With Connectors Patents (Class 174/59)
  • Patent number: 10784597
    Abstract: A multi-tap device for a cable television (CATV) system includes a tap housing and a first circuit board positioned within and removably connected to the tap housing. A directional coupler is connected to the first circuit board. A faceplate is integral with the tap housing. One or more subscriber tap ports are connected to the faceplate. An access cover is connected to the tap housing. The access cover is configured to be opened to provide access to an interior of the tap housing for a user to disconnect the first circuit board from the tap housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Jones, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 10770878
    Abstract: An electric connection box includes a frame having a cylindrical outer wall, and a cover having a side wall fitted into one end in an axial direction of the outer wall. The outer wall has a plate-shaped protruded portion, and the protruded portion has a pair of side portions respectively placed at one end and the other end in a width direction. The side wall has a pair of edge portions and has a notch between the pair of edge portions. Each of the pair of edge portions has a first facing surface and a second facing surface. The first facing surface abuts on the pair of side portions in a thickness direction of the protruded portion, and the second facing surface faces the pair of side portions in the width direction and positions the cover with respect to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Nakashima, Kunihiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10686309
    Abstract: A terminal accommodating body includes a terminal accommodating chamber for each coupling terminal capable of accommodating a coupling terminal capable of being electrically connected to a terminal of an electronic component, and a terminal holding portion that holds the coupling terminal. In all the terminal accommodating chambers, in a plurality of common accommodating chambers in which the coupling terminal and one terminal portion in a one plate-like bus bar having a plurality of terminal portions electrically connectable to the terminal of the electronic component are capable of being replaced and accommodated, and a partition wall between the adjacent common accommodating chambers has an inter-chamber inserting portion into which the coupling portion is inserted in an accommodated state of the terminal portion to the common accommodating chamber, in order to accommodate a coupling portion in the common accommodating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Fukuhara, Kazuki Iguchi, Tatsuya Tsubouchi, Makoto Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10476218
    Abstract: A power distributor has a plurality of electrical sockets and a plurality of display ports. Each display port in the plurality of display ports is available to provide connection to a detachable display. The display ports in the plurality of display ports are located at different locations on the power distributor so that when the detachable display is mounted on a first display port of the plurality of display ports, the detachable display faces in a direction that is different than any other directions the detachable display would face if mounted on any other display port in the plurality of display ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Liang Light Chen
  • Patent number: 10468792
    Abstract: A terminal block including a partition walls with curved edges. The partition walls with curved edges is erected between a plurality of terminals to separate the adjacent terminals to insulate. The partition walls with curved edges. The partition walls with curved edges includes an upper end surface and both side surfaces. Each of the both side surfaces includes a taper surface tilted downward and continuous to the upper end surface, and a vertical surface which is continuous to a lower side of the taper surface and positions a connection counterpart terminal to be connected with one of the plurality of terminal at a position of connection with the terminal. The partition walls with curved edges serve to guide the counterpart terminals into position for attachment to terminals of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirotaka Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10447021
    Abstract: A switch box or outlet box with no wire nuts having three bus bars, one for each of the hot, neutral, and ground wires of a three conductor wire. Separate conductors are connected between the bus bars and an electrical component, such as an outlet or switch thereby eliminating the need for wire nuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Larry J. Dicken
  • Patent number: 10396476
    Abstract: A connection device for conductors has one or more single conductor terminals which are formed as direct plug connections. Each conductor terminal has a metal contact element such as a metal clamping cage, a spring support made of a non-conductive material such as plastic, and a clamping spring. Each of the spring supports is placed on at least one corresponding receiving element made of a non-conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karlo Stjepanovic, Stephan Fehling
  • Patent number: 10389102
    Abstract: A gland assembly includes a gland body (3) and a cap nut (5) connected by screw threads (25). A cable holding device (11) is received within the cap nut (5) and has a plurality of fingers (19) configured to apply a gripping force to a cable (7) extending through the gland assembly in response to a torque applied to the cap nut (5).The fingers (19) are configured to increase the gripping force on the cable (7) in response to a linear force applied to the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl Jackson, Jason Clark
  • Patent number: 10259329
