Patents by Inventor Daniel B. McGowan

Daniel B. McGowan 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: 20220069521
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided. The connector assembly includes a receptacle module and a pluggable module. The receptacle module includes a cage, a receptacle connector, a biasing spring, and a locking member. The pluggable module is moved from a front end to a back end, so as to be aligned and mated with the receptacle module. The biasing spring is configured to apply a spring load toward the front end of the cage. Accordingly, the mating between the receptacle module and the pluggable module may be accomplished through alignment in the following manner: the pluggable module pushes the receptacle connector toward the back end to compress the biasing spring, so that the receptacle connector is moved toward the back end to the locking member to be mated with the pluggable module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Eng-Kan SOH, Daniel B. McGOWAN
  • Publication number: 20220061183
    Abstract: A server rack with a plurality of compute nodes is positioned in a facility that includes a spine and the server rack includes a middle of rack (MOR) switch located near the middle of the server rack, vertically speaking. The MOR switch includes a plurality of ports that are connected via passive cables to the compute nodes provided in the server rack. In an embodiment the passive cables are configured to function at 56 Gbps using non-return to zero (NRZ) encoding and each cable may be about or less than 1.5 meters long. An electrical to optical panel (EOP) can be positioned adjacent a top of the server rack and the EOP includes connections to the MOR switch and to the spine, thus the EOP helps connect the MOR switch to the spine. Connections between adjacent server racks can provide for additional compute bandwidth when needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Augusto PANELLA, Daniel B. MCGOWAN, Raymond MATYKA, Gregory B. WALZ, Kirk B. PELOZA
  • Patent number: 11184991
    Abstract: A server rack with a plurality of compute nodes is positioned in a facility that includes a spine and the server rack includes a middle of rack (MOR) switch located near the middle of the server rack, vertically speaking. The MOR switch includes a plurality of ports that are connected via passive cables to the compute nodes provided in the server rack. In an embodiment the passive cables are configured to function at 56. Gbps using non-return to zero (NRZ) encoding and each cable may be about or less than 1.5 meters long. An electrical to optical panel (EOP) can be positioned adjacent a top of the server rack and the EOP includes connections to the MOR switch and to the spine, thus the EOP helps connect the MOR switch to the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Augusto Panella, Daniel B. McGowan, Raymond Matyka, Gregory B. Walz, Kirk B. Peloza
  • Publication number: 20210075143
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly can include a plug connector and a receptacle connector that can mate together. Conductive communication between the plug and receptacle connectors is established by mating signals terminals and mating ground terminals contained in terminal subassemblies accommodated in each connector. To align and support the signal and ground terminals, the terminals may be part of a terminal wafer and the terminal subassembly can be assembled from one or more wafers. The terminal wafer may include grounding features to improve the electrical characteristics and data transmission through the electrical connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: John C. LAURX, Ronald BRADBERY, Joe FAIA, Augusto P. PANELLA, Daniel B. MCGOWAN
  • Patent number: 10609782
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) fixture is provided. The fixture includes a housing that supports an LED array. A power supply can be coupled to the housing via a connector. A controller with a constant current driver can be configured to actuate the LED array. In an embodiment the controller can be configured to control operation of the LED array based on a sensed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Christopher Blount, Megan E. Serwacki, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 10598360
    Abstract: An assembly is provided that includes a semiconductor device positioned on a frame and connected to electroplated traces via wire bonding. A connector can be integrated into the frame. Terminals can be molded into the frame. Traces can be connected to the terminals so as to provide a three-dimensional circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Publication number: 20200053904
    Abstract: A server rack with a plurality of compute nodes is positioned in a facility that includes a spine and the server rack includes a middle of rack (MOR) switch located near the middle of the server rack, vertically speaking. The MOR switch includes a plurality of ports that are connected via passive cables to the compute nodes provided in the server rack. In an embodiment the passive cables are configured to function at 56. Gbps using non-return to zero (NRZ) encoding and each cable may be about or less than 1.5 meters long. An electrical to optical panel (EOP) can be positioned adjacent a top of the server rack and the EOP includes connections to the MOR switch and to the spine, thus the EOP helps connect the MOR switch to the spine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Augusto PANELLA, Daniel B. MCGOWAN, Raymond MATYKA, Gregory B. WALZ, Kirk B. PELOZA
  • Patent number: 10393320
    Abstract: A method of forming a component module is disclosed. A base is provided, the base being electrically conductive. An insulative layer is also provided on the base, with a first area being substantially free of the insulative layer. First and second traces are provided on the insulative layer adjacent the first area, with these traces extending therefrom. A die is positioned on the first area and electrically connected to the first and second traces. Finally, a protective layer is provided over the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Michael C. Picini
  • Patent number: 10390399
    Abstract: An LED assembly is disclosed that comprises a based formed around terminals and a substrate. An LED array is positioned on the substrate in a recess. The LED array is electrically coupled to the terminals, which may be part of a connector formed in the base. An emission disk can be positioned over the LED array. If desired, circuitry can be supplied on the base that helps control or condition the supplied power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Victor Zaderej, Michael C. Picini
  • Publication number: 20190178481
    Abstract: An assembly is provided that includes a semiconductor device positioned on a frame and connected to electroplated traces via wire bonding. A connector can be integrated into the frame. Terminals can be molded into the frame. Traces can be connected to the terminals so as to provide a three-dimensional circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor ZADEREJ, Daniel B. MCGOWAN
