Patents by Inventor Randall A. Holliday

Randall A. Holliday 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: 10305234
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Publication number: 20170365960
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Patent number: 9755378
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Publication number: 20160190752
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Patent number: 9281637
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Publication number: 20160036174
    Abstract: A connector including coupling and sleeve flanges defining opposing recesses separated by an axial gap along an elongate axis. The connector also includes a conductive band radially biased outwardly against at least one of the internal contact surfaces of the opposing recesses and spanning the axial gap. The conductive band maintains electrical conductivity across the axial gap even when the sleeve does not electrically contact the coupling member. At least one of the contact surfaces defines a conical surface which is responsive to the radially biased conductive member to produce a radial force against the internal contact surfaces. The radial force produces an axial force component along the elongate axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Noah P. Montena, Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker
  • Patent number: 9203167
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for connection to a terminal includes inner and outer spaced concentric sleeves configured to cooperate in retaining an end of a coaxial cable, at least one of the inner and outer sleeves having a flange at its forward end and a coupling member configured to draw the flange toward an end of the terminal. The coupling member and the flange have confronting surface portions therebetween. The connector further includes an annular electrically conductive member disposed between the confronting surface portions for establishing conductivity between the coupling member and the flange when the coupling member and the flange are drawn into proximity with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker
  • Patent number: 8936486
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector, in one embodiment, includes a first housing, a second housing and an inner body. The inner body is fixed or stationary relative to the first housing based on the position of the second housing. The inner body configured to be moveable relative to the first housing when the second housing is in the first position; and stationary relative to the first housing when the second housing is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker, Ting Ying Huang, Joshua M. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20140080359
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector, in one embodiment, includes a first housing, a second housing and an inner body. The inner body is fixed or stationary relative to the first housing based on the position of the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker, Ting Ying Huang, Joshua M. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20140017937
    Abstract: A cable connector comprising a connector body, a compression member operably connected to a second end of the connector body, the compression member including a compression portion having a forward facing surface, wherein the compression portion protrudes from an inner surface of the compression member, wherein, when the compression member is slidably axially compressed within the connector body, the compression portion of the compression member compresses an inner sleeve into crimping engagement with a coaxial cable is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Jimmy Yao
  • Patent number: 8591255
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a forward outer housing having at least one slot and a rearward threaded portion, the at least one slot configured to receive a corresponding pin of a mating connector; a rear outer housing having a forward threaded portion configured to threadingly engage the rearward threaded portion of the forward outer housing such that the rear outer housing is moveable between a first position and a second position relative to the forward outer housing; and an inner body extending through at least a portion of the forward outer housing and the rear outer housing. The inner body is longitudinally displaceable relative to the forward outer housing when the rear outer housing is in the first position, and the inner body is longitudinally fixed relative to the forward outer housing when the rear outer housing is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker, Ting Ying Huang, Joshua M. Dixon
  • Patent number: 8539669
    Abstract: A hand-held tool for terminating connectors onto a coaxial cable has an elongated body and an end stop and plunger on the body, the plunger being controlled by a lever arm which will axially advance the plunger toward and away from the end stop to radially compress a portion of the connector into firm crimping engagement with the end of the coaxial cable. To accommodate different lengths of connectors, a plunger permits mounting of different length adapter tips to vary the axial spacing between the adapter tips and the end stop according to the length of connector being terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday
  • Patent number: 8535092
    Abstract: A connector of termination assembly for a mini-coaxial cable in different embodiments is made up of an extension tip which is preassembled in a connector body to receive the inner conductor pin on the cable, a first inner sleeve which fits over an exposed end of the dielectric layer, a second outer sleeve which surrounds a compression ring, and a crimping ring is mounted on the outside of the outer sleeve to force the sleeves to be radially contracted into crimping engagement with the cable. Variations of the connector body may be employed for different types of connectors including modifications in the extension tip to facilitate insertion of the conductor into the assembly and color bands to signify the size of cable and intended application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday
  • Patent number: 8464422
    Abstract: A compression tool for connecting a cable fitting to the end of a cable includes a plunger having a chuck at one end together with an extension member releasably connected to the end of the chuck and aligned with enlarged recesses in spaced guideways, dies on the tool can be expanded to permit insertion of the connector fitting and cable into engagement with the end of the chuck or the extension member and contracted to apply a uniform crimping force to the fitting in response to axial force applied to the chuck, and the spaced guideways have angled guide slots to correlate the advancement of the dies with the effective length of the chuck to cause the cable fitting to be contracted into crimping engagement with the end of the cable; and a special cable fitting is provided for smaller cables to compensate for the difference in diameter between standard cables and the smaller cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker
  • Publication number: 20130029522
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector includes a forward outer housing having at least one slot and a rearward threaded portion, the at least one slot configured to receive a corresponding pin of a mating connector; a rear outer housing having a forward threaded portion configured to threadingly engage the rearward threaded portion of the forward outer housing such that the rear outer housing is moveable between a first position and a second position relative to the forward outer housing; and an inner body extending through at least a portion of the forward outer housing and the rear outer housing. The inner body is longitudinally displaceable relative to the forward outer housing when the rear outer housing is in the first position, and the inner body is longitudinally fixed relative to the forward outer housing when the rear outer housing is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker, Ting Ying Huang, Joshua M. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20130023151
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for connection to a terminal includes inner and outer spaced concentric sleeves configured to cooperate in retaining an end of a coaxial cable, at least one of the inner and outer sleeves having a flange at its forward end and a coupling member configured to draw the flange toward an end of the terminal. The coupling member and the flange have confronting surface portions therebetween. The connector further includes an annular electrically conductive member disposed between the confronting surface portions for establishing conductivity between the coupling member and the flange when the coupling member and the flange are drawn into proximity with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Randall A. Holliday, Robert M. Parker
  • Publication number: 20120279057
    Abstract: A hand-held tool for terminating connectors onto a coaxial cable has an elongated body and an end stop and plunger on the body, the plunger being controlled by a lever arm which will axially advance the plunger toward and away from the end stop to radially compress a portion of the connector into firm crimping engagement with the end of the coaxial cable. To accommodate different lengths of connectors, a plunger permits mounting of different length adapter tips to vary the axial spacing between the adapter tips and the end stop according to the length of connector being terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday
  • Publication number: 20120270442
    Abstract: A connector of termination assembly for a mini-coaxial cable in different embodiments is made up of an extension tip which is preassembled in a connector body to receive the inner conductor pin on the cable, a first inner sleeve which fits over an exposed end of the dielectric layer, a second outer sleeve which surrounds a compression ring, and a crimping ring is mounted on the outside of the outer sleeve to force the sleeves to be radially contracted into crimping engagement with the cable. Variations of the connector body may be employed for different types of connectors including modifications in the extension tip to facilitate insertion of the conductor into the assembly and color bands to signify the size of cable and intended application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday
  • Publication number: 20120178289
    Abstract: A cable termination assembly is made up of one of a plurality of connector bodies each having a thin-walled outer sleeve which may be composed of metal or plastic, the outer sleeve having a raised external wall surface portion which may be of convex or truncated convex configuration with or without depressions or interruptions in its external surface; and, depending on the pull out force required, utilization of a plastic sleeve enabling the use of a crimping ring consisting entirely of a metal ring of substantially uniform diameter with notch portions to engage external protuberances on the outer sleeve of the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday
  • Patent number: 8142223
    Abstract: A connector of termination assembly for a mini-coaxial cable in different embodiments is made up of an extension tip which is preassembled in a connector body to receive the inner conductor pin on the cable, a first inner sleeve which fits over an exposed end of the dielectric layer, a second outer sleeve which surrounds a compression ring, and a crimping ring is mounted on the outside of the outer sleeve to force the sleeves to be radially contracted into crimping engagement with the cable. Variations of the connector body may be employed for different types of connectors including modifications in the extension tip to facilitate insertion of the conductor into the assembly and color bands to signify the size of cable and intended application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Randall A. Holliday