US Pat. No. 9,554,455

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING FAR-END CROSSTALK IN ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical system, comprising:
a first electrical component having a differential far end crosstalk (FEXT) of a first polarity; and
a second electrical component coupled to the first electrical component and having a differential FEXT of a second polarity;
wherein the first polarity is an opposite polarity of the second polarity so as to produce FEXT cancellation;
wherein the first electrical component comprises a printed circuit board comprising at least two pairs of signal vias, wherein
the second electrical component comprises an electrical connector comprising a plurality of signal conductors, and wherein
the at least two pairs of signal vias are connected to at least two pairs of signal pads configured to be mounted by the plurality
of signal conductors of the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,362,637

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A LOCK FITTING WITH A BOTTOM PORTION CONNECTING A LOCK PLATE PORTION AND AN REINFORCING PLATE PORTION

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards, comprising:
the electrical connector for the circuit boards, which is disposed on a mounting face of a circuit board and which allows
for a mating connector to be inserted and extracted therefrom such that a direction of connector insertion and extraction
is perpendicular to the mounting face, the electrical connector having terminals and lock fittings arranged such that the
direction of the array is a single direction parallel to the mounting face, and a housing that has the terminals and the lock
fittings retained thereon in an array form;

the housing has a bottom wall that faces the mounting face, a protruding wall that rises up from the bottom wall and extends
in the array direction, and a perimeter wall that rises up from the bottom wall and surrounds the protruding wall; the perimeter
wall having a pair of lateral walls that extend in the array direction, and a pair of end walls that extend in the connector
width direction perpendicular to the array direction and couple the end portions of the pair of lateral walls; and an annular
space between the protruding wall and the perimeter wall is formed as a receiving portion that receives a mating portion of
a mating connector from the open side of the annular space; and

the lock fittings, which are made by bending sheet metal members, are retained in place on the housing at locations outwards
of the terminals in the array direction and are lockable onto a mating connector in the direction of connector extraction;
wherein

the lock fittings have lock plate portions that extend along the inner surfaces of the lateral walls of the housing and are
retained in place on the lateral walls or extend along the inner surfaces of the end walls, and are retained in place on the
end walls, upright face-reinforcing plate portions that extend along the upright face of the protruding wall of the housing
facing the lock plate portions and are retained in place on the protruding wall, and connecting bottom portions that extend
along the bottom wall and connect the bottom wall-adjacent end portions of the upright face-reinforcing plate portions and
the lock plate portions.

US Pat. No. 9,425,564

CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of coaxial terminals each of which is formed into an L-shape, each of the plurality of coaxial terminals including
a connecting part attached to a coaxial cable, and a terminal part bent with respect to the connecting part;

a housing including: (i) a housing body having a plurality of storage parts storing the plurality of coaxial terminals arrayed
side by side, and (ii) a cover closing the respective storage parts of the housing body; and

a radio wave absorbing member disposed between the plurality of coaxial terminals stored in the respective storage parts and
the cover, the radio wave absorbing member extending over the plurality of coaxial terminals, the radio wave absorbing member
being disposed so as to face at least: (i) a bent part in which the terminal part is bent with respect to the connecting part
of each of the plurality of coaxial terminals, and (ii) an exposed center conductor of each of the coaxial cables, and the
radio wave absorbing member is provided in contact with, or in proximity to, each of the plurality of coaxial terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,478,889

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLED COMPONENT

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a first mating connector and a second mating connector, comprising:
a plurality of terminals; and
a housing for holing the terminals in a terminal arrangement direction,
wherein said housing includes an upper housing and a lower housing attached to the upper housing,
said upper housing includes a plurality of upper grooves for holding the terminals,
each of the upper grooves has an upper narrow width portion having a width smaller than other part of the upper groove,
said lower housing includes a plurality of lower grooves for holing the terminal,
each of the lower grooves has a lower narrow width portion having a width smaller than other part of the lower groove,
said upper housing includes an upper ground connecting member for holding one of the terminals,
said lower housing includes a lower ground connecting member for holding the one of the terminals,
said upper ground connecting member includes an upper held portion fixed to the upper housing and an upper elastic portion
contacting with the one of the terminals, and

said lower ground connecting member includes a lower held portion fixed to the lower housing and a lower elastic portion contacting
with the one of the terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,525,226

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:
a housing including a receiving portion for receiving the flat conductive member;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a movable member arranged to be rotatable between an open position and a close position relative to the housing,
wherein said movable member includes an engaging portion for engaging an engaged portion formed on the flat conductive member
when the movable member is situated at the close portion,

said movable member further includes a pressure receiving portion for abutting against the engaged portion when the movable
member is situated at the open portion,

said movable member further includes a passing allowing space between the engaging portion and the pressure receiving portion
for allowing the engaged portion to pass through, and

said movable member is configured so that the engaged portion passes through the passing allowing space when the movable member
is rotated toward the close position.

US Pat. No. 9,478,924

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on a circuit board, and to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a plurality of connecting members arranged in an arrangement direction thereof in parallel to the circuit board; and
a housing member attached to the connecting members for accommodating at least one of the connecting members,
wherein each of said connecting members includes a terminal to be connected to the mating connector, and a holding member
for holding the terminal,

each of said terminals includes a connecting portion disposed at one end portion thereof in a longitudinal direction thereof
for connecting to a circuit portion of the circuit board, a contact portion disposed at the other end portion thereof in the
longitudinal direction for contacting with a mating contact of the mating connector, and a held portion disposed at a location
near the connecting portion in the longitudinal direction and held with the holding member,

said housing member is arranged to be movable linearly relative to the holding member in the arrangement direction, or to
be rotatable relative to the holding member with a connector width direction as a rotational axis thereof perpendicular to
the arrangement direction,

said housing member includes a guiding surface for guiding the mating terminal toward the contact portion when the electrical
connector is connected to the mating connector,

each of said terminals further includes a deformable portion disposed at a location opposite to the connecting portion relative
to the held portion in the longitudinal direction, and

said deformable portion is arranged to deform in the arrangement direction when the guiding surface guides the mating terminal
and the housing member is moved linearly or rotated.

US Pat. No. 9,484,656

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a mating side connector, comprising:
a fixed housing to be fixed to a board;
a movable housing arranged to be movable relative to the fixed housing; and
a plurality of terminals disposed between the fixed housing and the movable housing, and arranged in an arrangement direction
with a specific interval in between,

wherein each of said terminals includes:
a connecting portion held with the fixed housing and to be fixed to the board;
a first curved portion connected to the connecting portion;
a terminal portion held with the movable housing and to be electrically connected to the mating side connector;
a second curved portion connected to the terminal portion and situated entirely below the movable housing; and
an inclined portion connected between the first curved portion and the second curved portion so that the first curved portion
is curved in a direction opposite to a direction that the second curved portion is curved,

each of said terminals extends toward a connection direction with the mating side connector,
said inclined portion extends toward the connection direction with the mating side connector,
said inclined portion is inclined so that an angle between the inclined portion and the first curved portion becomes an acute
angle, and

said inclined portion is inclined so that an angle between the inclined portion and the second curved portion becomes an acute
angle.

US Pat. No. 9,184,535

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an outer conductive member including a cylindrical member and an outer lid portion for covering the cylindrical member;
an insulation member disposed in the outer conductive member, said insulation member including a main body portion retained
in the cylindrical member, a middle lid portion for pressing a center conductive member of a coaxial cable and a cut portion
formed between the main body portion and the middle lid portion; and

a terminal disposed in the insulation member, said terminal including a contact portion for contacting with the center conductive
member and an engaging portion for engaging with a mating connector so that the middle lid portion is bent at the cut portion
to press the center conductive member against the contact portion when the outer lid portion is bent to cover the cylindrical
member and push the middle lid portion,

wherein said cut portion is configured so that the cut portion is at least partially severed when the middle lid portion is
bent at the cut portion to press the center conductive member against the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 9,523,827

OPTICAL-ELECTRICAL COMPOSITE CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An optical-electrical composite connector to be connected to an optical fiber and a mating connector, comprising:
a housing for accommodating the optical fiber;
a contact portion for electrically contacting with the mating connector;
a dividing member for dividing the housing into a first space and a second space so that at least a part of the optical fiber
is disposed in the first space in a curved state, and a remaining part of the optical fiber is disposed in the second space;

an optical-electrical converter module disposed on the dividing member and to be connected to the optical fiber; and
a coupling connector disposed on the dividing member and connected to the optical-electrical converter module.

US Pat. No. 9,397,453

CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of coaxial terminals each of which is formed into an L-shape, each of the plurality of coaxial terminals including
a connecting part attached to a coaxial cable, and a terminal part bent with respect to the connecting part;

a housing including: (i) a housing body having a plurality of storage parts storing the plurality of coaxial terminals arrayed
side by side, and (ii) a cover closing the respective storage parts of the housing body; and

a radio wave absorbing member disposed between the plurality of coaxial terminals stored in the respective storage parts and
the cover, the radio wave absorbing member extending over the plurality of coaxial terminals, the radio wave absorbing member
being disposed so as to face at least: (i) a bent part in which the terminal part is bent with respect to the connecting part
of each of the plurality of coaxial terminals, and (ii) an exposed center conductor of each of the coaxial cables, and the
radio wave absorbing member is provided in contact with, or in proximity to, each of the plurality of coaxial terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,184,523

INTERMEDIATE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An intermediate electrical connector to be connected to a mating connecting member, comprising:
an intermediate connecting member;
a blade disposed in the intermediate connecting member; and
a supporting member for supporting the intermediate connecting member,
wherein said intermediate connecting member includes a supported portion disposed on a side surface portion thereof and supported
on the supporting member,

said supporting member is formed of a plate member facing the side surface portion of the intermediate connecting member,
and

said supporting member includes a supporting portion accommodated in the supported portion or receiving the supported portion
with a space in between.

US Pat. No. 9,118,157

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a mating electrical connector in a connecting direction, comprising:
a terminal; and
a housing for holding the terminal,
wherein said terminal includes a board connecting portion to be connected to a board; a holding portion fixed to the housing;
a contact region for contacting a mating contact portion of the mating electrical connector; a contact piece capable of elastically
deforming; and a contact portion formed at a distal end portion of the contact piece,

said housing includes an inner piece portion and an outer piece portion protruding in the connecting direction,
said contact piece is disposed between the inner piece portion and the outer piece portion,
said outer piece portion includes inner piece holding portions at both sides thereof, and
said inner piece holding portions are away from each other by a distance greater than a width of the inner piece portion.

US Pat. No. 9,052,185

ROTATION DETECTING DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A rotation detecting device, comprising:
a first supporting member disposed around an axial line;
a second supporting member situated away from the first supporting member along the axial line, at least one of said first
supporting member and said second supporting member being arranged to be rotatable around the axial line;

a pair of magnetic field generating portions attached to the first supporting member to face the second supporting member
for generating a magnetic field between the first supporting member and the second supporting member, said magnetic field
generating portions being arranged around the axial line and away from each other along a circumferential direction around
the axial line, one of said magnetic field generating portions having a polarity opposite to that of the other of the magnetic
field generating portions;

a magnetic field detecting portion attached to the second supporting member to face the first supporting member for detecting
the magnetic field generated with the magnetic field generating portions, said magnetic field detecting portion including
a magnetic element with a coil wound thereon arranged so that a longitudinal direction of the magnetic element is in parallel
to a tangential direction of a circumference around the axial line and over the magnetic field generating portions;

a first magnetic member attached to the second supporting member for covering one end portion of the magnetic field detecting
portion in the longitudinal direction of the magnetic element; and

a second magnetic member attached to the second supporting member for covering the other end portion of the magnetic field
detecting portion in the longitudinal direction of the magnetic element,

wherein said first magnetic member is arranged to face the second magnetic member at a center portion of the magnetic field
detecting portion with a space in between.

US Pat. No. 9,331,409

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connection device to be attached to a wiring board for holding a plate conductive member so that the wiring
board is electrically connected to the plate conductive member, comprising:
a contact piece including an arm portion, a leg portion, and a base portion disposed between the arm portion and the leg portion;
and

a base member to be attached to the wiring board for supporting the contact piece at the base portion thereof,
wherein said base member is to be attached to the wiring board so that the base member is movable in parallel to the wiring
board, and

said contact piece is arranged so that the plate conductive member pushes the arm portion to urge the leg portion against
the wiring board with the base portion as a pivot when the plate conductive member contacts with the arm portion.

