Conductor Only Patents (Class 174/36)
  • Patent number: 10426047
    Abstract: A wiring member connection structure is provided. The wiring member connection structure includes: a flat wiring member formed by covering an outer circumference of a belt-like flat conductor with an insulating coating; a bolt which is erect and bonded perpendicularly to a conductor flat surface of the flat conductor exposed at an intermediate position of the flat wiring member where the coating is removed; a circuit board that has a connector conductively connected to the bolt through a circuit conductor and that is fastened and fixed to the bolt penetrating the circuit board; and a casing that has a casing bottom wall including a bolt insertion hole through which the bolt is inserted to penetrate the circuit board, and that covers the circuit board so as to expose a connector fitting portion of the connector to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Kato
  • Patent number: 10410762
    Abstract: A cable includes an assembled article formed by twisting a plurality of electric wires, a tape member spirally wound around the assembled article, and a sheath covering around the tape member. The sheath includes an injection molded body including an urethane resin. The tape member includes a non-woven fabric tape including a polyester, a polypropylene, an aramid fiber, a nylon, an acryl fiber, or a glass fiber and an air permeability defined by the Frazier method of not less than 30 cm3/cm2·sec. A twist direction of the assembled article is opposite to a winding direction of the non-woven fabric tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Murayama, Hirotaka Eshima, Fumihito Oka, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 10262771
    Abstract: An electromechanical cable that is crush-resistant and torque balanced is provided as well as a method for manufacturing a crush-resistant and torque balance electromechanical cable. The cable can include a core having a conductor surrounded by a first jacket layer, a second jacket layer surrounding the first jacket layer, a first armor layer surrounding second jacket layer, a third jacket layer surrounding the first armor layer, a second armor layer surrounding the third jacket layer, and a fourth jacket layer surrounding the second armor layer. The first armor layer can be constructed as a plurality of wires and compressed partially into the second jacket layer. The second armor layer can be constructed from a plurality of three-wire strands and/or single wires and compressed partially into the third jacket layer. The three-wire strands can be symmetric or asymmetric and can be compacted or non-compacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WireCo Worldgroup Inc.
    Inventors: Bamdad Pourladian, Elham Forouzesh, Kyle Bowland
  • Patent number: 10259405
    Abstract: A wire restricting member includes a bottom plate portion and a pair of side plate portions. The pair of side plate portions vertically extend from opposite ends of the bottom plate portion along a longitudinal direction of the bottom plate portion, respectively. Upper ends of the pair of the side plate portions in a direction in which the pair of the side plate portions vertically extend are distant from each other to form an opening therebetween. Each of the pair of the side plate portions includes a notch which is cut from each of the upper ends to the bottom plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoto Kogure, Kosuke Tomosada, Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10254498
    Abstract: A woven fabric containing an alternating pattern containing first weave zones and partial float weave zones. The woven fabric contains a plurality warp yarns arranged into groupings of warp yarns. In each first weave zone, the picks of weft yarns contain a repeating first weft pattern. In each partial float zone, the picks of weft yarns within the partial float weave zone contain a repeating second weft pattern of at least one monofilament yarn and at least one multiple-inserted multifilament yarn. Within the partial float zone, only a portion of the warp yarns within at least a portion of the warp groupings float over 3 weft yarns including floating over at least one multiple-inserted multifilament weft yarn in at least a portion of weft pattern repeats. An innerduct structure containing the woven fabric is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Steven L. Bedingfield, Christopher G. Durham
  • Patent number: 10236622
    Abstract: A component of a subsea electrical connector, the component is made of an electrically insulating material. The component includes a protective coating applied to at least a portion of the electrically insulating material for preventing water permeation into the electrically insulating material, wherein the protective coating is a ceramic coating A method of manufacturing a component of a subsea electrical connector includes applying a protective coating to at least a portion of the electrically insulating material for preventing water permeation into the electrically insulating material, wherein the protective coating is a ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kieran Jenkin
  • Patent number: 10219136
