Patents by Inventor Daniel Cardin

Daniel Cardin has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10483733
    Abstract: A joint strip including a center trunk, at least one recess formed by at least one upper flange and at least one lower flange for use in bridging a gap in sheet metal, such as in cable trays, cable tray covers, or two pieces of sheet metal. The joint strip may include more than one recess. The one or more recesses are configured to accept, for example, a cable tray surface located at a gap between two cable trays. The joint strip can be inserted between cable trays, for example, without disconnecting the trays from each other or removed in existing cable trays without separating adjacent sections of cable tray or cable tray covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Jonathan Dubé, Yves Boucher
  • Patent number: 10451198
    Abstract: A hold-down clamp for holding a cable tray on a strut channel includes a main body member extending between first and second ends, opposed side walls extending downwardly and perpendicularly from the main body member, and first and second side members extending from each of the opposed side walls. The main body member has a first end defining a clamp engagement portion and a second end defining an expansion guide portion. Each of the first and second side members includes a flange having a clamp engagement structure, a planar middle structure, and an expansion guide structure that are integrally connected to each other, and a clamping tooth, which is defined between the clamp engagement structure of the flange and the side wall such that the clamping tooth transitions into the clamp engagement structure of the flange and the side wall of the hold-down clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Ioan Liviu Lupsa, Daniel Cardin, David Gingras
  • Publication number: 20180363807
    Abstract: A hold-down clamp for holding a cable tray on a strut channel includes a main body member extending between first and second ends, opposed side walls extending downwardly and perpendicularly from the main body member, and first and second side members extending from each of the opposed side walls. The main body member has a first end defining a clamp engagement portion and a second end defining an expansion guide portion. Each of the first and second side members includes a flange having a clamp engagement structure, a planar middle structure, and an expansion guide structure that are integrally connected to each other, and a clamping tooth, which is defined between the clamp engagement structure of the flange and the side wall such that the clamping tooth transitions into the clamp engagement structure of the flange and the side wall of the hold-down clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Ioan Liviu Lupsa, Daniel Cardin, David Gingras
  • Patent number: 10128642
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable cable tray configured for ease of transportation and for storage. The foldable cable tray includes a first side rail, a second side rail, a plurality of rungs movably connected to the first and second side rails to transit the foldable cable tray between unfolded and folded positions, and a locking device configured to lock each of the plurality of rungs to the first and second side rails when the foldable cable tray is in the unfolded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Mathew Thomas, Tyler Nash, Cong Thanh Dinh
  • Publication number: 20170358910
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a foldable cable tray configured for ease of transportation and for storage. The foldable cable tray includes a first side rail, a second side rail, a plurality of rungs movably connected to the first and second side rails to transit the foldable cable tray between unfolded and folded positions, and a locking device configured to lock each of the plurality of rungs to the first and second side rails when the foldable cable tray is in the unfolded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Mathew Thomas, Tyler Nash, Cong Thanh Dinh
  • Patent number: 9608415
    Abstract: A vented exhaust system for an electrical cabinet housing high voltage equipment. Very short-time explosions can occur within the electrical cabinet that are the result of a short circuit of the equipment housed within. The vented exhaust system provides for a way to safely release the pressure and hot gasses that can result from the short circuit so that the cabinet does not explode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Yves Boucher, Jean-Marc Theoret, Bud Thompson, Yves Duchesne, Ferenc Kungl, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 9263859
    Abstract: A new connector for attaching conductor wires to a metersocket is disclosed. The design of the connector allows the wires to be laid in along the side of the connector and requires little bending and slack in the wire. Once seated in place, the connector can be secured using a set screw that keeps the conductor wire in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20160028217
    Abstract: A vented exhaust system for an electrical cabinet housing high voltage equipment. Very short-time explosions can occur within the electrical cabinet that are the result of a short circuit of the equipment housed within. The vented exhaust system provides for a way to safely release the pressure and hot gasses that can result from the short circuit so that the cabinet does not explode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Yves Boucher, Jean-Marc Theoret, Bud Thompson, Yves Duchesne, Ferenc KungI, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 9054510
