US Pat. No. 9,048,593

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electronic card connector, comprising:
an insulating body defining a bottom surface and a top surface opposite to the bottom surface; and
a plurality of terminals held by the insulating body, each terminal comprising:
a base comprising a main portion;
a spring portion extending from the base;
a contact portion extending from the spring portion and above the top surface of the insulating body;
a first soldering portion formed by recessing a first end of the base, wherein the first soldering portion and the main portion
form a slit therebetween; and

a second soldering portion separated from the first soldering portion.

US Pat. No. 9,281,595

SYSTEM AND CONNECTOR CONFIGURED FOR MACRO MOTION

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A energy transfer system, comprising:
a first panel supporting a first header with a first terminal and a second header with a second terminal, the first and second
headers being on opposing sides of the first panel;

a second panel supporting a third header with a third terminal, wherein the first panel and the second panel are configured
to be mounted adjacent each other; and

a connector with a first end and a second end, the first end configured to mate with the first header and the second end configured
to mate with the third header, the connector including a fourth terminal configured to electrically couple the first and third
terminals, wherein the first, third and fourth terminals are configured to provide a resistance between the first and third
terminals that increases less than 20 milliohms after 5000 cycles of macro motion between the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 9,142,921

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A bypass assembly for connecting a component disposed on a circuit board to a backplane, comprising:
a cable, the cable including multiple wires, each wire having an insulative body portion with a pair of signal conductors
extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the pair of signal conductors being separated by a first spacing,
and a conductive, outer shielding member surrounding the insulative body portion, each said wire having opposing first and
second free ends; and,

a connector, the connector including an insulative body that supports a plurality of conductive first and second terminals
in at least one row, the wire signal conductors being attached to corresponding first terminals and the outer wire shielding
member being attached to corresponding second terminals, the first and second terminals being further arranged in a pattern,
whereby pairs of the first terminals in the row are separated from other of the first terminals by at least one intervening
second terminal, the first terminals being spaced apart from each other in a spacing intended to maintain an approximate spacing
of the wire free ends terminated thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,163,811

LIGHT MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An illumination module comprising:
a light emitting diode (“LED”) assembly comprising a frame, a LED array supported by the frame, a heat spreader with an upper
and a lower surface, the upper surface in thermal communication with the LED array and supported by the frame;

a cover rotatably coupled to the LED assembly; and
a biasing element provided between the cover and the frame, the biasing element configured to urge the LED assembly and the
cover to translate in opposite directions, wherein the biasing element is configured to allow the cover to rotate with respect
to the LED assembly, wherein the illumination module is configured, in operation, to be removably inserted into a receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,240,642

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector having a flat cable connecting portion connected to a flat cable and a flat mating portion mated with another
connector, the connector comprising:
a plurality of terminals arranged on the mating portion for establishing contact with terminals on the other connector;
a conductive connecting portion exposed on the cable connecting portion and connected to conductive trace connecting portions
on the flat cable, and

a plurality of wiring lines extending from the mating portion to the cable connecting portion, each one electrically connecting
a terminal to the corresponding conductive trace connecting portion;

wherein the conductive connecting portion having a protrusion formed on the wiring lines, and the upper surface of the protrusion
being substantially the same height as one outer surface of the cable connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,239,437

FIBER OPTIC CONNECTOR REMOVAL CLIPS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A fiber optic connector removal clip for engaging a fiber optic connector, the fiber optic connector having a body section
with a shoulder surface, the body section being generally rectangular and having four side surfaces, the clip comprising:
an engagement portion, a force transmitting portion and a handle portion;
the engagement portion being configured to engage the body section of the fiber optic connector, the engagement portion having
a web, a pair of arms extending from the web to define a body receiving four-sided receptacle, each arm including a generally
inwardly directed end portion, the pair of arms being a first distance apart, the end portions of the pair of arms being a
second distance apart, the second distance being less than the first distance, and upon positioning the body section of the
fiber optic connector within the body receiving receptacle, the web engages a first side surface of the body section, a first
arm engages a second side surface of the body section, a second arm engages a third side surface of the body section, and
the end portions of the pair of arms cooperatively engage a fourth side surface of the body section, and the engagement portion
further having an engagement surface to engage the shoulder surface of the fiber optic connector; and

the force transmitting portion being positioned between the engagement portion and the handle portion for transmitting digital
connector removal force applied by a user to the handle portion and from the engagement surface to the shoulder surface of
the fiber optic connector to facilitate remove of the fiber optic connector.

US Pat. No. 9,240,658

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH A PLURALITY OF HOUSINGS EACH WITH A WAFER AND PLURALITY OF CONTACTS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first housing supporting a first wafer, the first wafer having a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, the
first and second signal terminals having first contacts positioned in a first row;

a second housing supporting a second wafer, the second wafer having a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal,
the third and fourth signal terminals have second contacts positioned in a second row; and

a third housing supporting a terminal array, the terminal array including a fifth signal terminal and sixth signal terminal,
the fifth and sixth signal terminals including first contact ends and second contact ends, the first contact ends engaging
the first contacts and the second contact ends engaging the second contacts, wherein the first row is perpendicular to the
second row and the fifth and six terminals are folded so that the first contacts are aligned perpendicular to the second contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,142,922

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED COOLING CAPABILITY

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector, comprising:
a cage with a front face, the cage including a top wall, a first and second side wall and a rear wall, the wall cooperatively
forming a hollow interior space;

a housing with at least a first card slot and at least a second card slot positioned in the hollow interior space, the at
least first car slot and at least second card slot vertically spaced apart;

a first spacer positioned between the first and second side wall and between the at least first card slot and at least second
card slot so as to define a first and second bay, the first spacer defining a central portion between the first and second
bay, the central portion having a length that extend from the front face to the housing; and

a first front face aligned with the central portion, the first front face including at least one front aperture that is in
communication with the central portion, wherein the first and second side wall each have a plurality of side apertures in
communication with the central portion so as to allow air to flow through the at least one front aperture, along the central
portion and out the side apertures, wherein the side apertures are positioned at least one third of the length of the central
portion from the first front face so that there are no side apertures closer to the front face than one third of the length.

US Pat. No. 9,097,405

LIGHT MODULE SYSTEM

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An illumination system comprising:
a receptacle;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) assembly positioned within the receptacle, the LED assembly including an LED array with an
anode and a cathode, the LED assembly translateable with respect to the receptacle in a vertical direction between an initial
and an installed position, the vertical translation being substantially without rotational translation; and

a first cover engaging the receptacle, the first cover configured to rotate relative to the receptacle, wherein rotation of
the first cover causes the first cover to translate vertically relative to the receptacle, wherein the vertical translation
of the first cover causes the LED assembly to translate vertically, the translation of the LED assembly being substantially
without rotational translation.

US Pat. No. 9,240,638

MEZZANINE CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL BRICK

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a first mounting face and a first mating face positioned on opposite sides of the housing, the housing having
a channel extending from the mounting face to the mating face; and

a terminal brick positioned in the channel, the terminal brick including a pod and a U-shaped ground terminal, the pod comprising
a pair of signal terminals positioned in a frame, each signal terminal having a contact, a tail and a body extending between
the tail, the signal terminals aligned so as to provide edge-to-edge coupling, wherein the terminal brick is configured to
be inserted into the channel in a first direction that extends between the tail and the contact of the signal terminal and
the pod is configured to be inserted into the U-shaped ground terminal in a direction that is transverse to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,167,722

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SOCKET FOR CARD-SHAPED COMPONENT

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electronic device, the electronic device comprising:
an electronic component socket, the electronic component socket accommodating an installable electronic component therein,
the electronic component socket including a thermal connecting portion, the thermal connecting portion being connected thermally
to the electronic component, the thermal connecting portion including a transporting member, the transporting member including
an interior space, a vapor diffusing space, a coolant return flow space and an interference-preventing plate, a coolant being
sealed within the interior space, the vapor diffusing space for diffusing vaporized coolant included within the interior space,
condensed coolant flowing back to the coolant return flow space, the interference-preventing plate preventing interference
between the vaporized coolant and the condensed coolant; and

a heat-dissipating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,240,365

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cooling device, the cooling device comprising:
a thermal diffusion unit, the thermal diffusion unit having a mounting surface for mounting to a heating element, the thermal
diffusion unit configured to diffuse heat from the heating element; and

a heat transporting unit, the heat transporting unit being laminated in a thickness direction of the thermal diffusion unit
and operable to transport the heat diffused by the thermal diffusion unit;

wherein:
the thermal diffusion unit comprises:
a first upper plate;
a first lower plate spaced apart from and opposing the first upper plate;
a first internal space formed by laminating the first upper plate and the first lower plate together, a first refrigerant
disposed therein, the first refrigerant being sealed in the first internal space;

a first vapor diffusion path formed in the first internal space, the first refrigerant being vaporized and diffused therein;
the first vapor diffusion path extending in a first direction; and

a first capillary channel formed in the first internal space, the first refrigerant being condensed and circulated therein;
the heat transporting unit comprises:
a second upper plate;
a second lower plate spaced apart from and opposing the second upper plate; a second internal space formed by laminating the
second upper plate and the second lower plate, a second refrigerant disposed therein, the second refrigerant being sealed
into the second internal space;

a second vapor diffusion path formed in the second internal space, the second refrigerant being vaporized and diffused therein;
the second vapor diffusion path extending in a second direction that is different than the first direction; and

a second capillary channel formed in the second internal space, the second refrigerant being condensed and circulated therein;
and

the thermal diffusion unit and the heat transporting unit being disposed adjacent each other and on opposite sides of a common
member that separates the first and second internal spaces from each other, and wherein the first upper plate of the thermal
diffusion unit and the second lower plate of the heat transporting unit are the same member and define the common member.

US Pat. No. 9,239,152

LED HOLDER

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A holder, comprising
a base body defining a receiving hole;
at least two terminals provided to the base body, each of the terminals having a pressing contact portion extending into the
receiving hole and a wire insertion structure configured to detachably connect to a wire;

a connector provided to the base body; and
at least two wires supported by the base body, wherein one end of each wire of the at least two wires is respectively detachaby
connected to one of the corresponding terminals and the other end of each wire of the at least two wires is connected to the
connector, wherein the terminals and the connector are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 9,142,927

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE HAVING A STANDARD PLUG AND A REVERSE PLUG AT TWO ENDS OF A CABLE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connection device, the electrical connection device comprising:
a standard receptacle module, the standard receptacle module including:
a first receptacle, the first receptacle including a first mating portion, and
a first guide frame, the first guide frame including a first frame body, a first locking plate and a first positioning portion,
the first frame body being mounted to the first receptacle, the first locking plate extending from a side of the first frame
body and being spaced apart from the first mating portion and having a first locking unit;

a reverse receptacle module, the reverse receptacle module including:
a second receptacle, the second receptacle including a second mating portion, and
a second guide frame, the second guide frame including a second frame body, a second locking plate and a second positioning
portion, the second frame body being mounted to the second receptacle, the second locking plate extending from a side of the
second frame body and being spaced apart from the second mating portion and having a second locking unit; and

a connector cable module, the connector cable module including:
a standard plug, the standard plug including a first casing and a third mating portion provided in the first casing and mating
with the first mating portion, the first casing having a third locking unit engaging with the first locking unit and a third
positioning portion compatible with the first positioning portion,

a reverse plug, the reverse plug including a second casing and a fourth mating portion provided in the second casing and mating
with the second mating portion, the second casing having a fourth locking unit engaging with the second locking unit and a
fourth positioning portion compatible with the second positioning portion, and

a cable, the cable connecting the standard plug and the reverse plug;
wherein the third positioning portion of the standard plug is incompatible with the second positioning portion of the second
guide frame, and the fourth positioning portion of the reverse plug is incompatible with the first positioning portion of
the first guide frame, so that the third mating portion of the standard plug cannot mate with the second mating portion of
the reverse receptacle module, and the fourth mating portion of the reverse plug cannot mate with the first mating portion
of the standard receptacle module with the standard plug configured to mate with the first receptacle and the reverse plug
configured to mate with the second receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,118,152

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an institutive housing comprising a body portion, two tongues arranged side-by-side along a horizontal direction, and a retaining
portion, the body portion having a mating face and a rear end face opposite to the mating face, the two tongues protruding
forwardly from the mating face, and the retaining portion being formed in the mating face;

a plurality of terminals fixed to the insulative housing and mounted on the two tongues; and
a cage comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and two side walls respectively connected to two sides of the top wall and the
bottom wall, the cage surrounding the two tongues so as to define an inserting port, a polarizing portion being recessed downwardly
from the top wall and being positioned between the two tongues, and a latching arm being bended from the bottom wall, the
latching arm being provided with a latching hole engaged with the retaining portion of the insulative housing.

US Pat. No. 9,190,788

DUAL MEMORY CARD SOCKET

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A dual memory card socket, the dual memory card socket comprising:
a casing, the casing including a micro SIM card connecting terminal mounting part on one side and a micro SD card connecting
terminal mounting part on another side;

a plurality of micro SIM card connecting terminals, each micro SIM card connecting terminal being combined with the micro
SIM card connecting terminal mounting part, in contact with the micro SIM card connecting end on one side and fixed to a printed
circuit board on another side;

a plurality of micro SD card connecting terminals, each micro SD card connecting terminal being combined with the micro SD
card connecting terminal mounting part, in contact with the micro SD card connecting end on one side and fixed to the printed
circuit board on another side;

a micro SIM card casing, the micro SIM card casing being mounted on an upper portion of the casing, and formed with an inserting
space for inserting a micro SIM card into the casing and a guiding slice for guiding a micro SD card on both sides on a top
of the casing; and

a micro SD card casing, the micro SD card casing being located at a position higher than the micro SIM card casing, mounted
on a rear end of the casing, and formed with an inserting space, for inserting the micro SD card, and an opening in the front;

wherein the micro SIM card connecting terminals and the micro SD card connecting terminals are integrally molded.

US Pat. No. 9,178,325

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having a front side and a rear side opposite the front side;
a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together defining a slot, and an entrance of the slot being adjacent
to the front side so as to allow an electronic card to enter into and exit from the slot along a card insertion direction;
and

a detection switch provided to the housing and adjacent to a side of the slot, the side extending along the card insertion
direction, and the detection switch comprising:

a first resilient terminal having a first fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a first resilient
arm portion extending from the first fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a first end portion
extending from a distal end of the first resilient arm portion and extending into the slot and adjacent to the rear side;
and

a second resilient terminal having a second fixed portion fixed to the housing and positioned outside the slot, a second resilient
arm portion extending from the second fixed portion toward the rear side and offsetting toward the slot, and a second end
portion extending from a distal end of the second resilient arm portion, the second end portion being further adjacent to
the front side relative to the first end portion, and when the electronic card is not inserted into the slot, the second end
portion contacting the first resilient arm portion, when the electronic card is received in the slot, the first end portion
being pushed by the electronic card and driving the first resilient arm portion to allow the first resilient arm portion to
be separated from the second end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,170,276

COAXIAL CABLE MEMBER COUPLED TO A SIGNAL TERMINAL, A GROUND TERMINAL AND AN AUXILIARY GROUND CONDUCTOR WITH AN ELASTICALLY-DEFORMABLE PIECE

Molex Japan Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A cable assembly, the cable assembly comprising:
a co-axial cable, the co-axial cable including a cable member;
an insulating member, the insulating member being provided on a tip of the cable member, and including a upper surface and
a lower surface, the upper and lower surfaces facing mutually opposite directions along the direction in which the tip of
the cable member is inserted;

a signal terminal, the signal terminal being electrically connected to a signal conductor of the co-axial cable, extending
in the direction in which the tip of the cable member is inserted, and being provided on the upper surface;

a ground terminal, the ground terminal being electrically connected to a ground conductor of the co-axial cable, extending
in the direction in which the tip of the cable member is inserted, being provided in a parallel manner with the signal terminal
on the upper surface the—tip of which is bent on the upper surface side toward the lower surface; and

an auxiliary ground conductor, the auxiliary ground connector extending in the direction in which the tip of the cable member
is inserted, being provided in a manner so as to face the lower surface, and including an elastically-deformed piece bent
on the insulating member formed on a tip of the auxiliary ground conductor;

wherein the elastically-deformed piece, in an elastically deformed status, comes in contact with the tip of the ground terminal
protruding from the lower surface, when the auxiliary ground conductor is positioned facing the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 9,275,260

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector for mounting on a circuit board, comprising:
a housing having a spacer;
a plurality of first terminals supported by the housing;
a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together configured to be supported on the circuit board and the
spacer being spaced apart from the circuit board, so as to together define a first slot positioned above the spacer and a
receiving space positioned under the spacer and being adjacent to the circuit board, and one of the housing and the cage forming
two first inner wall surfaces defining two side boundaries of the first slot and two second inner wall surfaces defining two
side boundaries of the receiving space, the two first inner wall surfaces and the two second inner wall surfaces extending
respectively along a card insertion direction; and

a terminal block comprising an insulative plate and a plurality of second terminals supported by the insulative plate, the
terminal block configured to be positioned in the receiving space and spaced apart from the two second inner wall surfaces,
the insulative plate being parallel to and spaced apart from the spacer so as to form a second slot in the receiving space,
wherein the housing further comprises a side wall and a switch unit provided to the side wall, the side wall further has a
mounting space receiving the switch unit and a through hole extending from an end face of the side wall along the card insertion
direction and extending into the mounting space, a pin-like element can be inserted into the through hole so as to enable
the switch unit and wherein the switch unit comprises an abutting portion formed to the cage and a resilient terminal fixed
in the housing, the resilient terminal can be enabled by the pin-like element so as to change a contact state between the
resilient terminal and the abutting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,246,280

CAGE, RECEPTACLE AND SYSTEM FOR USE THEREWITH

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector system, comprising:
a plurality of housings positioned side by side in a ganged arrangement, each of the housing supporting a card slot arranged
on a front side of the housing, the housing supporting a plurality of terminals that are positioned on both sides of the card
slot;

a cage positioned so as to provide including a front face and a plurality of channels extending from the front face, each
of the channels configured to direct a mating connector toward the respective card slot, the cage including a thermal plate
provided along one of an upper and a lower a surface of the channel; and

a thermal conduit extending transversely across the plurality of channels, the thermal conduit configured, in operation, to
direct thermal energy from the thermal plate away from an inserted module, wherein each housing provides a stacked configuration
that includes at least two vertically separated card slots and the cage includes vertically separate channels for each card
slot and the thermal conduit extends between the vertically separated channels.

US Pat. No. 9,210,812

GROUND TERMINATION WITH DAMPENED RESONANCE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A resonance damping system, comprising:
a circuit board, the circuit board including:
a first terminal contact, a first via and a second via and a ground plane, the first and second via coupled the ground plane
and the first terminal contact isolated from the ground plane;

a first ground trace extending from the first terminal contact to the first via;
a second ground trace extending from the second via; and
a first dampening element coupling the first ground trace and the second ground trace, the dampening element positioned so
as to provide a predetermined electrical length from the dampening element to the first via; and

a connector mounted on the circuit board, the connector including a first ground terminal coupled to the first terminal contact,
the first ground terminal having an effective separated electrical length.

