Patents Examined by Timothy J Thompson
  • Patent number: 11192510
    Abstract: A wire harness protector includes a protector body and a cover. The protector body is configured to accommodate a corrugated tube extending in a front-rear direction and through which a wire harness is inserted. The cover is configured to cover an opening of the protector body. A first front end being one of a front end of the protector body or a front end of the cover is arranged rearward of a second front end being the other of the front ends. A portion of the wire harness protector located at the first front end includes a first rib configured to hold the corrugated tube. A portion of wire harness the protector facing the first front end and located rearward of the second front end includes a second rib configured to hold the corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yamauchi, Toru Kato
  • Patent number: 11192509
    Abstract: A wire harness including: a plurality of wires each including a core wire and an insulative covering that covers an outer periphery of the core wire; a plurality of protective tubes into which the plurality of wires are respectively inserted, and which are each formed independently; and a fixing member that gathers together and fixes the plurality of protective tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LIMITED, SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Kimoto
  • Patent number: 11196191
    Abstract: The electrical connector with cure-in-place resin is a twist-on wire connector with integrated resin injection, the resin curing around the enclosed conductors. The resulting connection is permanent, maintaining connectivity and excluding water. At the tip of the body, a sliding cartridge holds a single or multi-part resin within one or more sealed chambers. After the conductors are introduced into the body, and the connector tightened into place, the sliding cartridge is pressed into the body. The sliding causes the cartridge to compress against a piercing tip, causing resin to pass into the body of the connector, curing around the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Taylor Hardin
  • Patent number: 11196239
    Abstract: A route-regulating member according to an exemplary aspect is configured to be applied to a wire harness that includes a wire, and configured to regulate a route of the wire inserted therein, the route-regulating member including: a tube; and a tube connector having a curve, to which an end of the tube is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Arakawa
  • Patent number: 11195658
    Abstract: A multi-layer ceramic electronic device includes an element body and terminal electrodes. The terminal electrodes include end electrode parts covering ends of the element body in which internal electrode layers are led and upper electrode parts continuing to the end electrode parts and each partially covering an upper surface of the element body in a lamination direction. The terminal electrodes are not substantially formed on a lower surface of the element body located opposite to the upper surface of the element body in the lamination direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirobumi Tanaka, Toshio Sakurai, Keisuke Okai, Daisuke Iwanaga, Hisashi Nakata, Tomoya Shibasaki
  • Patent number: 11192508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wiring harness (1010), a motor vehicle component (1000), a mold (15) for manufacturing a wiring harness (1010), a mold system (10) and a method for manufacturing the wiring harness (1010), the wiring harness (1010) comprising at least one bunch (1020) of at least two cables (1025) and a sheath (1030), at least some sections of the bunch (1020) of cables being embedded in the sheath (1030).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Einert, Gotz Roderer, Aldo Navarro Malaga, Dietrich Von Knorre, Adam Neal
  • Patent number: 11189394
    Abstract: An electric wire conductor includes a wire strand having a plurality of elemental wires twisted together. The wire strand includes a deformed part in which a cross-section of the wire strand intersecting an axial direction of the wire strand is formed into a flat shape in which a width of the cross section is larger than a height of the cross section, and an entire outer periphery of the cross section is formed as an outward curve. In the cross-section of the deformed part, the elemental wires have deformation ratios from a circle of 70% or lower at an outer peripheral part facing the outer periphery of the deformed part than at a center part located inside the outer peripheral part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Kyoma Sahashi, Hayato Ooi, Toyoki Furukawa, Yasuyuki Otsuka, Kinji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11186238
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic module with which electrical connection with an electronic component attached to the electronic module can be stabilized. A vehicle electronic module including a casing that includes a ceiling plate to which an electronic components is to be attached and a bottom plate that is located opposite to the ceiling plate includes a bus bar configured to be electrically connected to a relay terminal of the electronic component inserted into the casing, and the bus bar is movable together with the electronic component in the opposing direction of the ceiling plate and the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Yanagita, Takumi Ejima
  • Patent number: 11189424
    Abstract: A multilayer electronic component includes a body including a dielectric layer and an internal electrode; and an external electrode including an electrode layer disposed on the body and connected to the internal electrode and a conductive resin layer disposed on the electrode layer, and the conductive resin layer includes a metal wire, a conductive metal, and a base resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hyeon Kim, Hae Sol Kang, Bon Seok Koo, San Kyeong, Chang Hak Choi, Jung Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11189397
    Abstract: Providing an outer cover body for electrical wires that can improve the degree of freedom of design while preventing anisotropy in mechanical properties and also make it possible to form even a compact outer cover body for electrical wires. An outer cover body for electrical wires that is to be attached to the outer periphery of an electrical wire, the outer cover body for electrical wires being formed of a bent thermoplastic resin foam sheet having a density of not less than 200 Kg/m3 and not more than 700 Kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Ikeda, Yoshikazu Kamei, Naoyuki Kojima, Satoshi Takamura, Takashi Oshino
  • Patent number: 11186239
    Abstract: A grommet includes: a main body part fitted to a penetration hole penetrating an attachment panel along an axial direction, stops water at the penetration hole, and has a wiring material inserted thereinto along the axial direction; and a tubular part unified with the main body part so as to have a tubular shape, and has the wiring material inserted thereinto. The tubular part includes a halved part formed to have a shape of a part of the tubular part in a circumferential direction, an open part where an inside of the tubular part is open at a position except a position where the halved part is formed in the circumferential direction, and an open/close part formed continuing from the halved part and is able to open and close the open part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Kiuchi, Takeshi Onoda
