Patents Examined by Charles Pizzuto
  • Patent number: 10586632
    Abstract: A structural cable comprising a first conductor, a structural element, and a body with proximal and distal ends that is formed around the first conductor and the structural element, wherein the body is made of a non-conducting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Esmail, In Jae Chung, Lukas Josef Pankau, Balraj Singh, Maxwell Pfeiffer, Satyan Chandra
  • Patent number: 10580553
    Abstract: A cable includes: a linear conductor; a plurality of resin hollow tubes which are disposed around the conductor so that an air layer is formed around the conductor and which extend in a longitudinal direction of the conductor; an insulating protective member configured to protect the conductor and the plurality of hollow tube; and a partitioning portion provided in at least one hollow tube among the plurality of hollow tubes, the partitioning portion being configured to partition an interior of the hollow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Furuta
  • Patent number: 10573460
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic body including a dielectric layer, first and second internal electrodes disposed to face each other with the dielectric layer interposed therebetween in the ceramic body, and first and second external electrodes disposed on external surfaces of the ceramic body and electrically connected to the first and second electrodes. At least one of the first and second external electrodes includes a first electrode layer including a first glass and a second electrode layer disposed on the first electrode layer and including a second glass. The first glass contains a larger amount of barium-zinc (Ba—Zn) than the second glass, and the second glass contains a larger amount of silicon (Si) than the first glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Hye Min Bang, Bum Su Kim, Hyun Hee Gu, Hee Sang Kang
  • Patent number: 10575401
    Abstract: A dielectric composite is provided. The dielectric composite includes: at least one first dielectric layer; and at least one second dielectric layer, wherein the first dielectric layer has a thermal coefficient of dielectric constant (TCDk) not higher than ?150 ppm/° C., and the second dielectric layer has a TCDK not lower than 50 ppm/° C.; and the dielectric composite has a dielectric constant (Dk) not lower than 4, and a TCDk ranging from 0 to ?150 ppm/° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Shur-Fen Liu, Chin-Hsien Hung, Wei-Jung Yang, Chang-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 10566775
    Abstract: A connection structure of an electrical junction box and a protection member includes an electrical junction box configured to be attached to a vehicle body, a wire harness in which one end is connected into the electrical junction box and other end is led out from the electrical junction box, a protection member in which the other end of the wire harness led out from the electrical junction box is covered and inserted and which includes an attaching portion configured to be fixed to the vehicle body, and a connection band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Mita, Tooru Sasaki, Masayoshi Kamenoue
  • Patent number: 10555429
    Abstract: A kit that includes multiple rectilinear elongate polygonal elements having five unique shapes, four of which are concave polygonal elements. In some examples, when arranged with respect to one another, the elements of the kit form a girih strapwork pattern. In one aspect, respective elements in a kit may include bezels or boarders along longer sides to enhance an over/under weaving effect of the girih strapwork pattern. In other aspects, one or more elements may be formed as a tray, and some of the trays may include various components or materials disposed in the tray (e.g., architectural surface materials, biological systems, various electronic components) to provide for a variety of creative designs and structural/sculptural installations for built environments. In some implementations, one or more such trays may have beveled rims so as to appear light and thin when viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: John Frattalone
  • Patent number: 10547163
    Abstract: A cable has a corrugated armor exterior surface, and a split bushing defines an interior surface which conforms to the corrugated exterior surface. The bushing is split radially in one place to form a gap which may be opened to allow the bushing to open, or the bushing is split radially at two or more places to form two or more parts, and is fitted about the corrugated exterior surface. The bushing defines first and second external chamfer surfaces. A connector includes a body having external threads and a chamfer which urges against the first bushing chamfer. A nut has internal threads which engage the external threads of the body, and a chamfer which urges against the second bushing chamfer. As the nut is tightened onto the body, wedge action on the first and second bushing chamfers compresses the bushing around the corrugated exterior surface to secure the connector to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Mike Pastusek
  • Patent number: 10531829
    Abstract: A chain segment having wires that connect various electrical devices and connectors together. The wires are arranged in a pattern to facilitate strain relief. The wires, electrical devices, and connectors are encased in an injection molded material, and they are preferably coupled with a flexible material such as a fabric that can be stitched into a garment. The chain segment facilitates collection of movement data when stitched into an article of clothing. A method of manufacturing the chain segment that is modular to enable different configurations and different lengths of chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Snyder, Scott Bland, Robert C DeMott, II
  • Patent number: 10532706
    Abstract: An object of the description is to provide a conductive wire with a small diameter. A conductive wire configured to be arranged in a vehicle and electrically connect electrical devices includes: a rigid wire having a first core wire, and a first insulating coating that covers an outer circumference of the first core wire; and a flexible wire having a second core wire that is superior to the first core wire in terms of flexibility and is connected to an end of the first core wire, and a second insulating coating that covers an outer circumference of the second core wire. A wall thickness T1 in a radial direction of the first insulating coating of the rigid wire is smaller than a wall thickness T2 in a radial direction of the second insulating coating of the flexible wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 10529469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a power cable, which power cable comprises at least one core comprising a conductor and an expanded and crosslinked insulation layer surrounding said conductor, wherein said process comprises the steps a) to d): a) providing a blend of: a polymer composition comprising a polyolefin material, which polyolefin material bears silane moieties; a catalyst and a foaming system, wherein the provided blend will comprise at least 0.1% by weight of a foaming agent, with respect to the total weight of the polyolefin material; b) extruding a blend, as described in step a), on the conductor to form an insulation layer; c) foaming the insulation layer; and d) crosslinking the insulation layer; a power cable which is obtainable by the process, and use of the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Asa Wannerskog, Francisco Galante, Peter Walter, Ola Fagrell
