Interior Wall Conduit Patents (Class 174/505)
  • Patent number: 10538905
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular building system including, in some embodiments, one or more wall panels, one or more floor panels, and one or more roof panels. The modular building components of the modular building system including the one or more wall panels, the one or more floor panels, and the one or more roof panels can form housing or storage structures with electrical wiring, plumbing, or both wiring and plumbing. The housing or storage structures can be erected by one or more persons without a need for a plumber, an electrician, or power tools. Also disclosed is a method for erecting one or more housing or storage structure in accordance with the modular building system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy B. Pirrung
  • Patent number: 10305263
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electrical power supply structure comprising a plurality of conductors, each conductor extending longitudinally and configured to carry high amperage electrical power, a barrier support plate comprising one or more openings for receiving the plurality of conductors, and a sealing system forming a water tight seal around the plurality of conductors in the openings, a first support structure extending longitudinally from a first side of the barrier support plate, the first support structure connected to the barrier support plate by a first flexible joint, and a second support structure extending longitudinally from a second side of the barrier support plate, the second support structure connected to the barrier support plate by a second flexible joint. Each of the first and second support structures comprises a longitudinally extending enclosure having a plurality of transversely extending conductor support members for supporting the plurality of conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUPERIOR TRAY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Martin Cox, Parry Singh Mudhar, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Vladislav Leder
  • Patent number: 10273687
    Abstract: A moveable wall is connected to a structure and is operable to receive power from a power source. The moveable wall includes a first panel is connected to the structure for movement with respect to the structure. The first panel has a first electrical connection and the first panel receives power from the power source and to direct said power to the first electrical connection. A second panel is connected to the structure for movement with respect to the structure. The second panel has a second electrical connection, and the second electrical connection is configured to electrically connect to the first electrical connection to receive said power from the first electrical connection. One of the first electrical connection and the second electrical connection has a degree of freedom to move relative to the respective panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hufcor, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathon J. Walker, Kurt E. Rebarchek
  • Patent number: 10186852
    Abstract: An electrical box includes a front surface having an opening providing access to a hollow interior of the electrical box, at least one sidewall extending rearwardly from the front surface to form the hollow interior, and a seal disposed on an exterior surface of the at least one sidewall. The seal has a triangular cross-sectional shape including a thin end configured to first enter an opening of a building structure receiving the electrical box therein. A tapered surface of the seal is compressed as the electrical box is received into the opening in the building structure to provide a seal around an exterior surface of the at least one sidewall of the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ALLIED MOULDED PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gregg E. Laukhuf
  • Patent number: 9988806
    Abstract: A field-deployable construction set for the assembly of a Relocatable Habitat Unit (RHU), used for simulating real world environments without costly construction expenses. The various panels, supports, and accessories used to construct an RHU provide the user with innumerable options for floor plans and building design, further providing significant options for reconfiguration of floor, ceiling, and wall panels without having to disassemble the structure. The exterior composition of the expanded polymer foam is customizable to provide a realistic environment for high quality training in a versatile system that is deployable by truck or aircraft and can be assembled with only a single tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Stuart Charles Segall
  • Patent number: 9478958
    Abstract: A mounting tray for a supporting and electrical component relative to an opening in a wall can include a rear wall that defines an opening. A sidewall can extend outwardly from the rear wall and collectively define a pocket with the rear wall. The sidewall can have an outer lip. An outer flange can extend around the sidewall at a position intermediate to the outer lip and the rear wall from a first location at the sidewall to a second location at an outer perimeter. The outer perimeter of the outer flange is offset inboard of the opening in the wall in an installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Denis Solan
  • Patent number: 9438023
    Abstract: An electrical power system including a first power entry unit, at least one receptacle and a second power entry unit. The at least one receptacle is electrically connected to the first power entry unit. The second power entry unit is electrically connectable to the at least one receptacle. The first power entry unit and/or the second power entry unit include at least one detection device. Either the first power entry unit or the second power entry unit being a selected power entry unit and the remaining one being an other power entry unit. The detection device being configured to detect an attempted electrical power connection of both the selected power entry unit and the other power entry unit to the at least one receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Group Dekko, Inc.
