Through Wall Or Plate Patents (Class 174/151)
  • Patent number: 10861609
    Abstract: A vessel electrical penetration assembly for a feed-through of nuclear reactor vessel, the assembly including: a docking tube to form an extension of the secondary containment barrier of the reactor, the docking tube including: a first end to be positioned in the interior of the vessel and to be mechanically and sealably connected to an actuator in the interior of the vessel, and a second end to be mechanically and sealably secured to the vessel; a seal-tight electrical bar that passes through the docking tube and having on either side seal-tight connectors ensuring an electrical link between the actuator and the exterior of the reactor; the seal-tight electrical bar including a system for limiting a leakage of primary liquid to the exterior of the vessel if the secondary containment barrier extension fails; and a mechanical maintaining system for securing, under the required pressure conditions, the electrical bar to the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Michel Brun
  • Patent number: 10859781
    Abstract: Fiber distribution systems, terminals and tap boxes that provide a reconfigurable and expandable system of hardened connections. An aerial terminal may include at least one feeder port and a plurality of distribution ports, each of the at least one feeder port and the plurality of distribution ports being sealable ports configured to receive one of a duct and a connector, where the connector is configured to interface with a drop type cable. The terminal may include an expandable module configured to receive a splitter. The terminal may be configured to receive a fiber through the feeder port and to output a plurality of fibers through the plurality of distribution ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Clearfield, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Hill, William J. Cruzen
  • Patent number: 10840765
    Abstract: The invention primarily relates to an assembly, in particular for a hybrid vehicle, wherein the assembly comprises; an enclosure (46) for receiving a coolant liquid and having an opening (49) for bringing the inside of the enclosure (46) into communication with the outside of the enclosure (46), a rotary electric machine (10) arranged in the enclosure (46) able to be cooled by the coolant liquid, an electrical connector element (51) arranged to be electrically connected to the rotary electric machine (10), the connector element (51) being sealingly mounted in the opening (49) of the enclosure (46) in such a way that the connector element (51) participates in the sealing that prevents the liquid from flowing from the inside of the enclosure (46) to the outside of the enclosure (46) via the opening (49).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Equipements Electriques Moteur
    Inventors: Lilya Bouarroudj, Jean-Claude Labrosse, Règis Seidenbinder
  • Patent number: 10796808
    Abstract: A containment seal seals a cable or tube to an opening accessing a containment vessel. The containment seal includes a lower body that attaches over the opening into the containment vessel. The cable or tube is inserted through a hole that extends axially through an upper body of the containment seal. Compression fittings are attached to the top and bottom ends of the upper body sealing the cable inside of the upper body. The cable sealed inside of the upper body in inserted through the lower body and into the opening accessing the containment vessel and a lower portion of the upper body is seated into the opening formed in the lower body. A retaining device compresses the upper body down against the lower body forming a seal between the upper body and lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NUSCALE POWER, LLC
    Inventor: Derek Noel
  • Patent number: 10784600
    Abstract: A split, locknut grounding bushing has a first metal bushing portion with first and second ends, a top, a bottom with teeth, an exterior surface with a boss for receipt of a lug, and an interior surface with threads; a second metal bushing portion similar to the first bushing portion, first and second insulators respectively connected to the top of the first and second metal bushing portions. The first and second metal bushing portions pivot with respect to each other at one end and can be fastened to each other at the second end. The threads of the first and second bushing portions can thread onto the threads of a conduit or connector passing through a hole in an electrical enclosure so as to engage the teeth on the bottom of the first and second bushing portions with an interior surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10777339
    Abstract: A method of forming a grommet configured to provide support for a cable exiting of a housing is presented herein. The method includes the steps of providing a sleeve and a sealing part and providing one or more reinforcement members in a region of a transition between the sleeve and the sealing part. At least one of the sleeve and the sealing part are made from a material that is softer than a material of said one or more reinforcement members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Gert Droesbeke, Tim-Arvid Schroedter, Andre Oeken, Jannik Renfordt, Stefan Dubbert, Andre Kleinhoeltig
  • Patent number: 10770826
