US Pat. No. 9,750,170

AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLING SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. An automatic assembling system, comprising:
a robot for inserting a chip into a housing;
a cutting and bending mechanism for cutting and bending legs of the chip before inserting the chip into the housing;
a force sensor positioned to detect an insertion force emanating from the robot and exerted by the robot while inserting the
chip into the housing; and

a controller preset with a predetermined insertion force and responsive to the force sensor for (a) measuring the difference
between the predetermined insertion force and the insertion force emanating from the robot and detected by the force sensor
while the chip is being inserted in the housing, and (b) controlling the insertion force emanating from the robot in the insertion
of the chip into the housing to be less than the preset predetermined insertion force to protect the chip and/or the housing
from damage due to an overlarge insertion force.

US Pat. No. 9,385,458

MEZZANINE HEADER CONNECTOR

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

13. A mezzanine header connector comprising:
a contact assembly comprising a first contact module and a second contact module coupled to the first contact module;
the first contact module comprising a first dielectric holder holding a plurality of first header contacts, the first dielectric
holder extending between a mating end and a mounting end opposite the mating end, the first dielectric holder having support
beams at the mating end, the first dielectric holder having an inner side and an outer side, the first header contacts having
mating segments exposed along the outer side of the support beams at the mating end for termination to corresponding receptacle
contacts of a mezzanine receptacle connector, the first header contacts having terminating segments extending from the mounting
end of the first dielectric holder for termination to a circuit board, each first header contact extending along a linear
path between the corresponding mating segment and the corresponding terminating segment;

the second contact module comprising a second dielectric holder holding a plurality of second header contacts, the second
dielectric holder extending between a mating end and a mounting end opposite the mating end, the second dielectric holder
having support beams at the mating end, the second dielectric holder having an inner side and an outer side, the inner side
of the second dielectric holder abutting against the inner side of the first dielectric holder, the second header contacts
having mating segments exposed along the outer side of the support beams of the second dielectric holder at the mating end
thereof for termination to corresponding header contacts of the mezzanine receptacle connector, the second header contacts
having terminating segments extending from the mounting end of the second dielectric holder for termination to the circuit
board, each second header contact extending along a linear path between the corresponding mating segment and the corresponding
terminating segment;

wherein the inner sides of the support beams of the first and second dielectric holders face each other and are positioned
between the mating segments of the first and second contact modules.

US Pat. No. 9,478,883

CARD CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A card connector for receiving an electrical card, comprising:
a base; and
a plurality of contacts positioned on the base, each contact having
a support member with two elastic arms extending away from the base, with each elastic arm having an edge that intersects
together at a vertex that is elastically flexible toward and away from the base, and

a contact element positioned at the vertex, the two elastic arms positioned at both sides of a plane passing through the contact
element and perpendicular to a card insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 9,716,378

COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER CABLE

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A cold shrinkable termination comprising:
an electric power cable having
a conductor core,
an insulation layer covering the conductor core, and
a conductive shielding layer covering the insulation layer;
an insulation body having a first end portion and an opposite second end portion; and
a stress control tube molded to and integrally formed with the insulation body adjacent to the second end portion of the insulation
body, and having

a first tube portion directly overlapped on the insulation layer of the electric power cable, and
a second tube portion directly overlapped on the conductive shielding layer of the electric power cable and extending a predetermined
length thereon when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable, an end surface of the second tube
portion protruding from an inner wall of the insulation body.

US Pat. No. 9,312,643

MEZZANINE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A mezzanine connector assembly comprising:
a mezzanine receptacle connector extending between a mating end and a mounting end opposite the mating end configured to be
mounted to a first circuit board, the mezzanine receptacle connector comprising a plurality of receptacle contacts arranged
in pairs for carrying differential pair signals, each receptacle contact having a mating interface, the mezzanine receptacle
connector having a plurality of receptacle ground shields surrounding each pair of receptacle contacts and providing electrical
shielding from each other pair of receptacle contacts; and

a mezzanine header connector extending between a mating end mated to the mating end of the mezzanine receptacle connector
and a mounting end opposite the mating end configured to be mounted to a second circuit board such that the first and second
circuit boards are parallel and spaced apart with the mezzanine receptacle connector and the mezzanine header connector therebetween,
the mezzanine header connector comprising a plurality of header contacts arranged in pairs for carrying differential pair
signals, each header contact having a mating segment mated to the mating interface of the corresponding receptacle contact,
the mezzanine header connector having a plurality of header ground shields surrounding each pair of header contacts and providing
electrical shielding from each other pair of header contacts, the header ground shields being mechanically and electrically
connected to associated receptacle ground shields to create shield boxes around the various mated pairs of header and receptacle
contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,155,214

SPACER ASSEMBLIES FOR A CABLE BACKPLANE SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics Corporat...

1. A cable backplane system comprising:
a backplane having a plurality of openings therethrough, the backplane having mounting locations proximate the openings with
guide holes in the mounting locations, each mounting location having a datum surface; and

a cable rack coupled to a rear of the backplane, the cable rack comprising:
a tray having a frame surrounding a raceway, the frame having a plurality of walls;
spacer assemblies coupled to the tray, the spacer assemblies being coupled to the backplane at corresponding mounting locations,
the spacer assemblies each having a floating spacer and a spring pressing against the floating spacer in a biasing direction,
the floating spacer being coupled to a corresponding one of the walls of the frame and being allowed to float relative to
such one of the walls of the frame in the biasing direction, the floating spacer having a guide pin extending from a front
thereof, the spring pressing the floating spacer in the biasing direction such that the guide pin is received in a corresponding
one of the guide holes and the front of the floating spacer abuts against the datum surface; and

cable connector assemblies held by corresponding spacer assemblies, each cable connector assembly having a plurality of cables
extending between at least two cable connectors, the cables being routed in the raceway, the cable connectors being received
in corresponding openings and held in position relative to the datum surfaces by the spacer assemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,368,898

CONDUCTIVE CONNECTING TERMINALS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A conductive connecting terminal comprising:
a main body which includes a front section, a rear section adapted to connect with a lead wire, and an intermediate section
between the front section and the rear section; and

a sealing member surrounding an outer surface of the intermediate section and forming a transition connecting surface with
the outer surface of the intermediate section,

wherein the sealing member is inseparably fixed on the intermediate section before the rear section of the main body connects
with a lead wire.

US Pat. No. 9,482,609

SILICON OIL SENSOR AND ELECTRIC POWER TERMINAL ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A silicon oil sensor, comprising:
a transparent member having a light receiving passageway with an oil receiving section and a side surface; and
a laser source emitting a laser beam into the light receiving passageway such that an incident angle ? of the laser beam (L)
with respect to the side surface is selected so that a total reflection of the laser beam (L) occurs on the side surface when
the oil receiving section is filled with air and when the oil receiving section is filled with water, and exits out of the
transparent member along a total reflection path (L1), while a refraction of the laser beam (L) occurs along a refraction path (L2) when the oil receiving section collects silicon oil.

US Pat. No. 9,788,468

CAGE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICES

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A housing assembly for electronic devices, comprising:
(a) a base housing having:
(1) a first upper wall,
(2) a first lower wall,
(3) a first wall,
(4) a second wall, and
(5) a first device receiving space, and
(b) a first secondary housing detachably mounted to an outer side of the second wall, and having:
(1) a second upper wall,
(2) a second lower wall,
(3) a connecting wall, and
(4) a second device receiving space defined by the second wall together with the second upper wall, the second lower wall
and the connecting wall, and

(5) a first partition:
(i) positioned between the first upper wall and the first lower wall,
(ii) extending from the first wall and the second wall to divide an interior of the base housing into an upper device receiving
space and a lower device receiving space, and

(iii) having:
(1) a first upper partition wall,
(2) a first lower partition wall, and
(3) a first partition connecting wall positioned between the first upper partition wall and the first lower partition wall,
being bent inward from one of the first wall and the second wall such that the first partition has an approximate U-shape.

US Pat. No. 9,136,636

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
an insulation body having a plurality of contact receiving grooves arranged in a row;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the plurality of contact receiving grooves, being over-molded in the insulation body,
and having a first group of contacts and a second group of contacts with a first pair of differential signal contacts and
a second pair of differential signal contacts disposed at both sides of the first group of contacts, respectively; and

a plurality of bridge portions connecting adjacent contacts of the first group of contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,866,169

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX WITH NON-ZERO ANGLE BETWEEN DIODES

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box adapted to be mounted on a solar panel, comprising:
a body having a first end and a second end opposite to each other in a lengthwise direction thereof, and a first side and
a second side opposite to each other in a widthwise direction thereof;

a plurality of conduction terminals disposed in the body; and a plurality of diodes each having an anode pin and a cathode
pad respectively soldered on two adjacent conduction terminals, an angle between two adjacent diodes of the plurality of diodes
not equal to zero.

US Pat. No. 9,484,337

CIRCUIT PROTECTION DEVICE

TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHA...

1. A circuit protection device, comprising:
a first insulation layer;
a second insulation layer positioned above a top surface of the first insulation layer;
a thermal fuse packaged in the first insulation layer and having a first electrode end and a second electrode end positioned
opposite to the first electrode end;

a diode packaged in the second insulation layer and having a first electrode surface and a second electrode surface positioned
opposite to the first electrode surface;

a first exterior electrode pad positioned on a bottom surface of the first insulation layer and electrically connected to
the first electrode surface of the diode and the first electrode end of the thermal fuse;

a second exterior electrode pad positioned on the bottom surface of the first insulation layer and electrically connected
to the second electrode end of the thermal fuse; and

a third exterior electrode pad positioned on the bottom surface of the first insulation layer and electrically connected to
the second electrode surface of the diode.

US Pat. No. 9,407,028

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HOUSING HAVING A PROTRUSION WITH A RECESS TO ENGAGE A FASTENER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a connector housing having at least one first protrusion extending outward therefrom, the first protrusion having a locking
tab receiving recess; and

a radiator securing member having at least one first fastener engaged with the locking tab receiving recess of the first protrusion
to connect the connector housing with the radiator securing member.

US Pat. No. 9,166,350

HYBRID ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
an insulating body; and
a plurality of contacts positioned in the insulating body and having
a group of first contacts with a first length and first contact portions, each first contact being adjacently positioned next
to another first contact with a gap disposed therebetween, and

a group of second contacts with a second length less than the first length and second contact portions, one second contact
being solely positioned in each gap between adjacent first contacts, and the first contact portions and the second contact
portions being positioned in one plane perpendicular to a height direction of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,425,523

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH CONTACT PIN SHOULDERS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a body having a shoulder receiving recess formed in a terminal end wall; and
a plurality of contacts positioned in the body, each contact having a pin projecting from the terminal end wall of the body,
the pin having a base with a pair of protruding shoulders;

wherein the shoulders are positioned in the shoulder receiving recess and abut a terminal end surface of the shoulder receiving
recess in a direction opposite to an insertion direction of the pins into a circuit board, and

the width of the shoulders is approximately equal to the width of the shoulder receiving recess.

US Pat. No. 9,356,361

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR STRIP CABLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a body having a cable receiving space extending through the body along a longitudinal axis, and at least two rows of first
through holes formed in an upper surface of the body and extending from the upper surface into the cable receiving space;

at least two conductive plates positioned on the upper surface of the body extending in parallel along the longitudinal axis,
each conductive plate having at least two second through holes positioned over the corresponding first through holes;

a first and second strip cable positioned in the cable receiving space, each cable having an insulation layer, and at least
two conductors embedded in the insulation layer;

at least four conductive bolts, each bolt positioned through the first and second through holes, through the insulation layer,
and in contact with the conductor, one of the conductors of the first cable being electrically connected with one of the corresponding
conductors of the second cable, through at least two of the conductive bolts and one conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 9,124,025

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a plug receiving space;
an elastic member having a base connected to the housing by a resilient connecting arm, and displaceable outward from the
housing;

a protrusion positioned on an inner surface of the elastic member and extending into the plug receiving space; and
a thermally conductive element disposed on an outer surface of the elastic member and contactable with a heat sink positioned
outside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,935,407

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR MODULE FOR ELECTRIC APPLICANCE HAVING FIRST AND SECOND SWITCH ARRAY AND DRIVE UNIT FOR CONTROLLING COMPONENTS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An intelligent connector module assembly, comprising:a master control module;
at least one first execution component;
at least one second execution component; and
an intelligent connector module having a communication and control unit connected to and configured to receive a control signal from the master control module, and having a first switch array and drive unit connected to the communication and control unit and to the at least one first execution component and a second switch array and drive unit connected to the communication and control unit and to the at least one second execution component, the first switch array and drive unit controlling operation of the first execution component in response to the control signal received by the communication and control unit and the second switch array and drive unit controlling operation of the second execution component in response to the control signal received by the communication and control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,934,186

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR AND BUS CONTROLLER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A control circuit, comprising:a master control module;
a bus;
a bus controller coupling the bus with the master control module;
a plurality of slave modules including a plurality of subsets of slave modules, the slave modules within each subset performing a same operation; and
a plurality of intelligent connectors, a number of intelligent connectors equal to a number of subsets of slave modules, each intelligent connector having
a signal processing unit for communicating signals between the bus and one subset of the plurality of slave modules;
a first port coupled between the bus and the signal processing unit, and being connected to a power supply; and
a second port coupled between the signal processing unit and the subset of the plurality of slave modules, and being positioned to provide power to the subset of the plurality of slave modules.

US Pat. No. 9,868,559

LABEL STICKING DEVICE AND APPARATUS

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A label sticking device, comprising:
a shaft having
a rotational axis, and
a cable receiving passageway extending along a longitudinal axis aligned with the rotational axis;
a cable holder positioned along the longitudinal axis and the rotational axis;
a drive that rotates the shaft about the rotational axis;
a press having
a body rotatably connected to the shaft, and
a foot positioned on the body, the foot being movable between
a pressing position proximate to the rotational axis, and
a non-pressing position distal to the rotational axis; and
an actuator that moves the press between the pressing position and the non-pressing position.

US Pat. No. 9,780,549

COVER ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR COVERING ELECTRICAL CABLES AND CONNECTIONS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A pre-expanded cover assembly for protecting a cable splice connection including a cable, the cable including an electrical
conductor surrounded by a cable insulation layer, the pre-expanded cover assembly comprising:
a splice body assembly including:
a tubular, cold-shrinkable, electrically insulative, elastomeric splice body having an interior surface defining an interior
passage; and

a tubular layer of a conformable medium pre-mounted on the interior surface of the splice body, wherein the conformable medium
is a flowable material having a high electrical permittivity; and

a removable holdout, wherein the splice body assembly is mounted on the holdout such that the holdout maintains the splice
body in an elastically radially expanded state, and the holdout is selectively removable from the splice body to permit the
splice body to elastically radially contract;

wherein the layer of the conformable medium is positioned and configured such that, when the pre-expanded cover assembly is
positioned adjacent the cable splice connection, the holdout is removed from the splice body, and the splice body elastically
radially contracts onto the cable splice connection, the layer of the conformable medium will be radially interposed between
and engage each of the interior surface of the splice body and an opposing interface surface of the cable insulation.

US Pat. No. 9,577,381

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an insulation body having a first receiving slot disposed along a first side and a second receiving slot disposed along a
second side positioned opposite to the first side;

a contact received in the second receiving slot and having a first elastic gripping portion adjacent to the first side of
the insulation body and a second elastic gripping portion adjacent to the second side of the insulation body; and

a locking piece having a piercing pin extending outward there from.

US Pat. No. 9,985,365

CONNECTOR HAVING PARTITION PLATE WITH AN ELASTIC HOOK

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a case having a top case and a bottom case, the bottom case having a first slot and an elastic cantilever disposed on an edge of the first slot and bent toward an inside of the connector; and
a partition plate disposed between the top case and the bottom case and separating an inside space of the case into a plurality of receiving chambers, the partition plate having a first side edge facing the bottom case and a first elastic hook formed on the first side edge disposed in a recess of the first side edge, the first elastic hook inserted into and elastically engaging the first slot to connect the partition plate to the bottom case.