US Pat. No. 9,444,160

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a circuit board member formed of an insulation plate member; and
a holding member for holding the circuit board member,
wherein said circuit board member includes a pair of transmission paths and a pair of connecting sections to be connected
with a mating connector of the mating connector,

each of said transmission paths has a first width,
each of said connecting sections includes a conductive thin section and a first insulation region,
said conductive thin section has a second width smaller than the first width,
said transmission paths are arranged in parallel so that center lines passing through the transmission paths are away from
each other by a first distance, and

said connecting sections are arranged in parallel so that center lines passing through the connecting sections are away from
each other by a second distance greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,147,952

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLED COMPONENT

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector assembled component comprising:
a first attachment connector be attached to a first circuit board;
a second attachment connector to be attached to a second circuit board; and
an intermediate connector disposed between the first attaching connector and the second attaching connector for connecting
the first attaching connector to the second attaching connector,

wherein said intermediate connector includes a housing and a first power source terminal disposed in the housing,
said first power source terminal includes a first contact portion at one end portion thereof, a second contact portion at
the other end portion thereof, and a joint portion joining the first contact portion and the second contact portion so that
a first axial line of the first contact portion crosses a second axial line of the second contact portion,

said first attaching connector includes a first receiving terminal for receiving and contacting with the first contact portion,
said second attaching connector includes a second receiving terminal for receiving and contacting with the second contact
portion,

at least one of said first receiving terminal, said second receiving terminal, said first contact portion, and said second
contact portion includes an elastic cylindrical member so that the first contact portion and the second contact portion are
capable of inclining and moving in a radial direction at an arbitrary angle position along a circumferential direction around
the first axial line and the second axial line, and

said elastic cylindrical member includes a circumferential surface contacting between the first contact portion and the first
receiving terminal and/or between the second contact portion and the second receiving terminal in an elastically deformed
state.

US Pat. No. 9,450,319

CABLE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical cable connector to be connected to a cable and a mating connector, comprising:
a housing including a vertical wall protruding from an inner surface of the housing, said vertical wall including a thin wall
section and a thick wall section; and

a contact member disposed in the housing to be electrically connected to the cable,
wherein said contact member includes:
a base portion extending in an axial direction of the cable;
a connecting portion disposed on one side of the base portion in the axial direction of the cable and to be connected to the
cable, said connecting portion being formed in a flat plate shape;

a pinching section disposed on the other side of the base portion in the axial direction of the cable to contact with a mating
contact portion of the mating connector, said pinching section extending in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction;
and

an elastic locking section disposed between the pinching section and the connecting portion in the axial direction of the
cable and extending from the base portion, said elastic locking section extending in the direction perpendicular to the axial
direction,

wherein
said elastic locking section is formed of a pair of elastic engaging pieces facing each other,
said elastic engaging pieces extend upwardly away from each other so that a distance in between increases away from the base
portion,

said thick wall section includes a pair of thick wall portions,
said thick wall portions are arranged apart with a distance smaller than a maximum distance between the elastic engaging pieces
so that the elastic engaging pieces engage with the thick wall portions,

said contact member further includes a wide width portion formed in a flat plate shape and disposed between the pinching portion
and the elastic locking section in the axial direction, and

said housing includes a space for accommodating the wide width portion.

US Pat. No. 9,331,414

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a mating side connector in a connecting direction, comprising:
a fixed housing to be fixed to a board;
a movable housing arranged to be movable relative to the fixed housing; and
a plurality of terminals disposed between the fixed housing and the movable housing, and arranged with a specific interval
in between,

wherein each of said terminals includes:
a connecting portion held with the fixed housing and to be fixed to the board;
a first elastic portion connected to the connecting portion and capable of elastically deforming;
a terminal portion held with the movable housing and to be electrically connected to the mating side connector;
a second elastic portion connected to the terminal portion and capable of elastically deforming; and
a wide width portion connected between the first elastic portion and the second elastic portion so that the first elastic
portion is curved in a direction opposite to a direction that the second elastic portion is curved,

said wide width portion is formed in a straight flat plate shape,
said wide width portion has a width greater than that of the first elastic portion and the second elastic portion,
said terminal portion extends in the connecting direction, and
said wide width portion is inclined relative to the terminal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,350,097

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a plurality of terminals;
a housing for holing the terminals in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a guide member for guiding the mating connector,
wherein said housing includes a pair of sidewall portions and an edge wall portion connected to the sidewall portions to form
a receiving portion for receiving the mating connector,

said guide member includes a first attaching portion, a second attaching portion, and a connecting portion connecting the
first attaching portion and the second attaching portion,

said connecting portion is disposed inside the receiving portion along the edge wall portion,
said first attaching portion is attached to one of the sidewall portions from above,
said second attaching portion is attached to the other of the sidewall portions from above,
said first attaching portion includes a first inner leg portion situated inside the one of the sidewall portions and a first
outer leg portion situated outside the one of the sidewall portions,

said second attaching portion includes a second inner leg portion situated inside the other of the sidewall portions and a
second outer leg portion situated outside the other of the sidewall portions, and

said connecting portion is disposed inside the edge wall portion to connect the first inner leg portion and the second inner
leg portion.

US Pat. No. 9,231,345

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR DEVICE

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A connector to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a base portion for accommodating a plug and a cable connected to the plug;
a connecting member disposed on the base portion to be rotatable relative to the mating connector for connecting the connector
to the mating connector;

a tightening member disposed on the base portion to be movable relative to the connecting member for tightening the cable;
and

a rotation preventing member meshed with the base portion and the connecting member in a rotational direction thereof so that
the rotation preventing member prevents the connecting member from rotating relative to the mating connector.

US Pat. No. 9,054,452

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLED COMPONENT

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector assembled component comprising:
a first connector including a first housing; and
a second connector including a second housing and capable of fitting to the first connector in a fitting direction along an
axial line thereof,

wherein said first housing includes a slit groove and a flexible section formed with the slit groove,
said flexible section including a locking section protruding inwardly in a radial direction of the first housing,
said second housing includes a locked section,
said locked section including an engaging section for contacting with the locking section so as to elastically deform the
locking section in the radial direction when the first housing is rotated relative to the second housing, and

said slit groove is formed in a V-character shape having an apex toward the fitting direction.

US Pat. No. 9,379,498

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED IMPEDANCE CHARACTERISTICS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial connector, comprising:
an outer conductive member including a board mounting portion and a main body portion;
an insulation member disposed in the outer conductive member;
a central conductive member supported with the insulation member; and
a metal member disposed in the outer conductive member below the insulation member,
wherein said metal member includes a through hole for retaining the central conductive member therein,
said central conductive member is situated in the through hole away from an inner surface of the through hole by a first distance
at an upper portion of the through hole,

said central conductive member is situated in the through hole away from the inner surface of the through hole by a second
distance at a lower portion of the through hole, and

said first distance is greater than the second distance.

US Pat. No. 9,331,408

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLED COMPONENT

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector assembled component, comprising:
a first connector to be disposed on a circuit board and including a receiving portion; and
a second connector to be accommodated in the receiving portion,
wherein said first connector is formed of a metal plate curved in a specific shape,
said receiving portion includes a cylindrical receiving portion and an open receiving portion,
said cylindrical receiving portion includes a bottom plate portion to be contacted with the electrical board, a side plate
portion extending from the bottom plate portion, and an upper plate portion connecting the side plate portion,

said open receiving portion includes the bottom plate portion and the side plate portion to open upwardly,
said open receiving portion includes a locking piece connected to the side plate portion,
said locking piece includes a locking portion at a front edge thereof,
said cylindrical receiving portion further includes an elastic contact piece,
said second connector is formed of a metal plate curved in a specific shape,
said second connector includes a flat plate portion extending in a width direction,
said second connector further includes a contacted portion disposed on the flat plate portion for contacting with the elastic
contact piece,

said second connector further includes an elastic locking arm extending from the flat plate portion,
said elastic locking arm includes a locked portion for engaging with the locking portion, and
said elastic locking arm is situated inside the cylindrical receiving portion at a position different from that of the elastic
contact piece in the width direction, and at a position overlapped with that of the elastic contact piece in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,450,318

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector assembly in which a first electrical connector disposed on a circuit board is mutually mated with
a second electrical connector disposed on another circuit board, the direction of mating being diametrically opposite to the
circuit boards, such that, the electrical connector assembly comprising:
the two electrical connectors each having a plurality of terminals fabricated by bending metal strip-shaped pieces in a sheet
thickness direction and housings that retain the plurality of terminals in an array form, such that the array direction is
parallel to the surface of the circuit boards;

the terminals of the first electrical connector having U-shaped receiving portions that have elastic arm portions elastically
displaceable in the sheet thickness direction on one side and securing arm portions secured to the housing on the other side,
with the elastic arm portions having contact portions to provide contact with the terminals of the second electrical connector;
and

the terminals of the second electrical connector have nesting portions nestable into the receiving portions of the terminals
of the first electrical connector;

wherein:
in the terminals of the first electrical connector, the elastic arm portions have width dimensions in the array direction
smaller than the securing arm portions;

in the terminals of the second electrical connector, the sections that correspond to the securing arm portions have width
dimensions smaller than the sections that correspond to the elastic arm portions;

on the elastic arm portions side, the terminals of the first electrical connector have width dimensions smaller than the terminals
of the second electrical connector; and

on the securing arm portions side, the terminals of the second electrical connector have width dimensions smaller than the
terminals of the first electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,257,779

INTERMEDIATE CONNECTION ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An intermediate connection electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of blades; and
a supporting member for supporting the blades arranged in an arrangement direction,
wherein said supporting member includes a surrounding wall portion for surrounding the blades and a regulating portion for
positioning the blades,

said surrounding wall portion includes a side wall portion and an edge wall portion,
said side wall portion is at least partially formed of an electromagnetic wave absorbing material, and
said regulating portion is disposed inside the surrounding wall portion to define a blade accommodating space for accommodating
the blades, and

each of said blades includes a base member formed in a plate shape, a plurality of terminals disposed on one surface of the
base member, and a ground plate disposed an opposite surface of the base member.

US Pat. No. 9,570,830

TERMINAL HOLDING MEMBER AND CLAMPING DEVICE INCLUDING TERMINAL HOLDING MEMBER AND ELECTROCONDUCTIVE MEMBER

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A terminal holding member having a tubular shape and including an accommodation portion into which an electroconductive
member is inserted, the terminal holding member elastically holding a mating terminal and the electroconductive member when
the mating terminal is inserted into a gap that is formed by the accommodation portion and the electroconductive member inserted
into the accommodation portion, the terminal holding member comprising:
a bottom portion that supports a bottom surface of the electroconductive member inserted into the accommodation portion;
a surface-contact portion comprising an inner surface that faces the bottom portion and that is capable of coming into surface-contact
with a first surface of the mating terminal; and

a spring portion that connects the bottom portion and the surface-contact portion to each other so that the terminal holding
member has spring properties with which the surface-contact portion is urged toward the bottom portion, the spring portion
comprising an arch-shaped portion,

wherein a distance in a direction perpendicular to the inner surface of the surface-contact portion between a top of the arch-shaped
portion and the bottom portion is longer than a distance in the direction perpendicular to the inner surface of the surface-contact
portion between the surface-contact portion and the bottom portion.

US Pat. No. 9,077,131

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial connector to be mounted on a board, comprising:
an insulation housing having a receptacle opening portion for receiving a central conductive member of a coaxial plug;
an outer conductive member disposed outside the insulation housing for detachably attaching an outer conductive member of
the coaxial plug;

a connection member exposed inside the receptacle opening portion;
a switching spring member disposed below the connection member and capable of being elastically deformed downwardly when the
insulation housing receives the central conductive member; and

an insulation member fixed to at least one of the connection member and the switching spring member so that the insulation
member is situated between the connection member and the switching spring member,

wherein said switching spring member is configured to be pushed and displaced so that the switching spring member is disconnected
from the connection member when the coaxial plug is inserted into the insulation housing, or

said connection member is configured to be pushed to displace the switching spring member through the insulation member so
that the switching spring member is disconnected from the connection member when the coaxial plug is inserted into the insulation
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,356,369

INTERMEDIATE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLED COMPONENT

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An intermediate electrical connector to be connected to a mating connecting member, comprising:
an intermediate connecting member; and
a blade disposed in the intermediate connecting member,
wherein said blade includes a first ground plate, a second ground plate, a base member, a signal terminal, and a ground terminal,
said signal terminal and said ground terminal are disposed on a common surface of the base member and between the first ground
plate and the second ground plate,

said signal terminal includes a first upper contact portion, a first lower contact portion, and a first connecting portion
connected to the first upper contact portion and the first lower contact portion,

said ground terminal includes a second upper contact portion, a second lower contact portion, and a second connecting portion
connected to the second upper contact portion and the second lower contact portion,

said first ground plate is situated on one side of the blade over the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion,
said first ground plate is arranged to contact with the second connecting portion,
said second ground plate is situated on an opposite side of the blade over the first connecting portion, the second connecting
portion, the first upper contact portion, the first lower contact portion, the second upper contact portion, and the second
lower contact portion, and

said second ground plate is arranged to contact with the second connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,577,366

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR HAVING AN ELASTIC SEAL MEMBER WITH THE ENGAGED PORTION

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A waterproof connector to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a housing including a hollow portion for accommodating the mating connector; and
an elastic seal member disposed in the housing,
wherein said elastic seal member includes a main body portion and an engaged portion extending from the main body portion,
said housing further includes a guide groove formed in an inner surface thereof inside the hollow portion for guiding the
elastic seal member,

said guide groove has a width gradually decreasing,
said engaged portion includes a neck portion and a protruding portion at a distal end of the neck portion,
said housing includes an installation portion for accommodating the neck portion of the engaged portion, and
said protruding portion has a width greater than a width of the installation portion so that the engaged portion abuts against
the installation portion and is deformed when the elastic seal member is inserted into the hollow portion.

