Accessories Patents (Class 174/135)
  • Publication number: 20140034356
    Abstract: Conduit spacers useful in preparing duct banks with reduced electromagnetic fields (EMF) are disclosed. The conduit spacers are designed to maximize phase cancellation of EMF from a closely-spaced series of electric power cables placed in conduits supported underground by the conduit spacers. The spacers are also designed to minimize the EMF above ground by reducing the distance needed to bury the cables for a given EMF above ground. In one embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation of a single three-phase cable installation. In another embodiment, the spacers place conduits adjacent one another for maximum cancellation for a dual three-phase cable installation, including cross-phase cancellation, e.g., A-B-C and C-B-A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: UNDERGROUND DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Donald P. McCoy
  • Publication number: 20140036483
    Abstract: A decorative light string including a first group of light elements electrically connected in parallel to each other, a second plurality of light elements electrically connected in parallel to each other, and a third plurality of light elements electrically connected in parallel to each other. The first, second, and third groups of lights are electrically connected in series. A first wire stabilizer is located between the first group of lights and the second group of lights, and a second wire stabilizer is located between the second group of lights and the third group of lights. The first and second wire stabilizers secure wire ends forming first and second gaps in the wiring of the light string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Willis Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Publication number: 20140027154
    Abstract: A wire holding device includes a pair of holding members to enclose an electric wire therebetween when the pair of holding members are coupled. The pair of holding members each include an arcuate holding groove to hold the electric wire on an inside surface thereof. An inner surface of the holding groove to contact with an outer peripheral surface of the electric wire is surface-roughened. A surface roughness Ra of the inner surface of the holding groove is greater than that of the outer peripheral surface of the electric wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki IMAHORI, Takahiro FUTATSUMORI
  • Patent number: 8637772
    Abstract: An electric cord securing device includes an attaching member and a securing member coupled to a body. The attaching member, during use, attaches the body to a selected location on the exterior of a electric cord. The securing member, during use, secures the body to an external structure or at least one other portion of the electric cord. Additionally, an electric cord includes at least one flexible conductor encased by a insulating sheath. One or more securing members are disposed on the exterior of the sheath. The securing members secure the portion of the cord proximate the securing member to at least one other portion of the electric cord or an external structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Anderton
  • Publication number: 20140022755
    Abstract: A rack includes a rack body part in which electronic devices are housed vertically; and cable holding bars each of which is fixed to one of fixing members each pivotably supported by a rotary shaft provided on the rack body part so as to be vertically rotatable, each of the cable holding bars being extended in an axis direction of the rotary shaft; wherein each of the fixing members has such a shape that distances between the cable holding bars and the rotary shaft mutually differ, and, when a cable holding bar is rotated upward, each fixing member to which the cable holding bar is fixed whose distance from the rotary shaft is larger than that of the lifted cable holding bar is rotated upward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takashi SAITO
  • Patent number: 8633404
    Abstract: A nail plate is attached to the outer surface of a wall stud to protect a utility from penetration by nails or other fasteners driven through a wall surface. The nail plate has a substantially rectangular shape with a width corresponding to the width of the stud. The nail plate has a first and second longitudinal ends with nail tabs for attaching the nail plate to the stud. The ends of the nail plate have at least one recess and at least one protruding portion where the protruding portion can mate with a recess of an adjacent nail plate is ganged together. The nail plates can have coupling members to couple a plurality of nail plates in series in an end to end fashion. The longitudinal ends of the nail plate enable the ends to abut each other with no open portions that can allow a fastener to pass though. In one embodiment the nail tabs extend in a longitudinal direction with respect to a longitudinal dimension of the nail plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Mahran H. Ayrton
  • Publication number: 20140014396
    Abstract: A cable management device used in a chassis includes a frame and two board-like cable management units are respectively connected to two sides of the frame. Each cable management unit has multiple recesses. The cables of each of the ports are located in the corresponding recesses to avoid the cables from being in contact with each other and have better heat dissipating feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Ching-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8624115
    Abstract: A wire harness is provided. A bent portion is formed into a bent shape corresponding to a bent shape of a wire harness arrangement path on a vehicle body panel. An insulating coating of a plurality of wires constituting the bent portion or at least one of the wires has such a flexural rigidity that the bent portion has a rigidity for maintaining the bent shape thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Miyoshi Mabuchi
  • Patent number: 8624120
