Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 17778303
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-11-21
First Publication Date 2023-01-26
Publication Date 2023-01-26
Owner Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. (USA)
  • Kanas, Derek Kyle Joseph
  • Moon, Tony Seokhwa
  • Elsey, Andrew Shane


Example connection ports for electronic devices are disclosed. In an example, the connection port includes a longitudinal axis, a receptacle that extends axially with respect to the longitudinal axis, and a substrate disposed within the receptacle. The substrate includes an end and a support surface that extends axially with respect to the longitudinal axis. In addition, the connection port includes a plurality of first electrical contacts on the support surface, a plurality of second electrical contacts on the end. Each second electrical contact is electrically coupled to a corresponding one of the first electrical contacts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01R 27/00 - Coupling parts adapted for co-operation with two or more dissimilar counterparts
  • H01R 13/62 - Means for facilitating engagement or disengagement of coupling parts or for holding them in engagement
  • H01R 24/60 - Contacts spaced along planar side wall transverse to longitudinal axis of engagement
  • H01R 13/24 - Contacts for co-operating by abutting resiliently mounted