Patents Assigned to Burndy Corporation
  • Patent number: 5898566
    Abstract: An assembly for both distributing electricity and limiting the flow of current has a housing, input conductors, first output conductors, second output conductors, an insulating spacer block, and limiters. Portions of the input conductors and first output conductors overlay each other with the insulating spacer block therebetween. The limiters electrically connect the input conductors to the output conductors with pairs of limiters connected between a single input conductor and separate output conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Rocco J. Noschese, Frederick D. Hooper
  • Patent number: 5830019
    Abstract: An electrical wedge connector having a C-shaped sleeve and a one-piece wedge. The wedge has a generally tubular wedge shape with a hollow interior, a constant wall thickness, and two conductor contacting surfaces for sandwiching conductors against an interior side of the sleeve. The wedge can be formed by deep drawing or tube forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, William J. Lasko, Armand T. Montminy
  • Patent number: 5774987
    Abstract: An electrical connector with a C-shaped sleeve and a one-piece wedge. The wedge has two opposite ends adapted to sandwich conductors against the sleeve and a center section. The center section has outwardly laterally bowed sections. The bowed sections are sequentially oppositely outwardly bowed along the length of the wedge. The wedge is preferably formed from an extruded or formed I-beam shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, William J. Lasko
  • Patent number: 5657417
    Abstract: A tool with a battery, an electrical motor, and a control system. The control system has a trigger control that connects the battery to a timer and a voltage monitor. The trigger control has a user actuated switch and a timer actuated switch. At the end of a tool operational cycle, when the user is not actuating the user actuated switch, the timer actuated switch can supply electricity to the control system. After a predetermined period of time, the timer actuated switch can then automatically electrically disconnect the control system from the battery to conserve battery power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Gary W. Di Troia
  • Patent number: 5649445
    Abstract: A set of dies for crimping the connector to a structural member, such as an I-beam. The set of dies includes a pair of crimping dies provided within a compression for crimping tool. A pair of removable embossing dies is inserted into the crimping tool to initially emboss the surfaces of an I-beam flange. The embossing dies are removed and the connector is installed on the flange of the I-beam. The tool is positioned over the connector, and the crimp is made. Henceforth, pressure is applied to the tool by the crimping dies which would then crimp the connector in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond Lavoie, David P. Gouveia
  • Patent number: 5645459
    Abstract: An electrical connector with a housing and electrical contacts. The contacts each have contact leaves with a general "M" shape. Front ends of the leaves are stationarily entrapped in a pocket of the housing. Rear ends of the leaves are stationarily connected to the housing by means of a middle section of each contact being fixed to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. Fitting
  • Patent number: 5645456
    Abstract: An electrical connector with a frame and an electrical contact mounted to the frame. The frame has a general clamshell design adapted to surround a portion of a cable to mechanically connect the frame to the cable. The frame has an elongate C-shaped member with an outer section and an inner section. The contact is sandwiched between the two sections. The contact has a curved busing strip with contact terminals extending in opposite directions from the busing strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 8, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Carl C. Petersen, Robert J. Shiley, II, Frederick D. J. Hooper
  • Patent number: 5620333
    Abstract: An electrical cable assembly having electrical wires, an electrical connector body, and a strain relief hood. The connector body is connected to first ends of the wires by electrical contacts. The strain relief hood is connected to the connector body and the cable. The hood has a first section snap-lock connected to the connector body and a second section attached to the cable. The first section includes a cantilevered side wall formed, at least partially, by two slots between the cantilevered side wall and two adjacent side walls. A latch for a second electrical connector is mounted over the cantilevered side wall for substantially preventing the cantilevered side wall from being outwardly deflected while the latch is connected to the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Boyle
  • Patent number: 5611229
    Abstract: A crimping tool comprises a pair of handles, cooperating metal jaws, dies, and/or die nests positioned at one end of the handles, and in alignment with each other, to receive a connector therebetween. Strengthening metal links and bolts secure the cooperating dies to the handles, so that the operation of the handles forces the jaws toward each other to impart radially directed crimping force to the connector. The handles are molded of an impact resistant plastic, and a unique, hourglass-shaped indicator link, formed of aluminum, a composite plastic, or other another material, may be incorporated into each handle near its upper end. A larger hole may be defined near the upper, exposed end of each link, while a smaller hole is defined near the lower end of each link, which is encased in plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher G. Chadbourne, Gary E. Schrader, Mark W. Blake
  • Patent number: 5594211
    Abstract: A split solder sleeve is provided with a conductor channel extending between open opposite ends of the sleeve and a longitudinal slot extending through the side wall of the sleeve into the channel and between the ends of the sleeve. The improvement includes a hole extending through the side wall of the sleeve into the conductor channel. The hole allows solder to be poured into the sleeve and around the conductors directly on the ends of the conductors. The hole allows greater visual inspection of the spliced solder joint both during and after pouring of the solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Gary W. Di Troia, Richard E. Robicheau
  • Patent number: 5586912