US Pat. No. 9,484,666

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector having a first engagement portion on a first mating end, at least one first ridge positioned on and protruding
outward from an outer surface of the first engagement portion, and at least one first heat dissipation ventilation hole positioned
on the first engagement portion; and

a second connector having a second engagement portion on a second mating end, the second engagement portion having
a first connector receiving chamber having an inner surface, and
at least one second ridge positioned on and protruding inward from the inner surface, being in electrical contact with the
first ridge when the first engagement portion is positioned in the first connector receiving chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,179,585

POSITIONING DEVICE FOR INSERTING PIN INTO PRINTED CIRCUIT BROAD

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A positioning device, comprising:
an X-Y platform having a positioning point and supporting a printed circuit board having a first receiving passageway for
receiving a pin;

a reference platform supporting a reference template having a reference point corresponding to the first receiving passageway;
and

an x-axis guide rail and a y-axis guide rail disposed on the X-Y platform;
wherein the positioning point on the X-Y platform is moveable relative to the reference template in at least one of an x-axis
direction and a y-axis direction to align the first receiving passageway with a fixed insertion point where the pin is inserted
into the first receiving passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,943,882

MECHANISM AND METHOD FOR SORTING COMPONENTS, COMPONENT FEEDING SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A component sorting mechanism, comprising:a vibrating plate slidably mounted on a base plate;
a feeding tray having a plurality of grooves in an inner bottom surface thereof, the feeding tray mounted on the vibrating plate;
a first driving device connected to the feeding tray, the first driving device driving the feeding tray to swing within a predetermined angle range; and
a second driving device connected to the vibrating plate and mounted on the base plate, the second driving device vibrating the vibrating plate.

US Pat. No. 9,537,253

CONNECTION TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection terminal, comprising:
a connector body having a mating end and an opposite cable receiving end, the connector body formed as a substantially rectangular
shaped cross-section with a first wall, a second wall positioned opposite to the first wall, and a third wall connected to
the first wall and the second wall and extending therebetween;

a pair of contact arms extending from the mating end; and
a cable receiving member having an approximate cylindrical shape with a variable diameter, the cable receiving member split
into two bent semi-circular recessed structures that extend from the first wall and the second wall at the cable receiving
end.

US Pat. No. 9,980,411

CONNECTOR, CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

6. A connector, comprising:a cage having a bottom cage;
a heat exchanger positioned on the bottom cage such that a first side of the heat exchanger abuts the bottom cage; and
an elastic connector connected to the heat exchanger, the elastic connector including a pair of lateral end frames and a pair of longitudinal edge frames connected to each other, a first elastic piece disposed on an inner side of each of the pair of lateral end frames, and a second elastic piece disposed on an inner side of each of the longitudinal edge frames.

US Pat. No. 9,553,380

CARD CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A card connector comprising:
a base; and
a plurality of contacts positioned on the base, each of the contacts having
a contacting portion electrically contacting an electrical card when inserted into the card connector, and having an outer
facing surface, and

a supporting portion having two elastic arms extending from the base and intersecting at the contacting portion, each of the
elastic arms having a guide arm portion extending from the contacting portion at an angle of approximately 0 to 90 degrees
with respect to a card insertion direction, having a smooth, ridge-shaped convex surface extending to the contacting portion
and having a smooth transitional surface with the outer facing surface of the contacting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,537,264

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector adapted to connect a cable having a metal braid layer with an electrical apparatus having an apparatus
housing, comprising:
a body adapted to be mounted on the apparatus housing;
a cover fitted on the body;
a metal shielding member fitted on the body and partially covered by the cover and having a clamping portion clamping a metal
braid and in electrical contact with the metal braid and an elastic terminal in electrical contact with a grounding terminal;
and

a terminal module arranged within the body and having the grounding terminal for a grounding connection via the electrical
apparatus and a plurality of signal terminals for supplying electrical current from the cable to the electrical apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,478,908

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector comprising
a first connector having:
a first housing,
a plurality of first terminals mounted in the first housing, and
a first cantilevered locking member positioned outside of the first housing and extending in parallel to the first terminals;
and

a second connector having:
a second housing,
a plurality of second terminals complementary to the plurality of first terminals,
a second locking member positioned outside of the second housing and complementary with the first cantilevered locking member,
and

an unlocking member with a tongue positioned on a first surface of the second housing, and slidable into a position between
the first housing and a mating end of the cantilevered first locking member.

US Pat. No. 9,820,382

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
a bottom case having a temperature exchange device receiving section that is rectangular shaped with a pair of opposite short
edges and a pair of opposite long edges and a plurality of elastic holding members positioned along a perimeter of the temperature
exchange device receiving section;

a top case positioned above the bottom case;
a partition positioned between the top case and the bottom case;
a spring disposed on a surface of the partition facing the bottom case;
a plurality of ports positioned between the top case and the bottom case and separated by the partition; and
a temperature exchange device mounted on the bottom case and having a boss passing through the temperature exchange device
receiving section and protruding into one of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 9,673,541

SPRING CLIP AND CONNECTION BOX

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A spring clip, comprising:
a main body having a first arm and a second arm bent from the first arm such that a free end of the first arm extends towards
the second arm;

a gripping section provided between the free end of the first arm and an inner surface of the second arm;
a release member extending from a free end of the second arm and away from the gripping section;
a conductive terminal receiving passageway disposed along a connection portion of the first arm and the second arm and positioned
opposite to the gripping section;

a pair of positioning members extending inward from the first arm; and
a pair of stops extending inward from the second arm.

US Pat. No. 9,997,886

METHOD OF FORMING TERMINATION END ON CABLE

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A method of forming a terminating end of a cable, comprising the steps of:providing a cable having
a core,
a metal braid wrapped around the core, and
an outer insulation layer wrapped around the metal braid;
cutting a circumferential slit through the outer insulation layer on a terminating end of the cable;
clamping a first section of the outer insulation layer at a first side of the slit with a first clamping device, and clamping a second section of the outer insulation layer at an opposite second side of the slit with a second clamping device, the first clamping device is a movable clamping device including a rail, a movable plate slidably mounted on the rail, and a first clamp mounted on the movable plate and grasping the first section of the outer insulation layer, the second clamping device is a stationary clamping device including a positioning plate having a V-shaped cable positioning groove extending linearly and being complementary to the cable;
displacing the first clamping device by moving the movable plate along the rail in a separating direction away from the second clamping device, separating the first section from the second section by a predetermined distance and exposing a section of the metal braid;
displacing the first clamping device by moving the movable plate along the rail in an opposite retracting direction toward the second clamping device;
pushing and pressing the exposed section of the metal braid to fold the exposed section into a disc-shaped braid protrusion portion;
loosening the first and second clamping devices, and removing the cable from the first and second clamping devices;
cutting the disc-shaped braid protrusion portion with a cutting device to form a protruding braid portion of a predetermined length, the protruding braid portion having
a first protruding braid portion on the first side of the slit and
a second protruding braid portion on the second side of the slit; and
removing the first section of the outer insulation layer and the first protruding braid portion from the terminating end of the cable, exposing a section of the core at the terminating end of the cable, with the second protruding braid portion of the predetermined length remains on the terminating end of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,112,301

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD FOR ROBOT SYSTEMS USING A VISION SENSOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic calibration method for a robot system, comprising:calibrating a sensor and a sensor coordinate system of the sensor with respect to a world coordinate system;
controlling a robot under the guidance of the sensor to move a point of a tool mounted on the robot to reach a same target point with a plurality of different poses, the point of the tool being in a tool coordinate system; and
calculating a transformation matrix tcpTt of the tool coordinate system with respect to a tool center point coordinate system based on pose data of the robot at the same target point.

US Pat. No. 9,586,342

METHOD OF INJECTION SEALING GEL INTO A RECESS OF A WORK PIECE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A method of injecting a sealing gel into a recess of a work piece, comprising steps of:
first, injecting a sealing gel into a recess of a work piece and stopping the injection of the sealing gel when the sealing
gel reaches a first depth less than a total depth of the recess;

second, after the sealing gel has cooled and solidified, continuing the injection of the sealing gel into the recess and stopping
the injection of the sealing gel when the sealing gel reaches another depth higher than the first depth; and

third, repeatedly performing the second step until the cooled and solidified sealing gel in the recess has a convex top surface
extending beyond a sealing interface surface of the work piece and opposing edges of the convex top surface are flush with
the sealing interface surface.

US Pat. No. 10,141,685

POWER CABLE TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power cable terminal, comprising:an insulation tube having a first end and an opposite second end;
a stress control cone received in the insulation tube;
a base connected to the first end of the insulation tube and having a cylinder extending into the insulation tube;
a connector pressing an end face of the stress control cone against an end face of the cylinder and hermetically sealing the stress control cone to the cylinder;
a connection bar having one end inserted into the insulation tube through an opening of the second end of the insulation tube and another end located outside the insulation tube; and
a shielding cap connected to an outer wall of the second end of the insulation tube and sleeved around the connection bar.

US Pat. No. 9,601,877

CONNECTOR HOUSING

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing, comprising:
a single sheet of material, having:
a top wall;
a pair of side walls;
a rear end wall;
a bottom wall having a first bottom wall portion integrally connected with one of the pair of side walls, a second bottom
wall portion integrally connected with the other of the pair of side walls, and a third bottom wall portion separated from
and assembled to the first and second bottom wall portions; and

a pair of partition members disposed between the top wall and the bottom wall to divide an inner receiving space defined by
the top wall, the pair of side walls and the bottom wall into three insertion ports.

US Pat. No. 9,590,362

CONNECTOR HAVING A CONDUCTIVE ELASTIC SHEET RIVETED TO A CONDUCTIVE HOUSING

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
a conductive housing having a port and a peripheral wall surrounding the port;
a conductive elastic sheet riveted on the peripheral wall of the port of the housing by a plurality of rivets; and
a plurality of contact spots formed on at least one of the housing and the elastic sheet, the housing and elastic sheet electrically
connected by the plurality of contact spots when the elastic sheet is riveted on the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,875,203

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An intelligent connector, comprising:
a bus control module having:
a bus interface;
a load interface;
a first switch control interface configured to output a switch control signal; and
a signal processing unit configured to process a interchanged signal; and
a power source control module connected with the bus control module and receiving the switch control signal from the bus control
module, the power source control module including a second switch control interface detachably coupled with the first switch
control interface to receive the switch control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,564,721

TERMINAL ASSEMBLY HAVING A SHIELDING PART WITH ELASTIC ARMS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A terminal assembly with a cable, comprising:
a terminal assembly including a connecting terminal, a shielding shell and an insulator arranged between the connecting terminal
and the shielding shell; and

a cable including a shielding layer;
wherein the shielding shell is formed with a receiving cavity and an inserting hole, the shielding shell receiving cavity
communicating with the shielding shell inserting hole;

wherein a portion of the shielding shell of the terminal assembly and a portion of the shielding layer of the cable form a
mutual overlapping region along a radial direction of the cable, the portion of the shielding shell comprises a shielding
connecting part arranged around the shielding shell inserting hole, the shielding connecting part comprises a plurality of
elastic arms arranged around the shielding shell inserting hole; and

wherein, in the mutual overlapping region, the shielding layer is electrically connected with the shielding shell.

US Pat. No. 9,612,391

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a circuit board having a side edge;
one or more light emitting devices connected to the side edge of the circuit; and
a connector having
a support frame, and
one or more light guide assemblies positioned on the support frame adjacent to the side edge of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,590,365

CONNECTOR HOUSING

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing comprising:
an upper housing portion;
a lower housing portion located below the upper housing portion; and
at least three partition members located in an inner space defined by the upper housing portion and the lower housing portion
to partition the inner space into at least four insertion ports;

wherein at least one pair of the at least three partition members are connected to each other through a connecting plate to
form a frame part in a general “U” shape; and

the connecting plate is stacked onto a corresponding position of a bottom of the lower housing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,696,506

CONNECTOR HOUSING ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing assembly, comprising:
a housing with a first direction corresponding to a height direction of the housing, a second direction parallel to a heat
generating module insertion direction, and a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction,
the housing having

a plurality of module receiving ports positioned side by side in the third direction,
a plurality of conductor receiving spaces corresponding to the plurality of module receiving ports respectively, and
a heat sink installation surface;
a plurality of compressible planar heat conducting members positioned in the plurality of conductor receiving spaces respectively,
each of the compressible planar heat conducting members having an elasticity in the first direction;

a monolithic heat sink positioned on a heat sink installation surface of the housing, covering and in surface-contact with
the plurality of compressible heat conducting members, the heat sink having at least one heat sink connecting protrusion positioned
on each side of the heat sink parallel to the third direction and protruding outward in the second direction; and

a heat sink positioning device having a plurality of protrusion receiving members positioned on the heat sink installation
surface outside each side of the heat sink parallel to the third direction, each heat sink connecting protrusion inserted
into one respective protrusion receiving member in the second or third direction, the protrusion receiving member limiting
a movement of the heat sink in the first direction, the heat sink detachably mounted to the housing at the heat sink positioning
device.

US Pat. No. 9,647,392

RF CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A connector for surface mounting to a circuit substrate, comprising:
an insulator;
a center conductor mounted to the insulator and having an extending portion; and
a shielding shell externally mounted on the insulator, and having a connecting portion complementary to a corresponding mating
connector, and a mounting portion complementary to the circuit substrate, the mounting portion having

a connector mounting body having
a shielding portion with an internal surface surrounding the extending portion of the center conductor,
a fluid communication well positioned between the extending portion and the internal surface of the shielding portion, and
at least one opening formed in the connector mounting body, extending through the internal surface of the shielding portion
and connecting to the fluid communication well on a first end, with an opposite second end terminating in outside space, such
that the fluid communication well is in fluid communication with the outside space when the connector is soldered to the circuit
substrate, and

a plurality of solder legs formed on the connector mounting body.

US Pat. No. 9,673,555

CONNECTOR PLUG AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector plug, comprising:
a housing; and
a plurality of end walls disposed on the housing, the plurality of end walls each including at least one block notch disposed
adjacent to a mating end of the housing, each block notch including a guide face extending in a direction aslant and away
from a bottom surface of the end wall.

US Pat. No. 9,666,960

POWER CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING A CONDUCTIVE WIRE TO A CIRCUIT BOARD

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power connector comprising:
a circuit board;
a conductive wire;
an insulation base; and
at least one conductive terminal having a pair of first connecting end portions electrically connected with the circuit board,
a second connecting end portion electrically connected with the conductive wire, and a pair of intermediate connecting portions
spaced apart from and opposed to each other, the pair of first connecting end portions respectively connected to the pair
of intermediate connecting portions, the at least one conductive terminal fixed into the insulation base such that a top end
of each of the pair of first connecting end portions protrudes from a bottom surface of the insulation base to electrically
connect to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,979,127

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing;
a lock mechanism mounted on the housing and having a locking member, the lock mechanism movable between a locking position in which the locking member locks the electrical connector to a mating electrical connector and an unlocking position in which the locking member is disengaged from the mating electrical connector;
a trigger pivotally mounted on the housing and movable between a deactivated position and an activated position, the trigger moving the lock mechanism from the locking position to the unlocking position as the trigger moves between the deactivated position and the activated position; and
a strap connected to the trigger and operable to move the trigger from the deactivated position to the activated position upon applying an activation force to the strap.

US Pat. No. 9,941,744

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power supply circuit, comprising:a primary circuit having at least one transmitting coil; and
a secondary circuit having at least one receiving coil, the at least one receiving coil spaced apart from the at least one transmitting coil; wherein
the primary circuit and secondary circuit are electromagnetically coupled, and the total quantity of the at least one transmitting coil and the at least one receiving coil is greater than two, a plurality of transmitting coils are disposed on both sides of the at least one receiving coil or a plurality of receiving coils are disposed on both sides of the at least one transmitting coil.