    Abstract: Various systems for monitoring wheeled vehicles (such as shopping carts) are disclosed. The system can include an RF antenna unit that is buried and is configured for bi-directional communication with the electronics on the cart. In some embodiments, the antenna comprises a plurality of transmitters, which can emit synchronized signals. In some embodiments, the antenna comprises a radiating cable, which can emit a signal along some, substantially all, or all of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gatekeeper Systems, inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E Hannah, Jesse M James
  • Patent number: 10204717
    Abstract: A parallel pair cable includes a pair of insulated electric wires aligned in parallel, a shield tape longitudinally wrapped around the pair of insulated electric wires, a drain wire disposed inside the shield tape, and an insulating tape wrapped on an outer side of the shield tape. The shield tape has a metal layer provided on an inner surface thereof. The drain wire is provided to electrically contact the metal layer. A surface of the metal layer is provided with an adhesion surface having an adhesive applied thereto. The adhesion surface and the pair of insulated electric wires are adhered to each other. An area of the adhesion surface is 30% to 70% of a surface area of the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsujino, Yuto Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10177546
    Abstract: A communications cable (11) is provided with a pliant sleeve (12, 21, 31) to allow it to be more easily inserted into a conduit (50). One form of the sleeve (12) has hook (14) and loop (15) connected to each other so that the sleeve (12) can engage the cable (11). Another form of the sleeve (21) is spring-loaded to engage the cable (11). In a third form of the sleeve (31) has an adhesive (33) which attaches the sleeve (31) to the cable (11). Whatever form the sleeve cable takes, when in the conduit (50), the conduit (50) is divided for the ease of insertion of a second sleeved cable and it is not necessary to install a separate conduit divider into the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: WESCO Distribution, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry L. Allen
  • Patent number: 10152884
    Abstract: Provided is a device and method for selective announcement of hazard-noise signals detected in ambient vehicle-noise environments are disclosed. The device and method provide for monitoring an ambient vehicle-noise environment for a hazard-noise signal. Upon detecting the hazard-noise signal, determining whether a source location of the hazard-noise signal closes on a monitoring location of the ambient vehicle-noise environment. When the source location of the hazard-noise signal closes on the monitoring location, generating announcement data relating to the hazard-noise signal, and transmitting the announcement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Frederick, Scott P. Robison
  • Patent number: 9991029
    Abstract: A multi-phase cable, the cable including a plurality of conductors for conducting currents of two or more different phases, each phase being associated with one or more conductors and each conductor being associated with one respective phase. Each conductor has a cross-section with at least one dimension that is sized to decrease a skin effect of the conductor at a maximum or nominal operation frequency of the conductor. The conductors are arranged to permit free air cooling of the cable on at least two sides of each conductor, and such that each conductor of a given phase has, as immediate neighbors, only conductors of one or more different phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Antwan Shenouda
  • Patent number: 9961810
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel unit having a noise generating source, and a metal frame to which the display panel unit is attached. The display panel unit is fixed to an attachment part which is provided at the frame. The frame includes a contact part that brings the display panel unit into contact with the frame, in addition to the attachment part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshida, Shusaku Takama
  • Patent number: 9949415
    Abstract: An assembly for the magnetic shielding of an electrical cable. The assembly has an electric cable adapted to the flowing of an electric current. The assembly further has a jacket positioned around the cable, and an electrical connector that the cable is connected to. The jacket is provided with magnetized particles to electromagnetically shield the end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: Charles Jullien, Jean-Luc Biesse
  • Patent number: 9906078
    Abstract: A magneto-energy apparatus includes an electromagnetic field source for generating a time-varying electromagnetic field. A graphite foam conductor is disposed within the electromagnetic field. The graphite foam when exposed to the time-varying electromagnetic field conducts an induced electric current, the electric current heating the graphite foam to produce light. An energy conversion device utilizes light energy from the heated graphite foam to perform a light energy consuming function. A device for producing light and a method of converting energy are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: UT-BATTELLE, LLC, SPECTRUM FML, INC.
