Patents Examined by Joseph H. McGlynn
  • Patent number: 5362250
    Abstract: A method and a device is provided which allows the connection of coaxial cable termini to one another with minimum long-term loss of RFI shielding. The method comprises the removal of metal oxides from the concentric conductor portions of the two cable termini, applying a sealant to the concentric conductor termini and then connecting the central conductor termini to one another and the concentric conductor termini to one another. The device comprises a collet structure dimensioned to slip over the outside of a standard connection jack. Within the collet structure is disposed a quantity of sealant and the collet structure has at least one aperture through which sealant oozes from the collet structure to the exterior of the collet structure. When the collet structure is attached to the jack, the sealant is caused to ooze onto the concentric conductor thereby sealing the concentric conductor from the ambient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Corey McMills, John Mattis
  • Patent number: 5348487
    Abstract: The connector pin (2) is protected by a lid (6) which is opened into the sleeve portion (3) when the plug portion (1) is slid in linearly. For this purpose, a sleeve portion is provided with a control path, for example in the form of guide grooves (30), which coordinates with the cover (6). When withdrawing the plug portion (1), the lid (6) is once again closed with the aid of the control path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Diamond SA
    Inventors: Silvio Marazzi, Silverio De Marchi
  • Patent number: 5342216
    Abstract: A kit of parts for a jackscrew mechanism (1) comprising, first and second cover parts (8) to encircle an electrical connector (19), locking structure (160, 162) on the cover parts (8) adapted to lock the cover parts (8) together prior to receiving separate jackscrews (16) in passages (9) in the cover parts (8), a locking finger (164) in each of the passages (9) adapted to lock behind a collar (198) on a respective jackscrew (16), each jackscrew (16) having an enlarged diameter portion (200) to resist pivoting of the jackscrew (16) while the collar (198) remains in front of the locking finger (164), and a series of ramps (168) along the passages (9) over which the jackscrews (16) glide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne S. Davis, Robert N. Whiteman, Jr., Michael E. Shirk
  • Patent number: 5340338
    Abstract: The elastic contact members (18) are provided in curved shape with their front ends (18a) fixed to a main body (16) inside a space 14, and their rear ends (18b) being able to slide on the main body (16) toward the rear inside of the space (14). Additionally, projecting parts (26) which contact the rear ends (18b) prevent more than a specified amount of deformation of the elastic contact members (18). The projecting parts (26) are provided at a specified distance to the rear of the positions of the rear ends (18b) of the elastic contact members (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Noriaki Sai, Yoshiji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 5340319
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improvement in an electric connector for connecting two spaced apart parallel printed circuit boards having a plurality of needle-like pin terminals arranged laterally at regular intervals between its upper and lower wafers, the upper and lower extensions of the needle-like pin terminals extend beyond the upper and lower wafers being connected to selected conductors on upper and lower printed circuit boards. According to the present invention the needle-like pin terminals freely pass through the longitudinal pin-receiving openings made in the upper and lower wafers, and metal tie rods are press-fit in opposite longitudinal rod-insertion apertures made at the opposite ends of the upper and lower wafers, and are detachably fixed thereto, thereby constituting a rigid integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Masahiro Enomoto, Minoru Fukushima
  • Patent number: 5334045
    Abstract: A universal cable connector includes a plurality of different sized connectors adapted to mate with the proximal connectors of different sized implantable leads. The cable connector attaches to a system analyzer and enables the system analyzer to interface with whatever implantable leads are connected to the connector block, thereby allowing the system analyzer to perform desired tests, such as threshold-determining tests, using the implanted leads. An adapter cable and clamp is also provided that allows an electrical connection of the proper polarity to be established between an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and the cable connector block while the ICD is connected to a patient and is operating, thereby permitting the system analyzer to monitor the performance of the ICD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Siemens Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Armando M. Cappa, Warren R. Heer
  • Patent number: 5334032
