Cable Or Conduit Terminal Casings Patents (Class 174/60)
  • Patent number: 10827650
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein provide a submarine optical repeater in which a plurality of thermally conductive, electrically insulative, ceramic members form a hollow structure having an interior volume that is maintained at a relatively high first voltage when compared to a relatively low second voltage maintained external to the hollow structure. A conductive element at the first voltage disposed in the interior volume provides power to optical repeaters disposed on the interior surface of the hollow structure. Power flows radially outward from the conductive element to the optical repeaters to the surrounding environment about the submarine optical repeater. The thermally conductive ceramic members electrically isolate the optical repeaters from the second voltage while providing a thermally conductive pathway for the heat generated during the operation of the optical repeaters to dissipate into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sergio Walter Grassi
  • Patent number: 10815551
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy material includes zinc whose mass percentage is from 4.5% to 12.0%, magnesium whose mass percentage is from 0.7% to 3.0%, copper whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.6%, titanium whose mass percentage is from 0.001% to 0.5%, boron whose mass percentage is from 0.00011% to 0.2%, manganese whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.01%, chromium whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.2%, zirconium whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.2%, silicon whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.3%, ferrum whose mass percentage is less than or equal to 0.3%, aluminum, and other inevitable impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongxiang Wang, Banghong Hu
  • Patent number: 10801746
    Abstract: A protective housing structure for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a first end and a second end with a centerline extending there between. The protecting housing structure includes a cover section that is located between the first end and second end. The cover section includes a dome-shaped top panel that is rigidly attached to a first sidewall and a second sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Hamilton Hanks, Richard Lee Jameson, Jeffrey Lee Stewart
  • Patent number: 10753589
    Abstract: A junction box includes a bottom portion including a first end portion and a second end portion and a top portion configured to mate with the bottom portion. The top and bottom portions form a first opening to receive a first cable at the first end portion and form a second opening to receive a second cable at the second end portion. Interchangeable connection blocks are included for receiving wires of different gauges to make connections between the first cable and the second cable. A connection block receiving-feature is formed in the bottom portion to secure the connection blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: APOGEE LIGHTING HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Nicolai, Frank Zarcone, Michael Boyd, Fred Katz
  • Patent number: 10594095
    Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway may be provided that is capable of providing power and/or data connectivity to items (e.g., devices, articles of furniture, etc.) coupled to the raceway. The raceway may be low profile. The raceway may be disposed on floor and/or under floor. The raceway may include an integrated power housing. The raceway may include segments that are selected, as desired for an application configuration, and that are coupleable to each other or other components of the raceway (e.g., nodes, joints, etc.). The housing of component(s) of the raceway may include a base and wall(s) with at least curved section and at least one straight section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Legrand SA
    Inventor: Clinton Strong
  • Patent number: 10539753
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a liquid-cooled transceiver assembly. The liquid-cooled transceiver assembly comprises a removable communications module and a receiving bay assembly. The removable communications module includes a faceplate connector to receive a signal from an external device, a signal conversion chip that is coupled to the faceplate connector, and a lever assembly. The lever assembly can engage the receiving bay assembly such that the signal conversion chip is aligned with and makes an electrical connection with an electrical socket disposed on the receiving bay assembly. The removable communications module is inserted into the receiving bay assembly which when fully assembled functions as a liquid-cooled transceiver assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Sunil Rao Ganta Papa Rao Bala, John Norton
  • Patent number: 10391955
    Abstract: Provided is an electrical junction box including a main body casing accommodating a circuit, an electric-wire mounting section is disposed on the outer side of the main body casing, a terminal section of an electric wire is mounted thereto. The electric-wire mounting section includes: an accommodation section that can be opened so as to accommodate the terminal section of the electric wire, wherein a connection section is electrically connected to the terminal section; an electric-wire holding cover that can be opened and closed covers the accommodation section. When closed, the electric-wire holding cover engages the electric wire yet to be connected to the connection section, keeping the electric wire from being dislodged from the accommodation section and forming an opening area for accommodating the connection of the terminal section of the electric wire to the connection section. The main cover is configured to cover the opening area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10271451