    Abstract: A pressure resistant adapter, for connecting a transmission line to a field device has a shell, insertable into a wall of a housing of the field device. The shell has an interior open to an interior of the housing and closed to the exterior by an end wall of the shell. An insert, installed in the shell, includes a base element and a projection protruding out of the shell through an opening in the end wall of the shell. The base element has a basal area greater than a basal area of the opening. A connection element is provided on an end of the projection protruding out from the shell, to which the transmission line is connectable, and at least one conductor extends through a window that is located in the base element adjoining the bore in the projection and opens to the interior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Thierry Moser, Daniel Kollmer
  • Patent number: 10742095
    Abstract: An electronics housing, in particular for a pump electronics of an electric motor-powered auxiliary pump for a motor vehicle for conveying a fluid. The electronics housing has a housing shell and an electrical plug. The plug protrudes at least partially through the housing shell, and the plug is at least partially covered with a first material which swells upon contact with the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Uwe Klippert, Christoph Otto
  • Patent number: 10573993
    Abstract: Calibration devices, systems, and methods for push-on RF connectors are described. A male calibration connector can include a removable detent portion. With the removable detent portion removed, the male calibration connector can connect to a female calibration standard during a calibration process. With the removable detent portion installed, the male calibration connector can connect to a female push on connectors. Female calibration connectors and male calibration standards are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Micro-Mode Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Cuban, Mario Cruz Torres, Eric Paul Brandauer
  • Patent number: 10277020
    Abstract: A leadthrough device holds a conduit in a wall opening of a wall, in particular building wall; and guides the conduit through the wall. The leadthrough device has a holding element with a passage hole, through which the conduit can be led, and has an outer frame. The holding element is resiliently held in the frame interior by at least one spring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dieter Heidrich, Achim Von Seck, Faidon Sachsamanoglou, Antonios Kopanoudis
  • Patent number: 10193271
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: an insulative housing having a base portion and a tongue portion; plural contacts affixed to the insulative housing and exposed to the tongue portion; an outer cover enclosing the insulative housing, the outer cover having plural peripheral grooves (111) open at a front face thereof; and a sealing element having plural protrusions (421) secured to the plural grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Yang-Yang Yu, Jin-Guo Qiu, Shao-Cong Zhou, Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10135212
    Abstract: An electric circuit jumper having a coupling that electrically connects a first electrical connector and a second electrical connector that are to be connected, respectively, with a first point of electric circuit and a second point of the electric circuit. A first probe, intended to be electrically connected to the first point in the electric circuit, is electrically connected to the first electrical connector and a second probe, intended to be electrically connected to the second point in the electric circuit, is electrically connected to the second electrical connector. The electric circuit is bypassed by electrically jumping from the first point of the electric circuit to the second point of the electric circuit via the first probe, the first electrical connector, the coupling, the second electrical connector, and the second probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Hughie Meehan
  • Patent number: 10128606
    Abstract: In a relay connector, a male terminal is formed in a rod-like shape, inserted into a through hole penetrating a male terminal housing chamber, extends inside a cylinder part, and has a first contact part. A protective plate includes a body part that partitions an internal space defined by the cylinder part and the male terminal housing chamber into a first space portion located on the first contact part side of the male terminal and a second space portion located on the male terminal housing chamber side of the male terminal, a terminal hole that is formed in the body part, and configured to receive the male terminal thereinto, and a filling port that is formed in the body part, and communicably connects the first space portion and the second space portion to each other. The second space portion is filled with a potting filling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Etsurou Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10109949
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for providing a seal for an electrical penetrator in a subsea environment. More specifically, the present invention provides for a system for creating a seal about an electrical penetrator without using o-rings or independent seals. The present invention provides for a set of supporting apparatuses to be placed in compression about a central ceramic penetrator element. The geometry of the central ceramic penetrator element and the interior of the supporting apparatuses forms a hermetic seal when under a constant radial and axial, or axial compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Teledyne Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Sami Spahi, Justin Kretschmar
  • Patent number: 10060355