    Inventors: James W. Klett, Orlando Rios, Richard L. Moyers, John E. Monk, Roger Kisner
  • Patent number: 9831015
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for enhancing power efficiency, the apparatus including a magnetic substance configured to generate a magnetic field, a conductive wire configured to pass the magnetic field, and of which one end is electrically connected to a power line to which alternating current (AC) is applied, and a controller connected to another end of the conductive wire, and configured to apply, to the conductive wire, and to prevent a sudden overcurrent a voltage surge from flowing into an electric device. The conductive wire includes a conductive plate, and the conductive plate is disposed in a space in which the magnetic field is generated to be separate from the magnetic substance, and a first width of the conductive plate can be the same as or greater than a second width of the conductive wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: I TO YOU
    Inventors: Chan Hong Kim, Sun Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9832917
    Abstract: Provided are an electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet which is a thin film and a low cost and has an excellent electromagnetic wave absorbing rate, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic device using the same. The electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet includes: at least one layer thin-film magnetic sheet which is separated into a plurality of fine pieces; a protective film that is adhered on one surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet; and a double-sided tape that is adhered on the other surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AMOSENSE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil Jae Jang, Dong Hoon Lee, Ki Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 9832533
    Abstract: A network interface device has a safeguard apparatus. The safeguard apparatus is operable in power on, power off, and degraded power conditions. In power on operation, the safeguard apparatus maintains the quality of active and passive branch communications. During power off and degraded power operation, the safeguard apparatus safeguards the quality of the passive communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Paul F. Bailey, Erdogan Alkan
  • Patent number: 9819164
    Abstract: An intermediate member that enables enhancement of ease of fabrication of a wire harness and a wire harness including such an intermediate member are provided. A wire harness is divided into an intermediate member placed in an intermediate portion of the wire harness and two terminal members placed at respective terminals of the wire harness and to be connected to equipment. After being separately fabricated, the intermediate member and the two terminal members are connected together, whereupon fabrication of the wire harness is completed. The intermediate member includes one or a plurality of intermediate conducting paths, intermediate routing path retaining means retaining a cable routing path geometry of the intermediate conducting paths; intermediate shield means covering and shielding the intermediate conducting paths; and intermediate protection means covering and protecting the intermediate conducting paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehiro Ichikawa, Makoto Katsumata
  • Patent number: 9819334
    Abstract: A signal generator produces an output signal in response to an input step signal using two transmission lines with characteristic impedances corresponding to the impedances of a signal source and a load. The input signal is applied to the inner conductor of the first transmission line, which has the outer shield grounded. The input signal is applied to the outer shield of the second transmission line, which has a floating outer shield. The inner conductor and the outer shield of the first transmission line are open at the second end. The inner conductor and the outer shield of the second transmission line are shorted at the second end. This transmission line is bridged by two resistors, the junction of which is connected to the inner conductor of the transmission line. The output signal has a first step at half the input voltage and a second step at the input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jon E. Barth, John R. Richner
  • Patent number: 9766662
    Abstract: A shield feature and method of forming to prevent transmission of electromagnetic radiation is disclosed. The shield feature may include a first protrusion and a second protrusion, both of which are formed from an electrically conductive material. A non-electrically conductive material may cover the electrically conductive material in certain regions. The first protrusion, the second protrusion, and an extension between the first protrusion and the second protrusion are free of non-electrically conductive material, allowing the electrically conductive material to engage an enclosure of an electronic device. Also, a distance separates the first protrusion and the second protrusion that is less than a distance defined by a wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation, allowing the shield feature to prevent the electromagnetic radiation from passing through the shield feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon S. Smith, Thomas R. Tate, Mark A. Salvador, Alexander C. Calkins
  • Patent number: 9716374
