Bus Bars Or Bus Ducts (residual) Patents (Class 174/68.2)
  • Patent number: 10862256
    Abstract: For ease and modification flexibility in the manufacture of jumpers in a plug connector, according to the invention the housing cover (10) is equipped with a contact carrier (3) which is releasably clipped thereon. The contact carrier (3) can be made in two parts and can have an upper part (1) and a lower part (32). These can be separated from one another and joined together in order to accommodate individual U-shaped contact pins (8, 8?, 8?) for bridging socket contacts (28) of the plug connector or also in order to remove and/or replug said pins. If necessary, the complete contact carrier (3) can also be exchanged for another contact carrier having a different bridge assignment. As a result, the operating state of an electrical system can be individually defined and modified. When the housing cover is open, an external test plug can be plugged in for maintenance purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Sundermeier, Andre Beneke
  • Patent number: 10770254
    Abstract: A plug-on neutral connector includes a neutral terminal plug arranged to be inserted into a neutral terminal of a circuit breaker, a conductive fastener, including a pass-through, electrically coupled to the neutral terminal plug and arranged to be fastened on a neutral bus bar of a load center, and a housing disposed over at least a portion of the conductive fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Tapas Ranjan Rout, Leonardo Dorea Mascarenhas
  • Patent number: 10763757
    Abstract: In a power converter, an insulation member is interposed between a first overlap portion of the near DC busbar and a second overlap portion of the far DC busbar in a protrusion direction. The first overlap portion is located closer to the converter component in the protrusion direction than the second overlap portion is. A near DC terminal is arranged to be closer to the first and second overlap portions than a far DC terminal is in an arrangement direction perpendicular to both the stack and protrusion directions. The near and far DC busbars are joined to the respective near and far DC terminals. The far DC busbar is joined to the far DC terminals of the respective semiconductor modules while bypassing the near DC terminals of the respective semiconductor modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Miura, Kenichi Oohama, Shintaro Kogure
  • Patent number: 10734136
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cable, which is adapted to extend in an initial configuration according to a predetermined initial state and in a deformed configuration to assume a deformed state compared with the initial state, wherein the cable has a sheath arrangement, which extends along a longitudinal axis of the cable at least in sections, wherein the sheath arrangement is adapted to change its impedance according to the initial or deformed configuration of the cable. The disclosure likewise relates to an arrangement comprising a cable and a measuring unit as well as a method for detecting a deformed configuration of a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LEONI KABEL GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Koeppendoerfer, Bernd Janssen
  • Patent number: 10686305
    Abstract: A bridge joint cover assembly for a busway bridge joint, the assembly comprising a bridge joint cover plate having a cover plate hole, a viewing plate fixed to the cover plate, over the cover plate hole, and the viewing plate including infrared (IR) material. The IR material is further aligned with the cover plate hole in the bridge joint cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Gordon Stanley Pettersen, Michael Anthony Wynnik, Ben Schermerhorn
  • Patent number: 10629400
    Abstract: A relay terminal includes an upper conductive and lower conductive plate, each having a plate surface intersecting with the Y direction, and a coupling part that couples the upper conductive plate and the lower conductive plate to each other. The coupling part is provided on one end in the Z direction of a combination of the upper conductive plate and the lower conductive plate, such that the coupling part connects both to a middle portion in the X direction of the upper conductive plate and to a middle portion in the X direction of the lower conductive plate. First and second pairs of contact parts are formed on the plate surfaces in end sides in the X direction of the upper and lower conductive plates, each contact part having a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoki Kataoka, Akito Ishigaki, Takeshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10512188
    Abstract: The invention relates to a line for a server insert for connecting a power supply unit with a circuit board with distributor contacts. The line comprises a first current rail and a second current rail. The first current rail and the second current rail are arranged parallel to each other. Both current rails can be secured at connections of a power supply unit of a server insert and a circuit board with distributor contacts. The current rails have first connection elements, which are arranged in such a way that two lines can be connected with each other in order to form a point-symmetrical arrangement of lines. The invention further relates to an arrangement and a server insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Ronny Hesse
  • Patent number: 10355462
    Abstract: A bridge joint cover assembly for a busway bridge joint, the assembly comprising a bridge joint cover plate having a cover plate hole, a viewing plate fixed to the cover plate, over the cover plate hole, and the viewing plate including infrared (IR) material. The IR material is further aligned with the cover plate hole in the bridge joint cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Gordon Stanley Pettersen, Michael Anthony Wynnik
  • Patent number: 10326378
    Abstract: Power inverter assemblies are provided herein for use with motor vehicles. An inverter assembly may have a symmetrical structure configured to convert DC input power to AC output power. The inverter assembly may include a housing enclosing a symmetrical DC input portion, a symmetrical AC output portion, a DC link capacitor, and a gate drive portion having a pair of power modules. The symmetrical DC input portion can include a DC input bus bar sub-assembly to which the DC link capacitor is coupled, and a second DC bus bar sub-assembly that may electrically couple the DC link capacitor with the power modules. The symmetrical AC output portion may include a three phase output AC bus bar sub-assembly to which the power modules can be electrically coupled. A cooling sub-assembly may be provided for cooling the power modules with fluid transfer using a coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FARADAY & FUTURE INC.
