No assignee for this patent application has been made.
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention generally relates to a transmission line, more particularly to a transmission line that adopts double-contact connectors to be as main transmission interfaces.
"With advances in technology, computer has become popular in our lives, and that to cope with the rapid development of computer peripheral electronic devices, the market also developed a variety of different types of connectors so as to connect with peripheral electronic devices with different transmission interfaces.
"In general, the connector has a male connector and a female connector corresponding to the male connector, and a male connector cannot plug into a female connector that is not the same connecting interface with the male connector, and a certain direction shall be followed while a male connector and a female connector plug into each other. If the direction is wrong, the plug may not work.
"For Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, each of the male USB connector and the female USB connector both has a tongue portion therein. If plugged in a wrong direction, the tongue portion in the male USB connector and the tongue portion in the female USB connector may be against to each other. For general users, such design is a foolproof design, but for other users, the application is really not flexible and inconvenient.
"Accordingly, the market proposes a double-plug female connector. The design of the double-plug female connector is to dispose the tongue portion thereof in the middle of the connector, so as to divide the connector into an upper accommodating area and a lower accommodating area and dispose connecting pins in an upper layer and a lower layer respectively. So, when the front surface of the male connector plugs into the female connector, the tongue portion of the male connector may insert into the upper accommodating area and electrically connect with the conducting pins of the upper accommodating area. In addition, when the rear surface of the male connector plugs into the female connector, the tongue portion of the male connector may insert into the lower accommodating area and electrically connect with the conducting pins of the lower accommodating area. Therefore, regardless of the male connector plugging into the female connector via the front surface or the rear surface, the plug can be made and the electrical connection can be made as well.
"There are two sets of conducting pins in aforementioned female connector, so that the cost is much higher than the cost of a prior female connector. However, to use a general male connector to connect with the female connector, only one set of conducting pins in the female connector are electrically connected, and therefore the female connector can only achieve a transmission rate that is the same as the prior female connector, so that it does not fit an economic effect."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The main objective of the present invention is to provide a transmission line with double-contact connectors, which is able to connect with two electronic devices that respectively have double-contact female connectors, so as to have a data transmission rate better than prior connectors.
"To approach aforesaid objective, the present invention mainly has two double-contact connectors and a plurality of connecting lines. Each double-contact connector has an insulating member, an upper pin set and a lower pin set. A top surface of the insulating member forward extends to form an upper tongue portion, a bottom surface of the insulating member forward extends to form a lower tongue portion, the upper pin set disposes in the upper tongue portion, the lower pin set disposes in the lower tongue portion, the upper pin set and the upper tongue portion compose an upper connecting interface, the lower pin set and the lower tongue portion compose a lower connecting interface. Further, the two double-contact connectors electrically connect with the two ends of the plurality of connecting lines respectively.
"Compared to related arts, the present invention uses the two double-contact connectors of the transmission line to respectively connect with the two double-contact female connectors of the two electronic devices. Hence, the two connecting interfaces of the two double-contact connectors are able to transmit data simultaneously, so as to have a transmission rate better than a related connector with a single interface.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The objects, spirits, and advantages of the preferred embodiments of the present invention will be readily understood by the accompanying drawings and detailed descriptions, wherein:
"FIG. 1 illustrates a schematic 3-D exploded view of a preferred embodiment of a double-contact connector of the present invention;
"FIG. 2 illustrates a schematic 3-D assembled view of the preferred embodiment of the double-contact connector of the present invention;
"FIG. 3 illustrates a schematic view of a transmission line of the present invention;
"FIG. 4 illustrates a schematic view of the transmission line, before connection, of a preferred embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 5 illustrates a schematic view of the transmission line, after connection, of the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 6 illustrates a schematic view of applying the transmission line of the preferred embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 7 illustrates a schematic view of a transmission line of another preferred embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 8 illustrates a schematic view of the transmission line, before connection, of another preferred embodiment of the present invention;
"FIG. 9 illustrates a schematic view of the transmission line, after connection, of the preferred embodiment of the present invention; and
"FIG. 10 illustrates a schematic view of applying the transmission line of the preferred embodiment of the present invention."
For more information, see this patent application: CHANG, Nai-Chien. Transmission Line with Double-Contact Connectors. Filed
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