US Pat. No. 9,716,326

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on a circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of connecting members arranged in an arrangement direction; and
a joining member extending in the arrangement direction for holding an end portion of each of the connecting members so that
the joining member joins all of the connecting members,

wherein each of said connecting members includes a terminal to be connected to a mating connector, and a terminal holding
member for holding the terminal,

said connecting members are arranged so that the connecting members arranged adjacently form a gap in between, and
said joining member is formed of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion the same as that of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,640,907

FITTING ADAPTER FOR FITTING A PLURALITY OF CABLE CONNECTORS FROM AN ELECTRIC DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A fitting adaptor for fitting a coaxial cable connector to a device connector of an electrical device, comprising:
a panel including an opening portion;
an intermediate connector attached to the panel to be movable relative to the panel;
a locking mechanism disposed on the panel; and
an elastic member disposed on at least one of the intermediate connector and the locking mechanism, or between the panel and
the intermediate connector,

wherein said intermediate connector includes a cable connector side connecting part and a device connector side connecting
part so that the elastic member urges the device connector side portion against the device connector,

said cable connector side connecting part is engaged with and fitted to the device connector side connecting part through
the opening portion,

said device connector side connecting part includes a small diameter portion situated in the opening portion, and
said small diameter portion has a size smaller than that of the opening portion so that the device connector side connecting
part is movable laterally.

US Pat. No. 9,606,298

OPTICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An optical connector comprising:
a ferrule that is connected to an optical fiber cable;
a fitting section that holds a front end portion of the ferrule therein and that is fitted to a mating optical connector;
an elastic member that is disposed at a back end portion of the ferrule;
an accommodation section that accommodates the ferrule and the elastic member therein; and
a pushing member that pushes the elastic member into the accommodation section and that is mounted in the accommodation section,
wherein the accommodation section includes a retaining section that protrudes from an inner wall of the accommodation section,
wherein the pushing member includes a lock section for receiving the retaining section,
wherein, when the pushing member is mounted in the accommodation section, the lock section is fixed by being pushed against
the retaining section by an elastic force of the elastic member accommodated in the accommodation section,

wherein the pushing member includes a cutaway section that is formed by cutting out a portion of a side wall of the pushing
member, and

wherein the cutaway section is formed such that, when mounting the pushing member in the accommodation section, the retaining
section and the cutaway section are aligned and the pushing member is pushed into the accommodation section to pass the retaining
section through the cutaway section.

US Pat. No. 9,614,309

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electric connector assembly, comprising:
a first mating connector to be attached to a first circuit board;
a second mating connector to be attached to a second circuit board; and
an intermediate connector disposed between the first mating connector and the second mating connector for connecting the first
mating connector to the second mating connector, the intermediate connector comprising:

a plurality of power supply terminals, each of the plurality of power supply terminals comprising a main body portion and
a flange portion having a larger width than the main body portion;

an outer housing comprising:
a first inner housing portion affixed to the outer housing, the first inner housing portion comprising a plurality of first
terminal penetrating portions, each of the plurality of the first terminal penetrating portions configured to engage with
the main body portion of the power supply terminal from the plurality of power supply terminals; and

latching portions; and
a second inner housing portion configured to align with the first inner housing portion, the second inner housing portion
comprising:

engaging portions configured to engage the second inner housing portion to the outer housing via the latching portions; and
a plurality of second terminal penetrating portions, each of the plurality of the second terminal penetrating portions configured
to engage with the main body portion of the power supply terminal from the plurality of power supply terminals;

wherein the flange portion of the power supply terminal from the plurality of power supply terminals is disposed between the
first inner housing portion and the second inner housing portion and is arranged to contact with an edge of at least one of
the plurality of the first terminal penetrating portions and the plurality of the second terminal penetrating portions, wherein
the flange portion has a width greater than a first width of the plurality of the first terminal penetrating portions and
greater than a second width of the plurality of the second terminal penetrating portions.

US Pat. No. 9,746,619

OPTICAL FIBER ATTACHMENT DEVICE, AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE USING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An optical fiber attachment device, comprising:
a slide receptacle having a slide space; and
a sliding member provided slidably in the slide space;
wherein the sliding member has an installation component where a core wire of an optical fiber is installed,
a pressure contact part is provided to a slide face of the slide receptacle in the slide space, and a corresponding pressure
contact part is provided to a slide face of the sliding member in the slide space, wherein the corresponding pressure contact
is on at least a portion of the slide face of the sliding member that is attached to the sliding member by a hinge and is
folded over the installation component, and

when the sliding member has slid in the slide space, the pressing force of the pressure contact part propagates through the
corresponding pressure contact part to the slide face of the sliding member, and part of the sliding member is pressed from
the slide face of the slide receptacle onto the slide face of the sliding member toward the installation component.

US Pat. No. 9,647,401

CONNECTOR DEVICE INCLUDING CABLE CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector device comprising:
a first connector and a second connector that are mutually engageable, the first connector including a first housing and the
second connector including a second housing having a recess that receives the first housing,

wherein the first housing is connected to one end portion of a cable and has a first opening portion on a peripheral wall
of the first housing at one side, the first opening portion allowing the other end portion of the cable to extend to an outside
of the first housing,

wherein the recess has a second opening portion on a peripheral wall of the recess at the one side, the second opening portion
allowing the other end portion of the cable to extend to an outside of the second housing, and

wherein at least a portion of an outer peripheral surface of the peripheral wall of the first housing at an opposing side
that opposes the one side includes an inclined surface and vertical surfaces that sandwich the inclined surface at a top and
a bottom of the inclined surface respectively, the inclined surface being inclined so as to approach a bottom portion of the
recess while extending in a direction from the one end portion toward the other end portion of the cable along an extending
direction of the cable, the inclined surface being brought into contact with at least a portion of an inner peripheral surface
of the peripheral wall of the recess at the opposing side so that, during an engagement process of engaging the first connector
and the second connector together, the first connector is moved relative to the second connector in the direction from the
one end portion toward the other end portion of the cable along the extending direction of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,667,016

CONNECTING BLADE, METHOD OF PRODUCING CONNECTING BLADE, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING CONNECTING BLADE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connecting blade comprising:
an insulation board having a first adjustment region and a second adjustment region; and
paired differential lines disposed on the insulation board, each of said paired differential lines having contact points at
both ends thereof for connecting to a circuit connecting member,

wherein said paired differential lines include a straight pair and a cross pair,
said straight pair is formed of two first lines not crossing each other,
said cross pair is formed of two second lines having a crossing region where the two second lines cross each other without
contacting with each other and a parallel region where the two second lines extend in parallel,

said cross pair is arranged so that the crossing region is situated to face the first adjustment region and the parallel region
is situated to face the second adjustment region, and

each of said first adjustment region and said second adjustment region has a specific size and a permittivity so that a signal
transmission time lag between the cross pair and the straight pair is reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,810,866

CABLE-EQUIPPED CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A cable-equipped connector system, comprising:
a composite connector, and
a composite cable comprising an optical fiber cable and electrical cables, the optical fiber cable and electrical cables being
separate from each other, the optical fiber cable and electrical cables both connected to the composite connector, wherein

said composite connector is electrically connectable to a mating electrical connector, the mating electrical connector being
a connection counterpart of the composite connector, and the composite connector comprises a conversion element that converts
optical signals and electrical signals, a circuit board in which circuit components for transmitting electrical signals are
provided to a plate-shaped substrate and to which said conversion element is electrically connected, and a housing that houses
said conversion element, said circuit board and the ends of said electrical cables;

said optical fiber cable is connected to said conversion element; and
said electrical cables are isolated in the cable-equipped connector system in which terminals to be electrically connected
to said mating electrical connector are provided to the ends of the electrical cables;

wherein, in said housing, the ends of said electrical cables are isolated, in a direction perpendicular to the direction of
the connection with said mating electrical connector, from at least either one of said conversion element or the circuit components
of said circuit board by a separator of the housing or the substrate of said circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,608,347

RIGHT-ANGLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A right-angle electrical connector in which a plurality of conductive bar members are held side by side by an insulating
board to form a type of blade, a mating part for insertion and removal of a mating connector is formed at the front part of
a housing in the interior of which is formed a holding space for holding a plurality of types of blades of different lengths
in the lengthwise direction of the conductive bar members, and a circuit board attachment face is provided on the bottom of
the housing, having an angle that is perpendicular to said front part,
the conductive bar members held on the insulating board by the various types of blades each have an arm that extends in a
straight line in the insertion and removal direction and a leg that is linked via a bent part to the rear end of the arm and
extends downward toward the bottom, and

contact components for coming into contact with the corresponding terminals of a mating connector are formed at the front
end of the arms, and contact components that are soldered to the corresponding circuit parts of the circuit board are formed
at the lower end of the legs,

wherein the various types of blades are such that arm-use blades in which an arm is held and leg-use blades in which a leg
is held are linked at the bent parts of the conductive bar members so that the blade planes form an angle,

the plurality of types of blades are such that the lengths of the legs and the arms of the conductive bar members of the various
types of blades are set so that the arm-use blades are successively positioned in the vertical direction and the leg-use blades
in the longitudinal direction with spaces in between,

the housing is such that holding grooves are formed that permit the arm-use blades of the various types of blades to be inserted
from the rear, and connection components provided to the lower ends of the legs of the conductive bar members of the various
types of blades are located outside the housing,

the arm-use blades of the various types of blades are able to move in the vertical direction over a specific range within
the corresponding holding grooves, and

the various types of blades are able to move within the holding space.

US Pat. No. 9,831,578

BOARD CONNECTING CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A board connecting connector for connecting a board and a terminal, comprising:
a board retaining portion for retaining the board; and
a terminal retaining portion for retaining the terminal,
wherein said board retaining portion is configured to fit into the terminal retaining portion in a fitting direction so that
a terminal portion formed on the board contacts with a contact portion of the terminal at a first location of the board retaining
portion when the board retaining portion is fitted into the terminal retaining portion,

said board retaining portion includes a fitting fixing portion for fitting and fixing the board,
said fitting fixing portion has a first height slightly smaller than a thickness of the board in a thickness direction of
the board perpendicular to the fitting direction so that the board is tightly fitted to the fitting fixing portion,

said board retaining portion includes a board supporting portion for supporting the board, and
said board supporting portion has a second height greater than the first height in the thickness direction perpendicular to
the fitting direction so that the board is loosely retained in the board supporting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,711,907

CONNECTING BLADE, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING CONNECTING BLADE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connecting blade comprising:
an insulation board; and
a signal line disposed on the insulation board, said signal line having contact points at both ends thereof for connecting
to a circuit connecting member, said signal line being formed of a metal band member,

wherein said signal line is arranged on the insulation board in a width direction of the signal line,
said insulation board includes a cut portion penetrating through the insulation board or being recessed in a plate surface
of the insulation board,

said signal line includes a wide width portion at a position corresponding to the cut portion, and
said cut portion is situated at a position where the cut portion exposes a side edge surface and a plate surface of the wide
width portion of the signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,735,488

BOARD CONNECTING CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A board connecting connector for connecting a board having a terminal portion, comprising:
a board retaining portion for retaining the board;
a terminal having an elastic contact portion to be contacted with the terminal portion of the board; and
a terminal retaining portion for retaining the terminal,
wherein said board retaining portion is configured to fit into the terminal retaining portion in a fitting direction so that
the elastic contact portion of the terminal contacts with the terminal portion of the board when the board retaining portion
is fitted into the terminal retaining portion,

said terminal further includes an elastic deformation portion having the elastic contact portion and an inspection portion
for evaluating the terminal,

said elastic deformation portion is formed of a metal cylindrical member with a cut portion, and
said inspection portion is disposed away from the elastic deformation portion.

