Patents by Inventor Jeffrey K. Orner

Jeffrey K. Orner 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: 8727807
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact, an outer contact and a dielectric insert received in the outer contact and holding the center contact. The dielectric insert may have structural features that extend axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps between the structural features. The outer contact may include a rear housing that is interchangeably coupled to either a plug housing or a jack housing at the housing interface. The center contact may be configured to be terminated by a plurality of different termination techniques in different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8647128
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact and a board contact coupled to the center contact that is terminated to a circuit board. An outer contact has a cavity that receives the center contact and board contact. The outer contact has a separable interface end mated to a mating connector and a terminating end mounted to the circuit board. A circuit board mount is coupled to the terminating end and electrically connects the outer contact to the circuit board. A dielectric insert is received in the cavity and includes a bore that receives and holds either the center contact or the board contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps being defined between the structural features. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8641447
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact electrically connected to a conductor of a cable. The center contact extends along a contact axis oriented generally perpendicular to an axis of the conductor of the cable. An outer contact has a cavity and the center contact is disposed in the cavity. The outer contact has a separable interface end and a terminating end. The separable interface end and terminating end are oriented generally perpendicular to one another. A dielectric insert is received in the cavity. The dielectric insert has a bore that receives and holds the center contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert, with air gaps defined between the structural features. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheiggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8636522
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact and an outer contact. The outer contact has a central cavity and the center contact is disposed in the central cavity. The outer contact has a mating end configured to be mated to a mating connector and a terminating end configured to be mounted to a circuit board. A circuit board mount is coupled to the terminating end and is configured to mechanically and electrically connect the outer contact to the circuit board. A dielectric insert is received in the central cavity and holds the center contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps therebetween. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the central cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Patent number: 8574017
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a primary segment having a primary outer end, and a secondary segment having a secondary outer end. An intermediate segment joins the primary and secondary segments together. The intermediate segment includes a primary segment connector engaged with the primary segment such that the intermediate segment is electrically and mechanically connected to the primary segment. The intermediate segment includes a secondary segment connector engaged with the secondary segment such that the intermediate segment is electrically and mechanically connected to the secondary segment. The electrical contact has a length defined from the primary outer end to the secondary outer end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Orner
  • Patent number: 8496502
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a shell that extends between a mating end and a cable end. The cable end is configured to be terminated to an end of a coaxial cable. A dielectric insert is held within the shell. An inner contact is held within the dielectric insert. The inner contact has a spring loaded pin that is configured to be spring loaded against a center conductor of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Orner
  • Publication number: 20130157504
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact and a board contact coupled to the center contact that is terminated to a circuit board. An outer contact has a cavity that receives the center contact and board contact. The outer contact has a separable interface end mated to a mating connector and a terminating end mounted to the circuit board. A circuit board mount is coupled to the terminating end and electrically connects the outer contact to the circuit board. A dielectric insert is received in the cavity and includes a bore that receives and holds either the center contact or the board contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps being defined between the structural features. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20130157503
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact electrically connected to a conductor of a cable. The center contact extends along a contact axis oriented generally perpendicular to an axis of the conductor of the cable. An outer contact has a cavity and the center contact is disposed in the cavity. The outer contact has a separable interface end and a terminating end. The separable interface end and terminating end are oriented generally perpendicular to one another. A dielectric insert is received in the cavity. The dielectric insert has a bore that receives and holds the center contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert, with air gaps defined between the structural features. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20130109231
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact, an outer contact and a dielectric insert received in the outer contact and holding the center contact. The dielectric insert may have structural features that extend axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps between the structural features. The outer contact may include a rear housing that is interchangeably coupled to either a plug housing or a jack housing at the housing interface. The center contact may be configured to be terminated by a plurality of different termination techniques in different applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Timothy SYKES, Mattia SCHEGGIA, Keith Richard FOLTZ, Michael J. BLOCK, Kevin E. WEIDNER, Jeffrey K. ORNER, Tim R. CHEVALIER