    Abstract: Apparatus and system for containing a rupture of a duct. The apparatus includes an air-permeable sheet, such as a wide-weave fiberglass sheet. The air-permeable sheet includes a strap arranged on a first side of the sheet such that it forms diamond-shaped patterns along a longitudinal axis. The strap can be made of a tight-weave fiberglass. Laterally-spaced corners of the diamond-shaped patterns include connection members that can be engaged to affix the strap and the air-permeable sheet around a duct. Various aspects include an air-impermeable air barrier surrounding the wide-weave fiberglass sheet and strap. The air barrier can include a window that directs air from a ruptured duct. Various aspects can be used on a bleed-air duct of an aircraft. The window of the air barrier can be aimed at a temperature sensor. A valve can close the bleed-air duct if the temperature sensor detects a high temperature leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Wheaton, Mark Stephen Shander
  • Patent number: 10048021
    Abstract: A module of heat transfer plates which are welded to each other comprises a first outer heat transfer plate, at least a first and a second heat transfer plate, and a first reinforcement arrangement. Port holes form a first port channel in the module. The first reinforcement arrangement comprises a first abutment member and a first supporting member. The first abutment member is arranged on a side of the first outer heat transfer plate opposite to the first heat transfer plate. The first supporting member is arranged between the first abutment member and the first outer heat transfer plate. The first supporting member abuts against the first abutment member and the first outer heat transfer plate. Further a heat exchanger comprising such a module is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Ralf Blomgren
  • Patent number: 10001232
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting a duct joint are provided. An assembly for protecting a joint formed between a first duct and an adjacent second duct includes a first coupling element coupled about the first duct and a second coupling element coupled about the second duct. The assembly also includes a plurality of axial straps coupled between the first coupling element and the second coupling element such that each axial strap of the plurality of straps forms a loop that encircles a portion of each of the first coupling element and the second coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Strasik, Jean-Michel Fouard, Christopher Wheaton
  • Patent number: 9995037
    Abstract: A through-penetration device has a molded body consisting essentially of an intumescent foam material and having at least one penetration opening for one line. An outer contour of the molded body has protrusions extending radially outward for anchoring within a cast building component, which protrusions form undercuts in building component as the building component is being cast. In addition, a mounting plate that can be axially pushed onto the through-penetration device, sealing the penetration openings, is provided. As the through-penetration device is produced, a liquid coating material is applied to a surface of a foaming mold, and then a foam mass containing a predetermined percentage of intumescent material is introduced into the foaming mold. After a foaming process, the coating material forms a water-impermeable skin on the foamed molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Herbert Münzenberger, Manfred Klein
  • Patent number: 9997971
    Abstract: An electric motor including a casing; a cap coupled to the casing to form a housing of the electric motor; a stator, including a plurality of poles and a three-phase winding, each phase having one end, housed in the housing; a rotor inserted in the housing and rotatably constrained to it; a control printed circuit board connected to the stator; the outside of the housing including a seat for the printed circuit board in communication with the inside of the housing by means of at least one hole; the printed circuit board is housed in the seat and the electric motor includes a rigid system for sealed connection between the printed circuit board and the winding at the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SPAL AUTOMOTIVE S.r.l.
    Inventor: Pietro De Filippis
  • Patent number: 9976562
    Abstract: A semi-hermetic compressor for ammonia service includes a compressor portion and a motor encased in an airtight housing portion. The compressor portion compresses ammonia. The motor includes a stator winding. Motor leads are connected to the field windings, and extend from the housing portion through a pass-through assembly. The pass-through assembly includes a base portion, a first isolation portion, a second isolation portion, a sealant and a cap portion. The base portion is inserted into the housing portion with an airtight seal. The first isolation portion is arranged to fit within an annular opening in the base portion. First and second isolation portions include apertures for a motor lead. Sealant is disposed between the isolation portions. A cap portion attaches to the base portion. An anti-rotation element prevents relative rotation there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Paul Nemit, Jr., Dennis Andrew Harrington, Paul A. Huber
  • Patent number: 9941578
    Abstract: An antenna comprising: a hollow conductive chamber having an upper end and a lower end, wherein the lower end is open; a shorting strap electrically connected to the upper end; a conductive center member running through the chamber and electrically connected to the shorting strap; a conductive ground plane having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top surface is separated from the lower end of the chamber by a gap; and a first solid insulator connected to the chamber and the top surface of the ground plane such that the first insulator fills the gap and fills the lower end and an interior portion of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represnted by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Chad Michael Gardner, Ken Allen Crawley
