Patents by Inventor Clair E. Williams

Clair E. Williams 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: 4329642
    Abstract: A carrier and test socket for a leadless integrated circuit package includes a base portion having a cavity for receiving the integrated circuit and a plurality of leads on a surface and extending from the cavity. The leads are arranged to mate with contacts of test equipment, and a portion of each lead is cantilevered into the cavity and arranged to mate with contacts of the integrated circuit. The carriers are configured to facilitate stacking, and a retainer member is provided for retaining the integrated circuit in the carrier while being individually handled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Siliconix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert B. Luthi, Clair E. Williams