US Pat. No. 9,106,028

CONNECTOR FOR A MEMORY CARD

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector for a card, the connector comprising: a housing, the housing being adapted to receive a card, the housing having
an inner wall portion and a bottom wall portion, the card being equipped with a terminal member;
at least one connection terminal, the at least one terminal being attached to the bottom wall portion and contact the terminal
member; and

a detecting switch, the detecting switch including a first elongated contact member and a second elongated contact member,
the contact members detecting both separation from each other and the insertion of the card into the housing, the first contact
member disposed substantially parallel to the inner wall portion, the second contact member disposed substantially perpendicular
to the inner wall portion;

wherein one of the contact members includes a fixed portion and a moving portion, the fixed portion affixing the contact member
to the housing, the moving portion being displaceable with respect to the housing and mateable with the card ; and

the inner wall portion includes a mating protrusion portion, the moving portion having a mating recessed portion that mates
with the mating protrusion portion, and a protruding portion emanating from a bottom side thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,094,760

EARPHONE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An earphone, the earphone comprising:
an outer ear canal insertion member, a portion of which is inserted into the outer ear canal;
a housing onto which the outer ear canal insertion member is disposed;
a driver unit, the driver unit being disposed within the housing and which generates sound; and
a support member, the support member being disposed within the housing and supporting the driver unit, the support member
including at least one external rib, the external rib shaped to provide a support component exterior space between an outer
surface of the support member and an inner surface of the housing, and extending the length of the support member to allow
air to travel the length thereof, air further being permitted to flow into the exterior space from a rear end of the support
member;

wherein the driver unit is supported within an inner space of the support member due to the support member being disposed
within the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,246,251

HIGH DENSITY CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing have a card slot;
a first wafer having a first and second ground terminal, the first and second ground terminals having, respectively, a first
and second contact positioned on opposite sides of the card slot, the first wafer having a bar electrically connecting the
first and second ground terminal, the bar including a plurality of first junctions;

a second wafer having a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, the second wafer supporting a plurality of tail
stubs, the signal terminals each having a contact, a signal tail and a body extending therebetween, the contacts of the first
and second signal terminals positioned on opposite sides of the card slot and the plurality of tail stubs each having a second
junction and a ground tail;

a third wafer having a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal, the third and fourth signal terminals each having
a contact, a signal tail and a body extending therebetween, the contacts of the third and fourth signal terminals positioned
on opposite sides of the card slot, the first terminal of the second wafer and the third terminal of the third wafer forming
a first broad-side coupled differential pair and the second terminal of the second wafer and the fourth terminal of the third
wafer forming a second broad-side coupled differential pair; and

a plurality of conductive members electrically connecting the first junctions with the second junctions.

US Pat. No. 9,092,814

DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A dynamic electronic communication label for generating and displaying time sensitive information regarding an article
to a viewer, the label comprising:
a display adapted to display the time sensitive information;
a power source;
a control means for controlling at least one of generation of the time sensitive information and the display;
an initialization means for at least one of initializing, resetting, and powering-up the device;
a locking means for locking the device in its current state; and
attachment means for attaching the label to the article.

US Pat. No. 9,270,032

CONNECTOR WITH PIERCING TAIL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing with a body and an assembly frame, the body having a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each
other, and a plurality of terminal mounting holes penetrating through the first surface and the second surface, the assembly
frame extending outwardly from the second surface and forming a mounting surface;

a circuit board mounted to the mounting surface of the assembly frame and including a plurality of pressing holes that penetrate
through the circuit board, and a plurality of conductive traces connecting the plurality of pressing holes; and

a plurality of terminals, each of the plurality of terminals having a main body, a plurality of pins and a pressing portion,
the main body being mounted to the corresponding terminal mounting hole and having a first edge adjacent to the first surface
and a second edge adjacent to the second surface, the plurality of pins integrally extending outwardly from the first edge
of the main body to protrude out of the first surface of the body, the pressing portion integrally extending outwardly from
the second edge of the main body to protrude out of the second surface of the body, and at least part of the pressing portion
protruding out of the mounting surface of the assembly frame so as to be provided through the corresponding pressing hole
to press against the circuit board and electrically connect with the plurality of conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 9,130,323

MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF CONNECTOR FOR FLEXIBLE CABLE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A flexible cable connector mounting structure, the mounting structure comprising:
a housing, whereon contact terminals are mounted, the contact terminals enabling insertion and withdrawal of the flexible
cable and contact with the flexible cable;

an actuator, the actuator mounted to enable rotation on the housing; and
fitting nails, the fitting nails being furnished on the housing and affixing the housing to a printed circuit board (PCB);
wherein, when the flexible cable connector is fully assembled, each contact terminal, the actuator and the fitting nail are
mounted to the housing, and the flexible cable connector passes through from the bottom to the top of the PCB, and the bottom
of each contact terminal and of each fitting nail are soldered to the lower surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,246,237

DUAL ANTENNA, SINGLE FEED SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a first antenna configured to resonate in a low frequency band, the first antenna being indirectly fed; and
a second antenna configured to resonate in a high frequency band, the second antenna being indirectly fed, wherein are both
the first and second antenna are fed by a transmission line extending therebetween, the first antenna configured to provide
a high impedance to high-band frequency input and the second antenna configured to provide a high impedance to a low-band
frequency input, wherein the second antenna includes a slot with an electrical length and a capacitor configured to increase
the electrical length of the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,130,315

CIRCUIT MEMBER WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Molex Incorporation, Lis...

1. A multi-layer circuit member comprising:
a conductive reference plane;
a linear array of reference through holes interconnected to the reference plane; and
first and second arrays of through holes positioned on opposite sides of the linear array, each of the first and second arrays
of through holes including first and second rows of through holes, the first and second rows being offset in a direction so
that each of the rows is generally parallel to the linear array of reference through holes, wherein the through holes of each
of the first and second arrays are arranged in a series of first, second, third and fourth triangular arrays of through holes,
the triangular arrays being arranged in an alternating manner with the second and fourth triangular arrays being inverted
relative to the first and third triangular arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,057,845

MULTI-FERRULE OPTICAL FIBER CABLE ASSEMBLY

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An optical fiber cable assembly, the optical fiber cable assembly comprising:
an optical fiber cable, the cable including a plurality of optical fibers and a jacket, the jacket surrounding the optical
fibers, arrays of the optical fibers being interconnected to form a plurality of generally planar optical fiber ribbons;

an optical fiber connector, the connector including a housing, a rear end, at least two ferrules, a first mounting adapter
and a second mounting adapter, the housing including a mating end, each ferrule supporting at least two of the optical fiber
arrays therein; and

a strain relief member including a flexible corrugated conduit, the conduit being connected to a rear end of the connector
and a portion of the cable;

wherein the second mounting adapter includes a first portion, a second portion and a third portion, the first portion being
connected to the flexible corrugated conduit, the second portion being connected to the cable, the third portion securing
the first portion to the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,077,107

CONNECTOR LATCH ACTUATOR WITH IMPROVED TORSIONAL RESISTANCE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An improved cable connector assembly, comprising:
a connector housing, the connector housing including a hollow interior and a rear opening for receiving a cable therein;
a circuit board, the circuit board including opposing leading and trailing edges, the leading edge at least partially extending
out of the connector housing along a mating face thereof, the trailing edge being disposed within the connector housing to
provide a termination location for wires of the cable; and

a latching mechanism, the latching mechanism being adapted for latching the connector housing to an electronic device and
including at least one latching member, extending longitudinally along the connector housing, and an actuator member, for
moving one of the latching members out of engagement with the electronic device, the actuator member including a pull tab
extending longitudinally along the cable, and further including a defined perimeter, a rounded edge extending along a substantial
extent of the perimeter, the rounded edge providing the pull tab with increased resistance to tearing when subjected to torsional
forces.

US Pat. No. 9,445,521

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electronic card connection device, comprising:
a connector comprising a terminal housing and a shell, the shell and the terminal housing defining a mating space;
an electronic card tray inserted in the mating space, the electronic card tray comprising an electronic card receiving recess,
a mounting block positioned in front of the electronic card receiving recess and an operating handle pivotally connected to
the mounting block via a pivoting portion, the operating handle further including a locking portion and a push portion, the
locking portion and the push portion are respectively positioned on opposite sides of the pivoting portion; and

a switch positioned alongside a rotation range of the operating handle, and partially protruding into the rotation range allowing
rotation of the operating handle to change the state of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,106,006

CONNECTOR HAVING AN ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE FILM

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a tabulate main body; and
a plurality of tabulate conductors provided on the main body, nested with a pairing connector, each conductor including a
tabulate terminal located in the main body and engaged with a pairing terminal of the pairing connector, and a rear end outwardly
extended to the main body and connected to a terminal connecting part provided on the surface of a mounting part, the tabulate
terminal being a tabulate part located in a terminal accommodating opening and including a pair of contacting arm parts, the
pairing terminal being a protruded terminal;

wherein:
a face of the rear end on the side of the mounting part is more distant to the surface of the mounting part than a face of
the main body on the side of the mounting part, the rear end being connected to the terminal connecting part through an anisotropic
conductive film provided between its face on the side of the mounting part and the terminal connecting part; and

when the protruded terminal moves within the terminal accommodating opening, the pair of contacting arm parts elastically
deforms to clamp the protruded terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,402,332

HEAT DISSIPATIVE AIR GUIDE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A shielding cage comprising:
a conductive cage body including a plurality of walls that cooperatively define a hollow interior module-receiving bay which
is configured to receive an electronic module therein, the cage body further including an opening through which the electronic
module may be inserted or removed from the module-receiving bay;

an air guide for guiding air into the interior of the module-receiving bay, the air guide being disposed on one of the cage
body walls, the air guide including at least one hollow entry passage disposed therein, the entry passage communicating at
a first end thereof with the surrounding atmosphere, and the entry passage communicating, at a second end thereof, to the
interior of the module-receiving bay; and,

a thermal transfer member also disposed on one of the cage body walls, the thermal transfer member including at least one
hollow exit passage extending therein, the exit passage communicating at a first end thereof to the interior of the module-receiving
bay and the exit passage, communicating, at a second end thereof to the surrounding atmosphere;

whereby the air guide, the module-receiving bay and the thermal transfer member cooperatively define an air flow cooling passage
that extends into the shielding cage body and is configured to flow across at least one surface of the electronic module and
out of the shielding cage body so as to facilitate removal of heat from the module-receiving bay.

US Pat. No. 9,170,382

CONNECTOR WITH BUILT-IN MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector incorporating a module, comprising:
a connector main body case including a first portion, that, when the connector main body case is connected to a socket provided
at an inner side of an exterior case of a device, penetrates to the inner side of the exterior case, and a second portion
that is disposed at an outer side of the exterior case;

a module disposed inside the connector main body case and provided with an optical component that implements communication
of optical signals, an electrical component connected with the optical component, and a second electrical terminal connected
with the electrical component and connectable with a first electrical terminal provided at the socket; and

a heat propagation portion configured to propagate heat generated by the electrical component to the first portion of the
connector main body case.

US Pat. No. 9,153,897

MAG-JACK MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing, the housing including a port configured to receive a plug connector;
a first and second terminal positioned in the port;
a first and second pin electrically coupled, respectively, to the first and second terminal;
a third and fourth pin;
a conditioning module including a transformer and a choke, the conditioning module having a first and second conductive member
coupled to the first pin and second pin and a third and fourth conductive member coupled to the third and fourth pin, the
first and third conductive member coupled together to form a first wiring pair and the second and fourth conductive member
coupled together to form a second wiring pair, the first and second wiring pair being separately wound through the transformer,
the first and second conductive member being wound through the choke, wherein the transformer is a first transformer and the
conditioning module includes a second transformer positioned on a line side, the second transformer configured to provide
common mode energy sensing, wherein the second transformer is coupled to a centertap of the first transformer and the second
transformer is coupled to two conductive members and a second choke is provided between the second transformer and the two
conductive members.

US Pat. No. 9,057,565

COOLING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A cooling device, the cooling device comprising:
a base, the base including a recessed part in a first surface;
a plurality of heat radiating fins, the fins standing erect on a second surface, the second surface being the reverse side
of the first surface; and

a flat, plate-like thermal diffusion part housed in the recessed part, the upper surface of the thermal diffusion part making
thermal contact with the upper surface of the recessed part, the side surface of the thermal diffusion part making thermal
contact with the side surface of the recessed part;

wherein the thermal diffusion part diffuses, in the planar and orthogonal directions, heat from a heat generating element,
the heat generating element being arranged on the bottom surface of the thermal diffusion part by vaporizing and condensing
coolant sealed inside and making thermal contact with a part of the lower surface of the thermal diffusion part.

US Pat. No. 9,106,029

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connection device used to be provided in an electronic device casing, the electrical connection device comprising:
a first circuit board having a first side edge;
a second circuit board substantially coplanar with the first circuit board and having a second side edge opposite to the first
side edge;

a receptacle connector provided to the first circuit board and closely adjacent to the first side edge, comprising
an housing having a first mounting surface abutting against a board surface of the first circuit board, a first mating surface,
and a pair of sliding contact grooves respectively adjacent to both sides of the first mating surface, and the first mating
surface and the sliding contact grooves being substantially perpendicular to a plane where the first mounting surface is present;
and

a plurality of first terminals each having a first fixed portion fixedly provided to the housing, a first contact portion
exposed from the first mating surface, and a first tail portion exposed from the first mounting surface and electrically connected
to the first circuit board; and

a plug connector provided to the second circuit board and partially protruding from the second side edge, comprising
an body, having a second mounting surface abutting against a board surface of the second circuit board, a second mating surface
substantially perpendicular to a plane where the second mounting surface is present and corresponding to the first mating
surface, and a pair of side flanges respectively adjacent to both sides of the second mating surface and respectively engaged
with and received in the sliding contact grooves; and

a plurality of second terminals each having a second fixed portion fixedly provided to the body, a second contact portion
exposed from the second mating surface, and a second tail portion exposed from the second mounting surface and electrically
connected to the second circuit board, the second contact portions of the second terminals respectively contacting the first
contact portions of the first terminals so as to form an electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,246,252

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A THERMAL WASHER AROUND A PLURALITY OF CAGES ENCLOSING A PLURALITY OF HOUSINGS ON A CIRCUIT BOARD

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector system, comprising:
a circuit board;
a plurality of housing mounted on the circuit board, the plurality of housings arranged side by side;
a plurality of cages, each one of the plurality of cages enclosing one of the plurality of housings, each of the cages including
a front face that defines a first port and further including an electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket that extends around
a perimeter of cage near the front face, wherein the plurality of cages are spaced apart a predetermined distance;

a thermal washer positioned around the plurality of cages, the thermal washer including a front portion and a main portion,
each of the front and main portions including air apertures, the main portion being a first width that is slightly less than
the predetermined distance, the main portion engaging the EMI gasket, and the front portion having a second width that is
slightly greater than the predetermined distance, the front portion engaging the front face so as to prevent, in operation,
the front portion of the thermal washer from being pressed past the front face.

US Pat. No. 9,058,937

TOUCH PANEL

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A touch panel, the touch panel comprising:
a main panel, the main panel including a base, a plurality of side panels extending downward from the base, a plurality of
display patterns disposed on the base, and a singular opening disposed therein, the base and the side panels defining a chamber,
the opening being waterproof; and

a light-emitting touch module disposed underneath the main panel and within the chamber, the light-emitting touch module including:
a first circuit board, the first circuit board including a plurality of touch sensors, a plurality of light-emitting devices
and a plurality of light guiding parts, each light guiding part being attached to a side edge of one light-emitting device
to evenly project the light emitted from the light-emitting device upward;

a light reflecting part disposed underneath each light guiding part, each light reflecting part reflecting the light emitted
from the light guiding part back to the light guiding part, which is further projected upwards toward the display patterns
to improve the brightness of the display patterns; and

a spacer, the spacer being disposed between, and in contact with, the main panel and the first circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,076,605

TOUCH PANEL

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A touch panel, the touch panel comprising:
a main panel, the main panel including a base, a plurality of side panels extending downward from the base, a plurality of
display patterns disposed on the base, and a singular opening disposed therein, the base and the side panels defining a chamber,
the singular opening being waterproof; and

a light-emitting touch module mounted under the main panel, the light-emitting touch module including:
a first circuit board, the first circuit board including a plurality of touch sensors and a plurality of light-emitting devices
disposed under the main panel, each touch sensor inducing the approaching signals of the operator and transmitting the signals
to a touch control circuit, the touch control circuit controlling the light-emitting status of a corresponding light-emitting
device; and

a second circuit board, the second circuit board being electrically connected to the first circuit board, the touch control
circuit being disposed on the second circuit board, the second circuit board being separated from the first circuit board
by a certain distance so that the electromagnetic interference of the touch control circuit may be reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,049,787

PADDLE CARD WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A cable assembly, the cable assembly comprising:
a cable, the cable including a plurality of signal-transmitting wires, pairs of the signal-transmitting wires being arranged
in the cable, each signal-transmitting wire including a conductor surrounded by an insulative covering, each conductor extending
forwardly past a leading edge of the insulative covering to define a free end of each signal-transmitting wire; and

a circuit board, the circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges, the circuit board including a first portion
to which the free ends are terminated and a second portion extending forwardly from and spaced apart from the first portion,
the first portion including a plurality of contact pads disposed on a surface thereof, the contact pads being arranged in
pairs of contact pads associated with each free end, the contact pads of each contact pad pair being aligned with each other
so that a leading edge of the foremost contact pad and a trailing edge of the rearmost contact pad define a predetermined
length, L, there between, the contact pads being separated from each other by an intervening spacing, the cumulative length
of the contact pads being between about 0.5 L to 0.8 L;

wherein each free end of the signal-transmitting wires contacts both the contact pads of one of the pairs of contact pads.

US Pat. No. 9,053,369

CONNECTOR WITH ARTICULATING ACTUATOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an housing having a bottom wall;
a cage assembled with the housing to define a slot and an insert entrance for moving in and out of the slot, so as to allow
an electronic card to move in and out of the slot along an inserting direction;

a plurality of terminals fixedly provided to the bottom wall of the housing and partially protruding into the slot; and
a card ejecting mechanism provided to the slot and adjacent to a side wall defining the slot and extending along the inserting
direction, the card ejecting mechanism configured to move back and forth between a work position and a ejecting position along
the inserting direction, the card ejecting mechanism comprising a driving rod and a controlling rod pivotally connected with
the driving rod, the driving rod having a first rod body extending along the inserting direction, and an abutting portion
extending transversely away from an end of the controlling rod from the first rod body and facing the insert entrance, the
controlling rod having a second rod body extending along the inserting direction, and an operating portion formed at an end
of the second rod body away from the driving rod for force application, wherein positioning the card ejecting mechanism in
the work position cases a substantial most part of the second rod body to be positioned in the slot so as to be blocked from
pivoting outwardly toward the side wall due to the side wall, and wherein positioning the card ejecting mechanism in the ejecting
position allows the controlling rod to pivot outwardly toward the side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,368,895

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, the terminal comprising:
a base portion; and
a contact arm portion extending from the base portion, the contact arm portion including a cantilevered first frame portion
extending from the base portion and a cantilevered second frame portion extending from the base portion, the contact arm portion
including a connecting frame portion which connects a free end of the first frame portion to a free end of the second frame
portion, the first frame portion includes a contact protruding portion, the contact protruding portion protruding outwardly
from the first frame portion and away from the second frame portion, the contact protruding portion having a thickness which
is greater than a thickness of the first frame portion, the contact protruding portion includes a contact face.

US Pat. No. 9,397,423

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board-to-board connector assembly, the board-to-board connector assembly comprising:
a first connector, the first connector having a first housing, a first terminal and a first reinforcing bracket, the first
housing being substantially rectangular in configuration, the first housing having an insertion recessed portion and a protruding
end portion, the protruding end portion having a holding recessed portion, the first reinforcing bracket being substantially
disposed in the holding recessed portion; and

a second connector, the second connector having a second housing, a second terminal and a second reinforcing bracket, the
second housing being substantially rectangular in configuration, the second housing having an insertion protruding portion;

wherein, when the first connector and the second connector are connected to each other, the second terminal contacts the first
terminal, the insertion protruding portion and the second reinforcing bracket are positioned within the insertion recessed
portion, and the second reinforcing bracket is engaged with first reinforcing bracket; and

wherein:
the first reinforcing bracket includes a band-like first main body portion and a first arm portion, the first main body portion
extending in the lateral direction of the first housing, the first arm portion being connected to both ends of the first main
body portion, extending in the longitudinal direction of the first housing and being held by the first housing;

the first main body includes a central portion, a pair of bent portions, a pair of outer end portions, a first locking portion
and a cover portion, the central portion extending linearly in the lateral direction of the first housing when viewed from
the direction of insertion and extraction, the bent portions being connected to both ends of the central portion and formed
in a crank-shape when viewed from the direction of insertion and extraction to increase both the section modulus and the torsional
stiffness, the outer end portions extending from the bent portions in the lateral direction of the first housing and being
connected to the first arm portion, the first locking portion being formed in the central portion, the cover portion extending
to the outside in the axial direction of the first housing so as to run across the upper end of the central portion and orthogonal
to the central portion to increase the torsional stiffness of the central portion and protect an outer wall portion of the
protruding end portion;

the second reinforcing bracket includes a band-like second main body portion and a second locking portion, the second main
body portion extending in the lateral direction of the second housing, the second locking portion being formed in the second
main body portion;

the first locking portion is a protruding portion formed in the central portion and protrudes towards the second reinforcing
bracket; and

the second locking portion is a recessed or an open portion engaging the first locking portion.

