US Pat. No. 9,398,725

TERMINAL BOX

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box comprising:
a box body attached to a back surface of a solar cell module and including a bottom wall coming into contact with the back
surface of the solar cell module, and a top wall facing the bottom wall;

a plurality of terminal strips connected to output tabs of the solar cell module; and
a diode disposed between the adjacent terminal strips,
wherein the terminal strips have one surface coming into tight contact with an inner surface of the top wall,
the bottom wall has an opening to expose the terminal strips to the outside as viewed from the bottom, and
a molded element made of resin is attached to the box body from a side of the opening after the resin is hardened to cover
and come into tight contact with the other surface of the terminal strips.

US Pat. No. 9,147,976

CONNECTOR AND SIGNAL LINE STRUCTURE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a body having insulation properties; and
a terminal group being arrayed in a first direction and including a pair of first signal terminals of generally L-shape, a
second signal terminal of generally L-shape, and a third terminal of generally L-shape that are arrayed in a row along the
first direction in the body, wherein

the first signal terminals are adjacent to each other in the first direction, the first signal terminals each including:
a first portion extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and
a second portion extending in a third direction crossing the first and second directions,
the second signal terminal includes:
a first portion extending in the second direction, and
a second portion extending in the third direction, and
the third terminal is disposed between one of the first signal terminals and the second signal terminal, the third terminal
including:

a first portion extending in the second direction,
a second portion extending in the third direction, and
a shielding portion-being provided at the second portion of the third terminal, extending in a direction crossing the first
and third directions, and being configured to shield electromagnetic waves radiated at an angle with respect to the first
direction from the first signal terminal or the second signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,106,026

CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector, comprising:
a body of insulating material; and
first, second, and third signal terminals arranged in a line along a first direction in the body, wherein
the third signal terminal is located between the first and second signal terminals,
a frequency of a signal transmitted by the third signal terminal is about one hundredth or lower of a frequency of each signal
transmitted by the first and second signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,055,359

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An electroacoustic transducing device, comprising:
a magnetic circuit having a yoke, a magnet, and a pole piece;
a vibration system having a diaphragm and a voice coil; and
a yoke-integrally-formed-type frame which holds said magnetic circuit and said vibration system, said voice coil being placed
in a magnetic gap, wherein:

said frame is formed by drawing one sheet-like metal material into a shape having a bottom plate with at least two openings
disposed in said bottom plate, a plurality of upstanding side walls extending from said bottom plate and raised from a circumference
of an outer peripheral edge of said bottom plate, and a bottom frame-like yoke portion disposed inside of said plurality of
upstanding side walls and having a yoke bottom plate and yoke sidewalls raised from said bottom plate disposed in opposition
to an inside of said plurality of upstanding side walls and formed, by a pressing process, into said yoke-integrally-formed-type
frame,

wherein proximal ends of yoke sidewalls at said bottom plate define a side of respective openings,
wherein said yoke bottom plate is disposed between respective yoke sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 9,225,119

CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a body of insulating material;
a fourth signal terminal provided in the body; and
a fifth signal terminal and a plurality of sixth signal terminals arranged in a line along a first direction in the body,
at a height position that is different from that of the fourth signal terminal, wherein

at least two of the sixth signal terminals are adjacent to each other in the first direction, and the fourth signal terminal
is located between the two sixth signal terminals in the first direction, and

the sixth signal terminals is a low-frequency signal terminal configured to transmit a signal of a frequency being about one
tenth or lower of a frequency of a signal transmitted by the fourth signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,225,135

CONTACT IMPEDANCE ADJUSTING METHOD, CONTACT, AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A method of adjusting an impedance of a contact, the contact including a first portion and a second portion having a higher
impedance than the first portion, the method comprising:
providing the second portion of the contact with an impedance adjusting portion having electrical conductivity to increase
a dimension in a thickness direction of the second portion by folding back the impedance adjusting portion in such a manner
as to extend along the second portion and decrease the impedance of the second portion such that impedances of the first portion
and the second portion are matched.

US Pat. No. 9,103,484

CONNECTION DEVICE

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. A connection device comprising: a pedestal having a placement face; a connector provided in the placement face of the pedestal;
a support provided adjacent to the pedestal and extended in a direction crossing the placement surface of the pedestal and
having a face to define a space for placing a portable terminal on the connector and on a contact portion in the face of the
support, wherein the contact portion is movable and the support is rotatable in a direction away from the portable terminal
when the contact portion contacts the portable terminal to change an inclination of the support with respect to the pedestal,
and an amount of movement of the contact portion and an amount of rotation of the support are changed depending on a thickness
of the portable terminal; and an elastic member that is deformed by the movement of the contact portion and the rotation of
the support and applies an elastic force generated by the deformation of the elastic member in a direction of blocking the
movement of the contact portion and the rotation of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,071,014

CONNECTOR

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A connector comprising:
first and second conducting parts; and
a coupling part to couple ends of the first and second conducting parts to allow the first and second conducting parts to
turn from a closed position, in which the first and second conducting parts sandwich therebetween a conductor having flexibility,
to an open position, in which the first and second conducting parts release the conductor,

wherein at least one of the first and second conducting parts includes a locking projection, the locking projection being
configured to swing in accordance with the turning of the one of the conducting parts and pass through the conductor, and

wherein the locking projection is of a curved form conforming to a swing track of the locking projection.

US Pat. No. 9,385,480

CONNECTOR

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a contact to be electrically connected to a connection object;
a main body holding the contact; and
a shell covering the main body;
wherein the main body includes a first end portion on a side to which the connection object is connected, a second end portion
opposite to the first end portion, a groove formed along a direction orthogonal to a connecting direction of the connection
object, and a back face on a side of the second end portion;

wherein the shell includes a back face portion covering the back face, a lateral portion extending from a lateral end of the
back face portion toward the side of the first end portion, and a projecting portion which projects inward from an end of
the lateral portion on the side of the first end portion to engage within the groove;

wherein the shell has a lateral wall and the lateral portion includes a fixed portion to be retained and fixed to the lateral
wall.

US Pat. No. 9,437,937

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A terminal comprising:
a first fixable portion having a dimension in a second direction crossing a first direction, the dimension allowing the first
fixable portion to be fixed to a first portion of an accommodation hole of a body made of an insulation resin, the accommodation
hole extending in the first direction;

a second fixable portion being spaced from the first fixable portion in the first direction and having a dimension in the
second direction allowing the second fixable portion to be fixed to a second portion of the accommodation hole of the body;

a joining portion extending in the first direction from the first fixable portion to the second fixable portion such as to
directly join the first and second fixable portions and having a dimension in the second direction that is smaller than the
respective dimensions in the second direction of the first and second fixable portions; and

a first contacting portion extending from the first fixable portion toward the second fixable portion and being resiliently
deformable in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,252,571

TERMINAL BOX

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box attached to a back surface of a solar cell module, comprising:
a bottom wall facing the back surface of the solar cell module;
a top wall facing the bottom wall;
side walls; and
a housing space defined by the bottom wall, the top wall and the side walls to accommodate a component to be mounted;
wherein the bottom wall includes at least one limiting wall formed in a periphery of the bottom wall to project toward the
solar cell module, and at least one communication opening for allowing a charging space defined by the limiting wall and the
bottom wall to communicate with the housing space, and

wherein the limiting wall defines at least one gap for allowing the charging space to communicate with external space of the
limiting wall.

US Pat. No. 9,048,641

TERMINAL BOX

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box comprising:
a box body forming a recessed portion; and
a terminal board accommodated within the recessed portion and providing conduction between a tab of a solar cell panel and
a power line;

wherein the terminal board includes a projecting portion projecting from the box body toward the solar cell panel, and a spring
portion extended along a direction perpendicular to the projecting direction of the projecting portion;

the projecting portion includes a contact portion for contacting the tab of the solar cell panel;
the projecting portion is supported by a first-side end of the spring portion;
the spring portion comprises a meander structure having a plurality of folded portions in a plane having a normal line perpendicular
to both the projecting direction of the projecting portion and the extending direction of the spring portion; and

the plurality of folded portions are arranged along the extending direction of the spring portion.

US Pat. No. 9,105,416

PUSH SWITCH

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A push switch comprising:
a body having the shape of a box one face of which is open;
a columnar rotor having a rotation axis perpendicular to the open face, the rotor being received and rotatably held in the
body and including a plurality of first teeth and second teeth as many as the number of the first teeth, the first teeth being
circumferentially arranged on an outer perimeter surface of the rotor near one end in the direction of the rotation axis and
formed to project, the second teeth circumferentially arranged on the outer surface of the rotor near the other end in the
direction of the rotation axis and formed to project, the first teeth and the second teeth being staggered with each other;

stationary contacts arranged and formed on a circumference centered on the rotation axis on an inner bottom face of the body;
a moving contact attached on one end face near the other end of the rotor and in sliding contact with the stationary contacts;
a cover in contact with an end face near the one end of the rotor and covering the open face of the body;
a knob including an operation part projecting outside through an opening formed in the cover and being configured to be depressed,
a base part stopped by the cover from slipping out, and a projecting part formed to project from the base part toward the
rotor, the knob being able to move in a direction perpendicular to the open face, being disposed side by side with the rotor,
and being received and held in the body; and

a spring urging the knob in the direction in which the knob projects through the opening;
wherein a side surface of each of the second teeth on the one end side is a first inclined surface inclined so that the surface
departs from an end face on the one end side in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the rotor;

a side surface of each of the first teeth on the other end side is a second inclined surface inclined so that the surface
departs from an end face on the other end side in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation;

a rear side surface of each of the first teeth is parallel to the direction of the rotation axis, the rear side surface continuing
from the second inclined surface and located backward in the direction of the rotation;

the projecting part in an initial state is positioned between adjacent ones of the first teeth at a height at which the rear
side surface is positioned; and

the projecting part pushes the first inclined surface to rotate the rotor in response to a depression of the knob and pushes
the second inclined surface to rotate the rotor in response to a return of the knob.

US Pat. No. 9,444,172

CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a male connector including a male housing, and a male terminal that is inserted into and attached to the male housing; and
a female connector including a female housing, and a female terminal that is inserted into and attached to the female housing,
and

in which the female connector has an elastic lance that is projected from an inner wall of the female housing, and that is
to be engaged with the female terminal, the female terminal has:

a tubular socket portion;
an elastic-lance engagement hole that is disposed in a tubular wall portion of the socket portion; and
an elastic contact piece that is disposed in the socket portion while one end side is supported by the tubular wall portion
of the socket portion, the female terminal is detachably fixed into the female housing by, in the elastic-lance engagement
hole, engaging the elastic lance with the socket portion, and,

when the male connector and the female connector are fitted to each other, the male terminal is inserted into the socket portion
of the female terminal, whereby the elastic contact piece is displaced to be contacted with the male terminal by means of
a contact pressure to electrically connect the male terminal and the female terminal to each other, wherein

the female terminal has an elastic wall portion which is configured by a part of the tubular wall portion of the socket portion,
and which is outwardly pressed by the displaced elastic contact piece,

the elastic lance is disposed on a side of the elastic wall portion of the socket portion so as to be outwardly pressed by
the displaced elastic wall portion, and

the displaced elastic contact piece is pressed by the displaced elastic wall portion and the elastic lance, thereby increasing
the contact pressure of the elastic contact piece with the male terminal,

wherein the elastic lance is to be engaged with the elastic wall portion,
wherein an elastic-lance pressing portion which, when the male connector and the female connector are fitted to each other,
is inserted into an elastic-lance escaping space to form a predetermined gap with respect to the elastic lance that is on
an inner side is formed in the male housing, the elastic-lance escaping space being formed outside the elastic lance and in
the female housing in order to allow the elastic lance to be displaced to a position that is deviated from the elastic wall
portion,

the elastic lance is outwardly pressed by the displaced elastic wall portion to be displaced in the gap, and then butted against
the elastic-lance pressing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,594,931

CARD CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A card connector comprising:
a body having a slot for insertion and removal of a card;
a slider provided in the body so as to be slidable, together with the card, at least between a first position and a second
position inside the body, the second location being on a card removal direction side relative to the first position;

an urging member configured to urge the slider located at the first position in the removal direction; and
a cover including:
a cover body fixed to the body so as to cover the slot, and
a flat spring extending from the cover body, at least part of the flat spring being so disposed inside the body as to be elastically
abuttable on the slider, on the removal direction side relative to the first position, from a card insertion direction side.

US Pat. No. 9,379,499

CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a first insulator substrate;
a first contact configured by arranging a plurality of contact pins including contact pins for differential signals as an
array, on a top surface of the first insulator substrate;

a second insulator substrate;
a second contact configured by arranging a plurality of contact pins including contact pins for differential signals as an
array in the same direction as the array direction of the first contact, on an undersurface of the second insulator substrate;
and

a metal plate sandwiched by an undersurface of the first insulator substrate and a top surface of the second insulator substrate;
wherein

the contact pins for differential signals of the first contact and the contact pins for differential signals of the second
contact are arrayed in the same order so as to face each other; and

one or more holes in an arbitrary shape and with a size smaller than a circle having a diameter corresponding to one-fourth
of the wavelength of the differential signals are formed in an area on the metal plate, the area being sandwiched by the contact
pins for differential signals of the first and second contacts facing each other.

