Patents by Inventor Lynn Robert Sipe

Lynn Robert Sipe 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: 10454197
    Abstract: An electrical connector with an insert assembly used to retain contact in an electrical connector. The insert assembly includes a rear insert and a front insert. The rear insert has a rear insert front surface, a rear insert rear surface and a rear insert outer surface. The rear insert outer surface extends between the rear insert front surface and the rear insert rear surface. Rear insert contact-receiving openings extend from the rear insert front surface to the rear insert rear surface. Latches are provided in the rear insert outer surface and are provided in alignment with respective rear insert contact-receiving openings. The latches are integrally formed in the rear insert outer surface. The latches are positioned proximate to the rear insert contact-receiving openings thereby allowing the latches to deform into the rear insert contact-receiving openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Ruffini, Lynn Robert Sipe, George E. Kell, Albert Tsang
  • Patent number: 10193291
    Abstract: A rotary crimping tool assembly includes a tool housing defining a crimping chamber, and one or more crimp wheels within the crimping chamber. The crimping chamber is configured to receive the portion of the structure in proximity to the crimp wheel(s). The crimp wheel(s) are configured to be pressed into and rotated relative to the portion of the structure to form one or more crimps in the portion of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Houser, Robert Neil Mulfinger, John Louis McKibben, Kevin Michael Thackston, Lynn Robert Sipe, Marissa Jayne Feinman, David James Fabian
  • Patent number: 10122117
    Abstract: An electrical connector and system for connecting to a terminal post. The electrical connector includes a housing body, a contact and a locking release member. The housing body includes a post receiving passage for receiving the terminal post therein. The contact is provided in the post receiving passage and is positioned about the circumference of the post receiving passage. The contact will make an electrical engagement with a terminal post inserted into the post receiving passage regardless of the orientation of the terminal post with respect to the contact. The electrical connector which prevents the improper mating of the connector to the post, prevents unwanted rotation of the connector, provides a visual indication that the proper connection is secured and provides a secondary lock to ensure that unwanted unmating of the connector does not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keith Edwin Miller, John Anthony Fulponi, Lawrence Se-Jun Oh, John Louis McKibben, Dustin Carson Belack, Lynn Robert Sipe, Robert Mulfinger
  • Patent number: 9590337
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having a cavity. A wafer stack is received in the cavity. The wafer stack includes a plurality of electrical wafers arranged parallel to each other within the cavity. Each wafer includes a first edge and a second edge. Each wafer includes at least one trace between the first and second edges. The electrical connector includes a flex harness including a plurality of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs). The FPCBs are electrically connected to corresponding wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Lynn Robert Sipe, Dustin Carson Belack, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Graham Harry Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160365661
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing having a cavity. A wafer stack is received in the cavity. The wafer stack includes a plurality of electrical wafers arranged parallel to each other within the cavity. Each wafer includes a first edge and a second edge. Each wafer includes at least one trace between the first and second edges. The electrical connector includes a flex harness including a plurality of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCBs). The FPCBs are electrically connected to corresponding wafers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Kyle Gary Annis, Lynn Robert Sipe, Dustin Carson Belack, Matthew Richard McAlonis, Graham Harry Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20160308304
    Abstract: An electrical connector and system for connecting to a terminal post. The electrical connector includes a housing body, a contact and a locking release member. The housing body includes a post receiving passage for receiving the terminal post therein. The contact is provided in the post receiving passage and is positioned about the circumference of the post receiving passage. The contact will make an electrical engagement with a terminal post inserted into the post receiving passage regardless of the orientation of the terminal post with respect to the contact. The electrical connector which prevents the improper mating of the connector to the post, prevents unwanted rotation of the connector, provides a visual indication that the proper connection is secured and provides a secondary lock to ensure that unwanted unmating of the connector does not occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Keith Edwin MILLER, John Anthony FULPONI, Lawrence Se-Jun OH, John Louis MCKIBBEN, Dustin Carson BELACK, Lynn Robert SIPE, Robert MULFINGER
  • Publication number: 20160104993
    Abstract: A method of crimping a structure may include positioning a portion of the structure to be crimped into a crimping chamber of a rotary crimping tool assembly, compressing one or more crimp wheels into the portion of the structure to be crimped, wherein the compressing includes forming one or more initial crimps into the portion of the structure, and rotating the crimp wheel(s) relative to the portion of the structure to form one or more full crimps in the portion of the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Houser, Robert Neil Mulfinger, John Louis McKibben, Kevin Michael Thackston, Lynn Robert Sipe, Marissa Jayne Feinman, David James Fabian
  • Patent number: 8500487
