Patents Examined by Dhiru R Patel
  • Patent number: 10522988
    Abstract: A conduit outlet body includes a body conduit, an axial hub, a transverse hub, and an access window that are integrally and monolithically formed as a single, one-piece component. The cross-sectional dimension of the transverse hub opening is different than the cross-sectional dimension of the axial hub opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Bradford J. Morse, Joseph E. Platt
  • Patent number: 10498115
    Abstract: An irrigation control box can include a housing base having a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a top sidewall, a bottom sidewall, and a back wall. The box can include at least one hinge post. An offset hinge assembly can include a hinge assembly frame defining a hinge assembly interior, a first attachment structure positioned at least partially within the hinge assembly interior and configured to releasably attach to the at least one hinge post, and a rotational attachment point. A facepack can include at least one hinge point configured to mate with the rotational attachment point. In some cases, the facepack is configured to rotate about rotational attachment point of the offset hinge assembly with respect to the housing base when the housing base and facepack are each attached to the offset hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Paul
  • Patent number: 10490988
    Abstract: An electrical outlet cover with a lid having a configurable protrusion or recess to accommodate different uses and weather resistance states. The electrical outlet cover includes a base coupled to an electrical outlet and a lid hingedly coupled to the base along a first side. The lid includes a frame with a central aperture and a telescoping enclosure with a flange at a front edge of a sleeve, the flange extending outward from the sleeve. The sleeve may include a ledge extending outward from the sleeve adjacent a back edge of the sleeve on at least two sides of the sleeve. The sleeve is slidably coupled within the central aperture and movable between an expanded position and a collapsed position. The flange may abut the frame in the collapsed position and the ledge may abut the frame in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John Klein
  • Patent number: 10477720
    Abstract: A cable manager includes a backbone assembly and at least one side wall extending from the backbone assembly. The at least one side wall optionally includes one or more cable finger units. The backbone assembly includes a spine member having an extruded construction. The spine member includes one or more channels extending substantially an entire length thereof to facilitate easy attachment, removal and/or repositioning of a structure relative to the spine member. The cable manager optionally includes an accessory rod, a half-spool assembly, a cable finger accessory, a strap/buckle accessory, and/or a door assembly having an interference-free hinge set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Preston Ellis Hennrich, William Drew Krietzman
  • Patent number: 10468864
    Abstract: An outlet box is configured to be installed to a building structure in a new work or an old work. The outlet box includes an outlet box body and a removable flange partially attached to the outlet box body. The outlet box body has a base member, a first longitudinal side wall, a second longitudinal side wall, a first transverse side wall, and a second transverse side wall. The first and second longitudinal side walls and the first and second transverse side walls are integrally connected to the base member and extend upwardly therefrom, defining an outlet box volume therewithin. A plurality of first angled mounting holes and a plurality of second angled mounting holes are defined on an inner surface of one of the first and second longitudinal side walls and an inner surface of one of the first and second transverse side walls, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Ludovic Legault, Jean-Michel Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10454255
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable duct lid that can be walked on with a cover member having an upper surface and a lower surface, and two lateral parts protruding from the cover member, said lateral parts each forming a lateral edge of the cable duct lid. The upper surface of the cover member includes a structured central region that is formed by way of embossing or impressing from the lower surface and that provides a slip-resistant surface. The upper surface of the cover member has a non-structured periphery on each of both sides of the structured central region towards the respective lateral edge, said non-structured periphery having a width of 5 mm or more. The invention further relates to a cable duct with a cable duct tray, a cable duct lid that can be walked on as described above, and at least one lid retaining spring and/or at least one quarter-turn lock for mounting the cable duct lid onto the cable duct tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIEDAX GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Kloft, Thomas Ewenz
  • Patent number: 10447018
    Abstract: A terminal box including a housing having a base, a side wall extending from the base, and a first opening opposite the base to provide access to wiring terminals to be mounted adjacent an inner surface of the side wall. The terminal box further includes a second opening in the side wall, the second opening providing access to a curved wiring guide within the housing. The curved wiring guide is shaped to guide electrical wires away from the base and toward a central portion of the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin August Cerka, Christopher Metschke, Roger Lynn Heatwole, Brendan Piscitelli
