Patents Examined by William H. Mayo, III
  • Patent number: 11031152
    Abstract: A flame-retardant electric cable has a core including at least one electric conductor, an electrically insulating coating and an outermost layer made from a substantially thermoplastic, low smoke zero halogen flame-retardant polymer composition. The composition includes a polymeric base made of at least one polyethylene homopolymer or copolymer having a density of 0.94 g/cm3 at most. The composition further includes 60-64% by weight of a metal hydroxide, at least 2% by weight of an ammonium coated montmorillonite having average particle dimensions of from 5 to 20 ?m, and a polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Prysmian S.p.A., Politecnico di Milano
    Inventors: Franco Galletti, Elena Roda, Giuseppe Merigo, Sergio Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 11025041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides descriptions of electrical box assemblies for supporting heavy fixtures, such as ceiling fans, and facilitating electrical connections to the fixtures. The electrical box assembly includes an electrical box that allows a connection between the box and electrical conduits and a connection, e.g., a weatherproof connection, with a housing of the fixture. The box has an open front face to house electrical connections between the fixture and wires supplying electrical power to the box via the conduits. The box has a bottom wall and an open front face. A reinforcement member fits within the electrical box and includes a panel shaped to conform to at least a portion of the bottom wall and one or more standoffs extending toward the open front face of the box. When the reinforcement member is positioned within the box, mounting holes in the bottom wall of the box and reinforcement member are aligned to allow the box to be attached to a building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason Peter Thomas
  • Patent number: 11024446
    Abstract: An insulated electric wire that includes a conductor having a plurality of twisted elemental wires made of a conductive material and an insulation covering that covers an outer surface of the conductor. The method includes a partial exposure step of forming an exposed portion in which the insulation covering is removed from the outer surface of the conductor, a density modification step of increasing spacing between elemental wires in the exposed portion, while increasing a density of the conductive material per unit length in the exposed portion, and a filling step of filling gaps between the elemental wires in the exposed portion with a sealant comprising an insulated material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toyoki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11025044
    Abstract: An electrical floor box includes a body having an open top and defining an interior therewithin, a cover flange configured to be mounted on the open top of the body, a cover assembly connected to the cover flange such that it is repositionable between open and closed positions, and a light source assembly arranged within the electrical floor box. The light source assembly includes a magnet attached to a bottom surface of the cover assembly, a magnet reed switch installed on the cover flange, a LED light electrically connected to the magnetic reed switch, and a wiring tunnel configured to hold the LED light therewithin. When the cover assembly is in the open position, the magnet disengages with the magnet reed switch such that the LED light illuminates the interior of the electrical floor box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Robert Kevin Jolly, Gregory Richards
  • Patent number: 11024442
    Abstract: A composition for an electric wire coating material containing polyvinyl chloride includes a plasticizer in an amount of 40 to 80 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polyvinyl chloride, and a polyester elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toyoki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11025040
    Abstract: A modular electrical conduit split assembly for efficient installation of electrical wiring. The modular electrical conduit split assembly includes an elongated, tubular conduit having at least one dividing wall running through the interior channel therein, defining separate chambers wherein each chamber includes an indicium disposed along an external surface of the conduit. A connection mechanism such as a coupling sleeve is disposed on an end of the conduit and configured to receive the end of a separate piece of conduit therein. Each chamber within the conduit is configured to receive electrical wiring therethrough which can be coordinated using color coded indicia appearing along the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Vitaliy Lyvytsky, Sergey Lange
  • Patent number: 11018488
    Abstract: An electrical power transmission line conductor having a bundle of at least one electrical conductor configured for transmission of high voltage alternating current electrical power, at least one strengthening structure bundled with the electrical conductor to provide physical support to the electrical conductor, and at least one magnetocaloric structure having magnetocaloric material. A changing magnetic field generated by transmission of high voltage alternating current electrical power via the at least one conductor causes the magnetocaloric material composition to exhibit a magnetocaloric effect to regulate the operating temperature of the electrical power transmission line conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Suixiang Li, Rong Zeng
  • Patent number: 11011289
