Patents by Inventor Luc Jonckheere

Luc Jonckheere 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: 6123584
    Abstract: A connector for high frequency signals comprises a housing of insulating material and a plurality of male contact elements. The housing has a bottom and two opposite side walls extending upwardly from the bottom, the bottom and side walls determining a receiving space. The bottom is provided with cavities regularly arranged in rows and columns. Each of the contact elements is mounted in a cavity, an upper end of each contact element projecting into the receiving space. At least a plurality of the cavities are metallized at their the inner walls. The contact elements are mounted in the metallized cavities by means of a support element of insulating material. Each support has a lower extension directed away from the receiving space and each support element is metallized at its outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2000
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors Int'l
    Inventors: Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem, Gert Droesbeke, Luc Van den Torren, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5888077
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector (1) and a second connector (2) adapted to be mated with the first connector. Each connector has two spaced rows of contact elements (4,10) arranged at a given pitch, each of the contact elements having a contact face (6). In the first connector (1) at least two adjacent contact elements (4) of one row of contact elements are made integral as one first power contact element (13) having two contact faces (6) at the given pitch. In the second connector (2) at least one contact element (10) of one row of contact elements can be made integral with an opposite contact element (10) of the other row of contact elements as one second power contact element (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1999
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Patrick Champion, Danny Morlion, Werner Panis, Jacky Thenaisie, Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5885093
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprises a first connector (1) and a second connector (2) adapted to be mated with the first connector. The first connector (1) comprises a first housing (3) having a bottom (4) and two longitudinal walls (5, 6) determining a receiving space (8), a row of male signal contacts (9) projecting from the bottom upwardly into the receiving space and a row of male ground contacts (10), wherein as seen in row direction a male ground contact is located at both sides of a corresponding male signal contact. The second connector (2) comprises a second housing (11) which can be substantially completely received within the receiving space, and a row of female signal contacts (12) adapted to be connected with the male signal contacts when the connectors are mated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Patrick Champion, Danny Morlion, Werner Panis, Jacky Thenaisie, Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5800198
    Abstract: A connector assembly for interconnecting optical and/or electrical conductors, comprising a first connector part (1) for one or more first conductors, a second connector part (7) for one or more second conductors, and a coupling auxiliary piece (13) adapted to be attached to a support plate (14) or the like. The coupling auxiliary piece (13) comprises a first receiving space (15) for the first connector part (1), and at the side opposite of the first receiving space (15) a second receiving space (19) for the second connector part (7). The receiving spaces are adapted to support each connector part independent of the other connector part and the coupling auxiliary piece (13) comprises a passage (22) for the second connector part (7) debouching into the first receiving space (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1998
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International Tour Framatome
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5655045
    Abstract: An alignment piece for optical conductors comprises a support plate, a guiding plate made with very high accuracy, one or more alignment channels for the conductors, which alignment channels have ends formed in the guiding plate, a first positioning element and a first positioning means formed in the guiding plate and holding the first positioning element at a predetermined location with respect to the ends of the alignment channels. The first positioning element has a supporting zone engaging the conductors. The alignment piece comprises a second positioning element and a second positioning means formed in the alignment piece at the side of the first positioning element opposite of the ends of the alignment channels and holding the second positioning element at a predetermined location with respect to the ends of the alignment channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5651084
    Abstract: An alignment piece (1, 13) for a connector for optical conductors (10) comprises a support plate (2, 14), a guiding plate (3, 15) manufactured with very high accuracy and one or more alignment channels (4) for the conductors. At least the ends (11) of the alignment channels are formed in the guiding plate. The guiding plate (3, 15) is further provided with an inclining guiding plate part (5) in which the alignment channels (4) are formed. The support plate (2, 14) has a recess (6) in which the free end of the inclining guiding plate part (5) is received. The support plate includes a guiding surface (7) for the conductors (10), the guiding surface with its side directed towards the inclining guiding plate part lying above the free end of the guiding plate part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan Peter Karel Van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5617494
