James L. Fedder 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).
Abstract: The present invention relates to card-latching systems on zero insertion force card edge connectors. More particularly, the latching system includes spring members having the lower ends thereof secured to the lower housing of the connector at each end of the card edge receiving slot and a concavo-convex intermediate section extending through a cam member attached to the vertically moving upper housing so the upper ends of the spring members are cammed in and out of engagement with the card inserted in the connector.
Abstract: The present invention relates to latching devices for removably retaining circuit cards in zero insertion force card edge connectors. More particularly the invention includes a pair of pivoting, card edge gripping members positioned at the ends of the card edge receiving slot in the connector. The members are cammed in to grip the inserted card concurrently with the closing of the connector.
Abstract: The invention is a locking device for locking circuit cards in zero-insertion force card edge connectors of the type having a vertically moving upper housing. More particularly, the locking device includes two pairs of pivotally mounted arms which are cammed inwardly from each side of the card. The upper nose-shaped ends of the arms enter holes in the card so that the card cannot be removed without actuating the camming mechanism.
Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a pin and socket connector having a low insertion force and a high resistance to tensile forces. More particularly, the pin, which is composed of spring beam members, and the socket, have complementary locking teeth and grooves and also cooperating means for releasing the spring beam members into locking engagement with the socket.
April 29, 1981
Date of Patent:
February 22, 1983
Edward J. Bright, Hitesh Cherry, Robert E. Dehoff, James L. Fedder, Tom R. Williams