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Having push-pull-engaging contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal engagement axis (e.g., telephone jack 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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20090215321Push-then-pull operation of a separable connector system - Separating connector assemblies of a separable connector system. The separable connector assemblies include one or more pairs of connectors configured to engage and disengage one another in electrical connection and disconnection operations, respectively. An operator can disengage the connectors by pushing the connectors together and then pulling the connectors apart. Pushing the connectors together shears interface adhesion between the connectors, making it easier for the operator to pull the connectors apart. One of the connectors can include a nose end having an undercut segment configured to not engage an interior surface of the other connector when the connectors are engaged. Limiting the surface area of the nose end that interfaces with the interior surface of the other connector reduces surface adhesion and a pressure drop when separating the connectors, making separation easier to perform.08-27-2009
20130029536ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING OPEN-ENDED CONDUCTORS - An electrical connector including a contact sub-assembly having a plurality of mating conductors that are configured to transmit signal current. Each of the mating conductors extends between an engagement portion and an interior portion of the respective mating conductor. The engagement portions are located proximate to one another at a first nodal region. The interior portions are located proximate to one another at a second nodal region. The electrical connector also includes first open-ended conductors that are electrically connected to the engagement portions of corresponding mating conductors. The electrical connector also includes second open-ended conductors that are electrically connected to the interior portions of corresponding mating conductors. The first open-ended conductors are capacitively coupled to the second open-ended conductors.01-31-2013
20120184154Method and System for Improving Crosstalk Attenuation Within a Plug/Jack Connection and Between Nearby Plug/Jack Combinations - This application describes a jack for improving crosstalk attenuation. The jack has a housing, a foil at least partially surrounding the housing, a printed circuit board, and at least one pair of insulation displacement contacts and vias. Each pair of insulation contacts and vias are associated with a differential signal. A conductive trace stub is routed on the printed circuit board near the edge of the board proximate to the foil in order to at least partially balance the coupling from one of the insulation displacement contacts and vias of a pair to the foil with the other insulation displacement contact and via of the pair by electrically connecting the trace stub to the via that is further from the foil.07-19-2012
20100159752COUPLER CONNECTOR - A coupler connector and cross talk reducing network for coupling a first cable and a second cable in electrically conducting relation to each other, the first cable and the second cable respectively terminated by a first modular plug and a second modular plug each comprising respectively a first plurality of contact terminals and a second plurality of contact terminals.06-24-2010
20090203265SWAGABLE HIGH-PRESSURE CABLE CONNECTORS HAVING IMPROVED SEALING MEANS - A high-pressure connector for an electrical power cable section having a central stranded conductor encased in a polymeric insulation jacket and having an interstitial void volume in the region of the stranded conductor, the high-pressure connector being suited for confining a fluid within the interstitial void volume at a residual pressure above atmospheric, but below the elastic limit of the polymeric insulation jacket, the high-pressure connector comprising a housing having a wall defining an interior chamber configured to be in fluid communication with the interstitial void volume and an end portion sized to receive the insulation jacket within the interior chamber and to overlap at least a portion of the insulation jacket at an end thereof with the cable section extending from the housing end portion and at least a portion of the stranded conductor positioned within the interior chamber. The housing wall of the housing end portion has an engagement portion comprised of a swagable material to secure the housing wall to the insulation jacket in fluid-tight sealed engagement therewith upon inward swaging of the engagement portion of the housing wall of the housing end portion to the insulation jacket to confine the fluid at the residual pressure within the interior chamber and the interstitial void volume. The housing includes at least one axially-projecting engagement member located within the interior chamber at the engagement portion of the housing wall of the housing end portion.08-13-2009
20110195614CABEL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH ALIGNED CABLE ARRANGEMENT - A cable connector assembly includes a conductive housing including a base in cooperation with a cover to define a receiving cavity, a pair of first and second PCBs received in the receiving cavity at different levels, and at least two cables located at a same level at a rear wall of the housing. The receiving cavity includes a hollow portion and a mating port located in front of the hollow portion. Both PCBs have mating interfaces extending into the mating port and mounting portions located within the hollow portion. The at least two cables electrically connect to the mounting portions of the first and second PCBs, respectively.08-11-2011
20110195613NETWORK LINE PLUG ASSEMBLY - A network line plug and network line, and more particularly to a network line plug, network line plug assembly and network line; the network line plug of the present invention comprises of a short-head main body, rubber core and eight welded terminals; the rubber core is fixed into the short-head main body; said welded terminals are inserted into the rubber core; the first and second ends of said welded terminal are an electrical contact portion and welding portion, respectively; the welding portions of the welded terminal penetrate selectively the through-holes of the rubber core; the welding portions of two welded terminals corresponding to the same core pair are arranged adjacent to one another.08-11-2011
20090130913Electrical connector with ESD protection - An electrical connector (05-21-2009
20130045643MODULAR JACK CIRCUIT AND MODULAR JACK USING THE SAME - A modular jack circuit (02-21-2013
20130045642CONNECTOR WITH GROUNDING AND POWER CONTACTS - A connector comprises an insulative housing having a main body with an inserting cavity and a plurality of contacts received in the insulative housing. The contacts have two grounding contacts and two power contacts, each grounding contact is formed with a plurality of first contacting portion, and each power contact is formed with a plurality of second contacting portion. The first contacting portions of the first and the second grounding contacts are alternately disposed within the inserting cavity and located in a first row, the second contacting portions of the first and the second power contacts are alternately disposed within the inserting cavity and located in a second row, the first row is closer to a front opening of the inserting cavity than the second row.02-21-2013
20130210289Communications Plugs Having Plug Blades with Staggered Current-Carrying Paths and Controlled Offending Crosstalk and Patch Cords Including Such Plugs - Patch cords are provided that include a communications cable that has at least first through fourth conductors and a plug that is attached to the cable. The plug includes a housing that receives the cable, a printed circuit board, first through fourth plug contacts, and first through fourth conductive paths that connect the first through fourth conductors to the respective first through fourth plug contacts. The first and second conductors, conductive paths, and plug contacts form a first differential transmission line, and the third and fourth conductors, conductive paths, and plug contacts form a second differential transmission line. Each of the first through fourth plug contacts has a first segment that extends longitudinally along a first surface of the printed circuit board, and the signal current injection point into the first segment of at least some of the first through fourth plug contacts is into middle portions of their respective first segments.08-15-2013
20130078871HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.03-28-2013
20130078870HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.03-28-2013
20130035002POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - The present invention relates to an improved power connector assembly, comprising: a power connector and a power plug, wherein the power connector comprises a main body, a plurality of first terminals, a plurality of second terminals, and a first housing; besides, the power plug comprises a third base, a plurality of third terminals, a second housing, and a third housing. When the power plug is plugged into the power connector, a locking portion of the power plug is locked in a first accommodating portion of the main body, so as to fix the power plug in the power connector, moreover, a terminal contact is formed between a contacting portion of the power connector and the locking portion for ruling out the surge of the external power.02-07-2013
20130040503ELECTRICAL 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.02-14-2013
20090170377Electric connector and method of performing electronic connection - A modular jack assembly having a housing and a plug interface contact (PIC) sled subassembly insertable into the housing. The PIC sled subassembly provides an electrical and mechanical interface between PICs and a male-type plug receivable in an opening in the housing. The PIC sled subassembly is defined in part by multiple slots formed in the PIC sled subassembly that receive the PICs. The design of the PICs compensates for independent near-end cross-talk vectors and far-end cross-talk vectors to obtain a desired level of electrical characteristics.07-02-2009
20100041278ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED COMPENSATION - An electrical connector including an array of conductors having at least one differential pair of conductors that extends between a mating end and a loading end of a housing. The conductors are configured to engage a selected mating contact of a mating connector at a mating interface. The electrical connector also includes a plurality of traces that extend between the mating and loading ends. Each trace is electrically connected to a corresponding conductor proximate to the mating end and/or the loading end. Also, the electrical connector includes a first interconnection, path formed by the conductors that extends from the mating interface to the loading end and a second interconnection path formed by the traces that extends from the mating interface to the loading end. The differential pair transmits current that is split, between the first and second interconnection paths where at least one interconnection path provides compensation.02-18-2010
20090149082Connection System - A connection system for laying and connecting core pairs of a multi-pair data cable to connection pairs of a data jack with an accommodating device for accommodating and sorting, without crossing over, the core pairs of the data cable.06-11-2009
20090124136JACK ASSEMBLY FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK - A jack assembly is provided and includes a jack housing and a contact sub-assembly joined to a rear end of the housing. The contact sub-assembly includes a plurality of conductor channels that each hold an insulation displacement contact (IDC) therein. The jack assembly also includes a connector cap that is mounted to the jack housing and is formed from a non-conductive material having conductive particles dispersed therein. The connector cap has a body arranged to at least partially cover the contact sub-assembly. The body has an inner surface and a plurality of crosswalls projecting outwardly from the inner surface. Each crosswall has a gap and is positioned to be inserted into one of the plurality of conductor channels such that the IDC fits within the gap.05-14-2009
20090209138Electrical Connector Assembly For An Airbag Ignitor - An electrical connector assembly for an airbag ignitor including a) a socket member having a mating aperture, an internal side wall portion having a locking slot, and a bottom wall portion having at least one pin contact extending therefrom; and b) a plug member adapted for mating with the socket member by insertion in the mating aperture and including a plug body and a plug nose, the plug nose including (i) at least one socket contact aperture for receiving a socket contact corresponding to a respective pin contact, and (ii) a resilient locking device adapted for engaging in the locking slot and locking the plug member in the socket member, wherein the plug member includes an annular gasket seal around the plug nose and under the plug body to seal the aperture between the socket member and the plug member when they mate.08-20-2009
20130059481PLUG-IN CONNECTOR AND A PLUG-IN MODULE SYSTEM - The invention relates to a plug-in connector (03-07-2013
20110014819JACK SIDE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR SET HAVING THE JACK SIDE CONNECTOR - A jack side connector configured to be connected to a plug side connector, the plug side connector including a plug side signal contact and a plug side ground contact extending from a holding part, the jack side connector includes a jack side signal contact and a jack side ground contact configured to come in contact with the plug side signal contact and the plug side ground contact, respectively, so that electric conduction between the plug side connector and the jack side connector is made when the plug side connector is connected to the jack side connector, wherein the jack side ground contact includes a first contact part and a second contact part, and when the plug side connector is connected to the jack side connector, the electric conduction between the plug side connector and the jack side connector is made by the first contact part and the second contact part.01-20-2011
20120190248ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING CROSSTALK COMPENSATION INSERT - An electrical connector includes a front wire terminal and a rear wire terminal. The front wire terminal and the rear wire terminal are configured to couple to a conductor of a cable. A front signal trace is coupled to the front wire terminal. A rear signal trace is coupled to the rear wire terminal. The front signal trace is positioned adjacent to the rear signal trace. A front mating contact is coupled to the front signal trace. A rear mating contact is coupled to the rear signal trace. The front signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the front wire terminal and the front mating contact. The rear signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the rear wire terminal and the rear mating contact. An electro-mechanical compensation is positioned between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace to control crosstalk between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace.07-26-2012
20090269989Receptacle For Industrial Information Networks Comprising At Least Two Contact Points - The invention relates to a receptacle for standard connections in industrial information networks, in particular an RJ45 jack for Ethernet-based applications. The receptacle includes a socket which opens against a plug-in direction and a plurality of spring contacts. The spring contacts each form a first inclined lead in surface projecting into the socket in the plug-in direction. To allow a downwardly compatible, vibration-resistant connection, it is proposed according to the invention that the spring contacts each form a further second inclined lead in surface offset in the plug-in direction from the first inclined lead in surface.10-29-2009
