Patents Assigned to Southwire Company, LLC
  • Publication number: 20200295544
    Abstract: A workstation and method for the installation of a pulling head assembly onto one or more conductors of a cabling system are provided. The workstation incorporates one or more of: a conductor clamp that holds the conductors of the cabling system in place during the installation of the pulling head assembly; a cutting guide having indicia marks that indicate the lengths to which to cut the conductors in order to achieve a staggered pattern of pulling eyes attached to the conductors in the pulling head assembly; a stripping tool that is used to remove a portion of the insulation from the terminal end of each conductor so that the end of the conductor may be inserted into the pulling eye; and a crimping tool that is used to crimp the pulling eyes onto the terminal ends of each of the conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Galindo, Jeremy Harris, Frank Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10770202
    Abstract: A multi-striped electrical cable may be provided. The multi-striped electrical cable may comprise a conductor, an inner layer, an outer layer, and a stripe. The conductor core may comprise a conductor. The inner layer may be around the conductor core and may comprise an inner layer polymer. The outer layer may be around the inner layer. The outer layer may comprise an outer layer polymer, an outer layer colorant, and an outer layer friction reducing additive. The stripe may be disposed on an outermost portion of the outer layer. The stripe may comprise a stripe polymer, a stripe colorant, and a stripe friction reducing additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventor: Scotty J. Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 10766735
    Abstract: A flange for use on a reel, a flange adapter, and a flange stand are provided. The flange may include an outer circumference, a hub assembly, and an arbor hole adapter that is adapted to engage an arbor hole to secure the flange to the reel. The arbor hole adapter may include an expandable portion that is movable between an extended position and a retracted position. First and second expansion plates may be coupled to the arbor hole adapter and connected by shoulder bolts that guide movement of the plates between an abutting configuration and a spaced-apart configuration, allowing movement of the expandable portion relative to the reel for modified engagement. The flange stand may include a base, a support portion, and a coupler for engaging a central extension of the flange to allow the flange to be supported in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Mike Temblador, Myron Dale Deese, Harry William Kent, Jr., Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, James Phillip Tuggle, Franklin Clarence Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10763010
    Abstract: Disclosed are cable types, including a type THHN cable, the cable types having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a material containing nylon or thermosetting resin. A silicone based pulling lubricant for said cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small cable gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the resin material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force between the formed cable and a conduit during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Terry Chambers, Randy D. Kummer, John Armstrong, David Reece, Hai Lam
  • Patent number: 10763008
    Abstract: Disclosed are cable types, including a type THHN cable, the cable types having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a material containing nylon or thermosetting resin. A silicone based pulling lubricant for said cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small cable gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the resin material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force between the formed cable and a conduit during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Terry Chambers, Randy D. Kummer, John Armstrong, David Reece, Hai Lam
  • Patent number: 10763009
    Abstract: Disclosed are cable types, including a type THHN cable, the cable types having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a material containing nylon or thermosetting resin. A silicone based pulling lubricant for said cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small cable gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the resin material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force between the formed cable and a conduit during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Terry Chambers, Randy D. Kummer, John Armstrong, David Reece, Hai Lam
  • Patent number: 10741310
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a non-circular electrical cable having a reduced pulling force attributable to the exterior surface of an outer sheath, and method of producing the same is provided. In various embodiments, an outer sheath of the cable may comprise a first and second sheath layer, the second sheath layer being located external to the first sheath layer, and comprising a nylon material configured to reduce the pulling force necessary for installing the cable. In various embodiments, the first sheath layer may be extruded using a tube extrusion method into a substantially circular shape, and the second sheath layer may be extruded using a pressure extrusion methods onto the exterior surface of the first sheath layer while maintaining the at least substantially circular shape of the sheath. The sheath may then be pulled onto the surface of a plurality of conductors to form the non-circular electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Scotty Ledbetter, Randy Deon Kummer
  • Publication number: 20200243221
    Abstract: A liquid cooled charging cable system may be provided. The liquid cooled charging cable system may comprise a source, a load, a liquid cooled charging cable, and a cooling device. The liquid cooled charging cable may connect the source to the load, and may supply electric energy from the source to the load. The liquid cooled charging cable may comprise a supply conductor and a return conductor. The cooling device may pump a coolant around the supply conductor and the return conductor where the supply conductor and the return conductor may be immersed in the coolant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Jacob Gontarz, Subash Shrestha
  • Patent number: 10723035
    Abstract: A device for punching one or more holes in a material is disclosed. The device can include a body, a fixed handle attached to the body, and a moveable handle attached to the body. The device can further include a cutting die and an adjustable depth gauge attached to the body. The adjustable depth gauge can be moveable relative to the body of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Swiatkowski, Timmothy R. Bardin, Joseph R. Gerardo
  • Publication number: 20200224795
    Abstract: A conductor guide system for guiding one or more conductors is disclosed. The conductor guide system can include a first base section and a second base section. A joint can be used to assemble the first base section and the second base section in series. The conductor guide system can further include a roller assembly for holding one or more conductors. The roller assembly, when mounted on one of the first base section or the second base section, holds the one or more conductors off of the one of the first base section or the second base section to which the roller assembly is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Gerardo, Andrew M. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10713616