US Pat. No. 9,236,689

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a body including a first side wall and second side wall that define a slot with a top surface, wherein the second side includes
a first set of terminal grooves and a second set of terminals grooves and further includes a recess provided between the first
and second set of terminal grooves, wherein the slot further includes a plurality of spacers that define at least one of the
second terminal grooves on the second side wall or a third set of terminal grooves on the first side wall, the plurality of
spacers generally extending out from the respective side wall toward the top surface and defining the corresponding set of
terminal grooves, wherein the first and second terminal grooves extend to the top surface; and

a plurality of terminals comprising two pairs of differential signal terminals and a first ground terminal, the first ground
terminal being positioned between the two pairs of differential signal terminals, and the two pairs of differential signal
terminals and the first ground terminal being received in the corresponding set of terminal grooves; wherein the spacer between
each pair of differential signal terminals and the first ground terminal is partially removed so as to be shorter than other
of the plurality of spacers and so as to not extend all the way to the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,491,883

CONNECTOR WITH EJECTOR MECHANISM REINFORCEMENT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

19. A connector, the connector comprising:
a housing, the housing defining a rearward opening slot for forward insertion and rearward ejection of a device; and
an ejection mechanism, the ejection mechanism configured to be movable between a forward position where the device is ejected
from the housing and a rearward position where the device is inserted into the housing, the ejection mechanism including,

a rod member, the rod member extending in the directions of insertion and ejection, the rod member having a rear end, a side
surface, and an upper edge,

an operating piece, the operating piece being integrally formed with the rod member, the operating piece being bent from the
rear end of the rod member to define forward and rearward surfaces of the operating piece, the operating piece extending in
a direction intersecting the directions of insertion and ejection, the operating piece being positioned rearward of the rearward
opening slot of the housing, and

a reinforcing portion, the reinforcing portion being integrally formed with the rod member, the reinforcing portion being
bent from the upper edge of the rod member proximate to the rear end of the rod member, the reinforcing portion having a forward
portion having an inner end which approaches or abuts the side surface of the rod member, the reinforcing portion having a
rearward portion having a rear end which approaches or abuts the forward surface of the operating piece.

US Pat. No. 9,048,594

DUAL SIM CARD CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A dual SIM card tray for loading a mini-SIM card and a micro-SIM card, the tray comprising a main body, and the main body
having:
a top side;
a bottom side positioned at an opposing side of the top side;
a first receiving groove formed to the top side of the main body for loading the mini-SIM card;
a second receiving groove formed to the bottom side of the main body and partially positioned below the first receiving groove
for loading the micro-SIM card;

a first window extending from a part of the first receiving groove in a direction from the top side to the bottom side and
penetrating through the bottom side so as to expose conductive pads of the mini-SIM card toward the bottom side; and

a second window being an opening of the second receiving groove on the bottom side, and the second window and the first window
arranged in a lengthwise direction of the tray, so as to expose conductive pads of the micro-SIM card toward the bottom side,
wherein the main body further has a spacer positioned between the first receiving groove and the second receiving groove and
wherein the main body further has a supporting plate being a part constituting the second receiving groove; a plane where
the supporting plate is present is opposite to and spaced apart from a plane where the spacer is present; and an edge of the
supporting plate defines one side of the second window, and the supporting plate is used to limit displacement of the micro-SIM
card toward the bottom side.

US Pat. No. 9,093,784

CONNECTOR WITH LOCKING STRUCTURE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A receptacle configured to mate with a plug, comprising:
a body which comprises a base portion and a tongue protruding forwardly from the base portion;
a plurality of terminals, each terminal having a mating portion and a soldering portion, the mating portions of these terminals
being respectively provided at an upper side and a lower side of the tongue; and

a cage which is mounted to an outer periphery of the body, a front end of the cage being formed with a mating cavity provided
around the tongue and a receiving cavity positioned above and communicated to the mating cavity, and a transverse width of
the receiving cavity being smaller than a transverse width of the mating cavity, the cage at least comprising a top plate,
the top plate being provided with a receiving groove which is opened at a front end thereof, the top plate being further bent
rearwardly and extending to form two bent portions respectively at front edges of both sides of the receiving groove; the
two bent portions further extending rearwardly to form a locking portion, the locking portion configured, in operation, to
engage a hook of a mating plug, the receiving cavity being formed between the locking portion and the top plate.

US Pat. No. 9,220,178

SECURE SYSTEM FOR ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A system comprising:
a support structure that includes a base wall, a first wall and a second wall and a groove that opens toward the second wall,
the groove defined by the a first wall and a first lip that extends from the first wall, the support structure providing a
channel that is in communication with an exterior of the support structure;

a first powered contact and a second powered contact supported by the base wall, the first and second powered contacts electrically
separated from the base wall and each other; and

an energy consuming device with a housing positioned in the groove, the energy consuming device including a first terminal
and a second terminal and a magnet configured to urge the housing toward the base wall so that first and second terminals
are respectively in electrical contact with the first and second powered contacts, the energy consumption device being in
communication with an exterior of the support structure via the channel, wherein the housing is configured so as to be non-removable
from the support structure while allowing, in operation, the energy consumption device to be translated along the groove,
wherein the energy consuming device includes an LED array and a thermal bridge thermally coupled to the LED array, the thermal
bridge urged against the base wall via the magnet so that the thermal bridge is pressed against the base wall with a force
sufficient to provide at least 3 PSI.

US Pat. No. 9,059,544

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing including two fixing grooves;
a pair of terminals, each terminal respectively positioned in one of the two fixing grooves, the each terminal comprising
a base, an extending piece extending from the base and a resilient arm extending from the base, the base including a fixed
portion, wherein the fixed portion and the corresponding fixing groove forming an interference fit, the extending piece including
a first contact portion and the resilient arm including a second contact portion for electrically connecting an electronic
device; and

two first conductive traces corresponding to the pair of terminals, an end portion of the each first conductive trace being
electrically connected to the first contact portion of the corresponding terminal, and the other end portion of the each first
conductive trace being configured to be electrically connected to a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,257,794

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:
a chip package supported on a circuit board;
a cable including an insulative body portion with pairs of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative
body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being separated by a first spacing, and a ground member associated with each
pair of signal conductors, the ground member and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, and first free
ends of the ground member and signal conductors being terminated to circuits on the circuit board and communicating with the
chip package; and

a connector, the connector including an insulative body that supports a plurality of first and second terminals in a row,
each of the first and second terminals including contact and tail portions disposed at opposite ends thereof, the signal conductors
at the second ends of the wires contacting corresponding first terminal tail portions of the connector, and the ground member
contacting corresponding second terminal tail portions of the connector, the connector first and second terminals being further
arranged in a pattern, whereby pairs of the first terminals in the row are separated from other pairs of the first terminals
by at least one intervening second terminal, the connector first terminal tail portions being spaced apart from each other
in a spacing approximating the first spacing between pairs of signal conductors of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,048,573

INDUSTRIAL INTERCONNECT SYSTEM INCORPORATING TRANSCEIVER MODULE CAGE

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. An interconnect system, comprising:
a receptacle, the receptacle including a flange mated to an exterior side of an equipment panel, the exterior side being open
to the environment, the panel having a through-hole for receiving the receptacle, the receptacle further including a means
for mounting the receptacle to the equipment panel, the means being secured by the flange, the receptacle being adapted to
mate to a connector to form an environmentally-sealed connection between the receptacle and the connector; and

a transceiver module located within a module cage assembly, a portion of the transceiver module being received within the
receptacle;

wherein the transceiver module is accessible without removing the receptacle from the equipment panel.

US Pat. No. 9,301,416

ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An energy consuming device, comprising:
a housing with lower surface, an aperture in the lower surface, at least one magnetic mount and a first and second terminal
aperture;

a first and second terminal respectively position in the first and second terminal aperture so that a portion of the first
and second terminal extend below the lower surface;

an energy consuming module positioned in the aperture and electrically coupled to the first and second terminal;
a thermal bridge mounted on one side of the energy consuming module, the thermal bridge extending below the lower surface;
a magnet positioned in the magnetic mount; and
a cover mounted to the housing, the cover extending over the magnet so as to occlude the magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,153,915

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first terminal and a first mating guide portion;
and a second connector, the second connector including a second terminal engaging the first terminal and a second mating guide
portion fitted with the first mating guide portion; wherein:

the first mating guide portion includes a fixed terminal, the fixed terminal configured to detect the mating of the first
connector and the second connector;

the second mating guide portion includes a resilient terminal, the resilient terminal configured to detect the mating of the
first connector and the second connector;
one of the fixed terminal and the resilient terminal further includes an engaging protrusion and the other includes an engaging
recess and a ride-over portion projecting from the engaging recess; and
one of the fixed terminal and the resilient terminal including a piezoelectric element.

US Pat. No. 9,083,119

CONNECTOR HAVING A HOUSING WITH A PAIR OF ENGAGEMENT ARMS AND CATCH MEMBERS

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector for insertion into a receiving frame, the connector comprising:
a cable, the cable enclosing a plurality of wires;
a plurality of conductive terminals, the terminals terminated to the cable wires at a termination area, the terminals being
supported by, and the termination area being enclosed by, an internal body portion of the connector, the internal body portion
including a premolded mass of material; and

a protective housing enclosing the termination area, the housing including a pair of engagement arms and at least one catch
member, the engagement arms extending lengthwise from parallel sides of the connector, each engagement arm including a backbone
portion, each backbone portion terminating in two opposing ends, each backbone portion being spaced from the housing by an
intervening opening, the opening having a configuration that biases the backbone portion outwardly from the housing, urging
the connector rearward, each catch member extending from a top side of the connector, the top side being perpendicular to
the parallel sides;

wherein the engagement arms and each catch member serve to affix the housing within the frame both horizontally and vertically,
and centers the housing horizontally within the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,083,130

DIFFERENTIALLY COUPLED CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a support face and a mounting side, wherein a slot is positioned in the mating face, the
slot having a first side with a first set of terminal grooves and a second side with a second set of terminal grooves and
a width define by the first and second side, and the housing further includes a channel in the support face;

a terminal block mounted in the first channel;
a first set of terminals insert molded in the terminal block and extending from the mounting side to the first set of terminal
grooves, the first set of terminals forming a first row of terminals in the slot, the first row of terminals including a first
and second differential pair spaced apart by at least one ground terminal, each of the terminals that form the first and second
differential pair including a tail, a contact and a body, wherein the terminal block supports the first set of terminals,
wherein the body of each of the terminals that form the first and second differential pair has a block portion and a free
portion, the block portion positioned in the terminal block and having a first width and the free portion having a second
width greater than the first width; and

a second set of terminals extending from the mounting face to the second set of terminal grooves, the second set of terminals
forming a second row of terminals, wherein the terminals that form the first and second differential pair are at a first pitch
at the contact and are at a second pitch at the body, the second pitch being less than the first pitch, wherein the block
portions of the signal terminals that form the differential pair are separated by a first distance and the free portions of
the signal terminals that form the differential pair are separated by a second distance, the first distance being greater
than the second distance, wherein the block portions are on a third pitch and the free portions are on a fourth pitch and
the third pitch is less than the fourth pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,146,364

OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber connector comprising:
a housing with at least one elongated cylindrical cavity and a latch mounting projection extending from a surface of the metal
housing;

a fiber holder within said cavity, the fiber holder including a ferrule which secures an optical fiber therein;
a biasing member engaging the fiber holder to bias the ferrule towards an unmated position; and
a resilient metal latch having a W-shaped mounting portion, a manually manipulatable portion and at least one latching member
for releasably securing the optical connector to another component, the W-shaped mounting portion having a pair of resilient
spaced apart arms engaging opposite sides of the latch mounting projection.

US Pat. No. 9,386,684

PHYSICAL CONTACT LAYER FOR BODY-WORN LEADWARE USING SELECTIVE DEPOSITION

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

2. A body-worn electronic circuit assembly having a buffering feature, the electronic circuit assembly comprising:
a substrate;
electronic circuitry including at least a conductive material deposited on a first side of the substrate;
a selectively deposited comfort layer encompassing at least a portion of the electronic circuitry,
wherein the comfort layer provides the buffering feature such that substantially non-abrasive contact is made when placed
on a wearer of the electronic circuit assembly, and wherein the comfort layer comprises plastisol puff ink exhibiting a soft,
sponge-like texture upon curing.

US Pat. No. 9,256,030

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED STRAIN RELIEF

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber cable assembly comprising:
an optical fiber cable, the optical fiber cable having a plurality of optical fibers, a jacket surrounding the optical fibers,
and a strength member extending along a length of the optical fiber cable;

an optical fiber connector, the optical fiber connector having a housing supporting the plurality of optical fibers therein;
and

a strain relief member having a flexible corrugated conduit, the flexible corrugated conduit including a first section and
a second section spaced from the first section, the strain relief member further including a first mounting adapter and a
second mounting adapter, each of the first mounting adapter and the second mounting adapter having an internally threaded
receptacle, the first section being threadingly connected to the internally threaded receptacle of the first mounting adapter
and the first mounting adapter being connected to a rear end of the optical fiber connector and the second section being mechanically
coupled to a section of the strength member of the optical fiber cable and threadingly connected to the internally threaded
receptacle of the second mounting adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,386,201

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CAMERA DEVICE THEREOF

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a main circuit board with an upper board surface;
a right angle board edge connector provided on the main circuit board; and
a camera device including:
a rigid circuit board with extension portion extending laterally, the extension portion comprising a board edge, the rigid
circuit board including a plurality of electrical contact pads provided on the board edge and a bottom surface;

an image sensor including an image capture chip, the image capture chip being supported by the rigid circuit board;
a heat dissipation member provided on the bottom surface, the heat dissipation member aligned with the image capture chip;
and

an outer casing, the heat dissipation member being positioned between the outer casing and the rigid circuit board, wherein
the board edge of the rigid circuit board is mated to the board edge connector provided on the upper board surface of the
main circuit board, the rigid circuit board extends above the upper board surface and protrudes past an edge of the main circuit
board, the image sensor being positioned on the portion of the rigid circuit board that protrudes past an edge the main circuit
board.

US Pat. No. 9,048,553

CARD SOCKET WITH HEAT SINK

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A card connector, comprising:
a housing that houses a card provided with a terminal member;
a connecting terminal attached to the housing that connects with the terminal member of the card;
a cover member connected to the housing and which forms a card housing space between the housing; and
a card connector attached to a substrate;
wherein:
the cover member comprises a top panel part, a plurality of side panel parts established from the side edge of the top panel
part, and a fixed side that extends from the bottom end edge of the side panel part;

at least one of the fixed sides is connected to a heat transfer pad arranged on the substrate; and
the top panel part contacts the top surface of the card housed within the card housing space and is provided with a heat transfer
improving part that improves heat transfer from the card to the top panel part.

US Pat. No. 9,236,692

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector, comprising:
a housing for receiving a card provided with a terminal member, the housing including a cover member that includes an upper
plate for at least partially covering the housing and the card inserted therein, the housing including a guide ridge extending
along its rear end;

a connector terminal, attached to the housing, for contacting the terminal member of the card;
a sliding member for retaining a card inserted from the rear end of the housing towards a front end and sliding in the forward/backward
direction of the housing;

a first biasing member for biasing the sliding member towards the rear end;
a locking member, provided on the rear end of the housing, for sliding in the widthwise direction of the housing and locking
the card received in the housing; and

a second biasing member for biasing the locking member towards the center of the widthwise direction of the housing;
wherein the locking member comprising a sliding control part for controlling the sliding of the sliding member;
the sliding control part preventing the sliding member from sliding when the locking member is in a first position for blocking
the sliding of the card in the forward/backward direction of the housing, and allowing the sliding member to slide when the
locking member is in a second position for allowing the card to slide in the forward/backward direction of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,236,678

CONTACT TERMINAL FOR CARD SOCKET

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card socket contact terminal, the card socket terminal comprising:
a plurality of contact points, each contact point being furnished on an electronic apparatus, each contact point contacting
a card, the card holding various data or information, the card including a card terminal:

a base for embedding in a connector housing;
at least one main terminal, each main terminal being furnished in a number corresponding to the card terminals, each main
terminal extending lengthwise in a cantilevered fashion from the base and terminating in a front end, each main terminal contacting
a corresponding card terminal;

at least one auxiliary terminal, each auxiliary terminal being connected both to the same card terminal to which the respective
main terminal connects and to the respective main terminal, the auxiliary terminal being spaced apart widthwise from the main
terminal and the auxiliary terminal further extending lengthwise in a cantilevered fashion from said base and also terminating
in a front end, the auxiliary terminal and main terminal being joined together by a connecting part located between said base
and the main and auxiliary terminal front ends, the connecting part further including an elasticity reinforcement hole formed
therein and disposed between the base and the main and auxiliary terminals for facilitating elastic deformation of the main
and auxiliary terminals without plastic deformation;

each of the main and auxiliary terminals having an upward-tilting part extending obliquely from the connecting part toward
the terminal front ends, and each of the main and auxiliary terminals further having a downward-tilting part that extends
obliquely downwardly from the upward-tilting parts to the front ends thereof;

whereby contact with said card terminal is possible via said auxiliary terminal even if said main terminal is damaged.

US Pat. No. 9,170,002

HOLDER AND LED MODULE USING SAME

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A holder, comprising:
a base that is insulative and includes an outer edge and an aperture;
a first terminal that includes a first pad and a first contact electrically connected together; and
a second terminal that includes a second pad and a second contact electrically connected together and electrically insulated
from the first pad and first contact, wherein the base supports the first and second terminals and the first and second pads
both provide a surface configured to be soldered to a surface contact of a corresponding LED array and wherein the first and
second contacts are positioned in the recess so as to provide an integrated connector.

US Pat. No. 9,209,564

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector, the card connector comprising:
a housing, the housing adapted to house a card, the card including a terminal member;
a connection terminal, the connection terminal being attached to the housing and contacting the terminal member; and
a cover member, the cover member being attached to the housing and forming a card housing space, the cover member including
a locking member, the locking member being adapted to lock the card housed within the card housing space, the locking member
being a leaf spring member and having a cantilever form, the locking member including a locking main body part, a locking
ridged part and an operating part, the locking main body part being integrally connected to the cover member and extending
in the insertion direction of the card, the locking ridged part being connected to the tip of the locking main body part and
protruding inward toward the cover member, the locking ridged part being inserted into a recessed part, the recessed part
being formed on the edge of the card housed in the card housing space, the operating part being connected to the tip of the
locking ridged part, a part of the operating part protruding more outward than the locking body main part and the locking
ridged part.

US Pat. No. 9,282,680

POWER CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector having one or more first terminals each adapted for electrical coupling to a respective one or
more second terminals of a mating connector, wherein heat is generated in said connectors when rendered electrically conductive,
said electrical connector comprising:
a first thermally conductive inner electrical insulator disposed about and in tight-fitting contact with said one or more
first terminals;

an elongated metal sleeve disposed about and in tight-fitting contact with said first insulator;
a first outer thermally conductive coupling nut adapted for connection to the mating connector and disposed about and in tight-fitting
contact with said metal sleeve; and

at least one metallic coiled spring heat conductor disposed intermediate and in contact with said metal sleeve and said first
outer thermally coupling nut, wherein heat is transmitted from the one or more first terminals via said first thermally conductive
inner electrical insulator, said metal sleeve and said coiled spring heat conductor to said first outer thermally conductive
coupling nut for radiation from an outer surface of said first outer thermally conductive coupling nut.