    Inventors: Try Ty, Mark Kmiecik, Aaron P. R. Starkey
  • Patent number: 9046194
    Abstract: A poke-through pathway device positionable extending through an opening in building panel, such as a wall, ceiling or floor, which defines a duct through which penetrating members, such as cables or wiring may be placed to extend through a building panel wherein the pathway device provides a limited level of protection against fire, heat, smoke or sound being transmitted or traveling therethrough. The present invention provides a limited low level of fire resistance along with some resistance to the transmission of smoke, heat or sound through the duct in those applications where a fully fire-rated device is not required. The present invention includes a two-piece outer housing assembly and with a two-piece inner housing assembly that are telescopically movable with respect to one another for adjustable positioning thereof through building panels of various thicknesses. A two-piece elastomeric wedge seal is positionable on each side of the interior of the inner housing to facilitating sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SPECIFIEDTECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Paul Gandolfo, Dhanendhran Govender
  • Patent number: 9018524
    Abstract: An electrical box includes one or more sides joined to form a front opening to receive an electrical device. The electrical box also includes a flange extending laterally from the one or more sides. The flange includes a blade edge configured to have an initial engagement with a surface of a wallboard when the electrical box is installed in an opening of the wallboard. When the electrical box is installed in the opening of the wallboard, the blade edge forms a vapor-tight barrier between the electrical box and the surface of the wallboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Cong Thanh Dinh
  • Publication number: 20140174816
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and/or methods are described for routing power to a wall-mounted appliance, particularly for routing electrical wiring and audio/video cabling up through a wall to power and communicate with a wall-mounted presentation device. The apparatus and systems include input and output enclosures with wiring therebetween and mechanisms for mounting the input and output enclosures adjacent to pre-cut wall openings. There exists at least one electrical input connector, disposed within the input enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a power source, and at least one electrical output connector, disposed within the output enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a wall-mounted appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: David M. Lettkeman
  • Patent number: 8748746
    Abstract: A cable-raceway providing electromagnetic shielding has rectangular channels defined by longitudinal-folds of a tape which comprises mesh having a warp of bare wires running lengthwise and a weft of a single, bare-wire. Metal brackets support it with the base of each bracket extending transversely under the raceway. The channels nest between arms upstanding from the base, and a plastic insert fits over the tape to enhance electrical contact between the mesh and bracket for electrical ground-bonding of the raceway. The insert provides teeth down the walls of each channel for engagement by cable-retainers to push them down into the channels for retaining underlying cables. Further support in the channels is provided by plastic straps that extend under the raceway and to which the channels are secured using inserts and cable-retainers corresponding to the inserts and retainers. One face of the mesh is covered by an electrically-insulating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Icore International Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Brasier, Alan Riddell
  • Publication number: 20140041927
    Abstract: An electrical outlet box acoustic seal includes a seal body formed from a flexible sound suppressing material. The seal body has a front side, a rear side, and a peripheral edge. A seal rear projection extends from the seal rear side. The seal rear projection is configured to wrap around a front peripheral edge of an electrical outlet box having left and right sides, top and bottom sides, a rear side, and an open front defined by the outlet box front peripheral edge that provides access to an outlet box interior. When the outlet box is mounted in an opening formed in an architectural separation, and when the acoustic seal is installed on the outlet box, the seal rear projection inserts into a gap between the outlet box front peripheral edge and the opening of the architectural separation to assist in blocking noise transmission through the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: STC ARCHITECTURAL PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Paul L. Battaglia
  • Patent number: 8604343
    Abstract: A device that supplies electrical current to various outdoor locations via through-hole areas of building structures, such as window frames, door openings, etc. which includes a flatten portion with a male electrical outlet plug coupled to one end and one or more female electrical outlet(s) coupled to the other end. The male electrical outlet plug and/or the one or more female electrical outlet(s) can be coupled to the flattened portion by an electrical cord. The flattened portion includes two or more flat electrical conductors. A further embodiment is built into the structure of a window or the structure of a window frame and provides an interior accessible male electrical outlet plug (or electrical cord) and an accessible exterior female electrical outlet that are coupled together by wiring that extends through the window or window frame and optionally through a tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Karen Nixon-Lane
