Patents by Inventor John Mark Myer

John Mark Myer 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: 10923846
    Abstract: A contact assembly for providing high current capabilities between an electrical terminal and a mating terminal. The contact assembly includes a conductive housing and a spring contact element. The spring contact element has first resilient contact arms, second resilient contact arms, and third resilient contact arms. The first resilient contact arms are positioned proximate the inner wall. The second resilient contact arms have second resilient contact portion bent portions which extend over the first end of the housing from the inner wall to the outer wall to retain the spring contact element in position on the housing. The third resilient contact portions have third resilient contact portion bent portions which extend over the second end of the housing from the inner wall to the outer wall to retain the spring contact element in position on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Raybold, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 10866182
    Abstract: A method of configuring an optical system to reduce variations in measured properties of an analyte includes selecting a number of beams into which radiation from a source of radiation is to be split, wherein, upon irradiating the analyte from a plurality of directions by the number of beams, a variation of a resulting measurement of the analyte is at or below a threshold. The method further includes aligning the source of radiation and a plurality of optical elements optically coupled to the source of radiation such that the selected number of beams irradiate the analyte upon emission of radiation by the source of radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MICROBIX BIOSYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Randall Marks, Mark Luscher, Edward Lao, John Patrick Myers
  • Publication number: 20200380916
    Abstract: A system and methods to extending the overall display area for a device. At or near the borders of a device, pixel pitch between adjacent pixels may be increased such that overall pixel placement may be provided closer to a border of a display of a device. In one embodiment, pixel drive circuitry may be located in the spacing between adjacent pixels. Additionally, various optical systems and techniques may be utilized to provide an appearance of a lack of a border around the display such as decreasing the size of border pixels, overdriving the border pixels, or utilizing a light pipe on a surface above the border pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Mark Rappoport, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, John Patrick Ternus, Paul Stephen Drzaic, Scott Andrew Myers, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200350701
    Abstract: An electrical connection assembly includes a cable having a conductor, a metallic textile in electrical contact with the conductor, and a crimp element creating a pressure between the conductor and the metallic textile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Tyco Electronics Belgium EC BVBA, Tyco Electronics UK Ltd., TE Connectivity India Private Limited, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Muth, Jens Nickel, Jan Van Cauwenberge, Vinayakumar Shettar, John Marsh, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 10777129
    Abstract: A system and methods to extending the overall display area for a device. At or near the borders of a device, pixel pitch between adjacent pixels may be increased such that overall pixel placement may be provided closer to a border of a display of a device. In one embodiment, pixel drive circuitry may be located in the spacing between adjacent pixels. Additionally, various optical systems and techniques may be utilized to provide an appearance of a lack of a border around the display such as decreasing the size of border pixels, overdriving the border pixels, or utilizing a light pipe on a surface above the border pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Mark Rappoport, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, John Patrick Ternus, Paul Stephen Drzaic, Scott Andrew Myers, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 10665964
    Abstract: An electrical terminal and method for electrically and mechanically terminating to an electrical conductor. A plurality of first recesses is positioned in a termination section, with a plurality of first ridges provided proximate the first recesses. A plurality of second recesses is positioned in the termination section. A plurality of second ridges is provided proximate the second recesses, with the second ridges extending in a direction which is parallel to the plurality of second recesses. A plurality of serrations is formed between the plurality of first recesses and the plurality of second recesses. The plurality of serrations has sharp burrs which interact with the electrical conductor to remove oxides on the electrical conductor to establish mechanical and electrical contact areas between the burrs and the electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Steven Michael Harnish
  • Publication number: 20200021042
    Abstract: An electrical terminal and method for electrically and mechanically terminating to an electrical conductor. A plurality of first recesses is positioned in a termination section, with a plurality of first ridges provided proximate the first recesses. A plurality of second recesses is positioned in the termination section. A plurality of second ridges is provided proximate the second recesses, with the second ridges extending in a direction which is parallel to the plurality of second recesses. A plurality of serrations is formed between the plurality of first recesses and the plurality of second recesses. The plurality of serrations has sharp burrs which interact with the electrical conductor to remove oxides on the electrical conductor to establish mechanical and electrical contact areas between the burrs and the electrical conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: John Mark MYER, Steven Michael HARNISH