US Pat. No. 9,735,490

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a resilient contact end of an electrical connector terminal having
an outer rigid wall having a plurality of second electrical contact portions positioned adjacent to each other and separated
from each other along a longitudinal direction; and

a first side positioned opposite the outer rigid wall, having
a base integrally connected to the outer rigid wall, and
a single resilient cantilever extending from the base toward a crimping end having a plurality of first electrical contact
portions, each first electrical contact portion positioned between adjacent second electrical contact portions in the longitudinal
direction, the plurality of first electrical contact portions contacting a first side surface of an insertion end of a mating
electrical connector terminal and the plurality of second electrical contact portions simultaneously contacting an opposite
second side surface of the insertion end.

US Pat. No. 9,780,488

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing; and
a conductive terminal disposed in the housing having
a base,
a first annular end portion disposed on an a first end of the base,
a second annular end portion disposed on an opposite second end of the base,
a pair of resilient contact arms biased toward each other, and
a releasing mechanism disposed between the first annular end portion and the second annular end portion and adapted to move
the pair of resilient contact arms away from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,748,674

CONNECTION TERMINAL FOR CONNECTING CABLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection terminal for releaseably connecting a cable, comprising:
a terminal body having a mating end and an opposite terminating end;
a contact arm extending continuously from the mating end of the terminal body, the contact arm having a free end having an
arc structure and an angled, planar contact region positioned between the arc structure and the terminating end of the terminal
body, the contact region contacting a mating connection terminal;

a cable fastening member positioned on the terminating end of the terminal body;
a cable releasing member positioned on the cable fastening member; and
a cantilevered arm extending obliquely from the cable fastening member along an insertion direction of the cable towards the
terminal body, the cantilevered arm having a free end with a sharp edge that contacts the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,666,963

TERMINAL, ELECTRIC CONNECTOR AND ELECTRIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A receptacle terminal comprising:
a first U-shape section having a downward opening and having:
a base extending laterally thereof;
a first lateral arm facing the base; and
a pair of extending arms bent substantially perpendicularly towards the first lateral arm at both lateral ends of the base;
a second U-shape section having a downward opening bent from an upper side of each of the pair of extending arms; and
a third U-shape section bent outward from the first lateral arm and having an upward opening.

US Pat. No. 9,716,335

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector having:
a first insulation body having a terminal receiving slot and a projection disposed on a first inner wall of the terminal receiving
slot; and

a first terminal with a first cantilever secured in the terminal receiving slot; and
a second connector connected with the first connector and having:
a second insulation body;
a second terminal secured in the second insulation body; and
a second cantilever contacting the projection and positioned between the first insulation body and the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,626,753

PROGRAMMABLE DIGITAL MACHINE VISION INSPECTION SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A programmable digital machine vision inspection system, comprising:
a programmable automatic feeding system supplying elements to be inspected;
a programmable robot system having
a robot that grips the supplied element and moves the supplied element to and from an inspection area, and
a first vision system having the inspection area and a first camera movable in at least one direction so as to adjust a distance
between the first camera and the element to be inspected and a distance between the first camera and the robot;

a programmable inspection system having a second vision system that identifies features of the elements in the inspection
area, and determines whether the element is a qualified product based on the identified features;

a qualified product receiving container that receives identified qualified products from the robot; and
an unqualified product receiving container that receives identified unqualified products from the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,036,858

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY INSERTING FIBER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A system for automatically inserting fibers, comprising:a cable having a plurality of fibers;
a ferrule having a plurality of bores;
a moving mechanism movable in a first direction, a second direction, and a third direction that are perpendicular to each other;
a cable holder mounted on the moving mechanism and holding the cable; and
a vision device, the moving mechanism moving the cable holder under the guidance of the vision device to align the plurality of fibers with the ferrule and insert the plurality of fibers into the plurality of bores, the vision device identifying a center of an end surface profile of the plurality of fibers and a center of an end surface profile of the ferrule.

US Pat. No. 9,916,951

CONTACTOR, CONTACTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONTROL CIRCUIT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A control circuit for controlling operation of a contactor, the contactor having an iron core and a coil which is wound
around the iron core,
wherein the control circuit comprises an iron core position sensing circuit and a working control circuit,
the iron core position sensing circuit comprises:
an excitation signal generating circuit, which is connected with the coil and is capable of outputting an excitation signal
to the coil and enabling the coil to generate an inductance, wherein the coil is capable of generating inductance values varying
with different positions of the iron core; and

a sensing circuit, which is connected with the coil and measures the inductance values produced by the coil by measuring charging
and discharging time, the sensing circuit determining the positions of the iron core according to different inductance values
by measuring a charging and discharging time difference generated by a variation in the inductance produced by the coil; and

the working control circuit provides a working current to the coil to drive the iron core to move back and forth.

US Pat. No. 10,151,882

OPTICAL BEAM EXPANDING MODULE AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An optical beam expanding module adapted to be assembled as a single component in any one of assembly channels in mounting bodies of different connectors, the optical beam expanding module comprising:a housing;
a ferrule mounted in the housing and having an inner bore;
a cable extending into the housing with an optical fiber of the cable received in the inner bore of the ferrule;
an optical lens mounted in the housing at a front end surface of the ferrule for expanding the diameter of a light beam emitted from the optical fiber; and
a rear seat having a front end portion connected to the rear end of the housing, the cable has a strengthening element fixed on a rear end portion of the rear seat and the cable passes through the rear seat and the strengthening element.

US Pat. No. 9,954,305

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electric connector, comprising:a housing;
an insulation body received in the housing and having:
(a) a first half body having a plurality of slots, a first recess on a first side having an indentation in a wall thereof, and a second recess on a second side having an indentation in a wall thereof, and
(b) a second half body detachably joined to the first half body and having a plurality of slots, a first convex portion on a first side having a protrusion on a wall thereof engaged in the indentation in the first recess of the first half body, and a second convex portion on a second side having a protrusion on a wall thereof engaged in the indentation in the second recess of the first half body, one of the slots formed between the first half body and the second half body and enclosed when the second half body is joined to the first half body, each of the plurality of slots of the insulation body having a C-shaped cross section that extends in a longitudinal direction of the insulation body;
a plurality of terminals press-fit in the plurality of slots of the insulation body, each terminal having:
(a) a tubular base for receiving and electrically connecting one end of a cable, and
(b) an elongated pin adapted to be inserted into a jack of a mating electrical connector so as to be electrically connected to a terminal of the mating electrical connector;
a sleeve covering the insulation body and preventing the terminals from moving radially away from the plurality of slots; and
an end cover positioned over an end of the sleeve with the pins of the terminals passing through the end cover, the end cover having a positioning feature adapted to cooperate with a positioning feature on a mating electric connector to correctly couple together the electric connector with the mating electric connector.

US Pat. No. 9,859,841

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX WITH HEAT CONDUCTION ANGLE BETWEEN 180°-360°

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box adapted to be mounted on a solar panel, comprising:
a box body;
a plurality of conduction terminals received in the box body; and
at least one surface-mounted diode mounted on the plurality of conduction terminals by means of Surface Mount Technology,
wherein each surface-mounted diode comprises a flat body, at least one anode pin extending outwardly from an edge of the flat
body, and a cathode pad located on a bottom of the flat body, wherein the cathode pad of at least one surface-mounted diode
mounted on a surface of the conduction terminal has a heat conduction angle ? of more than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,985,376

CONNECTION MEMBER AND CONNECTION ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection member, comprising:a support body, having a surface and a support end portion;
a current conduction bar, connected to the support end portion of the support body and having an electrical contact surface on a first side thereof to transmit a current; and
a protruding contact portion, disposed on the surface of the support body and protruding in a direction opposite to that of the electrical contact surface,
wherein the protruding contact portion is capable of urging against a housing with which the connection member engages.

US Pat. No. 9,941,640

CONNECTOR HOUSING AND CONNECTOR

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing with an electronic module receiving passageway positioned therein and having:
a first housing with a pair of first sidewalls positioned opposite from each other, a first cable receiving section positioned along a proximal end of the first housing, a pair of partitions forming a slot extending along each of the pair of first sidewalls and along opposite sides of the first cable receiving section, and a first widened section in which the pair of first sidewalls are spaced further apart from each other than in a first section of the first housing; and
a second housing with a pair of second sidewalls positioned opposite one another, a second cable receiving section positioned along a proximal end of the second housing, an extension disposed on each of the pair of second sidewalls and on opposite sides of the second cable receiving section and corresponding with the slot, a plurality of ribs extending outward from the extension and corresponding with an inner surface of the pair of partitions, and a second widened section in which the pair of second sidewalls are spaced further apart from each other than in a second section of the second housing, the first cable receiving section and the second cable receiving section forming a cable receiving passageway at a first end of the housing extending into the electronic module receiving passageway, the electronic module receiving passageway extending through an opposite second end of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,673,538

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a connector housing having
a plurality of wire receiving passageways, and
a plurality of elastic wire holders, each elastic wire holder is a Y-shaped structure integrally formed on the connector housing;
a conductive insulation displacement contact (IDC) having a plurality of wire insulation cutting blades electrically connected
together; and

a housing cover connected to the IDC, and together with the IDC being positioned on the connector housing.

US Pat. No. 10,146,013

AUTOMATIC INJECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FERRULE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic injection system for injecting an adhesive into a plurality of bores of a multi-bore ferrule, comprising:an injector adapted to inject the adhesive into an injection opening in the multi-bore ferrule;
a first clamp configured to clamp the multi-bore ferrule and hold the multi-bore ferrule at a first adhesive injection station, a plurality of optical fibers are not disposed in the bores of the multi-bore ferrule and the injector injects the adhesive into the multi-bore ferrule until the bores are fully filled with the adhesive at the first adhesive injection station; and
a second clamp configured to clamp the multi-bore ferrule and hold the multi-bore ferrule at a second adhesive injection station, the optical fibers are disposed in the bores of the multi-bore ferrule filled with the adhesive and the injector again injects the adhesive into the multi-bore ferrule at the second adhesive station to compensate for a loss of adhesive during an insertion of the optical fibers into the bores.

US Pat. No. 10,016,917

METHOD OF INJECTING SEALING GEL INTO RECESS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A method of injecting a sealing gel to form a predetermined structure for a work piece, comprising steps of:providing a molding tool with an insertion structure shaped with respect to complement the predetermined structure;
enclosing a local region of a recess of the work piece with the molding tool, the recess of the work piece being an opening through a side of the work piece;
injecting a fluid sealing gel into the local region of the recess of the work piece and within the molding tool; and
dismantling the molding tool after the sealing gel has cooled to a solid state, the sealing gel forming the predetermined structure as a side wall of the work piece, the predetermined structure including a vertical slot extending through the predetermined structure from an exterior of the work piece into an interior of the work piece.

US Pat. No. 10,164,377

PLUG CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A plug connector, comprising:a first housing having a plurality of first connection terminal receiving passageways;
a lock integrally connected with the first housing and elastically deflectable with respect to the first housing;
an insertion protrusion disposed on an outside surface of the lock and extending along an insertion direction of the plug connector, the insertion protrusion disposed off-centered on the outside surface of the lock from a center of the outside surface of the lock in a direction perpendicular to the insertion direction and the insertion protrusion disposed asymmetrically about an axis extending in the insertion direction through the center of the outside surface of the lock, the plug connector including only one lock and only one insertion protrusion;
a locking protrusion symmetrically disposed on the outside surface of the lock about the axis extending in the insertion direction through the center of the outside surface of the lock, the locking protrusion disposed on each of two opposite sides of the insertion protrusion in the direction perpendicular to the insertion direction; and
a pair of reinforcing ribs each disposed along an edge of the lock.

US Pat. No. 9,813,019

PHOTOVOLTAIC CONNECTION BOX AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics Holdings...

1. A photovoltaic connection box, comprising:
a box having a bottom;
a conductive terminal received in the box and having a first lateral wall, a bottom wall, a second lateral wall opposite to
the first lateral wall, the first and second lateral walls are perpendicular to the bottom wall and extend upward vertically
from either side of the bottom wall, and a lateral wing extending outward horizontally from the second lateral wall and in
a direction away from the bottom wall; and

a diode connected to the first lateral wall.

US Pat. No. 9,768,559

SHIELD HOUSING AND SOCKET CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A shield housing for a socket connector, comprising:
a first vertical wall;
a second vertical wall opposite to the first vertical wall; and
an interface wall connected between the first and second walls and having a receiving opening for receiving a plug connector,
inner edges of the interface wall being provided with a plurality of elastic sheets bent and extending inwardly, the plurality
of elastic sheets including at least one first elastic sheet having a substantially L-shaped section and including a first
arm bent and extending from an outer edge of the interface wall and abutted against a surface of the interface wall, and a
second arm bent and extending substantially perpendicularly from the first arm toward an interior of the receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 9,583,881

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulating body having a slot;
a plurality of signal terminals positioned in the insulating body and configured in pairs along a width of the slot to form
a plurality of signal terminal units, each signal terminal unit having a pair of signal contact portions positioned opposite
each other with respect to the slot and a pair of signal terminal pins positioned opposite the pair of signal contact portions;
and

a plurality of ground terminals positioned in the insulating body and configured in pairs along the width of the slot as a
plurality of ground terminal units, each ground terminal unit having:

a pair of ground contact portions located on opposite sides of the slot and arranged sequentially in alternation with the
pair of signal contact portions along a length of the slot; and

a pair of ground terminal pins positioned opposite the pair of ground contact portions.

US Pat. No. 9,871,309

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a contact having a frame and a terminal section extending from a front end of the frame;
a contact receiving housing having a bottom wall and a pair of side walls extending from opposite sides of the bottom wall
to define a contact receiving space;

an insertion member extending from an end of the bottom wall of the contact receiving housing and positioned between the pair
of side walls, the insertion member abutting an inner surface of a bottom wall of the frame; and

a securing device positioned inside the contact receiving housing and the contact for securing the contact and the contact
receiving housing in a fixed position.

US Pat. No. 9,966,686

CONNECTOR HAVING A SCRATCHING TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:an insulation body having a convex end;
a conductive terminal disposed on the convex end of the insulation body; and
a scratching terminal disposed on the convex end of the insulation body and electrically isolated from the conductive terminal, the convex end of the insulation body adapted to be inserted into an insertion cavity of a mating connector and an electrical contact of a mating conductive terminal of the mating connector coming into electrical contact with the scratching terminal before electrically contacting the conductive terminal during mating, the scratching terminal and the conductive terminal remaining stationary with respect to the insulation body during mating of the connector with the mating connector.

US Pat. No. 9,716,373

METHOD OF MOUNTING COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION ON ELECTRIC POWER CABLE AND COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A method of mounting a cold shrinkable termination on an electric power cable, comprising steps of:
providing a support tube having an outer surface coated with a soft material comprising a viscous liquid gel on a predetermined
segment, the gel being preformed as a gel sheet or a gel tape and wrapped on the predetermined segment;

pre-expanding an insulation body of the cold shrinkable termination on the support tube;
inserting a cable joint of the electric power cable having a portion of a conductive shielding layer and a portion of an inner
insulation layer removed, into the support tube; and

removing the support tube from the cold shrinkable termination such that the cold shrinkable termination shrinks on the cable
joint of the electric power cable, and the soft material is positioned between the cold shrinkable termination and the cable
joint.

US Pat. No. 10,116,125

COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION, COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A cold shrinkable termination for an electric power cable:(a) the electric power cable having:
(1) a conductor core having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment,
(2) an insulation layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of conductor core,
(3) a semi-conductive shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of the insulation layer,
(4) a metal shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of the semi-conductive shield layer, and
(5) an outer protection layer covering the unexposed segment of the metal shield layer, and
(b) the cold shrinkable termination
(1) comprising:
(i) an insulation tube sized to form a gap between the insulation tube and that segment of the electric power cable where the conductor core, the insulation layer, the semi-conductive shield layer, and the metal shield layer of the electric power cable are exposed when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable, and
(ii) a stress control glue coated on an inner wall of the insulation tube, the stress control glue having a dielectric constant within a range of 5 to 100, and
(2) adapted to position the stress control glue at the gap between the insulation tube and the exposed segment of the electric power cable when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable.

