Patents by Inventor Hans-Josef Kollmann

Hans-Josef Kollmann 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: 9825402
    Abstract: A conductor terminal having an insulating material housing and having at least one spring-loaded clamping connection in the insulating material housing and also having at least one actuation element, which is pivotably accommodated in the insulating material housing and is designed to open in each case at least one associated spring-loaded clamping connection, is described. The actuation element has two side wall portions which are spaced from one another and at least partially enter the insulating material housing with a pivot bearing region and, opposite said pivot bearing region, are connected to each other by a transverse web to form a lever arm. The pivot bearing regions of the mutually distanced side wall portions of an actuation element form an axis of rotation, about which the actuation element is pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20170047680
    Abstract: A conductor terminal having an insulating material housing and having at least one spring-loaded clamping connection in the insulating material housing and also having at least one actuation element, which is pivotably accommodated in the insulating material housing and is designed to open in each case at least one associated spring-loaded clamping connection, is described. The actuation element has two side wall portions which are spaced from one another and at least partially enter the insulating material housing with a pivot bearing region and, opposite said pivot bearing region, are connected to each other by a transverse web to form a lever arm. The pivot bearing regions of the mutually distanced side wall portions of an actuation element form an axis of rotation, about which the actuation element is pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Josef KÖLLMANN, Wolfgang GERBERDING
  • Patent number: 9543700
    Abstract: A conductor terminal (1) having an insulating material housing (2) and having at least one spring-loaded clamping connection (11) in the insulating material housing (2) and also having at least one actuation element (4), which is pivotably accommodated in the insulating material housing (2) and is designed to open in each case at least one associated spring-loaded clamping connection (11), is described. The actuation element (4) has two side wall portions (8a, 8b) which are spaced from one another and at least partially enter the insulating material housing (2) with a pivot bearing region (14) and, opposite said pivot bearing region (14), are connected to each other by a transverse web (5) to form a lever arm. The pivot bearing regions (14) of the mutually distanced side wall portions (8a, 8b) of an actuation element (4) form an axis of rotation (D), about which the actuation element (4) is pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 9525217
    Abstract: A resilient force clamping element (1) is described, said resilient force clamping element having a current rail (2) and a resilient clamping element (3) that comprises a contacting limb (4), a resilient bend (5) that adjoins the contacting limb (4), and a clamping limb (6) that adjoins the resilient bend (5) and comprises a main section (8) that extends from the resilient bend (5), and a clamping section (7) that is arranged in the direction of the current rail (2). The clamping section (7) comprises a clamping edge (11) on a free end of the clamping section (7) so as to form a clamping site between the clamping edge (11) and the current rail (2) for clamping an electrical conductor. The clamping section (7) comprises a first section (9) that is bent from the main section (8) in the direction of the current rail (2), and a second section (10) that adjoins the first section (9) and is bent back in the direction in which the main section (8) extends, said second section comprising the clamping edge (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 9525219
    Abstract: A spring-loaded clamping connection (1) for clamping electrical conductors, having a clamping spring (2) and having a bus bar (6) is described. The clamping spring (2) has a contact limb (3), a spring arc (4) adjoining said contact limb (3), and a clamping limb (5) adjoining the spring arc (4). The clamping limb (5) has a clamping edge (12) for forming a clamping point with the adjacent bus bar (6) for a conductor to be clamped. The spring-loaded clamping connection (1) also has a frame element (7), which is formed as a part separate from the clamping spring (2) and the bus bar (6) and which has a base portion (10), a curved portion (9) adjoining the base portion (10), and a retaining portion (8) adjoining said curved portion (9) and distanced from the base portion (10). The contact limb (3) of the clamping spring (2) is secured to the retaining portion (8). The retaining portion (8) extends in the projection of the extension direction of the contact limb (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 9502790
    Abstract: A resilient clamping contact for contacting electrical conductors, said resilient clamping contact having a current rail and having at least two resilient clamping elements that each have a contacting limb, a resilient bend that adjoins the contacting limb and a clamping limb that adjoins the resilient bend and comprises a clamping section at the free end, and having frame parts that extend away from the current rail and have in each case two lateral connecting pieces that are spaced apart from one another and transverse connecting pieces that connect the lateral connecting pieces one to the other, and a conductor feedthrough opening that is formed by the lateral connecting pieces and the transverse connecting pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Kollmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 9466895
    Abstract: A conductor connection clamp is described that comprises a housing that is embodied from an insulating material and comprises at least one resilient force clamping connector in the housing that is embodied from an insulating material, and also comprises at least one actuating element that is received in a pivotable manner in the housing that is embodied from an insulating material, said actuating element being designed so as to open in each case at least one allocated resilient force clamping connector. The actuating element comprises two lever arm sections that are spaced apart from one another and protrude at least in part with a pivot bearing region into the housing that is embodied from an insulating material and are connected one to the other spaced apart with respect to the pivot bearing region by a transverse connecting piece to a lever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO VERWALTUNGSGELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20160006176
