|Publication number||USRE40881 E1|
|Application number||US 11/818,543|
|Publication date||Aug 25, 2009|
|Filing date||Jun 13, 2007|
|Priority date||Jun 12, 2003|
|Also published as||CN1567659A, CN100338829C, US6907122, US20040252828|
|Publication number||11818543, 818543, US RE40881 E1, US RE40881E1, US-E1-RE40881, USRE40881 E1, USRE40881E1|
|Inventors||Yi-Te Chiang, Hsueh-Lan Lin|
|Original Assignee||Yi-Te Chiang, Hsueh-Lan Lin|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (11), Classifications (24), Legal Events (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(1) Field of the Invention
The invention relates to a rotational split adaptor, and more particularly to a communication adaptor which has various directional states for receiving incoming plugs.
(2) Description of the Prior Art
In the information age, the knowledge or information flow does highly depend on networking, which includes existing telnet, cable net and fiber net. Typically, either of the foregoing nets is extended to reach individual family by a form of a wall plate having a receiving socket constructed on an interior wall.
Nevertheless, it is typical that more than one communication systems may exist in a reachable region of a wall plate 12 having the socket 16. For instance, a socket 16 of the wall plate 12 connected with a foreign telnet might be designed to bear various sets of telephones or communication facilities. Under such a circumstance, an adaptor with split sockets and a common plug is required to be applied to the socket 16 of the wall plate 12.
As shown in
Therefore, a preferred resort to overcome the aforesaid problem is always welcome in the art, and thereby, hopefully, the communication quality can be ensured.
Accordingly, it is a primary object of the present invention to provide a rotational split adaptor which can alter the facing of receiving sockets so as to engage the incoming plug as well as the cord at a less-bending state.
It is a secondary object of the present invention to provide a rotational split adaptor which includes a plurality of sockets to serve various equipments so as to simultaneously connect with a foreign network.
The rotational split adaptor in accordance with the present invention, provided to engage electrically with a conventional socket, can include a common plug, a socket assembly, and a rotational joint.
The common plug can further include a plug end and a first oblique surface. The plug end provides a plurality of contact terminals for coupling with respective gold-plated contacts of the socket while the common plug is introduced to the respective socket. Preferably, the first oblique surface is a 45-degree surface facing downward.
The socket assembly can have at least a socket and a second oblique surface. Each socket has an interior socket base providing a plurality of gold-plated contacts for wiring to respective contact terminals at the plug end of the common plug. Further, the second oblique surface is preferable a 45-degree surface facing upward for pairing with the first oblique surface of the common plug.
The rotational joint is constructed to pair rotationally the first surface and the second surface so that these two surfaces can rotate against each other. Thereby, the angle between the socket assembly and the common plug can be altered.
All these objects are achieved by the rotational split adaptor described below.
The present invention will now be specified with reference to its preferred embodiment illustrated in the drawings, in which
The invention disclosed herein is directed to a rotational split adaptor. In the following description, numerous details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the present invention. It will be appreciated by one skilled in the art that variations of these specific details are possible while still achieving the results of the present invention. In other instance, well-known components are not described in detail in order not to unnecessarily obscure the present invention.
Referring now to
The common plug 21 of the present invention has one end to form a plug end 211 while the other end is formed as a first oblique surface 212. The plug end 211 is shaped as a general plug applicable to any normal socket and provides a plurality of contact terminals 213, located at a lower position thereof, for coupling with respective gold-plated contacts of the socket in the case that the common plug 21 is introduced to the respective upper position opposing to the contact terminals 213. By providing the depressible spring press bar 214, the plug end 211 can be firmly engaged with a respective socket so that the coupling between the contact terminals 213 and the gold-plated contacts of the socket can be ensured. In the case that the plug end 211 needs to retrieve from a socket, the spring press bar 214 can be simply depressed to release the firm engagement state of the plug end 211 and the socket, and then the plug end 211 can be easily removed. On the other hand, the first oblique surface 212 of the common plug 21 can be a 45-degree surface facing downward as shown in FIG. 2.
The socket assembly 22 of the present invention can have one end formed a splitter 221 having at least a socket 2211 (two shown in the figure) and another end formed a second oblique surface 222. The second oblique surface 222 is preferable a 45-degree surface facing upward for pairing with the first oblique surface 212 of the common plug 21. Each socket 2211 of the splitter 221 has an interior socket base 223 providing a plurality of gold-plated contacts for wiring through the signal wires 24 to respective contact terminals 213 at the plug end 211 of the common plug 21.
The rotational joint 23 is constructed to pair rotationally the first surface 212 and the second surface 222 so that these two surfaces 212 and 222 can rotate against each other. Thereby, the angle between the socket assembly 22 and the common plug 21 can be altered. As shown, the rotational joint 23 can include a pivotal shaft 231 extended from the first surface 212 and a sleeve 232 constructed at the end of the socket assembly 22 having the second surface 222. By providing the pair of the sleeve 232 and the pivotal shaft 231, the socket assembly 22 can then rotate with respect to the common plug 21. Also, the pivotal shaft 231 can be hollow so that the signal wires 24 connecting the socket base 223 and the contact terminals 213 can penetrate therethrough.
In another embodiment of the present invention (not shown here), the pivotal shaft can be constructed at the socket assembly and the sleeve can be located at the common plug. Yet, such a variation is well known to a skilled person in the art. Therefore, details about those possible variations related to the rotational joint are omitted herein.
Referring now to
In the present invention, the rotational joint 23 coupling the common plug 21 and the socket assembly 22 is targeted to provide various angling options to the socket assembly 22 with respect to the common plug 21. The angling options are made possible by angularly sliding the first oblique surface 212 along the second oblique surface 222 with the help from the pivotal shaft 231 and the sleeve 232. Preferably, the angling options are ranged from 180° to −180° to prevent the signal wires 24 thereinside from possible torsion damage.
Referring now to
As stated above, the rotational split adaptor in accordance with the present invention can extend and split the socket of the wall plate to the splitter at end of the socket assembly thereof. Though two sockets in parallel are shown in foregoing embodiments, yet it is well known in the art for a skilled person to mimic a splitter with more than two sockets after learning the teaching disclosed above. Also, by providing the rotational joint to the split adaptor of the present invention, the facing of the splitter can be then varied to meet easily the incoming plugs. Thereby, possible damage by bending the cords, such as degrading the communication quality and shortening the service time, can be then reduced. Moreover, in the case of not having any connecting cord, the socket assembly can be turned to face down the splitter so that possible dust contamination to the socket can be then avoided.
While the present invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to a preferred embodiment, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes in form and detail may be without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention.
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|U.S. Classification||379/438, 439/296, 439/638, 439/11, 379/441, 379/433.05, 379/433.13|
|International Classification||H01R33/90, H01R27/02, H01R31/00, H01R33/94, H01R31/06, H01R13/46, H04M1/00, H01R39/00, H01R25/00, H01R33/92, H04M9/00, H01R35/02, H01R33/88|
|Cooperative Classification||H01R24/62, H01R35/02, H01R31/005|
|Aug 3, 2007||AS||Assignment|
Owner name: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:CHIANG, YI-TE;LIN, HSUEH-LAN;REEL/FRAME:019646/0652;SIGNING DATES FROM 20030804 TO 20030825
Owner name: TRANSPACIFIC PLASMA, LLC, TAIWAN
Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.;REEL/FRAME:019646/0702
Effective date: 20060626
|Jan 28, 2013||REMI||Maintenance fee reminder mailed|
|Jun 14, 2013||LAPS||Lapse for failure to pay maintenance fees|