Patents Assigned to Cinch Connectors, Inc.
  • Patent number: 7261567
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20070178719
    Abstract: An electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Alan Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20070153485
    Abstract: The electronic control enclosure includes devices and methods for removing heat energy from the electronic components of an electronic control unit. The components are mounted to a substrate and are protectively housed in an interior chamber of an environmentally sealed enclosure housing. Electrical communication is established with the components via a header assembly that includes plug receptacles. To remove heat generated by the components from the enclosure housing, one or more heat sinks are disposed through the enclosure housing such that the heat sinks have an interior surface exposed to the interior chamber and an exterior surface exposed to the exterior of the enclosure housing. In other embodiments, the enclosure housing may be made of a heat conductive material and the heat sink is integral with the enclosure housing. In one aspect, a spring urges the components against the interior surface. In another aspect, the components are mounted to and directly contact the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Caines, Bratislav Kostic, Thaddeus Rachwalski
  • Publication number: 20070153484
    Abstract: The electronic control enclosure includes devices and methods for removing heat energy from the electronic components of an electronic control unit. The components are mounted to a substrate and are protectively housed in an interior chamber of an environmentally sealed enclosure housing. Electrical communication is established with the components via a header assembly that includes plug receptacles. To remove heat generated by the components from the enclosure housing, one or more heat sinks are disposed through the enclosure housing such that the heat sinks have an interior surface exposed to the interior chamber and an exterior surface exposed to the exterior of the enclosure housing. In other embodiments, the enclosure housing may be made of a heat conductive material and the heat sink is integral with the enclosure housing. In one aspect, a spring urges the components against the interior surface. In another aspect, the components are mounted to and directly contact the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Caines, Bratislav Kostic, Thaddeus Rachwalski
  • Publication number: 20070147004
    Abstract: The electronic control enclosure includes devices and methods for removing heat energy from the electronic components of an electronic control unit. The components are mounted to a substrate and are protectively housed in an interior chamber of an environmentally sealed enclosure housing. Electrical communication is established with the components via a header assembly that includes plug receptacles. To remove heat generated by the components from the enclosure housing, one or more heat sinks are disposed through the enclosure housing such that the heat sinks have an interior surface exposed to the interior chamber and an exterior surface exposed to the exterior of the enclosure housing. In other embodiments, the enclosure housing may be made of a heat conductive material and the heat sink is integral with the enclosure housing. In one aspect, a spring urges the components against the interior surface. In another aspect, the components are mounted to and directly contact the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Caines, Bratislav Kostic, Thaddeus Rachwalski
  • Publication number: 20070066091
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Alan Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7190589
    Abstract: The electronic control enclosure includes devices and methods for removing heat energy from the electronic components of an electronic control unit. The components are mounted to a substrate and are protectively housed in an interior chamber of an environmentally sealed enclosure housing. Electrical communication is established with the components via a header assembly that includes plug receptacles. To remove heat generated by the components from the enclosure housing, one or more heat sinks are disposed through the enclosure housing such that the heat sinks have an interior surface exposed to the interior chamber and an exterior surface exposed to the exterior of the enclosure housing. In other embodiments, the enclosure housing may be made of a heat conductive material and the heat sink is integral with the enclosure housing. In one aspect, a spring urges the components against the interior surface. In another aspect, the components are mounted to and directly contact the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Caines, Bratislav Kostic, Thaddeus Rachwalski
  • Patent number: 7094066
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7070445
    Abstract: Provided is a communications cable assembly and method of making the same. The cable includes a plurality of conductive wires coated with an insulative jacket and bound within a cover. Located at a first end of the cable is a first connector that includes a plurality of insulation displacement contacts that can receive the wires. Located along the cable between the first and second ends is a second connector that includes a plurality of insulation displacement contacts. The wires are received in the insulation displacement contacts of the second connector prior to being received by the insulation displacement contacts of the first connector. The first connector and second connector are thereby connected in series. A third connector including a third plurality of insulation displacement contacts can be located at the second end of the cable. In an embodiment, the first and second connectors can be rigidly bound to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Shah, Anil Bali