    Inventors: Young Mok Doo, Steven E. Schulz, Silva Hiti
  • Patent number: 10312678
    Abstract: A bus brace apparatus for bracing electrical bus bars. The bus brace apparatus includes a bracing block with a plurality of bus bar-receiving recesses configured to receive bus bars therein and a plurality of legs defining sides of the bus-receiving recesses, wherein the legs including first apertures formed there through. Insulating positioners are received in each of the plurality of bus bar-receiving recesses and each of the insulating positioners include a second aperture formed therein. A fastener extends through each of the first and second apertures and aligns each of the insulating positioners within the bus bar-receiving recesses. A channel member is coupled to the bracing block and includes one or more sides configured to interface with a surface of the insulating positioners and limit rotation thereof in the bus bar-receiving recesses. Bus bar assemblies and methods of bracing bus bars are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: Jason P. Wiant
  • Patent number: 10305238
    Abstract: A combined power socket for artificial Christmas trees having a pair of sockets set in a ring structure capable of being sleeved on an outer surface of a rod or tube The pair of sockets can be combined as a group, and can be connected with additional power sockets to achieve interconnection, at the same time through the power supply connector leads from each combination type power socket for external devices, such as lamp series power supply, which has the advantages of simpler structure, more convenient connections to external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Feng Ding
  • Patent number: 10263398
    Abstract: A DC distribution panel unit and a migration device are stored in a DC distribution panel. The migration device and the DC distribution panel unit are configured to be compatible with each other in terms of a structure and a position of connection to a power supply of the DC distribution panel, a structure and a position of connection to loads, and a fixation position of fixation to the panel. The migration device and the DC distribution panel unit are replaceable with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Onishi, Munetsugu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10236496
    Abstract: A wiring module to be attached to a unit battery group in which a plurality of unit batteries, each having a positive and a negative electrode terminal, are arranged side by side, the wiring module including: a bus bar that overlaps the electrode terminals and electrically connects adjacent electrode terminals; a temperature detection member having a plate-shaped detection portion that overlaps the bus bar, and detects the temperature of the bus bar; an insulating protector holding the bus bar and the temperature detection member; and a cover covering at least a portion of the insulating protector. The detection portion overlaps a region of the bus bar other than a region of the bus bar that overlaps the electrode terminals, and a pressing rib that presses the detection portion toward the bus bar in a state where the cover is covering the insulating protector is provided on the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Nakayama, Ryouya Okamoto, Seishi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10231323
    Abstract: A printed circuit body includes a bus bar as a metal member electrically connected with a connected body, an insulator layer providing insulation properties, and a conductor layer formed across the metal member and the insulator layer and electrically connected with the metal member. The metal member and the insulator layer are positioned such that a metal-member side connected surface of the metal member on which the conductor layer is provided and an insulator-layer side connected surface of the insulator layer on which the conductor layer is provided are positioned at an identical plane. This configuration allows connection between the bus bar and the conductor layer and circuit formation to be simultaneously achieved at manufacturing of the printed circuit body, thereby facilitating formation of a wiring structure of the bus bar and the conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kondo, Makoto Kambe, Shota Sato, Yukito Aoyama, Hisashi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10224702
    Abstract: A system includes a bus duct that includes a first end, a second end, and a duct body extending between the first end and the second end. The duct body include a flexible bus duct section, and the duct body forms an interior cavity. The system also includes a bus bar disposed within the interior cavity of the bus duct. The bus bar includes a first rigid section, a second rigid section, and a flexible section disposed between the first rigid section and the second rigid section. The flexible section of the bus bar includes a conductive braid, and the flexible bus duct section and the flexible section of the bus bar are configured to translate along at least one of a longitudinal axis, a lateral axis, and a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Esmeralda Soto Ruvalcaba, Josafat Olvera George, Randall Kleen
  • Patent number: 10069259