US Pat. No. 10,103,485

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial connector comprising an outer conductor and a center conductor provided inside the outer conductor,wherein the outer conductor comprises:
a tubular outer conductor main body;
a mating portion, which is formed on one side in the axial direction of the outer conductor main body and detachably mates with a counterpart connector;
a supporting portion, which is formed on the other side in the axial direction of the outer conductor main body and supports the center conductor through the medium of an insulating member;
securing portions, which project from the end face on the other side in the axial direction or from the outer peripheral surface on the other side in the axial direction of the outer conductor main body towards the other side in the axial direction and secure the outer conductor by soldering to a conductor pattern formed on the surface of the board; and
a first barrier portion, which is formed on the outer peripheral surface on the other side in the axial direction of the outer conductor main body, or on a section located away from the edge on the other side in the axial direction of the securing portions toward one side in the axial direction on the outer peripheral surface of the securing portions, and which blocks the flow of solder;
wherein an expanded portion expanded in the radial direction to a greater extent than the outer peripheral surface on the other side in the axial direction of said outer conductor main body is formed on the other side in the axial direction of the outer conductor main body, and the first barrier portion is formed on the outer peripheral surface of the expanded portion;
wherein solder wettability of the first barrier portion is lower than that of the outer peripheral surface of the securing portions.

US Pat. No. 9,948,031

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on an electrical circuit board, and to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:a housing including a receiving portion for inserting the flat conductive member therein;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction;
a movable member; and
a fixing metal member held with the housing,
wherein said movable member includes a supported portion and an engaging portion,
said supported portion is supported on the housing so that the movable member is movable between an open position and a closed position,
said engaging portion is configured to engage with an engaged portion formed in the flat conductive member when the movable member is situated at the closed position,
said fixing metal member includes a fixing portion to be fixed to the electrical circuit board; a regulating portion for restricting the movable member; and an engaging section for engaging with the movable member at one of the open position and the closed position,
said fixing metal member further includes a plurality of leg portions extending toward the electrical circuit board, and
each of said fixing portion, said regulating portion, and said engaging portion is disposed on one of the leg portions.

US Pat. No. 9,941,607

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, CARRIER-EQUIPPED COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A coaxial cable connector that includes:a housing that supports terminals,
an outer conductor shell that covers at least part of the housing and at least part of a coaxial cable, and
a coaxial cable;
wherein a crimper configured to fix the coaxial cable is provided to the rear end portion of the outer conductor shell,
cut parts are provided to the outer conductor shell at least at desired locations closer to a distal end side than the crimper,
the cut parts are maintained after cutting away from a connector carrier, and
the cut parts are formed at the edge portions closer to the distal end side than the crimper,
the coaxial cable connector further including a substantially cylindrical part configured to connect a mating connector to the distal end side of the outer conductor shell,
wherein the cut parts are formed to the outside of the outer periphery of the substantially cylindrical part,
wherein the coaxial cable connector includes a bending part at the distal end of the outer conductor shell, and the carrier linkage part is formed at an end of the bending part,
wherein the carrier linkage part extends from a plane of a housing accommodation component, and
wherein the at least one coaxial cable connector is a right-angle coaxial connector.

US Pat. No. 9,917,378

TERMINAL ATTACHING/DETACHING DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A terminal attaching/detaching device for attaching and detaching a terminal, comprising:
a housing for receiving the terminal;
an engaging member configured to move in a first direction toward the terminal inserted in the housing so that the engaging
member is engaged with the terminal, said engaging member being configured to move in a second direction away from the terminal
so that the engaging member is disengaged from the terminal; and

a movable member configured to move in the first direction so that the engaging member moves in the second direction,
wherein said engaging member is configured to rotate in a third direction when the movable member moves in the first direction,
and

said engaging member is configured to rotate in a fourth direction opposite to the third direction when the movable member
moves in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,056,714

CONNECTOR DEVICE INCLUDING COMING-OFF PREVENTING STRUCTURE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector device comprising:a first connector that includes at least a plug terminal and a plug housing that supports the plug terminal, the first connector being connected to a cable; and
a second connector that includes at least a receptacle terminal and a receptacle housing that supports the receptacle terminal, the second connector being mounted on a substrate,
wherein the plug terminal includes a contact surface on one side and a fitting portion on another side,
wherein the receptacle terminal includes an elastic contact piece on one side and a fixed contact piece on another side, the elastic contact piece including a contact point portion, the fixed contact piece including a fit portion,
wherein when the first connector and the second connector are connected to each other, a part of the plug terminal is disposed between the elastic contact piece and the fixed contact piece of the receptacle terminal and an elastic force that is produced by the elastic contact piece of the receptacle terminal causes the contact surface of the plug terminal to be pushed by the contact point portion of the receptacle terminal, and
wherein the fitting portion of the plug terminal is formed so as to be fitted to the fit portion of the receptacle terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,869,834

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a photoelectric conversion connector, comprising:
providing an optical conversion element on a support;
transfer molding a first resin member at an upper part of the optical conversion element;
injection molding a second resin member at the upper part of the first resin member, the second resin member comprising a
positioning component, and a reflector disposed in an inner portion of the positioning component; and

providing wire bonding over the support, wherein the wire bonding is sealed by the first resin member along with the optical
conversion element;

wherein an optical signal transmitted between the optical conversion element and the optical fiber goes through both the first
resin member and the second resin member;

wherein the first resin member is composed of a first type of resin, and the second resin member is composed of a second type
of resin that is different from the first type of resin.

US Pat. No. 9,874,707

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A photoelectric conversion connector, comprising:
a support;
a photoelectric conversion element that is provided on said support and that is connected to an optical fiber through an optical
signal;

a first resin member that is formed at the upper part of the photoelectric conversion element; and
a second resin member that is formed at the upper part of the first resin member, the second resin member comprising a positioning
component, and a reflector disposed in an inner portion of the positioning component,

wherein an optical signal transmitted between the photoelectric conversion element and the optical fiber goes through both
the first resin member and the second resin member;

wherein the photoelectric conversion element is sealed by the first resin member;
wherein wire bonding is provided over the support, wherein said wire bonding is sealed by the first resin member along with
the photoelectric conversion element;

wherein the first resin member is composed of a first type of resin and the second resin member is composed of a second type
of resin that is different from the first type of resin.

US Pat. No. 9,871,306

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR A FLAT CONDUCTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector for a flat conductor, comprising:
a metal plate terminal;
a housing holding the metal plate terminal at a predetermined interval in a direction orthogonal to a plate surface thereof;
and

a movable member at a front end side of the electrical connector configured to move between an open position that enables
insertion of a flat conductor facing frontward toward a receiving part formed on the housing and a closed position that presses
the flat conductor at the terminal,

wherein the metal plate terminal comprises a pressing arm part extending such that an insertion-and-removal direction of the
flat conductor is in a longitudinal direction, and a supporting arm part connected to the pressing arm part by a connecting
part that extends in the longitudinal direction; the pressing arm part comprises:

a pressing part for pressing one surface of the flat conductor on a rear end side, wherein the rear end side of the electrical
conductor is an insertion side of the flat conductor, and

a pressure receiving part that receives a force from a cam part at a more frontward position than the pressing part; the pressing
arm part receives a force from the cam part, and the pressing arm part causes elastic displacement inside the same surface
as the terminal plate surface, such that the flat conductor is pressed by the pressing part, and

wherein a regulating part that regulates elastic displacement on a more rear end side than a connecting part of the pressing
arm part is provided on at least one of the terminal pressing arm part and the housing or a member attached to the housing;

wherein the pressing arm part comprises a protruding part that floats with respect to the regulating part when the movable
member is configured in the open position, and causes the pressing arm part and the regulating part to contact when the movable
member is configured in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,869,832

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE-EQUIPPED CONNECTOR

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An optical fiber cable-equipped connector, in which an optical fiber cable is connected to an opto-electrical conversion
connector that converts optical signals and electrical signals,
wherein said opto-electrical conversion connector is electrically connectable to a mating electrical connector, the mating
electrical connector being the connection counterpart of the opto-electrical conversion connector, and said optical fiber
cable-equipped connector comprises a conversion element, to which a cable-side optical fiber core exposed from the end of
said optical fiber cable is connected and which converts optical signals and electrical signals, and a circuit board that
is electrically connected to the conversion element;

wherein, in said optical fiber cable-equipped connector,
said conversion element comprises a conversion element-side optical fiber core to which the cable-side optical fiber core
is connected;

said opto-electrical conversion connector comprises an optical fiber connection support that is disposed on a mounting face
of said circuit board to support the connected portions of said conversion element-side optical fiber core and said cable-side
optical fiber core; and

the optical fiber connection support comprises an alignment support that supports and aligns said conversion element-side
optical fiber core and said cable-side optical fiber core,

wherein an outer surface of said exposed cable-side optical fiber core directly contacts an inner surface of said alignment
support.

US Pat. No. 10,141,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on an electrical circuit board, and to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:a housing including a receiving portion for inserting the flat conductive member therein, said housing having a first outer surface and a second outer surface on a side of the housing different from that of the first outer surface;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a movable member,
wherein said movable member is configured to be supported on the housing so that the movable member is movable between an insertion allowing position and a pulling out preventing position relative to the housing,
said movable member includes an operation portion and a display portion,
said operation portion is configured to protrude from the first outer surface of the housing, and
said display portion is configured to protrude and retract relative to the second outer surface of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,941,630

POWER SOURCE CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A power source connector device, comprising:a first connector including a first housing and a plurality of first terminals; and
a second connector including a second housing and a plurality of second terminals each for contacting with each of the first terminals,
wherein said second housing includes a space for accommodating the first housing when the first connecter is connected to the second connector,
said second terminals are situated in the space,
said first housing includes an outer wall portion,
said second housing includes an inner wall portion facing the outer wall portion when the first connecter is connected to the second connector,
said outer wall portion includes a first engaging portion,
said inner wall portion includes a second engaging portion for engaging with the first engaging portion so that the first engaging portion is situated in the space between the outer wall portion and the inner wall portion when the first connecter is connected to the second connector,
said first housing includes a supporting portion situated between two of the second terminals when the first connecter is connected to the second connector, and
said first engaging portion is extended from the supporting portion of the first housing.

US Pat. No. 9,917,403

CONNECTING STRUCTURE HAVING A REGULATING PORTION TO CONTROL DEFORMATION OF AN ELASTIC PORTION OF A TERMINAL IN AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connecting structure, comprising:
an electrical connector,wherein said electrical connector includes:
a housing;
a terminal held with the housing; and
a regulating portion,
said housing includes a fixed housing to be fixed to an electrical circuit board and a movable housing configured to be movable
relative to the fixed housing,

said movable housing is configured to accommodate a mating connecting member,
said terminal includes a connecting portion to be connected to the electrical circuit board on one end portion thereof and
a contact portion to be contacted with the mating connecting member on the other end portion thereof,

said terminal further includes a fixed side held portion held with the fixed housing, a movable side held portion held with
the movable housing, and an elastic portion connecting the fixed side held portion and the movable side held portion, and
configured to be capable of elastically deforming,

said regulating portion is disposed on the fixed housing and the movable housing for regulating the elastic portion from elastically
deforming within a specific elastic deformation range in a direction that the electrical connector is fitted, and

said elastic portion is configured to have a specific spring force when the elastic portion is elastically deformed to a maximum
elastic deformation amount within the specific elastic deformation range so that the spring force is smaller than a holding
force between the contact portion of the terminal and the mating connecting member in a direction that the electrical connector
is pulled out when the electrical connector is connected to the mating connecting member.

US Pat. No. 9,893,450

ELECTRICAL CONNECTING MEMBER AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connecting member to be electrically connected to a first conductive member and a second conductive member,
comprising:
a plurality of contact pieces for contacting with both the first conductive member and the second conductive member; and
a holding member for holding the contact pieces,
wherein each of said contact pieces includes a first contact portion for contacting with the first conductive member, a second
contact portion for contacting with the second conductive member, and a held portion disposed between the first contact portion
and the second contact portion and held with the holding member,

each of said held portions is formed of a protruding portion protruding from a plate surface of each of the contact pieces,
said holding member includes a pair of base portions extending in parallel and a plurality of connecting portions for connecting
the base portions,

each of said connecting portions includes a holding portion for holding each of the held portions of the contact pieces respectively
so that the contact pieces are aligned in parallel with each other and are inclined relative to the base portions, and

each of said holding portions includes a hole portion at a center portion of each of the connecting portions so that each
of the held portions is pressed into the hole portion.

