Patents Examined by Chau N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11217362
    Abstract: A wire harness, including: a plurality of wire groups that each include a plurality of wires; a plurality of tubular first flexible shields that each encase a different one wire group of the plurality of wire groups; a tube that is made of a metal and into which drawn-out portions of the wires, which are drawn out from the first flexible shields, are inserted; and a tubular second flexible shield that bunches together and encases the drawn-out portions of the wires at positions thereof that are outside of the tube, and is electrically connected to the first flexible shields and the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Hiromori, Hirokazu Nakai
  • Patent number: 11190000
    Abstract: A waterproof structure includes a first seal portion covering around an electric wire to be inserted into a mounting hole of an object to which the electric wire is mounted, the electric wire having a conductor and an insulation covering the conductor, and the first seal portion being elastic and electrically insulative, a housing provided at an end portion of the electric wire, the housing covering the first seal portion, the housing being made of an insulating resin having higher rigidity than the first seal portion and a second seal portion covering around the electric wire, being provided contiguously with an end portion of the housing, and being elastic and electrically insulative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Iizuka, Yusuke Tsutagawa, Kazuma Kayo, Hajime Kato, Akihiro Saito, Kai Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 11189396
    Abstract: A cable has a tensile armor having a number of elongated polymeric tensile elements. At least one of the elongated polymeric tensile elements includes a bundle of high tensile fibers and a jacket tightly retaining the bundle of fibers. The elongated polymeric tensile elements are arranged with a lay loss of 1.5% at most. A method of manufacturing such a cable is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Maria Consonni, Gianni Miramonti, Luca Giorgio Maria De Rai, Paolo Veggetti
  • Patent number: 11183317
    Abstract: A stacked wiring member includes a plurality of stacked flat wiring members. Each of the plurality of flat wiring members includes a plurality of wire-like transmission members and a base member keeping the plurality of wire-like transmission members in a parallel state in at least a part of the plurality of wire-like transmission members in an extension direction thereof. Wire-like transmission members having different thicknesses in the plurality of wire-like transmission members are disposed to be located together in a stacked direction of the plurality of flat wiring members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ebata, Yuya Fukami, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Suguru Yasuda, Ryuta Takakura, Yuki Matsuo, Tetsuya Nishimura, Haruka Nakano, Masaki Mizushita, Kenta Arai, Motohiro Yokoi, Kenta Ito, Shigeki Ikeda, Housei Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11152137
    Abstract: A communications cable has a plurality of twisted pairs of insulated conductors, metal foil tape between the twisted pairs, and a cable jacket are disclosed. The metal foil tape can include a substrate, a metal layer on the substrate, and a triboelectric coating on at least the metal layer of the metal foil tape. The triboelectric coating has a charge affinity closer to a charge affinity of the insulated conductors than a charge affinity of the metal layer to prevent charge build up between the conductors and the metal foil tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Nordin, Royal O. Jenner
  • Patent number: 11139647
    Abstract: A waterproof structure includes a first seal portion covering around an electric wire to be inserted into a mounting hole of an object to which the electric wire is mounted, the electric wire having a conductor and an insulation covering the conductor, and the first seal portion being elastic and electrically insulative, a housing provided at an end portion of the electric wire, the housing covering the first seal portion, the housing being made of an insulating resin having higher rigidity than the first seal portion and a second seal portion covering around the electric wire, being provided contiguously with an end portion of the housing, and being elastic and electrically insulative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Iizuka, Yusuke Tsutagawa, Kazuma Kayo, Hajime Kato, Akihiro Saito, Kai Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 11120926
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cable includes a data transmission path disposed about an axial center of the cable and a power transmission path sheathing the data transmission path. The power transmission path includes a power layer and a ground layer, where the power transmission path is characterized by a distributed impedance having at least one frequency dependent impedance characteristic. In some implementations, ground layer shields the data transmission path from electromagnetic interference. In some implementations, the frequency dependent impedance characteristic of the power transmission path is characterized by a capacitance value that satisfies a capacitance criterion at frequencies above a first frequency level. In some implementations, the frequency dependent impedance characteristic of the power transmission path is characterized by an inductance value that satisfies a first inductance criterion at frequencies above a first frequency level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Brandon Spiel