    Abstract: An electrical bus assembly includes a frame and a plurality of bus bar carriers connected to the frame. The bus bars are supported by the bus bar carriers in parallel spaced-apart relation. A first retainer cap is secured to a first one of the plurality of bus bar carriers located adjacent a first end of the frame. A second retainer cap is secured to a second one of the plurality of bus bar carriers located adjacent a second end of the frame. The first and second retainer caps limit axial movement of the bus bars relative to the plurality of carriers sufficiently to prevent escape of the bus bars from the carriers. A bus bar connector is also disclosed for supplying power to or from the bus bars. An electrical bus system includes a first and second bus bar assemblies and a jumper connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Kaishian, Jeremy Keegan, Yogesh Popatlal Patel, Bruce W. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9787066
    Abstract: A bus-bar system usable for electrical cabinets for distributing electrical power supplied by an electrical supply cable comprising two or more electrically conducting wires. In some embodiments the bus-bar system comprises a predetermined number of bus-bar elements each electrically connectable to at least one of the wires of the electrical supply cable. At least one of the bus-bar elements may be formed by a group of at least two sub-bus-bar elements electrically connectable to each other in parallel. Each group of the sub-bus-bar elements may be electrically connectable to at least one of the wires of the electrical supply cable, where each of said bus-bar and sub-bus-bar elements being located adjacent at least one other bus-bar or sub-bus-bar element associated with either different electrical phase or different electrical current direction to thereby cause magnetic fields emanating from said bus-bar and sub-bus-bar elements to destructively interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: GREEN ELMF CABLES LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Admati, Ran Sagiv, Shalom Green
  • Patent number: 9711922
    Abstract: A busway assembly includes first and second busway sections and a joint assembly connecting the first and second sections. Each busway section includes a housing including first and second opposing side portions. Each busway section includes a first insulator held in the first side portion and a second insulator held in the second side portion. The first and second insulators each hold one or more bus bar conductors. The joint assembly includes first and second connected joint housings and plurality of joint conductors held in the first and second housings. A first exposed portion of each joint conductor extends out of the first housing and is electrically connected with one of the bus bar conductors of the first busway section. A second exposed portion of each joint conductor extends out of the second housing and is electrically connected with one of the bus bar conductors of the second busway section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Kokenda, David Ladd Kelley
  • Patent number: 9705300
    Abstract: A busway system is provided. The busway system includes a first electrical busway section and a busway joint. The busway joint includes a plurality of conductors spaced apart in parallel and a first assembly. The conductors and the first assembly are coupled to the first busway section. The first assembly includes a plurality of insulation laminations spaced apart to define a plurality of gaps, a plurality of insulating spacers positioned within the gaps adjacent the conductors, and a plurality of bracing fasteners extending through the insulation laminations and the insulating spacers. Each gap receives at least one conductor. A width of the gap is substantially filled by the conductors and the insulating spacers. The bracing fasteners secure the conductors within the first assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: William Patrick Maurer, Vu Dinh Nguyen, Deniz Semih Gifford
  • Patent number: 9608414
    Abstract: The inventive rack positioning assembly for an electric panel comprises a vertical busbar (J2) for distributing electric current to electric appliances, said busbar comprising several bars, which are positioned in a same vertical plane and on which it is provided to connect racks of the electric panel, and several rack positioning modules (20), which are positioned above one another and which surround the bars of the vertical busbar. The positioning modules (20) comprise means (50) for increasing the insulation distance between the bars at the interface between two successive modules, that insulation distance corresponding to the length of the electric creep path between the bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Joseph Pellicano, Pierre Carle, Philippe Blochouse
  • Patent number: 9583931
    Abstract: A busbar kit is provided. The busbar kit electrically connects a circuit breaker and a main busbar, and comprises an insulating case having an inner space, a branch busbar disposed in the insulating case such that the branch busbar is spaced apart from the main busbar and crosses over the main busbar, and a busbar connector for electrically connecting the main busbar and the branch busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: I ELEC, INC.
