Patents Assigned to Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co., KG
  • Patent number: 12008928
    Abstract: Labeling material for marking electrical installations, comprising a top layer, the top layer having a top surface which is designed for printing and a joining surface facing away from the top surface, comprising a foam layer, comprising at least one shaped element for form-fitting attachment to a receptacle, the foam layer comprising a foamed material, the foam layer being integrally bonded to the top layer in the region of the joining surface, and the shaped element being arranged at a spacing from the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kilian Klages, Alexander Hofmann
  • Patent number: 12008927
    Abstract: Marking profile for identifying electrical installations, comprising a marking region which has a cover surface to be labeled, comprising a support region which adjoins the marking region on the opposite side of the cover surface, comprising at least one shaped element for interlockingly securing to a receiving section, wherein the marking profile has an extruded plastic profile or consists of an extruded plastic profile and wherein the plastic profile has a constant cross-section when viewed along its longitudinal extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sandra Klocke, Kilian Klages, Thomas Pölker, Manuela Paus, Nicole Probach
  • Patent number: 12005722
    Abstract: A printing system includes: a printer for outputting a printed product; and a device for providing a marking arranged or arrangeable in a closed circumferential manner around a prolate object. The device includes a mechanical interface and the printer includes a mechanical interface, which are positively and/or by force-locking connected in a mounted state and which release the positive and/or force-locked connection by a planar motion, a partial rotation, and/or a current change to a released state. The device further includes: a material interface for receiving printed material output by the printer in the mounted state of the device, and at least one actuator for arranging the marking on the prolate object in a circumferentially closed manner by the printed product output by the printer or for providing the marking for circumferentially closed arrangement in the mounted state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kilian Klages, Alexander Hofmann, Benjamin Pradel, Juergen Gretscher, Michael Peter
  • Patent number: 11996651
    Abstract: A plug connector part for electrical connection to a mating plug connector part is provided. The plug connector part includes a housing and a contact carrier that is movable in relation to the housing. The contact carrier includes at least one electrical contact for the mating plug connector part and a slider that is movable in relation to the housing and to the contact carrier. The plug connector part for includes an elastic element that is supported on the slider and on the contact carrier in such a way that the elastic element is tensioned by a displacement of the slider in relation to the contact carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Marc Klimpel, Andreas Wendt
  • Patent number: 11996648
    Abstract: A plug connector part for electrical connection to a counter plug connector part includes: a housing; and a plurality of contacts arranged on the housing such that the plurality of contacts are electrically contactable from different plugging directions by counter contacts of the counter plug connector part. An angular location of the contacts relative to the housing is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Fredrik Brand, Bernd Behling
  • Patent number: 11978365
    Abstract: Labeling material includes a labeling region to be printed using a printing device and/or for handwritten labeling. The labeling material includes a carrier layer that is at least partially transparent and can be folded over onto the labeling region to cover or seal the labeling region and can be bonded thereto in portions or over the entire surface. One or more adhesive regions, such as an adhesive layer, adhesive dots, adhesive strips, etc., bond the at least partially transparent carrier layer to the labeling region in portions or over the entire surface. The adhesive region and the labeling region are arranged on the same side of the at least partially transparent carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick Oster, Alexander Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11978994
    Abstract: An electrical terminal block with simplified switching operations, which can be produced in a cost-effective and time-saving manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Wjatscheslaw Janzen
  • Patent number: 11965932
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for predicting the failure of an elementary relay having a switch for switching a load contact of a load circuit and an excitation coil for actuating the switch. The method may include exciting the excitation coil in order to switch on the load contact; detecting a time characteristic of a contact voltage at the load contact when switching on the load contact; extracting a characteristic feature from the time characteristic of the contact voltage; and monitoring the characteristic feature during operation of the elementary relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sebastian Heinrich
  • Patent number: 11960872
    Abstract: A system including a safety-oriented device and an electronic storage device which is separate therefrom and in which exactly one piece of data content for the device is stored. The exactly one piece of data content is either an operating software update or an address. The electronic storage device has a first connection unit for mechanical and electrical coupling to the device, the first connection unit comprising a first mechanical coding means. The device has a storage unit in which an operating system is stored, a microcontroller and a second connection unit for mechanical and electrical coupling to the electronic storage device, the second connection unit having a second mechanical coding means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lutz Rahlves, Dominik Kerscher
  • Publication number: 20240120669
    Abstract: An electronic device for mounting on a support rail, has a housing, an electronic unit arranged in the housing, and an elastic contact element that serves in the electrically-conductive connection between the electronic unit and the support rail. The contact element has two contact legs, a connecting area connecting the contact legs to one another, and a contacting section connected to the connecting area for making contact with the electronic unit, and wherein when the electronic device is in the mounted state, the contact legs of the contact element make contact in a clamping manner with a leg of the support rail in-between. The contact element arranged ensures, with small size, good electrical and mechanical contacting of the support rail. The sides of the two contact legs facing one another form a short contact area. The first contact area on is sharp-edged, and the second contact area forms a swivel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Steffen Pförtner, Peter Berg
  • Patent number: 11940474
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a measuring device for measuring a physical variable. The measuring device has a converter, which is designed to convert an input variable present at a measurement input, into a measurement signal and to provide the same as an output variable. The measuring device comprises a processing unit, which is configured to process the output variable of the converter, and a signal generator, which is designed to generate a test signal on the basis of a specification which test signal corresponds to an output variable of the converter to an input variable of the converter corresponding to the specification. The processing unit can be connected via a switching element either to an output of the converter or to an output of the signal generator. The disclosure further relates to a method for testing a measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Martin Jankowski
