Patents by Inventor Klaus Rabbe

Klaus Rabbe 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: 8147273
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a preassembly frame to which the ends of a number of high-voltage transmission lines are connected, whereupon the preassembly frame is mounted in an open-ended chamber contained in a connector housing. The frame includes a first end wall having openings that receive intermediate portions of the transmission lines, which first end wall carries a grounding plate having projections for engaging exposed portions of braided shielding layers of the transmission lines. The free ends of the transmission lines are provided with contact members that are supported by insulation sleeves in wall openings contained in a second end wall of the preassembly frame. A coding arrangement prevents the connector assembly from being connected to an unauthorized companion electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Rabbe, Christian Neese, Martin Drewes, Reiner Tepe
  • Publication number: 20100297891
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a preassembly frame to which the ends of a number of high-voltage transmission lines are connected, whereupon the preassembly frame is mounted in an open-ended chamber contained in a connector housing. The frame includes a first end wall having openings that receive intermediate portions of the transmission lines, which first end wall carries a grounding plate having projections for engaging exposed portions of braided shielding layers of the transmission lines. The free ends of the transmission lines are provided with contact members that are supported by insulation sleeves in wall openings contained in a second end wall of the preassembly frame. A coding arrangement prevents the connector assembly from being connected to an unauthorized companion electrical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: WEIDMUELLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Rabbe, Christian Neese, Martin Drewes, Reiner Tepe
  • Patent number: 7445526
    Abstract: An electrically-conductive terminal adapted for use in an electrical connector includes a horizontal upper surface containing a downwardly extending first bore in which is mounted a U-shaped protective spring. The spring has a bulging generally circular bridging portion adjacent the bottom of the first bore, and a pair of upwardly extending leg portions. One of the leg portions is adapted to be displaced by a clamping screw mounted in a threaded horizontal second bore toward clamping engagement with a bare conductor that is inserted downwardly into the first bore. The bulging bridging portion of the spring extends into diametrically opposed recesses contained in the wall of the first bore and defined by a horizontal third bore, thereby to retain the protective spring in the first bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Neese, Jürgen Beymann, Klaus Rabbe
  • Publication number: 20060228949
    Abstract: An electrically-conductive terminal adapted for use in an electrical connector includes a horizontal upper surface containing a downwardly extending first bore in which is mounted a U-shaped protective spring. The spring has a bulging generally circular bridging portion adjacent the bottom of the first bore, and a pair of upwardly extending leg portions. One of the leg portions is adapted to be displaced by a clamping screw mounted in a threaded horizontal second bore toward clamping engagement with a bare conductor that is inserted downwardly into the first bore. The bulging bridging portion of the spring extends into diametrically opposed recesses contained in the wall of the first bore and defined by a horizontal third bore, thereby to retain the protective spring in the first bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: Christian Neese, Jurgen Beymann, Klaus Rabbe