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Blake Franklin Woith

from Santa Ana, CA
Age ~73

Blake Woith Phones & Addresses

  • 13701 Dall Ln, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 730-6977
  • 655 Damien Ave, La Verne, CA 91750 (909) 599-1111
  • Orange, CA
  • Yorba Linda, CA
  • Tustin, CA

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Us Patents

Connector Assembly For Flexible Circuits

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US Patent:
6533588, Mar 18, 2003
Filed:
Mar 30, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/538988
Inventors:
Blake F. Woith - Santa Ana CA
Leslie Ann Hardie - Lake Forest CA
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. - Troy MI
International Classification:
H01R 1200
US Classification:
439 67, 439289, 439609, 439447
Abstract:
A flex connector assembly is provided having a plug assembly and a receptacle assembly for electrically connecting with the plug assembly. The plug assembly includes a plug housing, a first plug interface surface and a plug flex connector having a first portion with a plurality of conductive protrusions thereon, wherein the plug flex connector is fixed in the plug housing such that the conductive protrusions are positioned on the first plug interface surface. The receptacle assembly includes a receptacle housing, a first receptacle interface surface and a receptacle flex connector having a plurality of conductive protrusions thereon, wherein the receptacle flex connector is fixed in the receptacle housing such that the conductive protrusions are positioned on the first receptacle interface surface. The conductive protrusions of the plug assembly are aligned to contact conductive protrusions on the receptacle assembly when the plug assembly and receptacle assembly are connected. To provide EMI and RFI shielding, the housing of the plug and receptacle assemblies are preferably made of conductive metallic material.

Bump Contact Force Concentration System And Method

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US Patent:
6595785, Jul 22, 2003
Filed:
Oct 5, 2001
Appl. No.:
09/972122
Inventors:
Eric D. Jensen - Irvine CA
Christopher M. Schreiber - Lake Elsinore CA
Terry S. Wang - Irvine CA
Scott P. Cohen - Costa Mesa CA
Robert E. Daugherty - Irvine CA
Blake F. Woith - Santa Ana CA
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. - Troy MI
International Classification:
H01R 1200
US Classification:
439 66
Abstract:
A shim is provided which can be used in a connector system, whereby a flexible connector having contact surfaces is compressed against an electronic circuit board by a resilient material. The shim is incorporated between the resilient material and the flexible connector contact surfaces so as to uniformly transfer the load from the resilient material to the contact surfaces. Moreover, the shim prevents the resilient material from taking a set and the flexible connector from draping when operating under hot and/or high load conditions.

De-Mountable, Solderless In-Line Lead Module Package With Interface

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US Patent:
6614659, Sep 2, 2003
Filed:
Dec 7, 2001
Appl. No.:
10/013897
Inventors:
Haim Feigenbaum - Irvine CA
Blake F. Woith - Santa Ana CA
John Szalay - Corona Del Mar CA
Terry Wang - Irvine CA
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. - Troy MI
International Classification:
H05K 720
US Classification:
361719, 361704, 439 66
Abstract:
Apparatus for holding and securing an electrical module, IC, or other electronic components to a PCB that is easy to use and manipulate. The apparatus utilizes a transitional element to hold the electrical module or IC and then secure itself to the PCB using fasteners or the like. Preferred methods for assembling and using the apparatus are disclosed.

Electrical Connector Having Improved Elastomeric Contact Pressure Pad

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US Patent:
6869291, Mar 22, 2005
Filed:
Sep 10, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/659488
Inventors:
Raymond Jose Norland - Cypress CA, US
Israel V. Castaneda - Huntington Beach CA, US
Blake F. Woith - Santa Ana CA, US
Assignee:
Delphi Technologies, Inc. - Troy MI
International Classification:
H01R009/09
US Classification:
439 67
Abstract:
A high-density electrical connector includes a rigid member having an array of electrical contact pads, a clamp housing attached to the rigid member, and a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit has a back surface, a front surface and a contact portion having a matching array of electrical contacts protruding outwardly of the front surface of the flexible printed circuit. The contact portion is disposed between the clamp housing and the rigid member and an elastomeric contact pressure pad is disposed between the clamp housing and the flexible printed circuit pressing each of the protruding electrical contacts into one of the electrical contact pads. The elastomeric pad is shaped and resiliently deformed by the clamp housing to provide a substantially uniform contact pressure to the array of electrical contacts.