20090269988Electrical connector with improved contacts - An electrical connector comprises an insulating housing defining a receiving room with a front mating opening and a plurality passageways extending rearwards, a plurality of contacts retained in the passageways, and a first spacer member retained in the insulating housing and sustaining said contacts upwardly. Each contact comprises a holding beam with tabs formed thereon and a holding leg downwardly extending from a rear end of the holding beam. Said first spacer member has a plurality of blocking portions which are formed on a rear side of said tabs to resist the tabs frontward so that the contacts can not move rearwards but be retained in the insulating housing stably even during the mating process with a mating connector.10-29-2009
20120225590CONNECTOR CONSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS - An electronic wiping torsional connector for use in connecting to mating contacts on an insulating base. The connector includes a plurality of contacts 09-06-2012
20130065452Contactors for Electric Vehicle Charging System - The general field of invention is electrical connectors and their conductor geometry. This patent teaches how to make the register-free charge couplers to have self-cleaning ability as well as tolerating operation under dirty environments such as underbelly of cars, while still delivering the requirements imposed by the register-free functionality. Although this invention can benefit many connector designs and applications, it is particularly beneficial when applied to hands free connectors for charging electric vehicles—also known in the industry as the Electric Vehicle Charge Couplers. The specific geometry taught in the patent satisfies the requirements of register-free connectors such as not to be able to short circuit supply conductors, provide at least one drain side conductor for every supply side conductor, permit easy sliding between supply and drain side conductors and provide at least one drain side contact with its centerline to overlap each supply side contact. Additional treads on the contacts provide self-cleaning ability without disturbing the register-free functionality by providing a path for loose dirt and oxides to escape, while the ridges between the grooves break the dirt into small pieces. The groove pitch is adjusted in relation to the sliding distance between the contacts such that every broken down piece of the dirt finds an escape path.03-14-2013
20130065454HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE CONNECTOR - A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.03-14-2013
20130065453PLUG CONNECTOR - The instant disclosure relates to a plug connector for inserting into at least one hole of an electrical outlet. The plug includes a plug body, a switch, a pushing member, at least one conductive member, and at least one locking member. The plug body is constructed of at least one shell defining a via hole, where the via hole penetrates entirely through the shell. The switch has a connecting end inserted through the via hole for connecting pivotally to the pushing member. The conductive member protrudes from the plug body, and the locking member is arranged in close to the conductive member. Thus, when the switch is operated, the connecting end is driven to push the pushing member to move with respect to the conductive member, and the locking member is pushed by the pushing member to deform or move.03-14-2013
20090104821INTERNAL CROSSTALK COMPENSATION CIRCUIT FORMED ON A FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD POSITIONED WITHIN A COMMUNICATIONS OUTLET, AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO SAME - A communications outlet includes eight outlet tines positioned adjacent to one another and define four pairs of outlet tines. The fourth and fifth outlet tines define a first pair, the first and second outlet tines define a second pair, the third and sixth outlet tines define a third pair, and the seventh and eighth outlet tines define a fourth pair. Each outlet tine has a free end near which a plug tine is adapted to contact the outlet tine and each outlet tine has a fixed end coupled through a corresponding conductive tine to a corresponding electrical contact. The communications outlet includes an internal crosstalk compensation stage having a plurality of conductive fingers. Each conductive finger is physically connected to a corresponding one of the outlet tines proximate the free ends of the tines. The internal crosstalk compensation stage is operable to provide positive compensation for internal crosstalk between pairs corresponding to the tines to which the conductive fingers of the flexible printed circuit board are attached.04-23-2009
20110045708ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a housing to be disposed on a circuit board, a receiving recess portion formed in the housing for receiving a mating connector, and a terminal arranged in the housing. The terminal includes a U-shape portion, an extending portion extending outside the receiving recess portion a first sidewall facing outside, and a connecting portion. The U-shape portion includes a first arm portion and a second arm portion. The first arm portion is fitted along the sidewall and the second arm portion is fitted along a second sidewall. The first arm portion and the second arm portion include locking portions for being fixed against an inner surface of the receiving recess portion, respectively. The extending portion is arranged to be away from the first sidewall to form a space in between.02-24-2011
20090047841Digital multimeter having sealed input jack detection arrangement - A multimeter for testing a plurality of electrical parameters comprises a case having a plurality of test lead jacks. Each of the test lead jacks includes a unitary conductive socket. Preferably, the sockets are made of metal such as brass. A circuit board located in the case has jack conductors in electrical communication with each of the sockets. A jack detection arrangement is adapted to automatically determine whether a plug is inserted into a respective one of the sockets based on a change in electrical characteristics. For example, the jack detection arrangement may include a photonic emitter and a photonic detector situated such that a beam path therebetween is interrupted by insertion of a plug. The case may further have a rotary selector knob for selecting a multimeter function.02-19-2009
20080299836Telecommunications jack assembly - An electrical connector including a circuit board, a contact spring insert, and an insulation displacement terminal insert wherein the contact spring insert is positioned between the insulation displacement terminal insert and the circuit board. The insert assembly can be mounted to a jack housing to form a telecommunications jack for receiving telecommunications plugs.12-04-2008
20120238152DISTRIBUTOR BLOCK - The invention relates to a distribution strip (09-20-2012
20120270449Wire Containment Cap - A wire containment cap includes a first side having a plurality of retainers for retaining wires, and a second side opposite the first side. Two sidewalls extend between the first side and the second side, and a support rib extends between the two sidewalls. The support rib includes two pair separators for separating wire pairs. In one embodiment, a plurality of sloped pair splitters is located between two of the retainers and includes a sharp point for cutting through insulation material on a pair of bonded wires. A communication jack assembly including a front portion and the wire containment cap is also described.10-25-2012
20130164993ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SOCKET AND PLUG HAVING TWO TRANSMISSION INTERFACES - An electrical connector socket includes an outer frame, an insulating base, first socket terminals, and second socket terminals. The outer frame includes a first and second insert space which respectively meets a first and second standard. The insulating base has a tongue including a first and second tongue portion. The thickness of the first tongue portion is different from that of the second tongue portion. One end of the first socket terminals is embedded in the base, and the other end is disposed at the first tongue portion and faces the first insert space. One end of the second socket terminals is embedded in the base, the other end of part of second socket terminals is disposed at the second tongue portion and faces the first insert space, and the other end of the other part is disposed at the second tongue portion and faces the second insert space.06-27-2013
20130164994High Density Multichannel Twisted Pair Communication System - A twisted pair communications device and associated twisted pair communications system are disclosed. One twisted pair communications device includes a plurality of twisted pair connectors each associated with a different twisted pair communication channel, and a multi-channel connector communicatively connected to each of the plurality of twisted pair connectors. The multi-channel connector is configured to transmit and receive communication signals associated with each of the twisted pair communication channels on a multi-channel twisted pair cable and includes a plurality of wire pairs disposed in a plurality of rows within the connector. Fewer than all of the plurality of wire pairs are communicatively connected to twisted pair connectors, and wherein unassociated wire pairs in the multi-channel connector separate at least two groups of wire pairs associated with different twisted pair communication channels.06-27-2013
20110281474TELECOMMUNICATIONS JACK WITH A MULTILAYER PCB - A telecommunications jack 11-17-2011
20110136393DISPLAYPORT STRUCTURE - An improved DisplayPort structure includes a base, a circuit board, a chassis and a casing. The base has a containing space, a retaining wall formed at a front end of the containing space, an opening formed on the retaining wall. The circuit board is installed in the containing space, and an end of the circuit board is passed through the opening and out of the retaining wall, and at least one surface of the circuit board has a plurality of conductive pins, and a transmission line segment is extended from an end of each conductive pin and electrically coupled to a conductive terminal The casing is mounted onto the exterior of the base and the casing includes a hollow main body, and a port is formed at a front end of the main body and provided for exposing the circuit board.06-09-2011
20110300765MODULAR JACK - A downsized modular jack with high surface-mounting performance. The modular jack has a housing and a terminal holder assembled thereto. The housing has a rear wall formed with a terminal insertion through-hole extending through a thickness of the rear wall, and a latch section insertion through-hole positioned beside the terminal insertion through-hole. The latch section insertion through-hole has an engaged portion positioned within the thickness of the rear wall. The terminal holder has a connector terminal extending through the terminal insertion through-hole and a latch section engaged with the engaged portion and positioned within the thickness of the rear wall upon assembly of the terminal holder into the housing.12-08-2011
20110143605ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CONTACT SPACING MEMBER - A contact sub-assembly is provided for an electrical connector. The contact sub-assembly includes a base having a base surface, and an array of contacts that extend along the base surface of the base. Each contact extends along a length from a terminating end to a tip end. Each contact has a mating interface located along the length of the contact between the terminating end and the tip end. The contact sub-assembly also includes a spacing member formed separately from the base. The spacing member engages at least some of the contacts for positioning the contacts relative to each other within the array. The spacing member includes first and second spacing segments that are discrete from each other and that are configured to move relative to each other.06-16-2011
20110287670METHOD FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY TUNING AN ELECTRICAL DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for RF matching of an RF plug connector (11-24-2011
20120003877COMMUNICATION ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A PLUG CONNECTOR AND A JACK ASSEMBLY PROVIDED TO BE CONNECTED - A communication assembly has a plug connector (01-05-2012
20110294359CONNECTOR AND INTERFACE DEVICE - A connector includes a plurality of contact locations sequentially numbered, and a housing which accommodates the contact locations. The contact locations include a first pair contact location group utilized for a first data transmission, and a second pair contact location group utilized for a second data transmission.12-01-2011
20110294360SINGLE-USE CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR A FETAL ELECTRODE - A single-use connector (12-01-2011
20110171858MOUNTING FEATURE FOR THE CONTACT ARRAY OF AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - A contact sub-assembly is provided for an electrical connector. The contact sub-assembly includes a base having a mounting opening, and an array of mating contacts. Each mating contact includes a mating interface. A support block extends a length along a central longitudinal axis. Openings extend through the support block. The openings are spaced apart from one another along the length of the support block. The mating contacts extend through corresponding openings. A mounting post extends outwardly from the support block in a direction that is non-parallel to the central longitudinal axis of the support block. The mounting post is received within the mounting opening of the base.07-14-2011
20090298351ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED CONTACT STRUCTURE - An electrical connector (12-03-2009
20120190249Electric Connector and Method of Performing Electronic Connection - A modular jack assembly having a housing and a plug interface contact (PIC) sled subassembly insertable into the housing. The PIC sled subassembly provides an electrical and mechanical interface between PICs and a male-type plug receivable in an opening in the housing. The PIC sled subassembly is defined in part by multiple slots formed in the PIC sled subassembly that receive the PICs. The design of the PICs compensates for independent near-end cross-talk vectors and far-end cross-talk vectors to obtain a desired level of electrical characteristics.07-26-2012
20100124855CONNECTOR WITH INSULATION PIERCING CONTACT - There is disclosed a connector and method for terminating a cable comprised twisted pairs of conductors. In one aspect of the invention the connector comprises a wire lead guide for arranging the twisted pairs of conductors and a plurality of piercing contacts which interconnect with respective ones of the twisted pairs of conductors when the wire guide is secured to the module. In a further aspect of the invention the wire lead guide ensures that the spacing between the conductors of a particular twisted pair is maintained, thereby improving the performance of the subsequent assembly.05-20-2010
20100124854Structure for improving the voltage difference of a connector - A structure for improving the voltage difference of a connector includes a communication connector, an enclosure, and a conducting gasket. The communication connector is assembled with the enclosure. The conducting gasket is located and conducted at the connection area of the communication connector and the enclosure. Thereby, the conductivity of the communication connector and the enclosure is increased and the voltage difference is improved. Furthermore the connector does not require traditional manual welding for connection; thereby manufacturing time and cost are reduced.05-20-2010
