Patents Assigned to C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
  • Patent number: 5500504
    Abstract: A nozzle for a tool for the working of material and having a nozzle body which is composed of electrically conducting material and carries a nozzle electrode in its tip region with the tip region of the nozzle body and the remaining region of the nozzle body being formed by separate parts which are connected to one another and electrically insulated from one another, the nozzle electrode being in direct electrical contact with the tip region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Wolf Wiesemann, Peter Schubert, Michael Holzmann, Georg Sporl
  • Patent number: 5334054
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a conductor terminal including an insulated housing and a bus bar on a support rail is characterized by a solid metal contact base connected with the bus bar and adapted for electrically and mechanically connecting the bus bar with the rail. The base includes a pair of integral hook portions for clamping with the edges of the rail and at least one intermediate resilient prong extending longitudinally from the base. When the hook portions are clamped onto the rail edges, the prong is biased against the rail to retain the connector in position on the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Horst Conrad, Jorg Diekmann, Manfred Wilmes, Walter Hanning
  • Patent number: 5218311
    Abstract: In a measuring device which serves to measure a geometrical variable with the use of a sensor which is fed an alternating measuring current of constant amplitude by a regulated, phase-dependent current source. An alternating supply voltage and an alternating measuring voltage tapped by the sensor via a feedback path of the current source is superimposed in a superimposition stage, which belongs to the current source and downstream of which a reference element for determining the alternating measuring current is connected, to form a total voltage present at the reference element. In order to match a characteristic representing the relationship between the alternating measuring voltage and the geometrical variable to a prescribed characteristic curve, at least one of the alternating voltages fed to the superimposition stage is varied. The variation can concern both the amplitude and the phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 8, 1993
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Kilian Barth, Ahmet Topkaya
  • Patent number: 5192847
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nozzle for a tool for working material, for example for laser cutting. The nozzle contains an electrically conducting nozzle body (2), at the tip of which is arranged a nozzle electrode (12) electrically insulated from it. A cap element (15) accomodates the nozzle electrode (12) and is in engagement with the nozzle body (2). At the same time, the cap element (15) presses the nozzle electrode (12) against an insulating body (9). The cap element (15) and the nozzle electrode (12) are insulated from one another by means of an electrically non-conducting layer, making possible shielding of the nozzle electrode (12) a long way into the tip region. The cap element (15) furthermore protects the nozzle electrode (12) from lateral forces in order to avoid damage to the insulating body (9) which accommodates the nozzle electrode (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1993
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Manfred Jagiella, Wolf Wiesemann, Michael Holzmann
  • Patent number: 5171160
    Abstract: A circuit board clamping assembly is characterized by connector pins (3) for the connection of the circuit board clamp to the circuit board. The clamping assembly furthermore has at least one mounting peg (8) that can be inserted in a corresponding mounting opening of the circuit board. The additional mounting peg facilitates the reliable absorption of forces, such as occur during wiring, at the conductor connections (2, 2a) of the clamping assembly and guarantees a reliable mechanical link between the clamping assembly and printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Eckhard Beins, Uwe Fiene, Walter Landwehrmann, Thomas Uth, Manfred Wilmes, Michael Schnatwinkel, Klaus Strate
  • Patent number: 5107588
    Abstract: Connectors with a barrel-shaped ferrule are produced from an intermediate which is embodied by metallic strip consisting of a plurality of connector blanks linked together by interconnecting means, each blank comprising a first ferrule-forming part and a second tongue-forming part, and including a first zone which comprises all the first parts, and an adjacent second zone which comprises all the second parts and all the interconnecting means, the side edges of neighbouring first parts in the strip being separated by free interspaces and a continuous layer or cover of insulating material being adhesively applied on the first zone, on at least one obverse surface of the strip, so as to extend beyond a terminal edge of the first part, the said layer being within said interspaces cut through and bent so as to form at least one flap sufficiently large to adhere when folded back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Undin, Bernhard Boche, Bernd David, Ulrich Wiebe
  • Patent number: 5042286
