Conduits, Cables Or Conductors Patents (Class 174/68.1)
  • Patent number: 11367543
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a winding assembly for an electrical machine, the method comprising: forming, by three-dimensional, 3D, printing, an electrically insulating body comprising a channel defining a winding path, the channel having an inlet and an outlet; heating the electrically insulating body to a temperature above the melting point of an electrically conducting material; flowing the electrically conducting material through the inlet to the outlet to fill the channel; and cooling the electrically insulating body to solidify the electrically conducting material within the channel, thereby forming said winding assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Alexis Lambourne, Alexander C. Smith, Jameel B. Khan
  • Patent number: 11300917
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a first circuit board; a second circuit board which is electrically connected to the first circuit board via a cable; a board-side connector which is mounted on the first circuit board, is connected to a cable-side connector of the cable, the board-side connector including a plurality of terminals extending in a first direction orthogonal to a mounting surface of the first circuit board and arranged in parallel in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and a housing in which the plurality of terminals is housed, the housing having a first wall arranged on one side of the plurality of terminals in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction, and having a portion of which a length in the first direction is larger than a length of each of the plurality of terminals in the first direction, the portion facing the plurality of terminals, the housing having a second wall arranged on the other side of the plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tooru Kuroki
  • Patent number: 11211184
    Abstract: An aircraft engine comprises an engine case, the engine case flange(s). A harness of wires extends in proximity to the engine case. The harness of wires includes two or more metal shield sleeves externally covering a bundle of wires in a longitudinal direction, the metal shield sleeves being at least partially electrically insulated from one another. A conductive contact between the at least one flange and at least one of the metal shield sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Youssef, Olivier Basse, Brant Duke
  • Patent number: 11171473
    Abstract: Provided is a support module for a transmission line sleeve. The support module for the transmission line sleeve includes a plate formed of a flexible material that extends in a longitudinal direction so as to be bent and spread, and a support block coupled along a longitudinal direction of the plate and disposed in plurality adjacently to each other. The support block includes a plurality of lower bodies coupled to the plate at a certain interval, and an upper body coupled to an upper surface of each of the lower bodies so as to form a load supporting portion in which a portion of the upper surface of the lower body is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BRAITKOREA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyo Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 11152133
    Abstract: A cable routing system is provided. The cable routing system comprises a flexible flat band being able to be deformed from its stretched out shape without assuming a permanent changed form and several attaching devices in intervals along a longitudinal direction of the band for attaching a cable to the band in a sliding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Kevin Fiedler, Arnd Kuchenbecker, Carmen Ludwig, Dieter Seifert
  • Patent number: 11047832
    Abstract: A method for determining at least one parameter of interest of a material comprises directing, using a radio frequency (RF) applicator, one or more RF energy pulses into a region of interest, the region of interest comprising a material having a parameter of interest and at least one reference, the material and the reference separated by at least one boundary; detecting, using an acoustic receiver, at least one multi-polar acoustic signal generated in the region of interest in response to the RF energy pulses; processing the at least one multi-polar acoustic signal to determine an electric field strength at the boundary; calculating a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of the one or more RF energy pulses; and determining the at least one parameter of interest of the material based at least on the determined electric field strength and the VSWR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ENDRA Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventor: Jang Hwan Cho
  • Patent number: 11027204
    Abstract: A game system and method that uses an instrument as an input encourages a user to play along with the game's soundtrack on an instrument (e.g. guitar, bass, etc.). The game cues the player to play notes and/or chords on the instrument at an appropriate time and then data is collected from the instrument via a connection between the instrument and the apparatus running the game. The game then scores the user based on note/chord and timing information it receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ubisoft Entertainment
    Inventors: Paul Cross, Nicholas Bonardi, Naomi Higo
  • Patent number: 11017920
