Plastic Filled Patents (Class 174/76)
  • Patent number: 10468815
    Abstract: Provided is a branch connector capable of achieving desired waterproofing functionality by supporting the waterproofing gel in a compressing manner, while stably maintaining a closed state by reducing repulsive force acting in an opening direction of a pair of split housings. The pair of split housings (a first split housing (10) and a second split housing (20)) includes a gel-escaping space (Z), formed around a gel-supporting space (Y), for accommodating portions of waterproofing gels (a first waterproofing gel (70) and a second waterproofing gel (80)) pushed out of the gel-supporting space (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: Kyocera Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara, Toshiyuki Ishiguro, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 10297944
    Abstract: A male electric connector engaged with a cable carrying electric current. The connector is formed of a plug having a center conductor at said first end engaged to one end of a cable running axially through the plug and exiting the plug at a second end. A conductive annular ring is connected with a conductive member extending from the ring to a second end having a first connector thereon. Any of a plurality of secondary support members having a second connector thereon engageable to the first connector, may be engaged to the plug to support the cable and prevent bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Simon Simmonds
  • Patent number: 10247894
    Abstract: A pressure housing assembly according to exemplary aspects includes: a saddle assembly configured to encase a midpoint access section of a cable; and a pressure housing configured to be mounted on the saddle assembly. The saddle assembly has a first cable SSTL tube opening where a first seal member is provided; and a second cable SSTL tube opening where a second seal member is provided. The pressure housing has a corresponding first cable SSTL tube opening where a third seal member is provided; a second cable SSTL tube opening where a fourth seal member is provided; and a port configured to allow at least one penetrator to be inserted therethrough. The saddle assembly comprises a seal block configured to at least partially surround the midpoint access section of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Eddie Kimbrell, John Toth, Lou Guzzo, Ted Lichoulas, Alan Knowlton, Ed Austin
  • Patent number: 10218091
    Abstract: A protector mounted on a connecting portion in which a conductor is exposed at a terminal portion of a first wire by stripping insulating coating therefrom is placed on and connected to a conductor exposed at a terminal portion of a second wire by stripping insulating coating therefrom in a direction transverse to the direction in which the first wire and the second wire extend, the second wire having a higher flexibility than the first wire. The protector includes: a main body that extends between the insulating coating of the first wire and the insulating coating of the second wire; an abutment portion that comes into abutment with at least both sides of the insulating coating of the second wire in the direction in which the conductor of the first wire and the conductor of the second wire are placed on each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Yanai
  • Patent number: 10194488
    Abstract: An electric heater (100, 200, 300, 1600, 1700, 2200) has an outer jacket (101, 201, 301, 1601, 1701, 2201) and an electric heating element (102, 202, 302, 2202), which can be supplied with an electric current by at least one connecting wire (106, 107, 206, 207, 306, 307, 406, 506, 606, 706, 806, 906, 1006, 1106, 1206, 1306, 1406, 1506, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1706, 1806, 2206, 2207), arranged at least in some sections within the outer jacket (101, 201, 301, 1601, 1701, 2201). The connecting wire (106, 107, 206, 207, 306, 307, 406, 506, 606, 706, 806, 906, 1006, 1106, 1206, 1306, 1406, 1506, 1606, 1607, 1608, 1706, 1806, 2206, 2207) has a cavity, in which a section (104, 105, 204, 205, 2204, 2205) of the electric heating element (102, 202, 2202) or an electric feed line (330, 331) to the electric heating element (302) is accommodated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Türk & Hillinger GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Schlipf
  • Patent number: 10181712
