Patents by Inventor Wayne E. Kleiner

Wayne E. Kleiner 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: 4793824
    Abstract: An electrical connector (18) terminates a conductor wire (10) through a conductive terminal (72) having a slot (74) which operates with a plastic push button (50) fitted in a plastic housing (30), the plastic parts having surfaces and the terminal slot having an orientation to wedgingly drive and trap the conductive wire against unwanted displacement, all under manual pressure. The plastic parts include surfaces (26, 64) allowing a reverse displacement for wire removal. A multiple wire version including a common housing (90) is taught with multiple push buttons (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian E. Cozzens, William R. Evans, Wayne E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 4793823
    Abstract: An electrical connector (10) terminates a conductor wire (70) through a terminal (50) having a curved slot (54), the terminal being mounted in a housing (12) which is made to contain a cam lever (30) having cam slots (42), the cam lever being mountd for rotary movement so that the cam slots force a conductor wire into the terminal slot through a mechanical advantage allowing larger gauge wires to be terminated in a tooless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian E. Cozzens, William R. Evans, Wayne E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 4793822
    Abstract: An electrical connector (24) terminates a conductor wire (18) through a conductive terminal (24) having a slot (54) which operates to strip and terminate the conductor wire as pushed therein by a plastic screw element (26) internally threaded (34) to mate with external threading (42) on the terminal, the plastic screw element being driven manually or by a tool such as a screwdriver to effect termination. Sealing can be provided by injecting insulation material (144) following termination and alternative versions include self tapping screw threads (120) and a separate IDC terminal (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian E. Cozzens, William R. Evans, Wayne E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 4790771
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a terminal formed from a sheet metal blank and adapted to terminate an insulated wire, where said blank is formed into a housing having a cavity therein as defined by a first opening for receiving said insulated wire, and a second opening through which said wire projects. Attached to said housing at said second opening is a crimping member pivotal from an open to a closed position. The crimping member is characterized by a V-shaped slot having downwardly diverging sharp edge portions for cutting the insulation about said wire. Electrical contact with said wire and pivotal action of said crimping member is effected by the movement of the insulated wire into said first opening to project out of said second opening, followed by a limited reverse movement or withdrawal thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1988
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Wayne E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: 4114761
    Abstract: A resilient flexible wall comprising plastic composition has an inner portion and a second portion connected to and disposed at least partially about the inner portion. The second portion extends radially outwardly relative to the inner portion and includes one or more resilient flexible segments of plastic composition. Also disclosed is a container including the wall as a component thereof. In a preferred embodiment the second portion of the wall extends radially in sinuous configuration, and the wall is prepared by blow molding a preform against a mold surface having a corresponding sinuous configuration.The wall is useful for supporting articles thereon with improved resistance to article damage resulting from impact forces which may be developed on the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1978
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Kleiner
  • Patent number: D243230
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Assignee: W. R. Grace & Co., Cryovac Division
    Inventor: Wayne E. Kleiner