    Abstract: Electrical harnesses and methods of manufacturing electrical harnesses are disclosed. The electrical harnesses may comprise an electrically conductive wire, an electrical connector in electrical communication with the conductive wire, a metal clad fiber (“MCF”) braided shield surrounding a portion of the electrically conductive wire, and an overbraid surrounding a portion of the MCF braided shield, wherein the electrical connector comprises an integrated backshell. Methods of making electrical harnesses may comprise connecting an electrical connector with a conductive wire, disposing a metal clad fiber (“MCF”) braided shield to at least partially surround the conductive wire; and disposing an overbraid to at least partially surround the MCF braided shield, wherein the electrical connector comprises an integrated backshell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Rohr, Douglas G Manning, William Aitken
  • Patent number: 9711261
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, and methods for providing shielding communications cables are provided. In some embodiments, compositions including electrically conductive elements are disclosed. In other embodiments, cable separators, tapes, and nonwoven materials including various electrically conductive elements are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Components Group, LLC
    Inventors: Charles A. Glew, David Braun
  • Patent number: 9663045
    Abstract: Provided is a wiring harness and a method of producing the wiring harness which can reduce the man-hour in terminal processing. A shield cable includes a bundle of electric wires formed by bundling a plurality of signal wires and a drain wire together, and a protection tape wound around the bundle of electric wires. Extending portions of the plurality of signal wires and an extending portion of the drain wire have two different lengths from a terminal of the protection tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Harutake Satoh
  • Patent number: 9656616
    Abstract: A sheet for forming a radiant heat shielding corrugated tube as well as a wire harness that provide protection from a metal edge and radiant heat shielding. A sheet for forming a radiant heat shielding corrugated tube includes a corrugated tube-forming sheet base material formed of a synthetic resin sheet that can be bent into a cylindrical shape through which an electric wire group passes with a gap left around the electric wire group, the sheet base material having groove portions on an outer surface side when bent into the cylindrical shape, the groove portions extending in a circumferential direction and being arranged at required intervals in an axial direction, a metal thin film formed on an outer surface of the sheet base material, and a urethane foam agent layer formed on an inner surface of the sheet base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masataka Wakabayashi, Kuniaki Kamijo
  • Patent number: 9640300
    Abstract: A cable apparatus and method for preventing discoloration to a cable is disclosed. The apparatus includes a conductor. An exterior layer surrounds the conductor. A thin film material is removably positioned over an exterior surface of the exterior layer. At least one film removal area is positioned within the thin film material, wherein the at least one film removal area is positioned along a length of the exterior layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Rockbestos Surprenant Cable Corp.
    Inventor: Scott Magner
  • Patent number: 9613730
    Abstract: A cable branch structure (1) branches, from a main line (30A) to branch lines (30B, 30C), a shielded cable (30) with electric wires (10) covered with a braided wire (20). The braided wire (20) includes: a main line side braided wire (20A) constituting a part corresponding to the main line (30A); and branch line side braided wires (20B, 20C), respectively, constituting parts corresponding to the respective branch lines (30B, 30C). The braided wire (20) includes at least one of a first mounting portion (100; 110) provided at an end portion of the main line side braided wire (20A) for mounting end portions of the branch line side braided wires (20B, 20C) and second mounting portions (100; 120, 130) provided at each of the end portions of the branch line side braided wires (20B, 20C) for mounting the end portion of the main line side braided wire (20A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanaka, Hajime Kato
  • Patent number: 9590591
    Abstract: Provided herein are high frequency signal attenuators. In certain configurations, an integrated circuit includes a signal conductor that carries a radio frequency (RF) signal, a shield conductor routed with the signal conductor and biased with a ground voltage, and an attenuation circuit that provides a controllable amount of attenuation to the RF signal. The attenuation circuit includes a shunt circuit electrically connected between a signal tapping position of the signal conductor and a shield tapping position of the shield conductor. Connecting the shunt circuit in this manner enhances high frequency performance by reducing a length of an effective loop from the signal conductor to an adjacent portion of the shield conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL
    Inventor: Ahmed Mohammad Ashry Othman
  • Patent number: 9585593
    Abstract: Apparatus for electrically connecting measurement apparatus to a biological subject, the apparatus including a signal delivery circuit including a current buffer having a current buffer input for receiving a signal from a signal source and a current buffer output for supplying a current to an electrode attached to the biological subject, and a voltage buffer having a voltage buffer input coupled to the current buffer output and a voltage buffer output for providing a voltage signal indicative of a voltage at the electrode, to a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Chung Shing Fan, Joel Ironstone, Kenneth Carless Smith