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a front housing configured for mating with a header assembly and a contact module coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a conductive holder having a first side wall and an opposite second side wall. The conductive holder has a chamber between the first and second side walls. The conductive holder has a front coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a frame assembly that is received in the chamber. The frame assembly includes a plurality of contacts and a dielectric frame that supports the contacts. The contacts extend from the conductive holder for electrical termination. A plurality of ground clips are received in the chamber and extend from the front of the conductive holder. The ground clips are mechanically and electrically connected to the conductive holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chad William Morgan, Timothy Robert Minnick, Dharmendra Saraswat, Nathan William Swanger, Charles S. Pickles, Justin Shane McClellan, Lynn Robert Sipe, James Lee Fedder
  • Publication number: 20130122744
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly includes a front housing configured for mating with a header assembly and a contact module coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a conductive holder having a first side wall and an opposite second side wall. The conductive holder has a chamber between the first and second side walls. The conductive holder has a front coupled to the front housing. The contact module includes a frame assembly that is received in the chamber. The frame assembly includes a plurality of contacts and a dielectric frame that supports the contacts. The contacts extend from the conductive holder for electrical termination. A plurality of ground clips are received in the chamber and extend from the front of the conductive holder. The ground clips are mechanically and electrically connected to the conductive holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chad William MORGAN, Timothy Robert MINNICK, Dharmendra SARASWAT, Nathan William SWANGER, Charles S. PICKLES, Justin Shane MCCLELLAN, Lynn Robert SIPE, James Lee FEDDER
  • Patent number: 8187034
    Abstract: A wafer assembly of an electrical connector system may include a metal center ground plane and a plurality of plastic ribs overmolded on the metal center ground plane. The plastic ribs may be positioned in a configuration that forms a plurality of electrical contact channels on the metal center ground plane. An array of electrical contacts may be positioned substantially within the plurality of electrical contact channels. In some implementations, the electrical connector system may also include a wafer housing and a header module that include guidance components that align the header module with the wafer housing when the wafer housing mates with the header module. The electrical connector system may also include a power contact that passes through aligned openings in the wafer housing and the header module to provide a power transmission path between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Patent number: 8157591
    Abstract: An electrical connector system may include a center housing that defines a plurality of first electrical contact channels on a first side face of the center housing and a plurality of second electrical contact channels on a second side face of the center housing. A first array of electrical contacts is positioned substantially within the plurality of first electrical contact channels on the first side face of the center housing. A second array of electrical contacts is positioned substantially within the plurality of second electrical contact channels on the second side face of the center housing. The first array of electrical contacts is paired with a third array of electrical contacts to form a first plurality of differential pairs of electrical contacts. The second array of electrical contacts is paired with a fourth array of electrical contacts to form a second plurality of differential pairs of electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, E. Scott Martin, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Patent number: 7976340
    Abstract: A connector system includes a header connector, a mating connector, and a conductive grounding bridge. The header connector includes a conductive shell that defines an interior chamber and a contact disposed in the interior chamber. The mating connector includes a conductive member and an electromagnetic shield joined to a housing. The shield has an elongated protrusion extending from the shield to an outer end. The header connector and the mating connector couple with each other such that the contact engages the conductive member and the protrusion engages the shell. The grounding bridge is joined to one of the header connector and the mating connector and engages another of the header connector and the mating connector when the protrusion engages the shell. The protrusion is electrically coupled with the shell at the outer end of the protrusion and by the grounding bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Dharmendra Saraswat, Timothy Robert Minnick, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Patent number: 7967637
    Abstract: An electrical connector system may include multiple wafer assemblies configured to engage with a substrate. A ground strip of the electrical connector system may be coupled with a first wafer assembly and a second wafer assembly. The ground strip is configured to engage with the substrate and provide a common ground potential between the first wafer assembly, the second wafer assembly, and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, Peter Clark O'Donnell, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Publication number: 20100151741
