US Pat. No. 9,692,177

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTING MEMBER THEREOF

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

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

a second connecting portion, the second connecting portion including at least two upright extending walls, spaced apart from
each other and extending downwardly out from the lower surface of the base portion, and at least two first latching flanges,
respectively extending horizontally out from the at least two upright extending walls; and

a resilient latching arm, the resilient latching arm extending out from one end of the base portion, the resilient latching
arm including a first positioning portion provided to an upper surface thereof and a second positioning portion provided to
a lower surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,062,984

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

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

1. A connector system, comprising:a first connector having a first pair of signal terminals, each of the signal terminals including a first contact and a first tail, the contacts positioned in a card slot, the first connector further including a plurality of terminals configured to be press fit into a first circuit board region;
a second connector having a second pair of signal terminals configured to mate with a second circuit board region, the second circuit board region spaced apart from the first region; and
a cable with a first end and a second end, the first end of the cable terminated to the tails of the first pair of signal terminals, the second end terminated to the second pair of signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,627,799

CABLE CONNECTOR

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

1. A cable connector, comprising:
at least one mating board, the mating board comprising a board body having a front edge and a rear edge and a plurality of
conductive portions provided on the board body;

a plurality of cables respectively electrically connected to the conductive portions and extending from the rear edge;
at least one organizer, the organizer comprising an upper cap, a lower cap and a spacer interposed between the upper cap and
the lower cap, the upper cap, the lower cap and the spacer each being frame-shaped and each having a front frame portion,
a rear frame portion spaced apart from and opposite to the front frame portion, and a first side frame portion and a second
side frame portion each connecting the front frame portion and the rear frame portion and spaced apart from each other and
opposite to each other, and the upper cap, the lower cap and the spacer cooperatively defining a filling space, the spacer
and the upper cap cooperatively defining a plurality of upper cable passages respectively extending along a front-rear direction
and respectively receiving the cables and the spacer and the lower cap cooperatively defining a plurality of lower cable passages
respectively extending along the front-rear direction and respectively receiving the cables, so as to allow the plurality
of cables to pass through the filling space; and

a binding material provided in the filling space of the organizer, the binding material fixing the plurality of cables to
the organizer.

US Pat. No. 9,985,370

CONNECTOR WHICH IS CONFIGURED TO ELECTRICALLY CONNECT A FLAT CABLE TO A CIRCUIT BOARD

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

1. A connector which is configured to electrically connect a flat cable to a circuit board, the flat cable having conductive wires, the connector comprising:a housing having front and rear surfaces, upper and lower portions, left and right side portions, and an insertion slot which is formed between the upper and lower portions and the left and right side portions, the insertion slot being configured to receive the flat cable therein from the front surface of the housing, the insertion slot having a lock recessed portion provided at a transverse end thereof;
terminals mounted in the housing for establishing an electrical connection with the conductive wires of the flat cable; and
a lock member mounted on the housing for locking the flat cable within the insertion slot, the lock member includes a cantilevered portion and an engaging protrusion, the cantilevered portion being positioned within the lock recessed portion of the insertion slot, the cantilevered portion having a free end that is elastically deformable in a vertical direction, the engaging protrusion being connected to the free end, the engaging protrusion having an inclined edge portion, the inclined edge portion being inclined from a front end thereof to a rear end thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,640,962

POWER CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING MODULES

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

1. A power control system, comprising:
a receptacle assembly, the receptacle assembly having a receptacle, a back plate, wire terminals and at least one power connector,
wherein the receptacle has a front face and a bottom wall and defines at least one module socket between the front face and
the bottom wall, each module socket having first and second rails which are positioned opposite one another and which generally
extend between the front face and the bottom wall, each module socket further having first and second pairs of grooves which
are positioned opposite one another and which generally extend between the front face and the bottom wall, the first rail
being provided between the first pair of grooves, the second rail being provided between the second pair of grooves, each
rail having a retaining notch positioned proximate to the front face, wherein the at least one power connector is in communication
with the at least one module socket via the bottom wall, and wherein the back plate electrically couples the wire terminals
to the at least one power connector, and

at least one module which is configured to be mounted in the at least one module socket, each module having a housing, a contact,
first and second pairs of projections and first and second latches, the contact being supported by the housing, each module
having circuitry,

wherein when the at least one module is mounted within the at least one module socket, the first pair of projections engage
the first pair of grooves, the second pair of projections engage the second pair of grooves, the first latch engages the retaining
notch of the first rail in a releasable manner, the second latch engages the retaining notch of the second raid in a releasable
manner, and the contact electrically connects to the at least one power connector so as to provide power to the at least one
module, the circuitry of the at least one module uses the power provided by the at least one power connector for a predetermined
function.

US Pat. No. 10,420,217

CONDUCTOR CONNECTING STRUCTURE

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

1. A conductor connecting structure comprising:a substrate having at least one connection pad, the at least one connection pad having an upper surface and a solder storing part, the at least one connection pad having a width; and
a cable having at least one core wire, the at least one core wire having a front end, the at least one core wire being connected to the upper surface of the connection pad via soldering such that the solder storing part of the at least one connection pad is further frontward than the front end of the at least one core wire, the at least one core wire having a diameter, wherein the diameter of the at least one core wire is substantially equal to the width of the at least one connection pad.

US Pat. No. 10,398,068

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

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

1. An electromagnetic shielding sheet, comprising:electrically conductive carbon;
a soft magnetic powder; and
a base material made from a resin in which a filler including the conductive carbon and the soft magnetic powder has been mixed,
wherein an electrically conductive carbon volume ratio is 2.0 to 10.0 vol %, and a soft magnetic powder volume ratio is 15.0 to 25.0%,
wherein the electrically conductive carbon is electrically conductive carbon black, fibrous carbon, or graphite fiber, and
wherein the electrically conductive carbon black is granular electrically conductive carbon black provided with a hollow shell structure.

US Pat. No. 9,995,467

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND MOUNT THEREFOR

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

1. A holder, comprising:a body having a top surface, a bottom surface and a receiving opening penetrating through the top surface and the bottom surface, the receiving opening comprising an upper opening formed in the top surface and a lower opening formed in the bottom surface;
a shoulder connected with the body and protruding into the receiving opening and recessed relative to the bottom surface;
at least two terminals provided to the body and each comprising a resilient pressing portion extending into the receiving opening via the upper opening; and
at least two latching members respectively provided alongside the lower opening of the bottom surface of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,590,327

REINFORCING METAL FITTING AND A CONNECTOR HAVING THE REINFORCING METAL FITTING

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

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a connector main body, the connector main body including mating guide portions formed at both ends longitudinally, the mating
guide portions configured to mate with mating guide portions of another connector, the connector main body being formed of
an insulating resin material;

terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting molded into the connector main body such that the reinforcing metal fitting is not removable from
the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including an engaging protruding portion whose leading end portion
is configured to engage with an engaging portion on the other connector, wherein a first portion of the reinforcing metal
fitting is covered by the insulating resin material, and wherein a second portion of the reinforcing metal fitting, which
second portion includes at least the leading end portion of the engaging protruding portion, is not covered by the insulating
resin material, and wherein the second portion protrudes from a wall surface of one of the mating guide portions.

US Pat. No. 9,543,682

POKE-IN CONNECTOR

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

1. A poke-in connector, the poke-in connector comprising:
a terminal which is configured to have a wire pushed therein and locked into position; and
a housing, the housing covering the terminal and formed as one piece, the housing having a side surface, a top surface, and
a locking release lever that releases the wire when it is locked in position in the terminal, the locking release lever includes
a flexible extension part and a pressing part, the flexible extension part having elasticity, the flexible extension part
includes first and second extension sections and a bending section, the first extension section extending inwardly and horizontally
from the top surface of the housing, the bending section extending inwardly from the first extension section to the second
extension section, the bending section first bending downwardly from the first extension section and then bending upwardly
to the second extension section, the second extension section extending inwardly and horizontally from the bending section,
the pressing part extending inwardly from the second extension section and being configured to enable the detachment of the
wire by being configured to unlock the terminal when pressed.

US Pat. No. 9,705,233

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector, the connector comprising:
a housing, the housing having first and second wall portions and first and second side portions, the first and second wall
portions and the first and second side portions defining a chamber of the housing, the chamber being open at an upper end
thereof, at least one of the first and second wall portions defining at least one wall groove at an upper end thereof, at
least one of the first and second side portions defining at least one side groove at an upper end thereof, at least one of
the first and second side portions having an opening extending therethrough which is in communication with the chamber;

at least one conductive member, the at least one conductive member being housed within the chamber of the housing, wherein
the at least one conductive member is configured to be electrically connected to a separate connector via the opening; and

a cover, the cover having a ceiling portion, at least one first rib, and at least one second rib, each first and second rib
extending downwardly from the ceiling portion, each first rib being positioned within a corresponding wall groove, each second
rib being positioned within a corresponding side groove, whereby the cover closes off the chamber from the upper end thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,660,383

CONNECTOR WITH TUNED TERMINAL BEAM

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a card slot, the card slot including a first side with terminal grooves; and
a pair of terminals that are stamped, the terminals supported by the housing, each of the terminals including a tail, a contact
positioned in the terminal groove and a body extending between the tail and the contact, wherein the contact of each of the
terminals in the pair of terminals includes a deflecting portion and a pad interface portion and the deflecting portion includes
a dual beam portion and a single beam portion wherein the dual beam portion has a first length and the single beam portion
has a second length that is less than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,433,428

APPLICATION SPECIFIC ELECTRONICS PACKAGING SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES

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

1. A light comprising: a housing; a light pipe attached to the housing; and a device formed by an Application Specific Electronics Packaging System mounted in the housing, the Application Specific Electronics Packaging System having at least one light emitting diode provided thereon, the light pipe being positioned above the at least one light emitting diode, wherein forming the Application Specific Electronics Packaging System comprises: forming a continuous carrier; molding a plurality of substrates onto the carrier; forming traces on the substrates; electroplating the traces; electrically attaching components to the traces to form a plurality of devices, at least one of the components on each device being a light emitting diode; singulating one of the devices from the remainder of the carrier, and wherein the components are seated within pockets formed in the substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,375,859

GANGED SHIELDING CAGE WITH THERMAL PASSAGES

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

1. A shielding cage assembly with improved thermal transfer characteristics, the assembly comprising:a cage body configured to be mounted on a horizontal circuit board, the cage body including a plurality of vertical walls defining at least two horizontally adjacent openings in the cage body, the adjacent openings providing a ganged cage, the openings extending lengthwise therewithin between opposing front and rear ends of the cage body and being separated by and partly defined by an intervening wall; and
each opening being dimensioned to receive an electronic module therein such that sidewalls of two adjacent electronic modules inserted into the openings are in heat transfer proximity to the intervening wall;
wherein the intervening wall includes a heat transfer passage therein, the heat transfer passage defining a lengthwise space between the two adjacent electronic modules, the heat transfer passage having a front opening adjacent the front end of the cage body and a rear opening adjacent the rear end of the cage body, the heat transfer passage permitting cooling fluid to flow therethrough and through the front and rear openings, wherein the cage body is die-cast from a conductive material, wherein the intervening wall includes a wall member separate from the cage body, which is inserted into the cage body, wherein the wall member includes two leg members interconnected by an interposer body that defines a contact surface interposed between a module inserted into the opening and a heat sink, wherein one of the leg members includes at least one bend therein that directs a portion of the leg member away from a side surface of a module inserted into the cage assembly to define a space therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,074,940

VARIABLE ANGLE EMI SHIELDING ASSEMBLY

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

1. A shielding assembly comprising:a housing portion having a mating end portion and a mounting end portion, the mating end portion of the housing portion having a first sidewall configuration, the mounting end portion of the housing portion having a second sidewall configuration, wherein the first and second sidewall configurations are different, the mounting end portion of the housing portion having at least one mounting pin extending outwardly therefrom, the housing portion having a central axis; and
a coupling portion having a mating end portion, a mounting end portion and a bend provided between the mating and mounting end portions of the coupling portion,
wherein the mating end portions of the housing and coupling portions include interengaging elements that permit the coupling portion to be mated to the housing portion in one of a plurality of preselected orientations, wherein the bend in the coupling portion causes the mounting end portion of the coupling portion to have a central axis which is angularly offset from the central axis of the housing portion, and wherein the housing portion is formed of first and second interengaging halves, the first interengaging half including engagement tabs disposed therein, the second interengaging half including engagement openings that receive the engagement tabs therein.

US Pat. No. 9,954,266

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

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

1. A communication device, comprising:a stripline circulator comprising:
magnetic assemblies comprising a first magnetic assembly and a second magnetic assembly, the first magnetic assembly and the second magnetic assembly being opposite to each other so as to generate a magnetic field; and
a conductive jointing piece positioned between the first magnetic assembly and the second magnetic assembly, the conductive jointing piece comprising a center conductor which is positioned within outer peripheral edges of the magnetic assemblies and positioned in the magnetic field and at least three line connecting arms which extend outwardly from the center conductor; and
at least a coupling piece, each coupling piece comprising a first coupling portion positioned within the outer peripheral edges of the magnetic assemblies and positioned in the magnetic field, the first coupling portion being positioned in a space between the first magnetic assembly and the second magnetic assembly, the first coupling portion and one corresponding line connecting arm being opposite to each other so as to generate a coupling action.

US Pat. No. 9,985,332

WAVEGUIDE COMPRISING SOLID DIELECTRICS SURROUNDED BY AN OUTER CONDUCTOR AND HAVING OUTWARDLY BULGING LONG SIDES

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

1. A waveguide, the waveguide comprising:a solid dielectric comprising first and second dielectrics, the second dielectric being laminated on opposite sides of the first dielectric; and
an outer conductor covering a periphery of the solid dielectric,
wherein:
a transverse section of the solid dielectric is rectangular such that the solid dielectric has a pair of long sides and a pair of short sides, the solid dielectric having a shape bulging outward on the pair of long sides; and
an inner surface of the outer conductor adhering closely to an outer surface of the solid dielectric.

US Pat. No. 9,759,415

LIGHT MODULE

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

1. A receptacle for an illumination module, the receptacle comprising:
a wall having a top surface, an outer surface and an inner surface, the inner surface defining a central passageway and the
outer surface providing a circular profile, a plurality of apertures extending through the wall, a plurality of grooves provided
in the wall and recessed from the inner surface, the grooves in communication with the plurality of apertures;

a plurality of contacts extending from the outer surface and seated within the grooves, the contacts being recessed from the
inner surface; and

a plurality of legs provided on the outer surface, each of the legs being configured to provide a ramp surface being arranged
at substantially the same angle, wherein the plurality of contacts are arranged in a first and second group of contacts and
a slot is provided between the first and second group.

US Pat. No. 9,640,892

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. An electronic card connector provided on a circuit board, the electronic card connector comprising:
a metal shell provided on the circuit board, the metal shell cooperating with the circuit board to define a slot, the metal
shell having a top plate which is spaced apart from and faces the circuit board, two side plates which are respectively connected
to two sides of the top plate and face each other, and two limiting arms which are respectively bent from two end edges of
the two side plates adjacent to an entrance of the slot and perpendicular to the top plate and extend toward each other, each
limiting arm being spaced apart from the top plate and having a side stopping surface toward the other limiting arm and a
front stopping surface toward the outside of the slot;

a terminal block provided on the circuit board and positioned in the slot; and
a tray inserted into and ejected from the slot via the entrance of the slot along an inserting-ejecting direction and used
to carry an electronic card to be received in the slot so as to allow the electronic card and the terminal block to be electrically
connected, the tray having an insertion end which first enters the slot and two receiving portions which are respectively
parallel to two sides of the inserting-ejecting direction, the two receiving portions respectively corresponding to the two
limiting arms, so that when the tray is properly inserted, the tray entering into the slot without blocking of the two limiting
arms, the tray further having two interference oblique surfaces respectively parallel to the two sides of the inserting-ejecting
direction and adjacent to the insertion end, a distance between the two interference oblique surfaces gradually increasing
along a direction away from the insertion end; when the tray is improperly inserted under a state that the tray is turned
upside down, each interference oblique surface abutting against a boundary between the side stopping surface and the front
stopping surface of the corresponding limiting arm, so that the tray cannot enter into the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,525,256

CONNECTOR SYSTEM HAVING A TERMINAL ARRAY FOR CONNECTING TERMINALS ARRANGED IN TWO ROWS PERPENDICULAR TO EACH OTHER

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first housing supporting a first wafer, the first wafer having a first plurality of signal terminal arranged in pairs, each
of the signal terminals having a first contact positioned in a first row;

a second housing supporting a second wafer, the second wafer having a second plurality of signal terminals arranged in pairs,
each of the second plurality of signal terminals having a second contact positioned in a second row; and

a third housing having a floor that supports a terminal array, the terminal array including third plurality of signal terminals,
each of the third plurality signal terminals including first contact ends and second contact ends, the first contact ends
engaging the first contacts and the second contact ends engaging the second contacts, wherein the first row is perpendicular
to the second row.

US Pat. No. 9,496,667

ELECTRICAL HARNESS CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENTIAL PAIR CONNECTION LINK

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

1. A connector system, the connector system comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first housing, the first housing including at least one first terminal
cavity and at least one first receiving pocket;

a second connector, the second connector including a second housing, the second housing including at least one second terminal
cavity and at least one second receiving pocket;

at least one lead wire assembly, each lead wire assembly including a lead wire having a first end and a second end with a
first electrically conductive terminal connected to the first end of the lead wire and a second electrically conductive terminal
connected to the second end of the lead wire; and

at least one connector link, each connector link including a first sub-connector, a second sub-connector and at least one
twisted pair cable, the first sub-connector including at least one pair of first sub-connector cavities formed therein for
receiving at least one first pair of electrically conductive terminals, the second sub-connector including at least one pair
of second sub-connector cavities formed therein for receiving at least one second pair of electrically conductive terminals,
each twisted pair cable having a first end and a second end, the first end of each twisted pair cable being connected to one
of the first pairs of electrically conductive terminals, each second end of the twisted pair cable being connected to one
of the second pairs of electrically conductive terminals;

wherein a first end of the lead wire assembly is retained in the first terminal cavity of the first connector and a second
end of the lead wire assembly is retained in the second terminal cavity of the second connector, and wherein a first end of
the connector link is retained in one of the first receiving pockets of the first connector and a second end of the connector
link is retained in one of the second receiving pockets of the second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,485,134

POWER CONNECTOR WITH AIR FLOW PASSAGES

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

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having a mating end and a mounting end, the housing including at least one channel that extend through the housing from the mounting end to the mating end, each channel is defined by a top wall and a bottom wall and a pair of vertical walls connecting the top and bottom walk together, a wall is positioned in at least one channel between the vertical walls, the wall extending from the mounting end to the mating end, the wall having a first side and a second side, the wall having two projections provided on the first side and two projections positioned on the second side;
a first terminal having a flat contact mating end that is supported by the projection on the first side of the wall defining a first passage between the first side of the wall and one side of the first terminal and further definin an air space between one of the vertical walls and an opposite side of the first terminal; and
a second terminal having a flat contact mating end that is supported by the projections on a second side of the wall defining a second passage between the second side of the wall and one side of the second terminal and further defining an air space between one of the vertical walls and an opposite side of the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,390,399

LED ASSEMBLY HAVING BASE INSERT MOLDED ABOUT TERMINALS AND SUBSTRATE WITH A PLURALITY OF LED CHIPS POSITIONED ON SAID SUBSTRATE

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

1. An LED assembly, comprising:a plurality of terminals, the terminals are integrally formed to a carrier;
a substrate;
a base, the base insert molded about at least a portion of the plurality of terminals, carrier and the substrate; and
a plurality of LED chips positioned on the substrate and electrically coupled to the plurality of terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,876,305

WIRE-TO-WIRE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, A WIRE-TO-WIRE CONNECTOR FOR USE IN A WIRE-TO-WIRE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, AND A METHOD OF LOCKING A TERMINAL OF A WIRE IN A DETACHMENT-PREVENTING MANNER IN A WIRE-TO-WIRE CONNECTOR FOR USE IN A WIRE-TO

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

1. A wire-to-wire connector for use in a wire-to-wire connector assembly, the wire-to-wire connector comprising:
an outer housing having an outer wall defining an aperture which extends therethrough from a first end of the outer housing
to the second end of the outer housing, the outer housing having a window hole provided through the outer wall which is in
communication with the aperture;

an inner housing which is configured to be positioned within the aperture of the outer housing and locked to the outer housing,
the inner housing having a terminal holding hole extending therethrough; and

a retainer which is configured to be inserted into the inner housing via the window hole,
wherein, while the inner housing is partially inserted into the outer housing, the retainer is configured to be inserted into
the inner housing via the window hole and to enter a first temporary locking state at a non-pushed-in position,

wherein, when the inner housing is completely inserted into and locked to the outer housing, the retainer enters a second
temporary locking state at a non-pushed-in position, and

wherein, after a wire with a terminal has been inserted into the terminal holding hole, and after the retainer has entered
the second temporary locking state, the retainer is configured to lock the terminal of the wire in a detachment-preventing
manner on a basis of a push-in operation.

