Patents Assigned to Belden, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10236099
    Abstract: Two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable include Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, the filler allows a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Patent number: 10079081
    Abstract: A cable having low values for resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The cable includes a plurality of conductors for each signal or leg, which may be configured as a braid of three subsets of braids of bonded pairs of insulated conductors. The bonded pairs may be twisted or untwisted, in close proximity such that inductance is reduced via magnetic field cancellation. Each leg may be separate and parallel, rather than interwoven or braided together, increasing the distance between the two signals and reducing capacitance. The legs may be positioned close to each other, such that their magnetic fields cancel to further reduce inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Galen Mark Gareis
  • Patent number: 9991030
    Abstract: Two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable include Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, the filler allows a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Patent number: 9801123
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to systems and methods for scheduling dynamic frequency selection channel availability checks. The systems and methods may include detecting lull times in between servicing clients, and scanning for channel availability during the lull times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Belden, Inc.
    Inventors: Lap Kong Law, Daniel Wade
  • Patent number: 9748022
    Abstract: Audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air include a first conductor having a first diameter, and a non-conductive thread spirally wrapped around the center conductor, the non-conductive thread having a second diameter. A first jacket surrounds the center conductor and thread, having an inner diameter approximately equal to the first diameter plus twice the second diameter. A second conductor surrounds the first jacket and/or the center conductor and thread. In many implementations, the first diameter is less than the second diameter. A radially symmetric filler comprising a plurality of arms may form a corresponding plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Galen Gareis
  • Patent number: 9697929
    Abstract: Two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable include Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, the filler allows a cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Patent number: 9622161
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed generally to systems and methods for scheduling dynamic frequency selection channel availability checks. The systems and methods may include detecting lull times in between servicing clients, and scanning for channel availability during the lull times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BELDEN, INC.
    Inventors: Lap Kong Law, Daniel Wade
  • Patent number: 9589704
    Abstract: A cable having low values for resistance, inductance, and capacitance. The cable includes a plurality of conductors for each signal or leg, which may be configured as a braid of three subsets of braids of bonded pairs of insulated conductors. The bonded pairs may be twisted or untwisted, in close proximity such that inductance is reduced via magnetic field cancellation. Each leg may be separate and parallel, rather than interwoven or braided together, increasing the distance between the two signals and reducing capacitance. The legs may be positioned close to each other, such that their magnetic fields cancel to further reduce inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Galen Mark Gareis
  • Patent number: 9455070
    Abstract: Implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air include a first conductor having a first diameter, and a non-conductive thread spirally wrapped around the center conductor, the non-conductive thread having a second diameter. A first jacket surrounds the center conductor and thread, having an inner diameter approximately equal to the first diameter plus twice the second diameter. A second conductor surrounds the first jacket and/or the center conductor and thread. In many implementations, the first diameter is less than the second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Galen Gareis
  • Patent number: 9293239
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air, reducing propagation delay and self-inductance compared to cables utilizing non-air dielectric materials that completely surround the conductor. A balanced audio cable includes a radially symmetric filler comprising a plurality of arms forming a corresponding plurality of channels. The cable also includes a plurality of conductors, each approximately centered within a corresponding channel. The cable further includes a plurality of non-conductive threads, each spirally wrapped around a conductor of the plurality of conductors. In some implementations, the cable also includes a jacket surrounding the filler, conductors, and threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Galen Gareis
  • Publication number: 20160042842
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method for producing cable. The method includes applying an insulative coating to each of a plurality of conductors to form a plurality of insulated conductors. The method further includes taking up the plurality of insulated conductors in a twisting system to twist the plurality of insulated conductors together and apply a first portion of a desired twist to the plurality of insulated conductors. The method further includes paying off the plurality of insulated conductors from the twisting system to further twist the plurality of insulated conductors together and apply a second portion of a desired twist to the plurality of insulated conductors to form a twisted plurality of insulated conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Edward Crouse
  • Patent number: 9196400
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a method for producing cable. The method includes applying an insulative coating to each of a plurality of conductors to form a plurality of insulated conductors. The method further includes taking up the plurality of insulated conductors in a twisting system to twist the plurality of insulated conductors together and apply a first portion of a desired twist to the plurality of insulated conductors. The method further includes paying off the plurality of insulated conductors from the twisting system to further twist the plurality of insulated conductors together and apply a second portion of a desired twist to the plurality of insulated conductors to form a twisted plurality of insulated conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Glenn Edward Crouse