    Abstract: A wire harness that includes a plurality of wires that are bundled together to form a wire bundle; and a connector that is provided at an end of the wire bundle, the connector including a plurality of connector terminals that are to be respectively mounted to ends of the plurality of wires, and a connector housing configured to hold the plurality of connector terminals in a state in which the plurality of connector terminals are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a terminal axial direction, which is an axial direction of the plurality of connector terminals; and a restraining tape that is to be wrapped around the wire bundle, thereby restraining the plurality of wires so as to restrict relative axial displacement between the plurality of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Asako Sakimura, Teruyoshi Munekata
  • Patent number: 11002880
    Abstract: A method for quantitatively evaluating multiple computer-based plate tectonic models for application in a geographic region of interest, in some embodiments, comprises: selecting a plurality of computer-based plate tectonic models; using multiple computer-based plate tectonic models to generate one or more predictions for one or more geological parameters; obtaining observational data for each of said one or more geological parameters; for each of said one or more geological parameters, quantitatively comparing the predictions and the observational data to determine model rankings; and displaying said model rankings on a computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Minguez, Thomas Matthew Laroche, Keith R. Thomas, Alan Morgan, Elizabeth Anna Edwards Johnson
  • Patent number: 10989282
    Abstract: A cable chain retraction system for a robot has a constant force on the cable chain because of the use of constant force springs cartridges. Spring cartridges may be added or subtracted to adjust the spring force on the cable chain. All components may be pre-installed on a rail, such as a quick release guiderail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Stuart Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10683710
    Abstract: A device is provided for isolating, from shock and vibration, any down-hole tool housed within a drill string, while maintaining rotational alignment and providing a continuous electrical connection between the ends of the tool along a plurality of conductor paths. The device increases down-hole tool life while reducing damage when operating in demanding environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CATHEDRAL ENERGY SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Keith J. Christopher, Bogdan A. Picioreanu, Kyle Seitz
  • Patent number: 10647062
    Abstract: A method and a device for heat sealing multiple plies of a laminate from which gable top packaging can be produced, wherein the laminate has a carrier layer made of electrically non-conductive material and a sealing layer made of thermoplastic material on at least one surface of the laminate. To heat seal multiple plies of a laminate in a high-frequency alternating electric field, the alternating electric field is generated by a first lead of an HF voltage supply in a first sub-region of the sealing region and is generated by a second lead of the HF voltage supply, differing from the first lead, in at least a second sub-region of the sealing region, so that a different heat distribution is obtained over the sub-regions of the sealing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ELOPAK AS
    Inventors: Martin Mach, Thomas Böhme, Sebastian Mikulski
  • Patent number: 10644415
    Abstract: A terminal-equipped wire (X) includes a wire (10) with a core (11) covered by with insulation coating (12). A terminal (20) including a wire barrel (23) is crimped onto the core (11) exposed at an end of the wire (10). An anticorrosive (35) is attached to cover the crimped wire barrel (23). The wire barrel (23) has barrel pieces (23B) extending from side edges of a bottom plate. The core (11) is placed on the bottom plate so that a tip of the core (11) is retracted rearwardly of front edges of the barrel pieces (23B) and the barrel pieces (23B) are crimped to embrace the core (11) while extending ends of the barrel pieces (23B) butt against each other. A core confirmation opening (30) is formed in a front of the crimped wire barrel (23) by widening an interval between corresponding butting parts of the barrel pieces (23B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nomura, Hiroki Hirai, Junichi Ono, Takuji Ootsuka
  • Patent number: 10581252
    Abstract: A power supply charging system having first and second alternating power cells, a motor driven generator adapted to operably switch between providing power between the first and second alternating power cells, a third power cell which supplies power to the motor driven generator, and a control system having a power cell managing module and a charge control module. The power cell module is adapted to alternate the motor driven generator to operably switch between providing power to the first and second alternating power cells. The charge control module is adapted to detect the occurrence of a pre-determined power supply condition to activate the motor driven generator to provide power to the first or second alternating power cells. The power supply charging system may find particular use in generating a direct current, converting the direct current to an alternating current, and providing a continuous alternating current to a facility or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Katlego Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney L. Clay, Lloyd W. Williams, Wally J. Clay
  • Patent number: 10519929
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method for minimizing energy loss caused by yaw untwist of a nacelle of a wind turbine. The method includes monitoring, via at least on sensor, one or more wind conditions near the wind turbine. The method also includes processing, via a controller, the one or more wind conditions for a given time interval. Further, the method includes monitoring, via the controller, a position of the nacelle. The method also includes triggering, via the controller, a yaw untwist operation when the position of the nacelle has rotated from an original position above a predetermined yaw threshold and the processed wind conditions are below a predetermined wind condition threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vijaykumar Muppayya Hiremath, Steven Yi-Chi Kong, Sri Praabhu Jayaraman, Karthikeyan Appuraj
  • Patent number: 10522993
    Abstract: A plurality of modular cable protectors can be removably connected in series by complementary end connectors at each end. Each cable protector also includes a number of tool engagement features that that can be removably engaged by a tool that enables a user to exert an upward force to disengage the end connectors on adjacent cable protectors. For example, the tool engagement features can be slots in the top surface of the cable protector with undercuts adjacent to the lower ends of the slots. A tool with vertical rods is manually inserted into the slots to disengage the cable protectors. Horizontal projections at the bottom of the vertical rods engage the undercuts in the slots, and allow the user to disengage adjacent cable protectors by lifting upward on the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen K. Henry
  • Patent number: 10522987
    Abstract: A modular cable protector can be removably connected in series with like cable protectors by complementary male and female end connectors. A number of openings extend downward along the peripheral walls of the adjacent end connectors to define a pattern of gaps and regions of contact between adjacent end connectors. Preferably, undercuts extend from the lower portions of the openings. A tool can be used to removably engage these openings and undercuts, thereby allowing a user to exert an upward force to disengage the end connectors on adjacent cable protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen K. Henry
  • Patent number: 10337679
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a rail assembly including a first rail and a second rail. A light bar assembly is releasably connected to the rail assembly extending between the first rail and the second rail. The light bar assembly includes a light bar and a light emitter connected to the light bar. A control component assembly is releasably connected to the rail assembly extending between the first rail and the second rail and operatively connected to the light bar assembly. The control component assembly includes a control component housing containing at least one control component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Derek E. Brannon, Thomas Holscher, Joseph Engle
  • Patent number: 10280694
    Abstract: An expandable contraction joint is disclosed. Telescoping sections form a contraction joint with an expandable control line (electric, hydraulic or combination) extends through the contraction joint. An external mandrel provides superior mechanical support. The control line can be coiled within the contraction joint to accommodate the changing length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Grattan, Leonid Semin
  • Patent number: 10182499
    Abstract: A multilayer printed circuit as well as printed passive and active electronic components using additive printing technology is provided. The fabrication process includes a substrate and a first conductive layer that is printed with conductive ink on the substrate. An insulation layer that has uniform thickness is printed on the first conductive layer and the substrate, less via cavities, test point cavities, and a surface mount component contact point and mounting cavities. The insulation layer is replaceable with resistive layer or semi-conductive layer to fabricate electronic components. The vias are printed with conductive ink inside of the via cavities. Additionally, a second conductive layer is printed on the vias and over the insulation layer. The insulation, resistive, or semi-conducting layer, the vias, and the conductive layers are repeatedly printed in sequence to thus form the multilayer printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Memphis Research Foundation
    Inventor: Bashir I. Morshed
  • Patent number: 10084295
    Abstract: In a retainer member for retaining a noise reduction member, a retaining portion for retention of a noise reduction member wound with a cable is provided with a claw for locking the cable wound on the noise reduction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomiko Imoto, Syuichi Katogi
  • Patent number: 10079439
    Abstract: A composition for a metal surface coating that does not require a posttreatment such as heating, has flexibility to be able to follow deformation of a member to be coated, hardly peels off from a metal surface, and can be used for the purpose of corrosion protection, and a terminal-equipped covered electric wire using the same. The composition contains an adduct and a base oil. The adduct contains an acidic phosphate ester consisting of one or more kinds of compounds represented by General Formulae (1) and (2), and a metal, P(?O)(—OR1)(—OH)2 . . . (1), P(?O)(—OR1)2(—OH) . . . (2), where R1 represents a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hase, Kazuo Nakashima, Makoto Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10068682
