Patents Assigned to Bunker Ramo Corporation
  • Patent number: 4230391
    Abstract: An electrical contact is disclosed for termination to an electrical conductor. The contact includes a body portion having an active contact element at one end for engagement with a compatible contact and a terminal element at the other end adapted to be terminated to a conductor. The terminal element includes a pair of elongated, spaced conductor engaging arms having inside edges which define a uniformly tapered, inwardly diverging slot extending from the distal end of the terminal element for receiving the conductor. The inside edges of the arms are beveled for piercing insulation about the conductor. The arms have a generally uniform cross section extending substantially the length of the slot. The slot cooperates with the arms to provide substantially uniform normal forces on the conductor as the conductor is moved inwardly along the slot for termination purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Josef Keglewitsch
  • Patent number: 4227299
    Abstract: A hand tool is disclosed for assembling or terminating an electrical cable to a terminal connector or the like which has a receptacle portion for receiving the cable. The hand tool includes a pair of hand operated opposing jaws for movement toward and away from each other. One of the jaws of the tool has a relatively rigid bearing plate defining a bearing surface facing the opposing jaw for engaging the terminal connector. The opposing jaw has a stuffer blade for engaging the cable and driving the cable into the receptacle portion of the connector. A resiliently yieldable backing member is sandwiched between the bearing plate and the one jaw to provide yielding movement therebetween to accommodate variable sized terminal connectors positioned between the jaws and to prevent damage to the electrical cable due to possible excessve pressure being applied when the cable is assembled to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Guenter Kuehling
  • Patent number: 4227764
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly, a protective enclosure therefor and a running cable bridging adapter system which may use one or both of such components are disclosed. The connector assembly includes a pair of connectors electrically coupled back to back and mechanically secured in such relation by a protective support medium, such as epoxy, with at least one bolt receiving aperture extending through the support medium to facilitate compact stacking and mounting of plural connector assemblies in several alternative arrangements within the protective enclosure. The protective enclosure also includes a mounting plate having predetermined arrays of mounting points formed as pre-stressed punch-outs for enabling securance of the member and its supported connector assemblies to various electrical junction boxes or the like each having its own distinctive array of plural mounting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Earl D. Fiske
  • Patent number: 4226499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of automatically assembling and mounting contacts in plug-type connectors with the plug-type connector consisting of a housing and a strip made of insulating material, which strip can be joined with the housing and which supports the contacts. In addition, the present invention relates to connectors produced according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Gerhard Bauerle
  • Patent number: 4221448
    Abstract: A connector having a resilient contact that makes a rolling contact with the conductor pads of a printed circuit board instead of a wiping contact therewith. According to the invention, a resilient contact has a first portion which is initially in the path of a board to be inserted in the connector and is displaced along the path as the card is inserted. A second portion of the resilient contact has a bulge which follows in the direction of movement of the first portion, but applies a continually increasing lateral force against the conductor pad as the board continues to be inserted. The invention also includes a latching device for latching the circuit board securely in the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Bernard A. Logerot, Lucien L. Pechard, Jean-Claude A. Bouley
  • Patent number: 4221451
    Abstract: A test adapter plug for connecting a solid wire conductor to a wire-wrap terminal post includes an elongated insulating housing having first and second openings respectively dimensioned to conform to the terminal post and the solid wire conductor, with the conductor opening accommodating passage therethrough only of the bare wire and not the insulation thereon. The housing contains two spaced-apart electrical receptacles interconnected by a conductor or a circuit element, such as a diode, each receptacle having a pair of spaced-apart spring contacts with the pairs of contacts respectively disposed adjacent to the two openings in alignment therewith for receiving and electrically contacting the terminal post and the solid wire conductor. The housing carries a strain relief member adjacent to the conductor opening for receiving the insulated portion of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Edward F. Petrelewicz, Josef Keglewitsch
  • Patent number: 4220391
    Abstract: Modular connectors and associated adapter assemblies are disclosed for interconnecting telephones and telephone signal equipment. The modular connector and a mounting plate are structured so that the connector sidewalls with integral bosses and/or the apertured mounting plate are resiliently deformable to permit simple insertion and snap-locking of the connector and mounting plate.Various adapter configurations utilizing one or more modular connectors in unique system arrays for interconnection to non-mating signal equipment are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald F. Krolak, Frederick J. Radloff