US Pat. No. 10,256,557

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:terminals connected to counterpart terminals provided in a counterpart connector in a manner permitting sliding contact in a direction of connector insertion and extraction, said terminals held in a terminal holder, wherein the terminals have an exposed face wherein at least a portion, in the circumferential direction, of a peripheral surface having its axial line oriented in the direction of connector insertion and extraction of said terminals is not covered by a wall surface of the terminal holder;
contact portions of the terminals, which come into contact with corresponding contact portions provided in the counterpart terminals under contact pressure, are formed on one face constituting at least a portion of said exposed face at intermediate locations in a width direction of said one face;
wherein within bounds of the contact portions in the direction of insertion and extraction, the terminals have tapered end portions and guiding portions configured to guide the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in the insertion direction and the width direction toward the contact portions of the terminals; and
said guiding portions are formed on said one face of the terminals as inclined faces that extend in a continuous manner to the contact portions while being inclined so as to approach the corresponding contact portions of the counterpart terminals in a direction of contact pressure as the terminals move in the width direction from side edge locations of the terminals toward the contact portions;
wherein the electrical connector incorporated in an electrical connector assembly comprising a counterpart connector connected to said electrical connector, wherein multiple corresponding contact portions, which protrude from corresponding faces opposing said one face of the terminals of the electrical connector and extend in the direction of connector insertion and extraction, are formed at spaced intervals in the width direction of the corresponding faces in the counterpart terminals provided in the counterpart connector.

US Pat. No. 10,148,027

STRUCTURE FOR CONNECTING BOARD AND CONNECTOR, BOARD, AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING BOARD AND CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A structure comprising a board and a connector secured to an end portion of the board,the board comprising:
a first dielectric layer,
a signal pattern that is provided on the top face of the first dielectric layer,
a first ground layer that is provided under the first dielectric layer and forms part of a signal transmission circuit in conjunction with the signal pattern, and
an electroconductive end-face film formed on an end face of the end portion of the board in an area that is located directly under the signal pattern, a seen from a position opposite to said end face, and that is remote from the signal pattern and includes an end face of the first ground layer,
the connector comprising:
a center conductor,
an outer conductor provided on the exterior periphery of the center conductor, with an insulator interposed therebetween, and
securing portions that are provided on the outer conductor and secure said connector to the end portion of the board; and
when the connector is seemed to the end portion of the board by the securing portions, the center conductor comes in contact with the signal pattern and the electroconductive end-face film comes in contact with the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,062,995

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for connecting an electrical circuit board and a mating connector, comprising:a terminal having a connecting portion to be connected to the electrical circuit board and a contact portion to be contacted with the mating connector; and
a housing for holding the terminal,
wherein said housing includes a fixed housing to be attached to the electrical circuit board and a movable housing arranged to be movable relative to the fixed housing,
said terminal includes a fixed side held portion held with the fixed housing, a movable side held portion held with the movable housing, and an elastic portion situated between the fixed side held portion and the movable side held portion,
said housing includes an accommodating space situated between the fixed housing and the movable housing for accommodating the elastic portion,
said elastic portion includes at least a first wave shape portion and a second wave shape portion,
said first wave portion includes a first bent portion and a pair of first extending portions,
said first bent portion is situated above the first extending portions in a height direction of the elastic portion,
said second wave shape portion includes a second bent portion and a pair of second extending portions separated from the first extending portions,
said second bent portion is situated above the second extending portions in the height direction,
said elastic portion includes a third bent portion between the first wave shape portion and the second wave portion so that the elastic portion has an M character shape,
said terminal further includes a fixed side transition portion situated between the elastic portion and the fixed side held portion and a movable side transition portion situated between the elastic portion and the movable side held portion,
and
said fixed side transition portion and said movable side transition portion are situated completely below the third bent portion in the height direction.

US Pat. No. 9,997,858

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH DETACHABLE CONNECTING TERMINALS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of connecting terminals whose types are different from each other; and
a housing comprising at least one terminal accommodating part accommodating any one of the plurality of connecting terminals therein,
wherein the terminal accommodating part comprises a first lock part,
each of the plurality of connecting terminals comprises a second lock part formed such that the second lock part and the first lock part are detachably locked to each other,
when any one of the plurality of connecting terminals is accommodated in the terminal accommodating part, the second lock part of the accommodated connecting terminal is locked by the first lock part so that the accommodated connecting terminal is detachably fastened in the terminal accommodating part,
each of the plurality of connecting terminals comprises a terminal part disposed in one end thereof and a connecting part disposed in the other end thereof,
the terminal part of each of the plurality of connecting terminals is to be connected to a counterpart terminal of a counterpart connector,
the connecting part of each of the plurality of connecting terminals is to be connected to any one of a plurality of different types of objects each of which the connector is to be connected to, and
the connecting parts of the plurality of connecting terminals have different shapes from each other depending on the objects.

US Pat. No. 9,977,196

OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING OPTICAL FIBER CABLES

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An optical connector comprising:a positioning member that is attached to a front end portion of a first ferrule attached to a first optical fiber cable and to a front end portion of a second ferrule attached to a second optical fiber cable, the positioning member positioning the front end portion of the first ferrule and the front end portion of the second ferrule so as to face each other on the same axis;
a first connection retaining member and a second connection retaining member that maintain a state in which the front end portion of the first ferrule and the front end portion of the second ferrule contact each other and press against each other; and
an elastic member that generates a force with which the front end portion of the first ferrule and the front end portion of the second ferrule press against each other,
wherein the first connection retaining member includes
a first housing,
a first containing portion that is a hole extending through a central portion of the first housing in an axial direction and that contains therein the first ferrule to which the positioning member is attached,
a first pressing portion that is disposed in the first housing and that presses the first ferrule contained in the first containing portion toward the second ferrule in the axial direction,
a first coupling portion that is disposed on the first housing and that is separably coupled to the second connection retaining member, and
a first slit that extends through a peripheral portion of the first housing in the axial direction, that connects an inside of the first containing portion and an outside of the first housing to each other, and that has a width greater than or equal to an outside diameter of the first optical fiber cable,
wherein the second connection retaining member includes
a second housing,
a second containing portion that is a hole extending through a central portion of the second housing in the axial direction and that contains therein the second ferrule to which the positioning member is attached,
a second pressing portion that is disposed in the second housing and that presses the second ferrule contained in the second containing portion toward the first ferrule in the axial direction,
a second coupling portion that is disposed in the second housing and that is separably coupled to the first coupling portion, and
a second slit that extends through a peripheral portion of the second housing in the axial direction, that connects an inside of the second containing portion and an outside of the second housing to each other, and that has a width greater than or equal to an outside diameter of the second optical fiber cable, and
wherein the elastic member is disposed at at least one of a position between the first ferrule and the first pressing portion and a position between the second ferrule and the second pressing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,960,511

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector assembly for circuit boards comprising a first disposed on a mounting surface of a circuit board, wherein said connector assembly comprises:a plurality of connection elements arranged such that a direction parallel to the mounting surface of the circuit board is the array direction, and supports that support said plurality of connection elements; said connection elements have terminals that connect to counterpart terminals provided in a counterpart connector and stationary retainers and movable retainers of an electrically insulating material that secure said terminals in place; said terminals have connecting portions connected to the mounting surface at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions that come into contact with the counterpart terminals at the other end in the longitudinal direction, said contact portions being secured in place on one lateral face of the movable retainers and secured in place by the stationary retainers between said movable retainers and the above mentioned connecting portions, with flexible portions formed between the movable retainers and the stationary retainers; said movable retainers have biasing members provided on the other lateral face opposite to the lateral face on which the contact portions are located; and,
when the first connector is connected to the counterpart connector, said biasing members apply pressure to other adjacent connection elements with a biasing force, as a result of which their reaction force causes the contact portions to come into contact with the counterpart terminals of the counterpart connector and apply a contact pressure thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,003,162

TERMINATION DEVICE

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A termination device connected to a counterpart coaxial device, wherein said termination device comprises:an axially extending inner conductor electrically connected to a counterpart central terminal in the counterpart coaxial device,
a tubular outer conductor having the inner conductor disposed in the center thereof, said outer conductor extending in the axial direction and being electrically connected to a counterpart outer conductor in the counterpart coaxial device,
a grounding conductor electrically connected to the outer conductor,
a resistance element provided in the axial direction between the inner conductor and the grounding conductor,
an annular dielectric member provided between the inner conductor and the outer conductor such that the member has the inner conductor passing therethrough and wherein the inner conductor and the outer conductor are spaced apart from each other in the radial direction,
and
airspaces formed between the inner conductor and the outer conductor by mutually spacing apart the inner conductor and the outer conductor in the radial direction are disposed adjacent the dielectric member in the axial direction and a diameter of the inner peripheral surface of the outer conductor is expanded in the vicinity of boundaries between the airspaces and the dielectric member in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,122,134

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of terminals retained in place in array form in a housing such that a direction perpendicular to the direction of connection to counterpart connector bodies is a terminal array direction,
wherein the terminals are made of sheet metal and comprise at least two arm portions with major surfaces opposed to each other and separated from each other in the terminal array direction and extend in the direction of connection;
wherein the two arm portions are coupled to each other at their base portions and come into contact with the counterpart connector bodies by independently undergoing resilient displacement;
wherein the contact portions of the two arm portions intended for contacting the corresponding contact portions provided in the counterpart connector bodies are respectively formed at distal end sides opposite the base portions, in the direction of connection;
wherein the contact portions of the two arm portions, are located in different positions in the direction of connection in overlapping positions in the terminal array direction when connected to the counterpart connector bodies;
and
wherein the contact portions are positioned on a same side in a straight line in the direction of connection, and wherein each of the contact portions are configured to contact the corresponding contact portions provided in the counterpart connector bodies on the same side along the direction of connection during mating of the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,003,146

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:a terminal;
a housing for holding the terminal; and
a regulating metal member comprising a lateral portion, a mounting portion extended outwardly from the lateral portion and a regulating portion extended inwardly from the lateral portion,
wherein said terminal includes a connecting portion at one end portion thereof to be connected to an electrical circuit board and a contact portion at the other end portion thereof for contacting with a mating connecting member,
said housing includes a fixed housing to be fixed to the electrical circuit board and a movable housing is fitted into the fixed housing and configured to be movable relative to the fixed housing,
said regulating metal member is attached to the fixed housing, and the regulating portion preventing the movable housing from abutting against the electrical circuit board,
said terminal further includes a fixed side held portion held in a protruding wall portion of the fixed housing, a movable side held portion held in the movable housing, and an elastic portion connecting the fixed side held portion and the movable side held portion positioned in between the fixed housing and the movable housing, and configured to be capable of elastically deforming,
said regulating portion is disposed to abut against a lower surface of the fixed housing when the elastic portion of the terminal is elastically deformed and the movable housing is moved downwardly, and
said movable housing includes a recessed portion in the lower surface thereof for accommodating at least a part of the regulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,164,384

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A board-mounted coaxial connector provided with a tubular outer conductor and a center conductor provided inside the outer conductor, wherein the center conductor comprises:a contact portion, which is in contact with the terminal of a counterpart connector;
a first coupling portion, which couples to the contact portion and extends in the axial direction of the outer conductor;
a bend portion, which couples to the first coupling portion and is bent in the radial direction of the outer conductor;
a second coupling portion, which couples to the bend portion and extends in said radial direction; and
a connecting portion, which couples to the second coupling portion and connects said center conductor to on-board circuitry, and wherein a first expanded portion, which is produced by an expansion of a portion of the outer peripheral surface of said first coupling portion, is formed in the first coupling portion between the bend portion and the contact portion, the first expanded portion having a diameter larger than that of the bend portion, and
a second expanded portion, which is produced by an expansion of a portion of the outer peripheral surface of said second coupling portion, is formed in the second coupling portion and adjacent to the connecting portion;
wherein there is provided an insulating member that supports the center conductor on the outer conductor;
the insulating member comprises:
an access hole, which permits passage of the contact portion, and
a receiving portion formed below the contact portion, which is a hole with a diameter larger than the diameter of the access hole and which receives the first expanded portion and configured to contain at least the first expanded portion and the bend portion, wherein the bend portion is contained within an inner space of the receiving portion;
wherein the access hole and the receiving portion are formed in a stem portion of the insulating member extending along an axial direction of the connector;
wherein the board-mounted coaxial connector is mounted to the board such that an axial line of the board-mounted coaxial connector is perpendicular to the surface of the board.