    Abstract: A wiring module equipped with an external covering member includes an external covering pipe; a first conductive wire member that is inserted into the external covering pipe, a first end portion of the first conductive wire member extending from a first-end opening portion of the external covering pipe; a second conductive wire member that is connected to the first end portion of the first conductive wire member via a connection portion that is located outward of the first-end opening portion of the external covering pipe; and a bending mitigating member that is capable of undergoing elastic bending deformation more easily than the external covering pipe, a first end portion of the bending mitigating member being fixed to the first-end opening portion of the external covering pipe, and the bending mitigating member extending up to the connection portion or beyond the connection portion while surrounding the first conductive wire member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Itani, Tomoya Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9983609
    Abstract: An electrical energy distribution network in a transport vehicle, such as an aircraft, includes nodes to which at least one power supply source and at least one equipment can be connected by external links. The nodes are interconnected by internode links forming at least one mesh in a meshed network, each mesh being polygonal of order higher than or equal to three, at least one node of each mesh being an active node controlled by a management unit. The active nodes include switches and transmit physical operating characteristics measurements to the management unit, which configures the active nodes according to said measurements so as to enable each equipment to receive power supply via the meshed network. Flexibility in configuration of the electrical energy distribution network is thus achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: Airbus (SAS), Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Catalin Perju, Claude Cuiller, Kathryn Waidelich, Xavier Valancogne, Hervé Le-Flecher, Damien Valentin
  • Patent number: 9933460
    Abstract: A terminal block for a power device includes a casing and a power cord. The terminal block is configured to be secured within the casing and to secure the power cord. The terminal block includes a body configured to fit within the casing of the power device. The body has at least one recess formed therein. The terminal block further includes at least one current transformer sized to fit within the at least one recess of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel J. Rohr, Richard J. Zeh, Timothy Stache
  • Patent number: 9847153
    Abstract: A power cable assembly device adapted to be arranged in the spaces between neighboring power cores of a power cable. The power cable assembly device includes an extruded profiled body made of a polymer material having a first, second, and third walls. The first wall being convex and having an exterior surface adapted to face a jacket of the power cable. The profiled body also having a chamber wall extending from the second to the third wall, defining a slit and adapted to receive a fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ABB HV Cables (Switzerland) GmbH
    Inventors: Lisa Johansson, Flemming Krogh
  • Patent number: 9808313
    Abstract: A conduit assembly for transmitting energy between an electrosurgical energy generator and an energy delivering device comprises a first cable sub-assembly including a cable having a flexibility and an energy attenuation; a second cable sub-assembly including a cable having a flexibility and an energy attenuation; wherein the flexibility of the cable of the first cable sub-assembly is less than the flexibility of the cable of the second cable sub-assembly; and wherein the energy attenuation of the cable of the first cable sub-assembly is less than the energy attenuation of the cable of the second cable sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Francesca Rossetto, Mani N. Prakash, Brian Shiu
  • Patent number: 9805844
    Abstract: A cable includes an insulative main jacket, a main conductive shield and a plurality of subunits. The main conductive shield may be located on an inner side of the insulative main jacket so as to be at least partially surrounded by the insulative main jacket. Each subunit includes a twisted pair of insulated conductors, a conductive subunit shield and a subunit insulative layer. The conductive subunit shield may at least partially surround the twisted pair of insulated conductors. The subunit insulative layer may be located on an outer side of the conductive subunit shield to at least partially surround the conductive subunit shield and the twisted pair of insulated conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven Richard Bopp, Christine Anne Dooley, Brandon Eugene Bristow, Shawn Phillip Tobey
  • Patent number: 9797205
    Abstract: A collapsible wiring conduit can provide an extendable and retractable wired connection between moving components in a downhole tool, such as components moved relative to one another by a linear actuator. The collapsible wiring conduit can include links, hinges, stoppers, and wiring. The hinges can couple the links to one another. The links can be coupled end to end by the hinges. The stoppers can prevent the hinges from opening to or beyond a predetermined amount, such as preventing the hinges from opening to a 180-degree orientation. The wiring can be routed from link to link along the collapsible wiring conduit. In some aspects, the hinges are hollow, and the wiring is routed from link to link through the hollow hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Shao Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 9788447
