Patents by Inventor Abhay R. Joshi

Abhay R. Joshi has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10158185
    Abstract: A connector assembly for electrically connecting a plurality of wires to a circuit board is described. The connector assembly includes a vertical connector that includes an insulative base having pluralities of substantially parallel first and second base channels formed on respective opposing first and second major surfaces of the base. The vertical connector further includes pluralities of first and second terminals in registration with the respective first and second base channels, each first and second terminal including a contact portion for making contact with a wire, and a press-fit portion for being inserted into a conductive via of a circuit board. At least a majority length of each first and second terminal is disposed outside the housing. Each first and second terminal is secured in the connector at least in part by virtue of making physical contact with a corresponding wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Abhay R. Joshi, William J. Lee, Joseph N. Castiglione, Jesse A. Mann
  • Publication number: 20180054011
    Abstract: A connector assembly for electrically connecting a plurality of wires to a circuit board is described. The connector assembly includes a vertical connector that includes an insulative base having pluralities of substantially parallel first and second base channels formed on respective opposing first and second major surfaces of the base. The vertical connector further includes pluralities of first and second terminals in registration with the respective first and second base channels, each first and second terminal including a contact portion for making contact with a wire, and a press-fit portion for being inserted into a conductive via of a circuit board. At least a majority length of each first and second terminal is disposed outside the housing. Each first and second terminal is secured in the connector at least in part by virtue of making physical contact with a corresponding wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Abhay R. Joshi, William J. Lee, Joseph N. Castiglione, Jesse A. Mann
  • Patent number: 9071001
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of electrical cable terminations for mating with a corresponding plurality of contact pins and a planar insulative connector body. Each of the electrical cable terminations includes a tubular housing, an inner housing, and at least one electrical contact. The tubular housing is of electrically conductive material and has inner walls defining an opening and first and second opposed open ends. The inner housing is of electrically insulating material and is inserted into the tubular housing from at least one of the open ends thereof. The inner housing comprises at least one inner space configured to receive an electrical contact in a fixed relative position. The electrical contact is positioned in the inner housing and configured to be connected to an electrical cable. The planar insulative connector body has an upper surface and an opposing lower surface. The upper and lower surfaces are defined by a front edge, a back edge, and two longitudinal side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi, Jesse A. Mann, James G. Vana, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8911255
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a header and an electrical connector assembly. The header includes a leading end having a plurality of contact pins that are insertable into an electronic device and a plurality of separated stripline ground plates extending from the leading end toward a mating end of the header. The electrical connector assembly is coupleable with the mating end of the header and includes a plurality of electrical connectors secured in a stacked configuration. Each electrical connector includes a planar insulative connector body and a plurality of electrical cable terminations for mating with a corresponding plurality of contact pins of the header. At least two electrical cable terminations make electrical contact with a common stripline ground plate when the header and the electrical connector assembly are in a mated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi, Jesse A. Mann, Adam P. Rumsey
  • Publication number: 20130196555
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a header and an electrical connector assembly. The header includes a leading end having a plurality of contact pins that are insertable into an electronic device and a plurality of separated stripline ground plates extending from the leading end toward a mating end of the header. The electrical connector assembly is coupleable with the mating end of the header and includes a plurality of electrical connectors secured in a stacked configuration. Each electrical connector includes a planar insulative connector body and a plurality of electrical cable terminations for mating with a corresponding plurality of contact pins of the header. At least two electrical cable terminations make electrical contact with a common stripline ground plate when the header and the electrical connector assembly are in a mated configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi, Jesse A. Mann, Adam P. Rumsey
  • Publication number: 20120309221
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of electrical cable terminations for mating with a corresponding plurality of contact pins and a planar insulative connector body. Each of the electrical cable terminations includes a tubular housing, an inner housing, and at least one electrical contact. The tubular housing is of electrically conductive material and has inner walls defining an opening and first and second opposed open ends. The inner housing is of eletrically insulating material and is inserted into the tubular housing from at least one of the open ends thereof. The inner housing comprises at least one inner space configured to receive an electrical contact in a fixed relative position. The electrical contact is positioned in the inner housing and configured to be connected to an electrical cable. The planar insulative connector body has an upper surface and an opposing lower surface. The upper and lower surfaces are defined by a front edge, a back edge, and two longitudinal side edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi, Jesse A. Mann, James G. Vana, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120182034
