Accessories Patents (Class 174/135)
  • Patent number: 11453283
    Abstract: A vehicle underfloor structure includes a battery having at least one connector projecting from a front end of the battery, and a protector covering and protecting the at least one connector from below, the protector having a rear portion attached to the battery and a front portion fastened to an attachment bar by a fastening bolt. The protector includes a fastening hole through which the fastening bob is inserted, and a cutout connected to a rear portion of the fastening hole and allowing the fastening bolt to separate from the protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11437742
    Abstract: Flexible circuits are described including markings that indicate connections between their flat-wire conductors and specific circuits of a vehicle electrical system. Wire conductors within the flexible circuit share connections with different circuits of the vehicle electrical system. To indicate a connection between a wire conductor and a vehicle circuit, the flexible circuit includes one or more human or machine-readable marks specifically indicating the connection, in some cases, at a position where the connection is to be made. The marks can include etchings or printings on the wire conductors or printings on or otherwise visible from the insulating body that protects the wire conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: David R. Peterson, Joseph Sudik, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11376948
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle interior, a front room provided in front of the vehicle interior with a dashboard interposed therebetween, a first protection target that is disposed along the dashboard and extends in an upper-lower direction, and a first protector that has a concave sectional shape and covers the first protection target toward the dashboard. The first protection target includes a curved portion curved along a curvature of the dashboard, and the first protector includes a bent portion that covers the curved portion, an upper extension portion that extends upward from the bent portion, and a lower extension portion that extends downward from the bent portion. The upper extension portion includes a first fixing portion that has a bolt insertion hole and is fixed to the dashboard, and the lower extension portion includes a second fixing portion that has a slit opened downward and is fixed to the dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Tomita, Naoto Kochi
  • Patent number: 11360265
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable assembly includes first and second cable sections each having a jacket, at least one optical fiber, and multiple strength members. An intermediate cable section includes at least one splice joint as well as bundled sections of strength members of the cable sections formed into bundled sections that overlap and are adhered together. As adhered, the bundled strength members are shorter than the at least one spliced optical fiber in the intermediate section to ensure that the strength members bear tensile loads. A fabrication method includes binding unjacketed segments of strength members of two cable sections into bundled sections of strength members, fusion splicing ends of optical fibers, polymerically overcoating at least one splice joint, and adhering the bundled sections of strength members in an overlapping arrangement. An apparatus for thermoplastically coating cable assembly portions includes a trough for molten thermoplastic material, and a lateral insertion slot defined therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Qi Wu
  • Patent number: 11329422
    Abstract: A wire cover disclosed by this specification is for covering a plurality of wires pulled out from a housing, and includes a cover body into which the plurality of wires pulled out from the housing are introduced from front and from which the plurality of wires are drawn out in a rightward direction, and a guiding portion provided on an inner surface of the cover body and configured to guide small-diameter wires arranged to have shorter in-cover lengths, out of the plurality of wires, than a large-diameter wire on a left side arranged to have a longest in-cover length from a wire introduction position PI where the wire is introduced into the cover body to a wire draw-out position PO where the wire is drawn out from the cover body, out of the plurality of wires to an extra length accommodation space provided in the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Komori, Takahiro Murata
  • Patent number: 11329461
    Abstract: A device is disclosed with an internal conductor, which is arranged within the tube interior of a tubular metal sheath and is electrically insulated from this sheath with a compacted, electrically insulating material, in which the compacted electrically insulating material is a compacted magnesium oxide granulate made from magnesium oxide grains of different sizes with edges and projections, and that sections, especially edges and projections of magnesium oxide grains are pressed, under local deformation of the internal conductor and/or the tubular metal sheath, into the internal conductor or into the tubular metal sheath. A method for manufacturing such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TÜRK & HILLINGER GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 11328838
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a color-coded cable identification assembly and a cable. The cable identification assembly comprises: a support element including a fixing element adapted to fix the support element to a cable; and a plurality of identification elements, which are detachably mounted on the support element with the cable being located between the support element and the plurality of identification elements. Each identification element has a predetermined color so that the plurality of identification elements are capable of forming a predetermined color code to identify the cable. The cable identification assembly according to the present disclosure can be very easily and rapidly mounted to the cable, thereby greatly saving the installation time of workers and thus reducing the labor cost and the chance of making a mistake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Jianping Wu, Gangping Lei, Jien Zheng, Hongjuan An, Yujun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11322862