    Abstract: A rigid electrical raft is provided to a gas turbine engine via a fusible mount arrangement. The rigid electrical raft may be a part of an electrical system of the gas turbine engine, for example a part of the electrical harness. The fusible mount is arranged to break when a predetermined load is applied. The rigid electrical raft may be attached to a fan case of the engine, and the predetermined load may be that which results from a fan blade being released from the hub. This ensures that the rigid electrical raft is protected from the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Justin Sean Dalton
  • Patent number: 9721698
    Abstract: A first electric wire is fastened, in a first frame, by a plurality of first wire hooking ribs provided on upper side edges of an upper thin plate, and by a plurality of second wire hooking ribs provided at lower thin plates, thereby being routed three-dimensionally. A second electric wire is fastened, in a second frame, by a plurality of third wire hooking ribs provided staggered along the upper side edges of the second frame, thereby being routed in a serpentine shape. With the electric wires routed and the second frame accommodated at a predetermined location in a housing space of the first frame, the first electric wire passes below the second electric wire at openings in the structure and passes above the second electric wire at connecting portions in the structure while passing on the connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Oikawa, Masataka Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9703061
    Abstract: Methods for transferring input/output cables from a switch or router to a replacement switch or router employ a holding fixture for the cables. A holding fixture having a plurality of receptacles is supported such that the plurality of receptacles is disposed adjacent to the switch or router to be replaced. Each of a plurality of cables is decoupled from the switch or router to be replaced. Each of the cables is coupled with the holding fixture such that each of the cables is supported via a respective one of the plurality of receptacles. The switch or router is replaced with the replacement switch or router. Each of the cables is transferred from the respective receptacle of the holding fixture to a respective one of the ports of the replacement switch or router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Fernandez Fernandez, Tomas Martin Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 9698500
    Abstract: A joint sleeve is proposed for connecting busbar sections, each having connectable contacts. In an embodiment, the sleeve includes—a non-magnetic case defining butt ends occluded with non-magnetic flanges each having a hole securing the respective busbar section therein,—a fire-resistant coating covering the case,—an electrically insulated supporting tube disposed within the case and defining a chamber therein, enclosing the connectable contacts,—a grounding screen mounted on the supporting tube, and—a fire-resistant layer disposed between the case and the screen capable of thermal expansion upon heating thereof, thereby improving fire-resistance. Instead of the fire-resistant layer, another embodiment includes an annular air chamber formed between the case and the supporting tube, while the annular chamber is in communication with hollows, and the supporting tube is closed by another pair of flanges with holes securing the respective busbar sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Nikolai Danielian, Fatima Ferkhatovna Yashina, Gagik Gamletovich Galstyan
  • Patent number: 9695645
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly positionable in a wellbore includes an upper longitudinal member having an electrical conductor disposed therein; a lower longitudinal member having an electrical conductor disposed therein; a telescoping electrically conductive assembly; and an electrical contact member disposed around and movably contacting the electrical conductor of the lower longitudinal member and movably contacting an inner surface of the upper longitudinal member. The assembly further includes an outer housing including a telescoping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Darin Tilley, John Kenneth Snyder
  • Patent number: 9517321
    Abstract: A tube for a ventilation system (1) for newborns is provided with a first section (7) comprising a heating wire (14), an electrical conductor (15), and a first connector (9) and a second connector (10), and with a second section (8) comprising a heating wire (16) extending over at least a certain portion of its length, an electrical line (17) extending over at least a certain portion of its length, and a first connector (11) and a second connector (12), wherein the second section (8) comprises a temperature sensor (18), wherein the electrical and pneumatic connection of the first section (7) with the second section (8) via the connection of the second connector (10) of the first section (7) is achievable by either connecting to the first connector (11) of the second section (8), so that the second section (8) is substantially heatable, or by connecting to the second connector (12) of the second section (8), so that the second section (8) is substantially not heatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Bonaduz AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Buechi, Marc Maeder, Axel Zolkos
  • Patent number: 9461488
