Patents by Inventor David Manter

David Manter 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: 20220013962
    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: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Gailus, Allan Astbury, David Manter, Marc B. Cartier, JR., Vysakh Sivarajan, John Robert Dunham
  • Publication number: 20210391673
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprising a termination with at least one conductive, compressible member and a conductive ground shield. The conductive, compressible member may be held within a connector module forming the termination such that the conductive compressive member is pressed against, and therefore makes electrical contact with, both an outer conductive layer of the cable and ground structures within the connector module. In some embodiments, these connections may be formed using a conductive, compressible member with an opening configured to receive the end of the cable therethrough. The conductive ground shield may be configured to compress the conductive, compressible member, and to cause the conductive, compressible member to electrically contact the cable's conductive layer. The conductive, compressible member may be formed from a compressible material and may comprise a plurality of conductive particulates configured to provide electrically conductive paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Girard, JR., David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • 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: 20210175670
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, JR., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 10992086
    Abstract: A cable assembly comprising a termination with at least one conductive, compressible member and a conductive ground shield. The conductive, compressible member may be held within a connector module forming the termination such that the conductive compressive member is pressed against, and therefore makes electrical contact with, both an outer conductive layer of the cable and ground structures within the connector module. In some embodiments, these connections may be formed using a conductive, compressible member with an opening configured to receive the end of the cable therethrough. The conductive ground shield may be configured to compress the conductive, compressible member, and to cause the conductive, compressible member to electrically contact the cable's conductive layer. The conductive, compressible member may be formed from a compressible material and may comprise a plurality of conductive particulates configured to provide electrically conductive paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • 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: 10847937
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Publication number: 20200303879
    Abstract: An interconnection system with a compliant shield between a connector and a substrate such as a PCB. The compliant shield may provide current flow paths between shields internal to the connector and ground structures of the PCB. The connector, compliant shield and PCB may be configured to provide current flow in locations relative to signal conductors that provide desirable signal integrity for signals carried by the signal conductors. In some embodiments, the current flow paths may be adjacent the signal conductors, offset in a transverse direction from an axis of a pair of conductors. Such paths may be created by tabs extending from connector shields. A compliant conductive member of the compliant shield may contact the tabs and a conductive pad on a surface of the PCB. Shadow vias, running from the surface pad to internal ground structures may be positioned adjacent the tip of the tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Provencher, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Publication number: 20200274301
    Abstract: Connector assemblies that may be used to connect a cable to one or more contact tails of an electrical connector are disclosed. Some connector assemblies may include a wire extending from a cable and attached to an edge of a contact tail of a signal conductor. At least a portion of the wire may be flattened to form a planar surface that is attached to a corresponding planar surface of the edge of the contact tail. Moreover, some connector assemblies may include a wire extending from a cable that is attached to an edge of a contact tail via a metallurgical bond extending along at least a portion of an attachment interface between the wire and the contact tail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10720735
    Abstract: An interconnection system with a compliant shield between a connector and a substrate such as a PCB. The compliant shield may provide current flow paths between shields internal to the connector and ground structures of the PCB. The connector, compliant shield and PCB may be configured to provide current flow in locations relative to signal conductors that provide desirable signal integrity for signals carried by the signal conductors. In some embodiments, the current flow paths may be adjacent the signal conductors, offset in a transverse direction from an axis of a pair of conductors. Such paths may be created by tabs extending from connector shields. A compliant conductive member of the compliant shield may contact the tabs and a conductive pad on a surface of the PCB. Shadow vias, running from the surface pad to internal ground structures may be positioned adjacent the tip of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Provencher, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Publication number: 20190334292
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, JR., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 10348040
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Publication number: 20190173236
    Abstract: An interconnection system with a compliant shield between a connector and a substrate such as a PCB. The compliant shield may provide current flow paths between shields internal to the connector and ground structures of the PCB. The connector, compliant shield and PCB may be configured to provide current flow in locations relative to signal conductors that provide desirable signal integrity for signals carried by the signal conductors. In some embodiments, the current flow paths may be adjacent the signal conductors, offset in a transverse direction from an axis of a pair of conductors. Such paths may be created by tabs extending from connector shields. A compliant conductive member of the compliant shield may contact the tabs and a conductive pad on a surface of the PCB. Shadow vias, running from the surface pad to internal ground structures may be positioned adjacent the tip of the tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Provencher, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Patent number: 10205286
    Abstract: An interconnection system with a compliant shield between a connector and a substrate such as a PCB. The compliant shield may provide current flow paths between shields internal to the connector and ground structures of the PCB. The connector, compliant shield and PCB may be configured to provide current flow in locations relative to signal conductors that provide desirable signal integrity for signals carried by the signal conductors. In some embodiments, the current flow paths may be adjacent the signal conductors, offset in a transverse direction from an axis of a pair of conductors. Such paths may be created by tabs extending from connector shields. A compliant conductive member of the compliant shield may contact the tabs and a conductive pad on a surface of the PCB. Shadow vias, running from the surface pad to internal ground structures may be positioned adjacent the tip of the tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Provencher, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Vysakh Sivarajan
  • Publication number: 20180219331
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, JR., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 9774144
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, Jr., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder
  • Patent number: 9705255
    Abstract: An improved broadside coupled, open pin field connector. The connector incorporates lossy material to selectively dampen resonance within pairs of conductive members connected to ground when the connector is mounted to a printed circuit board. The material may also decrease crosstalk and mode conversion. The lossy material is selectively positioned to substantially dampen resonances along pairs that may be connected to ground without unacceptably attenuating signals carried by other pairs. The lossy material may be selectively positioned near mating contact portions of the conductive members. Multiple techniques are described for selectively positioning the lossy material, including molding, inserting lossy members into a housing or coating surfaces of the connector housing. By using material of relatively low loss, loss when the conductive members are used to carry signals is relatively low, but an appreciable attenuation of resonances is provided on pairs connected to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Prescott B. Atkinson, Brian Kirk, Mark W. Gailus, David Manter, Thomas S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9583853
    Abstract: An RF connector module and associated printed circuit board providing high isolation and controlled impedance at RF frequencies. The connector module may be manufactured using conventional manufacturing techniques, such as stamping, insert molding, multi-shot molding and interference fit between components, to provide low cost. A connector module constructed with these techniques may implement a co-planar waveguide structure, with conductive shields for isolation and lossy material to enforce co-planar propagation modes. The printed circuit board may similarly be manufactured using conventional manufacturing techniques, including drilling to form vias. As a result, an interconnection system may be manufactured with low cost. These techniques may be applied to provide performance, including in the form of isolation between RF signals, comparable to that provided by more expensive components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, Jr., David Manter, Prescott B. Atkinson, Philip T. Stokoe, Thomas S. Cohen, Mark W. Gailus
  • Publication number: 20170047692
    Abstract: A modular electrical connector with separately shielded signal conductor pairs. The connector may be assembled from modules, each containing a pair of signal conductors with surrounding partially or fully conductive material. Modules of different sizes may be assembled into wafers, which are then assembled into a connector. Wafers may include lossy material. In some embodiments, shielding members of two mating connectors may each have compliant members along their distal portions, such that, the shielding members engage at points of contact at multiple locations, some of which are adjacent the mating edge of each of the mating shielding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Marc B. Cartier, JR., John Robert Dunham, Mark W. Gailus, Donald A. Girard, JR., David Manter, Tom Pitten, Vysakh Sivarajan, Michael Joseph Snyder