    Abstract: A mounting assembly is provided for supporting card readers in an electronic equipment rack, where the rack is configured to house therein the card readers and electronic equipment in communication with the card readers. The mounting assembly generally includes a bracket configured to couple to a frame of the rack, and at least one mount configured to couple to a card reader. The at least one mount is further configured to releasably couple to the bracket while the bracket is coupled to the frame of the rack to thereby position the card reader, when coupled to the at least one mount, in the rack. What's more, the bracket may be free of arms extending away from the bracket when the at least one mount is uncoupled from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Glenn W. Donaldson, Doug W. Rawson, Tim J. Pisell, Travis J. McClintock
  • Patent number: 10184643
    Abstract: Enclosures with grommetless strain relief are provided, each including a base and a cover. The base has a bottom and four sidewalls arranged to provide an open box-like structure. A first of the sidewalls of the base is configured with a wire routing slot at its perimeter. The cover has a top and four sidewalls arranged to provide an open box-like structure configured to couple with the base, so as to provide a strain relief for an electrical wire passing through the wire routing slot. The wire is pressed against a length of the first sidewall of the base by a first sidewall of the cover. The enclosure may include other features, such as rounded edges in the wire routing path, a wire guide and/or strap to inhibit wire movement between the first sidewalls, and/or one or more locking mechanisms configured to secure the cover to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Oksengendler, Glenn Freeman, Andrew Wilson, Robert Wilson
  • Patent number: 10057475
    Abstract: A motorized high mast pole inspection device that is self-powered and autonomous with respect to the internal lever of a high mast pole. The inspection device provides a means for mechanically climbing a vertical, cylindrical, tubular high mast light pole. Video monitoring and recording equipment may be deployed on the device for inspecting high mast light poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Tech4Imaging LLC, Infrastructure Preservation Corporation
    Inventors: Qussai Marashdeh, Bradley Hunter, William Seavey
  • Patent number: 9960554
    Abstract: In various implementations, a raceway system may provide power and/or data connectivity to one or more locations. The raceway system may include modular receptacles. The modular receptacles may include power sockets and/or modular communication sockets. In some implementations, the raceway may be coupled to a floor of a structure and provide connectivity to one or more locations proximate the raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Clinton Strong
  • Patent number: 9831590
    Abstract: A molded connector (10) includes a terminal fitting (2) connected to a cable (11), a terminal holding member (3) including a resin and holding the terminal fitting (2), and a molded resin portion (4) formed by injection molding using a mold (5) and holding the terminal holding member (3) and an end portion of the cable (11). The terminal holding member (3) includes a main body (30) holding the terminal fitting (2) and protruding portion (31) that is formed protruding from the main body (30) and includes a tip end surface (31a) in contact with an inner surface of a cavity (5a) in the mold (5) during injection molding. The protruding portion (31) is locked to a locking portion (521) provided on the mold (5 to restrict the movement of the terminal holding member (3) during injection molding. At least a part of the protruding portion (31) is fusion-bonded to the molded resin portion (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Onimoto
  • Patent number: 9746016
    Abstract: A fastening device for fastening an element in a keyhole-shaped cutout in a wall includes a retaining element which in the fastened state of the fastening device is designed to rest against a front side of the wall, and to at least partially cover an edge of a narrower opening of the key-shaped section in a wall. The fastening device also includes a support element which in the fastened state of the fastening device is designed to engage through a wider opening of the keyhole-shaped cutout in the wall, and to support the fastening device against a lateral edge of the wider opening during fastening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: David Vargha, Boris Adam, Ulf Behnke, Jeanine Wegner
  • Patent number: 9698549
    Abstract: An arrangement of connector ports for an electronic device, specifically for a weighing platform unit (1), includes a plurality of connector sockets (22, 23, 25, 26) which are installed in one or more walls of a chassis (4) thereof. The one or more walls that carry the connector sockets are interior partitioning walls that define a connector port compartment (20) inside the chassis. Furthermore, at least one wall section of the connector port compartment is an exterior wall section of the chassis and contains a passage opening (21). Electrical cables (30) that are terminated by plugs matching the connector sockets can be introduced into the connector port compartment through this passage opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: METTLER-TOLEDO (ALBSTADT) GMBH
    Inventors: Edgar Kempf, Xinwei Su, Dieter Kontschak, Walter Holike