  • Publication number: 20060082975
    Abstract: The electronic control enclosure includes devices and methods for removing heat energy from the electronic components of an electronic control unit. The components are mounted to a substrate and are protectively housed in an interior chamber of an environmentally sealed enclosure housing. Electrical communication is established with the components via a header assembly that includes plug receptacles. To remove heat generated by the components from the enclosure housing, one or more heat sinks are disposed through the enclosure housing such that the heat sinks have an interior surface exposed to the interior chamber and an exterior surface exposed to the exterior of the enclosure housing. In other embodiments, the enclosure housing may be made of a heat conductive material and the heat sink is integral with the enclosure housing. In one aspect, a spring urges the components against the interior surface. In another aspect, the components are mounted to and directly contact the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Caines, Bratislav Kostic, Thaddeus Rachwalski
  • Patent number: 6921270
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20050153604
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118890
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118889
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118888
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Patent number: 6899568
    Abstract: The electrical connector includes a plurality of contact assemblies mounted to a housing. The contact assemblies can include a contact disc, a resilient contact, and a plunger. The housing includes a plurality of cavities. Each cavity includes first and second openings respectively communicating with a pair of opposing surfaces of the housing. The electrical connector can be used in an electrical device, such as, a sensor, for example. The electrical device can be mated to another electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventor: Arturo Caines
  • Patent number: 6881073
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interposer assembly that can be located between an integrated circuit package and a circuit carrying element for establishing communication there between. The interposer assembly includes a frame defining a window that holds together a plurality of panels having apertures for accommodating electrical contacts. Each panel includes an interlocking edge for engaging an opposing interlocking edge of an adjacent panel and a frame edge for engaging the frame. The apertures can be arranged across the panels to extend from the frame edge to a location near the interlocking edges. In various embodiments, the interlocking edges can be formed as a tongue and groove design or as a pair of interlocking claws. In an embodiment, the frame edge can include a flange that is set within a step formed on the frame. The panel and frame may be permanently joined by heat staking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Bali, Edmund S. Kirkus, David Philippi, Arun Shah
  • Patent number: 6860766
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed which includes a plurality of contacts mounted to a housing. The contact includes a first contact portion, a body portion, and a second contact portion. The first contact portion includes a tongue and a pair of retention members. The second contact portion can be bifurcated. The housing includes a plurality of insertion openings which each communicate with a respective cavity. Each cavity includes a pair of side walls, a pair of guide fins, an aperture communicating with a first surface of the housing, a seat, a support, and a slot. The first contact portions of the contacts are retentively engaged with the housing and are disposed in the respective cavities. The electrical connector can be used in an electrical device, such as, a sensor, for example. The electrical device can be mated to another electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharanjit S. Aujla, Hesham K. Elkhatib
  • Publication number: 20050037639
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interposer assembly that can be located between an integrated circuit package and a circuit carrying element for establishing communication there between. The interposer assembly includes a frame defining a window that holds together a plurality of panels having apertures for accommodating electrical contacts. Each panel includes an interlocking edge for engaging an opposing interlocking edge of an adjacent panel and a frame edge for engaging the frame. The apertures can be arranged across the panels to extend from the frame edge to a location near the interlocking edges. In various embodiments, the interlocking edges can be formed as a tongue and groove design or as a pair of interlocking claws. In an embodiment, the frame edge can include a flange that is set within a step formed on the frame. The panel and frame may be permanently joined by heat staking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Publication date: February 17, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Bali, Edmund Kirkus, David Philippi, Arun Shah
  • Patent number: 6848870
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multi fiber optical ferrule, a tool for forming the ferrule, and a method of making the ferrule. The multi fiber optical ferrule is formed of two ferrule halves which are either molded or cast as imprecise blanks which are machined using a broach in order to precisely cut inner surfaces thereof for receiving an array of fibers. The inner surfaces of a pair of ferrule halves are cut simultaneously in order to assure accuracy in the fiber receiving and pin receiving channels. The halves are joined together with a fiber array placed therebetween to form the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventor: Dimitry G. Grabbe