  • Patent number: 10468837
    Abstract: A coaxial connector assembly includes a housing holding an outer contact and a dielectric holder received in the outer contact. The dielectric holder has a mating segment having a front cavity and a cable segment having a cable cavity receiving a cable assembly. The cable assembly has a pin contact. A center contact is received in the front cavity of the dielectric holder. The center contact has a base positioned in the dielectric holder generally at an intersection of the front cavity and the cable cavity. The center contact has deflectable pin beams extending from the base. The pin beams have flared lead-in tips at distal ends of the beams. The base and the pin beams are axially aligned with the cable axis to receive the pin contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 10230184
    Abstract: An electrical contact for insertion into a hole of a substrate. The electrical contact includes a compliant portion having an opening extending between contact arms. At least one contact arm of the contact arms has a resilient engagement section which extends into the opening of the compliant portion and resilient contacting sections which extend from the engagement section in a direction away from the opening. Upon insertion of the compliant portion into the hole of the substrate, the resilient engagement section of the at least one contact arm engages an opposed contact arm of the contact arms, causing each of the resilient contacting sections to move independently of the resilient engagement section and other resilient contacting sections. Each of the resilient engagement section and the resilient contacting sections are deformed and generate independent retention forces which are combined to generate the total retention force of the compliant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Ronald Louis Marion, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10096917
    Abstract: An electrical contact includes a compliant portion having an opening extending between contact arms. A first contact arm of the contact arms has multiple resilient engagement sections extending into the opening of the compliant portion and resilient contacting sections extending from the engagement sections in a direction away from the opening. Upon insertion of the compliant portion into the hole of the substrate, the resilient engagement sections of the first contact arm engage an opposed second contact arm of the contact arms, causing each of the resilient contacting sections to move independently of the resilient engagement sections and independently of other resilient contacting sections. Each of the resilient engagement sections and the resilient contacting sections are deformed and generate independent retention forces which are combined to generate the total retention force of the compliant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Ronald Louis Marion, Daniel Williams Fry, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180090891
    Abstract: A coaxial connector assembly includes a housing holding an outer contact and a dielectric holder received in the outer contact. The dielectric holder has a mating segment having a front cavity and a cable segment having a cable cavity receiving a cable assembly. The cable assembly has a pin contact. A center contact is received in the front cavity of the dielectric holder. The center contact has a base positioned in the dielectric holder generally at an intersection of the front cavity and the cable cavity. The center contact has deflectable pin beams extending from the base. The pin beams have flared lead-in tips at distal ends of the beams. The base and the pin beams are axially aligned with the cable axis to receive the pin contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 9929519
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector includes a contact subassembly having a center contact, a dielectric holder, and an outer contact. The dielectric holder defines a channel that is open at a top side of the dielectric holder. The center contact has a termination region that is held in the channel. The termination region includes a first cable insulation displacement (CID) feature. The outer contact includes a second CID feature extending from a base wall of the outer contact outside of the dielectric holder. The second CID feature extends into the channel through an aperture in the dielectric holder. The first CID feature engages a core conductor of a cable and the second CID feature engages a shield layer of the cable as the cable is loaded into the channel from above the top side of the dielectric holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Wesley Hall, Douglas John Hardy, Sean Patrick McCarthy, John Mark Myer
  • Publication number: 20180083397
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector includes a contact subassembly having a center contact, a dielectric holder, and an outer contact. The dielectric holder defines a channel that is open at a top side of the dielectric holder. The center contact has a termination region that is held in the channel. The termination region includes a first cable insulation displacement (CID) feature. The outer contact includes a second CID feature extending from a base wall of the outer contact outside of the dielectric holder. The second CID feature extends into the channel through an aperture in the dielectric holder. The first CID feature engages a core conductor of a cable and the second CID feature engages a shield layer of the cable as the cable is loaded into the channel from above the top side of the dielectric holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: John Wesley Hall, Douglas John Hardy, Sean Patrick McCarthy, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 9853368
