Accessories Patents (Class 174/135)
  • Patent number: 10525907
    Abstract: A cable clamp for a charging cable of an electric vehicle charging station. The cable clamp includes a first clamping piece and a second clamping piece that is complementary to the first clamping piece. The first clamping piece and the second clamping piece are adapted to be secured together and adapted to grip the charging cable of the electric vehicle charging station that passes through the first clamping piece and the second clamping piece. The shape of the first clamping piece and the second clamping piece includes a curved portion that forces the charging cable of the electric vehicle charging station to exit the electric vehicle charging station at a predetermined exit angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CHARGEPOINT, INC.
    Inventor: Price B. Terzis
  • Patent number: 10492328
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a rack in which slots into each of which an assembly is removably inserted are arranged in a top-bottom direction, a cable holder that bundles cables removably attached to the assembly, using a holding portion extending in the top-bottom direction, a pair of sliders fixed to an upper part and a lower part of the cable holder, and a pair of upper and lower rails fixed to the rack and guiding the pair of sliders to slide the cable holder in a transverse direction on an opening side of the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Akira Shimasaki
  • Patent number: 10482189
    Abstract: An analysis device includes a memory unit, a recording unit, and an arithmetic processing unit. The arithmetic processing unit determines, by referring to a physical value of each of elements stored in the memory unit and a program recorded in the recording unit, whether or not a protector main body and a lid are in contact with each other in reproducing a state where a harness is contained inside the protector main body and an opening of the protector main body is covered by the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nakamura, Sadao Fujiwara, Kei Nunome, Satoru Goto, Yuki Ebata, Takeshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10480686
    Abstract: A cord management kit to help manage cords. The cord management kit includes one or more base members removably affixed to a planar member designed to retain one or more base members. Each base member includes a lower side and an upper side, wherein the lower side of the base member includes a fastener, such as adhesive, designed to removably secure the base member to a surface. A clip is on the upper side of each base member, wherein the clip includes a pair of opposing arms composed of a padded material that form a gap, wherein the gap is designed to receive a cord therethrough. The arms are biased toward one another such that pressure is exerted against opposing sides of the cord received through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Glenda Herbert
  • Patent number: 10463199
    Abstract: A clip is provided, separately or integrated into a shower caddy, for removably suspending the shower caddy from a cylindrical arm to which a showerhead is attached. The clip includes a flexible body having first and second legs mirrored about a central axis thereof. The first and second legs define individual base ends and a bottom opening of the clip therebetween. The legs further define a generally central semi-cylindrical channel therebetween. The channel has an intermediate opening, between the channel and the bottom opening and contiguous with the bottom opening, for slidably receiving the cylindrical arm therethrough. The respective base ends of the first and second legs elastically flex around the diameter of the cylindrical arm to receive the cylindrical arm in the channel, and, thereafter, return toward an original configuration thereof, thereby gripping and removably securing the cylindrical arm within the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Decolin Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Coratolo, Joseph Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10468817
    Abstract: A housing device with slidable engagement includes a housing body, a fitting, and a sliding buckle. The housing body includes an opening side and a lateral adjacent to the opening side. The lateral has a through hole, and an inner surface of the lateral is provided with a guide structure. The fitting is inserted into the housing body through the through hole. The sliding buckle is slidably assembled on the guide structure. The sliding buckle includes two clamping arms, and the two clamping arms correspondingly clamp to an outside of the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Liang Lee, Yu-Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10461462
    Abstract: An electronics charging block system having a body with a plug configured to connect to an electrical outlet. A bendable utility tentacle is configured to mount to the body and includes an arm portion. An insertion tip is formed at a first end of the arm portion. A tentacle-receiving socket is found in the body, and the insertion tip is configured for removable insertion into the tentacle-receiving socket. The system further includes an electrical interface for enabling an electrical connection to be formed between the charging block and an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Adam Redmon, Hannah Redmon
  • Patent number: 10454260