    Abstract: A power conversion apparatus capable of cheaply securing safety and achieving watertightness. The power conversion apparatus (100) has: a charging device (14) for charging from an external power source (20) to a cell (30); an inverter (13) for converting the current of the cell (30) from direct current to alternating current and supplying the current to a motor (40); and a junction box (15) for relaying an electrical connection. The inverter (13), the charging device (14), and the junction box (15) are contained in a single housing. Also, the charging device (14) and the junction box (15) are electrically connected, and the junction box (15) and the inverter (13) are electrically connected. Also, the junction box (15) and the inverter (13) are connected by a bus bar (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Hosaka, Kazushige Kakutani, Kenji Taguchi, Takashi Kamiya, Nobuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10236648
    Abstract: A power distribution unit including a plurality of outlet cores arranged along an outlet panel of a housing and mounted to one or more circuit boards with an unobstructed space between adjacent pairs of the plurality of outlet cores. The outlet cores each extend a portion of the distance between the circuit boards and the outlet panel, and the outlet panel includes a plurality of apertures each corresponding to an associated one of the plurality of outlet cores. One or more overcurrent protection devices are mounted in a non-outlet panel aligned along the length of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Irons, Peter Giammona, James P. Maskaly, Vimalkumar Bhakta, Mark Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10218110
    Abstract: A seal cover (40) is mounted on a shield connector (20) of a device case (10) and includes a cover body (41), a second sealing member (43), a shield shell (51) and shell fixing bolts (B) that are inserted through third bolt insertion holes (55) of the shield shell (51) with clearances (C1) between the shell fixing bolts (B) and edges of the third bolt insertion holes (55). The cover body (41) includes a restricting protrusion (48) that is inserted through a restricting hole of the shield shell (51) with a clearance (C2) defined between the restricting protrusion (48) and an edge of the restricting hole (58). The size of the clearance (C2) is such that the restricting protrusion (48) does not contact the edge of the restricting hole (58) even if the shield shell (51) rotates as the shell fixing bolt (B) is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Isao Wakimoto
  • Patent number: 10208915
    Abstract: A headlight unit 10, 110 is described including a reflector 12 and a lamp mounting cavity 20. A lamp 30, 130 is mounted within the lamp mounting cavity 20. The lamp mounting cavity 20 is sealed by a cap 40 of partly flexible material. The cap 40 is provided as a heat spreader and dissipation element in thermal contact with the lamp 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Martinus Petrus Creusen, Lukas Kuepper
  • Patent number: 10199762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a waterproof electronic control device such that a connector unit is inserted into at least one wall face of a case, a control substrate is incorporated in a housing chamber formed of the case and connector unit, an aperture portion and an upper face of the connector unit are covered with a cover, and a waterproofing member is disposed on a contact surface of each of the case, connector unit, and cover. A structure is such that a first inclined portion is provided in a side wall of one portion of the case, a regulating wall is provided in a direction opposing an inclined face of the first inclined portion, a second inclined portion of the connector unit is provided in a position opposing the first inclined portion and comes into contact with an inner face of the regulating wall when inserted into the case, and the first inclined portion and the second inclined portion come into contact at a final insertion stage of the second inclined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Kaneko, Tadayuki Fujimoto, Ryoji Saki, Kensuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10170899
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting at least two electric cables to an electric machine in a vehicle includes a housing and at least two contact elements. At least two openings, each allowing the passage of one of the cables, are located in the housing wall in such a way that only one of the cables that are fed in a direction through the openings in the housing and that continue to run in a straight line in the direction inside the housing makes direct contact with precisely one of the contact elements and can be electrically connected to this contact. All the other cables can be connected to a respective element of the remaining contact elements using a respective conductor bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Lange, Ekkehard Pittius, Valerias Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10164354
    Abstract: An example terminal block includes an annular arrangement of terminal pairs. Each of the terminal pairs has a first height and is adjacent another terminal pair having a second height different from the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin August Cerka, Kenneth Eugene Hall, Ronald Charles Hager, William Sean Raymond
  • Patent number: 10103475
    Abstract: A connector and cabling system is provided. The system includes a plurality of pigtails, each pigtail of the plurality of pigtails are configured to couple to one of a plurality of electronic devices, wherein each electronic device of the plurality of electronic devices has a corresponding box or package. The system includes a cable and a plurality of first connectors. Each first connector of the plurality of first connectors is configured to extend through and attach to a wall of a box or opening of the package with a first port of the first connector inside the box. The first port is coupled to the pigtail, and a second port of the first connector outside the box or package. The second port is coupled to the cable. The plurality of electronic devices is provisioned via the cable, the plurality of first connectors and the plurality of pigtails, with each of the plurality of electronic devices, in the corresponding box or package. A method of preparing electronic devices for shipping is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Thaddeus Stoner, Joseph Layton