20090088027Block-Out Cover and Removal Tool - A block-out cover is installed in a jack module to prevent entry of undesirable objects. The block-out cover includes at least one window and at least one locking arm. The locking arm secures the cover to the jack module. The window receives a removal tool designed to remove the cover from the jack module. The removal tool includes a body, a lever secured to the body to engage the cover and a prong with a cam surface. The cam surface of the prong deflects the cover from locking engagement with the jack module allowing the removal tool to remove the block-out cover.04-02-2009
20080311797MODULAR CONNECTOR EXHIBITING QUAD REACTANCE BALANCE FUNCTIONALITY - Systems and methods are disclosed for interfacing with high frequency data transfer media and, more particularly, modular jack housing insert assemblies, such as those that are used as interface connectors for unshielded twisted pair (“UTP”) media, that compensate for electrical noise. The insert generally includes (a) an insert housing member and (b) a plurality of lead frames supported at least in part by said insert housing member. Each of the lead frames generally includes a rear end portion and a front end portion. In addition, each of at least four of the plurality of lead frames typically includes a capacitive element in electrical communication with at least the front end portion of the respective lead frame. The four lead frames are in electrical communication with capacitive elements arranged in two pairs to define a first pair of capacitive element lead frames and a second pair of capacitive element lead frames. The first pair of capacitive element lead frames and the second pair of capacitive element lead frames are spaced apart by an angle of at least thirty degrees. Jack assemblies including the disclosed insert and associated methods for use thereof are also disclosed.12-18-2008
20120034822ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AND PRINTED CIRCUITS HAVING BROADSIDE-COUPLING REGIONS - An electrical connector that includes a circuit board having a board substrate that has opposite board surfaces and a thickness measured along an orientation axis that extends between the opposite board surfaces. The circuit board has associated pairs of input and output terminals and signal traces that electrically connect the associated pairs of input and output terminals. The input and output terminals being configured to communicatively coupled to mating and cable conductors, respectively. Each associated pair of input and output terminals is electrically connected through a corresponding signal trace that has a conductive path extending along the board substrate between the corresponding input and output terminals. At least two signal traces form a broadside-coupling region in which the conductive paths of the at least two signal traces are stacked along the orientation axis and spaced apart through the thickness and extend parallel to each other for a crosstalk-reducing distance.02-09-2012
20080207061CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CABLE - A connection structure includes a plug assembly including at least three plug terminals, and a jack assembly including at least three jack terminals associated with and connected to the plug terminals, wherein the plug assembly and the jack assembly form a multi-pin connector section configured to transmit and receive a signal. At least one pair of plug terminals of the plug terminals in the plug assembly is capacitively coupled in parallel to form a capacitively-coupled plug terminal, and at least one pair of jack terminals of the jack terminals in the jack assembly, the pair of jack terminals being associated with and connected to the pair of plug terminals, is capacitively coupled in parallel to form a capacitively-coupled jack terminal. The capacitively-coupled plug terminal and the capacitively-coupled jack terminal are connected to transmit and receive a high-frequency signal.08-28-2008
20090275244CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING SIMPLE STRUCTURE AND AN IMPROVED COVER - A cable connector assembly (11-05-2009
20100136846Communications Jacks Having Contact Wire Configurations that Provide Crosstalk Compensation - Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture that is configured to receive a mating plug that is inserted along a horizontal plug axis and a vertically-oriented wiring board that is mounted substantially normal to the horizontal plug axis. First through fourth contact wires are mounted in the vertically-oriented wiring board, with the first and second contact wires forming a first differential pair of contact wires and the third and fourth contact wires forming a second differential pair of contact wires. At least a portion of the first differential pair of contact wires is positioned between the contact wires of the second differential pair of contact wires, and deflectable portions of the third and fourth contact wires include a crossover. Additionally, the fixed portions of the third and fourth contacts are spaced further apart vertically than are the fixed portions of the first and second contacts.06-03-2010
20080242156Electrical connector with improved crosstalk compensation - An electrical connector with improved crosstalk compensation is disclosed. By including at least one coupling with a different frequency dependency than other couplings in the connector, crosstalk compensation performance is improved over a greater frequency range. The different frequency dependency may, for example, be used to compensate for phase shifts caused by distances between compensation circuitry and the plug/jack interface. Embodiments for decreasing these distances are also disclosed.10-02-2008
20100136845PHONE JACK CONNECTOR - A connector includes an insulating housing and at least one inserting pin. The insulating housing includes at least one groove and at least one plug receiving hole. The inserting pin penetrates through the groove, and is secured by a sidewall of the groove. The inserting pin includes a resilient leg for being electrically connected to a plug received in the insulating housing.06-03-2010
20100093227DIFFERENTIAL PAIR INVERSION FOR REDUCTION OF CROSSTALK IN A BACKPLANE SYSTEM - A connection system has two connectors connected to each other by a plurality of differential signal pairs. The differential signal pairs alternate between a “straight connection” and a “reverse connection” between the connectors. The “straight connection” is formed by having a first signal trace connected from a positive launch in the first connector to a positive launch in the second connector, or P-P. And, the second signal trace has an N-N connection. The “reverse connection” has a first signal trace connected from a positive launch in the first connector to a negative launch in the second connector, or P-N. And, the second signal trace has a N-P connection. By inverting the pin connections of every other differential signal pair on the backplane, the forward crosstalk from the first connector is cancelled by the crosstalk generated by the second connector.04-15-2010
20080280500Connector assembly for use with plugs and preterminated cables - Connector assemblies for use in wiring/cabling applications are disclosed. The connector assemblies include first and second jack openings that facilitate interaction between plugs that feature different contact layouts/alignments, e.g., a first plug that features a conventional CAT 5/CAT 6 contact layout and a second plug that features a contact layout according to the IEC 60603-7-7 standard. Cable/plug combinations are also provided wherein the cable features shielded twisted pair (STP) fully shielded twisted pair (FTP) and unshielded twisted pair (UTP) wires. The cable/plug interface includes a housing wherein individual wires are brought into electrical communication with electrical contacts that are exposed relative to the exterior of the housing. The electrical contacts are positioned in quadrants of the plug housing, when viewed in cross-section, such that the plug complies with the contact geometry set forth in the IEC 60603-7-7 standard. The cable/plug is generally a preterminated assembly, whereby the plug is pre-mounted to the cable before shipment to an installation location or distribution channel. A pulling eye assembly may be provided that defines a cavity sized and configured to receive the plug housing and a portion of the cable.11-13-2008
20080287009ADAPTER WITH AN ACCESS PANEL FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An adapter for removably coupling an electronic device to a host and a modular system of the host, adapter and electronic device. The adapter comprises a main body, a first interface capable of coupling with the appliance, a cavity in the main body receiving the electronic device, a second interface within the cavity coupling with the electronic device; and an access panel removably mounted to the main body to selectively close the opening of the cavity.11-20-2008
20080311798Electrical connector with anti-mismating device for preventing incorrect insertion of a smaller sized mating connector - An electrical connector comprises an insulating housing (12-18-2008
20090305576ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a connector housing and a printed circuit board with two sets of contact elements. The first set of contact elements is located on the front face of the printed circuit board and protrudes into an opening in the plug connector housing. The second set of contact elements is located on the rear face of the printed circuit board. The contact elements of the second set are configured to form insulation-displacement contacts. The plug connector also includes a cable manager which has a continuous opening and is configured on the front face with guides for cores or wires which are intended to make contact with the insulation-displacement contacts. The guides in the region of the insulation-displacement contacts are configured with recessed receiving elements or holders for the insulation-displacement contacts, and the cable manager can be latched to the plug connector housing.12-10-2009
20090053938PLUG-TYPE CONNECTOR FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND DATA ENGINEERING - The invention relates to a plug-in connector (02-26-2009
20090163084Method and System for Reducing Common Mode Signal Generation Within a Plug/Jack Connection - A communication connector is described that includes a plug and a jack, into which the plug is inserted. The plug terminates a length of twisted pair cable. The jack includes a sled to support contacts for connecting to wires within the cable, a rigid circuit board that connects to the contacts, and a flex board that contacts the plug interface contacts. The jack also includes circuitry to compensate for crosstalk between wire pairs of the cable by adding capacitance values within the sled, rigid circuit board and/or flex board between traces carrying signals from the wire pairs so that crosstalk caused by the plug between wire pairs that have signals in phase cancels with crosstalk caused by the plug between signals out of phase, and so that the capacitance values added between each trace are about equal. The compensation is performed to reduce differential to common mode signal conversion.06-25-2009
20100144209CONNECTION ELEMENT FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA TECHNOLOGY - The invention relates to a connection element for communications and data technology, comprising a housing and connection contacts, which are arranged in the housing, wherein the housing has electrically and/or magnetically conductive parts, wherein the surface of the housing is made completely of electrically and/or magnetically nonconductive material, and to a method for producing a connection element.06-10-2010
20090029600Electrical connector with suppressed crosstalk - An electrical connector (01-29-2009
20090298350PLUG ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRIC OR OPTICAL CABLE - A plug arrangement for an electric or optical cable includes a connector body connected with the cable and including a first socket or plug. An insulating housing is provided configured to receive the connector body. A locking tab is articulated at a front edge of the connector body and configured to block release of the connector body from a counter body having a plug-in opening and including a second plug or a socket complementary to the connector body. A length of the locking tab is less than or equal to a depth of the plug-in opening. A resilient actuation element is provided including a pressure body extending parallel to a plug-in direction of the plug arrangement. The actuation element is integrally disposed in an articulated manner via a film hinge on the housing so as to be deformable with the housing and actuate the locking tab. The actuation element is integrated in a wall of the housing via at least one surface element disposed on the housing.12-03-2009
20090163083Device and method for reducing crosstalk - A device and method for reducing crosstalk between wires is provided. The method includes spatially separating first and second sets of wires. A device is disposed relative to the first and second sets of wires to maintain the spatial separation. The method also comprises coupling pins to the first and second sets of wires. Additionally, the method includes covering the device with a connector housing.06-25-2009
20090186532Communications jacks with selectively engageable contact support structures - Communications jacks include a housing having a plug aperture, a wiring board that is mounted at least partially within the housing, a set of contacts mounted on the wiring board and extending into the plug aperture, and a contact support that is mounted at least partially within the plug aperture. The contact support is configured to be moveable between a first position and a second position. The contact support may be configured to engage at least some of the contacts when a first type of communications plug is received within the plug aperture, and may be configured to not provide support to any of the contacts when a second type of communications plug is received within the plug aperture.07-23-2009
20090137159Patch panel with a motherboard for connecting communications jacks - An active jack, which is a powered device, is installed as the network connection at a workstation which provides the capability to determine the physical location of a destination device, such as a VOIP phone, in real time. Uninterruptible power supplies may be used to provide power to network components, for example during an emergency. Power-and-data deployments are shown for powering network components and destination devices.05-28-2009
20090186533CONNECTOR - A connector which is capable of preventing crosstalk from occurring when a plurality of pairs of differential signal transmission contacts are arranged in a horizontal row. A housing holds a plurality of connector modules with a gap between adjacent ones thereof. Each connector module is comprised of a plate-shaped holding member, a plurality of first signal contacts held on one surface of the holding member, and a plurality of second signal contacts held on the other surface of the holding member. Positions of the respective first signal contacts of the plurality of connector modules, and positions of associated ones of the second signal contacts of the connector modules are made approximately coincident with each other in the direction of the height of the housing, respectively.07-23-2009