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use in electrically conductive aqueous mixtures, solution or suspensions such as seawater, sewage, electrolytes and so forth has one or more contact pins 3 each having a contact area 4. The contact areas 4 are electrically isolated from the electrically conductive environment by way of a dielectric seal carrier 6 which may be moved away from the contact areas 4 as the socket and the plug of the connector are brought into engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: Swift 943 Ltd T/A Systems Technologies
    Inventors: Fred D. Myers, Marcus St. E. Cardew
  • Patent number: 5334057
    Abstract: A watthour meter socket adapter has a spring loaded jaw-type electrical receptacle adapted to receive a blade-like contact of a watthour meter. The electrical receptacle has a main blade member or bus bar with a terminal end portion thereof forming a first jaw at the end of the receptacle. A jaw member overlies and is rigidly secured to the main blade member, with a terminal end portion thereof forming a second jaw at the end of the receptacle. The overlying main blade member and jaw member having cooperating relatively straight contact faces that face one another on opposite sides of a narrow insertion space for receiving said blade-like contact. A narrow transverse slotted opening extends across a lower portion of the insertion space between the main blade member and the overlying jaw member. A spring member normally applies a spring biasing force to urge the contact faces toward one another for closing the space between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Inventor: Larry R. Blackwell
  • Patent number: 5330372
    Abstract: A projection-type male connector component includes a buttress of insulative polymeric material surrounded by a number of electrically conductive contacts electrically isolated from each other. The male component is designed to mate with an equal number of female cantilever beam contacts. The buttress is provided with a tapered end and the male contacts are bent over this tapered end so that the female contacts touch the male contacts when the male and female contacts are mated rather than the insulative material from which the buttress is made. In this way, excessive wear of the female contacts is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Pope, Clyde W. Boling, David A. Bates
  • Patent number: 5330371
    Abstract: Connector, comprising a body of electrically insulating material, contact members fitted in the body, and an outer conductor fitted around the body, the body being provided at a contact side with one or more contact holes for receiving signal pins of a complementary connector and contacting them with the contact members, the outer conductor being provided with one or more strip-type contact springs extending along the connector, for contacting earth pins of the complementary connector, the contact springs being made integral with the outer conductor, an edge of the outer conductor lying at least in the vicinity of the contact side of the body, and the contact springs extending essentially from the said edge along the outer conductor, in such a way that the outer conductor has an essentially uninterrupted outer periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Inventor: Derek Andrews
  • Patent number: 5330370
    Abstract: An interface selection and configuration system for a computer peripheral in which configuration for the peripheral is at least in part accomplished by the interface connector cable. In a preferred embodiment, the computer peripheral is equipped with one or more hardware interfaces. The interface connector cable has a first end connector for attaching to the computer peripheral. The first end connector of the interface connector cable is typically a multiple pin connector constructed and arranged to be properly physically and electrically connectable only to a specific computer peripheral or class of computer peripherals, the first end connector including at least one electrical connection between two pins for completing a circuit within the computer peripheral thereby enabling the computer peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Spectra-Physics Scanning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad R. Reddersen, Phillip W. Shepard, Rockie D. Moch
  • Patent number: 5328392
    Abstract: The junction box assembly includes a housing having a base member and a cover member, a plurality of retaining members formed on an upper surface of the base member, and a plurality of elastic fuse clips mounted in respective retaining members. Each fuse clip is provided with a pair of opposing clamping portions which releasably and grippingly receive a prong of a fuse. The sidewalls of the retaining members limit the elastic deformation of the clamping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventors: Kuang-Ts'an Lin, Shih-Tzung Liang
  • Patent number: 5328377
    Abstract: A lever type connector comprising: a pair of projections, formed on each of guide grooves of a lever, which converts the rotation of the lever in a predetermined engaging direction effected due to the engagement between a pair of guide pins of a male connector and the guide grooves into the rotation thereof in a direction opposite to the predetermined engaging direction when the guide pins are brought into contact with each of the projections when the male connector is held at a temporary engaging position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masashi Saito
