Patents Assigned to Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20120206848
    Abstract: A surge protection system including a pluggable surge protection cartridge and its corresponding base is disclosed. The cartridge includes a housing, a surge protection assembly situated within the housing containing a surge protection element and a plurality of cartridge contacts in electrical contact with the surge protection assembly. The cartridge contacts are configured to engage a base within an electrical load center to carry a surge current from the load center across an electrical path of the surge protection assembly through the surge protection element. The cartridge is configured to be situated within the base such that the cartridge is removable from the base while the base remains in electrical contact with the load center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael McCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ
  • Publication number: 20120194405
    Abstract: A wireless field device or an adapter for converting a wired field device to a wireless field device includes a housing, a first connector on the housing, and a removable antenna module that includes an antenna, a second connector coupleable and uncoupleable with the first connector, and a radome that houses the antenna and fits on the second connector. The radome is made of a static dissipative material that dissipates static buildup without sparking when coupling or uncoupling the connectors, enabling the antenna to be removed or replaced while the field wireless field device is located in a hazardous (classified) location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Brink
  • Patent number: 8226433
    Abstract: A base for mounting on a DIN rail includes a body and a latch assembly on the bottom of the body. The latch assembly has an elongate actuator extending to one side of the base and a latch member attached to the actuator for engaging the DIN rail. The release member is held on the base in an assembly position to facilitate mounting of the attachment member on the release member and the base, and is then shifted to an operative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Terry Lee Barber
  • Publication number: 20120081828
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that includes a terminal body housing, a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough, and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael MCCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Michael P. Lacey
  • Publication number: 20120081827
    Abstract: A terminal block is disclosed that integrates a surge protection base, a disconnect and connection points to provide a Kelvin connection in which a surge protection element is in electrical communication with the ground and the connection points for incoming and outgoing wires. The terminal block includes a terminal body having a terminal body housing. a plurality of conductive elements arranged within the terminal body to create a continuous electrical path therethrough and a disconnect switch integral the terminal body, the switch arranged to open the continuous electrical path and expose a terminal. The terminal body is configured to receive a surge protection element and the surge protection element, when received in the terminal body, forms a portion of the continuous electrical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Brian John GILLESPIE, Christopher Jon LAUBACH, Russell David MOSER, David Michael McCLELLAN, Scott Keith MICKIEVICZ, Michael P. Lacey
  • Patent number: 7942689
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for forming insulation displacement connections with conductors in small wires includes a wire carrier and a base. Pierce points on the base are slid along opposed walls in a slot in the carrier to align small tips on the ends of the pierce points to form electrical connections with a conductor in a wire in the carrier. The connections are located inwardly of the slot walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Phillip Huss, Jr., Ralf Geske, Hans-Hilmar Schulte, Karsten Freund, Markus Sonderer, Thomas Beier
  • Patent number: 7940508
    Abstract: A modular system for transmitting power and data between a control processor that receives and transmits signals along a trunk of a distributed control network, and one or more field devices located in a hazardous area includes a backplane bus and a trunk module connected to the backplane and interconnecting the trunk and backplane. Intrinsically safe spur modules are removably attached to the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenton Eugene Helfrick, Aaron Richard Kreider, Brian James Vogt, Davis Mathews
  • Patent number: 7845968
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for forming insulation displacement connections with conductors in small wires includes a wire carrier and a base. Pierce points on the base are slid along opposed walls in a slot in the carrier to align small tips on the ends of the pierce points to form electrical connections with a conductor in a wire in the carrier. The connections are located inwardly of the slot walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Phillip Huss, Jr., Ralf Geske, Hans-Hilmar Schulte, Karsten Freund, Markus Sonderer, Thomas Beier
  • Patent number: 7553199
    Abstract: A modular terminal block for connecting leads or wires to an electrical body includes a module stack of side-by-side module assemblies and an alignment plate. Each module assembly includes a housing, a number of conductors extending from the housing, and a cover member to cover the conductors. The alignment plate accurately positions the conductors despite variations in housing dimension due to manufacturing tolerances. The housing includes walls supported on both sides when forming part of the module stack. The walls resist deflection of the conductors during installation of the alignment plate and electrical body. Each cover member engages and is held closed by a conductor extending from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Correll
  • Patent number: 7491096
    Abstract: A modular terminal block for connecting leads or wires to an electrical body includes a module stack of side-by-side module assemblies and an alignment plate. Each module assembly includes a housing, a number of conductors extending from the housing, and a cover member to cover the conductors. The alignment plate accurately positions the conductors despite variations in housing dimension due to manufacturing tolerances. The housing includes walls supported on both sides when forming part of the module stack. The walls resist deflection of the conductors during installation of the alignment plate and electrical body. Each cover member engages and is held closed by a conductor extending from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Correll
  • Publication number: 20090035983
    Abstract: A modular terminal block for connecting leads or wires to an electrical body includes a module stack of side-by-side module assemblies and an alignment plate. Each module assembly includes a housing, a number of conductors extending from the housing, and a cover member to cover the conductors. The alignment plate accurately positions the conductors despite variations in housing dimension due to manufacturing tolerances. The housing includes walls supported on both sides when forming part of the module stack. The walls resist deflection of the conductors during installation of the alignment plate and electrical body. Each cover member engages and is held closed by a conductor extending from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Correll
  • Publication number: 20090035997
    Abstract: A modular terminal block for connecting leads or wires to an electrical body includes a module stack of side-by-side module assemblies and an alignment plate. Each module assembly includes a housing, a number of conductors extending from the housing, and a cover member to cover the conductors. The alignment plate accurately positions the conductors despite variations in housing dimension due to manufacturing tolerances. The housing includes walls supported on both sides when forming part of the module stack. The walls resist deflection of the conductors during installation of the alignment plate and electrical body. Each cover member engages and is held closed by a conductor extending from the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT DEVELOPMENT & MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Correll
  • Patent number: D591699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Gerwin Müller
  • Patent number: D599310
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Gerwin Müller
  • Patent number: D599311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Gerwin Müller
  • Patent number: D599312
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Gerwin Müller
  • Patent number: D640207
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Huss, Jr., Thomas Beier, Karsten Freund, Ralf Geske, Hans-Hilmar Schulte, Markus Sonderer
  • Patent number: D640208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Huss, Jr., Andreas Schrader
  • Patent number: D645405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Phillip Huss, Jr., Andreas Schrader
  • Patent number: D660260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Brink, Garrett Robert Schmidt, Gerwin Müller, Gerd Witt