US Pat. No. 9,865,969

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WHICH IS CONFIGURED TO BE MOUNTED ON A STRUCTURAL MEMBER VIA A FIXING MEMBER

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

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a first connector including a first housing which is configured to receive an installed fixing member; and
a second connector including a second housing which is mated with the first connector,
wherein the first housing includes a fixing member installation portion having a deformable flexible locking member for locking
the fixing member, and wherein the second housing includes a stopping member for preventing deformation of the flexible locking
member when mating of the first connector and the second connector has been completed.

US Pat. No. 9,774,157

POWER CONNECTOR

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

1. A power module of an electrical connector, the power module comprising:
a dielectric housing, the dielectric housing having a forward face, the dielectric housing having a first support arm projecting
forwardly from the forward face, the first support arm having opposing first and second sides, the dielectric housing defining
a cavity rearward of the forward face, the forward face having first and second slots extending therethrough which are in
communication with the cavity, the first slot being provided adjacent the first side of the first support arm, the second
slot being provided adjacent the second side of the first support arm;

a first blade terminal, the first blade terminal having a body portion and a blade portion, the body portion of the first
blade terminal being housed in the cavity of the dielectric housing, the blade portion of the first blade terminal extending
through the first slot and being positioned alongside the first side of the first support arm, the blade portion of the first
blade terminal extending generally parallel to the first support arm; and

a second blade terminal, the second blade terminal having a body portion and a blade portion, the body portion of the second
blade terminal being housed in the cavity of the dielectric housing, the blade portion of the second blade terminal extending
through the second slot and being positioned alongside the second side of the first support arm, the blade portion of the
second blade terminal extending generally parallel to the first support arm.

US Pat. No. 9,765,954

LED LAMP FIXTURE HAVING DUAL SIDE POWER RAIL AND MAGNETIC COUPLING

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

1. A luminaire, comprising:
a rail with a first pair of wings and a second pair of wings, the rail having an upper surface and a lower surface positioned
between the first and second pairs of wings, a vertical member supporting the rail;

a first pair of powered contacts secured to the upper surface, the first pair of contacts electrically isolated from the upper
surface; and

a second pair of powered contacts secured to the lower surface, the second pair of contacts electrically isolated from the
lower surface, wherein the first and second pair of powered contacts are electrically connected together and provided power
through the vertical member;

a first cap positioned on the first surface and a second cap positioned on the second surface, the first and second cap electrically
connected together via an aperture in the rail; and

wherein a first LED module is electrically connected to the first pair of powered contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,595,781

TERMINAL AND CONNECTOR

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

1. A terminal, the terminal comprising:
a base portion; and
a pair of left and right contact arm portions extending from the base portion, each contact arm portion including a cantilevered
first frame portion extending from the base portion and a cantilevered second frame portion extending from the base portion,
each contact arm portion including a connecting frame portion which connects a free end of the first frame portion to a free
end of the second frame portion, the first frame portion includes a contact protruding portion, the contact protruding portion
includes a contact face, wherein the left and right contact arm portions are arranged so the contact faces of the contact
protruding portions face each other.

US Pat. No. 9,551,399

CABLE GUIDING AND PROTECTING CHAIN

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

1. A cable guiding-protecting chain, comprising:
a plurality of chain members connected in series, each chain member comprising two connection plates which face each other
and are spaced apart from each other and a first link plate and a second link plate which each connect the two connection
plates, face each other and are spaced apart from each other, the two connection plates, the first link plate and the second
link plate cooperating to define a passing space penetrating from the front to the rear, each connection plate having an inner
link portion at a front segment thereof, an outer link portion at a rear segment thereof and an outer step portion, a width
between two opposite outside surfaces of the two inner link portions being less than a width between two facing inside surfaces
of the two outer link portions, the outer link portion having a rear end edge which is arcuate in shape and a thinned portion
which is close to the rear end edge and is thinned in thickness at a side adjacent to the passing space, the outer step portion
being positioned between an outside surface of the connection plate and an outside surface of the inner link portion and having
a recessed portion rearwardly recessed;

in every two chain members pivot to each other in series, the two outer link portions of the two connection plates of the
chain member at the front being respectively rotatably pivot to the two inner link portions of the two connection plates of
the chain member at the rear and being respectively positioned outside of the two inner link portions, and each thinned portion
of the chain member at the front cooperating with the corresponding outside surface of the inner link portion of the chain
member at the rear to define a first insertion space, and each rear end edge of the outer link portion of the chain member
at the front being spaced apart from the corresponding recessed portion of the chain member at the rear and cooperating with
the corresponding recessed portion of the chain member at the rear to define a second insertion space, the first insertion
space and the second insertion space at the same side being communicated, wherein each connection plate of the plurality of
chain members further has a first pivot unit provided to the outer link portion and a second pivot unit provided to the inner
link portion, and one of the first pivot unit and the second pivot unit is a pivot hole, and the other of the first pivot
unit and the second pivot unit is a pivoting shaft, every two chain members connected in series are pivotally connected to
each other by the two pivoting shafts being respectively engaged with the two pivot holes and wherein a front edge of the
second link plate of each chain member extends forwardly beyond a front edge of the first link plate, and a rear edge of the
second link plate and a rear edge of the first link plate are flush with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,525,245

HIGH DENSITY CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a mounting face; and
a ground wafer with a first frame that supports a plurality of ground terminals, the ground wafer supported by the housing,
each of the plurality of ground terminals including a contact aligned with the mating face, the plurality of ground terminals
electrically connected to a first junction aligned with the mounting face, wherein the plurality of ground terminals do not
include a tail;

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

a flat plate positioned in the first and second junction.

US Pat. No. 10,398,051

SOCKET HAVING A TERMINAL UNIT ASSEMBLY ACCOMMODATED WITHIN A RECESS OF A FRAME MEMBER

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

1. A socket comprising:a terminal unit assembly with a plurality of terminal units, each extending in a longitudinal direction and arranged along a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction; and
a frame member including an assembly accommodating recess that accommodates the terminal unit assembly,
wherein the terminal units each include:
a terminal holding part extending in the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of terminals; and
a side wall,
the plurality of terminals each including a body held by the terminal holding part, a contact part protruding upward beyond an upper surface of the terminal unit or protruding downward beyond a lower surface of the terminal unit, and a contact arm connecting the body and the contact part; and the side wall extending in the longitudinal direction, including a plurality of abutting parts capable of abutting the contact arm, and being arranged adjacent to the terminal holding part in the lateral direction, and
when the contact part receives force in a vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction, the side wall receives force toward one side in the longitudinal direction,
wherein, the contact arm includes an inner arm diagonally extending from the body toward the one side in the longitudinal direction, a curved part connected to a distal end of the inner arm, and an outer arm diagonally extending toward the other side in the longitudinal direction from the curved part to the contact part, and the curved part abuts a corresponding abutting part when the contact part receives force in the vertical direction orthogonal to the lateral direction and the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,094,539

FIXTURE AND LED SYSTEM WITH SAME

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

1. A light emitting diode (LED) system, comprising:a fixture configured to be supported, the fixture including a shell with a bottom wall;
a socket mounted on the bottom wall; and
a module positioned in the socket, the module including a base that supports two magnets and an LED array with a substrate, the substrate supported by the base, the module including a thermal pad, wherein the module is biased by the magnets toward the bottom wall so that the thermal pad is compressed between the substrate and the bottom wall.

US Pat. No. 9,819,125

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A plug connector, comprising:
a plug module that defines a port and supports a plurality of terminals arranged so that each of the terminals is in one of
two rows, the terminals being less than 0.13 mm thick and each row supporting ground terminals and signal terminals that are
arranged in a ground, signal, signal arrangement so as to provide differential signaling via differentially coupled pairs,
each of the terminals in each row including a tail and a contact and a body extending therebetween, the contacts positioned
in the port in a cantilevered manner and configured to be deflected;

a termination module including pads configured to mate to the tails of the terminals, the plug module and the termination
module being aligned via the orientation of the pads and the tails, wherein the tails are soldered to the pads on the termination
module; and

a body that at least partially encloses the plug module and the termination module, wherein the plug module is configured
to support a data rate of 16 Gbps for each differential coupled pair using NRZ encoding in a passive manner.

US Pat. No. 9,728,882

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a first connector that includes a first terminal, and a first housing in which an insertion recess in which the first terminal
is disposed is formed; and

a second connector that includes a second terminal in contact with the first terminal, and a second housing in which the second
terminal is disposed, and in which an insertion protrusion to be inserted into the insertion recess is formed,

wherein the first terminal includes a first contact part disposed on one side surface of the insertion recess and a second
contact part disposed on the other side surface of the insertion recess, and the first contact includes a linear part extending
linearly in an insertion direction of the insertion protrusion, and a termination part of the linear part,

wherein the second terminal includes a first contact part disposed on one side surface of the insertion protrusion and in
contact with the first contact part of the first terminal, and a second contact part disposed on the other side surface of
the insertion protrusion and in contact with the second contact part of the first terminal, and the first contact part includes
a linear part extending linearly in an insertion direction of the insertion protrusion, and a termination part of the linear
part, and

wherein, when the insertion protrusion is inserted into the insertion recess and the first connector and the second connector
are in a completely mated state, the termination part of the linear part of the first contact part of the second terminal
is positioned more in front side of an insertion direction of the insertion protrusion than the termination part of the linear
part of the first contact part of the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,625,654

CONNECTOR WITH INTERFACE PROTECTION

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

1. An optical fiber assembly for mating with a mating component along a mated axis, the optical fiber assembly comprising:
a housing, the housing including a mating face for mating with the mating component;
a ferrule, the ferrule including a plurality of optical fibers positioned therein;
a lens plate including a lens array, the lens array comprising spaced apart lens elements, at least one lens element of the
lens array being generally aligned with an optical fiber of the plurality of optical fibers; and

a cover, the cover being slidably mounted on the housing adjacent the mating face;
wherein:
one of the housing and the cover includes a retention member; and
the other of the housing and the cover includes a guide and retention member, the guide and retention member interacting with
the retention member to retain the cover to the housing and permit sliding movement of the housing relative to the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,608,348

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:
a first body formed of an insulative material supporting a first pair of terminals and a second pair of terminals, the pairs
of terminals configured to be terminated to a circuit board;

at least one cable supporting a first pair of signal conductors and a second pair of signal conductors, the at least one cable
supported by the first body, the first pair of terminals and the second pair of terminals respectively coupled to the first
and second pair of signal conductors; and

a connector including a second body formed of an insulative material, the connector configured to mate to another connector,
the second body supporting a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal and a fourth terminal that are in a row,
each of the terminals in the row including a contact and a tail, the contact and tail disposed at opposite ends thereof, the
signal conductors of the at least one cable coupled to tail portions, wherein the first and second terminal are adjacent and
form a third pair of terminals and the third and fourth terminal are adjacent and form a fourth pair of terminals and a connector
ground terminal is positioned between the third and fourth pairs of terminals, wherein the bypass cable assembly is configured
to support 10 GHz signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,490,558

CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A CHIP

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

1. A connection system comprising:
a first chip supported on a first circuit board;
a second chip supported on a second circuit board;
a cable assembly including a first body formed of an insulative material and positioned adjacent the first chip, the cable
assembly including a plurality of cables with ends supported by the first body, each of the cables in the plurality of cables
having a pair of signal conductors and the first body supporting a plurality of first terminals that are used to terminate
the pairs of signal conductors, each of the first terminals including a tail that is connected to the corresponding circuit
board so as to provide electrical communication with the first chip, the first terminals forming first pairs;

a first connector supporting a plurality of second terminals, the second terminals including tails and contacts, the tails
of the second terminals connected the pairs of signal conductors and being arranged so as to form second pairs of second terminals,
wherein the terminals that form the second pairs are positioned adjacent each other; and

a second connector supporting a plurality of third terminals, the third terminals including tails and contacts, the third
terminals being arranged in pairs that correspond to the pairs of second terminals, the third terminals being in electrical
connection with the second chip, wherein the second terminals are in electrical communication with the third terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,444,164

WIRE TO BOARD TERMINAL

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

1. A terminal, the terminal comprising:
a base having first and second opposite ends;
a first crimp portion which extends outwardly from the base proximate to the first end thereof, the first crimp portion being
configured to be crimped to an exposed conductor of a wire;

a second crimp portion which extends outwardly from the base proximate to the second end thereof, the second crimp portion
being configured to be crimped to an insulation layer of the wire; and

first and second legs which extend outwardly from the base, the first leg being configured to extend into a corresponding
first aperture of a circuit board, the second leg being configured to extend into a corresponding second aperture of the circuit
board.

US Pat. No. 10,039,208

METHOD FOR COOLING A CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A method of cooling a connector system, comprising:providing a connector on a circuit board, the connector including a cage that extends around a housing, the housing supporting at least two card slots on a front of the housing, the at least two card slots being spaced apart in a vertical manner, the cage defining two ports that are each respectively aligned with one of the at least two card slots, the ports being defined by walls and configured to allow a mating module to be inserted therein in a first direction so as to allow for engagement with the housing;
providing a thermal conduit between the two ports that allows air to flow substantially unhindered by the cage past the two ports in a direction that is transverse to the first direction and then out of the cage; and
directing air through the thermal conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,985,366

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR WITH METAL FITTINGS AND GUIDE PORTIONS

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

6. A connector comprising:a connector main body, the connector main body including mating guide portions formed at both ends longitudinally, the mating guide portions having left and right side wall portions;
terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including
a main body portion secured to one of the mating guide portions,
a pair of left and right connecting arm portions connected to a base end of the main body portion on both left and right ends of the main body portion, the left and right connecting arm portions extending in the longitudinal direction of the connector main body, the left connecting arm portion being arranged outside of the left side wall portion of the mating guide portion, the right connecting arm portion being arranged outside of the right side wall portion of the mating guide portion,
a pair of left and right contact arm portions, the left contact arm portion being connected at a base end thereof to an upper or leading end of the left connecting arm portion, the right contact arm portion being connected at a base end thereof to an upper or leading end of the right connecting arm portion, and
a pair of first connecting leg portions, a first one of the first connecting leg portions being connected at an upper end thereof to a lower or base end of the left connecting arm portion so as to have a substantially L-shaped profile when viewed from a side of the connector, a second one of the first connecting leg portions being connected at an upper end thereof to a lower or base end of the right connecting arm portion so as to have a substantially L-shaped profile when viewed from the side of the connector,
wherein barrier portions are formed on upper and lower side surfaces of the connecting arm portions to prevent the rise of solder or flux.

US Pat. No. 9,985,367

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:a first connector with a plurality of wafers and a plurality of terminals positioned in each of the wafers, the plurality of terminals positioned in a row and including signal terminals and ground terminals, the signal terminals being arranged in pairs and at least one of the ground terminals positioned between pairs of the signal terminals, wherein the terminals include contacts that extend from the respective wafer in a cantilevered manner;
a plurality of cables including a first and second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends are terminated to the signal and ground terminals in the first connector; and
a second connector mounted to the second free end, the second connector configured to connect the signal terminals in the first connector to circuit traces adjacent a chip package.

US Pat. No. 9,985,392

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, which is used to correspondingly mate with another mating connector, comprising:an insulating body which comprises a housing and a tongue extending forwardly out from the housing;
a plurality of conductive terminals, each conductive terminal having a mating portion exposed on the tongue and a soldering portion extending backwardly out from the housing;
wherein the electrical connector further comprising:
a metal inner shell which surrounds to form a first frame, the first frame being fixed on the insulating body and surrounding a rear portion of the tongue to form a mating cavity;
a metal outer shell which surrounds to form a second frame, the second frame encircling an outside of the first frame, the metal outer shell being electrically connected with the metal inner shell together, a plurality of soldering legs extending out from two sides of the metal outer shell; and
an insulating outer shell which is engaged with the metal outer shell integrally, a rear portion of the insulating outer shell being formed with a receiving cavity;
wherein the metal inner shell being correspondingly inserted in the receiving cavity, the insulating outer shell surrounding a front portion of the tongue and forming an insertion opening, the insertion opening being integrally communicated with the mating cavity along a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 9,923,356

CABLE BREAKOUT WITH INTEGRATED STRAIN RELIEF

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

1. A cable transition structure comprising, in combination:
a trunk cable, the trunk cable including an outer insulative covering that defines a hollow passage extending axially for
a predetermined length of the trunk cable, the trunk cable having a preselected outer diameter;

a plurality of breakout cables extending axially within the passage, each of the breakout cables having an associated outer
insulative covering with a preselected outer diameter, the breakout cables exiting from the hollow passage at a transition
area, and the trunk cable diameter being different from the breakout cable diameters, the trunk cable having a free end at
which the breakout cables exit therefrom; and

a housing including a first half and a second half that cooperatively define a hollow interior space for enclosing the trunk
cable free end and portions of the breakout cables proximate to the trunk cable free end, the housing having a first exit
passage for receiving the trunk cable therein and a plurality of second exit passages for respectively receiving the breakout
cables therein, and the trunk and breakout cables including stop members disposed on their exterior surfaces with the outer
insulative coverings that oppose confronting surfaces of the housing proximate to the housing first and second ends, wherein
the housing includes first and second cable cradles, the first cable cradle contacting the exterior of the trunk cable and
the second cable cradles contacting respective ones of the breakout cables, the second cable cradle positioned internal to
the housing so that the second cable cradle is spaced apart from the second exit passages, wherein the first and second cable
cradles each include first stop surfaces extending at angles to the trunk and breakout cables in confronting relationship
to the cable stop members, and wherein the stop members include lengths of tubing disposed on the exterior surfaces of the
trunk and breakout cables.