  • Patent number: 9595794
    Abstract: An electrical fixture includes an electrical fixture housing having a mounting surface, an electrical connector disposed on the mounting surface, and an electrical fixture support. A corresponding cover plate includes an electrical connector configured to electrically connect to hot and neutral lines from a junction box and the corresponding electrical connector disposed on the mounting surface of the electrical fixture. An electrical fixture ground connection separate from the fixture electrical connector electrically connects to an electrical ground from the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: HEATHCO, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gale Birdwell, Eric Colin Bretschneider, James J. Fitzgibbon, Bradley T. Moore, Scott Blaise Tylicki
  • Patent number: 9567144
    Abstract: An attachment structure for binding band is for binding and fixing a held body (12) to a supporting wall (24) of a holding body (10) by a binding band (14) and includes a recess (22) open on the supporting wall (24) of the holding body (10) and a side wall (26) intersecting with the supporting wall (24) and a locking projection (32) cantilevered toward a side wall opening (28) of the recess (22) from a bottom surface (30) facing the side wall portion opening (28). The binding band (14) is tightened together with the held body (12) in a state where a band main body (36) of the binding band (14) arranged in a ring-like manner around the held body (12) is inserted into the recess (22) through the side wall opening (28) and locked to the locking projection (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Iwata
  • Patent number: 9570836
    Abstract: In a connector (23), a substantially L-shaped terminal fitting (21) is mounted in a connector housing (25). The terminal fitting (21) includes a first projecting portion (39) projecting backward from a back wall (38) of a receptacle (27) and a second projecting portion (41) bent downward substantially at a right angle from an end of the first projecting portion (39) and to be connected to a circuit board (14). The connector housing (25) is integrally formed with a protection wall (42) extending backward from the back wall (38) of the receptacle (27) and configured to cover the first and second projecting portions (39, 41) from an upper side, opposite lateral sides and a rear side with clearances formed between the protection wall (42) and both the first and second projecting portions (39, 41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9391416
    Abstract: An electrical device can have an associated wiring box for connecting the electrical device to an external electrical supply, for example to utility power. The wiring box can include an opening suitable for worker access, so that a worker can connect or disconnect the electrical device from electrical power. Wiring connectors can be rotatably mounted in the wiring box for making the electrical connection. The wiring connectors can be rotated to one orientation to enhance worker access through the opening, for example during installation, and to another orientation for long-term operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Zhihong Lin, Michael Troy Winslett, Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Oliver Ernst
  • Patent number: 9069523
    Abstract: The computer display includes a display case, a bezel, and a bezel frame in contact with the display case and the bezel, the bezel frame including at least one portion extending away from the bezel to a surface of the display case, the at least one portion defining at least a portion of a cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hayashida, Michelle Yu, Ji Heun Lee
  • Patent number: 9029715
    Abstract: In an aspect, a universal conduit body assembly comprises a universal conduit body having a first port attached thereto. The first port is sized and shaped to connect the conduit body with one or more conduits or plugs. A cavity is at least partially defined by the conduit body, and the cavity comprises at least two open sides and sufficient space for containment of one or more spliced wires within the conduit body. Two or more removable panels each sized and shaped to cover a portion of the universal conduit body and selectively attach to each of the at least two open sides of the cavity are provided. At least one of the two or more panels includes a second port sized and shaped to connect the panel with the one or more conduits or plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Edgar W. Maltby, Richard L. Cleghorn
  • Patent number: 9025343
    Abstract: A telecommunication distribution box includes a housing and an electrical component mounted in the housing. A cover plate is movably connected to the housing and is movable between open and closed positions. A lip extends outwardly from the cover plate. The lip covers the electrical component when the cover plate is in the closed position to prevent accessing and removing the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Lebo, David Owen Corp
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8963000
    Abstract: A junction box (100) includes a cable connecting box, a cover (2) covering the cable connecting box, and a cable (4) connecting with the cable connecting box. The cable (4) connecting box has an insulative block (5), a number of contacting foils (6), and a number of diodes (31) connecting adjacent contacting foils (6). The junction box (100) further includes a plurality of clips (9) mounted in the insulative block (5) and electrically connecting with the contacting foils (6). The clip (9) includes a clamp spring (91) and an elastic plate (92) received in the clamp spring (91) to resist the clamping spring (91). As a result, the clamp spring (91) will not resist the cable connecting box so as to improve an using life of the junction box (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-Yuan Xiao, Hong-Qiang Han, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150047870
