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Kurt H Petersen: Burn-in socket. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, David W Anderson, December 27, 1994: US05376010 (34 worldwide citation)

A burn-in socket for land grid array devices or ball grid array devices includes a receptacle having an array of terminals for accepting and contacting the device and an outer shell which is actuated by rotation of the shell to capture the device and provide a force to ensure electrical contact betw ...


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Kurt H Petersen, Christopher A Schmolze: Multipurpose socket. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, John C Barnes, August 22, 1989: US04859189 (30 worldwide citation)

A test socket for testing chips and chips on tape wherein the test socket is formed on a heat resistant dielectric film having contact pads and connector pads joined by metallic circuit traces and which film is wrapped on a compliant pad. The connector end of the tape is joined to a circuit board by ...


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Kurt H Petersen: Zero insertion force connector for printed circuit boards. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, John C Barnes, June 23, 1992: US05123855 (22 worldwide citation)

A pin-grid-array socket which has a cam plate for urging the normally open contacts from a normally open position to a normally closed position. A spring member is positioned in the socket to urge the cam plate to the closed position and maintain a force on the contacts to prevent premature failure ...


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Kurt H Petersen: Electronic socket for IC quad pack. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donald M Sell, Walter N Kirn, John C Barnes, June 26, 1990: US04936783 (21 worldwide citation)

A connector for mounting a plastic quad flat pack device having fine pitch leads is preferred that will protect the leads while the device is removed from supply trays and that will serve to define a lid as the device is placed in a socket. The lid has rods to frictionally engage the body of the dev ...


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Kurt H Petersen, Juan P Rios: Socket for tab burn-in and test. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Donal M Sell, Walter N Kirn, John C Barfnes, January 22, 1991: US04986760 (16 worldwide citation)

Test and burn-in sockets with many mechanical contacts require increased support strength, and with the increase in the number of contacts it is beneficial that the contacts are inserted before assembly, the contacts in the support comb are supported to restrict movement of the contact other than in ...


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Kurt H Petersen: Zero-insertion-force socket for gull wing electronic devices. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, David W Anderson, October 25, 1994: US05358421 (15 worldwide citation)

A zero-insertion-force test socket is provided which utilizes a unique contact structure to reduce the overall force necessary to actuate the socket while retaining a high contact force. Two separate contact spring portions are used to isolate that portion of the contact which supplies contact press ...


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Kurt H Petersen: Top load socket for ball grid array devices. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, David W Anderson, March 12, 1996: US05498970 (10 worldwide citation)

A test socket for temporary connection of a ball grid array integrated circuit device to a test circuit includes an array of contacts each including two cantilever arms biased toward each other and terminating in tips adapted to capture one ball of the device.


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Donald L Norrell, Kurt H Petersen, Ronald F Schmid: Facsimile apparatus with multiple scanning and printing elements. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co, Cruzan Alexander, Donald M Sell, Robert L Marben, December 28, 1982: US04366509 (10 worldwide citation)

A drum-type transceiver facsimile machine having a plurality of light-to-electric transducers and a plurality of printing styli moved axially of the drum for scan/print operation. Shift register means and a buffer memory controlled by a programmed microprocessor provide for multiplexing of signals f ...


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Curtis L Shoemaker, Paul H Benson, Stephen Paul LeBlanc, Laylonie L Le Van Etter, Kurt H Petersen: Converged in-building network. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Gregg H Rosenblatt, May 17, 2016: US09343797 (8 worldwide citation)

A converged network is described. The converged network includes a distributed antenna system hub coupled to the communication lines for wireless communications, horizontal cabling to carry communication lines for wired communications and wireless communications and a remote socket. The horizontal c ...


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Kurt H Petersen, Paul H Benson, Stephen Paul LeBlanc, Laylonie L Le Van Etter, Curtis L Shoemaker: Remote socket apparatus. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Gregg Rosenblatt, December 29, 2015: US09223336 (7 worldwide citation)

A remote socket apparatus comprises a socket to receive a remote electronics unit. The socket is configured to house multiple media to connect to remote electronics housed in the remote electronics unit. The socket includes a socket interface configured to mate with a remote electronics unit interfa ...