    Abstract: A filtered electrical connector includes a housing, filter contacts, and a ground plane member. The filter contacts include a contact member and, a tubular capacitor connected to the contact member. The capacitor is mounted over the contact member and sandwiched between a ledge of the contact member and an end of a crimping sleeve with conductive elastomeric washers compressed therebetween. The ground plane member has receiving apertures to receive and make contact with the filter contacts and, contact legs. A separate contact leg is provided for each receiving aperture. Each of the legs makes contact with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Eslampour, Robert J. Shiley, II, Allan W. Hendry
  • Patent number: 5575686
    Abstract: A system for connecting printed circuit boards to each other includes electrical connectors and positioners. The positioners fixedly position the boards relative to each other in a general spaced parallel configuration. The electrical connectors can connect the boards to each other in series. The connectors include power contacts, ground contacts, and driver circuits located inside the connector housing. The driver circuit has a transceiver for synchronous two way communications and buffers for repeating and strengthening digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Rocco J. Noschese
  • Patent number: 5564852
    Abstract: The hot stick adaptor has two members that are adjustably movable relative to each other. A first one of the members has two separate first ratchet areas. A second one of the members has three separate second ratchet ares. A fastener and spring connect the two members to each other with one of the first ratchet areas and one of the second ratchet areas in interlocking engagement. The two members can be moved away from each other in a first direction, compressing the spring, to disengage the interlocking engagement and thereby allow the two members to be moved in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Henry A. Maxwell, Michael F. Brunelli, Gordon L. Steltzer
  • Patent number: 5558546
    Abstract: An electrical wedge connector with a sleeve, a separate wedge, and an interconnector. The interconnector connects the wedge to the sleeve when the wedge is not directly connected to the sleeve. This prevents the sleeve or wedge from being accidently lost or dropped prior to assembly. The interconnector can be flexible or rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, William J. Lasko, Gennaro L. Pecora
  • Patent number: 5558529
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprising a housing, a plurality of first electrical contacts, a shuttle movably mounted inside the housing, and a plurality of second electrical shunt contacts stationarily mounted on the shuttle. The shuttle is movable between two positions to move the shunt contacts into and out of electrical contact with the first electrical contacts. The shuttle has a cam surface that is adapted to be moved along the slot by a second mating electrical connector to move the shuttle and shunt contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: David H. Romatzick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5553478
    Abstract: A crimping tool for crimping electrical connectors. The tool has a compression head, a hydraulic pump, an electric motor, a removable rechargeable battery, and a control system. The control system has a printed circuit board that monitors voltage of the battery, a trigger, and a hydraulic system pressure sensor. The tool is prevented from starting a crimp operation if the circuitry on the printed circuit board senses a predetermined inadequate low voltage level of the battery that could otherwise prevent a good crimp from being obtained. After a good crimp is obtained, the circuitry disables operation of the motor for a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Gary W. Di Troia
  • Patent number: 5552564
    Abstract: An H-shaped compressible connector having a main body and two pairs of opposed legs extending in opposite directions from the main body. The H-shaped connector is designed to require a relatively small amount of compressive force to be applied to a crimping device to completely close the connector. In one embodiment, circular ribs or angular tips are provided on the distal portion of each of the legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Gary E. Schrader, Armand T. Montminy, John Franzini
  • Patent number: 5538447
    Abstract: An electrical connector with a C-shaped sleeve and a one-piece wedge. The wedge has two opposite ends adapted to sandwich conductors against the sleeve and a center section. The center section has outwardly laterally bowed sections. The bowed sections are sequentially oppositely outwardly bowed along the length of the wedge. The wedge is preferably formed from an extruded or formed I-beam shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, William J. Lasko
  • Patent number: 5533255
    Abstract: The tool has a frame and a positioner. The frame has top and bottom guide rails that are suitably sized and located to be slidingly received in guide channels of a printed circuit board receiving cage. A locking latch is provided on the frame to stationarily, but removably latch the frame to the receiving cage. The positioner is movably attached to the frame and has a working head receiving area. The working head receiving area is adapted to removably mount any one of a plurality of working heads to the positioner. The positioner is adapted to move an attached working head to a desired location for inserting and/or removing an electrical contact in an electrical connector of the cage, or inserting and/or removing an electrical connector in the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventors: Michael N. Perugini, Thomas I. Crilly, III
  • Patent number: 5518426
    Abstract: An electrical connector having a housing with rows of offset interspaced contact receiving holes. The holes are angled along each row to facilitate interspacing of the holes with holes of adjacent rows. The electrical contacts are fabricated on a carry strip at an offset angle from the carry strip for simultaneous insertion into the angled holes of one of the rows of holes. Once the contacts are inserted into a row of the holes, the carry strip is removed. Angling the holes and interspacing them with holes in adjacent rows allows the spacing between the center paths of adjacent rows to be reduced. The offset angling of the contacts on the carry strips allows for fabrication of the contacts on the carry strip at a conventional pitch, but with nonetheless can be assembled to the housing to form a final contact spacing in the housing that is smaller than the conventional final contact spacing of prior art connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Burndy Corporation
    Inventor: Paul E. Plainer