    Abstract: An electrical junction box, preferably configured for use in electrical or hybrid vehicles, includes a junction box housing and a bus bar element located inside the junction box housing. The junction box housing has a first opening for receiving end portions of electrical cables. The bus bar element comprises connecting means configured to connect ferrules, provided at the wire end portions of the electrical cables. The junction box housing is made of a plastic material and the bus bar element is made of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Olaf Patz, Tomasz Slizowski
  • Patent number: 10411390
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes an electrical connector and a protective cap assemble thereon. The electrical connector includes an insulative housing forming receiving cavity, and a plurality of contacts disposed in the housing and extending into the receiving cavity. The protective cap includes a planar body, a first latching section linked with the planar body, and an operation section extending above the planar body. A securing seat surrounds the housing and includes a second latching section engaged with the first latching section. By applying fingers upon the operation section to rotate/twist the cap, the first latching section and the second latching section is disengaged from each other, and the cap can be easily upwardly withdrawn from the securing seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Heng-Kang Wu, Fu-Jin Peng
  • Patent number: 10396445
    Abstract: A structure for arranging in a vehicle a planar antenna unit including a planar antenna provided in a roof of a vehicle is provided. The planar antenna unit includes: a planar antenna including an antenna which receives a radio wave from an outside and an amplifier which amplifies the radio wave received by the antenna; and a long line which outputs a radio wave signal amplified by the amplifier. The planar antenna and the line are formed into a sheet-like structure. The line is disposed within a pillar of the vehicle such that a leading end portion of the line extends to a position beyond a lower end of the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Mizuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 10369968
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capacitive sensor arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprising an elongate, flat measuring electrode and at least one fastening element for fastening the measuring electrode on a support component. It is provided that the fastening element has a retaining tongue, which can be elastically deflected out of a rest position, and the uninstalled measuring electrode can be slid, for the fastening thereof, underneath the retaining tongue via a flat side in an installation motion, which elastically deflects the retaining tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Hallstadt
    Inventors: Renee Dietzel, Stefan Wild
  • Patent number: 10362731
    Abstract: A gardening tool such as a grass trimmer is provided with a tool head, a motor for driving the tool head, a front housing for accommodating the motor, a trigger switch for activating the motor, a trigger operable to control the trigger switch, a battery pack for providing electric energy to the motor, a circuit board for electrically connecting the motor to the battery pack, and a rear housing for accommodating the circuit board. The rear housing forms a housing chamber for accommodating the trigger switch, the circuit board, and wires between the circuit board and the trigger switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Toshinari Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10355464
    Abstract: A protector configured to be attached to an end portion of a pipe, the protector including a housing in which a connector where a first wire that is inserted through an inside of the pipe and a second wire that is disposed outside the pipe are connected to each other can be housed outside the pipe, and a displacement restrictor that can restrict displacement of the first wire in a radial direction by coming into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the first wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Sugino
  • Patent number: 10349538
    Abstract: A neck strap including at least one flexible circuit board, at least two fixing structures, a positioning element, a protecting layer, and a supporting element is provided. The at least two fixing structures are disposed on two opposite ends of the at least one flexible circuit board and has a housing. The positioning element is disposed in the housing and a through groove is formed between the housing and the positioning element. The protecting layer is at least partially sleeved around the positioning element, the at least one flexible circuit board, and the at least two fixing structures. The supporting element is disposed through the positioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Merry Electronics(Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Tsung Hsu, I-Chang Liu, Chien-Min Yao
  • Patent number: 10315593
    Abstract: A protective case includes a case body allowing a corrugated tube with an inserted electric wire to be housed in its inside, and a slider configured to move together with one end portion of the corrugated tube and to allow its movement along the case body. The slider retains the electric wire withdrawn from the one end portion to extend from inside to outside through one opening portion of the case body. The case body has a cavity portion allowing the corrugated tube to change its form inside the case body in accordance with the movement of the slider, a guide passage guiding the electric wire withdrawn from the other end portion of the corrugated tube toward another opening portion of the case body, and a corrugated tube retention portion including a pair of wall surfaces to retain the other end portion of the corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nishi, Daisuke Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 10320122