US Pat. No. 9,537,254

CONNECTOR HAVING A FLOATABLE HOLDER WITH A MAGNET

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

15. A connector comprising:
a housing;
a magnet;
a holder accommodated in the housing in a floatable manner and configured to hold the magnet, the holder including a mounting
wall, the mounting wall being disposed around and in spaced relation to the magnet and bonded to the magnet; and

a yoke being held by the holder and in contact with the magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,748,038

CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY MECHANISM AND SECONDARY COIL FOR CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY MECHANISM

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A contactless power supply mechanism comprising:
a power receiving unit having a secondary coil and configured to supply power to an electric device; and
a power supplying unit having a primary coil and configured to supply power to the power receiving unit;
wherein the primary coil includes a primary core formed of magnetic material and a length of winding wire formed of conductive
material and wound around the primary core;

the secondary coil includes a bar-shaped secondary core formed of magnetic material, a length of winding wire formed of conductive
material and wound around the secondary core and a magnetic sheet attached to at least one of end faces of the secondary core;
and

the magnetic sheet includes a close-contact portion placed in close-contact with the end face of the secondary core and a
curved portion which extends outwards from the close-contact portion beyond an outer edge of the end face and whose normal
line has a portion un-parallel with an axial direction of the secondary core,

wherein:
the primary core includes a pair of opposing portions configured to have respective axes thereof parallel with each other
and forming a gap therebetween;

the secondary coil, under a power supply state, is disposed between the pair of opposing portions; and
the magnetic sheet is attached to both of the end faces of the secondary core.

US Pat. No. 9,564,743

TERMINAL BOX AND METHOD OF CONNECTING OUTPUT LINE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box comprising:
a terminal strip connected to an output line that takes out electric power generated at a solar cell module; and
a main body housing the terminal strip,
wherein the terminal strip includes a connecting portion electrically connected to the output line, and a play producing portion
extending in a direction opposite the connecting portion from a support part provided in an end portion of the connecting
portion, the play producing portion having an opening receiving the output line, the support part acting as a support point
at which the play producing portion changes its angle relative to the connecting portion,

wherein the main body includes a receiving hole formed at a position corresponding to the opening for receiving the output
line,

wherein the play producing portion inclines relative to the connecting portion by a first angle with the output line being
inserted through the receiving hole and the opening to be connected to the connecting portion, and

wherein the play producing portion inclines relative to the connecting portion by a second angle smaller than the first angle
with the output line being connected to the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,531,132

CONNECTOR HAVING SHIELDING STRUCTURE WITH SHIELD SHELL AND SHIELD COVER

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

2. A connector including: metal terminals each having, in a front end, a contacting portion that is to be electrically connected
to a fitting counter connector, and, in a rear end, a connecting portion that is to be connected to a core wire of a cable;
and a resin housing that holds the metal terminals,
the connector having a shielding structure configured by: a shield shell which is formed by sheet-metal working, and which
has in a front end a tubular shielding portion that surrounds, accommodates, and fixes the resin housing, in a rear end, a
barrel portion that crimps and fixes a sheath of the cable, and, between the shielding portion and the barrel portion, an
opening portion that is upwardly opened; and a shield cover which is formed separately from the shield shell by sheet-metal
working, and which is attached from an upper side to the opening portion of the shield shell, wherein

stoppers are disposed in the shield cover, and the stoppers limit rearward movement of the resin housing by causing a plate
surface to be butted against a rearwardly directed step surface which is formed on a rear end surface or outer wall of the
resin housing that is fixed at the normal position in the shielding portion, wherein

the shield cover has: a cover piece portion which, when the shield cover is attached from the upper side to the opening portion
of the shield shell, covers an upper opening surface of the opening portion; and a pair of attaching piece portions which
are downwardly extended from both sides of the cover piece portion, to overlap with outer side parts of side surfaces of the
opening portion, respectively,

the stoppers are disposed respectively in the pair of attaching piece portions, each of the pair of stoppers is configured
by a metal piece which is forwardly projected from the corresponding attaching piece portion, and which is bent into an L-like
shape to direct a tip end to an inner side,

a pair of slits are disposed in both side parts of the shielding portion, tip end portions of the pair of stoppers which are
inwardly directed being fitted from the upper side into the slits when the shield cover is attached from the upper side to
the opening portion of the shield shell, respectively, thereby causing plate surfaces of the pair of stoppers to be butted
against the rearwardly directed step surface which is formed on the rear end surface or outer wall of the resin housing that
is accommodated at the normal position in the shielding portion, and,

when the shield cover is to be attached from the upper side to the opening portion of the shield shell, the pair of stoppers
function as a guide to the normal attachment position of the shield cover.

US Pat. No. 9,494,966

MULTIDIRECTIONAL INPUT DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A multidirectional input device, comprising:
a mount, including a support face;
an operation lever;
a first interlocking member, receiving the operation lever therethrough and being movable in a first direction in an arc-like
manner in accordance with movement in the first direction of the operation lever;

a second interlocking member, crossing the first interlocking member, receiving the operation lever therethrough, and being
movable in a second direction in an arc-like manner in accordance with movement in the second direction of the operation lever,
the second direction crossing the first direction;

a first detector configured to detect a direction and an amount of movement of the first interlocking member; and
a second detector configured to detect a direction and an amount of movement of the second interlocking member, wherein
the support face of the mount is of generally spherical convex shape projecting to one side in a third direction, the third
direction being orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction,

the operation lever is located on the one side in the third direction relative to the support face and is in direct contact
with the support face so as to be slidably supported on the support face, and

the first and second interlocking members are located on the one side in the third direction relative to the support face.

US Pat. No. 9,401,567

CONNECTOR HAVING A FIRST METAL MEMBER WITH A BULGING PORTION CONTACTING A SECOND METAL MEMBER

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a contact to be electrically connected to a connecting object;
a first insulating member having a front end portion to which the connecting object is connected and a rear end portion opposed
to the front end portion, the first insulating member holding the contact;

a first metal member covering the first insulating member;
a second insulating member holding the first metal member;
a second metal member covering the first metal member and the second insulating member; and
the first metal member forming a bulging portion which bulges outwards from a rear face of the first metal member, thus being
in contact with an inner face of a rear portion of the second metal member.

US Pat. No. 9,373,462

PUSH SWITCH

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A push switch comprising:
a keytop movable in a first direction;
a switch configured to be turned on or off in response to movement of the keytop;
first and second circuit boards electrically connected to the switch,
an electronic component mounted on the second circuit board;
a first circuit provided on the first circuit board;
a second circuit provided on the second circuit board and configured to actuate the electronic component in response to a
turn-on or turn-off of the switch; and

a body, the body including:
a main body;
a first holder provided at the main body, the first holder being configured to hold the first circuit board; and
a second holder provided at the main body or the first holder, the second holder being configured to hold the second circuit
board in spaced relation to the first circuit board in the first direction,

wherein a main surface of the first circuit board and a main surface of the second circuit board both extend substantially
horizontally in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and

wherein the first circuit is a protection circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,240,647

CONNECTOR AND MATING CONNECTOR CONNECTABLE TO THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a body having an insulation property, the body including:
a connection part;
a first recess including a first bottom and a first side wall; and
a second recess including a second bottom and a second side wall;
first, second, third, and fourth terminals held by the body, the first terminal including:
a first contact portion provided at the connection part of the body, and
a first connecting portion, provided in the first bottom of the body so as to be exposed from the first bottom, or provided
on the first bottom, or provided with clearance from the first bottom,

the second terminal including:
a second contact portion provided at the connection part of the body, and
a second connecting portion, provided in the first side wall of the body so as to be exposed from the first side wall, or
provided on the first side wall,

the third terminal including:
a third contact portion provided at the connection part of the body, and
a third connecting portion, provided in the second bottom of the body so as to be exposed from the second bottom, or provided
on the second bottom, or provided with clearance from the second bottom,

the fourth terminal including:
a fourth contact portion provided at the connection part of the body, and
a fourth connecting portion, provided in the second side wall of the body so as to be exposed from the second side wall, or
provided on the second side wall, and

first and second connection objects, the first connection object being connected to the first and second connecting portions
in the first recess, the second connection object being connected to the third and fourth connecting portions in the second
recess.

US Pat. No. 9,667,089

SECONDARY COIL MODULE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A secondary coil module, comprising:
a storage battery;
a charging control circuit controlling charging of the storage battery;
a tubular core made of magnetic material and covering an outer circumferential face of at least one of the storage battery
and the charging control circuit; and

a wire made of conductive material, the wire being connected to the charging control circuit and wound around the outer circumferential
face of the core,

wherein the secondary coil module is disposed relative to a primary coil such that power is generated in the wire by electromagnetic
induction, transmitted to the charging control circuit, and converted to DC power for charging the storage battery, and

wherein the tubular core is configured such that at a time of charging of the storage battery, at least one axial end of the
tubular core is oriented towards the primary coil and is closed by a lid member made of magnetic material.

US Pat. No. 9,543,707

CONNECTOR CASE AND SHELL SECUREMENT

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a contact coming into contact with a connection target to be electrically connected thereto;
a contact holder formed of resin, the contact holder housing and holding the contact therein;
a shell formed of metal and accommodating the contact holder;
a case formed of resin and accommodating the shell; and
a stopper inserted into a first hole portion formed in the case and a second hole portion formed in the shell, the second
hole portion having a same shape as the first hole portion and being overlapped with the first hole portion,

wherein the first hole portion and the second hole portion have rectangular opening shapes;
an inner end of the stopper which comes into contact with an outer wall of the contact holder has a same shape as the opening
shapes of the first and second hole portions; and

when the stopper is inserted into the first hole portion and the second hole portion, the inner end of the stopper comes into
contact with the outer wall of the contact holder.

US Pat. No. 9,231,352

MODULE, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF MODULE AND MATING CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A module connectable to a math connector having a tube, the module comprising:
a case having a through hole of larger dimensions than outer dimensions of the tube so as to receive the tube;
a circuit board inside the case; and
a connector mounted on the circuit board and configured to fit into the tube along a first direction, the connector including
a shell of tuboid shape, the shell including:

a lip;
a first corner where a distal face of the lip meets an outer face on one side of a second direction of the lip, the second
direction being substantially orthogonal to the first direction;

a second corner where the distal face of the lip meets an outer face on the other side of the second direction of the lip;
a third corner where the distal face of the lip meets an outer face on one side of a third direction of the lip, the third
direction being substantially orthogonal to the first direction and crossing the second direction;

a fourth corner where the distal face of the lip meets an outer face on the other side of the third direction of the lip;
and

guides provided at the respective first, second, third, and fourth corners and located inside the through hole of the case,
the guides each being at least one of a chamfer, a rounded face, and a curved portion curved inward of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,728,905

MALE CONNECTOR AND FEMALE CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A male connector, comprising:
a male body, including:
an outer face including a first curved surface,
a housing space being an enclosed space inside the male body and being located on an inner side of the first curved surface
of the male body, and

a second curved surface, the second curved surface being a wall surface of the housing space, curving in correspondence with
a shape of the first curved surface of the male body, and having an insulation property; and

a male conductor formed, in its entirety, inside the housing, the male conductor being disposed on the second curved surface
and including a functional part,

wherein the functional part of the male conductor curves in correspondence with the shape of the first curved surface, and
wherein the functional part is one of the following:
a male communication antenna configured for wireless signal communication from inside the housing space,
a male power-transmission antenna configured to wirelessly transmit electric power from inside the housing space, or
a male power-reception antenna configured to wirelessly receive electric power inside the housing space.

US Pat. No. 9,253,577

MULTI-COIL UNIT, VOICE COIL, AND ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER USING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A voice coil comprising:
first, second, . . . . (n?1)-th, and n-th coil wires of a same length, the number n corresponding to a number n of quantization
bits of a digital signal, the coil wires in an unwound state being arranged in a line along an axial direction of the voice
coil; and

a guide receiving therethrough the coil wires in an unwound state and as arrayed in a line along the axial direction, wherein
the voice coil has a winding structure in which the guide and the coil wires received therethrough are wound to be stacked
in the axial direction and also stacked in a radial direction of the voice coil, the winding structure including a plurality
of types of first coil portions of different outer diameters and a plurality of types of second coil portions of different
outer diameters, the first coil portions and the second coil portions being arranged alternately and concentrically in the
radial direction,

the first coil portions are formed such that first parts of the coil wires are wound toward one end in the axial direction
in tuboid form to form a plurality of tiers, the tiers of the first coil portions including end tiers at the one end in the
axial direction and end tiers at the other end in the axial direction,

the second coil portions are formed such that second parts of the coil wires are wound toward the other end in the axial direction
in tuboid form to form a plurality of tiers, the tiers of the second coil portions including end tiers at the one end in the
axial direction and end tiers at the other end in the axial direction,

first portions of the coil wires forming the end tiers at the one end of the first coil portions are continuous with second
portions of the coil wires forming the end tiers at the one end of the second coil portions immediately external to the first
coil portions, and

third portions of the coil wires forming the end tiers at the other end of the second coil portions are continuous with fourth
portions of the coil wires forming the end tiers at the other end of the first coil portions immediately external to the second
coil portions.