  • Patent number: 9935444
    Abstract: Electrical panel structures for a modular building system, such as a modular data center. The electrical panel structures provide a standardized structure for attachment of high voltage power, low voltage power, and/or data lines between rooms or components of the modular building system. The panel structures can include multiple conduits that extend between rooms or other components of a modular building structure. The panel structures can include, for example, conduits having couplers for the attachment of high voltage cables and/or pass-throughs for the passage of low voltage lines and/or data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brock Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 9915379
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press seal (1) for building up a sealing closure of a through-opening intersected by a line, having an elastomer body (2), a press plate (3a) and a tensioning bolt (4) intersecting the elastomer body (2), wherein the press plate (3a) can be pressed by said tensioning bolt (4) onto said elastomer body (2); the tensioning bolt (4) is screwed into a nut (20) around a rotational axis (21), a section (20a) of said nut (20), which section (20a) lies proximal to said elastomer body (2), being held by a form-fit in a recess in said press plate (3a) and being secured against a rotational movement around said rotational axis (21) thus, a section (20b) of said nut (20), which section 20b lies distal to said elastomer body (2), comprising a flange which protrudes beyond said recess in directions perpendicular to said rotational axis (21) outwards for transferring a force onto said press plate (3a) and pressing said press plate (3a) onto said elastomer body (2) when said tensioning bolt (4) is t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hauff-Technik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Senol Egritepe
  • Patent number: 9895536
    Abstract: A thin profile impact resistant cochlear implant includes a single piece machined case having a bottom surface, wherein at least a portion of the bottom surface is concave and a single piece machined cover configured to be joined to the case, the cover comprising a convex upper surface. A method for forming thin profile cochlear implant is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Chuladatta Thenuwara, Mark Downing, Kurt Koester, Stefan Menzl
  • Patent number: 9893507
    Abstract: A connector is used for terminating an electrical cable, such as a metal clad cable, cord grip, and tray cable, and provides a compression fitting to secure and ground the cable. The connector includes a connector body, a compression nut, and a compression grommet retained therebetween. A gripping member and/or a grounding member is embedded within the grommet for creating a mechanical grip with the cable and providing a grounding pathway, respectively. Tightening the compression nut to the connector body correspondingly compresses the grommet to create a watertight seal with the cable so that no fluid, dirt or debris can pass through the connector. Such tightening also urges the gripping member to form a mechanical grip with the cable for securing the cable and maintaining the watertight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Findley, Michael John Pastusek
  • Patent number: 9857014
    Abstract: A restraint or gripping device for anchoring within the interior of a pipe comprises a pair of end plates adapted to be urged towards each other and a plurality of shoes, positioned between the end plates, and adapted to be moved radially outwardly as the end plates are urged together. In a further aspect, a method of restraining a pipe plug or isolation tool is provided. Also provided are assemblies for pipe isolation including an integral restraint or gripping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Car-Ber Investments Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Carson, Graham T. Brown
  • Patent number: 9847568
    Abstract: A filter is provided and includes potting material formed into a body defining a through-hole. The body includes first and second opposing faces and a sidewall extending between the first and second opposing faces. The sidewall is formed to define first and second openings at opposite ends of the through-hole, first angles at an interface between the sidewall and the first face and second angles, which complement the first angles, at an interface between the sidewall and the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: David W. Abraham, Antonio D. Corcoles Gonzalez, James R. Rozen
  • Patent number: 9812679
    Abstract: In a feedthrough device and method of assembly thereof, a body has longitudinally spaced first and second end faces and an inner surface defining a longitudinally extending opening. A conductor extends within the opening and an insulator extends within the opening transversely intermediate the conductor and the inner surface of the body to insulate the conductor from the body. The body has at least one indentation formed longitudinally into at least one of the first and second end faces, with a portion of the inner surface of the body being displaced transversely against the insulator in correspondence with the at least one longitudinal indentation to crimp the insulator and conductor within the opening of the body and maintain a hermetic seal across the feedthrough device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Kristopher Bilek, Gregory J. Davidson, William C. Bushong
