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Attalee S Taylor: Surface mount socket for an electronic package, and contact for use therewith. Robert J Kapalka, May 5, 1998: US05746608 (156 worldwide citation)

A socket for an electronic package comprises a dielectric housing having contacts each with a surface mount section extending below a bottom surface of the housing for engagement with a respective circuit trace on a circuit board. The surface mount section of each contact has a convex bottom surface ...


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Edward J Bright, Jay F Maltais, Attalee S Taylor: EMI shielding device. The Whitaker Corporation, Gerald K Kita, Robert J Kapalka, August 31, 1993: US05241453 (79 worldwide citation)

Shielding for a socket of an electronics package comprises, a frame (24) with sidewalls (26,30), solder tails (34) along the sidewalls (26,30), resilient cantilever beams (32) for electrically engaging skirts (56) of a heat sink (18), and a retainer (20) having bars (62) covering openings in the hea ...


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Paul J Pepe: Electrical connector with pivoting wire fixture. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, September 7, 1999: US05947761 (69 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector for terminating a plurality of wires (4) includes a housing (10) which holds a plurality of insulation displacement contacts (52) that are associated with respective ones of the wires. The contacts are arranged in two spaced-apart rows (55, 56). A fixture (16) is pivotally co ...


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Edward J Bright, James E Crompton III, Attalee S Taylor, Kevin E Walker: Retainer for securing a heat sink to a socket. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, September 5, 1995: US05448449 (57 worldwide citation)

A retainer is disclosed for securing a heat sink having a plurality of parallel vertical fins above an electronic package which is mounted on a socket. The retainer comprises a clip assembly including a clip having a pair of spaced apart beams dimensioned to span the heat sink and to reside in respe ...


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Edward J Bright: Bail actuated ZIF socket. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, October 26, 1993: US05256080 (54 worldwide citation)

An electrical socket (1) comprises, a lever (21) pivotally attached to a base housing (4), a cam (25) rotatable by pivoting the lever (21), the cam (25) having a lobe (26) for urging a cover (7) slidable along the housing (4) to urge electrical leads (3) of an electronic package (2) into engagement ...


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Hoyt R Colbaugh, Robert W Pitts: Blind mounting face plate and anchor means. AMP Incorporated, Robert J Kapalka, June 22, 1993: US05221814 (53 worldwide citation)

A face plate for blind mounting a switch or other device to either a bracket or a wall including an anchor carried by the face plate operable upon rotation in one direction to pull the face plate against the edges of the hole defined in the wall or bracket, whereby to clamp such face plate to the wa ...


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Michael Frederick Laub: Integrated circuit socket for ball grid array and land grid array lead styles. The Whitaker Corporation, June B Schuette, Robert J Kapalka, February 3, 1998: US05713744 (49 worldwide citation)

Injection molded insulating strips receive a plurality of contacts. The strips are stacked together to create a multiple row, multiple column contact array. The contact array is adapted for use in an IC socket to separably connect an IC having either an LGA or BGA package lead styles. A cover plate, ...


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David G Howell: Contact retention device for an electrical connector. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, October 31, 1995: US05462456 (47 worldwide citation)

A contact retention device for an electrical connector comprises a dielectric housing (12) having a cavity (18) with opposed first and second walls (30, 32). A recess (34) in the first wall (30) has side walls (35) which define corners (36) with the first wall. A contact (40) has a retention section ...


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Roger L Thrush, Timothy J Kinross: Card edge connector providing non-simultaneous electrical connections. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, June 20, 1995: US05425651 (44 worldwide citation)

A socket for establishing electrical connection with a circuit board comprises a dielectric housing having a board receiving slot and a plurality of terminals disposed for engaging respective contacts on the circuit board. The terminals are arranged in at least first and second sets corresponding to ...


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Ralph Sykes Martin, Todd Jason Kuvshinikov: Modular plug having compensating insert. The Whitaker Corporation, Robert J Kapalka, October 19, 1999: US05967801 (44 worldwide citation)

A modular plug electrical connector for terminating a plurality of communications wires which are associated as signal pairs in a communications system includes a dielectric housing having a cavity and a compensating insert which is mountable in the cavity. The compensating insert includes a dielect ...