  • Patent number: 10243292
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a holder assembly with terminals that are supported by insert molding. The terminals are electrically connector to conductors, which can be covered with an insulative covering, and thus provide easy to connector holder assemblies. The holder can include features that allow an LED module to be inserted into a recess in the housing and retained via a friction fit. Such a configuration allows the assembly to be shipped as an assembly without the need to solder the LED module to the holder and while still ensuring a reliable electrical connection between the LED module and the corresponding holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, David Rios
  • Publication number: 20190049072
    Abstract: A method of forming a component module is disclosed. A base is provided, the base being electrically conductive. An insulative layer is also provided on the base, with a first area being substantially free of the insulative layer. First and second traces are provided on the insulative layer adjacent the first area, with these traces extending therefrom. A die is positioned on the first area and electrically connected to the first and second traces. Finally, a protective layer is provided over the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Michael C. Picini
  • Patent number: 10197256
    Abstract: An LED assembly is provided that includes a plurality of LEDs placed along a frame. The plurality of LEDs can include red LEDs, green LEDs and blue LEDs. In an embodiment, the frame can include a common ground and a separate power trace for each color so that the output of each color can be controlled separately. A connector can be integrated into the frame. Terminals can be molded into the frame. Traces can be connected to the terminals so as to provide a three-dimensional circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 10149409
    Abstract: An energy consumption device includes a housing that supports a first and second terminal. An energy consuming module, which may include a light emitting diode array, is supported by the housing and is thermally coupled to a thermal bridge that extends below a lower surface of the housing. A cover can be positioned so as to secure the energy consuming module between the cover and the housing. A plurality of magnets can be configured to secure the energy consumption device to a rail that supports powered contacts so that the first and second terminals engage the powered contacts and the thermal bridge is pressed against the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Daniel B. McGowan, Megan Serwacki
  • Patent number: 10100982
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module includes a base that is conductive and is selectively covered with an insulative layer. The base can include a connecting flange and a light emitting region. Traces are provided on the insulative coating and can be used to connect LEDs positioned on the light emitting region to pads on the connecting flange. The connecting flange can be offset in angle and/or position from the base and can be configured to provide a contact shape suitable to mate with a connector in a polarized manner. The base can be shaped so as to provide the desired functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Michael C. Picini
  • Patent number: 10094539
    Abstract: A LED system is disclosed that includes a fixture with a module mounted in the fixture. The fixture includes a bottom wall with a socket. The module mounts in the socket and is biased into a mated condition with two magnets. The socket includes pads that are engaged by terminals that are supported by the module. A power supply can be mounted on a back side of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Megan E. Serwacki, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel B. McGowan, Timothy Canzano, Christopher Blount, Victor Zaderej
  • Publication number: 20180269614
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a holder assembly with terminals that are supported by insert molding. The terminals are electrically connector to conductors, which can be covered with an insulative covering, and thus provide easy to connector holder assemblies. The holder can include features that allow an LED module to be inserted into a recess in the housing and retained via a friction fit. Such a configuration allows the assembly to be shipped as an assembly without the need to solder the LED module to the holder and while still ensuring a reliable electrical connection between the LED module and the corresponding holder assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, David Rios
  • Patent number: 9985375
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a holder assembly with terminals that are supported by insert molding. The terminals are electrically connector to conductors, which can be covered with an insulative covering, and thus provide easy to connector holder assemblies. The holder can include features that allow an LED module to be inserted into a recess in the housing and retained via a friction fit. Such a configuration allows the assembly to be shipped as an assembly without the need to solder the LED module to the holder and while still ensuring a reliable electrical connection between the LED module and the corresponding holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, David Rios
  • Publication number: 20180080610
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module includes a base that is conductive and is selectively covered with an insulative layer. The base can include a connecting flange and a light emitting region. Traces are provided on the insulative coating and can be used to connect LEDs positioned on the light emitting region to pads on the connecting flange. The connecting flange can be offset in angle and/or position from the base and can be configured to provide a contact shape suitable to mate with a connector in a polarized manner. The base can be shaped so as to provide the desired functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Michael C. Picini
  • Patent number: 9829159
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module includes a base that is conductive and is selectively covered with an insulative layer. The base can include a connecting flange and a light emitting region. Traces are provided on the insulative coating and can be used to connect LEDs positioned on the light emitting region to pads on the connecting flange. The connecting flange can be offset in angle and/or position from the base and can be configured to provide a contact shape suitable to mate with a connector in a polarized manner. The base can be shaped so as to provide the desired functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Michael C. Picini