Patents by Inventor William R. Evans

William R. Evans 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: 6430708
    Abstract: Automated generation of a test scenario or environment for testing control programs in a batch computing environment uses various input to produce test libraries, referenced control files, and parameters with reduced manual intervention. User-specified overrides and key specifications are used to customize a test scenario in which the test scenario is based on production control programs, procedures, and parameters. One of the input to the generation tool is a control program list containing the names of control programs that to be tested. Custom characteristics of the test scenario or environment are also specified and entered into the generation tool. It is also determined whether any of the procedures called by the control programs need to be modified. The custom characteristics are incorporated into the control programs and modifications are incorporated into the procedures called by the control programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: William R. Evans
  • Patent number: 4838798
    Abstract: A high density interconnection system (2) is configured to provide a reliable interconnection between boards (4, 6). In order to accommodate space restrictions, the circuit boards (4, 6) are placed in a three-dimensional arrangement. The electrical interconnections between boards (4, 6) are provided by electrical connectors (10) rather than by a mother board. The use of electrical connectors (10) enables the signal paths length between the boards to be minimized, thereby allowing for high speed signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: William R. Evans, Richard F. Granitz, George R. Schmedding
  • 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: 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: 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: 4655519
    Abstract: An electrical connector for positioning between and electrically interconnecting electrical components. The electrical connector includes a dielectric housing having compartments and contact elements freely disposed in the compartments and having cantilever spring arms supporting conductive contact areas at the free ends thereof for electrical engagement with conductive pads or the like on the electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: William R. Evans, David B. Sinisi
  • Patent number: 4641646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a locking mechanism for locking an endotracheal tube to a respirator, and the method of using the same. The locking mechanism comprises two clamp mechanisms and a strap interconnecting them. One of the clamp mechanisms is tightened around the endotracheal tube, and the other clamp mechanism is a quick-release clamp that is clamped onto the respirator connector in a quickly releasable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Kenneth E. Schultz
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Schultz, William R. Evans
  • Patent number: 4603928
    Abstract: A zero insertion force board to board edge connector for use with orthogonal printed circuit boards includes two mutually laterally shiftable camming members with a connecting element mounted on one camming member in opposition to conductive paths on the printed circuit boards. The camming and connecting members are laterally insertable and removable from a channel in a housing attached to one printed circuit board. The connecting element includes conductive traces which can be carried on a dielectric film and an elastomeric member biasing the conductive traces into engagement with the conductive paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1986
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William R. Evans
  • Patent number: 4445748
    Abstract: An electrical connector is disclosed for terminating one or more electrical conductors. The conductors are placed on a holder which moves the conductors lengthwise into cavities of the connector in which electrical terminals are contained. Conductor terminating portions of the terminals are engaged by the holder and are forcefully connected with the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William R. Evans
  • Patent number: 4438997
    Abstract: An electrical contact (1) includes a plate portion (10), flaps (16) are on the plate portion. A notch (12) in the plate portion straddles an insulated conductor (40), the plate portion (10) is pivoted against the conductor to penetrate sides of the notch into the conductor and establish an electrical connection, and the flaps (16) press against the conductor and establish a strain relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: William R. Evans