    Abstract: A contact assembly for receiving a spring probe unit includes an elongate contact element adapted to electrically contact the spring probe unit. The contact element includes a stop for restraining movement of the spring probe unit towards the stop in the direction of an axis along the length of the contact element, and urging means, adapted to urge the spring probe unit against the contact element for removable engagement of the spring probe unit with the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Richard J. SCHERER, Joseph N. CASTIGLIONE, Abhay R. JOSHI, Jesse A. MANN, James G. VANA, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120029886
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of electronically designing an article, including accessing an electronic article design system, selecting an article type to design, and iteratively configuring a group of characteristics by selecting one or more options for each characteristic and/or iteratively modeling the article performance based on a selection of one or more performance parameters for each performance model. In the iterative configuration and modeling step, the electronic article design system automatically presents the characteristics and the performance models based on the article type selected, dynamically updates the article for each step of the iterative configuration and/or modeled performance, and automatically resolves conflicts between iteratively configured characteristics, between iteratively modeled performances, and across iteratively configured characteristics and modeled performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Steven Feldman, Jason L. Randall, Alexander W. Barr, Abhay R. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20120029885
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of electronically designing an article, including accessing an electronic article design system, selecting an article type to design, and iteratively configuring a group of characteristics by selecting one or more options for each characteristic and/or iteratively modeling the article performance based on a selection of one or more performance parameters for each performance model. In the iterative configuration and modeling step, the electronic article design system automatically presents the characteristics and the performance models based on the article type selected, dynamically updates the article for each step of the iterative configuration and/or modeled performance, and automatically resolves conflicts between iteratively configured characteristics, between iteratively modeled performances, and across iteratively configured characteristics and modeled performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Steven FELDMAN, Jason L. RANDALL, Alexander W. BARR, Abhay R. JOSHI
  • Patent number: 8069016
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method of electronically designing an article, including accessing an electronic article design system, selecting an article type to design, and iteratively configuring a group of characteristics by selecting one or more options for each characteristic and/or iteratively modeling the article performance based on a selection of one or more performance parameters for each performance model. In the iterative configuration and modeling step, the electronic article design system automatically presents the characteristics and the performance models based on the article type selected, dynamically updates the article for each step of the iterative configuration and/or modeled performance, and automatically resolves conflicts between iteratively configured characteristics, between iteratively modeled performances, and across iteratively configured characteristics and modeled performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven Feldman, Jason L. Randall, Alexander W. Barr, Abhay R. Joshi
  • Patent number: 7744414
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a header and a carrier assembly attachable with the header. The header includes a leading end having a plurality of signal pins that are insertable into an electronic device and a stripline ground plate extending from the leading end toward a mating end. The carrier assembly is coupleable with the mating end of the header and includes a plurality of termination devices. Each termination device includes a cable terminated to a contact that electrically couples with one of the signal pins of the header, an insulator disposed around the contact, and a tubular shield disposed around the insulator. When the carrier assembly is connected to the header, the tubular shield contacts the stripline ground plate to commonly ground each signal pin/contact connection within the electrical connector system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi
  • Patent number: 7740508
    Abstract: A probe block assembly includes a block and a cable terminated to a coaxial connector that is configured to electrically communicate with a plurality of probes inserted in the block. The coaxial connector includes a connector signal contact configured to separably connect to a first probe that is insertable into an aperture of the block and insulated from the block, and a resilient ground beam configured to commonly ground one or more second probes inserted in the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Steven Feldman, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20100062629
    Abstract: A probe block assembly includes a block and a cable terminated to a coaxial connector that is configured to electrically communicate with a plurality of probes inserted in the block. The coaxial connector includes a connector signal contact configured to separably connect to a first probe that is insertable into an aperture of the block and insulated from the block, and a resilient ground beam configured to commonly ground one or more second probes inserted in the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Steven Feldman, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20100009571
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a header and a carrier assembly attachable with the header. The header includes a leading end having a plurality of signal pins that are insertable into an electronic device and a stripline ground plate extending from the leading end toward a mating end. The carrier assembly is coupleable with the mating end of the header and includes a plurality of termination devices. Each termination device includes a cable terminated to a contact that electrically couples with one of the signal pins of the header, an insulator disposed around the contact, and a tubular shield disposed around the insulator. When the carrier assembly is connected to the header, the tubular shield contacts the stripline ground plate to commonly ground each signal pin/contact connection within the electrical connector system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Richard J. Scherer, Joseph N. Castiglione, Abhay R. Joshi