Patents by Inventor Richard Elof Hamner

Richard Elof Hamner 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: 10938139
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, electrical signal contacts, and biasing elements. The signal contacts are terminated to one or more electrical cables. The signal contacts are held by one or more contact units within the housing. The signal contacts are movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. The retracted position is disposed closer to a back end of the housing than the extended position. The biasing elements are configured to bias the signal contacts toward the extended position. The signal contacts are pins with an end face at a distal end of each respective pin. The end faces of the signal contacts are configured to abut against end faces of corresponding mating signal contacts of a mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Publication number: 20210028581
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a cable assembly having a cable bundle of cables and a conductive cable shield surrounding and providing electrical shielding for the cable bundle. The cable assembly includes an electrical connector a housing holding contacts and a conductive backshell having a cavity that receives the electrical connector to provide electrical shielding for the electrical connector. The backshell has a cable channel at a rear of the backshell that receives the cable. A ground spring is coupled to the cable and positioned between the cable bundle and the cable shield. The ground spring includes spring members engaging the inner surface of the cable shield and biasing the cable shield radially outward. The ground spring is received in the cable channel and forces the outer surface of the cable shield outward against the backshell to electrically connect the cable shield to the backshell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Jeffrey Stewart Simpson
  • Publication number: 20200235501
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a twin-axial cable having a first conductor and a second conductor within a core of the cable. The cable connector includes first and second signal contacts including cable terminals terminated to the conductors and substrate terminals generally perpendicular to the cable terminals and terminated to a substrate. The cable connector includes a contact holder having a body encasing portions of the first and second signal contacts. The contact holder has a front and a rear, and a top and a bottom. The cable terminals are arranged proximate to the rear for termination to the cable. The cable extends from the rear of the contact holder. The substrate terminals are exposed at the bottom for termination to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner, Arash Behziz, Brian Patrick Costello
  • Patent number: 10714237
    Abstract: A differential pair cable assembly includes a cable having a twin axial cable core including first and second conductors conveying differential signals and a cable shield. The cable assembly includes first and second contacts and a housing holding the first and second contacts. The cable assembly includes a shield having a shield cavity that receives the housing and the end of the cable and is electrically connected to the cable shield. The shield provides electrical shielding for the first and second contacts. The shield, the housing, and the contacts define a mating interface of the cable assembly configured to be mated to a mating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATIOn
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher William Blackburn, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 10700454
    Abstract: A cable connector includes a twin-axial cable having a first conductor and a second conductor within a core of the cable. The cable connector includes first and second signal contacts including cable terminals terminated to the conductors and substrate terminals generally perpendicular to the cable terminals and terminated to a substrate. The cable connector includes a contact holder having a body encasing portions of the first and second signal contacts. The contact holder has a front and a rear, and a top and a bottom. The cable terminals are arranged proximate to the rear for termination to the cable. The cable extends from the rear of the contact holder. The substrate terminals are exposed at the bottom for termination to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner, Arash Behziz, Brian Patrick Costello
  • Publication number: 20200067225
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a housing, electrical signal contacts, and biasing elements. The signal contacts are terminated to one or more electrical cables. The signal contacts are held by one or more contact units within the housing. The signal contacts are movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position. The retracted position is disposed closer to a back end of the housing than the extended position. The biasing elements are configured to bias the signal contacts toward the extended position. The signal contacts are pins with an end face at a distal end of each respective pin. The end faces of the signal contacts are configured to abut against end faces of corresponding mating signal contacts of a mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 10297966
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes a header connector having a header housing with a cavity and header signal and ground contacts held in the header housing. The assembly includes a mating adapter having first and second mating ends and an adapter housing holding adapter signal and ground contacts. The adapter signal contacts have receptacles. The first mating end and the second mating end are configured to be selectively received in the cavity of the header housing. The first receptacles are mated to corresponding mating pins of the deader signal contacts when the first mating end is received in the cavity and the second receptacles are mated to corresponding mating pins when the second mating end is received in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher David Ritter
  • Patent number: 10193281
