Accessories Patents (Class 174/135)
  • Patent number: 8835759
    Abstract: A support container includes a base and a lid. The base includes a base wall, a pair of substantially vertical, elongated flanges, and a lower flange. The base wall at least partially defines a receptacle. The lower flange cooperates with the pair of substantially vertical, elongated flanges to define a slot. The lid includes an upper portion, a side wall, and an upper flange. The side wall extends substantially downwardly from the upper portion and defines a pair of substantially vertical, elongated channels. Each of the substantially vertical, elongated flanges extends away from the base wall and the receptacle. When the lid is installed on the base, the side wall substantially covers the slot, the pair of substantially vertical, elongated flanges nests extensively within the pair of substantially vertical, elongated channels, and the lower and upper flanges cooperate with one another to define a conduit for the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Edgar Arturo Escobar, Eric Douglas Moseley
  • Patent number: 8822826
    Abstract: A cable providing circuit integrity in case of fire is configured as a flat cable with plural high power current strands extending parallel adjacent to one another in a plane. Fire resistant insulating material is arranged between the high power current strands. An insulating jacket envelopes the high power current strands and the fire resistant insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Woertz AG
    Inventors: Tamas Onodi, Andreas Dreier
  • Publication number: 20140238723
    Abstract: A synthetic resin plate (1) includes a plurality of accommodating parts (2) which accommodate at least one of bus bars, terminals, and electric wires which are connected to the terminals, hinges (7) which make first accommodating parts and second accommodating parts of the accommodating parts (2) connected and relatively movable, and projecting parts which are provided on the top surfaces of peripheral wall parts of the first accommodating parts, and which abut against parts of the second accommodating parts to restrict the movable ranges in the movable directions of the second accommodating parts relative to the first accommodating pans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Ogasawara, Shinichi Yanagihara, Michio Ota, Akihiro Kosaki, Isao Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8816202
    Abstract: A shape-holding electrical cord including a bendable, pliable, nonconductive, insulating sheath surrounding at least one shape-holding wire, said shape-holding wire disposed between a first end and a second end, and a conducting wire disposed therebetween, the conducting wire insulated from each shape-holding wire, wherein the first end is connected to a male plug and the second end is connected to a power strip and alternately a female plug, whereby the shape-holding electrical cord is bendable to conform to a desired placement path between an extant power outlet and an extant electronic appliance having a plug to which the shape-holding electrical cord is interconnectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Jason Burton
  • Patent number: 8807489
    Abstract: A strain relieving element, comprising: a front surface, a rear surface opposite to the front surface, an intermediate portion connecting the front surface to the rear surface, a receiving passage passing through the front surface and the rear surface, two rows of through cavities extending inwardly from the intermediate portion at least, a rib dividing the adjacent through cavities in same row and a convex respectively formed between the adjacent rows of the through cavities, and between the adjacent rows of the ribs. The rib near to the rear surface is bigger than the rib far from the rear surface, the width of the ribs are gradually decreased along an axis direction from the rear surface to the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8802991
    Abstract: A power adaptor for portable electronic devices is positionable in an operational position and a travel position. In an operational position, an AC power connector is exposed for mating with a wall power plug. A DC power cable is extended from a spool. In a closed position, the AC power connector is retracted or removed. The DC power cable is wound around a spool and a cap is positioned thereon to cover the spool and DC power cable. What results is a sleek, featureless, outer surface in a closed position that makes the power adaptor easily stowed and transported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Fang Hua, Richard Teltz
  • Patent number: 8796554
    Abstract: A method of assembling a mounting device for an electrical harness of a gas turbine engine is provided. The electrical harness has a wire bundle. The method includes providing a first shell and providing a second shell. The method further includes coupling the first shell to the second shell with the wire bundle disposed between the first shell and the second shell such that movement of the first shell and the second shell along the wire bundle is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Benjamin Cox, William Ward Owens, Bruce D. Markert
  • Publication number: 20140209353