    Abstract: An alignment piece (1, 9) for a connector for optical conductors (16) comprises a support plate (2, 10), a guiding plate (3, 11) made with very high accuracy and one or more alignment channels (4) for the conductors. The guiding plate (3, 11) has an end edge (5) in which the ends of the alignment channels are made as V-shaped slots (6) and the support plate (2, 10) is provided with an inclining guiding surface (8) in which the alignment channels (4) extend. The inclining guiding surface (8) of the support plate (2, 10) ends at a distance from the end edge (5) of the guiding plate (3, 11) wherein a support member (14, 20) is provided between this end edge and the guiding surface (8), which support member (14, 20) projects above the guiding surface (8). This support member (14, 20) supports the conductors (16) during introduction under such an angle of inclination that the conductors project above the end edge of the guiding plate (3, 11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. Van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5611011
    Abstract: An alignment piece (1, 6) for a connector for optical conductors (9) comprises a support plate (2, 7), a guiding plate (3, 8) which is manufactured with very high accuracy, and one or more alignment channels (4) for the conductors. At least the ends of the alignment channels are formed in the guiding plate. Further a positioning element (11) is provided and the guiding plate (3, 8) is provided with a positioning means (14) for holding the positioning element at a predetermined location with respect to the ends of the alignment channels (4). The positioning element has a supporting area engaging the conductors and determining together with the ends of the alignment channels the angle of inclination of the conductors in the alignment piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. Van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5608836
    Abstract: For manufacturing a connector for optical conductors on a printed circuit board a first printed circuit board part is made and an alignment piece with one or more reference faces and with one or more alignment channels for the conductors is fixed on the first printed circuit board part. The optical conductors are put in the alignment channels and are attached in the alignment piece, whereafter the parts of the optical conductors projecting out of the alignment piece and superfluous attachment material are removed by polishing and optical contact pads are formed in the upper surface of the alignment piece. A protection cover is put on the alignment piece, which protection cover seals the reference faces and the optical contact pads from the environment, whereafter the printed circuit board is completed and finally the protection cover is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Jan P. K. Van Koetsem, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5588851
    Abstract: A connector for a cable for high frequency signals, in particular for connecting cables with contact pins on a printed circuit board comprises a ground plate, a housing of dielectric material with cavities for receiving female contact members, at least one female signal contact member and at least one female ground contact member. The (each) ground contact member is formed out of the ground plate unitary with the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5573416
    Abstract: A connector for shielded cables comprises a housing and signal and ground contacts mounted in the housing, the housing having an upper wall with inlet openings for the cables. A strain relief member for each cable joins an inlet opening, each strain relief member being unitary with the upper wall of the housing and projecting from the upper wall, wherein the shape of each strain relief member is adapted to the outer jacket of the corresponding cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. Van Koetsem, Eddy K. Creelle
  • Patent number: 5554038
    Abstract: A connector for shielded cables comprises a housing of insulating material and signal and ground contacts accommodated in said housing and to which corresponding conductors of the cables are connectable, said contacts being arranged in rows and columns. The housing is assembled of one or more modules and at least one module cap, wherein each module can be detachably mounted in the module cap in a predetermined position with respect to the module cap, and wherein each module is provided with at least one column of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. van Koetsem, Eddy K. Creelle
  • Patent number: 5549481
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit boards comprises a first and a second connector part. The first connector part has a first housing of insulating material and having a bottom and two opposite side walls and with male contact elements mounted in the bottom of the housing and arranged in rows and columns and having portions projecting from the bottom of the housing adapted to be inserted into holes of the corresponding printed circuit board. The second connector part has a second housing of insulating material adapted to be inserted into the first housing with an insertion side and with female contact elements mounted in the housing and arranged in a corresponding manner in rows and columns and having portions projecting from a lower side of the housing, which projecting portions can be inserted into holes of the corresponding printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5525066
    Abstract: A connector for a cable for high frequency signals, in particular for connecting cables with contact pins on a printed circuit board comprises a ground plate, a housing of dielectric material with cavities for receiving female contact members, at least one female signal contact member and at least one female ground contact member. The (each) ground contact member is formed out of the ground plate unitary with the ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere, Jan P. K. van Koetsem
