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).

  • Patent number: 7819688
    Abstract: A socket adapted for electrically connecting an IC package and a PCB, comprising: a body mounted on the PCB for electrically connecting the IC package, a holder mounted on the PCB and beside the body and a clip for retaining the IC package in the body. The clip has two hook portions by which the clip pivotally assembles to the holder. The hook portion has an arched portion and a tab extending from the arched portion, the tab can abut against the holder to prevent the clip from over-rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Darrell Wertz, Ming-Lun Szu, David Gregory Howell
  • Patent number: 7794237
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing defining a plurality of passageways, the passageways each defining an upper section, a lower section of a diameter larger than that of the upper section, and a plurality of contact sets respectively disposed in the passageways. Each of the contacts sets includes an upper contact loosely captured within the upper section and a lower contact retained in the lower section. The upper contact defines a lower end extending in the lower section and is able to abut against an interface between the two sections, so as to retrain upward movement of the upper contact. The upper contact is movable relating to the lower contact under condition that one of said upper contact and the lower contact is deformed to provide a restored force to ensure electrical connection between the two contacts when the upper contact is moved toward said lower contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV
  • Patent number: 7794261
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) comprising a substrate (6), an electrical connector mounted onto the upper surface (60) of the substrate (6) and comprising an insulative housing (8) with a plurality of contacts (9) and a load plate (1) pivotally mounted onto the substrate (6) adjacent to the insulative housing (8) and substantially covering the insulative housing (8), a reinforcing member (5) assembled to the lower surface of the substrate (6) and an interlocking cam (22) rotationally mounted on a free end of the load plate (1), and extending through the substrate (6) to interlock to the reinforcing member (5) at a first position in which the load plate (1) is pressed toward the insulative housing (8), and rotated to a second position in which the load plate (1) is free to move away from the insulative housing (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Hao-Yun Ma, Darrell Wertz, David Gregory Howell
  • Publication number: 20100167572
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) comprising a substrate (6), an electrical connector mounted onto the upper surface (60) of the substrate (6) and comprising an insulative housing (8) with a plurality of contacts (9) and a load plate (1) pivotally mounted onto the substrate (6) adjacent to the insulative housing (8) and substantially covering the insulative housing (8), a reinforcing member (5) assembled to the lower surface of the substrate (6) and an interlocking cam (22) rotationally mounted on a free end of the load plate (1), and extending through the substrate (6) to interlock to the reinforcing member (5) at a first position in which the load plate (1) is pressed toward the insulative housing (8), and rotated to a second position in which the load plate (1) is free to move away from the insulative housing (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Cheng-Chi Yeh, Hao-Yun Ma, Darrell Wertz, David Gregory Howell
  • Publication number: 20100105225
    Abstract: A socket adapted for electrically connecting an IC package and a PCB, comprising: a body mounted on the PCB for electrically connecting the IC package, a holder mounted on the PCB and beside the body and a clip for retaining the IC package in the body. The clip has two hook portions by which the clip pivotally assembles to the holder. The hook portion has an arched portion and a tab extending from the arched portion, the tab can abut against the holder to prevent the clip from over-rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Darrell Wertz, Ming-Lun Szu, David Gregory Howell
  • Patent number: 7658633
    Abstract: A socket adapted for electrically connecting an IC package and a PCB, comprising: a body mounted on the PCB for electrically connecting the IC package, two bolts mounted on the PCB and beside the body and a clip for retaining the IC package in the body. The bolt has a header portion on the top with biggest size, a middle portion and a screw portion engaging with the PCB. The clip has two attaching portions, each defining a hatch at a free end thereof, the clip links with the bolt by inserting the attaching portion toward the bolt to make the middle portion be received in the hatch and the header portion be upon the hatch to prevent the attaching portion from upward movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Albert Harvey Terhune, IV, Darrell Wertz, David Gregory Howell, Ming-Lun Szu