    Abstract: A system for securing an electrical connection is provided comprising a first half having a cord end and an open end and a second half, having a cord end and an open end. The cord ends of the first and second half each include a cord opening allowing a first and second cord to pass through the opening while holding a first and second electrical connector attached to each cord, and with the connectors engaged, the open ends include a means for securely attaching to each other thereby preventing disconnect of the engaged connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Vaios Nikolaos Bozikis
  • Patent number: 10312674
    Abstract: An explosion-proof arrangement (20) having a bushing part (23) with a bushing opening (24) that defines a bushing surface (25) and a structural unit (29) arranged in the bushing opening (24). The structural unit (29) includes a deformable inner body (31) with at least one conductor channel (32) extending through in a longitudinal direction (L), and a plastically deformable connecting sleeve (30) surrounding the inner body (31). At least one conductor (21) is guided through its own associated conductor channel (32) in the inner body (31). A connecting portion (33) of the connecting sleeve (30) is plastically deformed so that it presses radially inwardly on the inner body (31) and deforms it in a radial direction (R). A first delimiting surface (35) is formed on an outer circumference of the plastically deformed connecting portion (33). The bushing surface (25) forms a second delimiting surface (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: R. Stahl Schaltgerate GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Semrau, Maxim Kutsch
  • Patent number: 10294974
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of couplings, and more specifically to a system for assembling a modular coupling (100) comprising at least a main body (101), a thread (109) around a central axis (X) with restricted freedom to move relative to said main body (101) at least in a direction parallel to said central axis (X), and a distinct toothed part (113) that is fastened to the main body (101) and that presents a set of teeth with at least one front tooth (115) projecting along an axis parallel to said central axis (X). The system comprises a plurality of alternative toothed parts each presenting a different set of teeth for selection as a function of a set of front teeth of another coupling to which the modular coupling (100) is to be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amphenol Socapex
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Gimenes, Jean-Paul Barbosa
  • Patent number: 10263403
    Abstract: A mud ring assembly includes a base member, a movable member, and at least one actuator. The base member is configured to be coupled to a junction box and includes a flange, an opening extending through the flange, and at least one threaded hole extending through the flange. Each threaded hole is spaced apart from the opening. The movable member is positioned in the opening and is configured to support an electrical device. The movable member includes a first edge and a second edge. The first edge is positioned adjacent the first side of the flange and the second edge is positioned adjacent the second side of the flange. The movable member further includes at least one slot positioned proximate the first edge. Each slot is aligned with one threaded hole. The actuator includes a threaded portion, a head, and a bearing flange. Each actuator is secured in one slot by the head and the bearing flange. Each actuator is rotatable relative to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof Korcz, Steven Johnson
  • Patent number: 10224670
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a flexible cable that includes a casing, a plurality of electrical wires each having a first portion encapsulated by the casing and a second portion extending beyond the casing, and a fiber having a first portion encapsulated by the casing and a second portion extending beyond the casing. The connector assembly further includes a housing having a first end to receive the flexible cable and a second end with a connector to connect with another connector, and a circuit board disposed in the housing. The circuit board includes first terminals to connect with the plurality of electrical wires, second terminals to connect with the connector, a plurality of traces coupling respective first terminals with respective second terminals, and a cleat. The second portion of the fiber extends beyond the casing to the cleat and winds around the cleat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew James Devoe, Rong Xu
  • Patent number: 10197756
    Abstract: A interior distribution cabinet includes a body defining an interior, the interior including a provider portion and a subscriber portion. The body further defines a subscriber cable entry slot, the subscriber cable entry slot disposed in a portion of the body defining the subscriber portion. The interior distribution cabinet further includes a first door selectively providing access to the provider portion, and a second door selectively providing access to the subscriber portion. The interior distribution cabinet further includes a connector storage tray disposed within the subscriber portion, the connector storage tray including a tray body defining a plurality of connector slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Vahid Ebrahimi, Shirley Ball, William Miller, Kelly Laffere
