Patents by Inventor Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk 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: 10916894
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Publication number: 20210017166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to inhibitors of ROCK1 and ROCK2 and methods of modulating the pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic properties of such compounds. Also provided are methods of inhibiting ROCK1 and or ROCK2 that are useful for the treatment of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Alessandra Bartolozzi, Stewart Campbell, Hope Foudoulakis, Brian Kirk, Siya Ram, Paul Sweetnam, Hemalatha Seshadri
  • Publication number: 20200259297
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with broad-side coupled signal conductors in a right angle intermediate portion. Broadside coupling provides balanced pairs for very high frequency operation. The connector may be assembled with multiple subassemblies, each of which may have multiple pairs of signal conductors. The subassemblies may be formed from an insulative portion having grooves in opposite sides into which the intermediate portions of signal conductors. Covers, holding the signal conductors in the grooves, may establish the position of the signal conductors relative to reference conductors at the exterior of subassembly, so as to provide a controlled impedance. Lossy material may be positioned between the pairs in a subassembly and/or may contact the reference conductors of the subassemblies, and the lossy material of the subassemblies may in turn be connected with a conductive structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, JR., Brian Kirk, David Levine, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Publication number: 20200235529
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Patent number: 10707626
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with broad-side coupled signal conductors in a right angle intermediate portion and edge coupled end portions. Broadside coupling provides balanced pairs for very high frequency operation, while edge coupling provides a high density interconnection system at low cost. Each module has separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The shielding is shaped to avoid or suppress undesirable propagation modes within an enclosure formed by shielding per module. Lossy material is selectively placed within and outside the shielding per module to likewise avoid or suppress unwanted signal propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., Brian Kirk, David Levine, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10673183
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with broad-side coupled signal conductors in a right angle intermediate portion and edge coupled end portions. Broadside coupling provides balanced pairs for very high frequency operation, while edge coupling provides a high density interconnection system at low cost. Each module has separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The shielding is shaped to avoid or suppress undesirable propagation modes within an enclosure formed by shielding per module. Lossy material is selectively placed within and outside the shielding per module to likewise avoid or suppress unwanted signal propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., Brian Kirk, David Levine, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10668577
    Abstract: A cooling system which achieves temperature control of a heat affected portion of a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CRC-EVANS PIPELINE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Janes, Jared Proegler, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: 10570123
    Abstract: The present invention relates to inhibitors of ROCK1 and ROCK2 and methods of modulating the pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic properties of such compounds. Also provided are methods of inhibiting ROCK1 and or ROCK2 that are useful for the treatment of disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SURFACE LOGIX, LLC
    Inventors: Alessandra Bartolozzi, Stewart Campbell, Hope Foudoulakis, Brian Kirk, Siya Ram, Paul Sweetnam, Hemalatha Seshadri
  • Publication number: 20200021052
    Abstract: A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Milbrand, JR., Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: 10511128
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Patent number: 10381767
    Abstract: A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Milbrand, Jr., Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk
  • Publication number: 20190221973
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Publication number: 20190177311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to inhibitors of ROCK1 and ROCK2 and methods of modulating the pharmacokinetic and/or pharmacodynamic properties of such compounds. Also provided are methods of inhibiting ROCK1 and or ROCK2 that are useful for the treatment of disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Alessandra Bartolozzi, Stewart Campbell, Hope Foudoulakis, Brian Kirk, Siya Ram, Paul Sweetnam, Hemalatha Seshardri
  • Patent number: 10243304
    Abstract: An electrical connector for high speed signals. The connector has multiple conductive elements that may serve as signal or ground conductors. A member formed with lossy material and conductive compliant members may be inserted in the connector. The conductive compliant members may be aligned with conductive elements of the connector configured as ground conductors. For a connector configured to carry differential signals, the ground conductors may separate pairs of signal conductors. The member may further include a conductive web, embedded within the lossy material, that interconnects the conductive compliant members. For a receptacle connector, the conductive elements may have mating contact portions aligned along opposing surfaces of a cavity. The conductive elements may have contact tails for attachment to a printed circuit board and intermediate portions connecting the mating contact portions and the contact tails. The conductive compliant members may press against the intermediate portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis, David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu
  • Patent number: 10211577
    Abstract: A cable connector with improved performance and ease of use. The connector has staggered ports to reduce crosstalk and to prevent incorrect insertion of a plug into a receptacle. The plug may be constructed with subassemblies, each of which has a lossy central portion. Conductive members embedded within an insulative housing of the subassemblies may be used to electrically connect ground conductors within the subassemblies. Further, the connector may have a quick connect locking screw that can be engaged by pressing on the screw, but requires rotation of the screw to remove. Additionally, a ferrule may be used in making a mechanical connection between a cable bundle and a plug and making an electrical connection between a braid of the cable bundle and a conductive shell of the plug. The ferrule may be in multiple pieces for easy attachment while precluding deformation of the cable, which disrupts electrical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Milbrand, Jr., Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: D841594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu, Jason Si, Sam Kocsis, Ba Pham, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: D843947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu, Jason Si, Sam Kocsis, Ba Pham, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: D850384
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Kirk, Jason Si, Ba Pham, Sam Kocsis
  • Patent number: D899376
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu, Jason Si, Sam Kocsis, Ba Pham, Brian Kirk
  • Patent number: D902158
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: David Chan, Wonder Wang, Bob Tang, Martin Li, Smith Wu, Jason Si, Sam Kocsis, Ba Pham, Brian Kirk