Patents by Inventor Albert Harvey Terhune, IV

Albert Harvey Terhune, IV 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: 20160126674
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) for mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB) (6) and has an insulating housing (1), a plurality of contacts (12) received in the insulating housing (1), a load plate (3) covering on the insulating housing (1) and having a tongue portion (32) and an indicating member (2) located under the tongue portion (32) of the load plate (3), the indicating member (2) has a dome portion (23) protruding toward the tongue portion (32) of the load plate (3), in use, when the load plate (3) is pressed downwardly, the tongue portion (32) of the load plate (3) presses the dome portion (23) downwardly to make a click sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE, IV
  • Patent number: 8974236
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a central processing unit (CPU) to a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a housing, a number of contacts, and a number of solder balls. The housing has a number of passageways extending passing through the housing and a number of protrusions located outside the passageways and corresponding the passageways one-to-one. A number of contacts partially are disposed in the passageways and each has a hole to match with the protrusion and secure the contacts on the housing. A number of solder balls are connected with corresponding contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8944854
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with an electronic package, includes a base plate and a top housing. The base plate has a number of contacts with mating portions extending upward beyond a top surface of base plate. The top housing has a plurality of through holes corresponding to the contacts and receives the mating portions. The top housing defines a pair of channels to allow the electronic package moving relative to the top housing in a horizontal direction, and then the top housing with the electronic package move relative to the base plate in a vertical direction such that the mating portions protrude from a top surface of the top housing and contact with the electronic package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8888502
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a plurality of passageways and a number of contacts restricted in the insulative housing. Each contact includes an upper contact half sliding in the passageways and a lower contact half supporting the upper contact half. The upper contact half has three curve sections and the lower contact half has two curve sections. When a force is applied to the upper contact half, the upper and lower contact halves are wiping each other and both are deflectable in vertical and transverse directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8834192
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with an electronic package, includes an insulative housing defining an upward facing cavity, a plurality of contacts disposed in the cavity of the insulative housing with contacts sections extending into the cavity, and a carrier frame mounted to the insulative housing and having a main body defining an opening for allowing part of the electronic package passing through the opening. The carrier frame assembles to the insulative housing having a preliminary alignment state and a final alignment state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Publication number: 20140220829
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with an electronic package, includes a base plate and a top housing. The base plate has a number of contacts with mating portions extending upward beyond a top surface of base plate. The top housing has a plurality of through holes corresponding to the contacts and receives the mating portions. The top housing defines a pair of channels to allow the electronic package moving relative to the top housing in a horizontal direction, and then the top housing with the electronic package move relative to the base plate in a vertical direction such that the mating portions protrude from a top surface of the top housing and contact with the electronic package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE, IV
  • Patent number: 8747120
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a central processing unit (CPU) comprises an insulating housing having a plurality of terminals received therein and a pick-up cap removably assembled to the insulating housing for carrying and placing the CPU onto the insulating housing. The insulating housing has a plurality of receiving slots sunk from top surfaces of two sidewalls thereof and a plurality of wedge-shaped grooves disposed between the receiving slots on one same sidewall. The pick-up cap defines a plurality of hooks extending therefrom for buckling to the insulating housing. The pick-up cap also defines a plurality of latches corresponding to the receiving slots and a plurality of releasing arms corresponding to the grooves. The latches received in the receiving slots can clasp the CPU to retain the CPU on the pick-up cap and be released the CPU when the releasing arms are pulled outwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Publication number: 20140134882
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing having a plurality of passageways and a number of contacts restricted in the insulative housing. Each contact includes an upper contact half sliding in the passageways and a lower contact half supporting the upper contact half. The upper contact half has three curve sections and the lower contact half has two curve sections. When a force is applied to the upper contact half, the upper and lower contact halves are wiping each other and both are deflectable in vertical and transverse directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE, IV
  • Publication number: 20140099827
    Abstract: An electrical connector for use with an electronic package, includes an insulative housing defining an upward facing cavity, a plurality of contacts disposed in the cavity of the insulative housing with contacts sections extending into the cavity, and a carrier frame mounted to the insulative housing and having a main body defining an opening for allowing part of the electronic package passing through the opening. The carrier frame assembles to the insulative housing having a preliminary alignment state and a final alignment state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE IV