  • Patent number: 5328385
    Abstract: A lamp socket which includes a socket cap fastened to a socket shell by hook to carry a hot wire and a neutral wires, ring contact fastened inside the socket shell to hold the ring contact of a lamp bulb and having a tip inserted through a slot on the socket shell and pierced through the neutral wire to make an electric contact, a tip contact having one end inserted through another slot on the socket shell and connected to the tip contact of the lamp bulb and an opposite end pierced into the hot wire to make an electric contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Tseng-Fan Cheu
  • Patent number: 5326288
    Abstract: A female contact (5) comprises a forward contact section (50), a middle retention section (53) and a rearward tail (54). The contact section (50) includes a front generally C-shaped ring (51) at the front end, a rear generally C-shaped ring (52) at the rear end, and three inwardly curved beams (50A, 50B, 50C) bowed to each other intermediate two rings (51, 52). The base beam (50A) is integrally aligned with the retention section (53), and the two auxiliary beam (50B, 50C) are symmetrically positioned in relation to an imaginary plane vertically extending from the base beam (50A). Each beam (50A, 50B, 50C) has expanded portions approximate the front ring (51), the rear ring (52) and the engaging region (500A, 500B, 500C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Foxconn International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sidney Lu, Gwou-Jong Tseng
  • Patent number: 5326280
    Abstract: A decoupled BNC connector includes an integral decoupling unit in the form of a dielectric main body having a parallelepiped-shaped rear section, a cylindrical front section, an opening through the rear section and front section to receive the cylindrical portion of an outer contact, and a plurality of recesses extending through the rear section of the main body in which are positioned chip capacitors. The chip capacitors are held in the recesses by first and second conductive plate springs, secured to the main body, one of the plate springs biasing the chip capacitors into pressure contact with the other. The first conductive plate spring is sandwiched between the rear section of the main body and a parallelepiped-shaped rear section of the outer contact to establish an electrical connection between the contact and one electrode of the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 5326276
    Abstract: A connector assembly for use with a unitary daughter board having different contact pitch arrangements on the lower edge portion, includes two different contact pitch arrangement connectors lengthwise aligned and juxtaposed with each other for commonly receiving the lower edge portion of the daughter board. The connector of the high density contact arrangement includes an outer end wall having a recess at the top for functioning as a pivoting point of the rotative movement of the daughter board without interference thereof. A middle partition wall of the same connector has the curved surface thereof in conformity with the rotation path of the daughter board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Foxconn International, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Cheng
  • Patent number: 5324211
    Abstract: The present invention presents an improved clip and an improved block wherein the material requirements for the clip are reduced and transmission performance for the assembly is improved. The present invention also presents a method of manufacturing the improved clip. The clips are of the type generally referred to in the art as 66 type clips. The clip of this invention has an oval opening with parallel sides between the base and that portion of the clip which holds the wire; and the oval aperture is flanked by arm portions of diverging width from the top of the aperture to the bottom of the aperture. In other words, the sides of the arms adjacent to the aperture are parallel, and the sides of the arms remote from the aperture diverge outwardly. This makes the arms thicker in width as they approach and join the base. This construction achieves the important advantage of a tapered beam element, which is well known to result in superior stress distribution than beams whose thickness is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: The Siemon Company
    Inventors: John A Siemon, Howard Reynolds, John J. Rozmus, Thomas J. Rozmus
  • Patent number: 5324213
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an electrical connector, particularly a ballast connector for use with fluorescent light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Robert H. Frantz
  • Patent number: 5324208
    Abstract: The waterproof connector in which an O-ring is attached to a front end of a connector housing by a supporting ring, and the O-ring is prevented from falling from a connector housing even the supporting ring is in a preliminarily locking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Kodama, Tetsuo Kato