Patents Represented by Attorney Allan B. Osborne
  • Patent number: 5044721
    Abstract: An end-processing device for an optical fiber (42) comprises a housing (3, 4) having a receiving recess (10) extending from a front wall (23) to the other end, an aperture (14) located in the front wall (23), a heat conductive plate member (15) mounted on a front surface of the housing (3), pushing means (17, 22) mounted on the optical fiber (42) and in the receiving recess (10) for pushing the optical fiber end toward the heat conductive plate member (15), a reference surface (16) at the front wall (23) to regulate the final movement of the optical fiber (42), the plate member (15) being selectively coupled to a heating means (30) for processing the end of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kunio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5044719
    Abstract: A cable connector (10,10') for holding a cable (2) against axial movement is disclosed. The connector 10,10') includes a housing (4) and a clamping member (6,7,8,9). The cable (2) passes through the housing (4) in an opening (40) which is intersected normally by slots (41) into which the clamping member (6,7,8,9) is inserted to receive the cable (2) in recesses (62,72,82,92) defined by pairs of legs (61,71,81,91) of the clamping member (6,7,8,9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kunio Nakamura
  • Patent number: 5044996
    Abstract: A wedge connector (10) for commoning a pair of wires (64,66) has been disclosed. The connector (10) includes a wedge (12) which is inserted into a C-member (14) to engage and common the wires (64,66) positioned in respective channels (48) in the C-member (14). The connector (10) further includes a deformable tab (54) for receiving a jaw (70) of a plier-type wedge (12) into the C-member (14). The tab (54) deforms when a predetermined insertion force is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Goto
  • Patent number: 5041005
    Abstract: A low profile SIMM socket (10) has been disclosed. Contact elements (14) positioned in cavities (22) in a housing (12) include a non-symmetrical, U-shaped base section (40) having a pair of legs (42,44) with one leg (42) having a depending lead (48) and being positioned in the cavity (22) so that a module receiving recess (16) is orientated at about twenty-five degrees relative to a substrate (124) on which the socket (10) is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert G. McHugh
  • Patent number: 5037312
    Abstract: An electrical connector (30) includes a body (34) of elastomeric material having cavities (38) containing a conductive gel operable upon deformation of the body of said connector to interconnect conductive pads (16, 22) between components such as a printed circuit board (12) and a chip carrier (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Casciotti, Frederick R. Deak, John R. Rowlette
  • Patent number: 5037336
    Abstract: A connector (C) having a housing (10) and latching member (50) is disclosed. The housing (10) and latching member (50) include cooperating latching devices (61,21) for retaining the two (10,50) together in a temporary position and other latching devices (17,63) for retaining the two (10,50) in a final position. The connector further includes cooperating prevention means located on the housing and on the latching member for preventing the latching member from being moved to the final position until the prevention means is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Betsui
  • Patent number: 5035628
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10,50,50',84,84') for being positioned between parallel surfaces and electrically interconnecting conductive areas on the surfaces is disclosed. More particularly, the connector (10,50,50',84,84') includes a housing (12,52,52',86) and contact elements (14,14',14",70,104) which are formed by wrapping a flexible, circuit carrying film (20,72) around a single canted coil spring (18) or by wrapping a flexible circuit carrying film (104) around two spaced apart canted coil springs (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert Casciotti, Ronald A. Dery, Richard H. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 5035660
    Abstract: A connecting device for securing a cable such as an electrical cable. More particularly, the connecting device includes a first cylindrical member having a laterally open groove rotatably positioned in an eccentrical bore of a second member. A passage, defined by the groove and bore, is decreased in diameter upon the relative rotation of the first and second members to compress and securely retain a cable positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Walter M. Werner
  • Patent number: 5031847
    Abstract: A wire-supplying device comprises wire-supplying drums (15) for supplying a plurality of wires (16), a wire-feeding roller (21) for feeding the plurality of wires (16), a weight roller (28) mounted on a sliding member (27) supported on rods (26) for vertical movement therealong, a stopping member (30) on the sliding member (27) for engagement with the rods (26) to stop vertical movement of the sliding member (27), and actuation means for moving and maintaining the stopping member (30) against the rods (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Hiromi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 5030109
    Abstract: An area array connector (10) for electrically interconnecting circuit pads (18,20) on spaced apart, substrates (22,24) is disclosed. The connector (10) includes a carrier plate (12) having canted coil spring contacts (16) positioned in openings (14) for electrically interconnecting corresponding circuit pads (18,20) on the respective substrates (22,24) between which the connector (10) is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Ronald A. Dery
  • Patent number: 5026290
    Abstract: An electrical connector (18) for electrically interconnecting non-parallel substrates (10,12) is disclosed. The connector (18) includes a contact element (24) formed from a single length of flexible, circuit carrying film (40) wrapped around two or more spaced apart coil springs (42) with each wrapped spring provided a segment (60). The contact element (24) is carried in a housing (20) with the segments (60) received in interconnected channels (26) in adjacent surfaces (28) of the housing against which the substrates (10,12) are mounted for electrical engagement with the segments (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Ronald A. Dery
