With Supporting Means Patents (Class 174/79)
  • Patent number: 10770872
    Abstract: An electrical isolator includes a flexible non-electrically conductive membrane and an inelastic flexible dielectric member journaled in the membrane and extending from the first end of the membrane to the second end of the membrane. First and second couplings are mounted to the ends of the dielectric member. The ends of the membrane are mated in sealed engagement with the couplings so as to fluidically seal the ends of the membrane and the dielectric member within the membrane. The membrane is filled with a dielectric fluid so as to displace any air in the membrane and the dielectric member. The couplings are adapted to couple to objects at opposite ends of the electrical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, Michael Howard Boudreau
  • Patent number: 10670823
    Abstract: A system and puller for pulling an optic cable having reinforcing strands, system comprising a collar secured to the cable reinforcing strands and a puller comprising a housing slideable along the cable to abut the collar and a pulling wire attached to the housing for pulling the collar and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BELDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Moise Levy
  • Patent number: 10651637
    Abstract: An electrical isolator includes a flexible non-electrically conductive membrane and an inelastic flexible dielectric member journalled in the membrane and extending from the first end of the membrane to the second end of the membrane. First and second couplings are mounted to the ends of the dielectric member. The ends of the membrane are mated in sealed engagement with the couplings so as to fluidically seal the ends of the membrane and the dielectric member within the membrane. The membrane is filled with a dielectric fluid so as to displace any air in the membrane and the dielectric member. The couplings are adapted to couple to objects at opposite ends of the electrical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, Daniel Neil O'Connell, Raymond Henry Jodoin, Ian Edward Trip, Michael Howard Boudreau
  • Patent number: 10594124
    Abstract: A retaining structure-based heat transfer and dissipation system and a wind generator set are provided. The heat transfer and dissipation system includes a envelop enclosure and power transmission cables that are laid along the vertical direction of the inner wall of the envelop enclosure. The power transmission cables are laid in a shady surface region of the envelop enclosure. The system effectively lowers the surface temperature of the power transmission cables in the envelop enclosure, prolongs the service life of the power transmission cables, and ensures the operation safety of power transmission. The over-temperature problem of the power transmission cables in a tower drum of the wind generator set in a high-temperature natural geographical environment is resolved in a “green” and “zero-energy consumption” manner, and the system safety of power transmission is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: XINJIANG GOLDWIND SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengjun Ma, Wanshun Ma
  • Patent number: 10367342
    Abstract: A dead end structure for supporting a cable having a core portion includes a first support portion extending between a first end and a second end. A second support portion is attached to the first end of the first support portion. A third support portion is attached to the second end of the first support portion. A first helical winding and a second helical winding engage one another such that a first axial opening and a second axial opening are axially aligned to define an axial support opening into which the core portion of the cable is received. The second support portion and the third support portion apply a radial compressive force to the core portion. A sleeve defines an axial opening. The second support portion and the third support portion are received within the axial opening of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing PLP Conductor Line Products Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Ma, Wenji Wu, Xiaowei Sun, Qinghui Xie
  • Patent number: 10181705
    Abstract: An electrical isolator includes a flexible non-electrically conductive membrane and an inelastic flexible dielectric member journalled in the membrane and extending from the first end of the membrane to the second end of the membrane. First and second coupling members are anchored to the ends of the dielectric member. The ends of the membrane are mated in sealed engagement with the coupling members so that the coupling members fluidically seal the ends of the membrane and fluidically seal the dielectric member within the membrane. The membrane is filled with a dielectric fluid so as to displace any air in the membrane and the dielectric member. The coupling members are adapted to couple to objects at opposite ends of the electrical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, Michael Howard Boudreau
  • Patent number: 10136196
    Abstract: A connector brick for a cable communication system includes a header frame including end spacers and side spacers defining a header opening. The header frame is configured for mating with a circuit card. A plurality of cable connectors are received in the header opening and connected to the header frame. Each cable connector has cables extending therefrom. Each cable connector has a header holding signal contacts at a mating end of the header and configured for mating with a corresponding card connector of the circuit card. Float mechanisms extend from the header frame. The float mechanisms allow limited movement in at least two directions of the header frame. The float mechanisms allow alignment of the header frame with the circuit card. The cable connectors float with the header frame as a unit for mating with the corresponding card connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher David Ritter, Robert Paul Nichols, Jared Evan Rossman, Jeffrey Stewart Simpson, Joshua Tyler Sechrist
  • Patent number: 10120155