    Abstract: A two-side cable-arrangement structure is disclosed. The two-side cable-arrangement structure includes a plate, a first cable-arrangement structure, and a second cable-arrangement structure. The first cable-arrangement structure and the second cable-arrangement structure are respectively disposed on two sides of the plate. A cable is fixed on the two sides of the plate by the first cable-arrangement structure and the second cable-arrangement structure simultaneously. Thereby, the cable is constrained at both the direction vertical toward the plate and the direction vertical away from the plate, and the fixed cable is not easy to move by pulling. It solves the difficulty of fixing a cable completely by a conventional single-side cable-arrangement structure in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Yu-Chang Hong
  • Patent number: 8613411
    Abstract: A retainer for retaining an elongate flexible element on a support and comprising a perimeter wall defining an interior, with the perimeter wall having opposite ends each having end edges defining end openings. A capture slot extends between the opposite ends of the perimeter wall. The capture slot is defined by a pair of slot edges on the perimeter wall, and the slot edges extend from a first one of the end edges to a second one of the end edges. The capture slot extends along a convoluted path between the opposite ends that requires forming at least one bend in the flexible element to move the element through the capture slot and into the interior of the perimeter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: C & B Manufacturing
    Inventors: Brad Mohns, Jason Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20130336515
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a Y-shaped cord sleeve. More particularly, the invention encompasses a Y-shaped headphone/earbud cord sleeve. The present invention is also directed to a novel placement of at least one opening at or near a Y-junction of the Y-shaped cord sleeve. The present invention is also directed to a novel Y-shaped cord sleeve that has at least one accommodation or opening for a microphone and/or volume control or similar electronic input/output type device. The Y-shaped cord sleeve could also have at least one tab, medallion, or tongue to cover at least a portion of the opening for the headphone/earbud cord. The user could also personalize or individualize, or create an expression using any of the features of this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony John Centrilla, III
  • Patent number: 8604344
    Abstract: A cable clamp includes a board and a cover. The board forms a block on a top surface and at a first end of the board, and an L-shaped inserting portion on a bottom surface. A hook extends out from a second end of the board. The cover has a first end pivotably connected to the second end of the board, and a second end detachably engaged with the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hui Wang, Kun Li
  • Patent number: 8598455
    Abstract: Methods and assemblies are provided for protecting a terminal of a conductor assembly with an open face and a closed face. The protection assembly includes a housing configured to at least partially cover the open face; and a strap coupled to the housing and configured to extend around the closed face such that the housing is detachably secured to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Heien, Jimmy M. Chang
  • Patent number: 8599535
    Abstract: The invention provides a modular mapping system and apparatus for organizing and enclosing one or more electrical cables or cords that originate from and are connected to separate electronic devices and appliances. The system and apparatus can be made of a suitable size to house one or more electrical devices whereby the individual electrical cables or cords can be connected to or plugged into the electrical device. The individual electrical cables or cords never exit the apparatus and the electrical device is concealed from view. Another embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus for organizing and concealing for easy transport the various electrical cables and cords of the AC adapter cables and/or peripheral devices of a computer. The system and apparatus comprises a body that securely folds around the cables or cords in a closed configuration. The cords/cables can be restrained using wrapping system units and/or Velcro® wraps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventor: Oscar G. Loayza
  • Patent number: 8598462
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus includes a securing board and a cable management element. The securing board defines a first slot and a second slot. An extending direction of the first slot is substantially perpendicular to an extending direction of the second slot. The cable management includes a base panel, a connecting portion, a positioning tab corresponding to the first slot, a resilient tab corresponding to the second slot, and a securing panel extending from the base panel. The securing panel includes a panel body and a securing portion. The connecting portion includes a first connecting panel and a second connecting panel. A receiving space is defined between the panel body and the first connecting panel. The second connecting panel has a free end. The second connecting panel is capable of moving relative to the first connecting panel to enable the free end to be engaged in the securing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan-Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20130306354
    Abstract: A signal wire protection device is disclosed. The signal wire protection device is installed on a signal wire having an adapter for protecting the signal wire. The signal wire protection device includes a main body bent to form a tubular structure such that the inner space of the main body forms a containing space for containing the signal wire. A side of the main body is disposed with an opening connected to the containing space; the main body is made of an elastic material so that the signal wire can pass through the opening and enter the containing space via elastic deformation of the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hong-Wei LEE