US Pat. No. 10,128,589

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR FLAT CONDUCTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for a flat conductor, said connector comprising a housing formed with a receptacle into which a connecting portion provided on the front end side of the flat conductor is inserted forward, a plurality of terminals made of sheet metal and arranged on and supported by the housing at a right angle to an upper wall and a bottom wall of the housing, and a pressurizing member that is movably supported by the housing or by a member attached to the housing and that increases the contact pressure between the flat conductor and the terminals,wherein at least some of the plurality of terminals each have a lower arm that is supported by the bottom wall of the housing and is formed with a lower striking portion that strikes the lower face of the flat conductor, and an upper arm that is linked via a linking portion to the lower arm, receives force from the pressurizing member, presses on the upper face of the flat conductor, and is formed with an upper striking portion that increases the contact pressure between the flat conductor and the lower striking portion,
the lower arms each have a plurality of integral lower flexible arms including at least a first lower flexible arm and a second lower flexible arm that are elastically displaceable independently of each other,
the lower striking portions each have a first lower striking portion formed on the first lower flexible arm and a second lower striking portion that is formed on the second lower flexible arm at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first lower striking portion,
the upper arms each have a plurality of integral upper flexible arms including at least a first upper flexible arm and a second upper flexible arm that are elastically displaceable independently of each other, and
the upper striking portions each have a first upper striking portion formed on the first upper flexible arm and a second upper striking portion that is formed on the second upper flexible arm at a position that is offset in the longitudinal direction with respect to the first upper striking portion.

US Pat. No. 10,209,096

ROTATION DETECTING DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A rotation detecting device configured to detect a rotation of a rotational member relative to a base member, comprising:a first magnetic field generating portion attached to the rotational member and arranged to align with a circumferential direction of the rotational member;
a second magnetic field generating portion attached to the rotational member and arranged to align with the circumferential direction of the rotational member;
a magnetic member attached to the base member and disposed inside a rotational path of the first magnetic field generating portion and the second magnetic field generating portion;
a coil disposed around the magnetic member; and
a magnetic field introducing portion attached to the base member and arranged between the rotational path of the first magnetic field generating portion and the second magnetic field generating portion and the magnetic member,
wherein said first magnetic field generating portion has a first magnetic field in a first magnetic direction perpendicular to a rotational axis of the rotational member,
said second magnetic field generating portion has a second magnetic field in a second magnetic direction perpendicular to the rotational axis of the rotational member,
said second magnetic field generating portion is arranged so that the second magnetic direction is opposite to the first magnetic direction,
said magnetic member is extended in parallel to the rotational axis of the rotational member,
said magnetic member has a third magnetic field in a third magnetic direction in parallel to the rotational axis of the rotational member,
said magnetic member is configured to have the third magnetic field in the third magnetic direction that can be reversed by the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field, and
said magnetic field introducing portion is arranged to introduce a magnetic flux of one of the first magnetic field generating portion and the second magnetic field generating portion to pass through the magnetic member in parallel to the rotational axis of the rotational member when the one of the first magnetic field generating portion and the second magnetic field generating portion passes through a specific location on the rotational path thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,283,886

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards comprising:terminals having formed therein connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at the other end, and
a housing holding a plurality of said terminals in array form; said housing comprising stationary housings, which are mounted to a circuit board by the terminals, and a movable housing, which is formed as a member separate from said stationary housings, that is movable relative to said stationary housings, and has disposed therein the contact portions of the terminals, wherein:
the terminals comprise stationary-side retained portions held in place by the stationary housings, movable-side retained portions held in place by the movable housing, and resilient portions provided between said stationary-side retained portions and movable-side retained portions,
the stationary housings comprise stationary-side reinforcing fittings secured in place in said stationary housings via integral molding with said stationary housings and, the movable housing comprises movable-side reinforcing fittings secured in place in said movable housing via integral molding with said movable housing,
the stationary-side reinforcing fittings comprise exposed portions exposed from the stationary housings at locations outside the terminal array range of the terminals in the terminal array direction,
and the movable-side reinforcing fittings comprise expanded portions protruding from the movable housing at locations outside the array range.

US Pat. No. 10,230,187

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plurality of terminals arranged in an array, each of the plurality of terminals comprising:
a connecting portion at one end for connecting to a mounting surface of a circuit board, and
a contact portion at another end for contacting a counterpart contact member mated therewith;
a stationary housing securing said plurality of terminals in place that is fixedly mounted to the circuit board, and
a movable housing that is separate from said stationary housing and is movable relative to said stationary housing; wherein the counterpart contact member is mated with the movable housing,
wherein the each of the plurality of terminals comprises:
a movable-side retained portion wherein the contact portion is secured in place by unitary molding with the movable housing in a movable-side retaining portion of said movable housing,
a stationary-side retained portion secured in place by the unitary molding with the stationary housing at a location proximate the connecting portion in a stationary-side retaining portion of said stationary housing, and
a resiliently displaceable resilient portion coupling the movable-side retained portion to said stationary-side retained portion; the resilient portion comprising a curved apex portion on an upper end of said resilient portion outwardly of the movable-side retained portion in a connector-width direction perpendicular to the terminal array direction within a plane parallel to the mounting surface of the circuit board; and
wherein lateral open spaces are formed in the connector-width direction in a range including at least an apex portion below the movable-side retaining portion that is positioned above the curved apex portion in the terminal array direction such that at least a portion of the curved apex portion of each of the resiliently displaceable resilient portion is exposed by the lateral open spaces along a connector-width direction of the stationary housing.

US Pat. No. 10,283,913

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A SHIELDING PLATE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector with a shielding plate in which signal terminals and ground terminals supported by insulating members are arranged in an intermixed order, signal terminals have at least a portion in the longitudinal direction thereof covered by the shielding plate, and respective contact portions formed in free end portions at front ends of the signal terminals and ground terminals are subject to contact pressure applied by counterpart terminals of a mating connector to one side of said contact portions, thereby resulting in resilient flexure, wherein:in the shielding plate, at positions corresponding to the ground terminals in the direction of terminal array, there are provided grounding strips parallel to said ground terminals, said grounding strips extend forward and, at least in a state of contact between the ground terminals and counterpart terminals, the other side of the ground terminals is in contact with and supported by the grounding strips such that upon mating with the mating connector, the ground terminals and the grounding strips undergo resilient displacement and remain in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,281,667

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR DEVICE UTILIZING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector assembly comprises a first member and a second member capable of being attached to the first member, wherein:the first member comprises:
a substrate having a face extending in fore-and-aft and side-to-side directions,
resilient members,
a plurality of contacts, and
locking portions,
wherein the substrate is provided with inclined faces gradually approaching said face in the fore-and-aft direction;
the second member comprises:
a housing,
electrical contact portions,
and counterpart locking portions disposed on at least a wall face of the housing extending in the fore-and-aft direction and configured to engage with the locking portions through the wall face of the housing extending in the fore-and-aft direction;
wherein as the second member is guided along the inclined faces and approaches said face, the plurality of contacts and electrical contact portions are brought into electrical contact and the second member is biased as a result of contact with the resilient members while at the same time maintaining a state in which the counterpart locking portions of the second member are engaged by the locking portions of the first member and the second member is biased by the resilient members.

US Pat. No. 10,243,288

FEMALE-TYPE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR, MALE-TYPE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY UTILIZING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A female-type electrical connector mated with a counterpart male-type electrical connector, comprising:multiple female terminals arranged in array form configured to come into contact with multiple male terminals in a male-type electrical connector, and
a housing which, along with securing the contact portions of said multiple female terminals in place in a resiliently displaceable manner, mates with the housing of the male-type electrical connector;
the housing has a mating area used for mating with the male-type electrical connector formed within the terminal array range of the blades and outside the placement range of the blades in the through-thickness direction of the blades and, within the mating area, has guided portions, which are formed as spaces that receive guiding portions provided in the housing of the male-type electrical connector, and block portions, which enter block portion receiving spaces formed in the housing of the male-type electrical connector and support the blades of the male-type electrical connector in the through-thickness direction of said blades, with said block portions being formed in the same region as the guided portions in the through-thickness direction of the above-mentioned blades, wherein the block portions and the guided portions are formed within the housing that mates with the housing of the male-type electrical connector, and within a range of the array form of the multiple female terminals;
the female-type electrical connector and the male-type electrical connector mated such that multiple ones of blades of the male-type electrical connector that have major surfaces, which are perpendicular to the through-thickness direction of planar substrates made of an electrically insulating material, used as terminal array planes and that have male terminals affixed to and secured in place in array form on said substrates, are secured in place in array form in the housing in the through-thickness direction perpendicular to the above-mentioned terminal array planes, and the multiple female terminals are configured to come into contact with the multiple male terminals in the male-type electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,243,291

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARD

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for a circuit board, comprising:terminals on which connection portions for connecting to the circuit board are formed on one end side and contact portions for making contact with a counterpart connected circuit board are formed on the other end side, and
a housing that supports said terminals, said housing having a stationary housing for attaching to the circuit board via the terminals, and a movable housing that is formed as a separate member from the stationary housing and is able to move with respect to the stationary housing, and said counterpart connected circuit board coming into contact with the contact portions of the terminals on the movable housing side,
wherein each of the terminals has a stationary-side supported portion that is supported by the stationary housing, a movable-side supported portion that is supported by the movable housing, and an elastic portion that links the stationary-side supported portion and the movable-side supported portion and is capable of elastic displacement, and
each of the terminals elastic portion has longitudinal portions extending in a mating direction of the electrical connector with the counterpart connected circuit board, and a lateral portion extending in a direction perpendicular to the mating direction, and bent portions are formed by being bent at inner ends of the lateral portion;
wherein at least a portion of the longitudinal portions is located inside the movable-side housing in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,297,961

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR AND COAXIAL CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial cable connector comprising:a signal terminal;
a housing integrally formed with the signal terminal; and
a shell attached to the housing,
wherein the signal terminal includes
a terminal contact portion for contacting a mating signal terminal of a counterpart connector,
a conductor connection portion for connection with a central conductor of a coaxial cable,
a wide portion disposed between the terminal contact portion and the conductor connection portion,
a first link portion linking the conductor connection portion and the wide portion, and
a second link portion linking the terminal contact portion and the wide portion,
wherein the wide portion has a width, in a width direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the coaxial cable, greater than a width of at least parts of the first link portion and the second link portion which are adjacent to the wide portion in the axial direction of the coaxial cable, and
the housing is disposed on a surface of the shell which is positioned in a portion for mating with the counterpart connector, and includes a mount portion in which the terminal contact portion is mounted, a fixing portion for fixing the central conductor of the coaxial cable with respect to the conductor connection portion, and a window disposed between the mount portion and the fixing portion to enable external access to the wide portion.

US Pat. No. 10,249,989

MITIGATION OF CONNECTOR STUB RESONANCE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A method of mitigating connector stub resonance, the method comprising:shifting resonant frequency of a connector stub to be higher than an original resonant frequency of the connector stub; and
modifying a characteristic impedance of the connector stub such that input impedance of the connector stub becomes capacitive at the original resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,249,994

CONNECTOR HAVING PLURAL CONTACTS FORMING DIFFERENTIAL PAIRS AND CONNECTOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of contacts having a plurality of contact portions extending in an axial direction in a one-to-one correspondence; and
a housing having an inner wall extending in the axial direction,
wherein outer peripheries of the plurality of contact portions are substantially covered with the inner wall,
wherein an insertion portion in which a plurality of counterpart contacts capable of contacting the plurality of contact portions in a one-to-one correspondence are arranged is inserted in the axial direction into an insertion space defined by the inner wall,
wherein the plurality of contacts form a plurality of differential pairs between adjacent contacts of the plurality of contacts, wherein the adjacent contacts forming each of the differential pairs are relatively closer to each other than to any other of the plurality of contacts,
wherein contact portions of contacts of the plurality of contacts forming each of three differential pairs of the plurality of differential pairs are located in a vertical direction at positions at one side in the vertical direction in a plane orthogonal to the axial direction,
wherein the three differential pairs are arranged parallel to one another in a state where adjacent ones of said three differential pairs are separated from one another by equal distances in a horizontal direction in the plane orthogonal to the axial direction, and
wherein contact portions of contacts of the plurality of contacts forming another differential pair other than the three differential pairs of the plurality of differential pairs are located in the horizontal direction at positions at an other side in the vertical direction in the plane orthogonal to the axial direction, said other side being opposite to said one side.

US Pat. No. 10,236,608

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards, comprising:a plurality of blades formed by aligning and securing in place a plurality of electrically conductive elongated members on insulating plates,
a housing, comprising holding portions in a front portion of the housing configured to hold the plurality of blades, and a mating portion configured to insert and extract a counterpart connector, wherein a bottom portion of the housing comprises a surface configured to mount to a circuit board,
wherein the plurality of electrically conductive elongated members comprises contact portions configured to contact corresponding terminals in the counterpart connector formed at a front end thereof and connecting portions at an opposite end configured to be soldered to corresponding circuits on the circuit board and are formed so as to protrude from the housing,
wherein the holding portions formed in the housing have, for each of the plurality of blades, holding grooves that hold a front portion of each of the plurality of blades, and
at least one of the plurality of blades is fixedly secured in place within a corresponding holding groove through use of resilient latches positioned at both ends of the at least one of the plurality of blades, while remaining ones of the plurality of blades are made movable through a small gap within the respective corresponding holding grooves, such that upon engagement to the counterpart connector, a portion of the housing provides support for the plurality of blades.