  • Patent number: 4220387
    Abstract: A medical terminal clip is disclosed, particularly for use in connecting a lead wire or conductor to an electrode conventionally secured to the skin surface of a human or animal. The electrode comprises a male projection of the buttontype with an enlarged diameter head portion disposed within a recessed area of the electrode. The clip is generally V or wishbone shaped and includes a pair of support arms secured together at one end and normally spaced from each other at the other end. The arms carry resilient conductive loops normally biased out of overlapping condition but movable upon the application of external force into an overlapped condition wherein the clip may be applied over the head portion of the electrode. The support arms have offset depending shoulder portions from which the conductive loops extend and which are positionable within the recessed area of the electrode when the arms are moved toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Barton A. Biche, Lawrence J. Stupay
  • Patent number: 4217019
    Abstract: A connector assembly providing uninterrupted protection against electromagnetic interference includes a receptacle having a recess in which a first contact assembly is positioned, and a plug having a mating portion which fits into the recess. The mating portion contains a second recess in which a second contact assembly is positioned to mate with the first contact assembly as it projects into the second recess from the first recess. Pivotally mounted doors within the first and second recesses protect the contact assemblies from radiation when unmated, and a spring contact between the mating portion of the plug and the walls of the first recess protect the contact assemblies from radiation during transition between unmated and mated conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: John K. Cameron
  • Patent number: 4216535
    Abstract: A system for automatically deploying a moored sensor array utilizing an elongated cylindrical container with a semispherical weighted nose which will assume a glide angle with respect to the horizontal and descend in a glide path. Cable to a surface buoy is dispensed from the container during the descent with sufficient scope (ratio of cable length to depth) to permit the surface buoy to move about in response to ocean currents without overstressing the cable. A sea anchor suspended from the buoy by an elastic member with extra length of cable between the suspended sea anchor and the buoy isolates wave motion of the buoy from the anchor on the ocean floor. Upon impact with the ocean floor, a switch in the nose of the container is closed to lock up the cable and eject an array package from the container. The array package contains buoyant material to cause it to float upwardly while paying out sensors attached along a length of cable packed in the array package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Derek J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4214799
    Abstract: A feed-through connector is disclosed which allows the interconnection of adjoining electrical circuit modules, such as prewired wall panels, in any one of a variety of angular orientations. The feed-through connector is extremely simple in construction which facilitates its fabrication and assembly and minimizes its cost of manufacture. In addition, it can be conveniently incorporated into the vertical support members used in portable wall structures in such a manner as to increase the number of panels which may be assembled to a single support member and to optimize the variety of configurations in which the panels may be disposed. The connector includes a dielectric housing having at least one recess around its periphery and at least one conductive plate mounted within the recess, the recess and plate together forming a connector receptacle. The recess provides access to the conductive plate such that the contact elements of at least two modules can electrically engage the conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Barton A. Biche
  • Patent number: 4213013
    Abstract: A modular interface device permits selective interconnection between telephone company network trunk lines and subscriber telephone lines. The device includes a housing having a removable protective cover and a first connector component having a plurality of contact elements aligned in at least two rows. The network trunk line conductors are electrically engageable with the contact elements so that each row of contact elements is associated with one tip or ring conductor, for instance. A second connector component is also provided having a plurality of second contact elements aligned in at least two rows. The subscriber telephone line conductors are electrically engageable with the second contact elements in such a manner that each row of second contact elements is associated with one of the subscriber line conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Jiulio E. Perna, Gerhard R. Mache
  • Patent number: 4211001
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for automatically loading electrical contacts in the contact mounting pockets of a high density, multiple contact connector. The apparatus includes means for assembling the contacts in proper orientation for insertion into the pockets, means for transferring the contacts from the contact assembly means into an initial mounting position within the pockets, and means for seating and retaining the contacts in a final mounting position within the pockets. The apparatus provides structure to positively control the movement of the contacts throughout the loading operation to thereby minimize jamming or damage to the fragile contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: William G. White, Verle D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4210997
