Patents by Inventor Alan A. Raclawski

Alan A. Raclawski 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).

  • Publication number: 20140227918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solderable contact formed by a substantially U-shaped contact part consisting of a base plate with two legs that are joined to the base plate. A spring arm which is arranged on one leg extends in the direction of the leg opposite said leg. The opposite leg has two lateral wings which are form-fittingly connected to the leg by means of connecting sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: August-HauBer-StraBe 10
    Inventors: Marc Norridge, Alan Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20130017716
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Hecham K. Elkhatib, James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, William J. MacKiliop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 8337243
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Hecham K. Elkhatib, James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 8298009
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: Hecham K. Elkhatib, James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 8011950
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20110195593
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20110195592
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20100210142
    Abstract: The cable assembly may include a plug connector, a cable, and a connector. The plug connector may include a housing and a board assembly. The board assembly may include a printed circuit board. The edge of the printed circuit board may be enclosed with a material. The material may be an overmolded plastic or a coating of a material. In order to reduce the crosstalk in the areas where the cable shield is removed, a shielding assembly may be used. The shielding assembly may provide 360 degrees of shielding for the wire pair at the location where the cable shield is removed. The printed circuit board may have a trace layer, a core layer, and a ground plane layer. The ground plane layer may have a portion which is a solid layer and another portion which is a non-solid layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2009
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. McGrath, David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, William J. MacKillop, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7625216
    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: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr., Alan A. Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20090227124
    Abstract: The electrical connector may include an insulative housing and a support member. The housing may include a first surface, a second surface, a first side, and at least one aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. The support member may be mounted to the first side to provide rigidity to the insulative housing. The support member may include a mounting latch to attach the support member to the housing. The support member may also include an anchor tab which may be soldered to a component, such as, a printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7455556
    Abstract: The electrical contact may include a center portion, a first spring arm and a second spring arm. The center portion may include a retention member, The second spring arm may include a looped end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr., Alan A. Raclawski
  • 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: 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