  • Patent number: 11938744
    Abstract: A device for providing a marking arranged or arrangeable around an object includes: a mechanical interface for releasably or irreversibly mounting the device to a printer; a material interface for receiving a print medium, which is printed by the printer using a print head, as a printed product in a longitudinal direction; at least one eccentric supported at the material interface to be pivotable about a pivot axis; and at least one print head actuator for moving the at least one eccentric to a first pivot position and to a second pivot position different from the first pivot position to provide the marking originating from the printed product. The eccentric, in a state of the device mounted to the printer using the mechanical interface, moves the print head and the print medium towards each other into a printing position for printing the print medium when the eccentric moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Kilian Klages
  • Patent number: 11914351
    Abstract: A system and method includes integrating a plurality of installation modules each having at least one process-technical unit which, besides hardware, also houses control technology, to form a modularly constructed overall installation. The installation modules are arranged three-dimensionally and, according to the description of the overall installation, are connected mechanically and electrically to one another. Between the installation modules, at least one coupling for data exchange is formed via one or more communication protocols. A configuration of the overall installation is assembled and stored on a central server unit having a data link to the installation modules. Each installation module is allocated at least one access path to the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Jeschin, Claus Vothknecht
  • Patent number: 11907006
    Abstract: A device for correcting a time parameter in a first node in accordance with a second node is provided. The device includes a clock pulse generator unit configured to provide periodic clock pulses in the first node. The device further includes a peripheral unit configured to decode symbols of an asynchronously transmitted telegram from the second node and to measure a number of clock pulses during the transmission of a symbol sequence of consecutive symbols of the telegram. The device also includes a correction unit configured to correct the time parameter as a function of a ratio of the measured number of clock pulses and the number of consecutive symbols in the symbol sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Striewe, Vjaceslav Magazinik
  • Patent number: 11901731
    Abstract: A line connector for transmitting electrical signals includes a housing, a first electric connection configured to transmit a first electrical signal, a second electrical connection configured to transmit a second electrical signal, and a diagnostic device. The diagnostic device is configured to monitor the first electrical signal and detect a first status of the first electric connection, and to monitor the second electrical signal and detect a second status of the second electrical connection. The housing has a housing wall with a first optical indicator and a second optical indicator. The first optical indicator is configured to generate a first optical signal representing the first status, and the second optical indicator is configured to generate a second optical signal representing the second status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Daniel Klein
  • Patent number: 11887755
    Abstract: A device for marking a conductor includes: a gripper for gripping the conductor extending in a longitudinal direction; a heating jaw assembly having two jaws spaced from each other in an open position in a first transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal direction; and a transport mechanism for dispensing a foil tape extending along the first transverse direction on a first side of the heating jaw assembly, a foil side of the foil tape facing away from the heating jaw assembly being weldable by heat and a foil side of the foil tape facing the heating jaw assembly including a marking of the conductor; and a gripper mechanism for moving the gripper along a second transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal direction and transverse to the first transverse direction when the heating jaw assembly is in the open position. The gripper moves the gripped conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Jens Ruppert
  • Patent number: 11885833
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a current measuring transducer for measuring an electric current in an electrical conductor that can be arranged so as to extend through the current measuring transducer, comprising a housing base portion and a housing mating portion coupled to one another, wherein the electrical conductor can be arranged in a central through opening between the housing base portion and the housing mating portion, wherein the housing base portion comprises a first part of a probe ring and the housing mating portion comprises a second part thereof, and comprises at least two sensors for simultaneously measuring the electric current in the electrical conductor, and further comprises an evaluation device in the current measuring transducer for simultaneously evaluating sensor signals and for outputting a corrected output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Tobias Stadtfelder
  • Patent number: 11881670
    Abstract: A connecting terminal for connecting an electrical conductor is provided. The connecting terminal includes a housing and a conductor insertion opening formed in the housing, via which the conductor to be connected is insertable into the conductor connection chamber along an insertion direction. The connecting terminal also includes a current bar arranged in the conductor connection space of the housing and a clamping spring arranged in the conductor connection chamber and having a retaining leg and a clamping leg. The clamping leg is transferrable into a clamping position and into an open position. The connecting terminal further includes an actuating element, which is arranged displaceably in the housing along an actuating direction. The clamping leg of the clamping spring is actuatable by means of the actuating element in order to transition from the clamping position into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Kevin Berghahn
  • Patent number: 11872734
    Abstract: A tool system for producing a workpiece by injection-molding includes: a tool part which has a cavity for shaping the workpiece from an injection-molding compound; and an adjusting device, which has a drive, a drive shaft, and a plurality of adjusting elements which are operatively connected to the drive shaft and are adjustable via the drive shaft. Driven by the drive, the adjusting elements, each with an actuating section for acting on at least one portion of the workpiece, are adjustable relative to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Dennis Beverung, Andreas Schubart
  • Patent number: 11877418
    Abstract: An assembly of an electronic device includes: an electronics housing for accommodating an electronic component; a base strip attachable to the electronics housing and having a plurality of plug receptacles to which plug modules are attachable; and a locking apparatus for locking the plug modules to the plug receptacles of the base strip. The locking apparatus has an actuating part movable in an actuating direction toward the electronics housing in order to remove the plug modules from the base strip. A spring element is arranged on the electronics housing for preloading the actuating part in relation to the electronics housing counter to the actuating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Frank Best, Eduard Unger