US Pat. No. 9,077,100

RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

Molex Incorporated, Lisl...

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
a body having a first and second end, an inner surface and an outer surface, a terminal receiving passageway extending substantially
between the first and second end, and a seal retention aperture having a predetermined dimension provided therethrough, the
seal retention aperture being spaced from the first and second ends and offset from the terminal receiving passageway;

a conductive terminal mounted in the terminal receiving passageway; and
an elastomeric seal positioned between the first and second end and extending around the outer surface, the seal having an
outer ring defining a passageway into which the body is seated, and a locking extension extending from the outer ring into
the passageway, the locking extension comprising a base extending from the outer ring and a flange provided at an end of the
base, the flange being larger in dimension than the base and the flange being larger in dimension than the seal retention
aperture such that the flange is positioned within the housing and engages the inner surface of the housing, the base is seated
within the seal retention aperture and the outer ring is positioned outside of the housing and engages the outer surface of
the housing, the seal being removable from the body.

US Pat. No. 9,300,070

CONNECTOR FOR CARD

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector for a card, the connector comprising:
a housing for accommodating the card, the housing having a bottom wall portion, the housing including a plurality of conductive
connecting terminals for contacting contact pads of the card when inserted into the housing, each connecting terminal being
mounted in the housing;

each of the connecting terminals including a base portion which is at least partially embedded in the bottom wall portion
of the housing, each connecting terminal further including a contact member, the contact member cooperating with the base
portion to form a hoop to define a central opening, the hoop including first and second spring portions and a joining portion,
the first and second spring portions each having first and second ends, the first end of the first spring portion being connected
to a first connection portion of the base portion, the first end of the second spring portion being connected to a second
connection portion of the base portion, the second ends of the first and second spring portions being connected to the joining
portion;

each connecting terminal further including a contact portion for contacting a corresponding contact pad of the card when inserted
into the housing, the contact portion being connected to the joining portion;

each connecting terminal further includes a frame member, the frame member having first and second ends, the first end of
the frame member being connected to the first connection portion of the base portion, the second end of the frame member being
connected to the second connection portion of the base portion, the frame member extending generally around the contact member
to define a peripheral open portion between the frame member and the contact member.

US Pat. No. 9,583,854

CONNECTOR AND SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Molex Japan Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a plurality of ground terminals, each ground terminal including a cylindrical main body, the main body being disposed on a
circuit board so that the axes of the main bodies are perpendicular relative to the circuit board; and

a plurality of signal terminals, the signal terminals being disposed on the inside of respective main bodies;
wherein:
each ground terminal includes a plurality of ground terminal contacting portions for contacting the circuit board, the ground
terminal contacting portions extending from the bottom edges of the main bodies;

each of the plurality of ground terminal contacting portions includes an inner contacting portion and an outer contacting
portion, a tip end of the inner contacting portion extending toward the inside of the cylindrical main body in the downward
direction, a tip end of the outer contacting portion extending toward the outside of the cylindrical main body in the downward
direction;

the inner contacting portions and the outer contacting portions are positioned on mutually-opposing halves of the respective
cylindrical main body;

each signal terminal includes, on the bottom edge thereof, a signal terminal contacting portion adapted to contact the circuit
board; and

each signal terminal contacting portion comprises a plate-shaped spring that extends obliquely in the downward direction to
be positioned on the opposite half from the respective inner contacting portions.

US Pat. No. 9,270,042

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector, the card connector comprising:
a housing for housing a card, the housing including a terminal member;
a connecting terminal, the connecting terminal being attached to the housing, the connecting terminal being connected to the
terminal member;

a cover member, the cover member being connected to the housing and attached to a substrate, the cover member forming a card
housing space between the housing, the cover member including a top panel part, a plurality of side panel parts and at least
one anchoring tab, each side panel part disposed on an edge of the top panel part, each anchoring tab extending from a bottom
edge of one of the side panel parts and connected to a pad being disposed on the substrate; and

first and second heat transfer enhancing members, the first heat transfer enhancing member extending from the cover member
from the bottom edge of the side part and the second heat transfer member extending along the housing, the second heat transfer
enhancing member including a main body portion attached to the housing, an arm portion extending from a front end of the main
body portion, a tail portion extending from a rear end of the main body portion and a connecting portion that connects to
a tip end of the arm portion.

US Pat. No. 9,236,696

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A coaxial connector, the coaxial connector comprising:
an outer conductor, the outer conductor having a tube-shaped portion; and
an inner conductor, the inner conductor being provided inside the tube-shaped portion;
wherein:
the tube-shaped portion includes:
an engaging portion, the engaging portion being recessed towards the inner conductor and engaging the outer conductor of another
coaxial connector, and

a first portion, the first portion being positioned closer to one end of the tube-shaped portion relative to the engaging
portion and extending towards the center line of the tube-shaped portion;

an outer peripheral surface of the tube-shaped portion includes:
an outer peripheral surface of the first portion,
an outer peripheral surface of the engaging portion, being positioned closer to the inner conductor than to the outer peripheral
surface of the first portion, and

a first outer peripheral surface inclined portion, being connected to the outer peripheral surface of the first portion and
the outer peripheral surface of the engaging portion and inclined towards the outer peripheral surface of the first portion;

an inner peripheral surface of the tube-shaped portion includes:
an inner peripheral surface of the first portion,
an inner peripheral surface of the engaging portion, being positioned closer to the inner conductor than to the inner peripheral
surface of the first portion, and

a first inner peripheral surface inclined portion, being connected to the inner peripheral surface of the first portion and
the inner peripheral surface of the engaging portion and inclined towards the inner peripheral surface of the first portion;
and

the position of the first inner peripheral surface inclined portion is shifted towards one end portion of the tube-shaped
portion relative to the position of the first outer peripheral surface inclined portion.

US Pat. No. 9,907,197

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a casing having an opening, the opening having a top side;
a circuit board;
a connector comprising a terminal housing and a shell;
an electronic card tray, the electronic card tray comprising a first side and a second side, an electronic card receiving
recess, a mounting block positioned in front of the electronic card receiving recess and an operating handle pivotally connected
to the mounting block;

a switch, the switch having an insulative body, the switch further having a movable member, the movable member includes a
clamp portion, the switch further having a fixed member, the fixed member is partially embedded in the insulative body and
the insulative body is clamped on the clamp portion and electrically isolates the movable member and the fixed member, and

wherein the switch is positioned alongside a rotation range of the operating handle, and partially protruding into the rotation
range allowing the rotation of the operating handle to change the state of the switch and the switch being provided on the
circuit board, the electronic card tray is inserted into the connector via the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,854,679

CABLE TERMINATION SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cable termination, comprising:
a cable having an outer shield, a first conductor with an insulative cover, a second conductor with an insulative cover, and
a drain wire positioned inside the outer shield and along side the first and second conductors; and

a circuit board with first edge, the circuit board having a first side with a first trace with a first pad and a second trace
with a second pad, the first and second pads spaced apart, each of the pads having a centerline that extends toward the edge,
wherein the circuit board further includes a ground via positioned between the centerlines of the first and second pads, the
first conductor soldered to the first pad, the second conductor soldered to the second pad and the drain wire soldered to
the ground via.

US Pat. No. 9,877,413

THERMALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A module comprising:
a body with a first opening;
an active component positioned within the body;
a first thermal dissipation system extending through the opening, the thermal dissipation system having a thermal transfer
area positioned outside a shell, the first thermal dissipation system thermally coupled to the active component and configured
to provide a thermal resistance of less than 3 C/W between the active component and the thermal transfer area, wherein the
shell has a first side and a second side opposing the first side, the first opening positioned on the first side, the shell
further including a second opening on the second side, wherein a second thermal dissipation system is positioned in the second
opening and the second thermal dissipation system is thermally coupled to an active component positioned within the body.

US Pat. No. 9,219,338

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector including two halves, the connector comprising:
a first half and a second half; and
a plurality of plate-shaped terminals disposed on the first half for mating with the second half, each plate-shaped terminal
including an opening able to enclose a corresponding protruding terminal of the second half;

wherein: each opening includes a wide portion, a narrow portion and a transitional portion that transitions from the wide
portion to the narrow portion, and, in a top view, are provided with a first shape and a second shape, the first shape being
left-right asymmetric with respect to the centerline of the plate-shaped terminals and inverted about the centerline; and

each of the plate-shaped terminals is arrayed in the width direction of the connector, such that they include a first opening
including the first shape and a second opening including the second shape.

US Pat. No. 9,345,128

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT MEMBER AND ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A multi-layer circuit member comprising:
a reference plane formed of a conductive material, the reference plane including first and second regions that are electrically
connected;

a first pair of signal conductors adjacent the first region of the reference plane;
a second pair of signal conductors adjacent the second region of the reference plane, wherein the first and second pair of
signal conductors are adjacent each other; and

an elongated area of increased impedance in the reference plane located between the first and second electrically connected
regions, the elongated area of increased impedance positioned between the first and second pair of signal conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,225,086

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR WITH MATING INDICATING MEANS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board-to-board connector, the board-to-board connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first terminal and a first housing, the first housing including a recessed
portion and a first reinforcing bracket equipped thereon;

a second connector, the second connector including a second terminal and a second housing, the second terminal contacting
the first terminal, the second housing including a raised portion and a second reinforcing bracket equipped thereon, the raised
portion being insertable into the recessed portion; and

a switch configured to detect completion of mating of the first connector and the second connector together, the switch including
a plurality of switch members, each switch member having the ability to contact another switch member, one of the first and
second reinforcing brackets including one of the switch members, and wherein one of the switch members functions as a stop
to limit displacement in the mating direction of the first and second connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,209,559

POWER CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a pocket;
a terminal supported by the housing, the terminal including an aperture aligned with the pocket;
a ball positioned in the pocket, the ball being one of a magnet or a ferrite-based material;
the terminal configured to restrain the ball in the pocket, wherein the ball is sized so as to be able to partially extend
through the aperture so that in operation, position of the aperture adjacent a contact and a magnetic attraction member causes
the ball to extend through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,196,982

CIRCUIT BOARD-CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A circuit board-circuit board connector comprising:
a first connector including a first terminal, and a first housing supporting the first terminal, the first housing having
first mating guide portions formed on both ends in the lengthwise direction;

and a second connector including a second housing, the second housing supporting a second terminal for contacting the first
terminal when the first and second connectors are mated together, the second housing including second mating guide portions,
formed on both ends in the lengthwise direction, that mate with the first mating guide portions when the first and second
connectors are mated together, the first housing further including a groove which receives the second connector second guide
portions when the first and second connectors are mated together; and

wherein each first mating guide portion includes an end wall extending widthwise of the first housing, the end wall forming
at least portions of inner surfaces of the first housing groove, and a recess, adjacent to the first housing groove portions
of the end wall flanking the recess defining portions of the first housing groove; and,

reinforcing hardware disposed along the first mating guide portions, the reinforcing hardware including a main unit portion
that extends widthwise of the first housing and a center portion that covers at least a portion of an upper surface of the
end wall and a tongue portion connected to the center portion and extending downward therefrom into the endwall recess and
defining a portion of the inner surface of the first housing groove, and a circuit board connecting portion joined to the
main unit portion, a free end of which is configured for securing to a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,225,084

SUBSTRATE MOUNTED FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing having a recessed region and a plurality of channels communicated with the recessed region, the recessed region
being recessed from a bottom surface of the housing and extending forwardly to a radius formed in the housing, the housing
including a rear base portion opposite the radius, an upper wall body, the housing including two side shoulder portions respectively
positioned at two opposite sides of the radius; and

a plurality of terminals respectively positioned in the plurality of channels, each terminal including a mounting leg held
in the housing, a tail portion extending out of the bottom surface of the housing, and a resilient contact arm extending toward
the recessed region in the corresponding channel of the housing and extending into the recessed region to form a contact portion,
wherein the resilient contact arm of the each terminal is connected to the mounting leg, the tail portion is a distal end
of the mounting leg extending straightly downwardly and the terminal is inserted downwardly into the housing from an upper
side of the upper wall body and wherein the plurality of terminals are positioned in a staggered manner along the recessed
region so that the resilient contact arms of the adjacent terminals are staggered.

US Pat. No. 9,293,833

LOW IMPEDANCE SLOT FED ANTENNA

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a ground plane;
an element with a body having a first and second end, the element including an arm on a first end of the body, the arm having
a first short to the ground plane;

a slot in the ground plane; and
a feed configured to generate a slot current around the slot, wherein the slot current is positioned adjacent the element
such that a resonate current is generated on the element via capacitive coupling and wherein a return current from the capacitive
coupling point to the first short is in the same direction as the slot current.

US Pat. No. 9,236,670

COAXIAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A coaxial connector, the coaxial connector comprising:
an outer conductor, the outer conductor engaging an outer conductor of another coaxial connector;
an insulating portion, the insulating portion being arranged on the inside of the outer conductor, the insulating portion
including a first fixed portion, a first elastic portion and a second elastic portion, the first elastic portion being positioned
on one end of the first fixed portion and moving elastically using the first fixed portion as a pivot, the second elastic
portion being positioned on another end of the first fixed portion and moving elastically using the first fixed portion as
a pivot; and

an inner conductor, the inner conductor being arranged on the inside of the insulating portion and establishing contact with
the outer peripheral surface of the inner conductor of the other coaxial connector, the inner conductor including a second
fixed portion, a first holding portion and a second holding portion, the first holding portion being positioned on one side
of the second fixed portion, the second holding portion being positioned on another side of the second fixed portion;

wherein:
the first elastic portion biases the outer peripheral surface of the first holding portion towards the outer peripheral surface
of the inner conductor of the other coaxial connector; and

the second elastic portion biases the outer peripheral surface of the second holding portion towards the outer peripheral
surface of the inner conductor of the other coaxial connector.

US Pat. No. 9,362,678

CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A CHIP

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connection system comprising:
a chip supported on a circuit board;
a cable assembly including a first body formed of an insulative material and positioned adjacent the chip and at least one
cable supported by the first body, the at least one cable supporting a first pair and a second pair of signal conductors and
the first body supporting a first pair of terminals and second pair of terminals respectively coupled to the first and second
pair of signal conductors, each of the terminals in the first and second pairs including a tail that is terminated to the
circuit board so as to provide electrical communication with the chip; and

a connector including a second body formed of an insulative material, the connector configured to mate to another connector,
the second body supporting a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal and a fourth terminal that are in a row,
each of the terminals in the row including a contact and a tail, the contact and tail disposed at opposite ends thereof, the
signal conductors of the at least one cable coupled to tail portions, wherein the first and second terminal are adjacent and
form a third pair of terminals and the third and fourth terminal are adjacent and form a fourth pair of terminals and a connector
ground terminal is positioned between the third and fourth pairs of terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,197,021

MICRO SIM CARD SOCKET

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A micro SIM card socket, the micro SIM card socket comprising:
an insulative housing and a metal shell supported by the housing, the metal shell and housing cooperatively defining a card-receiving
slot for a micro SIM card, the housing further including a plurality of terminal-receiving cavities disposed therein within
the housing card-receiving slot; and

a plurality of first and second conductive terminals extending lengthwise in the housing, each of the first and second terminals
including a tail portion and a contact portion interconnected by an intervening horizontal body portion, the terminal tail
portions being configured for mounting to a printed circuit board, the terminal contact portions being disposed in the terminal-receiving
cavities, and the terminal horizontal body portions being coupled to the housing such that the terminal contact portions can
deflect under pressure of a micro SIM card inserted into the card-receiving slot;

wherein the first terminals have a first length and the second terminals have a second length, the first length being greater
than the second length, the first terminal horizontal body portions including a widthwise offset and the second terminals
extending lengthwise within the first terminal horizontal body portion offsets, front ends of the terminal body portions of
the first and second terminals having a U-shaped configuration in a horizontal plane when viewed from above and at least partially
defining the terminal contact portions, the terminal contact portions including sloped portions that extend upward in a front
to rear direction with respect to the housing and which terminate in contact ends of the terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,373,915

GROUND SHIELD FOR CIRCUIT BOARD TERMINATIONS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cable assembly, comprising:
a cable having an plurality of wires, the wires arranged in first and second sets, each of the wires including a conductor
surrounded by an insulative covering with a respective first leading edge, wherein pairs of the wires are wrapped together
in an outer shielding member, the conductor of each wire extending past the corresponding first leading edge to define a free
end, wherein each of the outer shielding members has a respective second leading edge that is spaced rearwardly from the first
leading edge;

a circuit board having a third leading edge and a first trailing edge and a first surface and a second surface, the first
and second surfaces opposing each other, the circuit board including a plurality of termination contact pads disposed proximate
the first trailing edge on the first and second surfaces, the free ends of the wires in the first set being terminated to
the termination contact pads along the first surface and the free ends of the wires in the second set being terminated to
the termination contact pads along the second surface;

a ground extension member attached to the circuit board and extending in a plane rearwardly of the first trailing edge, the
ground extension member being interposed between the first and second sets, the ground extension member including a conductive
plate having a fourth leading edge and a second trailing edge, the fourth leading edge being adjacent the first trailing edge
and a trailing edge that is disposed rearwardly of at least some of the second leading edges of the outer shielding members
of the wires, and

a connector housing partially enclosing the circuit board and the ground extension member.

US Pat. No. 9,362,630

WIRE TO BOARD TERMINAL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A wire assembly, comprising:
a wire that includes an insulation layer that covers a conductor, the wire including a first portion that has the insulation
layer removed;

a terminal that includes a base, a first crimp and a second crimp that are supported by the base, the terminal further including
a first leg and a second leg, wherein the first crimp is configured to be elevated above a supporting circuit board, the first
crimp engaging the first portion, wherein the second crimp is configured to rest on the supporting circuit board so that the
first crimp is elevated with respect to the second crimp and wherein the first and second legs are between the first and second
crimps, the first and second legs each having a tail that is configured to be inserted into an aperture in the supporting
circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,820,416

SHIELDING CAGE FOR CLOSELY SPACED CAGE ARRAYS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A shielding cage, comprising:
a unitary piece of conductive material formed with a plurality of walls, including at least two opposing sidewalls, the walls
cooperatively defining a hollow enclosure for accommodating an electronic module therein, the piece of conductive material
having two opposing ends firmly engaged together within a plane defined by at least one of the cage walls, the sidewalls being
devoid of members which attach either of the top or bottom walls to said sidewalls; and

a gasket frame disposed proximate an entrance of the shielding cage and at least partially extending around three walls, each
sidewall having an entrance end nearest the entrance of the shielding cage, the gasket frame being disposed at an angle to
the entrance of the shielding cage such that the gasket frame is substantially closer to the entrance end of one of the sidewalls
than the entrance end of the other sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,397,442

CONNECTOR HAVING A LATCH WITH A LOCATING MEMBER AND A TOOTH WITH A NOTCH

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a connector housing, the connector housing supporting a plurality of conductive terminals extending lengthwise therewithin,
each terminal including termination portions and contact portions at opposite ends, the contact portions being disposed proximate
a mating end of the connector; and

at least one latching member for latching the connector to an opposing connector, each latching member including a base end
fixed to the connector, a free end proximate the mating end, a body portion interconnecting the base and free ends such that
each latching member has a cantilevered structure, at least one engagement member disposed proximate the free end for engaging
a portion of the opposing connector, and a locating member extending at an angle from the body portion;

wherein the connector housing includes a channel formed therein, the channel receiving each locating member, guiding the locating
member in vertical movement.