US Pat. No. 10,371,908

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTORS, AS WELL AS PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR DEVICE UTILIZING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A photoelectric conversion connector comprising:a support member supporting connector components, comprising an optical semiconductor device configured to convert optical signals and electrical signals and a wiring pattern electrically connected to said optical semiconductor device;
a first resin member encapsulating the connector components; and
a second resin member used for molding onto the connector components encapsulated by the above-mentioned first resin member and molded at least partially on the first resin member;
wherein the second resin member has a waveguide supporting portion that supports an optical waveguide member used to transmit optical signals and a reflective surface that reflects optical signals and changes their optical path, thereby transmitting optical signals between the optical waveguide member and the optical semiconductor device, and
the wiring pattern is exposed on at least a portion of a circumferential face formed by the support member and the first resin member.

US Pat. No. 10,367,275

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, CARRIER-EQUIPPED COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial cable connector that comprises:a housing that supports terminals,
a coaxial cable; and
an outer conductor shell that covers at least part of the housing and at least part of the coaxial cable,
a substantially cylindrical part configured to connect a mating connector to a distal end side of the outer conductor shell,
a crimper configured to fix the coaxial cable, the crimper provided at a rear end portion of the outer conductor shell; and
cut parts provided to the outer conductor shell at edge portions closer to the distal end side of the outer connector shell than the crimper, the cut parts formed from carrier linkage parts that are cut away from a connector carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,290,960

TERMINAL DETACHABLE DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A terminal detachable device comprising:a housing;
an engaging member that moves in a first direction towards a terminal disposed at a predetermined position of the housing and that engages with the terminal, and that moves in a second direction away from the terminal disposed at the predetermined position and that disengages from the terminal; and
a rotary member that is rotatably provided with respect to the housing,
wherein the engaging member rotates with respect to the housing in accordance with rotation of the rotary member, and is movable in the first direction or the second direction with respect to the housing in accordance with rotation of the engaging member with respect to the housing,
wherein the engaging member is urged at all times in the first direction with respect to the rotary member by elastic means,
wherein the engaging member is rotatably supported by the rotary member,
wherein the elastic means is provided in the first direction and the second direction around a shaft that rotatably supports the engaging member,
wherein one of the rotary member and the engaging member includes the shaft extending towards the other of the rotary member and the engaging member, and
wherein the other of the rotary member and the engaging member includes a hole that accommodates the shaft and the elastic means.

US Pat. No. 10,424,860

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND TEST METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a plurality of terminals comprising a plurality of signal terminals and a plurality of ground terminals;
a retaining body, made of an insulating material, that arranges and retains the plurality of terminals in a condition where the plurality of signal terminals and the plurality of ground terminals are intermingled;
a ground member retained by the retaining body on an inward side of the retaining body in an electrical conduction condition between the ground member and at least two of the plurality of ground terminals;
at least one or more additional ground members, wherein each of the at least one or more additional ground members contacts different combinations of the plurality of ground terminals;
wherein the ground member has a detecting part exposed from the retaining body in order to detect the electrical conduction condition between the at least two of the ground terminals and the ground member, the ground member molded with the plurality of terminals;
wherein each of the plurality of terminals have on one end a connecting part for connecting with a mating connecting member, and
wherein the connecting part of the plurality of terminals and the detecting part of the ground member protrude from the retaining body in a same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,389,070

COAXIAL CONNECTOR AND COAXIAL CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a shell having an annular mating portion for externally mating with a counterpart shell of a counterpart connector;
a signal terminal having a contact portion for contacting a counterpart signal terminal of the counterpart connector; and
a housing having a cylindrical portion with a bottom and supporting the signal terminal, wherein
the cylindrical portion is integrally internally mounted to the mating portion with at least a part of an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion attached to an inner peripheral surface of the mating portion;
the cylindrical portion includes a recess for internally mating with a part of a counterpart housing of the counterpart connector;
the contact portion of the signal terminal is disposed at a center position in a radial direction of the mating portion and extends toward a side for mating with the counterpart connector;
the inner peripheral surface of the mating portion includes an annular no-attachment area in which the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion is not attached, the no-attachment area being disposed between a farthest-end surface of the mating portion and a position spaced apart from the farthest-end surface of the mating portion in a mating direction;
the mating portion comprises a locking portion for locking the counterpart shell on the mating portion; and
the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion is in direct contact with the inner peripheral surface of the mating portion at least at a position closer to the farthest-end surface of the mating portion than the locking portion is in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,662

CONNECTOR WITH L-SHAPED COAXIAL TERMINALS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A connector, comprising:L-shaped coaxial terminals having an internal terminal and an external terminal provided on the outer periphery of the internal terminal,
shielding members, formed from an electrically conductive material, that shield the coaxial terminals, and
a housing, formed from an insulating material, having provided therein L-shaped terminal holding portions that hold the coaxial terminals and shielding members, wherein:
the external terminal has
a conductor mounting portion that extends in a forward-rearward direction and is used to mount an outer conductor of a coaxial cable, and
a terminal connecting portion that extends downwardly from the front end side of the conductor mounting portion and is used for connecting to an external terminal of a coaxial terminal in a counterpart connector;
the shielding members
cover a section in the external terminal extending from a bottom face of the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear face of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion and, additionally,
electrically connect the conductor mounting portion to the terminal connecting portion, and form an electrical path in the external terminal that passes through an area extending from below the front end portion of the conductor mounting portion to the rear of the upper end portion of the terminal connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,674

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A manufacturing method of an electrical connector comprising a plurality of terminals arranged in an array, each of the plurality of terminals comprising a connecting portion at one end for connecting to a mounting surface of a circuit board, and a contact portion at another end for contacting a counterpart contact member mated therewith; a stationary housing securing said plurality of terminals in place that is fixedly mounted to the circuit board, and a movable housing that is separate from said stationary housing and is movable relative to said stationary housing; wherein the counterpart contact member is mated with the movable housing, wherein the each of the plurality of terminals comprises a movable-side retained portion wherein the contact portion is secured in place by unitary molding with the movable housing in a movable-side retaining portion of said movable housing, a stationary-side retained portion secured in place by the unitary molding with the stationary housing at a location proximate the connecting portion in a stationary-side retaining portion of said stationary housing, and a resiliently displaceable resilient portion coupling the movable-side retained portion to said stationary-side retained portion; the resilient portion comprising a curved apex portion on an upper end of said resilient portion outwardly of the movable-side retained portion in a connector-width direction perpendicular to the terminal array direction within a plane parallel to the mounting surface of the circuit board; and wherein lateral open spaces are formed in the connector-width direction in a range including at least an apex portion below the movable-side retaining portion that is positioned above the curved apex portion in the terminal array direction, the method comprising:installing an upper mold from above the electrical connector, side molds laterally in the connector-width direction, and a lower mold from below the electrical connector to form the unitary molding of the movable housing with the movable-side retained portions of the terminals in the upper mold and the side molds and to form the unitary molding of the stationary housings with the stationary-side retained portions of the terminals in the lower mold and the side molds;
wherein the side molds are laterally installed so as to hold the resilient portions of the terminals in clearance grooves formed in said side molds.

US Pat. No. 10,461,478

CONNECTOR HAVING SHELL AND CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector fittable to a partner connector, comprising:a housing;
a contact attached to the housing; and
a conductive shell attached to the housing,
wherein the housing includes a body portion and a fitting target portion extending from the body portion to a side of fitting to the partner connector,
a diameter of a side portion outer peripheral surface of the fitting target portion is, at at least part thereof, set smaller than a diameter of a side portion outer peripheral surface of the body portion,
the conductive shell includes a first shell and a second shell,
the first shell includes a cover portion configured to cover at least part of an outer peripheral surface of the housing, an elastic arm having a free end on the side of fitting to the partner connector, and a support portion elastically connecting the elastic arm to the cover portion and configured to support the elastic arm in a cantilever manner,
the elastic arm has a lock portion configured to lock fitting between the connector and the partner connector at a position closer to a free end side than the support portion,
the elastic arm has a stepped portion corresponding to a stepped surface of the housing provided using a difference in the diameter between the body portion and the fitting target portion,
the second shell includes a portion facing the stepped portion at a position closer to the side of fitting to the partner connector than the stepped portion of the elastic arm,
the elastic arm and the cover portion are made out of a single metal plate and continuous to each other,
the elastic arm is held apart from the cover portion through the support portion and positioned outer than the cover portion in a radial direction,
the cover portion and the elastic arm have substantially opposing surfaces, the surface of the elastic arm being positioned outer than the surface of the cover portion in the radial direction,
the second shell further includes an ejection hole, and
the lock portion is positioned inside of the ejection hole and a part of the lock portion protrudes from the ejection hole.

US Pat. No. 10,454,195

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:a cylindrical outer conductor;
a center terminal located on a central axis of the outer conductor along an axial direction of the central axis;
an insulator located coaxially between the outer conductor and the center terminal; and
a band-shaped C-ring located inside the outer conductor, wherein
the outer conductor includes a housing groove for housing the C-ring, the housing groove being formed on an inner peripheral surface of the outer conductor on a front end side of the center terminal, and
the housing groove includes a slope of which inner diameter is smaller on a front end side than on a rear end side, the slope being formed on a front end portion of the housing groove.

US Pat. No. 10,454,220

CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A cable-side connector comprising:an outer conductor shell; and
an insulator housed in the outer conductor shell with the insulator holding multiple terminals,
wherein the outer conductor shell includes
an inclined portion having elasticity in such an inclined shape that a side wall is raised,
an engagement portion to be engaged with a partner engagement portion of a partner connector, and
a fitting portion to be fitted in a fitting recessed portion of the partner connector,
the inclined portion is provided at the side wall of the outer conductor shell which is to contact part of the fitting recessed portion of the partner connector,
when the inclined portion contacts the part of the fitting recessed portion, the engagement portion closely contacts the partner engagement portion with no clearance, and
the inclined portion is provided at a back position of a position of the engagement portion in a fitting direction in which the fitting portion is to be fitted in the fitting recessed portion of the partner connector.

US Pat. No. 10,379,302

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTORS, AS WELL AS PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR DEVICE UTILIZING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion connectors comprising:encapsulating a series of connector components arranged in a column direction among multiple connector components on a support member that are arranged in each direction, respectively, in a row direction and in a column direction, in a state of substantial isolation from connector components adjacent to said series of connector components in the row direction using a first resin member;
dicing the multiple connector components on the support member encapsulated using the above-mentioned first resin member into row units in the row direction;
molding the multiple connector components on the support member, which have been encapsulated using the above-mentioned first resin member and diced, using a second resin member on a column-by-column basis; and
dicing off the multiple molded connector components on the support member in the column direction one by one.

US Pat. No. 10,498,077

POWER CONNECTOR AND POWER CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A power connector comprising:a housing;
a power supply terminal;
a regulatory protruding portion; and
a locking portion, wherein
the housing includes, therein, an insertion space configured in such a manner that at least part of a counterpart housing of a counterpart connector is inserted thereinto,
the insertion space communicates with an insertion port and comprises an upper inner wall and a bottom-side inner wall opposite to the upper inner wall in a first direction perpendicular to a direction of the insertion of at least part of the counterpart housing in the insertion space,
the power supply terminal includes an exposed portion provided in a state of being exposed from the housing toward the insertion space, and a contact portion being at least part of the power supply terminal, the contact portion being configured to come into contact with a counterpart-side power supply terminal provided to the counterpart housing upon at least part of the counterpart housing being inserted through the insertion port,
the regulatory protruding portion is placed on a side closer to the insertion port than to the exposed portion in the direction of the insertion of at least part of the counterpart housing, in the insertion space, the regulatory protruding portion comprising at least a pair of projections, one of the pair of projections protruding from the upper inner wall in the first direction toward the insertion space, another one of the pair of projections protruding from the bottom-side inner wall in the first direction toward the insertion space, and
the locking portion is provided in the insertion space, and is configured to lock a locking portion provided to the counterpart housing upon at least part of the counterpart housing being inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,490,946

CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:an outer conductor shell;
two terminal groups arranged along a connector fitting direction to face each other; and
an insulator housed in the outer conductor shell, the insulator holding the two terminal groups, wherein
each of the two terminal groups includes at least one or more terminal pairs of two terminals,
each terminal of the terminal pair included in each of the two terminal groups includes
at a tip end side portion of the connector, a contact portion to be connected in contact with a terminal of a partner connector,
at a back end side portion of the connector, a terminal mounting portion to be mounted on a substrate,
the outer conductor shell includes a shell mounting portion for mounting on the substrate, and a ground terminal also serving as a shell mounting portion on a back end side,
the ground terminal is mounted on the substrate between a mounting portion for a group of terminals included in one terminal group of the two terminal groups and a mounting portion for a group of terminals included in the other terminal group, and
the ground terminal is in direct contact with the outer conductor shell.