    Abstract: An electrical connector system may include a center housing that defines a plurality of first electrical contact channels on a first side face of the center housing and a plurality of second electrical contact channels on a second side face of the center housing. A first array of electrical contacts is positioned substantially within the plurality of first electrical contact channels on the first side face of the center housing. A second array of electrical contacts is positioned substantially within the plurality of second electrical contact channels on the second side face of the center housing. The first array of electrical contacts is paired with a third array of electrical contacts to form a first plurality of differential pairs of electrical contacts. The second array of electrical contacts is paired with a fourth array of electrical contacts to form a second plurality of differential pairs of electrical contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, E. Scott Martin, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Publication number: 20100151726
    Abstract: A wafer assembly of an electrical connector system may include a metal center ground plane and a plurality of plastic ribs overmolded on the metal center ground plane. The plastic ribs may be positioned in a configuration that forms a plurality of electrical contact channels on the metal center ground plane. An array of electrical contacts may be positioned substantially within the plurality of electrical contact channels. In some implementations, the electrical connector system may also include a wafer housing and a header module that include guidance components that align the header module with the wafer housing when the wafer housing mates with the header module. The electrical connector system may also include a power contact that passes through aligned openings in the wafer housing and the header module to provide a power transmission path between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Publication number: 20100144176
    Abstract: An electrical connector system may include multiple wafer assemblies configured to engage with a substrate. A ground strip of the electrical connector system may be coupled with a first wafer assembly and a second wafer assembly. The ground strip is configured to engage with the substrate and provide a common ground potential between the first wafer assembly, the second wafer assembly, and the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: James Lee Fedder, John Edward Knaub, Peter Clark O'Donnell, Lynn Robert Sipe
  • Patent number: 7651373
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing defining a connector mating interface. The housing holds a plurality of contact modules that cooperate to define a connector mounting interface. Each contact module contains signal leads and ground leads arranged in an alternating pattern of individual ground leads and pairs of signal leads positioned side-by-side with respect to a thickness of the contact module. The signal and ground leads have respective mating contacts proximate the mating interface and respective mounting contacts proximate the mounting interface. The mating and mounting contacts within each contact module are arranged in one of first and second contact patterns different from the pattern of the signal and ground leads. The mating and mounting contacts in adjacent contact modules are arranged in respective different ones of the first and second contact patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Knaub, Lynn Robert Sipe, David W. Helster, Timothy R. Minnick, Douglas W. Glover
  • Publication number: 20090246980
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing defining a connector mating interface. The housing holds a plurality of contact modules that cooperate to define a connector mounting interface. Each contact module contains signal leads and ground leads arranged in an alternating pattern of individual ground leads and pairs of signal leads positioned side-by-side with respect to a thickness of the contact module. The signal and ground leads have respective mating contacts proximate the mating interface and respective mounting contacts proximate the mounting interface. The mating and mounting contacts within each contact module are arranged in one of first and second contact patterns different from the pattern of the signal and ground leads. The mating and mounting contacts in adjacent contact modules are arranged in respective different ones of the first and second contact patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: JOHN E. KNAUB, Lynn Robert Sipe, David W. Helster, Timothy R. Minnick, Douglas W. Glover
  • Patent number: 7585186
    Abstract: A contact module assembly includes a dielectric body having a mating end with a plurality of mating contacts and a mounting end with a plurality of mounting contacts. A lead frame is at least partially encased by the dielectric body, wherein the lead frame has a plurality of conductors representing both signal conductors and ground conductors extending alone a lead frame plane. The signal and ground conductors extend from respective ones of the mating contacts and the mounting contacts, wherein at least some of the ground conductors include a mating contact terminal proximate the respective mating contact and a mounting contact terminal proximate the respective mounting contact. The ground conductors extend only partially between the mating contact and the mounting contact associated with the respective ground conductor such that a gap exists between the mating contact terminal and the mounting contact terminal of the ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Richard McAlonis, Lynn Robert Sipe, James Lee Fedder, Brent Ryan Rothermel, Doug W. Glover
  • Patent number: 7553163
    Abstract: A straddle mount connector for connecting a daughter card to a circuit board includes a dielectric housing extending along a longitudinal axis. The housing has a daughter card side and an opposite straddle mount side. A longitudinally extending mating slot at the daughter card side is configured to receive a mating edge of the daughter card. A longitudinally extending mounting slot at the straddle mount side is configured to receive a mounting edge of the circuit board. The daughter card is inserted in the mating slot at an acute insertion angle with respect to a plane of the circuit board and rotated to a fully mated position wherein the daughter card is substantially coplanar with the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Richard McAlonis, Lynn Robert Sipe, James Lee Fedder