  • Patent number: 8575485
    Abstract: A longitudinal, generally parallelepiped electrical conductor bar, having a generally rectangular cross-sectional area having two sides and two ends, a substantially arc-like portion extending from one corner to an adjacent corner of that area, the arc-like portion defining two complementary sections, a first whose perimeter includes the arc-like portion, the two ends and one of the two sides, and a second whose perimeter includes the arc-like section and the other side, with parallel, elongate bores extending through the length of the conductor bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Didier Van Dooren, Jean-Marc Reppelin, Philippe Gerbier, Pascal Lepretre
  • Publication number: 20130277107
    Abstract: A splice housing projects from a bottom wall in a space on a side portion of a main pathway of a wire harness, the main pathway being bounded by the bottom wall and a circumferential wall of a main body of a protector. The splice housing includes an outer framing wall having two squared U-shaped side walls and a connecting wall, and further includes a medial dividing wall provided parallel to the two side walls. At least one flat board-shaped dividing plate configured with an insulating resin is provided fitted within the outer framing wall, the dividing plate including a through-hole for the medial dividing wall. Perpendicular walls, configured by the two side walls and the medial dividing wall of the splice housing, and horizontal walls, configured by the dividing plate, delimit a plurality of splice housing chambers provided on a plurality of vertical levels and rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hara
  • Patent number: 8563866
    Abstract: This invention is to provide a protector capable of discharging water into an outside and a wire harness including the protector. A drainage hole is formed as a portion so as to discharge water collecting in an electrical wire receiving portion into an outside. The drainage hole is formed so as to penetrate through the electrical wire receiving portion and toward the rear of a vehicle. Further, the drainage hole is formed so as to gradually slope from the electrical wire receiving portion toward the ground surface. The drainage hole is a through hole which is formed at a position near an end portion of a protection member for the vehicle interior. The drainage hole is formed and located in a portion of the wire harness which is the closest to the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oga, Hidehiro Ichikawa, Takeshi Ogue
  • Patent number: 8565573
    Abstract: A cable management assembly for cable clusters of network equipment includes a supporting and fixing component, at least one cable management component and cable constraint components. The fixing component is a metal bar, which may be removably hooked to a cable patch panel. The bar includes evenly distributed U-shaped sections, whose number corresponds to the number of cable management components. Each cable management components may be formed with a trough-shaped upper surface to cradle cables. The bottom of the surface may be provided with a U-shaped groove and two locking members. Each U-shaped section of the bar is passed into a corresponding U-shaped groove and two portions of the bar immediately adjacent to the U-shaped section are snapped into the two locking members so as to fix the cable management component to the bar. The cable constraint component may be a strap inserted through and hanging from a strap hole at a side of the corresponding cable management component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Johnny Zheng
  • Publication number: 20130269980
    Abstract: A cable port protection apparatus includes a frame that is configured to be secured to a housing of an electronic device, and a cable retention mechanism attached to the frame that is configured to prevent unintentional removal of a cable from a cable port of the electronic device. The cable retention mechanism includes a pair of spaced-apart arms extending outwardly from the frame to define a cable receiving space. A gate is operably associated with the spaced-apart arms and is movable by a user between open and closed positions. When in an open position, a cable can be inserted by a user through the cable receiving space and connected to a cable port. When in a closed position, the cable is prevented by the gate from becoming disconnected from the cable port and from exerting potentially damaging forces on the cable port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: SmallHD, LLC
    Inventors: Dale C. Backus, Weston L. Phillips, Kyle A. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20130269979
    Abstract: A cable positioning mechanism to hold at least one cable in position includes a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a third sidewall. The second sidewall and the third sidewall are respectively connected to opposite ends of the first sidewall. A first positioning member projects from the top of the first sidewall and extends in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first sidewall. A second positioning member projects from the top of the second sidewall, and a third positioning member projects from the top of the third sidewall. The first positioning member, the second positioning member, and the third positioning member cooperatively restrict the movement of the at least one cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO-HUI ZHOU
  • Publication number: 20130270000
    Abstract: Electrical assemblies including various complementary electrical components and plurality of cables are provided. Components of the electrical assemblies are configured such that respective signal conductor ends of the plurality of electrical cables can be isolated from one another and placed in electrical communication with the complementary electrical components using a conductive material. In accordance with some embodiments, the electrical assemblies include organizers that define respective pluralities of cavities and are configured to be attached to the complementary electrical components. In accordance with another embodiment, a leadframe assembly can define a plurality of cavities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Buck, Charles M. Gross