    Abstract: An anti-kink device for a cable is provided. The anti-kink device for a cable comprises: an anti-kink bush which can be secured on a cable, wherein the anti-kink bush has at least one first snap-in element, a first connecting element which has an opening for the passage of the anti-kink bush, wherein the first connecting element has at least one second snap-in element, a second connecting element which can be connected to the first connecting element, wherein the at least one first snap-in element and the at least one second snap-in element are in such a form that, in a first position of the anti-kink bush relative to the first connecting element, they allow the anti-kink bush to be guided through the opening of the first connecting element and, in a second position of the anti-kink bush relative to the first connecting element, they can be locked together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LEONI KABEL GMBH
    Inventor: Walter Bachmaier
  • Patent number: 11007954
    Abstract: A sheeted harness comprising a single piece of sheet member, and a plurality of electric wires arranged on the sheet member. The sheet member is provided on only one side of the plurality of electric wires. The plurality of electric wires is arranged on the sheet member such that a portion of each of the plurality of electric wires is attached, separately from one another without being bundled, to the sheet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naomi Kisu, Atsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Koichi Kondo, Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 11013102
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a printed wiring board, an electronic element provided on a mounting surface of the printed wiring board, and a heat radiation member provided on an opposite side of a side on which the printed wiring board is positioned with respect to the electronic element, the heat radiation member thermally connected to the electronic element. An end portion of the heat radiation member is disposed closer to the printed wiring board than a connection portion with the electronic element in the heat radiation member, in a state where a space is provided between the end portion and the printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoki Suematsu
  • Patent number: 11004577
    Abstract: A cable type liquid leak sensor includes a first cable unit having a first detection line for detecting a leaking liquid and a first power line in parallel twisted with the first detection line for supplying a power source, a second cable unit having a second detection line for detecting a leaking liquid and a second power line in parallel twisted with the second detection line for supplying a power source, a first fixing unit formed to surround the outside of the first cable unit by a thread made of a chemical-resistant or drug-tolerant material, a second fixing unit formed to surround the outside of the second cable unit by a thread made of a chemical-resistant or drug-tolerant material, and a connection unit having both sides braided to couple the first and second fixing units so that the first and second cable units maintain a given interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Beak Myeong Seong
  • Patent number: 11005243
    Abstract: A cable routing system is disclosed having dielectric, or insulating, liner which is installed within a cable routing channel, or raceway, to subdivide the channel into at least two secondary channels. This can achieve more efficient use of space and enable more flexible placement of cables within the channels while meeting safety requirements. Installation of cables into the channel can include inserting the cables into the dielectric liner before the installation of the dielectric liner into the cable routing channel. The cable routing system can be used in an aircraft, including within space-constrained areas of the aircraft such as inside a wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul O'Shaughnessy, Javier Ruiz-De-Pablo, Anthony Bryant, Scott Palmer, James Bird
  • Patent number: 11004575
    Abstract: Magnet wire with corona resistant enamel insulation may include a conductor, and at least one layer of polymeric enamel insulation may be formed around the conductor. The polymeric enamel insulation may include a filler dispersed in a base polyimide material. The filler may include between 20 percent and 80 percent by weight of silica oxide and between 20 and 80 percent by weight of titanium oxide. Additionally, the polymeric enamel insulation may have a thermal index of at least 260° C. and a thermal index that is at least twice that of the base polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire USA LLC
    Inventor: Allan R. Knerr
  • Patent number: 11005250
    Abstract: A structure for supporting a wire includes a first portion including a body portion, and an alignment portion. The alignment portion defines a first alignment opening through which the alignment portion receives a first fastener. The first alignment opening extends along a first alignment axis between. A second portion defines a second alignment opening, extending along a second alignment axis, through which the second portion receives the first fastener. The second portion is spaced a distance from the body portion to define a wire opening into which the wire is received for support by the structure. The alignment portion is movable relative to the body portion between a first position, in which the first alignment axis and the second alignment axis are coaxial, and a second position, in which the first alignment axis and the second alignment axis are non-coaxial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Co.