US Pat. No. 9,629,273

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE, AND BICYCLE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A display device attached to a vehicle, comprising:
a supporting member attached to a fixing member of the vehicle; and
a display member detachably joined to the supporting member,
wherein the display member includes a first case, a first circuit board stored in the first case, and a plurality of first
connecting terminals electrically connected to the first circuit board,

the supporting member includes a second case, a second circuit board stored in the second case, and a plurality of second
connecting terminals electrically connected to the second circuit board,

the first case has a first joint surface that is joined to the second case,
the second case has a second joint surface that is joined to the first joint surface of the first case,
the first connecting terminal has a distal end that is exposed on the first joint surface and comes into contact with a distal
end of the second connecting terminal when the display member is attached to the supporting member,

one of the first and second cases has a plurality of terminal mounting holes,
the terminal mounting hole has a large diameter portion, a small diameter portion, and a stepped surface formed at a boundary
between the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion,

one of the first and second connecting terminals is inserted into the terminal mounting hole,
one of the cases includes a seal member that seals a gap between the one of the connecting terminals and the terminal mounting
hole, and

the seal member has an expanded portion radially extending outward, and an end protrusion,
the expanded portion of the seal member is fit into the large diameter portion of the terminal mounting hole,
the end protrusion of the seal member is exposed on one of the first joint surface and the second joint surface, comes into
contact with the other joint surface, and surrounds the distal ends of the first and second connecting terminals in contact
to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,461,425

CONNECTOR WITH EASILY POSITIONABLE PARTS

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:
a metal piece;
a contact assembly including a body which fixes a plurality of contacts; and
a housing in which the contact assembly is inserted in a connector inserting direction to be accommodated; wherein
the housing includes
a concave portion which has a lateral wall which is opposed to a connector pulling-out direction, and
a hole which is formed on a bottom surface of the concave portion,
the body includes
a recess which has a lateral wall which is opposed to the connector inserting direction, and the metal piece includes
an arm portion which is extended in an arrangement direction of the contacts,
an L-shaped portion which is formed in a manner to be bent in a direction orthogonal to both of an extending direction of
the arm portion and the connector inserting direction, and of which an end surface, in the connector pulling-out direction,
is brought into contact only with the lateral wall of the concave portion of the housing in a case of connection with the
housing, and

a pressing portion which is formed by extending an end surface, in the connector inserting direction, of the L-shaped portion
in a forward direction or an inverse direction of the extending direction of the arm portion, and the pressing portion protrudes
from the hole to be brought into contact only with the lateral wall of the recess of the body in a case of connection with
the housing and the body.

US Pat. No. 9,343,835

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of terminals, each terminal including:
a base of a plate-like shape;
a first arm of a plate-like shape, the first arm extending from the base in a first direction;
a second arm of a plate-like shape, the second arm extending from the base in the first direction, being spaced apart from
the first arm in a second direction crossing the first direction, and having a larger dimension in the first direction than
that of the first arm;

a first contact portion of a plate-like shape, the first contact portion extending from the first arm to one side of the second
direction; and

a second contact portion of a plate-like shape, the second contact portion extending from the second arm to the one side of
the second direction so as to be located on one side of the first direction of the first contact portion;

a body having an insulating property and being configured to hold the terminals, the body including:
a basal portion,
a tongue extending from the basal portion in the first direction,
a plurality of slits arranged in the tongue in spaced relation to each other along a third direction, the third direction
crossing the first and second directions, and

a plurality of holding holes arranged in the basal portion in spaced relation to each other along the third direction and
in communication with the respective slits; and

a shell configured to cover at least an outer periphery of the body, the shell including a wall, wherein
the base of each terminal is held in the associated holding hole,
the first and second arms of each terminal are accommodated in the associated slit,
the first and second contact portions of each terminal include distal portions protruding from the associated slit, and
the second arms of the terminals extend along the wall of the shell.

US Pat. No. 9,253,908

DEVICE MODULE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A device module comprising:
a device being a sensor;
an external connecting portion;
a connecting part connected to the device and provided with the external connecting portion; and
a plastic part molded of plastic material, the device and the connecting part being insert-molded in the plastic part, the
plastic part being provided with a first opening that exposes at least the external connecting portion of the connecting part
to the outside,

wherein the connecting part is a flexible printed circuit board or flexible insulating film,
wherein the connecting part has a substantially uniform thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,673,568

PLUG CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A plug connector comprising:
a connecting member;
a cable including a signal transmission part, the signal transmission part being connected to the connecting member; and
a shield case including:
first and second shells, combined together in a first direction so as to form a tube at least partially covering the connecting
member and the signal transmission part, the first shell having an end face on one side of a second direction, the second
direction being orthogonal to the first direction, and

a first retainer being a tube or half tube for retaining the cable, the first retainer being provided on the second shell
so as to be located on the one side of the second direction relative to the end face of the first shell and in direct physical
contact with at least a part of the end face of the first shell.

US Pat. No. 9,665,224

CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A capacitive touchscreen, comprising:
a first electrode layer including a plurality of first electrodes, the first electrodes being arranged at spaced intervals
along a first direction;

a second electrode layer including a plurality of second electrodes, the second electrodes being arranged at spaced intervals
along a second direction so as to cross the first electrodes, the second direction crossing the first direction; and

at least one interlayer interposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein:
the at least one interlayer has a thickness set such that a coupling capacitance between each first electrode and each second
electrode is between or equal to 0.5 pF and 2 pF,

the second electrodes include an endmost second electrode located at an end in the second direction,
the first electrode layer further includes a plurality of first wires connected to the first electrodes, the first wires each
including a first parallel portion extending substantially parallel to the second electrodes,

the first parallel portions of the first wires include a closest first parallel portion located closest to the second electrodes,
the closest first parallel portion extending at a minimum distance of 0.4 mm in the second direction from the second electrodes,
and

a capacitance of a first electrostatic coupling is substantially less than a capacitance of a second electrostatic coupling,
where the first electrostatic coupling is between the closest first parallel portion and the endmost second electrode, and
the second electrostatic coupling is of an intersection where the endmost second electrode crosses one of the first electrodes
connected to one of the first wires having the closest first parallel portion.

US Pat. No. 9,601,874

CONNECTOR AND TRANSMISSION LINE STRUCTURE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a body having an insulation property; and
a pair of first terminals, a second terminal, and a third terminal that are partially held in the body at a substantially
same height and spaced from each other along a first direction, wherein

the first terminals are differential signal terminals being next to each other and extending in a second direction crossing
the first direction, one of the first terminals being located on one side in the first direction and the other first terminal
being located on the other side in the first direction, the first terminals each including:

a first contact portion;
a first connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the first contact portion; and

a first middle portion extending from the first contact portion toward the first connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the first middle portion
including a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the first middle portions of the pair of first terminals being
parallel to one another,

the second terminal is a signal terminal extending in the second direction and including:
a second contact portion;
a second connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the second contact portion; and

a second middle portion extending from the second contact portion toward the second connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the second middle portion
being more inclined to the one side in the first direction than the first middle portion, the second middle portion including
a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the second middle portion being parallel to each other and non-parallel
to the edges of the first middle portions, and

the third terminal is a ground terminal or low-speed signal terminal to transmit a signal at a lower speed than signals transmitted
through the first and second terminals, the third terminal extending in the second direction and between the one first terminal
and the second terminal, the third terminal including:

a third contact portion;
a third connecting portion on a side in an oblique direction, including a component of the one side in the first direction
and a component of the second direction, relative to the third contact portion; and

a third middle portion extending from the third contact portion toward the third connecting portion in an oblique direction
including a component of the one side in the first direction and a component of the second direction, the third middle portion
including a pair of edges in the first direction, the edges of the third middle portion being non-parallel to each other and
including one edge and the other edge, the one edge of the third middle portion being located next to the second middle portion
of the second terminal and being substantially parallel to the edges of the second middle portion of the second terminal,
and the other edge of the third middle portion being located next to the first middle portion of the one first terminal and
being substantially parallel to the edges of the first middle portion of the one first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,755,324

CONTACT INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF CONNECTABLE PARTS

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A contact, comprising:
a first connectable part, being electrically connectable to a first connection object and including a tube or plate extending
in a first direction, the plate having a cross section generally of U-shape, V-shape, C-shape, or L-shape, the tube or the
plate including:

a base including a first end portion on one side of a second direction, the second direction being orthogonal to the first
direction; and

a first wall extending from the first end portion of the base in a direction containing a component of a third direction,
the third direction being orthogonal to the first and second directions;

a second connectable part, being a plate and being electrically connectable to a second connection object, extending in the
first direction, and including a first end portion on the one side of the second direction; and

a middle part, including:
a base contiguously connected between the base of the first connectable part and the second connectable part, the base of
the middle part including a first end portion on the one side of the second direction; and

a first sloped portion contiguously connected between the first wall of the first connectable part and the first end portion
of the second connectable part, the first sloped portion extending from the first end portion of the base of the middle part
in a direction containing a component of the third direction such that the first sloped portion slopes down toward the first
end portion of the second connectable part, wherein

the first wall of the first connectable part has a dimension in the third direction,
the first end portion of the second connectable part is provided with a wall having a dimension in the third direction that
is less than ? of the dimension of the first wall; and

the contact is configured to transmit high-frequency signal from the first connection object to the second connection object.

US Pat. No. 9,647,441

TERMINAL BOX

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A terminal box with a pair of tabs connected thereto for outputting electric power generated by a solar cell module, the
terminal box comprising:
a case having an accommodating space therein; and
a pair of electrode plates disposed in the accommodating space;
each one of the pair of electrode plates having: a terminal connecting portion to be connected with the tab; and a cable connecting
portion to which an output cable transmitting the electric power to an external device is connected; and

the case having a pair of tab inserting holes allowing insertion of the tabs to be connected to the terminal connecting portion
into the accommodating space, the tab inserting holes being formed in an opposing face of the case opposing the electrode
plates and at positions across the terminal connecting portion of at least one electrode plate of the pair of electrode plates
as the case is viewed perpendicularly above the opposing face.

US Pat. No. 9,716,350

CONNECTOR HAVING A THERMAL PROTECTION CIRCUIT

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector wherein the connector has:
a cover portion into which one end of a cable is inserted, and which is made of an insulating synthetic resin;
a plug portion, which is supported in a state where the plug portion is projected from a tip end of the cover portion, which
is to be inserted into a mating connector, and which includes: an insulator; a plurality of contact terminals that are supported
by the insulator; and a metal shell, which covers an outer circumference side of the insulator,

a printed circuit board, which is placed in the cover portion, and on which a thermal protection circuit is mounted,
the thermal protection circuit includes:
an FET, which is inserted in a power supply line of the printed circuit board; and
a temperature switch that detects a temperature, and which, when the detected temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature,
outputs an abnormal heating signal for causing the FET to cut off the power supply line, and

the connector further includes a metal bonding member, said metal bonding member being formed integrally or integrated with
the metal shell and thermally couples the metal shell to the temperature switch; wherein

the metal bonding member, other than a front end portion, is covered by a bag shaped insulator secured by single-sided adhesive
tape.

US Pat. No. 9,266,499

ON/OFF DETECTING BUCKLE SWITCH

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. An ON/OFF detecting buckle switch comprising:
a case in a housing shape;
a slider insertion port equipped in an upper face of the case;
a support portion equipped in an inner side face of the case;
a fixed terminal provided with a notched portion in one end in a strip shape and the other end fixed to the inner side face
of the case;

a movable terminal in a strip shape having one area fixed to the support portion;
a slider provided with a terminal press portion that projects inside the case penetrating through the slider insertion port
of the case and the notched portion of the fixed terminal, and when pressed down, presses down an end of the movable terminal;

a spring that biases the slider upward; and
bent portions in a hook shape in the notched portion of the fixed terminal and an end of the movable terminal on a free end
side, wherein

when the slider is not pressed down, slopes of the bent portions of the fixed terminal and the movable terminal are contact
surfaces, and the fixed terminal and the movable terminal make contact conductively, and

when the slider is pressed down, the fixed terminal and the movable terminal are separated to be in an insulated state.