  • Patent number: 10017135
    Abstract: A branching structure for connecting a branch harness to a main line harness, includes connection terminals configured to electrically connect branch lines of the branch harness to main lines of the main line harness respectively, a terminal block on which the connection terminals are supported, and fasteners that respectively fasten the connection terminals onto the terminal block. Each of the connection terminals has a belt-shaped wound portion to be wound around a corresponding one of the main lines. The wound portion is fastened by a corresponding one of the fasteners so that both ends of the wound portion come closer to each other and a center portion of the wound portion tightens around the main line so as to be brought into surface contact with a bar conductor of the main line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Tsukamoto, Shingo Kambara, Yoshihiko Sano, Motoko Hara, Takashi Okawa, Mai Shimizu, Satoshi Saitou, Akihiro Takagi, Masahiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10001618
    Abstract: Disclosed is fiber optic splice protection device, comprising: a closure including a cover and a chassis; wherein a circle of groove is formed on mating edge of four walls of one of the cover and the chassis, and an elastic sealing member is placed in the groove; a circle of projection is formed on mating edge of four walls of another of the cover and the chassis; the cover is locked on the chassis in the way of locking, when the cover is locked on the chassis, the projection is pressed against the elastic sealing member and is embedded into the groove in order to achieve the seal locking between the cover and the chassis. The cover of this application may ease to open repeatedly, and the good seal performance between the cover and the chassis can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaoyang Tong, Jiangzhen Xia
  • Patent number: 10003137
    Abstract: This device is the modification of my U.S. Pat. No. 9,293,903, date: Mar. 22, 2016. A convenient electrical connector box will be used for repairing a broken household electrical line, or connecting an existing electrical line to new multiple locations. It provides all components in a package for completing a task. The package will include an electrical connector unit, a cover for enclosing the entire electrical connector unit, screws for securing the electrical connector box on a building structure, and screws for attaching the cover to the electrical connector unit. The electrical connector box can be mounted on a building structure in an open space such as the attic, crawlspace, or outer wall of a frame of a building or similar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Man Khac Do
  • Patent number: 9960518
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide high performance and reliable electrical cable connectors and connector assembly. An electrical cable connector according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a housing (110) and terminals (140) disposed in compartments (111) of the housing (110). The housing (110) has a mating face (101) for connecting to a counterpart connector, and each compartment (111) has a mating end (111a) adjacent to the mating face (101) and an entrance (111b) opposite to the mating end (111a). Each terminal (140) is disposed in one of the compartments (111) by being inserted into the compartment (111) from the entrance (111b). A cover (120) is assembled to the housing (110) to block the entrance (111b) of each compartment (111), such that removal of the terminals (140) from the housing (110) through the entrance (111b) is prevented. The cover (120) has openings (126, 128) formed thereon to allow electrical cables (130) to pass through to connect to the terminals (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amphenol FCI Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenny Tai, Kenny Chen, Beer Fu
  • Patent number: 9941645
    Abstract: Circuit breakers with cooperating plug and socket assemblies which are configured as separate spaced apart components, with plugs and sockets held spaced apart from the circuit breaker body, typically above the top of the circuit breaker body. The plug assembly can have a short compact profile and can include pairs of plugs held by an insulated support with a compact spacing between adjacent pairs and upper and lower plugs of each plug pair. The plug assembly can be attached to a racking frame to allow the plug assembly to be retracted during a rack-out action of the unit from a motor control center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Robert Allan Morris
  • Patent number: 9921250
    Abstract: A structure of mounting a current sensor to a battery cable includes a battery cable, a thermal fusion bonding tape wound around an outer circumference of the battery cable, and a current sensor. The current sensor includes a housing including a current detecting part configured to detect a current flowing through the battery cable, and a holder configured to hold and compress a thermal fusion bonding tape mounting portion in cooperation with the housing to deform a cross-sectional shape of the thermal fusion bonding tape mounting portion into an elliptical shape. The thermal fusion bonding tape mounting portion is a portion where the thermal fusion bonding tape is wound around the battery cable. Upon a compression between the housing and the holder being released, the elliptical shape of the cross-sectional shape of the thermal fusion bonding tape mounting portion is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sugimori, Kunihiro Harada, Yasuo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9917380