20090325424Connecting Scheme for Orthogonal Assembly of Microstructures - In the present disclosure a device for sensing and/or actuation purposes is presented in which microstructures (12-31-2009
20100248554CONNECTOR SOCKET AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - This invention provides a connector socket and a portable electronic device using the same. The connector socket is disposed at a casing for connecting a connector. The connector socket includes a rotatable element and an elastic element. The rotatable element is pivotally connected to the casing. The elastic element is coupled to the casing and the rotatable element. The rotatable element has a protrudent portion. When the connector is connected to the connector socket, the connector presses the protrudent portion to allow the rotatable element to automatically rotate from a storage position to an open position. When the connector is separated from the connector socket, the rotatable element automatically rotates from the open position to the storage position via the elastic element.09-30-2010
20130217274CONNECTOR FOR ACHIEVING COMPLETE INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF DATA AND MULTIMEDIA INTERFACES - A universal connector for enabling interoperability between different types of data interfaces and multimedia interfaces comprises a housing; and a plurality of contact pins arranged in the housing, wherein the plurality of contact pins provide connectivity for multimedia display interface signals and data interface signals, wherein the housing includes a first part and a second part coupled together, wherein the first part includes a first group of contact pins and the second part includes a second group of contact pins, wherein the first group of contact pins provides connectivity to a data interface and the second group of contact pins provides, in part, connectivity to a multimedia interface.08-22-2013
20100003861PLUG CONNECTOR FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND DATA TECHNOLOGY - The invention relates to a plug connector (01-07-2010
20090081907Electrical connector having an improved housing having a curved structure - An electrical connector (03-26-2009
20090098777Alien crosstalk preventive cover - A conductive cover or shield for reducing crosstalk between a plurality of connectors arranged adjacent one another. A cover having a non-conductive interior surface and a conductive outer surface. The non-conductive surface is adhered to the exterior surface of a connector or a plurality of IDC towers for preventing crosstalk between adjacent connectors. Also, the cover can be form fitted and secured to the connectors, specifically, adhering to the corners to insulate any loose wires.04-16-2009
20090203264COUPLER FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS - A coupler includes a coupler body having a first mating end defining a first mating interface configured for mating with a first mating connector and a second mating end defining a second mating interface configured for mating with a second mating connector. A contact sub-assembly is received within the coupler body, wherein the contact sub-assembly has first contacts grouped in differential pairs and presented at the first mating end and second contacts grouped in differential pairs and presented at the second mating end. At least one shielding member is located within the coupler body, wherein the at least one shielding member isolates each differential pair of first contacts from an adjacent differential pair of the first contacts.08-13-2009
20090117786ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY - The electrical connector assembly comprises first (05-07-2009
20090209139ELECTRIC CONNECTOR - An electric connector includes a connector body, to which a terminal pin holder, an electric conduction module, and a circuit board are assembled. A plurality of elastic electric terminal pins is mounted on the terminal pin holder, and each of the electric terminal pins includes a protruded arch section adapted to elastically press against one corresponding first contact provided on the circuit board. The electric conduction module includes a plurality of elastic conducting members, each of which has a sideward bent extension adapted to elastically press against on one corresponding second contact provided on the circuit board. Therefore, the electric connector can be manufactured with simplified process at reduced cost without the need of welding the electric terminal pins to the circuit board, and upgraded signal transmission quality can be obtained with the electric connector.08-20-2009
20090239423DEVICES FOR CONNECTING CONDUCTORS OF TWISTED PAIR CABLE TO INSULATION DISPLACEMENT CONTACTS - A termination device to facilitate interconnection of a twisted pair communications cable to IDCs includes: a housing having an aperture and a pair of first and second IDCs extending within the aperture; a twisted pair communications cable having a twisted pair of first and second conductors; and a termination device. The termination device comprises: a body having an outer surface; a channel in the outer surface of the body, the channel being sized and configured to receive a twist of the first and second conductors and to maintain the twist in position; and IDC guide structure configured to guide the first IDC into engagement with the first conductor at a first engagement location and the second IDC into engagement with the second conductor at a second engagement location, the first and second engagement locations being positioned within the channel and within the twist of the first and second conductors. A splitting structure is positioned in the channel that separates at least a portion of the first and second conductors as they reside in the channel.09-24-2009
20090221188CONNECTOR AND PORT THEREOF - A connector includes a plug and a port. The port defines a notch and a groove in an inner surface of the port. The groove extends in the inner surface along a circumferential direction. The notch extends from an opening in the port and communicates with the groove. The plug forms a protrusion in an outer surface of the plug. The protrusion is capable of sliding along the notch and in the groove, and rotating along the groove in the circumferential direction to be received in the groove. A related port of the connector is also provided.09-03-2009
20090258545ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH COMPENSATION LOOPS - A electrical connector includes a housing and a plurality of contacts within the housing configured for mating engagement with mating contacts of a mating connector. The electrical connector also includes a compensation component housed within the housing. The compensation component has a substrate with a first trace plane and a second trace plane, and the compensation component has a plurality of traces arranged on the first trace plane. The traces are electrically connected to selected ones of the contacts. At least one of the traces includes a compensation loop arranged on the first trace plane, and at least one of the traces includes a compensation loop arranged on the second trace plane. The compensation loop provides at least one of electrical and thermal compensation.10-15-2009
20090124137NETWORK JACK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR - A network jack is provided. The network jack includes a circuit board, a plurality of contacts fixed on the circuit board and a terminal base, wherein the contacts are fixed to the circuit board of the network jack by a riveting process.05-14-2009
20100273360CROSSTALK-FREE CONNECTOR - A crosstalk-eliminating connector has an insulative body, multiple terminals and a metal shell. The terminals are mounted in the insulative body and some of the terminals are pairs of signal transmission terminals. The metal shell has at least one crosstalk-eliminating slot and each crosstalk-eliminating slot is located between two adjacent pairs of the signal transmission terminals when observed from the rear end of the insulative body. The at least one crosstalk-eliminating slot efficiently eliminates the crosstalk between adjacent pairs of the signal transmission terminals.10-28-2010
20100015859CONNECTOR JACK WITH REDUCED HOST PCB FOOTPRINT ASSEMBLY-THEREOF AND FABRICATION METHOD OF THE SAME - A connector jack with reduced host PCB footprint and an assembly of the same are provided. The provided connector jack is constructed based on a housing defining at least a front face with a plug receiving cavity on the surface thereof and with a plurality of electrical contacts positioned within the cavity, and a bottom face having a recess area on the surface thereof and adapted for mounting on a circuit board. In the present invention, at least a portion of the housing is made of a transparent or translucent material so that the status indicators located within the recess will be visible through the transparent portion of the front face of the jack housing, and the recess area occupies a substantial portion of the bottom face and allows to place at least one status indicator and at least one additional component on the circuit board and at least partially within the recess area.01-21-2010
20110111645Communication Jack Having Layered Plug Interface Contacts - A communication jack, system using the jack, and method of fabricating the jack are disclosed. The jack includes a cavity configured to accept a communication plug to form a communication connector. The jack includes a plurality of plug interface contacts that extend into the cavity such that a plug inserted into the cavity makes electrical contact with the plug interface contacts at plug/jack interfaces of the plug interface contacts. One or more of the plug interface contacts is formed from multiple conductive layers. The conductive layers are movable relative to each other at at least one end. A dielectric layer or flexible printed circuit board may be disposed between the conductive layers.05-12-2011
20100015858ADAPTER AND PLUG-IN CONNECTION SYSTEM - A device which on the one side (socket side) includes a plug portion which may be inserted into the standardised plug socket. A plurality of chambers (01-21-2010
20100015857Connector and a Method of Manufacturing the Same - The invention discloses a connector that comprises an insulation body and one or more conductive terminals within the insulation body. The one or more conductive terminals comprise at least one clamping portion to clamp onto the insulation body. The invention further discloses an endoscope, which comprises a telescope, an imaging means, an image sensor that transforms optical signals from the imaging means into electrical signals and a PCB board that organizes and outputs the electrical signals, the imaging means, image sensor and PCB board being located in the telescope, wherein the endoscope further comprises the connector that electrically connects the image sensor and the PCB board to form a first assembly. The invention further discloses a method to make the connector.01-21-2010
20130217272USB 3.0 TWO-WAY SOCKET JACK CONNECTOR STRUCTURE - A USB 3.0 socket jack connector structure allows a USB plug connector to conduct working when it is plugged in the jack connector of the present invention positively or oppositely through a two-war sharing grounding transmission conductor, and a first signal transmission conductor, second signal transmission conductor, first differential signal transmission conductor, second differential signal transmission conductor, third grounding transmission conductor, third differential signal transmission conductor, fourth differential signal transmission conductor, first power supply transmission conductor, third signal transmission conductor, fourth signal transmission conductor, second power supply transmission conductor, fourth grounding transmission conductor, fifth differential signal transmission conductor, sixth differential signal transmission conductor, seventh differential signal transmission conductor and eighth differential signal transmission conductor.08-22-2013
20130217273Communication Channels with Suppression Cores - Alien crosstalk suppression cores are used to decrease alien crosstalk in communications channels. Electrical communication cables may be provided with alien crosstalk suppression cores. The alien crosstalk suppression cores, which may be ferrite suppression cores, are placed separately on some or all of the twisted pairs within a communication cable. The alien crosstalk suppression cores reduce ANEXT and AFEXT in high-frequency communications when communication cables are installed near one another. Alien crosstalk suppression cores may also be incorporated into other communication channel components, such as on a PCB within a communication jack.08-22-2013
20100151745CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED HOUSING - An electric connector includes a housing with a plurality of receiving grooves separated by a plurality of ribs, and a plurality of terminals which each has a rear edge received in one of the receiving grooves. Each of the rib includes a pair of wings formed by hot melting a protrusion defined on a tail of the rib. Each two wings received in the same receiving groove block one rear edge of the terminals.06-17-2010
20120196488RJ CONNECTOR TRANSMITTING ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL SIGNALS - A RJ plug connector includes a plug body with a base section and a plurality of conductive contacts received in the base section. The base section defines a front mating face and a rear cavity. A latch with a lead-in is form on the top face to locking with a socket connector. The RJ connector further defines an optical fiber module which is incorporated with the latch adjacent to the lead-in and has a coupling interface at a front face of the latch. It not only can insure large capacity and high rate data transmission, but also can extend data transmission distance without loss.08-02-2012
20090075524Electrical connector - An electrical connector has a plurality of first contact pieces, each including a body portion, an arm portion extending from the body portion and a leg portion extending from the body portion, a plurality of second contact pieces, each including a body portion, an arm portion extending from the body portion and a leg portion extending from the body portion. The leg portion of each first contact piece is twisted at a right angle with respect to the body portion of the first contact piece and the leg portion of each second contact piece is twisted at a right angle with respect to the body portion of the second contact piece.03-19-2009
20090075523Methods and Apparatus for Reducing Crosstalk in Electrical Connectors - A communication jack having crosstalk compensation features for overall crosstalk interference reduction is disclosed. In one embodiment, the jack is configured to receive a plug to form a communication connection, and comprises jack contacts disposed in the jack, with each contact having at least a first surface and a second surface. Upon the plug being received by the jack, the plug contacts interface with the first surface of the jack contacts. The jack further includes a first capacitive coupling connected between two pairs of jack contacts to compensate for near end crosstalk, with the first capacitive coupling being connected to the pairs of jack contacts along the second surface adjacent to where the plug contacts interface with the jack contacts. A far end crosstalk compensation scheme is also set forth.03-19-2009
20090142968Board Edge Termination Back-End Connection Assemblies and Communications Connectors Including Such Assemblies - Communications connectors are provided that include a printed circuit board that has a top side and a bottom side. These connectors each include a housing that receives at least a portion of the printed circuit board. The connectors include first through eighth input contacts that are mounted on the printed circuit board and first through eighth output contacts that are likewise mounted on the printed circuit board. The connectors further include a board edge termination assembly that has an opening that receives an edge of the printed circuit board. The board edge termination assembly has a body that is configured to receive a communications cable having at least eight conductors and to electrically connect the eight conductors to respective ones of the first through eighth output contacts.06-04-2009