    Abstract: A cable strain relief holder (1) for a spirally extending cable (2) is disclosed. In order to be able to fix a cable in a simple manner for the purpose of strain relief, the holder comprises a pillar element (3) which extends in an axial direction (a) and has an outer circumferential surface (4), and at least two retaining elements (5, 6), which are disposed extending radially (r) on the outer circumferential surface (4), wherein the at least two retaining elements (5, 6) are disposed at different axial positions and at different circumferential positions of the pillar element (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventors: Jan Lietz, Hans Peter Panzer, Martin Voegelin
  • Publication number: 20140209352
    Abstract: A clamp mechanism for a power distribution line sensor including a drive rod having a first rod portion with a spiral thread formed in a first-handed thread direction, a second rod portion with a spiral thread formed in an opposite-handed thread direction, and a coupling end portion. The mechanism also includes a first clamp portion having a first drive block engaged with the first rod portion and a first clamp arm having a pin-in-slot connection to that drive block, as well as a second clamp portion having a second drive block engaged with the second rod portion and a second clamp arm having a pin-in-slot connection to that drive block. The first clamp arm and the second clamp arm are secured to each other, yet rotatable with respect to each other, at a proximal end of each respective clamp arm. A clamp block may function as part of the securement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GRID SENTRY LLC
    Inventors: Everett P. Trittschuh, III, Christopher R. Collins
  • Publication number: 20140209354
    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: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Hamada, Masato Inoue
  • Patent number: 8789799
    Abstract: A cable holder for a cable includes a guide section for guiding the cable that can be pivoted in sections for a change in direction of a run of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Aninger, Dieter Hotz, Cengiz Kücük, Christian Mesarosch, Pedro Sancho, Sebastian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140198458
    Abstract: A multiple cable strain relief and electronic assembly having such multiple cable strain relief includes a body, a plurality of cable cutouts and a compression member. The body has at least two spaced apart sidewalls thereby defining a cavity between the sidewalls. The plurality of cable cutouts are in each of the sidewalls. Each cable cutout in one of the sidewalls is aligned with a cable cutout in the other of sidewalls thereby defining a cable cutout pair. The compression member has a retention position that is at least partially extending into the cavity. With the compression member in the retention position a cable extending though a cable cutout pair is deflected in the cavity to retain that cable between the sidewalls and the compression member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Dematic Corp.
    Inventors: Randall J. Carlson, Kenneth J. Kooistra, Michael J. Kasper, Randall D. Houtman
  • Patent number: 8779295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a partition post used on a printed circuit board, which comprises an insulation post member and an electric conductive spring. The top and the bottom of the insulation post member are respectively and protrudingly installed with an upper and a lower connection rings, and the bottom surface of the lower connection ring is longitudinally extended with an arrow-shaped elastic buckle claw; the electric conductive spring is sleeved on the insulation post member, the top and the bottom thereof are respectively installed with an upper and a lower guide parts composed of plural spiral rings and at the locations corresponding to the upper and the lower connection rings; so static electricity and/or noise signal generated by each electric component on the printed circuit board can be transmitted through the electric conductive spring to the electric conductive member and thereby providing a grounding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kang Yang Hardware Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shu-Li Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8777167
    Abstract: A strain relieving element, comprising: a front surface, a rear surface opposite to the front surface, an intermediate portion connecting the front surface to the rear surface, a receiving passage passing through the front surface and the rear surface, a plurality of through cavities recessing inwardly from the intermediate portion and communicated with the receiving passage and a plurality of the notches recessing inwardly from the intermediate portion and apart from the receiving passage. The distance between the notches and the rear surface are closer than the distance between the through cavities and the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8772641
    Abstract: Cable strain relief device for a cable closure, having at least one cable guiding element, whereby a cable to be restrained can be fixed at a respective cable guiding element via a cable tie surrounding the cable to be restrained and the respective cable guiding element, whereby on both sides of the at least one cable guiding element there are positioned cable tie guiding elements providing guiding surfaces, whereby the guiding surface of a first cable tie guiding element being positioned at a first side of the cable guiding element, namely at the cable tie entry side of the same, has a smaller distance from the cable guiding element than the guiding surface of a second cable tie guiding element being positioned at a second side of the cable guiding element, namely at the cable tie exit side of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Badura, Mike Breuer-Heckel