  • Patent number: 8436259
    Abstract: An electrical box described herein allows for separate wire connection areas for low voltage and line voltage wiring within a single box. The electrical box includes a voltage divider positioned within the box that divides the box into two distinct portions, thereby providing a low voltage wiring connection area that is separate from the line voltage wiring connection area. The electrical box also includes multiple knockouts, each covering an opening that provides a passageway from the interior of the box to the exterior of the box. At least one knockout and associated opening are positioned to provide access to the low voltage wiring connection area and another knockout and associate opening is positioned along to the box to provide access to the line voltage wiring connection area. The box provides an electrical junction for a luminaire, such as a downlight, or other electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Russell Bryant Green, Terence JaMal Clarke
  • Publication number: 20130056259
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the apparatus and/or methods are described for routing power to a wall-mounted appliance, particularly for routing electrical wiring and audio/video cabling up through a wall to power and communicate with a wall-mounted presentation device. The apparatus and systems include input and output enclosures with wiring therebetween and mechanisms for mounting the input and output enclosures adjacent to pre-cut wall openings. There exists at least one electrical input connector, disposed within the input enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a power source, and at least one electrical output connector, disposed within the output enclosure, configured to electrically couple with a wall-mounted appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: David M. Lettkeman
  • Patent number: 8330056
    Abstract: An electrical power system including a first power entry unit, at least one receptacle, and a second power entry unit. The at least one receptacle is electrically connected to the first power entry unit. The second power entry unit is electrically connectable to the at least one receptacle. The first power entry unit and the second power entry unit include at least one detection device. Either the first power entry unit or the second power entry unit is a selected power entry unit and the remaining one is another power entry unit. The detection device is configured to preclude an electrical power connection of both the selected power entry unit and the other power entry unit to the at least one receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Group Dekko, Inc.
    Inventors: Try Ty, Mark Kmiecik, Aaron P. R. Starkey
  • Patent number: 8253040
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for spacing an electrical junction box at a distance away from a portion of a frame wall, the frame wall having a top plate, a bottom plate and one or more wall studs extending the top plate and the bottom plate, the electrical junction box having a back plate and one or more sidewalls extending from the back plate, the one or more sidewalls adapted to receive one or more electrical conduits, the mounting bracket having a back plate and an securement plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Larry D. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 8223997
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a waterproof case for protecting electronic devices. The waterproof case includes a flexible waterproof bag attached to a rigid lid that can be opened to allow electronic devices to pass into the bag. When closed, the lid forms a watertight seal that protects the inside of the bag from ingress of water. The lid can include a pass-through jack which allows a user to connect an electronic device, such as an audio device, to an output through the lid. The case may also be incorporated into a flexible attachment system, such as an armband or swimbelt. Methods of connecting an electronic device to an electronic output, such as an audio output, through a waterproof case are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: H2O Audio, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wilson, II, Carl Pettersen, Kristian Rauhala, Pete Dirksing, Cory McCluskey, Jim Pena
  • Patent number: 8188382
    Abstract: A leadthrough for passing conduits (6) through a constructional component (5) includes a circumferentially closed housing (12), an insert (21) of intumescent material located in the housing (12), and a first and second diaphragm-shaped sealing members (31, 36) formed, respectively, of an elastic material, and a textile flat material, each having a through-opening (32, 37) and both located in the housing (12), with the second sealing member (36) having a transition temperature of at least 600° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Monden, Christian Viermann
  • Patent number: 7968805
    Abstract: A cable conduit system for a building frame structure having a bottom plate associated with each floor and a top plate associated with each ceiling. The system comprises a conduit stud and first and second header plates. The conduit stud has at least one cavity extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end. The first header plate is adapted to be fixedly mounted to an upper surface of the frame structure bottom plate and the second plate is adapted to be fixedly mounted to a lower surface of the frame structure top plate, respectively. The first end portion of the conduit stud is locked to the first header plate and the second end portion of the conduit stud is locked to the second header plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Milano Innovation Company LLC
    Inventors: Rudolph A. Montgelas, Michael J. Hines, Lars R. Larsen, Michael P. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20110088942