  • Publication number: 20130109228
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a center contact and an outer contact. The outer contact has a central cavity and the center contact is disposed in the central cavity. The outer contact has a mating end configured to be mated to a mating connector and a terminating end configured to be mounted to a circuit board. A circuit board mount is coupled to the terminating end and is configured to mechanically and electrically connect the outer contact to the circuit board. A dielectric insert is received in the central cavity and holds the center contact. The dielectric insert has structural features extending axially along an exterior of the dielectric insert with air gaps therebetween. The structural features engage the outer contact to secure the dielectric insert in the central cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: MICHAEL TIMOTHY SYKES, MATTIA SCHEGGIA, KEITH RICHARD FOLTZ, MICHAEL J. BLOCK, KEVIN E. WEIDNER, JEFFREY K. ORNER, TIM R. CHEVALIER
  • Publication number: 20130023157
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a primary segment having a primary outer end, and a secondary segment having a secondary outer end. An intermediate segment joins the primary and secondary segments together. The intermediate segment includes a primary segment connector engaged with the primary segment such that the intermediate segment is electrically and mechanically connected to the primary segment. The intermediate segment includes a secondary segment connector engaged with the secondary segment such that the intermediate segment is electrically and mechanically connected to the secondary segment. The electrical contact has a length defined from the primary outer end of the primary segment to the secondary outer end of the secondary segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey K. Orner
  • Publication number: 20120309226
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a shell that extends between a mating end and a cable end. The cable end is configured to be terminated to an end of a coaxial cable. A dielectric insert is held within the shell. An inner contact is held within the dielectric insert. The inner contact has a spring loaded pin that is configured to be spring loaded against a center conductor of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: JEFFREY K. ORNER
  • Patent number: 7946854
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a coaxial connector structure having a center contact configured to be surface mounted to an upper surface of a circuit board at a board edge of the circuit board. The center contact extends along a contact axis in an axial direction. A shielded housing block extends rearward from the coaxial connector structure. The shielded housing block has a shielded chamber receiving a portion of the center contact with an open bottom extending along the upper surface of the circuit board. A shield member engages at least one of the coaxial connector structure and the shielded housing block. The shield member extends along at least a portion of the open bottom of the shielded chamber in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner
  • Patent number: 7887365
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and an outer electrical contact held by the housing. The outer electrical contact includes an interior cavity, a mounting end held by the housing, and a mating interface. The outer electrical contact is configured to mate with an electrical jack at the mating interface. A channel is defined between the housing and the outer electrical contact. A locking member is held within the channel between the housing and the outer electrical contact. The locking member is configured to engage the electrical jack. The electrical connector also includes an inner electrical contact having a mating end held within the interior cavity of the outer electrical contact. The outer electrical contact extends around the mating end of the inner electrical contact. The mating end of the inner electrical contact includes a receptacle configured to receive an inner mating contact of the electrical jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Orner, Kevin E. Weidner, DaRon H. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20110021075
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing and an outer electrical contact held by the housing. The outer electrical contact includes an interior cavity, a mounting end held by the housing, and a mating interface. The outer electrical contact is configured to mate with an electrical jack at the mating interface. A channel is defined between the housing and the outer electrical contact. A locking member is held within the channel between the housing and the outer electrical contact. The locking member is configured to engage the electrical jack. The electrical connector also includes an inner electrical contact having a mating end held within the interior cavity of the outer electrical contact. The outer electrical contact extends around the mating end of the inner electrical contact. The mating end of the inner electrical contact includes a receptacle configured to receive an inner mating contact of the electrical jack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Orner, Kevin E. Weidner, DeRon H. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20110021042
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a coaxial connector structure having a center contact configured to be surface mounted to an upper surface of a circuit board at a board edge of the circuit board. The center contact extends along a contact axis in an axial direction. A shielded housing block extends rearward from the coaxial connector structure. The shielded housing block has a shielded chamber receiving a portion of the center contact with an open bottom extending along the upper surface of the circuit board. A shield member engages at least one of the coaxial connector structure and the shielded housing block. The shield member extends along at least a portion of the open bottom of the shielded chamber in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: KEVIN E. WEIDNER, JEFFREY K. ORNER
  • Patent number: D675995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier
  • Patent number: D712840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Logistics AG
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Mattia Scheggia, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael J. Block, Kevin E. Weidner, Jeffrey K. Orner, Tim R. Chevalier