Patents by Inventor Keith Richard Foltz

Keith Richard Foltz 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: 10468786
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises a cable, a ferrule, and a first electrical contact. The cable has an outer conductor surrounding an inner conductor. The ferrule is mechanically connected to the outer conductor. The first electrical contact is electrically connected to the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller, Keith Richard Foltz
  • Patent number: 10135172
    Abstract: A connector position assurance device having a base portion and a pair of resiliently deformable beams. Cam engaging members extend from side walls of the pair of resiliently deformable beams. A first lockout projection engagement member is provided proximate the beam front ends of the pair of resiliently deformable beams and extends between the first beam and the second beam. A second lockout projection engagement member is spaced from the base front end and spaced from the first lockout projection engagement member. The second lockout projection engagement member extends between the first beam and the second beam. A lockout projection receiving opening is formed by the first lockout projection engagement member, the second lockout projection engagement member, and portions of the pair of resiliently deformable beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Richard Foltz, Nicholas Lee Evans
  • Publication number: 20170271784
    Abstract: An electrical connection device comprises a cable, a ferrule, and a first electrical contact. The cable has an outer conductor surrounding an inner conductor. The ferrule is mechanically connected to the outer conductor. The first electrical contact is electrically connected to the inner conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicants: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Olivier De Cloet, Christian Schrettlinger, Wolfgang Mueller, Keith Richard Foltz
  • 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: 8475204
    Abstract: Electrical connector that includes a connector housing having mating and terminating ends. The connector housing has a housing cavity and a leading edge at the mating end that defines an opening to the housing cavity. A central axis extends through the housing cavity between the mating and terminating ends. The electrical connector also includes a dielectric insert within the housing cavity and an electrical contact that is held by the insert along the central axis. The insert has a recess surface that faces the mating end and extends a radial distance, outward from the electrical contact. The insert includes a dielectric rim that projects from the recess surface toward the mating end. The dielectric rim surrounds: and is radially spaced from at least a portion of the electrical contact. The dielectric rim and the recess surface define an impedance-control space that surrounds at least the portion of the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Francis J. Blasick, Keith Richard Foltz
  • Publication number: 20130157505
    Abstract: A coaxial connector including a socket contact having a mating end, a terminating end, and a central contact axis extending therebetween. The socket contact includes a contact wall that extends around the contact axis and defines a contact cavity. The contact wall has a wall edge at the mating end that defines a contact opening to the contact cavity. The coaxial connector also includes a dielectric insert that holds the socket contact. The dielectric insert includes a mating face that has an insert opening providing access to the bore. The dielectric insert includes a body portion that surrounds the socket contact and a hood portion that defines the insert opening. The hood portion projects radially inward from the body portion so that the hood portion covers the wall edge. The hood portion is configured to direct a pin contact of a mating connector into the contact cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Jie Qin, Keith Richard Foltz, Kevin Weidner
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8197270
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is disclosed having a main housing portion, camming slide mounting in camming slide receiving guides of the main housing portion, a wire guide and a lever. The lever is operably coupled to the camming slides to translate the camming slides upon rotation of the lever. The lever is mounted to the wire guide, and the combination of the wire guide and the lever are reversible to reverse the orientation of the wires in the wire dress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Jacob Vasbinder, John R Shuey, Keith Richard Foltz
  • Publication number: 20120058672
    Abstract: Electrical connector that includes a connector housing having mating and terminating ends. The connector housing has a housing cavity and a leading edge at the mating end that defines an opening to the housing cavity. A central axis extends through the housing cavity between the mating and terminating ends. The electrical connector also includes a dielectric insert within the housing cavity and an electrical contact that is held by the insert along the central axis. The insert has a recess surface that faces the mating end and extends a radial distance, outward from the electrical contact. The insert includes a dielectric rim that projects from the recess surface toward the mating end. The dielectric rim surrounds: and is radially spaced from at least a portion of the electrical contact. The dielectric rim and the recess surface define an impedance-control space that surrounds at least the portion of the electrical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: FRANCIS J. BLASICK, KEITH RICHARD FOLTZ
  • Patent number: 7896655
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing, a connector and a conductor. The housing extends from a mating interface to a back end along a longitudinal axis and from a top side to a mounting interface along a vertical axis. The connector is disposed at the mating interface and is configured to mate with a mating connector. The conductor extends from the electrical connector to the mounting interface to provide a conductive pathway between the mating connector and the circuit board. The conductor includes a mating portion oriented along the longitudinal axis and a mounting portion oriented along the vertical axis. One of the mating portion and the mounting portion includes a bifurcated end having opposing contact tips and the other of the mating portion and the mounting portion includes an interconnection end that is received between the contact tips to electrically couple the mating portion and the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Francis J. Blasick, Daron Wallace, Kevin Edward Weidner, Keith Richard Foltz, Michael Block, David Everts
  • Publication number: 20110039423
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a housing, a connector and a conductor. The housing extends from a mating interface to a back end along a longitudinal axis and from a top side to a mounting interface along a vertical axis. The connector is disposed at the mating interface and is configured to mate with a mating connector. The conductor extends from the electrical connector to the mounting interface to provide a conductive pathway between the mating connector and the circuit board. The conductor includes a mating portion oriented along the longitudinal axis and a mounting portion oriented along the vertical axis. One of the mating portion and the mounting portion includes a bifurcated end having opposing contact tips and the other of the mating portion and the mounting portion includes an interconnection end that is received between the contact tips to electrically couple the mating portion and the mounting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: FRANCIS J. BLASICK, DARON WALLACE, KEVIN E. WEIDNER, KEITH RICHARD FOLTZ, MICHAEL BLOCK, DAVID EVERTS
  • Publication number: 20100323537
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is disclosed having a main housing portion, camming slide mounting in camming slide receiving guides of the main housing portion, a wire guide and a lever. The lever is operably coupled to the camming slides to translate the camming slides upon rotation of the lever. The lever is mounted to the wire guide, and the combination of the wire guide and the lever are reversible to reverse the orientation of the wires in the wire dress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Jacob Vasbinder, John R. Shuey, Keith Richard Foltz
  • 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