US Patent No. 9,170,382


Patent No. 9,170,382
Issue Date October 27, 2015
Title Connector With Built-in Module
Inventorship Dean Richardson, Wilmette, IL (US)
Bogdan Andrei, Lisle, IL (US)
Hideyuki Nasu, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,170,382

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

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

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