    Abstract: A connector assembly for terminating a cable having a cable shield is provided including an electrically conductive backshell and a shield assembly. The backshell includes a body that extends from a mating end to a cable end along a mating axis. The cable end includes a cable channel that extends through the body and holds an end segment of the cable therein. The connector assembly includes a shield assembly having a clamp system that is held within the cable end of the backshell and includes front and rear clamping members. The cable shield is terminated to the clamp system between the front and the rear clamping members. The connector assembly includes an EMI gasket that is electrically coupled to the backshell and held within the cable end of the backshell. The EMI gasket includes a backshell interface that engages the backshell and a clamp interface that engages the clamp system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 10177467
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes an electrical connector and a backshell. The electrical connector includes a housing and electrical conductors held in the housing. The electrical conductors are terminated to a cable that extends from a cable end of the electrical connector. The backshell has an overmolded body and a latch assembly for removably coupling the cable connector assembly to one or more of a panel or a mating connector. The overmolded body is a unitary, one-piece body that surrounds the electrical connector around a full perimeter of the electrical connector. The latch assembly includes a latch frame and a latch member. The latch frame is embedded in the overmolded body. The latch member is held by the latch frame. The latch member includes a deflectable spring beam configured to engage the panel or the mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 10008812
    Abstract: Cable assembly includes an assembly housing having an interior cavity and a loading passage that provides access to the interior cavity. The assembly housing has an inner housing surface that defines the loading passage. The cable assembly also includes a cable harness having insulated wires and a conductive shielding layer. The insulated wires extend through a cable passage defined by the shielding layer. The cable harness also includes a discrete ferrule positioned within the cable passage at an end of the cable passage. The discrete ferrule has an outer ferrule surface that is surrounded by the shielding layer. The inner housing surface and the outer ferrule surface interface each other along a harness-housing seam. The harness-housing seam includes a projection and a recess that receives the projection. The shielding layer is stretched by the projection within the harness-housing seam and electrically grounds the cable harness to the assembly housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 9673559
    Abstract: A backshell includes an upper shell, a lower shell and a fastener coupled to the upper shell and coupled to the lower shell to hold the upper shell and the lower shell together and resist separation of the upper shell from the lower shell. The upper shell defines a portion of a cavity of the backshell and includes a top wall and an upper shell side wall extending from the top wall to a bottom of the upper shell. The lower shell defines another portion of the cavity of the backshell. The lower shell includes a bottom wall and a lower shell side wall extending from the bottom wall to a top of the lower shell. The top of the lower shell generally mates with the bottom of the upper shell at a mating plane. The fastener extends along a longitudinal axis generally parallel to the mating plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jared Evan Rossman, Nicholas Lee Evans, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Patent number: 9608590
    Abstract: Cable assembly includes a communication cable having first and second insulated wires. Each of the first and second insulated wires has a signal conductor and an insulation layer that surrounds the signal conductor. The cable assembly also includes a circuit carrier that is coupled to the communication cable and has first and second signal pathways. Each of the first and second signal pathways includes a leading conductive surface and a trailing conductive surface that are separated from each other. The signal conductors of the first and second insulated wires are coupled to the trailing conductive surfaces of the first and second signal pathways, respectively. Each of the first and second signal pathways includes a corresponding signal-control component that electrically couples the separated leading and trailing conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 9444193
    Abstract: Electrical connector assembly includes a housing assembly having first and second housing shells that are coupled to each other along a housing seam and define an interior cavity therebetween. The housing seam extends along a three-dimensional (3D) path. The electrical connector assembly also includes an electrical connector having a back end that is disposed within the interior cavity and a front end that is configured to mate with an external mating connector. The electrical connector also including a conductive gasket having a 3D gasket frame that substantially matches the 3D path of the housing seam. The 3D gasket frame being a discrete structure that is positioned along the housing seam to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) leakage through the housing seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Eugene Westman, Richard Elof Hamner
  • Publication number: 20160142030
    Abstract: Cable assembly is provided that includes a communication cable having first and second insulated wires. Each of the first and second insulated wires has a signal conductor and an insulation layer that surrounds the signal conductor. The cable assembly also includes a circuit carrier that is coupled to the communication cable and has first and second signal pathways. Each of the first and second signal pathways includes a leading conductive surface and a trailing conductive surface that are separated from each other. The signal conductors of the first and second insulated wires are coupled to the trailing conductive surfaces of the first and second signal pathways, respectively. Each of the first and second signal pathways includes a corresponding signal-control component that electrically couples the separated leading and trailing conductive surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Justin Dennis Pickel