  • Patent number: 8766098
    Abstract: A device for measuring current and/or voltage in a high voltage wire can be provided in a folding insulator. The mechanically folding insulator device can include a plurality of insulated sections. Pairs of insulated sections are coupled together by a link which allows for mechanical folding of said insulator device. The insulated sections of the folding insulator device have a cavity formed therein which contains an optical fiber surrounded by an insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Grid
    Inventor: Allen H. Rose
  • Patent number: 8759678
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to cable storage devices and associated methods. The exemplary cable storage device includes at least one chamber and at least one chamber path. The at least one chamber path detachably secures at least one cable in the at least one chamber path. The at least one chamber is configured and dimensioned to have at least one of a spring-like property or a flexible property. An alternative exemplary cable storage device includes at least one chamber and at least one coupling member. The coupling member detachably secures at least one cable in the at least one chamber path and further includes a first coupler and a second coupler having at least one of a spring-like property or a flexible property. In alternative exemplary embodiments, methods of cable storage are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander Filatov
  • Patent number: 8759681
    Abstract: A wire protective member (10) is provided for covering a wire (11) from an outer side. The wire protective member (10) has a first base (13) includes a first adhesive layer (12) to be bonded to the wire (11) on one surface thereof, a second base (16) to be placed on a surface of the first base (13) opposite to the one including the first adhesive layer (12), and spacers (14) formed between the first and second bases (13, 16). No clearance is formed between the wire (11) and the protective member (10) to achieve a space saving. Further, since it is sufficient to wrap the wire (11) with one member composed of the first adhesive layer (12), the first base (13), the layer partly formed with the spacers (14) and the second base (16), time and effort for a mounting operation and the number of parts can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Doi, Toshitsugu Morii, Arisa Imatoku
  • 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: 8759682
    Abstract: This device for holding at least one longitudinal element, of the wiring harness or tube type, on a support, comprises a deformable clamp that allows said longitudinal element to be inserted into the clamp and holds the longitudinal element, and a protective layer that at least partially covers the clamp. The clamp is made of thermoplastic, the protective layer being overmolded onto the clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Amphenol Air LB
    Inventor: Laurent Devouge
  • Publication number: 20140166340
    Abstract: A cover assembly for covering an elongate substrate includes a resilient, elastically expandable sleeve member and a holdout device. The sleeve member defines an axially extending inner sleeve passage. The holdout device includes a generally tubular core mounted in the inner sleeve passage. The core defines axially opposed end openings and a core passage extending therebetween to receive the elongate substrate. The core retains the sleeve member in a radially expanded state and can be withdrawn from the sleeve member to release the sleeve member to radially contract onto the elongate substrate. The holdout device is configured such that, after removal of the sleeve member from the core, the core can be laterally removed from the elongate substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. McLaughlin, Matthew Spalding
  • Patent number: 8754331
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exemplary strain relief device. The strain relief device includes a tubular body having a central bore, a plurality of cable passages disposed around the central bore, and a plug to block the central bore and secure the one or more telecommunication drop cables in the cable passages. the central bore defines a longitudinal axis and an interior surface of the tubular body. The central bore has a perimeter that is larger than a perimeter of each of the plurality of cable passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Lyons, Jr., Richard L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 8748748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing and electrically grounding objects or payloads are provided herein. Clamp assemblies and the manufacture of clamp assemblies in accordance with the present technology can provide reliable and redundant electrical grounding and secure cushioned fastening. In one embodiment, an electrically grounding cushioned clamp assembly includes an elastomer cushion with a longitudinal opening extending therethrough. The clamp assembly can include an engaging surface configured to engage a payload and an electrically conductive comb strip disposed at least partially in the longitudinal opening. Portions of the comb strip can be exposed adjacent to the engaging surface to contact the payload and provide a plurality of electrical grounding paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Kirkhill-TA Co.