    Inventor: Kangho Lee
  • Patent number: 9397457
    Abstract: A busway center tap 102 for a meter center 100, comprises an open-shaped bus 112 located in a housing 101, including three phased open-shaped bus bars 112A-C connected to respective feeder bus bars 104A-C, the open-shaped bus forming an opening 115 through which a cross bus 120 may be accessed. A circuit interrupter 116 is preferably mounted in the housing and compactly positioned in the opening formed by the open-shaped bus. The circuit interrupter includes three phased line side connectors 114A-C connected to respective open-shaped bus bars and three phased load side connectors 118A-C coupled to respective cross bus bars. Positioning the circuit interrupter in the opening formed by the open-shaped bus, achieves a compact, planar layout occupying minimal space with minimal complexity, enabling reduction in overall size of the busway center tap. The open-shaped bus bars may alternately be directly connected through the opening, to the cross bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Dante Abraham Rodriguez Pedraza, Ricardo Nicanor Palmer, Cristina Rosas Salazar
  • Patent number: 9312645
    Abstract: An electrical system may include a busbar assembly and a connector assembly. The busbar assembly may include first and second busbars. A first contact tab extends from the first busbar. A second contact tab extends from the second busbar. The first and second contact tabs include first and second interface ends, respectively, within a common plane. The connector assembly includes a housing that retains first and second electrical contacts. The first electrical contact includes a first contact terminal and the second electrical contact includes a second contact terminal. The first contact terminal defines a first interfacing space and the second contact terminal defines a second interfacing space. The first and second interfacing spaces are aligned with one another. The first and second interface ends are configured to mate with the first and second contact terminals within the first and second interfacing spaces, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Patrick Orris
  • Patent number: 9177723
    Abstract: A high voltage high current transmission line for transmitting high voltage high current energy in the 10 kV and 200,000 A range from a power source to an end item to which the power is delivered. The high voltage high current transmission line includes two generally parallel configured conductive plates with an overlapping dielectric layering configuration. Each of the conductive plates are encompassed by a first dielectric material, both of the conductive plates encompassed by a second dielectric material, and the conductive plates are encompassed by an outer dielectric sheathing. The dielectric layering configuration may also include a dielectric material applied to the edges of the conductive plates. At one or both ends of the high voltage high current transmission line, a plug assembly may be provided for connecting to the power source and/or the discharge device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BAE Systems Land & Armaments L.P.
    Inventors: Randall J. Appleton, Timothy J. Doering
  • Publication number: 20150136438
    Abstract: An electrical device having an electrical component, which has an electric terminal, and a busbar assembly having a busbar and a frame. The busbar is formed of a strip of conductive material and has first and second busbar sides that are opposite from one another. The frame has a busbar seat and a cover member. The busbar seat extends through a first frame side of the frame. The busbar is received into the busbar seat and seated to the frame such that the first busbar side is spaced apart from the first frame side so that the busbar is contained wholly within the frame. The cover member abuts the second busbar side and defines an irradiation aperture that is configured to receive a laser beam from a laser welder therethrough. A laser weld fuses the busbar to the electric terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lumetta
  • Publication number: 20150140391
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a connecting busbar includes a pair of first connecting portions provided on first end portions, a pair of second connecting portions provided on second end portions, and a coupling portion that couples the first end portions and the second end portions. Each of the first connecting portions and the second connecting portions is provided with projecting portions that project toward each of positive electrode terminals and negative electrode terminals, and a connecting opening portion provided on a tip end of the projecting portion. The projecting portion is joined to the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal by performing welding such as laser welding on a thinned portion in a state that a surface of a curved portion contacts with the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal while the connecting opening approaches the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yoichi Sakate, Shigeo Fukuda, Hidenori Miyamoto, Takashi Enomoto, Mitsuhiro Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9024187
    Abstract: A busway assembly including a plurality of busbars mounted in a horizontal orientation and stacked in a sandwich configuration for conducting electrical current. The busbars are enclosed within a housing having an H-shaped configuration and including side-panels with ventilation chimneys through which hot air circulates from a low area underneath the busbars to an upper area above the busbars. The ventilation chimneys include open-ended half-pipes that are inserted in respective apertures of the side-panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob E. Walgenbach
  • Publication number: 20150109083