US Pat. No. 9,872,409

DEVICE MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A device module comprising:
a base;
a plastic part provided on the base;
a device provided on the base and embedded in the plastic part, the device being a capacitive touch panel or a capacitive
touch switch;

a protecting part being a rectangular insulating plastic block affixed to the plastic part; and
an external connection, the external connection including:
an embedded portion being connected to the device, extending from the device to an end of the base on and along the base such
as to follow a shape of the base, and being embedded in the plastic part, and

a lead-out portion being contiguous with the embedded portion and led out of the plastic part so as to be located outside
the plastic part, wherein the lead-out portion includes at least a first part and a second part, wherein the first part of
the lead-out portion is embedded in the protecting part, wherein the second part of the lead-out portion is not contained
by the device module.

US Pat. No. 9,616,149

LIQUID PRESENCE DETECTING DEVICE FUNCTIONING ALSO AS POWER SUPPLY, AND AIR IMPROVING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A liquid presence detecting device functioning also as a power supply, said device including a magnesium-air battery and
an electrical load that consumes power generated by the magnesium-air battery, wherein the magnesium-air battery comprises
an anode, a cathode, a liquid holder that is placed between the anode and cathode, and a liquid absorber that extends from
the liquid holder to a detection point where a presence of a liquid is to be detected, and, when the liquid exists at the
detection point, the liquid absorber is soaked with the liquid, and the liquid is held as an electrolyte solution in the liquid
holder, whereby the magnesium-air battery is caused to operate.

US Pat. No. 9,722,339

CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
terminals, wherein the terminals include a pair of first terminals, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a fourth terminal
spaced from each other along a first direction, the first direction being an arraying direction of the first, second, third,
and fourth terminals, the first terminals being differential signal terminals being elongated in a second direction and adjacent
to each other in the first direction, the second direction crossing the first direction, the second terminal being a ground
terminal elongated in the second direction or a low-speed signal terminal elongated in the second direction to transmit a
signal at a lower speed than the first terminals, the second terminal being located next to one of the first terminals on
one side in the first direction, the third terminal being a ground terminal elongated in the second direction or a low-speed
signal terminal elongated in the second direction to transmit a signal at a lower speed than the first terminals, the third
terminal being located next to the other first terminal on the other side in the first direction, the fourth terminal being
elongated in the second direction and located on the one side in the first direction relative to the second terminal; and

a body of an insulating plastic material, the body holding the arrayed first, second, third, and fourth terminals at least
partially and including a first recess, a second recess, a first separating portion, and a first face on one side in a third
direction, the third direction being a thickness direction of the body and crossing the first direction and the second direction,
wherein

the first recess opens through the first face of the body and crosses the first terminals,
the second recess opens through the first face of the body,
the first separating portion is located between the first recess and the second recess,
the first terminals each include a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of each first terminal is a portion in the second direction of the first terminal, extends from
one end to the other end in the first direction of the first terminal, and is exposed to an outside of the body through the
first recess thereof,

the second terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the second terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the second terminal,

the first part of the second terminal includes a first unexposed portion and a first exposed portion,
the first unexposed portion of the second terminal is an area on one side in the first direction of the first part of the
second terminal and is covered with the body so as not to be exposed out of the body,

the first exposed portion of the second terminal is an area on the other side in the first direction of the first part of
the second terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the first recess thereof,

the third terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the third terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the third terminal,

the first part of the third terminal includes a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of the third terminal includes at least an area on one side in the first direction of the first
part of the third terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the first recess thereof,

the fourth terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the fourth terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the fourth terminal,

the first part of the fourth terminal includes a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of the fourth terminal includes an entire or partial area in the first direction of the first part
of the fourth terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the second recess thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,712,245

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. An optical transmission module comprising:
a lead frame including an electric wiring pattern formed therein;
a resin housing formed through insert-molding of the lead frame;
an electric device mounted on one face of the lead frame and including a light projecting element and/or light receiving element
for photoelectric conversion; and

the lead frame forming a slit positioning an optical fiber to be coupled to the light projecting element and/or light receiving
element, and a reflection mirror reflecting light from the light projecting element to the optical fiber and/or light from
the optical fiber to the light receiving element.

US Pat. No. 9,616,847

ON/OFF DETECTING BUCKLE SWITCH

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A buckle switch comprising:
a case defined by a housing;
a substrate fixing support provided in each of a lateral inner side face of the case, and a longitudinal inner side face of
the case;

a slider insertion port provided in an upper face of the case;
a support portion provided in the longitudinal inner side face of the case;
a first fixed terminal folded stepwise in a longitudinal direction of a strip shape to circumvent the substrate fixing support,
having one end provided with a notched portion and the other end fixed to the lateral inner side face of the case;

fixed bent portions comprising tip ends of the notched portion, having a hook shape;
a first movable terminal in a strip shape having one area fixed to the support portion;
a bent portion on one end of the first movable terminal, having a hook shape and making contact with the fixed bent portions;
a slider provided with a terminal press portion that projects inside the case penetrating through the slider insertion port
of the case and the notched portion of the first fixed terminal, and when pressed down, presses down an end of the first movable
terminal without making contact with the first fixed terminal; and

a spring that biases the slider upward; wherein
when the slider is not pressed down, the first fixed terminal and the first movable terminal make conductive contact, and
when the slider is pressed down, the first fixed terminal and the first movable terminal are separated to be in an insulated
state.

US Pat. No. 9,559,448

BOARD EDGE CONNECTOR

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A board edge connector to which a board is inserted along an oblique direction relative to a fixed posture in which the
board is pressed and fixed to be in parallel with a mount board, the connector comprising:
a main body;
a plurality of contacts arranged on the main body along a direction perpendicular to an insertion direction of the board;
and

a cover member covering the main body;
wherein the main body includes:
a base portion and a mounting face extending outwardly from the base portion on which the plurality of contacts are provided
along the direction perpendicular to the insertion direction of the board; and

a pair of arm portions extending from the base portion along opposed lateral edges of the mounting face and the board when
the board is positioned in the fixed posture;

the cover member includes:
an attaching portion covering the base portion and
a pair of arm members covering lateral faces of the pair of arm portions, the pair of arm members being formed integral with
the attaching portion, wherein the arm members each include an inward bottom portion that continuously extends from the attaching
portion to a position proximate an end of each respective arm member that is opposite of the attaching portion and a foldback
portion that extends inwardly from an outer surface of the arm portion and is positioned parallel to the arm portion and proximate
the attaching portion, and

a connecting portion is formed as a projection in a face of the attaching portion to be attached to the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,685,905

TERMINAL BOX AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A terminal box comprising:
three or more terminal strips to which output lines for extracting electric power generated by a solar cell module are connected;
and

a box body having an accommodating portion for accommodating the three or more terminal strips;
wherein the box body includes inlet holes formed in a face of the box body opposing to the solar cell module and configured
for allowing insertion of the output lines corresponding respectively to the three or more terminal strips; and

wherein the three or more terminal strips include at least two first terminal strips of a same polarity and at least one second
terminal strip insulated from the first terminal strips and having the opposite polarity to that of the first terminal strips;
and

wherein the two first terminal strips are electrically connected via a connecting portion disposed on a back face side of
the second terminal strip disposed between and aside the two first terminal strips.

US Pat. No. 9,793,074

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL OPERATION SWITCH

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A multi-directional operation switch, comprising:
a circuit substrate having a hole formed therein;
a casing that houses the circuit substrate therein;
an operation rod having an outer end portion exposed to the outside of the casing, an inner end portion inserted in the hole
in the circuit substrate, and a middle portion, and configured to be tiltable relative to the casing, with the middle portion
serving as a pivot, and rotatable about an operation rod axis extending along a longitudinal direction of the operation rod;

an orientation maintaining mechanism that maintains an orientation of the operation rod to be a neutral orientation in which
the operation rod is perpendicular to the circuit substrate;

a slider disposed on the side of a back surface of the circuit substrate, which is the opposite side to the outer end portion
of the operation rod, and configured to rotate along the back surface of the circuit substrate in conjunction with a rotational
operation with the operation rod, and to slide along the back surface in conjunction with a tilting operation with the operation
rod; and

an operation detector that detects a rotation position and a slide position of the slider,
wherein the operation detector has a plurality of fixed contacts formed on the back surface of the circuit substrate, and
at least one movable contact that is supported by the slider so as to be brought into contact with, and electrically connected
to, the plurality of fixed contacts when the slider rotates or slides,

wherein the operation rod is configured to allow a rotational operation about the operation rod axis only when the operation
rod is in the neutral orientation, and the operation rod is configured to be able to be operated to a right position and a
left position by being rotated by a rotational operation to a rightward direction and a leftward direction with reference
to a neutral position, respectively, and to allow a tilting operation only when the operation rod is in the right position
or the left position, and

each of the plurality of fixed contacts includes:
a first fixed contact that overlaps the at least one movable contact of the slider when the operation rod is in the neutral
orientation and has been switched to the right position or the left position; and

a pair of second fixed contacts that are arranged separately from each other along a sliding direction of the slider, with
the first fixed contact therebetween, such that the pair of second fixed contacts are brought into contact with, and are electrically
connected to, the at least one movable contact when the slider slides along with a tilting operation with the operation rod,

wherein the at least one movable contact has a pair of contact points electrically connected to each other, and when the operation
rod is in the neutral position, one of the pair of contact points is brought into contact with one of the pair of second fixed
contacts of one of two adjacent fixed contacts, and the other of the pair of contact points is brought into contact with one
of the pair of second fixed contacts of the other of the two adjacent fixed contacts, to electrically connect said two adjacent
fixed contacts and the at least one movable contact therebetween, and

wherein each of the plurality of fixed contacts further includes at least one third fixed contact,
the operation rod is configured to be able to be operated to a second neutral position by being rotated 180 degrees by a rotational
operation with reference to the neutral position, and

when the operation rod is in the second neutral position, one of the pair of contact points is brought into contact with one
of the pair of second fixed contacts and the other of the pair of contact points is brought into contact with the third fixed
contact to electrically connect the second and third fixed contacts and the movable contact therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,056,716

FEMALE CONNECTOR, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF FEMALE CONNECTOR AND MALE CONNECTOR

Nintendo Co., Ltd., Kyot...

1. A female connector for mating with a male connector, the female connector comprising:a guide extending in a first direction, the guide being configured to guide the male connector in the first direction such that the male connector is floatable along a second direction, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction;
a pair of support portions on one side in the first direction relative to the guide, the support portions being spaced from each other in the second direction and each having a support hole passing therethrough in the second direction;
a female body being insulative and disposed between the support portions, the female body having a through hole passing in the second direction through at least a portion in the second direction of the female body;
a female terminal held in the female body; and
a shaft received in the support holes of the support portions and the through hole of the female body so as to support the female body floatably along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,977,203

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE AND ACTIVE FIBER-OPTIC CABLE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A photoelectric conversion module including only one of an optical transmitter and a photoreceptor, the module comprising:a substrate;
a photoelectric conversion component mounted on the substrate;
a wiring pattern formed on the substrate and electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion component, the wiring pattern including a power source line for supplying power to the photoelectric conversion component;
a shield cover for covering the photoelectric conversion component; and
a first filter inserted into the power source line in series for canceling noise on the power source line,
wherein the first filter is covered with the shield cover,
wherein the photoelectric conversion component has only one of a function of converting an electric signal to an optical signal in the optical transmitter and a function of converting an optical signal to an electric signal in the photoreceptor, and
wherein the shield cover is mounted on the substrate and is made of metal, thereby preventing noise from the outside from adversely affecting the photoelectric conversion component or preventing noise from the inside from radiating to the outside,
wherein the wiring pattern includes a grounding line for grounding the photoelectric conversion component, the module further comprises a second filter inserted into the grounding line in series, and the second filter is covered with the shield cover for canceling noise on the grounding line.

US Pat. No. 10,044,145

CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:a pair of first terminals being differential signal terminals in spaced juxtaposition to each other in a first direction such as to extend in a direction including a component of a second direction, the second direction crossing the first direction, the first terminals including one first terminal and the other first terminal;
a second terminal being a terminal not serving as a differential signal terminal, the second terminal extending in a direction including a component of the second direction such as to be located on one side in the first direction relative to and in spaced relation to the one first terminal;
a third terminal being a terminal not serving as a differential signal terminal, the third terminal extending in a direction including a component of the second direction such as to be located on the other side in the first direction relative to and in spaced relation to the other first terminal; and
a body of an insulating plastic material, the body holding the first, second, and third terminals at least partially and including:
a first portion between the first terminals, the first portion being comprised of a part of the insulating plastic material of the body;
a second portion between the one first terminal and the second terminal, the second portion having a second void in at least a portion thereof, the second void extending from the one first terminal to the second terminal; and
a third portion between the other first terminal and the third terminal, the third portion having a third void in at least a portion thereof, the third void extending from the other first terminal to the third terminal,
wherein the first portion of the body is located between the second void and the third void.