    Abstract: A conductor connection terminal having at least one first spring-loaded clamping connection with a first operating lever for opening and closing a first clamping point formed between a first clamping leg and a first busbar section and at least one second spring-loaded clamping connection with a second operating lever for opening and closing a second first clamping point formed between a second clamping leg and a second busbar section and wherein the at least first spring-loaded clamping connection and the at least second spring-loaded clamping connection are arranged directly side by side in a direction of arrangement in a housing in the direction transverse to a conductor insertion direction. At least two operating levers arranged directly side by side in the direction of arrangement are designed differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Philipp Ober-Woerder
  • Patent number: 11316354
    Abstract: A wireless charger includes a housing with a circumferential outer edge; the outer edge including an annular groove with opposing first wall and second wall; and a cable having a first end operably secured inside the housing and an opposite second end having a connector for connecting to a power source. The cable is removably wound inside the groove; and a sleeve is slidably attached around the cable. The sleeve is disposed between the first end and the opposite second end. The sleeve is slidable along the length of the cable, and the sleeve being frictionally removably attached between the first wall and the second wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: VOICE COMM, LLC
    Inventor: Colin Vose
  • Patent number: 11247619
    Abstract: A slide door harness includes a wiring material, a vehicle body-side fixing portion provided in a vehicle body to rotatably hold an end of the wiring material below a lower end of an inner surface member of a slide door, and a door-side fixing portion provided on the slide door to rotatably hold another end of the wiring material, and the door-side fixing portion includes a holding portion configured to hold the another end of the wiring material toward the lower end side of the inner surface member, a first rotating shaft configured to allow the holding portion to rotate around a first rotation axis, and a second rotating shaft configured to allow the holding portion and the first rotating shaft to integrally rotate around a second rotation axis intersecting the first rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Shinji Kato
  • Patent number: 11234538
    Abstract: A bracket that is mounted in a wall or ceiling, and cooperates with an insert that can be adjusted flush with the wall or ceiling surface. Slots in the flange, and dimples in the insert facilitate the flush adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan Andrew Mateer
  • Patent number: 11208758
    Abstract: A heat press including a body, a heat plate, a handle, a cover, a control compartment and an insulation portion. The body includes a first end and a second end. The heat plate is located proximate the first end of the body and is configured to engage ironable materials. The handle is located proximate the second end of the body and is configured to withstand forces from a user. The cover covers a portion of the body and the handle. The control compartment includes an electrical circuit, controls and a display. The control compartment is spaced away from and is at least indirectly electrically coupled to the heat plate. The insulation portion is positioned between the control compartment and the heat plate. The insulation portion includes a first layer of insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cricut, Inc.
    Inventors: Grayson Stopp, Thomas Crisp, Lk Lin, Carry Zhu
  • Patent number: 11180095
    Abstract: An adaptive manifold includes first and second halves of a manifold body, connected via a hinge, with at last two openings, where the haves are closeable to receive and retain at least two different conduits into the at least two openings. Each of the openings in the manifold are uniformly sized and has a plurality of arcuate retention ribs. Each of the openings are configured to receive a sizing adapter, each sizing adapter having a plurality of securing ribs having an inside and outside surface, such that the outside surface of the securing ribs of the sizing adapters are uniformly sized, arcuate, and adapted to be interfit between the retention ribs of the opening. The inside surfaces of the securing ribs are arcuate and dimensioned to fit into a corrugation of a conduit, so that when the manifold is closed, the conduits are engaged with the inside surfaces of the sizing adapters retaining the conduits within the openings of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Jeremy Richardson, Brad A. Angus
  • Patent number: 11146051
    Abstract: Provided is a wire harness that can realize a simplified mold structure and reduce costs. A wire harness includes: a tubular member that is flexible and into which an electrical wire is inserted; and a path regulation member that regulates a routing path of the electrical wire. The path regulation member includes bent portions. The bent portions are formed by bending the path regulation members, and thus the routing path of the electrical wire can be regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Sugino
  • Patent number: 11142144
    Abstract: A wire harness protector 10 that is used by being fixed to a wire harness 18 by a binding band 58 has a protector main body 12 and a lid body 16 having a cover part 90, and the cover part 90 covers a cut surface 64 of the binding band 58. A harness assembly is provided with the wire harness protector 10 and the wire harness 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sunao Murakami, Kazunori Aimu
  • Patent number: 11139650
