Removable Wall Patents (Class 174/101)
  • Patent number: 11114217
    Abstract: A shield conduction path that includes a wire; and a pipe with a circular cross-section that accommodates the wire. The pipe is formed by combining a first divided body and a second divided body that are divided in a diameter direction using, as boundaries, divided surfaces that extend in an axial direction of the pipe. The first divided body and the second divided body include a metal material that can be held in a combined state through welding, and a circumferential length of the first divided body is set to be longer than a circumferential length of the second divided body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Sugino
  • Patent number: 11005244
    Abstract: Disclosed is a covering including: a strip-shaped portion that extends along an electric wire and being bendable; a pair of side wall portion rows provided with the electric wire being interposed therebetween, and in each of which a plurality of pairs of side wall portions extending upward from the strip-shaped portion are arranged in a direction in which the strip-shaped portion extends; and a lid portion that is disposed opposing the strip-shaped portion and keeps the electric wire that is interposed between the pair of side wall portion rows from coming out of the covering. The lid portion includes spacer portions that are respectively inserted in a gap between adjacent side wall portions and in a gap between adjacent side wall portions in the side wall portion rows and maintain a spacing between the adjacent side wall portions and at least a predetermined spacing between the adjacent side wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 10958049
    Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may include a housing with walls and arms extending from the housing. A cavity may be disposed in the housing and cables may reside in the cavity, during use. The cables may provide connectivity to receptacles of the raceway and thus a variety of devices. A cover may be utilized with the housing to facilitate access to the cables in the cavity of the housing. In some implementations, the cover may be retained by flexible arms of the housing. The raceway may be configured to receive wire clips to retain cables and/or conduit disposed in a cavity of the raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Legrand Connectrac, Inc.
    Inventor: Clinton Strong
  • Patent number: 10910131
    Abstract: An electrical cable assembly, comprising a first electrical circuit further comprising a first plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another, wherein the first plurality of insulated conductors are cabled together in a bundle. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a second electrical circuit longitudinally disposed to the first electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit comprising a second plurality of insulated conductors longitudinally disposed to one another and cabled together in a bundle and a nonmetallic jacket surrounding the second plurality of insulated conductors and wherein the nonmetallic jacket isolating the first electrical circuit from the second electrical circuit. The electrical cable assembly further comprises a flexible interlocking metallic armor encasing the first and second electrical circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Troy D. Skidmore, Paul Abernathy, David W. Maxey, William T. Bigbee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10732374
    Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules. A trough projects from the body portion and is configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules. A cover is pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough. A front wall of the cover may include a labeling surface, with a removable lens covering the labeling surface. A stop to limit the sliding direction of said sliding tray in the rearward direction may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Gil Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10718783
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing and/or stratifying the risk of infections or chronic diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs, particularly lower respiratory tract infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in which method provasopressin (proAVP) or fragments or partial peptides thereof, especially copeptin or neurophysin II, is/are determined. Suitable biomarker combinations for in-vitro diagnosis are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BRAHMS GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Bergmann, Nils Morgenthaler, Jana Papassotiriou, Joachim Struck, Beat Muller
  • Patent number: 10677388
    Abstract: An overhead mounting system is disclosed. The mounting system includes an overhead channel with a plurality of openings in the base for attaching to a surface, such as a ceiling or trusses, along with a plurality of openings in the channel walls for securing components. The system is configured to accommodate attachment for multiple and diverse components, which have different dimensions, masses, pulling forces, or power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles, Casey Webb, Daniel Madsen
  • Patent number: 10598321
    Abstract: A lighting system for mounting adjacent a junction of a wall and a ceiling of a room comprises: a plurality of lighting fixtures mountable end-to-end along the wall and comprising plurality of mounting extrusions. A transition presents a concave transition facing into the interior of the room and is formed by a plurality of extrusions interfitting with the mounting extrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Electrix, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie L. Campbell, Michael F. Vazzola, Mark E. Lahner