US Pat. No. 9,793,628

MEZZANINE CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL BRICK

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

1. A method, comprising:
providing a first connector that is configured to be mounted on a first circuit board, the first connector including a plurality
of first terminal bricks, each first terminal brick having a first pair of terminals and a first ground terminal, the first
pair of terminals arranged in an edge-coupled manner and the first ground terminal having a U-shaped body that extends along
a portion of the first pair of terminals, wherein contacts of the first pair of terminals and the first ground terminal are
angled toward each other;

providing a second connector that is configured to be mounted on a second circuit board that is intended to be parallel to
the first circuit board, the second connector including a plurality of second terminal bricks, each second terminal brick
having a second pair of terminals and a second ground terminal, the second pair of terminals arranged in an edge-coupled manner
and the second ground terminal having a U-shaped body that extends along a portion of the first pair of terminals, wherein
each of the second pair of terminals has two contacts and the second ground terminal has one contact and the two contacts
of the second pair of terminals are spaced apart and facing the one contact of the ground terminal and the contacts of the
second pair of terminals and the second ground terminal are configured to be pressed apart when the contacts of the second
connector engage the contacts of the first connector; and

mating the first connector to the second connector.

US Pat. No. 9,541,708

EXPANDED BEAM LENS ASSEMBLY

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

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:
a body, the body supporting a lens block and a plurality of optical fibers, each optical fiber including an optical fiber
axis, the optical fiber axes being generally parallel; and

a plurality of beam expanding and collimating elements positioned in the lens block, each element being aligned with the optical
fiber axis of one of the optical fibers and including a first lens and a second lens, the first lens including a generally
arcuate first lens surface, the second lens including a generally arcuate second lens surface, the first lens surface and
the second lens surface being generally complementary in shape and in contact with each other, each lens having a different
index of refraction.

US Pat. No. 10,056,706

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:a first connector with a housing and a plurality of terminals positioned in the housing, the plurality of terminals positioned in a first row and a second row, each of the rows including signal terminals and ground terminals, the signal terminals being arranged in pairs and at least one of the ground terminals positioned between pairs of the signal terminals in the first row;
a plurality of cables including a first and second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends are terminated to the signal and ground terminals in the first connector and the first cable is connected to one of the pairs of signal terminals in the first row and the second cable is connected to another of the pairs of signal terminals in the first row; and
a second connector mounted to the second free ends, the second connector configured to connect the signal terminals in the first connector to circuit traces on a circuit board adjacent a chip package, wherein the bypass cable assembly is configured to support 10 GHz signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,003,143

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:a first connector with a housing and a plurality of terminals positioned in the housing, the plurality of terminals positioned in a first row and a second row, each of the rows including signal terminals and ground terminals, the signal terminals being arranged in pairs and at least one of the ground terminals positioned between pairs of the signal terminals in the first row;
a plurality of cables including a first and second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends are terminated to the signal and ground terminals in the first connector and the first cable is connected to one of the pairs of signal terminals in the first row and the second cable is connected to another of the pairs of signal terminals in the first row; and
a second connector mounted to the second free ends, the second connector configured to connect the signal terminals in the first connector to circuit traces on a circuit board adjacent a chip package, wherein the bypass cable assembly is configured to support 10 GHz signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,985,368

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, the electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a circuit board slot recessed from the bottom surface towards the top surface, and a plurality of terminal grooves arranged in a direction transverse to the circuit board slot, each terminal groove being defined by a groove wall which is formed with an abutted structure; and
a plurality of conductive terminals respectively provided in the plurality of terminal grooves, each conductive terminal having a fixed portion fixed to the insulative housing, an upper elastic portion extending from a top end of the fixed portion and a lower elastic portion extending from a bottom end of the fixed portion, the upper elastic portion having a first arm extending from the fixed portion, a first contact section extending from the first arm, extending out of the top surface and bending, and a second arm extending from the first contact section, and a distal end of the second arm abutting against the abutted structures in the corresponding terminal groove when the first contact section is pressed down, the lower elastic portion bending from the bottom end of the fixed portion and extending obliquely and upwardly and a distal end of the lower elastic portion being formed as a second contact section protruding into the circuit board slot.

US Pat. No. 9,985,375

HOLDER ASSEMBLY

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

1. A holder assembly, comprising:a housing with an aperture and a recess aligned with the aperture;
a first terminal insert molded in the housing, the first terminal having a first contact extending into the recess;
a second terminal insert molded in the housing, the second terminal having a second contact extending into the recess;
a first conductor with an insulative cover extending from the housing, the first terminal electrically connected to the first conductor;
a second conductor with an insulative cover extending from the housing, the second terminal electrically connected to the second conductor; and
a LED module inserted into the recess, the LED module including a base configured to have an interference fit with the housing and pads configured to engage contacts provided on the terminals, wherein the housing includes a projection positioned in the recess, the base and recess configured so as to cause the projection to deflect when the base is inserted into the recess, and wherein the terminals are configured to deflect less than 0.5 mm when the LED module is fully inserted into the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,954,301

CONNECTOR WITH TPA

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

1. A connector, the connector comprising:a housing with a base, the base including a first side and a second side and having a top surface that extends between the first and second side, the base including a channel; and
a terminal position assurance (TPA) member which is operatively associated with the housing, the TPA member having at least one hinge which extends from the top surface of the base, the at least one hinge having top and bottom portions, the bottom portion being provided proximate to the base, the top portion having a portion thereof cutout to provide a weakened portion of the at least one hinge, the TPA member including a rearwardly extending L-shaped feature,
wherein upon a force being applied to the TPA member which causes the TPA member to move in a rearward direction, the at least one hinge is configured to first rotate about the weakened portion and, thereafter, is configured to rotate about the bottom portion, thereby allowing the L-shaped feature to be inserted into the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,865,955

ACCESS TERMINAL FOR CARD SOCKET

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

1. An access terminal for a card socket of an electronic device, the access terminal being furnished on a housing of the card
socket so as to make contact with a card that holds various data for information, the access terminal comprising:
a main terminal that is configured to make contact with a card terminal furnished on the card;
an auxiliary terminal that is configured to optionally make contact with the card terminal; and
a connecting part that connects the main terminal and the auxiliary terminal, wherein the connecting part has an elasticity
reinforcement hole formed therethrough to facilitate elastic deformation of the main and auxiliary terminals without plastic
deformation.

US Pat. No. 9,865,977

SIGNAL PAIR ELEMENT WITH INSULATIVE FRAME AND GROUND SHIELD

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

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

an insulative support frame supporting the terminals, the support frame including a front portion and rear portion that each
extends transversely with respect to the terminals, the front and rear portion engaging the terminals so as to hold them in
a spaced apart arrangement, the front and rear portions being spaced longitudinally apart from each other; and

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

US Pat. No. 9,774,111

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH MULTI-LAYERED CIRCUIT BOARD

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

1. A cable connector assembly, comprising:
a male connector plug which comprises an insulating body, a plurality of upper row conductive terminals and a plurality of
lower row conductive terminals fixed to the insulating body, a grounding metal piece positioned between the upper row conductive
terminals and the lower row conductive terminals and a shielding shell sheathed on an outer periphery of the insulating body,
the upper row conductive terminals comprising two power terminals and two grounding terminals , and the lower row conductive
terminals comprising two power terminals and two grounding terminals;

a circuit board which has a first surface conductive layer and a second surface conductive layer opposite in an up-down direction,
the first surface conductive layer and the second surface conductive layer each being formed with a plurality of front side
pads and a plurality of rear side pads, the conductive terminals of the male connector plug being correspondingly soldered
to the front side pads; the front side pads comprising four front side power pads for being correspondingly soldered to the
four power terminals; a pitch between the two adjacent rear side pads being larger than a pitch between the two adjacent front
side pads in the circuit board; the rear side pads comprising one rear side power pad, a soldering area of the rear side power
pad being larger than a soldering area of the front side power pad; the circuit board being further at least provided with
a first middle conductive layer positioned between the first surface conductive layer and the second surface conductive layer
and a plurality of vias penetrating the circuit board in the up-down direction, the first middle conductive layer being provided
with a common power area, the four front side power pads and the one rear side power pad being electrically connected to the
common power area by some of the vias; and

a cable which comprises a plurality of connection wires, wherein one power connection wire of the connection wires being correspondingly
soldered to the rear side power pad of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,774,119

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
a housing having an opening on a front end and an insertion passage for a flat cable connected to a rear of the opening;
a plurality of terminals accommodated in the housing and configured so as to electrically connect the flat cable; and
a retainer accommodated in the housing and having a base portion and a front upper beam extending forward from the base portion
and positioned above the insertion passage, the front upper beam including a middle portion positioned in a middle of the
front upper beam and having an engaging portion configured so as to engage an engaged portion formed in the flat cable and
a forward extending portion extending forward from the middle portion, at least a portion of the engaging portion being positioned
in the insertion passage, a region being defined above the leading end of the forward extending portion for restricting upward
movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion, and the front upper beam being elastically deformable so that
the middle portion moves upward when the upward movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion is restricted
by the region.

US Pat. No. 9,774,128

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
terminals which are configured to contact opposing terminals connected to terminal ends of electrical wires; and
a housing accommodating the terminals, the housing having a terminal accommodating recessed portion and a head portion, the
terminal accommodating recessed portion having first and second ends, the terminal accommodating recessed portion configured
to receive the opposing terminals connected to terminal ends of electrical wires via the first end, the head portion configured
to seal the second end of the terminal accommodating recessed portion, the head portion including a ceiling panel portion,
a side panel portion and a waterproofing rib, the side panel portion including a water discharging hole communicating with
an interior of the terminal accommodating recessed portion and an outside of the housing, the waterproofing rib being formed
around the water discharging hole and protruding from an outer surface of the side panel portion, wherein the waterproofing
rib includes a first rib portion that extends along the ceiling panel portion and the side panel portion and a second rib
portion that extends along the side panel portion, wherein the second rib portion protrudes from the outer surface of the
side panel portion by an amount smaller than does the first rib portion.

US Pat. No. 9,742,118

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an elongated insulative body comprising a base portion and a mating portion extending forward from the base portion, the base
portion of the insulative body being provided with a plurality of terminal grooves extended to the mating portion;

a terminal positioning member provided to a rear end of the base portion of the insulative body, the terminal positioning
member comprising a plurality of positioning grooves and a plurality of spacing ribs positioned between the positioning grooves;
and

a first group of terminals respectively mounted in the terminal grooves of the insulative body, the first group of terminals
comprising at least a signal terminal pair formed by two adjacent signal terminals and a plurality of ground terminals respectively
provided at two sides of the signal terminal pair, each terminal of the first group of terminals comprising a first retaining
portion retained in the corresponding terminal groove, a first contact portion extending from the first retaining portion
and extending to the mating portion, a first positioning portion extending rearwards from the first retaining portion and
a first tail portion;

the first positioning portions of the signal terminals and the ground terminals being received in the corresponding positioning
grooves of the terminal positioning member;

in the spacing ribs related with the first group of terminals, the spacing rib positioned between the two first positioning
portions of the signal terminal pair of the first group of terminals being longer, and the spacing rib positioned between
the first positioning portion of the signal terminal and the first positioning portion of the adjacent ground terminal being
shorter; and

the shorter spacing rib positioned between the first positioning portion of the signal terminal and the first positioning
portion of the adjacent ground terminal making side edges between of the first positioning portion of the signal terminal
and the first positioning portion of the adjacent ground terminal having larger exposed areas directly facing each other relative
to side edges between the two first positioning portions of the signal terminal pair.

US Pat. No. 9,759,870

MULTI-FIBER FERRULE WITH A LENS PLATE

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

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

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

a spacer engaging the front face of the ferrule body to define the width of the gap, wherein the front face of the ferrule
body is generally planar, the beam-expanding element includes a generally planar rear face, the generally planar front face
being positioned adjacent the generally planar rear face of the beam-expanding element, wherein the spacer is compressible
to create a seal between the spacer and the front face of the ferrule body.

US Pat. No. 9,728,903

WAFER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A wafer comprising:
a lead frame, the lead frame including a plurality of signal terminals and a plurality of ground terminals, the ground terminals
having a body portion, a mounting portion disposed at a first end of the body portion and a connection portion disposed at
a second end of the body portion, the ground terminal including an opening formed in the body portion with the opening including
opposing edges; and

a shield disposed on a side of the lead frame, a projection extending from the shield, the projection includes a pair of fingers
with a space between the fingers, each finger having a side portion that engages the edges of the opening in the ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,711,920

SYSTEM AND CONNECTOR CONFIGURED FOR MACRO MOTION

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first connector;
a second connector configured to mate with the first connector, wherein one of the first and second connector includes a first
housing with a projection and the other of the first and second connector includes a second housing with a receptacle configured
to receive the projection;

a first terminal supported by the first housing; and
a second terminal supported by the second housing and configured to matingly engage with the first terminal, wherein one of
first and second terminals includes two fingers configured to deflect upon engagement and the other of the first and second
terminals including at least one contact to engage the two fingers, the two fingers providing two points of contact, wherein
the first and second terminal are configured to provide a low electrical resistance increase for at least 5000 macro motion
cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,652,697

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A card holding member which is configured to hold a card having terminal members and which is configured to be inserted
into a card connector, the card holding member comprising:
a frame portion including a first metal portion, a second metal portion and a resin portion, the first metal portion composed
of a metal plate, the second metal portion composed of a metal plate, the second metal portion being a separate component
from the first metal portion, the first and second metal portions and the resin portion being molded together, whereby the
resin portion secures the first and second metal portions in place relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,673,573

CONNECTOR WITH SENSOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
a housing with an inner channel;
a power terminal positioned in the inner channel;
a core supported by the housing, the core having at least one gap; and
a sensor supported by the housing and positioned in the at least one gap, wherein the sensor is configured to sense delivery
of energy through the power terminal,

wherein the housing includes a first frame and a second frame, the first frame including a slot that helps secure the core,
wherein the second frame includes an integrated connector, and wherein the integrated connector includes an access aperture
that extends through the first frame and traces are provided on the housing that extend through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,666,992

VARIABLE ANGLE EMI SHIELDING ASSEMBLY

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

1. A shielding assembly configured to provide a conductive grounding shield for a cable containing a plurality of wires connected
to a connector mounted on a circuit board in order to connect the wires of the cable to circuits on the circuit board, the
shielding assembly comprising:
a housing portion having a mating end portion and a mounting end portion, the mating end portion of the housing portion having
a first sidewall configuration and being configured to house the connector, the mounting end portion of the housing portion
having a second sidewall configuration, wherein the first and second sidewall configurations are different, the mounting end
portion of the housing portion having at least one mounting pin extending outwardly therefrom which is configured to be mounted
to the circuit board, the housing portion having a central axis; and

a coupling portion having a mating end portion, a mounting end portion and a bend provided between the mating and mounting
end portions of the coupling portion, the mounting end portion of the coupling portion configured to receive the cable therein,

wherein the mating end portions of the housing and coupling portions include interengaging elements that permit the coupling
portion to be mated to the housing portion in one of a plurality of preselected orientations, and wherein the bend in the
coupling portion causes the mounting end portion of the coupling portion to have a central axis which is angularly offset
from the central axis of the housing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,628,593

CARD TRAY FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TRAY CARRIER ASSEMBLY USING THE SAME

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

1. A card tray for an electronic device, the card tray comprising:
a tray body formed of a non-metallic material, the tray body having a front end part, the front end part defining a front
surface and opposite side surfaces; and

a metal frame part which is coupled to the tray body, the metal frame part having a frame body, the frame body having a front
portion which protrudes outwardly from the front surface of the front end part of the tray body, the frame body having side
portions which protrude outwardly from the side surfaces of the front end part of the tray body, the front and side portions
of the frame body being integrally formed with one another such that the front and side portions of the frame body are generally
U-shaped in configuration, wherein the metal frame part is insert-molded on the tray body.

US Pat. No. 9,608,353

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A conductive terminal, comprising:
a base unit comprising a bottom plate extending along a front-rear direction and two side plates integrally extending upwardly
from a left side and a right side of the bottom plate respectively;

two elastic contact pieces arranged side by side, each elastic contact piece comprising a connecting portion bent upwardly
from a front end of the bottom plate, an arm portion extending rearwardly from the connecting portion, positioned above the
bottom plate and spaced apart from the bottom plate, and a first contact portion positioned at a rear end of the arm portion;

a tail unit connected to a rear end of the bottom plate; and
two contact plates respectively bent from two upper edges of two front ends of the two side plates toward each other, each
contact plate having a second contact portion and a guide portion positioned in front of the second contact portion, the second
contact portion being positioned above the arm portion of the corresponding the elastic contact piece, the guide portion extending
forwardly and downwardly and being positioned above the connecting portion,

the two first contact portions of the two elastic contact pieces extending upwardly respectively from two rear ends of the
two contact plates and being respectively higher than the two second contact portions.

US Pat. No. 9,608,384

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a housing having a base and a side wall connected to a side edge of the base, the side wall extending along a card insertion
direction and having an end face;

a cage engaged with the housing, the cage and the housing together defining a slot, and an entrance of the slot being adjacent
to the end face; and

a switch unit provided to the side wall, the side wall further having a mounting space receiving the switch unit and a through-hole
extending from the end face of the side wall and extending into the mounting space along the card insertion direction, the
switch unit including a resilient terminal with a pushed portion obliquely facing the through-hole and a contact portion for
engaging an abutting portion, so that, in operation a pin-like element can be inserted into the through-hole to press against
the pushed portion and enable the switch unit.