    Abstract: A primary node of a seafloor observatory network based on constant current power supply is provided. The primary node is connected in series to a submarine cable of a backbone network. The primary node is connected to a shore station and an adjacent primary node by submarine cable terminal boxes, respectively. The primary node includes an underwater power supply and a communication control module. The underwater power supply is used for converting constant current power provided by the shore station into power for the primary node and some backup power, and outputting direct-current constant voltage power for the communication control module, and is further used for controlling the primary node to access and exit from the network. The communication control module is used for monitoring the internal state of the primary node by control system backup, and sending the state information and data to the shore station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF ACOUSTICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Sujing Wang, Yonggang Guo, Yuankai Zhang, Fei Zhang, Pu Shi, He Qu, Guangde Zhang, Yanguo Lu, Xinyue Zhang
  • Patent number: 11128112
    Abstract: A wire harness routing device has a wire harness, one end of which is connected to a slider that is slidably attached to a rail and the other end of which is drawn out from the rail, a folding guide part that curves the wire harness that is drawn out from the rail and folds it in the direction along the rail, and an accommodation part that has a bottom wall and a side wall that rises up from the side edges of the bottom wall. The wire harness has a straight line-shaped linear part that is disposed along the rail, and a curved part that is further folded back to conform to the opposed side of the folding guide part of the linear part, a slidable holding member, and a separation guide part that separates the linear part from the side wall is provided on the slidable holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Makoto Higashikozono, Hisashi Sawada, Kazuyoshi Ohara
  • Patent number: 11067757
    Abstract: A transition adapter for routing a first optical cable into a plurality of optical cables of the present disclosure has a main body. In addition, the transition adapter has a first channel within the main body and configured for receiving the first optical cable, a second channel, the first channel open to the second channel, the second channel within the main body and configured for receiving a second optical cable, which is a first portion of the first optical cable, the second channel terminating with a first opening from which the second optical cable extends, and a third channel, the first channel open to the third channel, the third channel within the main body and configured for receiving a third optical cable, which is a second portion of the first optical cable, the third channel terminating with a second opening from which the third optical cable extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Tyonek Manufacturing Group, LLC
    Inventors: Ted Rider, Michael Moses
  • Patent number: 11040674
    Abstract: The present invention relates to wire harness and automotive component retention devices, and particularly to a mold-in retention feature in the automotive field for securing a wire harness to a light-signal housing comprising: first and second longitudinal flexible arms with engagement portions protruding from a flexible indentation or membrane on the housing where the first arm is juxtaposed opposite the second arm and where the associated arms are spaced away from each other in an open position and mate together in a closed position. The arms are configured to move from closed to open when a force is applied on the housing's backside so that depression of a flexible indentation or membrane causes associated arms to spread open and receive harness components. Furthermore, arms may move from open to closed position when an applied force is released on a flexible membrane so that a received harness component becomes secured between arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert King
  • Patent number: 11014511
    Abstract: The wiring member includes a flat wiring member and a shape maintaining member. The flat wiring member includes a plurality of wire-like transmission members (for example, insulated wires) and a base member (for example, a sheet member) keeping the plurality of wire-like transmission members in a flat state. The shape maintaining member is provided in at least a part of the flat wiring member to keep at least the part of the flat wiring member in an uneven shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nishimura, Shigeki Ikeda, Daisuke Ebata, Ryuta Takakura, Haruka Nakano, Kenta Arai, Housei Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11001233
    Abstract: Fluid distribution valve (11), particularly for a vehicle screen wash system, characterized in that it comprises a body (41) defining a duct (43) for the passage of fluid and comprising at least one fluid inlet (45) and at least one fluid outlet (47, 49), a membrane (53) housed in the duct and configured to be deformed under the action of a magnetic field between a first position of at least partial closure of the duct and a second position of at least partial opening of the duct, and means (51) for generating a magnetic field within the duct in order to cause the membrane to deform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Gérald Caillot
  • Patent number: 10952345
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a cable management bracket for managing cables connected to a modular electronic system mounted on a rack comprises a fixed portion and a rotatable portion extending from the fixed portion and comprising a support member for supporting the cables, the rotatable portion rotatable with the cables to allow for removal and insertion of a module of the modular electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rohit Dev Gupta, Shailesh R. Nayak, Viktor Brauer, Joel Richard Goergen
  • Patent number: 10935165
    Abstract: A support structure is provided for supporting a cable. The support structure includes a body portion extending circumferentially about an axis. The body portion includes a first wall, a second wall extending substantially parallel to the first wall, and a third wall coupled between the first wall and the second wall. The first wall, the second wall, and the third wall define an opening extending along a circumferential length of the body portion. The body portion receives the cable within the opening. A retention structure is coupled to the first wall and projects from the first wall towards the second wall. The retention structure extends substantially parallel to the third wall. The retention structure retains the cable within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Preformed Line Products Co.