    Abstract: A conductor terminal (1) having an insulating material housing (2) and having at least one spring-loaded clamping connection (11) in the insulating material housing (2) and also having at least one actuation element (4), which is pivotably accommodated in the insulating material housing (2) and is designed to open in each case at least one associated spring-loaded clamping connection (11), is described. The actuation element (4) has two side wall portions (8a, 8b) which are spaced from one another and at least partially enter the insulating material housing (2) with a pivot bearing region (14) and, opposite said pivot bearing region (14), are connected to each other by a transverse web (5) to form a lever arm. The pivot bearing regions (14) of the mutually distanced side wall portions (8a, 8b) of an actuation element (4) form an axis of rotation (D), about which the actuation element (4) is pivotably mounted in the insulating material housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Kollmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20150380837
    Abstract: A resilient force clamping element (1) is described, said resilient force clamping element having a current rail (2) and a resilient clamping element (3) that comprises a contacting limb (4), a resilient bend (5) that adjoins the contacting limb (4), and a clamping limb (6) that adjoins the resilient bend (5) and comprises a main section (8) that extends from the resilient bend (5), and a clamping section (7) that is arranged in the direction of the current rail (2). The clamping section (7) comprises a clamping edge (11) on a free end of the clamping section (7) so as to form a clamping site between the clamping edge (11) and the current rail (2) for clamping an electrical conductor. The clamping section (7) comprises a first section (9) that is bent from the main section (8) in the direction of the current rail (2), and a second section (10) that adjoins the first section (9) and is bent back in the direction in which the main section (8) extends, said second section comprising the clamping edge (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Kollmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20150380838
    Abstract: A spring-loaded clamping connection (1) for clamping electrical conductors, having a clamping spring (2) and having a bus bar (6) is described. The clamping spring (2) has a contact limb (3), a spring arc (4) adjoining said contact limb (3), and a clamping limb (5) adjoining the spring arc (4). The clamping limb (5) has a clamping edge (12) for forming a clamping point with the adjacent bus bar (6) for a conductor to be clamped. The spring-loaded clamping connection (1) also has a frame element (7), which is formed as a part separate from the clamping spring (2) and the bus bar (6) and which has a base portion (10), a curved portion (9) adjoining the base portion (10), and a retaining portion (8) adjoining said curved portion (9) and distanced from the base portion (10). The contact limb (3) of the clamping spring (2) is secured to the retaining portion (8). The retaining portion (8) extends in the projection of the extension direction of the contact limb (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Kollmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20150372402
    Abstract: A resilient clamping contact (1) for contacting electrical conductors, said resilient clamping contact having a current rail (2) and having at least two resilient clamping elements (3) that each have a contacting limb (4), a resilient bend (5) that adjoins the contacting limb (4) and a clamping limb (6) that adjoins the resilient bend (5) and comprises a clamping section (7) at the free end, and having frame parts (8) that extend away from the current rail (2) and have in each case two lateral connecting pieces (9a, 9b) that are spaced apart from one another and transverse connecting pieces (10,11) that connect the lateral connecting pieces (9a, 9b) one to the other, and a conductor feedthrough opening (12) that is formed by the lateral connecting pieces (9a, 9b) and the transverse connecting pieces (10, 11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20150349437
    Abstract: A conductor connection clamp (1) is described that comprises a housing that is embodied from an insulating material (2) and comprises at least one resilient force clamping connector (11) in the housing that is embodied from an insulating material (2), and also comprises at least one actuating element (3) that is received in a pivotable manner in the housing that is embodied from an insulating material (2), said actuating element being designed so as to open in each case at least one allocated resilient force clamping connector (11). The actuating element (3) comprises two lever arm sections (7a, 7b) that are spaced apart from one another and protrude at least in part with a pivot bearing region (23) into the housing that is embodied from an insulating material (2) and are connected one to the other spaced apart with respect to the pivot bearing region (23) by a transverse connecting piece (8) to a lever arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Kollmann, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 9124034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal (1), comprising at least one bus bar piece (5), at least one clamping spring (4), which is bent into a U shape and has a clamping section (6) that points at an angle in the direction of an associated bus bar piece section (5a) of the bus bar piece (5) and forms a clamping point for an electrical conductor to be connected with a free clamping end and with the bus bar piece section (5a) in order to form a spring force clamping connection (3), an insulating-material housing (2), which has at least one conductor insertion opening (7) that leads to an associated spring force clamping connection (3) and extends in a conductor insertion direction (L), and at least one operating lever (8) pivotably supported about a rotational axis (D), which operating lever interacts with at least one clamping spring (4) by means of an operating section (9) in order to open at least one clamping point of an associated spring force clamping connection (3) when the operating lever (8) is pivoted and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Michael Meyer, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Publication number: 20140370740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a terminal (1), comprising at least one bus bar piece (5), at least one clamping spring (4), which is bent into a U shape and has a clamping section (6) that points at an angle in the direction of an associated bus bar piece section (5a) of the bus bar piece (5) and forms a clamping point for an electrical conductor to be connected with a free clamping end and with the bus bar piece section (5a) in order to form a spring force clamping connection (3), an insulating-material housing (2), which has at least one conductor insertion opening (7) that leads to an associated spring force clamping connection (3) and extends in a conductor insertion direction (L), and at least one operating lever (8) pivotably supported about a rotational axis (D), which operating lever interacts with at least one clamping spring (4) by means of an operating section (9) in order to open at least one clamping point of an associated spring force clamping connection (3) when the operating lever (8) is pivoted and
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Michael Meyer, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 8794994
    Abstract: A connection terminal having at least one busbar piece and at least one clamping spring. The connection terminal has at least one spring-force clamping connection formed from a clamping spring and a portion of a busbar piece, an insulating-material housing including at least one conductor insertion opening which leads to an spring-force clamping connection and extends in a conductor insertion direction, and at least one pivotably mounted operating lever designed to interact with at least one clamping spring in order to open at least one spring-force clamping connection. The operating lever can be arranged with its rotation axis in the conductor insertion opening or in the path of the conductor insertion opening in the direction of the clamping point. The connection terminal provides a space-saving and compact construction, which is also improved in respect of the force effect of the operating lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Wago Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Köllmann, Michael Meyer, Wolfgang Gerberding
  • Patent number: 7704093
    Abstract: An insulation-displacement connection having at least one insulation-displacement element (1) with a retaining slot (5), which cuts through an insulation of an electrical conductor with which electrical contact is to be made by the insulation-displacement element (1), in a sleeve body is described. The retaining slot (5) extends continuously from an insertion opening in a longitudinal direction (L) of the sleeve body. The sleeve body has a crosspiece (2) which has two mutually opposite spring limbs (3a, 3b) integrally adjoining its ends, which spring limbs merge, at their end which is opposite the crosspiece (2), into limb ends (4a, 4b), which are angled-away so as to face one another, in order to form the retaining slot (5) by way of the free longitudinal side edges of the limb ends (4a, 4b), so that a conductor accommodation space which is bounded by the spring limbs (3a, 3b) and the crosspiece (2) is created beneath the retaining slot (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Muhaminet All Turkekole, Hans-Josef Kollmann
  • Publication number: 20090088019
    Abstract: An insulation-displacement connection having at least one insulation-displacement element (1) with a retaining slot (5), which cuts through an insulation of an electrical conductor with which electrical contact is to be made by the insulation-displacement element (1), in a sleeve body is described. The retaining slot (5) extends continuously from an insertion opening in a longitudinal direction (L) of the sleeve body. The sleeve body has a crosspiece (2) which has two mutually opposite spring limbs (3a, 3b) integrally adjoining its ends, which spring limbs merge, at their end which is opposite the crosspiece (2), into limb ends (4a, 4b), which are angled-away so as to face one another, in order to form the retaining slot (5) by way of the free longitudinal side edges of the limb ends (4a, 4b), so that a conductor accommodation space which is bounded by the spring limbs (3a, 3b) and the crosspiece (2) is created beneath the retaining slot (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventors: Muhaminet All Turkekole, Hans-Josef Kollmann
  • Patent number: 7182631
    Abstract: A bridging member for electrical terminals provides each of the connecting pins of the bridging member with a sleeve of insulating material, which extends in the axial direction around the connecting pin in such a way that an inner free space is present between the connecting pin and the sleeve of insulating material, whereby the connecting pin possesses a material constriction in the depth of the sleeve of insulating material. The connecting pin can execute equilibrating movements in the free space of the sleeve of insulating material and also can be removed from the sleeve of insulating material by means of a rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Hans-Josef Kollmann
  • Publication number: 20050233634
    Abstract: A bridging member for electrical terminals provides each of the connecting pins of the bridging member with a sleeve of insulating material, which extends in the axial direction around the connecting pin in such a way that an inner free space is present between the connecting pin and the sleeve of insulating material, whereby the connecting pin possesses a material constriction in the depth of the sleeve of insulating material. The connecting pin can execute equilibrating movements in the free space of the sleeve of insulating material and also can be removed from the sleeve of insulating material by means of a rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventor: Hans-Josef Kollmann
  • Patent number: D756305
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Hans-Josef Kollmann