    Abstract: In a manually operated pliers-type tool comprising an elongated tool body with a part defining an operative section with two carrier means for operative means such as crimping die members, and a longitudinal operating lever, which is journalled to the tool body and together therewith defines a reverse handle arrangement, projects that part of the tool body and tool, which defines the operative section, in the direction from which the operating lever is attached to the tool body, and the operating lever terminates, in its folded-down position, before that projecting part, and is level therewith. In a preferred embodiment, one of the carrier means is embodied by at least one rocker which is pivotably mounted in the operative section with the aid of a resilient means, so that the respective operative means may recede to a certain degree under the effect of predetermined load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ulrich Wiebe, Hartmut Schmode, Karl-Heinz Siemens, Jorg Gondermann, Hans Undin
  • Patent number: 5041704
    Abstract: In a dual disconnect terminal assembly including a switch, the disconnect contact member for opening and closing the current paths formed by bus bar segments in the upper and lower terminal tiers is a toggle lever which includes contact bridges for each respective tier. The lever can be pivoted into three different switch positions. In a first position, the upper and lower contact bridges are connected with the bus bar segments of the upper and lower tiers, respectively, to close the current paths therebetween. In a second position, the upper and lower contact bridges are spaced from the bus bar segments of the upper and lower tiers, respectively, to open the current paths therebetween. In a third position, the upper contact bridges are connected with extensions of the bus bar segments of the upper tier to close the current path thereof and the lower contact bridges are spaced from the bus bar segments of the lower tier to open the current path thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1991
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Paul Stenz, Horst Conrad, Georg Hille, Gerhard Huiskamp
  • Patent number: 4982594
    Abstract: A locator for a crimping tool is provided with a grip element accommodating an electrical connector for each pair of dies. The grip elements(s) is (are) carried by a carrier block means which is rectilinearily movable between a stand-by position, in which with the aid of a lever and a slanting track the grip element(s) is (are) located in the area between the open jaws of the crimping tool (10), and a rest position, in which they are located completely outside this area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Ulrich Wiebe
  • Patent number: 4982630
    Abstract: In a pliers-type tool with a fixed jaw carrier (13A) and a movable jaw carrier (13B) arranged on a pivotable rocker (14) which is connected with an at least to a limited degree resiliently bendable bracket (15). The rocker (14) is with the aid of a pivot pin (14A) pivotally attached to a longitudinal tool body (11), the pivot pin (14A) passing through the rocker (14) in a hole which is larger than the diameter of the pivot pin (14A), and is anchored on one end of a short link (17), the other end of which link is attached to the said bracket (17).Thus work pieces, having a size within certain limits, may be precisely treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hartmut Schmode, Ulrich Wiebe, Hans Undin
  • Patent number: 4981451
    Abstract: A contact element such as an end-sleeve or a cable shoe, having a connecting portion and a contact portion, is produced from an originally plane blank which has a substantially rectangular first part, which in the finished product defines said connecting portion, and a second part, which in the finished product defines said contact portion. A plurality of such blanks is joined into a metallic punching band with an obverse face and a reverse face and comprising a first zone with all the first parts of the blanks, and a second zone with all the second parts of blanks. On at least the obverse face of the first zone is an insulating cover or coating applied before the individual blanks are removed from the punching band, so that the contact elements having a metallic connection portion with an insulating layer are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Hans Undin, Bernhard Boche, Bernd David, Ulrich Wiebe
  • Patent number: 4980962
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying by crimping terminals, which are provided in an elongated terminals strip, to electrical conductors, comprises a tool body and two jaw means which carry co-operating crimping dies, and of which at least one jaw means is movable relative to the body. To the tool body is an elongated carrier arm pivoted which projects beyond the jaw means, and to the free end of the carrier arm is a supply board pivoted which extends rearwardly toward the jaw means and carries a manually operated feeder device with a transport roller for the terminals strip. Between the feeder device and the jaw means is a cutting station for the terminals strip located which comprises at least one pair of co-operating cutting edges and is drivable by the closing movement of one of the jaw means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Ulrich Wiebe
  • Patent number: 4968272