    Inventors: Rebecca Marie Alban, Andrew James Hanneman, Phillip Steven Vargo, Bruno Aldo Maiano, Théo Dominique Lambert
  • Patent number: 10933749
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling power delivery to a consumer appliance in a vehicle. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a connection signal from the consumer appliance indicating presence of the consumer appliance. The method also includes directly providing electrical power from a propulsion device providing DC voltage to the consumer appliance without substantially lowering a voltage level of the propulsion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey David Gaither, Robert C. MacArthur, Justin J. Chow
  • Patent number: 10899583
    Abstract: A rope storage unit for storing an elevator rope during transportation and/or installation of the elevator rope includes a rope reel, formed by a rope wound in a spiral form and having a central axis; and a support frame provided with an inner space inside which the rope reel is positioned supported by the support frame such that it can in use be rotated in the inner space for unwinding the rope. The rope is a rod having a straight form when in rest state and elastically bendable away from the straight form, the rope being under substantial bending tension in the spiral form, and wherein the support frame comprises three or more rotatable support rollers delimiting the inner space and surrounding radially the rope reel. A method for installing an elevator rope implements the rope storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Antti Kiuru, Antti Mertala, Jani Renvall
  • Patent number: 10873178
    Abstract: A wire harness protector includes: a main body defining a passage; and a plurality of covers. The main body defines the passage by a groove recessed in an attaching direction to allow the wire harness (WH) to be attached to the main body. The plurality of the covers includes a first cover covering an opening of the groove near one end, a second cover covering the opening near the other end, and a third cover connected to one of the first cover and the second cover while allowing its relative displacement to the one of the first cover and the second cover and covering the opening near the middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shizuaki Tokuyama, Shinji Sonda
  • Patent number: 10855001
    Abstract: Disclosed is a busbar tapping clamp (10) comprising a clamping member (16) that can be attached to a busbar (12) like a G-clamp, and sprung means (34) for bringing a conductor (32), which extends to the busbar tapping clamp (10), into electroconductive contact with the clamping member (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HORA eTec GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Niestrat, Ralf Holtmann
  • Patent number: 10830375
    Abstract: A tool for gripping a flexible flat electrical cable, the tool having a top and bottom support with the bottom support having a pair of upwardly extending cable alignment notches and the top support having a cushioned strip that is receivable between the pair of cable alignment notches. A flexible electrical cable is sandwiched between the top and bottom supports and is held in an aligned position when the top and bottom supports are fastened together. The top support has at least one thumb grip thereon, and the thumb grip is angled towards one side of the top support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC
    Inventors: Edward Djrbashian, Chris Aragon
  • Patent number: 10800540
    Abstract: A transport element clamp system comprising a lower portion, an upper portion, and a channel system. The lower portion has a first number of cutouts and the upper portion has a second number of cutouts. The lower portion is configured to bridge a gap between two support structures in an aircraft. The upper portion is configured to interlock with the lower portion. The channel system is formed by the first number of cutouts and the second number of cutouts. The channel system is configured to receive a number of transport elements when the upper portion and the lower portion are coupled to each other. The transport element clamp system electrically isolates the number of transport elements from the two support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Leslie Gilbertson, Jon P. Michel, Mark L. Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10804684
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable bearing element, to an arrangement of cable bearing elements and to a method of manufacturing a cable bearing element. The cable bearing element is adapted to position and/or to hold at least one line section of an electric line, wherein the cable bearing element provides at least one guiding channel for the section of the electric line, wherein a base of a first section of the guiding channel is arranged within a first plane and a base of another section of the guiding channel is arranged within a second plane, wherein the second plane is parallel to the first plane and spaced apart from the first plane with a first predetermined distance, wherein the guiding channel comprises a base part and side walls, wherein a geometry or size of the guiding channel is adapted to the diameter of the electric line or cable which is to be arranged within the guiding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Leininger, Johannes Schütz, Anton Geiger, Federico Garcia, Ping Wei, Nestor Martinez Pelaez, Oliver Kerle
  • Patent number: 10790651
