Patents Assigned to 3-CI Partnership
  • Patent number: 10290977
    Abstract: A lockout device includes a first ring portion positioned around a first side of a connector. A second ring portion is positioned around a second side of the connector. A fastener allows a user to selectively secure the ring portions thereby forming a tubular ring surrounding the connector. An inner facing protrusion extends toward a center of the tubular ring and into a gap present on the connector. The inner facing protrusion remains in the gap of the connector regardless of movement of the lockout device about the connector while the first ring portion is secured to the second ring portion. The inner facing protrusion holds the lockout device captive around the connector and the tubular ring covers a disconnection mechanism of the connector. A secondary tool is required in order to detach the first ring portion from the second ring portion for accessing the disconnection mechanism of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3-CI Partnership
    Inventors: Steven Paul Cunningham, Colin Corasiniti
  • Patent number: 10191458
    Abstract: A configurable, connectorized system for providing RTU monitoring of field digital and analog parameters and transmitting data to the Central PLC system dramatically reduces the number of wire connections that must be made to connect sensors and actuators to a PLC system. The system is also extremely rugged and safe to be located in a hazardous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: 3-CI Partnership
    Inventors: Steven Paul Cunningham, Logan S. Gunthorpe
  • Patent number: 10148038
    Abstract: A lockout device includes a first ring portion positioned around a first side of a connector. A second ring portion is positioned around a second side of the connector. A fastener allows a user to selectively secure the ring portions thereby forming a tubular ring surrounding the connector. An inner facing protrusion extends toward a center of the tubular ring and into a gap present on the connector. The inner facing protrusion remains in the gap of the connector regardless of movement of the lockout device about the connector while the first ring portion is secured to the second ring portion. The inner facing protrusion holds the lockout device captive around the connector and the tubular ring covers a disconnection mechanism of the connector. A secondary tool is required in order to detach the first ring portion from the second ring portion for accessing the disconnection mechanism of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3-CI Partnership
    Inventors: Steven Paul Cunningham, Colin Corasiniti