Patents Examined by Jean F. Duverne
  • Patent number: 10741965
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electrical power transmission and outlet system. The electrical power transmission and outlet system may include an electrical power transmission and outlet device and an external power storage unit. The electrical power transmission and outlet device may include a housing having an opening for receiving an external plug, a connector in the housing for connecting with the external power storage unit; and a plurality of electrical conductors in the housing connected to the connector. When the external plug is inserted into the opening, the conductors are electrically connected to the external plug and disconnected from the connector, and when the external plug is pulled out of the opening, the conductors are electrically disconnected from the external plug and reconnected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHANUTEC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenting Zhu, Enhua Geng, Guoxin Wu, Nan Luo, Quangang Zhang, Yan Chen, Bowei Lu
  • Patent number: 10741981
    Abstract: A power unit mounting box is disclosed that is adapted to couple to a working surface. The mounting box includes a first surface having a power outlet disposed thereon, and the first surface is angled with respect to the working surface when the power unit mounting box is coupled to the working surface. This provides for ease of access to the power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventor: William T. Sharp
  • Patent number: 10734740
    Abstract: A press-fit terminal includes an end part that is to be inserted into a through-hole of a circuit board. The end part is connected electrically to the through-hole by being in elastic contact with an inner wall of the through-hole. The press-fit terminal also includes a base part opposite to the end part. Two elastic contact pieces are between the end part and the base part and are disposed to face each other through an opening. A stress dispersion part is provided in at least one of a region that includes a border between the end part and the elastic contact pieces and a region that includes a border between the base part and the elastic contact pieces. The stress dispersion part protrudes in the same direction as an expanding direction in which the elastic contact pieces expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamanaka, Tetsuya Ito, Kazumasa Kobayashi, Yuichi Nakanishi, Shigeki Shimada
  • Patent number: 10734748
    Abstract: A male internal conductor and a female internal conductor are reliably connected. When female-side and male-side dielectric bodies (16, 41) approach each other in an opposing positional relationship, a tab (32) of a male internal conductor (30) is inserted into a female-side dielectric body (41) and connected to a female internal conductor (42). The female-side dielectric body (41) has an opposing surface (41S) facing the male-side dielectric body (16) and formed with a female-side positioning portion (47). The male-side dielectric body (16) has an opposing surface (22S) facing the female-side dielectric body (41) and formed with a male-side positioning portion (25) which is disposed ahead of the tab (32) and which can be fitted with the female-side positioning portion (47) in a state where the tab (32) is not in contact with the female-side dielectric body (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Masaaki Tabata, Yasuo Omori, Kimiyasu Okumura, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Ryutaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10734764
    Abstract: Apparatus are disclosed for vehicle connectors for monitoring connection with trailer connectors. An example connector of a vehicle for coupling a trailer to the vehicle includes a wall defining a cavity to receive a trailer connector, a seal to engage the trailer connector when the cavity receives the trailer connector, and a first trailer-connection sensor disposed in the seal to monitor engagement of the trailer connector with the seal to identify a secure connection with the trailer connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Joel Allen Pittenger, Aed M. Dudar, Swadad A. Carremm
  • Patent number: 10714858
    Abstract: A connector includes a casing configured to include a first contactor, a slider capable of insertion into the casing and configured to include a second contactor, an elastic body provided in the casing, the elastic body causing the slider to protrude from the casing, and a movable spherical body rotatably provided at a tip of the slider, wherein, when the slider is inserted into the casing, the first contactor comes in contact with the second contactor and the slider is moved in an intersecting direction that intersects an insertion direction of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Koki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10714878
    Abstract: A connector system having a plurality of high-speed connector modules, an anti-decoupling connector shell, and a multi axis backshell is provided. The high-speed module provides a low signal degradation electrically conductive signal path for terminated wires of twisted pairs of wires. The high-speed module additionally provides for dense placement of the terminated wires within the connector shell. The connector shell provides an anti-decoupling mechanism to prevent decoupling of the connector shell from a socket type connector shell resulting from typical forces applied to the connector shell. The multi-axis backshell provides mechanisms to toollessly adjust the angle of the various components making up the backshell which in turn provides a specifically angled path for cables contained within the backshell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PIC Wire & Cable, Inc.