    Abstract: An operation device includes a case, a control board accommodated in the case, and a protective cover for protecting the control board. The protective cover includes a terminal plate, a first dent located on a side of the protective cover opposite to a control board side of the protective cover and having a bottom provided with the terminal, a first groove having a +Z direction end open to the outside of the case through an inlet cutout in the case and a ?Z direction end toward an edge of the protective cover opposite to the cutout, and a second groove having an end communicating with the first groove and the other end communicating with the first dent. The other end of the second groove is nearer an edge of the protective cover adjacent to the cutout than the end of the second groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Okura, Haruhiko Matoba, Tomoki Okuno
  • Patent number: 10790496
    Abstract: Provided is a battery wiring module that can suppress the occurrence of short circuits. The battery wiring module includes a module-side terminal that is configured to be electrically connected to a bus bar that connects battery terminals of a plurality of battery cells to each other, a wire having one end that is configured to be connected to the module-side terminal, and a housing that is configured to house the wire and the module-side terminal. The housing includes a terminal housing portion that is configured to house the module-side terminal, and a hole portion that is provided on a bottom portion of the terminal housing portion and interconnects an interior region and an exterior region of the terminal housing portion. The battery wiring module further includes a cover portion that has an insulating property and is configured to cover the hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sato, Ryota Mori, Hisayoshi Yaita, Masami Suzuki, Kenta Sawai
  • Patent number: 10766438
    Abstract: To provide a technique for enabling a single exterior member to be easily used for both a region of a wire harness that is disposed in a flat state and a region thereof that is disposed in a bent state. The wire harness includes an exterior member formed in a sheet shape, and a wire disposed overlapping the exterior member in at least a partial region extending along an extension direction of the wire. At least a part of a portion where an insulating covering of the wire and the exterior member overlap is welded. A partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is in a flat state, and at least another partial region of the exterior member that extends along the extension direction of the wire is rolled up in a direction intersecting the extension direction of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Housei Mizuno, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Hidetoshi Ishida, Masakuni Kasugai
  • Patent number: 10747911
    Abstract: This application discloses a design system implementing tools and mechanisms to receive three-dimensional design data corresponding to a wire harness from a mechanical design tool. The tools and mechanisms can identify the three-dimensional design data includes a geometric description of one or more rigid or inflexible components in the wire harness, and convert or flatten the three-dimensional design data into a two-dimensional representation of the wire harness, such as a two-dimensional layout of the wire harness, which conforms with the geometric description of the one or more rigid or inflexible components in the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Paul, Kamal Suruguchi, Kiran Bandela, Pranab Chakravarty
  • Patent number: 10738928
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a manifold assembly includes a skid, a low pressure manifold connected to the skid, and a high pressure manifold connected to the skid. In another aspect, the high pressure manifold has a modular configuration so that the high pressure manifold is disconnectable in whole or in part from the skid, and reconnectable in whole or in part to the skid. In yet another aspect, the high pressure manifold includes high pressure modules, all of which are in fluid communication with each other and each of which is adapted to be in fluid communication with at least one pump. In still yet another aspect, the low pressure manifold includes one or more flow lines, the high pressure manifold includes fittings, and the manifold assembly includes vibration isolators to dampen dynamic loading, the vibration isolators being disposed between the fittings and the one or more flow lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: S.P.M. Flow Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Arizpe, Lun Tsuei, Timothy Long, Adam Hardman, Matthew Green
  • Patent number: 10737902
    Abstract: A device and method for storing cables commonly associated with mobile devices. A platform of the device has two posts around which a cable is wound, and a flexible cover attached to the posts that can fully enclose the cable and platform when closed. While remaining attached to the posts, the cover can be opened to allow access to the cavity for winding or unwinding the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Samuel Hong-Yen Pai
  • Patent number: 10734797