    Inventor: Jay S. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20140153187
    Abstract: A rack-mount server assembly includes a rack, server modules, and a cable management apparatus. The rack includes a support pole defining a number of through holes arrayed a row along a lengthwise direction of the support pole. The cable management apparatus includes a bracket, a number of cable binding members, and a number of cable positioning members. The bracket includes an installing plate mounted on an outer side surface of the rack adjacent to the support pole, a rear side plate, and an extending plate extending from the rear side plate. The cable binding members are attached to an outer surface of the installing plate. The cable positioning members are mounted on an outer surface of the extending plate. Cables of the server modules are extended through the through holes and are respectively clamped in the cable positioning members, and are then bound by the cable binding members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8739387
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tie and a method for tying at least one object. More particularly, the tie has a strip, which includes a tip, a connecting end opposite the tip and a plurality of teeth arranged on the strip between the tip and the connecting end, and a plurality of locking members, which are connected to the connecting end of the strip. Each of the locking members includes an opening for passage of the strip therethrough and a locking tab for engaging at least one of the teeth so as to allow the strip to move through the opening of a corresponding one of the locking members only in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Dov Frishberg
  • Patent number: 8735727
    Abstract: An electronic device having a cable holding device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises a case; a circuit board in the case; a cable holding device attached to the circuit board and defining a through hole, a first positioning slot and a second positioning slot; the first positioning slot communicating with the through hole, and the second positioning slot communicating with the through hole; a cable electronically connected to the circuit board; wherein the cable is received either in the first positioning slot and the through hole or in the second positioning slot and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (WuHan) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Chung Chai, Zhao-Bin Yang
  • Publication number: 20140141644
    Abstract: A cutting plate includes a planar interface able to accept electrical connectors, two ramps for supporting harnesses and two lateral walls, the dimensions of the interface and of the two ramps in a longitudinal direction being adapted to suit the number of connectors of the cutting plate and the dimensions in the directions other than the longitudinal direction and the dimensions of the lateral walls conforming to standard dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christophe Casse, Steve Fernandez, Marie Bayle
  • Publication number: 20140138121
    Abstract: An isolation system is provided for an electronic device that is configured to be mounted to a structure. The isolation system includes a flexible conductor configured to be electrically connected to the electronic device. The isolation system also includes an isolator configured to be coupled between the electronic device and the structure such that the isolator is configured to attenuate at least one of shock or vibration exerted on the electronic device. At least a portion of the isolator is electrically conductive. The isolator is electrically connected to the flexible conductor and is configured to be electrically connected to the structure such that the isolator provides an electrical path between the flexible conductor and the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: ERNEST STEVEN BLAZIC
  • Publication number: 20140131066
    Abstract: A protective sheath device for use in protecting lead wire cables from contamination during use in a hospital or other medical setting is described. A glove-like component having fingers, with each finger intended to protect one lead wire, is placed on a base or mounting piece. The base has extensions that fit within the fingers, and the fingers are gathered to reduce their length. This facilitates placement of a lead wire cable within each finger. Once the cables are placed within the fingers of the glove-like component, the base can be discarded and the terminal heads of the lead wire cables are grasped and pulled to extend the fingers of the glove-like component and to protect a length of the lead wire cables. If the base is a mounting piece, it is preferably retained for later uses and is made of a material such as rubber or plastic that can be sanitized and reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Medashield Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua T. Schumacher, Peter S. Mileski
  • Patent number: 8723045
    Abstract: A coupler for connecting a vehicle wire harness to a vehicle sensor comprises a body having a first end and a second end. The first end is operably connected to the vehicle sensor. The second end is adapted to connect with a first section of the vehicle wire harness. An assembly is associated with the body for attaching a second section of the vehicle wire harness, which is spaced from the first section of the wire harness, to the coupler. The assembly includes an attachment member which is rotatable at least partially about a longitudinal axis defined by the coupler body. The rotation of the attachment member relative to the coupler allows the second section of the vehicle wire harness to be properly positioned relative to the coupler and the vehicle sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jack A. Strahm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8723044
    Abstract: A flat cable deflection device with circuit integrity in case of a fire including a cylindrical cable deflection element made from fire resistant insulating material; and a support for the cylindrical cable deflection element made from fire resistant material. The support is offset from the cylindrical cable deflection element so that the support facilitates enveloping the cylindrical cable deflection element with a flat cable without the support contacting the flat cable. An electrical installation including at least one flat cable deflection device; at least one flat cable including plural high power current strands extending parallel adjacent to one another in a plane, where the flat cable runs over the deflection device and changes its direction at the deflection device, wherein the transversal cable direction in front and after the deflection device extends horizontally, and wherein the flat cable envelops the cylindrical cable deflection element at least partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Woertz AG
    Inventor: Tamas Onodi
  • Patent number: 8723039