US Pat. No. 9,553,381

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
first connector having a first pair of signal terminals, each of the signal terminals including a tail with a press-fit configuration;
a second connector having a second pair of signal terminals, the second connector further including a plurality of terminals
with tails having a press-fit configuration; and

a cable with a first end and a second end, the first end of the cable terminated to the first pair of signal terminals, the
second end terminated to the second pair of signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,496,645

LOW PROFILE LATCHING CONNECTOR

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

1. A plug connector comprising:
a plug connector housing, the housing having a front portion and a rear portion, the front portion being sized to fit within
a mating receptacle connector, the rear portion being configured to hold at least one cable in place within the housing, the
housing including a longitudinal channel disposed thereon;

a latching member, the latching member having a first end attached to the rear portion and a second end cantilevered from
the first end so that the second end extends forwardly over a portion of the front portion, the latching member including
at least one engagement hook for engaging the mating receptacle connector; and

an actuator for raising and lowering the second end, the actuator including an elongated body portion disposed in the channel,
the body portion including a grasping end and an actuating end, the actuating end including an enlarged end portion captured
within a portion of the channel, whereby exerting a pulling force on the grasping end causes the end portion to contact the
channel and move upwardly, thereby raising the second end above the front portion, wherein the end portion includes a leg
portion extending at least partially rearwardly under the body portion and wherein the channel includes a recess disposed
therein, the recess extending transversely within the channel, the end portion being captured therewithin, the recess including
a shoulder portion, the shoulder portion defining a stop surface extending transversely with respect to the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,425,541

HIGH POWER ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A high power electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing;
a first electrical path formed through the housing for transmitting electrical signals through the housing to an associated
member;

a first cable having an inner cable conductor attached to the first electrical path for transmitting electrical signals to
the first electrical path;

a second electrical path formed through the housing for transmitting electrical signals through the housing to the associated
member; and

a second cable having an inner cable conductor attached to the second electrical path for transmitting electrical signals
to the second electrical path, wherein the first and second cables can rotate relative to the housing and relative to each
other,

wherein the first electrical path comprises a first conductor mounted in the housing and affixed to the inner conductor of
the first cable and a first contact non-rotatably mounted in the housing, the first conductor being rotatably connected to
the first contact, and the second electrical path comprises a second conductor mounted in the housing and affixed to the inner
conductor of the second cable and a second contact non-rotatably mounted in the housing, the second conductor being rotatably
connected to the second contact, and

wherein the first conductor has a plurality of flexible legs which attach to the first contact, and the first electrical path
further comprises a first c-clip for compressing the legs while still allowing relative rotation between the first conductor
and the first contact, and wherein the second conductor has a plurality of flexible legs which attach to the second contact,
and the second electrical path further comprises a second c-clip for compressing the legs of the second conductor while still
allowing relative rotation between the second conductor and the second contact.

US Pat. No. 10,122,106

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH THERMAL SURFACE

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

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:wafers with a card slot in a front face, the card slot having a first side and a second side, the wafers supporting a plurality of terminals, wherein some of the terminals are positioned on the first side and others of the terminals are positioned on the second side; and
a cage defining a port, the cage having a front edge and a rear wall, the cage positioned around the wafers so that the wafers are adjacent the rear wall, the port extending from the front edge to the wafers, the port having a port inlet at the front edge having a first inner perimeter and a module inlet with a second inner perimeter adjacent the wafers, the port transitioning from the first inner perimeter to the second inner perimeter at a location between the front edge and the front face, the second inner perimeter being smaller than the first inner perimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,100,982

LED MODULE

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

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:a base having a light emitting region and a connecting flange;
an insulative layer selectively provided on the base, the insulative layer configured to be positioned on the connecting flange;
a first trace and a second trace provided on the insulative layer, the first and second traces extending from pads on the connecting flange to a corresponding connecting region adjacent the light emitting region; and
LED chips mounted in the light emitting region, the set of LED chips being electrically connected to the first and second traces such that the first and second traces provide an anode and a cathode for the LED chips.

US Pat. No. 9,972,924

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

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

1. A connector system, comprising:a first connector having a first pair of signal terminals, each of the signal terminals including a first contact and a first tail, the contacts positioned in a card slot, the first connector further including a plurality of terminals configured to be press fit into a first circuit board region;
a second connector having a second pair of signal terminals configured to mate with a second circuit board region, the second circuit board region spaced apart from the first region; and
a cable with a first end and a second end, the first end of the cable terminated to the tails of the first pair of signal terminals, the second end terminated to the second pair of signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,954,294

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:a first connector with a plurality of wafers and a plurality of terminals positioned in each of the wafers, the plurality of terminals positioned in a row and including signal terminals and ground terminals, the signal terminals being arranged in pairs and at least one of the ground terminals positioned between pairs of the signal terminals, wherein the terminals include contacts that extend from the respective wafer in a cantilevered manner;
a plurality of cables including a first and second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends are terminated to the signal and ground terminals in the first connector; and
a second connector mounted to the second free end, the second connector configured to connect the signal terminals in the first connector to circuit traces adjacent a chip package.

US Pat. No. 9,935,383

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A cable connector assembly, comprising:a connector which has an insulating body and a plurality of conductive terminals fixed in the insulating body;
a circuit board which is provided behind the connector, is electrically connected with at least two of the conductive terminals, and is provided with at least one light-emitting element;
a cable which has a plurality of wires, the conductive terminal being electrically connected with the wire;
a light pipe, the inside of the light pipe being formed with a first receiving cavity, the first receiving cavity receiving the connector and the circuit board therein; and
an outer casing, the outer casing comprising a first insulating casing and a second insulating casing which are latched each other, the first insulating casing and the second insulating casing being combined to form a second receiving cavity,
wherein the light pipe is received in the second receiving cavity and is partially exposed out of the outer casing, and wherein light emitted from the light-emitting element is able to emit outwardly via the light pipe, and wherein the cable extends rearward out of the outer casing.

US Pat. No. 9,923,292

CONNECTOR HAVING A HOUSING WITH CLOSED LOOP TERMINALS

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing having a slot with opposite sides that extend longitudinally along the housing and a central plane parallel with
the opposite sides and midway therebetween, the housing configured to mount vertically on a circuit board;

a first terminal having a first contact with a first contact edge, the first terminal being substantially planar shaped and
the first contact edge being an edge of the first contact most extended in a direction orthogonal to the central plane of
the slot; and

a second terminal having a second contact with a second contact edge, the second terminal being substantially planar shaped
and the second contact edge being an edge of the second contact most extended in a direction orthogonal to the central plane
of the slot, the first and second contact edges being vertically aligned on a first side of the slot, wherein the first and
second terminals are configured to provide a differential pair with both terminals in a plane that is orthogonal to the circuit
board, wherein each of the contacts of the first and second terminals are configured in a loop which is closed.

US Pat. No. 9,917,401

WIRE-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a first connector including a first housing and first terminals, the first terminals being embedded in the first housing;
and

a second connector including a second housing and second terminals, the second terminals being embedded in the second housing,
the second terminals contacting the first terminals,

the second housing having a second side panel extending in a mating direction and at least three second connector lock portions
protruding from an outer surface of the second side panel, the second connector lock portions each being arranged in a transverse
direction of the second housing and separated by an interval, and

the first housing including a first side panel extending in the mating direction, a locking arm portion formed in the first
side panel and covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the second side panel of the second housing when the first
housing and the second housing are mated, and at least three first connector locking portions each formed in the locking arm
portion in the transverse direction of the first housing and separated by an interval, and each engaging a second connector
lock portion when the first housing and the second housing are mated.

US Pat. No. 9,866,249

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A card holding member able to hold a card including terminal members and able to be inserted into a card connector, the
card holding member comprising:
a frame portion which surrounds all sides of a space serving as a card accommodating space for accommodating the card; and
a movable lock portion arranged in the frame portion which is configured to engage and disengage from a lock portion of a
housing of the card connector, the movable lock portion being a spring member made of a metal plate, the movable lock portion
being elastically deformable in a width direction of the card holding member, the movable lock portion having an engaging
portion which is configured to engage the lock portion of the housing of the card connector, the engaging portion including
a front inclined surface and a rear inclined surface formed in front of and behind an apex point.

US Pat. No. 9,806,465

LOW PROFILE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A plug connector, comprising:
a plug module, the plug module including a plurality of terminals arranged in first and second rows, each of the terminals
including a tail and a contact and a body extending therebetween, the terminals in the first row being supported by a first
terminal frame and the terminals in the second row being supported by a second terminal frame;

a termination module including pads configured to mate to the tails of the terminals, the plug module and the termination
module being aligned via the orientation of the pads and the tails; and

a body that at least partially encloses the plug module and the termination module.

US Pat. No. 9,780,469

CARD CONNECTOR ENABLING THE USE OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CARDS

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

1. A card connector for receiving an inserted card module having electrode pads on one surface, the card connector comprising
a housing having a front end portion and a rear end portion, the housing configured to receive the inserted card module therein
via the rear end portion, the housing including a terminal holding portion between the front and rear end portions, the terminal
holding portion defining a centerline thereof which extends from the front end portion to the rear end portion; and

a plurality of terminals which are configured to make contact with the electrode pads on the card module, each terminal including
a base portion, an arm portion and an apex portion, the base portion being held by the terminal holding portion, the arm portion
extending from the base portion to the apex portion, each terminal being provided at a non-perpendicular angle relative to
the centerline of the terminal holding portion whereby the base portion is positioned closer to the rear end portion of the
housing and a portion of the arm portion is positioned closer to the front end portion of the housing, the apex portion being
non-planar with the base portion.

US Pat. No. 9,774,359

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A card holding member able to hold a card including terminal members and able to be inserted into a card connector, the
card holding member comprising:
a frame portion which surrounds four sides of a card receiving space, but not surrounding a top side and a bottom side of
the space; and

a movable lock portion arranged in the frame portion which is configured to engage and disengage from a lock portion of a
housing of the card connector, the movable lock portion being a spring member made of a metal plate and including at least
one comer portion, the movable lock portion being elastically deformable in a width direction of the card holding member.

US Pat. No. 9,772,101

LED DEVICE

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

1. A holder, comprising:
a heat dissipating base body with a top portion; and
a carrying unit connected to the top portion and comprising a carrying base body, a circuit pattern and a heat dissipating
pattern, the carrying unit being formed of a non-electrically conductive material, the circuit pattern and the heat dissipating
pattern being directly formed to a surface of the carrying base body by laser direct structuring (LDS) technology, the circuit
pattern defining a mounting position where a light emitting element is configured to be mounted to the surface of the carrying
base body to establish an electrical connection with the circuit pattern, the heat dissipating pattern at least extending
from a region close to the mounting position to a region where the heat dissipating pattern can contact the heat dissipating
base body.

US Pat. No. 9,742,084

CONNECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,761,974

CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing including a first card slot and a second card slot, the card slots spaced apart, the housing supporting a plurality
terminals, the terminals including contacts positioned in the first and second card slots;

a cage positioned around the housing and having a rear wall, the cage defining a first port and a second port, the first port
aligned with the first card slot and the second port aligned with the second card slot; and

a thermal management module with a nose and a rear, the nose positioned between the first and second port and including a
first thermal interface configured to extend into the first port and configured to engage a mating port and a second thermal
interface configured to extend into the second port and configured to engage a mating port, the thermal management module
including a heat pipe that extends from the nose to the rear, the rear extend rearward of the rear wall, wherein the heat
pipe is configured to direct thermal energy from the nose to the rear.

US Pat. No. 9,711,903

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH RFID CIRCUIT

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

1. A connector system, comprising:
a first connector with a first set of terminals and a first housing that includes an RFID circuit, the RFID circuit including
an antenna pattern with a break; and

a second connector with a second set of terminals and a second housing configured to mate with the first housing so that the
second set of terminals mate with the first set of terminals, the second housing including a latch with a bar, the bar configured
so that when the first connector is mated to the second connector, the bar bridges the break in the RFID circuit so that the
RFID circuit functions in a desired manner.

US Pat. No. 9,711,911

CONNECTOR WITH TUNED CHANNEL

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a housing with a mount side and a mating side;
a first wafer supported by the housing, the first wafer supporting a first plurality of terminals that includes a first terminal;
a second wafer supported by the housing and positioned adjacent the first wafer, the second wafer supporting a second plurality
of terminals that includes a second terminal;

a third wafer supported by the housing and positioned adjacent the second wafer, the third wafer supporting a third plurality
of terminals that includes a third terminal; and

a fourth wafer supported by the housing and positioned adjacent the third wafer, the fourth wafer supporting a fourth plurality
of terminals that includes a fourth terminal, wherein the first through fourth wafer are in series and the four terminals
are each supported by a truss, the truss defined by edges that extend through the wafer and that are positioned on opposite
sides of the respective first through fourth terminals so as to provide an air gap on both sides of the respective terminals,
wherein the edges extend a majority of the distance that wafer supports the terminal, wherein the first, second, third and
fourth wafers provide a ground, signal, signal, ground tuned transmission channel.

US Pat. No. 9,590,358

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING STAGGERED PINS

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

1. An electric connector comprising:
an insulating body; and
a first set of terminals including:
a first pair of differential signal terminals fixed on the insulating body, the first pair of differential signal terminals
including a first signal terminal and a second signal terminal, each of the first signal terminal and the second signal terminal
including a pin;

a second pair of differential signal terminals fixed to the insulating body, the second pair of differential signal terminals
including a third signal terminal and a fourth signal terminal, each of the third signal terminal and the fourth signal terminal
including a pin, wherein the first signal terminal, the second signal terminal, the third signal terminal and the fourth signal
terminal are arranged in a first direction in sequence, and the pins of the first terminal are staggered in a second direction
transverse to the first direction to the second terminal and the pins of the third terminal are staggered in a second direction
transverse to the first direction to the fourth terminal;

a first ground terminal disposed adjacent to the first signal terminal, the first ground terminal including at least a pin,
wherein the at least pin of the first ground terminal is close to the pin of the first signal terminal;

a second ground terminal disposed between the second signal terminal and the third signal terminal, the second ground terminal
including a first pin and a second pin, in which the first pin is close to the pin of the third signal terminal and the second
pin is close to the pin of the second ground terminal; and

a third ground terminal, disposed adjacent to the fourth signal terminal, the third ground terminal including at least a pin,
wherein the at least a pin of the third ground terminal is close to the pin of the fourth signal terminal; and

wherein the insulating body includes a first set of terminal slots and the first set of terminals is fixed to the first set
of terminal slots correspondingly, the insulating body further includes a first side wall and a second side wall, the first
side wall and the second side wall extend along the first direction and define an inserting slot, and the first set of terminal
slots is formed on the first side wall, the first side wall has a section including an outward-protrusion portion, and the
first set of terminal slots is formed at the section.

US Pat. No. 9,466,935

ELECTRICAL HARNESS CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENTIAL PAIR CONNECTION LINK

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

1. A connector system, the connector system comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first housing, the first housing including at least one first terminal
cavity and at least one first receiving pocket;

a second connector, the second connector including a second housing, the second housing including at least one second terminal
cavity and at least one second receiving pocket;

at least one lead wire assembly, each lead wire assembly including a lead wire having a first end and a second end with a
first electrically conductive terminal connected to the first end of the lead wire and a second electrically conductive terminal
connected to the second end of the lead wire; and

at least one connector link, each connector link including a first sub-connector, a second sub-connector and at least one
twisted pair cable, the first sub-connector including at least one pair of first sub-connector cavities formed therein for
receiving at least one first pair of electrically conductive terminals, the second sub-connector including at least one pair
of second sub-connector cavities formed therein for receiving at least one second pair of electrically conductive terminals,
each twisted pair cable having a first end and a second end, the first end of each twisted pair cable being connected to one
of the first pairs of electrically conductive terminals, each second end of the twisted pair cable being connected to one
of the second pairs of electrically conductive terminals;

wherein a first end of the lead wire assembly is retained in the first terminal cavity of the first connector and a second
end of the lead wire assembly is retained in the second terminal cavity of the second connector, and wherein a first end of
the connector link is retained in one of the first receiving pockets of the first connector and a second end of the connector
link is retained in one of the second receiving pockets of the second connector.

US Pat. No. 9,405,079

CONNECTOR WITH INTERFACE PROTECTION

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

1. An assembly, the assembly comprising:
a first cable assembly, the first cable assembly including a first housing with a first mating face, a first ferrule having
a plurality of first optical fibers positioned therein, and a first beam expanding element generally aligned with each first
optical fiber, each first beam expanding element expanding an optical beam generally to a beam diameter, and a first retention
member; and

a second cable assembly, the second cable assembly including a second housing with a second mating face, a second ferrule
having a plurality of second optical fibers positioned therein, a second beam expanding element generally aligned with each
second optical fiber, and a second retention member, each second beam expanding element expanding an optical beam generally
to the beam diameter, the second retention member interacting with the first retention member to retain the first cable assembly
to the second cable assembly with the first mating face, the second mating face being positioned a distance apart no more
than approximately 25% of the beam diameter and permit sliding movement of the first cable assembly relative to the second
cable assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,147,993

CONNECTING DEVICE

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

1. A connecting device, the connecting device comprising:a first connecting member, the first connecting member having a first housing, the first housing having a first mating surface and a first magnet and defining a first waveguide insertion hole, the first waveguide insertion hole extending in an axial direction, being open to the first mating surface and being configured to receive a first waveguide therein, the first magnet having a first polarity; and
a second connecting member, the second connecting member having a second housing, the second housing having a second mating surface and a second magnet and defining a second waveguide insertion hole, the second waveguide insertion hole extending in the axial direction, being open to the second mating surface and being configured to receive a second waveguide therein, the second magnet having a second polarity,
wherein the first connecting member and the second connecting member are movable relative to each other in a mating direction, wherein the mating direction is orthogonal to the axial direction,
wherein the first polarity of the first magnet is opposite the second polarity of the second magnet such that the first and second magnets are attracted to one another, wherein the attraction of the first and second magnets causes the first and second connecting members to be mated to one another such that the first mating surface faces the second mating surface, and such that the first and second waveguide insertion holes are in alignment with one another, and
wherein, when the first connecting member and the second connecting member are mated together, the first magnet and the second magnet are offset relative to one another in the mating direction.

US Pat. No. 10,135,211

CIRCUIT BOARD BYPASS ASSEMBLIES AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

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

1. A bipass assembly, comprising:a device with a first panel and a second panel;
a chip package supported by a support structure, the chip package including a chip supported on a substrate, the chip package including leads extending from the chip to respective first contacts and leads from the chip to second contacts, the first and second contacts positioned at termination areas of the substrate;
a first cable and a second cable, the first cable including a first pair of signal conductors and the second cable including a second pair of signal conductors, the first and second pairs of signal conductors each having a drain wire and a first end and a second end associated therewith, wherein the first cable is terminated to the first contacts and the second cable is terminated to the second contacts;
an entry connector positioned in the first panel, the entry connector electrically connected to the chip package via the first cable; and
an exit connector positioned in the second panel, the exit connector electrically connected to the chip package via the second cable, wherein the second cable is terminated to the second contacts and wherein the entry and exit connectors are configured to mate with respective opposing connectors so as to define, in operation, high data-rate capable transmission lines extending from the chip to the entry and exit connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,122,108

TERMINAL FITTING

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

1. A terminal comprising:a body, the body formed of a first material, the body having a longitudinal insertion axis and having a connection section along an end portion of the terminal and a contacting section extending away from the connection section, the connection section having a flexible contact beam and a stationary contact beam, the flexible contact beam cantilevered from a first point, the stationary beam opposes the flexible contact beam and the wire securing portion having a wing; and
a covering, the covering formed of a second material, the covering having a peripheral contour, the peripheral contour is divided by a middle wall, the middle wall defining an upper section and a lower section, the upper section including a locking arm that extends toward the connection section, the lower section including a stiffening beam, the stiffening beam formed from the middle wall and cantilevered from a second point, the stiffening beam engages the flexible contact beam at a third point, the second point is disposed between the first point and the third point, wherein the body is supported by the lower section.

