Patents by Inventor Jeffery Walter Mason

Jeffery Walter Mason 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: 10403992
    Abstract: A socket assembly includes a socket substrate and socket contacts mounted to the socket substrate and extending through through holes of the socket substrate. Each socket contact includes a fixed end mounted to the socket substrate, a free end independently movable relative to the fixed end, a first mating beam, a second mating beam and a transition beam between the first mating beam and the second mating beam being a monolithic structure. The transition beam passes through the through hole and is flexible to allow relative flexing of the first mating beam and the second mating beam for compression of the socket contacts between an electronic package and a host circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffery Walter Mason
  • Patent number: 10348015
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket substrate having first socket substrate conductors and second socket substrate conductors, receptacle contacts electrically coupled to corresponding first socket substrate conductors and socket contacts electrically coupled to corresponding second socket substrate conductors. The receptacle contacts have receptacles receiving pin contacts of an electronic package and the socket contacts have terminating ends and mating ends with deflectable spring beams terminated to package contacts of the electronic package. At least one of the first socket substrate conductors and the second socket substrate conductors are configured to electrically connect the electronic package with the host circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Corporation, Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20190148858
    Abstract: A cable socket connector assembly for an electronic system includes a socket assembly having a socket substrate including socket substrate conductors. The socket assembly has socket contacts extending between terminating ends and mating ends with the terminating ends terminated to corresponding socket substrate conductors and the mating ends configured to be terminated to corresponding package contacts of an electronic package of the electronic system. The cable socket connector assembly includes a cable assembly terminated to the socket assembly having an array of cables each having a cable conductor terminated to a corresponding socket substrate conductor. The socket contacts and the corresponding socket substrate conductors define electrical paths between the cable conductors of the cables and the package conductors of the electronic package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Michael David Herring
  • Publication number: 20190148860
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket substrate having first socket substrate conductors and second socket substrate conductors, receptacle contacts electrically coupled to corresponding first socket substrate conductors and socket contacts electrically coupled to corresponding second socket substrate conductors. The receptacle contacts have receptacles receiving pin contacts of an electronic package and the socket contacts have terminating ends and mating ends with deflectable spring beams terminated to package contacts of the electronic package. At least one of the first socket substrate conductors and the second socket substrate conductors are configured to electrically connect the electronic package with the host circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20190150311
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket assembly having a socket frame, a socket substrate coupled to the socket frame and socket contacts terminated to the socket substrate. The socket substrate has first and second upper mating areas including first and second socket substrate conductors for mating with an electronic package and an electrical component, respectively. The socket contacts define an interface with the electronic package. The socket assembly is configured to electrically connect the electronic package with both a host circuit board and the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Alex An, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto, Shigeru Aihara
  • Publication number: 20190148859
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a socket assembly having a socket substrate and socket contacts. The socket substrate has first and second upper mating areas and a first lower mating area. The socket substrate has first and second socket substrate conductors at the first and second upper mating areas, respectively, and third socket substrate conductors at the first lower mating area electrically connected to corresponding first socket substrate conductors. The first socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to an electronic package, the second socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to an electrical component and the third socket substrate conductors are electrically connected to a host circuit board. The socket assembly is configured to electrically connect the electronic package with both the host circuit board and the electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Takeshi Nakashima, Naoki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10276958
    Abstract: An electrical contact grid array includes a board having a top side and an opposite bottom side, a plurality of signal conductors mounted to the board, and a plurality of ground shield structures mounted to the board. Each of the signal conductors includes an upper signal contact extending beyond the top side of the board for electrically connecting with a corresponding mating contact of a mating circuit board. Each of the ground shield structures includes at least one ground contact disposed above the top side of the board that defines an upper annular shield. The upper annular shield circumferentially surrounds at least one of the upper signal contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III, Peter David Wapenski
  • Publication number: 20180212390
    Abstract: A power connector assembly includes a power rail having a power supply circuit being configured to be mounted within an equipment cabinet and a sliding power connector configured to be terminated to a host circuit board. The sliding power connector has a power contact electrically connected to the power supply circuit of the power rail. The sliding power connector is configured to be slid along the power rail as an equipment rack holding the circuit board is opened and closed during an extension cycle of the equipment rack. The power contact maintains electrical connection with the power rail during the entire extension cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Jeffery Walter Mason, Zhengguo Sun, Guangming Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180151995
    Abstract: A power connector assembly includes a power rail having a power supply circuit being configured to be mounted within an equipment cabinet and a sliding power connector configured to be terminated to a host circuit board. The sliding power connector has a power contact electrically connected to the power supply circuit of the power rail. The sliding power connector is configured to be slid along the power rail as an equipment rack holding the circuit board is opened and closed during an extension cycle of the equipment rack. The power contact maintains electrical connection with the power rail during the entire extension cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Jeffery Walter Mason, Zhengguo Sun, Guangming Zhao
  • Patent number: 9985403
    Abstract: A power connector assembly includes a power rail having a power supply circuit being configured to be mounted within an equipment cabinet and a sliding power connector configured to be terminated to a host circuit board. The sliding power connector has a power contact electrically connected to the power supply circuit of the power rail. The sliding power connector is configured to be slid along the power rail as an equipment rack holding the circuit board is opened and closed during an extension cycle of the equipment rack. The power contact maintains electrical connection with the power rail during the entire extension cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION, TYCO ELECTRONICS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michael David Herring, Jeffery Walter Mason, Zhengguo Sun, Guangming Zhao