  • Patent number: 11107602
    Abstract: An electric wire conductor capable of achieving both flexibility and a space-saving property, a covered electric wire and a wiring harness including such an electric wire conductor. The electric wire conductor contains a wire strand containing a plurality of elemental wires twisted together, and has a flat portion where a cross-section intersecting an axial direction of the wire strand has a flat shape. A covered electric wire contains the electric wire conductors and an insulator covering the electric wire conductors. A wiring harness contains such covered electric wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Ooi, Yasuyuki Ootsuka, Kinji Taguchi, Toru Tanji
  • Patent number: 11101056
    Abstract: Disclosed is an armored cable assembly may include a plurality of conductors and a metal sheath disposed over the plurality of conductors. The metal sheath may have a plurality of revolutions extending helically along a lengthwise axis, each of the plurality of revolutions including a first section having a curved profile, a second section extending from the first section, the second section having a planar profile, and a third section extending from the second section. The third section may include a free end angled towards an interior cavity of the metal sheath, the free end extending past a plane defined by a bottom most point of the first section of an adjacent revolution, the plane extending perpendicular to the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: AFC Cable Systems. Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lafreniere, Stephen Lundgren, Paulo Damoura, Ronald Pegg, Antonio Araujo, David Campbell
  • Patent number: 11094428
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable, suitable for both electrical and data transmission, comprising at least one shield layer, comprising a metal layer directly adhering onto the polymeric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Genoni, Stefano Mauri, Mattia Bassi, Marco Apostolo, Marco Avataneo
  • Patent number: 11077806
    Abstract: A harness for a vehicle, configured to be attachable to a vehicle body, includes a cable including a plurality of electric wires, each of which includes a center conductor and an insulation that covers the center conductor, a separator including a paper, a non-woven fabric, or a resin tape that covers and contacts with the plurality of electric wires, and an outer sheath that covers the separator, a rubber member provided along a longitudinal direction of a part of the cable, and a fixing member for attaching the cable to the vehicle body. The fixing member is attached to an outer surface of the outer sheath through the rubber member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hayakawa, Hirotaka Eshima
  • Patent number: 11079563
    Abstract: An armored cable includes a core and an armor surrounding the core. The armor includes at least one armor access feature formed in the armor to weaken the armor at the access feature. A jacket surrounds the armor and the jacket includes a primary portion of a first extruded polymeric material and at least one discontinuity of a second extruded polymeric material in the primary portion, the discontinuity extending along a length of the cable, and the first material being different from the second material, wherein the bond between the discontinuity and the primary portion allows the jacket to be separated at the discontinuity to provide access to the core, and the at least one armor access feature and the at least one discontinuity are arranged proximate to each other to allow access to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Jerome Blazer, David Alan Seddon, Kenneth Darrell Temple, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11077807
    Abstract: Provided is a combination cable for a vehicle that is capable of reducing noise interference and cross-talk between twisted pair wires. The combination cable for a vehicle includes a wire bundle and a sheath covering the wire bundle. The wire bundle includes a two-core first twisted pair wire, a two-core second twisted pair wire, a one-core first wire, and a one-core second wire. When viewed in cable cross-section, the wire bundle has the first twisted pair wire disposed on one side of a center line that runs from a center of the first wire to a center of the second wire, and has the second twisted pair wire disposed on the other side of the center line, and the first twisted pair wire and the second twisted pair wire are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenta Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11069458