    Abstract: A pre-expanded cover assembly unit for covering an electrical connection between first and second cables includes a cover assembly in a folded state including an elastomeric outer sleeve defining a cable passage to receive the electrical connection. The outer sleeve includes an intermediate section and first and second outer sections. The first outer section is folded at a first annular fold and is on the intermediate section and/or the second outer section. The cover assembly includes a first retention layer between the intermediate section and the first outer section. The cover assembly includes a first friction reducing layer between the first retention layer and the first outer section. The cover assembly unit includes a removable holdout mounted within the outer sleeve. The cover assembly is movable from a folded state to an unfolded state by sliding the first outer section in a first axial direction away from the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ganpathy Iyer, Edward O'Sullivan, Mahmoud Seraj, John A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10720266
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a cable including a wire and an insulator surrounding the wire extending a length between a first end and a second end and being conductive, where the wire having a first stiffness. The cable assembly includes a sleeve surrounding the cable between the first end and the second end having an interior surface facing the cable and an exterior surface facing an exterior environment of the cable assembly. The cable assembly includes a cable stiffener coupled to the sleeve extending along at least a portion of the length of the cable. The cable stiffener is formable into shape retaining shape and has a second stiffness greater than the first stiffness to hold the cable in the shape retaining shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher William Blackburn, Kyle Robert Sammon, Jared Evan Rossman
  • Patent number: 10707660
    Abstract: A receiving device, in particular a distributor, for receiving a tube for electric cables, comprises a main part with at least one receiving section in which an end portion of the tube can be received. The main part has first and second half-shells, between which the end portion is arranged. The receiving device also comprises multiple spring-elastically deformable engagement sections which protrude radially into the receiving section and which are designed to engage into the tube in a formfitting manner, wherein first and second proportions of the engagement sections are respectively provided on the half-shells; and an annular section which encircles the receiving section and on which the engagement sections are provided. The annular section is divided into first and second annular segments which are respectively paired with the half-shells. The first annular segment protrudes into the second half-shell in a closed state of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Van Ngoc Chu
  • Patent number: 10699826
    Abstract: A cable structure includes a tubular body, a main spacer, a first spacer, a first protector, a second protector and a plurality of twisted pairs. The tubular body is disposed in the tubular body. The first spacer is substantially perpendicularly connected to the main spacer in a central position. The first protector and the second protector are disposed at two ends of the main spacer. A first channel is formed by the main spacer, the first protector and the second protector, a second channel is formed by the main spacer, the first protector and the first spacer, and a third channel is formed by the main spacer, the second protector and the first spacer. The twisted pairs are disposed in the first channel, the second channel and the third channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JYH ENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 10686285
    Abstract: A travel adapter, belonging to the technical field of plugs. The travel adapter comprises a housing (10), a plug bush seat (11), a support frame (71) and a pin assembly (12), the plug bush seat (11) being provided in the housing (10), the support frame (71) being located under the plug bush seat (11) and connected to the plug bush seat (11), multiple sets of the plug assemblies (12) being provided on the support frame (71), respectively; the support frame (71) being fixedly connected on the plug bush seat (11) in a vertical direction, and sliding along the plug bush seat (11) in a horizontal direction. The travel adapter can integrate plugs meeting the plug standards of different countries into one adapter and is easily to switch, solving the problem of the use of plugs during the travel in multiple countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GONGNIU GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingfeng Cai, Jie Yang, Huijiu Wang, Zhen Li, Honggen Liu
  • Patent number: 10661735
    Abstract: A cable connecting structure for connecting a power supplying cable to a terminal-block-side terminal in a terminal block provided on one of an electric-motor side and a power-source side, wherein the power supplying cable includes a conductive wire, a covering, and a cable-side terminal, wherein a protective cover is provided so as to allow the power supplying cable to be disposed therein in a state in which the protective cover is contracted while one end thereof is fixed to the covering outside the terminal block and the other end thereof is held in engagement with the terminal block, and wherein, when the conductive wire and the terminal are disconnected from each other and the power supplying cable is accordingly withdrawn from the terminal block, the protective cover extends such that the other end thereof goes beyond a distal end of the power supplying able.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10656347