  • Patent number: 5495075
    Abstract: A contact device for a cable comprising one or more inner conductors with inner insulating sheath and a common shield with outer insulating sheath, comprises a connection terminal for the shield and a connection element for each inner conductor. Further a guiding element and a stop element are provided for each inner conductor. The guiding element directs the corresponding inner conductor with its insulating sheath at the corresponding stop element in such a manner that during insertion of the cable into the contact device the inner insulating sheath is axially compressed by the stop element by the stop element. Seen from the corresponding guiding element each connection terminal for an inner conductor lies beyond the corresponding stop element. By application of this contact device it is no longer necessary to remove the inner insulating sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Luc Jonckheere, Hubert Booghmans
  • Patent number: 5433618
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit boards comprises a first connector part and a second connector part. The first connector part has a first housing of insulating material comprising a bottom and two opposite side walls and male contact elements mounted in the bottom of the housing being arranged in rows and columns. The second connector part has a second housing of insulating material adapted to be inserted into the first housing with an insertion side and with female contact elements mounted in the housing and arranged in a corresponding manner in rows and columns. A ground contact plate is provided at both sides of each at least one column of female contact elements, wherein the ground contact plates at the insertion side of the second housing are projecting out of said housing along a distance substantially corresponding with the thickness of the bottom of the first housing. Slots are provided in the bottom of the first housing for receiving the ground contact plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5433617
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit boards comprises a first and a second connector part. The first connector part has a first housing of insulating material and having a bottom and two opposite side walls and with male contact elements mounted in the bottom of the housing and arranged in rows and columns and having portions projecting from the bottom of the housing adapted to be inserted into holes of the corresponding printed circuit board. The second connector part has a second housing of insulating material adapted to be inserted into the first housing with an insertion side and with female contact elements mounted in the housing and arranged in a corresponding manner in rows and columns and having portions projecting from a lower side of the housing, which projecting portions can be inserted into holes of the corresponding printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5429520
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit boards comprises a first connector part and a second connector part. The first connector part has a first housing of insulating material comprising a bottom and two opposite side walls and male contact elements mounted in the bottom of the housing arranged in rows and columns. The second connector part has a second housing of insulating material adapted to be inserted into the first housing with an insertion side and female contact elements mounted in the housing arranged in a corresponding manner in rows and columns. A ground contact plate is provided at both sides of each at least one column of female contact elements, wherein the ground contact plates at the insertion side of the second housing are projecting out of said housing along a distance substantially corresponding with the thickness of the bottom of the first housing. Slots are provided in the bottom of the first housing for receiving the ground contact plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5429521
    Abstract: A connector assembly for printed circuit boards comprises a first and a second connector part. The first connector part has a first housing of insulating material and having a bottom and two opposite side walls and with male contact elements mounted in the bottom of the housing and arranged in rows and columns and having portions projecting from the bottom of the housing adapted to be inserted into holes of the corresponding printed circuit board. The second connector part has a second housing of insulating material adapted to be inserted into the first housing with an insertion side and with female contact elements mounted in the housing and arranged in a corresponding manner in rows and columns and having portions projecting from a lower side of the housing and adapted to be inserted into openings of the corresponding printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1995
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere
  • Patent number: 5392371
    Abstract: A connector assembly for interconnecting optical and/or electrical conductors comprises a first guiding plate (3) to be embedded in a printed circuit board (1) and a second guiding plate (11). The guiding plates have one or more guiding channels (4, 12) for first conductors and second conductors to be connected with the first conductors respectively. Each conductor includes a contact pad in the main surface of the corresponding printed circuit board or guiding plate. The guiding plates comprise a projection (13, 19) and a slot (16, 21) for mutually positioning the contact pads of the conductors. The projection and slot have co-operating straight reference surfaces (14, 17, 20, 22) located at a predetermined position with respect to the guiding channels and these reference surfaces are pressed together to accurately align the guiding channels of the guiding plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Framatome Connectors International
    Inventors: Danny Morlion, Luc Jonckheere