  • Patent number: 10574179
    Abstract: A PV assembly wire tray includes a PV panel-support purlin and a wire cover secured to the purlin. The purlin includes a web, having first and second ends, and first and second plates extending from the first and second ends. The wire cover includes a first panel, extending from the first end oft web, and a second panel extending from the second end of the web. A wire-protecting chamber is defined by the web, the second plate, the second panel and the first panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: David C. Hood
  • Patent number: 10505351
    Abstract: A conduit for routing connectivity cables. The conduit including a bottom including consecutively connected bottom members extending a longitudinal length of the conduit. A first side and a second side are connected to the bottom. The first side including consecutively connected first side members extending the longitudinal length and the second side including consecutively connected second side members extending the longitudinal length. The bottom, the first side, and the second side extend along a center axis of the conduit, the center axis extending the longitudinal length of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Joseph Kioski, Walter Dean Takisaki
  • Patent number: 10461483
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a strut end condition, end block, and connector are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system including a series of strut assemblies is provided, comprising: two strut assemblies oriented end-to-end, each including: a strut; an insulator; at least one conductor wire; and an end block oriented within an end of the strut, the end block nesting within the strut; a connector spanning a junction created by adjacent ends of the two strut assemblies, the connector including: an upper housing having at least conductor element having vertical elements at opposing ends; a lower housing, the lower housing including: two lower housing wings, and rotatable locking cams oriented on each of the lower housing wings, the rotatable locking cams having two opposing flat sides and two opposing rounded ends; wherein the locking cams are rotatable to engage the connector with each of the two strut assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURAL BUSSTRUT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry Gellert, Greg Gellert, Denver Clark, Daryl Van Mercetta
  • Patent number: 10367315
    Abstract: The chair molding with integrated electrical outlets is a dabo molding. The chair molding with integrated electrical outlets is configured for use with a vertical surface. The chair molding with integrated electrical outlets mounts on the vertical surface. The chair molding with integrated electrical outlets comprises a molding, a plurality of electrical ports, and an NEG cable. The molding attaches to the vertical surface. The molding contains the plurality of electrical ports. The NEG cable attaches the plurality of electrical ports to an external power source. In the first potential embodiment of the disclosure, the external power source is a national electric grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Marie Martin
  • Patent number: 10333283
    Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may include a housing with walls and arms extending from the housing. A cavity may be disposed in the housing and cables may reside in the cavity, during use. The cables may provide connectivity to receptacles of the raceway and thus a variety of devices. A cover may be utilized with the housing to facilitate access to the cables in the cavity of the housing. In some implementations, the cover may be retained by flexible arms of the housing. The raceway may be configured to receive wire clips to retain cables and/or conduit disposed in a cavity of the raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Clinton Strong
  • Patent number: 10291005
    Abstract: A conduit for routing connectivity cables. The conduit including a bottom including consecutively connected bottom members extending a longitudinal length of the conduit. A first side and a second side are connected to the bottom. The first side including consecutively connected first side members extending the longitudinal length and the second side including consecutively connected second side members extending the longitudinal length. The bottom, the first side, and the second side extend along a center axis of the conduit, the center axis extending the longitudinal length of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Joseph Kioski, Walter Dean Takisaki
  • Patent number: 10208705
    Abstract: In the engine having a plurality of wire harnesses, a groove section is formed by conductive walls configured to surround a part of the outer peripheral surface of selected one of the wire harnesses. Another one of the wire harnesses is attached to a wire harness cover fixed to the engine by a plate section extended from the groove section in such a manner that the another one of the wire harnesses is disposed adjacent to the selected one of the wire harnesses with one of the walls being interposed inbetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Terumitsu Takahata
  • Patent number: 10148073
    Abstract: A conduit for routing connectivity cables. The conduit including a body extending a longitudinal length and having an opening extending at least a portion of the longitudinal length. The body may be flexible about a center axis of the body, the center axis extending the longitudinal length. A gate may be pivotably attached to a portion of the body. The gate pivotable about the portion of the body while the body is flexed about the point on the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Joseph Kioski, Walter Dean Takisaki
  • Patent number: 10143103
    Abstract: A system for controlling industrial and domestic devices includes a monitor and a cylindrical body. The monitor comprises a multitouch screen of the capacitive type and a panel that has an interface adapted to receive the cylindrical body. The cylindrical body further includes a cavity that is adapted to contain a data receiving device and is further adapted to be fixed to industrial and domestic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: EXOR INTERNATIONAL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Ambra, Fausto Gastaldin
  • Patent number: 10069457
    Abstract: A system and method for a microinverter mounting assembly including a microinverter assembly and a panel direct current (DC) connector. The microinverter assembly having a housing, a microinverter disposed within the housing, and a microinverter DC connector disposed within the housing and electrically coupled to the microinverter, the microinverter DC connector with a bottom panel having a locking recess formed therein and at least one electrical contact disposed within an opening formed in the bottom panel. The panel DC connector having a mounting substrate, a locking tab extending from the mounting substrate, and at least one electrical contact positioned on the mounting substrate. Further, the locking tab of the panel DC connector interfits within the locking recess of the microinverter DC connector to form a locking mechanism that prevents rotation of the microinverter DC connector when in a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Philip Michael Cioffi, Mohammed Agamy
  • Patent number: 9866005
    Abstract: A device for fixing elongated bodies to a supporting cable includes a body containing a seat for the supporting cable and a seat for the elongated body, wherein, for the independent closing of the seats, a lid is provided that closes the seat of the supporting cable and a lid that closes the seat of the elongated body. A device according to the invention offers the advantage of not requiring the perfect positioning of the coaxial wire with respect to the supporting cable by having a distinct or separate system for fixing the device onto the coaxial wire and supporting cable, respectively. Another advantage of a device according to the invention lies in its autonomy because it does not require additional elements for consolidating the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Carlo Feige, Alberto Varale, Massimo Bottazzoli
  • Patent number: 9728946
    Abstract: A cable conduit transition including a longitudinal axis, a lower portion having a semicircular shape around the longitudinal axis and two lower portion terminating ends, an upper portion having a semicircular shape around the longitudinal axis and two upper portion terminating ends, and wherein the two lower portion terminating ends are offset from the two upper portion terminating ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, John Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 9700965
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing welding type power is disclosed. The welding type power supply has fours sides, a top and a base. Two opposing of the sides and the top are part of a housing. A front panel and a back panel form the other two opposing sides. The front and back panel and the housing are joined such that the front and back panels and the first and second sides form the four sides of the welding type power supply. The base is comprised of extruded material, and has a first edge and a second edge. The first edge is joined to a bottom of the first side and the second edge is joined to a second bottom of the second side. Power and control circuitry disposed in the space formed between housing, front panel, back panel and base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Bornemann
  • Patent number: 9636429
    Abstract: A bracket and tray connection system includes a tray with a plurality of connector holes positioned therein, wherein the tray has an upper surface. A bracket has a base surface positioned proximate to an upper surface of the tray. At least one fastening tab is formed on the base surface of the bracket, wherein the fastening tab extends away from the base surface and through at least one of the connector holes within the tray. An interior corner pocket is formed by the fastening tab and located at least partially between the base surface and the fastening tab. An exterior corner of at least one of the connector holes is positioned with the interior corner pocket. A retainer structure is formed on the base surface of the bracket, wherein the retainer structure engages with the tray to retain the exterior corner positioned within the interior corner pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Symmetry Medical Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Cushion, Jason Hawkes
  • Patent number: 9620878
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly for NEMA plugs, comprising: a first pair of wires that run parallel to each other with a gap wide enough to form a first retention area; a second pair of wires that run parallel to each other with a gap wide enough to form a second retention area; a front face that includes two rows of fastening devices with two slots in each fastening device; wherein each wire in the first and second pair of wires is inserted into one of the slots of the fastening device of the front face, so that the first and second retention areas can receive a flat blade of the NEMA plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SPANTIK, S. A.