US Pat. No. 9,716,336

CAGE OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An insulating housing, comprising:
an upper housing;
two upper sidewalls positioned on opposite edges of the upper housing;
a lower housing connected to the upper housing;
two lower sidewalls positioned on opposite edges of the lower housing, each of the lower sidewalls being connected with one
of the upper sidewalls, and each of the lower sidewalls having

a first lower sidewall, and
a second lower sidewall independent from the first lower sidewall, being positioned proximate to a device receiving end of
the insulating housing, an inner surface of the first lower sidewall extending toward and abutting against an outer surface
of the second lower sidewall; and

a device receiving space positioned between the upper housing and the lower housing for receiving an electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,837,731

FIELD INSTALLABLE CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having an insertion passageway;
an operating lever having an end pivotably connected to a post positioned within the housing, the operating lever movable
between an open position and a closed position; and

a spring having a first end fixed to the operating lever, an opposite second end extending into an interior of the connector,
and a central portion disposed around the post, the second end of the spring closing the insertion passageway when the operating
lever is in the closed position and positioned away from the insertion passageway such that a cable is insertable into the
insertion passageway when the operating lever is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,793,632

SPRING FINGER AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A spring finger, comprising:
a soldering section;
a support section extending substantially perpendicularly from an end of the soldering section;
a U-shaped first bend extending from an end of the support section opposite the soldering section and forming a first opening
facing the soldering section; and

a U-shaped contact structure obliquely suspended from an end of the first bend and spaced apart from the support section,
the contact structure contacting a mating conductive terminal of a mating connector in a lateral direction parallel to the
soldering section.

US Pat. No. 9,583,888

CONNECTOR HOUSING

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing, comprising:
a single sheet of material, having:
a top wall;
a pair of side walls;
a bottom wall having a first bottom wall portion and a second bottom wall portion connected to the pair of side walls, respectively,
the first and second bottom wall portions having a pair of longitudinal edge portions facing to and separated from each other;
and

a partition member disposed between the top wall and the bottom wall to partition an inner space defined by the top wall,
the pair of side walls and the bottom wall into two insertion ports,

a plurality of first connection members disposed along one of the pair of longitudinal edge portions; and
a plurality of second connection members disposed along the other of the pair of longitudinal edge portions;
wherein the plurality of first connection members are keyed with the plurality of second connection members, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,798,691

CONTROL CIRCUITRY MODULE GROUP, ELECTRIC DEVICE AND MODEM DEVICE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A control circuitry module group for communication and/or power supply between a master control module and at least one
slave module in an electrical device, the control circuitry module group comprising:
a bus;
a bus control module coupled to the master control module and the bus, and configured to receive a control signal from the
master control module, add a target address in the control signal, and send the control signal with the target address to
the bus;

at least one slave control module each coupled to a respective slave module and the bus, respectively, and configured to receive
the control signal with the target address via the bus and control power supply to the slave module in response to the control
signal;

a first signal processing unit configured to add the target address in the control signal, wherein the target address indicates
an address of a slave control module corresponding to the control signal;

a first modem unit coupled to the first signal processing unit, and configured to modulate and/or demodulate the control signal
and/or a feedback signal fed back from the slave control module; and

a first coupling unit coupled between the first modem unit and the bus, and configured to interchange the modulated control
signal and/or feedback signal between the first modem unit and the bus.

US Pat. No. 9,786,798

CONNECTION BOX

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection box for a photovoltaic module, comprising:
a housing;
a diode; and
a pair of connection terminals electrically connected to each other through the diode, each of the pair of connection terminals
having:

a base mounted on the housing;
a first connection portion disposed in a first plane and having a first end integrally connected with the base and a first
connection region connectable with the diode; and

a second connection portion disposed in a second plane different from and parallel to the first plane, the second connection
portion having a connection end electrically connected with the base and a second connection region connectable with a bus
bar.

US Pat. No. 9,859,637

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a conductive terminal having
a first end with a top flat surface extending across a width of the first end and a first flat bottom surface disposed opposite
the top flat surface,

a semi-annular shaped second end positioned opposite to the first end and including a conductive wire receiving passageway
and a second flat bottom surface positioned opposite the first end and extending parallel with the first flat bottom surface,

a resilient cantilever having a base connected to the second end and extending toward the first end, and
an intermediate connecting portion connecting the first end and the second end and including a conductor core receiving groove.

US Pat. No. 9,882,324

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING IDENTICAL MATABLE CONNECTORS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first electrical connector having
an insulation body formed with a receiving slot, the insulation body having a front body, including a first front body and
a second front body opposite to each other in a vertical direction, and a rear body, the receiving slot having a first front
receiving slot formed in the first front body and a second front receiving slot formed in the second front body, and

a terminal disposed in the receiving slot, the terminal having
a fixing portion in the rear body,
a first elastic arm extending from the fixing portion to the receiving slot, the first elastic arm including a first electrical
contact portion formed at an end of the first elastic arm, and

a second elastic arm extending rearwardly from the fixing portion, an end of the second elastic arm arranged to face an inner
wall of the receiving slot and pressing a conductor of an external wire against the inner wall of the receiving slot to form
an electrical connection with the conductor, a platform portion formed on one side of the end of the second elastic arm lower
than a surface of the end; and

a second electrical connector identical to the first electrical connector and matable with the first electrical connector,
the first front body of the first electrical connector matable with a second front receiving slot of the second electrical
connector and a first front body of the second electrical connector matable with the second front receiving slot of the first
electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,831,576

TERMINAL, ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A socket connector terminal comprising:
a terminal body having a terminal base and an extension arm bent from each opposite end of the terminal base;
two contacts, each contact formed on a free end of one extension arm and having a positioning portion that prevents movement
in a socket connector along a plug connector insertion direction;

at least two welding portions formed between the opposite ends of the terminal body, and being constructed to be welded to
a circuit board, the two welding portions including two first welding feet extending in the insertion direction from two opposite
joints formed at an intersection of the terminal base and each extension arm, and a second welding portion positioned between
the opposite ends of the terminal base and extending in the insertion direction; and

a pair of opposing elastic locking members formed on the terminal base.

US Pat. No. 9,831,613

SHIELDING CAGE OF CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A shielding cage of a connector, comprising:
an opening defined by four walls and configured to receive a plug of a mating connector; and
a plurality of shielding spring sheets held on the four walls, each shielding spring sheet having a first end on an inner
spring sheet portion located inside the opening and an opposite second end on an outer spring sheet portion located outside
the opening, the outer spring sheet portion having a first bending portion disposed along an outer wall of the shielding cage
and a second bending portion connected to the first bending portion, the second bending portion extending away from the outer
wall of the shielding cage to a free end at the second end of the shielding spring sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,887,495

POWER CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power connector, comprising:
an insulation body;
a ground terminal disposed on a side wall of the insulation body, the ground terminal having a resilient protrusion; and
a power terminal disposed in the insulation body, a side surface of a rigid contact of the power terminal having a recess
facing the resilient protrusion and increasing a spacing between the resilient protrusion protruding toward the side surface
of the power terminal and the power terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,412,812

STREET LAMP CONTROLLER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A street lamp controller, comprising:a switch configured to turn on and turn off a street lamp;
a control module adapted to control the turning on and turning off of the switch;
a detection module adapted to detect a data element relevant to operation of the street lamp, the detection module includes an opening time and closing time detecting module adapted to detect an opening time and a closing time of the switch;
a data acquisition module connected to the detection module and adapted to acquire the data element detected by the detection module; and
a wireless transmission module communicating with a server and adapted to transmit the data element acquired by the data acquisition module to the server and receive a control instruction sent from the server, the control module is adapted to communicate with the server via the wireless transmission module and is adapted to control the street lamp based on the control instruction received by the wireless transmission module.

US Pat. No. 10,321,594

ELECTRIC PROTECTIVE COVER AND RECEPTACLE

TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHA...

1. An electric protective cover for a receptacle, comprising:a cover body that extends along a radial direction of the receptacle and is configured for covering a circuit board, wherein an accommodating hole enclosed by an accommodating hole wall is disposed on the cover body to accommodate a connecting terminal; and
a mounting portion disposed on the cover body to be mounted onto a receptacle housing;
wherein a wire retaining part is provided on the cover body; and
wherein the wire retaining part is configure for retaining a wire.

US Pat. No. 10,651,578

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:an insulating body; and
a plurality of terminals including a first terminal and a second terminal held in the insulating body, the first terminal having a first connecting leg and the second terminal having a second connecting leg, the first connecting leg and the second connecting leg are located at different positions along a height direction and the first connecting leg is electrically connectable to a first busbar at a different height in the height direction than the second connecting leg is electrically connectable to a second busbar, the first terminal is electrically isolated from the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,218,308

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX PROVIDING QUICK HEAT DISSIPATION

Tyco Electronics Holdings...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a box body is a single integrally-molded part having a housing portion defining a receiving chamber and a packaging portion having a first packaging portion located inside the receiving chamber and a second packaging portion located outside the receiving chamber;
a plurality of conductive terminals positioned along the box body; and
at least one diode chip disposed in a portion of the box body outside of the receiving chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,627,587

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly adapted to connect a plug to a communication device, comprising:a receptacle adapted to be fixed on a circuit board of the communication device and mated with the plug; and
a connection base adapted to be fixed on a housing panel of the communication device, the connection base has a main body portion located outside the housing panel of the communication device and an insertion cavity adapted to receive at least a portion of the receptacle, the connection base is in thermal contact with the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,236,650

CONTACT BENDING UNIT AND CONTACT BENDING APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A contact bending unit, comprising:a frame;
a bending tool pivotally mounted on the frame, the bending tool having a row of receiving slots formed in a bottom surface of the bending tool receiving a plurality of contacts, the bending tool bending the contacts when the bending tool is rotated; and
a pair of driving mechanisms mounted on the frame and driving the bending tool to rotate, the driving mechanisms including a slider slidably mounted on the frame and a linear actuator fixedly mounted on the frame and adapted to push the slider to slide on the frame, the slider pressing the bending tool so that the bending tool rotates when the linear actuator pushes the slider to slide on the frame, a front face of the bending tool is a smooth curved surface and the slider slides along the smooth curved surface during rotation of the bending tool.

US Pat. No. 10,312,636

CONNECTOR WITH REDUCED RESONANCE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:an insulation body; and
at least two rows of contacts disposed in the insulation body and extending in a first direction, a plurality of first contacts of a first row of the at least two rows of contacts corresponding to a plurality of second contacts of a second row of the at least two rows of contacts, a pair of corresponding contacts in the first row and second row are staggered in the first direction by a predetermined distance set to be 1.20-1.80 times a contact pitch between a pair of adjacent contacts in each of the first row and second row, and in each row of contacts any two adjacent pairs of the same type of contacts are separated from a pair of a second type of contacts by a ground in the same row as the pairs of adjacent contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,177,477

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a first connector consisting of a first monolithically formed conductive terminal adapted to be soldered onto a first circuit board, the first connector is a female connector having a pair of elastic clamps and a release mechanism, the release mechanism including:
(a) an elastic cantilever;
(b) a pressing portion disposed on an end of the elastic cantilever; and
(c) a wedge-shaped protrusion disposed on the pressing portion and inserted between the pair of elastic clamps to separate the pair of elastic clamps in a direction away from each other, the release mechanism movable to separate the pair of elastic clamps in the direction away from each other; and
a second connector consisting of a second monolithically formed conductive terminal adapted to be soldered onto a second circuit board, the first connector mating with the second connector to electrically connect the first circuit board to the second circuit board, the second connector is a male connector and has a rod plug inserted between the pair of elastic clamps, the release mechanism releases the rod plug.

US Pat. No. 10,378,879

THICKNESS DETECTION EXPERIMENT PLATFORM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A thickness detection experiment platform, comprising:a motion simulation module adapted to drive a product to be detected to perform a predetermined simulation motion simulating various motions of the product on an actual production line; and
a thickness detection module adapted to detect a thickness of the product driven by the motion simulation module and comprises a main frame further comprising:
(1) a first arm extending in a first direction and a second arm located below the first arm and extending in the first direction,
(2) a first sliding block and a second sliding block slidibly mounted on the first arm and the second arm, respectively,
(3) a first laser sensor and a second laser sensor mounted on the first sliding block and the second sliding block, respectively, and
(4) a driving mechanism mounted on the main frame and adapted to drive the first sliding block and the second sliding block to slide synchronously in the first direction, and
the product being detected passes through between the first arm and the second arm without contacting the first laser sensor and the second laser sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,243,311

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HOUSING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector housing assembly, comprising:a housing formed with a plurality of plug-fitting holes for supporting plug-fitted terminals, hole walls provided between adjacent plug-fitting holes, slots are formed on at least part of the hole walls forming a communicative elongated groove for receiving connecting lines of the plug-fitted terminals; and
a rear-end cap detachably mounted at a rear end of the housing and covering part of the plug-fitting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,236,674

INSULATION TERMINATION ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An insulation termination assembly, comprising:an insulation tube having an inlet end, an outlet end opposite to the inlet end, and an inner space filled with an insulation liquid;
an annular bottom plate mounted at the inlet end of the insulation tube; and
a tail assembly comprising:
an insulation connection tube mounted on the annular bottom plate; and
a shield tail tube connected to the insulation connection tube, a cable joint of a cable is introduced into the inner space of the insulation tube from the inlet end of the insulation tube after passing through the shield tail tube and the insulation connection tube.

US Pat. No. 10,177,474

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a cage having a lower portion received in an opening of a circuit board in an insertion direction, a thickness of the lower portion in the insertion direction is disposed in the opening in an assembled position, the cage including a bottom cage and a top cage assembled to each other, the bottom cage having:
a bottom plate portion forming a bottom wall of the cage;
a pair of first vertical side plate portions extending in the insertion direction from a pair of opposite sides of the bottom plate portion;
a pair of horizontal side plate portions extending in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the insertion direction from the first vertical side plate portions, the horizontal side plate portions abut an edge portion of the circuit board in the assembled position; and
a pair of second vertical side plate portions extending in the insertion direction from the horizontal side plate portions; and
a top cover attached to an outer wall of the cage and having a plurality of pins, the pins inserted in the insertion direction into a plurality of insertion holes extending through the circuit board around the opening in the assembled position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,897

MAGNET DEVICE AND POSITION SENSING SYSTEM

TE ConnectivityCorporatio...

1. A magnet device for providing the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in relation to a detecting position, the magnet device comprising:a magnet member mounted on a rotatable shaft and rotated therewith, the magnet member producing the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in relation to the detecting position when the magnet member is rotating around the rotatable shaft, the magnet member having a south pole, a north pole, and a pole direction extending from the south pole to the north pole, the magnet member has a first lateral side and a second lateral side that are located at opposite sides of the magnet member, the south pole or the north pole is attached on the rotatable shaft; and
a first magnetic flux density concentrator element mounted on the rotatable shaft with the magnet member and rotating on the rotatable shaft in unison with the magnet member such that a rotation of the first magnetic flux density concentrator is equal to a rotation of the magnet member to concentrate/condense the density of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes, the first magnetic flux density concentrator element is positioned adjacent to the first lateral side of the magnet member and a second magnetic flux density concentrator element is positioned adjacent to the second lateral side of the magnet member, the first and second magnetic flux density concentrator elements increase the output ratio of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes of the magnet member; wherein
the magnet device is used with a sensing device having a sensing element with a front side and a back side, the first magnetic flux density concentrator element being positioned adjacent to the front side of the sensing element and concentrating/condensing the density of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in the pole direction of the magnet member toward the sensing element, the sensing device has the detecting position where the sensing element is located, the front side of the sensing device faces the north pole or south pole of the magnet member when the magnet member is positioned due facing to the front side of the sensing device during the rotation of the magnet member, the sensing device is separated from the magnet member by a distance.