    Abstract: A DC receptacle block (410) includes a DC receptacle (414) for interconnecting to a DC plug (430). The DC receptacle (414) is electrically engageable with a junction block (402) having buses or wires (DC-1, DC-2) carrying DC power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20110088941
    Abstract: An electrical power system including a first power entry unit, at least one receptacle, and a second power entry unit. The at least one receptacle is electrically connected to the first power entry unit. The second power entry unit is electrically connectable to the at least one receptacle. The first power entry unit and the second power entry unit include at least one detection device. Either the first power entry unit or the second power entry unit is a selected power entry unit and the remaining one is another power entry unit. The detection device is configured to preclude an electrical power connection of both the selected power entry unit and the other power entry unit to the at least one receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Try Ty, Mark Kmiecik, Aaron P.R. Starkey
  • Publication number: 20100101855
    Abstract: A combination of a cable raceway and a power device box where the cable raceway includes at least one and usually at least two compartments extending along a length of the raceway. The power device box includes a base unit. The compartment of the cable raceway includes a removable cover forming a wall of the raceway. The base unit extends over the compartment of the raceway and is secured to the raceway. A power device box base unit receives cables from the raceway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jordan Handler
  • Publication number: 20100000784
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a finished cable by a process directed to reduce the amount of force required to install the cable. The process involves the extrusion of the cable's outer sheath and the incorporation of a pulling lubricant in connection with, and prior to the completion of, the extrusion to reduce the sheath's surface coefficient of friction as well as reduce the required force to pull the cable for installation. The conductor core is coated with an extruded plastic material with which an appropriate (in amount and type) pulling lubricant is initially combined with the plastic material prior to the formation of the sheath and in which the sheathed conductor core is thereafter cooled, the lubricant either migrating to and/or permeating the sheath to be available at the surface of the sheath at the time of the cable's installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Randy D. Kummer, David Reece, Mark D. Dixon, John R. Carlson, Hai Lam, Philip Sasse
  • Publication number: 20100000783
    Abstract: A floor stand is disclosed for mounting an electrical box at a location above a floor between two wall studs. The floor stand has an elongate sheet metal body and at least one mounting arm attached to the body. In one embodiment, the mounting arm is bendable from a position extending lengthwise of the body to a position in which it extends generally laterally outward from the body for attachment to one of the wall studs. In another embodiment, the two mounting arms are detachable from the body and re-attachable in the stated second position. An optional cable-containment section for connection to the box-mounting section of the floor stand is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon Michael Tally, Andrew C. Kamm
  • Publication number: 20100000782
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a multi-channel raceway system with a raceway and a fitting component. The raceway includes a base with a bottom and sidewalls that define a channel and a divider wall positioned within the channel. The fitting component includes a base with a bottom and sidewalls that define a channel and a plurality of sets of raised projections. The fitting component also includes a fitting divider wall positioned within the channel of the fitting component. The fitting divider wall includes at least one positioning tab along the bottom of the fitting divider wall for engaging the raised projections extending from the fitting base to secure the fitting divider wall to the fitting base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Raymond M. Hill, Robert T. Fitzpatrick
  • Publication number: 20090218130
    Abstract: A leadthrough for passing conduits (6) through a constructional component (5) includes a circumferentially closed housing (12), an insert (21) of intumescent material located in the housing (12), and a first and second diaphragm-shaped sealing members (31, 36) formed, respectively, of an elastic material, and a textile flat material, each having a through-opening (32, 37) and both located in the housing (12), with the second sealing member (36) having a transition temperature of at least 600° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas Monden, Christian Viermann
  • Publication number: 20090173535
    Abstract: A cable conduit system for a building frame structure having a bottom plate associated with each floor and a top plate associated with each ceiling. The system comprises a conduit stud and first and second header plates. The conduit stud has at least one cavity extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end. The first header plate is adapted to be fixedly mounted to an upper surface of the frame structure bottom plate and the second plate is adapted to be fixedly mounted to a lower surface of the frame structure top plate, respectively. The first end portion of the conduit stud is locked to the first header plate and the second end portion of the conduit stud is locked to the second header plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventors: Rudolph A. Montgelas, Michael J. Hines, Lars R. Larsen, Michael P. Hammond