US Pat. No. 9,312,618

CONNECTOR WITH TUNED CHANNEL

Molex, LLC, Lisl, IL (US...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a card slot;
a first and second signal wafer inserted into the housing, the first wafer having a first terminal supported by a first insulative
frame and the second wafer having a second terminal supported by the insulative frame, the first and second terminal each
having a tail, a contact and a body extending between the tail and the contact, the first and second terminals configured
to provide a broad-side differentially coupled transmission channel that extends substantially through the insulative frames,
where the differential coupling mode is in a horizontal arrangement from the contact portion through the body portion;

a third wafer positioned adjacent the first wafer, the third wafer having an insulative frame that supports a third terminal,
the third terminal extending along the channel and substantially aligned with the first terminal;

a fourth wafer positioned adjacent the second wafer, the fourth wafer having an insulative frame that supports a fourth terminal,
the fourth terminal extending along the channel and substantially aligned with the second terminal;

wherein each of the first, second, third and fourth terminal have a truss of the respective insulative frame that secures
upper and lower edges of the terminal, the truss having a corresponding first and second side that provide a corresponding
predefined thickness, the thickness defined by a slot on a first side and a slot or edge of the frame on a second side; and

a first and second terminal groove extending along both sides of the respective terminal of each of the third and fourth insulative
frame, the first and second terminal groove defining an air channel on both sides of the third and fourth terminal, wherein
coupling between the terminals of the first and third wafer is less than coupling between the terminals of the first and second
wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,312,603

ON RADIATOR SLOT FED ANTENNA

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An antenna comprising:
a radiating element having a first end and a second end, the first end configured to be connected to a reference voltage plane
and the second end not electrically connected to the reference voltage plane;

a slot in the radiating element, the slot having a first side and a second side and positioned between the first end and the
second end, the first side facing the first end and the second side facing the second end; and

a feed coupled to the second side of the slot, wherein the feed is a transmission line positioned on the radiating element,
and wherein the transmission line is coupled to the second side via an open-ended stub, the stub having a length approximately
equal to a ?/4 wave length.

US Pat. No. 9,300,088

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connection device, the electrical connection device comprising:
a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector comprising a first insulative housing, the first insulative housing having
a mounting portion and a mating portion protruding from the mounting portion;

a guide frame assembled with the receptacle connector, the guide frame including a frame body, a female latch unit and a stopping
block, the frame body being assembled to the receptacle connector mounting portion and having an opening to allow the receptacle
connector mating portion to pass through, the female latch unit and the stopping block protruding from the frame body and
being positioned at opposite sides of the receptacle connector mating portion and spaced apart from the receptacle connector
mating portion to define a mating space with two slots spaced apart from each other in a first direction and an opposite sides
of the receptacle connector mating portion; and a plug connector, the plug connector including a second insulative housing
and a male latch unit, the second insulative housing including a housing body mated to the mating portion, the male latch
unit being formed at one side of the plug connector housing body and engaged with the female latch unit, the plug connector
housing body further including a pair of protruding blocks disposed on an opposite side of the plug connector housing body,
the pair of protruding blocks being spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first
direction, the pair of protruding blocks defining a receiving space therebetween for the stopping block;

wherein:
when the plug connector is correctly inserted, two portions of the plug connector enter the mating space two slots along a
mating direction to mate with the receptacle connector, locking the male latch unit and the female latch unit and positioning
the male latch unit and the female latch unit in a releasable manner; and

when the plug connector is incorrectly inserted, the plug connector cannot enter into the mating space to mate with the receptacle
connector due to the stopping block.

US Pat. No. 9,379,467

OPTICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A PRESS-FIT GUIDE PORTION

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical connector, the optical connector comprising:
a cable having formed therein an optical waveguide, the cable including a front cable-side guide recess and at least one lateral
cable-side guide portion; and

a plug connected to the cable, the plug including a front guide protrusion , at least one side guide protrusion and at least
one side guide recess, the plug being mounted on a connector housing, the connector housing including at least one connector
housing guide portion, the connector housing and each connector housing guide portion being formed of an insulative material;

wherein:
the front guide protrusion is received within the front cable-side guide recess;
each side guide recess is formed at the same position as a corresponding side guide protrusion;
each connector housing guide portion is received with within one side guide recess and prevents to prevent movement of the
plug in both the length and width direction;

the plug includes a plug housing, the plug housing including a plug-side guide portion and being attached to the cable; and
each connector housing guide portion is press fit into a plug housing guide portion of the plug housing.

US Pat. No. 9,287,640

COMPLIANT PIN WITH IMPROVED INSERTION CAPABILITIES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a connector housing;
a plurality of conductive terminals, each terminal being supported by the connector housing, each terminal including a terminal
mating portion disposed at one end thereof for mating to a terminal of an opposing connector, a terminal mounting portion
disposed at an opposite end thereof for insertion into a hole disposed in a circuit board, and a terminal body portion interconnecting
the terminal mating and terminal mounting portions together, at least one of the terminal mounting portions including a compliant
pin, each compliant pin including:

a pin base portion,
a pin tip portion, the pin tip portion being interconnected to the pin base portion by a pin body portion, and
a pin opening, the pin opening being disposed in the pin body portion, the pin opening having a top end and a bottom end and
extending lengthwise within the pin body portion such that the top end is situated beneath a top surface of the circuit board
when the connector is mounted to the circuit board; and

a plurality of standoff portions, each standoff portion flanking one compliant pin and extending in the same direction as
the compliant pin, each standoff portion including a bottom edge that defines an interface extending along a lower edge of
the housing for contacting the circuit board, and the pin opening top end being disposed beneath the interface when mounted
to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,396,416

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector configured to have a card module inserted therein, the card module including electrode pads provided on
one surface and first and second side frame portions, the card connector comprising:
a housing, the housing including connection terminals arranged to contact the electrode pads of the card module after the
card module is inserted into the card connector;

a first holding spring portion, the first holding spring portion configured to engage the first side frame portion of the
card module after the card module is inserted into the card connector;

an ejection mechanism, the ejection mechanism being inside the housing and able to change orientation between a first orientation
and a second orientation, the first orientation occurring before the card module is inserted into the card connector, the
second orientation occurring after the card module has been completely inserted into the card connector; and

a cover member, the cover member being mounted on the housing and covering at least the housing and a portion of the card
module after the card module is inserted into the card connector, the cover member includes a second holding spring portion,
the second holding spring portion configured to engage the second side frame portion of the card module after the card module
is inserted into the card connector;

wherein the first holding spring portion is displaceable when the ejection mechanism is in the first orientation, and non-displaceable
when the ejection mechanism is in the second orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,209,581

CIRCUIT MEMBER WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a dielectric housing having a mating face and a module receiving face, the mating face including a plurality of openings therein,
each opening being configured to receive a mateable connector therein in a mating direction, the module receiving face being
configured for receiving a plurality of filtering modules therein; and

a plurality of filtering modules located in the housing, each filtering module having a housing, a magnetics assembly and
a plurality of electrically conductive contacts,

the magnetics assembly including first, second, third and fourth transformer cores, each transformer core having a plurality
of wires wrapped therearound to define respective first, second, third and fourth transformers, two of the plurality of wires
of each transformer defining first and second signal conductors and two of the plurality of wires of each transformer being
electrically connected and defining a centertap of the transformer,

some of the wires being electrically connected to the electrically conductive contacts, a portion of each electrically conductive
contact extending into one of the openings for engaging contacts of a mateable connector upon inserting the mateable connector
into one of the openings in the housing,

the housing including a first set of conductive pins extending from a lower surface thereof and configured for interconnection
to a circuit board upon which the electrical connector may be mounted, the first set of conductive pins being arranged in
first and second parallel, offset rows to define a staggered array of pins, and

the first and second signal conductors from each transformer being connected to pins in the first and second offsets rows,
the centertap of the first transformer being electrically connected to a predetermined pin in the first row, the centertap
of the second transformer being electrically connected to a predetermined pin in the second row, the centertap of the third
transformer being electrically connected to a predetermined pin in the first row and the centertap of the fourth transformer
being electrically connected to a predetermined pin in the second row.

US Pat. No. 9,591,703

LED SYSTEM WITH TWO WIRE CONTROL CIRCUIT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An LED module, comprising:
a housing;
an LED string supported by the housing;
a first terminal and a second terminal supported by the housing;
a constant current driver coupled to the first and second terminal, the constant current driver configured to provide a constant
output current to power the LED string for a range of voltages above a minimum voltage VF, the constant current driver further configured to vary the output current based on an input signal; and

a conversion circuit positioned in the housing and configured to receive a voltage from the first and second terminals and
to convert the voltage to a signal level that ranges between a first level and a level that is less than the first level,
the conversion circuit configured to provide the signal level as the input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,190,750

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board-to-board connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including first terminals, a first housing having a generally rectangular parallelepiped
shape and concave insertion portions, and first reinforcing brackets disposed at opposite ends of the first housing and communicating
with the concave insertion portions; and

a second connector, the second connector including second terminals configured to contact the first terminals, a second housing
having a generally rectangular parallelepiped shape and convex insertion portions inserted into the concave insertion portions,
and second reinforcing brackets arranged along the convex insertion portions and engaging the first reinforcing brackets when
the first and second connectors are mated together;

wherein each of the first reinforcing brackets includes a body portion, the body portion including a central portion and a
pair of outer end portions extending in a widthwise direction, the body portion further including a pair of bent portions
extending at angles to the central and outer end portions and interconnecting the central and outer end portions together
such that the central portion is longitudinally offset with respect to the outer end portions.

US Pat. No. 10,165,671

PADDLE CARD WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A circuit board for use in a high speed cable connector, the circuit board having improved impedance characteristics, comprising:a circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges, the circuit board including a first portion proximate to the trailing edge defining a termination area in which wires of an associated cable are terminated, and a second portion extending forwardly from and spaced apart from the first portion and ending proximate to the leading edge, the second portion including a plurality of contacts disposed thereon and configured to mate with an opposing connector, the first portion including a plurality of termination contact pads disposed on a surface of the circuit board, the termination contact pads being arranged in pairs of contact pads, the contact pads of each pair of termination contact pads being arranged on the circuit board so that a leading edge of the forwardmost pad of the contact pad pair and a trailing edge of the rearmost pad of the contact pad pair are separated by a predetermined termination length, L, for a single one of the cable wires, and the contact pads of the contact pad pair being separated from each other by an intervening spacing devoid of any conductive material disposed on the surface of the circuit board that interconnects the pads, a single one of the cable wires being terminated to both of the contact pads of the contact pad pair, and the cumulative length of the contact pads of the contact pad pair is between about 0.5 L to 0.8 L.

US Pat. No. 10,149,409

ENERGY CONSUMING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An energy consuming device, comprising:a housing with lower surface, an aperture in the lower surface, at least one magnetic mount and a first and second terminal aperture;
a first and second terminal respectively position in the first and second terminal aperture so that a portion of the first and second terminal extend below the lower surface;
a light emitting diode (LED) array positioned on a plate and positioned in the aperture and electrically coupled to the first and second terminal, the plate including a thermal bridge that is configured to extend below the lower surface;
a magnet positioned in the magnetic mount, wherein the magnet is configured to cause the thermal bridge to be compressed when the device is mounted in a rail; and
a cover mounted to the housing, the cover extending over the magnet so as to occlude the magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,466,925

PADDLE CARD ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATIONS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An improved cable assembly, comprising:
a cable, the cable including a plurality of wires, each wire including a conductor surrounded by an insulative covering and
pairs of the wires being wrapped together in an outer shielding member, the conductors of each wire extending past a leading
edge of the insulative covering to define free termination ends of the wires, and the outer shielding member having a leading
edge spaced rearwardly from the insulative covering free ends;

a circuit board having opposite leading and trailing edges and opposite first and second surface, the circuit board including
two distinct portions:

a first portion containing a plurality of termination contact pads for connecting circuitry of the circuit board to the wire
free ends, and

a second portion extending from and spaced apart from the circuit board first portion, the second portion extending rearwardly
from the termination contact pads, the cable wire free ends terminating to the termination contact pads, wherein the second
portion includes a circuit member inserted into the first portion; and

a connector housing enclosing the circuit board and a portion of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,223,095

CONNECTOR WITH INTERFACE PROTECTION

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber assembly for mating with a mating component along a mated axis, the optical fiber assembly comprising:
a housing, the housing including a mating face for mating with the component and defining a housing axis;
a ferrule, the ferrule including a plurality of optical fibers positioned therein and a front face;
a cover, the cover being slidably mounted on the housing adjacent the mating face; and
a mating guide, the mating guide being disposed at an angle to the housing axis to guide relative movement of the housing
from a first operative position at which the housing axis is spaced from the mated axis to a second operative position at
which the housing axis is generally aligned with the mated axis.

US Pat. No. 9,151,909

OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A generally W-shaped metal clip for holding two individual optical fiber connectors in a generally parallel side-by-side
orientation comprising:
first and second clamping members, each of said clamping members having a base with first and second oppositely facing sides,
and a resilient arm extending from the first side of the base, the base and the resilient arm being dimensioned to clamp a
respective one of the optical fiber connectors to hold the optical fiber connectors in the substantially side-by-side relationship;

a bridge extending from the second side of each base to interconnect the first and second clamping members; and
a single common insertion opening positioned between the resilient arms of each clamp member and aligned with but spaced from
the bridge and dimensioned to permit at least a portion of an optical fiber connector assembly to pass through the common
insertion opening and into one of the first and second clamp members.

US Pat. No. 9,494,303

LED MODULE AND HOLDER WITH TERMINAL WELL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A holder, comprising:
a housing with a shelf configured to be positioned on and hold down at least two sides an LED array, the shelf including an
edge, the housing further including a terminal well and a fastener mount, the terminal well including a first conductor notch
and a second conductor notch, the first notch orientated along a horizontal direction, the second notch orientated at an angle
along a vertical direction; and

a terminal with a base positioned in the terminal well, the terminal including an arm that extends out of the terminal well
and beyond the edge of the shelf, the arm having a contact on a distal end, the terminal further including a first wire trap
aligned with the first conductor notch and a second wire trap aligned with the second notch and the wire traps are configured
to retain an inserted wire.

US Pat. No. 9,437,945

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH IMPROVED TERMINAL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a securing portion extending along the vertical direction and including a plurality of bumps configured to secure the terminal
to a housing;

a soldering portion that extends from an upper end of the securing portion to a first side;
an arc bending portion, the arc bending portion positioned on a lower end of the securing portion, the arc bending portion
extending toward the first side, and then extending around a curve to a second side opposite to the first side, the arc bending
portion having a hook shape; and

a contact portion that extends obliquely and upwards from the arc bending portion, wherein the securing portion includes a
first surface facing the first side, the first surface defining an imaginary plane, wherein a part of the arc bending portion
is located at a first side of the imaginary plane, and another part is located at a second side of the imaginary plane, wherein
a surface of the arc bending portion which faces the first surface is a curved face and the terminal is configured so that
an angle of between 90 degrees and 180 degrees is formed between the curved face and the first surface.

US Pat. No. 9,354,399

OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber connector assembly for mounting on a substrate, the optical fiber connector comprising:
a housing, the housing including a substrate mounting face and a ferrule carrier receptacle, the substrate mounting face defining
a mounting plane, the ferrule carrier receptacle opening in a direction generally perpendicular to the mounting plane and
defining a ferrule carrier insertion axis along which a ferrule carrier may be inserted, the ferrule carrier receptacle having
an opening with a first length along a first direction;

a multi-fiber ferrule, the multi-fiber ferrule including a plurality of bores, each bore being configured to receive an optical
fiber therein, one of the bores defining an optical fiber axis; and

a ferrule carrier, the ferrule carrier being positioned within the ferrule carrier receptacle and including a ferrule receiving
receptacle with the multi-fiber ferrule therein, the ferrule carrier including a locking portion for locking the ferrule carrier
within the ferrule carrier receptacle and a locking member movable generally parallel to the optical fiber axis, the locking
member being movable between a first insertion position and a second locked position, the locking portion having a compressed
length along the first direction with the locking member at the first insertion position and a locked length in the first
direction with the locking member at the second locked position, the compressed length being less than the first length and
the locked length being greater than the first length;

wherein the optical fiber axis is parallel to the mounting plane.

US Pat. No. 9,685,726

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A conductive terminal, comprising:
a base unit, a contacting unit, a connecting piece and a tail unit, the base unit includes a plate portion extending along
a front-rear direction, the contacting unit facing the plate portion and being spaced apart from the plate portion and having
a plate-shaped contacting portion and an elastic contacting portion positioned behind the plate-shaped contacting portion,
the connecting piece connecting a front end of the plate portion and a front end of the plate-shaped contacting portion, the
tail unit being connected to a rear end of the plate portion.

US Pat. No. 9,515,400

MICRO SIM CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal seat, comprising:
an insulative body having a plurality of receiving recessed portions; and
a plurality of terminals respectively corresponding to the plurality of receiving recessed portions, each terminal having
a fixed unit, a pair of resilient arms, a contact portion and a soldering portion, the fixed unit being fixed to the insulative
body, the pair of resilient arms extending from the fixed unit into the corresponding receiving recessed portion in a manner
that the pair of resilient arms are spaced apart from each other and are joined with each other at distal ends of the pair
of resilient arms, the contact portion being formed at the joint portion of the pair of resilient arms, the soldering portion
extending into the corresponding receiving recessed portion from the fixed unit and being positioned between the pair of resilient
arms.

US Pat. No. 9,502,813

SUPPORTING FRAME CONSTRUCTION FOR MODULAR CONNECTORS

MOLEX HEAVY DUTY CONNECTO...

1. A supporting frame construction for modular connectors, said construction comprising a main structural element (2) associated by sliding engagement means with a linear element (3); said main structural element (2) including a linear portion (4) including a plurality of seats (5) for engaging therein a plurality of corresponding projections formed on modules (6) to be mounted in the supporting frame construction (1); said linear element (3) including a plurality of linear element seats (55), corresponding to the seats (5) of the linear portion of the main structural element (2), for engaging therein corresponding projections formed on said modules (6) to be mounted in the frame construction (1), said linear element (3) comprising at least two operating positions: an engagement position, in which said main structural element (2) is rigidly connected and said seats engage the projections of said modules (6) to lock said modules in said frame (1), and an offset position in which the seats (55) of the linear element (3) disengage the projections of the modules (6) thereby facilitating a removal of said frame (1), said main structural element (2) comprising two cross members (7) supporting a rod element (8) parallel to the linear element (3), said rod element (8) comprising a shaped seat (9) with which a shaped lug (10) formed on the linear element (3) can be engaged, said linear element (3) comprising a plurality of seats (55) corresponding to the seats (5) of the linear portion (4) of the main structural element (2), for engaging therein corresponding projections formed on said modules (6), characterized in that said sliding engagement means, for associating the linear element (3) with the main structural element (2) to provide the frame construction (1), comprise longitudinal recesses (11) formed on respective sides (33) of the linear element (3) for engaging corresponding longitudinal lugs (12) formed on the cross members (7) of the main structural element (2).

US Pat. No. 9,462,676

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT MEMBER WITH REFERENCE CIRCUIT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A multi-layer circuit member comprising:
first and second spaced apart, generally parallel conductive reference planes;
an electrically conductive via extending between the first and second reference planes to electrically interconnect the first
and second reference planes;

a first signal conductor adjacent a first region of the first reference plane;
at least one component adjacent to and operative to transfer energy to the second reference plane; and
an elongated area of increased impedance in the first reference plane located between the first region of the first reference
plane and the via, wherein the elongated area of increased impedance is an elongated slot in the first reference plane, the
elongated slot having two opposing sides and two ends, wherein the two sides of the elongated slot are not in direct electrical
communication except at the ends of the elongated slot or through the via.

US Pat. No. 9,378,436

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulative unit having a main body and a mounting block;
a shielding shell having a top plate portion and a sliding groove, the top plate portion and the insulative unit together
defining a receiving space;

a plurality of terminals fixed to main body; and
a card ejecting mechanism comprising:
a shaft member positioned in the mounting block and having a base portion and a shaft portion extending from the base portion,
the base portion being fixed to the mounting block and the shaft portion protruding from the insulative unit toward the top
plate portion;

a lever member supported over the mounting block and having an operating portion, a pushing portion and a shaft hole positioned
between the operating portion and the pushing portion, the shaft hole mounted on the shaft portion, the lever member being
capable of rotating about the shaft portion between a receiving position and a pushing position, wherein the pushing portion
is outside the receiving space when in the receiving position and is in the receiving space when in the pushing position;
and

a push rod positioned in the sliding groove and configured to slide back and forth along a card insertion direction, wherein
in operation an external force causes the push rod to push the operating portion, so as to allow the lever member to rotate
from the receiving position to the pushing position.