20130130560Compensation Network Using an Orthogonal Compensation Network - In one embodiment, the present invention is a communication connector, comprising a compensation circuit for providing a compensating signal to approximately cancel an offending signal over a range of frequency, the compensation circuit including a capacitive coupling with a first magnitude growing at a first rate over the range of frequency and a mutual inductive coupling with a second magnitude growing at a second rate over the range of frequency, the second rate being greater than the first rate (e.g., the second rate approximately double the first rate).05-23-2013
20100311281AUDIO PLUG WITH CORE STRUCTURAL MEMBER - Plugs with core structural members and methods for manufacturing plugs with core structural members are provided. A plug can include a core structural member that may increase the structural integrity of the plug. The plug can further include contact pads and traces, and each trace can electrically couple with one of the contact pads and extend along a plug axis towards the proximal end (e.g., base section) of the plug. In orientation-specific embodiments, the traces may be disposed on the surface of the plug. However, in other embodiments, the traces may be disposed below but near the surface of the plug. The plug may also include one or more insulating layers to prevent contact pads and traces from shorting.12-09-2010
20100304617RJ-45 CONNECTOR AND LATCHING DEVICE THEREOF - A Registered Jack-45 (RJ-45) connector includes a main body and a latching device to detachably engage the main body. The latching device includes a fixing element and an elastic latching element positioned on the fixing element.12-02-2010
20100178810Connecting Scheme for Orthogonal Assembly of Microstructures - In the present disclosure a device for sensing and/or actuation purposes is presented in which microstructures (07-15-2010
20110124238ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED CONTACT SOLDERING ENDS - An electrical connector assembly (05-26-2011
20100022141ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a rubber core body having a plurality of terminal holes and a plurality of open holes, the terminal holes penetrating front and rear sides of the rubber core body, the open holes being provided on upper and lower sides of the rubber core body and are in communication with the terminal holes respectively; and a plurality of conductive terminals inserted into the terminal holes of the rubber core body. Via this arrangement, the area between the conductive terminals is filled with air instead of solid media, which reduces permittivity. Therefore, the capacitance of conductive terminals is reduced and the impendence is increased.01-28-2010
20110143604ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector (06-16-2011
20090311916SUBASSEMBLY CONTAINING CONTACT LEADS - A subassembly for incorporation within a communications connector jack includes a contact support member and a pair of electrical contacts mounted with respect thereto in side-by-side relation. The contact support member includes a proximal end portion and a body portion extending therefrom. The proximal end portion defines a planar rear face allowing the contact support member to be securely mounted in a cantilever fashion with respect to a corresponding planar mounting surface of a printed circuit board (PCB). An upper region of the body portion defines a sufficiently small profile as viewed along the longitudinal direction of extension of the contact support member from in front of its distal end to permit the incorporation of multiple respective instances of the contact support member within a common connector jack housing to define a desired contact layout geometry for interaction with a cooperative plug member.12-17-2009
20100062657CONNECTOR STRUCTURE FOR SIGNAL LINE AND CRIMPING TOOL THEREOF - Connector structure for signal line and crimping tool thereof comprises a connector with a body having a plurality of passages formed therein for receiving a number of signal lines, and on the top surface adjacent to the rear end of the connector including a press member for pressing the signal lines. The passages includes a plurality of slots extended through the front end of the connector so that the cores of the signal lines can insert through the front end of the body, above the slots is provided with a through groove for inserting a guide member therein. Besides, a crimping tool includes two clippers which are pivotally connected together. Between the clippers is defined with a press mechanism for pressing the guide member and the press member, and the crimping tool includes a cutting mechanism to cut the cores evenly.03-11-2010
20110097942ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH OFFSET LATCH - A receptacle connector is configured to mate with a plug connector having a latch member. The receptacle connector includes a housing having a mating end, an opening extending into the housing through the mating end, and a latch wall. The opening is configured to receive the plug connector therein through the mating end of the housing. The opening is at least partially defined by the latch wall. The latch wall extends a length into the housing along a central longitudinal latch wall axis. The latch wall includes a latch element extending a length along a central longitudinal latch element axis. The central longitudinal latch element axis is offset along the latch wall from the central longitudinal latch wall axis. The latch element is exposed within the opening and cooperates with the latch member of the plug connector to latch the plug connector to the housing when the plug connector is received within the opening of the housing. A contact is held within the housing. The contact has a mating interface exposed within the opening of the housing for electrically connecting to the plug connector when the plug connector is received within the opening of the housing.04-28-2011
20100130069Low Crosstalk Twisted Pair Communications Connectors Including Meta-Material Structures - Communications connectors include a plurality of conductors that form a plurality of pairs of conductors. Each pair of conductor is configured to carry a differential signal. The communications connectors further include at least one meta-material structure positioned adjacent at least some of the conductors. This meta-material may act to reduce pair-to-pair and/or alien crosstalk.05-27-2010
20100003863Modular Connector With Reduced Termination Variability - A telecommunications connector assembly including a cable having a first pair of twisted wires and a second pair of twisted wires; a first connector having a first substrate having a first termination area, the first pair of twisted wires provided for electrical termination on a first side of the first substrate, the second pair of twisted wires provided for electrical termination on a second side of the first substrate, the second side opposite the first side; a second connector having a second substrate having a second termination area, the second pair of twisted wires provided for electrical termination on the first side of the second substrate, the first pair of twisted provided for electrical termination on the second side of the second substrate, the second side opposite the first side.01-07-2010
20100003862ELECTRICAL PLUG-IN CONNECTOR - The invention relates to an electrical plug-in connector (01-07-2010
20120171906 TERMINAL STRUCTURE OF CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR PORT INCORPORATING SAME - A terminal structure has a portion that is separated and bent. A projecting section is provided for realize common use. A connector port incorporating the terminal is also provided. The connector port includes a hollow shell receiving and retaining therein an insulation housing for receiving and positioning a plurality of terminals. Further, the insulation housing has at least one detection pin arranged at one side thereof. The detection pin is engageable with an external plug connector fit therein in order to prevent shorting caused by a shell of the plug contacting the terminals of the port at the time when the connectors mate each other. Further, the insulation housing includes a plurality of clamps, which functions to clamp and position an external plug connector so as to securely retain the plug that is fit into the socket and to realize stable engagement when the connector mate each other.07-05-2012
20090318033ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A COMPLIANT CABLE STRAIN RELIEF ELEMENT - An electrical connector includes a housing including a rear end. The housing has a cable bore configured to receive a cable, and the housing has an outer pocket positioned radially outward from, and surrounding portions of, the cable bore. A strain relief element is coupled to the housing. The strain relief element includes an end wall having an opening therein. The strain relief element has a flexible beam extending axially inward from the end wall proximate to the opening that is configured to engage the cable. The strain relief element also has a mounting tab extending axially inward from the end wall that is received in the outer pocket and that engages the housing to secure the strain relief element to the housing.12-24-2009
20110256780CONTACT-CARRIER COMBINATION FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - The instant disclosure provides a contact-carrier combination for an electrical connector. The contact-carrier combination includes a carrier having a palm portion and a plurality of finger portions extending from the palm portion and laterally separated from each other at a predetermined interval, and a plurality of contacts correspondingly connected to the plurality of finger portions. Each finger portion is bent to form an escaping section. Each contact includes a base portion detachably connected to the carrier and a flexible arm slantingly extending from the base portion in a direction substantially the same as the bending direction of the receiving arm. The additional room provided by the arrangement of the instant disclosure enables the connector to adapt longer flexible arms, thereby enhancing the overall electrical connectivity of the connector and reduce assembly complexity. With the simplified shape of the contact in a completed connector, dimensional accuracy can be easily maintained.10-20-2011
20080254685Receptacle connector assembly for reducing EMI and/or crosstalk - A contact sub-assembly is provided for a receptacle connector assembly. The contact sub-assembly includes a housing that includes a body fabricated at least partially from a dielectric material. A plurality of electrical contacts are held by the housing. Each of the electrical contacts has a mating end portion, a tail end portion opposite the mating end portion, and an intermediate portion extending between the mating and tail end portions. The intermediate portions of each of the electrical contacts include an edge. The edge of at least one of the intermediate portions has an indentation therein extending along a portion of a length of the edge.10-16-2008
20120202389SPRING ASSEMBLY WITH SPRING MEMBERS BIASING AND CAPACITIVELY COUPLING JACK CONTACTS - A spring assembly for a communications jack including a plurality of jack contacts each electrically connectable to a corresponding plug contact of a communications plug. First and second jack contacts carry a first differential signal. Fifth and sixth jack contacts carry a second differential signal. The jack contacts carrying the first differential signal are adjacent a third jack contract and the jack contacts carrying the second differential signal are adjacent a fourth jack contract. For each jack contact, the assembly has a conductive spring member electrically connected to the jack contact that biases the jack contact against a corresponding plug contact. To reduce crosstalk, the spring members connected to the first and second jack contacts are each capacitively coupled to the fourth jack contact, and the spring members connected to the fifth and sixth jack contacts are each capacitively coupled to the third jack contact.08-09-2012
20110053431ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING AN ELECTRICALLY PARALLEL COMPENSATION REGION - An electrical connector including a connector body that has mating and loading ends and is configured to receive a modular plug at the mating end. The electrical connector also includes a contact sub-assembly that is held by the connector body. The contact sub-assembly includes an array of mating conductors that are configured to engage plug contacts of the modular plug at mating interfaces proximate to the mating end. The mating conductors transmit a signal current along an interconnection path between the mating and loading ends. The contact sub-assembly also includes a plurality of open-ended conductors electrically connected to corresponding mating conductors. The open-ended conductors are electrically parallel to the interconnection path of the array of mating conductors and generate crosstalk compensation as the signal current is transmitted through the mating conductors.03-03-2011
20110053430ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS WITH CROSSTALK COMPENSATION - An electrical connector including mating conductors configured to engage select plug contacts of a modular plug. The connector includes a printed circuit that interconnects the mating conductors to terminal contacts. The printed circuit includes first and second shielding rows of conductor vias that are located between end portions of the printed circuit and are electrically connected to the mating conductors. The first and second shielding rows extend along first and second row axes, respectively, which extend substantially parallel to each other. The printed circuit also includes outer terminal vias electrically connected to the terminal contacts. Each end portion has terminal vias therein that are distributed in a direction along the first and second row axes. The printed circuit also includes a pair of shielded vias located between the first and second shielding rows and along a central-pair axis that extends substantially parallel to the first and second row axes.03-03-2011
20090176415Dielectric insert assembly for a communication connector to optimize crosstalk - A connector for a communications system concentrates crosstalk in the front of a plug housing. The plug housing has front and rear ends. An internal chamber opens on the rear end and is defined by housing walls. A plurality of slots extend through one of the housing walls adjacent the front end and into the internal chamber. A plurality of contacts are mounted in the slots for movement between retracted positions spaced from the internal chamber and inserted positions extending into the internal chamber. An insert assembly has at least one insert member disposed adjacent at least one of the plurality of contacts. The insert assembly is made of a higher dielectric material than the plug housing.07-09-2009
20120309238Terminal Module for Electric Connector - A terminal module used in an RJ45 female connector in which the first transmission terminal includes a triangle support portion having a downward bent downwardly extended from the bonding portion and an upward bent connected with the lower end thereof to the downward bent and the upper end thereof to the contact portion. The eighth transmission terminal includes a support portion obliquely upwardly from the bonding portion and terminating in the contact portion. Further, the contained angle defined between the inner end of the bonding portion of the eighth transmission terminal and the support portion and the contained angle defined between the contact portion of the eighth transmission terminal and the support portion are arc guide angles.12-06-2012