  • Patent number: 9190764
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having a mating side with a communication array of signal and ground contacts and first and second mounting sides with respective mounting arrays of signal and ground contacts. Each of the first and second mounting sides is configured to be mounted to a corresponding circuit board. The connector body includes signal and ground conductors that extend through the connector body and communicatively couple the communication array to each of the mounting arrays. The mating side faces along a mating axis and the first and second mounting sides face in opposite directions along a mounting axis. The mating and mounting axes are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher David Ritter, Justin Shane McClellan
  • Patent number: 9099813
    Abstract: Electrical connector assembly including an electrical connector having signal contacts and ground contacts that are coupled to a connector housing and disposed along a mounting side of the connector housing. The electrical connector assembly also includes a contact organizer that is positioned along the mounting side of the connector housing. The contact organizer has signal windows and ground passages extending therethrough that are defined by respective inner surfaces of the contact organizer. The ground contacts engage the inner surfaces of the ground passages when the contact organizer is held in a pre-loaded position away from the mounting side. The contact organizer moves to a seated position against the mounting side when the electrical connector is mounted to the circuit board. Each of the signal contacts is surrounded by an air gap that exists between the signal contact and the inner surface of the corresponding signal window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, TE Connectivity Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Richard Elof Hamner, James Lee Fedder, Timothy Robert Minnick, Hubertus Maria Van Het Bolscher, Rutger Wilhelmus Smink, Leo Joseph Graham, Thomas Taake De Boer
  • Patent number: 9054467
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a module assembly having a contact module. The contact module has a module body and signal conductors held by the module body. The module assembly has a shroud-engaging face. The signal conductors have respective signal members disposed along the shroud-engaging face. The electrical connector also includes a connector shroud that couples to the module assembly. The connector shroud has a mating side, a loading side, and a mating axis extending therebetween. The connector shroud includes contact passages that extend therethrough. The loading side interfaces with the shroud-engaging face. The connector shroud couples to the module assembly in first or second rotational positions about the mating axis. The contact passages align with the signal members for each of the first and second rotational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher David Ritter, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Justin Shane McClellan
  • Publication number: 20150104977
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a module assembly having a contact module. The contact module has a module body and signal conductors held by the module body. The module assembly has a shroud-engaging face. The signal conductors have respective signal members disposed along the shroud-engaging face. The electrical connector also includes a connector shroud that couples to the module assembly. The connector shroud has a mating side, a loading side, and a mating axis extending therebetween. The connector shroud includes contact passages that extend therethrough. The loading side interfaces with the shroud-engaging face. The connector shroud couples to the module assembly in first or second rotational positions about the mating axis. The contact passages align with the signal members for each of the first and second rotational positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Elof Hamner, Christopher David Ritter, Jeffrey Byron McClinton, Justin Shane McClellan
  • Publication number: 20150104978
    Abstract: Electrical connector including a connector body having a mating side with a communication array of signal and ground contacts and first and second mounting sides with respective mounting arrays of signal and ground contacts. Each of the first and second mounting sides is configured to be mounted to a corresponding circuit board. The connector body includes signal and ground conductors that extend through the connector body and communicatively couple the communication array to each of the mounting arrays. The mating side faces along a mating axis and the first and second mounting sides face in opposite directions along a mounting axis. The mating and mounting axes are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: RICHARD ELOF HAMNER, Christopher David Ritter, Justin Shane McClellan
  • Patent number: 8888530
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes contact modules each having a wafer, a first ground frame extending along a first side of the wafer and a second ground frame extending along a second side of the wafer. The wafer has a dielectric body holding a plurality of signal contacts. The first ground frame has beams extending from a front of the first ground frame. The second ground frame has shields at least partially surrounding corresponding mating portions of the signal contacts. Each first ground frame is mechanically and electrically connected to an adjacent second ground frame of an adjacent contact module. Each second ground frame is mechanically and electrically connected to an adjacent first ground frame of an adjacent contact module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Allison Trout, Richard Elof Hamner, James Lee Fedder