    Inventor: Vicente González González
  • Patent number: 9590403
    Abstract: A wire management system and, more particularly, a wire management system including at least one wire track unit having mount rotatably positioned on the wire track unit along with an integrally formed tension tab for holding wires in the wire track assembly during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventor: Nicholas Jackson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9566917
    Abstract: An enclosure for an engine wiring harness includes a first enclosure member and a second enclosure member that is substantially similar to the first enclosure member. The first and second enclosure members each have an upper edge, a lower edge, and an intermediate portion extending between the upper edge and the lower edge. The first and second enclosure members are assembled together with the upper edges in contacting engagement and with the lower edges in contacting engagement. The assembled enclosure defines a passageway for receiving at least a portion of the engine wiring harness, a first opening in communication with the passageway, a second opening in communication with the passageway, and an attachment assembly for securing the enclosure to an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Y. Chaanine, Mitchell R. Adams, Adam J. Fash
  • Patent number: 9568697
    Abstract: A demarcation device is disclosed. The demarcation device mounts on top of a cable tray. When mounted on the to of a cable tray the demarcation device is above a length of the cable tray and the bottom edge of the demarcation device is parallel with a top edge of the cable tray and a cable path in the cable tray remains un-obstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: David G. Gallegos, III, Karl J. Dobler
  • Patent number: 9564747
    Abstract: A member for separating the access slot in the housing of a continuous electrical busway into a number of discrete openings includes a body portion formed from a non-conductive material. The body portion includes a portion structured to span across the access slot and thus divide the slot into more than one discrete opening while only blocking a small portion of the access slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven L. Ross, Thomas J. Davidson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9455556
    Abstract: A cable conduit transition including a longitudinal axis, a lower portion having a semicircular shape around the longitudinal axis and two lower portion terminating ends, an upper portion having a semicircular shape around the longitudinal axis and two upper portion terminating ends, and wherein the two lower portion terminating ends are offset from the two upper portion terminating ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, John Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 9412494
    Abstract: A electrical wire cover has a corrugated tube fixing portion (29) and engagement projection strips (49) which are integral parts of a cover body (27) which surrounds electrical wires, a electrical wire tie which fixes, that is, tightly fastens, one of first to third corrugated tubes, and tying member restricting portions (53) provided in the corrugated tube fixing portion (29). Each tying member restricting portion (53) has plural, that is, first to third, positioning portions (55, 57, and 59) having different electrical wire tie bridging positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Kenji Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 9343205
    Abstract: A tubular cable protection and guide device is provided. The tubular cable protection and cable device includes an elastomer resin sheet that has: an outer circumference wall forming portion, a pair of sidewall forming portions on the left and right sides, and a pair of inner circumference wall forming portions on the left and right sides. The inner circumference wall forming portions have a pair of locking portions. When a cable receiving room is formed, the pair of locking portions is engaged with each other along a sheet longitudinal direction on a flexional inner circumference side, such that the inner circumference wall forming portions form a wall facing the outer circumference wall forming portion. The locking portions each includes a plurality of ridges that extend in the sheet longitudinal direction and are arranged in the transverse direction to be alternately inserted between each other when engaged with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kaihotsu, Shoichiro Komiya
  • Patent number: 9217298
    Abstract: A holding device insertable into a central bore of a drill string component, the central bore having a first diameter along at least part of a central portion of the drill string component and a second diameter proximate ends of the drill string component. The second diameter is lower than the first diameter. The holding device includes an elongated body forming at least partly a housing for a transmission line. The elongated body has transversal dimensions lower than the second diameter. A plurality of arcuate elements are arranged along the elongated body and distinct from and attached to the elongated body. The arcuate elements are elastically bendable so as to be able to move through the second diameter and have a largest chord greater than the first diameter in a free state so as to be able to expand within the first diameter once past the second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: VAM DRILLING FRANCE
    Inventors: Marta Lafuente, Francois Pineau, Gabriel Roussie
  • Patent number: 9071890
    Abstract: A sliding tray is configured to support one or more optical communications modules and includes a body portion having one or more mounting locations for the one or more optical communications modules, a trough projecting from the body portion and configured to support optical fibers connected to the one or more optical communications modules, and a cover pivotably connected to the tray for selectively covering the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Gil Ruiz