    Abstract: A device is provided for supporting a permanent cable splice during installation of one or more connected electrical transmission cables. The device includes one or more liners adapted to be affixable over at least portion of the permanent cable splice including the ends of the splice and one or more sleeves mountable over at least a portion of each of the one or more liners. A method is further provided for installing electrical transmission cable including connecting the second end of a first cable to the first end of a second cable using a permanent splice, affixing one or more liners over at least a portion including the ends of the permanent cable splice, assembling one or more sleeves over at least a portion of each of the one or more liners, pulling the first cable, permanent splice and second cable over one or more sheaves along the installation travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, David Karl Wabnegger
  • Patent number: 10160838
    Abstract: A process includes forming a bio-derived crosslinking material from biorenewable aconitic acid. The process includes initiating a chemical reaction to form a bio-derived crosslinking material that includes multiple functional groups. The chemical reaction includes converting each carboxylic acid group of a biorenewable aconitic acid molecule to one of the multiple functional groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10139286
    Abstract: A junction assembly having A) a first electrical cable in turn comprising a first and a second electrical conductor and an insulating coating made of insulating inorganic material, B) a second electrical cable having a third and a fourth electrical conductor and an insulating coating made of insulating organic material that coats and electrically insulates the third and fourth electrical conductor; C) a junction having a sleeve that forms two ends one of which is arranged to receive the first electrical cable and the other is arranged to receive the second electrical cable. The first and the third electrical conductor are mechanically and electrically connected together to form a first composite conductor. The second and the fourth electrical conductor are connected together to form a second composite conductor. An intermediate wall is arranged between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ITALCOPPIE SENSORI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Mario Noli
  • Patent number: 10100237
    Abstract: An (meth)acrylate pressure-sensitive adhesive copolymer crosslinking by a vinyl silicon crosslinking agent is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Corinne E. Lipscomb, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Carla S. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10096986
    Abstract: A sealing device to seal a connection between an electrical conductor with a PVC or silicone insulation, leaving one end of the conductor exposed, and a contact element electrically connected to the conductor. The contact element is covered with a jacket of a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material, and is exposed in the area of bonding with the conductor. A sleeve-shaped adapter of a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material is inserted and surrounds the conductor with a gasket at an end area of the PVC or silicon insulation. The device also includes an overmold of a thermoplastic or terpolymer elastomer that covers the exposed end of the conductor, the exposed portion of the contact element and at least portions of the adapter and of the jacket of the contact element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10096913
    Abstract: An electric wire with terminal metal fitting includes an electric wire including a conductor portion and an insulating coating portion, and a terminal metal fitting including an electric-wire coupling portion coupled to a terminal portion of the electric wire. The electric-wire coupling portion includes an exposed-conductor press-bonded portion press-bonded to the exposed conductor portion; an insulation-coating press-bonded portion press-bonded to the insulating coating portion, and an intermediate integrated continuous-contact portion ensuring integrally continuous contact between the exposed-conductor press-bonded portion and the insulation-coating press-bonded portion such that the exposed conductor portion is not exposed to the outside. The electric-wire coupling portion has an inner side surface where an insulating resin layer is formed at least in a front end portion and a rear end portion in an extending direction of the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 9958611
    Abstract: A system and method for securely holding a fiber optic cable splice in place and for creating a watertight splice by encapsulating two or more fiber optic cables having one or more spliced fiber optic strands in an enclosure with an encapsulant to create a permanent, watertight, fiber-optic splicing system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Uraseal, Inc.