US Pat. No. 10,483,670

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards comprising:terminals having formed therein connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in the longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at the other end, and
a housing holding a plurality of said terminals in place in array form, said housing having disposed therein the contact portions of the above-mentioned terminals, wherein:
the housing is formed such that it is divided into a receiving-side housing, which accommodates the contact portions of the terminals and receives a counterpart connector component such that said counterpart connector component is placed in contact with the contact portions, and a board-side housing formed separately from the receiving-side housing, which holds the terminals in place in sections more proximal to the connecting portions than to the above-mentioned contact portions and which is mounted to a circuit board, and
the receiving-side housing and the board-side housing are molded as a single unit from an injection molding to mold the receiving side housing and an integral molding on the board-side housing with the receiving-side housing.

US Pat. No. 10,446,985

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELD PLATE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector comprising:a first terminal group including a plurality of terminals;
a second terminal group including a plurality of terminals;
a first ground terminal;
a second ground terminal;
a housing that is made of insulating resin and that holds the first terminal group, the first ground terminal, the second terminal group, and the second ground terminal;
a shield plate arranged between the first terminal group and the second terminal group; and
a plurality of reinforcing portions arranged at side walls in a short-side direction of the housing,
wherein the plurality of terminals included in the first terminal group are arrayed in a long-side direction of the housing at one side, and the first ground terminal includes a plurality of first ground terminals arranged at both ends with the first terminal group interposed therebetween,
wherein the plurality of terminals included in the second terminal group are arrayed in the long-side direction of the housing at the other side, and the second ground terminal includes a plurality of second ground terminals arranged at both ends with the second terminal group interposed therebetween,
wherein the shield plate is coupled to at least one of the first ground terminals and the second ground terminals via a shield coupling portion,
wherein a reinforcing portion among the plurality of reinforcing portions provided at one of the side walls is coupled to the first ground terminal at one side via a first reinforcing coupling portion,
wherein a reinforcing portion among the plurality of reinforcing portions provided at another one of the side walls is coupled to the second ground terminal at the other side via a second reinforcing coupling portion, and
wherein the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal coupled to the reinforcing portions are not coupled to the shield plate.

US Pat. No. 10,418,731

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards comprising:terminals having connecting portions configured to be connected to a circuit board at one end in a longitudinal direction of said terminals and contact portions configured to be placed in contact with a counterpart connector component at another end, and
a housing holding said terminals in an array form; said housing comprising stationary housings, which are mounted to the circuit board by said terminals, and a movable housing, which is formed as a member separate from said stationary housings, that is movable relative to said stationary housings, and has disposed therein the contact portions of the terminals, wherein:
the terminals comprise stationary-side retained portions held in place by the stationary housings, movable-side retained portions held in place by the movable housing, and resilient portions provided between said stationary-side retained portions and movable-side retained portions, and
the movable housing comprises abutment fittings provided on a bottom face that faces the circuit board, thereby facilitating the abutment fittings to abut a surface of the circuit board when the movable housing moves towards the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,553,970

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards disposed on a mounting face of a circuit board and having a counterpart connector connected thereto in a direction of connection perpendicular to said mounting face, comprising:multiple sheet metal terminals extending in the above-mentioned direction of connection and arranged in a single array direction parallel to the above-mentioned mounting face,
a sheet metal ground plate disposed extending in the above-mentioned array direction throughout the array range of the terminals, and a retainer of an electrically insulating material securing in place the above-mentioned multiple terminals and the above-mentioned ground plate;
the above-mentioned terminals have a connecting portion, which is formed at one end in the above-mentioned direction of connection and is connected to the above-mentioned mounting face, and a contact portion, which is formed at the other end in the above-mentioned direction of connection and has a contact surface brought in contact with a counterpart terminal;
the above-mentioned ground plate has resilient strips brought in contact with the above-mentioned terminals;
said resilient strips are formed within the range of the above-mentioned contact portions in the above-mentioned direction of connection at locations corresponding to the above-mentioned terminals in the above-mentioned array direction and are brought in contact with the surface of said terminals on the side opposite to the above-mentioned contact surface; and
the above-mentioned terminals have retained portions that extend from the lateral edges of the above-mentioned contact portions extending in the above-mentioned direction of connection and that are secured in place by the above-mentioned retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,505,288

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING TERMINAL SUPPORTS

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing; and
paired terminal supports comprising a first terminal support and a second terminal support, wherein
each of the paired terminal supports is capable of supporting terminals in cantilever fashion, and
upon being mounted on the housing in a state of abutting each other, the paired terminal supports are capable of forming a gap where a contacted object is inserted, between contacts of the terminals supported by the terminal supports in a direction along abutment directions of the paired terminal supports,
wherein each of the first and second terminal supports has a hole and a protrusion, the protrusion of the first terminal support being inserted in the hole of the second terminal support, and the protrusion of the second terminal support being inserted in the hole of the first terminal support,
each of the first and second terminal supports has a lock projection on side surfaces of the first and second terminal supports, the lock projection projecting perpendicularly to the abutment directions of the first and second terminal supports and perpendicularly to the side surfaces of the first and second terminal supports, and
the housing has a lock hole on a side wall of the housing, the lock projections of the first and second terminal supports being inserted in the lock hole to lock the paired terminal supports to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,566,752

BLADE BODY

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A blade body, comprising:a plurality of signal terminals forming a metal strip shape that are disposed in parallel to each other, the plurality of signal terminals comprising an embedded part that is embedded and held in a base member made of an insulating material, and a protruding part that protrudes from the base member on one end side and is completely exposed from the insulating material, with the protruding part forming a connecting part that is electrically connected by contacting or solder-connecting to a mating connecting body;
wherein the base member comprises a main body holding part that covers an entire circumference of the circumferential surface of the signal terminals and holds the signal terminals, and a semi-exposed holding part that exposes a portion of the circumferential surface of the signal terminals from the insulating material while covering and holding the remaining portion with the insulating material, with the protruding part of the signal terminals protruding from the semi-exposed holding part at one end side position with regard to the main body holding part; and
at least a portion of the semi-exposed holding part is formed to be thinner than the main body holding part, and at least a portion of the embedded part corresponding to the main body holding part is formed to have a narrower terminal width than the protruding part;
wherein the semi-exposed holding part holds the remaining portion and flexes with the protruding part when the signal terminals are flexed in a state of contact of a mating terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,553,972

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electrical connector for circuit boards disposed on a mounting face of a circuit board, with a counterpart connector connected thereto such that a direction of connection is a direction perpendicular to the mounting face, wherein the electrical connector for circuit boards comprises:a plurality of connector elements arranged in a single array direction parallel to the mounting face and a support used for supporting the plurality of connector elements;
the connector elements have a plurality of terminals arranged in a connector-width direction perpendicular to the array direction, as well as a stationary retainer and a movable retainer made of an electrically insulating material, which are used to secure the terminals in place;
the terminals have connecting portions connected to the mounting face at one end in the direction of connection of the terminals and contact portions brought in contact with counterpart terminals at another end in the direction of connection, the contact portions being secured in place on a lateral face of the movable retainer and secured in place by the stationary retainer between the movable retainer and the connecting portions, with flexible portions formed between the movable retainer and the stationary retainer;
the connector elements have provided therein a sheet metal member located on another lateral face opposite to the lateral face on which the contact portions are located; the sheet metal member has a parallel plate portion, which extends in the connector-width direction throughout at least a portion of a terminal array range, and a biasing portion, which is formed by folding back in an edge portion of the parallel plate portion in a through-thickness direction and faces the parallel plate portion; and,
when the connector is connected to the counterpart connector, the biasing portion applies pressure to another adjacent connector element with a biasing force, as a result of which its reaction force brings the contact portions in contact with, and applies contact pressure to, the counterpart terminals of the counterpart connector.

US Pat. No. 10,522,950

CONNECTOR INCLUDING SHELL HAVING LOCK MECHANISM AND CONNECTOR DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connector fittable to a partner connector, comprising:a housing;
a contact attached to the housing; and
a conductive shell attached to the housing,
wherein the conductive shell includes at least a metal shell formed from a single metal plate,
the metal shell includes a cover portion configured to cover at least part of a side portion outer peripheral surface of the housing, an elastic arm having a free end on a side of fitting to the partner connector, and a support portion provided on a lateral side of the elastic arm to elastically connect the elastic arm to the cover portion and configured to support the elastic arm in a cantilever manner,
the cover portion and the elastic arm have substantially opposing surfaces to each other,
the elastic arm has a lock portion configured to lock fitting between the connector and the partner connector at a position closer to a free end side than the support portion,
the housing includes a body portion and a fitting target portion extending from the body portion to the side of fitting to the partner connector,
the conductive shell further has a second shell configured to cover at least part of the outer peripheral surface of the fitting target portion, and
at least part of the free end side of the elastic arm is arranged between the second shell and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,522,953

COAXIAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial electrical connector connected to a circuit board, comprising:a metal outer conductor having a tubular portion, and
a metal center conductor comprising:
a contact portion extending in an axial direction of said tubular portion within an interior space of said tubular portion, and in which said center conductor is secured in place by the outer conductor, with a dielectric interposed therebetween,
a radial portion with a plate-shaped configuration extending radially outward from a base portion side of the contact portion, and
a connecting leg portion placed in contact with a circuit board formed on a bottom face of said radial portion,
wherein the contact portion is a solid contact comprising an annular portion provided around a perimeter of a base portion of the contact portion;
wherein the radial portion extends radially outward in a radial direction from the annular portion along a same plane as the annular portion;
wherein the connecting leg portion comprises a strip portion extending from the annular portion in a circumferential direction;
wherein the contact portion is formed from a sheet metal and forged such that the contact portion has a height greater than a thickness of the sheet metal, and such that the contact portion is made solid from the sheet metal.

US Pat. No. 10,516,226

INTERMEDIATE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An intermediate electrical connector, which is disposed between one electrical connector for circuit boards disposed on a circuit board and another electrical connector for circuit boards disposed on another circuit board and which is configured to connect to the one electrical connector for circuit boards and the another electrical connector for circuit boards in a direction of connection coinciding with the direction of diametrical opposition of the circuit board and the another circuit board, comprising:a plurality of connector elements arranged in an array direction parallel to a mounting face of the circuit board and a support supporting the plurality of connector elements;
the connector elements comprising terminals extending in the direction of connection, and stationary retainers and movable retainers made of an electrically insulating material that secure said terminals in place;
the terminals, at the respective two ends of said terminals in the longitudinal direction, comprise contact portions contactable with the terminals of the electrical connectors for circuit boards, and said respective contact portions are secured in place on one lateral face of the individual movable retainers and are secured in place by the stationary retainers between two movable retainers; and
the contact portions of the terminals of the intermediate electrical connector have leaf contact point portions extending in the direction of connection and protruding contact point portions located closer to the free ends of the terminals than to said leaf contact point portions; and, in a connected state, the protruding contact point portions are made contactable with the corresponding leaf contact point portions extending in the direction of connection that are formed on the terminals of the electrical connectors for circuit boards, and, at the same time, the leaf contact point portions are made contactable with the corresponding protruding contact point portions located closer to the free ends of said terminals than to the corresponding leaf contact point portions that are formed on the terminals of the electrical connectors for circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 10,355,422

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR EQUIPPED WITH SIGNAL TERMINAL AND GROUND TERMINAL, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR DEVICE USING THEREOF

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector comprising:signal terminals and a ground terminal;
an insulating housing for holding the signal terminals and the ground terminal; and
a conductive shell covering at least a part of side outer peripheries of the signal terminals and the ground terminal, wherein
the signal terminals form pairs, the ground terminal is disposed between the pairs of signal terminals, and a part of the ground terminal is in direct contact with an inner wall of the conductive shell.

US Pat. No. 9,525,226

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be connected to a flat conductive member, comprising:
a housing including a receiving portion for receiving the flat conductive member;
a plurality of terminals arranged in the housing in a terminal arrangement direction; and
a movable member arranged to be rotatable between an open position and a close position relative to the housing,
wherein said movable member includes an engaging portion for engaging an engaged portion formed on the flat conductive member
when the movable member is situated at the close portion,

said movable member further includes a pressure receiving portion for abutting against the engaged portion when the movable
member is situated at the open portion,

said movable member further includes a passing allowing space between the engaging portion and the pressure receiving portion
for allowing the engaged portion to pass through, and

said movable member is configured so that the engaged portion passes through the passing allowing space when the movable member
is rotated toward the close position.