  • Patent number: 9800107
    Abstract: A rotor may include: a shaft; a rotor core assembly including a plurality of slits formed in a radial manner, a magnet housing part formed between the respective slits, and a plurality of rotor cores having different structures depending on whether bridges for closing inner and outer diameter parts of the magnet housing part are formed, wherein the rotor core assembly is formed by stacking the plurality of rotor cores coupled to the shaft; a magnet inserted into each of the magnet housing parts; and a fastening member connecting the rotor cores through the rotor cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 9774178
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag defining a first compartment for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Samuel L. Proud
  • Patent number: 9761363
    Abstract: An electromagnetic actuating apparatus having an armature unit (14) which can move along an axial direction (10) in response to current applied to a stationary coil unit and designed to interact with an actuating partner, wherein the coil unit has a winding (22) with which a connection contact (26) can make contact. The coil unit is accommodated in a housing (12) which surrounds the coil unit at least in sections. The coil unit has an electrical connection for connecting the connection contact to a plug section (18, 20) on the housing. The connection contact (26), together with a flat end section (30) of the electrical connection, which is oriented parallel to the connection contact and is permanently connected to the connection contact, extends at least in sections parallel to the axial direction (10) or is angled out of a position of extent in this direction after connection, wherein the housing end region is axially opposite a housing outlet for the armature unit (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ETO Magnetic GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Golz
  • Patent number: 9742177
    Abstract: A seal assembly includes a circular resilient grommet-type seal having one or more through axial openings equal in number to the wires which pass through the seal and a rigid wire channel or guide which is received within a complementary pocket aligned with the seal between the seal and a reaction surface. The rigid wire channel or guide is retained in the pocket and carries any force exerted on the seal by pressure within the device to the aligned reaction surface. A method of installation includes the steps of mounting an electrical device within a component, routing the electrical wires leading from the device through an opening, routing the wires through corresponding openings in a grommet-type seal, pressing the seal into the opening, routing the wires through passageways in the rigid wire channel or guide and installing the guide in a complementary pocket which is aligned with the seal at one end and includes a reaction surface at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, LLC
    Inventors: Addison T. Solak, Edward J. Billings
  • Patent number: 9728904
    Abstract: A method for connecting a differential transmission cable, (and a differential transmission cable and an electric device) includes: connecting a pair of conductors for transmitting a differential signal to transceivers; and connecting a second shield provided on the periphery of a first shield via an insulating layer to frame grounds, without electrically connecting anywhere the first shield that is provided on the periphery of the pair of conductors via a dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: NIHON I/F K.K.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Yamada, Masami Maruyama, Shinzo Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9715955
    Abstract: A cable bushing includes a metal tube, at least one cable for signal transmission received from a sensor which extends in an opposite direction inside the metal tube, which, in at least one axial end region sits with an immovable fit in a through-hole of a bearing block. The bearing block is arranged in a sealed manner in a passage of a housing wall or is connected in a sealed manner to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bilal Kurtlucan, Michael Kroh, Andreas Weber, Andreas Weigand, Waldemar Doerk, Ralf Both, Markus Hantzsch, Rolf Schmitt, Michael Teufel
  • Patent number: 9591770
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention use multi-layer ceramic substrate with one or more hermetically sealed and filled metal vias with smaller pitch and size in combination with flexible printed circuit cables and interposers to provide a custom electric feed through for vacuum to atmosphere chambers. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Haynes, Mehran Nasser-Ghodsi
  • Patent number: 9570898
    Abstract: A wire protection structure includes a housing, a holder that is received in the housing through an opening of the housing, a cover that covers at least a part of the opening of the housing to define a wire-drawn port with the holder being received in the housing, and an electric wire that is drawn from the wire-drawn port. A flexible plate-shaped holder plate is provided to be extended from a surface of the holder toward the wire-drawn port. A deflection allowable space is formed between the holder plate and the housing to allow a deflection of the holder plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9553397