  • Patent number: 8552293
    Abstract: An electrical feedthrough assembly for providing connection to components of a compressor. The electrical feedthrough assembly includes a housing having an inner surface defining a channel. A sealed wire assembly is provided in the channel. The sealed wire assembly includes a body having an outer surface defining a groove and a plurality of wires sealingly passing through the body. An o-ring fits in the groove to provide a hermetic seal between the body and the inner surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bristol Compressors International, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Tolbert, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8552294
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus includes a securing board and a cable management element. The securing board includes a board body and two positioning portions. Each positioning portion includes a neck portion and a head portion. A diameter of the neck portion is less than that of the head portion. The cable management element to hold cables captive includes a base panel, a first connecting panel, a first securing portion, a second connecting panel, and a second securing portion. The sides of the cable management element are squeezed together for attachment to and for disengagement from the board body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhan-Yang Li
  • Publication number: 20130255993
    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: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Shu-Li HSIEH
  • Publication number: 20130257271
    Abstract: The present patent application discloses a cable fixing apparatus, and the cable fixing apparatus includes: at least one slot structure, for holding a cable; and clipping parts at both sides of each slot structure, wherein at least one of the clipping parts has an elasticity enhancement structure, and the elasticity enhancement structure is configured so that the elasticity of the clipping part is enhanced. The present patent application also discloses a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA), an electronic controller (ECG) and a light-emitting device. By using a cable fixing apparatus provided according to embodiments of the present patent application, the cable can be fixed reliably, and/or the costs of a cable fixing apparatus can be lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Jianbo Gao, Haixuan Lin, Qing Miao, Wengen Tan
  • Publication number: 20130255994
    Abstract: A cable positioning mechanism configured to hold at least one cable in position includes a main body attached to the bottom surface of the electronic device. The main body includes a first edge and a second edge intersecting with each other. A bent portion projects from the first edge and is bent toward the bottom surface. A supporting portion projects from a distal end of the bent portion. A block member projects from the second edge. The block member, the bent portion, and the supporting portion cooperatively form a slot to hold the cable therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: XIAO-HUI ZHOU
  • Patent number: 8546694
    Abstract: A cord management device is provided for storing excess length of electrical cord neatly in a compact space. The device provides a housing having a first open end and a second open end. The first open end and the second open end are each configured for passing a cord therethrough whereby a medial portion of the cord is positioned in the housing. The housing includes a medial portion and a medial opening positioned in the medial portion of the housing. A first access door is pivotally coupled to the housing for selectively closing over the medial opening in the medial portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Chris Harrison
  • Publication number: 20130240248
    Abstract: A device for detachably fastening a current conductor to a current transformer housing, comprising the current transformer housing, a retaining element that is guided through the current transformer housing, a fastening element that is guided through the retaining element, and a clamping element (5). The fastening element and/or the retaining element are seated against at least some regions of the surface of the current conductor when the current conductor is fastened to the current transformer housing. The fastening element can be rotated about the longitudinal axis thereof so as to fasten and/or detach the current conductor. The clamping element is arranged movably on the current transformer housing so that, in a first position it allows a translatory displacement of the retaining element along the longitudinal axis. In a second position, the clamping element prevents the translatory displacement of the retaining element along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Leifer, Carsten Thörner
  • Publication number: 20130240247
    Abstract: A method and structure for improving signal integrity probing. A coaxial or a microcoaxial cable is threaded through an optional alignment substrate where the cable is used to support or align the cable or an array of cables. A conductive elastomer is placed on a cable or a microcoaxial cable to improve signal integrity probing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: R & D Circuits, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Warwick, James V. Russell
  • Publication number: 20130233597
    Abstract: A cable dressing ring for organizing a cable bundle is provided, wherein, the ring is separated in two halves that are associated by a joint mechanism at one end, and that are securable to each other by a locking mechanism at the other end, such that a user may lock the ring when needed to clamp the ring around the inner cables of the bundle, and wherein, the ring has a plurality of self-locking cable holders on the outside circumference of the ring, for holding the outer cables of the bundle organized while pulling the ring toward one end of the bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Robert R. Suiter