    Abstract: A multipurpose wire connection device includes a base plate, a conductive plate, a wire fixation screw, a fireproof box, a support, and a dustpan-shaped housing. The support is disposed on the base plate. The fireproof box includes a rear panel, a bottom panel, two side panels, and an inserted plate. The wire fixation screw is mounted on the conductive plate. The housing is fixed on the bottom plate by a housing fixing screw. The multipurpose wire connection device prevents sparking and red burning of a ground screw when lightning current passes therein, due to corroded contact in long-term exposure to wind and rain. It avoids fire and explosion accidents. It avoids screw corrosion and facilitates ground resistance measurement. The multipurpose wire connection device can also be used for electrical relay, division, and branching. It prevents fire, explosion, rain intrusion, and rust development. It is easy to disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: State Grid Corporation of China, State Grid Shanxi Power Corporation Yuncheng Power, Shanxi Zhongzhou Electric Co., LTd
    Inventors: Xiangyun Wang, Le Wang, Zao Wang, Jun Yang, Tian Zheng
  • Patent number: 9866169
    Abstract: A photovoltaic junction box comprises a body having a first end and a second end opposite to each other in a lengthwise direction thereof, and a first side and a second side opposite to each other in a widthwise direction thereof, a plurality of conduction terminals disposed in the body, and a plurality of diodes each having an anode pin and a cathode pad respectively soldered on two adjacent conduction terminals. An angle between two adjacent diodes of the plurality of diodes is not equal to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cui Li, Yuan Zhong, Xiang Xu, Wenbo Lv
  • Patent number: 9859841
    Abstract: A photovoltaic junction box is provided, including: a box body; a plurality of conduction terminals received in the box body; and at least one surface-mounted diode mounted on the plurality of conduction terminals. Each surface-mounted diode includes a flat body, at least one anode pin extending outwardly from an edge of the flat body, and a cathode pad located on a bottom of the flat body. The cathode pad of at least one surface-mounted diode mounted on a surface of the conduction terminal has a heat conduction angle ? more than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees. Since the heat conduction angle is more than 180 degrees, the heat produced by the diode may be rapidly transferred to the conduction terminal in time to avoid deterioration or damage to the diode, improving the heat dissipation rate, and improving the current carrying capacity of the photovoltaic junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenbo Lv, Cui Li, Yuan Zhong, Xiang Xu
  • Patent number: 9733682
    Abstract: A power distribution unit (PDU) with at least one power distribution module configured in a computing rack and an interchangeable adapter coupled to the power distribution module to provide power to the distribution module. The power distribution module includes multiple power receptacles for coupling to a plurality of devices disposed in the computing rack. The interchangeable adapter is electrically connectable to one of a plurality of different electrical power sources in which each electrical power source has a phase type configuration that differs from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: VCE IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Butzer, Mark Steven Tuck
  • Patent number: 9709606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electric fence voltmeter having a peak detection type voltage divider. The peak detection type voltage divider has an extremely simple configuration composed of two capacitor voltage dividers and two rectifier diodes for detecting the positive and the negative peak voltages of a high voltage pulse with an additional pulse state voltage having information on the moments the high voltage pulse starts and peaks. Thus, the voltmeter has reduced number of parts with simplified circuits, and is able to measure the peak voltage accurately with a reliable and efficient manner using the pulse state voltage. Thereby the voltmeter has benefits of improved measurement accuracy, reduced production cost, and low battery consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Byung-Hak Cho
  • Patent number: 9686877
    Abstract: A locking structure between a member to be supported and a supporting body includes an electronic component unit as a member to be supported, an electronic component unit housing part of an electrical connection box as a supporting body, a lock mechanism for upper insertion fitting (an engagement claw and a lock arm) that, when the electronic component unit is fitted to the electronic component unit housing part from an upper-side opening, locks the electronic component unit to the electronic component unit housing part to prevent the electronic component unit from escaping toward the upper-side opening, and a lock mechanism for lower insertion fitting (an engagement claw and a lock arm) that, when the electronic component unit is fitted to the electronic component unit housing part from a lower-side opening, locks the electronic component unit to the electronic component unit housing part to prevent from escaping toward the lower-side opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Tokumasu, Hiroki Shiraiwa, Kazuomi Kiyosue, Pharima Akanitsuk
  • Patent number: 9608346
