Patents Examined by Chau N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10839986
    Abstract: An electrical conductor comprises three or more solid segments of identical shape. In cross-section, each segment comprises two sides, which are configured for flush bearing against correspondingly opposing lateral surfaces on another segment. The cross-sectional surface through all the constituent segments of the electrical conductor is describable by a closed curve having a stepless characteristic. All the constituent segments of the electrical conductor are stranded in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Michael Menger, Torsten Voigt, Volker Gauler
  • Patent number: 10833488
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for securing a box cover to a watthour meter socket box. In certain embodiments, the apparatus has a clamping member that fits over a wall of a meter box and a lock housing that locks to the clamping member after a box cover has been installed thereby securing the cover to the box. Further embodiments relate to a clamp member and a lock housing wherein the clamping member generally comprises a clamp, clamp actuating member, and fastening shelf, and wherein the clamp actuating member may comprise a lever or threaded member to attach the clamping member to a wall of a meter box base. The box cover is secured to the meter box base when the clamping member is secured to the wall and used in combination with the lock housing and a locking shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DeWalch Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Dean Todd, II, Aditya Kumar Palthi
  • Patent number: 10825582
    Abstract: A cable connecting structure includes three three-phase power cable pairs respectively including a pair of power cables that are mutually connected, three insulating rubber connecting tubes covering connecting sections of the three three-phase power cable pairs, respectively, a steel pipe accommodating portions of each of the three three-phase power cable pairs, and the three rubber connecting tubes, and a heat dissipation material. The heat dissipation material is provided between the steel pipe and each of the three rubber connecting tubes, and makes contact with the steel pipe and each of the three rubber connecting tubes. The heat dissipation material includes a heat dissipating metal that has a melting point lower than a melting point of the steel pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Mashio, Taiki Kaneda
  • Patent number: 10818414
    Abstract: A movable part composite cable includes a plurality of power supply wires being designed for electric power supply, which respectively include a plurality of insulated electric wires being laid together and being covered by each covering member, the plurality of power supply wires being arranged in contact with each other on surfaces of their respective covering members, one or more signal wires being designed for signal transmission, each signal wire having an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of each power supply wire, and a jacket, which is being provided over an outer periphery of an aggregate including the plurality of power supply wires and the one or more signal wires that are laid together. The power supply wires and the signal wires are not in direct contact with each other, or the power supply wires and the signal wires are in direct contact with each other with a contact area therebetween being smaller than a contact area between the power supply wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Detian Huang, Yoshinori Tsukamoto, Isao Matsuoka, Masanori Kobayashi, Masashi Moriyama
  • Patent number: 10818412
    Abstract: A communication cable that has a reduced diameter while ensuring a required magnitude of characteristic impedance. The communication cable contains a twisted pair that contains a pair of insulated wires twisted with each other and a sheath covering the twisted pair. Each of the insulated wires contains a conductor that has a tensile strength of 400 MPa or higher and an insulation coating that covers the conductor. A gap G is formed between the sheath and the insulated wires constituting the twisted pair. The communication cable has a characteristic impedance of 100±10 ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoma Uegaki, Kinji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10818411
    Abstract: A wire conductor has a plurality of elemental wires made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, which are stranded with each other and arranged, in cross-section intersecting an axial direction of the wire conductor, in which one or a plurality of virtual elemental wires are removed from an outer peripheral portion of a virtual cross-section represented by a maximum number of virtual elemental wires accommodated in a circumscribing figure approximated by a regular hexagon, the virtual elemental wires having a same diameter as the elemental wires. The wire conductor includes a plurality of slave strands, each being a strand of the plurality of elemental wires, a maximum diameter cross-sectional area ratio is 0.63 or higher that is calculated by dividing a cross-sectional area of the wire conductor by an area of a circle having a diameter equal to a maximum value of an outer diameter of the wire conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takanori Wakamatsu, Jun Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10811167
    Abstract: A high-voltage cable for electrostatically charging a coating agent in an electrostatic coating plant is provided. The cable includes a centrally arranged cable core and an electrically insulating jacket which sheaths the cable core. The cable core has a moderate electrical resistance according to the principles of the present disclosure. The cable core includes fibers that form a non-woven fabric, and at least one strip of the non-woven fabric of the cable core is twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DÜRR SYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Poppe, Heiko Kamp
  • Patent number: 10811165
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an insulation material that has an excellent volume resistivity while retaining the balance among various capabilities including the mechanical strength, the heat resistance, the oil resistance, the bleed-out resistance, the plasticizer migration resistance, and the like, equivalent to a resin composition containing an ordinary phthalate ester. [Solution] An insulation material containing a resin composition containing: an ester (i) having one or more constitutional unit represented by the following formula (A) (wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms); and a resin (ii).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuusuke Saitou, Takahiro Suzuki, Junichi Fuji
  • Patent number: 10811346