US Pat. No. 9,807,883

CABLE TERMINATION SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cable termination, comprising:
a cable having an outer shield, a first conductor with an insulative cover, a second conductor with an insulative cover, and
a drain wire positioned inside the outer shield and along side the first and second conductors; and

a circuit board with first edge, the circuit board having a first side with a first trace with a first pad and a second trace
with a second pad, the first and second pads spaced apart, each of the pads having a centerline that extends toward the edge,
wherein the circuit board further includes a ground via positioned between the centerlines of the first and second pads, the
first conductor soldered to the first pad, the second conductor soldered to the second pad and the drain wire soldered to
the ground via.

US Pat. No. 9,685,723

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR AND CARD EDGE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card edge connector, comprising:
an insulating body, the insulating body comprising a card slot and a tower, the card slot extend long a first direction, the
tower comprising a first side wall and a second side wall which extend along the first direction, a first guiding wall and
a second guiding wall, the first guiding wall and the second guiding wall extending transversely to the first side wall and
the second side wall respectively and facing each other, a first mounting groove being formed between the first side wall
and the first guiding wall, a second mounting groove being formed between the second side wall and the second guiding wall,
a guiding groove being formed between the first guiding wall and the second guiding wall; and

a metal strengthening member comprising:
a base portion;
a first side portion and a second side portion extending respectively from two sides of the base portion toward the inside
direction, the first and second side portions both extending from the base portion in a substantially perpendicular direction;
and

a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm extending inwardly and transversely, respectively, from the first side portion
and the second side portion toward the guiding groove;

the first side portion and the second side portion being respectively mounted into the first mounting groove and the second
mounting groove, the first elastic arm being adjacent to a side wall of the first guiding wall, extending transversely beyond
a covering range of the side wall of the first guiding wall and extending into the guiding groove, the second elastic arm
being adjacent to a side wall of the second guiding wall, extending transversely beyond a covering range of the side wall
of the second guiding wall and extending into the guiding groove, wherein the first elastic arm comprises a first clamping
portion, and the second elastic arm comprises a second clamping portion; the first clamping portion protrudes relative to
the first guiding wall and protrudes into the guiding groove, and the second clamping portion protrudes relative to the second
guiding wall and protrudes into the guiding groove so that the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion elastically
clamp two sides of an electric card.

US Pat. No. 9,397,427

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card edge connector, comprising:
a housing having a first wall and a second wall which are opposite to each other, a slot between the first wall and the second
wall, and a plurality of first terminal grooves spaced apart from each other and provided to the first wall in a row, the
first terminal grooves being communicated with the slot respectively;

a plurality of first terminals fixedly provided to the first wall and positioned in the first terminal grooves respectively;
and

a terminal block, the terminal block comprising an insulative body engaged with the second wall and a plurality of second
terminals spaced apart from each other and provided to the insulative body in a row, each of the plurality of second terminals
having a fixed portion fixedly provided to the insulative body, a contact portion extending out of the insulative body and
extending into the slot, and a tail portion extending out of the insulative body, wherein the second wall has a mounting groove
that corresponds the terminal block, the mounting groove having a first pressing surface and a pair of holding portions positioned
at both ends of the first pressing surface and wherein the second wall further has a pair of protrusions provided and corresponding
to the mounting groove, the pair of protrusions oppositely protruding into the mounting groove from the pair of holding portions,
wherein the insulative body includes two end faces opposite to the holding portions respectively, a pressed surface abutting
against the first pressing surface and two recessed grooves recessed from the end faces respectively to received the protrusions
respectively and further leave clearances, wherein the insulative body can be floatingly received in the mounting groove.

US Pat. No. 9,711,897

UVA BATTERY CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connection device, comprising:
a first connector, comprising:
an insulating body having a base portion which is longitudinally long and two ear portions which perpendicularly protrude
respectively from two ends of the base portion, are spaced apart from each other and face each other, an inner wall surface
of one of the two ear portions being provided with a first guide groove which is perpendicular to the base portion and a second
guide groove which is parallel to the base portion; and

a plurality of blade-type terminals provided to the base portion along a longitudinal direction of the base portion, spaced
apart from each other and positioned between the two ear portions, each blade-type terminal having a contact portion extending
out of the base portion and positioned between the two ear portions; and

a second connector, comprising:
an insulating housing having a mating portion and a protruding rail, the mating portion being correspondingly received between
the two inner wall surfaces of the two ear portions of the first connector, and the mating portion having two long side surfaces
respectively positioned at two sides of a longitudinal direction, two short side surfaces respectively positioned at two ends
of the longitudinal direction and connecting the two long side surfaces, a top surface connecting the two long side surfaces
and the two short side surfaces and a plurality of terminal grooves spaced apart from each other along the longitudinal direction
of the mating portion, each terminal groove having a mating opening at the top surface and a side opening at one of the two
long side surfaces, the protruding rail protruding from one of the two short side surfaces and extending in a direction perpendicular
to the top surface to engage with the first guide groove or the second guide groove; and

a plurality of elastic terminals provided to the insulating housing and respectively received in the plurality of terminal
grooves, each elastic terminal having a contact portion positioned in the mating portion and a guide portion extending from
the contact portion toward the top surface;

when the first connector and the second connector mate with each other in a first direction, under guiding due to engagement
of the first guide groove of the first connector and the protruding rail of the second connector, the contact portions of
the plurality of blade-type terminals respectively entering into the plurality of terminal grooves respectively via the mating
openings of the plurality of terminal grooves and each contact portion can firstly contact the guide portion of the corresponding
elastic terminal and then contact the contact portion of the corresponding elastic terminal;

when the first connector and the second connector mate with each other in a second direction, under guiding due to engagement
of the second guide groove of the first connector and the protruding rail of the second connector, the contact portions of
the plurality of blade-type terminals respectively entering into the plurality of terminal grooves respectively via mating
openings of the plurality of terminal grooves and each contact portion can firstly contact the guide portion of the corresponding
elastic terminal and then contact the contact portion of the corresponding elastic terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,444,194

CONNECTOR WITH SHEET

MOLEX, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing configured to be mated with another connector,
a terminal secured to the housing, the terminal including a contact configured to mate with a terminal of the another connector,
and

a sheet affixed to the housing, wherein the sheet includes an electromagnetic interference suppressive sheet having a laminate
structure of a soft magnetic layer and a conductive/dielectric layer, the soft magnetic layer including a soft magnetic powder
and a resin being laminated on the conductive/dielectric layer, the conductive/dielectric layer including a conductive filler
and a resin, the electrical resistance of the conductive/dielectric layer being from 0.5 to 20 ?·cm, and the real parts of
the complex relative permeability of the soft magnetic layer at 100 MHz being from 20 to 45.

US Pat. No. 9,318,831

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a housing, the housing being made from an insulating material; and
a terminal, the terminal being made from a conductive material and installed in the housing, the terminal including a flat
base portion held by the housing, an elastically deformable first contact member connected on one end to the base portion
in the longitudinal direction, and a pair of elastically deformable second contact members connected to the one end and to
the other end of the base portion in the longitudinal direction, the first contact member including an elastically displaceable
first contact portion in the vertical direction, each second contact member including an elastically displaceable second contact
portion in the vertical direction, the pair of second contact members are arranged linearly in the longitudinal direction
of the base portion, the first contact member and the second contact member are arranged in the transverse direction of the
base portion, and the first contact portion and the second contact portion are positioned on the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,787,034

CAGE ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cage assembly, comprising:
a cage comprising a front end, a rear end, a top wall positioned between the front end and the rear end, and a rear wall positioned
at the rear end, and the cage being formed with at least one port;

a heat sink provided on the top wall of the cage and corresponding to one port;
a clip engaged with the cage and comprising a frame fixing the heat sink and a holding piece extending upwardly from the frame;
and

a light guide having a front section positioned above the top wall of the cage of and a rear section positioned behind the
rear wall of the cage, the front section being formed with a first post extending rearwardly, the rear section being formed
with at least two second posts respectively extending forwardly, the holding piece of the clip being formed with a first hole,
the first post of the light guide being inserted into the first hole of the holding piece of the clip along a front-to-rear
direction , the rear wall of the cage being formed with second holes respectively corresponding to the second posts, the second
post of the light guide being inserted into the second hole of the rear wall of the cage along a rear-to-front direction,

wherein the frame of the clip defines an opening along a periphery of the frame, and the clip has a front frame bar, the holding
piece is bent upwardly from the front frame bar,

wherein the light guide comprises at least two light pipes which are connected with each other, the front section has a first
bridging portion connecting the at least two light pipes, the first bridging portion has a downward extending portion protruding
downwardly and positioned between the two light pipes, the first post is formed to the downward extending portion, the rear
section extends downwardly toward the rear wall of the cage and has a second bridging portion connecting the at least two
light pipes, and

wherein one of the second posts is a similar cylinder formed by partially cutting a cylinder along an axial direction and
has a cut-formed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,405,076

MULTI-FIBER FERRULE WITH A LENS PLATE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:
a ferrule body having a plurality of optical fiber receiving receptacles, each optical fiber receiving receptacle having an
optical fiber terminated thereto, the ferrule body having a front face, an end of each optical fiber being positioned adjacent
the front face of the ferrule body;

a beam-expanding element adjacent the front face of the ferrule body including a lens array aligned with the optical fibers
of ferrule, the lens array being spaced from the optical fibers by a predetermined distance to form a gap, and an index-matched
medium receiving reservoir adjacent the gap; and

an index-matched medium within the gap to secure the beam-expanding element to the ferrule body, wherein the front face of
the ferrule body is generally planar, the beam-expanding element includes a generally planar rear face and the rear face further
includes a spacer engaging the front face of the ferrule body to define the width of the gap, wherein the spacer is integral
with the beam-expanding element, and wherein the spacer is compressible to create a seal between the spacer and the front
face of the ferrule body.

US Pat. No. 9,357,281

RECEIVER

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A receiver having a connector connected electrically to a receiver main body and to a cable, the connector comprising:
an outer main body contact composed of a tube-shaped conductor and provided on the main body side;
an inner main body contact arranged inside the outer main body contact via an insulator;
an outer cable contact composed of a tube-shaped conductor and provided on the cable side, and
an inner cable contact arranged inside the outer cable contact via an insulator;
wherein the connector is mounted on the receiver main body so that, in response to the outer main body contact and outer cable
contact being mated, a coaxial connector is formed electrically connecting the outer contacts and the inner contacts, the
outer contacts being screwed into each other, and the outer main body contact not rotating relative to the receiver main body.

US Pat. No. 9,318,820

CONNECTOR FOR MULTI-LAYERED BOARD

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector for a multilayered board, the connector comprising:
a board-side connecting portion, the board-side connecting portion being arranged inside an insertion slot, the insertion
slot being formed on a board-thickness surface of the multilayered board; and

a cable-side connecting portion, the cable-side connecting portion being provided on the tip of a flat cable and inserted
into the insertion slot to be connected electrically to the board-side connecting portion in a middle layer of the multilayered
board;

wherein one of the board-side connecting portion or the cable-side connecting portion includes a column-shaped terminal, and
the other including a flat terminal, the column-shaped terminal protruding from the middle layer of the multilayered board
or from the tip of the flat cable in the thickness direction of the multilayered board or the flat cable;

the flat terminal including a resilient contact portion, the contact portion contacting a side surface portion of the column-shaped
terminal from the width direction of the insertion slot in response to insertion of the cable-side connecting portion into
the insertion slot.

US Pat. No. 9,673,569

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CENTRAL GROUNDING PLATE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising;
a housing assembly;
an outer shell surrounding the housing assembly and forming a mating cavity, wherein the housing assembly comprises a first
terminal module and a second terminal module, the first terminal module comprising a first body and a group of first terminals
fixed to the first body, the first body having a first main body and a first tongue extending forwardly from the first main
body, the group of first terminals being exposed to a first mating surface of the first tongue;

the second terminal module comprising a second body and a group of second terminals fixed to the second body, the second body
having a second main body and a second tongue extending forwardly from the second main body, the group of second terminals
being exposed to a second mating surface of the second tongue;

a grounding plate supported by the first body and the second body and positioned between the group of first terminals and
the group of second terminals, wherein the first body and the second body oppose each other and are fixed together and the
first tongue is provided with at least one engagement column protruding from the first tongue toward the second tongue and
the second tongue being provided with at least one locking hole passing through along a thickness direction of the second
tongue, wherein the at least one engagement column is positioned in the at least one locking hole and is stamped so that the
first tongue and the second tongue are engaged together.

US Pat. No. 9,543,999

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector for receiving an inserted card module having electrode pads on one surface, the card connector comprising:
a housing, the housing having a terminal holding portion; and
a plurality of terminals, each terminal having a base portion held in the terminal holding portion and a cantilevered arm
portion extending from the base portion in a transverse direction relative to an insertion direction of the card module in
plan view, the arm portion having a curved portion shaped so as to have a curved surface with a centerline of curvature positioned
upwards in side view and a pair of oblique portions inclined relative to an extension direction of the arm portion on both
sides of an apex portion positioned on a free end, the terminals contacting the electrode pads of the card module.

US Pat. No. 9,544,000

CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card connector comprising:
a tray for mounting a card, the tray having a panel portion rising from a proximal portion through which a through-hole has
been formed; and

a socket for inserting the tray, the socket being provided at a location facing the through-hole in the tray and having an
ejector for ejecting an inserted tray in response to a pushing operation performed using a pin inserted into the through-hole,
the socket having a lock portion extending from the proximal portion in an oblique direction vertically with respect to the
insertion direction of the tray and engaging an engaged portion of the tray on the proximal side of the ejector, the lock
portion being disengaged from the engaged portion of the tray by a leveling action of the pin inserted into the through-hole,
and the ejector being pushed in by the pin having leveled the lock portion.

US Pat. No. 9,490,588

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE WITH FARADAY GROUND SLEEVE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A carrier for terminating a multi-wire cable, the multi-wire cable including a plurality of electrical wires, pairs of
the electrical wires being encased in an insulative covering, each insulative covering including an exterior grounding shield
associated therewith, the carrier holding the cable wire pairs in a preselected position and further interconnecting the cable
wire pairs together to define a common ground, the carrier comprising:
a conductive carrier member, the conductive carrier member including a preselected width large enough to permit spacing of
the cable wire pairs thereupon in a pattern, wherein adjacent cable wire pairs are separated by an intervening space, the
conductive carrier member including a plurality of nest portions defining a hollow enclosure for receiving and contacting
one of the cable wire pairs, each nest portion including contact portions for contacting exterior grounding shields of the
cable wire pairs and being interconnected together by base portions, each base portion including mounting surfaces for contacting
and mounting the conductive carrier member to a ground plane of a connector, wherein the conductive carrier member is formed
from an insulative block.

US Pat. No. 9,444,196

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a tray comprising a first pushing block;
a terminal module;
an upper cover cooperating with the terminal module to define an insertion space extending along a front-rear direction for
insertion of the tray and an opening positioned at a front end of the insertion space for insertion of the tray; and

a detecting switch that includes a detecting terminal, the detecting terminal having a tail, an elastic arm extending forwards
and a second pushing block provided at a front end of the elastic arm, the detecting terminal being provided at one side of
the insertion space along a left-right direction, the detecting terminal not extending into the insertion space, and the elastic
arm having a contact, wherein the first pushing block is configured to push the second pushing block of the detecting terminal
so as to make the elastic arm of the detecting terminal and the contact displaced elastically in an up-down direction which
in turn causes the detection status of the detecting switch to change.

US Pat. No. 9,350,095

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a connector main body, the connector main body having an end portion, the connector main body including a mating guide portion
formed on the end portion of the connector main body, the mating guide portion mating with an opposing mating guide portion
formed on an end portion of the opposing connector main body of an opposing connector;

terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting mounted to the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including a main body portion,
a pair of left and right connecting arm portions, a pair of left and right contact arm portions, and a pair of left and right
side guide portions, the connecting arm portions being connected to opposite ends of the main body portion and extending transversely
from the main body portion, the contact arm portions being connected to the connecting arm portions, the side guide portions
being connected to the connecting arm portions, the side guide portions being disposed in the mating guide portion, the side
guide portions guiding the opposing mating guide portion, and the contact arm portions establishing contact with an opposing
reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the opposing connector main body when the connector main body is mated with the opposing
connector main body.

US Pat. No. 9,350,108

CONNECTOR WITH FRAMES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a cage that defines an upper port and a lower port;
an insulative housing positioned in the cage, the insulative housing have having an upper card slot aligned with the upper
port and a lower card slot aligned with the lower port;

a set of frames supported by the insulative housing, each frame of the set of frames including at least four grooves; and
at least four terminals supported by each frame, each of the terminals having tails and contacts and a body extending therebetween,
the tails configured to engage a board in a first direction and the contacts configured to be engaged in a second direction
that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the four grooves in each of the frames are correspondingly
aligned with the four terminals and wherein at least two of the grooves respectively expose a substantial portion of corresponding
terminals to air and each of the at least two grooves have a first portion that extends in a direction aligned with second
direction and a second portion that extends at an angle to the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,335,101

LED LAMP

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A lamp comprising:
a conductive heat spreader having a first surface and a plurality of fins positioned in a first direction from the first surface;
a light emitting diode (LED) array thermally coupled to the first surface; and
a heat sink including a base with a surface and a plurality of fins extending outwardly from the base, a upper portion of
the plurality of fins extending in the first direction from the base and a lower portion of the plurality of fins extending
in a second direction from the base, wherein thermal channels couple the surface of the base with the lower portion of fins,
wherein the heat spreader includes a plurality of apertures therethrough and a plurality of notches therein, each of the notches
extending from an edge of the heat spreader to form a plurality of fingers, the apertures and the notches aligning with the
thermal channels.

US Pat. No. 9,331,407

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH GROUNDING SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a mating face;
a wafer supported by the housing, the wafer having a first edge and a second edge and a first side;
a pair of signal terminals supported by the wafer, each of the terminals in the signal pair having a contact extending from
the first edge, a tail extending from the second edge and a body extending between the contact and the tail, the pair of signal
terminals being arranged in an edge-to-edge alignment;

a ground terminal supported by the wafer and positioned adjacent the pair of signal terminals, the ground terminal having
a ground contact, a ground tail and a ground body extending between the ground contact and the ground tail, the ground terminal
and the pair of signal terminals forming a single column; and

a shield supported by the wafer on the first side, the shield having a groove with two arms formed in the shield, the groove
aligned with the pair of signal terminals so that the two arms are positioned on opposite sides of the signal pair.

US Pat. No. 9,323,021

EMBEDDED OPTICAL FIBER TERMINATION DEVICE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber positioning assembly for embedding within a structure, the positioning assembly comprising:
a fiber holder with an inner bore and an outer surface, the inner bore having a bore diameter and being configured to receive
a length of optical fiber therein, the optical fiber having an optical fiber diameter, the bore diameter being slightly larger
than the optical fiber diameter; and

a removable armature secured directly to a portion of the outer surface of the fiber holder and being removably positioned
around a portion of the fiber holder, the removable armature being formed of a glass material chemically removable through
contact with acetic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,325,114

PLUG CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A plug connector for cooperation with a socket connector, comprising:
a plug housing for accommodating terminal means,
a cover for closing the plug housing, and
a CPA member for locking the connectors when mated;
the plug housing being formed with
a body portion,
a cylindrical plug projection and
a pair of latch arms;
the cylindrical plug projection having a hollow for accommodating portions of the CPA member, a pair of recesses facing the
latch arms, and a pair of cross ribs;

the latch arms, each having a lug at its end for cooperation with an appropriate groove in the socket connector;
the CPA member comprising
a pair of locking legs and
a pair of spring arms, each having a free end lug and a nose which projects inwardly and is arranged in a predetermined distance
from a spring arm end surface so that, when the CPA member and the plug connector are in a pre-locked position, the spring
arm end surface is engaged by a flat upper surface of the cross ribs and the nose takes a short distance to a support surface,
and when there are loads well in excess of mating force onto the CPA member in this condition, the noses make a stop on the
support surface to keep the CPA member in the pre-locked position, whereas when the plug connector and the socket connector
are in a pre-mounted position and there is a mating operation onto the plug connector and the CPA member, the free end lugs
of the spring arms cooperate with inner walls of the socket connector to straddle the spring arms and keep the noses free
from the support surface so as to allow the lugs getting past the respective cross ribs and to mate the plug connector with
the socket connector.