US Pat. No. 10,410,770

INSULATION ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An insulation assembly, comprising:an insulation pipe having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end;
an insulation umbrella group formed on an outer wall of the insulation pipe; and
an insulation base made of an insulating material and connected to the first end of the insulation pipe, the insulation base has an insulation flange and an insulation connection tube, a first end of the insulation connection tube is connected to the first end of the insulation pipe and a second end of the insulation connection tube opposite to the first end is connected to the insulation flange.

US Pat. No. 10,236,672

DRY POWER CABLE TERMINATION

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A dry power cable termination, comprising:an insulation sleeve having an inlet and an outlet opposite to the inlet;
a silicone rubber tube disposed over an exterior of the insulation sleeve;
a stress control cone disposed within the insulation sleeve and fitted over a power cable so as to prevent a local electric field concentration from occurring at a cutting end surface formed by cutting a shielding layer of the power cable,
a shielding sleeve received within the insulation sleeve and disposed over an exposed segment of an insulation layer of the power cable;
an electrode received within the insulation sleeve and electrically connected to a first end of the shielding sleeve, so as to prevent a local electric field concentration from occurring at the first end of the shielding sleeve;
an electric connection assembly received within the insulation sleeve and used to electrically connect a second end of the shielding sleeve opposite to the first end to an exposed segment of a conductor core of the power cable; and
a clamping pipe being clamped over the conductor core of the power cable extending out from the outlet of the insulation sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,350,717

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS PRODUCTION SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. An electronic apparatus production system, comprising:a transmission rail in the form of a loop with an opening;
a plurality of storage trays circulating on the transmission rail, each of the storage trays comprising a plurality of holding portions to hold a plurality of components with different shapes;
an automatic distributor configured to mount the components with different shapes on the respective holding portions of the plurality of storage trays further comprising:
a base;
a storage device mounted on the base and configured to store the plurality of components;
a first transmission device configured to transmit the components onto the storage device the first transmission device further having:
a second support seat mounted on the base,
a conveyer belt assembly mounted on the second support seat and having a receiving end for receiving the components and a releasing end for releasing the components wherein an angle of a surface of the conveyer belt assembly with respect to a horizontal plane is adjustable in a lateral direction perpendicular to a transmitting direction of the conveyer belt, and
a second motor mounted on the second support seat and configured to drive a conveyer belt of the conveyer belt assembly,
a recognition device configured to recognize the components on the storage device;
a pickup device configured to pick up the components on the storage device and place the components on the respective holding portions of the storage tray according to a recognition result of the recognition device; and
an automatic assembler configured to grip the plurality of components on the plurality of storage trays.

US Pat. No. 10,343,543

SENSING CIRCUIT, HYBRID DRIVE CIRCUIT, AND SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A sensing circuit, comprising:a sensor; and
a driving apparatus connected to the sensor, wherein the driving apparatus is used to drive the sensor, wherein
the driving apparatus comprises a current drive circuit and a voltage drive circuit;
the current drive circuit drives the sensor in a current drive mode, and the voltage drive circuit drives the sensor in a voltage drive mode; and
a switch apparatus connected to and controls the driving apparatus, to enable the driving apparatus to switch between the current drive mode and the voltage drive mode.

US Pat. No. 10,702,957

CUTTING SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A cutting system, comprising:a moving mechanism;
a cutter mounted on the moving mechanism;
a support table having a material plate disposed thereon; and
a fixation device including a pressing plate having a row of teeth defined therein and defining a row of teeth slots, the row of teeth pressing the material plate on the support table while the moving mechanism drives the cutter to move along edges of each of the teeth slots, the cutter cutting a plurality of workpieces corresponding in shape to the teeth out of the material plate by a single cutting process.

US Pat. No. 10,236,553

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF COUPLING DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE CABLES

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A method for coupling dielectric waveguide cables, comprising:positioning a first dielectric waveguide cable having a circular, polygonal or elliptical cross-section and a fiber core, the fiber core having a circular, polygonal or elliptical cross-section and a cladding around the fiber core and an outer protection layer disposed around the cladding and a second dielectric waveguide cable having a circular, polygonal or elliptical cross-section and a fiber core, the fiber core having a circular, polygonal or elliptical cross-section and a cladding around the fiber core and an outer protection layer disposed around the cladding and peeling off the outer protection layer of the first segment and the second segment before positioning the first dielectric waveguide cable and the second dielectric waveguide cable such that a first segment of the first dielectric waveguide cable and a second segment of the second dielectric waveguide cable are disposed side by side;
generating an electromagnetic coupling between the first segment and the second segment; and
transmitting an electromagnetic wave signal from the first dielectric waveguide cable to the second dielectric waveguide cable through the electromagnetic coupling.

US Pat. No. 10,218,106

TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE MEMBER, TERMINAL ASSEMBLY, CONNECTOR HOUSING ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing assembly, comprising:a housing provided with a first insertion hole and a second insertion hole, wherein the first insertion hole and the second insertion hole are connected to each other, and the first and second insertions holes being arranged along first and second insertion axes;
and an inner wall of the first insertion hole is provided with a step protruding out of the inner wall; and
a terminal position assurance member comprising:
a base plate, at least one first insertion member and at least one second insertion member; wherein the base plate has an upper surface and a lower surface and extends from the upper surface to the lower surface;
a through hole is provided at a middle portion of the base plate, and the through hole extends from the upper surface to the lower surface;
the first insertion member extends from the upper surface of the base plate and protrudes out of the base plate a selected height, and the first insertion member has a lateral surface along its extension direction;
the first insertion member is provided with an upper protrusion and a lower protrusion which extend from the lateral surface of the first insertion member and protrude out of the lateral surface of the first insertion member;
the upper protrusion and the lower protrusion are arranged to be spaced from one another along the first insertion member in its extension direction and the upper protrusion and the lower protrusion are arranged to be staggered from one another along a width direction of the first insertion member;
wherein lower surfaces of the at least two protrusions are planar surfaces extending perpendicularly from the lateral surface of the first insertion member;
wherein the terminal position assurance member is disposed at the first insertion hole;
the base plate is located outside the first insertion hole and the first insertion member is inserted into the first insertion hole;
when the first insertion member is inserted into the first insertion hole, the terminal position assurance member is located at a pre-mounted position and a final position respectively;
at the pre-mounted position, the step is located between the upper protrusion and the lower protrusion and retains the first insertion member at this position; and
at the final position, the lower protrusion passes over the step and is stopped by the step so that the first insertion member is retained at this position and cannot be withdrawn from the first insertion hole, and in the final position, the second insertion member intersects with the second insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 10,404,016

ELECTRIC CONNECTION ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electric connection assembly, comprising:a connector having a housing connected to a first wire and a second wire, a first conductive contact disposed in the housing, and a second conductive contact disposed in the housing;
the first wire having a first end electrically connected to the first conductive contact in the housing and an opposite second end electrically connected to a first electrode of a load;
the second wire having a first end electrically connected to the second conductive contact in the housing and an opposite second end electrically connected to a second electrode of the load; and
a fuse connected in series with the second wire.

US Pat. No. 10,247,898

METHOD OF LAYING OPTICAL FIBER AND TRANSFER APPARATUS FOR WINDING OPTICAL FIBER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A transfer apparatus for winding an optical fiber, comprising:a cylindrical body having a circumferential wall, an inner wall, an upper opening, and a lower opening;
an upper cover covering the upper opening;
a lower cover covering the lower opening;
a fiber fixation device disposed on a bottom of the inner wall adjacent to the lower cover and fixing a leading end of the optical fiber to the cylindrical body; and
a slit disposed in the circumferential wall of the cylindrical body whereby the optical fiber moves from an upper side of the cylindrical body to a lower side of the cylindrical body along the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,770,820

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A conductive terminal, comprising:a body; and
a pair of first elastic cantilevers adapted to clamp a first conductor, the pair of first elastic cantilevers are connected to the body and accommodated within a first accommodation chamber formed in the body, the body has a first elastic support structure, a free end of each first elastic cantilever is elastically supported on an inner wall of the first accommodation chamber by the first elastic support structure when the first conductor is clamped between the pair of first elastic cantilevers,
wherein the first elastic support structure includes a first protrusion disposed on the inner wall of the first accommodation chamber and a first aperture formed through and surrounded by the body, and
wherein the first aperture is disposed adjacent the first protrusion so that the first protrusion is elastically deformable under compression into the first aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,707,598

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A conductive terminal adapted to electrically connect a wire to a circuit board, the circuit board having a through hole and a plurality of solder pads on a surface of the circuit board, comprising:a base having a pair of opposing first edges, a pair of opposing second edges, and an insertion hole aligned with the through hole of the circuit board;
a pair of mounting portions including a pair of solder portions extending outwardly from the first edges and parallel to the base, the solder portions each adapted to be soldered to one of the solder pads of the circuit board;
a pair of clamping portions extending obliquely toward each other from the two second edges of the base, the clamping portions adapted to clamp a conductor of the wire inserted through the insertion hole and the through hole; and
a pair of guiding portions extending upwardly obliquely toward each other from the first edges of the base.

US Pat. No. 10,363,581

AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTING EQUIPMENT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic distributor, comprising:a base;
a component storage device further comprising: a first support seat mounted on the base, a support tray having a substantially circular shape mounted on the first support seat configured to hold a plurality of components thereon receiving differing components thereon and a first motor mounted on the first support seat, the first motor configured to drive the support tray to rotate;
a component recognition device which generates a recognition result;
a controller to receive the recognition result and analyze the recognition result; and
a pickup device controlled by the controller to pick up the components based on the recognition result analysis of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,348,027

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having a receiving passageway;
an insert having a slot in a surface of the insert, a plurality of protrusions disposed on each of two inner side walls of the slot and extending into the slot, each protrusion on one of the two inner side walls is aligned with another protrusion on the other one of the two inner side walls in a first direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the slot, a width between each set of aligned protrusions in the first direction is less than a width between the inner side walls in the first direction; and
a contact disposed in the slot, the width between the inner side walls in the first direction is larger than a thickness of the contact in the first direction and each of the protrusions abuts the same contact such that the contact is spaced apart from both of the inner side walls in the first direction, the insert disposed in the receiving passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,283,912

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY RESISTANT TO VIBRATION

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a body;
a shield housing fitted over the body and having a first positioning structure formed on an inner wall of the shield housing;
a shield tail cover fitted over a rear end of the body and having a second positioning structure; and
a spring disposed within the shield housing and fitted over the body, and having a first end abutting against the first positioning structure and an opposite second end abutting against the second positioning structure and electrically connecting the shield tail cover to the shield housing.

US Pat. No. 10,704,961

TEMPERATURE MEASURING APPARATUS, ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY AND BATTERY PACK

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A temperature measuring apparatus for measuring the temperature of an object, comprising:a deformable heat transfer element arranged for being in heat conductive contact with the object to be measured, the heat transfer element being made of electrically insulative and thermally conductive material;
a temperature measuring device provided in contact with the heat transfer element and arranged to be spaced from the object to be measured, the temperature measuring device is arranged for directly measuring the temperature of the heat transfer element, thereby indirectly obtaining a temperature of the object to be measured and outputting a temperature signal based on the indirect temperature of the object; and
a wiring board electrically connected with the temperature measuring device to receive and transmit the temperature signal outputted by the temperature measuring device; and
a bus-bar mounted on to the wiring board to be in direct thermal contact with the heat transfer element.

US Pat. No. 10,601,174

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A LOCKING DEVICE TO STABILIZE THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector adapted to be mated with a mating electrical connector, comprising:a housing including a cylinder having a receiving passage extending in an axial direction of the electrical connector;
a conductive terminal disposed in the receiving passage; and
a locking device including:
(a) a body portion;
(b) a locking portion disposed at a first end of the body portion and configured to engage with a mating locking portion of the mating electrical connector to lock the electrical connector with the mating electrical connector;
(c) a releasing portion disposed at a second end of the body portion opposite the first end of the body portion and configured to release the engagement between the locking portion and the mating locking portion; and
(d) a flexible connecting arm formed in a curved shape and connecting the body portion to an outer surface of the cylinder;
wherein the housing includes a first flange protruding outwards from a rear end of the cylinder and a connecting portion extending rearwards in the axial direction perpendicular to the first flange, a plurality of external threads are formed on an outer surface of the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,596,697

ROBOT ASSEMBLING SYSTEM AND ROBOT ASSEMBLING METHOD FOR CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A robot assembling system, comprising:a first assembling workstation configured to assemble a contact of a connector assembly and a light guide pipe of the connector assembly to form a contact subassembly;
a second assembling workstation configured to assemble the contact subassembly and a cage to form the connector assembly, the connector assembly including:
the cage having a middle vertical partition plate and a plurality of horizontal partition plates connected to each side of the middle vertical partition plate, the middle vertical partition plate and the horizontal partition plates dividing an inner space of the cage into a plurality of chambers;
the contact mounted in one of the chambers of the cage; and
the light guide pipe mounted on the contact and extending into a space defined between the horizontal partition plates; and
a robot configured to transmit the cage, the light guide pipe, the contact, or the contact subassembly between the first assembling workstation and the second assembling workstation and configured to assist an assembling operation at the first assembling workstation and the second assembling workstation.

US Pat. No. 10,418,728

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector comprising a contact made of metal and having a pair of elastic arms that clamp a conductor of a wire to bring the contact into electrical contact with the conductor, the contact having:a first elastic arm having a first release structure;
a second elastic arm having a second release structure facing the first release structure and defining with the first release structure a wedge channel that gradually widens toward the free ends of the first elastic arm and the second elastic arm when the conductor is clamped between the first elastic arm and the second elastic arm; and
a pair of connection arms at both sides of the first elastic arm and the second elastic arm, one end of each of the pair of connection arms is connected to one of the elastic arms, and the other end of each of the pair of connection arms has a soldering part adapted to be soldered on one surface of a circuit board, and the contact is soldered on the one surface of the circuit board, the first elastic arm and the second elastic arm and the pair of connection arms pass through the circuit board and protrude from the other surface of the circuit board opposite to the one surface.

US Pat. No. 10,411,763

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A wireless power transmission device, comprising:a power transmitter adapted to convert an input DC power into an electromagnetic energy, the power transmitter including
a wave generating circuit adapted to generate a square wave control signal having a predetermined frequency and a predetermined duty cycle according to the input DC power;
a switching control drive circuit configured to convert the input DC power into an alternating electrical signal according to the received square wave control signal; and
a first coil coupling circuit configured to convert the alternating electrical signal from the switching control drive circuit into the electromagnetic energy and output the electromagnetic energy; and
a power receiver electromagnetically coupled with the power transmitter and adapted to receive the electromagnetic energy from the power transmitter;
wherein the power receiver includes a second coil coupling circuit electromagnetically coupled with the first coil coupling circuit and is adapted to receive the electromagnetic energy output from the first coil coupling circuit and convert the electromagnetic energy into the alternating electrical signal and a pair of rectifying and filtering circuits configured to convert the alternating electrical signal from the second coil coupling circuit into a DC electrical signal, the rectifying circuit being formed by a single diode.

US Pat. No. 10,263,356

SECONDARY LOCK AND RECEPTACLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A receptacle, comprising:a receptacle housing comprising a receptacle body and a lock-fitting portion, wherein the receptacle body is configured for supporting a connecting terminal, and the lock-fitting portion is disposed on the receptacle body;
a connecting terminal that is arranged at the receptacle housing;
a secondary lock mountable to the receptacle body of the receptacle housing, the secondary lock having a lock body that has a longitudinal insertion direction, a locking portion that is protrudingly arranged on the lock body to be configured for being longitudinally block-fittable with the receptacle housing, and a terminal retaining portion that is arranged on the lock body,
the locking portion is pre-assembled integrally with a final lock;
wherein when the locking portion of the secondary lock is final-lock-fitted with the lock-fitting portion of the receptacle housing, the terminal retaining portion of the secondary lock is arranged to be block-fitted with the connecting terminal along an axial direction of the connecting terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,495

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX AND DIODE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing; and
a diode mounted on two adjacent contacts, each diode having a body and a pair of first pins separated from each other and projecting outward from a side portion of the body, each first pin having a soldering end portion at an end opposite the body that is soldered on a first contact of the two adjacent contacts, and a connection piece connecting the soldering end portions of the pair of first pins, the pair of first pins are only physically connected by the connection piece, the connection piece having a first soldering surface soldered directly on a surface of the first contact and the pair of first pins together having a second soldering surface soldered directly on the surface of the first contact.