Device For Testing Integrated Circuit Chips During Vibration

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US Patent:
57774846, Jul 7, 1998
Filed:
Sep 30, 1996
Appl. No.:
8/720589
Inventors:
Blake F. Woith - Santa Ana CA
Haim Feigenbaum - Irvine CA
John Steven Szalay - Corona Del Mar CA
Assignee:
Packard Hughes Interconnect Company - Irvine CA
International Classification:
G01R 3102
US Classification:
324754
Abstract:
The invention includes a testing apparatus for testing integrated circuit chips during vibration. The apparatus includes a vibration fixture base which is a table that can be vibrated vertically and/or horizontally. The base supports a holding fixture for supporting a flexible circuit having circuit traces whose ends terminate in raised dots or bumps. The flexible circuit is clamped to the holding fixture to properly position the raised features at the end of the circuit traces. A holder and clamp unit holds a plurality of integrated circuit chips and clamps the chips against the bumps on the flexible circuit with predetermined pressure to make electrical contact between pads on the integrated circuit chip and the bumps. The clamp unit can be raised and lower and rotated. Even pressure is assured by a compressible layer carried in the fixture and located beneath the bumps.

Sliding Wedge Electrical Connector

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US Patent:
52248658, Jul 6, 1993
Filed:
Feb 24, 1992
Appl. No.:
7/840225
Inventors:
Blake F. Woith - Orange CA
Robert E. Daugherty - Irvine CA
Assignee:
Hughes Aircraft Company - Los Angeles CA
International Classification:
H01R 909
US Classification:
439 67
Abstract:
An electrical connector is provided for connecting a flexible circuit (45) to a printed circuit board (14). The connector includes a housing (10) within which is a slide (26) beneath which is a pressure bar (34) and a pad (42). The housing (10) is attachable to a circuit board (14) and a flexible circuit end can be inserted into the housing (10) beneath the pad (42). The slide (26) is moved longitudinally, causing cam surfaces (29, 30, 31, 32, 38, 39) on the slide (26) and pressure bar (34) to force the pressure bar (34) against the flexible circuit (45). This causes contacts (47) on the flexible circuit (45) to firmly engage contacts (46) on the circuit board (14) to effect an electrical connection.

Alignment And Retention Device For Optical Transmission

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US Patent:
48100536, Mar 7, 1989
Filed:
Dec 23, 1987
Appl. No.:
7/139135
Inventors:
Blake F. Woith - Irvine CA
International Classification:
G02B 636
G02B 726
US Classification:
350 9620
Abstract:
An alignment and retention device for optical transmission fibers having an optical lens with a forwardly directed curved surface molded to a rearward extension. The extension has an upper portion and a lower portion separated by a vee-shaped gap, each portion having a longitudinally extending vee-shaped groove for aligning and supporting an optical fiber. The lens and rearward extension are fashioned from a single piece of plastic with an abutment means comprised of a vertical stop at an interface therebetween. A focal point of the lens is located at the abutment means and a retention means securely retains the optical lens while a clamping means surrounds the retention means forcing the upper and lower portions together for capturing the optical fiber within the vee-shaped gap providing forward and lateral fiber alignment without using an index matching adhesive.

Electrical Circuit With Resilient Gasket Support For Raised Connection Features

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US Patent:
53049225, Apr 19, 1994
Filed:
Jun 26, 1992
Appl. No.:
7/904740
Inventors:
Robert K. Betz - Long Beach CA
Blake F. Woith - Orange CA
Assignee:
Hughes Aircraft Company - Los Angeles CA
International Classification:
G01R 1073
US Classification:
324158P
Abstract:
A multi-layered flexible circuit comprises a plurality of electrical traces (52) formed on a rigid substrate (50) and each including a contact pad (56) from which is raised a projecting contact feature (58). The contact pads (56) and features (58) extend along a line or lines of such contact pads and connection features, and both the contact pads and the raised features carried thereby are supported at or above the plane of the circuit traces by a compressed molded elastomeric gasket (44) positioned adjacent and edge (66) of the rigid substrate that underlies the traces. The gasket directly underlies the line of contact pads and raised features and is incorporated during the lamination of the several layers.
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