  • Patent number: 6114633
    Abstract: A hermetic terminal including a metallic wall having at least one opening therein through which a conductor pin extends, the conductor pin having a discontinuity on its end so that the relative electrical rating of the hermetic terminal can be ascertained through visual inspection of the terminal. A method is provided for use in a production facility whereby the relative electrical capacity of conductor pins, partially assembled hermetic terminals and completed hermetic terminals can be visually distinguished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2000
    Assignee: Tecumseh Products Company
    Inventor: David M. Duhancik
  • Patent number: 6078501
    Abstract: An electronic module or package is disclosed for providing high reliability and high performance operation. The package comprises a hermetically sealed enclosure having a metallic baseplate and a ceramic cover, and containing one or more circuits or devices therein which typically are power rectifiers, bridges or power control circuitry. One or more power terminals are disposed on a terminal block compliantly supported on or above the baseplate, the terminals extending through the cover in hermetically sealed manner. Signal or control terminals may also be disposed on a terminal block compliantly supported on or above the baseplate, these terminals also extending through the cover in hermetically sealed manner. An adapter plate may be mounted on the cover and containing a plurality of terminals connected to the module terminals. The terminals of the adapter plate can be in any configuration to suit user requirements without requiring a change in the terminal configuration of the module itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: Omnirel LLC
    Inventors: John Catrambone, David Doiron, Jay Greenspan, William Driscoll, Christopher Clarke, Boris Semenov
  • Patent number: 6075207
    Abstract: An outdoor housing for accommodating electronics, in particular components for telecommunications and data technology. The electronics are surrounded in a hermetically sealed manner by a first, inner housing structure and a second, outer housing structure being arranged on the inner housing structure in such a manner that a cavity is formed between the housing structures. The second, outer housing structure are formed by hollow-section rails which are detachably attached to the first, inner housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Krone GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Sielaff, Frank Czogalla
  • Patent number: 5939672
    Abstract: In junction boxes for coupling T.V. signals and low frequency power waves on a coax line to a plurality of users, the T.V. signals are coupled via connections in a first compartment to a plurality of coax cables, and the low frequency power wave are coupled via low pass-filters to IDC connections in a second compartment.Leads from users are passed through a chamber on the wall of the second compartment containing a self-healing, self-supporting insulating substance and attached to the IDC connectors. The IDC connectors permit the lead to be paired through them so that an installer can know when the leads are properly partitioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Antronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Danny Q. Tang
  • Patent number: 5886297
    Abstract: A housing assembly (20) for protecting electronic components. An enclosure (21) is open at one end (22). Electronic components are housed in the enclosure. A bung member (25) is insertable into the open end of the enclosure to seal the enclosure. The member defines a channel (27) and a spreader element (28) is insertable into the channel. The spreader element is formed to cause the bung member to expand upon insertion of the spreader to seal the enclosure against moisture and contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: William R. Vogt
  • Patent number: 5844781
    Abstract: An electrical device such as a network protector relay is protected from ambient conditions by a housing having a printed circuit board (PCB) providing a seal for the housing and air and water tight connections between relay leads and external leads. The relay leads are soldered in first plated through apertures in the PCB substrate while the external leads are soldered in second plated through apertures connected to corresponding first apertures by conductive traces on the substrate. Potting material confined by a potting dam electrically insulates the solder connections on the external side of the PCB. Components can be mounted on either side of the substrate by soldering the component pins or leads in additinal plated through apertures electrically connected to relay and/or external leads by the conductive traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John Carl Schlotterer, James Leo Lagree
  • Patent number: 5779081
    Abstract: In a ceramic lid for a semiconductor package, a metallized layer is generally uniform in width and has at least one increased or reduced width portion or a plurality of increased or reduced width portions which are arranged in intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Kimura, Haruhiko Murata, Yukihiro Aoyama
  • Patent number: 5736675
    Abstract: A device and a method of manufacture for the device, in which the device is a metallic canister having a detachable lid that is fastened onto the canister having an indium-tin intermetallic gasket disposed between the lid and the edge of the canister adjacent to the lid. Heating the entire apparatus at a predetermined temperature less than the melting point of indium-tin intermetallic for a specified time period such that the indium and a tin coating on the lid and canister surface interact to form an intermetallic compound that provides a seal which will satisfy operating requirements for being, designated a hermetic seal. The condition of the seal improves over time, due to the continued interaction between the tin and indium alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: Rockwell International Corporation
