Patents Represented by Attorney Allan B. Osborne
  • Patent number: 5085598
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulated housing (10) having multiple electrical contact-receiving chambers (11) including lances (12) for engaging contact sections (30) of electrical contacts (32) when inserted into the contact-receiving chambers (11), a double-locking member (20) movable along the housing (10) in a first direction parallel to the contact-receiving chambers (11) and having contact-interlocking parts (21a) for engaging the contact sections (30) when the double-locking member (20) is moved in a second direction perpendicular to the contact-receiving chambers (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Yoshiji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 5082459
    Abstract: A dual readout SIMM socket (10) has been disclosed. The socket (10) includes a housing (12) having panel receiving slots (14), terminal slots (16) transverse and open to panel slots (16) and terminals (13) positioned in the terminal slots (16). The terminals (13) include an S-shaped spring section extending outwardly from one edge (50) of a base section (44) with a depending arm (68) extending into the panel slot (16) for electrical engagement with traces on a circuit panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy B. Billman, Roger L. Thrush
  • Patent number: 5078622
    Abstract: A pin and socket connector using pin and socket terminals formed into a highly conductive material and using a separate contact band member less resistant to stress relaxation than the material used to form a stamped and formed pin and socket terminals is disclosed. These pin and socket terminals are suitable for use in both sealed and unsealed electrical connectors, employing a secondary lock. The secondary lock has at least one cylindrical projection engaging the corresponding terminals within the cavities from the rear. At least one curved concentric opening radially spaced from a central wire and terminal receiving opening in a rear conductor seal, is configured to receive a corresponding cylindrical secondary lock projections and establish sealing integrity therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Hunt, III, Lori A. Mayer, Keith R. Denlinger
  • Patent number: 5078611
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10,20,30,40) having an insulating housing (11,21,31,41) and electric contacts (14,24,34,44) therein has been disclosed. The electric contacts (14,24,34,44) are individually formed by removing selected parts (53,55,56,58,59,61,62) from stamped electric contact elements (50). The housing (11,21,31,41) includes cavities (12,32) opening on a front surface and cavities (22,42) opening on a back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1992
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Junichi Tanigawa, Shoji Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 5073116
    Abstract: A socket (10) for use with leadless chip carriers has been disclosed. The socket (10) includes contact elements (16) positioned in cavities (34) in a housing (12) and having a first spring arm (100) extending into a central opening (30) for engaging pads on the chip carrier and a second spring arm (102) extending outwardly of the housing (12) for electrical engagement with circuits on a substrate on which the socket (10) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Hoy S. Beck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5073126
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises electrical contacts (1) having termination slots (2) for cutting into insulation (4a) of an electrical conductor (4) when electrical conductor (4) is forced into slots (2) with edges of slots (2) electrically engaging conductor core (4b) of electrical conductor (4). An insulated housing (10) has openings (11) for receiving and retaining electrical contacts (1) therein and including conductor-retention grooves (12) opening outwardly for receiving a portion of the electrical conductors (4) therein. Conductor-retention arms (13) are located at an open end of the conductor-retention grooves (12) for retaining electrical conductors (4) therein. Projections (14) are located on the conductor-retention arms (13) for clampingly engaging insulation (4a) of electrical conductors (4) providing an axial strain relief thereon and to prevent shrinkage of the insulation away from the termination between conductors (4) and slots (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Shoji Kikuchi, Tetsuyuki Furuya
  • Patent number: 5071369
    Abstract: A connector (10) having a terminal position assurance member (12) for insuring the proper positioning of terminals (18) in the connector housing (14) is disclosed. The assurance member (12) in cooperation with cantilever beams (30) located in the terminal cavities (24) cannot be fully seated in the housing (14) if improperly positioned terminals (18) are holding the beams (30) in a blocking position relative to the assurance member (12). The assurance member (12) further includes latching arms (60) which must be depressed before the assurance member (12) can be fully seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith R. Denlinger, Richard W. Gryzbowski, John M. Myer
  • Patent number: 5067916
    Abstract: A method of making electrical contacts (10) for either tin or gold-plating without changing the overall dimensional shape of the contact (10) has been disclosed. The method includes the step of providing a given spring rate for a pair of cantilever beams (26) by cutting the beam (26) to a predetermined width without changing the length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith R. Denlinger, Richard W. Gryzbowski, John M. Myer
  • Patent number: 5067913
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises tab contacts (14) crimped to electrical wires (24) retained in cavities (13) of a dielectric housing (12) with tab sections (14a) of the tab contacts (14) extending from the front ends of the cavities (13), and restraining sections (31) are located at the edges of the front ends of the walls of the cavities (13) and extending in the radial direction of the cavities (13) engaging the tab sections (14a) along surfaces thereof adjacent the base portions thereof to straighten the tab sections (14a) if they have been bent upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sagawa
  • Patent number: 5066245
    Abstract: A retention device (10) for retaining a bumperless plastic quad flat pack (80) in a socket cover (12) is disclosed. The device (10) includes an engaging member (54) at the end of a resilient arm (50) and which has a slanted surface (66) which engages a slanted surface (94) of a reverse orientation on the flat pack (80) to urge it in a direction against the restraining force of the leads (104) of the pack (80), which are received in slots (32) in the cover side walls (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kevin E. Walker