    Abstract: An optical fiber cable branch member includes a branch member main body, a cable-fixing portion which holds and fixes, onto the branch member main body, an end portion of a jacket of an optical fiber cable including a first optical fiber core bundle and the jacket which coats an outer circumference of the first optical fiber core bundle, and includes a tension resistance member buried in a cable longitudinal direction, a tube-fixing portion which fixes, onto the branch member main body, a plurality of protective tubes which respectively cover and protect respective outer circumferences of a plurality of second optical fiber core bundles obtained by branching the first optical fiber core bundle extending from the end portion of the jacket, and a main body-fixing portion which fixes the branch member main body onto an object to be attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Sho Kishimoto, Norihiro Momotsu
  • Patent number: 10043600
    Abstract: The present application relates to a reinforced cable used for submersible pump, consisting of a fluororubber sheath, a filler, wire ropes and signal cables. The wire ropes and the signal cables are arranged in a central region of the cable; the filler is filled in the surrounding, and the fluororubber sheath is extruded outside the filler; and the signal cable comprises a conductor and an insulating bush, a sintered membrane is formed on an outer wall of the conductor, and the insulating bush is extruded outside the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: HEBEI HUATONG WIRES & CABLES GROUP CO., LTD., SHINDA (TANGSHAN) CREATIVE OIL & GAS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengshou Shangguan, Shujun Zhang, Wei Cheng, John Wahba, Xiangjin Wu, Jianliang Duan, Jian Dong, Jiping Yuan
  • Patent number: 9925541
    Abstract: A pretensioning cable assembly for a crusher in which the assembly is an anchor member having a tapered aperture, a cable having an end for being inserted into and through the tapered aperture of the anchor member, and an anchor wedge positioned on the end of the cable for securing the end of the cable in the tapered aperture, for assembly of a crusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: American Pulverizer Company
    Inventors: Nolan Perin, Scott J. Hrbacek
  • Patent number: 9882360
    Abstract: An electrical isolator includes a flexible non-electrically conductive membrane and an inelastic flexible dielectric member journalled in the membrane and extending from the first end of the membrane to the second end of the membrane. First and second coupling members are anchored to the ends of the dielectric member. The ends of the membrane are mated in sealed engagement with the coupling members so that the coupling members fluidically seal the ends of the membrane and fluidically seal the dielectric member within the membrane. The membrane is filled with a dielectric fluid so as to displace any air in the membrane and the dielectric member. The coupling members are adapted to couple to objects at opposite ends of the electrical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, Michael Howard Boudreau
  • Patent number: 9800000
    Abstract: There is provided a male cable connector (1) for reversibly connecting a computer network cable (7) to form at least one electrical connection or one optical connection to a second component, said male cable connector (1) comprising a male member (3) enclosing at least one electrical lead (14) electrically connected to one electric contact surface (13) and the network cable (7) or said male member (3) enclosing at least one optical fiber (17) connected to an optical connection surface (22) and the network cable (7), said male member (3) being associated with a front direction which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the male member (3) and directed from the cable (7) towards a forward end (11) of the male member (3) characterized in that said at least one electrical contact surface (13) or at least one optical connection surface (22) is arranged on the surface of the male member (3) and the male member (3) has a bore (4) for connecting a pull-cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Anders Lundbring
  • Patent number: 9748670
    Abstract: A method for connecting a conductor and a conductor connector accessory includes inserting an end portion of the conductor into an interior of a tube, and inserting the tube into an interior of a barrel. The barrel defines a plurality of radial passages extending between an outer surface of the barrel and the interior of the barrel. The method further includes providing a plurality of lobes, each of the plurality of lobes disposed within one of the plurality of passages. The method further includes inserting the barrel into an interior of an outer shell, and compressing the outer shell, barrel, lobes, tube and end portion together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventor: Wayne Quesnel
  • Patent number: 9543663
    Abstract: A terminal structure include an internal conductor connection portion, a removal portion and an external conductor connection portion. The internal conductor connection portion is connected to a internal conductor via a conducting portion and an external conductor. The removal portion is provided at a rear side relative to the internal conductor connection portion. The external conductor connection portion is provided at a rear side relative to the removal portion, is formed in the outer peripheral surface of the external conductor, is shut off from the internal conductor connection portion by the removal portion, and is connected to the external conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toru Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 9514861
    Abstract: A self-supporting cable including an outer portion and an inner portion is provided, as well as a combination of a self-supporting cable and a suspension arrangement. The inner portion includes at least one insulated conductor and the outer portion includes a first inner surface and an external surface. The external surface is arranged to engage with a suspension arrangement. The inner portion includes a first outer surface, the first outer surface abutting against the first inner surface. The outer portion includes an outer layer and a metal tape adhered to the outer layer. The outer layer includes the external surface, and the metal tape includes the first inner surface. The first inner surface being of metal and adapted for, during local load, frictional engagement with the material of the first outer surface increases the effectiveness of a functional grip between first outer surface and first inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: NKT CABLES GROUP A/S