US Pat. No. 10,704,884

SENSING SYSTEM FOR SENSING A POSITION OF A GEAR SHAFT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A sensing system for sensing a position of a gear shaft, the gear shaft being provided, in its axial direction, with a plurality of groups of gear positions, the plurality of groups of gear positions including a plurality of neutral gear positions arranged along the axial direction of the gear shaft and a plurality of pairs of motion gear positions oppositely arranged at two sides of the neutral gear positions, one of the motion gear positions being a reverse gear position, while the remaining being forward gear positions, the sensing system comprising:a sensing magnet that is fixedly arranged on the gear shaft and moves with the gear shaft, wherein the sensing magnet is axially partitioned into a first length region magnet and a second length region magnet; a magnetic field direction of the first length region magnet at a side in contact with the gear shaft is a first polarity, while the magnetic field direction thereof at a side distant from the gear shaft is a second polarity; a magnetic field direction of the second length region magnet at a side in contact with the gear shaft is a second polarity, while the magnetic field direction thereof at a side distant from the gear shaft is a first polarity such that the magnetic field direction of the first length region magnet is opposite to the magnetic field direction of the second length region magnet; and
a sensing unit arranged to be capable of sensing a magnetic field change when the sensing magnet moves, wherein when the gear shaft has a position change upon operation, the sensing unit senses the magnetic field change of the sensing magnet and generates a corresponding inductive electrical signal, the inductive electrical signal being compared against a pre-determined reference inductive electrical signal to indicate whether the gear shaft is at a forward gear position or a reverse gear position.

US Pat. No. 10,627,584

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector comprisingan outer housing having an assembly channel with a stopping step on an inner wall of the assembly channel;
an optical beam expanding module in the assembly channel of the outer housing having:
(a) a rear seat having a rear end portion and snap ring groove, and
(b) a cable having a strengthening element fixed to a rear end portion of the rear seat; and
a C-shaped snap ring fitted in the snap groove of the rear seat and abutting against the stopping step when the cable of the optical beam expanding module is pulled outwardly, so that a pulling force exerted on the cable is transferred to the outer housing through the strengthening element of the cable.

US Pat. No. 10,630,002

CIRCUIT BOARD AND CARD

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A circuit board, comprising:a row of first solder pads adapted to be soldered to a row of first contacts of a connector, the row of first contacts includes a plurality of first ground contacts and a plurality of first signal contacts, the row of first solder pads includes a plurality of first ground solder pads each soldered to a first solder foot of one of the first ground contacts and a plurality of first signal solder pads each soldered to a first solder foot of one of the first signal contacts;
a plurality of first conductive vias corresponding to the plurality of first ground solder pads and electrically connected to the plurality of first ground solder pads, the plurality of first conductive vias are electrically connected to each other by a first connection bar; and
a plurality of second conductive vias corresponding to the plurality of first ground solder pads and electrically connected to the plurality of first ground solder pads, the plurality of second conductive vias are electrically connected to each other by a second connection bar, the first solder foot of each of the first ground contacts is disposed between one of the first conductive vias and one of the second conductive vias when the first solder foot is soldered to one of the first ground solder pads, the circuit board has a plurality of layers, the row of first solder pads is located on a top layer or a bottom layer of the circuit board, the first connection bar and the second connection bar are located in a same layer between the top layer and the bottom layer, the second connection bar is spaced apart from the first connection bar in the same layer.

US Pat. No. 10,499,518

FIXATION BRACKET AND CONTROL DEVICE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A fixation bracket, comprising:a housing having a bottom and an opposite uppermost top surface;
an elastic rail receiving structure disposed along the bottom of the housing; and
connection arms only located on one side of the housing and integrally formed with the elastic rail receiving structure, the connection arms having one end disposed entirely above the uppermost top surface of the housing and extending parallel to the uppermost top surface, an upwardly detaching direction of the connection arms extend orthogonal to a guide rail, the guide rail being parallel to the uppermost top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,451,441

MAGNET DEVICE FOR POSITION SENSOR, MAGNET ASSEMBLY AND SENSING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE MAGNET ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A magnet device for use with a position sensor, the magnet device having a magnetic field, a magnetizing direction (z) and magnetic field intensity components (Bz) in the magnetizing direction (z),wherein the magnet device is formed with a groove recessed extending along the length of the magnet device and in the magnetizing direction (z), so that the magnetic field intensity components (Bz) are substantially equal in a transverse direction along the length of the magnetic device of the magnetizing direction (z);
wherein errors caused by edge effects of the magnetic field are prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,326,243

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of rows of terminals disposed in the housing and including at least a row of first terminals and a row of second terminals adjacent to the row of first terminals, the terminals of the row of first terminals corresponding to the terminals of the row of second terminals; and
an insertion tongue disposed in the housing and having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, each of the terminals of the row of first terminals having a first contact portion held on the first side of the insertion tongue and each of the terminals of the row of second terminals having a second contact portion held on the second side of the insertion tongue, a first end part of the first contact portions of each of the first terminals are disconnected from the first terminals and a second end part of the second contact portions of each of the second terminals are disconnected from the second terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,265,821

AUTOMATIC COMPONENT LOADING SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic component loading system, comprising:a loading device;
a conveying device having a rotating turntable, a plurality of first pin receiving slots extending through the turntable, and a plurality of first component receiving trays positioned around a circumference of the turntable by a regular interval, the plurality of first component receiving trays separated by a plurality of second pin receiving slots; and
a position correcting device having at least one pin that extends through one of the plurality of first pin receiving slots and into one of the plurality of second pin receiving slots, the portion of the pin extending into the second pin receiving slot abuts at least one first component receiving tray and moves the first component receiving tray with respect to the turntable into a loading position aligning the first component receiving tray with the loading device.

US Pat. No. 10,243,512

PHOTOVOLTAIC JUNCTION BOX WITH SOLDERING SURFACES OF UNEQUAL SURFACE AREA

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A photovoltaic junction box, comprising:a box body;
a plurality of terminals disposed in the box body, a first terminal of the plurality of terminals directly connected to a positive wire extending into the box body and a second terminal of the plurality of terminals disposed adjacent to the first terminal;
a plurality of diodes disposed in the box body, a first diode of the plurality of diodes having a first positive pin with a first positive soldering surface soldered on the first terminal and a first negative pin with a first negative soldering surface soldered on the second terminal, the first positive soldering surface having a larger surface area than the first negative soldering surface.

US Pat. No. 10,739,532

DRYING SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A drying system, comprising:a drying box;
a carrier moving and holding device configured to move a carrier into the drying box and hold the carrier in the drying box, a plurality of fiber optic ferrules are mounted on the carrier, the carrier moving and holding device comprising:
a grabbing mechanism adapted to grab the carrier;
a moving mechanism adapted to rotate the carrier and move the carrier into the drying box; and
a support frame configured to support the moving mechanism and the grabbing mechanism; and
a high pressure jet device mounted in the drying box and adapted to spray a high pressure gas on the carrier held in the drying box to dry the fiber optic ferrules.

US Pat. No. 10,665,963

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING AN INSULATION BODY AND CONTACTS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:an insulation body; and
a row of first contacts arranged on the insulation body at a first pitch, each of the first contacts includes a first solder foot, a first fixation portion, and a first connection portion between the first solder foot and the first fixation portion, no insulation partition rib is disposed between the first connection portions of any two adjacent first contacts;
a row of second contacts disposed below the row of first contacts and arranged on the insulation body at a second pitch; each of the second contacts includes a second solder foot, a second fixation portion, and a second connection portion between the second solder foot and the second fixation portion;
the insulation body including:
a first fixing body on which each of the first fixation portions is fixed;
a second fixing body on which each of the second fixation portions is fixed;
a connection portion positioning body, each of the first connection portions being positioned on an outer side of the connection portion positioning body and each of the second connection portions being positioned on an inner side of the connection portion positioning body.

US Pat. No. 10,654,076

AUTOMATIC FIBER CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

11. An automatic fiber cleaning method, comprising:providing an optical fiber cleaning system having:
a first cleaning module having:
a first cleaning belt;
a first driven belt wheel on which an unused portion of the first cleaning belt is wound;
a first driving belt wheel on which a used portion of the first cleaning belt is wound; and
a first pressing tool on which the first cleaning belt is tightened;
a second cleaning module having
a second cleaning belt;
a second driven belt wheel on which an unused portion of the second cleaning belt is wound;
a second driving belt wheel on which a used portion of the second cleaning belt is wound; and
a second pressing tool on which the second cleaning belt is tightened;
a sprayer;
a first mounting plate on which the first cleaning module is mounted; and
a second mounting plate on which the second cleaning module is mounted and arranged to be movable relative to the first mounting plate such that the second pressing tool is movable relative to the first pressing tool;
clamping an optical fiber between the first tightened cleaning belt and the second tightened cleaning belt;
spraying a cleaning agent using the sprayer onto the first tightened cleaning belt and the second tightened cleaning belt;
driving the first cleaning belt with the first driving belt wheel and the second cleaning belt with the second driving belt wheel to move so as to wipe the optical fiber with the first cleaning belt and the second cleaning belt each having the cleaning agent;
stopping the supply of the cleaning agent onto the first tightened cleaning belt and the second tightened cleaning belt;
separating the first tightened cleaning belt from the second tightened cleaning belt; and
removing the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,554,034

COLD SHRINKABLE CABLE TERMINAL, COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINAL ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF TERMINATING CABLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A cold shrinkable terminal, comprising:a terminal body fixed to a cable joint disposed at an end of a cable, the cable joint including a conductor core, an inner insulation layer disposed on the conductor core, and a conductive shielding layer disposed on the inner insulation layer; and
a composite void filling mastic covering an incision of the conductive shielding layer and including a filling layer in contact with the cable joint and a separating layer disposed between the filling layer and the terminal body, the separating layer made of a material different than the terminal body, the separating layer having a width being larger than a width of the filling layer in an axial direction and isolating the terminal body from the filling layer.

US Pat. No. 10,361,486

EXTERNAL ANTENNA AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. An external antenna, comprising:a coaxial conductor assembly having a coaxial cable including an external conductor and an internal conductor insulated from the external conductor;
a flexible circuit board having, a flexible substrate and a conductive layer, the conductive layer further having a first conductive portion, a second conductive portion, and a third conductive portion, the conductive layer disposed on the flexible substrate connected with the coaxial conductor assembly;a passive element having:a capacitive element, further having a first end and a second end, the first end electrically connected with the second conductive portion and the internal conductor, and
an inductive element, further having a first end electrically connected to the first conductive portion and the external conductor and a second end electrically connected with the third conductive portion and the second end of the capacitive element, the passive element attached to the flexible circuit board and electrically connected to the external conductor and the internal conductor, the external conductor, the internal conductor, the flexible circuit board, and the passive element forming an antenna loop; anda support tube around which the flexible circuit board is wound and wherein the coaxial conductor assembly is mounted within the support tube through a first notch of the support tube extending in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,714,865

CONNECTOR HOUSING WITH A CONNECTING MECHANISM TO PREVENT ELECTROMAGNETIC LEAKAGE NEAR THE INSERTION PORT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector housing, comprising:a plurality of walls enclosing a receiving space and defining an insertion port, each of a pair of adjacent walls of the plurality of walls including a first wall defining a recess formed in an edge thereof, and a second wall defining an adjacent edge at least partially engaging with the recess formed in the first wall, the first wall and the second wall are orthogonal and have one of a pair of connecting mechanisms at adjacent edges of the pair of adjacent walls near the insertion port, the pair of connecting mechanisms are complementary to each other and the adjacent edges of the pair of adjacent walls abut each other and are connected to each other without a gap by the connecting mechanisms, the pair of connecting mechanisms including:
a wedge-shaped tooth extending from the recess of the first wall of the pair of adjacent walls; and
a wedge-shaped slot defined in the adjacent edge of the second wall of the pair of adjacent walls and arranged within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,661,436

ROBOT ASSEMBLING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING MULTI-LAYER CAGE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

20. A method of assembling a multi-layer cage by a robot assembling system, comprising:providing the robot assembling system including a first assembling workstation, a second assembling workstation, a third assembling workstation, and a robot;
loading a partition plate and a partition assembly onto the first assembling workstation by the robot and assembling the partition plate and the partition assembly on the first assembling workstation to form a partition device;
loading a top case and the partition assembly onto the second assembling workstation by the robot, and assembling the top case and the partition assembly on the second assembling workstation to form a top case assembly; and
loading the top case assembly and a bottom case onto the third assembling workstation by the robot, and assembling the top case assembly and the bottom case on the third assembling workstation to form the multi-layer cage.

US Pat. No. 10,658,807

TERMINAL BENDING TOOL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A terminal bending tool, comprising:a plate extending in a horizontal direction and having a mounting hole and a plurality of receiving grooves in a row extending along the horizontal direction;
a pivot shaft extending in the horizontal direction through the mounting hole in the plate;
a positioning pin in the plate fixing the pivot shaft to the plate;
a plurality of rollers, each having a center mounting hole through which the pivot shaft extends in the horizontal direction to pivotally mount the rollers to the pivot shaft and in the receiving grooves; and
a terminal in a first receiving groove of the receiving grooves and in contact with an outer circumferential surface of a first roller of the rollers, such that when the terminal bending tool is moved in a vertical direction perpendicular to the horizontal direction, the first roller rotates and moves along a surface of the terminal while pressing and bending the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,608,380

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a metal housing;
an insulation body received in the metal housing;
a contact disposed in the insulation body;
a cable inserted into the metal housing and electrically connected to the contact;
a metal sleeve disposed in the metal housing and electrically contacting the metal housing, a plurality of braided shielding wires of the cable are turned back onto an outer sheath of the cable and the metal sleeve is sleeved on the plurality of braided shielding wires and presses the plurality of braided shielding wires on the outer sheath of the cable;
a plastic tail sleeve sleeved on a rear portion of the metal sleeve and mounted in a rear end of the metal housing, and having a first positioning protrusion extending circumferentially around an inner wall of the plastic tail sleeve;
wherein the metal housing has a second positioning protrusion extending circumferentially around an inner wall of the metal housing; and
wherein the metal sleeve is pressed and positioned between the first positioning protrusion and the second positioning protrusion, and the metal sleeve electrically contacts the metal housing.

US Pat. No. 10,601,161

CONNECTION TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection terminal, comprising:a receptacle part disposed at a first end of the connection terminal in a longitudinal direction and configured to mate with a plug inserted into the receptacle part;
a crimping part disposed at a second end of the connection terminal in the longitudinal direction and configured to be crimped on a wire, the crimping part includes a conductor crimping part adapted to be crimped on a conductor of the wire and an outer layer crimping part adapted to be crimped on an outer layer of the wire, the conductor crimping part includes a first conductor crimping part and a second conductor crimping part which are spaced from each other by an interval in a lateral direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction; and
a connection part connected between the receptacle part and the crimping part, the receptacle part includes an elastic latch adapted to lock the plug inserted into the receptacle part and located at a rear end of the receptacle part close to the crimping part, the elastic latch is positioned between the first conductor crimping part and the second conductor crimping part in the lateral direction.

US Pat. No. 10,594,051

WIRE TO WIRE CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A wire to wire connector, comprising:an insulation housing having a receiving passage extending through the insulation housing in an insertion direction of a first wire or a second wire, the receiving passage having a first insertion port at a first end and a second insertion port at a second end opposite the first end, the first wire is inserted into the receiving passage through the first insertion port and the second wire is inserted into the receiving passage through the second insertion port;
an integral conductive terminal disposed in the receiving passage and adapted to electrically connect the first wire and the second wire, the integral conductive terminal having:
a body portion extending in the insertion direction;
a first clamping portion disposed at a first end of the body portion and configured to clamp the first wire inserted through the first insertion port; and
a second clamping portion disposed at a second end of the body portion opposite the first end of the body portion and configured to clamp the second wire inserted through the second insertion port to electrically connect the first wire and the second wire; and
a pair of seal members respectively mounted in the first insertion port and the second insertion port, each of the seal members having a passageway through which the first wire or the second wire extends, the seal members sealing with the first wire and the second wire to prevent moisture from entering the receiving passage through the first insertion port and the second insertion port.