  • Patent number: 10185106
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable external shield connector grounds a fiber optic cable having both a corrugated conductive shield and a strength member without removal of the outer protective layer of the fiber optic cable. The connector has a grounding cover and a cooperative grounding base each with an electrically conductive grounding assembly having an array of prongs. Bosses of the cover and bosses of the base are fastened together to force the prongs of the conductive assembly to pierce the outer non-conductive sheath of the fiber optic cable. The prongs cooperatively pinch the strength member to ultimately connect the corrugated shield and strength member to an outside ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Electric Motion Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Skolozdra, John K. Carrozzo
  • Patent number: 10135230
    Abstract: An electrical connector for receipt of EMT or rigid conduit has a body with first and second body portions, the first portion having a hollow interior with an inner smooth cylindrical surface having a radius of curvature dimensioned for receipt of a rigid electrical conduit, a removable spacer having an inner smooth surface with a radius of curvature substantially corresponding to a radius of curvature of an outer surface of an EMT, the removable spacer also having an outer surface corresponding to the inner smooth cylindrical surface of the first body portion, and wherein the second body portion forms a stop adjacent the second end of the first body portion so as to contact a terminating end of a rigid conduit or EMT. The second body portion has a central bore for the passage of electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10128646
    Abstract: A TV bridge kit including a kit, package, or assembly of components for providing power supply and low voltage cables to a TV or similar electronic device while minimizing disruption to the wall surface. The assembly includes a first and second mounting bracket with associated cover plates and a molded power cable including a male plug end and a female receptacle end. Rotatable clamp arms on the mounting brackets enable rapid installation to existing structural walls. The cover plates include openings and peripheral walls and are adapted for selective mounting of the male or female plug ends and a low voltage device. Mounting of the mounting brackets in vertical alignment in a wall portion sharing a common interior wall cavity between two studs enables rapid installation of power and low voltage feeds to the TV. The TV bridge kit assembly may include trim plates for attachment to the mounting brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 10126327
    Abstract: Electrical current transducer for measuring an electric current in a primary conductor, including a housing (4), a magnetic core (6) surrounding a central aperture (9) through which the primary conductor extends, and a magnetic field sensing device (8) comprising connection terminals (18). The housing comprises a magnetic core receiving cavity (22) in which the magnetic core is lodged and a connecting interface portion (25) in which the magnetic field sensing is lodged, the connecting interface projecting outwardly from the magnetic core receiving cavity and comprising latching elements complementary to latching elements of a separate connector interface element (11) selectively mountable to the connecting interface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Pascal Morel, Jean-Marie Vardon, Salim Sid
  • Patent number: 10081404
    Abstract: A holder for fastening an accessory part to a two-wheeler comprises a base section for fastening the holder to the two-wheeler and a reception section for receiving a spigot-like holding section of the accessory part. In this respect, the reception section has a continuous passage which extends along a passage axis and which has an inlet section at a first end for introducing the holding section of the accessory part into the continuous passage as well as a constriction section at a second end opposite the first end whose cross-section is constricted with respect to the inlet section to limit the introduction of the holding section of the accessory part into the continuous passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Söhne KG
    Inventors: Stefan Heinemann, Matthias Ocklenburg
  • Patent number: 10082224
    Abstract: A mounting device includes a plug-in part with a shaft portion and a head portion and a base part with a rest surface and a retaining side opposed to the rest surface. The base part has locking legs projecting from a side of the rest surface configured to lock within an aperture of a carrier substrate. The base part connects with the plug-in part by inserting the shaft portion in a plug-in channel defined by the locking legs. The mounting device is configured to bring the head portion into engagement with the carrier substrate locked at the locking legs and guide a binder portion across the head portion and retain the binder portion at the base part such that the head portion is urged in the plug-in direction when connecting a binder by the binder portion guided across and connected while the base part is urged in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Måns Otterström
