Patents by Inventor Kamal S. Boutros

Kamal S. Boutros 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: 7128595
    Abstract: An electrical connector including a shell having a inner area supporting a contact member adapted to mate with a contact of another connector. The shell includes a wall having at least one locking opening and a flexible extension. A locking member includes first and second ends, the first end including at least one locking tab received in the locking opening and extending into the inner area of the shell in a locked position, and the second end being coupled to the extension of the shell. The locking member is moveable to an unlocked position in a first direction away from the wall of the shell and the extension is moveable in a second direction opposite the first direction, so that no portion of the locking tab extends into the inner area of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Publication number: 20030203680
    Abstract: The connector of the present invention includes a housing, an electrical contact insert and a wire holding block. The housing holds the insert and holding block in a first and second position. In the first position, the insert and holding block are positioned inside the housing, with the holding block being disengaged from the insert. An electrical cable with exposed wire leads is inserted into the holding block and the two are then pushed inward into the housing from the first position to the second position. In the second position, the wire leads of the electrical cable are engaged with rear metal contacts on the insert to electrically engage the cable with the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: Kamal S. Boutros, Linlan Deng
  • Patent number: 5601451
    Abstract: In order to save space and reduce the number of parts needed to mount a plurality of connector types on a circuit board, the different connector types share a common molded housing. In addition, at least one indicator light is included in the molded housing, and is arranged adjacent the lower surface of the housing in a way which minimizes the indicator light contact lengths and facilitates insertion and removal of the indicator light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Driones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 5407366
    Abstract: In order to save space and reduce the number of parts needed to mount a plurality of connector types on a circuit board, the different connector types share a common molded housing, and at least two of the connector types share a common shield which may include an integral board lock and which can also be arranged to facilitate mounting filter components in one or more of the connector types. The connector types may include a BNC coaxial cable connector, a modular phone jack connector, and a multiple pin D-sub connector, with the BNC and modular jack connector sharing the common shield. In the case of the BNC connector, both the inner and outer insulators are integrally molded with the one-piece housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 5401192
    Abstract: In order to save space and reduce the number of parts needed to mount a plurality of connector types on a circuit board, the different connector type share a common molded housing, and at least two of the connector types share a common shield which includes an integral board lock and which can also be arranged to facilitate mounting filter components in one, or more of the connector types. The connector types may include a BNC coaxial cable connector, a modular phone jack connector, and a multiple pin D-sub connector, with the BNC and modular jack connector sharing the common shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 5326280
    Abstract: A decoupled BNC connector includes an integral decoupling unit in the form of a dielectric main body having a parallelepiped-shaped rear section, a cylindrical front section, an opening through the rear section and front section to receive the cylindrical portion of an outer contact, and a plurality of recesses extending through the rear section of the main body in which are positioned chip capacitors. The chip capacitors are held in the recesses by first and second conductive plate springs, secured to the main body, one of the plate springs biasing the chip capacitors into pressure contact with the other. The first conductive plate spring is sandwiched between the rear section of the main body and a parallelepiped-shaped rear section of the outer contact to establish an electrical connection between the contact and one electrode of the capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 5151054
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a plastic housing having a plurality of cavities into which filter elements are inserted. The cavities communicate with a passage in which contacts are held such that the filter elements contact the electrical contacts. The filter elements are biased against the electrical contacts by a grounding spring having integral fingers extending into the cavities to provide an inwardly directed resilient biasing force when the grounding spring is secured to the connector by, for example, tabs which fit into slots in the dielectric housing. The grounding spring also includes a flange which fits over a mating flange on the housing and is sandwiched between the housing and a corresponding connector or electrical device when the connector is coupled with the corresponding connector or electrical device to thereby provide a direct and uninterrupted ground path from the filter element to the corresponding connector or electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1992
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4950185
    Abstract: A planar filter array is completely isolated from mechanical and thermal stresses by an arrangement of resilient planar gaskets which sandwich said array and electrical contact springs which also serve to isolate the array from mechanical and thermal stresses and which permit electrical connection of the individual filters in the array to external devices. The filter array and gaskets are inserted into a housing to form a filtered electrical connector, the filters in the array being connected to the housing via grounding springs and to connector pins via contact springs placed in apertures in the array. The filters may be simple capacitive filters or pi filters formed of cylindrical ferrite inductors sandwiched between the capacitor arrays and embedded in a resilient planar gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4500159
    Abstract: A filter connector (24; 90; 116) comprises an electrically conductive shell (60; 91; 118); a dielectric body (50; 93; 120) mounted to the shell and having a sidewall (52), a row of passages (56; 95; 123) extending therethrough with each receiving an electrical contact (51; 97; 124); and a row of separated cavities (58; 99; 122); extending inwardly from the sidewall in a direction transverse to that of the passages with each communicating with only one respective passage; a monolithic chip-type capacitor (80) including active and ground electrodes disposed in each cavity and contacting the contact; and a bias member (70; 100; 126) of electrically conductive material coupling each electrical contact and associated capacitor to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: Francisco R. Briones, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4432592
