US Pat. No. 9,502,785

ELECTRICAL TERMINAL FOR TERMINATING A WIRE

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. An electrical terminal, comprising a crimp barrel having:
a base;
opposing side walls extending from the base and each having an opposing end region, the opposing side walls having a conductor
receiving region in which the sidewalls have an F-crimp when crimped to a conductor of a wire, one of the sidewalls in the
conductor receiving region extending a first distance along a length of the base that is greater than a second distance of
the opposing sidewall along the length of the base, a wire insulation receiving region for receiving an insulation covered
portion of the wire, and a transition region positioned between the conductor receiving region and the wire insulation receiving
region, the opposing end regions in the transition region being overlapped in the circumferential direction when crimped to
surround the wire; and

one or more bendable front cover ends positioned at a first end of the conductor receiving region and crimped to overlap and
close the first end, the first end opposite to a second end of the conductor receiving region adjacent to the transition region.

US Pat. No. 10,116,091

CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE DEVICE, CONNECTOR BOX AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE Connectivity German Gm...

1. A connector position assurance device, comprising:a body having a body recess; and
a locking lance extending along a length of the body, the locking lance having a fixed end fixed to the body and a lance head opposite the fixed end, the lance head aligned with the body recess, resiliently deflecting from an undeformed position into the body recess, and having a lance recess and a locking stop aligned with the lance recess, the lance recess locking to a plug connector having a locking arm, the locking stop and the locking arm locking to a locking surface of a receptacle connector matable with the plug connector.

US Pat. No. 9,917,400

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HOUSING

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A front housing of an electrical connector, said front housing being designed to be connected to a base and being configured
to be at least partially received in a main housing of said electrical connector, said front housing comprising:
at least one locking member configured to engage a corresponding locking zone of the main housing so as to lock said front
housing to the main housing;

said front housing further comprising a plurality of contact sockets designed to each receive an electrical conductor to be
connected to said base, and said contact sockets of said plurality of contact sockets are arranged in rows of contact sockets,
the rows of contact sockets comprising at least a first row extending adjacent a peripheral outer edge of the front housing
and a second row extending parallel to and inward of the first row; and

said at least one locking member is arranged between the first and second rows of contact sockets of said plurality of contact
sockets and in at least one trough separating said rows of contact sockets.

US Pat. No. 9,077,116

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR A SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM HAVING A GROUND CONTACT

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. Electrical connector for a plug-in connection, comprising a connector housing having a mating part defining a receiving
section adapted for receiving a mating section of a counter-connector, at least two contact terminals that are placed in contact
apertures in the receiving section, each contact terminal comprising a contact element for receiving a contact pin of the
counter-connector, and a ground assembly comprising a ground contact having a contacting portion adapted for being electrically
connected with a grounding element of the counter-connector and an attachment element for mounting the ground contact wherein
the ground contact assembly is arranged outside the receiving section with the contacting portion extending at least section-wise
into the receiving section.

US Pat. No. 9,048,551

CASING FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. An electrical connector housing for connecting at least one cable lug to a threaded terminal of an electrical device, including
for each lug, a tubular wall and an intersecting channel, the tubular wall having a hole for receiving a screw for retaining
a lug in a threaded terminal, which tubular wall has a lateral slot communicating with the channel and designed to allow a
lug to penetrate the hole from the channel, the tubular wall having at one end a lower opening for receiving the threaded
terminal into the hole, whereby the lug may be connected to the threaded terminal, and the tubular wall having at an opposite
end an upper opening designed to allow the passage of a tool for the screw, the size of the upper opening of the hole at its
widest point being strictly less than the size of the hole at its widest point, said opening being designed so as to allow
the passage of the tool and having a section which is less than the section of a human finger.

US Pat. No. 9,941,636

PYROTECHNIC CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing configured for plugging in to a mating connector and having a housing locking arm locking the housing to the mating connector, the housing receiving a plurality of electrical terminals to be connected to a plurality of mating electrical terminals of the mating connector; and
a connector position assurance device having a connector position assurance locking arm with a latch disposed on an end of the connector position assurance locking arm, the connector position assurance locking device insertable in the housing in an insertion direction to a delivery position and a locking position, the connector position assurance locking arm preventing unlocking of the housing locking arm from the mating connector in the locking position and the latch engaging the mating connector in the locking position when the housing is plugged in and locked to the mating connector, insertion of the connector position assurance device is blocked at the delivery position and prevented from reaching the locking position if the housing is not plugged in or locked to the mating connector.

US Pat. No. 10,348,017

COATING PROCESS AND COATING FOR PRESS-FIT CONTACT

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A process for coating a substrate comprising the steps of:providing a substrate having at least one free surface;
depositing a first layer of a first material on the free surface of the substrate;
depositing a second layer of a second material, different from the first material, on the first layer;
depositing a third layer of a third material, different from the first and second materials, on the second layer;
depositing a protective layer of a fourth material, different and separate from the first, second and third materials, on the third layer, the protective layer is an outermost layer deposited on the substrate, the fourth material of the protective layer consists of graphite powder and microcrystalline active carbon; and
performing a reflow of at least the second and third layers from the first, second, and third layers, by transfer of heat through the thermal contact on the protective layer, such that the fourth material of the protective layer does not melt or mix with the first, second, and third layers during reflow and the protective layer prevents oxidation of at least the third layer.