US Pat. No. 9,318,838

TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SAME

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A female terminal, comprising:
a terminal body with a mating end and a circuit connecting end, the mating end being formed of a pair of channels that are
generally U-shaped in cross-section, the pair of channels defining a passageway therebetween for receiving a male terminal
therein, each channel having a bottom sidewall and two opposed channel sidewalls extending from the bottom sidewall, each
bottom sidewall having a slit to define first and second deflection portions of the bottom sidewall;

a primary contact disposed along one of the bottom sidewalls and configured to engage, in operation, a flat surface of the
male terminal when the male terminal is inserted into the passageway; and

an arc discharging contact disposed along one of the channel sidewalls forward of the primary contact, the arc discharging
contact extending inwardly, such that the male terminal, in operation, comes into contact with the arc discharging contact
before coming into contact with the primary contact as the male terminal is inserted into the passageway, whereby any arc
discharge between the male and female terminals occurs at the arc discharging contact.

US Pat. No. 9,787,019

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A MOBILE SKIRT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a module, the module configured to mate with a body, the module includes a housing, a seal disposed on the housing, a ring
including a skirt is slidably positioned on the module and movable between a first position wherein the seal is covered by
the skirt and a second position wherein the seal is exposed, the ring is retained in the first position and configured to
move to the second position when engaging the body;

wherein the ring is assembled to the module by a hook formed on the module and a slot formed in the ring.

US Pat. No. 9,685,738

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH GROUNDING SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a mating face;
a plurality of wafers supported by the housing, each of the wafer having a first edge and a second edge and a first side;
a pair of signal terminals supported by each of the wafers, each of the terminals in the signal pair having a contact extending
from the first edge, a tail extending from the second edge and a body extending between the contact and the tail, the pair
of signal terminals being arranged in an edge-to-edge alignment;

a first ground terminal supported by the wafer and positioned adjacent the pair of signal terminals, the ground terminal having
a first ground contact, a first ground tail and a first ground body extending between the first ground contact and the first
ground tail; and

a second ground terminal supported by the wafer and positioned adjacent the pair of signal terminals, the second ground terminal
having a second ground contact, a second ground tail and a second ground body extending between the ground contact and the
ground tail, the first ground terminal, the second ground terminal and the pair of signal terminals forming a single column;

a shield supported by the wafer on the first side, the shield having a groove with two shoulders formed in the shield, the
groove aligned with the pair of signal terminals so that two shoulders are positioned on opposite sides of the signal pair,
each of the shoulder electrically connected to one of the ground terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,614,312

TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a tail;
an elastic arm connected to the tail;
a contact positioned at a distal end of the elastic arm, the contact comprising a front guiding surface extending forwards
and downwards; and

a front guiding member extending forwards from the elastic arm, the front guiding member having a front guiding portion extending
forwards and downwards, wherein the elastic arm extends in a first direction and the front guiding member extends in a second
direction, the first and second directions being at an angle to each other, the front guiding portion being positioned in
front of the front guiding surface of the contact, wherein a highest position of the front guiding member is lower than a
highest position of the contact and a lowest position of the front guiding surface of the contact is lower than the highest
position of the front guiding member.

US Pat. No. 9,577,398

ASSISTING TOOL FOR CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An assisting tool used to unmate a first connector from a second connector, the assisting tool comprising:
a mounting member configured to be mounted on the first connector;
an intermediate member mounted and fixed to the mounting member; and
an operating member mounted in the intermediate member, the operating member being rotatable and pivotable relative to the
intermediate member and the mounting member, whereby when the operating member is rotated and pivoted relative to the intermediate
and mounting members, the operating member is configured to apply pressure to the second connector, thereby causing the first
and second connectors to unmate from each other, and wherein the operating member has a top panel portion and side panel portions
which extend downwardly from opposite ends of the top panel portion, the side panel portions include bearing portions and
protruding portions, the protruding portions protruding rearwardly and downwardly from lower rear end corners of the side
panel portions, the bearing portions having a through-hole.

US Pat. No. 9,502,803

TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a tail;
an elastic arm connected to the tail;
a contact positioned at a distal end of the elastic arm, the contact comprising a front guiding surface extending forwards
and downwards; and

a front guiding member extending forwards from the elastic arm, the front guiding member having a front guiding portion extending
forwards and downwards, wherein the elastic arm extends in a first direction and the front guiding member extends in a second
direction, the first and second directions being at an angle to each other, the front guiding portion being positioned in
front of the front guiding surface of the contact, wherein a highest position of the front guiding member is lower than a
highest position of the contact and a lowest position of the front guiding surface of the contact is lower than the highest
position of the front guiding member.

US Pat. No. 9,490,568

CONNECTOR WITH TPA

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a base and a nose, the base including a first side and a second side and having a top surface that extends
between the first and second side, the nose extending from the base, the housing including a channel that extends within the
base and the nose;

a terminal positioned in the channel, the terminal including a bottom side, a top side and two adjacent sides, the terminal
having a contact end with a contact width and a crimp with a crimp width, the terminal further includes at least one projection
extending above the top side; and

a terminal position assurance (TPA) member extending from the top surface of the base, the TPA member having a hinge that
substantially extends from the first side to the second side of the base, the hinge extending from the top surface and connecting
the TPA member to the top surface, the TPA member including a rear edge that is configured to rotate approximately 180 degrees
so as to press against the base, the TPA member including a pushing flange that extends past the rear edge, the pushing flange
configured to be inserted into the channel, the pushing flange engaging the projection so as to prevent the terminal from
translating past the TPA member.

US Pat. No. 9,470,408

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An illumination system comprising:
a receiver configured to be mounted on a support surface, the receiver having a plurality of terminals attached thereto and
including a first wall;

a light emitting diode (LED) assembly positioned in the receiver, the LED assembly including a frame that includes a base
wall, a cup that includes a base with an aperture and a second wall that extends up from the base and a board positioned in
the cup, the board supporting electrical circuitry configured to convert AC voltage to DC voltage and including at least a
first and second electrical conductor, the cup filled with a potting material that extends from the second wall such that
the potting material substantially covers the board, wherein the cup is positioned in the frame;

a cover, a biasing element attached to the cover, the cover translatably coupled to the LED assembly, the biasing element
is positioned between the cover and the base wall of the frame wherein the cover is configured in operation to engage the
first wall and rotate with respect to the first wall and wherein the LED assembly is configured to translate vertically with
respect to the first wall without substantial rotation and urge the LED assembly against the support surface; and

an LED module with an anode and cathode and an LED array, the LED module positioned in the aperture such that the first and
second electrical conductor respectfully engage the anode and cathode, wherein the receiver includes a plurality of slots
that contain the plurality of terminals, the slots configured such that the plurality of terminals are touch-safe and the
LED assembly supports a plurality of blades, the blades configured to engage the terminals in the slots.

US Pat. No. 9,455,534

INTEGRATED SIGNAL PAIR ELEMENT AND CONNECTOR USING SAME

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A signal pair element for insertion into a connector housing, the signal pair element comprising:
a pair of elongated, conductive terminals, each terminal extending longitudinally and spaced apart from each other, each terminal
including respective contact portions and tail portions disposed at opposite ends thereof, the contact and tail portions being
interconnected by body portions;

an insulative support frame supporting the terminals, the support frame including at least first and second portions, each
portion extending tranversely with respect to the terminals and engaging the terminals to fix them in a spaced apart arrangement,
the first and second support portions being spaced longitudinally apart from each other, the first and second portions supporting
the terminals in the spaced-apart relationship; and

an elongated ground shield, the elongated ground shield having a channel configuration and including a base flanked by two
sidewalk, the support frame being disposed in the channel and extending transversely between the sidewalk, the support frame
spacing the terminal pair above the base, the ground shield, the support frame and the terminal pair being held together as
a single piece which can be inserted into a single, common opening of a connector housing.

US Pat. No. 9,413,099

FEED THROUGH PANEL CONNECTOR WITH SEAL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector for locking to a panel having an annular rib extending from an outer surface of the panel and surrounding
a pass-through hole having an engagement lip and a stop surface, the connector comprising:
a housing having an insertion portion at one end of the housing for entering the pass-through hole and an outer portion at
an opposite end of the housing, the insertion portion including a locking member and a first engagement member positioned
about an outer wall of the insertion portion;

a flange extending radially outwardly from the housing adjacent the insertion portion, the flange including a channel at an
outer end portion thereof facing in the direction of the insertion portion for receiving the annual rib, the flange spaced
apart from the first engagement member to define a gap for receiving the engagement lip to lock the connector to the panel;
and

a sealing gasket disposed in the channel about an inner wall of the channel for radial compression between an inner surface
of the annular rib and the inner wall,

wherein insertion of the insertion portion into the pass-through hole causes the annular rib to enter the channel, and rotation
of the connector causes the engagement lip to enter the gap to lock the connector to the panel and moves the locking member
into engagement with the stop surface to restrict counter-rotation and removal of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,664,861

OPTICAL FIBER INTERCONNECT ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical fiber interconnect assembly, the optical fiber interconnect assembly comprising:
a first housing component, the first housing component including a pair of spaced apart deflectable locking arms, each locking
arm having a locking section and a locking arm engagement section, the locking section engaging a mating optical component,
each locking arm being movable between a first operative position, at which each locking section engages the mating optical
component to lock the optical fiber interconnect assembly to the mating optical component, and a second operative position,
at which each locking arm is deflected and each locking section is spaced from the mating optical component;

a second housing component operatively slidable relative to the first housing component between a locking position and an
unlocking position, the second housing component having a second housing component engagement section which engages each locking
arm engagement section to move the locking arm to the second operative position upon movement of the second housing component
to the second unlocking position;

a ferrule receiving opening disposed between the first housing component and the second housing component;
a multi-fiber ferrule movably mounted within the ferrule receiving opening, the ferrule including a plurality of bores, each
bore receiving an optical fiber therein; and

at least one biasing member to bias the ferrule for movement within the ferrule receiving opening in a direction of mating
the optical fiber interconnect assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,570,817

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR RECEIVING AN ELECTRICAL WIRE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing with a terminal slot and an insertion entrance in front of the terminal slot; and
a conductive terminal mounted in the terminal slot, the conductive terminal comprising a base portion, two side portions and
two elastic arms, the base portion extending in a first direction, the two side portions extending upwardly respectively at
two sides of a rear end of the base portion, the two elastic arms extending respectively from the two side portions toward
the insertion entrance of the housing direction, a front end of each elastic arm being close to the insertion entrance, a
clamping portion being formed close to the front end of the each elastic arm by punching out a tab in each elastic arm.

US Pat. No. 9,543,706

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH POWER TERMINALS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a first body that includes a first main body portion, a first tongue and a second tongue, the first and second tongues being
parallel with each other and extending forward from the first main body portion, wherein the first tongue has a first surface
and a second surface opposite the first surface and a first width and the second tongue has a third surface and a second width
that is less than the first width, the first tongue including a plurality of first receiving slots provided on the first and
second surfaces and a plurality of second receiving slots provided on the third surface;

a plurality of first terminals provided in the first receiving slots, each first terminals being provided with a mating portion
in a plate shape and a soldering portion, the mating portions of the first terminals located on a first surface being offset
relative to the mating portions on a second surface;

at least two second terminals for transmitting power provided in the plurality of second receiving slots, each second terminals
being provided with a mating portion in a plate shape and a soldering portion; and

a cage mounted on the first body that forms a first mating chamber and a second mating chamber, the first mating chamber formed
around and enclosing the first tongue and having a third width, the second mating chamber formed around and enclosing the
second tongue and having a fourth width that is less than the third width, wherein the first and second mating chambers are
in communication with each other, wherein two of the plurality of second terminals are configured to be connected to a negative
power input and positive power input and wherein an end of the mating portion of the second terminal for connecting with the
negative power input is located at a position closer to a front than an end of the mating portion of the second terminal for
connecting with the positive power input.

US Pat. No. 9,488,513

FLEXIBLE FLUID LEVEL SENSOR WITH IMPROVED MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A capacitive fluid level sensor assembly for sensing a level of a fluid within a vessel, the sensor assembly comprising:
a substrate configured to be positioned alongside a wall of the vessel, such that the wall separates the substrate from the
fluid, the substrate having upper and lower ends; and

a plurality of conductive members supported by the substrate, the plurality of conductive members being provided between the
upper and lower ends of the substrate, wherein the plurality of conductive members includes an upper end conductive member
which is most proximate to the upper end of the substrate, a lower end conductive member which is most proximate to the lower
end of the substrate, and at least one included conductive member which is positioned between the upper and lower end conductive
members, wherein each conductive member is separated from an adjacent conductive member by an intervening space, thereby providing
that each conductive member has distinct upper and lower ends and acts as an independent sensor which has a given measurement
tolerance between the distinct upper and lower ends, wherein the distinct lower end of a lowermost included conductive member
is positioned closer to the lower end of the substrate than the distinct upper end of the lower end conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,431,764

THIN CARD PLUG

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A plug connector, comprising:
a housing having a base and a tongue with a plate surface, the tongue extending forwardly from the base along a first direction,
the base having a mating limit portion connected to the tongue and extending above the plate surface;

a plurality of first terminals mounted to the housing, each of the first terminal having a resilient contact portion exposed
and extending out of the plate surface of the tongue, the resilient contact portions being arranged as one row, wherein the
first plurality of terminals each have a tail and the tails of the first plurality of terminals are in a tail row;

a plurality of second terminals mounted to the housing, each of the second terminals having a flat plate contact portion exposed
out from the plate surface of the tongue, the flat plate contact portions being arranged in one row and positioned in front
of the resilient contact portions, wherein the plurality of second terminals each have a tail and the tails of the plurality
of second terminals are in the tail row so that the tails of the first plurality of terminals and the tails of the second
plurality of terminals are each configured to be soldered to a first side of a first circuit board along the tail row; and

a pair of side plates positioned respectively positioned along both sides of the tongue, wherein a length of the two side
plates extends above the plate surface in a for-aft direction so as to extend along and protect the resilient contact portions
which are exposed out from the plate surface, wherein the resilient contact portions are position between the two side plates.

US Pat. No. 9,362,642

FLEXIBLE CABLE CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A flexible cable connector which is configured to connect a flexible cable to a printed circuit board (PCB), whereby a
conductor part on a bottom of the flexible cable is put into direct contact with a conductor part on a top of the PCB, the
flexible cable connector comprising:
a housing, the housing being secured to the PCB, the housing having a lower surface part having front and back end portions,
the lower surface part being positioned at an interval from the top of the PCB, wherein an insertion space is defined between
the lower surface part, which defines an upper boundary of the insertion space, and the top of the PCB, which defines a lower
boundary of the insertion space, such that an insertion opening of the insertion space is defined, the insertion space being
configured to receive the flexible cable therein via the insertion opening; and

an actuator, the actuator being rotatably mounted on the housing, the actuator including first and second opposite end portions,
the second end portion of the actuator including at least one axle, the at least one axle being positioned between the front
and back end portions of the lower surface part, the actuator configured to be moved from an open position to a closed position
by rotating the first end portion thereof toward a front of the housing, the actuator configured to be moved from the closed
position to the open position by rotating the first end portion thereof away from the front of the housing, and wherein, when
the actuator is in the closed position, a part of the at least one axle pushes downward on the inserted flexible cable.

US Pat. No. 9,356,371

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first connector main body and a plurality of first terminals, the first
terminals being mounted side by side in the longitudinal direction of the first connector main body on both sides in the transverse
direction of the first connector main body, each first terminal including a first contact portion and a second contact portion,
the contact portions facing each other; and

a second connector, the second connector including a second connector main body, for mating with the first connector main
body, and a plurality of second terminals, the second terminals being mounted side by side in the longitudinal direction of
the second connector main body on both sides in the transverse direction of the second connector main body, the first contact
portion and the second contact portion each overlap with the corresponding second terminal, the amount of overlap being greater
than the amount of clearance in the transverse direction of the first connector main body, each second terminals being inserted
between the first contact portion and the second contact portion of the corresponding first terminal and contacting the first
terminal when the first connector main body is mated with the second connector main body.

US Pat. No. 9,325,100

ADAPTER FRAME WITH INTEGRATED EMI AND ENGAGEMENT ASPECTS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A receptacle connector assembly, comprising:
a receptacle connector, the receptacle connector including a body and a plurality of conductive terminals supported thereby;
a housing, the housing enclosing the receptacle connector and including: a plurality of walls cooperatively defining a hollow
module-receiving interior, the interior configured to receive the receptacle connector and a plug connector therein, an open
entrance which permits insertion of the plug connector into the interior and into mating engagement with the receptacle connector,
and a top portion, the top portion including an opening defined therein extending between opposing side walls of the housing,
the housing further including at least a pair of engagement members disposed on the opposing side walls;

a heat sink member, the heat sink member extending over the opening to define a ceiling of the interior; and
a base plate, the base plate being configured to attach to the housing and define a bottom portion of the interior, the base
plate including a plurality of upright tab members configured to engage the side walls of the housing, the upright tab members
including a first pair of upright tab members spaced apart from each other on opposite sides of the base plate in a first
spacing, and a second pair of upright tab members spaced apart from each other on opposite sides of the base plate in a second
spacing, the first and second spacings being different such the first and second pairs respectively engage opposite surfaces
of the housing sidewalls, and one of the first and second pairs further include latching members that extend therefrom into
the interior.

US Pat. No. 10,237,991

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electronic component, comprising:a housing;
a conductive terminal loaded on the housing;
an external conductive member loaded on the housing; and
a thin film-like insulator provided on a surface of the external conductive member facing the conductive terminal,
wherein a first gap between the external conductive member and the conductive terminal is defined by a protrusion formed on the housing or the external conductive member, and wherein a second gap smaller than the first gap exists between the insulator and the conductive terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,787,007

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electronic card connector provided on a circuit board, the electronic card connector comprising:
a metal shell provided on the circuit board and cooperating with the circuit board to define a slot;
a tray used to receive a SD card, a first SIM card and a second SIM card, and inserted into and ejected from the slot along
an inserting-ejecting direction, the tray comprising an insulative body and a shielding unit, the insulative body having a
top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, a first receiving groove, a second receiving groove, a third receiving
groove and an opening region, the first receiving groove being formed on the top surface so as to receive the SD card, the
second receiving groove and the third receiving groove being formed on the bottom surface so as to respectively receive the
first SIM card and the second SIM card, the opening region penetrating from the top surface to the bottom surface and being
communicated with the first receiving groove so as to expose a conductive pad of the SD card out of the bottom surface, the
shielding unit being made of metal, provided in the insulative body and positioned between the first receiving groove and
the second receiving groove and the third receiving groove;

a first terminal block provided on the circuit board and positioned in the slot so as to electrically connect the SD card
and the circuit board;

a second terminal block provided on the circuit board and positioned in the slot so as to electrically connect the first SIM
card and the circuit board; and

a third terminal block provided on the circuit board and positioned in the slot so as to electrically connect the second SIM
card and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,761,971

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR, WHICH PREVENTS SHORT-CIRCUITS, PREVENTS DAMAGE AND WEAR, ENABLES EASIER HANDLING, AND IMPROVES RELIABILITY

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card tray comprising:
a substantially rectangular frame member having a front frame portion, a rear frame portion, and side frame portions connecting
the front and rear frame portions, the frame member defining a card accommodating space between the front, rear and side frame
portions, the frame member having a first portion thereof that is formed of metal and a second portion thereof that is formed
of resin, at least a portion of the first portion extending to, and being exposed at, a front end of the front frame portion,
the first portion having a front metal frame portion which has a front metal wall portion that is bent downward at a right
angle relative to the front frame metal portion.

