US 11,654,785 B2
Vehicle charge port
Isaiah Genece, Detroit, MI (US); Darko Acevski, Sterling Heights, MI (US); William Christopher Trego, Royal Oak, MI (US); Douglas G Hughes, Ypsilanti, MI (US); and Zubair Hassan, Canton, MI (US)
Assigned to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed by FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Dearborn, MI (US)
Filed on Jun. 22, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/907,602.
Prior Publication US 2021/0394626 A1, Dec. 23, 2021
Int. Cl. H01R 13/52 (2006.01); H01R 13/502 (2006.01); H01R 13/405 (2006.01); B60L 53/16 (2019.01); H02J 7/00 (2006.01); H02J 7/02 (2016.01); B60K 6/28 (2007.10)
CPC B60L 53/16 (2019.02) [H01R 13/405 (2013.01); H01R 13/502 (2013.01); H01R 13/521 (2013.01); H02J 7/0045 (2013.01); H02J 7/02 (2013.01); B60K 6/28 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/91 (2013.01); B60Y 2200/92 (2013.01); B60Y 2300/91 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle charge port assembly comprising:
a housing including a front side defining a port configured to couple to a charge-station coupler, a back side, and a plurality of terminal receptacles extending from the port to the back side;
a plurality of terminal assemblies received in the terminal receptacles, each of the terminal assemblies including a pin having a tip portion configured to electrically connect to the coupler, a base portion, a busbar connected to the base portion and extending out of the back side, and a seal encircling the pin and sealingly disposed within the terminal receptacles;
a back cover attached to the back side of the housing and including a connector base defining an opening and interior that receives the busbars therein; and
a connector plug configured to connect to the connector base, the plug including a plurality of receptacles extendable into the interior and configured to receive the busbars therein, wires that are each joined to one of the receptacles, a plurality of seals each defining a single hole that receives only one of the wires therethrough, and a plurality of seal covers that each secure an associated one of the seals within the plug;
a circuit board; and
a plurality of second terminal assemblies received in the terminal receptacles and each including a pin having a tip portion configured to electrically connect to the charge station and a base portion connected to the circuit board, wherein the circuit board includes a plurality of prongs electrically connected to the second terminal assemblies, and the back cover further includes a second connector base that receives the prongs therein.