US Pat. No. 10,352,687

ONLINE THICKNESS DETECTION PLATFORM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An online thickness detection platform, comprising:a main frame having a first beam and a second beam:
(a) extending in a first horizontal direction, and
(b) opposite to each other in a vertical direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction;
a C-type frame slidably mounted on the main frame and having a first arm and a second arm:
(a) extending in the first horizontal direction, and
(b) opposite to each other in the vertical direction;
a first laser sensor and a second laser sensor:
(a) mounted on the first arm and the second arm of the C-type frame, respectively, and
(b) detecting a thickness within a surface area of a metal layer of a product that is a plate member comprising a Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) material layer and two metal layers provided on opposite surfaces of the PTC wherein the PTC material layer extends beyond both edges of the metal layer, so that a width of the PTC material layer is larger than that of the metal layers:
(1) passing between the first arm and the second arm of the C-type frame, and
(2) moving in a second horizontal direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction, and
(c) spaced apart and not contacting the product during detecting the thickness of the product; and
a driving mechanism mounted on the main frame to drive the C-type frame to slide back and forth in the first horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,320,115

RECEPTACLE HOUSING AND RECEPTACLE

TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHA...

1. A receptacle housing comprising:a housing body;
a hole wall that continuously extends from the housing body along an axial direction of the housing body and surrounds along a circumferential direction of the housing body to form a mounting hole for accommodating a corresponding connecting terminal, the mounting hole is arranged to extend in a horizontal direction when the receptacle housing is in its working position; and
a water draining through-hole extending axially and radially through the hole wall to communicate the mounting hole with an outside environment;
wherein the water draining through-hole is arranged to extend continuously along the axial direction of the housing body to a free end of the hole wall;
wherein an axial length of the water draining through-hole is larger than a circumferential width of the water draining through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,665,991

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A LOCKING STRUCTURE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a housing including a first body portion and a second body portion extending from the first body portion in a direction toward a mating electrical connector, the first body portion includes a top wall and a pair of side walls, each side wall of the first body portion has a pair of slits extending from an end of the side wall proximate to a cable in a longitudinal direction of the housing, an elastic portion is defined between the slits to facilitate insertion of a first molded member into the housing;
an electrical connection assembly received in the housing; and
a locking mechanism mounted on an outer surface of the housing and configured to releasably lock the electrical connector and the mating electrical connector together, the locking mechanism is secured to an outer surface of the top wall of the first body portion, the locking mechanism including:
a handle;
a locking member adapted to be engaged with a locking structure on the mating electrical connector, the locking member connected to the handle such that the mating electrical connector is unlocked when the handle is pulled; and
a fixing member mounted on the outer surface of the housing and adapted to position the locking member and the handle between the fixing member and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,603,838

3D PRINTING SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A 3D printing system, comprising:a print head;
a positioning platform supporting and positioning a product printed by the print head;
a robot connected to the print head and configured to move the print head with respect to the positioning platform in a first direction, a second direction, and a third direction perpendicular to each other; and
a movement device on which the positioning platform is mounted, the movement device configured to rotate the positioning platform with respect to the print head about at least two of the first, second, and third directions, the movement device having:
a first rotation drive with an output shaft rotating about the first direction;
a second rotation drive with an output shaft rotating about the second direction;
a first link with a first end connected to the output shaft of the first rotation drive;
a second link with a first end pivotally connected to the positioning platform and an opposite second end pivotally connected to a second end of the first link; and
a third link with a first end connected to the output shaft of the second rotation drive and an opposite second end pivotally connected to the positioning platform.

US Pat. No. 10,374,334

CABLE CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A cable connector, the cable connector is a power connector comprising:a housing having a first receiving portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the cable connector and a second receiving portion extending in the longitudinal direction and a cable exiting passage extending through each of a first side and an opposite second side of the housing; and
a first terminal disposed in the first receiving portion and having a first cable connection portion at a first end of the first terminal, the first cable connection portion having a hollow cylindrical shape with a center axis extending in a lateral direction of the cable connector, a plurality of first cables electrically connected to the first cable connection portion and inserted into a first end of the first cable connection portion or inserted into both of the first end and an opposite second end of the first cable connection portion the plurality of first cables extending out of the housing through the cable exiting passage;
a second terminal disposed in the second receiving portion and having a second cable connection portion at a first end of the second terminal, the second cable connection portion having a hollow cylindrical shape with a center axis extending in the lateral direction of the cable connector, a plurality of second cables electrically connected to the second cable connection portion and inserted into a first end of the second cable connection portion or inserted into both of the first end and an opposite second end of the second cable connection portion the plurality of second cables extending out of the housing through the cable exiting passage.

US Pat. No. 10,326,226

CONTACT WITH A FIRST CYLINDRICAL SECTION, A SECOND CYLINDRICAL SECTION, AND A TRANSITION SECTION AND A CONNECTOR USING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A contact, comprising:a first cylindrical section having a first peripheral wall with a first diameter and a first protrusion rib disposed on the first peripheral wall; anda wing connected to an end of the first cylindrical section disposed around an outer insulation layer of a wire and the first cylindrical section is crimped on a conductor of the wire inserted into the first cylindrical section; anda second cylindrical section having a second peripheral wall with a second diameter less than the first diameter and a second protrusion rib disposed on the second peripheral wall; and
a transition section connected between the first cylindrical section and the second cylindrical section.

US Pat. No. 10,581,196

POWER CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a bus bar plug assembly including:
(a) a first positive bus bar,
(b) a first negative bus bar, and
(c) an electrical isolation layer between the first positive bus bar and the first negative bus bar; and
a power connector including:
(a) an insulation body having:
(1) a first receiving slot at a first side of the insulation body and adapted to receive the bus bar plug assembly, and
(2) two additional receiving slots at a second side of the insulation body and separated from each other by a middle partition wall formed on the insulation body,
(b) a positive conductive terminal in the insulation body having:
(1) a first end in the first receiving slot of the isolation body and adapted to electrically contact the first positive bus bar, and
(2) a second end, opposite the first end of the positive conductive terminal:
(i) on a second side of the insulation body opposite the first side of the insulation body,
(ii) adapted to electrically connect with the second positive bus bar, and
(iii) received in one of the additional receiving slots, and
(c) a negative conductive terminal in the insulation body having:
(1) a first end in the first receiving slot of the isolation body and adapted to electrically contact the first negative bus bar, and
(2) a second end, opposite the first end of the negative conductive terminal:
(i) on a second side of the insulation body opposite the first side of the insulation body,
(ii) adapted to electrically connect with the second negative bus bar, and
(iii) received in the other of the additional receiving slots.

US Pat. No. 10,468,813

CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING WIRE AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector for connecting a wire, comprising:a housing having a first receiving passage extending through the housing in an insertion direction, the first receiving passage having an insertion port with a ring shaped groove disposed inside an end thereof and extending into and around an inner circumferential surface of the first receiving passage;
a conductive terminal disposed in the first receiving passage and electrically connecting a wire to a mating conductive terminal of a mating connector; and
a first sealing member disposed inside the insertion port and extending to the end of the insertion port, the first sealing member having a ring shaped protrusion around an outer circumferential surface and a wire receiving passageway through which the wire extends, the wire receiving passageway having a receiving groove around an inner circumferential surface, the ring shaped protrusion engaging the ring shaped groove and the first sealing member sealing the first receiving passage at the insertion port.

US Pat. No. 10,770,842

CONNECTOR WITH AN ELASTIC CLIP FOR A RADIATOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a cage having a plurality of insertion chambers arranged in parallel;
a plurality of radiators each mounted on a top wall of one of the plurality of insertion chambers; and
a plurality of elastic clips each adapted to fix one of the radiators on the top wall of one of the insertion chambers, each clip has a pair of longitudinal beams including a first longitudinal beam and a second longitudinal beam, and a pair of elastic lateral beams connected between the pair of longitudinal beams, the pair of elastic lateral beams cross the radiator in a lateral direction of the cage and press the radiator on the top wall of the insertion chamber, the pair of longitudinal beams are located at a pair of sides of the radiator opposite to each other in the lateral direction and are locked to the top wall of the insertion chamber, a first hook is formed on the first longitudinal beam and located at a middle of the first longitudinal beam in a length direction of the first longitudinal beam, a second hook and a third hook are formed on the second longitudinal beam and located at opposite ends of the second longitudinal beam in a length direction of the second longitudinal beam, and a pressing tab is formed on the first longitudinal beam and connected to an upper edge of the first longitudinal beam at the middle of the first longitudinal beam in the length direction.

US Pat. No. 10,695,910

AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD FOR ROBOT SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An automatic calibration method for a robot system, comprising:providing a ball-rod member including a connection rod and a sphere connected to a first end of the connection rod;
fixing an opposite second end of the connection rod to an end execution tool mounted on a flange of a robot;
controlling the robot to move a center of the sphere to a same target point in a plurality of different poses under the guidance of a vision sensor;calculating a transformation matrix Ts of the center of the sphere with respect to a center of the flange based on pose data of the robot at the same target point; andcalculating a transformation matrix Tt of a center of the end execution tool with respect to the center of the flange according to a following formula:Tt=Ts * Tc,wherein Tc is a transformation matrix of the center of the end execution tool with respect to the center of the sphere and is constant.

US Pat. No. 10,906,152

INTEGRATED EQUIPMENT FOR PROCESSING FIBER OPTIC FERRULE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An integrated equipment for processing a plurality of fiber optic ferrules, comprising:a polishing system configured to polish a plurality of front end faces of a plurality of fiber optic ferrules mounted on a carrier with a polishing film;
a ferrule cleaning system configured to clean the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the fiber optic ferrules have been polished;
a drying system configured to dry the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules have been cleaned;
a wiping system configured to wipe the front end faces of the fiber optic ferrules on the carrier after the carrier and the fiber optic ferrules have been dried;
a robot system configured to transfer the carrier to the polishing system, the ferrule cleaning system, the drying system, and the wiping system; and
a polishing film cleaning system adapted to clean the polishing film after the polishing film has been used, the robot system adapted to transfer the polishing film that has been used from the polishing system to the polishing film cleaning system.

US Pat. No. 10,763,609

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrically conductive terminal comprising:an outer layer having a first terminal having:
(a) a first contact portion at an end thereof, the first contact portion including an outer surface side for making contact with a mating member, and
(b) an opening in the first contact portion; and
an inner layer having a second terminal positioned on and corresponding with an inner surface side of the first terminal and having:
(a) a second contact portion at an end thereof, and
(b) a raised portion on the second contact portion that passes through the opening and extends toward the outer surface side of the first terminal to make contact with the mating member.

US Pat. No. 10,680,375

CONNECTION TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection terminal, comprising:a body having a pair of planar surfaces and a pair of side surfaces;
a welding pin extending from an end of the body along a length and laterally offset from the body along a surface of the body;
a first stop extending outwardly from the pair of planar surfaces and one of the pair of side surfaces and positioned proximate the end of the body and adjacent to the welding pin, the welding pin directly abutting the first stop orthogonally, in a direction opposite an insertion direction, and the welding pin is coplanar along the length with the first stop, along the pair of planar surfaces;
a second stop extending outwardly from another of the pair of side surfaces, and the second stop is coplanar with the first stop and the welding pin, along the pair of planar surfaces; and
a third stop protruding outwardly from one of the pair of planar surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,581,230

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION AND ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A method of manufacturing a cold shrinkable termination/electric power cable assembly comprising the steps of:providing:
(a) an electric power cable having an exposed end including:
(1) a conductor core having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment,
(2) an insulation layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of conductor core,
(3) a semi-conductive shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed segment of the insulation layer,
(4) a metal shield layer having an exposed segment and an unexposed segment covering the unexposed portion of the semi-conductive shield layer,
(5) an outer protection layer covering the unexposed segment of the metal shield layer, and
(b) a cold shrinkable termination including:
(1) an insulation tube,
(2) a stress control glue, and,
(3) a support tube;
coating the stress control glue along a selected segment of an inner wall of the insulation tube;
expanding the insulation tube of the cold shrinkable termination on the support tube;
inserting the exposed end of the electric power cable into the support tube; and
removing the support tube from the insulation tube such that the insulation tube shrinks on the exposed end of the electric power cable and the stress control glue fills a gap between the insulation tube and the electric power cable.

US Pat. No. 10,973,124

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADAPTER TO CONNECT TWO CIRCUIT BOARDS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:an adapter including:
(a) a cylindrical outer conductor having an inner wall;
(b) a columnar center conductor disposed in the outer conductor; and
(c) an insulator disposed between the outer conductor and the center conductor to electrically isolate the outer conductor from the center conductor, the insulator having a cylindrical extending portion and an annular protrusion disposed on the cylindrical extending portion; and
a first receptacle adapted to be assembled onto a first end of the adapter and locked onto the first end of the adapter including:
(a) a cylindrical first outer terminal having a first annular protrusion on an outer wall of a first end thereof and an annular recess in an inner wall of the first end of the first outer terminal, the annular protrusion of the insulator elastically snap-fitting into the annular recess of the first outer terminal portion, and the first outer terminal and the outer conductor only in electrical contact through the first annular protrusion electrically contacting the inner wall of the outer conductor;
(b) a columnar first center terminal disposed in the first outer terminal; and
(c) a first insulation body disposed between the first outer terminal and the first center terminal to electrically isolate the first outer terminal from the first center terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,886,654

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR HOUSING

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

11. A connector comprising:a housing having a receiving passage formed therein; and
a terminal inserted in an insertion direction and mounted in the receiving passage, comprising:
a body portion;
two fixed arm extending upward from two opposite sides of the body portion toward an upper side of the body portion to fix a mating terminal inserted from a front end of the terminal between the body portion and the fixed arms;
a crimping portion connected to a rear end of the body portion, wherein a limiting protrusion is on a wall of the receiving passage, and configured to be abutted against the terminal retaining a portion of the terminal outside the receiving passage, when the terminal is pre-inserted into the receiving passage; and
a release arm extending obliquely upward from a bottom wall of the terminal in a direction opposite to the insertion direction, and having a rear end upwardly bent as a drive portion which is depressed by the housing to release the inserted mating terminal when the housing is moved rearward relative to the fully inserted terminal,
wherein a limiting protrusion is on a wall of the receiving passage, and configured to be abutted against the terminal retaining a portion of the terminal outside the receiving passage, when the terminal is pre-inserted into the receiving passage.

US Pat. No. 10,745,218

FEEDING SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A feeding system, comprising:a hopper adapted to accommodate a plurality of different types of products;
a conveyor belt positioned above the hopper and configured to convey the products;
a vibration generator adapted to drive the conveyor belt to vibrate in at least one direction so as to change a posture of at least some of the products on the conveyor belt from an unidentifiable posture into an identifiable posture; and
a lifting mechanism adapted to lift the products in the hopper onto the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,700,460

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector adapted to electrically connect with a mating electrical connector, comprising:a housing;
a cable having a plurality of wires and a plurality of cladding layers each covering one of the plurality of wires;
an electrical connection assembly electrically connected to the plurality of wires, the electrical connection assembly being inserted into the housing and configured to be electrically connected with the mating electrical connector;
a first molded member adapted to be inserted into the housing in a plug-in manner in an extension direction of the cable, the first molded member being molded on both a portion of the wires on which the cladding layers are not stripped and a portion of the wires on which the cladding layers are stripped; and
a wire clamping component adapted to clamp the portion of the wires on which the cladding layers are stripped.