    Abstract: An electrical cable includes a conductor assembly having a first conductor, a second conductor and an insulator surrounding the first conductor and the second conductor. The insulator has an outer surface and extends along a longitudinal axis for a length of the electrical cable. The conductor assembly has a coating layer on the outer surface of the insulator being conductive defining an inner electrical shield of the electrical cable. A cable shield is wrapped around the conductor assembly and has an inner edge and an outer edge. The outer edge is wrapped over the inner edge to form a flap covering the inner edge and extending along the longitudinal axis. The cable shield engages the inner electrical shield and forms an outer electrical shield exterior of the inner electrical shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES GmbH
    Inventors: Craig Warren Hornung, Chad William Morgan
  • Patent number: 11063417
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in various embodiments, a push on cap for an electrical cable that can be both temporary and permanent. The cap includes an extension that can be folded back for temporary installation of the cap on the cable, and unfolded onto the cable for permanent installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Richards Manufacturing Company, a New Jersey Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Joseph Bier, Christopher A. Juillet, Jeff Madden
  • Patent number: 11056873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable termination system comprising: —a power cable sequentially comprising a first length of exposed outer semiconductive layer, a length of exposed insulating layer and a length of exposed electric conductor, —an electric field control element adapted to be arranged around a portion of said power cable, said electric field control element comprising: —first and second longitudinally spaced semiconducting electrodes; —a field grading layer longitudinally extending between the first and second semiconducting electrodes and in electric contact therewith; —an insulating layer surrounding the semiconducting electrodes and the field grading layer, —wherein the first semiconducting electrode is positioned across a first boundary between the first length of exposed outer semiconductive layer and the length of exposed insulating layer, —wherein said second semiconducting electrode (160) is electrically connected with said length of exposed electric conductor (20), —a tubular insula
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.p.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Boffi, Stefano Pogliani
  • Patent number: 11049630
    Abstract: A multicore cable is composed of a bunched core composed of a plurality of electric wires laid together, each including a conductor, and an electrical insulating member provided over a periphery of the conductor, an abrasion suppressing layer configured as a taping member helically wrapped around a periphery of the bunched core, a shielding layer composed of a braided shield provided over an outer periphery of the abrasion suppressing layer, and a sheath provided over a periphery of the shielding layer. An opposite surface of the taping member constituting the abrasion suppressing layer to the bunched core and an opposite surface of the taping member constituting the abrasion suppressing layer to the shielding layer are composed of a fluoropolymer resin. The taping member constituting the abrasion suppressing layer is non-adhesively lap wound in such a manner as to partially overlap itself in a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Detian Huang, Yoshinori Tsukamoto, Masanori Kobayashi, Masashi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 11046851
    Abstract: Electrical power cable having a reduced surface coefficient of friction and required installation pulling force, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core, with or without a separate insulating layer, is surrounded by a sheath of crosslinked polyethylene. A high viscosity, high molecular weight silicone based pulling lubricant or fatty acid amide pulling lubricant is incorporated by alternate methods with the polyethylene to form a composition from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force on the cable during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Sasse, Tim Andrea
  • Patent number: 11049629
    Abstract: A non-halogen flame-retardant insulated electric wire includes a conductor and a crosslinked single-layer or a multilayer insulating layer on an outer periphery of the conductor. The insulating layer has a tensile elastic modulus of 500 MPa or more and an elongation at break of 120% or less in a tensile test performed at a displacement rate of 200 mm/min, and has a storage elastic modulus at 125° C. of 3×106 Pa or more in a dynamic viscoelasticity test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Iwasaki, Ryutaro Kikuchi, Mitsuru Hashimoto, Takuya Oriuchi
  • Patent number: 11037704
    Abstract: A communication cable includes a first leaky coaxial cable, a first leaky coaxial cable, and an approach cable. The first leaky coaxial cable has a first end and a second end connected to a communication device. The second leaky coaxial cable has a third end and a fourth end different from the first end and second end of the first leaky coaxial cable. The approach cable has a fifth end connected to the communication device and a sixth end connected to the third end of the second leaky coaxial cable, wherein the sixth end is positioned near the second end of the first leaky coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Tsuchiya