    Abstract: An electrical junction box for connecting a power supply and a load, includes a terminal block that holds a conductor to which a first electric wire and a second electric wire are commonly connected, wherein first electric wire is connected to the power supply and the second electric wire is connected to the load, a conductive case that accommodates the terminal block, and a resin insulative member that is attached along an inner wall surface of the case. Crimped terminals which are connected respectively to ends of the first and second electric wires are fastened to the conductor with fastening members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro TANAKA, Naoto TAKASHIMA, Kouichirou TOU, Junya YAMAMOTO, Yoshiyuki ISHIHARA, Takanori KAWAI
  • Patent number: 8929084
    Abstract: A compact radio core engine (CE) module uniquely small in size and power consumption, in which only two circuit boards provide all the modem and transceiver functions needed for modern military radios. A modem circuit board has modem devices and a first connector mounted on the board, and a radio frequency (RF) circuit board has RF devices and a second connector mounted on the board. A module frame has an interior wall, and a side wall about the periphery of the interior wall. The modem and the RF circuit boards are positioned on opposite sides of the interior wall, and the connectors on the two boards mate with one another through an opening in the interior wall to exchange operating data and signals between the devices on the boards. The modem circuit board is seated entirely within a recess formed by the interior and the side walls of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Vogas, Boris Radovcic, Todd R. DeLuck, George M. Horihan, Minh Le, Kenneth E. Kolodziej
  • Patent number: 8927858
    Abstract: There is provided an electric junction box for ensuring a watertight performance even when a harness with various thickness is applied, including a box body, a tubular guide portion projecting from the box body and guiding a harness out of the box body, wherein the guide portion is provided with a plurality of wall portions, divided along the axial direction of the guide portion, and at least one of the wall portions is provided with a movable spurtle as a spurtle and a bending portion formed between the movable spurtle and the box body elastically deformable in the outside direction of the guide portion, and wherein the inner diameter of the guide portion in neutral state that the bending portion is not in elastic deformation is formed to fit the harness with a minimum outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Koki Sato, Takeshi Onoda
  • Publication number: 20140352998
    Abstract: A generator junction box for a photovoltaic generator is presented, which has a junction box housing with a back wall and a surrounding side wall, and input modules, each with an integrated quick connector for connecting a generator string line to the associated input module, wherein the input modules are situated directly against the surrounding side wall of the junction box housing in such a way that it is possible to connect the string lines directly to the quick connector of the associated input module from the outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Carsten Thoerner, Andreas Senger
  • Patent number: 8901440
    Abstract: A system for transmitting electric power through a wall, including a housing intended for being rigidly connected to the wall, and two penetrator sub-units on either side of the housing, each including a conductive element and an insulating element rigidly connected to one another. The system is arranged so as to maintain electrical contact between the conductive elements of the penetrator sub-units while enabling the conducting elements to move axially relative to one another. The insulating elements of the two penetrator sub-units engage with the housing such that the compression forces to which each penetrator sub-unit is exposed are at least partially transmitted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Carrier Kheops Bac
    Inventors: Henri Rousseau, Yves Cadoret
  • Patent number: 8897031
    Abstract: A case includes a case body and a cover member. The case body includes a bottom wall portion having a surface area which allows selective accommodation of a first substrate and a second substrate and an outer peripheral portion. The outer peripheral portion includes a front wall portion (a reference wall portion), a pair of left and right wall portions which come into abutment with lateral sides of the first and second substrates, and ribs (first restraint portions) configured to restrain the first substrate in cooperation with the front wall portion at a position where a reference side of the first substrate comes into abutment with the front wall portion. The case body includes a diaphragm (a second restraint portion) configured to restrain the second substrate in cooperation with the front wall portion at a position where a reference side of the second substrate comes into abutment with the front wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd
    Inventor: Takehiro Kanou
  • Patent number: 8889986