US Pat. No. 10,154,602

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DEVICE MODULE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A method of manufacturing a device module, the method comprising:partially fixing an external connection directly to a holder, the external connection being flexible in its entirety and including:
a fixed portion being fixed directly to the holder,
a first end portion being located closer to a first end of the external connection than the fixed portion and including the first end, the first end being connected to a device that is a sensor, and
a second end portion being located closer to a second end of the external connection than the fixed portion and led out of the holder and including the second end;
closing first and second dies to form a cavity of the first and second dies, the closing of the first and second dies including (1) placing the device, the first end portion of the external connection, and the fixed holder into the cavity of the first and second dies, (2) inserting the second end portion of the external connection into a housing recess of the first die, and (3) closing the housing recess of the first die with the fixed holder; and
after the closing of the first and second dies, injecting plastic material into the cavity to insert-mold the device, the first end portion of the external connection, and the holder in the plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,014,630

CARD CONNECTOR

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A card connector comprising:a body, the body including:
a slot for insertion and removal of a card along a first direction,
a movement path extending in the first direction and being located on one side of a second direction relative to the slot, the second direction crossing the first direction, and
an abuttable portion being provided inside the movement path and including an inclined face, the inclined face being inclined in a direction including components of one side of the first direction and the other side of the second direction;
a slider accommodated inside the movement path so as to be movable in the first direction, at least between a first position and a second position, the second position being located on the one side of the first direction relative to the first position;
an urging member to exert on the slider an urging force to the one side of the first direction; and
a lock spring being provided at the slider and movable in the first direction together with the slider, the lock spring including an engaging portion engageable with an engaging recess of the card, from the one side of the second direction, the lock spring being elastically deformable such that the engaging portion thereof is displaced to the one side of the second direction, wherein
when the urging force of the urging member causes the slider to move from the first position to the second position, the engaging portion is brought into abutment with the inclined face of the abuttable portion, and
when a load in a direction including components of the one side of the first direction and the one side of the second direction is exerted on the engaging portion from the card in a state where the slider is located at the second position and the engaging portion abuts the inclined face of the abuttable portion, the engaging portion is displaced to the one side of the second direction along the inclined face.

US Pat. No. 9,812,823

CONNECTOR HAVING A SHIELD CASE AND A BODY

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:
a shield case including a first shell and a second shell, the first shell including:
a connecting portion of tuboid shape extending in a first direction, and
a cover extending in the first direction contiguously from the connecting portion, wherein the second shell is a separate
member from the first shell and attached to the cover, the second shell and the cover constitute a composite tube extending
in a second direction or an oblique direction, the second direction is orthogonal to the first direction, and the oblique
direction includes components of the first and second directions;

a body having an insulating property and being housed in the shield case; and
a terminal held by the body and housed in the shield case, the terminal including:
a first portion extending in the first direction and being disposed inside the connecting portion, and
a second portion extending in the second direction or the oblique direction and being disposed inside the composite tube.

US Pat. No. 9,864,397

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL INPUT DEVICE

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A multi-directional input device including:
a case;
a tiltable operating member which is projected from an interior to an outside of the case;
a first swinging member which has a first swing shaft, and which is held in the case to be swingable about the first swing
shaft in accordance with a tilting operation of the operating member;

a second swinging member which has a second swing shaft that extends in a direction perpendicular to an axial direction of
the first swing shaft, and which is held in the case to be swingable about the second swing shaft in accordance with the tilting
operation of the operating member;

first and second detecting devices which are configured to detect swinging operations of the first and second swinging members,
respectively; and

a returning member for returning the operating member to an origin, wherein
the operating member has:
a shaft portion which is inserted into the case from an upper side; and a fulcrum portion which is coupled to an insertion
end part of the shaft portion,

the first swinging member
has a concave fitting portion which is integrally swingably coupled with the first swing shaft, and which is formed to allow
the fulcrum portion of the operating member to be fittable into the fitting portion from a lower side, and,

inside the fitting portion, includes: engaging surfaces which are formed to be engageable with the fulcrum portion in an axial
direction of the second swing shaft; and guide surfaces which allow the fulcrum portion to swing about the axial direction
of the second swing shaft with respect to the first swinging member, and

the second swinging member has:
an engaging portion which includes a long hole extending in the axial direction of the second swing shaft, and which covers
the fulcrum portion of the operating member from an upper side while passing the shaft portion through the long hole in a
manner that the shaft portion is movable in a longitudinal direction of the long hole, in such a manner that the engaging
portion and the fitting portion cooperate to vertically sandwich the fulcrum portion, the engaging portion being integrally
swingably coupled with the second swing shaft, and the engaging portion being engageable with the shaft portion in the axial
direction of the first swing shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,966,692

WATER-RESISTANT ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A water-resistant electronic component comprising:a body including a water-resisting wall of loop shape, the water-resisting wall extending in a first direction;
a protectable part including at least part of a functional part of the water-resistant electronic component, the protectable part being located within the water-resisting wall of the body;
a sealing sheet including a perimeter portion, the sealing sheet covering the protectable part from one side in the first direction, with the perimeter portion abutting the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction; and
a cover fixed to the body such as to cover the sealing sheet and the water-resisting wall from the one side in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,109,935

L-TYPE INNER TERMINAL, T-TYPE COAXIAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING THE L-TYPE INNER TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE L-TYPE COAXIAL CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An L-type inner terminal having: a tubular main portion which is to be contacted with a counter inner terminal; a crimping portion in which a crimp piece for crimping an inner conductor of a coaxial cable is disposed; and a connecting portion configured by a strip-shaped piece that is bent into an L-like shape which connects between the main portion and the crimping portion in a state where an elongating direction of the main portion is perpendicular to an elongating direction of the crimping portion, wherein the main portion and the crimping portion are placed inside an L-shaped bent part of the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,074,924

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR AND CAMERA UNIT

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A receptacle connector comprising:a plurality of signal terminals that can fit together with a plug connector in an extension direction and that are configured to transmit signals between a plug connector side and an electronic substrate side;
an insulating holder that has a circular column shape extending in the extension direction and that is configured to hold the plurality of signal terminals by being penetrated thereby in the extension direction;
a conductive first shell in the form of a tube that covers an outer circumference in a radial direction of the holder;
a non-conductive connector case including a cylindrical space that contains the first shell and extends in the extension direction; and
a spacer including a surface portion that is orthogonal to the extension direction,
wherein the surface portion includes a support portion having a plurality of insertion holes through which the signal terminals penetrate, a beam portion that supports the support portion, and a spacer engagement hook that protrudes from the surface portion to the plug connector side in the extension direction and has an elastic force along the radius direction,
the first shell is fixed to the connector case,
the first shell includes a spacer engagement recessed portion with which the spacer engagement hook engages, on an outer circumferential surface in the radial direction of the first shell, and includes an engagement groove that engages with the beam portion on an end portion on an electronic substrate side in the extension direction,
the spacer is restricted from moving with respect to the connector case in the extension direction due to the engagement between the spacer engagement hook and the spacer engagement recessed portion, and is restricted from rotating using an axis extending in the extension direction as a rotation axis due to the engagement between the beam portion and the engagement groove, and
the spacer restricts rotation of the holder with respect to the connector case in a state in which the signal terminals penetrate through the plurality of insertion holes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,090

FEMALE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF FEMALE CONNECTOR AND MALE CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A female connector comprising a body, the body comprising:a main body, the main body including:
a connection hole for removably receiving a male connector and
a slot extending in a receiving direction of the male connector and communicating with the connection hole;
a base located on a removing direction side of the male connector relative to the slot of the main body, the removing direction being opposite to the receiving direction; and
a lock arm, the lock arm including:
a first arm extending in the receiving direction from the base inside the slot such as to be adjacent to the connection hole and including a first free end,
a middle portion extending from the first free end of the first arm in a direction away from the connection hole,
a second arm extending from the middle portion in the removing direction and being spaced from the first arm, and
a lock projection extending from the first free end of the first arm toward and into the connection hole, the lock projection being configured to fit in a lock hole of the male connector or abut a protrusion of the male connector from the removing direction side,
wherein at least the first arm, the middle portion, and the second arm are configured to be compressed by and between the base and an edge on the receiving direction side of the lock hole of the male connector, or by and between the base and the protrusion of the male connector, when the lock projection is subjected to load in the removing direction from the edge or the protrusion of the male connector.

US Pat. No. 10,020,618

SHIELD CASE AND CONNECTOR PROVIDED WITH SAME

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A shield case comprising a first shell constituted by a metal plate, the first shell comprising:a first base of a plate-like shape, a second base of a plate-like shape, a center plate, a first inner plate, a second inner plate, a first holding plate, and a second holding plate, wherein
the first base and the second base are arranged in spaced side-by-side relation along a first direction,
the first base comprises a first end at a side of the second base and a second end at one side of a second direction, the second direction crossing the first direction;
the second base comprises a first end at a side of the first base and a second end at one side of the second direction;
the center plate is arranged on one side of a third direction relative to the first and second bases, and the center plate comprises a first end on the one side of the first direction and a second end on the other side of the first direction, the third direction crossing the first and second directions;
the first inner plate extends to the one side of the third direction, from the first end of the first base to the first end of the center plate;
the second inner plate extends to the one side of the third direction, from the first end of the second base to the second end of the center plate;
the first holding plate is integral and contiguous with the second end of the first base; and
the second holding plate is integral and contiguous with the second end of the second base.

US Pat. No. 9,913,084

HANDS-FREE SPEECH COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR AN EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A hands-free speech communication device for an emergency call system, the hands-free speech communication device comprising:
a housing disposed in a vehicle cabin;
a speaker which is housed in the housing and outputs from a first surface of the housing a reception sound of a communication
party;

a plurality of microphones which are housed in the housing and collect sound from the first surface of the housing, the microphones
including:

a first omnidirectional microphone and a second omnidirectional microphone disposed at positions which are axisymmetric with
a line segment as a symmetric axis, the line segment extending in a radial direction from a center of a diaphragm of the speaker;
and

a third omnidirectional microphone disposed at a position which is on the symmetric axis and is closer to the speaker than
the first omnidirectional microphone and the second omnidirectional microphone are; and

a sound processor including:
a beam former which is connected to the first omnidirectional microphone and the second omnidirectional microphone and forms
a bidirectionality in which directionality is strong in two directions each perpendicular to the symmetric axis and is weak
in two directions each along the symmetric axis; and

an echo cancel unit which is connected to the beam former and the third omnidirectional microphone and removes a sound signal
having been output from the third omnidirectional microphone from a sound signal having been output from the beam former.

US Pat. No. 10,008,787

CONNECTOR TERMINAL WITH AN IMPEDANCE ADJUSTING MEMBER

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A connector terminal which has a first connecting portion that is tubular, in one side, and a second connecting portion in another side, and which further has a coupling portion that couples between the first and second connecting portions, and that is higher in impedance than the first connecting portion, wherein the connector terminal comprises an impedance adjusting member which overlaps at least a part of the coupling portion, and the impedance adjusting member is fixed in a state where one end portion of the impedance adjusting member is inserted into the first connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,972,950

SHIELD CASE, AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A shield case comprising:a first shell having electrical conductivity; and
a second shell having electrical conductivity, wherein
the first shell includes a connecting portion and a cover,
the connecting portion is a tube extending in a first direction and including:
a first portion being a portion of the connecting portion on one side in a second direction, the second direction crossing the first direction, and
a second portion being a portion of the connecting portion on the other side in the second direction,
the cover extends in the first direction contiguously from the first portion of the connecting portion and includes a pair of walls opposed to the second portion, with interstices left between the respective walls and the second portion, and
the second shell includes a first blocking portion, the first blocking portion blocking the interstices,
the second portion of the connecting portion includes an opposing face opposed to the walls of the cover with the interstices therebetween,
the walls of the cover include opposing faces opposed to the second portion of the connecting portion with the interstices therebetween, and
the first blocking portion fits between the second portion and the walls such as to abut on the opposing face of the second portion and the opposing faces of the walls.

US Pat. No. 9,939,918

TOUCH-SENSITIVE INPUT DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An input device comprising:a base, being a resin film and having an outer face and an inner face, the outer face including a touch sensing surface being touchable by a detection object;
a plastic part comprising hardened molded plastic material and being in direct contact, at least in part, with the inner face of the base; and
a touch sensor insert molded and substantially embedded within the plastic part,
wherein the base is in intimate contact with or integrated into the plastic part and is hardened,
wherein the base, plastic part, and touch sensor all substantially extend in a horizontal direction,
wherein an axis perpendicular to the horizontal direction exists, such that the axis passes through, in order, the base, the touch sensor, and the plastic part, or alternatively such that the axis passes though, in order, the base, the plastic part, and the touch sensor, and
wherein a distance between the touch sensor and the touch sensing surface is substantially constant.

US Pat. No. 10,188,020

CABLE ASSEMBLY AND CABLE ASSEMBLY MANUFACTURING METHOD

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. A cable assembly comprising:a first connecting member having electrical conductivity;
a cable;
an electroconductive plate; and
a shield case, wherein
the cable includes:
an outer insulator,
a shield conductor disposed inside the outer insulator, and
at least one first wire inside the shield conductor, the at least one first wire being a signal wire,
the or each first wire includes a protruding portion,
the protruding portion protrudes substantially in a first direction from the shield conductor and the outer insulator, and a core wire of the protruding portion is connected to the first connecting member, the first direction being a longitudinal direction of the cable,
the electroconductive plate is separate from the first connecting member and is wound around at least a part, in the first direction, of the protruding portion, and
the shield case is a separate member from the electroconductive plate and at least covers the protruding portion of the at least one first wire, the electroconductive plate, and a connection point at which the core wire of the protruding portion is connected to the first connecting member.