    Abstract: It may be determined that a material package has been used by determining that the material package has moved from a previously recorded location based upon location data corresponding to the material package and a beacon code. The location data may correspond to the material package and the beacon code being periodically reported by a beacon located proximate to the material package. Next, a weight of the material package that has been used subsequent to the material package being used may be received and, based upon the beacon code and in response to receiving the weight of the material package; the material database for a material package record may be queried. A remaining amount of material corresponding to the material package may be calculated based upon the received weight and data from the material package record found from the material package record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Lee Spruell, Charles A. Murrah, Jr., Carter Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10714235
    Abstract: Disclosed are cable types, including a type THHN cable, the cable types having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a material containing nylon or thermosetting resin. A silicone based pulling lubricant for said cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small cable gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the resin material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force between the formed cable and a conduit during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Terry Chambers, Randy D. Kummer, John Armstrong, David Reece, Hai Lam
  • Patent number: 10707656
    Abstract: Pulling eyes are provided with integrated wiring systems suitable for installing conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may include body portions that define interior cavities that are sized to snugly engage outside portions of the conductors or cables. The body portions are sized to be deformably crimped onto the outside portions of the conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may also include head portions joined to the body portions, with the head portions defining apertures for receiving a strength member for installing the conductors or cables. These apertures place the interior cavities in communication with the exteriors of the pulling eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Carlson, David Brian McCardel, David A. Cooper, David Mercier, Philip Sasse, Allan W. Daniel, Timothy M. Andrea, Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, Timmothy R. Bardin
  • Patent number: 10706988
    Abstract: Disclosed are cable types, including a type THHN cable, the cable types having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a material containing nylon or thermosetting resin. A silicone based pulling lubricant for said cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small cable gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the resin material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force between the formed cable and a conduit during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Terry Chambers, Randy D. Kummer, John Armstrong, David Reece, Hai Lam
  • Patent number: 10673214
    Abstract: A workstation and method for the installation of a pulling head assembly onto one or more conductors of a cabling system are provided. The workstation incorporates one or more of: a conductor clamp that holds the conductors of the cabling system in place during the installation of the pulling head assembly; a cutting guide having indicia marks that indicate the lengths to which to cut the conductors in order to achieve a staggered pattern of pulling eyes attached to the conductors in the pulling head assembly; a stripping tool that is used to remove a portion of the insulation from the terminal end of each conductor so that the end of the conductor may be inserted into the pulling eye; and a crimping tool that is used to crimp the pulling eyes onto the terminal ends of each of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Galindo, Jeremy Harris, Frank Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10640846
    Abstract: Methods for degassing and for removing impurities from molten metals are disclosed. These methods can include operating an ultrasonic device in a molten metal bath, and adding a purging gas into the molten metal bath in close proximity to the ultrasonic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Victor F. Rundquist, Kevin S. Gill
  • Patent number: 10639707
    Abstract: A molten metal processing device including an assembly mounted on the casting wheel, including at least one vibrational energy source which supplies vibrational energy to molten metal cast in the casting wheel while the molten metal in the casting wheel is cooled, and a support device holding the vibrational energy source. An associated method for forming a metal product which provides molten metal into a containment structure included as a part of a casting mill, cools the molten metal in the containment structure, and couples vibrational energy into the molten metal in the containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Scott Gill, Michael Caleb Powell, Victor Frederic Rundquist, Venkata Kiran Manchiraju, Roland Earl Guffey
  • Patent number: 10605379
    Abstract: A conductor guide system for guiding one or more conductors is disclosed. The conductor guide system can include a first base section and a second base section. A joint can be used to assemble the first base section and the second base section in series. The conductor guide system can further include a roller assembly for holding one or more conductors. The roller assembly, when mounted on one of the first base section or the second base section, holds the one or more conductors off of the one of the first base section or the second base section to which the roller assembly is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph R. Gerardo, Andrew M. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10577730
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for wire loom assembly are disclosed. A cable assembly device includes an inner core and an outer housing. The inner core includes a receiving member comprising a first end and a second end. The inner core further includes a splitter member attached to the first end of the receiving member. The outer housing encloses at least a portion of the inner core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Harry William Kent, Jr., Myron Deese, Chris Marlow, Franklin Clarence Calhoun
  • Patent number: 10570992
    Abstract: A coupler may be provided. The coupler may comprise a first cylindrical cavity, a first truncated conical cavity, and a second truncated conical cavity. The first truncated conical cavity may be adjacent to and concentric with the first cylindrical cavity. The first truncated conical cavity may have a first angle. The second truncated conical cavity may be adjacent to and concentric with the first truncated conical cavity. The second truncated conical cavity may have a second angle less than the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Springer, Charles L. Holcombe