  • Patent number: 9112317
    Abstract: An interconnect device includes a contact assembly having a carrier holding an array of conductors. Each of the conductors have opposite first and second ends configured to engage corresponding first and second electrical components. The conductors define conductive paths between the first and second ends to electrically interconnect the first and second electrical components. The interconnect device includes a frame defining a receiving space configured to receive the first electrical component therein. The frame includes corner frames having metal spring fingers configured to engage different side edges of the first electrical component to locate the first electrical component in the receiving space. The spring fingers are deflectable and are configured to be spring biased against corresponding side edges of the first electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III, William Brian Murphy
  • Patent number: 9059545
    Abstract: A socket connector includes an interconnect assembly having an array of contacts being compressible in a vertical direction and shielding springs surrounding corresponding contacts and being compressible in the vertical direction with the contacts. The shielding springs are electrically grounded and provide electrical shielding for the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporations
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Patent number: 9039448
    Abstract: An electronic interconnect device includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. The substrate has a plurality of openings extending between the first and second surfaces. Each opening has a conductive outer via, an insulative barrier and a conductive inner via. The outer via, insulative barrier and inner via are concentric within the opening such that the insulating barrier is disposed between the conductive inner via and the conductive outer via. The conductive inner via is configured to receive a conductor to be inserted therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Patent number: 8939794
    Abstract: A coaxial cable assembly includes a coaxial cable having a terminating end and a conductor being exposed at the terminating end. A cable housing holds the coaxial cable and has a conductor slot receiving the exposed conductor. A cable shield is coupled to the cable housing and provides electrical shielding for the terminating end of the coaxial cable. The cable housing is configured to be coupled to a circuit board such that the exposed conductor directly engages a signal pad of the circuit board for electrical connection thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Patent number: 8926343
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect device includes an array of conductive elastomeric columns, each of the elastomeric columns extending between a first end and a second end and being internally conductive between the first and second ends. Upper and lower holders cover the array of conductive elastomeric columns. The upper holder has an upper substrate and a plurality of discrete upper pads held by the upper substrate and arranged in a complementary pattern to the array of elastomeric columns. The discrete upper pads cap corresponding first ends of the elastomeric columns. The lower holder has a lower substrate and a plurality of discrete lower pads held by the lower substrate and arranged in a complementary pattern to the array of elastomeric columns. The discrete lower pads cap corresponding second ends of the elastomeric columns. The upper and lower holders support the array of conductive elastomeric columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Patent number: 8851932
    Abstract: A contact includes an upper contact having a plunger with a tip configured to engage a first electronic component being movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The upper contact has deflecting beams deflected as the plunger is forced into the retracted position and forcing the plunger to return to the extended position when the plunger is released. The contact includes a lower contact having a base beam and a tail extending from the base beam for engaging a second electronic component. The base beam engages and is spring biased against the plunger. The plunger is movable relative to the lower contact. The base beam is biased against and maintains electrical contact with the plunger as the plunger is moved between the extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Publication number: 20140235103
    Abstract: An electronic interconnect device includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface. The substrate has a plurality of openings extending between the first and second surfaces. Each opening has a conductive outer via, an insulative barrier and a conductive inner via. The outer via, insulative barrier and inner via are concentric within the opening such that the insulating barrier is disposed between the conductive inner via and the conductive outer via. The conductive inner via is configured to receive a conductor to be inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Publication number: 20140206234
    Abstract: An electrical interconnect device includes a substrate and an array of conductive elastomeric columns held by the substrate each having opposite first and second ends and being internally conductive between the first and second ends. A shield is mounted exterior of the first ends of the elastomeric columns. The shield has an insulative carrier holding an array of conductive pads. The conductive pads have inner surfaces and outer surfaces where the inner surfaces of the conductive pads engage the first ends of corresponding elastomeric columns and where the outer surfaces are configured to engage corresponding mating contacts of an electrical component. The outer surfaces of the conductive pads are non-coplanar such that the conductive pads have different heights. Optionally, the conductive pads may have different thicknesses above the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Publication number: 20140187087
    Abstract: An RF cable connector includes a cable assembly having a plurality of RF cables bundled together and a buss bar coupled to the cable assembly. Each RF cable, which may be a twin axial RF cable, has a pair of signal conductors surrounded by an outer shield. The cable assembly has signal contacts terminated to ends of the signal conductors configured to be terminated to corresponding signal pads of a host circuit board. The buss bar has a base electrically coupled to each of the outer shields to electrically common the outer shields. The buss bar has ground tines extending from the base positioned between signal contacts and configured to be terminated to corresponding ground pads of the host circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III
  • Publication number: 20140148061
    Abstract: A contact includes an upper contact having a plunger with a tip configured to engage a first electronic component being movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The upper contact has deflecting beams deflected as the plunger is forced into the retracted position and forcing the plunger to return to the extended position when the plunger is released. The contact includes a lower contact having a base beam and a tail extending from the base beam for engaging a second electronic component. The base beam engages and is spring biased against the plunger. The plunger is movable relative to the lower contact. The base beam is biased against and maintains electrical contact with the plunger as the plunger is moved between the extended and retracted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffery Walter Mason, Wayne Stewart Alden, III