US Pat. No. 9,620,879

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a base portion;
a mating portion consisting of a pair of elastic arms, the pair of elastic arms extending forwardly from the base portion
in symmetry with each other and cooperatively defining an insertion space, the pair of elastic arms each having a side wall
and two protrusions protruding toward the insertion space, the two side walls being opposite to each other and spaced apart
from each other and each being formed with a buffer section close to an end edge with an extension section between the buffer
section and the base portion, the two side walls each defining a height of the buffer section lower than a height of the extension
section, the protrusions of the each elastic arm being formed on the side wall and arranged along a front to rear direction
and spaced apart from each other, the protrusion at the front being at least partially positioned in the buffer section and
having a larger size than the protrusion at the rear;

an engaging portion extending rearwardly from the base portion; and
a fixed portion protruding from the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,606,312

COMPOSITE CABLE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A composite cable, comprising:
a planar optical waveguide part that includes an optical waveguide, a planar conductive wire part that includes a conductive
wire, and a connecting end part formed on a lengthwise direction end part of the planar optical waveguide part, wherein

the connecting end part is provided with an optical waveguide end part formed on a lengthwise direction end part of the planar
optical waveguide part, a conductive end part formed on a lengthwise direction end part of the conductive wire part, and an
intermediate plate intervening between the optical waveguide end part and the conductive end part the intermediate plate configured
to add rigidity to the end parts;

the optical waveguide end part, conductive end part, and intermediate plate are bonded by layering;
a bonding pad, formed on the top surface of the conductive end part, where a component is bonded; and
a connector bonding pad formed on the top surface of the conductive end part, where a connector is bonded.

US Pat. No. 9,590,356

PULLER TYPE CARD SOCKET

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A card socket in which a card can be inserted and withdrawn, the card socket comprising:
a housing, the housing defining a sliding groove, a reverse mounting prevention part, and a stopper part, the sliding groove
being formed on one side of an interior of the housing, the reverse mounting prevention part preventing the reverse mounting
of the card;

a cover, the cover covering the housing, the cover being configured so that the card can be inserted and withdrawn between
the housing and the cover; and

a puller, the puller having a sliding part, a pulling part and a card contact part, the sliding part being mounted in the
sliding groove and being able to slide along the insertion and withdrawal directions of the card, the sliding part having
a front end and a rear end, the pulling part being provided at the front end of the sliding part, the pulling part being configured
to be pulled on when withdrawing the card, the card contact part being provided at the rear end of the sliding part, the card
contact part being configured to overlap with the reverse mounting prevention part, the card contact part configured to be
pushed by the card during insertion, the card contact part configured to push the card forward when the card is withdrawn,
wherein when the card is withdrawn, the card contact part is configured to catch on the stopper part, thereby restricting
the forward movement of the puller.

US Pat. No. 9,563,026

CONNECTOR WITH INTERFACE PROTECTION

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An assembly, the assembly comprising:
a first cable assembly, the cable assembly including a first housing with a first mating face, a first cover positioned adjacent
the first mating face, a first housing axis and a first mating guide at an angle to the housing axis; and

a second cable assembly, the second cable assembly including a second housing with a second mating face for positioning generally
adjacent the first mating face, a second cover positioned adjacent the second mating face, a second housing axis and a second
mating guide at an angle to the second housing axis;

wherein the first and second mating guides slidingly engage each other to guide relative movement of the first and second
cable assemblies from a first operative position, at which the first housing axis is spaced from and generally parallel to
the second housing axis, to a second operative position, at which the first housing axis and the second housing axis are generally
aligned and the first mating face is generally adjacent the second mating face.

US Pat. No. 9,531,122

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a case, a cable accommodated in the case, the case configured to pass through a cylindrical member along an insertion direction,
the cylindrical member having an inner peripheral surface, a side surface formed on the case, the side surface of the case
having an outer peripheral surface portion with a shape corresponding to the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical member
when aligned along the insertion direction, and an engaging surface portion having an engaging piece for engaging another
connector and wherein the engaging surface portion defines a space for arranging the cable between the engaging surface portion
and the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical member.

US Pat. No. 9,461,374

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTING MEMBER THEREOF

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connecting member, the connecting member comprising:
a base portion, the base portion including an upper surface and a lower surface;
a first connecting portion, the first connecting portion including two first protruding ribs, spaced apart from each other
and protruding upwardly from the upper surface of the base portion, and two first latching grooves, respectively provided
at opposite inner sides of the two first protruding ribs, the two first latching grooves extending along a front-rear direction;

a second connecting portion, the second connecting portion including at least two upright extending walls, spaced apart from
each other and extending downwardly out from the lower surface of the base portion, and at least two first latching flanges,
respectively extending horizontally out from the at least two upright extending walls in opposite directions, away from the
other; and
a resilient latching arm, the resilient latching arm extending out from one end of the base portion, the resilient latching
arm including a first positioning portion provided to an upper surface thereof and a second positioning portion provided to
a lower surface thereof, wherein a front end of the first latching groove includes a first stopping portion, and an underside
of the first latching groove includes a first protruding portion, the first protruding portion protruding upwardly from the
upper surface of the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,450,338

HIGH SPEED CONNECTOR WITH RUGGEDIZED EXTERIOR STRUCTURE AND SHIELDING

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
first and second interengaging connector shells;
first and second insulative connector housings respectively supported within the first and second connector shells;
first and second connector halves respectively supported by the first and second connector housings, each connector half including
respective first and second pluralities of conductive contacts arranged within their respective connector housings in at least
two spaced apart rows, each row extending transversely with respect to longitudinal axes of the first and second connector
shells, the first connector half including a female receptacle portion and a first conductive grounding shield with a hollow
interior that encloses the first contacts, the second connector half including a male mating portion and a second conductive
grounding shield with a hollow interior that encloses the second contacts, the first and second contacts being disposed within
their respective connector halves such that when the first and second connector housings are engaged together in an axial
movement, the first and second contacts and the first and second grounding shields engage each other, the first and second
grounding shields having a combined length when mated together, larger than at least a length of one of the first and second
connector shells;

the first and second connector housings respectively including a complementary mating projection and mating notch that align
the first and second connector halves together prior to and during mating, and the first and second connector housings being
rotatably mounted in the first and second connector shells, whereby rotation of one of the first and second connector shells
upon the other linearly advances the connector halves together, wherein a first and second inner housings include rim portion
and the first and second connector shells include inner shoulder portions, the rim portions of the first and second inner
housings abuttingly engaging the first and second inner shoulder portions; and

retaining rings which engage the first and second connector shells rearwardly of the first and second inner housings and hold
the first and second inner housings in place so as to permit rotational movement of the first and second inner housings and
the first and second connector halves as units within the first and second connector shells.

US Pat. No. 9,385,455

HIGH DENSITY CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a mounting face; and
a ground wafer with a first frame that supports a plurality of ground terminals, the ground wafer supported by the housing,
each of the plurality of ground terminals including a contact aligned with the mating face, the plurality of ground terminals
electrically connected to a first junction aligned with the mounting face;

a signal wafer positioned in the housing adjacent the ground wafer, the signal wafer including a second frame that supports
a plurality of signal terminals, each of the plurality of signal terminals having a contact that is aligned with the mating
face and a tail aligned with the mounting face, the signal wafer including a ground tail with a second junction, the second
junction aligned with the mounting face; and

a flat plate positioned in the first and second junction.

US Pat. No. 9,748,713

HORIZONTALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a connector housing including a body portion and a first mating portion and a second mating portion, the first and second
mating portions positioned side by side, the body portion having a first height and the mating portions having a second height,
the first and second mating portions having a front edge and being rectangular shaped, the body portion being larger than
the mating portions and the first height being greater than the second height;

a first mating blade and second mating blade positioned in the first mating portion, the first and second mating blades spaced
apart in a vertical orientation; and

a third mating blade and a fourth mating blade positioned in with the second mating portion, the third and fourth mating blades
spaced apart in a vertical orientation, each of the mating blades including leading edges that extend toward the front edge
of the respective mating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,748,719

BATTERY CONNECTOR AND CIRCUIT MODULE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A battery connector, for being mounted on a circuit board to electrically connect a button battery, the circuit board being
provided with a first conductive portion, a second conductive portion and a third conductive portion, and an indicating member
being electrically connected between the first conductive portion and the third conductive portion, the battery connector
comprising:
an insulating housing comprising a bottom wall, a plurality of elastic side walls which respectively connect with the bottom
wall and a plurality of protruding blocks, each protruding block protruding from the corresponding elastic side wall at a
position adjacent to the top of the corresponding elastic side wall, being spaced apart from the bottom wall and facing the
bottom wall, the bottom wall, the plurality of elastic side walls and the plurality of protruding blocks cooperating with
each other to define a limiting space for receiving and fixing the button battery;

a positive terminal fixed to the insulating housing, the positive terminal comprising a positive contact portion which extends
into the limiting space so as to contact a positive electrode on a side surface of the button battery and a first tail portion
which extends out of the insulating housing so as to maintain an electrical connection with the first conductive portion of
the circuit board; and

a negative terminal fixed to the insulating housing, the negative terminal comprising a negative contact portion which extends
into the limiting space so as to contact a negative electrode on a bottom surface of the button battery, a second tail portion
which extends out of the insulating housing so as to maintain an electrical connection with the second conductive portion
of the circuit board and a connection portion which is brought to move by the negative contact portion so as to electrically
connect with the third conductive portion when the button battery is received in the limiting space, the indicating member
being electrified to generate an indication signal by that the connection portion electrically connects with the third conductive
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,742,089

METAL TERMINALS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. Metal terminals, the metal terminals comprising:
a first terminal made of a conductive metal, the first terminal having a first main body portion, a first fixed portion, a
first contact portion, and a first lock portion, the first fixed portion configured to be fixed to a connecting portion of
a first conductive component, the first lock portion including a first engaging portion arranged on a surface of the first
main body portion; and

a second terminal made of a conductive metal, the second terminal having a second main body portion, a second fixed portion,
a second contact portion, and a second lock portion, the second fixed portion configured to be fixed to a connecting portion
of a second conductive component, the second lock portion including a pair of second engaging portions arranged on opposing
surfaces of the second main body portion,

wherein the second terminal is configured to be mated to the first terminal in first and second manners, wherein in the first
manner, the second contact portion contacts the first contact portion and the first lock portion engages a first one of the
pair of second engaging portions, and wherein in the second manner, the second contact portion contacts the first contact
portion and the first lock portion engages a second one of the pair of second engaging portions.

US Pat. No. 9,590,353

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
a shell configured to be secured to a circuit board;
a housing assembly at least partially positioned in the shell, the housing assembly including a first terminal frame and a
second terminal frame, the first terminal frame supporting a first row terminals and the second terminal frame supporting
a second row terminals, the rows of terminals provided on a 0.5 mm pitch, the housing assembly and the shell defining a port;
and

a first tongue provided by the first terminal frame, the first tongue supporting pairs of differential-coupled terminals separated
by a ground terminal, the ground terminals configured to extend beyond the signal terminals toward an end of the first tongue,
the first tongue including impedance notches position adjacent an end of the signal terminals, the impedance notches having
ground terminals extend along two sides, wherein the terminals are less than 0.13 mm thick and wherein the receptacle connector
is configured to support a data rate of 16 Gbps using NRZ encoding in a passive manner.

US Pat. No. 9,581,317

ARRAY HOLDER AND LED MODULE WITH SAME

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A holder, comprising:
a base with an LED aperture and a support surface and a first conductor aperture and a second conductor aperture, wherein
the first conductor aperture and the second conductor aperture each include a lip that extends below the support surface;

a first terminal having a first opening in communication with an insulation displacement portion (IDP) aligned with the first
conductor aperture, the first opening for inserting a first conductor therethrough and the IDP for providing electrical connection
between the first conductor and the first terminal when the first conductor is pressed into the IDP, the first terminal including
an arm that extends into the LED aperture, the arm including a contact on a distal end; and

a second terminal having a second opening in communication with an IDP aligned with the second conductor aperture, the second
opening for inserting a second conductor therethrough and the IDP for providing electrical connection between the second conductor
and the second terminal when the second conductor is pressed into the IDP, the second terminal including an arm that extends
into the LED aperture, the arm including a contact on a distal end.

US Pat. No. 9,577,379

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a connector main body, the connector main body including a mating guide portion formed on a longitudinal end of the connector
main body, the mating guide portion mating with an opposing mating guide portion formed on a longitudinal end of an opposing
connector main body of an opposing connector;

terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including a pair of left and
right contact arm portions, a pair of left and right side guide portions disposed in the mating guide portion, a main body
portion extending in the transverse direction of the connector main body, and a pair of left and right connecting arm portions
having a base end connected to both ends of the main body portion, wherein the contact arm portions are connected to the free
end of the connecting arm portions, and the side guide portions are connected at a position closer to the base end than to
the free end of the connecting arm portions, the side guide portions guiding the opposing mating guide portions, and the contact
arm portions establishing contact with an opposing reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the opposing connector main body when
the connector main body is mated with the opposing connector main body.

US Pat. No. 9,461,392

VERTICALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector, comprising:
a connector housing, the connector housing having two housing portions, the connector housing including a body portion and
a first mating portion and a second mating portion, the first and second mating portions positioned in a vertical alignment,
the body portion having a first height and the mating portions each having a second height, the mating portions having a front
edge, the body portion being larger than the mating portions and the first height being greater than twice the second height;

a first mating blade and second mating blade aligned with the first mating portion, the first and second mating blades spaced
apart in a vertical orientation; and

a third mating blade and a fourth mating blade aligned with the second mating portion, the third and fourth mating blades
spaced apart in a vertical orientation, each of the mating blades including leading edges that extend toward the front edge
of the respective mating portion.

US Pat. No. 9,417,414

OPTICAL CONNECTOR FOR A CARD INCLUDING CONCAVE AND CONVEX GUIDE PORTIONS

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An optical connector comprising:
a cable, the cable comprising an optical waveguide and a plurality of electrically conductive wires;
a plug, the plug having the cable connected thereto, the plug including a plug housing with a front edge, a generally planar
lower surface, generally planar oppositely facing side surfaces, and a plug-side guide portion, the oppositely facing side
surfaces being generally perpendicular to the lower surface, and the plug-side guide portion extending downward from the lower
surface generally adjacent and spaced from the front edge; and

a receptacle, the receptacle including a connector housing and a lock member, the connector housing including a rotation shaft
and a plurality of contact portions, the plug being mounted in the connector housing such that each conductive wire is electrically
connected to one of the contact portions, the lock member configured to move between an open position and a closed position
by rotating about the rotation shaft, the connector housing including an upwardly facing connector-side guide portion, and
a pair of side-facing abutting portions generally adjacent a rear portion of the receptacle connector, the upwardly facing
connector-side guide portion engaging the plug-side guide portion, and each of the side-facing abutting portions engaging
one of the side surfaces of the plug generally adjacent the front edge of the plug.

US Pat. No. 9,318,837

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a cover comprising a top plate and two side edges connected to the top plate;
a terminal block having two opposite side edges, the terminal block and cover together defining a slot; and
a pair of latch mechanisms respectively provided between the two side edges of the cover and the two side edges of the terminal
block, each latch mechanism comprising a first latch portion and a second latch portion, wherein the first latch portion and
the second latch portion are latched to each other and in a clearance fit, wherein the terminal block is configured to rotate
and move relative to the cover at the pair of latch mechanisms when the first and second latch portions are latched together.

US Pat. No. 9,748,703

HIGH PERFORMANCE CABLE WITH FARADAY GROUND SLEEVE

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A cable connector, comprising:
a multi-wire cable, the multi-wire cable including a plurality of electrical wires, each electrical wire including a pair
of conductors encased in an insulative covering and an associated grounding shield extending over an exterior of the insulative
covering;

a connector housing, the connector housing including a hollow interior, the hollow interior including a circuit card disposed
therein, the circuit card including a plurality of termination contact pads connected to circuitry thereof and an exposed
ground plane, a free end of the multi-wire cable being received in a portion of the connector housing proximate the circuit
card; and

a carrier member for holding the electrical wires, as a group, in a preselected position and further interconnecting the grounding
shields together, the carrier member including a conductive body portion including a preselected width sufficient to permit
arrangement of all of the electrical wires thereupon in a pattern such that adjacent electrical wire pairs are separated by
intervening spaces, and a plurality of nest portions defining a plurality of hollow enclosures, each nest portion receiving
one of the electrical wires, the nest portions being interconnected together by base portions, the base portions including
mounting surfaces that contact the ground plane, the nest portions including contact surfaces for contacting the grounding
shields, the mounting surfaces being disposed between adjacent nest portions.

US Pat. No. 9,634,417

POWER CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing, the housing including a terminal receiving cavity, the terminal receiving cavity includes a first end and a second
end, the terminal receiving cavity having an opening at the first end and a transverse slot formed in the cavity extending
to a stop surface formed at the second end; and

a terminal positioned in the terminal receiving cavity, the terminal including a planar body portion and a planar mounting
portion, the terminal including a contacting portion disposed between the body portion and the mounting portion, the mounting
portion having a front edge, wherein a space is defined between the front edge of the mounting portion of the terminal and
the stop surface of the slot formed at the second end of the cavity, the terminal further including a wire securing portion,
the body portion being disposed between the wire securing portion and the contacting portion, the wire securing portion having
a first portion configured to secure an exposed portion of a wire and a second portion configured to secure a covered portion
of the wire, wherein the first portion is disposed between the second portion and the body portion.

US Pat. No. 9,577,378

CONNECTOR HAVING A PLURALITY OF FIRST HOUSINGS MATING WITH A SECOND HOUSING ACTUATED BY A LEVER

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a plurality of first housings;
a second housing configured to be inserted into the first housing along an insertion direction,
a lever mounted around a shaft portion provided on an outside surface of the second housing configured to move in a rotational
direction between an unlocked position reclined with respect to the insertion direction of the second housing and a locked
position upright with respect to the insertion direction of the second housing; and

wherein a protruding portion is formed on a one of the first housings or the lever and configured to contact another of the
first housings or the lever before complete insertion of the second housing into the first housing and causing the lever to
approach the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,553,384

CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing able to receive flat wiring inserted from the front;
terminals held inside the housing, each terminal having an arm portion arranged above the flat wiring; and
an actuator for pressing down on the flat wiring, the actuator having engaging portions for engaging a hook formed in each
arm portion, two contact pressure portions formed on the two end surfaces on opposite sides from each other in the left and
right direction;

the housing having two holding portions on the opposing left and right sides interposing the actuator, the holding portions
pressing against the contact pressure portions of the actuator in a second position and the holding portions not pressing
against the contact pressure portions of the actuator in a first position, the position of the actuator when the engaging
portions are engaging the hooks being the first position and the position of the actuator when the engaging portions are not
engaging the hooks being the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,742,087

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing having an insertion passage for insertion of a flat cable from the front end;
a plurality of terminals arranged inside the housing in a transverse direction, each terminal having an upper beam positioned
above the insertion passage;

an actuator having a pressure-applying portion arranged on a lower side of the upper beams, the actuator is configured to
rotate about the pressure-applying portion between an open orientation and a closed orientation, the actuator further having
a stopped portion; and

a holding member secured to the housing, the holding member having a stopping portion,
wherein the actuator is movable between a first position and a second position when the actuator is in the closed orientation,
wherein the first position is where the stopped portion of the actuator is in contact with the stopping portion, thereby preventing
rotation of the actuator from the closed orientation to the open orientation, and wherein the second position is where the
stopped portion of the actuator is away from the stopping portion, thereby allowing rotation of the actuator from the closed
orientation to the open orientation.