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TE Connectivity, Ltd. designs and manufactures components and products for a variety of industries including automotive, data communication systems, consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace, defense and marine, medical, energy and lighting. The company serves customers in more than 150 countries. Wikipedia.

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TE Connectivity | Date: 2017-03-01

A shield cap is mounted to an electrical connector for reducing crosstalk between adjoining electrical connectors. The shield cap includes a body portion and opposite shield plates. The body portion is configured to engage the electrical connector and is formed from a non-conductive material. The opposite shield plates are connected to opposite sides of the body portion and configured to at least partially cover one or more insulation displacement contacts exposed from the electrical connector. The electrical connector includes a wire termination conductor configured to be connected to a wire conductor of a cable. The wire termination conductor is at least partially coated with a shielding layer.


Patent
TE Connectivity | Date: 2017-03-29

A terminal crimping system (100) for a crimping machine includes an anvil (118), a movable ram (144), an image acquisition device (124), and a display device (148). The anvil is located in a crimping zone (106) and configured to receive a terminal (110) thereon. The terminal has a wire crimp barrel (166) configured to receive a wire (112) therein. The ram has crimp tooling (108) configured to crimp the wire crimp barrel of the terminal to the wire during a crimp stroke of the ram. The image acquisition device is configured to be mounted on the crimping machine above the crimping zone. The image acquisition device is positioned to acquire an image of the wire within the wire crimp barrel of the terminal in the crimping zone. The display device is configured to display the image.


Patent
TE Connectivity | Date: 2017-04-12

A connector system (100) includes an interface connector (102) having a housing (110) having a main body (112) holding a contact array (150) therein. The housing extends between a front end (114) and a back end (116) along a mating axis (106). The housing includes a cavity (122) therein open to the front end and open to the back end. The cavity is situated proximate to a side (118) of the housing. The cavity has a receiving channel (126) open to the side of the housing. The receiving channel has mounting shoulders (144) at least partially extending therein. The interface connector also includes a fastener (130) having a retention surface (134). The fastener is configured to be side-loaded into the receiving channel through the side of the housing. The mounting shoulders engage the fastener within the cavity to limit transaxial movement of the fastener along the mating axis.


A connector assembly (10) configured to electrically and mechanically mate to a printed circuit board (PCB) including a housing (14) and a contact shield (12) retained by the housing (14). The contact shield (12) may include a main body and at least one securing member (30, 40) configured to secure the connector assembly (10) to the PCB. The securing member(s) may be integrally formed together with the main body from a single piece of material.


The invention relates to a contact device stop spring (400) for an electrical contact device assembly (10) or an electrical connector (1), for an application in the low, medium or high voltage and/or current range, wherein the stop spring (400) has a stop body (410) and a spring device (420), a prestressing force (F) for the stop body (410) is able to be made available by means of the spring device (420), wherein, by means of the stop body (410), the prestressing force (F) is able to be applied to a contact device (300) of the connector (1) in a contact chamber (13; 130, 230) of the connector (1). The invention further relates to an electrical contact device assembly (10) or an electrical connector (1), in particular an electrical plug connector (1), for an application in the low, medium or high voltage and/or current range, with a housing (100/200) and an electrical contact device (300) arranged in a contact chamber (130/230) of the housing (100/200), wherein the contact device (300) is received in the contact chamber (130/230) mechanically prestressed in at least one spatial direction by means of a contact device stop spring (400).


The invention relates to a measuring device for measuring the level of a liquid in a container, comprising a sensor line with at least two magnetic field-sensitive sensor elements which are arranged at a distance from each other along a measurement path and comprising a float which generates a magnetic field and which can be moved from a first measurement location, where the float assumes a first position relative to the sensor line, to at least one second measurement location, where the float assumes a second position relative to the sensor line, alone the measurement path. At a first location, the magnetic field generated by the float extends along the sensor line substantially parallel to the measurement path when the float is located at the first measurement location, and at a second location, the magnetic field generated by the float extends along the sensor line substantially parallel to the measurement path when the float is located at the second measurement location. At least one sensor element of the sensor line uses a magnetoresistive effect or is a Hall effect sensor.


Patent
TE Connectivity | Date: 2017-05-17

The present invention relates to a contactless connector system having a power transmitting connector (102) has a primary sided inductive coupling element (L_(p)) and a resonant circuit (110) for generating a magnetic field at said primary sided inductive coupling element (L_(p)) from an input power. A power receiving connector (104) that is mateable with said power transmitting connector (102) has a secondary sided inductive coupling element (L_(s)) that is operable to receive electric power when being electromagnetically coupled with said primary sided inductive coupling element (L_(p)). A bi-directional data link is formed between said transmitting and receiving connectors (102, 104). A secondary sided sensing unit (136) is operable to measure at least one secondary sided operational parameter, and the operation of said resonant circuit (110) is controlled in response to a combination of said at least one secondary sided operational parameter and at least one primary sided operational parameter.


The present invention provides a carrier layout for an electro-optical module and respective electro-optical module, the carrier layout comprising a substrate (210) comprising a ground plane layer (212) and a coplanar waveguide interconnect (270; 280) disposed onto the substrate (210). The coplanar waveguide interconnect (270; 280) comprises a pair of coplanar conductors (252, 254; 262, 264) and a central conductor (256; 266) disposed between the pair of coplanar conductors (252, 254; 262, 264). The coplanar conductors of the pair are electrically connected to each other by at least one conducting island (272 - 274; 282 - 283) that is isolated from the ground plane layer (212). The present invention also provides an interconnect structure for coupling an electronic unit to an optical device disposed on a substrate (210) having a ground plane layer (212), the interconnect structure comprising a pair of coplanar conductors (252, 254; 262, 264) and a central conductor (256; 266) disposed between the pair of coplanar conductors (252, 254; 262, 264). The conductors of the pair are electrically connected by at least one conducting island (272 - 274; 282 - 283) that is isolated from the ground plane layer (212).


Patent
Tyco Electronics and TE Connectivity | Date: 2017-09-20

The present invention relates to a CPA device (300; 500) which makes it possible to assure the locking between two homologous connector boxes (100, 200), comprising a body part (301; 501) and at least one locking element (302, 303; 502, 503), extending substantially along the length of the body part (301; 501) and comprising an end forming a locking part (306, 307; 506, 507) and another end (304, 305; 504, 505) fixed to the body part (301; 501), configured in such a way that the locking part (306, 307; 506, 507) can be resiliently deflected from a delivery position in the direction of said body part (301; 501). The invention further relates to a connector box and to an electrical connector system.


The present invention provides a dielectric waveguide for transmission of millimeter-wave signals and a cable comprising the same, the dielectric waveguide comprising: an inner core having a dielectric medium adapted to transmit a millimeter-wave signal by carrying an electromagnetic field along the dielectric waveguide, the dielectric medium comprising a dielectric material having dielectric properties adapted to confine the propagating electromagnetic field to the inner core while adding low transmission loss at signal frequencies in a millimeter-wave frequency range. The dielectric medium may be provided as a core of solid dielectric material, one or more bundles of fibers that extend along the length of the inner core, or as granulate of dielectric material that fills the volume of the inner core. The dielectric material may be quartz or alumina.

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