    Abstract: A base is a platform that supports a component off the ground in a solar energy installation. The specific configuration of a base can vary based on the intended component, for example whether it holds a transformer or power component. Multiple bases are mechanically and/or electrically connected to form a system of bases in the field. Proper placement of bases and engagement of those bases is facilitated by mating alignment mechanisms such that one base can be lowered “fit” with another. A method of positioning components includes positioning a base and aligning and lowering a second base alongside the first such that the bases engage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Dean Solon
  • Publication number: 20150107870
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bus bar comprising a bar manufactured from a material that has a density of less than or equal to 2.70 grams per cubic centimeter; where the bar comprises a plurality of holes for facilitating contact between the bus bar and a grounding attachment. Disclosed herein too is a method comprising affixing one or more grounding attachments to a bus bar, where the bus bar comprises a bar manufactured from a material that has a density of less than or equal to 2.70 grams per cubic centimeter; where the bar comprises a plurality of holes for facilitating contact between the bus bar and a grounding attachment; and affixing the bus bar to the frame of an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Eric Roselli, Mark J. McGuire, Edward D. Moss, Daniel K. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150098169
    Abstract: A power distribution system element formed via an additive manufacturing technique, such as applying a conductive material to a memory metal substrate, are discussed herein. In operation (e.g. in response to delivering current through the distribution system), the memory metal contracts while the conductive material expands. The result is distribution system element having reduced thermal expansion, which can be net zero coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: ERIC KARLEN, JOHN HOROWY
  • Publication number: 20150041209
    Abstract: A power transmission assembly includes a first main bus including a first large bus bar and a first small bus bar. The first large bus bar is defined by a cross-sectional area larger than the first small bus bar. The first main bus defines a first axis passing through the first large bus bar and the second small bus bar. The power transmission assembly includes a second main bus including a second large bus bar and a second small bus bar. The second main bus defines a second axis passing through the second large bus bar and the second small bus bar, the second axis being substantially parallel to the first axis. The first main bus is located along a third axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis and passing through each of the first main bus and the second main bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Ray Bryant, Suresh Redditha, Kalla Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 8953306
    Abstract: A load center featuring a two-piece dielectric barrier that securely retains a plug-on neutral rail and methods of assembling the same. The barrier includes a shield and a base having a protrusion that cooperates with fingers of the shield to securely retain the conductor in the load center. The shield is installed over the base and rests on hooks protruding from the base. This creates a distance between the protrusion and the fingers to allow the conductor to be inserted through a gap between the fingers along the conductor's skinny edge. The conductor rotates 90 degrees until it rests on the protrusion. The base and shield are snapped together, causing the hooks of the base to attach to the shield. At the same time, the fingers of the base move downward to rest against the conductor so that it is sandwiched securely between the protrusion and the fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim D. Wheeler, Jeffrey O. Sharp, Jason D. Potratz
  • Publication number: 20150035496
    Abstract: An example multilayered bus bar includes, among other things, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a third conductive layer. The second conductive layer is sandwiched between the first and third conductive layers. A polarity of the second conductive layer is different than a polarity of the first and third conductive layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jun Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8947899
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting additional components, such as capacitors, to a DC bus of a motor drive. In one aspect, a motor drive includes an enclosure defining an interior, an input for receiving input electrical power from a power source, an output for providing output electrical power to a load, an intermediate DC circuit including a DC bus located in the interior of the enclosure, and a modular capacitor bus electrically coupled with the intermediate DC circuit, the modular capacitor bus including at least one capacitor mounted thereto. The modular capacitor bus is mountable as a unit to the DC bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Allen Savatski, Michael Loth, Lee Gettelfinger
  • Publication number: 20150008008
    Abstract: In a bus bar assembly including a magnetic body having insertion holes and a bus bar disposed through the insertion holes, the bus bar is configured so that directions of electrical current flowing therethrough are opposed to each other at least once. The magnetic body includes a middle leg in a middle region located between portions of the bus bar, where the directions of current are opposed to each other and end legs in end regions located opposite the middle region with respect to the portions. At least the middle leg defines a gap which renders a magnetic field produced by the current discontinuous.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Tomokazu Tanimizu, Hideharu Kawai, Kazushige Ueno, Toshio Sakamoto, Keisuke Asoh
  • Publication number: 20150008007