    Abstract: Provided is an electric connector for connecting electric equipment to a power device. The electric connector includes a connector body defining an outer appearance thereof, a connection bar disposed on the connector body to electrically the connect electric equipment to the power device, an insertion part disposed on the connector body, the insertion part being inserted into the electric equipment, and a sealing disposed on a shaft of the insertion part in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Seok Eom, Kyoo Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 9500102
    Abstract: A steam trap system is provided which can improve efficiency of sensor assembly and air-tightness. The steam trap system includes: a housing that includes a feeding hole for feeding steam, a discharging hole for discharging condensate water, and an opening; at least one sensor that is disposed inside the housing via the opening; an insulation member that is disposed in the opening to maintain air-tightness and to which the sensor is fixed to expose a terminal; and a cover that is disposed in the insulation member to cover the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Metalgentech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eui Lee, Young Nam Ahn, Byoung Kwon Choi, Byung Hyuk Jeon, Min Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 9496641
    Abstract: An electrical wire protective cover is assembled to a connector to cover an electrical wire pulled out of the connector. The electrical wire protective cover includes: a cover body configured to receive the electrical wire and having a wire receiving channel with an opening along a wire extending direction of the electrical wire; and a temporary wire retaining piece protruding from the cover body in a direction narrowing the opening of the wire receiving channel, and configured to allow the electrical wire to be inserted by a bending deformation of the temporary wire retaining piece into an inside of the wire receiving channel and prevent a movement of the electrical wire received in the wire receiving channel to an outside of the wire receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Tetsuya Watanabe, Tomoyuki Kasajima
  • Patent number: 9377628
    Abstract: The laser game marker comprises a battery compartment, flexible tube, and laser compartment. A reversible spike in the battery compartment allows the device to securely attach to a tree, wood, or other porous surface. The flexible tube allows the laser to point or mark the freshly killed game while hunting. The laser game marker is a device for marking the exact position of the first shot or freshly killed game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Ken Anderson
  • Patent number: 9371643
    Abstract: A building facade consisting of a building wall, an insulating layer comprising insulating elements, having a surface and disposed on the building wall, a facade cladding which is disposed at a distance from the building wall and from the insulating layer to form a rearventilation gap between insulating layer and facade cladding and a lock element provided for fire protection, which is disposed between neighboring insulating elements of the insulating layer. In order to further develop a building facade in such a manner that it can be manufactured simply and therefore cost-effectively without additional structural elements being provided, the invention proposes a generic building facade where the lock element is formed in one piece from fiber material, extends over the surface of the insulating layer in the direction of the facade cladding and exhibits a compressibility and/or flexibility aligned at least predominantly between building wall and facade cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Rockwool International A/S, Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Gerhard Kallweit, Markus Schroder, Thomas Tielemann
  • Patent number: 9373945
    Abstract: An electrical penetration arrangement through the wall of a containment structure, comprising a pipe penetration having a pipe which is disposed in the wall of a containment structure, penetrating the wall, so that a first opening of the pipe is disposed outside of the containment structure, and a second opening is disposed inside the structure. Power feedthroughs are disposed in the pipe penetration having conductors sealed along their axial direction by a hermetically sealing, electrically insulating material, in which cables coming from outside can be connected to first conductor ends, and cables coming from inside the containment structure can be connected to second conductor ends. Power feedthroughs are fastened in the pipe of the pipe penetration and sealed by hermetically sealing material, so that the power feedthroughs form a hermetically sealing barrier, and the first conductor ends are disposed in the interior of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventor: Johann Bernauer
  • Patent number: 9337554
    Abstract: An insert made of electrically conducting material, insertable at least partly inside a seat on a first member, and connectable to a second member; the insert having a fastening member connectable electrically to a first electrically conducting area on the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventors: Tiziano Marcon, Flavio Baroli, Luigi Bezzon, Roberto Gussoni, Enrico Puricelli, Simone Sotgiu
  • Patent number: 9151838
    Abstract: A probe for use with a measurement instrument includes a circuit connected to the probe. The probe comprises a process adaptor for mounting to a process vessel and including a through bore extending from a connector end to a process end. A counterbore at the connector end defines a shoulder. A support assembly is received in the counterbore and rests on the shoulder. The support assembly comprises an annular rod support having a through opening with a tension rod extending through the opening and secured at opposite sides of the annular rod support. A locking nut secures the support assembly in the counterbore to maintain the annular rod support in compression. A probe rod extends from a process end of the tension rod. A seal assembly is operatively secured to the process adaptor at the connector end with the seal pin in electrical contact with a connector end of the tension rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Magnetrol International, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Janitch
  • Patent number: 9106066
    Abstract: A wire fixing member (10) is fixed to a case in a state where wires (W) are inserted through mounting holes of the case. The wire fixing member (10) includes housings (30) through which wire insertion holes (31) allowing the insertion of the wires penetrate, rubber rings (50) that seal between the case and the housings (30), rubber plugs (40) that seal between the housings (30) and the wires (W) and metal wire crimp fittings (60) are held and retained in the housings (30) in a state where the wires (W) are fixed. A waterproof area (R) is formed on a side of the wire insertion hole (31) communicating with the interior of the case, is made waterproof by the rubber ring (50) and the rubber plug (40). The wire crimp fitting (60) is arranged in the waterproof area (R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouji Sakakura
  • Patent number: 9059537
    Abstract: An electric connector accessory for a bundle of conductor wires, constituted by an accessory body (2) and by a nut (3). The nut is constituted by two half-nuts (15, 16) that are separated by an axial plane and that can be assembled together by clip-fastening, and the accessory body (2) is suitable for being applied laterally against the bundle of wires, and for being held by locking the nut (3) onto the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventors: Pascal Peuchet, Laurent Houry
  • Patent number: 8969740
    Abstract: An electric control or signaling device to be assembled through an opening formed in a wall, and including a tubular metal body which is to engage with a first surface of the wall, wherein the body includes a threaded cylindrical portion to be inserted into the opening and an attachment device including a metal clamping ring to be screwed onto the threaded cylindrical portion of the body to attach the control or signaling device through the opening, and a metal attachment plate to be applied against a second surface of the wall opposite the first surface by the clamping ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Thizon, Eric Bardy
  • Patent number: 8963010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a frame (1, 1a, 1b) for a cable penetration system. Said frame, which is used for receiving a plurality of bushes (20, 120, 220), comprises at least one strip (2, 12) that is arranged at a distance from the frame and is lower than the adjacent frame. Connection devices (3, 3?, 3?) suitable for receiving suitable mating pieces (23, 123, 223) for the connection devices are disposed on the strip (2, 12), the mating pieces being disposed on bushes (20, 120, 220). The connection devices (3, 3?, 3?) are arranged in such a way that bushes can be mounted in the frame essentially only in the direction normal to the frame. The invention further relates to a bush (20, 120, 220) for a cable penetration system. Said bush, which is to be received in a frame, comprises a main body, inside which a through-hole (21, 121, 221) is provided from a top side to a bottom side in the normal direction in order to receive a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dennis Sprenger, Thorsten Diessel
  • Patent number: 8872035
    Abstract: A hermetic feedthrough for an implantable medical device includes a sheet having a hole, where the sheet includes a ceramic comprising alumina. The feedthrough also includes a second material substantially filling the hole, where the second material includes a platinum powder mixture and an alumina additive. The platinum powder mixture includes a first platinum powder having a median particle size of between approximately 3 and 10 micrometers and a second platinum powder that is coarser than the first platinum powder and has a median particle size of between approximately 5 and 20 micrometers. The platinum powder mixture includes between approximately 50 and 80 percent by weight of the first platinum powder and between approximately 20 and 50 percent by weight of the second platinum powder. The first and second materials have a co-fired bond therebetween that hermetically seals the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Kengo Morioka, Arne Knudsen, Shingo Satou, Hidekazu Otomaru, Andrew Thom, Hiroshi Makino, Markus Reiterer, Gordon Munns, Thomas Miltich, Joyce Yamamoto, Takahito Hirata
  • Patent number: 8791376
    Abstract: A fluid-tight cable bushing for a ribbon cable has two profile supports. The ribbon cable extends through an opening in a penetration element, such as a housing for a switch or meter. The bushing has two profile supports each with a first flange having snap-on elements and a second flange. The first flanges extend symmetrical along and enclose the ribbon cable. To form a first fixation point, the snap-on elements are v-shaped and arranged to snap against a first end of the opening. To form a second fixation point, the second flanges extend laterally beyond a second end of the opening. A fluid-tight potting mass covers one of the fixation points. Preferably, the potting mass is disposed in a recess formed in the penetration element about the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Electric S.A.
    Inventors: Joerg Endt, Joerg Gassmann, Majid Bakhshi