    Inventors: Lars Efraimsson, Bengt Strom
  • Patent number: 9478952
    Abstract: An electrical isolator includes a flexible non-electrically conductive membrane and an inelastic flexible dielectric member journalled in the membrane and extending from the first end of the membrane to the second end of the membrane. First and second coupling members are anchored to the ends of the dielectric member. The ends of the membrane are mated in sealed engagement with the coupling members so that the coupling members fluidically seal the ends of the membrane and fluidically seal the dielectric member within the membrane. The membrane is filled with a dielectric fluid so as to displace any air in the membrane and the dielectric member. The coupling members are adapted to couple to objects at opposite ends of the electrical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: David Karl Wabnegger, Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, Michael Howard Boudreau
  • Patent number: 9332335
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable collector for collecting and managing a cable, for connecting an audio device to user equipment, by means of a connection plug fixed to one end of the cable. The cable collector comprises: a) a main body having a first end portion to which the connection plug is intended to be attached, protruding from a surface thereof; b) a second end portion having a through passage with inner dimensions smaller than a largest outer diameter of the connection plug, enabling secure retaining of the latter therein in an active cable collecting state; c) a foldable middle portion joining the two end portions; and d) a cable passage formed within the first and second end portions as well as the middle portion of the main body, said passage being adapted to at least partially accommodate a portion of a cable nearest to the connection plug. The present invention also relates to a cable and cable collector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Zound Industries International AB
    Inventor: Erik Petersén
  • Patent number: 9257760
    Abstract: A coupling member for receiving wire strands of a stranded composite core conductor includes a substantially cylindrical body having first and second ends. A first through hole extends from a first opening at the first end to a second opening at the second end of the body for receiving a wire strand of the stranded conductor. A first protrusion extends axially outwardly from the first end of the body. A first recess in the second end of the body is adapted to receive a protrusion of an adjacent coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Bernard Chenault Crutcher
  • Publication number: 20150131301
    Abstract: A holder comprises a base body, at least two terminals, a connector and at least two wires. The base body defines a receiving hole for receiving the light emitting module. The terminals are provided to the base body and each have a pressing contact portion and a wire insertion structure, the pressing contact portions extend into the receiving hole and respectively press against the contact pads of the light emitting module. The connector is provided to the base body so as to externally connect a mating connector. The wires respectively correspond to the terminals to allow one end of each wire to be detachably connected to the wire insertion structure of the corresponding terminal and the other end of the each wire to be connected to the connector so that the terminals and the connector are electrically connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Yi-Tse Ho
  • Publication number: 20150034356
    Abstract: A cable backplane system includes a backplane having a plurality of openings and mounting locations with guide holes and a datum surface. A cable rack is coupled to the backplane. The cable rack includes a tray having a frame and spacer assemblies coupled to the tray. The spacer assemblies are coupled to the backplane at corresponding mounting locations. Each spacer assembly has a floating spacer and a spring pressing the floating spacer in a biasing direction. The floating spacer is allowed to float relative to the frame in the biasing direction. The floating spacer has a guide pin extending from a front thereof. The spring presses the floating spacer in the biasing direction such that the guide pin is received in the guide hole and the front of the floating spacer abuts against the datum surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher David Ritter, Kevin Jenq-Yih Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150008009
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a mounting adapter which connects to a current sensor and provides an alignment of a bus bar to the current sensor while securely mounting the current sensor to the bus bar. In some embodiments, a mounting adapter may be inserted into an aperture of the current sensor. A bus bar may then be inserted into an aperture in the mounting adapter sized to receive the bus bar and to align it within the current sensor. The bus bar may substantially fill the entire aperture space which may lock the mounting adapter to the current sensor. In some embodiments the bus bar may be secured to the mounting adapter. The secure alignment and coupling of the bus bar to the current sensor via an exemplary mounting adapter may eliminate the need for separate mounting and alignment of the bus bar and current sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Vinnedge
  • Publication number: 20140367139
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable collector (1; 101; 201; 301) for collecting and managing a cable (8), for connecting an audio device (20) to user equipment, by means of a connection plug (9) fixed to one end of the cable. The cable collector comprises: a) a main body (2; 102; 202; 302) having a first end portion (3; 103; 203; 303) to which the connection plug (9) is intended to be attached, protruding from a surface (3A) thereof; b) a second end portion (4; 104; 204; 304) having a through passage (7; 107; 207; 307) with inner dimensions smaller than a largest outer diameter (D1) of the connection plug, enabling secure retaining of the latter therein in an active cable collecting state; c) a foldable middle portion (5; 105; 205; 305) joining the two end portions; and d) a cable passage (6) formed within the first and second end portions as well as the middle portion of the main body, said passage being adapted to at least partially accommodate a portion of a cable nearest to the connection plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: ZOUND INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventor: Erik Petersén