US Pat. No. 9,876,321

CABLE ASSEMBLY, CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CABLE ASSEMBLY

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A cable assembly comprising:
a cable extending in a first direction, the first direction including one and the other sides, the cable including:
an outer insulator of tuboid shape, having a first end portion on the one side in the first direction, and
an outer conductor of tuboid shape disposed inside the outer insulator, the outer conductor including a protruding portion
protruding from the first end portion of the outer insulator to the one side in the first direction;

a clamp made of metal, securely holding the protruding portion of the outer conductor and including a first end portion, the
first end portion of the clamp being an end portion of the clamp that is on the other side in the first direction and located
on the one side in the first direction relative to the first end portion of the outer insulator; and

a metal case of tuboid shape, including a swaged portion of tuboid shape housing at least the first end portion of the outer
insulator and the first end portion of the clamp,

wherein the swaged portion is swaged from outside of the swaged portion such as to be in pressure contact with and fixed to
at least the first end portion of the outer insulator and the first end portion of the clamp so that the first end portion
of the outer insulator is elastically deformed and the first end portion of the clamp is plastically deformed.

US Pat. No. 10,096,930

CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:a shell that has a cylindrical shape and includes a body portion and a leg portion, the body portion being connected to a shell of another connector;
a ground plate that is a conductor plate;
a claw that has a structure in which part of the ground plate is raised in a connector connection direction so as to have a strip-shaped tip and the tip supports the leg portion of the shell; and
a case made of an insulator, the case to which the shell and the ground plate are to be attached, wherein
the case includes
a plate base portion,
a slit that is provided in one surface of the base portion, the slit into which the leg portion is to be inserted, and
a groove that is provided in another surface of the base portion, the groove into which the claw is to be inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,205,285

CONNECTOR MODULE AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED CAMERA USING SUCH MODULE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector module comprising:a terminal module including;
a linear-shaped center conductor for signal transmission,
a tubular insulator holder having a through hole at a center thereof for allowing insertion of the center conductor therethrough, the holder being configured to cover a center portion of the center conductor with respect to its extending direction and to hold the center conductor, and
a tubular conductive shell configured to cover a radial outer side of the insulator holder;
a separate shield case provided as a bottomed tubular conductive case and configured to be both separate from the tubular conductive shell and electrically connected to the tubular conductive shell and cover a radial outer side of the tubular conductive shell and shield an inner space of the case against electromagnetic wave propagated in an outer space of the case; and
a non-conductive connector case having a cylindrical space enclosing the terminal module and housing the terminal module and the shield case;
the shield case including a bottom portion extending perpendicular to a first direction along the extending direction of the center conductor and a side wall portion bent from a circumference of the bottom portion and extending along the first direction;
the bottom portion including an opening portion through which the terminal module extends and a protruding portion bent from an edge of the opening portion and back toward the direction said side wall portion extends, to protrude in a cylindrical form along the first direction; and
the terminal module being joined to the shield case with an outer circumferential face of the conductive shell and an inner circumferential face of the protruding portion being placed in face contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,274,784

OPTICAL COMPONENT, TOUCHSCREEN PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touchscreen panel, comprising:an optical component, the optical component comprising:
a resin part having translucency, the resin part being configured to be disposed on an emitting direction side of a display part capable of emitting linearly polarized light, the resin part being a molded article of resin material partially having birefringence due to molecular orientation and/or photoelasticity of the resin material, or alternatively the resin part being an extruded plate of resin material having birefringence due to an extruding process of the resin material, and
a phase plate configured to be disposed between the display part and the resin part, the phase plate having a retardation that is three to five times larger than a retardation of the resin part, wherein the phase plate is fixed to a rear face of the resin part; and
an optically isotropic member including a sensor,
wherein the sensor is capable of detecting an approach of a detection target, optically isotropic, and configured to be disposed between the phase plate of the optical component and the display part,
wherein the touchscreen panel is configured such that only the optically isotropic member is disposed between the optical component and the display part.

US Pat. No. 10,263,360

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A waterproof connector comprising: a cable in which metal terminals are connected to a tip end; a housing which houses the metal terminals and a part of the cable; a sealing member in which a cable through hole is passed to front and rear sides, which is incorporated in the housing in a state where the sealing member is passed over the cable, and which ensures a watertightness between the cable and the housing; and a holding member in which the cable through hole that is passed to front and rear sides is disposed, which is incorporated in the housing on a side of the sealing member opposite to a side of the metal terminals, in a state where the holding member is passed over the cable, and which holds the sealing member to the housing in a slipping-off preventing state, engaging portions being disposed in the housing and the holding member, and engaged with each other to fix the holding member to the housing in a slipping-off preventing state, wherein the holding member is configured to have a front-back symmetrical shape, the engaging portion on a side of the housing is an elastic arm which is projected from an inner wall of the housing, and the engaging portion on a side of the holding member is a groove which is disposed in an outer wall of the holding member, and has a pair of engaging surfaces configured by a pair of groove side walls that are opposed to each other in an axial direction of the cable through hole disposed in the holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,261,645

TOUCH SENSING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touch sensing device comprising:a plurality of first electrodes arrayed at a first height position in spaced relation along a first direction, the first electrodes each including an electrode body of strip shape extending in a second direction at a first height position, the second direction intersecting the first direction, and the electrode body of each first electrode including a plurality of first overlapping portions; and
a plurality of second electrodes being arrayed at a second height position in spaced relation along the second direction and intersecting the first electrodes, the second height position being a different height position from the first height position in a third direction, the third direction intersecting the first and second directions and not being located on a plane on which the first and second directions are located, the second electrodes each including:
a plurality of wide portions arrayed at the second height position in spaced relation along the first direction and including pairs of adjacent wide portions, the adjacent wide portions of each pair being located adjacent to each other in the first direction, and
a plurality of narrow portions located at the second height position, each of the narrow portions being smaller in dimension in the second direction than each wide portion, interconnecting the adjacent wide portions of a corresponding pair, and overlapping a corresponding one of the first overlapping portions of the first electrodes,
wherein the first electrodes each further include a plurality of branches, the branches of each first electrode extending at the first height position from the electrode body so as to each overlap, at the first height position, a part of one of the second electrodes that is next to said electrode body.

US Pat. No. 10,768,658

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL INPUT DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A multi-directional input device, comprising:a case having a bottom plate;
a pair of upper and lower arms supported to be movable in two orthogonal directions in the case, the pair of upper and lower arms each having an elongated hole extending in a direction orthogonal to a moving direction;
an operation shaft that is rotatable in a state of penetrating each elongated hole;
an actuating member that is supported to be movable in an axial direction of the operation shaft at a lower end of the operation shaft projecting downward of the lower arm, and is provided with a downward convex spherical trapezoidal portion whose diameter decreases downward;
a compression coil spring that is provided between the operation shaft and the actuating member, and presses the downward convex spherical trapezoidal portion against the bottom plate to return the operation shaft to a neutral state; and
a plurality of electric components operated via each arm by rotation of the operation shaft, wherein
an upward convex spherical trapezoidal portion whose diameter decreases upward is provided at a lower end of the operation shaft projecting downward of the lower arm,
a receiving portion for the upward convex spherical trapezoidal portion is provided in the case,
the receiving portion has a receiving surface that is configured with a spherical surface having a radius of curvature identical to a radius of curvature of a spherical zone of the upward convex spherical trapezoidal portion, the receiving surface against which a spherical zone of the upward convex spherical trapezoidal portion is pressed from downward by the compression coil spring, and
the operation shaft is supported to be rotatable about a center of curvature of the receiving surface.

US Pat. No. 10,548,220

MULTILAYER PRINTED WIRING BOARD, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF MULTILAYER PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A multilayer printed wiring board, comprising:a plurality of insulating layers;
a plurality of ground layers on the respective insulating layers, the ground layers including a wiring layer being an upper most layer of the multilayer printed wiring board, a plurality of first impedance adjustment layers, and a connection layer being a lower most layer of the multilayer printed wiring board; and
at least one via hole, wherein
the wiring layer includes:
a solid conductor of the wiring layer, the solid conductor of the wiring layer having an opening and a passage, the passage communicating with the opening, and
a conductive line inside the opening and the passage of the wiring layer,
each of the first impedance adjustment layers includes a solid conductor of the each first impedance adjustment layer, the solid conductor of the each first impedance adjustment layer having an opening,
the connection layer includes a solid conductor of the connection layer, the solid conductor of the connection layer having an opening,
the at least one via hole is provided in the insulating layers and the ground layers, the via hole being located inside the opening of the wiring layer, inside the opening of the each first impedance adjustment layer, and inside the opening of the connection layer and being connected to the conductive line,
wherein the via hole includes:
a hole,
a connection conductor of circular tuboid shape provided along a circumference of the hole,
a first land inside the opening of the wiring layer, the first land being connected to the connection conductor,
a plurality of second lands inside the respective openings of the first impedance adjustment layers, the second lands being connected to the connection conductor, and
a land inside the opening of the connection layer, the land inside the opening of the connection layer being connected to the connection conductor,
wherein a first distance is a distance in a first direction from an outer periphery of the opening of the wiring layer to the first land of the via hole, and
wherein a second distance is a distance, in the same direction as the direction of the first distance, from an outer periphery of the opening of the each first impedance adjustment layer to the second land of the via hole on the same first impedance adjustment layer, the second distance being the same for each of the first impedance adjustment layers,
wherein a third distance is a distance, in the same direction as the direction of the first distance, from the outer periphery of the opening of the connection layer to the land of the via hole that is inside the opening of the connection layer,
wherein the first distance is smaller than the second distance, and the third distance is smaller than the second distance,
wherein the first direction is a plane direction of the multilayer printed wiring board extending radially from the central axis of the via hole,
wherein the opening of the wiring layer, the openings of the first impedance adjustment layers, the opening of the connection layer, the first land, the second lands, and the land inside the opening of the connection layers are similar in shape to each other, and
wherein inside the opening of the wiring layer there exist no electrically conductive elements other than the first land and the conductive line, and wherein inside the opening of the connection layer there exist no electrically conductive elements other than the land inside the opening of the connection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,502

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A power supply device for outputting a DC voltage comprising:a pair of positive and negative output terminals, a load to which the DC voltage is applied being connected thereto;
a detection unit configured to detect a voltage value of the DC voltage output from the output terminals;
a setting unit configured to select an instruction value for the DC voltage output from the output terminals from among a plurality of preset instruction values, and set the selected instruction value; and
a correction unit configured to increase one of the voltage value detected by the detection unit and the instruction value set by the setting unit, according to an amount by which a current value of a current that flows through the load increases, wherein
the detection unit is provided between the positive terminal of the pair of output terminals and a ground potential,
the correction unit is provided between the setting unit and the ground potential, and increases the instruction value,
the detection unit has at least two resistors that are connected in series to each other and divide the DC voltage with respect to the ground potential,
the correction unit has a resistor provided between the negative terminal of the pair of output terminals and the ground potential, and
the setting unit has at least two resistors that are connected in series to each other and divide a reference voltage, which is a preset constant voltage, with respect to a potential of the negative terminal, and one of the at least two resistors to which the reference voltage is applied is connected in parallel to another resistor that is different from the at least two resistors, according to the plurality of instruction values.

US Pat. No. 10,241,284

OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Hosiden Corporation, Yao...