US Pat. No. 9,997,849

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

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

1. A connector system, comprising:a first connector having a first pair of signal terminals, each of the signal terminals including a first contact and a first tail, the contacts positioned in a card slot, the first connector further including a plurality of terminals configured to be press fit into a first circuit board region;
a second connector having a second pair of signal terminals configured to mate with a second circuit board region, the second circuit board region spaced apart from the first region; and
a cable with a first end and a second end, the first end of the cable terminated to the tails of the first pair of signal terminals, the second end terminated to the second pair of signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,960,525

CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED HEAT SINK

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

1. A connector, comprising:a cage that defines a port, the cage configured to be supported by a circuit board;
a heat transfer plate with a main wall and a side wall, the side wall extending along a top or a bottom of the port; and
a spring finger plate that supports a plurality of spring fingers mounted on the side wall, the spring fingers configured to engage a module inserted into the port in a first direction, the spring fingers configured to translate in a second direction, in operation, when the module is inserted into the port, wherein each spring finger of the plurality of spring fingers is configured to individually contact the module inserted into the port.

US Pat. No. 9,941,681

CHAIN HEADER WITH SHIELD DESIGN

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

1. A cable guiding-protecting chain, comprising:a plurality of chain members, each of the chain members having a front end and a rear end, wherein the front and rear ends are pivotally connected to each other so as to form a chain; and
a header being pivotally attached to one of the chain members at a distal end of the chain and comprising:
a base having a body with a hole formed in the body and a first fastening unit provided in the hole; and
a cover having two side walls spaced apart from each other, a top wall connecting the two side walls and a second fastening unit provided for the two side walls, the second fastening unit of the cover being engaged with the first fastening unit of the base so as to allow the two side walls, the top wall and the base to cooperate to define a receiving space through which a cable passes.

US Pat. No. 9,929,502

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND CABLE CONNECTOR HAVING SAME

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

1. An electrical connector, which is suitable for correspondingly inserting into another mating connector, the electrical connector comprising:an insulating housing, the insulating housing having a bottom wall, a top wall opposing the bottom wall and two side walls connected between the bottom wall and the top wall, the bottom wall, the top wall and the two side walls enclosing to form one mating cavity, the bottom wall and the top wall being respectively provided with a group of first terminal grooves and a group of second terminal grooves, each side wall being provided with one latching groove;
a first module which is provided to a rear side of the insulating housing; the first module comprising a first insulating member and a group of first conductive terminals fixed to the first insulating member, each first conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion embedded in the first insulating member, a contacting portion extending forward from the fixed portion and a tail portion extending rearward from the fixed portion, the contacting portions of the first conductive terminals being received in the first terminal grooves and protruding toward the mating cavity;
a second module which opposes the first module along an up-down direction and is engaged with the first module together; the second module comprising a second insulating member and a group of second conductive terminals fixed to the second insulating member, each second conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion embedded in the second insulating member, a contacting portion extending forward from the fixed portion and a tail portion extending rearward from the fixed portion, the contacting portions of the second conductive terminals being received in the second terminal grooves and protruding toward the mating cavity;
at least a conductive latching member, the conductive latching member comprising a fixating portion and an elastic latching portion extending forward from the fixating portion, the elastic latching portion extending into the mating cavity via the latching groove of the insulating housing;
a shielding piece which comprises a plate body and two grounding portions respectively extending from two sides of the plate body, the plate body separating the first conductive terminals from the second conductive terminals, the grounding portion contacting and electrically connecting with the conductive latching member;
at least a conductive elastic sheet, the conductive elastic sheet comprising a body mounted on an outer side of the insulating housing and a first contact portion extending inwardly from the body and extending into the mating cavity; and
an outer shielding shell which encloses an outer periphery of the conductive elastic sheet, conductive latching member and insulating housing, and when the electrical connector is correspondingly inserted into another mating connector, the outer shielding shell electrically connecting with the conductive elastic sheet and/or the conductive latching member.

US Pat. No. 9,865,947

SIM CONNECTOR

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

1. An electronic card connector configured to be mounted on a circuit board so as to be electrically connected to an electronic
card having a plurality of conducting pads, the electronic card connector comprising:
an insulating housing; and
a plurality of terminals mounted to the insulating housing, and each terminal comprising two resilient arms, a contacting
structure and a tail for being soldered to the circuit board, the two resilient arms each having a first end and a second
end, the two first ends of the two resilient arms being spaced apart from each other and fixed to the insulating housing,
the two second ends of the two resilient arms being connected to the contacting structure, the contacting structure and the
two first ends of the two resilient arms defining a substantially triangular space therebetween, the contacting structure
comprising a convex curved surface, the convex curved surface having two outside edges respectively connected to two outside
edges of the two resilient arms, a first portion positioned at a middle region of the convex curved surface and curved upwardly
for contacting the corresponding conducting pad of the electronic card and two second portions each positioned between the
first portion and the corresponding outside edge of the convex curved surface and curved downwardly from the first portion
toward the corresponding outside edge of the convex curved surface, the conducting pad of the electronic card can move onto
the first portion via the second portions, the two outside edges of the convex curved surface being lower than the first portion
of the convex curved surface in height, wherein the tail is positioned between the two resilient arms and within the substantially
triangular space.

US Pat. No. 9,847,590

REINFORCED SHIELD TYPE CONNECTOR

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

1. A shield type connector which is configured to connect a printed circuit board (PCB) to a flexible printed circuit (FPC),
the shield type connector comprising:
a housing having front and rear portions, the front portion of the housing being configured to receive the FPC therein, the
housing being formed of a non-metallic material;

a plurality of terminals housed in the housing, the plurality of terminals configured to be soldered to the PCB;
a housing shell which surrounds at least a portion of the housing, the housing shell being formed of a metallic material,
the housing shell being configured to reinforce a strength of the housing, the housing shell being configured to be soldered
to the PCB; and

an actuator which is connected to the rear portion of the housing, the actuator having a non-metallic portion and a metallic
portion, the actuator being formed by overmolding the non-metallic portion to the metallic portion, the metallic portion being
an actuator shell which is configured to reinforce a strength of the actuator, the actuator being movable between an open
position and a closed position,

wherein when the actuator is in the open position, the actuator allows for the FPC to be inserted into, or removed from, the
housing, and the actuator shell is physically separated from the housing shell, and

wherein when the actuator is in the closed position, the actuator locks the FPC into the housing in a manner whereby electrical
contact is established between the FPC and the plurality of terminals, and the actuator shell is in physical contact with
the housing shell such that electrical contact is established between the actuator shell and the housing shell.

US Pat. No. 9,742,083

CARD EDGE CONNECTOR

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

1. A card edge connector comprising:
a housing configured to be mated with a card having connecting electrodes, the housing comprising a first housing having first
terminals mounted to contact the connecting electrodes and a second housing having second terminals each connected to a core
wire in a conductive wire, and

the first terminals and the second terminals contacting each other under a predetermined amount of contact pressure when the
first housing and the second housing are mated.

US Pat. No. 9,761,977

CONDUCTIVE TERMINAL AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A conductive terminal, which is integrally formed by stamping a metal material, the conductive terminal comprising:
a mating portion,
a tail portion positioned rearward of the mating portion; and
a fixed portion connected between the mating portion and the tail portion, wherein the fixed portion comprises a bottom wall,
first and second side walls, a lock tang and a stopping protrusion, the bottom wall having a middle and first and second sides,
the first side wall extending upwardly from the first side of the bottom wall, the second side wall extending upwardly from
the second side of the bottom wall, the lock tang extending rearwardly and upwardly from the middle of the bottom wall, the
stopping protrusion protruding inwardly from the first side wall, the stopping protrusion being formed by tearing inwardly
from the first side wall, the stopping protrusion configured to abut against the lock tang.

US Pat. No. 9,583,872

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ELASTIC ENGAGING PORTION

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

1. A connector assembly the connector assembly comprising:
a first connector having a first housing for holding first terminals; and
a second connector having a second housing for holding second terminals,
wherein the second housing is configured to be coupled with the first housing in a first direction, the second housing having
a second engaging portion, the first housing having two fixed portions positioned apart from one another in a second direction
orthogonal to the first direction, the first housing having an elastic portion passing between the two fixed portions and
bending in a third direction orthogonal to both the first direction and the second direction, the elastic portion having a
first engaging portion formed thereon, the first engaging portion able to be hooked on the second engaging portion, the elastic
portion having a first edge and a second edge positioned on opposite sides in the first direction, and the first engaging
portion being positioned between the first edge and the second edge,

wherein the first engaging portion is formed in the elastic portion closer to the first edge than to the second edge in the
first direction, and the first housing has a section positioned in the first direction relative to the first edge and facing
the first edge in the first direction, and

wherein the first edge of the elastic portion hits the section of the first housing facing the first edge before the first
engaging portion and the second engaging portion disengage when the first engaging portion formed in the elastic portion is
inclined due to force in the separating direction for the first housing and the second housing while the first engaging portion
and the second engaging portion are engaged.

US Pat. No. 9,515,421

DIFFERENTIALLY COUPLED CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a mounting side, the housing formed of an insulative material, the mounting side configured
to be supported, in operation, by a circuit board, wherein a slot is positioned in the mating face, the slot having a first
side with a first set of terminal grooves and a second side opposing the first side with a second set of terminal grooves;
and

a first set of terminals extending from the mounting side to the first set of terminal grooves, the first set of terminals
forming a first row of terminals in first side of the slot, each of the terminals in the first set having a contact and a
body portion that extends to the contact, the first row of terminals including a differential signal pair surrounded on both
sides by a ground terminal, each of the terminals in the first row being configured such that the contacts in a first row
are at a constant pitch and the body portions of the four terminals are substantially wider than the contacts such that the
space between the body portions of the four terminals is less than the space between the contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,439,334

CONNECTOR WITH TUNED CHANNEL

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

1. A connector, comprising:a first wafer including a first truss that supports a first terminal;
a second wafer positioned adjacent the first wafer, the second wafer including a second truss that supports a second terminal;
a third wafer positioned adjacent the second wafer, the third wafer including a third truss that supports a third terminal;
a fourth wafer positioned adjacent the third wafer, the fourth wafer including a fourth truss that supports a fourth terminal, wherein the first through fourth wafers are in series, and each truss is formed of insulative material and defines a dielectric constant for each of the terminals, the terminals being arranged in a ground, signal, signal, ground pattern, wherein the dielectric constant associated with the coupling between the second and third terminals is different than the dielectric constant between the first and second terminals and the third and fourth terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,439,339

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH A LOCKING MEMBER ATTACHED TO THE HOUSING

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

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a center terminal which is configured to be connected to a core wire of a coaxial cable;
a shield terminal which is configured to be connected to a shield wire of the coaxial cable;
a dielectric body externally surrounding the center terminal, the dielectric body being disposed between the center terminal and the shield terminal; and
a housing formed with an insertion hole passing through in a front-rear direction to accommodate the center terminal, the dielectric body, and the shield terminal, the center terminal, the dielectric body, and the shield terminal configured to be inserted into the housing from a rear side of the insertion hole,
wherein the shield terminal includes:
a contact part surrounding the center terminal and the dielectric body, the contact part being configured to come into contact with a terminal of a target connector;
a connecting part configured to surround the shield wire of the coaxial cable, the connecting part configured to be connected to the shield wire of the coaxial cable; and
a catching-target part configured to surround the coaxial cable,
wherein the contact part, the connecting part, and the catching-target part are bent and formed integrally into a cylindrical shape so as to be configured to surround a center line of the coaxial cable, and
wherein the housing includes, inside the insertion hole, a catching part configured to come into contact with a part of a front edge of the catching-target part to restrict the shield terminal from moving forward,
wherein the catching-target part of the shield terminal lies behind the connecting part.

US Pat. No. 10,348,014

CONNECTOR FOR A FLAT CABLE

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

1. A connector, comprising:a plurality of terminals aligned in a left to right direction; and
a housing formed with a space into which a flat cable can be inserted from a front side to a rear side, the housing configured to support the plurality of terminals, the housing comprising a left side locking convex portion, a right side locking convex portion and a guide portion, the left side locking convex portion positioned on a left side of the plurality of terminals and protruding from a lower side of the space to an upper side of the space, the left side locking convex portion configured to catch an engaging portion formed on a left side of the flat cable, the right side locking convex portion positioned on a right side of the plurality of terminals and protruding from the lower side of the space to the upper side of the space, the right side locking convex portion configured to catch an engaging portion formed on a right side of the flat cable, the guide portion protruding from the upper side of the space to the lower side of the space and being positioned between the left and right side locking convex portions for downwardly guiding the flat cable inserted into the space,
wherein the left side locking convex portion has a slanted surface formed on a right side surface thereof that extends obliquely upward and to the left, and wherein the right side locking convex portion has a slanted surface formed on a left side surface thereof that extends obliquely upward and to the right.

US Pat. No. 10,230,186

CONNECTOR WITH DUAL CARD SLOTS

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

2. The connector of claim 1, further comprising a second row of terminals supported by the housing, the second row of terminals including a third set of terminals that have fourth contacts and fifth contacts, the fourth contacts positioned in the first card slot and the fifth contacts positioned in the second card slot, and the second row of terminals further including a fourth set of terminals having a sixth contacts in the card slot and tails that extend to the mounting face, the tails configured to be attached to a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,186,794

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH ADAPTER

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

1. A connector system, comprising:a main board with front face and a first side and a second side, the main board including a first set of vias on the first side and a second set of vias on the second side, the first set of vias defining an area with a length, the first and second set of vias being offset by an offset distance that is greater than the length;
a first stacked connector with a first set of tails positioned in the first set of vias;
an interposer board provided on a second side of the main board, the interposer board having a third side and a fourth side, the third side including a third set of vias and the fourth side having tails that are inserted into the second set of vias, wherein traces connect the third set of vias to the tails; and
a second stacked connector with a second set of tails mounted on the interposer board, the second set of tails positioned in the third set of vias.

US Pat. No. 10,181,663

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH CABLE BY-PASS

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

1. A stacked connector system, comprising:a first connector mounted on a first circuit board area and having a first card slot and a second card slot that are spaced apart vertically, each of the first and second card slots having a first side and a second side, the first connector supporting a plurality of signal terminals that are arranged in pairs, the signal terminals having contacts and tails on opposing ends, wherein a first pair of signal terminals is provided in the first card slot and a second pair of signal terminals is provided in the second card slot;
a second connector mounted on a second circuit board area having a third and fourth pair of signal terminals configured to mate with a second circuit board region, the second circuit board region spaced apart from the first region;
a first cable with a first end and a second end and a first pair of signal conductors that extends therebetween, the first pair of signal conductors terminated to the tails of the first pair of signal terminals on the first end and terminated to the third pair of signal terminals on the second end; and
a second cable with a first end and a second end and a second pair of signal conductors that extends therebetween, the second pair of signal conductors terminated to the tails of the second pair of signal terminals on the first end and terminated to the fourth pair of signal terminals on the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,128,587

POWER CONNECTION APPARATUS ASSEMBLY AND POWER CONNECTION APPARATUS

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

1. A power connection apparatus assembly, comprising:a first power connection apparatus comprising:
at least one connecting unit, the connecting unit comprising a conductive member and a positioning member, the conductive member having a mounting plate portion and an inserting plate portion bending from the mounting plate portion and extending, the mounting plate portion having at least one positioning hole, the positioning member having a flat plate portion cooperating with the mounting plate portion and at least one protruding post protruding from the flat plate portion to correspondingly pass through the positioning hole; and
a first circuit board having at least one mounting unit corresponding to the at least one connecting unit, the mounting unit comprising a conductive pad for providing the mounting plate portion and at least one insertion hole corresponding to the at least one positioning hole in position to allow the protruding post to insert therein, the protruding post of the positioning member passing through the positioning hole of the mounting plate portion of the conductive member and inserting into the insertion hole so that the mounting plate portion and the first circuit board are positioned relative to each other, the mounting plate portion being fixed and connected to the conductive pad so as to form an electrical connection; and
a second power connection apparatus comprising:
a second circuit board; and
at least one electrical connector corresponding to the at least one connecting unit and provided to the second circuit board, the electrical connector comprises an insulating housing having an insertion slot and a plurality of terminals provided to the insulating housing, the inserting plate portion of the conductive member may insert into the insertion slot and contact the terminals to form an electrical connection, after the inserting plate portion has inserted into the insertion slot, the first circuit board and the second circuit board are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,128,598

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A connector configured to be mounted on an end portion of a flat cable, the connector comprising:a stage having an arrangement surface for arranging the end portion of the flat cable;
an engaging protruding portion formed on the arrangement surface for engaging the flat cable;
an opposing portion formed so as to face the arrangement surface; and
two side wall portions positioned on opposite sides from each other in the left-right direction to interpose the arrangement surface,
wherein the end portion of the flat cable is insertable from a front side of the connector to a rear side of the connector between the arrangement surface and the opposing portion, wherein the opposing portion has a first section arranged in front of the engaging protruding portion and a second section extending rearward from the first section, wherein the first section has a connecting portion connecting to at least one of the two side wall portions, and wherein the opposing portion is elastically deformable to allow the second section to move vertically around the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,128,603

HIGH POWER CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector assembly comprising:a first connector having a first end connected to a conductor and a second end having a sleeve, the second end including a slot formed therein and defining an opening, and
a second connector having a mounting end connected to a conductor and a mating end, the mating end having a contact portion configured to fit into the opening, a contacting ring disposed on the contact portion, a collar is attached to the contact portion and retains the contacting ring on the contact portion wherein the contacting ring provides the electrical connection between the sleeve and the contact portion upon mating of the first connector to the second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,014,605

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL HOLDER

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

1. A terminal holder comprising:a stitch plate, the stitch plate having two rows of terminal cavities;
a plurality of terminals, the terminals positioned in the two rows of cavities, each terminal having a body portion with a tail on one end and a retaining portion on a second end, the retaining portion including a contact portion at a distal end, the body portion being bent and the tail includes a pressing section;
an aligning plate having two rows of holes configured to allow the tails to pass through the holes so that the pressing section presses against the aligning plate; and
a cover pivotably attached to the stitch plate, the cover having walls and an intervening space defined between adjacent walls, the walls including an end having a flat surface, wherein the walls are disposed between adjacent terminals and the flat surface engages a portion of the pressing section.

US Pat. No. 9,972,925

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass cable assembly, comprising:a chip package supported on a circuit board;
a plurality of cables including a first and second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends of the signal conductors are terminated to circuits on the circuit board adjacent to and in communication with the chip package; and
a connector that includes a body that supports a first pair of signal terminals and a first ground terminal in a row, the signal terminals of the first pair of signal terminals each including a contact portion and a tail portion, the tail portions of the first pair of signal terminals being connected to the signal conductors of the first cable, the first ground terminal including a contact that is positioned adjacent the contacts of the first pair of signal terminals and being connected to the ground shield of the first cable so that the connector and plurality of cables help provide a differential coupled channel between the contacts of the first pair of signal terminals and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,882,297

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH THERMAL SURFACE

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

1. A plug connector, comprising:
a body having a mating face at a mating end, the body being elongated and extending in a first direction that is parallel
with an insertion direction, the body having a thermal surface on a first side, the thermal surface having grooves that extend
along the first side toward the mating end;

a paddle card positioned in the body and extending from the thermal surface to a position adjacent the mating face; and
circuitry positioned in the body, the circuitry configured to emit at least 1 watt of thermal energy, the circuitry thermally
connected to the thermal surface, wherein the thermal surface includes at least 50% more surface area than a corresponding
flat surface;

wherein the grooves are formed by fins.