  • Patent number: 9573310
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for fabricating a panel from a molten composite material, and a panel product fabricated accordingly. Two platens in spaced relation define a gap which decreases uniformly from first ends of the platens toward second ends of the platens. Molten composite material is moved through the decreasing gap to compress the material between the platens. Cooling drums cool the composite panel shortly after extrusion. A mesh is rolled into a surface of the extruded panel; the screen remains partially exposed on the panel surface to provide a panel surface amenable to the application of adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Phil T. Archuletta
  • Patent number: 9576208
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle comprises a display mounted within a passenger compartment of a vehicle and at least one camera mounted to the vehicle and facing at least partially in a rear direction. The display shows the images recorded by the camera(s) to provide a rear view for the driver of the vehicle. An ECU is controllably connected to the display screen and the at least one camera to analyze an image from the at least one camera to detect when an object in the image is an emergency vehicle; and to activate an alert on the display when an emergency vehicle is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Agnew, Stefan Lüke, Marc Fischer, Dieter Krökel
  • Patent number: 9566919
    Abstract: A connecting position of a braid portion relative to a shield pipe is stabilized. A shield pipe in which a conductive wire constituting a wire harness is inserted, a braid portion that is connected to an end portion of the shield pipe and in which the conductive wire that is extended out of the shield pipe is inserted, an end member that is formed of a conductive material and that is mounted to an outer circumferential surface of the shield pipe while covering an end surface of the shield pipe, the braid portion being connected to an outer circumferential surface of the end member, and a crimp ring that crimps the braid portion onto the end member are provided. A positioning groove for positioning the crimp ring in an axial direction is formed on the outer circumferential surface of the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Kushima
  • Patent number: 9559794
    Abstract: A signal detection apparatus includes a signal reception unit, an Analog to Digital (A/D) signal processing unit, and a user interface unit. The signal reception unit receives an external signal. The A/D signal processing unit determines whether the received signal is an abnormal signal based on a plurality of signal profiles having different signal characteristics, and obtains the abnormal signal if, as a result of the determination, it is determined that the received signal is the abnormal signal. The user interface unit displays the abnormal signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young-Hyoun Kwon, Kyung-Hoon Lee, Hui-Rae Cho, Jae-Ki Lee, Hee-Sun Park, Jin-Gak Jang, Jin-Hyun Kim, Ji-Eun Kim, In-Ho Hwang, Chun-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9553383
    Abstract: A transmission module, a transmission cable, and a connector are provided. The transmission module includes a connector component including a connector side substrate having a terminal component including a ground terminal and a data terminal, and a transmission cable component including a cable side substrate having a flexibility on which a cable side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal and a signal line are provided, wherein the cable side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of the signal line is folded, wherein a connector side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal is provided on the connector side substrate, and wherein the connector side ground layer disposed at least at lower and upper sides of an area where electromagnetic noises are generated is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunao Oniki
  • Patent number: 9543059
    Abstract: An umbilical for use in the offshore production of hydrocarbons, the umbilical comprising a plurality of functional elements contained within an outer sheath, at least one of said functional elements comprising a multicore electric cable, said multicore electric cable comprising a plurality of insulated electric conductors electrically insulated from each other and assembled together in a helical or S/Z manner, said multicore electric cable further comprising a protective polymer sheath surrounding said plurality of insulated electric conductors, said multicore electric cable further comprising a tubular metallic layer located inside said protective polymer sheath and surrounding said plurality of insulated electric conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Alan Deighton, Joe Siu Kit Wong
  • Patent number: 9526195
    Abstract: The present application provides an ultrathin shielding film of high shielding effectiveness, comprising two or more solid shielding layers. An electrically-conductive adhesive layer is coated onto the outer surface at one side of the solid shielding layers, and one or more insulation film layers are formed on the outer surface at the other side of the solid shielding layers. A carrier film layer is provided on the outer surface of the insulation film layers. A protective film covers the lower surface of the electrically-conductive adhesive layer. The present application further discloses a manufacturing method of an ultrathin shielding film of high shielding effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU FANG BANG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhi Su
