David Oliphant - Salt Lake City UT, Thomas A. Johnson - Draper UT, Brent D. Madsen - Providence UT,
439660, 439 62, 439676, 439946, 439354
A communications card allows computers to be electrically connected to electronic devices and communications systems. The communications card includes a modular jack with a plurality of contact pins. The contact pins include a plug engaging portion that does not include any sections that are angled more than about 90Â° in order to minimize the stresses in the contact pins. The contact pins also include a connector portion that allows the contact pins to be electrically connected to a printed circuit board disposed within the communications card. Preferably, the plug engaging portion includes an elongated arm that aids in absorbing stress and deflection of the contact pins. Advantageously, the contact pins are designed to minimize the height of the modular jack such that the modular jack can be used with communications cards that comply with the PCMCIA Type III standards.
Steven Forte - Copperton UT, Brent Madsen - Providence UT, Doug Sward - Midvale UT, Rich Howe - Salt Lake City UT, Alan Ottley - West Valley City UT,
A fastening system suitable for use in attaching a first component, having upper and lower surfaces, to a second component. The fastening system includes a mounting structure having a contact portion configured to be joined about a through hole defined by either the first or the second component and to receive the fastener after the fastener has passed through the through hole. Additionally, the mounting structure includes a standoff portion joined to the contact portion. The standoff portion is configured to receive the fastener so that the fastener resides in the mounting structure in a predetermined position with respect to the first and second components when the first and second components are joined together by the fastener.
David Oliphant - Salt Lake City UT Brent Madsen - Providence UT
A communications card, which preferably conforms to the PCMCIA requirements for a Type III PC card, includes a housing formed by a top cover and a bottom cover. An opening is formed in the housing of the communications card sized and the opening is sized and configured to receive a RJ series connector plug such that no portion of the plug extends through either the top surface or the bottom surface of the communications card. In particular, a portion of the top cover defines an upper portion of the opening and a portion of the bottom cover defines a lower portion of the opening. Preferably, the distance from the top surface to the bottom surface of the communications card is generally equal to or less than about 10. 5 mm. Additionally, a distance that is generally equal to or less than about 10. 1 mm separates the inner upper surface of the opening from the lower inner surface of the opening.
Brent W. Madsen - Bountiful UT Henry Dolezal - Salt Lake City UT Philip A. Bloom - Salt Lake City UT Monte B. Shirts - South Jordan UT
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Interior - Washington DC
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Thomas A. Johnson - Draper UT W. Duane Burge - Riverton UT Brent D. Madsen - Providence UT
3Com Corporation - Santa Clara CA
A communications card capable of being mounted in electrical communication with a computer has formed therethrough an aperture so sized and shaped as to be capable of receiving a physical/electrical media connector. A plurality of contact wires are disposed in the aperture. The contact wires have a tapered section formed thereon for preventing embedding and damage to the contact wires caused by plugging and unplugging the physical/electrical media connector in the aperture. The contact wires also have a remote end that is substantially rounded. The cross-section of the media connector is greater than the thickness of the communication card. The physical/electrical media connector also has a biased retention clip, a contact pin block, and contact pins. The retention clip has several standardized characteristics including a broad fixed end protruding from an outer surface of the contact pin block. The broad fixed end tapers abruptly at a transition notch down to a narrow free end, capable of being manipulated by a user to remove the physical/electrical media connector from the aperture in the communications card.
Paul E. Nagel - Sandy UT Brent Madsen - Providence UT David Oliphant - Salt Lake City UT Joshua Randall - Crystal MN Ryan A. Kunz - Salt Lake City UT
3Com Corporation - Santa Clara CA
H01R 1344 H01R 1360
A connector includes a modular housing having a jack slidably disposed thereto. The housing includes a substantially U-shaped frame having a cover mounted thereon. A printed circuit board (PCB) is secured to the frame and has an elongated center finger extending between the opposing side walls of the frame. A plurality of partially exposed contact lines are formed on the center finger of the PCB. The jack includes a slide plate having an aperture extending therethrough and a channel communicating with the aperture. The aperture is configured to receive a media plug. Mounted on the slide plate so as to be positioned over the channel is a pin block. The pin block has a plurality of elongated slots formed therein. The slots face the channel and are separated by insulating walls. Disposed within each of the elongated slots is a substantially S-shaped pin.
David Oliphant - Salt Lake City UT Brent Madsen - Providence UT Michael Cochrane - San Jose CA
3Com Corporation - Santa Clara CA
A communications card includes a housing formed by a top cover and a lower cover panel. The top cover is constructed from a generally non-conductive material and the lower cover panel is constructed from a conductive material. A substrate is disposed within the housing and a conductive panel is positioned between the substrate and the top cover. The conductive panel overlies at least a portion of the substrate, and the conductive panel and lower cover panel are electrically connected to ground when the communications card is inserted into a host device in order to decrease the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the communications card. Preferably, the communications card conforms to the standards established for a PCMCIA Type III card. Additionally, the communications card may include a modular jack with a main body portion having a top surface, a bottom outer surface and a front surface. A receptacle is disposed entirely within the front surface of the modular jack such that no portion of a corresponding plug extends through either the top surface or the bottom surface of the main body portion of the modular jack.
Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer And Innovator
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer at Control4 Corporation
Greater Salt Lake City Area
Control4 Corporation - Greater Salt Lake City Area since Jan 2012
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
ATK - Greater Salt Lake City Area Jun 2005 - Jan 2012
Mechanical/Ordnance Design Engineer
Product Development Resources Jun 2002 - Sep 2005
Owner/Principal Design Engineer
3Com Corporation 1995 - 2002
Megahertz/US Robotics/3COM 1995 - 2002
University of Utah 1973 - 1984
DeVry University 1969 - 1972
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