20100022140CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH GROUPED CONTACTS - A connector assembly includes a housing and a plurality of contacts. The housing has a plurality of channels that extend between a housing mating end and an opposing back end. The housing mating end is configured to mate with a mating connector. The contacts each have a plurality of contact mating ends and a plurality of contact mounting ends. Each of the contact mating ends extends through one of the channels and is configured to provide a plurality of electrical connections with the mating connector. The contact mounting ends of each contact are arranged in a group and configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The contact mating ends are separated from one another by a first pitch and the contact mounting ends within each group are separated from one another by a second pitch that is smaller than the first pitch.01-28-2010
20120149253ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector includes a signal blade including a first base member formed of an insulation material and a signal circuit portion formed on the first base member; a power source blade including a second base member formed of an insulation material and a power source circuit portion formed on the second base member, said power source blade further including an engaging protrusion; and a holding member formed of an insulation material and including a blade holding hole so that the engaging protrusion engages an inner surface when the power source blade is inserted into the blade holding hole.06-14-2012
20110306250ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS HAVING OPEN-ENDED CONDUCTORS - An electrical connector including a connector body that is configured to mate with a plug connector and a contact sub-assembly that is held by the connector body. The contact sub-assembly includes a plurality of mating conductors that are configured to transmit signal current along an interconnection path. The contact sub-assembly also includes a plurality of open-ended conductors. Each of the open-ended conductors is electrically connected to a corresponding mating conductor of the plurality of mating conductors. The open-ended conductors are configured to capacitively couple select mating conductors thereby providing a compensation region that is electrically parallel to the interconnection path.12-15-2011
20100317239COMPLIANT PIN CONTROL MODULE AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - Control modules having connectors with compliant pin terminals for connection to a printed circuit board (PCB) are provided. The module housing can be made of a die cast metal to withstand harsh environments and have at least one open bay area for receiving a connector having compliant pin contacts for connecting the module to a PCB. A plurality of compliant pin terminal can have a push shoulders for providing an engagement surface for insertion of the terminals through passages in a connector housing, for positioning the connector relative to the die cast housing during the mounting the connector to the die cast housing, and to transfer the force away from the connector housing applied in connecting the PCB to the compliant pin tips. The connectors can be linear and exposed terminal surfaces can be sealed against the elements by a sealant. The passages of the connector housing can have at one end of the passages cross shaped portions to allow for a strengthened die tool which forms the small passages and chamfered sides at the opposite end of the passages for tight engagement with the terminals to prevent leak of sealant. The connectors can include a three-pronged compliant pin grounding terminal to increase the current flow.12-16-2010
20110003515 LAMP CAP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - A lamp cap (01-06-2011
20120040569ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH HIGH SIGNAL DENSITY - An electrical connector comprises a PCB (02-16-2012
20120040570Wire Containment Cap - A wire containment cap includes a first side having a plurality of retainers for retaining wires, and a second side opposite the first side. Two sidewalls extend between the first side and the second side, and a support rib extends between the two sidewalls. The support rib includes two pair separators for separating wire pairs. In one embodiment, a plurality of sloped pair splitters is located between two of the retainers and includes a sharp point for cutting through insulation material on a pair of bonded wires. A communication jack assembly including a front portion and the wire containment cap is also described.02-16-2012
20110318970TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - The present disclosure relates to a telecommunications jack including a housing having a port for receiving a plug. The jack also includes a plurality of contact springs adapted to make electrical contact with the plug when the plug is inserted into the port of the housing, and a plurality of wire termination contacts for terminating wires to the jack. The jack further includes a circuit board that electrically connects the contact springs to the wire termination contacts. The circuit board includes a multi-zone crosstalk compensation arrangement for reducing crosstalk at the jack.12-29-2011
20090163082Plug - A RJ-45 plug having a wire holder for arranging conductors of a twisted pair cable between a position at which they are twisted and an end position where they contact contacts within the plug, the wire holder providing conductor paths in more than one plane.06-25-2009
20120129404Communication Jack Having Layered Plug Interface Contacts - A communication jack, system using the jack, and method of fabricating the jack are disclosed. The jack includes a cavity configured to accept a communication plug to form a communication connector. The jack includes a plurality of plug interface contacts that extend into the cavity such that a plug inserted into the cavity makes electrical contact with the plug interface contacts at plug/jack interfaces of the plug interface contacts. One or more of the plug interface contacts is formed from multiple conductive layers. The conductive layers are movable relative to each other at at least one end. A dielectric layer or flexible printed circuit board may be disposed between the conductive layers.05-24-2012
20120058689Modular Cable Termination Plug - The invention is a modular cable termination plug having a conductor divider having an entrant barb and a plurality of divider channels, a load bar having a plurality of through holes and a plurality of slots, and a plurality of contact terminals. Additionally, the invention may include a housing, a strain relief collar and a strain relief boot.03-08-2012
20120156944SOCKET FOR WEDGE BULB - Disclosed is a socket for a wedge bulb to maintain excellent grounding performance despite vibration encountered in use. The wedge bulb includes a light emitting element and a connector protruding from a lower end of the light emitting element and provided at each of a front surface and a rear surface thereof with a pair of parallel elastic terminals. The socket includes an elastic supporting terminal unit provided at an inner wall surface of a coupling recess defined in the socket and serving to elastically support the connector inserted into the coupling recess while achieving electrical connection with the electric terminals. Any one of each pair of the electric terminals is pressed and supported by the elastic supporting terminal unit at a different height from the neighboring electric terminal provided at the same surface of the connector and the other electric terminals provided at the opposite surface of the connector.06-21-2012
20120064779CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH LOWER PROFILE INTERFACE - A cable assembly (03-15-2012
20120156943CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED CONTACTS - A cable connector assembly (06-21-2012
20110092110Connector enabling increased density of contacts - A plurality of contacts are arranged in a first direction along a side wall of a housing. The housing has a plurality of ribs projecting in a second direction from the side wall and interposed between the contacts, respectively. Each rib has a tapered portion adjacent to the side wall.04-21-2011
20110092109FLASH MEMORY DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY THEREOF WITH IMPROVED PLANAR CONTACT PORTIONS - A flash memory device includes a Chip-On-Board (COB) type circuit board and a number of first and second contacts electrically connected to the circuit board. Each first contact includes a stiff first contact portion formed on an upper surface of the circuit board. Each second contact includes a cantilevered planar second contact portion extending along the front-to-rear direction. When the flash memory device is inserted into a USB 3.0 receptacle connector, the first and the second contact portions jointly electrically connect with the USB 3.0 receptacle connector. The planar second contact portions provide larger contacting area for mating with the corresponding contacts of the USB 3.0 receptacle connector.04-21-2011
20110092108RECEPTACLE - A receptacle for receiving a plug-in module with at least one depression at a side surface thereof includes a main body, an elastic element, a first resilient strip and a control element. The main body has a receiving chamber penetrating a bottom thereof for engaging the plug-in module and a first slot extending up and down defined in a front surface thereof and connecting the receiving chamber. The elastic element has an elastic portion received in an upper portion of the receiving chamber. The first resilient strip is received in the first slot, and defines a locking portion extending rearward at a lower portion thereof and penetrating into the receiving chamber for buckling to the depression of the plug-in module. The control element is for driving the locking portion to depart from the depression of the plug-in module for allowing the plug-in module to move outward due to the pulling of the elastic element.04-21-2011
20120208405PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING AN ARRANGEMENT OF TERMINALS AND A CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME - A connector assembly (08-16-2012
20110104957CONNECTOR AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A connector includes female and male connectors. The female connector includes a housing having a groove recessed from a front surface of the housing, a signal terminal including a signal contact section provided at a first wall of the groove and an external connection section connected with the signal contact section and protruding out of the housing through a rear surface of the housing, and a grounding terminal including a grounding contact section provided at an opposing wall facing the first wall of the groove and a grounding connection section connected with the grounding contact section, the grounding connection section extending out of the groove at the front surface of the housing. A display apparatus includes the female connector receiving an external signal, a printed circuit board provided on which with the female connector is mounted and including a driving circuit, and a display panel displaying an image according to a driving signal from the driving circuit.05-05-2011
20120122353TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTOR - A telecommunications connector (05-17-2012
20120315800ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector is provided with an FFC including a first insulating layer including a plurality of internal flat conductors each being elongated and having an exposed contact portion at one end and an exposed soldering portion at the other end; an electrical cable including a plurality of conductors each having a second insulating layer therearound, the conductors electrically connected to the soldering portions; and a connector housing covering a rear portion of the FFC and a front end of the electrical cable for fastening the FFC and the electrical cable. A front portion of the FFC is provided with a protective plastic plate for fastening and supporting the contact portions of the FFC and the first insulating layer.12-13-2012
20120122352COMMUNICATIONS CONNECTOR WITH A SHORT CONDUCTIVE PATH TO COMPENSATION - A communication jack is provided with plug interface contacts that have inner and outer contact members. A flexible printed circuit board is connected and supported between the inner and outer members. This results in a short conductive signal pathway between a plug-jack interface and crosstalk compensation provided on the flexible printed circuit board. The plug interface contacts of the jack are specially designed to provide good normal force to plug contacts of a plug inserted into the jack, as well as to securely hold the flexible printed circuit. Standard plug interface contacts may be utilized in combination with a flexible printed circuit board that is connected by welding or soldering to the plug interface contacts.05-17-2012
20120122351MULTISTAGE CAPACITIVE CROSSTALK COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENT - Methods and systems for providing crosstalk compensation in a jack are disclosed. According to one method, the crosstalk compensation is adapted to compensate for undesired crosstalk generated at a capacitive coupling located at a plug inserted within the jack. The method includes positioning a first capacitive coupling a first time delay away from the capacitive coupling of the plug, the first capacitive coupling having a greater magnitude and an opposite polarity as compared to the capacitive coupling of the plug. The method also includes positioning a second capacitive coupling at a second time delay from the first capacitive coupling, the second time delay corresponding to an average time delay that optimizes near end crosstalk. The second capacitive coupling has generally the same overall magnitude but an opposite polarity as compared to the first capacitive coupling, and includes two capacitive elements spaced at different time delays from the first capacitive coupling.05-17-2012
20090029599COMPUTER NETWORK CONNECTOR - A connector includes an insert including contacts having free parts to receive homologous flat contacts of a plug. The insert further includes a rotation axis about which the insert can be rotated and spring means urging the insert toward the position that it assumes when no plug is present. The insert can include, at the sides, long curved contacts and, in a central portion, shorter curved contacts, the points of contact of the contacts of the insert with the flat contacts of a plug being substantially aligned over all the contacts.01-29-2009
20090130914Electrical Connector with Improved Crosstalk Compensation - An electrical connector with improved crosstalk compensation is disclosed. By including at least one coupling with a different frequency dependency than other couplings in the connector, crosstalk compensation performance is improved over a greater frequency range. The different frequency dependency may, for example, be used to compensate for phase shifts caused by distances between compensation circuitry and the plug/jack interface. Embodiments for decreasing these distances are also disclosed.05-21-2009
20110183549ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR PROVIDING SELF-ADJUSTING CONTACTS FOR RELEASING STRAIN - An electrical connector includes an insulative housing (07-28-2011
