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Irlbeck; Robert D.
Greensboro, NC
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6798322 Low noise relay September 28, 2004
In order to reduce acoustic noise, an electromagnetic relay (2) includes an insert or bump (20) located between the relay armature (4) and the relay core (8). The insert is flexible and can be mounted on the armature. The insert (20) reduces noise by decelerating the armature (4) at impa
6794966 Low noise relay September 21, 2004
An electromagnetic relay (2) includes noise dampening means (20/32/34), such as an elastomeric insert, a noise dampening composition or mataerial, or a resin located at the juncture between the relay armature (4) and the spring (6), which noise dampening means (20/32/34) reduces noise ge
5632626 Retention of elastomeric connector in a housing May 27, 1997
An electrical connector comprises a dielectric housing having a slot and an elastomeric connector of uniform width disposed in the slot. The slot has a primary section with a width dimensioned such that the elastomeric connector is held relatively loosely in the primary section, and a re
5588846 Right angle electrical connector December 31, 1996
A connector (10) including a PC board (12) which is fastened to a block (30) and presses against an elastomeric electrical component (40). Electrical device (20) includes a circuit trace (23) and printed circuit board (12) includes a circuit trace (13) which both engage a flexible film
5584707 Chip socket system December 17, 1996
This invention is directed to a socket system for the receipt of an integrated circuit "chip", where such a chip, as known in the art, typically is a planar electronic device having plural leads extending from the periphery thereof. The system, operatively mounted to a planar electro
5531615 Coplanar computer docking apparatus July 2, 1996
The invention is directed to an electronic docking connector for edge mounting an electronic device, such as a daughter board, to a mother board. The connector comprises a pair of housing members assembled to define an elongated slot planarly aligned with the edge of the mother board
5493237 Integrated circuit chip testing apparatus February 20, 1996
This disclosure relates to testing apparatus (10), preferably an LGA burn-in test socket, for an integrated chip (28). The apparatus (10), arranged for mounting on a planar electronic device (46), such as a printed circuit board, includes a frame member (12) for mounting to the plana
5486771 Burn-in socket testing apparatus January 23, 1996
This invention is directed to a mechanical, robotically operated burn-in socket testing apparatus for integrated circuit "chips", where such chips, as known in the art, are typically planar electronic devices. The apparatus, operationally mounted to a planar electronic board, such as a
5469074 Chip socket testing apparatus with adjustable contact force November 21, 1995
The invention relates to testing apparatus, such as the type known as a burn-in test socket for integrated circuit "chips", where the chips are essentially planar electronic devices having a plurality of chip leads or traces, laterally projecting therefrom, for electrical interconnection
5456018 Alignment system for planar electronic devices arranged in parallel fashion October 10, 1995
This invention is directed to a system for precisely aligning a pair of electronic devices, such as an integrated chip test socket electrically interconnected to a motherboard, where such devices are arranged in a parallel relationship. The system includes a method which comprises the
5452183 Chip carrier system September 19, 1995
This invention is directed to a chip carrier system for mounting to a first planar electronic device, such as a motherboard or test fixture, where first planar electronic device is provided with a planar, electrical interconnection interface mounted thereto. The chip carrier system i
5402316 Computer docking stations and devices slidably inserted therein March 28, 1995
A docking station (10) slidably receives a device (12) to provide make, break or tap functions, respectively, in a circuit interface. The circuit interface includes a pair of connector housings (17, 18) provided with flexible (or compressible) electrical connectors (19, 20), respectively
5378169 Pivotal connector for planar electronic devices January 3, 1995
This invention is directed to an electrical connector for sequentially connecting plural contacts provided along the respective mating surfaces of a pair of planar electronic devices, where the devices are joined to or mounted within a pair of pivotally arranged housing members. The conn
5360347 Laminated surface mount interconnection system November 1, 1994
A compressible connector assembly which employs a plurality of discrete compressible connectors (10-1 . . .n) bonded together in an array and arranged within a simplified frame housing (12). The bonded structure securely adheres discrete compressible connectors (10-1 . . .n) together
5336095 Flex circuit interface for co-planar PCBs August 9, 1994
An interface for connecting co-planar printed circuit ("PC") boards (10,20) using a compressible circuit (50) for bridging the PC boards (10,20), a base (80) underlying the second PC board and integrally attached thereto, and a support housing (30) which sandwiches the compressible circu
5313368 Electrical connections between printed circuit boards and integrated circuits surface mounted th May 17, 1994
A flexible electrical connector (16) provides a circuit interface between the bent leads (12) of an integrated circuit package (10) and the respective circuit pads (14) of a printed circuit board (15). The integrated circuit package (10) is mounted on the surface of the printed circu
5308249 Backplane connector utilizing flexible film circuitry May 3, 1994
The invention is directed to an electronic assembly, such as a backplane assembly of the type including a mother board, a connector housing mounted on the mother board, and a daughter board slidably insertable into the connector housing for electrical interconnection to the mother board.
5302853 Land grid array package April 12, 1994
A combination heat sink (18, 41, 43) and circuit interface comprises a metallic wafer (15) disposed between an integrated circuit (11) and a printed circuit board (14) in a land grid array package (10). A frame (13) for the integrated circuit (11) is nested within the heat sink (18, 41,
5295852 Coplanar computer docking system March 22, 1994
The invention hereof relates to electronic apparatus, such as a computer docking connector. More particularly, the invention relates to a docking connector for edge mounting to a "mother" board, where a "daughter" board, memory card, or similar device is inserted into said connector to
5273441 SMA burn-in socket December 28, 1993
A burn-in socket for integrated circuit chips has a clamping means actuated by a thermally-reactive resilient means, operative during the burn-in cycle itself, such that the chip frames are retained and good electrical contact with the chip leads is maintained during burn-in.

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