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8979037
    Abstract: A cable tray apparatus is provided a people mover system such as a Sky Train or the like. The cable tray apparatus is made up of a plurality of identical cable trays which are secured together in an end-to-end relationship. The cable trays are selectively laterally horizontally adjustable with respect to one another and are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another to correspond to curves in the roadway of the system and to correspond to elevational changes in the roadway of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis, David T. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 8960611
    Abstract: An expansion joint is disclosed for a cable tray apparatus for a people mover system. An expansion joint is inserted or positioned between a pair of generally rectangular electrical cable trays having first and second ends. The cable trays are connected in an end-to-end relationship. The expansion joint has first and second ends and is positioned between the pair of cable trays so that the first end thereof is connected to the second end of the adjacent cable tray and so that the second end thereof is connected to the first end of the adjacent cable tray. The expansion joint includes body portions which are slidably movable towards one another or slidably movable away from one another to compensate for expansion and contraction of the cable tray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Adam J. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis
  • Patent number: 8950051
    Abstract: A telecommunications cable management system includes a planar base element including a planar top surface and side edges. Side elements are mounted with a mating arrangement to the base element. The side elements may include one or more of the following: upstanding wall portions, side exits extending horizontally, and downspouts. The base elements and the upstanding wall portions may have a continuous cross-section, and can be cut to the desired length for the cable management system. The downspout and side exit elements may also include multiple components wherein a central section of each can be cut to the desired width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Kampf, Mathew D. Ferris, Joel T. Fisher, Timothy J. Haataja, Brian L. Johnson, Wayne Johnson, Alex Watts
  • Patent number: 8901437
    Abstract: A cable raceway having a first section adapted to be coupled with a first movable component. The cable raceway also includes a second section adapted to be coupled with a second movable component. The second section is configured to enclose a portion of the first section. The cable raceway further includes a seal member placed between the first section and the second section. The seal member is configured to isolate the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Stengl, Chad P. Snoeberger
  • Patent number: 8870130
    Abstract: The invention relates to a line guidance device for guiding cables, lines, hoses, and the like between one locally fixed and one movable connection point, wherein the line guiding device has at least one support unit having a substantially band-shaped design, and retaining elements designed in one piece with the support unit, wherein the retaining elements are formed from the support unit and protrude from the same in a substantially transverse fashion toward the support unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tsubaki Kabelschlepp GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Eul
  • Patent number: 8872030
    Abstract: A cable management system for a patch panel component having a connectivity interface configured to connect with cables includes a cable support plate and two cable support brackets. Each cable support bracket includes a support bar, a first bracket and a second bracket. A fastener hingedly attaches the first bracket to the second bracket and is positioned to slideably mount the first and second brackets to the support bar. The first and second brackets include mounting plates that move toward and away from one another when sliding the cable support brackets. The brackets mount to opposed projecting pins on a patch panel. The fastener holds each cable support bracket in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lane McNeal, Stephen Scott Herndon
  • Publication number: 20140306522
    Abstract: A wiring harness wiring structure is for wiring a wiring harness between a body and a door of a vehicle, and configured to suppress the trapping of water in the door. The wiring harness wiring structure includes a wiring unit partly supported on the body and including the wiring harness, and a protector including an insertion opening into which the wiring unit is to be inserted, an extra length absorbing portion for accommodating the wiring harness while including a margin space, into which the wiring harness is detoured, and a water drainage hole formed in a lower part of the extra length absorbing portion and arranged at a position vertically above and overlapping a through hole formed in a door inner panel and penetrating from a vehicle inner side to a vehicle outer side between a door trim of the door and the door inner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daiki Nagayasu
  • Patent number: 8756772
    Abstract: A clip 10 is provided for the retention of cables or wiring 44 in electrical installation trunking 46. The clip 10 has a first member 12 and a second member 14, which are coupled together in a sliding relationship. In use, the clip 10 slides apart, extending across the open face 50 of the trunking 46 until the lateral ends of the clip abut against an internal side wall 52 of the trunking 46. Cooperating locking strips (26, 40, see FIGS. 3 and 4) act to lock the relative positions of the first 12 and second 14 members and to prevent the clip 10 from falling out of the trunking 46.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: David Padmore, Dale James Barrett
