Abstract: Circuit transfer apparatus is described for use in transferring from time-responsive control to temperature-responsive control, and vice-versa, in a microwave oven. The low cost, miniaturized apparatus is mounted to the wall of the oven's cooking cavity and is operated from within the cavity by insertion or withdrawal of the cable plug of the heat-sensitive food probe. The probe plug cooperates with insulative elements to activate spring-leaf sheet metal contacts mounted in the housing of the apparatus, to thereby effect the circuit transfer. The housing also serves as mechanical retention means for the probe plug.
Abstract: An electrical ribbon connector is disclosed having a protective hood which is assembled to or disassembled from a locked position on the connector insert member by either a sliding or pivoting technique. The hood is also automatically locked or secured in its final assembled position, and the locked or latched structure may be easily disengaged using a simple prying device such as a screwdriver. The connector body or insert member also includes retent structure for maintaining the plug and receptacle connectors in fully mated assembly but which also prevents contaminants from reaching the interior of the fully mated connectors.
Abstract: An assembly is disclosed for mounting and for connectorizing an electronic switching device containing a heat generating semiconductor to an associated heat sink, wherein the switching device includes a body portion containing the semiconductor, a plurality of leads protruding from the body portion and a metallic heat conductive mounting tab carried by the body portion and protruding in a direction opposite to the leads. The assembly comprises a housing of dielectric material. The housing has a body cavity for receiving the body portion of the switching device and for preventing lateral movement thereof relative to the housing. The depth of the body cavity is slightly greater than the thickness of the body portion of the switching device to receive the complete body portion therein. The housing has a tab cavity for receiving the mounting tab of the switching device, and bias means formed integrally with the tab cavity for biasing the mounting tab outwardly from the housing.
Abstract: A pin or socket type electrical contact of an efficient modular design selectively provides transient voltage overload protection, inductive and capacitive filter impedance for frequency discrimination, and series DC resistance and a fusing element for appropriate current limiting functions. In all forms, the filter contact may include resilient, electrically conductive bushings interposed between the aforesaid impedance components and the input and output ends of the contact both to accommodate simplified and reliable assembly of the modular components and to assure a negligible probability of mechanical stress damage in installation of the contact in its system operating environment.
Abstract: A multiple contact filter connector capable of accommodating high RF currents and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The connector includes an outer metallic shell, a dielectric body within the shell and at least one network filter contact assembly. The inner body has at least one through channel and a transverse cavity which communicates with the shell and the channel. The network filter contact assembly has a ground electrode and a pin electrode and is disposed within the portion of the channel bridging the cavity. Conductive curable filler material is charged into the cavity around and in contact with the ground electrode to efficiently and inexpensively establish a ground plate for the connector. A retention means disposed within the channel and a locking means carried by the contact cooperate to provide axial strain relief, thereby protecting the bond between the conductive filler material and the ground electrode.
Abstract: A connector assembly suitable for connecting a leadless integrated circuit device to a circuit board. The circuit device typically has a plurality of flat conductive pads spaced along parallel edges thereof. The circuit board similarly typically has a plurality of flat conductive pads spaced along parallel first and second rows. The connector assembly includes a pair of anchor plates bonded to the circuit board and spaced by a distance just sufficient to accommodate said integrated circuit device therebetween. First and second banks of elongated essentially parallel contacts are fixedly connected, as by solder, to the circuit board pads. When the removable circuit device is placed on the circuit board between the anchor plates, connection from the fixedly connected contact banks to the circuit device pads is made by first and second banks of flexible parallel bridging contacts.
Abstract: This invention relates to an electrical assembly, such as an electrical cable assembly, to electrical elements such as electrical connector elements for terminating the assembly, and to housings for electrical elements. The housings for the electrical elements are formed of first and second housing members of insulating material, the housing members having mating sides which are fitted together to form the members into a housing. The first member has a plurality of pins projecting from the mating side thereof and the second member has a hole therethrough for each of the pins. The length of the pins and the relative position of the pins and holes are such that each pin passes through the corresponding hole and is exposed on the side of the second member opposite the mating side. The exposed portion of each pin is cold-flow expanded to hold the members together.
Abstract: A linear sensor array is deployed horizontally on the ocean floor by first deploying a vertical array, between an anchor and a float from which the array is suspended, and then decreasing the buoyancy of the float gradually as the float is carried away from the anchor by ocean currents. The float is comprised of a suitably large volume of buoyant material such as hollow glass microspheres freely floating inside a liquid filled plastic container. To gradually reduce buoyancy, the microspheres are allowed to flow out through a neck near the top of the container while water is allowed to enter the bottom of the container through a liquid permeable membrane. The diameter of the neck is selected for optimum sinking rate of the float.
Abstract: An improved connector pin assembly and method for concentrically aligning and terminating an optical fiber of a fiber optic cable with respect to the outer dimension of the pin negates the heretofore required epoxy or other adhesive for providing secure termination of an optical fiber within a terminal pin. The assembly includes a terminal pin having a fiber optic cable receiving bore extending into the pin from its rear end and a terminal end bore of smaller dimension extending into the terminal pin from the terminal pin forward terminating end. The terminal end bore communicates with the cable receiving bore and is concentric to the outer dimension of the terminating pin terminal end. A resilient insert member having a central aperture dimensioned for receiving the optical fiber and an outer portion which is greater in dimension than the terminal end bore when the insert member is in its free uncompressed state is forced into the terminal end bore.
Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously terminating a plurality of insulated conductors in the insulation piercing contacts of a multiple contact electrical connector is disclosed. The apparatus includes means for mounting a connector in conductor receiving position, means for aligning the conductors adjacent individual contacts of the connector, means for positioning an insertion member adjacent the contacts, and resilient means forcibly engaged by the insertion member during the termination process. The apparatus allows sufficient displacement of the resilient means by the insertion member so as to accommodate various transverse dimensions of electrical connectors without the necessity of any adjustment.
Abstract: A coating remover comprised of a substantially uniform mixture of about 5 to 35 percent by weight of N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and the balance comprised of a water-base carrier containing about 10 to 35 percent by weight organic surfactants therein so that when such liquid mixture is admixed with a gas, a substantially non-flammable, non-toxic, biodegradable and easily dispensible foam results which is characterized by a very high persistency and a very low volatility. This foam-type coating remover is useful for removing various paints, lacquers and other coatings or finishes, such as based on polyamide epoxy, cellulosic, vinyl or acrylic resins from various surfaces.
Abstract: A pi pin filter employs a tubular ferrite which receives a pin contact therein. The ferrite tube is metalized over at least a portion of its inner surface, at least two portions of its outer surface, and about its ends and receives the pin contact therein for electrical connection to the metalization by means of a spring contact, solder bonding or fusing. A plurality of dielectric layers extend radially of the ferrite tube and are bonded together to form an integral structure having metal capacitor plates between the layers. Some of the capacitor plates are interconnected, by a metalization to form the ground plates for connection to the metal shell of an electrical connector, while others of the metal plates located intermediate the first-mentioned metal plates are interconnected in two separate groups by a separate metalizations which, upon assembly, are fused to the respective metalized areas on the outer surface of the ferrite tube.