US Pat. No. 10,461,476

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing;
a connector body disposed in the housing;
a conductive terminal disposed in the connector body; and
a conductive shielding sleeve disposed in the housing such that at least a part of an outer end of the conductive shielding sleeve extends to an exterior of the housing when the conductive shielding sleeve is fully mounted in the housing, the outer end of the conductive shielding sleeve has an outwardly turning lip disposed outside the housing and spaced apart from the housing by a predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,361,525

CONNECTOR, CABLE HARNESS ASSEMBLY, VEHICLE CAN BUS CONNECTOR AND CONNECTION TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing, which has an input plug-in interface and an output plug-in interface for plug-in connection to a mating connector; and
a metal connection terminal comprising one input terminal and multiple output terminals which are connected to each other through an adapting piece, the metal connection terminal comprising a terminal body, which has a symmetric structure in a direction perpendicular to a plug-in direction of the metal connection terminal, and one or more shoulders, which are asymmetrically disposed on a surface of the terminal body and protrude therefrom, so that the metal connection terminal has an asymmetric structure in a direction perpendicular to the plug-in direction;
wherein the metal connection terminal is mounted in the housing, and
wherein the input terminal and the output terminals are located in the input plug-in interface and the output plug-in interface, respectively, for plug-in connection to a mating connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,348,020

RECEPTACLE HOUSING AND RECEPTACLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A receptacle housing, comprising:a housing body provided with a front side and a rear side in its axial direction, wherein the housing body is provided with a mounting hole extending along the axial direction of the housing body to be capable of accommodating a corresponding connecting terminal; and
a non-return element continuously extending from the housing body towards the rear side of the housing body to be axially block-fittable with the connecting terminal,
the non-return element comprises a supporting leg disposed on the housing body to form a cantilever structure; and
a boss is arranged on the supporting leg to protrude along a transverse and/or radial direction of the housing body.

US Pat. No. 10,955,363

SOLDERING QUALITY DETECTION PLATFORM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A soldering quality detection platform, comprising:a 2D image acquisition device adapted to acquire a 2D image of a soldered region of a soldered product, the soldered product including a cable having a plurality of conductors soldered onto a circuit board;
a 3D image acquisition device adapted to acquire a 3D image of the soldered region of the soldered product;
a judgment device adapted to determine whether a soldering quality is qualified based on the 2D image and the 3D image of the soldered region of the soldered product;
a carrier adapted to be loaded with the soldered product and having a plurality of clamps adapted to clamp and secure the soldered product; and
a tray adapted to be loaded with the carrier,
wherein the carrier includes a first positioning feature and the tray includes a second positioning feature complementary to the first positioning feature for positioning the carrier on the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,931,051

CONNECTOR AND RECEPTACLE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:an adapter including an outer contact, an inner contact, and an insulator between the outer contact and the inner contact, the outer contact and the inner contact each have a cylindrical shape; and
a first receptacle adapted to be assembled onto a first end of the adapter, the first receptacle includes a first outer terminal in electrical contact with a first end of the outer contact, a first inner terminal in electrical contact with a first end of the inner contact, and a first insulative body between the first outer terminal and the first inner terminal, the first outer terminal includes a plurality of first elastic contact structures, each of the first elastic contact structures has an elastic arm and a first contact point formed on the elastic arm, the first contact point is adapted to elastically electrically contact an inner wall of the first end of the outer contact.

US Pat. No. 10,910,778

CONDUCTIVE COAXIAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a plurality of outer conductors including a first outer conductor and a second outer conductor slidably assembled together, the first outer conductor having an electrical contact pin configured to electrically contact a first electronic component;
a plurality of center conductors disposed in the outer conductors and including a first center conductor and a second center conductor slidably assembled together;
an insulation seat molded on the first outer conductor, the electrical contact pin exposed outside from a surface of the insulation seat; and
a first elastic element disposed outside of a portion of the outer conductors, an end of the first elastic element abuts the insulation seat and is adapted to apply an axial thrust to the first outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,884,036

ALTERNATING CURRENT LOAD DETECTION CIRCUIT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An alternating current load detection circuit, comprising:a first resistor connected in parallel to a load circuit;
a diode full bridge circuit connected in series to the load circuit and the first resistor, the diode full bridge circuit including:
a first diode;
a second diode having a positive electrode electrically connected to a negative electrode of the first diode, the negative electrode of the first diode and the positive electrode of the second diode are electrically connected to the load circuit;
a third diode having a negative electrode electrically connected to a positive electrode of the first diode; and
a fourth diode having a positive electrode electrically connected to a negative electrode of the second diode and a negative electrode electrically connected to a positive electrode of the third diode;
a filter capacitor connected in parallel to the diode full bridge circuit;
a second resistor; and
a photoelectric coupler connected in parallel to the diode full bridge circuit, the photoelectric coupler connected in series to the second resistor and the diode full bridge circuit connected in parallel to the second resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,886,640

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing having a receiving passage; and
a conductive terminal inserted and removably mounted in the receiving passage in an insertion direction, the conductive terminal including a body portion having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, a clamping portion disposed at the first end of the body portion and configured to clamp a wire of a cable, and a spring locking portion disposed on the body portion and obliquely extending from the body portion in a direction away from the body portion toward the second end, the locking portion is configured to engage a bottom wall of the receiving passage and the engagement of the locking portion with the bottom wall of the receiving passage is released by driving the locking portion with an external tool inserted in the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,886,661

CONNECTOR AND RADIATOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a cage;
a radiator disposed on a top wall of the cage and having a vertical slot extending through the radiator in a lateral direction of the radiator;
a clip adapted to be locked to the top wall of the cage, the clip having an elastic lateral beam received in the vertical slot and adapted to press the radiator on the top wall of the cage; and
a sealing cover mounted on the vertical slot and at least partially sealing the vertical slot, the sealing cover at least partially covering a portion of the elastic lateral beam of the clip arranged in the vertical slot.

US Pat. No. 10,886,666

LOW RESONANCE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a ground contact;
a signal contact;
a member made of a magnetic conductivity material or a low electrical conductivity metal, the member disposed near the ground contact; and
an insulation body discrete from the member and defining an interior space in which the ground contact, the signal contact and the member are disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,807,178

FIXING APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A fixing apparatus, comprising:a first fixing device having at least one first positioning groove adapted to position at least one first elongated member and fixing the at least one first elongated member, and comprising:
a first fixing base in which the first positioning groove is formed;
a first pressing cover pivotally connected to a first side of the first fixing base and rotatable between an open state and a closed state;
a lock pivotally connected to a second side of the first fixing base opposite the first side and rotatable between a locked position and an unlocked position; and
a first spring abutting against a lower end of the lock and providing a first spring force against the lower end of the lock to hold the lock in the locked position; and
a second fixing device having at least one second positioning groove adapted to position at least one second elongated member and fixing the at least one second elongated member, each first positioning groove is aligned with a corresponding second positioning groove so that the first elongated member fixed in the first positioning groove is axially aligned with the second elongated member fixed in the corresponding second positioning groove.

US Pat. No. 10,811,803

CONNECTION TERMINAL

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connection terminal, comprising:a receptacle portion disposed at a first end of the connection terminal in a longitudinal direction and adapted to be mated with a plug, the receptacle portion includes a latching elastic sheet disposed at a rear end of the receptacle portion and adapted to be latched onto the plug;
a wire crimping portion disposed at a second end of the connection terminal in the longitudinal direction and adapted to be crimped onto a wire, the wire crimping portion includes a conductor crimping portion adapted to be crimped onto a conductor of the wire and an outer cladding crimping portion adapted to be crimped onto an outer cladding of the wire; and
a connection portion connected between the rear end of the receptacle portion and the wire crimping portion, the connection portion includes a first connection portion and a second connection portion, the conductor crimping portion and the latching elastic sheet are disposed between the first connection portion and the second connection portion and are disposed opposite to each other in the longitudinal direction, the first connection portion has a first bent portion and the second connection portion has a second bent portion, the first bent portion and the second bent portion each protrude in a height direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, the first bent portion and the second bent portion are positioned between and spaced apart from each of the rear end of the receptacle portion and the conductor crimping portion in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,530,059

FOLDING DIPOLE ANTENNA, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MODULE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING THE SAME

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A folding dipole antenna, comprising:a first feed conductor having an end thereof connected to a radio frequency signal receiving/transmitting terminal of a radio frequency processing circuit;
a first conductor segment connected to the other end of the first feed conductor;
a second feed conductor having an end thereof connected to another radio frequency signal receiving/transmitting terminal or a ground terminal of the radio frequency processing circuit;
a second conductor segment:
(a) having a length substantially equal to the first conductor segment,
(b) separated from the first conductor segment by the first feed conductor and the second feed conductor, and
(c) connected to an end of the second feed conductor;
a third conductor segment connected:
(a) in series between the first conductor segment and the second conductor segment, and
(b) in parallel to a composite structure composed of the first conductor segment and the second conductor segment;
a first connection segment connecting the first conductor segment and the third conductor segment; and
a second connection segment:
(a) connected to the second conductor segment and the third conductor segment,
(b) having a length substantially equal to that of the first connection segment, and
(c) separated from the first connection segment by the first feed conductor and the second feed conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,971,858

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical connector configured to be inserted into a mating connector in an insertion direction, comprising:a housing having a receiving passage;
a locking mechanism rotatably mounted on a top wall of the housing by a pivot and having:
a body mounted to an exterior of the top wall of the housing by the pivot and pivotal in a lateral direction perpendicular to the insertion direction;
a locking portion connected to a first side of the body for engaging with the mating connector to lock the electrical connector and the mating connector; and
a pair of legs extending downwardly from a pair of opposite ends of the body and toward a bottom wall of the housing; and
a releasing mechanism connected to a pair of free ends of the leg, the releasing mechanism providing a releasing force to drive the locking mechanism to move from a locked state to a released state to allow the electrical connector to be disengaged from the mating connector, the releasing mechanism driving the locking mechanism to move from the locked state to the released state by pulling the free ends in a direction opposite to the insertion direction.

US Pat. No. 10,961,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING DIAPHRAGM

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A system for feeding a diaphragm, comprising:a diaphragm separating device adapted to separate a single diaphragm from a stack of diaphragms, the diaphragm separating device includes a diaphragm bin adapted to load the stack of diaphragms and a diaphragm sweeping mechanism adapted to sweep a top of the stack of diaphragms to separate the single diaphragm from the top of the stack, the diaphragm sweeping mechanism including:
a support frame adapted to move reciprocally in a straight line; and
a sweeping element mounted on the support frame and adapted to move reciprocally along with the support frame, wherein, when the sweeping element moves reciprocally along with the support frame, the sweeping element sweeps the top of the stack of diaphragms in order to separate the single diaphragm from the top of the stack;
a sliding rail extending in a straight line along a side of the diaphragm bin, the support frame slidably installed on the sliding rail in order to move reciprocally thereon; and
a visual device adapted to identify the single diaphragm and a position of the single diaphragm separated from the stack.

US Pat. No. 10,957,471

CALIBRATION SYSTEM AND CALIBRATING METHOD

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A calibration system adapted to calibrate a resistance of an electrical device having a lead wire, comprising:a resistance detector adapted to detect the resistance of the electrical device;
a first container containing an etching solution adapted to etch the lead wire;
a heater configured to heat the electrical device; and
a robot adapted to grip the lead wire,
wherein, with the electrical device at a first temperature, if a first resistance of the electrical device detected by the resistance detector is within a first predetermined range, the robot is adapted to:
heat the electrical device with the heater to a second temperature higher than the first temperature and detect a second resistance of the electrical device by the resistance detector; and
if the second resistance is beyond a second predetermined range, place the lead wire into the etching solution to etch the lead wire for adjusting the resistance of the electrical device.

US Pat. No. 10,950,983

CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector, comprising:a cage having a top wall, a bottom wall, and a pair of side walls between the top wall and the bottom wall; and
a plurality of light pipes arranged in sequence and separated from each other, the plurality of light pipes fixed to an outer surface of at least one of the pair of side walls by a locking structure formed on the at least one side wall and the plurality of light pipes, the locking structure including:
a first locking structure configured to position and fix the plurality of light pipes in a first direction and including a first connection bar connecting adjacent light pipes of the plurality of light pipes, and a first clasp adapted to receive the first connection bar for securing the first connection bar thereto; and
a second locking structure configured to position and fix the plurality of light pipes in a second direction distinct from the first direction and including a second connection bar connecting adjacent light pipes of the plurality of light pipes, and a second clasp adapted to receive the second connection bar for securing the second connection bar thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,928,264

SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND LIQUID LEVEL DETECTION DEVICE

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A sensor assembly, comprising:a housing;
a pressure interface disposed on the housing and communicating with a pressure transmission tube;
a piezoelectric sensor disposed in the housing and configured to sense a pressure input at the pressure interface;
a mechanical interface disposed directly on and extending laterally from a first side of the housing;
an electrical interface disposed directly on and extending laterally from a second side of the housing opposite to the first side, the electrical interface including at least one connection terminal extending through the second side of the housing; and
a mounting mechanism having a mounting portion detachably mountable on a support frame, and a mating interface disposed on the mounting portion and detachably engageable with the mechanical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,923,949

WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An electrical equipment, comprising: a carrier selectively mountable in a plurality of different positions within an interior space of the electrical equipment and having a load; and a wireless power supply device adapted to supply power to the load, including: a plurality of transmitting coil assemblies mounted at the plurality of different positions within the electrical equipment, each of the transmitting coil assemblies having a cylindrical transmitting coil and a cylindrical magnetic core disposed inside of the transmitting coil; a first circuit board mounted within the electrical equipment, the transmitting coils of the plurality of the transmitting coil assemblies are connected in parallel to the first circuit board; a plurality of control switches disposed at the plurality of different positions within the electrical equipment and configured to switch on and off the transmitting coils of the plurality of transmitting coil assemblies, each control switch connected in series between one transmitting coil and the first circuit board, and after the carrier is mounted at the one position of the plurality of different positions, the carrier presses the control switch provided at the one position to switch the control switch to a closed state; a single receiving coil assembly mounted on the carrier and having a single receiving cylindrical coil and a single second magnetic core having a hollow cylindrical shape, the single receiving coil assembly configured to receive one of the plurality of transmitting coil assemblies through an internal space thereof in a direction of insertion of the carrier into the electrical equipment as the carrier is mounted in one of the plurality of positions within the electrical equipment, the transmitting coil mounted at one position of the plurality of different positions is disconnected by switching off the control switch provided at the one position before the carrier is mounted at one position, and the transmitting coil mounted at the one position of the plurality of different positions is connected by switching on the control switch provided at the one position after the carrier is mounted at the one position, such that the single receiving coil is electromagnetically coupled with the transmitting coil at the one position; and a second circuit board mounted on the carrier, the single receiving coil being electrically connected to the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,916,371

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

13. An electrical apparatus, comprising:a machine body;
a cover plate rotatably mounted on the machine body; and
a wireless power transmission device including:
a transmitting coil assembly mounted on one of the machine body and the cover plate and comprising:
a first magnetic core having a substantially U-shaped body portion, a first pillar portion disposed at a first end of the U-shaped body portion, and a second pillar portion disposed at a second end of the U-shaped body portion opposite the first end, the first pillar portion and the second pillar portion extending toward each other; and
a transmitting coil winding having a first transmitting coil winding wound around the first pillar portion and a second transmitting coil winding wound around the second pillar portion, the first transmitting coil winding and the second transmitting coil winding electrically connected with each other in series; and
a receiving coil assembly mounted on the other of the machine body and the cover plate, the receiving coil assembly is interposed between the first pillar portion and the second pillar portion and electromagnetically coupled with the transmitting coil assembly when the cover plate is rotated to a closed position relative to the machine body, and is moved outside of the transmitting coil assembly and electromagnetically decoupled from the transmitting coil assembly when the cover plate is rotated to an open position relative to the machine body, the receiving coil assembly comprising:
a second magnetic core; and
a receiving coil winding having a first receiving coil winding wound around a first end of the second magnetic core and a second receiving coil winding wound around a second end of the second magnetic core opposite the first end, the first receiving coil winding and the second receiving coil winding electrically connected with each other in series.