  • Patent number: 9520723
    Abstract: A power device including a power circuit assembly, a first plug assembly, and a second plug assembly is described herein. The first plug assembly is coupled to the power circuit assembly for transmitting power from a power source to the power circuit assembly at a first voltage. The second plug assembly is coupled to the power circuit assembly for controllably transmitting power from the power source to the power circuit assembly at a second voltage and at a third voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ADVANCED CHARGING TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: W.J. “Jim” Weaver, Jr., Michael H. Freeman, Mitchael C. Freeman, Robert Dieter, Brian Santee, Roy Matthew Milner, II
  • Patent number: 9520209
    Abstract: A cable includes a plurality of conductor sets. Each conductor set extending along a length of the cable and includes two or more insulated conductors, each insulated conductor including a central conductor surrounded by a dielectric material that includes polyolefin, a brominated flame retardant, and antimony trioxide. First and second conductive shielding films are disposed on opposite first and second sides of the conductor set, including cover portions and pinched portions arranged such that, in transverse cross section, the cover portions of the first and second shielding films in combination substantially surround the conductor set, and the pinched portions of the first and second shielding films in combination form pinched portions of the conductor set on each side of the conductor set. The cable includes an adhesive layer bonding the first shielding film to the second shielding film in the pinched portions of the conductor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Chuang-Wei Chiu, Douglas B. Gundel, Haohao Lin, Mark T. Palmer, Eumi Pyun
  • Patent number: 9492651
    Abstract: RF/MRI compatible leads include at least one conductor that turns back on itself at least twice in a lengthwise direction, and can turn back on itself at least twice at multiple locations along its length. The at least one electrical lead can be configured so that the lead heats local tissue less than about 10 degrees Celsius (typically about 5 degrees Celsius or less) or does not heat local tissue when a patient is exposed to target RF frequencies at a peak input SAR of at least about 4 W/kg and/or a whole body average SAR of at least about 2W/kg. Related devices and methods of fabricating leads are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignees: MRI Interventions, Inc., Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Paul A. Bottomley, Parag V. Karmarkar, Justin M. Allen, William A. Edelstein
  • Patent number: 9484127
    Abstract: A differential signal transmission cable includes a pair of conductors arranged to be distant from each other and parallel to each other, an insulator covering the pair of conductors, the insulator having a transversal cross section including a width in a minor axis direction and a width in a major axis direction greater than the width in the minor axis direction, and an outer periphery shape having curved lines, and a shield conductor wound around the insulator, the shield conductor including a seam or an overlapping region along a longitudinal direction of the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Sugiyama, Hideki Nonen, Takashi Kumakura
  • Patent number: 9449740
    Abstract: An electric cable includes a conductor core including conductors each covered with an insulation layer, and a braided layer formed on an outer periphery of the conductor core. The braided layer includes a braid of a first line group and a second line group. The first line group includes first metal lines and first fiber lines arranged along a longitudinal direction of the conductor core and is spirally wound around the outer periphery of the conductor core. The second line group includes second metal lines and second fiber lines arranged along the longitudinal direction of the conductor core and is spirally wound around the outer periphery of the conductor core in a direction opposite to the first line group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Eshima, Fumihito Oka, Nobuyuki Yamashita, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 9443646
    Abstract: A data cable with at least two conductors for a differential transmission of data signals as well as a casing which surrounds the conductors. Each of the conductors has a conductor shield. The data cable uses asymmetrical data signals transmitted together with differential data signals via at least one of the at least two conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunnar Armbrecht, Thomas Müller, Michael Wollitzer
  • Patent number: 9424964
    Abstract: Shielding elements for use in communication cables are described. A shielding element may include a dielectric material, and electrically conductive material may be formed on the dielectric material. Additionally, a plurality of microcuts may be formed in the electrically conductive material, for example, with one or more lasers. The plurality of microcuts may be spaced apart from one another such that electrically conductive material between the plurality of microcuts will fuse together if an electrical current is applied to the shielding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Jones M. Kithuka, Bernhart A. Gebs
  • Patent number: 9420734