    Abstract: A cover assembly for use with a joint between first and second busway sections includes: a lower cover sized and configured to be positioned below the joint; an upper cover sized and configured to be positioned above the joint; and a plurality of elongated fasteners. With the lower and upper covers in position, each fastener is sized and configured to extend through a respective pathway that extends through one of the first and second busway sections and is defined by aligned apertures of the upper cover and fastener receiving features of the lower cover to secure the upper and lower covers to the first and second busway sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur James Jur, David Ladd Kelley, John Michael Kokenda
  • Patent number: 8926351
    Abstract: A busway joint pack includes a first connector plate and a second connector plate that is spaced from the first connector plate such that the connector plates are configured to engage a pair of phase-conductors of a pair of busway sections. The busway joint pack further includes a first insulator assembly and a second insulator assembly. Each of the insulator assemblies includes a heat sink and two electrically insulating sheets on either major side surface of the heat sinks. The insulator assemblies are positioned adjacent to the connector plates such that the insulating sheets electrically insulate the heat sinks from the connector plates. Side panels are positioned adjacent to the heat sinks and abut end surfaces thereof to aid in transferring heat generated in the busway joint pack to the surrounding environment via the heat sinks and side panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. O'Leary, David O. Plummer, Thomas P. McCrocklin
  • Patent number: 8929055
    Abstract: A plug-on load center featuring snap-in or snap-on neutral rails that are retained securely in the load center on or between a dielectric barrier without requiring any fasteners and assembled by installing the dielectric components and neutral rail along the same direction orthogonal to a rear wall of an enclosure that houses the load center. The snap-in configurations feature dielectric barriers with fingers that create a snap-fit connection between the neutral rail and a shield member. The neutral rail is forced between the fingers, which separate and then snap back to their original position once the neutral rail is fully seated in the dielectric barrier. The snap-on configurations feature a neutral rail that is snapped onto the dielectric barrier and retained in the load without any fasteners. The barrier can include retention members that snap-fit into corresponding features of the neutral rail when it is installed onto the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason D. Potratz, David R. Pearson, William J. Broghammer
  • Publication number: 20140377592
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes various assemblies to be used with one or more energy storage devices. In one embodiment, an energy storage device assembly can include a plurality of energy storage devices, and each of these energy storage devices can include a first projecting electrode and a second projecting electrode. The energy storage devices can be connected to each other through a weld, which can directly bond the adjacent first and second projecting electrodes of adjacent energy storage devices to one another. This configuration can allow each of the energy storage devices to be connected together in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Ioxus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jake Pyzza, Robert Houston Lawler, JR., Tomas Sadilek, Bryce Gregory, Daniel Alexander Patsos, Daniel Matthew Halbig, Steve Andrew Correll
  • Patent number: 8917495
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit board manufacturing method capable of securing circuit patterns on a plate-like insulator while keeping the relative position between the circuit patterns, and also provided is a circuit board in which the relative position between a plurality of circuit patterns is kept. A first coil (30) having one turn is formed in a planar shape from a metal plate. Next, a second coil (40) having four turns is formed in a planar shape from a metal plate, wherein both of the ends (41, 42) of the coil are linked to other adjacent regions via linking portions (43, 44). A pair of the first coil (30) and the second coil (40) are then overlapped so as to face each other through a plastic plate (50) in which a plurality of prepregs are stacked, after which the links by the linking portions (43, 44) are disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Hitoshi Shimadu, Takehiko Sawada, Tomoaki Asai, Ryou Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8917493
    Abstract: A power distribution device and a server rack system are provided. The server rack system includes a rack and at least one apparatus disposed therein. The power distribution device distributes electrical power to the apparatus. The power supply device includes a first conducting plate, an insulation layer and a second conducting plate that are sequentially superimposed, and a first and a second power columns inserted in the first and the second plates. The insulation layer is disposed between the first and the second conducting plates. The first and the second power columns are connected to a power supply unit in the rack to obtain electric power therefrom. Each output pin pair includes a first and a second output pins inserted in the first and the second conducting plates. The output pin pairs are connected to the apparatus in the rack to transfer electric power to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventor: Shi-Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 8912443