    Abstract: A lead frame includes a lead frame substrate made of a copper-based material, plating layers composed of nickel, palladium and gold layers laminated in this order on top faces and bottom faces of the lead frame substrate, and a roughened silver plating layer having acicular projections, provided as an outermost plating layer and covering faces of the lead frame substrate that form concavities or a through hole between the top faces and the bottom faces of the lead frame substrate. The roughened silver plating layer has a crystal structure in which the crystal direction <101> occupies a largest proportion among the crystal directions <001>, <111> and <101>. The lead frame can be manufactured with improved productivity owing to reduction in cost and operation time, and achieves remarkably high adhesion to sealing resin while keeping the total thickness of plating layers including the silver plating layer to be thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OHKUCHI MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hishiki, Keiichi Otaki, Hidehiko Sasaki, Kotaro Tomeoka
  • Patent number: 10797457
    Abstract: A bonding method for a conductor of an electric wire includes a conductor formed of a plurality of strands and a sheath covering the conductor such that the conductor is exposed to a predetermined length. The bonding method ultrasonically bonds the plurality of strands of the electric wire to each other using an anvil and a horn. When the strands are ultrasonically bonded to each other by clamping a part of the conductor exposed from the sheath between the anvil and the horn throughout a predetermined length and ultrasonically vibrating the horn, a distance from the anvil or the horn to the sheath of the electric wire is shorter than a length of the strands when the strand vibrates in a primary mode by ultrasonic vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Sato, Kazuhide Takahashi, Naoki Ito, Yasunori Nabeta
  • Patent number: 10796815
    Abstract: There is provided an insulating material including a composite resin material comprising an organic resin and minute particles containing a metal element. The organic resin includes a resin material including polyester as a main backbone thereof and having an alkoxy group. The minute particles have an average particle size of greater than or equal to 0.5 nm but less than or equal to 50 nm. Such an insulating material is used as an insulating layer of a wiring member (wiring board, covered electric wire, etc.) including a conductor and the insulating layer which covers the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Imagawa
  • Patent number: 10784022
    Abstract: A cable structure includes at least one stuffing element, a first transmission module surrounding outside the at least one stuffing element, a first shielding layer surrounding outside the first transmission module, a second transmission module surrounding outside the first shielding layer, a second shielding layer surrounding outside the second transmission module, a woven layer surrounding outside the second shielding layer, an insulating skin surrounding outside the woven layer, a plurality of first core wire assemblies disposed in the first transmission module and the second transmission module, respectively, and at least one second core wire assembly disposed in the first transmission module or the second transmission module. A diameter of each first core wire assembly is different from a diameter of each second core wire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: James Cheng Lee
  • 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: 10772202
    Abstract: A flat data transmission cable includes a plurality of juxtaposed wires, a plastic layer enclosing on the wires integrally and a metallic layer formed by a metal material belt arranged on an outer side of the plastic layer in a spiral winding way. In the length direction of the data transmission cable, the data transmission cable has at least one bending portion, the data transmission cable is formed with a first section and a second section on both sides of the bending portion, and a stable bending angle is formed between the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Mindi Ni, Yichang Chen
  • Patent number: 10772203
    Abstract: A flat data transmission cable includes a plurality of juxtaposed wires, a plastic layer enclosing on the wires integrally and a metallic layer formed by a metal material belt arranged on an outer side of the plastic layer in a spiral winding way, each wire has a conductor. The metallic layer has at least an aluminum foil layer and a bonding layer arranged on the side of the aluminum foil layer facing to the plastic layer, the metallic layer is bonded to the outer side of the plastic layer by the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Mindi Ni, Yichang Chen
  • Patent number: 10772201
    Abstract: A flat data transmission cable includes a plurality of juxtaposed wires and a plastic layer enclosing on the wires integrally, each wire has a conductor. Central axes of the conductors are located on a same plane, and the plastic layer defines a top surface and a bottom surface parallel to the plane in which the central axes of the conductors located, the wires define at least two grounding wires and at least a signal wire between the two grounding wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Mindi Ni, Yichang Chen
  • Patent number: 10755832
    Abstract: A medium-voltage or high-voltage power cable includes an elongated electrical conductor element, a first semiconducting layer, an electrically insulating layer, and a second semiconducting layer. The electrically insulating layer is at least one layer of a thermoplastic polymer material having a continuous polypropylene matrix in which a polyethylene is dispersed. A process for the preparation of such a cable is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Gabriele Perego, Christelle Mazel, Matthias Meyer, Dimitri Charrier, Xavier Festaz
  • Patent number: 10741302
    Abstract: An electrical cable (1) includes an elongate electrical conductor (2) surrounded by at least one crosslinked layer (3, 4, 5) obtained from a polymer composition including a polymer material and a protection system. The protection system includes diphenylamine or a diphenylamine derivative and a sulfur compound selected among an organic thiol, a thiolate, and one of the mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Andreas Roos, Bernard Dalbe, Jean-François Larche
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10734137
    Abstract: A composite cable is composed of a power supply wire, which includes a twisted wire pair aggregate, which are being formed by laying a plurality of twisted wire pairs together, a plurality of coaxial wires, and a plurality of signal wires, which are each smaller in outer diameter than the power supply wire and the plurality of coaxial wires. The plurality of coaxial wires and the plurality of signal wires are being laid helically over an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and each of the plurality of coaxial wires is being arranged in contact with an outer periphery of the power supply wire, and is being arranged at equally spaced intervals in a circumferential direction of the power supply wire, while each of the plurality of signal wires is being arranged in such a manner as to remain separate from the power supply wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Detian Huang, Yoshinori Tsukamoto, Masanori Kobayashi, Isao Matsuoka, Masashi Moriyama