Patents by Inventor Allan Astbury

Allan Astbury 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: 20210257788
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect for passing high speed signals through an electronic system with a high density of signals and high signal integrity. The interconnect includes an electrical connector and a transition portion of a printed circuit board to which the connector is mounted. Signal conductors are connected to pads on the surface of the PCB using edge-to-pad mounting. The pads align with intermediate portions of the signal conductors such that transitions within the connector that could degrade signal integrity are avoided. The signal conductors may be positioned as individually shielded broadside coupled pairs extending in rows within the connector. Surface traces on the PCB connect the pads to signal vias aligned for vertical routing out of the connector footprint. Ground planes underlying the surface traces facilitate a transition from the signal paths in the connector to those in the PCB with low mode conversion avoiding resonances in the connector shields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, David Levine, Allan Astbury, Vysakh Sivarajan, Daniel B. Provencher, Eric Leo
  • Publication number: 20210234290
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect for passing high speed signals through an electronic system with a high density of signals and high signal integrity. The interconnect includes an electrical connector and a transition portion of a printed circuit board to which the connector is mounted. Signal conductors are connected to pads on the surface of the PCB using edge-to-pad mounting. The pads align with intermediate portions of the signal conductors such that transitions within the connector that could degrade signal integrity are avoided. The signal conductors may be positioned as individually shielded broadside coupled pairs extending in rows within the connector. Surface traces on the PCB connect the pads to signal vias aligned for vertical routing out of the connector footprint. Ground planes underlying the surface traces facilitate a transition from the signal paths in the connector to those in the PCB with low mode conversion avoiding resonances in the connector shields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Mark W. Gailus, David Levine, Allan Astbury, Vysakh Sivarajan, Daniel B. Provencher, Eric Leo
  • Patent number: 11070006
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector facilitates low loss connections to components on a printed circuit board. A portion is of the connector is formed of one or more first type units with conductive elements designed to be attached to a printed circuit board. Signals passing through those units may be routed to components on the printed circuit board through traces in the board. One or more second type units may be integrated with the connector. Those units may be designed for attachment to a cable, which may provide signal paths to a location on the printed circuit board near relatively distant components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Publication number: 20210194182
    Abstract: A cable termination that provides low signal distortion even at high frequencies. Conductive elements of the cable are fused to edges of signal conductors in a cable connector or other component terminating the cable. For terminating a differential pair, the conductive elements of the cable may be terminated to opposing edges of a pair of signal conductors in the cable termination. The conductive elements may be shaped such that the spacing between signal paths passing through the conductive elements of the cable and into the signal conductors of the cable termination is uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Publication number: 20210119371
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Patent number: 10944214
    Abstract: A cable termination that provides low signal distortion even at high frequencies. Conductive elements of the cable are fused to edges of signal conductors in a cable connector or other component terminating the cable. For terminating a differential pair, the conductive elements of the cable may be terminated to opposing edges of a pair of signal conductors in the cable termination. The conductive elements may be shaped such that the spacing between signal paths passing through the conductive elements of the cable and into the signal conductors of the cable termination is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Patent number: 10879643
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Publication number: 20190109405
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Patent number: 10141676
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham, Marc B. Cartier, Jr., Mark W. Gailus, Daniel B. Provencher
  • Publication number: 20170025783
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with modular components suitable for assembly into a right angle connector may also be used in forming an orthogonal connector or connector in other desired configurations. The connector modules may be configured through the user of extender modules. Those connector modules may be held together as a right angle connector with a front housing portion, which, in some embodiments, may be shaped differently depending on whether the connector modules are used to form a right angle connector or an orthogonal connector. When designed to form an orthogonal connector, the extender modules may interlock into subarrays, which may be held to other connector components through the use of an extender shell. The mating contact portions on the extender modules may be such that a right angle connector, similarly made with connector modules, may directly mate with the orthogonal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Allan Astbury, John Robert Dunham