  • Patent number: 8717767
    Abstract: A server cabinet includes a housing and a number of cable management brackets longitudinally mounted to the housing. Each cable management bracket includes two opposite mounting portions mounted to the housing, and a base plate connected between the mounting portions. Each mounting portion defines a number of openings for cables extending through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: An-Gang Liang, Fei Teng
  • Publication number: 20130269970
    Abstract: A splice housing projects from a bottom wall in a space on a side portion of a main pathway of a wire harness, the main pathway being bounded by the bottom wall and a circumferential wall of a main body of a protector. The splice housing includes dividing walls projecting at predetermined intervals and a sealing wall at one end of the dividing walls. A plurality of splice housing chambers are provided in alignment between the dividing walls. A side opposite the sealing wall of each of the splice housing chambers forms an opening for insertion. Each of the splice housing chambers has a height capable of accommodating splices on at least two vertical levels. Of the splices branching from the wire harness, splices having a splice sheet wrapped around an outer circumferential surface thereof and splices covered by an insulating resin cap are accommodated vertically adjacent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hara
  • Publication number: 20130249284
    Abstract: A conduit is mountable to a mounting, such as the engine block of an automobile, and includes a body defining an area for receiving elongate elements, such as cables. A first locking member is stationary relative to the body, and a second locking member is mobile relative to the body. The movable locking member is capable of assuming an intermediate position, in which it defines, together with the body, a preliminary support space for the mounting, The conduit includes a locking feature capable of moving the movable locking member from the intermediate position to a locking position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Albaran, Ridha Bhiri
  • Patent number: 8376288
    Abstract: A system including an overhead cable pathway structure and a cable storage device that mounts overhead to the cable pathway structure. The cable storage device including a storage spool and a cable pathway exit having a curved surface that guides excess cable exiting from the overhead cable pathway structure to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Smrha, Hutch Coburn, Chad J. Sjodin, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8319120
    Abstract: A spillover fitting is positioned on an upstanding side of a lateral cable trough. The spillover fitting includes a first exit path having a first curved surface that extends at least partially over a base of the lateral cable trough, and a bottom wall having a second curved surface intersecting with the first curved surface. The first surface curves upward relative to the base of the lateral cable trough and defines a top surface of a cable path, and the second surface is convexly curved and defines a bottom surface of the cable path. The radius of curvature of the first curved surface is equal to the radius of curvature of the second curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Jack Caveney
  • Patent number: 8263867
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a pair of side members, one or more midsection members connected between the pair of side members, and a lashing bar assembly connected to the one or more midsection members. The lashing bar assembly includes a base and a lashing bar mountable relative to the base, thereby forming at least one loop for cable management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit
  • Patent number: 8253019
    Abstract: A cable routing device and a unit for telecommunication and data technology including a housing, wherein terminals or circuit board plug-in connectors (2) are disposed on at least one side of the housing. A cable routing device (10) is disposed on the housing, the cable routing device (10) being configured as a carrier element having attachment means for attaching the cable routing device (10) to the unit. Cable routing elements are attached to the carrier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf-Dieter Busse
  • Patent number: 8247694
    Abstract: A curved wall portion along which a wiring harness is bendably extended has a foreign-matter-escape side opening, at one wall continuing to a top opening of an upward guiding cylinder of a protector. A foreign-matter-escape side opening on the other wall of the cylinder proximate to the opening is opposed to the curved wall portion. A projection on the other wall in the guiding cylinder and below the side opening of the wall has an upwardly sloping surface continuing thereto. A projection in the guiding cylinder is above the side opening of the other wall, traversing the cylinder. The protector includes one separate protector member and the other separate protector member, the former having a projection extending toward the latter to cover a joining area thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sekino, Seiji Iwahara, Makoto Nagasaki, Akihito Kouketsu, Hiroyuki Wakamatsu, Ryuuya Ishimaru, Yoshihiko Nakahama
  • Patent number: 8233763
    Abstract: Systems and methods for covering a trough member. A cover system can include a flexible cover coupled to a side wall of the trough member. The flexible cover is selectively removable from the side wall to allow access to an interior of the trough member. The flexible cover mounts with a snap arrangement. Support ribs are mounted to side walls of the trough member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Sayres, David E. Rapp, Glen Cordle