Patents by Inventor Rodney G. Rouleau

Rodney G. Rouleau 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: 10407985
    Abstract: A bracket assembly that secures cables to rungs of a ladder rack. The bracket has a bottom portion, sidewalls, and an upper portion. The bracket is positioned under the rectangular body of the ladder rung and secured thereto with an interference fit. At least one cable is positioned on the ladder rung and the upper portion of the bracket. A tie secures the cable to the upper portion of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Raymond M. Hill, Andrew Crouse, Janina B. Nebes
  • Publication number: 20190234533
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234532
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190234531
    Abstract: A cable management assembly includes a cleat assembly and a bracket assembly insertable through the cleat assembly to secure the cleat assembly to a ladder rung. The cleat assembly has an upper shell, a lower shell rotatably coupled to the upper shell, and a first fastener to secure the upper and lower shells. The bracket assembly has a C-shaped bracket having a first leg and a second leg extending parallel to the first leg. The first leg includes a longitudinal slot and the second leg includes a flange and a longitudinal slot extending through the second leg and the flange. A second fastener extends through the slot in the second leg and is movable between an open position in which the fastener is spaced apart from the first leg and a closed position in which the fastener is positioned within the slot in the first leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Shaun P. Brouwer, Surendra C. Babu, Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190228884
    Abstract: A wire harness assembly system is disclosed. The wire harness assembly system includes a grid tile designed to receive repositionable accessories to route wires along the grid tile. The grid tile includes a plurality of keyed holes extending from the top of the grid tile, through the grid tile, to the bottom of the grid tile. The grid tile also includes a locking surface on the bottom of the grid tile. The locking surface complements the plurality of keyed holes to receive the repositionable accessory and to maintain the repositionable accessory in a locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Rouleau, Janina B. Nebes, Robert W. Kossak
  • Publication number: 20190210539
    Abstract: A cable cleat system that secures cables to a ladder rack. The cable cleat system includes a mounting bracket assembly with a bracket body and a floating support bracket slidably mounted to the bracket body. A metal locking tie is positioned between the floating support bracket and the mounting bracket assembly. The mounting bracket assembly is secured to a ladder rung of the ladder rack and the floating support bracket supports the cables secured to the ladder rack. The metal locking tie wraps around the cables supported by the floating support bracket. The floating support bracket and the metal locking tie slide along the bracket body for enabling thermal expansion and contraction of the cables secured to the ladder rack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20190148844
    Abstract: Various implementations of insulation piercing connectors are disclosed. The insulation piercing connectors may be used to attach dual independent electrical connections to a power cable for voltage detection purposes. In some implementations, an insulation piercing connector may include a top half, a bottom half, and a blade seal positioned between the top half and the bottom half. A threaded fastener may engage threads in a hole in a post on the bottom half. The threaded fastener may be tightened to compress the insulation piercing connector around a power cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Mateusz Kruzel, Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 10266122
    Abstract: A cable cleat system that secures cables to a ladder rack. The cable cleat system includes a mounting bracket assembly with a bracket body and a floating support bracket slidably mounted to the bracket body. A metal locking tie is positioned between the floating support bracket and the mounting bracket assembly. The mounting bracket assembly is secured to a ladder rung of the ladder rack and the floating support bracket supports the cables secured to the ladder rack. The metal locking tie wraps around the cables supported by the floating support bracket. The floating support bracket and the metal locking tie slide along the bracket body for enabling thermal expansion and contraction of the cables secured to the ladder rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 10256011
    Abstract: A wire harness assembly system is disclosed. The wire harness assembly system includes a grid tile designed to receive repositionable accessories to route wires along the grid tile. The grid tile includes a plurality of keyed holes extending from the top of the grid tile, through the grid tile, to the bottom of the grid tile. The grid tile also includes a locking surface on the bottom of the grid tile. The locking surface complements the plurality of keyed holes to receive the repositionable accessory and to maintain the repositionable accessory in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Rouleau, Janina B. Nebes, Robert W. Kossak
  • Patent number: 10246941
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is disclosed to secure a cable bundle to a ladder rung. The bracket assembly includes a metal bracket and protective grommets. The metal bracket has a first member, side walls and second members. The first member of the metal bracket is parallel to the second members of the metal bracket. The protective grommets are secured to the metal bracket. The protective grommets have a base member, sleeves extending from the base member, a side member and a bottom member. The assembled metal bracket and protective grommets receive the ladder rung and the sleeves of the protective grommets wrap around the cable bundle positioned on the ladder rung to secure the cable bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Richard H. Kasal, Rodney G. Rouleau, James R. Ward
