Patents by Inventor Gunter Pape

Gunter Pape 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: 10148026
    Abstract: A sliding element for electrically contacting conductor paths on two facing printed circuit boards is provided. The sliding element comprises a main body, at least one electrical contact element, and a through-going opening provided for accepting a threaded stud. An internal thread in the through-going opening allows the sliding element to move linearly along the threaded stud when the threaded stud is rotated. By moving the sliding element along the threaded stud, different conductor paths on the printed circuit boards are brought into electrical contact with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Günter Pape
  • Publication number: 20180166808
    Abstract: A sliding element for electrically contacting conductor paths on two facing printed circuit boards is provided. The sliding element comprises a main body, at least one electrical contact element, and a through-going opening provided for accepting a threaded stud. An internal thread in the through-going opening allows the sliding element to move linearly along the threaded stud when the threaded stud is rotated. By moving the sliding element along the threaded stud, different conductor paths on the printed circuit boards are brought into electrical contact with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Günter Pape
  • Patent number: 6776649
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact carrier for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector. The contact carrier comprises a carrier body formed of a plastic material, and a plurality of contacts which are accommodated in the carrier body. Each of the contacts have two plug-in portions and one transition portion located between the two plug-in portions. The transition portions are exposed at least in part and the carrier body is provided with thermally conductive webs which are located between the transition portions and adjoin the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Günter Pape, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 6705875
    Abstract: A coaxial plug member comprises a housing, an inner contact, an outer contact and an insulating piece which is arranged between the inner and outer contacts. The outer contact is pivotally attached to the housing, as a result of which also the insulating piece received in the outer contact and the inner contact received in the insulating piece are able to pivot as a unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Manfred Berghorn, Günter Pape
  • Patent number: 6544048
    Abstract: A plug connector for mounting on a circuit board is proposed, having a carrier body (10), at least one surface mounting contact member (20) disposed in the carrier body and at least one pass-through mounting contact member (38) which is also disposed in the carrier body. In this manner; a good mechanical connection between the carrier body and the circuit board is achieved due to the pass-through mounting contact member, while the surface mounting contact member enables quick signal transmission towards the conductor track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Patent number: 6530787
    Abstract: In a plug connector for mounting on a circuit board and having a carrier body (10, 12) in which at least one surface mounting contact member (20) is disposed which comprises, at one end, a plug region for connection with a complementary plug connector and, on the other end, a connecting region (22) which may be connected with the conductor track of the circuit board (52), a reliable soldering to the conductor track of the circuit board shall be ensured irrespective of possible tolerances. For this purpose it is provided that the contact member comprises a connecting member (24) which is connected with the connecting region (22) in a mechanically flexible and electrically conductive manner and may be soldered to the conductor track of the circuit board (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Patent number: 6514103
    Abstract: In a compact printed circuit board connector adapted to be mounted at a printed circuit board and intended to be soldered to the printed circuit board simultaneously with other electrical components in a heating oven by using a solder paste for soldering the components, a channel is provided which extends through the interior of the printed circuit board connector. The channel serves for circulating a flow of heated gas through the interior of the connector in order to quickly achieve the required soldering temperature at the soldering ends of the contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Günter Pape, Andreas Kohler
  • Publication number: 20020142625
    Abstract: A coaxial plug member comprises a housing, an inner contact, an outer contact and an insulating piece which is arranged between the inner and outer contacts. The outer contact is pivotally attached to the housing, as a result of which also the insulating piece received in the outer contact and the inner contact received in the insulating piece are able to pivot as a unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: HARTING KgaA
    Inventors: Manfred Berghorn, Gunter Pape
  • Publication number: 20020137370
    Abstract: A plug connector for mounting on a circuit board is proposed, having a carrier body (10), at least one surface mounting contact member (20) disposed in the carrier body and at least one pass-through mounting contact member (38) which is also disposed in the carrier body. In this manner, a good mechanical connection between the carrier body and the circuit board is achieved due to the pass-through mounting contact member, while the surface mounting contact member enables quick signal transmission towards the conductor track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Gunter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Publication number: 20020106930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a contact carrier for a plug connector, in particular for a PCB plug connector. The contact carrier comprises a carrier body which is made of plastics, and a plurality of contacts which are accommodated in the carrier body and each have two plug-in portions and one transition portion located between the two plug-in portions. The transition portions are exposed at least in part and the carrier body is provided with thermally conductive webs which are located between the transition portions and adjoin the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2002
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Applicant: HARTING KGaA
    Inventors: Gunter Pape, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 6422878
