Lisle, IL, United States
Lisle, IL, United States

Molex Incorporated is a manufacturer of electronic interconnectors. Molex sells over 100,000 products, including everything from electrical and fiber optic interconnect solutions, to switches and application tooling. Molex supplies a variety of industries, including the telecom, datacom, computer and peripheral, automotive, premise wiring, industrial, consumer, medical and military markets. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-09-19

Integrated signal pair elements are disclosed that can be inserted into and removed from a backplane connector housing as a single piece. Each element includes an insulative frame that supports a pair of conductive terminals in a spaced-apart arrangement. The frame is attached to a ground shield that provides a ground plane that extends around three sides of the signal pair. Cable wires can be terminated to tail portions of the signal pair and an insulative material is molded over the cable wire termination area to form an integrated signal pair element. The individual signal pair elements may also be commoned together in a linear array of signal pair elements by a commoning member that contacts the ground shields of the array of signal pair elements.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-05-17

The terminal has a base portion held by a terminal holding member, and a contact arm portion extending from the base portion and contacting the contact portion of another terminal. In this terminal, the contact arm portion includes a cantilevered first frame portion and second frame portion extending from the base portion, a connecting frame portion connecting a free end of the first frame portion and a free end of the second frame portion, a contact protruding portion formed in the first frame portion, and a contact face formed in the contact protruding portion; and the contact face moves in a parallel direction and maintains contact with a contact face of a contact portion of another terminal when the contact arm portion is elastically deformed by contact with the contact portion of the other terminal.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-03-18

The present disclosure provides a conductive terminal and an electrical connector assembly. The conductive terminal comprises: a base unit, a contacting unit, a connecting piece and a tail unit. The connecting piece connects the base unit and the contacting unit. The base unit comprises a plate portion extending along a front-rear direction. The contacting unit faces the plate portion, is spaced apart from the plate portion and comprises a plate-shaped contacting portion and an elastic contacting portion positioned behind the plate-shaped contacting portion. The tail unit is connected to a rear end of the plate portion. In the electrical connector assembly, in every two mated conductive terminals between the first connector and the second connector, the elastic contacting portion of one conductive terminal contacts the plate-shaped contacting portion of the other conductive terminal and the elastic contacting portion of the other conductive terminal contacts the plate-shaped contacting portion of the one conductive terminal, so that two contacting regions are formed between the every two mated conductive terminal.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-10-06

An improved termination assembly for a multi-wire cable is disclosed. The assembly includes a carrier member that includes wire nest portions spaced along a base portion. The wire nest portions are hollow enclosures that contact the exterior grounding shields of the cable wires so as to electrically interconnect all of the cable wires together through a common ground.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-05-10

A card connector is provided for receiving an inserted card module. The card connector includes a housing including a terminal holding portion for arranging terminals to make contact with electrode pads on the card module. Each terminal includes a base portion held by the terminal holding portion and a cantilevered arm portion extending from the base portion in an inclined direction relative to the transverse direction of the housing. Each arm portion includes a curved portion and a pair of inclined portions. The curved portion has a curved profile with a curved surface positioned so the center of curvature is positioned above. The inclined portions are inclined relative to the extension direction of the arm portion on both sides of the apex portion positioned at the free end. The inclined portions each have a different angle of inclination relative to the extension direction of the arm portion.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-05-18

A card holding member is able to be inserted into a card connector via a sealing portion of an outer member and able to hold a card. The holding member includes a card holding frame portion, a connecting base portion, and a movable connecting portion. The frame portion opposing side surfaces of the card. The base portion integrally connects to the frame portion. The movable portion mounts on the base portion in the insertion/ejection direction of the holding member. The base portion includes a first sealed portion which engages a first sealing portion of the sealing portion and formed on the outer peripheral surface of the base portion. The movable portion includes a pressure receiving portion which engages a pressure imparting portion of the sealing portion. The movable portion is biased towards the insertion direction and positioned relative to the outer member when the receiving portion engages the imparting portion.


The present disclosure relates to an electronic card connection device and an electronic device. The electronic card connection device comprises a connector, an electronic card tray and a switch. The connector comprises a terminal housing and a shell, the shell and the terminal housing define a mating space. The electronic card tray being inserted in the mating space, the electronic card tray may comprise an electronic card receiving recess, a mounting block positioned in front of the electronic card receiving recess and an operating handle pivotally connected to the mounting block. The switch may be positioned alongside a rotation range of the operating handle, and partially protrudes into the rotation range allowing rotation of the operating handle to switch the state of the switch.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-02-24

A connector is provided which includes a connector main body, terminals mounted in the connector main body, and a reinforcing metal fitting mounted in the connector main body. The connector main body includes mating guide portions formed at both ends longitudinally. The mating guide portions configured to mate with mating guide portions of another connector. 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. A portion of the reinforcing metal fitting, which portion includes at least the leading end portion of the engaging protruding portion, protrudes from a wall surface of one of the mating guide portions.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-03-08

A connector is provided which includes engaging portions for engaging hooks formed on the upper arm portion of each terminal, an actuator having two contact pressure portions formed on each of two end surfaces positioned on opposite sides from each other in the left and right direction, and a housing having two holding portions opposing each other on the left and right sides and interposing the actuator. The holding portions press against the contact pressure portions of the actuator in a second position and do not press against the contact pressure portions of the actuator in a first position, where the position of the actuator when the engaging portions are engaging the hooks is the first position and the position of the actuator when the engaging portions are not engaging the hooks is the second position.


Patent
Molex | Date: 2016-07-05

A cable connector comprises a mating board, a plurality of cables, an organizer and a binding material. The mating board comprises a board body and a plurality of conductive portions provided on the board body. The cables are respectively electrically connected to the conductive portions. The organizer comprises 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 cooperatively define a filling space that includes upper cable passages and 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. The binding material is filled in the filling space of the organizer and fixes the plurality of cables to the organizer.

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