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:a circuit board including a first face and a second face on the opposite side to the first face, the first face having first and second regions being different regions from each other, and the second face having a third region on the opposite side to the first region and a fourth region on the opposite side to the second region;
a converter being an opto-electronic or electro-optic converter on the first region of the circuit board;
an optical fiber including a first portion being a leading end portion of the optical fiber, the first portion being optically connected to the converter;
a circuit on the first region of the circuit board, the circuit being electrically connected to the converter;
an external connecting part on the fourth region of the circuit board;
a pressable part fixed directly or indirectly to the circuit board such as to be positioned on the second region of the circuit board without contacting the converter, the optical fiber, or the circuit; and
a cover having electrical conductivity, wherein
the circuit board further includes: ’a first mounting portion on one side of a first direction of the circuit board, the first mounting portion including a first end portion on one side of a second direction and a second end portion on the other side of the second direction, the first direction extending substantially parallel to the first face of the circuit board and the second direction intersecting the first direction,
a second mounting portion on the other side of the first direction relative to the first mounting portion and the first region of the circuit board, and
a pair of first stops including one and the other first stops on the one and other sides, respectively, of the second direction,
the one first stop is positioned on the other side of the first direction, and projects to the one side of the second direction, relative to the first end portion of the first mounting portion,
the other first stop is positioned on the other side of the first direction, and projects to the other side of the second direction, relative to the second end portion of the first mounting portion,
the cover includes:
a cover body covering the first and second regions of the first face of the circuit board, the converter, the first portion of the optical fiber, and the circuit,
a first attachment portion fixed directly or indirectly to the first mounting portion of the circuit board, and
a second attachment portion fixed directly or indirectly to the second mounting portion of the circuit board,
the pressable part is constituted by a portion of the cover body that is located over the second region, and the second attachment portion,
the first attachment portion includes a pair of first legs extending from the cover body toward the circuit board, the first legs including one and the other first legs, the one and the other first legs including one and the other first hooks, respectively,
the one first hook is generally of lateral U-shape projecting to the one side of the second direction, the one first hook being fittingly engaged with the first end portion of the first mounting portion of the circuit board and abutting the one first stop from the one side of the first direction, and
the other first hook is generally of lateral U-shape projecting to the other side of the second direction, the other first hook being fittingly engaged with the second end portion of the first mounting portion of the circuit board and abutting the other first stop from the one side of the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,289,255

TOUCH SENSING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touch sensing device comprising:a plurality of first electrodes arrayed at a first height position in spaced relation along a first direction, the first electrodes each including a plurality of first overlapping portions and a plurality of second overlapping portions;
a plurality of second electrodes arrayed at a second height position in spaced relation along a second direction and intersect the first electrodes, the second height position being different from the first height position, the second direction intersecting the first direction, the second electrodes including pairs of adjacent second electrodes, the adjacent second electrodes of each pair being located adjacent to each other in the second direction, and the second electrodes each including:
a plurality of wide portions being located at the second height position and spaced from each other in the first direction and including pairs of adjacent wide portions, the adjacent wide portions of each pair being located adjacent to each other in the first direction, and
a plurality of narrow portions being located at the second height position, the narrow portions each being smaller in dimension in the second direction than each wide portion and interconnecting the adjacent wide portions of a corresponding pair, and the narrow portions of each second electrode overlapping the corresponding first overlapping portions of the respective first electrodes; and
a plurality of first ground electrodes each being arranged at the second height position between the adjacent second electrodes of a corresponding pair so as to intersect the first electrodes, the first ground electrodes each including:
a plurality of first portions each located at the second height position between the wide portions of the adjacent second electrodes of a corresponding pair leaving narrow clearances therefrom; and
a plurality of second portions each located at the second height position between the narrow portions of the adjacent second electrodes of a corresponding pair leaving narrow clearances therefrom, the second portions overlapping the corresponding second overlapping portions of the respective first electrodes; wherein
the wide portions of each of the second electrodes are staggered in the second direction, and
the first portions of each of the first ground electrodes are staggered in the second direction and include pairs of first portions, the first portions of each pair being located adjacent to each other in the first direction and interconnected by a corresponding one of the second portions.

US Pat. No. 10,289,227

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TOUCH SENSING DEVICE AND TOUCH SENSING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A method for manufacturing a touch sensing device, the method comprising:preparing a material film, the material film being biaxially stretched and including an available area that is a partial area in a widthwise direction of the material film, the available area extending in a lengthwise direction of the material film and including a first segment and a second segment, the first and second segments defining different areas in the lengthwise direction and each including a first face and a second face opposite each other in a thickness direction of the material film;
forming an electrode group on one of the first segment and the second segment;
cutting a first piece out of the material film to make the first piece including the first segment;
cutting a second piece out of the material film to make the second piece including the second segment; and
bonding the second face of the first segment of the first piece to the first face of the second segment of the second piece, substantially maintaining orientations of the first segment and the second segment as before the cutting.

US Pat. No. 10,283,903

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A receptacle connector comprising:a signal terminal that can fit together with a plug connector in an extension direction and that is configured to transmit a signal between a plug connector side and an electronic substrate side;
an insulating holder that has a circular column shape extending in the extension direction and that is configured to hold the signal terminal by being penetrated thereby in the extension direction;
a conductive first shell in the form of a tube that covers an outer circumference in a radial direction of the holder;
a non-conductive connector case including a cylindrical space that contains the first shell and extends in the extension direction; and
an inner seal member that seals an inner portion of the first shell and an outer seal member that seals an inner portion of the cylindrical space,
wherein the inner seal member is an elastic member that has a circular column shape extending in the extension direction, the inner seal member includes an insertion hole into which the signal terminal is press-fit, and the inner seal member seals the inner portion of the first shell in the extension direction in a state in which an outer circumferential portion in the radial direction of the inner seal member is pressed into contact with an inner circumferential surface in the radial direction of the first shell,
wherein the outer seal member is a circular ring-shaped elastic member and seals the inner portion of the cylindrical space in the extension direction in a state in which an outer circumferential portion in the radial direction is pressed into contact with an inner circumferential surface of the connector case forming the cylindrical space and an inner circumferential portion in the radial direction is pressed into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the first shell,
wherein the connector case includes a first engagement hook that protrudes from the inner circumferential surface of the connector case forming the cylindrical space to an inner side in the radial direction and has an elastic force along the radial direction,
on the outer circumferential surface of the first shell, the first shell includes a first engagement recessed portion with which the first engagement hook engages,
due to the engagement between the first engagement hook and the first engagement recessed portion, the first shell is restricted from moving with respect to the connector case in the extension direction and is locked to the connector case,
a spacer including a surface portion,
wherein the surface portion includes a support portion that supports the signal terminal by being penetrated thereby, and a second engagement hook having an elastic force in the radial direction,
the second engagement hook protrudes from the surface portion to the plug connector side in the extension direction and is arranged on an outer side in the radial direction of the support portion,
on the outer circumferential surface of the first shell, the first shell includes a second engagement recessed portion with which the second engagement hook engages, and
the spacer is arranged on the signal terminal in a state in which movement in the extension direction with respect to the connector case is restricted due to the engagement between the second engagement hook and the second engagement recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 10,305,549

MALE CONNECTOR, FEMALE CONNECTOR, AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF MALE CONNECTOR AND FEMALE CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A male connector, comprising:a male body in a shape of polyhedron, including a plurality of outer surfaces, the outer surfaces not overlapping each other and including a first outer surface and a second outer surface;
a male communication antenna provided inside the male body and unexposed to an outside of the male body, the male communication antenna being configured to wirelessly communicate a signal;
a first male circuit board electrically connected to the male communication antenna;
a male power antenna being a male power-reception antenna or a male power-transmission antenna, the male power antenna being provided inside the male body and unexposed to the outside of the male body; and
a second male circuit board, wherein
the male communication antenna is a terminal or conductive line, has a surface mounted, in its entirety, directly onto the first male circuit board, and is located nearest to the first outer face of the outer faces,
the first male circuit board is provided inside the male body so as to be substantially parallel to the first outer surface,
the male power antenna is mounted directly onto the second male circuit board and is located nearest to the second outer face of the outer faces, and
another surface of the male communication antenna opposite the directly mounted surface of the male communication antenna on the first male circuit board is in its entirety located nearest to and at the same distance from the outer first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,263,501

VIBRATION GENERATOR AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A vibration generator comprising:a coil;
a plunger including:
a first shaft received in the coil such as to be movable in a first direction and at least partly made of a magnetic material so as to be magnetically attractable to the coil and thereby movable to one side in the first direction, and
a second shaft extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, being disposed on the other side in the first direction relative to the coil with a gap therebetween, and being at least partly made of a magnetic material so as to be magnetically attractable to the coil and thereby movable to the one side in the first direction; and
a frame fixed to the first shaft at a position on the one side in the first direction relative to the coil, fixed to the second shaft at a position on the other side in the first direction relative to the coil, and elastically deformable at least partly as a result of movement of the first and second shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,499,163

MICROPHONE ASSEMBLY

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

19. A microphone assembly comprising:a main board; and
a microphone, the microphone including:
a capacitor or a MEMS chip,
a case accommodating the capacitor or the MEMS chip, and
a microphone board electrically connected to the capacitor or the MEMS chip, wherein
the microphone board has a larger outer dimension than the case and includes a fixing portion and a connecting portion,
the case is fixed onto the fixing portion,
the connecting portion is a portion of the microphone board, the portion being located outside the case and electrically and mechanically connected to the main board,
the fixing portion of the microphone board includes a first face, a second face on an opposite side to the first face of the fixing portion, and a nonconductive insertion hole,
the insertion hole extends through the fixing portion from the first face of the fixing portion to the second face of the fixing portion,
the case of the microphone includes a leg, and
the leg passes through the insertion hole from the first face side of the fixing portion and is fixed to the second face of the fixing portion by soldering.

US Pat. No. 10,556,399

PLASTIC LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND TOUCH SENSING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A plastic laminate structure comprising:a plurality of, or a plurality of kinds of, plastic layers laminated together in a first direction, all the plastic layers being comprised exclusively of extruded plastic layers; and
an adhesive layer to affix together two of the plastic layers that are adjacent to each other in the first direction,
wherein, when the plastic layers thermally expand or shrink within a range of ?40° C. to 85° C., a difference in total length between the adjacent plastic layers is no more than 20% of a thicknesswise dimension of the adhesive layer between the adjacent plastic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,535,958

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF CONNECTOR AND METAL CASING

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:a shell having electrical conductivity;
an inner body made of an insulating resin and disposed inside the shell;
a terminal held by the inner body and disposed inside the shell;
at least one ground terminal; and
an outer body made of an insulating resin, the outer body including:
a first portion having a generally tubular shape and extending in a first direction axially with respect to the generally tubular shape;
a second portion; and
an accommodation space in the first and second portions, the accommodation space securely accommodating the shell, wherein
the second portion has an outer cross-sectional dimension in a second direction, which is larger than an outer cross-sectional dimension of the first portion, the second direction being orthogonal to the first direction,
the second portion is provided with at least one accommodation hole, the at least one accommodation hole extending from an outer face of the second portion to the accommodation space, and wherein
each ground terminal of the at least one ground terminal includes:
a first connection portion in contact with, or contiguous with, the shell, the first connection portion being accommodated in a respective accommodation hole of the at least one accommodation hole;
a second connection portion on the first portion of the outer body; and
a junction extending from the first connection portion to the second connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,455,310

MICROPHONE UNIT

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A microphone unit comprising:a first substrate, including
a first face,
a second face opposite to the first face, and
a through-hole extending from the first face to the second face through the first first substrate;
a microphone mounted on or fixed onto the second face of the first substrate, the microphone having a sound hole in communication with the through-hole of the first substrate;
a fixing member fixed onto the first face of the first substrate such as to be located around the through-hole; and
a film providing at least one of dustproofness and waterproofness, wherein
each of the fixing member and the film has an outer size of a cross-section in a planer direction that is smaller than that of the first substrate, the planer direction extending along the first face of the first substrate, and
the film is fixed onto the fixing member such as to cover the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,409,016

OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:a circuit board including a first face and a second face on the opposite side to the first face, the first face having first and second regions being different regions from each other, and the second face having a third region on the opposite side to the first region and a fourth region on the opposite side to the second region;
a converter being an opto-electronic or electro-optic converter on the first region of the circuit board;
an optical fiber including a first portion being a leading end portion of the optical fiber, the first portion being optically connected to the converter;
a circuit on the first region of the circuit board, the circuit being electrically connected to the converter;
an external connecting part on the fourth region of the circuit board; and
a pressable part fixed directly or indirectly to the circuit board such as to be positioned on the second region of the circuit board without contacting the converter, the optical fiber, or the circuit, wherein
the first and second faces of the circuit board are the faces of the circuit board on one and the other sides, respectively, of a thickness direction of the circuit board,
the external connecting part is located on the other side of the thickness direction relative to the pressable part, and
the external connecting part is entirely disposed within a projected area of the pressable part in the thickness direction of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,547,147

PLUG CONNECTOR AND ADAPTER WITH THERMAL PROTECTION CIRCUIT TO DISCONTINUE CURRENT SUPPLY WHEN OVERHEATING OCCURS

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

3. A plug connector in which the plug connector comprises: a plurality of contacts; a body which holds the plurality of contacts; a metal shell which covers the body; and a printed circuit board to which the plurality of contacts are solder-connected, the body comprises a fitting portion which is projected, and which is to be fitted with a counter connector, the printed circuit board comprises a thermal protection circuit, and the thermal protection circuit comprises: a temperature switch IC which detects a temperature; and an FET which is disposed in a power supply wiring of the printed circuit board, and, when a detected temperature of the temperature switch IC exceeds a predetermined temperature, causes the FET to cut off the power supply wiring, whereinthe printed circuit board comprises a heat conduction pattern which conducts heat of the metal shell to the temperature switch IC,
the heat conduction pattern comprises a portion which overlaps with the temperature switch IC in a thickness direction of the printed circuit board,
the printed circuit board is a multi-layer board, the temperature switch IC is surface-mounted on the printed circuit board, the heat conduction pattern is disposed on at least one surface layer of the printed circuit board, and comprises: a shell connection land to which the metal shell is solder-connected; an inner-layer conductor pattern that is disposed on an inner layer adjacent to the surface layer of the printed circuit board on which the temperature switch IC is mounted; a via which connects between the shell connection land and the inner-layer conductor pattern; and a temperature switch IC connection land that is disposed on a surface layer of the printed circuit board on which the temperature switch IC is mounted, a pad that is disposed on a lower surface of the temperature switch IC being solder-connected to the temperature switch IC connection land, the inner-layer conductor pattern comprises a portion which overlaps with the temperature switch IC connection land in the thickness direction of the printed circuit board, and
the heat conduction pattern further comprises another via which connects between the inner-layer conductor pattern and temperature switch IC connection land that overlap with each other in the thickness direction of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,444,923

TOUCH SENSING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touch sensing device comprising:an operation panel being configured to make a forward movement and a backward movement in a thickness direction thereof, the operation panel including an operation face and an opposite face opposite to the operation face;
a touch sensor fixed to the operation panel;
a circuit board including a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, the first face facing and being spaced from the opposite face of the operation panel;
an electronic component being a light emitting device or a display device, the electronic component being mounted on the first face of the circuit board such as to form an optical path extending from the light emitting device or display device through the touch sensor and through the operation face of the operation panel;
a circuit-board opposing part in opposing spaced relation to the second face of the circuit board, the circuit board being configured to relatively approach the circuit-board opposing part in accordance with the forward movement of the operation panel and relatively move away from the circuit-board opposing part in accordance with the backward movement of the operation panel;
a coupling member on an outer side relative to the touch sensor and the electronic component, the coupling member coupling the operation panel to the circuit board; and
a detection switch between the second face of the circuit board and the circuit-board opposing part, the detection switch being configured to produce an output signal, or change an output signal being produced, in accordance with the approach of the circuit board to the circuit-board opposing part.