    Abstract: A wire harness unit including a wire bundle. The wire bundle is axially fixed to a clamp tab at a location between first and second ends. Formed in the wire bundle between the clamp tab and a connector is a bight portion. A first part of the wire bundle, on one side of the bight, is fixedly secured to a second part of the wire bundle, on the other side of the bight, by a fastener extending from the first part to the second part. The first part of the wire bundle is supported by the second part of the wire bundle such that the first part of the wire bundle is held substantially parallel to the second part of the wire bundle and such that an intermediate portion is substantially prevented from sagging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Marta A. Fabiilli
  • Patent number: 8723056
    Abstract: An electrical component cover may include a first portion and a second portion which are hingedly attached to one another and at least one projection extending from one of the first portion and the second portion. A locking member engages the at least one projection so as to hold the first portion and second portion together to cover an electrical component disposed in a void defined by the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kaddas Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Kaddas, David E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140124239
    Abstract: A cord management system that stores and protects cords in an untangled state while the cord is not in use by the user. In some embodiments, the cord management system may include a stationary clasp, a slidable clasp, and a flexible body member that stretches over a user's cord and subsequently encapsulates the cord for storage upon the cavity's relaxation. The cord management system may provide the user with a quick and convenient, two-handed single motion, means to store and protect their cords and prevents the cord from becoming entangled. The cord management system can be an after-market product and retrofitted to a user's pre-existing cords or can be an integral design of cord. The cord management system resides at the end of the cord in a compressed manner that allows the full functionality of the cord without causing unwanted/unsupported weight on the cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Rye James Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20140119705
    Abstract: A strain relief device having a first U-like shaped basic body having first and second opposite lateral walls connected to a second U-like shaped basic body having first and second opposite lateral walls by a film hinge integral with the first and second basic bodies. Wherein the second lateral wall of the second U-like shaped basic body has a recess, wherein the protrusion is insertable into the recess by a film hinge. The first and second basic bodies pivot with respect to each other to transfer the strain relief device between an opened installation state and a closed operation state. The first and second U-like shaped basic bodies releasably lock in the closed state and define in the closed operation state a feed-through channel for a cable to be strain relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: CCS Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Fabrykowski, Michael Muller
  • Patent number: 8710369
    Abstract: A cable manager includes a trough, defining a footprint, and a door. At least one side of the trough is formed from a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support member. At least two of the projections include a hinge boss disposed at an outer end thereof and extending inwardly. At least one edge of the door has a hinge structure disposed therealong that includes an outer arm and an inner arm defining a hinge channel therebetween. The hinge bosses are disposed within the hinge channel such that the door is rotatably attached along at least one of its longitudinal edges to the trough. The door is rotatable to an open state without extending beyond the footprint of the trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William Krietzman, Joshua James Young, D. Brian Donowho
  • Patent number: 8710372
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a device to facilitate moving an electrical cable of an electric vehicle charging station. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Blink Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Donald B. Karner
  • Publication number: 20140110150
    Abstract: A power cord collector for power supply includes a cover body and collecting portion. The cover body has a rectangular space for receiving the case of the power supply. Cord outlets are formed to two opposite lateral walls of the cover body. The collecting portion has two flexible walls which are symmetrically extended from a top and bottom surface of the cover body. The two walls are bent towards each other, and a gap is formed where the walls touching. A circular space is formed within the two walls for collecting the power cords. Open holes are formed to the gap, and the positions of the open holes are corresponding to the cord outlets. The power cords of the power supply received by the cover body will pass through cord outlets formed to the cover body to be connected to a plug or an electric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ming-Jhih Huang
  • Patent number: 8699230
    Abstract: A combined type storage case for electronic device accessories has a first case, a second case and a third case. The first case includes a first receptacle and a pivotable first plug. The first receptacle and the first plug are electrically connected with each other and allow an electronic device to be charged. The second case is detachably mounted on the first case and includes a chamber defined inside the second case for receiving 16A third case is detachably mounted on the first case and includes a chamber defined inside the third case for receiving earphones. Therefore, different electronic device accessories can be distinguished clearly to avoid confusion and a user can conveniently take out a desired accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sky Tech Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Chin-Hung Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140097000
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus includes two mounting brackets, a cable management arm connected between the two mounting brackets and slidable vertically, and two elevating mechanisms respectively mounted between opposite ends of the cable management arm and the corresponding mounting brackets. Each of the elevating mechanisms includes a sliding plate connected to the cable management arm and slidable horizontally relative to the cable management arm, a first connecting pole with opposite ends respectively rotatably connected to the sliding plate and one of the mounting brackets adjacent to the sliding plate, and a second connecting pole with opposite ends respectively rotatably connected to the sliding block and the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Kao-Yeh LIN, Xin-Hu GONG
  • Patent number: 8692121