US Pat. No. 9,875,432

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR SET

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

1. An electrical card holding member which is configured to hold a card having terminal members and side surfaces, the card
holding member being configured to be inserted into a card connector in an insertion direction via a sealing portion of an
outer member, the card holding member being configured to be ejected from the card connector in an ejection direction via
the sealing portion of the outer member, the injection direction and the ejection direction being opposite one another, the
sealing portion of the outer member having a first sealing portion and a pressure imparting portion, the card holding member
comprising: a card holding frame portion which is configured to surround the side surfaces of the card and to face the side
surfaces of the card; a connecting base portion integrally connected to the card holding frame portion, the connecting base
portion having an outer peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface having a first sealed portion formed thereon, the
first sealed portion being configured to engage the first sealing portion of the sealing portion of the outer member; and
a movable connecting portion which is slidably mounted on the connecting base portion such that the movable connecting portion
can move relative to the connecting base portion in each of the insertion and ejection directions, the movable connecting
portion having a pressure receiving portion, the pressure receiving portion being configured to engage the pressure imparting
portion of the sealing portion of the outer member, the movable connecting portion being biased in the insertion direction
by the outer member when the pressure receiving portion is engaged with the pressure imparting portion;
wherein the movable connecting portion has an outer peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface of the movable connecting
portion having a second sealed portion formed thereon, the second sealed portion being configured to engage a second sealing
portion of the sealing portion of the outer member.

US Pat. No. 9,876,296

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING A RECEPTACLE ON ONE PCB CONNECTED TO A PLUG ON ANOTHER PCB

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

1. A board-to-board connector assembly configured to electrically connect a first printed circuit board (PCB) to a second
PCB, the board-to-board connector assembly comprising:
a receptacle connector having a receptacle header and at least one receptacle contact terminal, the receptacle header defining
at least one insertion space, the at least one insertion space being open to a front end of the receptacle header, the at
least one receptacle contact terminal being secured to the receptacle header, the at least one receptacle contact terminal
having a contact part and a soldering part, the contact part of the at least one receptacle contact terminal being positioned
within the at least one insertion space, wherein the front end of the receptacle header is positioned further forward than
the contact part of the at least one receptacle contact terminal, a lower surface of the soldering part of the at least one
receptacle contact terminal being configured to be mounted and electrically connected to a top surface of the first PCB;

a plug connector having a plug header and at least one plug contact terminal, the plug header having a fastening part and
a locking part, the fastening part defining at least one insertion hole, the at least one insertion hole being open to a front
end of the plug header, the at least one plug contact terminal being secured to the plug header, the locking part being configured
to operate elastically in a vertical direction, the at least one plug contact terminal having a contact part and a soldering
part, the contact part of the at least one plug contact terminal being positioned within the at least one insertion hole,
wherein the front end of the plug header is positioned further forward than the contact part of the at least one plug contact
terminal, a lower surface of the soldering part of the at least one plug contact terminal being configured to be mounted and
electrically connected to a top surface of the second PCB,

wherein the at least one receptacle contact terminal has a bending structure such that the contact part of the at least one
receptacle contact terminal is entirely positioned lower than the lower surface of the soldering part of the at least one
receptacle contact terminal, and

wherein the at least one plug contact terminal has a bending structure such that the contact part of the at least one plug
contact terminal is entirely positioned lower than the lower surface of the soldering part of the at least one plug contact
terminal,

wherein, when the plug connector is secured to the receptacle connector, the fastening part of the plug connector is inserted
into the at least one insertion space of the receptacle connector, whereby the contact part of the at least one receptacle
contact terminal enters into the at least one insertion hole and electrically contacts the contact part of the at least one
plug contact terminal and the locking part locks the fastening part to the receptacle header.

US Pat. No. 9,847,597

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SEALING STRUCTURE

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

1. A connector system comprising:
a receptacle connector having a receptacle housing, the receptacle housing having a body portion including a first end and
a second end, the body portion having a plurality of passages for receiving at least one conductive terminal through openings
along a mating direction in the second end therein;

a lateral wall surrounding the body portion;
a space between the lateral wall and the body portion;
at least one bridging portion connecting the body portion to the lateral wall, the bridging portion including an end surface
positioned normal to the mating direction;

a plug connector having a plug housing, the plug housing having a body portion, a first end and a second end, the body portion
having a plurality of second passages for receiving at least one second conductive terminal through openings along the mating
direction in the second end therein and the at least one second conductive terminals being mateable with the at least one
conductive terminals of the receptacle connector;

a shroud surrounding the body portion of the plug housing;
a space between the body portion and the shroud of the plug housing;
at least one bridging portion connecting the body portion to the shroud of the plug housing, the bridging portion including
an end surface positioned normal to the mating direction;

an elastomeric seal is disposed on the body portion of the receptacle housing in an intervening gap defined between the end
surface of the bridging portion of the receptacle housing and the end surface of the bridging portion of the plug housing
when the receptacle connector and the plug connector are mated together; and

wherein the end surface of the bridging portion of the plug housing abuts the seal.

US Pat. No. 9,837,748

ACCESS TERMINAL FOR CARD SOCKET

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

1. An access terminal for a card socket of an electronic device, the access terminal being furnished on a housing of the card
socket so as to make contact with a card that holds various data for information, the access terminal comprising:
a main terminal that is configured to make contact with a card terminal furnished on the card;
an auxiliary terminal that is configured to optionally make contact with the card terminal; and
a connecting part that connects the main terminal and the auxiliary terminal, wherein the connecting part has an elasticity
reinforcement hole formed therethrough to facilitate elastic deformation of the main and auxiliary terminals without plastic
deformation.

US Pat. No. 9,837,763

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
a housing including an outer shell portion having an inside surface and an outside surface and facing a holding portion in
a second direction orthogonal to a first direction when the first direction is a direction in which the holding portion holding
a plurality of terminals is inserted into an opposing housing;

a slider held movably in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction and between the holding
portion and the outer shell portion, the slider having a cam groove configured to engage and disengage an engaging protrusion
provided on the opposing housing in response to movement of the slider; and

a lever including a turning shaft hole configured to turn around a turning shaft portion provided on the outside surface of
the outer shell portion in the second direction, the lever having a cam shaft portion inserted through a window formed in
the outer shell portion and into the cam groove formed in the slider.

US Pat. No. 9,837,768

DIRECT BACKPLANE CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of wafers positioned side by side, each wafer having a mounting side and a mating side, each wafer including a
first pair and a second pair of signal terminals with a ground terminal positioned between the first and second pairs, each
of the terminals of the pair of signal terminals having a tail, a body and a contact, wherein the bodies of the terminals
are aligned in a vertical alignment such that a body of the ground terminal is between the bodies of the two pairs of signal
terminals and wherein the contacts of each pair of signal terminals are in a horizontal alignment in the mating side, each
wafer further including a shield that is electrically connected to the ground terminal;

a shroud positioned on a mating side of the wafers, the shroud being insulative and supporting the contacts of the pair of
signal terminals in a side-by-side arrangement; and

a plurality of u-shields extending through the shroud, the u-shields each configured to partially shield a respective pair
of contacts, wherein the shroud includes a conductive element that connects the u-shields to the ground shield.

US Pat. No. 9,575,261

EMBEDDED OPTICAL FIBER TERMINATION DEVICE

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

1. An assembly comprising:
a composite structure having a plurality of layers and an edge, the edge including an opening therein;
an optical fiber embedded within the composite structure, the optical fiber having an optical fiber diameter;
an alignment member having a bore extending therethrough and including first and second sections, the first section being
positioned within the opening of the composite structure, and the second section extending out of the composite structure
and configured to receive a mating optical fiber member; and

a fiber holder with an inner bore having a bore diameter, the bore diameter being slightly larger than the optical fiber diameter,
the fiber holder further including a second edge, the fiber holder being positioned within and in contact with the first section
of the alignment member a length of the optical fiber being located within the inner bore of the fiber holder and wherein
the second edge of the fiber holder is coplanar with the edge of the composite structure.

US Pat. No. 10,488,603

WAVEGUIDE ALIGNMENT STRUCTURE

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

1. A multi-tiered optical assembly comprising:a ferrule body having
a mating face,
a rear face,
a pair of spaced apart sidewalls, each of the spaced apart sidewalls forming a staircase shape,
the mating face, the rear face, and the sidewalls defining an opening,
a first support level of a plurality of support levels, the first support level being narrowest and lowest of the plurality of support levels within the ferrule body, and
a second support level of the plurality of support levels, the second support level positioned above the first support level and wider than the first support level, the second support level being vertically spaced from the first support level; and
first and second flexible waveguide members, each waveguide member including at least one waveguide, the first waveguide member being disposed at the first support level and extending between the mating face and the rear face, and the second waveguide member being disposed at the second support level and extending between the mating face and the rear face.

US Pat. No. 10,439,306

ELECTRICAL CONTACT TERMINAL

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

1. An electrical contact terminal comprising:a back plate;
first and second support plates, the first support plate connected to a first end of the back plate and extending forward from the back plate, the second support plate connected to a second end of the back plate and extending forward from the back plate, the first and second support plates and the back plate defining a wire insertion space therebetween, each support plate having a mounting portion formed on a lower end thereof, each mounting portion being configured to be mounted on a substrate; and
first and second connection plates, the first connection plate connected to an upper end of the first support plate, the second connection plate connected to an upper end of the second support plate, the first and second connection plates extending downwardly and inwardly into the wire insertion space, the first and second connection plates being configured to connect and lock a wire that is inserted, in a vertical direction, into the wire insertion space,
wherein the first support plate has a first movement prevention portion cut therefrom, the first movement prevention portion extending inwardly into the wire insertion space and being spaced from the first connection plate, and wherein the second support plate has a second movement prevention portion cut therefrom, the second movement prevention portion extending inwardly into the wire insertion space and being spaced from the second connection plate.

US Pat. No. 10,424,856

ROUTING ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM USING SAME

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

1. A routing assembly, comprising:a frame with a front face that defines a plurality of ports in an N by M array, where N and M are both at least two;
a tray extending from the frame;
a plurality of first connector positioned in the plurality of ports;
a plurality of cables with first ends connected to the plurality of first connectors and second ends extending from the tray, the portion of the plurality of cables extending through the tray in a predetermined configuration, wherein at least some of the plurality of cables have bends in the tray; and
a plurality of second connectors mounted on the second ends, the second connector having a mating direction that is transverse to the tray, wherein the plurality of cables are configured to allow signals to pass between the first and second connectors while bypassing a circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,424,875

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulative housing;
a plurality of terminals fixed to the insulative housing, each terminal having a fixed portion fixed to the insulative housing and a contact portion and a soldering portion which are connected to the fixed portion, the soldering portion of each terminal of at least a part of the plurality of terminals being formed with a bending section, and an inner surface of the bending section defining a filling space for filling with solder; and
a plurality of wires respectively soldered to the soldering portions of the plurality of terminals each in a lengthwise direction along a side of the respective filling space, making contact with the solder in that filling space, wherein the soldering portion of each terminal has a first surface and a second surface which are respectively positioned at opposite sides and two side surfaces, one side surface connects one side of the first surface and one side of the second surface, the other side surface connects the other side of the first surface and the other side of the second surface, and the first surface includes the inner surface of the bending section, wherein the plurality of terminals are arranged so that the side surfaces of the soldering portions of the plurality of terminals face each other and are spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,393,968

APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL SWITCHING WITH TRANSMISSIONAL AND REFLECTIVE POLARIZATION MODULATORS

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

1. A wavelength selective switch comprising:a plurality of optical ports, at least one of the optical ports being configured to receive an input optical beam, the input optical beam having a plurality of wavelength channels, and one or more of the optical ports being configured to receive and output therethrough one or more wavelength channels of the plurality of wavelength channels of the input optical beam;
a polarization conditioning system configured to separate the input optical beam into first and second optical components, the first optical component having a first polarization and the second optical component having a second polarization orthogonal to the first polarization;
a dispersion system configured to spatially separate the plurality of wavelength channels; and
a switching system, the switching system including at least one transmissive stage and a reflective polarization modulator, each transmissive stage having a transmissional polarization modulator and a symmetrical beam polarization separator, the transmissional polarization modulator including a plurality of individually controllable transmissive first cells, each first cell being configured to independently and selectively change a polarization orientation of an optical beam passing through the cell, the symmetrical beam polarization separator being configured to redirect the optical beam passing therethrough based upon its polarization, and the reflective polarization modulator including a birefringence section and a reflective section, the birefringence section including a plurality of individually controllable second cells, each second cell being configured to independently and selectively convert linear polarization of an optical beam passing therethrough to circular polarization and to independently and selectively convert circular polarization of the optical beam passing through the second cell to linear polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,367,280

WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN BYPASS ROUTING ASSEMBLIES

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

1. A board connector assembly for connecting to a chip package, comprising:a cable including a pair of signal conductors and a ground wire;
a connector housing supporting a pair of signal terminals, each signal terminal having a contact portion and a termination portion and a body portion extending therebetween, the connector housing having a mating end, the termination portions being enclosed in the connector housing and the contact portions being disposed exterior of the connector housing and spaced apart from the connector housing mating end;
a ground member supported by the connector housing and extending along at least a portion of the terminal body portions, the ground member including a termination portion for connecting to the ground wire and electrically connected to a ground contact portion, the ground contact portion extending from the connector housing such, and
the signal contact portions and the ground contact portions including arcuate contact surfaces at distal ends such that when the connector housing is pressed toward a mating surface of a circuit board, pairs of the terminal contact portions move transversely along the circuit board common mating surface transversely to the connector housing longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,305,204

HIGH SPEED BYPASS CABLE FOR USE WITH BACKPLANES

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

1. A bypass assembly, comprising:a first circuit board with a perimeter;
a chip package mounted on the first circuit board;
a backplane connector with a plurality of wafers and a plurality of terminals positioned in each of the wafers, the plurality of terminals positioned in a row and including signal terminals and ground terminals, the signal terminals being arranged in pairs of signal terminals and at least one of the ground terminals positioned between pairs of the signal terminals, wherein the terminals include contacts that extend from the respective wafer in a cantilevered manner, the contacts extending beyond the perimeter of the first circuit board;
a plurality of cables including a first cable and a second cable, each of the plurality of cables including an insulative body portion with a pair of associated signal conductors extending lengthwise through the insulative body portion, the signal conductors of each pair being spaced apart, each cable of the plurality of cables including a ground shield that extends around the insulative body portion, the ground shield and signal conductors having opposing first and second free ends, wherein the first free ends are terminated to the signal and ground terminals in the backplane connector; and
a second connector mounted to the second free end, the second connector configured to connect the signal terminals in the backplane connector that are in communication via the signal conductors to the chip package.

US Pat. No. 10,230,203

CABLE TRAY ASSEMBLY

Molex, LLC, Lisle (US)

1. A cable tray assembly, comprising:a first shell with a plurality of sides that define a first interior cavity, the first shell having at least one first connector on a first face;
a second shell with a plurality of sides that define a second interior cavity, the second shell having at least one second connector on a second face, the first and second face being on opposing sides of the cable tray assembly, wherein the first shell is configured to be inserted into the second shell so that the first interior cavity is in communication with the second interior cavity;
at least one cable connecting the at least one first connector to the at least one second connector and being positioned in the first and second cavities; and
an adjustment system that is configured, in operation, to selectively control a distance between the first face and the second face.

US Pat. No. 10,193,280

CONNECTOR WITH BI-DIRECTIONAL LATCH

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

1. A connector with a bi-directional latching mechanism, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of terminals supported by the housing, the terminals including tail portions and contact portions for contacting opposing terminals of an opposing, mating connector, the terminal contact portions being disposed proximate to a mating end of the housing;
a shroud formed of a conductive material supported by the housing, the shroud enclosing the terminal contact portions and providing a conductive surface for mating with a shield of the opposing, mating connector; and
two latching members supported by the connector housing, each of the latching members including a base that is fixed in place with respect to the housing and a free end extending lengthwise from the base in a cantilevered fashion, the base and the free end being interconnected by an intervening body portion, wherein the latching members each include an actuating tab that extends vertically into contact with an actuation member of the housing such that translation of the actuation member causes the free ends to deflect vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,164,364

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:a housing having a housing part housing a flat cable;
a plurality of terminals disposed in the housing part aligned along a width direction of the flat cable housed in the housing part; and
a mounting member mounted to the housing for locking the flat cable, wherein
the mounting member has:
a mounting part mounted to at least one of the housing and a circuit board,
an elastic part extending in the width direction of the flat cable,
an extending part extending in the width direction of the flat cable, and
an engaging part engaging with an engaged part formed on the flat cable, and
the mounting member is connected to an end part in a width direction of the elastic part,
an intermediate region of the extending part is connected to an intermediate region in the width direction of the elastic part,
the engaging part is connected to a terminal part in a width direction of the extending part, and
the elastic part is elastically deformable in a thickness direction of the flat cable.

US Pat. No. 10,164,367

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector, comprising a housing and a terminal installed in the housing,wherein the terminal includes a pair consisting of a first terminal and a second terminal,
wherein each of the first terminal and the second terminal includes a contact part extending in the anteroposterior direction, an upper plate and a lower plate extending in the vertical direction, and a link section extending in the lateral direction and linking up with the upper plate and the lower plate, and
wherein the contact part of the first terminal is opposite the contact part of the second terminal in the vertical direction, the upper plate of the first terminal is opposite the upper plate of the second terminal in the lateral direction, the lower plate of the first terminal is opposite the lower plate of the second terminal in the lateral direction, and the positional relationship between the upper plate of the first terminal and the upper plate of the second terminal in the lateral direction is opposite the positional relationship between the lower plate of the first terminal and the lower plate of the second terminal in the lateral direction.

US Pat. No. 10,164,380

COMPACT CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A connector, comprising:a housing supporting a card slot with a first side and a second side;
a wafer set supported by the housing, each wafer set including a first wafer and a second wafer that are adjacent, each wafer supporting a first terminal and a second terminal, each of the terminals having a contact, a tail and a body portion extending therebetween, the tails having a press-fit configuration, wherein the contacts of the first terminals are positioned on the first side and the contacts of the second terminals are positioned on the second side, wherein the first terminals form a first differential pair and the second terminals form a second differential pair, the bodies of the terminals that form the differential pairs extending in substantial alignment from the contacts to the tails;
a first shield plate and a second shield plate positioned on opposing sides of the wafer set, the first and second shield plates providing ground tails and ground contacts, the ground contacts configured to be positioned adjacent the signal contacts provided by the wafer set so as to form a ground, signal, signal, ground configuration of the contacts in the card slot; and
wherein the wafer set is a first wafer set, the connector further including a second wafer set configured like the first wafer set, the second wafer set have a third shield plate on a first side and a fourth shield plate on a second side, wherein the second shield plate and the third shield plate are adjacent each other so as to provide a ground, signal, signal, ground, ground, signal, signal, ground arrangement of contacts in a row in the card slot, and wherein an air gap is provided between the second shield plate and the third shield plate.