    Abstract: A vehicle battery having an integrated power inverter includes an outer housing having a positive terminal and a negative terminal located exterior to the outer housing; a battery located in the outer housing, the battery having a positive output and a negative output that together output a DC current, wherein the positive output is coupled to the positive terminal and the negative output is coupled to the negative terminal; a power inverter located in the outer housing, the power inverter having a DC input coupled to the positive and negative outputs of the battery, and an AC output; and an AC socket coupled to the AC output. A shell for a vehicle battery having an integrated power inverter, and a method of making a vehicle battery having an integrated power inverter are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Henry Shum, Mathew Inskeep
  • Patent number: 9411366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method offering an improved approach to charging mobile devices, such as an illustrative specialized compact bar code scanner, without need for cumbersome wires or charging cradles, through an innovative casement having an integrally contained, or recessed (flush-mounted) swing-out USB connector which avoids severing or disconnection of wires between the swing-out USB connector and the mobile device over the course of repeated use. The present invention also relates to an improved casement structure for mobile devices and payment processing module encased therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: KoamTac, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanjin Lee
  • Patent number: 9399299
    Abstract: A guide system for supply lines for a handling apparatus, in particular for an industrial robot, having a base and a carrier member, in or on which the supply lines can be arranged. The carrier member is arranged guided displaceably reciprocatingly between a deflection position and a return position over a displacement travel (V) for length compensation in a compensating portion in two runs connected together by way of a direction-changing bend and each having a respective end connecting point. The guide system has a return device for returning the carrier member to the return position. The return device is provided with a direction-changing guide having a direction-changing element which is arranged variably in respect of position relative to the base and against which the direction-changing bend is laterally supported for guidance thereof over the displacement travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Igus GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hermey, Ralf Steeger
  • Patent number: 9358938
    Abstract: A harness pressing part (6) which is inserted into a harness protection tube (1) from a hole part (3) formed in a peripheral wall (2) of the harness protection tube (1) comes into pressure contact with a harness (9) thereby to depress fluttering of the harness (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Inao, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue, Tatsuya Oga, Masaaki Suguro, Yoshiaki Ozaki, Hiroyuki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9321415
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a power-supplying system that can restrain an increase in size thereof with a spring equipped therewith. A first end of a rolling spring projects inwardly, and a first locking section is formed on a primary shaft of a turning member, the primary shaft being disposed inside the rolling spring so that the turning member can engage with the rolling spring at the inside of the rolling spring, thereby restraining an increase in size thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita, Daisuke Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9124080
    Abstract: A wire accommodating protector includes a protector body and a lid for covering the protector body. Lock lugs are provided on outer peripheral edges of the lid and protrude toward the protector body in a manner that allows the lock lugs to flex. Each of the lock lugs has a lock projection provided thereon. Lock lug insertion holes are formed in sidewalls of the protector body, the lock lug insertion holes extend within and down the full height of the sidewalls and are open at top surfaces of the sidewalls. Each of the lock lug insertion holes has a lock protrusion formed therein. The lid is adapted to interlock with the protector body when the plurality of lock lugs are inserted into the respective plurality of lock lug insertion holes so as to engage the lock projections with the lock protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Suenaga
  • Patent number: 9042111
    Abstract: A system for securing an access opening of a cable raceway using a single padlock includes a cover having a securing wall and opposed first and second sidewalls, which form a channel for accommodating at least a portion of the cable raceway with the securing wall covering the access opening. First and second insert bars engage the first and second sidewalls and a lock bar engages the first and second insert bars and may be locked in an engaged position to prevent the first and second insert bars from being disengaged with the cover and to secure the cover about the cable raceway preventing access to the access opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: The Wiremold Company
    Inventors: Sean Urquhart, John Marrotte
  • Patent number: 9029700