    Abstract: An electrical terminal includes a crimp barrel having an interior side and an exterior side. The interior side of the crimp barrel defines a channel that extends along a longitudinal axis. The crimp barrel is configured to mechanically hold and electrically connect to one or more electrical conductors of an electrical device received in the channel. The crimp barrel includes multiple primary serrations spaced apart along the longitudinal axis. The primary serrations are groove-shaped recesses formed along the interior side. Adjacent primary serrations are separated from one another by a band. The crimp barrel further includes at least one micro-serration on the band. Each micro-serration is a groove-shaped recess formed along the interior side that has a smaller size relative to the primary serrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Rodney Timothy Yancey, John G. Bushey, Ricky S. Leight
  • Patent number: 9837761
    Abstract: An electrical cable connector includes a contact subassembly and a housing. The contact subassembly is terminated to an electrical cable. The contact subassembly includes a center contact, a dielectric holder, and an outer contact. The contact subassembly has a protrusion extending outward from an outer surface of the contact subassembly. The housing defines a cavity that receives the contact subassembly therein. The electrical cable extends from the housing through an opening at a rear end of the housing. The housing includes a retention mechanism that engages the protrusion of the contact subassembly to secure an axial position of the contact subassembly in the cavity relative to the housing. The retention mechanism allows the housing to rotate relative to the contact subassembly and the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas John Hardy, John Wesley Hall, John Mark Myer
  • Publication number: 20170324172
    Abstract: An electrical terminal includes a crimp barrel having an interior side and an exterior side. The interior side of the crimp barrel defines a channel that extends along a longitudinal axis. The crimp barrel is configured to mechanically hold and electrically connect to one or more electrical conductors of an electrical device received in the channel. The crimp barrel includes multiple primary serrations spaced apart along the longitudinal axis. The primary serrations are groove-shaped recesses formed along the interior side. Adjacent primary serrations are separated from one another by a band. The crimp barrel further includes at least one micro-serration on the band. Each micro-serration is a groove-shaped recess formed along the interior side that has a smaller size relative to the primary serrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Rodney Timothy Yancey, John G. Bushey, Ricky S. Leight
  • Patent number: 9478906
    Abstract: A connector position assurance device, an electrical connector and an electrical connector assembly which provides proper connector position assurance of a connector assembly of small size. The connector position assurance device has a base portion, a first beam and a second beam. The first and second beams extend from the base portion. The base portion includes a latch engagement protrusion. A first beam has a first connector engagement protrusion and a second beam has a second connector engagement protrusion. The first and second connector engagement protrusions are resiliently actuated as the plug is mated to the header. The first and second connector engagement protrusions and the latch engagement protrusion cooperate with the plug when the plug is fully mated to the header to prevent the inadvertent removal of the plug from the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll, Edmond Pendleton de Chazal
  • Patent number: 9209584
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a header having a body having a first receptacle and a second receptacle separated by a midwall and a plurality of contacts held by the midwall. The contacts have first pins located within the first receptacle and second pins located within the second receptacle. A first plug is received in the first receptacle. The first plug includes a housing holding a plurality of terminals terminated to corresponding wires having sockets mated with corresponding first pins in the first receptacle. The sockets are configured to be electrically connected to sockets of a second plug received in the second receptacle by the contacts held by the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll
  • Publication number: 20150270643
    Abstract: A connector position assurance device, an electrical connector and an electrical connector assembly which provides proper connector position assurance of a connector assembly of small size. The connector position assurance device has a base portion, a first beam and a second beam. The first and second beams extend from the base portion. The base portion includes a latch engagement protrusion. A first beam has a first connector engagement protrusion and a second beam has a second connector engagement protrusion. The first and second connector engagement protrusions are resiliently actuated as the plug is mated to the header. The first and second connector engagement protrusions and the latch engagement protrusion cooperate with the plug when the plug is fully mated to the header to prevent the inadvertent removal of the plug from the header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: John Mark MYER, Hurley Chester MOLL, Edmond Pendleton de CHAZAL
  • Publication number: 20150255939
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a header having a body having a first receptacle and a second receptacle separated by a midwall and a plurality of contacts held by the midwall. The contacts have first pins located within the first receptacle and second pins located within the second receptacle. A first plug is received in the first receptacle. The first plug includes a housing holding a plurality of terminals terminated to corresponding wires having sockets mated with corresponding first pins in the first receptacle. The sockets are configured to be electrically connected to sockets of a second plug received in the second receptacle by the contacts held by the header.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Mark Myer, Hurley Chester Moll