  • Patent number: 10240393
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 10008841
    Abstract: A cable mounting system that allows thermal expansion and contraction of cables. The cable mounting system includes straight ladder rack segments and widened ladder rack segments positioned adjacent the straight ladder rack segments. Cable bracket assemblies are mounted to the straight ladder rack segments and saddle bracket assemblies are mounted to the widened ladder rack segments. The cable bracket assemblies secure cables to the ladder rungs of the straight ladder rack segments and allow axial movement of the cables. The saddle bracket assemblies secure the cables on the ladder rungs of the widened ladder rack segments and allow axial and lateral movement of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Publication number: 20180163469
    Abstract: A bracket assembly that secures cables to rungs of a ladder rack. The bracket has a bottom portion, sidewalls, and an upper portion. The bracket is positioned under the rectangular body of the ladder rung and secured thereto with an interference fit. At least one cable is positioned on the ladder rung and the upper portion of the bracket. A tie secures the cable to the upper portion of the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Raymond M. Hill, Andrew Crouse, Janina B. Nebes
  • Publication number: 20180111733
    Abstract: An apparatus designed to bundle a plurality of objects. The apparatus includes a buckle with a body and a cavity formed therein. The body has a first end with an opening and a second end with a strap passageway therethrough. The buckle also includes a metal strip retained in the cavity of the body. The metal strip has a first end with a first barb and a second end with a second barb. The first barb of the metal strip is positioned at the first end of the body and the second barb of the metal strip is positioned at the second end of the body. A strap is secured to the buckle body by the barbs extending from the metal strip. The strap secures the plurality of objects to the buckle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Rodney G. Rouleau, Brian D. Keller
  • Publication number: 20180051514
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Patent number: 9882365
    Abstract: A cradle clamp bracket assembly that secures cables to rungs of a ladder rack. The cradle clamp bracket assembly includes an elongated bracket having a first portion and a raised second portion. The first portion includes a slot located along the center of the first portion. The raised second portion includes a downwardly extending flange and at least one gusset to strengthen the bracket. The cradle clamp bracket assembly also includes a retainer that is received in the slot to engage the rung of the ladder rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Raymond M. Hill, Andrew Crouse
  • Publication number: 20170328132
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is disclosed to secure a cable bundle to a ladder rung. The bracket assembly includes a metal bracket and protective grommets. The metal bracket has a first member, side walls and second members. The first member of the metal bracket is parallel to the second members of the metal bracket. The protective grommets are secured to the metal bracket. The protective grommets have a base member, sleeves extending from the base member, a side member and a bottom member. The assembled metal bracket and protective grommets receive the ladder rung and the sleeves of the protective grommets wrap around the cable bundle positioned on the ladder rung to secure the cable bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Richard H. Kasal, Rodney G. Rouleau, James R. Ward
  • Patent number: 9810021
    Abstract: A thermal expansion and contraction system secures cables to a ladder rung. The thermal expansion and contraction system includes a cable grip secured to the ladder rung. The cable grip includes a protective grommet for holding cables to the ladder rung, a metal plate and wire forms to secure the protective grommet to the metal plate. The thermal expansion and contraction system also includes a cable divider secured to the ladder rung to maintaining separation of cables and a cable containment clamp secured to the ladder rung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Rodney G. Rouleau, Samuel C. Ramey, Shaun P. Brouwer, Scott K. Benedict
  • Publication number: 20170317480
    Abstract: A cable mounting system that allows thermal expansion and contraction of cables. The cable mounting system includes straight ladder rack segments and widened ladder rack segments positioned adjacent the straight ladder rack segments. Cable bracket assemblies are mounted to the straight ladder rack segments and saddle bracket assemblies are mounted to the widened ladder rack segments. The cable bracket assemblies secure cables to the ladder rungs of the straight ladder rack segments and allow axial movement of the cables. The saddle bracket assemblies secure the cables on the ladder rungs of the widened ladder rack segments and allow axial and lateral movement of the cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Rodney G. Rouleau
  • Patent number: 9719300
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is disclosed to secure a cable bundle to a ladder rung. The bracket assembly includes a metal bracket and protective grommets. The metal bracket has a first member, side walls and second members. The first member of the metal bracket is parallel to the second members of the metal bracket. The protective grommets are secured to the metal bracket. The protective grommets have a base member, sleeves extending from the base member, a side member and a bottom member. The assembled metal bracket and protective grommets receive the ladder rung and the sleeves of the protective grommets wrap around the cable bundle positioned on the ladder rung to secure the cable bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David J. Sylvester, Richard H. Kasal, Rodney G. Rouleau, James R. Ward