    Abstract: A filter housing having a first filter housing section extending around a first space with a first central axis, a second filter housing section extending around a second space with a second central axis, and a first coupler. The first and second filter housing sections are combined with the first coupler to produce the filter housing by connecting a first end of the first filter housing section and a first end of the second filter housing section to the first coupler into a first combined configuration to define a combined space to operatively support a printed circuit board extending into and continuously between the first and second spaces through the first coupler. The second end of the first filter housing section is configured to selectively operatively connect to either of a separate: a) end fitting for a cable; and b) a second coupler through which a printed circuit board can be directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PPC Broadband, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 8872025
    Abstract: A waterproof structure of an electronic unit includes a case that defines a housing portion housing a first terminal, and a connector that includes an insulating body attached to the case. The connector includes a second terminal that is supported by the insulating body and connects a conductor end portion of a cable to the first terminal. The insulating body includes a wall portion that partitions a part of the housing portion by covering an open portion of the case. The insulating body includes a cable lead-in portion that defines a cable lead-in hole for leading the cable into the case and is joined to the wall portion. A potting resin is filled in a space between the inner periphery of the cable lead-in hole and the outer periphery of the cable and the housing portion and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Jtekt Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Tamai, Takahiro Sanada
  • Patent number: 8872024
    Abstract: A mold for forming a housing having a lance includes a first mold and a second mold. The lance has a first projection for engaging a terminal and a second projection provided at a position nearer with an end of the lance than the first projection. The first mold includes a first member having a third projection. The second mold includes a second member and a third member. The second member has a first concave portion into which the third projection is inserted. The third member is configured to be moved with respect to the second member. The second member defines, with the first member, a first space where the housing is adapted to be formed. The third member defines, with the first member, a second space where the first projection and the second projection are adapted to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Miyakawa, Kazuto Ohtaka, Hideki Homma, Yoshinori Yamanashi
  • Patent number: 8866013
    Abstract: A terminal box includes: a main body (101); at least one pair of terminal strips (106) which are connectable to a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a solar cell module; and a backflow prevention diode (118) bridged between the terminal strips (106) to connect the terminal strips (106). The terminal strip (106) and the backflow prevention diode (118) are contained in the main body (101). The terminal strip (106) includes: a supporting part (S) for supporting a lead wire (118a) of the backflow prevention diode (118) in a mounted state; a pinching part (K) for supporting the lead wire (118a) in a pinched state; and a recess (119B) which is provided between the supporting part (S) and the pinching part (K) and configured to position a connecting solder upon connecting the lead wire (118a) and the terminal strip (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8867193
    Abstract: Systems and method for installing computer equipment and power distribution equipment in facilities is provided. In one aspect, the present invention provides a power distribution rack, and uninterruptible power supply rack and a plurality of equipment racks. A plurality of power cables are run from the power distribution rack to each of the plurality of equipment racks using power cable tracks located on the roofs of the equipment racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, James Simonelli, John McNally, Kenneth G. Brill
  • Patent number: 8841919
    Abstract: A repairable waterproof connector assembly (200) provides an access port (212) within the connector housing (201) to support wire management required for removal and reinstallation of the electrical insert (202) which can be achieved without removing the connector assembly (200) from its cable. Adding this access capability greatly reduces the time required to repair a damaged connector assembly (200). Wire management within the connector assembly (200) includes manipulating a wiring service loop (207) via access provided by the access port (212). Wire management supports access to reposition, remove, test and repair the electrical insert (202) having electrical pins and contacts (211). In applications requiring waterproof connectors, having the ability to test and repair the connector assembly without removing or cutting it from its cable is a significant timesaver and reduces cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel F. Zivi, Charles L. Robbins, Jr., Joseph A. Szymborski
  • Patent number: 8835758
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure body, a mounting apparatus, a securing apparatus, and a connector. The connector defines an engaging hole. The mounting apparatus includes a receiving housing and a first elastic member mounted in the receiving housing. The securing apparatus includes a sliding member mounted to the receiving housing and an engaging member. The engaging member is secured between the receiving housing and the sliding member. The engaging member is engaged in the engaging hole in a first position. The connector is received in the receiving housing and the first elastic member is compressed between the receiving housing and the connector in the first position. The connector moves out of the receiving housing from the first position to a second position when the sliding member slides relative to the receiving housing, to drive the engaging member to disengage from the engaging hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Li, Yi-Hung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8829343