20120129405Modular electric socket assembly and assembly method thereof - A modular electric socket assembly comprises a male plug unit electrically connected to a cover plate member having at least one electric socket, and a female plug unit retained in a wall and electrically connected to an electric supply system. Pins of the male plug unit are coupleable with corresponding cavities of the female plug unit. In one embodiment, the socket assembly is a strip assembly having a panel on which are printed a plurality of conductive elements, a cover plate member having at least two socket regions and attached to the panel, and a male plug unit interconnected with the panel. The conductive elements are arranged so as to connect in electrically conductable alignment a user device coupled to a selected socket region, each contact of the panel associated with the selected socket region, conductors associated with the male plug unit, and conductors associated with the female plug unit.05-24-2012
20120164892POWER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED TERMINALS - A power connector assembly with improved terminals includes a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector. The first electrical connector has a first insulated body and a plurality of first power-terminal sets received in the first insulated body. The second electrical connector has a second insulated body and a plurality of second power-terminal sets received in the second insulated body. Each of the first power-terminal sets is contacted with each of the second power-terminal sets correspondingly. Each second power-terminal set has a pair of separate second power terminals. Each second power terminal has a contacting portion for contacting with the first power-terminal set. Each contacting portion is protruded with at least one bulge portion toward the first power-terminal set from a side thereof.06-28-2012
20120171905TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL - A space-saving terminal includes a depth that is short and a floor space that is small. The terminal further includes a fixing part for press-in pressed into and fixed to a base material, a support part projected upward so as to cross with the fixing part for press-in, two extension parts extended downward while meandering from a branch portion on a tip of the support part so as to form a meandering slit, and a movable contact part projected from a tip portion formed by integrating free ends of the extension parts so as to be capable of moving in and out of a contacting hole of the base material. The support part is curved outward in order to avoid contact with the tip portion of the extension part while the tip portion is displaced.07-05-2012
20120214350ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING TWO SPACED INTERNAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND AN EXTERNAL METALLIC GASKET - An electrical connector assembly (08-23-2012
20100048064NETWORK JACK AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE SAME - The network jack and processing method for the network jack are provided. The network jack connects a device to a network and includes a jack body, a printed circuit board configured inside the jack body, and a contacting pin including a transmitting portion having a straight configuration and a fixing portion fixed to the printed circuit board.02-25-2010
20100273359ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR CONFIGURED BY WAFER HAVING COUPLING LEAD-FRAME AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME - An electrical connector (10-28-2010
20100009576POWER-ENABLED CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - An advanced connector assembly enabled to receive and distribute power signals. In one embodiment, the connector comprises a multi-port modular jack, and incorporates a PSE controller board disposed in the rear portion of the connector assembly, e.g., outside the connector housing. The PSE controller board controls the power to a powered device and may be adapted to, for example, distinguish whether the device is a short circuit or a network interface card, guarantee the supply of power to selected ports, and prevent cables from transmitting abnormal power. Heat removal features are also optionally utilized to effectively dissipate heat produced by the electronic or signal conditioning components utilized on said multi-port modular jack. In some embodiments, the PSE controller board is also optionally made removable from the jack housing.01-14-2010
20120315799ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING BIASING MEMBER - An electrical connector includes a housing having a top and a bottom. An upper connector portion is formed at the top of the housing. The upper connector portion has upper contacts. A lower connector portion is formed at the bottom of the housing. The lower connector portion has lower contacts. A card slot is formed between the upper connector portion and the lower connector portion. The card slot is configured to receive a substrate having upper plug contacts and lower contacts. The upper contacts of the upper connector portion are configured to engage the upper plug contacts of the substrate. The lower contacts of the lower connector portion configured to engage the lower contacts of the substrate. A biasing member is coupled to the lower connector portion. The biasing member is configured to bias the substrate toward the upper connector portion to align the upper plug contacts of the substrate with the upper contacts of the upper connector portion.12-13-2012
20090305575Socket Connector - A receptacle connector is arranged on an interface of an electronic device for mating with a corresponding plug connector. An anti-incorrect-insertion block is arranged on and protruded from a mating portion of the plug connector. The receptacle connector comprises an insulating housing, conductive terminals assembled in the housing and a first shielding shell for covering on the outside of the insulating housing. A soldering portion welded to a circuit board is arranged on the lower edge of the first shielding shell. The receptacle connector is further provided with a second shielding shell for shielding the electromagnetic signals from the fool-proof opening of the interface. A receptacle connector of the invention shields the fool-proof opening by adding the second shielding shell, thereby preventing the electromagnetic leakage, improving the anti-electromagnetic interference capability of the connector and ensuring an electrical connection of the connector.12-10-2009
20090017695Electrical connector assembly - An electrical connector assembly (01-15-2009
20090017696Electrical connector with anti-mismating mechanism for preventing incorrect insertion of a smaller sized mating connector - An electrical connector (01-15-2009
20120258637Terminal Module and Recording Apparatus - A terminal module includes a housing having slits and a plurality of contact terminals mounted in the slits. A slit width in an arrangement direction of the slit is greater on an insertion position side than that at a mounting position. The housing has a guide portion which is formed along the insertion direction of the slits, has a guide surface inclined toward the mounting position side from the insertion position, and guides the contact terminal toward a mounting completion position as a tip end of an insertion side of the contact terminal reaches the guide surface.10-11-2012
20110124239MULTISTAGE CAPACITIVE CROSSTALK COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENT - Methods and systems for providing crosstalk compensation in a jack are disclosed. According to one method, the crosstalk compensation is adapted to compensate for undesired crosstalk generated at a capacitive coupling located at a plug inserted within the jack. The method includes positioning a first capacitive coupling a first time delay away from the capacitive coupling of the plug, the first capacitive coupling having a greater magnitude and an opposite polarity as compared to the capacitive coupling of the plug. The method also includes positioning a second capacitive coupling at a second time delay from the first capacitive coupling, the second time delay corresponding to an average time delay that optimizes near end crosstalk. The second capacitive coupling has generally the same overall magnitude but an opposite polarity as compared to the first capacitive coupling, and includes two capacitive elements spaced at different time delays from the first capacitive coupling.05-26-2011
20110124237CONNECTOR - The present invention relates to a connector, which includes a printed circuit tongue, and one surface of the printed circuit tongue is defined with a plurality of first printed areas and second printed areas which are joined to terminals. Elastic terminal pieces extend from the first printed areas and assembled on the printed circuit tongue, and third printed areas similarly extend from the second printed areas and defined on the printed circuit tongue. Moreover, fourth printed areas are defined on another surface of the printed circuit tongue, and fifth printed areas extend from the fourth printed areas and defined on the printed circuit tongue. Accordingly, the present invention enables achieving a connector that is tough and strong, the manufacturing process of which is simple and fast, and the wire layout is simple.05-26-2011
20120231674Improvements to Plugs and/or Sockets - A socket comprises a plurality of recesses with electrically conductive contacts; said recesses being configured to receive the prongs of a corresponding plug; and a plug housing recess for receiving at least a portion of the housing of a plug; wherein said plug housing recess incorporates an engagement surface against which said plug engages in order to pivot between an initial position where the prongs are positioned to enter the recesses and a position where the prongs are fully engaged within the recesses. A plug suitable for use with this socket is also presented.09-13-2012
20130171886ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR - The invention relates to an electrical plug connector including a pin-shaped plug and a sleeve-shaped coupling which encloses the plug with an intermediary cavity and open washer shaped spring elastic contact elements which are arranged in the cavity. In order to provide a good electrical contact the invention proposes two inward protruding knobs of the contact elements, wherein the knobs are arranged opposite to one another. Outward protruding knobs limit a maximum deformation of the contact elements and thus prevent a mechanical overload of the contact elements.07-04-2013
20080305692Electrical connector assembly - A connector assembly includes a main substrate (12-11-2008
20080299837Audio jack having dustproof film - An audio jack comprises a housing and a plurality of contacts received in the housing. The housing defines a receiving hole along the longitudinal direction of the housing, and the face of the housing has at least an opening communicating with the receiving hole. The contacts at least include a deflectable contact and a fixed contact. The audio jack includes at least a dustproof film covering said opening so as to prevent the dust invading the interior of the audio jack.12-04-2008
20110045707ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH METALLIC WIRE CONTACTS - An electrical connector includes an insulating housing and contacts made from metallic wire. The insulating housing includes a front portion with a mating cavity and a rear portion. Each contact includes a contacting portion, a leg portion and a connecting portion connecting with the contacting portion and the leg portion. Each leg portion includes a linking portion, a first soldering portion and a second soldering portion. The linking portion connects with the connecting portion and the first soldering portion, and the second soldering portion connects with the first soldering portion. Two soldering portions are on a same plane and parallel to each other.02-24-2011
20100203769NETWORK SOCKET CONNECTOR WITH BUILT-IN IP BOX FUNCTION - A network socket connector with built-in IP BOX function includes a base, a front cover, a circuit board, an upper cover and a metallic housing. A rear surface of the base is provided with a plurality of conductive pins and a front surface thereof is provided with a plurality of electrode terminals. The front cover is assembled to the front end of the base and has a connecting port. The circuit board has a network AV streaming broadcast circuit. The upper cover is assembled with the base and the front cover. The metallic housing is configured as a hollow body for sealing the base, the front cover, the circuit board and the upper cover. When a plug of a network line is inserted into the connecting port to be electrically connected with the electrode terminals, the Internet can be accessed by the network AV streaming broadcast circuit of the circuit board.08-12-2010
20110237136Method and System For Reducing Internal Crosstalk and Common Mode Signal Generation Within a Plug/Jack Combination - A communication connector is described that includes a plug and a jack, into which the plug is inserted. The plug terminates a length of twisted pair cable. The jack includes a sled to support contacts for connecting to wires within the cable, a rigid circuit board that connects to the contacts, and a flex board that contacts the plug interface contacts. The jack also includes circuitry to compensate for crosstalk between wire pairs of the cable by adding capacitance values within the sled, rigid circuit board and/or flex board between traces carrying signals from the wire pairs so that crosstalk caused by the plug between wire pairs that have signals in phase cancels with crosstalk caused by the plug between signals out of phase, and so that the capacitance values added between each trace are about equal. The compensation is performed to reduce differential to common mode signal conversion.09-29-2011
20100221955CASSETTE HAVING INTERCHANGABLE REAR MATING CONNECTORS - A cassette includes a shell having a front and a rear. The shell has a plurality of plug cavities open at the front for receiving plugs therein. A contact subassembly is received within the shell. The contact subassembly has a circuit board with front and rear sides, and the contact subassembly has a plurality of contacts electrically connected to the circuit board and extending from the front side. The contacts are arranged in contact sets that are configured to mate with corresponding plugs. The contact subassembly has an electrical connector extending from the rear side, where the electrical connector is electrically connected to corresponding contacts. The cassette also includes an interface connector received within the shell that is mated with the electrical connector. The interface connector has a rear mating connector extending from the rear of the shell and is configured to mate with a mating connector.09-02-2010
20100221956ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CONTACT SPACING MEMBER - A contact sub-assembly is provided for an electrical connector. The contact sub-assembly includes a base and an array of contacts held by the base. Each contact extends along a length from a terminating end portion to a tip end portion. The tip end portion includes a tip surface. Each contact has a mating interface located along the length of the contact between the terminating end portion and the tip end portion. The contact sub-assembly also includes a spacing member formed separately from the base. The spacing member engages each of the contacts such that each contact is positioned relative to each adjacent contact in the array. At least a portion of the spacing member engaging each contact at a location along the length of the contact that is between the mating interface and the tip surface.09-02-2010