  • Patent number: 10448492
    Abstract: A portable gradient control plate providing protection against touch potentials for electrical workers that can be carried and set-up at workplace conveniently. The gradient control plate has a perforated top plate for stability and extra foot grip minimizing slip hazards. It is supported by aluminum members thus elevating the foot above grade. The gradient control plate can be folded through hinges and equipped with a handle introducing portability into the apparatus. Each aluminum plate is secured by a locking mechanism and bonded by a braided copper wire to ensure equipotential between plates. Aluminum rods for attaching hotline clamps will be placed on each side of the gradient control plate for electrical connection to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Manitoba Hydro
    Inventors: Chenyang Wang, Emerson Adajar
  • Patent number: 10436119
    Abstract: An assembly for passing an electrical harness through a wall includes a tubular metal end piece passing right through the wall and housing the electrical harness. The assembly further includes a sleeve made from heat-shrinkable material extending around an end part of the tubular end piece and of the electrical harness. The assembly further includes structures for extracting heat from the tubular end piece that are arranged on the side of the end piece surrounded by the heat-shrinkable sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Safran Aircraft Engines
    Inventors: George Kwakye, Benoit Marie Bernard Kieffer, Antonio Matias
  • Patent number: 10431967
    Abstract: A cable management system maintains separation laterally between a plurality of distinct phase conductors, each of which includes one or more insulated electrical cables. The system includes an electrically non-conductive brace having free ends, a length between the free ends, and predetermined conductor locations that are spaced apart from one another along the length. Apertures extend through the brace at the conductor locations. The cable management system further includes retainer straps and strap locks. Each retainer strap reaches around a corresponding conductor at one of the conductor locations on one side of the brace, and reaches further through a corresponding pair of the apertures to the opposite side of the brace. Each strap lock engages a retainer strap at one side of the brace to retain a corresponding conductor in place at the conductor location on the opposite side of the brace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Michael Rowe MacGowan, Timothy Fair, Daniel Edward Hrncir, Robert Judson Burns
  • Patent number: 10429017
    Abstract: The electrical cover is a flexible, friction-held electrical cover that guards outlets from finish materials such as paint, spackling, and other foreign materials. The frictionally-held finish material electrical covers utilize specifically shaped features on the surfaces, such as negative draft, that contact the electrical components to increase the hold on the electrical device. Some of the shaped features of the frictionally-held covers also help minimize stress in the cover. The electrical covers are shaped with an arched rear surface that assists in minimizing edge warping when the electrical cover is positioned against the wall surface. Features are also molded into the parts to assist and strengthen the cover flatness once installed, and thus protect against the intrusion of finish material behind the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: 2BR Creations, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Cohen, Brian Neece
  • Patent number: 10431874
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a front face having a substantially rectangular shape and facing in a first direction, a rear face having a substantially rectangular shape and facing in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, and first to fourth side face members that enclose a space between the front face and the rear face, wherein at least a portion of the first to fourth side face members is formed of a conductive material, a touch screen display exposed through the front face, and at least one wireless communication circuit arranged within the housing. The rear face includes a substantially flat conductive plate that constitutes a substantial portion of the rear face, and an elongated non-conductive strip that encloses the conductive plate when viewed from above the rear face, and extends along the first to fourth side face members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Cheng Chen, You-Chieh Chen, Ahmed Hussain, Hosaeng Kim, Yoon Jae Lee, Hyung Joo Lee, Jinwoo Jung
  • Patent number: 10414354
    Abstract: A vehicular harness using a wiring grommet having a broad utility and a high reliability can include a plurality of through-holes. The wiring grommet can include each of a first minimum thickness, a second minimum thickness, and a third minimum thickness, which can be thicker than a first threshold, a second threshold and a third threshold, respectively, and can also include a first side thickness, which can be thinner than a fourth threshold. The vehicular harness can include various wires, which can be contacted with each of inner convex surfaces having a diameter of 95 percent to 60 percent of inside diameters of the though-holes in an appressed state. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can include providing the vehicular harnesses using the wiring grommet, which can be used for vehicle lamps such as a rear lamp and the like, even when the wiring grommet is exposed to an external air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Noguchi, Daisuke Nagafuchi