    Inventors: Benjamin Franklin Ciesielczyk, Adam Michael Deel, Lan-Ping Ling, Cameron Joseph Clines, Jacob Jeffrey Palmer
  • Patent number: 11004578
    Abstract: Twisted pair communication cables that include reduced or minimal use of colorant may include a plurality of twisted pairs of individually insulated conductors, and the respective insulation formed around each conductor included in the plurality of twisted pairs may include one or more polymeric materials that are not blended or compounded with any colorant. A plurality of dielectric separators may be provided including a dielectric separator respectively positioned between the individually insulated conductors of each of the plurality of twisted pairs. Physical indicia may be selectively formed on at least two of the plurality of dielectric separators, and the physical indicia may facilitate identification of the plurality of twisted pairs. A jacket may be formed around the plurality of twisted pairs and the plurality of dielectric separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Thomas Christopher Cook, Amir Sekhavat
  • Patent number: 10998112
    Abstract: One cable shielding has a first metal shielding braided along a length of a cable, a CNT paper shielding surrounding the first metal shielding along the length of the cable, and a second metal shielding braided about the CNT paper shielding along the length of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Paul J. Wagner, Thomas Kukowski, Mike Matuszewski
  • Patent number: 10998111
    Abstract: A shielded electrical cable includes conductor sets extending along a length of the cable and spaced apart from each other along a width of the cable. First and second shielding films are disposed on opposite sides of the cable and include cover portions and pinched portions arranged such that, in transverse cross section, the cover portions of the films in combination substantially surround each conductor set. An adhesive layer bonds the shielding films together in the pinched portions of the cable. A transverse bending of the cable at a cable location of no more than 180 degrees over an inner radius of at most 2 mm causes a cable impedance of the selected insulated conductor proximate the cable location to vary by no more than 2 percent from an initial cable impedance measured at the cable location in an unbent configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Douglas B. Gundel
  • Patent number: 10998703
    Abstract: A cable configuration tool includes an attachment base, a first cable retainer, a second cable retainer, and a cable guide. The attachment base includes an attachment point for mounting to an edge of an enclosure and an arm for mounting the first cable retainer, the second cable retainer, and the cable guide. A first aperture of the first cable retainer, a second aperture of the second cable retainer, and a third aperture of the cable guide are each configured to accept the arm of the attachment base, where the first cable retainer, the second cable retainer, and the cable guide are slidable along the arm. One or more cables for creation of a cable harness are placeable along an outer edge of the cable guide, where the cable guide defines a bend radius for the one or more cables of the cable harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Paske, Steven Charles Erickson, Donald Hrtanek, Clinton William Erie, Michael John MacPherson
  • Patent number: 10998651
    Abstract: An end cap for a heat shrink kit having a heat shrink tubing, wherein the end cap includes a tubing portion sized to be inserted into the heat shrink tubing and an end portion configured to prevent at least a portion of a flame from reaching the heat shrink tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: nVent Services GmbH
    Inventors: Shadi Moshggoo, Sirarpi Bicakci Jenkins, Wesley Dong
  • Patent number: 10998607
    Abstract: A heat dissipating sheet having an antenna function, and a portable terminal including the same are provided. The heat dissipating sheet, having an antenna function, according to one embodiment of the present disclosure comprises: an antenna part formed into an antenna pattern having a predetermined line width; and a heat dissipating part disposed on the same plane as the antenna part, and dissipating heat transferred from a heat source or distributing locally concentrated heat, wherein the antenna part and the heat dissipating part are directly attached to an inner surface of a rear case or a back cover of a portable terminal body through a medium of an adhesive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Jae Hwang, Beom-Jin Kim, Min-Ho Won