  • Patent number: 9169679
    Abstract: A storage cabinet includes a frame assembly having a forward facing surface and defining an interior configured to store items; a door assembly having a lateral surface; and a hinge assembly pivotally coupling the frame assembly to the door assembly such that the door assembly is moveable from a closed position to a plurality of open positions. The hinge assembly includes a frame component mounted to the forward facing surface of the frame assembly; and a door component mounted to the lateral surface of the door component and configured to rotate relative to the frame component upon rotation of the door assembly relative to the frame assembly. The hinge assembly is configured to enable a user to remove the door assembly from the frame assembly by lifting the door in a vertical direction only when the door assembly is moved from the closed position at least a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Wray McAdoo
  • Patent number: 9099220
    Abstract: A flat-type cable suitable for use in high frequency communications. The cable has a plurality of longitudinally extending and substantially parallel passageways, each housing a twisted pair conductor. The twisted pair conductors are disposed in the cable in a manner that the twisted pair conductors with the longest lay lengths are disposed in the passageways closest to the edges of the cable, and the passageways farther away from the edges of the cable house twisted pair conductors with progressively shorter lay lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Galen Mark Gareis
  • Publication number: 20150179305
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air, reducing propagation delay and self-inductance compared to cables utilizing non-air dielectric materials that completely surround the conductor. A balanced audio cable includes a radially symmetric filler comprising a plurality of arms forming a corresponding plurality of channels. The cable also includes a plurality of conductors, each approximately centered within a corresponding channel. The cable further includes a plurality of non-conductive threads, each spirally wrapped around a conductor of the plurality of conductors. In some implementations, the cable also includes a jacket surrounding the filler, conductors, and threads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Galen Gareis
  • Publication number: 20150179306
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implementations of audio cables including a conductor spirally wrapped in a non-conductive thread to centrally position the conductor within a channel comprising mostly air, reducing propagation delay and self-inductance compared to cables utilizing non-air dielectric materials that completely surround the conductor. A coaxial cable includes a first conductor having a first diameter, and a non-conductive thread spirally wrapped around the center conductor, the non-conductive thread having a second diameter. A first jacket surrounds the center conductor and thread, having an inner diameter approximately equal to the first diameter plus twice the second diameter. A second conductor surrounds the first jacket and/or the center conductor and thread. In many implementations, the first diameter is less than the second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: Galen Gareis
  • Publication number: 20150107872
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes two electromagnetic interference (EMI) controlling tape application methodologies for unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable, Fixed Tape Control (FTC) and Oscillating Tape Control (OTC). In FTC, tape application angle and edge placement are controlled to maintain position of the tape edges over a base of nonconductive filler in the cable. In OTC, the tape application angle is continuously varied, resulting in crossing of the tape edges over all of the pairs of conductors with varying periodicity. In both implementations, alien crosstalk and return losses are improved, while the filler allows a cylindrical shape for optimized ground plane uniformity and stability for improved impedance and return loss performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: BELDEN INC.
    Inventors: Andrew John Wehrli, William Thomas Clark, Galen Mark Gareis, Douglas David Brenneke
  • Publication number: 20150041172
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a cable designed to minimize values for resistance, inductance, and capacitance, without the trade-offs of typical designs. The cable includes a plurality of conductors for each signal or leg, which may be configured as a braid of three subsets of braids of bonded pairs of insulated conductors. The bonded pairs may be twisted or untwisted, in close proximity such that inductance is reduced via magnetic field cancellation. Each leg may be separate and parallel, rather than interwoven or braided together, increasing the distance between the two signals and reducing capacitance. The legs may be positioned close to each other, such that their magnetic fields cancel to further reduce inductance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Belden Inc.
    Inventor: GALEN MARK GAREIS
  • Publication number: 20140252935
    Abstract: A storage cabinet includes a frame assembly having a forward facing surface and defining an interior configured to store items; a door assembly having a lateral surface; and a hinge assembly pivotally coupling the frame assembly to the door assembly such that the door assembly is moveable from a closed position to a plurality of open positions. The hinge assembly includes a frame component mounted to the forward facing surface of the frame assembly; and a door component mounted to the lateral surface of the door component and configured to rotate relative to the frame component upon rotation of the door assembly relative to the frame assembly. The hinge assembly is configured to enable a user to remove the door assembly from the frame assembly by lifting the door in a vertical direction only when the door assembly is moved from the closed position at least a predetermined amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: BELDEN INC.
    Inventor: Michael Wray McAdoo
  • Patent number: 8729394
    Abstract: A cable exhibiting reduced crosstalk between transmission media includes a core having a profile with a shape which defines spaces or channels to maintain a spacing between transmission media in a finished cable. The core is formed of a conductive material to further reduce crosstalk. A method of producing a cable introduces a core as described above into the cable assembly and imparts a cable closing twist to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Belden Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Clark, Peter D. MacDonald, Joseph Dellagala