    Abstract: A mechanical and/or electrical connector grips onto one or more members inside a hollow passageway of a spiral connector by means of the spiral, or a portion of the spiral being pulled axially to elongate the spiral/spiral-portion, which consequently reduces the diameter of the passageway. The reduction in the diameter of the passageway causes the spiral/spiral-portion to tighten/squeeze/grip on or around the member(s) inside the passageway, to retain the member(s) inside the passageway. Thus, the spiral/spiral-portion mechanically connects the inserted member(s) to each other and/or to another object to which the spiral/spiral-portion is mechanically connected. For example, members inserted into opposite ends of the passageway, or multiple members inserted together into one end of the passageway, will be mechanically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: MELNI, LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Melni
  • Patent number: 9594408
    Abstract: A transmitter and a method for mounting a transmitter on a panel, wherein the panel is a door or wall of an electrical cabinet, a display panel, a control panel or a diaphragm, wherein the transmitter includes a display module and a computer module, wherein the display module includes at least a first securement means and a cable, and the display module is connectable via the cable with the computer module. The method comprises the steps of: drilling at least a first hole in the panel, wherein the first hole is less than the area of the display module lying against the panel bringing the cable from a first side of the panel through the first hole to a second side of the panel securing the display module to the panel using a second securement means complementary to the first securement means securing the computer module to the second side, and connecting the computer module with the display module via the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Robert Tamegger, Joachim Albert, Martin Lohmann, Oliver Durm
  • Patent number: 9595777
    Abstract: An electrical terminal assembly is provided for use in a low-profile electrical raceway or the like. The terminal assembly includes first and second conductive bodies and an insulator disposed between them. The first body has at least two branches including respective electrical terminals extending outwardly from a main or central portion, with the terminals positioned in a terminal plane. The second body also has at least two branches including respective electrical terminals extending outwardly from a main or central portion, with the terminals positioned in the same terminal plane as the terminals of the first body. The terminals of the second body are positioned next to respective terminals of the first body. The central portions of the first and second bodies are stacked atop one another and therefore lie in different planes, at least one of which is different from the terminal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Robert L. Knapp, Steven K. Meek, Matthew R. Andree
  • Patent number: 9553395
    Abstract: A connector is provided and includes a barrel, an end bell, an assembly nut, and a securing mechanism. The end bell includes a spring arm and a seat portion. The assembly nut includes a projection disposed on the seat portion and engaging the spring arm to couple the barrel to the end bell. The securing mechanism secures the barrel and the assembly nut to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Taisuke Nagasaki, Shinji Yamada
  • Patent number: 9496658
    Abstract: A connecting device includes a housing, connector module, and a cover. The housing has a first end and a second end, a container is disposed inside the housing, the inner wall of the housing is formed with a stop portion and a first buckle portion. The connector module includes a connector and a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board has a first surface and a second surface, the connector module is disposed in the container of the housing, and the second surface of the printed circuit board is abutted against a stop portion of the housing. A cover is disposed inside the container and near the first end, the cover has a first opening. An outer wall of the cover comprises a second buckle portion, and the second buckle portion is engaged with the first buckle portion, so the cover is fixed to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: GT CONTACT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jui-Jung Chiu, Chih-Cheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 9472934
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electrical device includes a five-sided case with an open side closable by a removable cover. First and second pocket plates are mounted in the case and ogether with a side wall of the case define a compartment for receiving the electrical device. The first pocket plate flexes away from a side wall of the case to enlarge the opening into the compartment for receiving the electrical device. Once the electrical device is in the compartment the first pocket plate is biased into engagement with the device to retain it in the compartment. The second pocket plate is spaced from the back wall of the case to prevent contact between the electrical device and the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PAIGE ELECTRIC COMPANY, LP
    Inventor: Roger L. Rumsey
  • Patent number: 9337635
    Abstract: A box hanger clip is provided for coupling to an electrical box for supporting the electrical box during use. The box hanger clip has at least one and typically two L-shaped coupling tabs that are received in apertures in a wall of the electrical box and hook to the inner surface of the electrical box. The box hanger clip has a body extending substantially perpendicular from the coupling tabs away from the electrical box where the body is configured for coupling to a support such as a cable. At least one bendable stabilizing tab is provided on the body of the box hanger clip which can be bent out of the plane of the body. The stabilizing tab contacts the outer surface of the electrical box to maintain the box hanger clip in the upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Krzysztof W. Korcz, Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9331462