20100203768CONNECTOR - A connector according to the invention includes an insulative body, and a first contact and a second contact that are disposed in the body at different height levels from each other, the first contact or the second contact being elastically deformable. The first contact includes an mismatched portion having an higher impedance than that of another portion of the first contact. The second contact includes an adjusting portion to be brought close to the mismatched portion by elastic deformation of the first contact or the second contact in a direction close to the second contact or the first contact.08-12-2010
20130017734CONNECTORAANM Masumoto; ToshioAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Masumoto; Toshio Tokyo JPAANM Wada; TakamitsuAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Wada; Takamitsu Tokyo JPAANM Kotaka; KenichiAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Kotaka; Kenichi Tokyo JPAANM Ota; TadahiroAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP Ota; Tadahiro Tokyo JP - A shell of a modular jack includes soldered terminal portions connected to a substrate. The soldered terminal portions include first soldered terminal portions and second soldered terminal portions. The first soldered terminal portions are formed to extend toward the substrate from first side wall portions folded from a front surface of the housing toward a right-side surface and a left-side surface. The second soldered terminal portions are formed to extend toward the substrate from second side wall portions folded from an upper wall portion toward the right-side surface and the left-side surface of the housing, the upper wall portion being folded from the front surface of the housing toward a top surface. The first side wall portions and the second side wall portions cover the right-side surface and the left-side surface of the housing.01-17-2013
20130017733HIGH PERFORMANCE, SMALL FORM FACTOR CONNECTOR WITH COMMON MODE IMPEDANCE CONTROL - Techniques for improving electrical performance of a connector. The techniques are compatible with the form factor of a standardized connector, such as an SFP connector or stacked SFP. The resulting connector has reduced insertion loss for high speed signals. Such techniques, which can be used separately or together, include shaping of conductive elements within the connector while still retaining the same mating contact arrangement. Changes may be made at the contact tail portions or in the intermediate portions where engagement to a connector housing occurs. The techniques also include the incorporation of lossy bridging members between conductive elements designated to be ground conductors. For connectors according to the stacked SFP configuration, multiple bridging members may be incorporated at multiple locations within the connector.01-17-2013
20080233806Electrical connector with crosstalk canceling features - An electrical connector system includes first and second connector assemblies. Each connector assembly includes contacts arranged in at least two differential pairs wherein one of the pairs is an aggressor pair and one of the pairs is a victim pair. A differential signal carried by the aggressor pair generates far end crosstalk on the victim pair. The contacts are arranged such that, when the first and second connector assemblies are electrically connected to each other, the far end crosstalk on the victim pair in the first connector assembly has a magnitude and a polarity, and the far end crosstalk on the victim pair in the second connector assembly has the same magnitude and an opposite polarity.09-25-2008
20080227340Methods and systems for positioning connectors to minimize alien crosstalk - The present invention relates to methods and systems for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors. Specifically, the methods and systems relate to isolation and compensation techniques for minimizing alien crosstalk between connectors for use with high-speed data cabling. A frame can be configured to receive a number of connectors. Shield structures may be positioned to isolate at least a subset of the connectors from one another. The connectors can be positioned to move at least a subset of the connectors away from alignment with a common plane. A signal compensator may be configured to adjust a data signal to compensate for alien crosstalk. The connectors are configured to efficiently and accurately propagate high-speed data signals by, among other functions, minimizing alien crosstalk09-18-2008
20080220658Modular cable termination plug - The invention is a modular cable termination plug having a conductor divider having an entrant barb and a plurality of divider channels, a load bar having a plurality of through holes and a plurality of slots, and a plurality of contact terminals. Additionally, the invention may include a housing, a strain relief collar and a strain relief boot.09-11-2008
20080220657Connector keep-out apparatus and methods - Connector apparatus and methods providing for “keep-out” functionality against improperly sized plugs or inserts are disclosed. In one embodiment the invention discloses a connector assembly incorporating an integrated keep-out feature associated with the housing. In one variant, the connector assembly comprises a modular jack connector, and the keep-out feature(s) is/are formed substantially within one or more the sidewall(s) of the housing, thereby simplifying its assembly and reducing its cost, as well as conserving on connector interior space. In another embodiment, the keep-out feature comprises an element disposed substantially within a plane parallel to the front face of the connector. Methods for manufacturing and using connectors with integrated keep-out features are also disclosed.09-11-2008
20130178114MULTIPLE CONTACT CONNECTOR - A multiple contact connector comprises a plurality of terminal pieces arranged linearly in the lengthwise direction, and an insulating provided with a plurality of dividing walls extending between the terminal pieces for supporting the terminal pieces and for insulating between adjacent terminal pieces, having the insulating pieces inserted into terminal supporting spaces between the separating walls.07-11-2013
20130171885SHIELDED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH GROUND PINS EMBEDED IN CONTACT WAFERS - An electrical connector assembly includes a receptacle and a plug. The receptacle includes a housing defining two vertical stacked mating slots and a plurality of wafers loaded in the housing. Each wafer includes an upper pair and a lower pair of contacting portions, the upper pairs and the lower pairs of the wafers expose to the slots respectively. Each of the wafers further defines a ground contact with a contacting portion between the upper pair and lower pair of the contacting portions. The plurality of wafers includes pairs of differential signal wafers and ground wafers which are arranged in an alternating sequence in the connecting housing. The plug includes two card edges and a ground plate with a row of contacting pin between the card edges. The contacting pins of the ground plate touch with pairs of ground contacts formed with two adjacent ground contacts in two adjacent wafers.07-04-2013
20080214058Universal connector assembly and method of manufacturing - An advanced modular plug connector assembly incorporating an insert assembly disposed in the rear portion of the connector housing. In one embodiment, the connector has a plurality of ports in multi-row configuration, and the insert assembly includes a substrate adapted to receive one or more electronic components such as choke coils, transformers, or other signal conditioning elements or magnetics. The substrate also interfaces with the conductors of two modular ports of the connector, and is removable from the housing such that an insert assembly of a different electronics or terminal configuration can be substituted therefor. In this fashion, the connector can be configured to a plurality of different standards (e.g., Gigabit Ethernet and 10/100). In yet another embodiment, the connector assembly comprises a plurality of light sources (e.g., LEDs) received within the housing. Methods for manufacturing the aforementioned embodiments are also disclosed.09-04-2008
20130095702EXTERNAL CONTACT PLUG CONNECTOR - A dual orientation plug 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 may include 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 may be symmetrically spaced with the second plurality of contacts and the connector tab may be 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. A receptacle connector corresponding to the plug connector.04-18-2013
20100279555ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR RECEPTACLE - An electrical connector receptacle includes a shield cover, a terminal unit and a fastener structure. The shield cover defines a cavity and an opening into the cavity and has a base panel with a base panel hole formed therethrough. The terminal unit has a first terminal unit mounting block having a first terminal unit mounting block hole, a second terminal unit mounting block having a second terminal unit mounting block hole, a first terminal assembly and a second terminal assembly. The first and second terminal unit mounting blocks are connected together in a stacked manner and are disposed in the cavity. With the first terminal unit mounting block hole, the second terminal unit mounting block hole and the base panel hole being in registration with one another, the fastener structure extends therethrough from the base panel and projects outwardly from the opening.11-04-2010
20110217880SYSTEM CONNECTOR WITH ADAPTER MODULE - System connector (09-08-2011
20110230104FLEXIBLE USE CONNECTOR - A connector subassembly is provided that may be utilized for both internal and external applications. The subassembly includes a housing that supports a plurality of wafers with terminals. The housing includes engagement members to secure the housing to either the shield or the guide frame. The engagement members can include an angled portion that allow the housing to form a dovetail joint with the guide frame and/or a multi-faceted portion to engage a fastener.09-22-2011
20130149912Local Area Networks for Intelligent Patching System Controllers and Related Methods, Controllers and Communications Interfaces - Communications interfaces are provided that include a connector port that has housing that defines a plug aperture and at least first through eighth contacts that extend into the plug aperture. These communications interfaces further include an Ethernet interface (e.g., an Ethernet switch) and a multi-drop communication interface (e.g., an RS-485 transceiver). First through fourth conductive paths are provided that electrically connect the respective first through fourth contacts of the connector port to the Ethernet interface, Fifth and sixth conductive paths are provided that electrically connect the respective fifth and sixth contacts of the connector port to the multi-drop communication interface.06-13-2013
20130149913Socket and Plug for High-Speed Connector - A socket and a plug for a high-speed connector configured to implement communication and transmission of multiple channels of high-speed signals are disclosed. The socket according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a shell and pins; the shell has an opening configured to accommodate a plug for the high-speed connector; the pins include upper-layer pins and lower-layer pins; the upper-layer pins are set at one side of an inner wall of the opening, the lower-layer pins are set at the other side of the inner wall of the opening corresponding to positions of the upper-layer pins, the upper-layer pins are arranged in at least two rows of pin groups, and the at least two rows of pin groups are distributed in a staggered manner along a length direction of the pins.06-13-2013
20110250802ELECTRICAL 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.10-13-2011
20130157516KEYSTONE JACK - A keystone jack includes a main body, a printed circuit board, a terminal base, and a plurality of terminals. Both sides of the main body have two first troughs and two second troughs. The printed circuit board is inserted into the main body and has two first hooks engaged with the two first troughs on its both sides. The terminal base is disposed on the printed circuit board and assembled with the main body. Both sides of the terminal base are formed with two second hooks engaged with the two second troughs. Both ends of each terminal are fixedly inserted into the printed circuit board and the terminal base respectively. By these two engaging means, the engagement strength of the components of the keystone jack is increased to thereby prevent the keystone jack from suffering damage.06-20-2013
20130157517USB SOCKET AND PLUG CAPABLE OF DUAL-SIDE INSERTION - A USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector capable of dual-side insertion includes a USB socket and a USB plug. The USB socket includes a socket housing (06-20-2013
20120282818Communications Connector with Improved Contacts - A network cable jack includes a printed circuit board (PCB) for balancing both inductive and capacitive coupling. Using a PCB allows compact trace paths to be formed without significantly increasing manufacturing costs. By including on each trace path two distinct inductance zones separated by a neutral zone, significant gains in degrees of freedom are achieved for designing PCB trace patterns in which a pair of inductive coupling zones jointly offset the inductive coupling caused by a specification plug and the jack contacts, both in magnitude and phase angle. Further, using distinct inductance zones offers more freedom regarding the placement of capacitive plates for use in capacitance balancing as well as the placement of terminals and insulation displacement contacts. Although the magnitude of a capacitive coupling is determined by the length of the capacitor plates parallel to current carrying traces, the approach allows capacitive and inductive coupling to be balanced independently.11-08-2012
20130183868ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND ASSEMBLING METHOD OF THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR - An electrical connector, an electronic apparatus using the same, and an assembling method of the electrical connector are introduced herein. The electrical connector includes first set terminals, second set terminals, and an insulated housing which has a plurality of first set terminal passages and second set terminal passages for respectively disposing said first and second terminals therein. When an elastic contact section of the respective first set terminal contacts with a complementary electrical connector, at least one elastic supporting section of the respective first set terminal provides flexibility required for the elastic contact section so that the elastic contact section can limitedly and elastically move within the corresponding first set terminal passage07-18-2013
20130122754PLUG 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.05-16-2013
20130210287TERMINAL HOLDER STRUCTURE FOR RJ45 DUAL-PORT JACK - A terminal holder structure installed in a RJ45 dual-port jack is disclosed to include a plastic intermediate bracket mounted on a middle part of a circuit board to hold the 308-15-2013
20130210288Small Form-Factor Modular Plugs with Low-Profile Surface Mounted Printed Circuit Board Plug Blades - Communications plugs are provided which include a printed circuit board having a plurality of elongated conductive traces and a plurality of plug blades. Each plug blade has a first section that extends along a top surface of the printed circuit board and a second section that extends along a front edge of the printed circuit board. Additionally, each plug blade may have a thickness that is at least twice the thickness of the elongated conductive traces. The plug blades may be low profile plug blades that are manufactured separately from the printed circuit board.08-15-2013

Patent applications in class Having push-pull-engaging contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal engagement axis (e.g., telephone jack or plug)