    Abstract: A splice housing projects from a bottom wall in a space on a side portion of a main pathway of a wire harness, the main pathway being bounded by the bottom wall and a circumferential wall of a main body of a protector. The splice housing includes an outer framing wall having two squared U-shaped side walls and a connecting wall, and further includes a medial dividing wall provided parallel to the two side walls. At least one flat board-shaped dividing plate configured with an insulating resin is provided fitted within the outer framing wall, the dividing plate including a through-hole for the medial dividing wall. Perpendicular walls, configured by the two side walls and the medial dividing wall of the splice housing, and horizontal walls, configured by the dividing plate, delimit a plurality of splice housing chambers provided on a plurality of vertical levels and rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hara
  • Patent number: 9029701
    Abstract: A splice housing projects from a bottom wall in a space on a side portion of a main pathway of a wire harness, the main pathway being bounded by the bottom wall and a circumferential wall of a main body of a protector. The splice housing includes dividing walls projecting at predetermined intervals and a sealing wall at one end of the dividing walls. A plurality of splice housing chambers are provided in alignment between the dividing walls. A side opposite the sealing wall of each of the splice housing chambers forms an opening for insertion. Each of the splice housing chambers has a height capable of accommodating splices on at least two vertical levels. Of the splices branching from the wire harness, splices having a splice sheet wrapped around an outer circumferential surface thereof and splices covered by an insulating resin cap are accommodated vertically adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Hara
  • Patent number: 9023485
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electro-optical or electromechanical structural component, in particular, an LED, connector or stamped grid, or sliding element, made of a rolled metal substrate of a metal strip, or a sheet produced therefrom, made of Cu or a Cu alloy strip, Al or an Al alloy strip, Fe or a Fe alloy strip, Ti or a Ti alloy strip, Ni or a Ni alloy strip or a stainless steel strip, which has a specially structured surface. The structure of the surface allows joining using optical methods, even in the case of highly reflective surface coatings, and simultaneously improves the functional properties of the components used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Wieland-Werke AG
    Inventors: Isabell Buresch, Dieter Stock, Thorsten Weireter
  • Patent number: 9024189
    Abstract: A technique facilitates installation of cables in a variety of environments, including downhole environments. A cable is provided with a core surrounded by a protective jacket. In the radial space between the core and the protective jacket, a filler mechanism is deployed in the axial direction along the cable. The filler mechanism is designed to provide easy access to the core to facilitate coupling with various related components while limiting risk involved with exposing the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Debasmita Basak, Joseph Varkey, Ramaswamy Meyyappan
  • Patent number: 9013365
    Abstract: Interconnect feed devices (10) are provided for electrically connecting first and second electrical components (17, 21). The interconnect feed devices (10) can include a dielectric shell (23) with an electrically-conductive coating (40), and leads (22) positioned within individual conduits (30) of the shell. Each lead (22) and its associated conduit (30) can act as a coaxial cable for transmitting radio frequency (RF) energy between the first and second electrical components (17, 21). The shell (23) can be manufactured using a process, such as stereolithography, that allows the shell to be formed with relatively complicated geometries, which in turn can facilitate relatively complicated cable routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Ming Lee, Brinnan C. Riley, Brett Pigon, William E. Clark, Steven R. Sprinkle
  • Patent number: 9006576
    Abstract: A superconductive cable which has a cryostat with two concentric metal pipes where the cryostat has at least a first axial section with a first axial spring constant, and at least a second axial section which has a second axial spring constant which at most is 20%, more preferred at most 10%, of the axial spring constant of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Mark Stemmle, Rainer Soika
  • Patent number: 9003648
    Abstract: The invention provides methods to mass laminate and interconnect high density interconnect circuit layers fabricated through parallel processing. Invention methods employ an inside-out interconnection strategy that eliminates plating of vias and provides defect-free outer circuit layers. Conductive paste and via layers are also key features of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Ormet Circuits, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Holcomb
  • Patent number: 9006572
    Abstract: The electric wire fixture device is provided with a bottom wall on which the electric wire is placed, and a side wall upstanding from the bottom wall. The side wall is provided with an aperture passed through by a fixing member for fixing the electric wire. The fixing member fixes the electric wire so that the fixing member passes through the aperture after being wound around the electric wire and that the electric wire is then brought close to the side wall. The side wall is provided with a pair of ribs projecting toward the electric wire from the side wall. The pair of the ribs is disposed spaced along a longitudinal direction of the electric wire, and the pair of ribs is disposed to position the aperture therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Takeuchi, Kenta Kamiya