    Abstract: For the manufacture of a plug-type connector for surface-mounting on circuit boards, it is proposed that the required contact elements be provided with a constricted portion in a region between the plug-in contact end and the soldering-connection end, and that the contact elements introduced into the insulating casing of the plug-type connector be bent over, at the soldering-connection ends in the region of the constricted portion, by a first angle with the aid of a first tool, and be then bent further to almost 90° with the aid of a second tool, all the soldering-connection ends being aligned in a coplanar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Günter Pape, Dieter Lüttermann
  • Publication number: 20010049229
    Abstract: In a compact printed circuit board connector adapted to be mounted at a printed circuit board and intended to be soldered to the printed circuit board simultaneously with other electrical components in a heating oven by using a solder paste for soldering the components, a channel is provided which extends through the interior of the printed circuit board connector. The channel serves for circulating a flow of heated gas through the interior of the connector in order to quickly achieve the required soldering temperature at the soldering ends of the contact elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Gunter Pape, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 6312287
    Abstract: A coaxial connector which is adapted for SMT mounting at a printed circuit board and which comprises at one side a plug-in connecting end and at the other side, towards the printed circuit board, a terminal end, the coaxial contact being comprised of an electrically conductive outer jacket and a signal contact formed in one part and being electrically isolated with respect to the outer jacket by means of a dielectric, at least the signal contact contacting the printed circuit board by means of SMT, is characterized in that at least the electrical connection of the signal contact to the printed circuit board is achieved by means of a contact sleeve which is inserted into a reception socket in an isolating carrier frame, sandwiched between the coaxial connector and the printed circuit board, the contact sleeve being placed in an automatic mounting process on a solder pad and being fixed there after a reflow solder bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Patent number: 6305983
    Abstract: A screened electrical plug connector for surface mounting on printed circuit boards, consisting of an insulating plug housing (1), in which electrical connection elements are arranged, which are provided for making contact with contacts of a complementary plug connector, with terminals for connection to printed conductors of a printed circuit board, wherein at least one side of the plug housing is provided with a screening plate (2) that has a contact edge (6) for making contact with grounded printed conductors (13) of a printed circuit board (12), is characterised in that the screening plate (2) has a retaining edge (30; 32) opposite the contact edge (6), for attachment to the plug housing (1), and that the screening plate (2) is locked to the plug housing (1) at a distance from the retaining edge (30; 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Dieter Lüttermann
  • Publication number: 20010004555
    Abstract: In a plug connector for mounting on a circuit board and having a carrier body (10, 12) in which at least one surface mounting contact member (20) is disposed which comprises, at one end, a plug region for connection with a complementary plug connector and, on the other end, a connecting region (22) which may be connected with the conductor track of the circuit board (52), a reliable soldering to the conductor track of the circuit board shall be ensured irrespective of possible tolerances. For this purpose it is provided that the contact member comprises a connecting member (24) which is connected with the connecting region (22) in a mechanically flexible and electrically conductive manner and may be soldered to the conductor track of the circuit board (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: June 21, 2001
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Gunter Pape, Manfred Berghorn
  • Patent number: 6203380
    Abstract: For the mechanical coding of parts which can be joined together, it is proposed that the parts be connected to, in each case, one of two coding elements which belong together, the said coding elements being constructed as a one-piece coding module and being held together by means of web-like connections, and the connectable parts being divided up, after being joined together, into two coded releasable parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Frank Weichert, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 6200145
    Abstract: For an electrical plug connector for printed circuit boards, in particular rear-wall plug connectors with a frame-shaped insulating body in which pin-shaped contact elements are disposed in columns and rows, the insulating body being constructed for receiving multi-row spring strips, it is proposed that an adapter, in which a 3-row spring strip can be inserted, be latched into the insulating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Karin Förster
  • Patent number: 6196875
    Abstract: For a screened electrical plug connection, it is proposed that contact-making between the screening plates of two plug connectors be carried out side by side in one plane, under which circumstances a smaller overall height is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Dieter Lüttermann
  • Patent number: 6196853
    Abstract: In an electric plug connector comprising a carrier body (19) consisting of insulating material and a plurality of segments (2), inserted into the carrier body (19), with contacts (5) and terminals (4), the retention of the segments in the carrier body is to be improved. For this purpose an additional member (3) consisting of insulating material is provided which fixes the segment (2) in the carrier body (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Andreas Kohler
  • Patent number: 6193561
    Abstract: For an electrical plug connector with one-piece contact elements which are disposed in contact chambers and have spring legs with an embossed contour which are disposed in a mirror-inverted manner, it is proposed that the spring legs be constructed in such a way that they are at a distance from the contact chamber walls when the contact elements are inserted in the contact chambers, the spring legs being deflected in such a way, when a contact pin is inserted in the contact elements, that the said spring legs are supported on the contact chamber walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Harting KGaA
    Inventors: Dietmar Harting, Günter Pape, Dieter Lüttermann