Patents by Inventor Jason A. Hoyt

Jason A. Hoyt 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: 6964577
    Abstract: The present invention is a dual stage latch assembly with a cam follower pin mounted on a spring-tensioned arm, especially useful for vacuum test fixtures for printed circuit boards. The arm is spring-loaded on both sides, so that the arm is always biased to the upright and neutral position, regardless of which direction the arm is pivoted. A catch is provided to define the path of the cam pin and to hold the cam in certain positions. The cam pin follows a defined path around the catch, creating a first closed stage, a first release position, a second closed stage and a final release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Everett Charles Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth W. House, Douglas P. Collins, Frank M. Dodge, Kevin L. Van Liere, Jason A. Hoyt