  • Publication number: 20140030925
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a central processing unit (CPU) to a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a housing, a number of contacts, and a number of solder balls. The housing has a number of passageways extending passing through the housing and a number of protrusions located outside the passageways and corresponding the passageways one-to-one. A number of contacts partially are disposed in the passageways and each has a hole to match with the protrusion and secure the contacts on the housing. A number of solder balls are connected with corresponding contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE, IV
  • Patent number: 8597035
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a reinforcement member including a pair of tabs having an outer curved surface; a load plate including a first side, a second side opposite to the first side and a third side connecting the first side and the second side at a front location while the first side and the second side are disconnected at a rear location; a lever including a driving portion and a shaft portion running through the reinforcement member and the load plate and is rotatably connected to rear ends of the first side and the second side. The shaft portion of the lever guides along the outer curved surface of the frame so as to move the load plate forwardly or backwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Wei-Te Chung
  • Publication number: 20130149886
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a central processing unit (CPU) comprises an insulating housing having a plurality of terminals received therein and a pick-up cap removably assembled to the insulating housing for carrying and placing the CPU onto the insulating housing. The insulating housing has a plurality of receiving slots sunk from top surfaces of two sidewalls thereof and a plurality of wedge-shaped grooves disposed between the receiving slots on one same sidewall. The pick-up cap defines a plurality of hooks extending therefrom for buckling to the insulating housing. The pick-up cap also defines a plurality of latches corresponding to the receiving slots and a plurality of releasing arms corresponding to the grooves. The latches received in the receiving slots can clasp the CPU to retain the CPU on the pick-up cap and be released the CPU when the releasing arms are pulled outwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: ALBERT HARVEY TERHUNE IV
  • Patent number: 8430677
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1) comprises a frame (11) having a supporting base (111) and a flat circuit board (13) laid on the supporting base (111). The flat circuit board (13) has an array of conductive pads (131) on an upper surface thereof for electrically connecting with an electronic package (2) and a plurality of golden fingers (133) aligned on at least one end thereof. An electrical connector assembly (100) comprises the electrical connector (1) and an electronic package (2) assembled to the electrical connector (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Publication number: 20120202361
    Abstract: An electrical connector (1) comprises a frame (11) having a supporting base (111) and a flat circuit board (13) laid on the supporting base (111). The flat circuit board (13) has an array of conductive pads (131) on an upper surface thereof for electrically connecting with an electronic package (2) and a plurality of golden fingers (133) aligned on at least one end thereof. An electrical connector assembly (100) comprises the electrical connector (1) and an electronic package (2) assembled to the electrical connector (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8182280
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a mating portion with a plurality of contacts received therein, a sidewall extending upwardly form the mating portion; and a movable supporting member mounted with the sidewall. The supporting member has a seating plane that is higher than a plane defined by utmost tips of the contacts when in a free position and does not extend over the contact field in the mating portion from a top view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8172597
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a socket with a number of electrical contacts and a loading mechanism surrounding the socket. The loading mechanism includes a stiffener, a load plate mounted to one end of the stiffener and rotating from an open position to a closed position, and a sliding latch mounted to an opposite end of the stiffener. The load plate has a plate portion and a tongue extending downwardly from the plate portion at said opposite end. The sliding latch moves on the stiffener in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction to lock or unlock the load plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 8123543
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a socket with a number of electrical contacts and a loading mechanism surrounding the socket. The loading mechanism includes a stiffener, a load plate, and a latch mounted to opposite ends of the stiffener, respectively. The load plate has a plate portion and a tongue extending downwardly from the plate portion at said opposite end. The load plate and the latch rotate on opposite ends of the stiffener from an open position to a closed position. The latch defines a pair of looped sections snapping a pair of protrusions on the tongue as to lock the load plate on the stiffener at the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 7909621
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an insulative housing with a number of passageways, a number of electrical contacts received in the passageways and a number of solder balls disposed on the electrical contacts respectively. Each electrical contact includes a contacting portion projecting out of the insulative housing, a retention portion retained in the passageways, and a solder portion. Each solder ball defines a gap which can be deformed to close the solder portion of the electrical contact by external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: D719099
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi Yeh, Ting-Yao Hung, Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: D719100
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chi Yeh, Ting-Yao Hung, Albert Harvey Terhune, IV