  • Patent number: 10079481
    Abstract: An electrical box assembly is provided. The electrical box assembly includes a mounting sleeve capable of being secured to a wall and configured to support an electrical device, a cover base configured to be inserted into and secured to the mounting sleeve, an adapter plate configured to be secured to the cover base, and a cover lid pivotably secured to the cover base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason Peter Thomas
  • Patent number: 10072774
    Abstract: This intermediate grasping tool of a charging cable is mounted on a charging cable that extends from a charging stand, is provided with a cylindrical part which is hung on a hook provided on the charging stand and which is formed such that the charging cable passes through said cylindrical part, and is also provided with a gripping part which extends from the cylindrical part and is grasped. By means of such a configuration, charging operations can be performed while grasping the intermediate grasping tool of the charging cable with the hand that is not grasping the charging connector. In this way, the operability during charging can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Hamada, Masato Inoue
  • Patent number: 10050426
    Abstract: A cable routing structure includes a plurality of cables that are superposed on one another and that are movable relatively to one another in length directions thereof, and a line length difference housing case that contains parts of the plurality of cables and is movable in a reciprocating direction. The line length difference housing case absorbs differences in line length among the plurality of cables generated in accordance with a moving position of the line length difference housing case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Hikaru Sano, Akira Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10028673
    Abstract: A measuring device comprises: a first housing having at least one measuring electrode; a second housing connected to the first housing and housing a substrate which has at least one terminal and includes a circuit that conducts a measurement process; and at least one connecting member disposed between the first housing and the second housing. The at least one connecting member is formed of a unitary member. One end of the at least one connecting member is connected to the at least one terminal, while the other end of the at least one connecting member is in contact with the at least one measuring electrode due to an elastic force of the at least one connecting member itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiko Kumagai, Takashi Sasaki, Toshiaki Shindo
  • Patent number: 10028786
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided. The connector assembly includes a housing having a first end that includes one or more mechanical interfaces thereon. The at least one mechanical interface configured to selectively engage a corresponding mechanical interface on an electrosurgical generator. A second end is configured to selectively engage an end of an electrosurgical cable to couple the electrosurgical generator to an electrosurgical instrument. A plurality of splines extends along an interior of the housing and is configured for electrical communication with a plurality of corresponding electrical conductors of the electrosurgical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Jason M. Mucilli, James H. Orszulak
  • Patent number: 10021958
    Abstract: A novel way of attaching a safety strap to a hand tool where the hand tool does not have a readily available means of connecting such a strap. In one aspect of the disclosure, a rubber sleeve is stretched over a removable core that is then placed over the hand tool and the safety strap such that the strap is between the sleeve and an anchor surface. The rubber sleeve is then released from the core, and the safety strap is held securely by the constricting rubber sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tenacious Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Votel, Nate Bohmbach
  • Patent number: 10023137
    Abstract: A power supply cable including high voltage wires and connectors for a traction motor, charger, upper battery pack and lower battery pack. The power supply cable includes a clamshell shield housing that protects the cable as it is routed over a rear seat pedestal. A two-piece grommet is provided to seal between the passenger compartment and the underbody of the vehicle and includes a rigid attachment ring and a seal that seals the passenger compartment from the environment below the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Ryan Chinavare, Alejandro Barraza, Christopher John Mazur, Gilbert Portalatin, Timothy DeBastos
  • Patent number: 10014640
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to an alternating current (AC) adapter. In one example, an AC adapter includes an adapter head with an arm extending from a first side of a surface of the adapter head towards a centerline of the first surface of the adapter head to secure a cable to the first surface of the adapter head. A housing body is coupled to the adapter head. The arm is deformable to be biased towards a first position to secure the cable between the arm and the first surface of the adapter head and flexed to a second position to allow an operator to insert the cable between the arm and the first surface of the adapter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Vincent Kenya Shyu, Chad Patrick Paris, Ilchan Lee
  • Patent number: 10004308
