Amphenol has been granted a patent for an adapter plug and connector designed to establish electrically conductive contact between a printed circuit board and other electrical components. The innovative design features a two-part form with non-parallel plug-in planes, enhancing connectivity efficiency. GlobalData’s report on Amphenol gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Amphenol, Flame-retardant PCBs was a key innovation area identified from patents. Amphenol's grant share as of January 2024 was 69%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Adapter plug for electrically conductive contact between circuit board and component

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Amphenol Corp

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11881645B2) discloses an adapter plug designed to establish electrically conductive contact between a printed circuit board and another electrical component. The adapter plug is constructed in a two-part form, creating two non-parallel plug-in planes for the printed circuit board and the additional component. The unitary housing of the adapter plug includes a printed circuit board side and a plug-in connector side, with plug-in pins and contact inserts for current conduction.

Furthermore, the adapter plug features multiple claims related to the arrangement of plug-in directions, housing structure, contact elements, and assembly methods. The design allows for simplified and reliable manual or automatic handling and assembly, with tongue contact elements and angled contacts for efficient connection. The patent also covers a plug-in connector with orienting aids and an assembly method involving prefabricated structural element units for seamless contact between components. Overall, the patent aims to enhance the efficiency and reliability of electrically conductive connections in electronic devices through innovative adapter plug designs and assembly techniques.

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