    Inventor: Donald L. Michaels
  • Patent number: 5576937
    Abstract: A connector for protecting an IC comprising a connector body, a closed plate, and an annular air-tight sealing material. An air-tight chamber is formed centrally of the annular air-tight sealing material by compressing the annular air-tight sealing material between the connector main body and the closed plate. The IC is received in the air-tight chamber so as to be electrically contacted with the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaaki Kubo
  • Patent number: 5550724
    Abstract: A housing and cap assembly for insulating and making watertight the electrical connection between a neon tube electrode and its associated power cable in an inert gas or neon sign system having a housing member with cylinders for containing a power cable and a neon electrode integrally formed in a parallel, double back configuration within a unified structure and having an cap member through which the cable and electrode are inserted which is also coactive with the housing member to form a weatherproof, watertight seal about the electrical power cable, electrode connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Herbert F. Moulton
  • Patent number: 5526234
    Abstract: A package for electrical components in which a circuit board holds the components. The package includes an enclosure having generally parallel, spaced apart upper and lower internal surfaces. The circuit board lies generally parallel to the lower internal surface with the electrical components held in an internal-space between the circuit board and the upper internal surface. Conductive terminal pins extend from outside the enclosure into the internal space. The terminal pins are connected to the circuit board by conductive links, each link having an end attached to the periphery of the circuit board and another end projecting into the internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1996
    Assignee: VLT Corporation
    Inventors: Patrizio Vinciarelli, Fred Finnemore, John S. Balog, Brant T. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4905075
    Abstract: A semiconductor hermetic package for semiconductor device comprises base, sidewall and cover members. Signals can be coupled between the enclosed devices and external devices by coupling means including conductive regions disposed in and through the package. Light pipes or conductive tracks and paths extending through the package can be used to couple the signals. A portion of the package can function as a grading resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor A. K. Temple, Alexander J. Yerman
  • Patent number: 4794296
    Abstract: The disclosed charge transfer signal processor includes a vacuum housing having an input face and a output face, a 2-D electromagnetic input means cooperative with said input face for providing a 2-D input electronic charge signal within the vacuum housing, transfer means for imaging the 2-D input electronic charge signal in a region of the vacuum housing proximate the vacuum housing output face, and charge feedthrough means coupled to the vacuum housing output face for transferring the imaged 2-D electronic charge signal externally to the vacuum housing. In one embodiment, the charge transfer signal processor is operable as a Gen-I charge transfer amplifier. In another embodiment, a microchannel plate assembly is dThis invention was made with Government support under Contract F19628-84-C-0048 awarded by the Department of the Air Force. The government has certain rights in the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1988
    Assignee: Optron System, Inc.
    Inventors: Cardinal Warde, Robert F. Dillon
  • Patent number: 4596743
    Abstract: A grease compatible cyclic olefin extended polyurethane comprising the reaction product of an isocyanate terminated polyisocyanate with a polyol in the presence of a cyclic olefin extender and, a plasticizer having a total solubility parameter of between about 8.3 and 8.9 or about 9.1 and 9.7. Certain extended polyurethanes are characterized as being reenterable, such that they can be used for repairing, encapsulation or reclaiming electrical or telephone cables. Alternate formulations can be used as hard volume encapsulants for general elastomer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: CasChem, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin Brauer, William J. Downey, Frank C. Naughton, Jerry C. Chao
  • Patent number: 4567545
    Abstract: An integrated circuit module adapted to connect an integrated circuit to an electrical connector. A lead frame (20) with lengthened leads (22), compared to the lead frame of a conventional DIP packaged IC, is laminated to a nonconductive substrate (46). The leads (22) of the lead frame have contact ends (28) laminated in spaced relation along a contact edge (52) of the substrate (46) for contacting the electrical connector. The use of a printed circuit board and the necessity for soldering the IC thereto are thereby eliminated.The leads (22) may comprise two sets (48,54) with the first set (48) laminated to a first surface (50) of the substrate (46) and the second set (54) wrapped around an edge of the substrate (46) and laminated to the second surface (56). The IC module may include a hermetically sealed IC chip (26) electrically connected to the lead frame (20) with interconnecting wires (22) and substrate (46) may be shaped to allow external electrical components to be mounted on the IC module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1986
    Inventor: Rollin W. Mettler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4533598