    Abstract: A seal kit with torque limiting spacers for use with a field communication cable connector having a housing containing a cable contact circuit board includes a plurality of seals and spacers. Inner and outer seals are provided. The inner seal is sized for reception in an inner channel of the cable connector housing. The outer seal, having a plurality of compressible ribs, is sized for reception in an outer channel in the cable connector housing. The spacers provide space between the cable contact circuit board and the cable connector housing. Each spacer has a bore for receiving a fastener therethrough. The spacers are sized in accordance with the size of the cable connector unit and the cable connected to the cable connector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: DT Search and Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Dean Thompson, Cecil Donald Comley, John Jeffrey Comley, James Michael Comley
  • Publication number: 20140224518
    Abstract: A connecting plate to an electrical, or other, conduit and that may act as an end cap to the conduit, as a means of electrical and electronic interconnection through the conduit, as a tamper-resistant end cap lock and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SCUINT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven B. Snidow
  • Patent number: 8802979
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant self-contained receptacle (TRSCR) provides two sets of contacts for connecting two separate cables in a daisy-chain configuration. A TRSCR is configured for insertion into a single bore hole and is compatible with both metal-clad (MC) and non-metal sheath (NMS) cable. A base providing two sets of contacts, each having hot, neutral and ground contacts, can couple to two doors so that each set is covered. A ground contact can include an extended clip for connection to the metal clad of an MC cable. A door can be configured to receive an MC cable or a NMS cable; or a universal door can be provided. Thus, a TRSCR is configured to provide a separate entry and a separate strain relief for each connected cable. A TRSCR can be coupled to a floor ring when installed in flooring, or an adapter collar when installed in a stone surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Ziobro
  • Patent number: 8791374
    Abstract: A connector assembly including a connector body with a spring clip including a first free end for engaging a side wall of an electrical box upon installation. During insertion of the connector body the first free end engages the knock-out hole perimeter and deforms so as to permit further insertion. Once the connector body is fully inserted, the spring clip cooperates with a lug on the connector body to hold the connector assembly onto the electrical box. Clamp mechanisms are provided to securing the connector assembly to a cable end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgeport Fittings, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8789799
    Abstract: A cable holder for a cable includes a guide section for guiding the cable that can be pivoted in sections for a change in direction of a run of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Aninger, Dieter Hotz, Cengiz Kücük, Christian Mesarosch, Pedro Sancho, Sebastian Wagner
  • Patent number: 8779287
    Abstract: An apparatus for an electrical equipment enclosure with tubular and/or multi-hole gland weatherproofing of electrical connections is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, one or more weatherproofing tubes and/or one or more multi-hole glands attached to the lid incorporating one or more openings are configured to serve as passageways for one or more electrical lines which need to stay weatherproof, watertight, and/or splash-proof from external elements. Furthermore, in one embodiment of the invention, one or more clusters of electrical connectors inside the electrical equipment enclosure receive a portion of the one or more electrical lines passing through one or more openings and one or more weatherproofing tubes and/or multi-hole glands. The apparatus as embodied by the present invention provides a reliable, durable and cost-effective weatherproof electrical equipment enclosure design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Inscape Data Corporation
    Inventors: David D. Lin, Chih Chiang Ho
  • Patent number: 8723034
    Abstract: A junction box includes a cable connecting box, a cover covering the cable connecting box and an o-ring sealing between the cover and the cable connecting box. The cable connecting box includes an insulative block, a plurality of contacting foils retained in the insulative block, a plurality of diodes connecting with two neighborly contacting foils and four walls surrounding around the insulative block. The cover defines a sealing slot for receiving the o-ring. The sealing slot has a bump at a place of the molding joint of the cover to enlarge a deformation of the o-ring for improving a waterproof effect of the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xue-Yuan Xiao, Hong-Qiang Han, Zi-Qiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 8723031