US Pat. No. 9,088,100

CONNECTOR WITH SECURE ENGAGEMENT

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A connector comprising:
a first module on which a lever is mounted so as to be able to rotate, and
a second module, the first and second modules having complementary engagement profiles and receiving complementary contact
elements,

the lever and the second module comprising:
first complementary means for driving the second module in translation in a coupling direction of the first and second modules,
under the action of the rotation of the lever, the first complementary means for driving are suitable for abutting to block
the coupling of the first and second modules before the contact between the complementary contact elements is established
upon the introduction of the second module into the first module as long as the lever does not occupy a rotation-stroke starting
position for the purpose of the driving in translation;

second complementary means for reciprocal locking in a coupling end position, wherein the second complementary means for reciprocal
locking comprise a tooth on the second module and at least one hump fixed with respect to rotation on the lever and configured
for engaging with a sidewall of the tooth; and

the lever comprising at least one arched prominence fixed with respect to rotation on the lever, the arched prominence being
fully detached from the hump and having an abutment surface.

US Pat. No. 10,622,745

CONTACT OF AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A contact for an electrical connector formed of a single piece of stamped and bent sheet metal, the contact comprising:a body having a base;
a limit stop; and
a latching tongue connected to the body at the base and having a free end opposite the base, at least one of the latching tongue and the limit stop includes an embossing elongating the at least one of the latching tongue and the limit stop, the latching tongue is spaced apart from the limit stop in a resting position of the latching tongue and the latching tongue abuts the limit stop in a deflected position of the latching tongue.

US Pat. No. 11,032,931

ELECTRICAL HOUSING AND PROCESS FOR TESTING THE SEALED NATURE OF THE ELECTRICAL HOUSING

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. An assembly, comprising:an electrical housing including an opening adapted to receive an electrical cable and/or an electrical connector, a housing wall delimiting an internal volume of the electrical housing, a test passageway having a dimension and a position in the housing wall adapted to permit testing of a sealed nature of the electrical housing while impeding access to an electrically live element in the internal volume of the electrical housing, and a stop element disposed at an inner end of the test passageway inside the electrical housing; and
a sealing plug adapted to be inserted into the test passageway and sealing the electrical housing, the stop element is adapted to stop insertion of the sealing plug into the test passageway, a longitudinal length of the sealing plug is smaller than a distance between the stop element and an exterior of the housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,587,063

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR PRESS-FIT CONTACT PINS

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A support assembly, comprising:a support device having a body having at least two portions which are superimposable or nestable with a first portion having a first row of slits or holes and a second portion having a second row of slits or holes arranged one above the other in a depth direction of the body;
a plurality of press-fit contact pins:
(a) each having a contact portion at a first end and a press-fit portion at a second end opposite the first end, and
(b) each in one of the slits or holes of the first row or the second row with the press-fit portion protruding from a first side of the support device and the contact portion protruding from a second side of the support device opposite the first side and the press-fit portions of the press-fit contact pins in the first row of slits or holes aligned with the press-fit portions of the press-fit contact pins in the second row of slits or holes; and
a rib retaining press-fit contact pins in the first row of slits or holes and in the second row of slits or holes.

US Pat. No. 10,236,640

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR A SAFETY RESTRAINT SYSTEM

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. An electrical connector for a safety restraint system, comprising:a connector housing adapted to be plugged into a mating connector in a plug-in direction;
a plurality of contact elements disposed in the connector housing and adapted to be brought into electrical contact with a plurality of mating contact elements of the mating connector;
an activation member movable relative to the connector housing in an activation direction between a deactivation position and an activation position, the activation member movable into the activation position when the connector housing is fully mated with the mating connector; and
a short-circuiting member disposed on the activation member and electrically connecting the plurality of contact elements only in the deactivation position, the plurality of contact elements not electrically connected to one another in the activation position.

US Pat. No. 10,985,496

CABLE CLAMPING DEVICE FOR SEALED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. A cable clamping device for a housing of a sealed electrical connector, the cable clamping device comprising:a grid having an orifice adapted to receive a cable and clamp the cable in the orifice, a direction of introduction of the grid into an opening of the housing is parallel to a direction of introduction of the cable into the orifice of the grid, the grid has a first jaw and a second jaw forming the orifice between the first jaw and the second jaw, the first jaw is pivoted in rotation with respect to the second jaw as the grid is introduced into the opening of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,263,367

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH ROTARY CONNECTOR POSITION ASSURANCE DEVICE

Tyco Electronics France S...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing having a locking lever with a locking leg, the housing releasably locking to a mating housing of a mating electrical connector by the locking leg hooking onto and engaging a locking member of the mating housing; and
a connector position assurance device having a pivoting portion disposed at a first end of the connector position assurance device and pivotally fitted on a pivot axis of the locking lever, the connector position assurance device pivotable in relation to the housing from a delivery position to a locking position and preventing unlocking of the locking lever in the locking position when the housing is connected to the mating housing, the pivoting portion has a first blocking member preventing pivoting of the connector position assurance device out of the delivery position in a locking direction toward the locking position while the locking lever does not lock the housing to the mating housing.