    Abstract: A system may include a load-side conduit including a plurality of punch-outs for passing utility wires to a building. The system may also include a utility box having an opening to receive the load-side conduit. The utility box receives utility wires from a utility-side conduit. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit may include a plurality of mounting flanges for suspending the load-side conduit from the utility box. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a mounting strap, attached to the load-side conduit, for mounting the load-side conduit onto a building. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a body and a cover. The body may include locking flanges and the cover may include hooks to engage the locking flanges to secure the cover to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20140099160
    Abstract: We disclose a joint strip for use in bridging a gap in sheet metal, such as in cable trays, cable tray covers, or two pieces of sheet metal. The joint strip can be easily installed or removed in existing cable trays without separating adjacent sections of cable tray or cable tray covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Jonathan Dubé, Yves Boucher
  • Publication number: 20130256025
    Abstract: A system may include a load-side conduit including a plurality of punch-outs for passing utility wires to a building. The system may also include a utility box having an opening to receive the load-side conduit. The utility box receives utility wires from a utility-side conduit. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit may include a plurality of mounting flanges for suspending the load-side conduit from the utility box. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a mounting strap, attached to the load-side conduit, for mounting the load-side conduit onto a building. In one embodiment, the load-side conduit includes a body and a cover. The body may include locking flanges and the cover may include hooks to engage the locking flanges to secure the cover to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Publication number: 20130137294
    Abstract: A new connector for attaching conductor wires to a metersocket is disclosed. The design of the connector allows the wires to be laid in along the side of the connector and requires little bending and slack in the wire. Once seated in place, the connector can be secured using a set screw that keeps the conductor wire in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: 8136769
    Abstract: A reinforcing structure is provided for supporting a joint of two cable tray sections, wherein each of the two cable tray sections includes a side rail having a planar body member, a bottom edge and a top edge, and wherein the joint is positioned over a structural support member. The reinforcing structure may include a top member; a body member extending substantially perpendicularly from the top member; and a bottom member extending substantially perpendicularly from the body member. The bottom member may be configured for mounting on the structural support member. The bottom member may be configured to receive the bottom edge of the side rail. The top member may include an inside edge configured to support the planar body member of the side rail when the bottom edge of the side rail is received into the bottom member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Cardin
  • Patent number: 7922546
    Abstract: A grounding clamp for securing a grounding cable to a tray having a number of spaced apart longitudinal and transverse members includes a body portion having a bottom portion and inner and outer end portions projecting from the bottom portion. The inner end portion includes at least two finger-like members projecting from the bottom portion for engaging at least one transverse member between the finger-like members. A portion of the body portion includes a cavity defined by the bottom portion, the inner end portion, and the outer end portion for receiving at least one longitudinal member therein. The cavity further receives the grounding cable. The outer end portion includes a threaded opening therethrough. The grounding claim further includes a threaded bolt that is received in the threaded opening in the outer end portion for securing the grounding cable to the at least one longitudinal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts Intenational, Inc.
    Inventors: William Smith, Daniel Cardin
  • Publication number: 20110076094
    Abstract: A reinforcing structure is provided for supporting a joint of two cable tray sections, wherein each of the two cable tray sections includes a side rail having a planar body member, a bottom edge and a top edge, and wherein the joint is positioned over a structural support member. The reinforcing structure may include a top member; a body member extending substantially perpendicularly from the top member; and a bottom member extending substantially perpendicularly from the body member. The bottom member may be configured for mounting on the structural support member. The bottom member may be configured to receive the bottom edge of the side rail. The top member may include an inside edge configured to support the planar body member of the side rail when the bottom edge of the side rail is received into the bottom member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Cardin
  • Patent number: D629364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: William Smith, Daniel Cardin
  • Patent number: D736663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette
  • Patent number: D776063
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Cardin, Marie-Ève Bernard, Benoît Orban, Patrick Mainville, Daniel Lalancette