US Pat. No. 10,601,191

CONNECTOR MODULE AND ONBOARD CAMERA USING THE SAME

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A connector device comprising:a terminal device having
a central conductor that has a straight linear portion and is capable of transmitting a signal,
an insulator holder that has, in a center, a through-hole for passage of the straight linear portion, and that is shaped as a tube and supports the central conductor while covering at least a portion of the straight linear portion, and
a conductive shell that is shaped as a tube and covers an outward diameter direction side of the insulator holder; and
a shield case that is electrically conductive, is shaped as a bottomed tube capable of being engaged with the terminal device, and shields an interior space from electromagnetic waves that propagate in an exterior space around the shield case,
wherein the shield case has a bottom portion that extends orthogonal to a first direction that conforms to an extending direction of the straight linear portion, and a side wall portion that is bent from a periphery of the bottom portion and extends along the first direction,
the bottom portion has an opening portion for passage of the terminal device, and a plurality of elastic portions that are capable of elastic deformation and are bent from an edge portion of the opening portion and project in the first direction,
the shield case is engaged with the conductive shell of the terminal device with use of the elastic portions, and
an annular recession portion is formed in a portion of the conductive shell that is engaged to the elastic portions, the annular recession portion being in contact with and electrically connected to the elastic portions.

US Pat. No. 10,579,178

INPUT DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An input device comprising:a touch sensor;
a plate-like operation panel in which the touch sensor is placed, the plate-like operation panel having a touch surface to be touch-operated by an operator;
a support for allowing the operation panel to be supported on a fixing portion in a manner that the operation panel is displaceable in one axial direction which extends along the touch surface; and
an actuator that vibrates the operation panel in the one axial direction,
the support is configured by metal plate springs disposed respectively in a plurality of places between the fixing portion and one of the operation panel and a metal fitting fixed to the operation panel, and the plate springs each have a spring property only in the one axial direction,
wherein the actuator is disposed on the fixing portion and is coupled to the operation panel or the metal fitting to vibrate the operation panel only in the one axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,474,239

TOUCH SENSING DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touch sensing device comprising:a vibratable plate;
a touch sensor;
a vibration generator including a plunger, the plunger being configured to reciprocate in a first direction so as to vibrate the vibratable plate in the first direction;
an operation face to be touched by a detection object for inputting to operate the touch sensing device, the operation face being vibratable in the first direction as a result of vibration of the vibratable plate;
an opposed part in opposing relation to the vibratable plate in the first direction;
a cushioning member interposed between the opposed part and the vibratable plate in the first direction, the cushioning member being configured to reduce an amount of displacement in the first direction of the vibratable plate arising from the vibration in the first direction such that the amount is smaller than an amount of movement in the first direction of the plunger;
a load detector to detect a load applied to the operation face when the operation face is touched by a detection object for inputting, and to output or change an output signal; and
a control part to drive the vibration generator in response to an input of the output signal form the load detector, or in response to a change in the output signal from the load detector, wherein
the control part is configured:
(1) to determine whether the load applied to the operation face is equal to or larger than a first load on the basis of the input of the output signal from the load detector, or on the basis of the change in the output signal form the load detector;
(2) when determining that the load is equal to or larger than the first load, to drive the vibration generator and determine whether the load applied to the operation face is equal to or less than a second load on the basis of the input of the output signal from the load detector, or the change in the output signal from the load detector, within a predetermined period, wherein the second load is smaller than the first load; and
(3) when determining that the load is equal to or less than the second load, to drive the vibration generator.

US Pat. No. 10,447,081

SECONDARY COIL MODULE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A secondary coil module receiving supply of electric power via a primary coil by contactless power transfer technique, the secondary coil module comprising:a core formed of magnetic material, the core having a tubular portion in the form of a tube and a bottom portion formed integral with the tubular portion in such a manner as to close an opening of the tubular portion formed at one axial end portion thereof;
a storage battery accommodated within an accommodation space provided inside the tubular portion and configured to be charged by the power; and
a coil winding disposed outside the core and on the side of the bottom portion of the core, wherein
the core is formed of resin containing soft magnetic material, and
formation of a gap between the tubular portion and the bottom portion is avoided.

US Pat. No. 10,418,834

POWER SOURCE APPARATUS

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A power source apparatus for supplying power to a mobile terminal device having a battery and configured to charge the battery with the power, the apparatus comprising:an instruction information acquisition section configured to acquire instruction information indicating an instruction value for a power supply voltage to be supplied to the mobile terminal device by communicating with the mobile terminal device after the mobile terminal device is connected to a power supply terminal;
a power source section configured to output a power supply voltage having a voltage value based on the instruction information and configured also to reduce a voltage value of the power supply voltage if a power supply current to be supplied to the mobile terminal device reaches a preset current value in association with output of the power supply voltage and then to output a current comprising the preset current value as the power supply current;
a first protection section configured to stop operation of the power source section if the power supply voltage outputted from the power source section stays below a preset first voltage value during lapse of a present first period after connection of the mobile terminal device to the power supply terminal; and
a second protection section configured to cause the power source section to output the power supply voltage having the voltage value based on the instruction information by a preset second time interval if the power supply voltage outputted from the power source section falls below a preset second voltage value after reaching a target voltage value.

US Pat. No. 10,693,325

CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSFER APPARATUS

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A contactless power transfer apparatus comprising:an E-class amplifier having a coil configured to store an amount of energy for use in contactless power transfer and a field-effect transistor for controlling a current that flows in the coil;an arrester provided between a drain terminal and a source terminal of the field-effect transistor and configured to be operated in response to application of a voltage having a voltage value lower than an absolute maximum rated voltage value between the drain and the source of the field-effect transistor; and
a light detection section for detecting light emitted from the arrestor at the time of operation of this arrestor.

US Pat. No. 10,723,101

OPTICAL LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND TOUCH SENSING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An optical laminate structure comprising:a first layer made of a material that may cause outgassing, the first layer having a bonding face;
a second layer having a bonding face;
at least one step on the bonding face of the first layer;
a retarder layer between the first layer and the second layer, the retarder layer having a first bonding face facing the first layer and a second bonding face facing the second layer;
a first adhesive layer bonding together the bonding face of the first layer and the first bonding face of the retarder layer, the first adhesive layer having a hardness that suppresses the outgas sing in an interface between the first layer and the first adhesive layer; and
a second adhesive layer bonding together the bonding face of the second layer and the second bonding face of the retarder layer, the second adhesive layer being more flexible than the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first adhesive layer includes at least one first warpable portion, each first warpable portion of the at least one first warpable portion being in contact with a respective step of the at least one step and warped so as to protrude toward the second adhesive layer,
wherein the retarder layer includes at least one second warpable portion, each second warpable portion of the at least one second warpable portion being in contact with a respective first warpable portion of the at least one first warpable portion and warped so as to protrude toward the second adhesive layer,
wherein the second adhesive layer is distorted, yielding and conforming to the at least one second warpable portion of the retarder layer, and thereby absorbs a height of the at least one second warpable portion,
wherein the first layer has a retardation value in a range of from 0 nm to 3,000 nm, and
wherein the retarder layer has a retardation value in a range of from 3,000 nm to 30,000 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,658,781

CONNECTOR HAVING A CABLE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF CORE WIRES

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A connector comprising:a cable including a plurality of core wires;
a plurality of contacts;
a body;
a body cover housing the body; and
an inner mold cover, wherein
the plurality of contacts are respectively connected to ends, on one side, of the plurality of core wires of the cable,
the body includes a plurality of first grooves that have an arc shape on a section orthogonal to an extending direction of the core wires and respectively support the ends which are covered by a resin, on the one side, of the core wires in a contact state,
the body cover includes a plurality of linear rails on an inner side surface thereof, the plurality of linear rails respectively having second grooves and being extended in parallel with the extending direction of the core wires,
the second grooves having an arc shape on the section orthogonal to the extending direction of the core wires, forming circular holes when combined with the first grooves, and respectively supporting the ends which are covered by the resin, on the one side, of the core wires in the contact state, and
the inner mold cover is molded so that the inner mold cover covers and fixes the circular holes and only a portion of the plurality of core wires which is covered by the resin and is extending from the circular holes toward another side of the core wires.

US Pat. No. 10,571,748

OPTICAL COMPONENT, TOUCHSCREEN PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A touchscreen panel comprising:an optical component including:
a resin part having translucency, the resin part being configured to be disposed on an emitting direction side of a display part capable of emitting linearly polarized light, the resin part being a molded article of resin material partially having birefringence due to molecular orientation and/or photoelasticity of the resin material, or alternatively the resin part being an extruded plate of resin material having birefringence due to an extruding process of the resin material, and
a phase plate configured to be disposed between the display part and the resin part, the phase plate having a retardation that is three to five times larger than a retardation of the resin part or alternatively having a retardation of at least 3,000 nm; and
a plurality of optically isotropic members, the optically isotropic members including:
at least one first optically isotropic member including a sensor capable of detecting an approach of a detection target, and
at least one second optically isotropic member,
wherein the touchscreen panel is configured such that only the at least one first optically isotropic member is disposed between the resin part and the phase plate of the optical component, and that only the at least one second optically isotropic member is disposed between the phase plate of the optical component and the display part.

US Pat. No. 10,756,477

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, CONNECTION MODULE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION MODULE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connection module comprising:a circuit board;
a case combined with the circuit board, the case and the circuit board defining an accommodation space;
a first connector mounted on the circuit board and accommodated within the accommodation space;
a second connector passing through the case in a first direction, the first direction being substantially perpendicular to the circuit board, the second connector connecting to the first connector within the accommodation space and including an accommodatable portion disposed within the accommodation space; and
a sealing member having a tuboid shape and extending in the first direction, the sealing member including a first and a second portion respectively on one and the other sides in the first direction, the first portion fitting around the accommodatable portion of the second connector, the second portion being positioned on the other side in the first direction relative to the accommodatable portion of the second connector, abutting the circuit board, and covering the first connector; and
thermal-conductive resin filling the accommodation space,
wherein the first connector, the sealing member, and the accommodatable portion of the second connector are embedded in the thermal-conductive resin.

US Pat. No. 10,741,972

CONNECTOR INCLUDING SHIELD CASE, BODY, AND COVER PORTION FOR IMPROVED ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector comprising:a shield case being electrically conductive and including:
a tubular portion extending in a first direction; and
a pair of walls on one side in the first direction relative to the tubular portion, the walls facing each other in a second direction and extending to one side in a third direction, the first direction being an axial direction of the tubular portion, the second direction being substantially orthogonal to the first direction, and the third direction crossing the first and second directions;
a body being electrically insulating, being housed in the shield case, and including:
a first portion extending in the first direction, being disposed in the tubular portion, and including a basal portion positioned on the one side in the first direction relative to the tubular portion, the basal portion including a first exposed portion exposed in the third direction between the walls, and
a second portion extending to one side in the third direction from the basal portion of the first portion and being disposed between the walls of the shield case;
at least one terminal held by the body and housed in the shield case; and
a shield cover being electrically conductive, being provided separately from the shield case, and including a first cover portion, the first cover portion being disposed between the walls and covering at least part of the first exposed portion of the first portion of the body from the one side in the third direction.