  • Patent number: 10530142
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for interlocking wire conduits for vehicles. An example vehicle includes wiring and conduits. The conduits include a first conduit and a second conduit that each include an inner surface defining a pathway for the wiring, an outer surface, annular ribs extending from the outer surface and defining annular grooves, flanges protruding from distal ends of the annular ribs and configured to interlock with the flanges of the other of the conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Orischak
  • Patent number: 10522986
    Abstract: An integral, unitary pre-expanded cover assembly unit for covering an electrical connection between first and second electrical cables each having a primary conductor and a neutral conductor includes a cover assembly, a holdout and a holdout support. The cover assembly includes an elastomeric sleeve and a duct. The elastomeric sleeve defines a cable passage to receive the electrical connection and the primary conductors of the first and second cables. The duct overlies the elastomeric sleeve. The duct defines a duct passage configured to receive at least one of the neutral conductors therethrough. The holdout is removably mounted within the cable passage of the elastomeric sleeve. The holdout defines a holdout passage. The holdout maintains the elastomeric sleeve in an expanded state. The holdout support is removably mounted within the holdout passage. The holdout support reinforces the holdout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Kok Chywn Chuang, Edward O'Sullivan, Mahmoud K. Seraj
  • Patent number: 10515744
    Abstract: A LAN cable is provided having a plurality of twisted pairs, a jacket surrounding the twisted pair and at least one discontinuous shield tape having a plurality of separated metal segments. The discontinuous shielding tape is folded and arranged between the plurality of twisted pairs, separating each of said plurality of pairs from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventor: Paul Michael Good
  • Patent number: 10487922
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for moving a tray within a confined space while the tray is bounded by a chassis. The movement of the tray is effected by a driven gear moving along a rack. A driving gear for rotating the driven gear is mounted on a handle or integral with a rotatable handle. The handle is rotatable about a pivot mounted on the chassis to provide the driving force to move the driven gear along the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Jung Chen, Chih-Hsiang Lee, Chih-Wei Lin, Chia-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10492305
    Abstract: A composite article includes a conductive layer on at least a portion of a flexible substrate, wherein the conductive layer has a conductive surface. A patterned layer of a low surface energy material is on a first region of the conductive surface. An overcoat layer free of conductive particulates is on a first portion of a second region of the conductive surface unoccupied by the patterned layer. A via is in a second portion of the second region of the conductive surface between an edge of the patterned layer of the low surface energy material and the overcoat layer. A conductive material is in the via to provide an electrical connection to the conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Shawn C. Dodds, Ann M. Gilman, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Daniel J. Theis, Matthew R. D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10490986
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a branch protector includes a component setting step of supporting a protector sheet of a branch protector in a floating state from a jig base on a jig pin erected on the jig base, and an assembling step of assembling a wire branch portion to the protector sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Yasumasa Osada, Fumihiro Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10483730
    Abstract: A method of building an insulation system around a naked conductor section of a power cable. The insulation system includes an inner semiconducting layer arranged around the conductor, an insulation layer arranged around the inner semiconducting layer, and an outer semiconducting layer arranged around the insulation layer. The method includes: a) placing the naked conductor section in a mold, and b) molding an insulation system around the naked conductor section, wherein the molding of the insulation system involves injecting a first semiconducting compound into a first mold cavity to form an inner semiconducting layer around the naked conductor section, injecting an insulation compound into a second mold cavity to form an insulation layer around the inner semiconducting layer, and injecting a second semiconducting compound into a third mold cavity to form an outer semiconducting layer around the insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NKT HV Cables GmbH
    Inventors: Dariusz Bednarowski, Emmanuel Logakis, Jörn Antonischki, Julita Krol, Lei Xie, Nikolaus Zant
  • Patent number: 10446293
    Abstract: A communication cable that has a reduced diameter while ensuring a required magnitude of characteristic impedance. The shielded communication cable contains a twisted pair containing a pair of insulated wires twisted with each other. Each of the insulated wire contains a conductor that has a tensile strength of 400 MPa or higher, and an insulation coating that covers the conductor. The shielded communication cable 1 further contains a shield that is made of a conductive material and surrounds the twisted pair. The shielded communication cable has a characteristic impedance of 100±10?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ryoma Uegaki, Kinji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10439125
    Abstract: There is provided methods of manufacturing a superconductor element and a method of manufacturing a phononic element. The method of manufacturing a superconductor element comprises the step of forming a periodic patterned structure in a material to alter an electronic structure in a primary layer (M) of the material to couple with the or each phonon of the primary layer (M) so as to induce superconductivity in the primary layer (M) or modify the superconductivity of the primary layer, and/or create or alter one or more phonons in a primary layer (M) of the material to couple with the electrons of the primary layer (M) so as to induce superconductivity in the primary layer (M) or modify the superconductivity of the primary layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Universiteit Leiden
    Inventor: Milan Allan
  • Patent number: 10431351
    Abstract: A flat cable that includes a plurality of conductors respectively extending in an axial direction; and an insulating sheath configured to, in a state where the conductors are lined up in a width direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the conductors, restrict the conductors from outside and collectively cover the conductors, wherein the insulating sheath has an expander enabling bending in the width direction by permitting relative displacement between the conductors, and the expander, by expanding so as to partially separate from the conductors in at least a thickness direction orthogonal to both the width direction and the axial direction, forms an internal space permitting relative displacement such that adjacent conductors overlap in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai