Patents by Inventor Michael Timothy Sykes

Michael Timothy Sykes 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: 10181674
    Abstract: A heat dissipating power electrical connector assembly has a contact housing, a metal contact in the housing, a heat dissipating member with a surface for heating adjacent air and a non-metal heat transmitting member for flowing heat from the contact to the heat dissipating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, John P. Huss, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10177562
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Keith Mickievicz, Jon Alan Fortuna, Christopher Jon Laubach, Michael Timothy Sykes, Shane William Wiest
  • Publication number: 20160365723
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Jon Alan FORTUNA, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Michael Timothy SYKES, Shane William WIEST
  • Patent number: 9466975
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Keith Mickievicz, Jon Alan Fortuna, Christopher Jon Laubach, Michael Timothy Sykes, Shane William Wiest
  • Publication number: 20140313631
    Abstract: A base element and a surge protection system incorporating the base element are provided. The base element includes a housing having a front portion and a rear portion. Apertures in the rear portion provide access to contacts secured within the housing, and a receiving portion extending from the front portion includes at least one receiving section for receiving a surge protection cartridge. Plug receptacles in the receiving portion are in electrical communication with the contacts to incorporate the surge protection device in a circuit when the surge protection cartridge is inserted. The base element is configured to mount orthogonally to a case such that conductors secured to the contacts extend through the apertures and into an enclosure defined by the case in a substantially linear direction. The system includes a case configured to be attached to a rack mount system and a plurality of base elements secured to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Jon Alan FORTUNA, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Michael Timothy SYKES, Shane William WIEST
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8449321
    Abstract: A power connector including a connector housing having an interior cavity and a mating face. The connector housing is configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The power connector also includes a contact assembly that has anode and cathode contacts that are configured to electrically engage power contacts of a mating connector. The contact assembly also includes anode and cathode terminals that are disposed in the interior cavity. The anode and cathode terminals are electrically coupled to the anode and cathode contacts, respectively, and are configured to be electrically coupled to the circuit board. The power connector also includes a power cable that has substantially flat anode and cathode conductive layers that are surrounded by an insulative jacket. The anode and cathode conductive layers are electrically coupled to the anode and cathode contacts, respectively, and are electrically parallel to the anode and cathode terminals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Raybold, Michael Timothy Sykes, Jason M'Cheyne Reisinger, Michael Allen Blanchfield
  • 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
  • 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: 20120329294
    Abstract: A power connector including a connector housing having an interior cavity and a mating face. The connector housing is configured to be mounted to a circuit board. The power connector also includes a contact assembly that has anode and cathode contacts that are configured to electrically engage power contacts of a mating connector. The contact assembly also includes anode and cathode terminals that are disposed in the interior cavity. The anode and cathode terminals are electrically coupled to the anode and cathode contacts, respectively, and are configured to be electrically coupled to the circuit board. The power connector also includes a power cable that has substantially flat anode and cathode conductive layers that are surrounded by an insulative jacket. The anode and cathode conductive layers are electrically coupled to the anode and cathode contacts, respectively, and are electrically parallel to the anode and cathode terminals, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER RYAN RAYBOLD, MICHAEL TIMOTHY SYKES, JASON M'CHEYNE REISINGER, MICHAEL ALLEN BLANCHFIELD
  • Patent number: 8241060
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes an elongated body extending in a longitudinal direction between a mating end and a cable end. The coaxial cable connector also includes a center contact held by the body. A locking member is circumferentially disposed around the body at the mating end. The locking member has teeth configured to mechanically engage a threaded area of a mating connector to securely attach the coaxial cable connector to the mating connector. The locking member is slidably coupled to the body such that the locking member moves with respect to the body along the longitudinal direction to enable the teeth to align with the threaded area along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Timothy Sykes
  • Patent number: 8038485
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a unitary housing body and a stamped and formed contact. The housing extends from a mounting side to an opposite mating side. The housing body includes a cavity extending through the housing body from the mounting side to the mating side, a contact slot, and a chamfered lead-in ramp disposed at the mating side to guide the contact pin into the cavity. The contact is held in the cavity and extends between a mating segment and a mounting segment. The mating segment is configured to receive the contact pin of the mating connector. The mounting segment is configured to mount the contact to a circuit board and includes a shoulder that is disposed proximate to the mounting side of the housing body. The shoulder engages the housing body in the contact slot to secure the contact in the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Sykes, Donald E. Wood
  • 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