Patents Represented by Attorney Allan B. Osborne
  • Patent number: 4975084
    Abstract: A high density, high frequency electrical connector system having ground contacts disposed between adjacent columns of signal carrying contacts to provide signal integrity. More particularly, the system includes two mating connectors with the ground contacts in one being blades and the ground contacts in the other being plates with blade engaging cantilever beams thereon so that when the two connectors are mated, the ground contacts complete a ground circuit and the plates provide a shield between adjacent columns of mated signal carrying contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 4, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: James L. Fedder, Matthew M. Sucheski
  • Patent number: 4973270
    Abstract: A single in-line memory module socket employing edge stamped contacts positioned within an insulative housing is disclosed. Each terminal has opposed beams with a loop section intermediate the ends of upwardly extending portions of those beams. Inwardly inclined arms extend downwardly from the top of the opposed beams and the contacts are configured so that majority of the deflection of the beams occurs in these inwardly inclined arms. A central post extends upwardly from the base of the terminals and engages housing ribs located within a central spine located along the bottom of a panel receiving slot in the insulative housing. Cavities intersect the slots receiving the circuit panels and the terminals can be inserted into the respective cavities from the bottom, with the posts extending upwardly from the base securing the terminals by engagement with the central spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy B. Billman, Roger L. Thrush
  • Patent number: 4973268
    Abstract: A sealed electrical connector assembly 2 used to interconnect wires 4 with a printed circuit board comprises a receptacle connector 6 matable with a pin header 8. The receptacle connector 6 includes a secondary lock 60 located on the mating face of an insulative housing 30. Integral latches 50 are received within correspondingly shaped pocket 62 in the secondry lock. A conductor seal cap includes a plurality of projections which can be selectively removed. Remaining projections seal individual seal cavities. A stamped and formed pin is used in the pin header. An integral plug is used to seal the leak path on the interior of the stamped and formed cylindrical pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Albert R. Smith, Allen F. VanDerStuyf
  • Patent number: 4969828
    Abstract: An electrical socket for TAB ICs. More particularly, the socket includes a flexible etched film having an array of traces thereon, a base on which the film is positioned to receive a TAB IC thereover and a cover having a pressure plate for biasing the IC against the film to provide an electrical connection between respective traces on the IC and on the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward J. Bright, John J. Consoli, Attalee S. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4969824
    Abstract: A card edge connector with flexible printed circuit film. More particularly a card edge connector for electrically interconnecting circuits on two circuit boards through flexible printed circuit film mounted in the connector and with the contact pads thereon being biased outwardly by coil springs behind the contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Albert Casciotti
  • Patent number: 4966557
    Abstract: An improved electrical contact element for use in connector housings. More particularly, the contact element includes a U-shaped retention section having one resilient leg extending obliquely outwardly. Further included is a resilient web in between and connecting the forward termination section and retention section to provide a degree of independent movement of the former relative to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Lee A. Barkus, Steven J. Kandybowski, David B. Sinisi
  • Patent number: 4956354
    Abstract: A therapeutic preparation for the treatment of skin problems. More particularly, the preparation is a mixture including almond oil, sulfathiazole, water and paraffin wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignees: Thomas G. Kottke, Mary L. Kottke
    Inventor: Gregoria Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 4952172
    Abstract: A stiffener device for use with electrical connectors. More particularly, the stiffener device includes a rigid L-shaped member having a groove in which an electrical connector is slidingly received and locking clips which are attached to the connector and frictionally received in a channel in the L-shaped member to prevent relative movement between the member and connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Lee A. Barkus, David B. Sinisi
  • Patent number: 4940432
    Abstract: A conductive contact element for an electrical socket is disclosed. The contact element including a base section supporting a resilient, loop-shaped beam section having a free end which engages a fixed end as the beam is compressed. The engaging surfaces on the beam section are on the edges of the beam section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: John J. Consoli, Norman E. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 4934942
    Abstract: A card edge connector with flexible printed circuit film. More particularly a card edge connector for electrically interconnecting circuits on two circuit boards through flexible printed circuit film mounted in the connector and with the contact pads thereon being biased outwardly by coil springs behind the contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Albert Casciotti
  • Patent number: 4921454
    Abstract: Components for use with a base member in forming a cluster block assembly. More particularly the components include a cover housing which receives the base member and has slot-access cavities for terminals, terminals positioned in the cavities for being attached to wires entering the assembly and receptacles for sliding receiving post terminals entering the cavities through the slots and a cap for covering the cover housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles G. Atherton, John C. Swartz
  • Patent number: 4915653
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting and mechanically securing two cables. More particularly, the connector includes a C-shaped member having a pair of channels facing each other and wedge block for being positioned in the C-shaped member between cables in the channels. Slanted sides of the wedge block engage and compress the cable to provide an electrical connection therebetween and to mechanically secure the cable against pull-out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Ross L. Mair
  • Patent number: 4913055
    Abstract: An improved cartridge for use with explosively-operated industrial tools. More particularly the cartridge includes a gas check having a rigid washer between opposite ends which causes the deformation of the gas check in cooperation with the gases from burning powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Goto, Ross L. Mair, Reid McBain, Douglas J. Leiby, Mitchell G. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 4906212
    Abstract: An electrical socket and pin connector. More particularly, the socket and pin are made from conductive material by stamping and forming. The socket includes a cylindrical mating portion defined by cantilever beams having one or more blades and wherein some blades include a rearwardly extending free end. The pin includes a mating portion having a bullet nose at one end and a wire barrel at another end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: James L. Mixon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4905603
    Abstract: An improved explosively operated industrial tool and improved cartridge therefore. More particularly the tool includes a simple breach cap with a hole therethrough and the cartridge includes two discs bonded together with each disc being of a material having a different expansion parameter relative to the other. A plug positioned in a hole in the base of the cartridge is gripped by the disc subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Reid McBain
  • Patent number: 4892651
    Abstract: A filtering system for use with fish-containing ponds and bodies of water is disclosed. More particularly, the filtering system includes chambers for harboring micro-organisms which clean organic waste from the water flowing therethrough from the pond. The chambers include by-pass conduits so that a given chamber may be taken out of service for cleaning without interrupting the flow of water through the rest of the system. Further, movable walls are provided so that several chambers contained in a single structure may be varied in number and in size according to a pond's requirements. Also included is an air manifold for use in supplying air to the micro-organisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Inventor: Theodore L. Hill
  • Patent number: 4887353
    Abstract: A connector system incorporating a heat sink positioned between a pair of circuit cards terminated in a pair of joined receptacle units. A method is disclosed of connecting a daughter card to a receptacle unit, testing that subassembly, and then securing two such subassemblies together with a heat sink between the two cards to form an assembly to be mounted on a pin header mounted on a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: George Preputnick
  • Patent number: 4873765
    Abstract: A method for making an electrical connector. More particularly, a slug of conductive material is impact-extruded into a form having a wire barrel at one end and at the other end, outwardly extending tang and flat blade. Simple machine operations including cutting, punching, coining, and inserting complete the form into an electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Walter M. Werner
  • Patent number: 4872856
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically commoning a pair of conductors. More particularly, the connector includes a pair of pivoting toggle blocks which are inserted longitudinally into a C-member at an angle so the combined width is less than the space between conductors disposed in channels in the C-member. As the toggle blocks engage ramps in the C-member, the blocks are forced into a parallel relation to each other, the combined width of which exceeds the aforementioned space whereby the conductors are compressed in the connector and electrically commoned thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Denis M. Pooley, Douglas K. MacKenzie, deceased
  • Patent number: 4872853
    Abstract: A retaining device for retaining a circuit card in a zero insertion force card edge connector. More particularly, the device inclues a u-shaped member formed from spring wire and whose legs are bent into a concavo-convex shape so that the member can be resiliently elongated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Van K. Webster