US Pat. No. 10,153,571

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A connector system, comprising:a cage with a front face, a rear face and two opposing sides that extend between the front and rear face, the cage including an intermediate section that includes an upper wall and a lower wall, the upper and lower walls helping to define an upper port and a lower port in the cage, the lower wall including a hole formed therein so that the intermediate section is in communication with the lower port;
a connector positioned in the cage, the connector including a first row of cantilevered contacts in the upper port and a second row of cantilevered contacts in the lower port; and
a biased heat sink disposed in the intermediate section between the upper and lower ports, the biased heat sink extending through the hole into the lower port, wherein the biased heat sink includes a plurality of fins and wherein the cage includes apertures on two sides such that, in operation, air can flow in the apertures on one of the two sides, past the fins and out the apertures on the other of the two sides.

US Pat. No. 10,147,125

DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,128,599

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:a housing having an opening on a front end and an insertion passage for a flat cable connected to a rear of the opening;
a plurality of terminals accommodated in the housing and configured so as to electrically connect the flat cable;
a retainer accommodated in the housing and having a base portion and a front upper beam extending forward from the base portion and positioned above the insertion passage, the front upper beam including a middle portion positioned in a middle of the front upper beam and having an engaging portion configured so as to engage an engaged portion formed in the flat cable and a forward extending portion extending forward from the middle portion, at least a portion of the engaging portion being positioned in the insertion passage, a region being defined above the leading end of the forward extending portion for restricting upward movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion, and the front upper beam being elastically deformable so that the middle portion moves upward when the upward movement of the leading end of the forward extending portion is restricted by the region; and
an actuator having a cam portion, the front upper beam of the retainer moves downward when the actuator is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,128,604

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:a mounting frame having a connector mounting space and at least one mating opening;
a protective cover which can cover and latch with and uncover the mounting frame, the protective cover being provided with a strap, the strap connecting with the mounting frame so as to allow the protective cover to move between an open position and a close position, the open position being a position where the protective cover uncovers the mounting frame and the close position is a position where the protective cover covers and latches with the mounting frame; and
at least one connector having a connector mating portion, the connector being received and fixed in the connector mounting space, and the connector mating portion exposing via the mating opening, wherein the protective cover comprises an outer cover and an inner cover which are engaged with each other, the outer cover is formed by a material which is hard and the inner cover is formed by a material which is soft, and wherein one end of the inner surface of the outer cover has a recessed portion, and a side of the recessed portion is exposed to the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,128,609

WATER RESISTANT CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A water resistant connector comprising:a housing which extends from a forward surface to a rearward surface, the housing defining a seal accommodation chamber which is open to the rearward surface of the housing, the housing further defining at least one terminal accommodation chamber which is in communication with the seal accommodation chamber and which extends forward toward the forward surface of the housing; and
a first water resistant seal positioned in the seal accommodation chamber and chemically bonded to the housing, the first water resistant seal having a rearward surface which is generally flush with the rearward surface of the housing, the first water resistant seal having at least one through hole provided therethrough, the at least one through hole being in alignment with the at least one terminal accommodation chamber of the housing, the first water resistant seal providing at least one rib which extends into the at least one through hole, the at least one rib configured to seal against a wire inserted therethrough in order to resist an ingress of water to the at least one terminal accommodation chamber via the at least one through hole of the first water resistant seal,
wherein the first water resistant seal further provides a strain relief portion, the strain relief portion being positioned between the rearward surface of the first water resistant seal and the at least one rib which extends into the at least one through hole, and
wherein the strain relief portion comprises a plurality of flanges that extend into the at least one through hole, the plurality of flanges configured to be positioned against the wire to provide resistance to angularity of the wire.

US Pat. No. 10,128,621

CABLE CONNECTOR

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

1. A cable connector, comprising:at least one cable, the at least one cable comprising an insulating sheath, a shielding layer inside the insulating sheath and at least one conductive wire;
a connector, the connector comprising a metal shell, the metal shell being provided with a cable receiving portion mounting the at least one cable, the at least one cable being inserted into the connector to allow the connector and the at least one conductive wire to be electrically connected,
wherein the shielding layer is exposed out of the insulating sheath at an end of the at least one cable, a conductive elastomer is sheathed on the exposed shielding layer, when the cable receiving portion squeezes the at least one cable, the conductive elastomer is deformed and fills most of a gap between the cable receiving portion and the at least one cable,
wherein the exposed shielding layer at the end of the at least one cable is an outward foldback shielding layer formed by outwardly folding back the shielding layer over an exterior of the insulating sheath, the conductive elastomer is sheathed on the outward foldback shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,084,257

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:a housing having a mating face for mating with a mating component and a mounting face for interconnection to a circuit member, the housing having a plurality of terminal receiving cavities extending through an upper surface, a terminal support projection associated with each terminal receiving cavity and extending from the upper surface towards the mating face, each terminal support projection including a support surface and a contact positioning slot offset laterally from the support surface; and
a plurality of terminals, each terminal being mounted in one of the terminal receiving cavities, each terminal including a contact section generally adjacent a first end for engaging a mating terminal and a tail section at a second end, opposite the first end, for interconnection to a circuit member, the contact section being positioned along the support surface of the terminal support projection, and a contact positioning projection extending from the contact section and positioned within the contact positioning slot of the housing to retain the contact section adjacent the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,027,053

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SEALING BOOT

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

1. A cable assembly, comprising:a connector having a first body and a second body, the second body portion retained in the first body;
a coaxial cable secured to the connector, the coaxial cable having a center conductor and an outer conductor;
a coupling nut rotationally captivated between the first body and the second body, the coupling nut having a rear portion opposite a mating end, the coupling nut rear portion having a tapered surface;
a boot having an opening and disposed on the cable having an enlarged end and movable between an initial position and an installed position along a mating direction; and
wherein the boot has a sealing lip formed on the enlarged end of the boot that is configured to slide over the tapered surface of the coupling nut upon movement from the initial position to the installed position, and wherein a tapered surface is formed in the opening of the boot and configured to engage the tapered surface of the coupling nut.

US Pat. No. 10,008,795

CARD SOCKET FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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

1. A card socket for use in an electronic device, the card socket being configured to have first and second cards received therein at the same time with the second card being positioned on top of the first card, the card socket comprising:a housing having a card insertion space which is open at a front end of the housing, wherein the card insertion space is configured to have the first and second cards inserted therein from the front end, the housing having a step part having a staircase shape which extends upwardly into the card insertion space in order to separate the card insertion space into a first card insertion part and a second card insertion part, the first card insertion part being positioned forward of the step part, the second card insertion part being positioned above the first card insertion part and above the step part; and
a contact terminal assembly installed in the housing, the contact terminal assembly having first contact terminals and second contact terminals which are in direct contact with one another, the first contact terminals being positioned forward of the step part and extending upwardly into the first card insertion part, the second contact terminals being positioned rearward of the step part and extending upwardly into the second card insertion part,
wherein, in operation, the first card insertion part is configured to receive the first card therein and the first contact terminals are configured to contact a bottom of the first card, and the second card insertion part is configured to receive the second card therein, while the first card is received in the first card insertion part, and the second contact terminals are configured to contact a bottom of the second card.

US Pat. No. 10,007,062

OPTICAL FIBER ASSEMBLY

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

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:a ferrule, the ferrule having a front face and a plurality of bores intersecting with the front face, wherein at least one bore of the plurality of bores is tapered with a smallest portion of the at least one bore being at a bore end portion adjacent the front face; and
a plurality of optical fibers, each optical fiber having a portion thereof fixed within one of the bores and an end portion positioned generally adjacent the front face, the end portion having an end face for engaging a mating optical component and an enlarged portion with at least a portion thereof engaging the ferrule generally adjacent the front face, wherein the end face is formed by a laser sequentially cleaving each optical fiber and the enlarged portion is formed by the laser melting part of the end face during the cleaving, wherein the optical fibers have a fiber diameter, and wherein the enlarged portions of the optical fibers have a diameter larger than the fiber diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,007,069

FIBER OPTICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. A fiber optical connector, the fiber optical connector comprising an outer housing, an inner housing, a plurality of ferrules, a plurality of compressible springs, a plurality of optical fibers, a supporting seat and a rear supporting assembly; the outer housing being sheathed on the inner housing, the outer housing being provided with side holes at two sides of the outer housing, the inner housing being provided inside the outer housing and having a penetrating board at one end of the inner housing, the penetrating board being provided with a plurality of penetrating holes, the inner housing being provided with outer latching portions at two sides of the inner housing, the outer latching portions correspondingly exposed to the side holes at the two sides of the outer housing, the plurality of ferrules being provided in the inner housing and front ends of the plurality of ferrules respectively extending out of the penetrating holes of the penetrating board, a rear segment of each of the plurality of ferrules being sheathed with a compressible spring, and the plurality of ferrules respectively connecting the plurality of optical fibers, the supporting seat being sheathed on the rear segments of the plurality of ferrules and providing support for the plurality of compressible springs, the rear supporting assembly being assembled and fixed to the inner housing, the plurality of ferrules, the plurality of compressible springs and the supporting seat being assembled in the rear supporting assembly and the inner housing.

US Pat. No. 9,977,194

WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL EXPANSION COMPENSATION

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

1. An optical fiber assembly comprising:an optical fiber having a forward end;
a ferrule supporting the optical fiber;
a beam expanding element aligned with the forward end of the optical fiber; and
a thermal expansion compensation element adjacent the optical fiber to compensate for thermal expansion differences between the optical fiber and the ferrule, wherein the beam expanding element is a resilient lens within a forward passage of the ferrule and the forward end of the optical fiber engages the resilient lens, wherein the ferrule includes a central bore to receive the optical fiber which is secured to a rear section of the ferrule, and wherein the ferrule is configured to permit, when contracting, the forward passage to move rearwardly towards the rear section, shortening the distance between the rear section and the rear surface of the resilient lens and causing the forward end of the optical fiber to press further into and further deform the rear surface of the resilient lens.

US Pat. No. 9,966,687

CONNECTOR WITH TPA

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

1. A connector, the connector comprising:a housing with a base, the base including a first side and a second side and having a top surface that extends between the first and second side, the base including a channel; and
a terminal position assurance (TPA) member extending from the top surface of the base, the TPA member having a hinge that substantially extends from the first side to the second side of the base, the hinge extending from the top surface and connecting the TPA member to the top surface, the TPA member including a rear edge that is configured to rotate approximately one-hundred eighty (180) degrees so as to press against the base, the TPA member including a pushing flange that extends past the rear edge in a rearward direction, the pushing flange being configured to be inserted into the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,960,536

CARD HOLDING MEMBER AND CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. A card holding member which is configured to hold a card with terminal members and which is configured to be inserted into a card connector, the card holding member comprising:a frame portion having a front frame portion positioned in a front of the card holding member and side frame portions connected to opposite ends of the front frame portion, the front frame portion including a metal portion composed of a metal panel, wherein a front end surface of the metal portion is exposed at a front end surface of the front frame portion, and wherein the metal portion includes a subsiding portion, a front surface of the subsiding portion being flush with the front end surface of the metal portion and including a section displaced from the front end surface of the front frame portion.

US Pat. No. 9,960,544

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE

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

1. An electrical connection device, comprising:an electrical connector comprising:
an insulative body;
a plurality of conductive terminals provided to the insulative body;
a metal shell engaged with the insulative body and surrounding the insulative body, and having a top portion, two openings respectively formed at two sides of the top portion and two first ground pieces each positioned at a side of the corresponding opening and extending outwardly from the corresponding opening, the side of the corresponding opening being far away from the top portion; and
an outer shielding member comprising a main body transversally provided on the top portion of the metal shell and covering the two openings and two second ground pieces respectively extending outwardly from two ends of the main body, the two second ground pieces each having a penetrating hole penetrating from a top surface to a bottom surface, at least a part of each penetrating hole of the two second ground pieces receiving the corresponding first ground piece.

US Pat. No. 9,960,553

THERMALLY EFFICIENT CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

8. A connector assembly, comprising:a receptacle with a cage that defines a port and a housing positioned in the cage, the cage having a rear wall and the housing having a card slot aligned with the port, the card slot having a plurality of terminals with contacts positioned in the card slot, the contacts forming a row and being on a pitch that is between 0.59 mm and 0.66 mm, the card slot having a biasing element positioned on a first side of the card slot;
a plug assembly positioned in the port, the plug assembly including a body and a paddle card with pads that engage the contacts, the paddle card having an edge that is pressed against a second side of the card slot, the first side being opposite the second side, wherein the plug assembly includes a first surface on the body and the first surface includes a plurality of cooling grooves configured to allow air to flow through the port while the plug assembly is positioned in the port.

US Pat. No. 9,882,314

DIFFERENTIALLY COUPLED CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:
a housing with a mating face and a mounting side, the mounting side configured to be supported, in operation, by a circuit
board, wherein a slot is positioned in the mating face, the slot having a first side with a first set of terminal grooves
and a second side with a second set of terminal grooves; and

a first terminal set positioned in the housing, the first terminal set supported by a first block that is inserted into the
housing, the first terminal set forming a first row of terminals in the first side of the slot, each of the terminals in the
first terminal set having a contact and a body portion that extends to the contact, the first row of terminals including a
differential signal pair surrounded on both sides by a ground terminal, each of the terminals in the first row being configured
such that the contacts in a first row are at a constant pitch and the body portions of the four terminals are substantially
wider than the contacts such that the space between the body portions of the four terminals is less than the space between
the contacts; and

a second terminal set positioned in the housing, the second terminal set supported by a second block that is inserted into
the housing, the second terminal set forming a second row of terminals in the second side of the slot, each terminal of the
second terminal set having a contact and a body portion that extends to the contact, the second row of terminals including
a differential signal pair surrounded on both sides by a ground terminal, each of the terminals in the second row being configured
so that the contacts of the four terminals are at a constant pitch, the body portions of the four terminals in the second
row being substantially wider than the contacts such that the space between the body portions of the four terminals in the
second row is less than the space between the corresponding contacts, wherein the differential signal pairs are configured
to support a 16 Gbps data rate.

US Pat. No. 9,882,325

CABLE TRAY ASSEMBLY

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

1. A cable tray assembly, comprising:
a first shell with a plurality of sides that define a first interior cavity, the first shell having a plurality of first connectors
on a first face;

a second shell with a plurality of sides that define a second interior cavity, the second shell having a plurality of second
connectors on a second face, the first and second face being on opposing sides of the cable tray assembly, wherein the first
shell is configured to be inserted into the second shell so that the first interior cavity is in communication with the second
interior cavity;

a plurality of cables connecting the plurality of first connectors to the plurality of second connectors and being positioned
in the first and second cavities; and

an adjustment system that is configured, in operation, to selectively control a distance between the first face and the second
face.

US Pat. No. 9,876,294

ELECTRONIC CARD CONNECTOR

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

1. An electronic card connector, comprising:
an insulative body provided with a plurality of terminal grooves, each terminal groove comprising a first side and a second
side which are opposite, each terminal groove penetrating the insulative body from a top surface of the insulative body to
a lower surface of the insulative body; and

a plurality of terminals respectively provided to the plurality of terminal grooves, each terminal comprising:
a transverse base portion positioned at the first side of the terminal groove;
a first elastic arm reversely bent from a side of the transverse base portion toward the first side and extending toward the
second side;

a contact portion extending from a distal end of the first elastic arm toward the second side; and
a second elastic arm extending from the contact portion toward the second side;
two ends of the transverse base portion being fixed in the terminal groove at the first side, the transverse base portion
being exposed in the terminal groove;

a distal end of the second elastic arm being a fixed end portion fixed at the second side;
the contact portion protruding from the top surface of the insulative body;
the first elastic arm comprising two reverse bent elastic portions and a connecting portion which connects the two reverse
bent elastic portions, the two reverse bent elastic portions being spaced apart from each other and being reversely bent from
the side of the transverse base portion toward the first side and extending toward the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,859,659

WAFER CONNECTOR WITH GROUNDING CLAMP

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

1. A connector, comprising:
an insulative housing;
a plurality of first and second conductive terminals supported in spaced-apart order by the housing, each terminal including
contact portions disposed at a first end thereof and tail portions disposed at a second end thereof, opposite the first end,
each terminal having respective, distinct first and second configurations, each contact portion being disposed along a mating
end of the housing and each tail portion being disposed along a termination end of the housing; and

a cable, the cable housing a plurality of wires, a plurality of conductive sheaths each enclosing a pair of the plurality
of wires, and a grounding clamp, the grounding clamp including two opposing halves formed from a conductive material, the
two opposing halves cooperatively defining a plurality of axially-oriented passages therebetween and extending axially therethrough,
each passage receiving a pair of wires and an associated conductive sheath in a manner such that the halves make electrical
contact with the sheaths and space adjacent wire pairs from each other, wherein the first terminal tail portions have a length
longer than the second terminal tail portions.

US Pat. No. 9,829,159

LED MODULE

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

1. A light emitting diode (LED) module, comprising:
a base, the base being thermally and electrically conductive and having a light emitting region and a connecting flange;
an insulative layer selectively provided on the base, the insulative layer configured to be positioned on the connecting flange;
a first trace and a second trace provided on the insulative layer, the first and second traces extending from pads on the
connecting flange to a corresponding connecting region adjacent the light emitting region; and

LED chips mounted in the light emitting region in a pattern, the set of LED chips being electrically connected to the first
and second traces such that the first and second traces provide an anode and a cathode for the LED chips.

US Pat. No. 9,793,648

CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED HEAT SINK

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

1. A connector, comprising:
a cage that defines a port, the cage configured to be supported by a circuit board;
a housing positioned in the cage, the housing including a card slot positioned in the port;
a heat transfer plate with a main wall and a side wall, the side wall extending along a top or a bottom of the port; and
a spring finger plate that supports a plurality of spring fingers mounted on the side wall, the spring fingers configured
to engage a module inserted into the port in a first direction, the spring fingers configured to translate in a second direction,
in operation, when the module is inserted into the port, wherein each spring finger of the plurality of spring fingers is
configured to individually contact the module inserted into the port.

US Pat. No. 9,698,510

CONNECTOR FOR SECURING A FLAT CABLE

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

1. A connector which is configured to have a flat cable inserted therein, the connector comprising:
a housing having a bottom portion;
a plurality of terminals housed within the housing, each terminal having a base portion, front and rear upper beams and front
and rear lower beams, the base portion extending vertically and having an upper end and a lower end, the rear upper beam extending
rearward from the upper end of the base portion, the front upper beam extending forward from the upper end of the base portion,
the rear lower beam extending rearward from the lower end of the base portion, the front lower beam extending forward from
the lower end of the base portion, the rear lower beam has a fixed portion at a rear end thereof, the fixed portion being
configured to be fixed to an external circuit board, the front lower beam has an upwardly protruding contact point which is
configured to establish contact with the flat cable to be inserted into the connector, the front lower beam has a lower surface
having a front end which establishes contact with an upper surface of the bottom portion of the housing, the contact point
being positioned rearward of the front end of the lower surface of the front lower beam; and

an actuator having a cam, the cam being arranged between the rear lower beam and the rear upper beam,
wherein, when the flat cable is inserted into the connector and the actuator is actuated, the cam is configured to push the
rear upper beam upwards, which causes the front upper beam to extend downward at an angle to establish contact with the inserted
flat cable, and which causes the front lower beam and the rear lower beam to curve upward with the front end of the lower
surface of the front lower beam and the fixed portion of the rear lower beam serving as support points.