  • Patent number: 10410770
    Abstract: An insulation assembly comprises an insulation pipe, an insulation umbrella group, and an insulation base. The insulation pipe has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The insulation umbrella group is formed on an outer wall of the insulation pipe. The insulation base is made of an insulating material and connected to the first end of the insulation pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuezhong Tan, Lizhang Yang, Rong Zhang, Peng Li
  • Patent number: 10405649
    Abstract: A bridge structure is disclosed for concealing electrical and data connections. The bridge includes at least one beam having a bottom, sidewalls, a cover and opposed open ends. Each of the sidewalls has at least one connecting tab protruding outwardly adjacent the open ends for attachment to support members. The beam contains at least one electrical outlet or data port. At least first and second support members are provided for supporting the beam. The first and second support members are positioned adjacent the opposed open ends of the beam. The first and second support members have at least one slot for receipt of the at least one connecting tab to connect the beam to the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: EVOQUE GROUP LLC
    Inventor: Luke Warrilow
  • Patent number: 10411450
    Abstract: An improved electrical box is disclosed that incorporates a bracket and device cover as a single combined unit. The combined unit is simpler to manufacture and to install as opposed to three separate pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Cong Thanh Dinh, Christopher A. Beall
  • Patent number: 10411644
    Abstract: A junction box used for making electrical connections to a photovoltaic panel. The junction box has two chambers including a first chamber and a second chamber and a wall common to and separating both chambers. The wall may be adapted to have an electrical connection therethrough. The two lids are adapted to seal respectively the two chambers. The two lids are on opposite sides of the junction box relative to the photovoltaic panel. The two lids may be attachable using different sealing processes to a different level of hermeticity. The first chamber may be adapted to receive a circuit board for electrical power conversion. The junction box may include supports for mounting a printed circuit board in the first chamber. The second chamber is configured for electrical connection to the photovoltaic panel. A metal heat sink may be bonded inside the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Sella, Lior Handelsman, Vadim Shmukler, Meir Adest, Meir Gazit, Yoav Galin
  • Patent number: 10411449
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box including a lower case and an upper case joined to the lower case, wherein the upper case includes an inner wall that opposes an inner surface of the lower case and an outer wall that opposes an outer surface of the lower case, the outer wall has a first wall portion that is in intimate contact with the outer surface of the lower case and a second wall portion that extends upward continuously from the first wall portion, and an upper end of the lower case is inserted between the inner wall and the second wall portion with clearances CL1 and CL2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10404046
    Abstract: A connection box for a system of an aircraft is provided, which includes a plurality of connection boxes, with a holder for holding a line connector for the supply of the system of the aircraft, wherein the system includes, in addition to this connection box, a further connection box with a holder for holding a line connector for the supply of the system of the aircraft. The connection box is configured to receive the further connection box in such a way that both connection boxes can be mounted under an opening in the floor of the aircraft so that both connection boxes are accessible from the opposite side of the floor through the opening in the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Benjamin Klotz, Sebastian Scheffler, Olaf Gläsker, Malte Fürstenberg, Zoltan Czudar, Ines Dittmann, Bernd Kazmeier, Anja Wessels
  • Patent number: 10389044
    Abstract: A connector includes barrels (19) formed in rear end parts of terminal fittings (15) and crimped to surround front end parts of coated wires (11). First to third molds (23A, 23B, 23C) each covering the front end part of the coated wire (11) including a crimped part to the barrel (19) in a liquid-tight manner. A housing (30) is formed with terminal accommodation chambers (31) each for accommodating the entire terminal fitting (15) and a front end area of the mold (23A, 23B, 23C), and first to third contacts (26A, 26B, 26C) each formed on a projection (25) of the mold (23A, 23B, 23C) projecting out from the housing (30) and configured to suppress deformation of the projection (25) of the mold (23A, 23B, 23C) by coming into contact with the housing (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunya Takeuchi, Yasuo Omori, Hajime Matsui, Takehiro Nakata