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a novel assembly for properly or accurately mounting the terminal portion of the bus bar on the terminal-accommodating portion of a body for an electric junction box without doing any harm to an electrical conduit(s) which is disposed within the electric junction box. An assembly for mounting a bus bar (1) to a body (12) for an electric junction box, comprises a hole (9) disposed in the bus bar (1), and having a burr (31) created during the hole punching process; and a projection (21) formed in the body (12), and suited for being press-fit into the hole (9), wherein the projection (21) extends beyond the burr after being press-fit into the hole (9). In this configuration, the hole (9) may serve as a basis for position determination of each terminal portion (3, 4) of the bus bar (1), and the projection (21) may serve as a basis for position determination of each terminal-accommodating portion (25) of the body (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Akahori, Takao Nogaki, Toshinori Iwai
  • Publication number: 20140360749
    Abstract: Bus bar or power connector connections that are reliable and provide a reduced connection impedance. One example may provide a reliable connection by providing a spring plate. The spring plate may be arranged to hold a bus bar or other power conductor to a printed circuit board. The spring plate may further include an opening for a fastener, where the fastener is used to secure the bus bar to the printed circuit board. In this way, the spring plate may secure the bus bar to the printed circuit board in the event that the fastener is loosened or missing, thereby increasing the reliability of the bus bar connection. Further, the spring plate may provide an additional current path, thereby reducing the impedance of the bus bar connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Aaron Miletich
  • Publication number: 20140360750
    Abstract: A bus bar including a bus bar pin that is mounted onto a circuit board, the bus bar including a base part that is disposed along the circuit board and supports the bus bar pin, and a pair of support columns that are formed at both ends of the base part and clamp the circuit board to fix the bus bar pin to the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: KAYABAD INDUSTRY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yuki Nagai, Taroh Matsumae
  • Publication number: 20140352999
    Abstract: The present invention related to an iron bus bar coated with copper and a method of manufacturing the same. The present invention provides an iron bus bar including an iron core and a copper layer applied on the iron core, and a method of manufacturing the same. According to the present invention, an iron bus bar having high strength and durability as well as excellent electrical conductivity can be manufactured at low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventor: Young Sik Song
  • Publication number: 20140347087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bar for the electrical contacting of an electrically conductive substrate in the form of a thin, electrically conducting and resilient contact. The bar comprises a current-collecting bar on which a plurality of contact fingers is fitted. The invention is distinguished by the contact fingers being configured resiliently in the direction of the contact to be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Harry Wirth, Johann Walter
  • Patent number: 8884162
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a conductive element includes: providing a line segment made of a conductive material, forming a spiral portion at one end of the line segment by joining a plurality of rings, and forming a loop at the other end thereof, so that the line segment forms a conductive rod; and encasing an insulator around the conductive rod and exposing the loop. By winding the line segment, there is no need to remove any material from the line segment, and no waste material is produced, thus lowering the manufacturing cost. A conductive element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Hayama
  • Patent number: 8859897
    Abstract: A flexible busbar includes a central conductor (generally of rectangular cross section comprising multiple layers of thin aluminum, copper or other alloys with good electrical properties (conductivity)) and a sleeve having a shape on the internal surface to reduce the adhesion between the two conductors and the sleeve when the flexible busbar is bent, folded, or twisted. This increases the flexibility of the flexible busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Rod Hadi, Jean Claude Fuchs, Christophe Douzet, Pascal Godard, Jean Paul Bincaz
  • Patent number: 8829346
    Abstract: A retention snap arrangement for attaching a bus bar to a base pan. The arrangement includes first and second walls for forming a channel for receiving the bus bar. The arrangement further includes a first moveable arm having a first snap element that includes a first bottom surface and a second moveable arm having a second snap element that includes a second bottom surface. The first and second arms extend from the first and second walls, respectively, each forming a cantilever. In a first position, the first and second bottom surfaces are located above an edge of the bus bar for inhibiting movement of the bus bar. In a second position, the first and second bottom surfaces are not located above the edge of the bus bar to enable insertion of the bus bar in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140247540
    Abstract: A power distribution rack includes a chassis that defines a first slot and a second slot adjacent the first slot. The power distribution rack also includes a plurality of electronics modules including a first module coupled within the first slot and a second module coupled within the second slot. A central bus bar assembly is coupled to the chassis and includes an outer bus bar including a first flange, a second flange, and a first bus plate extending therebetween. The first and second flanges and the first bus plate define a first channel. The bus bar assembly further includes an inner bus bar coupled within the first channel. The inner bus bar includes a third flange, a fourth flange, and a second bus plate extending therebetween. The first and third flanges are coupled to the first module and the second and fourth flanges are coupled to the second module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Clyde Steeves, Khanh Quoc Nguyen, Paul Scott Nessman, Raghothama Reddy