Removable Wall Patents (Class 174/101)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8227694
    Abstract: A wire harness exterior protecting tube minimizes sagging of a wire harness laid in a straddling manner in a vehicle and allows smooth bending of the wire harness. The wire harness exterior protecting tube has longitudinal opposite ends supported in a straddling manner by the vehicle without support between the opposite ends. The protecting tube has at one side section a vertical flat plate section and also has the other section having a square U-shaped or semicircular ring-shaped cross-section. The other section connects to the one side section to form a square or semicircular cross-sectional shape. That portion of the other section which faces the flat plate section is a bellows section having a corrugated shape. The thickness of the flat plate section is adapted to suppress the sagging of the protecting tube caused by the weight of the wire harness and to be bendable by bending of the bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Murayama
  • Patent number: 8188368
    Abstract: A protector for a wire harness has a U-shaped main body casing for receiving a wire harness and a lid for closing an opening in the main body casing. The main body casing has opposite longitudinal ends with inlet and outlet portions for passing the wire harness. The inlet and outlet portions define tape-supports to be secured to the wire harness by tape-wrapping. A tape-support also is provided on a longitudinal end of the lid at a side of at least one of the inlet and outlet portions. The tape-support of the lid is slanted to contact an outer surface of the wire harness. The wire harness is disposed between the tape-supports of the lid and the main body casing. A tape is wound around the tape-supports of the main body casing and the lid to secure these portions to the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8178781
    Abstract: An enclosure apparatus for protecting cable trays, electrical cables, pipes and/or includes other control equipment. The enclosure apparatus includes one or more linear sections and/or elbow or corner sections. The sections are configured to be joined together to form longer sections or transition sections. Each of the sections includes a protective outer layer that is fire resistant and/or blast resistant. According to an embodiment, one or more the sections includes a panel or re-enterable section that can be removed for accessing the interior of the enclosure, for example, the cables, pipes or control equipment, or for assembling the sections around an existing cable installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: William Christopher Duffy
  • Patent number: 8148638
    Abstract: A cord accommodation member is able to easily accommodate a connecting cord for a thin TV and video equipment in a hidden place under a glass shelf, having a hard-to-fall-off structure, and can be cut in the desired size for each type in order to cope with the development of various types different in lateral width, without need of raising the die every type, and its manufacturing method. The cord accommodation member comprises a cord accommodating portion for accommodating a connecting cord, a fixing arm for fixing the cord accommodating portion, which is attached to a glass shelf of a TV stand for mounting a television and video equipment, and a fixing rubber for increasing the fixing force for the glass shelf and the fixing arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yuusuke Morita
  • Patent number: 8138419
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base, an interconnected double-spine assembly topped by a top frame, and a pair of doors. The double-spine assembly is supported by the base. Each door is removably coupled at each lower corner to the base and at each upper corner to the top frame, thus permitting each door to be opened or hinged along either of its lateral sides or removed entirely. The double-spine assembly may support selectively repositionable mounting members, which may in turn support a large cable spool, a selectively repositionable shelf-mounted handle spool assembly, and various other cable management accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, James I. Lawrence, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit, Hillman Lee Bailey, Lawrence Randolph Gravell
  • Patent number: 8119913
    Abstract: A first coupling of a first protector includes a U-shaped inner wall section and a cover. The inner wall section has an inner bottom wall and opposed inner side walls. The cover extends from outer surfaces of the inner bottom wall and opposed inner side walls of the inner wall section to a distal end opening in the first coupling. The cover is open at a distal end. A second coupling of a second protector includes a bottom wall and opposed side walls that are inserted through the distal end opening into a clearance defined between the inner wall section and the cover of the first protector. The first and second couplings of the first and second protectors are connected together so that the second coupling of the second protector is caught between the inner wall and the cover of the first coupling of the first protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Sonotsu
  • Patent number: 8119914
    Abstract: A cable protector may comprise an at least partially transparent base member, at least one channel extending between opposing ends of the base member and structured to house at least one cable, and an indicia member positioned within the base member so as to be visible through at least a portion of the base member. The indicia member may comprise advertising indicia, indicia that indicates at least a product name of the cable protector, and/or indicia that indicates a manufacturer of the cable protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Checkers Industrial Products, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Lubanski
  • Patent number: 8106311
    Abstract: A patch panel rack including a front face and an opening formed in the front face configured and dimensioned to receive and accommodate for mounting with respect to the patch panel rack at least one patch panel, further includes a waterfall member connected to the front face of the patch panel rack, the waterfall member including a horizontally extending surface positioned in front of the front face just below the opening formed therein, and at least one curved drop-off portion positioned adjacent the horizontally extending surface and sized, shaped, oriented, and configured to permit electrical cables extending vertically upward from electrical equipment disposed beneath the waterfall member to the patch panel mounted above the waterfall member to maintain a desired bend radius. The patch panel rack may be mounted to a cable management pathway substantially above a telecommunications cabinet to allow cables passing therebetween to maintain a desired bend radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars R. Larsen, Stewart A. Levesque
  • Patent number: 8096325
    Abstract: The conduit body assembly includes a metallic conduit body having an open upper end and a metallic cover removably positionable over the upper end. A metallic threaded fastener secures the cover to the body. The metallic fastener includes a threaded post and a nut removably attached to one end of the post. The nut and the post are formed of similar non-corrosive materials so as to resist corrosion therebetween. The nut is removable from the post in an environment where corrosion between the metallic fastener and the conduit body and cover prevents removal of the threaded fastener therefrom. Removal of the nut from the threaded post permits removal of the cover from the conduit body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Pyron
  • Patent number: 8022300
    Abstract: For connecting a flat cable having a wire interval and a plurality of contact blades having a terminal interval different from the wire interval, a wiring harness includes a flat cable having a plurality of electric wires and joints joining the adjacent electric wires to each other, and a plurality of contact blades arranged along a widthwise direction of the flat cable and connected to a core wire of the electric wire by penetrating an interim portion in a lengthwise direction of the flat cable. A slit is provided at the interim portion at the joint. The plurality of electric wires at the interim portion is positioned corresponding to the contact blade to be electrically connected thereto by being neared to each other by narrowing a width of the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8016556
    Abstract: A centrifugal fan includes a motor having an impeller and a housing for accommodating the motor. The housing has a sidewall surrounding an outer circumference of the impeller. An air inlet is formed in the housing and opposed to a center portion of the impeller. An air outlet is formed in the sidewall of the housing and opposed to an outer surface of the impeller. The housing includes a housing body and a housing cover. The housing body has a bottom with the motor secured thereon. The housing cover, formed by a pressed metal member, has an upper part and a cover sidewall extending from the upper part toward the bottom of the housing body and forming at least a part of the sidewall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nidec Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Teshima, Kazumi Takeshita, Hideaki Konishi, Kiyoto Ida, Tsukasa Takaoka