  • Patent number: 8525034
    Abstract: A cable guide is used to constrain and locate wires or cables for preparation for and for connection to a circuit board or connector, for termination. The cable guide has openings that receive and secure wires during the termination process. A shaft of the cable guide may be used to secure, in a repeatable manner, a predetermined length of the wires with ends offset from a cable jacket, or other reference on or near the end of the cable. The cable guide and the cable/wires may be secured in a fixture that allows the wire ends to be repeatably scored to remove insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Ohio Associated Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Alan L. Roath, Corinne W. Baumann
  • Patent number: 8525032
    Abstract: A device including a corona shield, and at least one support element for connecting the corona shield to a high voltage apparatus. The at least one support element includes a semiconducting polymer, which, when in operation, acts as a resistance between the corona shield and the high voltage apparatus. Furthermore the support element is arranged to fix the corona shield to the high voltage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Maxwell, Thorsten Schütte
  • Patent number: 8525037
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes a gimbal portion. The gimbal portion includes a tongue portion formed at the inner side of the opening for being mounted with a slider mounted with a magnetic head for being electrically connected to the conductive layer, an outrigger portion formed at the outer side of the opening to support the tongue portion, and a passing portion passing through the opening of the gimbal portion and/or an outer side region of the outrigger portion. The passing portion includes the conductive layer and the insulating layer covering the conductive layer. The thickness of a lower half portion of the insulating layer in the passing portion is the same as that of an upper half portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20130220670
    Abstract: A cable holder includes a pair of holding members that are relatively moved in a predetermined sliding direction to sandwich and hold a cable therebetween. The pair of holding members each include a plurality of guide planes each parallel to the sliding direction and a plurality of sliding contact surfaces parallel to the sliding direction. One of the pair of holding members is guided in the sliding direction by sliding the sliding contact surfaces thereof on the guide planes of the other holding member. The other holding member is guided in the sliding direction by sliding the sliding contact surfaces thereof on the guide planes of the one of the holding members. The pair of holding members are fixed to each other by a frictional force between the sliding contact surfaces and the guide planes in a state of holding the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CABLE, LTD.
    Inventor: HITACHI CABLE, LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130220669
    Abstract: A retention snap arrangement for attaching a bus bar to a base pan. The arrangement includes first and second walls for forming a channel for receiving the bus bar. The arrangement further includes a first moveable arm having a first snap element that includes a first bottom surface and a second moveable arm having a second snap element that includes a second bottom surface. The first and second arms extend from the first and second walls, respectively, each forming a cantilever. In a first position, the first and second bottom surfaces are located above an edge of the bus bar for inhibiting movement of the bus bar. In a second position, the first and second bottom surfaces are not located above the edge of the bus bar to enable insertion of the bus bar in the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130224989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable strain relief for a cable. The cable strain relief comprises a strain relief element (20) and a retaining element (10). The retaining element (10) is intended to be connected to a mating piece (40). The strain relief element (20) and the retaining element (10) are designed such that said elements form a unit (1). The invention further relates to a connector set and a feedthrough set, which comprises an aforementioned cable strain relief (10, 20) and a mating piece (40). The mating piece (40) is intended to be connected to the retaining element (10) of the cable strain relief (10, 20), wherein the mating piece can be pushed onto a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Giefers
  • Patent number: 8514589
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is provided with a first housing that comprises a first ground and a second housing comprising a second ground. The electronic apparatus further comprises (i) a plurality of first protrusions on an inner surface of the first housing, at least one of the plurality of first protrusions comprising, on a peripheral surface thereof, a first conductor electrically connected to the first ground; (ii) a hinge pivotably connecting the first housing and the second housing; and (iii) a cable extending between inside the first housing and inside the second housing through the hinge, supported by the plurality of first protrusions, electrically connected to the first conductor in the first housing, and electrically connected to the second ground in the second housing, the cable electrically connecting the first ground and the second ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masashi Mikami
  • Patent number: 8513529