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to a method and apparatus to engage and suspend an electrical contact of a cylindrical and elongated configuration. In accordance with the invention and described is a hollowed out, cylindrical and elongated device having two pair of spaced apart cantilever beams which extend forwardly from a base to a pin receiving end wherein the counter levered beams of each pair are opposing each other and are equally spaced along the entire circumference wherein a pin like cylindrical object engages through the hollowed out portion and urges against the cantilevered beams in a fashion to increase the distance between the opposing beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Volker von Detten
  • Publication number: 20140090873
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide a cable restraint and management apparatus comprising of a pliable material, a mechanism attached or embedded within said material that allows for an enclosed form and or open form of said material, and a cable attachment mechanism configured to attach an electronic cable, power cord, string, jewelry, clothing or any object with attached cordage requiring hanging or restraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Justin M. Metras, Mieszko K. Kruger
  • Publication number: 20140090874
    Abstract: A cable holding element includes a base body and a number of latching projections that project from the base body. The latching projections may be curved or straight, or angled. A first row of latching projections preferably opposes a second row of latching projections and cooperates to define a channel area for guiding the cable. The latching projections are arranged to interlock without contact, in a comb-like manner. The base body can have a closed cross-section, an L-shape, W-shape or other shape to enable the latching projections to form at least one channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Novomatic AG
    Inventor: Heinz Winkler
  • Patent number: 8684760
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, a lockable power cord may include a power module, a locking member, a power cord, a power supply, and a loop. The locking member may include at least one arm member biased radially outward from the power module to an expanded state. The locking member may be configured to move radially inward toward the power module in response to the power module entering into the power receptacle, and expand radially away from the power module into a locking cavity of the power receptacle when the power module enters beyond a locking point within the power receptacle. The loop may include at least a first opening having a width smaller than a width of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Lam, Amy Han
  • Patent number: 8674230
    Abstract: A wave gripping core sleeve for containing compression or crimping energy in bare conductor transmission power lines in full tension joints or dead end joints. The wave gripping core sleeve includes a plurality of interlocking members having a first end and a second end with a groove adjacent at least one of the ends. The first side of each interlocking member is engaged with the second side of an adjacent interlocking member. At least one resilient member wraps around the circumference of the interlocking members and is received in a channel formed by the aligned grooves. The interlocking members include a first set of ribs to engage the conductor in a first direction and a second set of ribs to engage the conductor in a second direction, opposite from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Vladimir Hoxha
  • Patent number: 8672511
    Abstract: A device for releasably positioning a cable on a support surface comprises a first housing component and a second housing component. The first housing component is releasably engaged with the second housing component. At least one channel is defined between the first and second housing components for releasably receiving and positioning a cable, wherein the at least one channel has an inlet and an outlet that can have the same dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven E. Kwak
  • Patent number: 8674238
    Abstract: An exemplary guideway mechanism includes two branches, a group of connecting blocks, and a supporting bracket. The group of connecting blocks includes four connecting blocks arranged at four corners of an imaginary square and connecting the supporting bracket. Each branch includes two parallel rails. Adjacent ends of the rails of each branch respectively connect two adjacent connecting blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shen-Chun Li, Hsien-Chuan Liang, Shou-Kuo Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140069691
    Abstract: A method and a system for a mounting device are provided. The mounting device includes at least two shells, each shell having an inner surface and an outer surface wherein the outer surface includes a first banding zone, a second banding zone, and a clamping zone extending between the first banding zone and the second banding zone and a pair of shoulders bounding each of the first banding zone and second banding zone. The mounting device also includes an intermediary material circumscribing the wire bundle including at least one of a substantially non-porous material, a vulcanizing tape, and a silicone material. The mounting device further includes at least one fastener configured to engage the first banding zone or second banding zone to couple the first shell and the second shell to the wire bundle and the intermediary material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Benjamin Cox, William Ward Owens, Joseph W. Chvala
  • Publication number: 20140041898
    Abstract: An article for securing and ordering cables leading away from a key switch comprises an annular fastening section with an opening, wherein a lock cylinder of the key switch extends through the opening. The article further comprises a plastically deformable cable receiving section which is connected with the fastening section and which can be bent around the cable and thus encircle the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ho Cheung, Larry Fetter
  • Patent number: 8648735
    Abstract: Provided is a safety directional indicator to improve highway safety. Embodiments of the invention include devices for guiding a driver of a vehicle in a desired direction, typically away from highway workers, pedestrians, curbs, and opposing lanes of traffic. Specifically included is a safety directional indicator system comprising a flexible belt with a plurality of light transmitting bars disposed along the belt and having a plurality of LEDs disposed at one elongated end of each light transmitting bar and in operable communication with a control system for illuminating the LEDs in a manner to indicate a direction for traffic. Safety devices according to the invention can be stand-alone devices, devices capable of being attached to objects or structures at a highway scene, or configured to be worn on a person's body. An object of the safety devices according to embodiments of the invention is to increase driver awareness of highway situations especially during conditions of restricted visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Haynes, Eric Collins