    Abstract: Various EMI shields with thermal management capabilities are disclosed. In one aspect, an EMI shield is provided that includes a thermal spreader plate adapted to be seated on and convey heat from an electromagnetic emissions generating component. The thermal spreader plate has a first material composition and a shield effectiveness that is absorption dominant to electromagnetic waves at a given electromagnetic emissions frequency. The EMI shield also includes a shell to cover and reflect electromagnetic emissions from the electromagnetic emissions generating component. The shell has a second material composition different than the first material composition and a shield effectiveness that is reflection dominant to electromagnetic waves at the given electromagnetic emissions frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Baomin Liu, Todd W. Steigerwald
  • Patent number: 9410533
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wind turbine rotor blade having a blade root, a blade tip, two interconnected rotor blade half shells, which include a fiber-reinforced plastics material, and an electrical heating element, which is arranged on an outer side of the rotor blade and has a blade root end and a blade tip end, wherein the blade tip end is connected via an electrical line leading to the blade root and at least a first segment of the electrical line, which is arranged on an inner side of one of the rotor blade half shells, is made of a carbon fiber material. Further, the present invention relates to a method for making a wind turbine rotor blade having an electrical heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Astrid Loewe, Oskar Renschler, Philipp Rindt
  • Patent number: 9407023
    Abstract: A transmission module includes a connector component including a connector side substrate having a terminal component including a ground terminal and a data terminal, and a signal processing component mounted on the connector side substrate for processing a high frequency signal having a frequency higher than that of a data signal inputted or outputted via the data terminal; and a transmission cable component for transmitting the high frequency signal including a cable side substrate having a flexibility on which a cable side ground layer electrically connected to the ground terminal and a signal line to which the high frequency signal is transmitted are formed, the cable side ground layer being disposed at least at lower and upper sides of the signal line as a part including the cable side ground layer of the cable side substrate is folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunao Oniki
  • Patent number: 9386733
    Abstract: A braid having a function as an exterior member as well as an electromagnetic shielding function is provided. Also, a wire harness including such a braid in a configuration is provided. A braid is used for a wire harness cabled to a hybrid vehicle. Also, the braid is formed by knitting multiple ultrathin strands in a tubular shape. The braid includes two kinds of strands, a metal strand made of metal having conductivity and a resin strand made of synthetic resin having abrasion resistance etc., and ensures abrasion resistance and impact resistance by the portion made of the resin strand while performing an electromagnetic shielding function by the portion made of the metal strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Yoshiaki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 9368256
    Abstract: A tubular cover is obtained by causing a fabric woven from a warp and weft to be imparted with a curl by a heat treatment, wherein the tubular cover is characterized in that the warp and/or the weft are folded yarns created by twisting together multiple strands of yarn that have already been twisted in either an S- or Z-winding-direction, the winding direction of the twisting when the folded yarn is created being the opposite of the yarn-winding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: TOYOTA TSUSHO MATEX CORPORATION, ANDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu Niwa, Shinichiro Ando
  • Patent number: 9358386
    Abstract: A medical device according to the invention for insertion into a human and/or animal body comprises an elongated tubular lead probe including a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, an opening which opens into a lumen extending in the axial direction being formed on the proximal end of the lead probe, and the distal end of the lead probe being closed. The medical device further comprises an elongated core which is constructed in such a manner that it can be inserted into the lead probe and removed again via the lumen, and the core is made from non-metallic filaments and a matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MARVIS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus Düering
  • Patent number: 9355759
    Abstract: A high speed Ethernet cable constructed of two groups of two twisted wire pairs each. The two groups radiationally isolated from each other by one or more foil radiation shields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: James F. Rivernider
  • Patent number: 9354734
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes substantially simultaneously applying a pre-determined voltage to a conductive layer and to one or more electrodes of a touch sensor. The conductive layer is spatially separated from the electrodes by at least a thickness of a substrate. The method also includes determining a difference between a measurement current of one or more of the electrodes and a reference value; and determining whether a proximity or touch input to the touch sensor has occurred based at least in part on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard J. Hermes