    Abstract: A junction box includes a box body that has a component mounting portion, an upper cover that covers an upper part of the box body, and a side cover that is attached to a side face of the box body. The box body has a side wall portion which surrounds a component mounting portion and an electric distribution portion which is electrically connected to the component mounting portion. The upper cover has a top panel and a down wall portion which are downwardly provided from the peripheral end of the top panel. The side cover has a terminal and a case portion which covers the terminal. A recess or a hole which is located outside the down wall portion of the upper cover is formed on an upper face of the case portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Kaneko, Hiroki Tashiro
  • Patent number: 9313907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modular housing system for accommodating electronic circuits, in particular telematics units. Said system comprises at least one basic housing module (10) which has two opposite end faces, wherein on the first end face, a first connecting plate (11) is formed in a first plane and a second connecting plate (12) is formed in a second plane which is different from the first plane; on the second end face, a third connecting plate (13) is formed in the first plane and a fourth connecting plate (14) is formed in the second plane. The first and third connecting plates (11, 13) and the second and fourth connecting plates (12, 14) are respectively formed on the end faces thereof in such a way that a positive engagement can be achieved at least in part, and the first and fourth connecting plates (11, 14) each have at least one opening (0) into which a locking element (60) can be respectively introduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MECOMO AG
    Inventor: Stefan Heimerl
  • Patent number: 9293903
    Abstract: A convenient electrical juncture box will be used to repairing a broken household electrical wire, or to connect new wires to multiple locations. It provides all components that need for repairing job in a package. The package will include a conductor unit installed on a base structure, a cover box to enclose the entire electrical circuitry, two nails for securing the electrical juncture box to the wooden beam, and four screws for attaching the cover box to the base structure. The electrical juncture box can be mounted on a wooden beam in an open space such as the attic, crawlspace of a frame or similar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Man Khac Do
  • Patent number: 9274285
    Abstract: A fiber distribution cabinet comprises an outer shell having at least one door for accessing an interior thereof. A module support frame is located inside the outer shell. At least one input distribution module, having a plurality of input distribution connector adapters, is attached to the module support frame. The cabinet further includes at least one optical splitter module attached to the support frame. The optical splitter module has a plurality of splitter connector adapters. Also provided is a connector holder support frame carrying a plurality of removable connector holders for maintaining a multiplicity of output connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Wilfred J. Courchaine, Anthony L. Nieves, Alexander Hartenburg
  • Patent number: 9257772
    Abstract: An electric connector includes an outer housing and an inner housing located within the outer housing. A connector terminal is located within the inner housing. A primary lock retains the connector terminal within the inner housing, and a secondary lock also retains the connector terminal within the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventor: Brantley Natter
  • Patent number: 9048638
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for interconnecting mains cables used for underground secondary low-voltage AC network systems utilizing an improved crab joint connector arranged to maximize the number of interconnections in a compact design wherein the plurality of legs are arranged in a rectangle configuration and a single bus leg is positioned at an end of an insulated housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Richards Manufacturing Company Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Madden, Bruce Bier
  • Patent number: 8981220
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for interconnecting communication cables is disclosed. The system may include an input cable, an output cable, and a cable adapter. The input cable may include a plurality of input wires, each of the plurality of input wires communicatively connected to an input port. The output cable may include a plurality of output wires, each of the plurality of output wires communicatively connected to an output port, The cable adapter may be for communicatively interconnecting the input cable and the output cable. The cable adapter may include a container, a lid and a plurality of attachment mechanisms. The lid may be movably attached to the container. The plurality of attachment mechanisms may be located in the container, each of the plurality of attachment mechanisms capable of communicatively and reversibly connecting one of the plurality of input wires with one of the plurality of output wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Qwest Communications International Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fargano
  • Publication number: 20150053452
