Patents Represented by Attorney William J. Keating
  • Patent number: 4089405
    Abstract: Apparatus for crimping terminals onto the ends of wires comprises a loading station at which the wires are serially loaded into a groove in a rotating drum. During rotation of the drum, the wires are moved laterally to a wire feeding station at which each wire is fed axially by the rotating drum, in cooperation with a pressure roller, to a crimping station at which a terminal is crimped onto the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Phillip Eugene Loomis, James Woodrow Hammond, Mervin Leonard Shughart
  • Patent number: 4084872
    Abstract: Electrical commoning means for connecting a plurality of wires to each other at an electrical junction comprises an insulating housing having a terminal-receiving face and having a plurality of side-by-side terminal-receiving cells extending inwardly from the terminal-receiving face. Adjacent cells are separated from each other by a barrier wall having a centrally located opening which permits communication between adjacent cells. The wires which are to be commonly connected have contact terminals on their ends which are dimensioned to be snugly received in the cells. Each terminal has a contact spring extending from one side thereof and a contact surface on the oppositely facing side. The springs are dimensioned such that they will fit in the openings in the barrier walls and in their normal unstressed condition, each spring extends through the adjacent barrier wall and into the next adjacent cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: James Pritulsky
  • Patent number: 4080717
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for electrically connecting groups or bundles of wires to each other by means of a connector which has a plurality of displation type contacts therein arranged in parallel rows. The apparatus comprises a frame having means thereon for holding the connector and a wire guide means for locating the wires in alignment with the terminals in the connector. The wires are trimmed and inserted by means of a roller which is mounted on the frame and which is moved along a working stroke path which extends parallel to the length of the connector. The wire guide means can be selectively positioned relative to the connector to locate the wires in alignment with different groups of terminals in the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward Dennman Bunnell
  • Patent number: 4080032
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a connector of the type for electrically connecting and mechanically retaining an integrated circuit package or other multi-pin devices to a printed circuit board. More particularly the connector contains a number of contact bearing, double arm spring members along either side. To insert a package the inside arms are pulled away from biasing contact with the outer arms by transversely moving two actuating members with a single centrally disposed longitudinally moving draw bar via cooperating ramp and slot configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Gabriel Boutros Cherian, William Samuel Scheingold, LaVern Dale Wulf
  • Patent number: 4080034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly for electrically connecting two cables together. More particularly, the invention provides an upper and lower housing with a conductive commoning contact slidably positioned in the lower housing and adapted to pierce through the insulation of the two cables and make electrical contact with the conductive strands within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Walter Myers Werner
  • Patent number: 4079485
    Abstract: A flexible plastics bundle tie comprising a strap extending from an apertured frame for passage of the strap looped back on itself, is provided at the frame with means for releasably engaging the frame of a similar tie to form a stack in which the straps are generally parallel. The means may comprise a tongue projecting from the frame on a side opposite to the strap engaging the aperture of the adjacent frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: John Covell Collier, Leonard John Owen
  • Patent number: 4079511
    Abstract: An assembly line method for fabricating hermetically sealed integrated circuit chips with externally extending terminal leads comprising the steps of securing at least one integrated circuit chip upon a spider assembly; stamping a strip of iterative lead frame assemblies from a strip of flat stock metal; encapsulating each of said lead frame assemblies with plastic in a configuration which leaves a window space in the center thereof or defined elsewhere therein, with the convergent ends of the individual conductive paths of the lead frame extending out of the plastic and into said window space, and the divergent ends of such conductive paths extending out of the plastic and away from the window space; mounting the terminal chip holding spider assembly onto the convergent ends of the conductive paths of the lead frame; inserting a first cap over the window space on one side of the encapsulating plastic; filling the window space with a sealant to completely immerse said spider bearing chip therein and having th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Dimitry G. Grabbe
  • Patent number: 4076365
    Abstract: Multi-contact electrical connector comprises two housing parts which can be telescopically assembled to each other. Means are provided on at least one of the housing parts to spread or otherwise reposition the conductors on the end of a cable, which has been positioned between opposed surfaces of the two housing parts, when the housing parts are assembled to each other so that after assembly, the conductors will be precisely located adjacent to the mating face of the assembled housing. Electrical contact means are provided adjacent to the mating end of the connector face which electrically contacts the conductors and permits them to be connected to further conductors on a printed circuit board or in a complementary connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Milton Dean Ross, Andrew Graham Boutcher, Walter Clifton Shatto
  • Patent number: 4062610
    Abstract: An interconnection system for attaching discrete wires to discrete posts mounted on a panel board and contained in a rectangular matrix is disclosed. The multi-contact connector utilizes cam activated terminals in a zero-insertion force, controlled minimum wipe configuration. Two rows of contact terminals have slotted wire receiving portions facing in opposite directions for mass insertion of discrete wires. The individual terminals have contact surfaces for establishing normal force contact with the posts without damage to the posts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Judson Doty, Robert Philmore Reavis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4052118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spring members positioned in an insulated housing for providing an electrical path from leadless integrated circuit package to a printed circuit board. More particularly the spring members are uniquely constructed in a complex geometric shape to exert forces on contact mating surfaces within closely specified maximum and minimum values and not distort the housing or the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: William Samuel Scheingold, Frank Christian Youngfleish
  • Patent number: 4046446
    Abstract: A terminal for use in establishing electrical contact with a plurality of wires is disclosed. A slotted terminal which can accept two wires, one above the other, in the same slot may be used in a multi-contact connector or as a splicing connector. Spaced apart plate sections containing an aligned pair of slots are employed. Offset contact slot sections and strain relief slot sections are used to ensure independent contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Philmore Reavis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4041604
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching slotted plate terminals or the like to individual wires such as the wires of a stator coil in an induction motor is disclosed. A rotatable arbor positions the stator in alignment with an insertion track and ram. A terminal is inserted by moving it along the tracks and into a cavity in an insulating housing mounted on the stator. A guide track along which an insertion ram moves a terminal also acts as a depth control for accurate positioning of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: George Nelson Ackley
  • Patent number: 4041547
    Abstract: A connector system for connecting together selectable pairs of terminal posts from two matrices of pairs of terminal posts mounted upon a common substrate and in which the columns and rows are interleaved. A first type connector housing configuration is employed to connect together a given pair of posts from a given row in a first matrix to a second adjacent pair of posts in the adjacent row of the second matrix. A second type connector having a second configuration is employed to connect a first pair of posts, such as said given pair of posts, to a third pair of posts which are adjacent said second pair of posts in said adjacent row of said second matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1977
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Winfield Warren Loose
  • Patent number: RE29666
    Abstract: Connecting device, which may be used for the spring member of a flexible hose, comprises a web having parallel sidewalls extending therefrom. Wire-receiving slot means extend inwardly from the free edges of the sidewalls and contact portion extends forwardly from the web so that when a wire spring in a flexible hose is inserted into the slot, the connecting device will extend from the end of the hose and parallel to the axis thereof. The wire-receiving slot means has features which make it particularly suitable for spring steel wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1978
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Charles Edward Reynolds, John Clinton Swartz
  • Patent number: D251491
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Clair W. Snyder, Jr., Paul B. Derr, Thomas H. Wycheck
  • Patent number: D251906
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1979
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert H. Frantz, John A. Zimmerman, Jr.
  • Patent number: D256231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Ronald C. Laudig
  • Patent number: D257424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Sotolongo
  • Patent number: D257760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Sotolongo
  • Patent number: D258934
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1981
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Thomas J. Sotolongo