Patents by Inventor Richard Miklinski

Richard Miklinski 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: 9820416
    Abstract: A shielding cage with an improved construction is disclosed that permits such cages to be more closely spaced together when a plurality of them are arranged in side-by-side arrays of cages. The cage is formed from a sheet metal blank that is stamped and formed to define sidewalls, top wall, bottom wall and a rear wall. In one embodiment, the ends of the blank are formed with interengaging elements in the form of tabs and slots that interfit within the plane of one of the cage walls, thereby eliminating the need for projections disposed on the sidewalls of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Miklinski, Kenneth Janota, Michael Alan Johnston
  • Patent number: 9614309
    Abstract: An electric connector assembly includes an intermediate connector for connecting the first mating connector to the second mating connector to facilitate connections between two circuit boards, which includes a power supply terminal having a main body portion and a flange portion having a larger width than the main body portion; an outer housing including a first inner housing portion affixed to the outer housing, the first inner housing portion having a first terminal penetrating portion configured to engage with the main body portion of a power supply terminal and latching portions. The intermediate connector also includes a second inner housing portion configured to align with the first inner housing portion that has engaging portions configured to engage the second inner housing portion to the outer housing via the latching portions; and a second terminal penetrating portion, configured to engage with the main body portion of the power supply terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Miklinski, Jr., Jeremy Yasuhiro Huang, William John MacKillop
  • Publication number: 20160295751
    Abstract: A shielding cage with an improved construction is disclosed that permits such cages to be more closely spaced together when a plurality of them are arranged in side-by-side arrays of cages. The cage is formed from a sheet metal blank that is stamped and formed to define sidewalls, top wall, bottom wall and a rear wall. In one embodiment, the ends of the blank are formed with interengaging elements in the form of tabs and slots that interfit within the plane of one of the cage walls, thereby eliminating the need for projections disposed on the sidewalls of the cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Mollex, LLC
    Inventors: Richard MIKLINSKI, Kenneth JANOTA, Michael Alan JOHNSTON
  • Patent number: 9325114
    Abstract: A plug connector for cooperation with a socket connector (9) comprises a plug housing (2) having latch arms (22) with an end lug (29) for cooperation with an appropriate groove (95) in the socket connector (9), and being formed with a pair of split cross ribs (26) forming a gap (26a) therebetween. A CPA member (5) is provided for locking the connectors (1, 9) when mated, and comprises a pair of locking legs (50) and a pair of spring arms (53). The spring arms (53) each has a free end lug (54) and a nose (55) which projects inwardly so that, when the CPA member (5) and the plug connector (1) are in a pre-locked position, the nose (55) takes a short distance (d) to a support surface (20a) of the connector housing (20), and when there is a load well in excess of the mating a force onto the CPA member (5) in this condition, the noses (55) make a stop on the support surface (20a) to keep the CPA member (5) in the pre-locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Miklinski, Kevin Benes, Paul Christopher Berg, Adam Pilecki
  • Publication number: 20150311633
    Abstract: A plug connector for cooperation with a socket connector (9) comprises a plug housing (2) having latch arms (22) with an end lug (29) for cooperation with an appropriate groove (95) in the socket connector (9), and being formed with a pair of split cross ribs (26) forming a gap (26a) therebetween. A CPA member (5) is provided for locking the connectors (1, 9) when mated, and comprises a pair of locking legs (50) and a pair of spring arms (53). The spring arms (53) each has a free end lug (54) and a nose (55) which projects inwardly so that, when the CPA member (5) and the plug connector (1) are in a pre-locked position, the nose (55) takes a short distance (d) to a support surface (20a) of the connector housing (20), and when there is a load well in excess of the mating a force onto the CPA member (5) in this condition, the noses (55) make a stop on the support surface (20a) to keep the CPA member (5) in the prelocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Richard Miklinski
  • Patent number: 7625216
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr., Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7614883
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7455556
    Abstract: The electrical contact may include a center portion, a first spring arm and a second spring arm. The center portion may include a retention member, The second spring arm may include a looped end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr., Alan A. Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7263770
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7261567
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20070178719
    Abstract: An electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Alan Raclawski
  • Publication number: 20070066091
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Alan Raclawski
  • Patent number: 7094066
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6921270
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20050153604
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: July 14, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118890
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118888
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20050118889
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David Mendenhall, Hecham Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski
  • Publication number: 20040253844
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical connector having first and second surfaces and configured to establish electrical communication between two or more electrical devices. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing and a resilient, conductive contact retained in an aperture disposed from the first surface to the second surface. To contact the electrical devices, the contact includes a center portion from which extends two diverging, cantilevered spring arms that project beyond either surface of the electrical connector. To shorten the path that current must travel through the contact, one spring arm terminates in a bellows leg that extends proximate to the second spring arm. When placed between the electrical devices, the spring arms are deflected together causing the bellows leg to press against the second spring arm. For retaining the contact within the aperture, the contact also includes retention members extending from the center portion that engage the insulative housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Cinch Connectors, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Mendenhall, Hecham K. Elkhatib, Richard Miklinski