    Inventor: William H. Mann
  • Patent number: 9915266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing seals around the motor leads and other conductors in ESP's. In one embodiment, elastomeric boot seals are positioned within annular spaces around motor leads in an ESP motor. When the motor is filled with dielectric oil, the elastomeric material of the boot seals absorbs some of the oil and swells. High temperatures may also cause the material of the seals to expand. Retainers which are not subject to swelling are positioned around the boot seals, thereby preventing the boot seals from expanding away from the leads. The retainers thereby maintain the seal of the boot seals against the motor leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew T. Majors, Chris J. Layton, Jeffrey G. Frey
  • Patent number: 9871359
    Abstract: A backshell, the backshell including a first shell member having a first end, a second end and a first channel, a second shell member having a first end, a second end and a second channel, the second shell member being configured to interface with the first shell member so that, when interfaced, the first ends of the first and second shell members are adjacent each other and defines a backshell first end, the second ends of the first and second shell members are adjacent each other and defines a backshell second end, and the channels of the first and the second shell members form a wire bundle passage extending between the backshell first end and the backshell second end, and a coupling ring configured to engage both the first shell member and the second shell member at the backshell first end to couple the first shell member to the second shell member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eerik J. Helmick, Bradley J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9831655
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an enclosure for protecting a cable connection. The enclosure includes an unsupported sheet sealing member contained within an inner shell and an exoskeleton. The inner shell defines a central axis for the enclosure. The sheet sealing member is attached along two longitudinal edges of the inner shell and wherein the rigid exoskeleton is configured to snap onto the inner shell in a direction transverse to the central axis to secure the enclosure around the cable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: David M. Dupuis
  • Patent number: 9798100
    Abstract: An assembly for protecting spliced optical fibers includes: a fiber optic cable comprising at least one optical fiber and a surrounding jacket; at least one elongate tubular member housing the optical fiber, wherein a gap exists between the elongate tubular member and the jacket such that the optical fiber has an exposed region; and a premold block formed of an ultra-low pressure material, the premold block encasing the exposed region of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Frank A. Harwath
  • Patent number: 9748675
    Abstract: A splicer device is disclosed herein. The splicer device includes a main body having an internal passage formed between a first end of the main body and a second end of the main body. The first end of the main body is configured to receive at least one first wire, and the second end of the main body is configured to receive at least one second wire. A window is disposed within the main body and in communication with the internal passage between the first end of the main body and the second end of the main body for accessing and splicing the at least one first wire and the at least one second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: David Howard Syck, Gregory Quentin Brown, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Andrea Booher Kretschmar
  • Patent number: 9691514
    Abstract: An electrical assembly including a first element, such as a connector body, formed of a conductive composite material and a second element formed of a solid metallic material, such as a sheet metal electromagnetic interference shield, defining a fibrous conductive region formed of a plurality of metallic filaments. The conductive composite material forming the first element completely surrounds a portion of the fibrous conductive region. Conductive fibers in the conductive composite material are in intimate contact with the fibrous conductive region, forming a very high number of electrical contact points between the conductive fibers in the conductive composite material and the fibrous conductive region and thereby providing a robust electrical connection between the first element and the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert B. Snader, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9676349
    Abstract: A shield conductive path with which the number of manufacturing processes can be reduced is provided. The shield conductive path includes: a single-core conductor made up of a single conductor inserted into a pipe with a shield function, a stranded line conductor made up of a plurality of twisted individual wires connected to an end portion of the single core conductor, a sheathing that envelops the stranded line conductor in a state in which a junction portion of the stranded line conductor that is joined to the single-core conductor is exposed, and a shrink tube that envelops, protects and insulates the entirety of the single-core conductor and a portion of the stranded line conductor that is exposed from the sheathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Kanagawa
  • Patent number: 9666955
    Abstract: A connection portion between a single-core line electrical line and a stranded electrical line is prevented from bulging in the diameter direction. A conductor exposed portion is formed on an end portion of the single-core line electrical line, and an individual wire exposed portion is formed on an end portion of the stranded electrical line. A collapsed portion is formed on the conductor exposed portion, and a connection block portion is formed by welding together individual wires of the individual wire exposed portion. The compressed portion and the connection block portion are joined in an overlapping state. At this time, the collapsed portion is bent such that a level difference is formed in the diameter direction such that the single-core line electrical line and the stranded electrical line are joined approximately coaxially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Sugino