  • Patent number: 11190227
    Abstract: An expandable device for use with a portable electronic device includes a body, a button, a platform, and a locking device. The body has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, and is movable between an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration. The button is coupled to the first end of the body, and the platform includes an outer surface and a collar extending away from the outer surface. The collar defines a cavity. The locking device is carried by the second end of the body, and at least a portion of the locking device is adapted to be removably disposed in the cavity of the platform for releasably coupling the body to the platform. The locking device is rotatable relative to the platform between an unlocked configuration, in which the body is removable from the platform, and a locked configuration, in which the body is secured to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: David B. Barnett, Greg Adelman, Michael J. Kory, Randy Yang Chiang, Altan Nahum, David F. Willson
  • Patent number: 11183822
    Abstract: A metal, electrically conductive tube, and electrical lines positioned in the tube for electrically powering a building, is provided. The tube includes tube sections connected by a tubular metal and electrically conductive connection part. The tube sections have end sections facing one another. The connection part extends with its inner surface facing outer surfaces of overlapping sections of the tube sections. The connection of the tube sections is achieved by plastic deformation of the connection part in the overlapping sections. A respective contact is provided between the inner surface and the outer surfaces and ensures the electrically conductive connection between the first end section, the connection part and the second end section via an indentation in the inner surface or the outer surfaces, or via fluidic contact between the outer surfaces and the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GUSTAV KLAUKE GMBH
    Inventor: Egbert Frenken
  • Patent number: 11183820
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a cable, wherein the apparatus comprises a conduit and a stopper, wherein the stopper is formed in one or more parts from a plastic; the stopper comprises an internal hole which is configured to accommodate a cable and the stopper has an outer surface of which at least a part conforms to the geometry of one end of the conduit; the geometry of the one end of the conduit is flared and accommodates the shape of the stopper; and the conduit is configured to accommodate the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Jonathan Richard Townsley
  • Patent number: 11180095
    Abstract: An adaptive manifold includes first and second halves of a manifold body, connected via a hinge, with at last two openings, where the haves are closeable to receive and retain at least two different conduits into the at least two openings. Each of the openings in the manifold are uniformly sized and has a plurality of arcuate retention ribs. Each of the openings are configured to receive a sizing adapter, each sizing adapter having a plurality of securing ribs having an inside and outside surface, such that the outside surface of the securing ribs of the sizing adapters are uniformly sized, arcuate, and adapted to be interfit between the retention ribs of the opening. The inside surfaces of the securing ribs are arcuate and dimensioned to fit into a corrugation of a conduit, so that when the manifold is closed, the conduits are engaged with the inside surfaces of the sizing adapters retaining the conduits within the openings of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Jeremy Richardson, Brad A. Angus
  • Patent number: 11183319
    Abstract: A wire harness includes: an electrical wire including a core wire and an insulating covering for covering the core wire; and a sheet material in which the electrical wire is disposed on a resin main surface, and a part of the main surface having contact with the electrical wire is welded to the insulating covering of the electrical wire, thereby forming an electrical wire fixing part. A largest thickness dimension in the electrical wire fixing part in the sheet material is formed larger than a thickness dimension in a part of the sheet material where the electrical wire is not disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Daichi Fukushima, Miyu Aramaki
  • Patent number: 11177056
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure for shielded cable includes: a shielded cable including one or more cables and a braided wire serving as a shielding member and covering the cables; and a grommet serving as a waterproofing member covering a waterproofed portion of the braided wire. Thermoplastic resins serving as waterproofing fillers are respectively disposed on an inner side and an outer side of the waterproofed portion of the braided wire. The gaps between the plurality of strands of the braided wire and the gap between the braided wire and the small-diameter cylindrical portion of the grommet are filled with the thermoplastic resin melted by heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogue, Hideomi Adachi, Masahide Tsuru, Hiroyuki Yoshida, Kenta Yanazawa, Toshihiro Nagashima, Tetsuo Yamada
  • Patent number: 11178772
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first component carrier with a stack of at least one first electrically conductive layer structure and at least one first electrically insulating layer structure, and a second component carrier with a respective stack of at least one second electrically conductive layer structure and at least one second electrically insulating layer structure. The second component carrier is connected with the first component carrier so that a stacking direction of the first component carrier is angled with regard to a stacking direction of the second component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gernot Grober, Gerald Weis
  • Patent number: 11177584
    Abstract: A female welding lead connector including a safety cover hingedly connected to a main body of the female welding lead connector. The safety cover preferably includes a fastener for fastening the cover to a closed position, shielding a female welding lead receptacle inside the main body of the female welding lead connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alpha/Omega Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Lance Pearman, Kenny Lavelle Miller
  • Patent number: 11167702
    Abstract: A wiring module includes a wiring body including at least one conductive wiring, an pressure-sensitive adhesive part provided on the wiring body, and a peeling part, provided on the wiring body, to which the pressure-sensitive adhesive part sticking in a manner easily peeled from the peeling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Haruka Nakano, Motohiro Yokoi, Shigeki Ikeda, Daisuke Fukai, Tetsuya Nishimura