner periphery of the insulating body. The elastic-conductive component is disposed at the signal electrode and electrically connected with the signal electrode. The first electrode is disposed in the insulating body and initially contacts with the elastic-conductive component. When the plug structure is connected with the jack, the elastic-conductive component is separated with the first electrode. The second electrode is disposed around the outer periphery of the insulating body. An electronic apparatus with the plug structure is also disclosed. The plug structure is capable of controlling the operation of the electronic apparatus, thereby reducing the cost for the control circuit.06-14-2012
20080227339PLUG CONNECTOR FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A plug connector for a mobile communication device is provided. The plug connector includes a plurality of contact pins, an insulator, and an outer shell. The contact pins are provided correspondingly to contact terminals of a socket connector for the mobile communication device, and are arranged with predetermined gaps therebetween. The insulator supports the contact pins. The outer shell encloses the insulator, and includes a substrate supporter extended outwardly from the insulator to support an outer surface of a PCB (printed circuit board). The substrate supporter comprises a side supporter enclosing lateral sides of the PCB, and a ground portion bonded to put to earth to a ground circuit of a PCB. The plug connector is capable of firmly bonding with a PCB, preventing from noise occurring.09-18-2008
20080220656Modular jack assembly having improved base element - A modular jack assembly (09-11-2008
20130137311CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - A connector assembly includes a jack formed on a circuit board and a plug engaging with the jack. The jack includes a main hole and at least one fool-proof hole extending from a periphery of the main hole. The plug includes a main connecting part corresponding to the main hole and at least one fool-proof part extending from a periphery of the main connecting part. When the plug is inserted into the jack, the main connecting part is tightly received in the main hole, and the at least one fool-proof part is tightly received in the at least one fool-proof hole.05-30-2013
20130149911PLUG 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. Each individual contact in the first plurality of contacts is electrically connected within the tab or body to a corresponding contact in the second plurality of contacts. In some embodiments contacts in the first and second pluralities of contacts that are directly opposite each other are coupled together. In some other embodiments, contacts in the first and second pluralities of contacts that are in a cater cornered relationship with each other are coupled together. 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.06-13-2013
20120282817PLUG CONNECTOR FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT ELEMENTS - In a plug connector for electronic circuit elements, comprising an elongated housing made of insulating material and contact elements received therein, at least a portion of the contact elements are provided with a laterally arranged positioning element, which in the inserted position of the contact element cooperates with a lateral wall of the housing such that the opposite lateral walls are maintained at a target distance from each other.11-08-2012
20130183867WATERPROOF AUDIO JACK CONNECTOR - An audio jack connector (07-18-2013
20120028508Memory Jack - An inconspicuous data storage device disguised as a communications jack secured to a wall or other relatively immobile object and linked to a computer with a breakaway data transfer cable.02-02-2012
20130210286FLEXIBLE TRS CONNECTOR - The present invention relates generally to connectors such as audio connectors and in particular to flexible audio connectors that can be used in place of standard audio connectors currently used. A portion or all of the plug connector may comprise a flexible material that allows the connector to bend with respect to an insertion axis and prevent the connector from breaking when inserted or extracted improperly. A method of assembly is provided and may be used for assembling embodiments of the plug connector. The connector is configured to mate with a corresponding receptacle connector along an insertion axis.08-15-2013
20130210285ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR JACK - An electrical connector jack includes an insulation base, a separation piece, a first terminal group, a second terminal group, a third terminal group, and a fourth terminal group. The separation piece is provided in the insulation base. The first terminal group includes a first soldering end set located inside the separation piece. The second terminal group includes a second soldering end set located outside the separation piece. The third terminal group includes a third soldering end set located outside the separation piece. The fourth terminal group includes a fourth soldering end set located outside the separation piece.08-15-2013

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