Patents Examined by Jean F. Duverne
  • 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: 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: 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: 10665999
    Abstract: A shielded coaxial termination device includes a center conductor having a front end and a barrel encircling the center conductor. The barrel includes a front end and an annular sidewall defining an interior configured to receive and electrically couple with a coaxial post. A shield, having a front end and an opposed rear end, is mounted to the barrel so as to deploy from a retracted position toward an advanced position to radially cover the center conductor when the barrel is not fully installed on a coaxial post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Wilson, Timothy L. Youtsey
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10665984
    Abstract: An anti-loosing connector for coupling with a corresponding connector has a tubular body, a nut sleeve and an elastic clamping ring. A plurality of terminals is arranged in the tubular body. The tubular body is inserted in the nut sleeve, and a thread for screwing the corresponding connector is arranged on the nut sleeve. The elastic clamping ring surrounding the nut sleeve is disposed between the tubular body and the nut sleeve. A polygonal annular surface is defined on one of the tubular body and the nut sleeve, the elastic clamping ring is fixed with the other of the tubular body and the nut sleeve, and the polygonal annular surface is pressed by the elastic clamping ring. A multi-step stopper for the elastic clamping ring is provided by the polygonal annular surface, and the tubular body and the nut sleeve are thereby prevented from relatively rotational looseness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: KUNSHAN AMPHENOL ZHENGRI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., AMPHENOL LTW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chu-Hsueh Lee, Chia-Nan Ho
  • Patent number: 10658791
    Abstract: A connection module and a connector structure are provided. The connector structure includes a connection module and a joint module. The connection module includes a first joint unit, a connection unit having one end detachably connected to the first joint unit and the other end having fasteners, and a limit unit sleeved on the connection unit. The outer edge of each of the fasteners protrudes outward to form a top abutment portion. The joint module includes a second joint unit and a guide unit detachably connected to the second joint unit and having a joint portion. The guide unit is a hollow structure. The connection module is detachably connected to the joint portion through the connection unit to connect with the joint module. The fasteners are movably abutted against the joint portion through the top abutment portions. The limit unit is abutted against the joint portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BO-JIANG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Hui Chiang, Jia-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 10658805
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an electrical fixture can include an upper unit and a lower unit that be releaseably retained together and including respective contacts that touch when the upper and lower units are retained together to create an electric pathway. The units can further include respective contacts for a neutral or ground connection. The assembly can also include a device in electrical contact with both of the contacts of the lower unit to draw power. The lower unit can also include a third contact and a power distribution circuit to deliver a level of electrical power to the third contact that is different than power available through the other contact of the lower unit. In a system of the mounting assemblies, each mounting assembly can include also include a transceiver to communicate with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAS TO ACTION, LLC
    Inventor: Peter A. Bosworth
  • Patent number: 10658796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shielding metal plate (3) suitable for connecting at least one shielded conductor. The shielding metal plate (3), which can be held in a housing of a plug connector, protects the held conductor from external, interfering influences. The shielding metal plate (3) can be variably adapted to different conductor cross-sections such that both thin and thick conductors can be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter L├╝ttermann
  • Patent number: 10658783
    Abstract: A mechanism (4) for securing a module (5) inserted into a module receiving frame (1) to the module receiving frame (1) and releasing the module (5) for removal from the module receiving frame (1), comprising a catch (6) arranged on the module (5) or the module receiving frame (1), which catch (6) may be moved to and fro between an open position and a locking position of the catch (6), and a spring (7) for preloading the catch (6) into one of the two positions, the open position or the locking position. The mechanism (4) further comprises a catch holder (11), which may be moved to and fro between a retaining position, in which it holds the catch (6) back against the preloading of the spring (7), and a release position, in which it does not hold the catch (6) back against the preloading of the spring (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ODU GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dominik Weichselgartner
  • Patent number: 10658780
    Abstract: A contact system (100; 100?; 100?) contains at least one pneumatically activated contact pin (121, 122, 123), a pressure chamber (1) and a first leadthrough (37; 37?) which is in each case provided for each contact pin (121, 122, 123) in a housing (2) of the pressure chamber (1). Each contact pin (121, 122, 123) in each case has a first portion (141) with a first outer diameter and a second portion (142) which adjoins the first portion (141) and has a second outer diameter which is larger than the first outer diameter. Each first leadthrough (37; 37?) has a first portion (131; 131?) which faces away from the pressure chamber (1) and has a first inner diameter, and a second portion (132; 132?) which faces the pressure chamber (1) and has a second inner diameter which is larger than the first inner diameter. The second portion (142) of each contact pin (121, 122, 123) is guided in an axially movable manner in the second portion (132; 132?) of the first leadthrough (37; 37?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Tatzel