    Abstract: An adjustable rear stud connector is suitable for connecting a circuit breaker to a bus bar. Rear stud connectors are rotationally adjustable to contact a corresponding bus bar, while minimizing the stress applied to the rear stud connector when connected. The rear stud connector includes a rear stud, including a stud blade and a stud base, and a rear stud adapter including an adapter base and an adapter mount. The adapter base includes a plurality of connector holes for connecting the stud base to the adapter base with fasteners. The stud base includes a plurality of circumferentially extending slots, with reference to a center axis of the stud base, for connecting the stud base to the adapter base with fasteners and to allow for a degree of positional flexibility of the stud base relative to the adapter base in a circumferential direction with respect to the center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Tom J. MARTIN, Charles W. STANFORD
  • Publication number: 20150054364
    Abstract: A lead sheath assembly, including a lead sheath; a plurality of external wires; a jumper box; and a connecting terminal The lead sheath includes a cavity. The jumper box includes: a plurality of through holes, a front end including a front interface, and a rear end including a rear interface. The external wires are mounted on the lead sheath. The jumper box is disposed in the cavity. The connecting terminal is disposed in the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yonghua WU, Yunsheng CHEN, Qixiang XIANG
  • Patent number: 8962997
    Abstract: An electrical box suitable for safely and efficiently housing an electrical connection. The electrical box includes a bottom and a plurality of adjacent side walls, each side wall being at least partially joined to the bottom and to each adjacent side wall to form an open box. Each side wall has a top edge wherein the top edges define an open box perimeter. At least one side wall has at least one notch, the notch comprising deformable plastic members that can be biased in an open position to define a conductor opening to receive at least one of the electrical conductors. A top can be hingedly joined to one the top edges of one side wall and can be adapted to be moveable from an open position to a closed position. The conductor opening is at least partially defined by the top when the top is in the closed position, and the flexible flanges contact the conductors when the top is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Raymond Leonard Conway, Roddy M. Bullock
  • Patent number: 8962999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a main housing element for a multi-part housing of an electrical device. The main housing element consists of a frame element and at least one connector element integrated in the frame element and produced in one piece with the frame element. The connecting region between the at least one connector element and the frame element is configured as a predetermined breaking point. In the course of assembly of the main housing element a mechanical separation of the connector element from the frame element takes place, whereby the connector element and the frame element are uncoupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jibu John, Thomas Fuerst, Jörg Huttenlocher
  • Patent number: 8946957
    Abstract: A cable arrangement system for one or more sets of cables to an electric machine is provided. The cable arrangement system includes a terminal box, a compression plate, multiple glands, and a multipoint connector. The terminal box is disposed on a housing of the electric machine and includes a first side having a first set of openings. The compression plate is releasably engaged with the first side and defines a second set of openings axially aligned with the first set of openings. The glands are configured to receive the first set of cables. Each of the glands includes a first and a second portion received in the first and the second set of openings respectively. The multipoint connector is disposed within the terminal box and includes a first and a second set of terminals configured to engage with lugs associated with the first and a second set of cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matthew Baumann, David Fee, Joseph D. Tigue, Nathan Benjamin Russell
  • Patent number: 8946565
    Abstract: An electrical junction box is provided which has a novel structure that enables connectors to be stably connected even when an L-shaped connecting terminal is used as a connecting terminal of a lateral connection type connector. An upward extending portion (92) extending upright from an internal circuit (87) of a connecting terminal (90) is sandwiched by a housing (114) of a lateral connection type connector (128) and a terminal support (42), a first lateral support rib (64a) is provided on the terminal support (42), a second lateral support rib (64b) is provided on the housing (114), and a connecting portion (93) of the connecting terminal (90) is sandwiched by the pair of lateral support ribs (64a) and (64b) from both sides in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hattori, Akihiro Oda
  • Patent number: 8941009
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes an accommodation cover in which electrical parts are accommodated, and a groove that is formed on an outer surface of the accommodation cover and linearly extends in an up-down direction of the accommodation cover. The accommodation cover includes a folded wall part at which a wall surface of the groove is folded downwards. The accommodation cover includes a box body in which the electrical parts are accommodated, and a lower cover that covers a lower portion of the box body. The groove includes a first groove part formed on the lower cover. The folded wall part is formed on the first groove part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Makino, Kouji Ueyama
  • Publication number: 20150014016
    Abstract: Block positioning means is provided at an insertion permission frame and a component mounting block, the block positioning means being for positioning the component mounting block with respect to an insertion permission section in a crossing direction crossing an insertion direction in which the component mounting block to which an electric component is attachable is inserted into the insertion permission section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Ryusuke Kakoi