  • Patent number: 9655169
    Abstract: An electric heater for an automobile vehicle, with an electric heating element, which is connectable to an electric power source, with an insulating element and with a tube with the electric heating element being placed inside the tube and being electrically insulated from the tube, with the tube having at least one opening through which the insulating element and the electric heating element can be inserted into the tube. The electric heater features a safety element, which is plugged into the at least one opening of the tube, with the safety element having at least one distance element, which defines the orientation of the electric heating element and/or the insulating element in relation to the tube. Furthermore the invention relates to a heat exchanger with at least one electric heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Zirgel
  • Patent number: 9627835
    Abstract: An improved method of making sealant containing twist-on wire connectors from a batch of components, wherein some of the components may be preassembled through automated equipment and at least one or more of the steps performed in the making of a sealant containing twist-on wire connector is performed manually at a station where an operator can simultaneously perform one or more steps to enhance the formation of a twist-on wire connector containing a sealant while at the same time eliminating upfront investments costs for a work station as well as costs for maintenance of a work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: PATENT STORE, LLL
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven
  • Patent number: 9494765
    Abstract: A method for securing a fiber optic component includes: providing a holding medium having a tack and mounted on a substrate; and placing the fiber optic component in intimate contact with the holding medium to thereby secure the fiber optic component to the substrate. The tack of the holding medium releasably bonds the fiber optic component to the holding medium and the holding medium retains its tack upon removal of the fiber optic component to permit re-placement of the fiber optic component or placement of a further fiber optic component on the holding medium to secure said fiber optic component or further fiber optic component to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: William F. Wright, David Ray Radliff, William Joseph Curry, Gary W. Adams
  • Patent number: 9490618
    Abstract: An electrical splice box comprising an enclosure formed by a plurality of sidewalls surrounding a baseplate and extending substantially perpendicularly from the baseplate. The enclosure has an open side opposite the baseplate and is configured to enclose electrical splices. A cover may be removably attached to the open side of the enclosure. A plurality of slots are formed in at least some of the sidewalls, where at least some of the sidewalls have at least one slot. A plurality of cable locks are removably attached to the baseplate. Each cable lock is positioned at a corresponding slot to receive and to hold a cable inserted into the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Barton L. Garvin
  • Patent number: 9461450
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of forming an anchor on an insulated cable so as, for example, to attach an electrical power cable to an electrical apparatus. The method includes the steps of providing a wicking material in contact with the insulation of the cable; introducing a liquid, settable adhesive into the wicking material on the insulated cable; and allowing the liquid, settable adhesive to be wicked into the wicking material and to set so as to bond the wicking material to the insulation of the cable and form a projecting anchor on the insulated cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Pratley Investments (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventor: Kimleigh George Montague Pratley
  • Patent number: 9455063
    Abstract: Cable structures with localized foam strain reliefs and systems and methods for making the same are provided. In some embodiments, at least one localized foam strain relief may be incorporated into or positioned underneath a cover of a cable structure. For example, the ratio of base material to foam material may be varied during the manufacture of the cover, such that distinct portions of the cover may include more foam than other portions of the cover. This may provide localized strain relief properties to the cable structure while also obviating the need for additional strain relief components to be provided adjacent to or over specific portions of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Derek C. Krass, Joseph I. Briskey
  • Patent number: 9401557
    Abstract: An electrical connector (100) includes an insulating housing (1) and a plurality of electrical contacts (2) received therein, the insulating housing (1) includes a top surface (11), a bottom surface (10), a plurality of passageways (110) and a pair of blocks (12) extending toward each other from the inner surface of the passageway (110), each of the electrical contacts (2) includes a body portion (20) positioned in the insulating housing (1), the blocks (12) locate under the body portion (20) of the electrical contact (2), the electrical connector (100) further includes adhesive (3) pasted on the inner surface of the passageway (110), after the electrical contacts (2) are assembled to the insulating housing (1), the electrical contacts (2) touch with the adhesive (3) to position the electrical contacts (2) on the insulating housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Nan-Hung Lin, Fang-Jwu Liao
  • Patent number: 9383532
    Abstract: The optical module 10 includes an optical cable 11 including a first tension member 16 surrounding the optical fiber 14, a second tension member 17 surrounding the first tension member, and an outer sheath 20 surrounding the second tension member; and a housing 20 attached at a terminal of the optical cable 11, wherein the first tension member 16 and the second tension member 17 are fixed to the housing 20 to endure a tensile force applied to the optical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihisa Yokochi
  • Patent number: 9306314