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments of a collar, which may be suitable for removably securing a portable communications device to a user, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Gerard Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10001818
    Abstract: A computer with cable access door which securely conceals connected cables. In one example embodiment, the computer includes a housing including a cable access door having an open position and a closed position and a connector within the housing for connecting to a cable originating from outside the housing. The cable access door conceals the connector and the cable when the cable access door is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Thinh Nguyen, Seng Chan
  • Patent number: 10000359
    Abstract: A collapsible cord spool 100 includes a base 102, defining one or more pivots 104, 106, and mounted to a power converter block 108 having a cord 110. The collapsible cord spool 100 further defines first and second cord cleats 112, 114. The first and second cord cleats 112, 114 include opposed projections 116, 118. The first and second cord cleats 112, 114 are movable about one or more pivots 104, 106 and may be stowed or deployed. In the deployed position, the first and second cord cleats 112, 114 define a cord wrapping region 302 to receive windings of the cord 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Tuan Quoc Dam
  • Patent number: 10003154
    Abstract: A dust cap to be mounted to a receptacle of a bayonet locking connector when a plug is not connected to the receptacle includes a housing that has an insertion part, at a front end thereof, to be inserted into a shell of the receptacle, with rotation thereof being restricted, a lid part at a back end thereof, and a cantilever beam between the insertion part and the lid part, the cantilever beam extending in a direction intersecting with the insertion direction in which the insertion part is inserted; and a coupling that has a cylindrical inner circumferential surface, and a protrusion for bayonet locking on the inner circumferential surface at a front end of the coupling, the coupling being mounted so as to be capable of rotating around the housing, and a back end of the coupling being closed by the lid part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Yuichi Koreeda, Naoki Katagiyama
  • Patent number: 9994133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bearing for a support rod (13a, 13b) of a headrest (11) for vehicle seats, having at least one frame (16) forming an opening (17) through which the support rod (13a, 13b) can pass, wherein the frame (16) at least partially engages around the opening (17), wherein the bearing (10) has at least one contact region (18) for contacting the outer surface (27) of the support rod (13a, 13b) that is connected by a connector to a support region (28) that is part of the frame (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GRAMMER AG
    Inventor: Manuel Boesl
  • Patent number: 9991627
    Abstract: A includes an electrical outlet that is positioned on a wall. The electrical outlet has at least one female socket. A power cord is provided that has a male plug. The male plug is selectively electrically coupled to the at least one female socket. A locking unit provided. The locking unit is coupled to the wall and the locking unit is selectively manipulated. The locking unit selectively engages the power cord when the male plug is electrically coupled to the at least one female socket. Thus, the locking unit inhibits the male plug from falling out of the at least one female socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin Hemme
  • Patent number: 9971120
    Abstract: Securing a cable to a panel includes assembling a cable clamp arrangement to a cable and mounting the cable clamp arrangement to the panel. Assembling the cable clamp arrangement includes disposing a grommet around an exterior surface of the cable; disposing a yoke around the grommet so that the yoke at least partially surrounds the grommet; and compressing the yoke and grommet between a bracket and a backing plate using a fastener so that the cable is compressed. Mounting the cable clamp arrangement to the panel includes sliding the bracket relative to the panel in a direction parallel to a surface of the panel until the bracket rests on fasteners extending from the panel. Mounting the clamp arrangement can also include tightening the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Paula Rudenick, Scott Sievers, Raul Mario Saucedo
  • Patent number: 9969602
    Abstract: An insulated boom knuckle cover for high voltage line truck includes an insulating sheathing unit disposed for expedient attachment to a boom arm of a high voltage line truck. The sheathing unit includes an upper section, attachable to the boom arm at a position proximal a knuckle of the boom arm, and an arched knuckle cover section disposed depending from the upper section. The arched knuckle cover section includes a lowermost portion disposed to overlie the knuckle of the boom arm when the boom arm is disposed in a lowered, folded position, and yet maintain appropriate coverage of the knuckle when the boom arm is also extended away from the lowered, folded position. The present invention therefore prevents direct contact of high voltage lines with the knuckle, or portions of the boom arm proximal the knuckle, and shields the knuckle from arcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Lane Matthew Chomko
  • Patent number: 9966750