  • Patent number: 5022138
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing an end of a flat electrical cable for connection to electrical contacts of a connector is disclosed. The apparatus includes a clamp (10) having a movable section (12) for clamping the cable, a positioning device (100) for positioning the clamp section (12) in response to a sensing member (102), conductor aligning comb members (250) and a cutting and bending device (270) for cutting and bending the conductors (1) of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Hiromi Tanaka, Tadashi Osaka
  • Patent number: 5020290
    Abstract: A kit structure for erecting an interior wall within a building or the like has been disclosed. More particularly, the structure includes horizontal member to be attached to a floor and ceiling, vertical members extending between the horizontal members to brace panels placed on the wall, support members in the floor-attached member for supporting the panels and trim strips for concealing the other components and edges of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1991
    Inventor: Victor J. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 5015200
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly comprising a receptacle connector and a pin header is disclosed. The receptacle connector is attached to wires and the pin header can be secured to a printed circuit board. The receptacle connector is secured in the shrouded pin header by a double acting connector latch extending upwardly from one wall of the header housing. Connector latch comprises a yoke section with upwardly extending deflectable arms and a centrally disposed downwardly extending deflectable cantilever beam. The latching protrusion engages a trough located on the exterior of the receptacle connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Lynn W. Abernethy
  • Patent number: 5014535
    Abstract: An insulation displacement terminal having a pair of slotted plates retained in a nest formed by embossments on sidewalls extending past the edges of slotted plates. The sidewalls and the slotted plates are formed orthogonally upward from a common base. Outer ellipsoidal embossments are formed on opposite sides of a cylindrical embossment. The embossments are formed by a shallow drawing process without removal of material from the planar sidewalls. Adjacent edges of the embossments are sheared to form a nest receiving the side edges of the slotted plates.This application is a Divisional of application Ser. No. 07/280,753 filed Dec. 6, 1988, now U.S. Pat. No. 4,948,382, issued Aug. 14, 1990.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Marpoe, Jr. Gary R., Edward L. Pentz
  • Patent number: 5013253
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture employing modular prewired endcaps as depicted herein. A one piece insulative body includes both fluorescent lamp supports and a junction block. Jumper assemblies comprising wires having socket terminals and junction interconnect terminals on opposite ends are assembled in cavities in the insulative body on the inner face of the insulative body. The insulative body can then be attached to the hood of the fluorescent lamp assembly and lead wires can be attached between the endcap assembly and other components such as ballasts on the fluorescent lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard E. Aiello, Christopher L. Allgood, Donald G. Stillie, Allan J. Sykora
  • Patent number: 5012391
    Abstract: A circuit panel subassembly suitable for use in an electromechanical apparatus includes a plurality of wires formed within an electrically conductive grid imbedded within a reaction injection molded panel which forms a part of the housing of the electromechanical apparatus. Wires are deployed in a pattern by using a wire organizing frame and the electrically conductive grid and the frame are subsequently imbedded in a reaction injection molded panel. Terminals attached to the ends of the wires remain exposed at spaced apart locations where components are to be mounted. Separate connector housings can be attached to the panel over the exposed terminals and other components or matable connectors can be attached thereto. The entire apparatus can be constructed robotically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 30, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert N. Schultz, Jr., Paul D. Zakary
  • Patent number: 5007842
    Abstract: An area array connector (10) employs a flexible interconnect member (30) having electrical circuitry including contact pads (32) which are forced into electrical contact with conductive pads (42) and (52) on a pair of stacked substrates (40) and (50) by means of a canted coil spring (24) that is held in a force application plate (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Frederick R. Deak, David B. Wrisley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5006081
    Abstract: An electrical wire connector (10) of the wedge type for commoning a pair of electrical wires (66,68) together is disclosed. More particularly, the C-member (12) has a hole (46) to receive a dimple (60) or pin (96) on the wedge to lock the two components together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Eugene F. Counsel, Walter M. Werner
  • Patent number: 5004434
    Abstract: A printed circuit edge connector having a pluraltiy of electrial terminals, each of which has a compliant contact spring opposed to a relatively more rigid support arm is disclosed. The surface of the contact spring is opposed to an edge of the support arm because the contact spring is bent transversely relative to an arm which is coplanar with the support arm. Each of the terminals is received within aligned channels and cavities and an insulative housing, each of which extend parallel to a board receiving slot opening on the upper face of the housing. The base of the terminals are received within the cavities and include terminal retention means engagable with the housing in the cavities to retain the terminals in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1991
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard E. Aiello, Donald G. Stillie, Christopher L. Allgood