    Abstract: At least one cable is fastened to a longitudinal structure. The longitudinal structure is prepared to absorb the tensile load of the cable. The longitudinal structure is prepared to be bent together with the cable around an obstacle of a construction while they are positioned in reference to the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Esben Vadstrup
  • Patent number: 8513522
    Abstract: A shielding mechanism includes a shielding cover, a pivot shaft, a shielding member, and an elastic member. The shielding cover defines an insert hole. The shielding member is rotatably mounted to the shielding cover via the pivot shaft, and covers the corresponding at least one insert hole. The elastic member is sleeved on the pivot shaft and elastically resists against the shielding member. An electronic device using the shielding mechanism is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yan Liang
  • Patent number: 8513528
    Abstract: A cable interconnection structure includes a sheet-metal member including a wall which is bent from and substantially normal to a plate-like base and extends along an end side of the base, and an opening including a first opening region provided in the base and a second opening region provided in the wall in a boundary region between the base and the wall; and a support member blocking a portion of the first opening region and supporting the sheet-metal member, wherein the sheet-metal member is slidable from a first position to a second position on the first surface, the support member includes a cutout, and the sheet-metal member includes a tongue which overlaps with the cutout and presses the support member to the sheet metal member, when the sheet-metal member is located at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masaki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8507794
    Abstract: A clip and a wire harness equipped with a clip are provided that can restrain the clip from readily falling down from an electrical wire bundle, can be easily mounted on the bundle, and can reduce a protruding amount of the clip from the bundle to as small as possible. A clip includes an inserting section to be inserted into an attaching hole in a vehicle body, and a holding section for holding an electrical wire bundle. The holding section includes a projection portion that protrudes from the inserting section, and distal end spreading portions that spread from a distal end of the projection portion toward spaces at opposite sides of the projection portion. The distal end spreading portions are curved in convex shapes in a distal end direction of the projection portion as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuaki Wada
  • Publication number: 20130192875
    Abstract: A body coil for magnetic-resonance imaging includes at least one coil component. A movable lead terminated by a plug is provided on the at least one coil component. A retaining element having an oblong opening, through which the movable lead or a plug section is passed and within which the movable lead or the plug section is movable longitudinally, is provided on the at least one coil component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Driemel
  • Patent number: 8497007
    Abstract: A protective sheathing apparatus comprising an elongated flexible member, first fastening elements, second fastening elements, an attachment section, and one or more third fastening elements is provided. The first fastening elements and the second fastening elements are affixed in proximity to a first lengthwise edge and a second lengthwise edge of the elongated flexible member respectively. The affixed second fastening elements detachably engage with the affixed first fastening elements for defining a generally cylindrical lengthwise channel within the elongated flexible member for accommodating one or more longitudinal objects. The attachment section is attached to and extends outwardly from a first widthwise edge and/or a second widthwise edge of the elongated flexible member for enabling detachable engagement with another protective sheathing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: James Edward Mark
  • Publication number: 20130189872
    Abstract: Aesthetically pleasing strain-relief members for cables and methods for making the same are disclosed. The strain-relief member include a tapered, inner strain-relief portion and an aesthetically pleasing outer strain-relief portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Apple Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130168129
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Adam Benjamin Cox, William Ward Owens, Bruce D. Markert
  • Publication number: 20130161067
    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: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Alexander Filatov
  • Publication number: 20130161068
    Abstract: A cable clamp includes a board and a cover. The board forms a block on a top surface and at a first end of the board, and an L-shaped inserting portion on a bottom surface. A hook extends out from a second end of the board. The cover has a first end pivotably connected to the second end of the board, and a second end detachably engaged with the block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JUN-HUI WANG, KUN LI
  • Publication number: 20130161069
    Abstract: A bus bar component connection apparatus including an electrically conductive bus bar having a thickness and at least one bore, the bore having a diameter, a male bushing portion including a body having two opposing planar surfaces, at least one shoulder extending from the body at a first end and including a threaded portion disposed toward a second end and spaced from the first end by an undercut portion, and an axial bore through the body and the shoulder, a female bushing portion having two opposing planar surfaces, a first end, a second end, and an inner surface including a threaded portion disposed toward the second end and spaced from the first end by a first smooth portion, and wherein the female bushing portion is configured to threadably receive the shoulder through the hole of the bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Eldre Corporation
    Inventor: Eldre Corporation