    Abstract: Feedthroughs for antenna or other cables are described. At least some versions of the feedthroughs may, but need not necessarily, be employed as part of passive armor systems for lightweight vehicles used by, for example, special operations forces of the United States military. The feedthroughs may provide non-linear cable paths in areas near openings of vehicle hulls and avoid creating direct pathways for bullets to enter the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TenCate Advanced Armor USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dainius Skiotys, Marc Taylor, Brad Kollmann, Erik Johnson
  • Patent number: 9956928
    Abstract: A track assembly for a sliding vehicle door, which includes a wire track extending between a track mount assembly attached to the sliding vehicle door and a body mount component. The wire track comprises a plurality of interconnected links allowing the wire track to articulate in a wire track articulation plane between door closed and door open positions. A wiring harness extends through the wire track. An elastomeric grommet extends from the track mount assembly and surrounds the wiring harness while permitting the wiring harness to twist and bend inside the grommet as the wire track articulates. A roller track is mounted to a vehicle body structure. The body mount component is mounted below the roller track such that the wire track articulation plane is disposed below a lower wall of the roller track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J Hartwig, Timothy E Weeks
  • Patent number: 9949400
    Abstract: Systems, appartuses and devices are used for front cable management of equipment modules mounted in equipment racks. One aspect is directed to an apparatus for front cable management generally including a cable management device for a rack-mounted equipment module supported in an equipment rack. The cable management device generally includes an articulated arm assembly movable between a retracted operational position and a service position extending forwardly out from the equipment rack. Another aspect is directed to a system for front cable management generally including an equipment rack and a rack-mount support for movably positioning a rack-mount equipment module on the equipment rack. The rack-mount support generally includes a front end configured to receive a cable management device for routing cables from a cable zone of the equipment rack to a front end of the rack-mount support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: George Yi
  • Patent number: 9947435
    Abstract: A wire harness includes electric wires, and an electromagnetic wave suppression member that includes a restricting member and an annular magnetic core, the restricting member being provided to cover a periphery of the electric wires and including an inner wall portion more rigid than the electric wires, and the magnetic core being provided around the inner wall portion. The restricting member includes fixing portions formed to fix the electromagnetic wave suppression member to a fixing target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Oka, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 9907211
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are provided for locking an air-moving assembly within a chassis when in operational state. The apparatus includes a locking louver assembly having a louver(s) and locking mechanism. The louver(s) is disposed at an air inlet or outlet of the air-moving assembly, and pivots between operational and quiesced orientations, dependent on presence or absence, respectively, of airflow through the air-moving assembly. The locking mechanism includes a keying element(s) affixed to the louver(s) to pivot therewith, which includes an elongated key(s) oriented in a first direction when the louver(s) is in operational orientation, and a second direction when in quiesced orientation. A key-receiving element(s) is associated with the chassis and includes a key opening(s) which receives and accommodates movement of the elongated key(s) between the first and second directions, and prevents removal of the air-moving assembly from the chassis with the key(s) oriented in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Levi A. Campbell, Christopher R. Ciraulo, Milnes P. David, Dustin W. Demetriou, Robert K. Mullady, Roger R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9905957
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector including a body having a cavity, an electrical connection portion on the body, a wire locking mechanism in the cavity, and a current transmitter electrically connecting the electrical connection portion and the wire locking mechanism. The body may include a cover pivotable from an open position to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, John Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 9885436
    Abstract: A connector for securing floating double skin pipework to a structure includes mechanism for securing to the structure, and an external body forming an outer channel and an internal tube forming an inner channel around the longitudinal axis of the connector. The mechanism for securing to the structure includes a fixed connection backed up by a sliding connection along the longitudinal axis of the connector. The connector includes at least one bore for producing the fixed connection and at least one holding rail for producing the sliding connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Alexis Courpet, Thomas Barre, Olivier Bourbon, Matthieu Biteau, Jean-Marc Roques, Sébastien Escande, Brice Lenoir