    Abstract: A connector attached optical fiber unit includes: an MT optical connector which includes a joining end surface formed at a front end of the MT optical connector and a hollow portion opened to a rear end surface opposite to the joining end surface; a tubular boot which includes a front end insertion portion inserted and fixed into to the hollow portion and a tube attachment portion formed at a rear end portion of the tubular boot, the tubular boot extending to a rear side from the MT optical connector; a protection tube into which the tube attachment portion is inserted and to which the tube attachment portion is fixed; and a plurality of optical fibers which include tip portions inserted and fixed into the MT optical connector and are accommodated inside the boot and the protection tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Seiji Kato
  • Patent number: 10612696
    Abstract: A modular tubing clamp system includes an upper plate, lower plate and a plurality of interlocking blocks forming an upper set of blocks and an inverted lower set of blocks. Each of the plurality of interlocking blocks includes a recess formed therein such that the recess of one interlocking block and the corresponding recess of an inverted interlocking block serve to hold a piece of tubing therebetween. The recesses are preferably sized so as to fit various types of pipe such that a tubing clamp can be assembled depending on the needs of the job. Each of the interlocking blocks has a protrusion on one end thereof and a slot on an opposite end thereof, the protrusion being sized to fit within the slot of an adjacent block. The upper and lower place a plurality of interlocking blocks are secured together using preferably a bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Travis Milner
  • Patent number: 10601212
    Abstract: A foam sealing block is provided for sealing a cable channel by which one or more cables traverse into an air-cooled compartment. The foam sealing block may folded around the cables and positioned within the cable channel. The insertion of the folded foam sealing block prevents the transfer of air from the air-cooled compartment via the cable channel, while still allowing the cables to traverse the cable channel. The top surface of the foam sealing block may formed from offset rows of protrusions, such as hemispherical shaped protrusions. The dimensions and shape of the protrusions may be selected based on the physical characteristics of the cables traversing the cable channel. The bottom surface of the foam sealing block may be formed from a perforated, rigid bracket that allows the foam sealing block to fit securely within the cable channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuang Hsi Lin, Jui Hai Peng, Hung-Wen Wu
  • Patent number: 10593443
    Abstract: An intelligent motion sensing cable is disclosed, where a motion sensor that is included in the cable can detect cable motion. The cable can then use this detected motion to intelligently control a charge signal delivered by the cable to a connected electronic device. The cable can also use this detected motion to generate data indicative of customer interactions with a connected electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Wade Carter Wheeler, Steven R. Payne
  • Patent number: 10576914
    Abstract: A protector having an insertion path of a branch wire which branches from a trunk wire of a wire harness where, when the branch wire is not inserted into the branch wire insertion path, the branch wire insertion path can be closed. The wire harness protector includes a closing plate provided integrally with the main body or retrofitted separately, when a branch wire may be present to be inserted through the branch wire insertion path, the branch wire being branched from a trunk wire of a wire harness inserted through the trunk wire insertion path, the closing plate closing a middle or an outlet of the branch wire insertion path, and the closing plate is pressed by the branch wire being inserted and has elasticity to be folded down or vulnerability to be torn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Ayaka Toyosaka
  • Patent number: 10561042
    Abstract: A fluid guiding cover is adapted to be assembled to a casing. The fluid guiding cover includes a first plate, a second plate, and a third plate. The first plate has a main body portion and a sidewall portion, wherein the main body portion is detachably fixed on the casing and stretches over a channel of the casing. The sidewall portion is connected to the main body portion and located in the channel. The second plate is rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion, wherein the second plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from a bottom surface of the casing. The third plate is rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion and disposed in parallel with the second plate, wherein the third plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Hsin Liu
  • 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: RE48413
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and a 3D subtitle data processing method thereof are disclosed. A method for processing three dimensional (3D) subtitle data includes receiving, by a receiver, a broadcast signal including 3D subtitle data, extracting, by an extracting unit, subtitle display information for a base view and extended subtitle display information for an extended view from the 3D subtitle data, and controlling, by a controller, a 3D subtitle display using the subtitle display information for the base view and the extended subtitle display information for the extended view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong