Patents Represented by Attorney R. W. Pitts
  • Patent number: 3995358
    Abstract: A semiautomatic apparatus for attaching the ends of insulated electrical wires to a multi-contact electrical connector is disclosed. The connector has two parallel rows of slotted terminals with wire receiving portions facing in opposite directions. The apparatus has two reciprocal inserters for simultaneously inserting a pair of wires into oppositely facing terminals. The apparatus also has rotatable flipper members which are actuated by the inserters and which precisely position the wires in alignment with the inserters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Alvin Long, William Roderick Over, Willard Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 3987531
    Abstract: Fixture for use in locating wires in wire-receiving jigs comprises a fixture block having an upper surface upon which locating bosses are provided for locating two wire jigs in parallel spaced-apart relationship. A slot extends into one end of the block and has an inner end which is between the locating bosses. A cable containing a plurality of wires is positioned in the slot with the cable axis extending normally of the upper surface. The wire jigs are positioned on the bosses and the wires can thereafter be positioned in the wire jigs. The cable can be located at different relative positions in the slot for different wiring configurations in the connector to which the wires are later attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: John James Tucci
  • Patent number: 3988707
    Abstract: A load coil assembly housing for use with multiconductor cable containing a plurality of associated pairs of electrical conductors has connector terminals located along the periphery of the region in which load coils are located. That makes the otherwise conventional housing suitable for use with mass application tooling. Cable wires and load coil or component leads may be respectively attached by solderless and solder techniques to one terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Moser, Robert Philmore Reavis, Melvin Andrew Soderstrom
  • Patent number: 3988102
    Abstract: A crimpable bundle tie is disclosed and claimed together with an applicator tool for attaching the bundle tie to a bundle containing a plurality of electrical wires. The bundle tie is generally U-shaped and its legs are inwardly deformed to envelop the wires. The applicator tool has a reciprocal anvil which moves towards a relatively stationary crimping means. The tool also has a number of reciprocal slides and levers for exerting a discontinuous force on the anvil during its travel. The anvil is spring-loaded so that the degree of deformation of the bundle tie is dependent upon the volume of wires enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Johannes Cornelis Wilhelmus Bakermans, Ronald Bruce Barnes, Richard Anthony Sywulka
  • Patent number: 3985413
    Abstract: Miniature electrical connector for forming connections between conductors on parallel spaced apart substrates comprises a generally cylindrical elastomeric body having a thin non-yielding flexible circuit wrapped therearound. The circuit has parallel spaced apart conductors on its surface so that when the connector is positioned between the two parallel substrates and compressed between the substrates, the corresponding conductors on the substrates will be electrically connected by the conductors on the flexible circuit. The flexible circuit is not firmly bonded to the elastomeric body and the body is not significantly deformed when compressed between the substrates. The flexible circuit, being non-yielding is not deformed laterally so that alignment of conductors on the circuit with conductors on the substrate is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William Robert Evans
  • Patent number: 3985416
    Abstract: An electrical connector for commoning a plurality of conductors, such as insulated wires, employs two similar mating insulating housings and a terminal plate formed from a resilient conductive metal. Conductor contact means such as parallel edge slots extend inwardly from two opposed edges of the terminal plate. The terminal plate is mounted in recesses formed in the housings and wire supporting passages traverse the recesses so that the electrical connection can be established between the various conductors and the terminal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Frank Peter Dola, Frederick William Rossler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3975812
    Abstract: Apparatus for connecting pairs of wires to each other has an operating zone through which a continuous strip of connecting devices is fed from an entrance side to an exit side thereof. The connecting devices have wire-receiving ends which face laterally of the strip and have separate metallic connecting means in each of the ends. A pair of wires are located in the operating zone with one wire in alignment with each of the wire-receiving ends. Insertion punches on each side of the strip insert each wire into a metallic connecting means. The process is then repeated for the second pair of wires to connect the pairs to each other. The connectors are fed to the exit side of the operating zone, and removed from the strip. The apparatus can also be used for making tap connections to the conductors in a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: James Earl Fleischhacker, Vincent Nicholas, Henry George Wasserlein, Jr.
  • Patent number: 3972101
    Abstract: Apparatus for simultaneously inserting a plurality of wires in the wire receiving portions of terminals in a stackable module type electrical connector has a base portion and a removable inserting tool. The base portion has a module supporting surface and wire positioning means on each side of a module positioned on the base so that wires can be positioned with their axes extending across the module and in alignment with the terminals. The removable insertion tool is then assembled to the base and actuated to cut the wires and insert them into the terminals. The wire positioning means on the base can be selectively located at different levels above the module supporting surface so that wires can be inserted into all of the modules in the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Thomas Casey, William Roderick Over
  • Patent number: 3932018
    Abstract: An electrical connection to an elongated conductor is made by means of a plate-like connecting member having a pair of open jaws which extend from a yoke. One of the jaws is connected to the yoke by a toggle link which is straightened when the jaws are closed to maintain the jaws in their closed condition and in electrical contact with the conductor. An apparatus is also disclosed for securing a plurality of connecting devices to a plurality of separate conductors in a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1976
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Stuart L. Parsons, Henry George Wasserlein, Jr.