Patents by Inventor Jonathan E. Buck

Jonathan E. Buck 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: 10439330
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes first and second adjacent electrical contacts that each define respective first and second mating ends, the first mating end of a first one of the first and second adjacent electrical contacts defines a first contact surface, the second mating end of a second one of the first and second adjacent electrical contacts defines a second contact surface electrically isolated from the first contact surface; and a dielectric material positioned between the first and second adjacent electrical contacts. When a mating connector applies a force to the first contact surface and the second contact surface, the first and second mating ends and the dielectric material all move in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Mongold, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Publication number: 20190097357
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes first and second adjacent electrical contacts that each define respective first and second mating ends, the first mating end of a first one of the first and second adjacent electrical contacts defines a first contact surface, the second mating end of a second one of the first and second adjacent electrical contacts defines a second contact surface electrically isolated from the first contact surface; and a dielectric material positioned between the first and second adjacent electrical contacts. When a mating connector applies a force to the first contact surface and the second contact surface, the first and second mating ends and the dielectric material all move in a first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: John A. MONGOLD, Jonathan E. BUCK
  • Publication number: 20190020137
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the first plane between adjacent signal pairs, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 10096921
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the first plane between adjacent signal pairs, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 9831605
    Abstract: Electrical connector assemblies are provided that include electrical connectors having electrical contacts that have receptacle mating ends are provided. The connector housings of the provided electrical connectors include alignment members that are capable of performing staged alignment of components of the electrical connector assemblies. The provided electrical connector assemblies and the electrical connectors provided therein are capable of operating at a data transfer rate of forty gigabits per second with worst case multi-active cross talk that does not exceed a range of about two percent to about four percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith, Arkady Y. Zerebilov, Deborah A. Ingram, Hung-Wei Lord, Robert Douglas Fulton
  • Patent number: 9583895
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plurality of leadframe assembly, each having a leadframe housing and a plurality of contacts carried by the leadframe housing. The electrical connector includes at least one unassigned electrical contact that includes a resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Dana J. Bergey, Stephen B. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170025774
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the first plane between adjacent signal pairs, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Patent number: 9461410
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a dielectric housing, a plurality of electrical signal contacts carried by the dielectric housing, and a ground plate carried by the dielectric housing. The electrical signal contacts are arranged along a first plane, wherein the signal contacts define signal pairs such that a respective gap is disposed between adjacent signal pairs. The signal contacts further define respective mating and mounting ends. The ground plate includes a ground plate body oriented in a second plane that is substantially parallel to the first plane and offset from the first plane. The ground plate body defines first and second opposed surfaces. The ground plate includes at least one rib that defines first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface of the rib projects from the first surface of the ground plate body in a direction toward the gap, and the second surface is recessed into the second surface of the ground plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Douglas M. Johnescu, Jonathan E. Buck
  • Publication number: 20160134057
    Abstract: Electrical connector assemblies are provided that include electrical connectors having electrical contacts that have receptacle mating ends are provided. The connector housings of the provided electrical connectors include alignment members that are capable of performing staged alignment of components of the electrical connector assemblies. The provided electrical connector assemblies and the electrical connectors provided therein are capable of operating at a data transfer rate of forty gigabits per second with worst case multi-active cross talk that does not exceed a range of about two percent to about four percent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith, Arkady Y. Zerebilov, Deborah A. Ingram, Hung-Wei Lord, Robert Douglas Fulton
  • Patent number: 9300103
    Abstract: Electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to an underlying substrate are provided. Certain of the electrical connectors can be configured to be mounted to a substrate configured in accordance with the MicroTCA® press fit footprint. Additionally, electrical connectors that are mating compatible with the MicroTCA® standard and configured to be mounted to respective alternative footprints, and substrates configured in accordance with the respective alternative footprints are provided. The disclosed electrical connectors and corresponding substrate footprints can operate to transmit data at speed up to and in excess of 25 Gigabits per second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Madhumitha Rengarajan
  • Patent number: D752523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D760168
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: FCI AMERICAS TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D765034
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D765035
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D767505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D785571
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D790471
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D816044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Arkady Y. Zerebilov, Deborah A. Ingram, Hung-Wei Lord, Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Jason J. Ellison
  • Patent number: D817892
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Stuart C. Stoner, Steven E. Minich, Douglas M. Johnescu, Stephen B. Smith
  • Patent number: D823814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, John A. Mongold