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed having a protective hood and strain relief means. The strain relief means includes a pair of opposing clamping members that are displaced from an initial cable receiving position to a final cable clamping position. The displacement of the clamping members is effected automatically and simultaneously with the assembly of the hood to the connector without requiring any tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1984
    Assignee: Allied Corporation
    Inventors: Kamal S. Boutros, John W. Fenn
  • Patent number: 4276523
    Abstract: A multiple contact filter connector capable of accommodating high RF currents and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The connector includes an outer metallic shell, a dielectric body within the shell and at least one network filter contact assembly. The inner body has at least one through channel and a transverse cavity which communicates with the channel and an annular metallic ring disposed inwardly of the shell. The network filter contact assembly has a ground electrode and a pin electrode and is disposed within the portion of the channel bridging the cavity. Conductive curable filler material is charged into the cavity around and in contact with the ground electrode and annular ring to form a ground plate for the connector. A pair of spaced apart conductive plates may be disposed transversely to the ground electrode and ring to be in electrical contact therewith and the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: Kamal S. Boutros, Michael J. Coleman
  • Patent number: 4260966
    Abstract: A filter connector which is capable of conducting high RF currents and which affords removal of its contact members without damage to its filter networks includes an outer metallic shell, an inner body within the shell having a plurality of through channels, a ground plate, a hollow tubular filter network in each channel, and a contact member within each network. Each filter network comprises a plurality of tubular filter elements which are axially aligned, contiguous, and adhere together, an outer conductive coating covering an external portion of at least one of the elements forming a ground electrode and an inner conductive coating on the interior surface of at least one of the elements forming a pin electrode. The filter networks are fixed to the ground plate which is of substantial width dimension to accommodate high RF currents and dissipate the heat generated thereby and for being closely adjacent the filter ground electrodes for coupling thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4195272
    Abstract: A multiple contact filter connector capable of accommodating high RF currents and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The connector includes an outer metallic shell, a dielectric body within the shell and at least one network filter contact assembly. The inner body has at least one through channel and a transverse cavity which communicates with the shell and the channel. The network filter contact assembly has a ground electrode and a pin electrode and is disposed within the portion of the channel bridging the cavity. Conductive curable filler material is charged into the cavity around and in contact with the ground electrode to efficiently and inexpensively establish a ground plate for the connector. A retention means disposed within the channel and a locking means carried by the contact cooperate to provide axial strain relief, thereby protecting the bond between the conductive filler material and the ground electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4187481
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) filter connector which can be installed in the line between mating plugs and sockets normally used for terminating multiple conductors. This connector is used in an electronic equipment chassis or at a bulkhead junction box or, if necessary, between mating connectors in a cable run, where the metallic parts of the cable connector can be grounded. Conductive rubber or co-polymer elastometric washers are used to protect RF filter components in the connector from damage due to external stress. A high degree of EMI attenuation is provided by an integral metallic baffle having close fitting conductor holes which is located within the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 5, 1980
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4162469
    Abstract: A magnetically-locked switch assembly includes a switch unit having internal contact means positioned by an actuator arm between open and closed positions. Unauthorized actuation of the actuator arm is prevented by a locking pin which is displaced to release the actuator arm only in the presence of an externally applied magnetic field. The actuator arm is mechanically actuated from outside the switch housing through a slip-clutch to prevent damage to the actuator arm by application of excessive force when the actuator arm is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Nijman, Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4143932
    Abstract: Bodies, or frames, of use in the formation of modular interconnect terminals, or terminal modules are shown. The bodies are formed, characteristically, from single pieces of material to include pockets or receptacles into which electrical contact elements may be fitted. Each body, or frame, includes regions about which it may be folded to provide a four-sided box-like structure. Before being folded the body is equipped with electrical contact elements which it supports in such a way that first terminals of the contact elements are accessible from outside the folded structure. A flexible printed circuit board having conductors arranged in patterns on at least one face is folded within the box-like structure and its conductors are connected to second terminals of the contact elements to provide selected interconnections between the electrical contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros
  • Patent number: 4144509
    Abstract: An electrical filter connector includes a housing in which a dielectric insert member is positioned. A plurality of pin contacts extend through the dielectric member in parallel-spaced alignment for engaging complimentarily positioned contacts on mating connectors. Ferrite sleeves positioned over the pin contacts coact with individual metal layers deposited on the front and rear surfaces of the dielectric block and a central metal layer within the block to form individual pi filter networks for each pin contact. Electrical connections are maintained between the pin contacts and the individual metal layers by means of solder bridges which extend over the ends of the ferrite sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Assignee: Bunker Ramo Corporation
    Inventor: Kamal S. Boutros