    Abstract: A protective conductor connector for an electrical terminal having a housing mounted on the leg portion of a support rail is characterized by a slider provided between the terminal clamping screw and the rail. The slider is arranged within a terminal carrier and includes a clamping surface arranged beneath the clamping screw and a toothed clamped zone arranged above the rail leg portion. The slider also includes inclined guide surfaces which are guided by projections of the terminal housing during clamping movement of the slider. When the clamping screw is operated, the slider is displaced vertically and horizontally to clamp the conductor against the slider clamping surface and to scratch through a corrosion protective coating on the rail leg portion, thereby providing a reliable electrical connection between the conductor and the rail regardless of the diameter of the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Assignee: C.A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Walter Hanning, Jurgen Pampel, Ferdinand Steinkuhle, Manfred Wilmes
  • Patent number: 4956992
    Abstract: A manual tool, drivable by a rotary motor, for treating work pieces by pressure, such as crimping contact terminals on electrical conductors, comprises in a tool body, on which a recess for the work piece is provided, a slidably mounted stamp member and a force transforming mechanism which has an input shaft drivable by the motor in rotary motion, and an output member for driving said stamp member through a tuggle linkage in a reciprocating motion toward and away from said recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hans Undin
  • Patent number: 4956747
    Abstract: A multiple signal transmission unit includes input/output modules having top and bottom portions which are connected electrically and mechanically via a plug connection. The bottom portions are designed exclusively for the current supply of the neighboring module of a line of modules by spring contacts which pass through the bottom portions from lineup side to lineup side. These modules are in contact connection from bottom portion to bottom portion via the spring contacts, while all elements of the circuit are associated with the top portions for the control of the machines, subassemblies, and the like that are connected with the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Dieter Beer, Horst Reddehase, Siegfried Kerbstat, Detlef Hanning, Ulrich Plass, Hermann Krause
  • Patent number: 4932891
    Abstract: A dual flat-spring electrical contact includes a contact receptacle which contains a separation gap and on which spring prongs protrude on one side while the cable connector protrudes on the other side. The contact receptacle is rigidly locked against expansion, as in the area of the separating gap, during insertion of a contact pin between the prongs because on a receptacle wall, in the area of the separating gap, there protrudes a T-shaped cover plate for which there is provided a holding recess which adjoins an adjacent contact receptacle wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Reinhold Spanke, Dieter Beer
  • Patent number: 4929186
    Abstract: A circuit board terminal assembly includes a circuit board having a plurality of conductor strips arranged thereon and a plurality of connector and functional terminals mounted on the circuit board. The connector terminals are adapted for connection with an electrical conductor and with the circuit board conductor strips while the functional terminals are adapted solely for electrical connection with the circuit conductor strips. Thus, a functional terminal is selectively electrically connected with the connector terminals and the other functional terminals via the conductor strips. Each terminal includes on its side walls elements for mechanically connecting adjacent terminals together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Ferdinand Steinkuhle, Klaus Strate, Willi Durkop, Ulrich Moller
  • Patent number: 4929198
    Abstract: A conductor connection assembly includes a U-shaped receptacle into which one can insert from above a screw-clamping assembly comprising a screw, a nut threadably connected with the screw, and a wire protection part in the form of a barrel spring or collar connected with the screw. On the nut, there are provided lateral protrusions adapted to fit within corresponding recesses provided in the side walls of the U-shaped receptacle. The screw clamping mechanism and the U-shaped receptacle are locked into position since the collar includes in the upper area thereof lateral shoulder projections which abut against the side edges of the side walls of the U-shaped receptacle upon activation of the screw to displace the clamping mechanism downwardly into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Rudiger Strate, Rainer Schulze, Michael Schnatwinkel, Georg Wagner, Manfred Wilmes, Bernd Haller, Ernst Herkner, Jorg Diekmann, Herbert Henning
  • Patent number: 4927383
    Abstract: A heavy-duty electrical plug connector is characterized by a label plate slidably connected with the connector housing for movement between retracted and extended positions. A label containing information designating the poles of the plug connector is provided on the plate. For wiring the connector, the plate is pulled to its extended or reading position wherein the labelled designations of the poles of the connector are visible. After wiring, the plate is slid beneath the housing to its retracted position where it takes up little space and where it does not interfere with wiring work on other connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Willi Durkop, Wolfgang Scheffner
  • Patent number: D327623
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1992
    Assignee: C. A. Weidmuller GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Bernhard Boche