Patents by Inventor James C. Humphrey

James C. Humphrey 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: 5328381
    Abstract: The present invention features an electrical and electronic connector module having six degrees of freedom. The connector module is particularly useful in advanced electrical and electronic wiring systems, such as multiplexed wiring systems, wherein many electrical functions or signals share common wire pathways. The connector module comprises a male header containing a plurality of male connector elements. A plurality of female connector elements disposed in a receptacle assembly is designed to align and mate with respective ones of the male connector elements disposed in the male header. The header and receptacle align by means of a pair of header shoulder bolts that seat within apertures disposed on distal ends of the receptacle. The mating of the male-female connectors is assured by reason that the receptacle is allowed to float within a housing, which forms part of the receptacle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Seymour, Ronald E. Thomas, James C. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 5160281
    Abstract: An automotive headlamp socket includes an interior floor having a wall projecting therefrom. The wall contains a plurality of T-shaped slots which frictionally accept electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Culver, Douglas G. Seymour, James C. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 4954094
    Abstract: A sliding gimbal comprises a first hollow mounting frame having an inner surface and an outer surface with at least one mounting member associated with the outer surface. A pair of oppositely disposed stud receiving slots is formed on the first frame inner surface, and this pair of slots is elongated. A second hollow mounting frame having an inner surface and an outer surface and including a pair of oppositely disposed cylindrical studs projecting therefrom is mounted within the first frame with the studs engaging the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: GTE Products Corporation
    Inventor: James C. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 4432556
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for a rectilinear reciprocable piston within a cryoic refrigerator comprising a buffer defined by dual O-rings disposed around the circumference of the piston and containing pressurized gas of the same type as the refrigeration gas. The buffer limits or prevents both the entrance of contaminants and also the escape of the refrigeration gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Green, James C. Humphrey