    Abstract: A cyclic olefin extended polyurethane system comprising the reaction product of an isocyanate terminated polyisocyanate with a polyol in the presence of a cyclic olefin extender and, optionally, a liquid ester or other type of extender. Said polyurethane systems are cured, crosslinked, non-spewing, grease compatible, and reenterable. This extended polyurethane is further characterized as having superior insulating properties so that it can be used for repairing, encapsulation or reclaiming electrical or telephone cables as well as hard volume encapsulants for general elastomer use. The extended polyurethane is comprised of a defined polyurethane, novel extender combinations, and optionally, a coupling agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: CasChem, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Downey, Melvin Brauer
  • Patent number: 4296458
    Abstract: A method of assembling an electrolytic capacitor comprise the following steps: an annular sleeve shaped cathode is inserted into the open end of a can; an anode structure is inserted into said can in a spaced apart relationship from said cathode, the space between said anode and cathode being filled with an electrolyte, said anode structure having an aperture or recess for reception of an anode lead; a primary seal, for sealing the open end of the can, and comprising an anode lead electrically isolated from the rest of the seal; is formed; a secondary seal is positioned on the anode lead on the inside face of said primary seal to form a seal between said anode lead and said can prior to sealing of the primary seal of said capacitor; the end of the anode lead projecting from said secondary seal is machined to provide projections on said lead; the capacitor is assembled by forcing the projecting portion of said anode lead into said anode until the primary seal is in position; the primary seal is welded around i
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Plessey Handel und Investments A.G.
    Inventors: Leslie Smith, William Tew, Jack Woolley
  • Patent number: 4277716
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a glass-to-metal seal construction especially adapted for use in the fabrication of devices of the compact arc discharge lamp or gas discharge laser type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1981
    Inventor: Neill K. Banks, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4020401
    Abstract: Disclosed is a porous anode electrolytic capacitor and casing therefor. The casing is made of nickel and has a contoured inner surface with a thin layer of silver plating thereon which follows the contour thereof. Adhered to the silver plating is a porous layer of particles of a platinum group metal which enhances the cathode surface area of the capacitor. Also disclosed is a timing capacitor including the casing. The capacitor is useful at temperatures up to 125.degree. C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1977
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Henry T. Cannon, Charlie Edwin Taylor
  • Patent number: 3993938
    Abstract: A hermetic enclosure for an electrical component, particularly for a tantalum capacitor, and a method of forming it is disclosed. A silver container is provided having an open end at which an outwardly protruding flange is formed. A quantity of sealing glass is sealed to a lead and formed into a bead about the lead intermediate the ends thereof. A metallic member having an aperture therein is provided and the bead is sealed to the surface of the aperture bordering portion of the metallic member. A silver ring is disposed on the surface of the metallic member and the peripheral portion of the metallic member is folded over and pressed into a portion of the silver ring to form a compression seal therebetween. This assembly is disposed adjacent the outwardly protruding flange of the container with the lead extending from within the container to the exterior thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Corning Glass Works
    Inventors: Jan A. Marien, David R. Steinberg
  • Patent number: 3959577
    Abstract: Improved hermetic seals for casing structures, particularly applicable for insulating-casing structures utilized in connection with gas-type piston-flow circuit-interrupters, are provided including end metallic closure-plate members, which are hermetically sealed in a gas-tight manner to the ends of generally-tubular, or cylindrically-shaped insulating-casing structures, such as porcelain casings, for example.In some embodiments of the invention, an internally-located ring-shaped, mounting-flange member, or adapter ring, is secured, as by a cemented, or babbitted construction, to the inner internal end surface of the insulating-casing structure, and suitable hermetic sealing means are provided for attaching the metallic end closure plate member to this internally-disposed supporting-flange, or adapter member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1974
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Russell E. Frink
  • Patent number: RE33754
    Abstract: A grease compatible cyclic olefin extended polyurethane comprising the reaction product of an isocyanate terminated polyisocyanate with a polyol in the presence of a cyclic olefin extender and, a plasticizer having a total solubility parameter of .[.between about 8.3 and 8.9 or.]. about 9.1 and 9.7. Certain extended polyurethanes are characterized as being reenterable, such that they can be used for repairing, encapsulation or reclaiming electrical or telephone cables. Alternate formulations can be used as hard volume encapsulants for general elastomer use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1991
    Assignee: CasChem, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin Brauer, William J. Downey, Frank C. Naughton, Jerry C. Chao