  • Patent number: 5063656
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a Y-shaped wire harness (23) having a pair of wires (2,3) and for orientating the wires (2,3) in a specific orientation. More particularly the apparatus includes jaws (12) for orientating the wires (2,3), an identification member (14) for holding the wires (2,3) in that orientation during termination of one ends thereof and a guide member (18) for receiving and storing the wire harness (23) with the wires (2,3) in the specific orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Koji Hirano, Hiroshi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 5064389
    Abstract: A slave connector (44,66) for use between a permanently mounted header (32,54) on a printed circuit board (34,56) and a test header (44,66) has been disclosed. The slave contacts (10) have a socket (14) at one end and a pin (16) at another end to permit mating with either plug/pin or cap/receptacle headers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. Klein, Daines M. Self, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5062809
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises outer plate-shaped contacts and a center plate-shaped contact, a dielectric member is secured onto the plate-shaped contacts maintaining the plate-shaped contacts in spaced relationship and in the same plane so that the plate-shaped contacts are coplanar, a coupling part at the other ends of the outer plate-shaped contacts interconnecting them, a receptacle contact as part of the coupling part, and a pin contact member at the other end of the center plate-shaped contact disposed within the receptacle contact member at the center thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Sakamoto, Akira Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 5061198
    Abstract: An electrical connector system (10) comprising a pair of matable drawer connectors (10a,10b) is disclosed. The connectors (10a,10b) are preferably identical and include contact (31) having first contact sections (32) at one end which mate with other first contact sections (32) and second contact sections (33) at another end which mate second contacts (110) carried by wiring harness connectors (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Sakae Manabe, Hirosumi Kanai
  • Patent number: 5061203
    Abstract: A connector system (10) for use with magnetic ballast is disclosed. The connector system (10) includes a mag wire carrier (12), attachable to the ballast and having anvils (24) for supporting magnet wires from the ballast coils. The system (10) further includes a connector (150) having terminals (14) with magnet wire terminating slots (56) for terminating wires on the anvils (24), a first terminating section (74) for terminating wires from electronic devices mounted on the ballast and a second terminating section (70) for terminating exit wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher L. Allgood, Richard E. Hasz, Donald W. K. Hughes, Donald G. Stillie, Allan J. Sykora
  • Patent number: 5061191
    Abstract: An interposing connector for interconnecting a pattern of conductive areas of opposing spaced apart surfaces. The connector includes a housing having one or more openings therethrough. A plurality of canted coil springs are positioned within the housing so that outer coil portions are exposed to engage the conductive areas of the opposing surfaces to thereby establish the electrical interconnection. The canted coil springs are secured to the housing by retaining means, such as a retainer strip extending through the springs and secured to the housing. The springs may also be secured by heat staking or laser welding a portion thereof to the housing. The canted coil springs have a relatively constant compliance over a range of radial deflection. The springs also produce contact wipe over the conductive areas and establish redundant contact points therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 29, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Casciotti, Frederick R. Deak, Ronald A. Dery, David B. Wrisley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5059746
    Abstract: Housing assembly for components, such as Hall effect sensors, comprises an inner housing of premolded relatively firm plastic material and an outer housing which is overmolded on the inner housing. The components are contained in cavities in the inner housing. Passageways extend through the inner housing to the cavities and the soft overmolded material flows through these passageways and forms a surrounding cushion within the cavities for the components. Also disclosed is a system for mounting proximity sensors on an automotive door lock or the like in a manner which detects the fully closed and the partially closed conditions of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Earl J. Hayes, Gary W. Hawk
  • Patent number: 5052101
    Abstract: A PGA socket (40) and a tool (132) for opening and closing the socket (40) is disclosed. The socket (40) includes a base housing (42) having contact elements (46) disposed in cavities (48). The contact elements (46) include laterally extending cantilever beams (90) which are bent out of the plane of the contact elements (40) to provide a force-free insertion of the leads (120) on the PGA (122). The socket (40) further includes a cover (44) slidably mounted on the housing (42) which when moved, drives the leads (120) into electrical engagement with the cantilever beams (90). The tool (132) includes a pair of spaced-apart jaws (154,156) with one (152) being fixed and the other (156) moveable towards the fixed jaw (154).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward J. Bright, James A. Hogan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5046955
    Abstract: An active connector assembly (10) for use in acting on electrical signals is disclosed. The assembly (10) includes a receptacle (14) for mounting on a printed circuit board (30), a pin header (12) for receiving signals from other data handling systems and a circuit card (16) attached electrically and mechanically along one edge (16a) to contact elements (26) in the pin header (12) and having an opposing edge (16b) for insertion into the receptacle (14) and electrical engagement with contact elements (28) therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Billy E. Olsson
  • Patent number: 5044988
    Abstract: A mounting device (14, 21, 23, 100) separate from a connector housing (11) for mounting the connector (10) onto a circuit board (13, 20). The device (14, 21, 23) includes a pair of legs (16, 102) or clips (21a) for engaging the circuit board (13, 20) and a retention section (17, 24, 25, 101) for engaging the connector housing (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Naohiro Hirayama