    Inventors: Phong Dang, Phong Thao
  • 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: 10714885
    Abstract: A solder paste is printed on a first surface of a sheet. Connectors are mounted on a first surface of a first board and a second surface of a second board. The sheet is inverted. A solder paste is printed on a second surface of the sheet. Connectors are mounted on a second surface of the first board and a first surface of the second board. The solder paste printed onto the second surface of the sheet is melted. The first board is separated from the second board. The first and second board have the same connector layout. A first connector soldered to the first surface of the first board and a second connector soldered to the second surface of the second board are disposed at a location where the sheet can be bent and broken along the separation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norikazu Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10714873
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a plug (1) to be mechanically and electrically connected to a corresponding mating plug, comprising a housing (2), a protective conductor bridge (3), and a plug insert. The housing (2) comprises at least one connecting section (9) to be connected to the plug insert, and the plug insert is mounted on the at least one connecting section (9). The protective conductor bridge (3) can be inserted from above into the housing (2) or into retaining frame (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andre Beneke, Thomas Beischer
  • Patent number: 10707592
    Abstract: A cable connector connects a coaxial cable to an interface port by an outer conductor engager, a body and a coupler. The coupler draws the body over a plurality of resilient fingers of the outer conductor engager to urge the fingers into electrical contact with a peripheral outer surface of a stripped/prepared end of a coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventor: Harold Watkins
  • 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: 10707588
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a plug connection, including a plug socket and a clamp plug, for the electrical contacting of a circuit board located in an inner space of a field device. The plug socket is arranged on the circuit board and has at least one web and a first guiding arrangement. The clamp plug includes a second guiding arrangement, which is complementary to the first guiding arrangement, and further includes at least one clamping apparatus. The plug connection also includes an electrical cable that is clampable onto the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Osswald, Andreas Wehrle, Christian Blansche
  • Patent number: 10700462
    Abstract: A connector housing is provided for an electronic/electrical device, which may include a printed circuit board. The connector housing includes a header connector secured to an enclosure. The header connector includes a plastic mounting block defining a plurality of slots. A plurality of contacts is at least partially disposed in the slots of the mounting block, respectively. The contacts each have a first section and a second section. The first section includes a connector end and the second section includes a plurality of retention tabs and a tail end for connection to the electronic/electrical device. The retention tabs extend in the lateral direction and engage the mounting block to help secure the contacts to the mounting block. A keeper is connected to the mounting block such that the tail ends of the contacts protrude from an outer surface of the keeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Interplex Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Schneider
  • Patent number: 10700464
    Abstract: Device for a busbar system, wherein a housing of the device comprises, on one housing side, electrical connection contacts which are configured in such a way that they are passable through feed-through openings of a contact protection baseplate module of the busbar system and are insertable into uniformly spaced contact openings located below the feed-through openings of busbar modules provided inside the baseplate module for producing a direct electrical and mechanical connection to the busbar modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WOEHNER GMBH & CO., KG ELEKTROTECHNISCHE SYSTEME
    Inventor: Philipp Steinberger
  • Patent number: 10693255
    Abstract: A connector-equipped electrical wire includes a connector housing that includes a cavity that opens on a back side; a terminal-equipped electrical wire that includes an electrical wire and a terminal attached to an end portion of the electrical wire, and that is connected to the connector housing in a state where the terminal is held inside the cavity and also where the electrical wire runs through a back surface-side opening of the cavity and extends outward of an outer circumference of the connector housing; and a covering member that is attached to the connector housing so as to open on a side where the electrical wire extends outward of the outer circumference of the connector housing and also so as to cover at least the opening of the cavity on the back side of the connector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hasui
  • Patent number: 10680350
    Abstract: A connection device for producing a crimped connection comprises a deformation device and a friction body. The crimped connection includes a crimp sleeve and a conductor. The deformation device is adapted to plastically deform the crimp sleeve around the conductor. The friction body is adapted to be moved into abutment with the crimp sleeve and adapted to be movably driven while remaining in abutment with the crimp sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Soenke Sachs, Helge Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10680371
    Abstract: A connector assembly for connecting a battery to different electrical components within an electrical device includes a housing, and a plurality of sheet metal contacts coupled to and extending through the housing. The plurality of sheet metal contacts define a plurality of battery contact regions and a plurality of internal contact regions spaced form the plurality of battery contact regions. The plurality of internal contact regions physically contact the plurality of different electrical components. A first one of the plurality of internal contact regions is offset from a second one of the plurality of internal contact regions in a different spatial plane than a spatial plane of the second one of the plurality of internal contact regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Guerin L. Williams, Jody H. Akens, Timothy Brand, Anthony M. Kakiel, Kevin K. Maggert, William Robertson
  • Patent number: 10680398
    Abstract: A combination outlet connector is disclosed. The combination outlet connector includes an outlet core having three T-shaped apertures. The outlet core has a core outer surface to mate with a first connector type, such as a C14 connector, and electrical terminals are positioned in corresponding apertures. A removable adapter sleeve is positionable around the outlet core and has a sleeve outer surface to mate with a second connector type, such as a C20 connector. The adapter sleeve includes a sleeve aperture at least partially congruent with the core outer surface. The electrical terminals are configured to connect with mating terminals of the first and second connector types. A removable adapter shroud can be positioned around the outlet core. The shroud includes a shroud inner surface to receive the first connector type and a shroud flange having a shroud aperture at least partially congruent with the core outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Irons, Mark Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10665995
    Abstract: Described herein is a use-limiting connector for limiting use of an electrical tool. The use-limiting connector comprises a plurality of electrical circuits each having an electrical resistance different than any other of the plurality of electrical circuits. Each electrical circuit of at least two of the plurality of electrical circuits corresponds with a different use of a plurality of uses of the use-limiting connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ATL TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bailey Strong, Guan Hua Yang, John Carl Holloway