    Abstract: A terminal box includes: a main body (101); at least one pair of terminal strips (106) which are connectable to a positive electrode and a negative electrode of a solar cell module; and a backflow prevention diode (118) bridged between the terminal strips (106) to connect the terminal strips (106). The terminal strip (106) and the backflow prevention diode (118) are contained in the main body (101). The terminal strip (106) includes: a supporting part (S) for supporting a lead wire (118a) of the backflow prevention diode (118) in a mounted state; a pinching part (K) for supporting the lead wire (118a) in a pinched state; and a recess (119B) which is provided between the supporting part (S) and the pinching part (K) and configured to position a connecting solder upon connecting the lead wire (118a) and the terminal strip (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Masumoto
  • Patent number: 8710365
    Abstract: There is provided an electric junction box for ensuring a watertight performance even when a harness with various thickness is applied, including a box body, a tubular guide portion projecting from the box body and guiding a harness out of the box body, wherein the guide portion is provided with a plurality of wall portions, divided along the axial direction of the guide portion, and at least one of the wall portions is provided with a movable spurtle as a spurtle and a bending portion formed between the movable spurtle and the box body elastically deformable in the outside direction of the guide portion, and wherein the inner diameter of the guide portion in neutral state that the bending portion is not in elastic deformation is formed to fit the harness with a minimum outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Koki Sato, Takeshi Onoda
  • Patent number: 8704090
    Abstract: An in-floor electrical floor-box assembly includes a rectangular or nearly square metallic housing and a non-metallic riser with integral flange assembly having a rectangular flange that mates with the rectangular housing and an integral cylindrical riser for providing access to the electrical components through a round cover and finish flange. A low-voltage divider assembly separates cables carrying different voltages within the riser to reduce interference between the cables and any one of a variety of sub-plates having different configurations for accommodating a variety of multi-service or single service electrical functionality can be incorporated with the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher A. Carbone, Dale A. Drechsler, Thomas L. Scanzillo
  • Patent number: 8681479
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system are described for a pre-wired and pre-engineered integrated platform for power supply and distribution that is pre-assembled, scalable, and modular. The skeletal framework of the integrated platform acts as an equipment support structure as well as a cable routing support system. A set of cables having wiring is routed along the skeletal framework of the integrated platform and goes to two or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework. The skeletal framework acts as a National Electric Code approved raceway system to support and route the set of cables to the electrical equipment in the mounted cabinet enclosures. The integrated platform supports the weight of the one or more cabinet enclosures mounted onto the skeletal framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rosendin Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew John Englert, Jeffrey David Rose, John Manual Loera
  • Patent number: 8672511
    Abstract: A device for releasably positioning a cable on a support surface comprises a first housing component and a second housing component. The first housing component is releasably engaged with the second housing component. At least one channel is defined between the first and second housing components for releasably receiving and positioning a cable, wherein the at least one channel has an inlet and an outlet that can have the same dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven E. Kwak
  • Patent number: 8664527
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a cable interface furniture for a conference table, which cable interface furniture comprises at least a space enabling connections that is disposed below an openable and closable table hatch in the table. The cable interface furniture comprises a casing extending from the bottom upwards that is intended to be placed under and that stands on the floor resting on support means that are adjustable in their height, the top part of which casing contains a bed provided with at least lead-in apertures, above which is a space enabling connections, with at least the connectors of the connecting cables being supported in which bed, and which connecting cables are fitted when free to be disposed in the space below the intermediate bed in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Presson Oy
    Inventor: Rami Ruotsala
  • Patent number: RE45430
    Abstract: A modular electrical wiring component comprises includes a wiring module having a wiring portion for coupling to a source of electrical power and a user-accessible portion configured to accept and provide electrical power to a functional module that provides a selected electrical distribution function, wherein the wiring module is configured to accept the functional module without access to the wiring portion. The modular electrical wiring component also comprises includes an adjustable plaster ring configured to couple to the wiring module and to an electrical junction box, wherein the adjustable plaster ring provides a variable distance between the electrical junction box and the wiring module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ProtectConnect
    Inventor: Michael P. Gorman