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly and method of assembling the same. The cable connector assembly includes a cable connector and a cable connected to the cable connector. The cable connector includes an insulative body, a plurality of terminals held in the insulative body, an internal member molded in the cable connector, and a plastic housing disposed outside of the internal member. The internal member includes a through hole penetrating obliquely the internal member. The through hole includes a first opening proximal to the cable and a second opening distal from the cable. Adhesive is filled the through hole from the first opening through the second opening to contact with an inner surface of the plastic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9197044
    Abstract: There is provided a wire harness with clip in which a clip for fixing a protect tube without winding tape is integrally molded, and a wire harness having the wire harness with clip. The wire harness with clip is provided with a clip to be latched into an attaching hole of a panel, molded integral with an electric wire. The clip includes a main body, a latch part upstanding from a lower face of the main body and is latched into the attaching hole, and an electric wire fixing part disposed on an upper face of the main body and integrally molded on an outer periphery of the electric wire so as to fix the electric wire, the electric wire fixing part including an engaging projection engaging with an inner periphery of a protect tube passing the electric wire therethrough and protecting the electric wire, and a restriction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masataka Yamamoto, Kunihiko Sato
  • Patent number: 9190763
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided wherein the electrical connector includes an electrical connector neck which separates an electrical connector rear from an electrical connector front and wherein the electrical connector rear includes an electrical connector termination. The electrical connector includes a pre-mold material securely associated with the electrical connector to cover the electrical connector rear and the electrical connector termination. Additionally, an over-mold material is securely associated with the electrical connector to cover a portion of the pre-mold material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Louis R Csak
  • Patent number: 9153360
    Abstract: An object is to achieve excellent wear resistance in a case where a flexible portion is partially formed in a protection member formed by hot-pressing a nonwoven fabric. A wire harness has a wire harness main body including at least one electric wire and a protection member. The protection member includes a path regulating portion formed by hot-pressing a nonwoven member in a state of covering at least a portion of the wire harness main body, and a bendable portion formed by covering the wire harness main body with the nonwoven member, adjacent to the path regulating portion along an extending direction of the wire harness main body, the bendable portion being more readily bent than the path regulating portion and being more depressed than the path regulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kajiwara, Takaaki Fukui
  • Patent number: 8975520
    Abstract: A ground loop isolator for a coaxial cable, for example that blocks DC current but which allows a desired band of RF through the ground loop isolator, and which is small enough to fit in the areas where coupling of the desired electronic equipment is to occur. Embodiments may include an outer area allowing for easier manual coupling of the coaxial cable connector nut to electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Steren Electronics International, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Blake, Yiping Hu, Huihui Fu
  • Patent number: 8944266
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to a floor-mounted container that includes a rigid lower container portion defining an upper opening and a rim of the container, a flange extending from the rim and configured to support the container on edges surrounding a hole in the floor, when the container is mounted in the floor, and a lid with one or more trap-doors, the lid pivotally mounted to the rigid lower container portion and configured to pivot approximately 180 degrees from a covering position to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd.
    Inventors: Henry Roemer, Gordon Almond, Conrad Marini, Marco Paesano
  • Patent number: 8872027
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus (2) for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag (8) defining a first compartment (10) for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment (12) for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp (14) temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle (16) communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp (18) temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: CMP Products Limited
    Inventor: Samuel Liam Proud
  • Patent number: 8598458
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic component, a joining member to be mechanically joined with the electronic component, and a metal conductor located between the electronic component and the joining member to mechanically join the electronic component and the joining member. The metal conductor is made of porous noble metal to have pores, and includes an end surface without being covered by the electronic component and the joining member. Furthermore, a reinforcing resin is impregnated from the end surface of the metal conductor to the pores inside of the metal conductor, so as to mechanically reinforce the metal conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishino, Takao Izumi, Kazuhiro Tsuruta, Nobuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 8502074
    Abstract: A sealing device and method of making it for insulating and sealing a joint electrically connecting a wire or ribbon anode to an electrical cable. The cable is insulated except at an open region where the wire anode is connected to it. The sealing device comprises a body of an insulating material molded in situ about the electrical joint to completely cover it and bond to portions of the electrically insulating covering contiguous with the joint to thereby insulate the joint and prevent the ingress of water or other materials into the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Matcor, Inc.