    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 the insertion tool adjacent the contacts, the insertion tool being movable in a non-arcuate path substantially perpendicular to the planes defined by the contacts of the connector. The apparatus will accommodate connectors of different transverse dimensions without the necessity of any adjustment and includes uniquely configured conductor aligning means which enhance and facilitate the terminating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Harley R. Holt
  • Patent number: 4209784
    Abstract: A character display system including a storage device having a number of lines of storage locations greatly exceeding the number of lines to be displayed, and a processing system preferably implementing key functions for the maximum effectiveness and convenience of an operator with very high order discretion in producing text, such as a news editor for an on-line news dissemination system. The processing system is thus highly user oriented so as to provide minimum distraction from creative mental effort, and to this end the aim is to accommodate continuous typing with minimum visual reference to the display. To this end, with automatic carriage return, there is provided a space delete operation with reference to the first character location of a new line, and automaic elimination of null codes by left justification in response to typing with respect to any new line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Murray Sumner, Sigitas J. Liaukau
  • Patent number: 4208082
    Abstract: A quick-release electrical connector having a coupling member captive on and rotatable about a body of the connector, the member including circumferentially-spaced, forwardly-projecting tangs of polymeric material constituting a gapped barrel and having an internal screwthread thereon for engagement with an external screwthread of a mating connector. The tangs are resilient and allow rapid disconnection of the connectors upon application of an axial force sufficient to cause interaction of the internal and external screwthreads and expansion of the barrel to allow the internal screwthreads to ride over the external screwthreads. An inhibitor device is provided to selectively inhibit expansion of the barrel and separation of the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Davies, Derek Taylor
  • Patent number: 4208626
    Abstract: An apparatus useful in a system for analyzing an input waveform for generating precisely-timed strobe sampling pulses. In response to detection of the waveform leading edge, a timing source operating at a very high frequency initiates a series of strobe pulses which occur at a considerably lower frequency. The strobe pulses are then used to successively sample the waveform. Depending upon the time duration of the input waveform, the waveform can be sampled at different effective rates by utilizing the same series of strobe pulses and disregarding selected samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Roland S. Gregg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4208092
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly of the type which optically couples one or more pairs of fiber optic cables together by aligning and closely spacing the terminal ends of each cable pair includes a connector having a cable terminating tubular pin which receives one of the cables and which also has an outer circumferential flange. The pin is received within a channel of the connector body which channel has a forwardly facing annular shoulder portion. A cylindrical retainer coaxially disposed about the pin has a rear surface engaging the channel shoulder and forwardly depending fingers engaging the pin flange. The rearward end of the retainer also includes an integral spring mechanism which urges the pin in the forward direction so that its forward end continuously engages a spacer within a mating connector which causes the terminal ends of the coupled cables to be closely and controllably spaced for efficient light transfer between the fiber optic cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Monaghan, Russell C. Schwickert, John A. Makuch
  • Patent number: 4205435
    Abstract: A tool for facilitating the insertion of an electrical contact into a contact receiving bore of a resilient electrical connector together with a unitary control mechanism for such a tool. The tool has bore enlarging means including a sleeve and a rod coaxially aligned within the sleeve for insertion into the bore of the connector for enlargement thereof. The tool also includes a unitary control mechanism operatively associated therewith which enables relative movement between the sleeve and the rod. The unitary control mechanism includes spring release means which in a first position resists rearward movement of the sleeve and the rod, in a second position permits rearward movement of the rod but resists rearward movement of the sleeve, and again in the first position permits rearward movement of the sleeve for relative sequential movement between the sleeve and the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 3, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Harley R. Holt
  • Patent number: D256371
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: John Coppola, William A. Ottersen