US Pat. No. 9,577,309

HIGH-FREQUENCY WAVE TRANSMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING A CONNECTING PORTION FOR CONNECTING A WAVEGUIDE TO AN ANTENNA

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

1. A high-frequency transmission device for transmitting electromagnetic waves, the high-frequency transmission device comprising:
a base formed on a circuit board from an insulating material, wherein a thickness of the base is less than a wavelength of
the electromagnetic waves;

an antenna formed on the base;
a waveguide, the waveguide including a conductive portion and a dielectric portion, the conductive portion surrounding the
dielectric portion in cross-section orthogonal to an extension direction, and

a connecting portion provided on an end portion of the waveguide, the connecting portion including at least one conductive
portion and a dielectric portion, the dielectric portion of the connecting portion including a first half and a second half
interposing there between the antenna in a thickness direction of the circuit board, each conductive portion of the connecting
portion respectively surrounding the first half and the second half in cross-section orthogonal to the extension direction
and having a shape corresponding to the conductive portion of the waveguide, wherein at least one of the first half and the
second half is separate from the waveguide and wherein the end portion of the waveguide is held by a first connector.

US Pat. No. 9,577,393

CONNECTOR FOR WEARABLE DEVICE

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulative housing having a tongue;
a positioning member embedded in the tongue and having a main body; and
a plurality of first terminals held by the main body of the positioning member and embedded in the insulative housing, the
tongue exposing a flat plate-like contact portion of each first terminal,

wherein the main body of the positioning member has a plurality of holding holes, each first terminal further has a holding
portion bent from an end of the contact portion and extending, the holding portions of the plurality of first terminals correspondingly
extend into the plurality of holding holes respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,312,617

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR HAVING A DETECTION SWITCH

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

1. A board-to-board connector, the board-to-board connector comprising:
a first connector, the first connector including a first terminal and a first housing, the first housing including a first
fitting guide part, the first fitting guide part being formed on both ends in the long side direction;

a second connector, the second connector including a second terminal, which contacts the first terminal, and a second housing,
the second housing including a second fitting guide part, the second fitting guide part fits with the first fitting guide
part; and

a switch, the switch configured to close a detection circuit that electrically detects a complete fit of the first connector
and the second connector,

wherein the first connector further includes a first reinforcing bracket provided on the first fitting guide part,
wherein the second connector further includes a second reinforcing bracket provided on the second fitting guide part,
wherein the switch includes a plurality of switching members, each switching member having the ability to mutually contact,
one side of each switching member being the first reinforcing bracket and the other side being the second reinforcing bracket,

wherein the first reinforcing bracket further includes a flexible contact segment substantially parallel to a mounting face
of the first housing,

wherein the second reinforcing bracket further includes a rigid contact segment, and
wherein the flexible contact segment flexibly displaces while maintaining contact with the rigid contact segment when the
first connector and the second connector relatively move in the fit direction to a position of a complete fit.

US Pat. No. 10,498,065

CONNECTOR, CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:a base member that includes a first surface and a plurality of through holes, and is made of resin, the through holes being formed on the first surface and being arranged in a gird form, and
a plurality of terminals that are each inserted in a corresponding one of the plurality of through holes and each include a fixed portion positioned on the first surface,
wherein the base member includes a fixing portion on the first surface, the fixing portion being integrally formed with the base member, and
wherein the fixing portion includes a covering portion overlapping with the fixed portion, the covering portion fixing the fixed portion on the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,498,058

CONNECTOR AND CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A connector, comprising:a connector body;
a terminal installed in the connector body; and
a reinforcing bracket installed on the connector body,
wherein the connector body includes: a recess which mates with a counterpart connector body of a counterpart connector, a side wall part which extends in the longitudinal direction and defines both sides of the recess, and a mating guide part which is formed on both ends in the longitudinal direction, with a mating recess formed therein, wherein a counterpart mating guide part formed on both ends in the longitudinal direction of the counterpart connector body is inserted into the mating recess,
wherein the reinforcing bracket includes: a body part formed on both ends in the longitudinal direction, a side part which is connected to the body part and disposed on a mating guide side wall part on both sides of the mating guide part, and coupling parts which extend in the longitudinal direction with both ends thereof connected to the side part, and
wherein the side part includes a mating guide engagement part which is engageable with a counterpart mating guide engagement part formed in a counterpart reinforcing bracket installed on the counterpart connector body, the coupling parts include a shield plate part outside the side wall part as well as a supporting part inside the side wall part, and the supporting part includes a supporting engagement part which is engageable with a counterpart supporting engagement part formed in a counterpart supporting part of the counterpart reinforcing bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,483,703

CONNECTOR

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

1. A connector comprising:a connector main body made from an insulating material formed in a columnar shape extending in an inserting and extracting direction with respect to a counterpart connector;
a contact part that makes contact with a counterpart terminal of the counterpart connector; and
a plurality of terminals made of a conductive material having tail parts connected to wires exposed from the connector main body on the side opposite the contact part,
wherein the terminals are arrayed such that the positions of the tail parts are polygonal in a plan view in a direction perpendicular to the wires around a wire extending in an inserting and extracting direction of the connector main body,
wherein the connector main body includes a tail holding part extending in the axial direction, and
wherein the tail parts of adjacent terminals are exposed in the tail holding part at a different positions in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,436,423

INSERT AND LED HOLDER ASSEMBLY USING SAME

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

1. A LED holder assembly, comprising:a holder with a frame that includes an array recess configured to receive an LED array and secure it in position, the frame including an aperture and a socket that are both in communication with the array recess; and
an insert with a base configured to be mounted in the socket, the insert including a mating pocket and a first terminal supported by the base, the first terminal providing a first contact that extends into the array recess and a second contact that extends into the mating pocket, the first terminal including a first body extending between the first contact and the second contact, and the insert further including a second terminal supported by the base, the second terminal providing a third contact extending into the array recess and a fourth contact extending into the mating pocket, the second terminal including a second body extending between the second and fourth contacts, wherein the insert includes a first projection that is configured, in operation, to be positioned on top of an LED array, the projection having the first terminal extend therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,431,911

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTING SYSTEM

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

1. An electrical connection device, comprising:a support frame having an interior portion, a first side, a second side, a top portion and a bottom portion, the first and second sides of the support frame being opposite each other, the interior portion being between the top portion and the bottom portion and between the first side and the second side, and the interior portion having at least one through-hole configuring the interior portion to be more open to airflow through the support frame than blocking of airflow through the support frame; and
an adapter circuit board comprising an upper end portion retained to the top portion of the support frame, a lower end portion retained to the bottom portion of the support frame and a side portion positioned between the upper end portion and the lower end portion and positioned exterior to one of the first side or the second side of the support frame, the upper end portion comprising a first connector, the lower end portion comprising a second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,424,861

COAXIAL CONNECTOR WITH AN OUTER CONDUCTOR PART HAVING A REAR PLATE PART

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

1. A connector comprising:a conductive terminal;
an intermediate insulator housing the terminal;
an outer conductor part that is an integrated molded product formed from a conductive metal plate housing the intermediate insulator, the outer conductor part having a cylindrical main body part, a plate-like rear plate part, left and right leg parts and a square tube shaped base part, the cylindrical main body part being formed from a curved plate, the plate-like rear plate part being electrically connected to a rear end of the main body part, the rear plate part closes the rear end of the main body part, the left and right leg parts extending downward from left and right sides, respectively, of a cylindrical wall of the main body part, the rear plate part includes left and right anchor parts extending forward from left and right ends of the rear plate part, the square tube shaped base part being linked to a lower end of the rear plate part, the base part includes a flat plate shaped rear wall part linked to the lower end of the rear plate part, left and right side wall parts extending forward from left and right ends of the rear wall part, and a protrusion formed on an outer surface of each of the side wall parts, the outer surfaces of the left and right side wall parts face inner surfaces of the left and right leg parts, the protrusion of the left side wall part abuts the inner surface of the left leg part such that the left side wall part is in electrical contact with the left leg part, and the protrusion of the right side wall part abuts the inner surface of the right leg part such that the right side wall part is in electrical contact with the right leg part; and
a housing formed from an insulating material, the housing houses the outer conductor part, the housing includes slit-shaped left and right anchor housing parts extending forward, each anchor part being inserted into and retained by a corresponding anchor housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,424,878

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

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

1. A cable connector assembly, comprising:a plurality of cables, each cable having a twin-ax construction with a pair of signal conductors that forms a differential pair; and
a cable connector mounted on the end of the plurality of cables, the cable connector including a carrier with a top flange and a bottom flange, a spacer that supports the plurality of cables, a ground collar that is connected to the carrier so that the spacer is supported by the ground collar and the carrier on two sides, and a sub-connector with a sub-housing that supports a row of terminals, each of the terminals in the row of terminals having a termination portion that extends outwardly, wherein free ends of the signal conductors are welded to respective termination portions of corresponding terminals and the ground collar, bottom flange and termination portions of respective terminals are welded together.

US Pat. No. 10,422,966

OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTION SYSTEM

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

1. An optical fiber connection device, comprising:at least one optical fiber plug, the optical fiber plug comprising a first ferrule, a first holding member holding the first ferrule, a base shell to which the first holding member is provided, an elastic piece provided to the base shell and abutting against the first holding member, and a sheathing shell sheathed on the base shell and covering the first holding member and making a part of the first ferrule protrude from the sheathing shell;
at least one optical fiber joint, the optical fiber joint comprising a second ferrule and a second holding member holding the second ferrule; and
an optical fiber receptacle comprising
a housing having a bottom wall, a top wall spaced apart from and facing the bottom wall, two side walls spaced apart from and facing each other and respectively connected to both sides of the bottom wall and the top wall, a rear wall connected to rear ends of the bottom wall, the top wall and the two side walls, and at least one slot opened on an opposite side of the rear wall, the rear wall having an inner surface facing the at least one slot and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface, the at least one slot being used to be inserted by the at least one optical fiber plug respectively;
a plurality of positioning hooks, each positioning hook having an elastic post protruding from the outer surface of the rear wall in a column shape and a hook portion formed to the elastic post, the positioning hook being used to pass through a mounting hole of a panel to latch with a hole edge defining the mounting hole of the panel; and
at least one clamping unit formed to the rear wall corresponding to the at least one slot and correspondingly clamping the second holding member of the at least one optical fiber joint, and the clamping unit comprising a clamping channel penetrating the rear wall and communicated with the corresponding slot;
the first ferrule and the second ferrule being connected relative to each other in the corresponding clamping channel.

US Pat. No. 10,403,991

BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR WITH METAL FITTINGS AND GUIDE PORTIONS

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

1. A connector comprising:a connector main body, the connector main body including mating guide portions formed at both ends longitudinally, the mating guide portions having left and right side wall portions;
terminals mounted in the connector main body; and
a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the connector main body, the reinforcing metal fitting including
a main body portion secured to one of the mating guide portions,
a pair of left and right connecting arm portions connected to a base end of the main body portion on both left and right ends of the main body portion, the left connecting arm portion being arranged outside of the left side wall portion of the mating guide portion, the right connecting arm portion being arranged outside of the right side wall portion of the mating guide portion,
a pair of left and right contact arm portions, the left contact arm portion being connected at a base end thereof to an upper or leading end of the left connecting arm portion, the right contact arm portion being connected at a base end thereof to an upper or leading end of the right connecting arm portion, and
a pair of first connecting leg portions, a first one of the first connecting leg portions being connected at an upper end thereof to a lower or base end of the left connecting arm portion, a second one of the first connecting leg portions being connected at an upper end thereof to a lower or base end of the right connecting arm portion,
wherein the reinforcing metal fitting has a barrier portion formed on at least a portion of each of the first and second ones of the first connecting leg portions.

US Pat. No. 10,403,993

CONNECTOR SYSTEM WITH THERMAL SURFACE

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

1. A plug connector, comprising:a body having a mating face at a mating end, the body being elongated and extending in a first direction that is parallel with an insertion direction, the body having a thermal surface on a first side, the thermal surface having raised structures configured to increase a surface area of the thermal surface, the raised structures extending along the first side toward the mating end;
a paddle card positioned in the body and extending to a position adjacent the mating face; and
circuitry positioned in the body and including a heat generating component, the heat generating component thermally coupled to the thermal surface in a manner configured to lower thermal resistance between the heat generating component and the thermal surface, wherein the thermal surface includes at least 50% more surface area than a corresponding flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,393,320

METHOD OF FORMING A COMPONENT MODULE

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

1. A method of forming a component module, comprising:providing a base, the base being electrically conductive;
providing an insulative layer on the base, wherein a first area is substantially free of the insulative layer;
providing a first trace and a second trace on the insulative layer, the first and second traces extending from adjacent the first area;
positioning a die on the first area;
electrically connecting the die to the first and second traces; and
providing a protective layer over the die.

US Pat. No. 10,396,478

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

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

1. An electrical connector, comprising:an insulative body comprising a base, a tongue extending forwards from the base and two side walls extending rearwards respectively from two sides of the base, the tongue having a first mating surface and a second mating surface which are opposite along an up-down direction;
a group of first conductive terminals, each first conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion fixed in the base, a plate-like extending arm extending forwards from the fixed portion to the tongue and an elastic extending arm extending rearwards from the fixed portion and extending out of the base, the plate-like extending arm being exposed on the first mating surface of the tongue, the elastic extending arm being received between the two side walls;
a group of second conductive terminals, each second conductive terminal comprising a fixed portion fixed in the base, a plate-like extending arm extending forwards from the fixed portion to the tongue and an elastic extending arm extending rearwards from the fixed portion and extending out of the base, the plate-like extending arm being exposed on the second mating surface of the tongue, the elastic extending arm being received between the two side walls, an insertion space being formed between the elastic extending arms of the first conductive terminals and the elastic extending arms of the second conductive terminals;
a grounding metal plate provided in the tongue and spacing the first conductive terminals apart from the second conductive terminals; and
an outer shielding shell fixed on the insulative body, defining a first mating cavity formed by surrounding an outer space of the tongue, and defining a second mating cavity formed by surrounding the two side walls,
wherein the first conductive terminals and the second conductive terminals have identical configurations, are provided as facing one to one along an up-down direction and are in symmetry about a longitudinal plane defined by the insulative body.

US Pat. No. 10,396,490

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND CONNECTOR COVER

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

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a connector having a terminal and a housing, the terminal configured to be installed to a tip of a cable, the housing having a terminal housing portion, which includes a through hole that houses the terminal and an opening which is configured to have a terminal of another connector inserted therethrough, and a lead-out portion, which includes a through hole and an opening, the through hole of the lead-out portion is configured to have the cable inserted therethrough and the opening of the lead-out portion is configured to lead out the cable; and
a cover installed to the connector, the cover extends along a first direction that is a lead-out direction of the cable from the lead-out portion, the cover configured to curve the cable in a direction different from the first direction; wherein
the cover has a hood portion that covers the lead-out portion, the hood portion having a slit and an extraction port, the slit extending from an end of the hood portion in the first direction to the extraction port, the extraction port being a hole formed through the hood portion which is configured to extract the curved cable therethrough, the extraction port being wider than the slit,
the housing has an outer shell portion that is disposed on an outer side of the hood portion of the cover and covers at least a portion of the hood portion, and
the lead-out portion and the outer shell portion are connected by a rib extending along the first direction, the rib being disposed to pass through the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,396,513

PLUG ASSEMBLY AND RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY WITH TWO ROWS

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

1. A plug assembly, comprising:a body with a first flange and a second flange; and
a mating blade positioned between the first and second flange and having a mating end and a body end, the mating blade including a first side and a second side, the first side facing the first flange, the first side having a first pad row, a second pad row and a third pad row, the second pad row being furthest from the mating end and the first and second pad row having pads arranged in a differential signal pattern and the third pad row being positioned between the first and second pad rows and the second side having a fourth pad row, a fifth pad row and a sixth pad row, the fourth and fifth pad rows having pads arranged in a differential signal pattern, the sixth pad row being positioned between the fourth and fifth pad rows and the fifth pad row being furthest from the mating end, wherein the first flange covers the first, second and third pad rows and the second flange covers the fifth pad row but substantially does not cover the fourth and sixth pad rows.

US Pat. No. 10,374,372

THERMALLY EFFICIENT CONNECTOR SYSTEM

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

1. A plug connector, comprising:a housing having a top surface and a bottom surface and a front end, the housing being formed of a thermally conductive material; and
a paddle card positioned in the housing, the paddle card extending toward a front end of the plug connector, wherein one of the top surface and the bottom surface has cooling grooves extending along a length of the plug connector to form a grooved surface, the grooved surface having troughs in the surface of the housing formed by the cooling grooves, the cooling grooves configured, in operation, to allow air to flow along the grooved surface of the housing toward the front end when the housing is inserted into a receptacle port.

US Pat. No. 10,367,283

CONNECTOR WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a wafer set, the wafers having terminals that have contacts that extend from the wafer in a first direction and tails that extend from the wafer on a second side, the contacts being arranged in rows;
a first card slot and a second card slot spaced apart vertically, wherein the rows of contacts are positioned in the first and second card slots;
a cage positioned around the wafers and the card slots and having a rear wall, the cage defining a space having a first port and a second port, the first port aligned with the first card slot and the second port aligned with the second card slot; and
a thermal management module with a nose and a rear, the nose positioned between the first and second port, the thermal management module including a first thermal interface configured to extend into the first port, the thermal management module including a heat pipe that extends from the nose to the rear, the rear extending rearward of the rear wall, wherein the heat pipe is configured to direct thermal energy from the nose to the rear and the first thermal interface is configured to direct thermal energy to the heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,333,237

MEZZANINE CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL BRICK

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

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having a mounting face and a mating face positioned on opposite sides of the housing, the housing having a channel extending from the mounting face to the mating face; and
a terminal brick positioned at least partially, in the channel, the terminal brick including a pod and a U-shaped ground terminal, the pod comprising a pair of signal terminals positioned in a frame, each signal terminal having a contact, a tail and a body extending between the tail and the contact, the signal terminals aligned so as to provide edge-to-edge coupling, wherein the terminal brick is configured to be inserted into the channel in a first direction that extends between the tail and the contact of the signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,333,240

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING CIRCUIT BOARDS

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

1. A connector assembly comprising:a first connector;
a second connector opposing the first connector; and
a relay conductor that is held by the first connector and the second connector and allows conduction between the first and second connector, wherein the relay conductor includes a first surface opposing the first connector, a second surface opposing the second connector, and a side surface for connecting the first surface and the second surface,
wherein the first connector includes a pair of terminals that clamp the relay conductor such that movement of the relay conductor in a first direction, which is a relative moving direction with respect to the second connector, is allowed, the pair of terminals of the first connector includes holding parts that are supported by a base part and on which edges are respectively formed along the first direction extending through between the first surface and the second surface of the relay conductor, and the edges conductively clamp the side surface of the relay conductor so as to allow conduction with the relay conductor, and
wherein the second connector includes a pair of terminal that clamp the relay conductor such that movement of the relay conductor in a second direction, which is a relative moving direction with respect to the first connector and intersects the first direction, is allowed, the pair of terminals of the second connector includes holding parts that are supported by a base part and on which edges are respectively formed along the second direction extending through between the first surface and the second surface of the relay conductor, and the edges conductively clamp the side surface of the relay conductor so as to allow conduction with the relay conductor.