    Inventor: William R. Schutt
  • Patent number: 8471148
    Abstract: For a longitudinal water barrier a conductor is cut at the desired location as usual, the insulation is stripped and the corresponding leads are reconnected with one another in an electrically conductive manner. However, the following steps are taken for additional sealing: each lead end is applied to a soldering surface of a circuit board, wherein the soldering surfaces are separated from one another through slots in the circuit board; and, subsequently in particular a two step encasement with plastic material is performed over the entire connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: ASM Automation Sensorik Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Manfred Steinich
  • Publication number: 20130129289
    Abstract: A cable assembly configured to prevent the wicking of fluid inside the cable assembly and method for producing same. The assembly includes at least one wire surrounded by an insulative wire jacket. A portion of the wire jacket is removed to expose a portion of the wire. The at least one wire is overmolded with a material that adheres to the wire jacket and the exposed portion of the wire, thereby preventing the wicking of fluid along the inside and outside surfaces of the wire jacket. Solder may be applied to the exposed portion of the wire, thereby providing a fluid barrier within the wire in instances in which the wire is stranded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Carey S. ROLAND
  • Publication number: 20110192630
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic component, a joining member to be mechanically joined with the electronic component, and a metal conductor located between the electronic component and the joining member to mechanically join the electronic component and the joining member. The metal conductor is made of porous noble metal to have pores, and includes an end surface without being covered by the electronic component and the joining member. Furthermore, a reinforcing resin is impregnated from the end surface of the metal conductor to the pores inside of the metal conductor, so as to mechanically reinforce the metal conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishino, Takao Izumi, Kazuhiro Tsuruta, Nobuyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 7972166
    Abstract: A push-in wire connector having a sealant therein to enable formation of a waterproof electrical connection by axial insertion of a wire into a chamber contained an electrical conductor protected by the sealant with the electrical conductor displaceable into a waterproof electrical contact with the wire while both the conductor and the wire remain in the presence of the sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: The Patent Store, LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7960652
    Abstract: A cable includes a plurality of cable strands, an insulator disposed on a portion of the plurality of strands such that the plurality of strands are at least partially exposed, and a sealant disposed between gaps of the plurality of strands and at least partially under the insulator. Moreover, a method includes stripping an insulator from an end of the cable to expose a plurality of cable strands, and applying a sealant to the cable strands such that the sealant is drawn under the insulator and fills in gaps between the cable strands by capillary action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Albert Drew, Bruce S. Gump, Randall C. Sumner
  • Patent number: 7955108
    Abstract: A cable end joint assembly (60) for a heating cable is provided, and a method for manufacturing of said joint assembly. The cable end joint assembly comprises at least two insulated conductors (11,12) arranged within a common sheath (10) and has end portions (1,2) stripped for their insulation (11,12) and electrically interconnected (3), as well as an enclosing end cap (6) being sealed to the sheath (10). The cable end joint assembly (60) further comprises at least one sealing element (4), which is provided between the respective conductor insulations (11,12) and the inner wall (26) of the end cap (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Odd Magne Jonli, Kare Asper
  • Patent number: 7779529
    Abstract: A coupling between a device and a mating part includes an elastic material and perhaps a tensioner coupled to the elastic material. The elastic material is wrapped around at least part of the device. The tensioner or other method is used to stretch the elastic material, thereby reducing the thickness of the elastic material. With the thickness of the elastic material reduced by the stretching, the device is inserted into a hole in a mating part. Then the tension on the elastic material is removed, allowing the elastic material to increase in thickness, so as to fill at least part of the gap between the device and the mating part. The coupling may act as an effective heat transfer device for transmitting (by conduction) heat produced by the heat-producing device, to the mating part, which may act as, or be thermally coupled to, a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Alfred Sorvino, Hilario Tejeda, Randy Thompson
  • Patent number: 7765695
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal block for a telecommunication cable comprising the steps of providing a preformed substrate member comprising a podium member, at least one electrical connector and at least one insulated electrical wire attached to an electrical contact positioned within the at least one electrical connector; placing the preformed substrate member in a mold; and injecting a dielectric material into the mold containing the podium member to form an overmolded terminal block, wherein the dielectric material covers the at least one insulated electrical wire and a portion of the electrical contact positioned within the at least one electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventor: Gerald L. Shimirak
  • Patent number: 7678994
    Abstract: An encapsulating permanent wire connector is comprised of a housing provided with a first port and a second port. At least one division wall extends coaxially in a portion of the housing to a side of a straight central axis of the housing and defines an electrically isolating cavity in the housing. The housing has an opening to inject a sealing substance therein. Air evacuation holes are associated with the electrically isolating cavity for the escape of air therefrom when a sealing substance is injected within the housing with soldered wire connections being disposed in the housing and isolated from one another by the electrically isolating cavity. In a preferred embodiment, there are two spaced-apart electrically isolating cavities with a central cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Flextherm Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 7592545
    Abstract: A fitting for connecting conduit. The fitting includes a plurality of electrical conductors running through the fitting and a sealing compound that has been expanded within the fitting to separate the electrical conductors from each other and sides of the fitting. In a further embodiment, the fitting includes a plurality of conductors running through the fitting and a sealing compound that has been expanded within the fitting to separate the conductors from each other and sides of the fitting. The fitting includes a first plug that is secured within a first opening in the fitting such that the first plug is inserted into the first opening after the sealing compound is added to the fitting through the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Paul S. Babiarz, William Bradley Delans
  • Patent number: 7563985
    Abstract: Gel-filled casing for electric connections comprising a base element (100; 200) having an internal volume filled with dielectric gel (G) and a covering or upper element (102; 201) which can be reciprocally coupled in a reversible or irreversible manner to the base element (100, 200), delimiting an internal cavity (101; 210) for a terminal box (3) or similar device to which one or more cables (5) are connected, wherein a plurality of in/out tubular guides for the cables (5) are formed on the covering or upper element (102; 201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Belisario Pini
  • Patent number: 7550672
    Abstract: An electrical connector and conductor assembly cover is provided including a main housing section and a magnifying window section. The main housing section forms a connector receiving area. The connector receiving area is sized and shaped to house an electrical connector therein. The magnifying window section in the main housing section is located between the connector receiving area and an exterior of the cover such that a user can view a magnified image of a marking on the electrical connector in the connector receiving area from the exterior of the cover without opening the main housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Chadbourne, Thomas R. Faucher, David J. Shibilia, Thomas Nelson, Gerhard Schwebler
  • Patent number: 7467457
    Abstract: A coupling between a device and a mating part includes an elastic material and perhaps a tensioner coupled to the elastic material. The elastic material is wrapped around at least part of the device. The tensioner or other method is used to stretch the elastic material, thereby reducing the thickness of the elastic material. With the thickness of the elastic material reduced by the stretching, the device is inserted into a hole in a mating part. Then the tension on the elastic material is removed, allowing the elastic material to increase in thickness, so as to fill at least part of the gap between the device and the mating part. The coupling may act as an effective heat transfer device for transmitting (by conduction) heat produced by the heat-producing device, to the mating part, which may act as, or be thermally coupled to, a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Alfred Sorvino, Hilario Tejeda, Randy Thompson