  • Publication number: 20140360753
    Abstract: A cable backplane system includes a backplane having a plurality of openings therethrough. A cable rack is coupled to a rear of the backplane, which includes a tray and spacers coupled to the tray that have guide pins. Cable connector assemblies are held by the tray. Removable dust caps are coupled to corresponding cable connectors each having a distal end and guide walls extending therefrom that guide mating of the cable rack with the backplane. The distal end of each dust cap is received in a corresponding opening in the backplane. The guide walls guide the cable rack relative to the backplane such that the guide pins of the spacers are aligned with guide holes of the backplane and such that the cable connectors are aligned with the openings of the backplane. The removable dust caps are removed after the cable rack is coupled to the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Sechrist, Christopher David Ritter, Nathan Glenn Lehman, Brian Patrick Costello, Robert Paul Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140360752
    Abstract: A cable backplane system includes a backplane having a plurality of openings therethrough and a cable rack coupled to a rear of the backplane. The cable rack includes a tray having a frame surrounding a raceway and a brick held by the tray. The brick has side spacers at opposite sides of the brick and plates coupled to the side spacers that support a plurality of cable connector assemblies. Each cable connector assembly is positioned between and supported by corresponding plates on opposite sides of the cable connectors with the cable connectors positioned in corresponding openings in the backplane. The plates each include a hem folded over at a rear of the plate. The hem has an edge positioned rearward of the cable connectors and supporting the cable connectors from retreating from the openings in the backplane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joshua Tyler Sechrist, Christopher David Ritter, Nathan Glenn Lehman, Brian Patrick Costello, Robert Paul Nichols
  • Patent number: 8829347
    Abstract: An umbilical for deep water applications, which includes a plurality of power cables and other elements bundled together within a sheath. The umbilical further includes an end termination at some or all of the power cables, the termination including a resin ferrule disposed around the cable to provide a connection between the cable and an installation to which the umbilical is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Technip France
    Inventor: Dave Madden
  • Publication number: 20140216779
    Abstract: A charging stand includes: a charging cable provided with a connector connected to a vehicle; a holding unit to hold the connector; and a reel to wind the charging cable automatically when the connector is placed on the holding unit. A vehicle includes: a charging cable provided with a plug connected to an external power supply; a holding unit to hold the plug; and a reel to wind the charging cable automatically when the plug is placed on the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigeki Kinomura
  • Patent number: 8791364
    Abstract: A low noise communication cable is provided having a plurality of internal conductors covered by one or a plurality of cable shields, which are covered by a cable insulator. The cable includes a quarter wavelength sleeve choke outside the cable insulator connected to the cable shield by means of a conducting support. The sleeve choke reduces the noise current flowing on the external surface of the cable shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Umberto Paoletti
  • Patent number: 8766098
    Abstract: A device for measuring current and/or voltage in a high voltage wire can be provided in a folding insulator. The mechanically folding insulator device can include a plurality of insulated sections. Pairs of insulated sections are coupled together by a link which allows for mechanical folding of said insulator device. The insulated sections of the folding insulator device have a cavity formed therein which contains an optical fiber surrounded by an insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Grid
    Inventor: Allen H. Rose
  • Patent number: 8735723
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mounting cables within a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system are provided. One apparatus includes a cable assembly having a rigid support structure defining a channel with a cross-section and an electrical cable having a cross-section smaller than the cross-section of the channel. The electrical cable is secured within the channel of the rigid support structure, with the rigid support structure configured for coupling to a stationary component of the MRI system to resist movement from a movable component to which the electrical cable is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Longzhi Jiang, Robert Belinski, Robbi McDonald
  • Patent number: 8717768
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis, a bracket received in the chassis and a cable. A storage device is received in the bracket, and a wire is connected to the storage device. A motherboard is attached to the chassis, and at least two inserting slots are located on the motherboard. A first circuit board is electronically connected to the wire. The cable is electronically connected to the first circuit board and includes a connecting component and at least two connectors. The connecting component is electronically connected to the first circuit board, and the at least two connectors are electronically connected to the at least two inserting slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen-Ruei Tu, Shu-Hsien Chou, Li-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 8697992
    Abstract: A cable assembly for use in a hydrocarbon well of extensive depth. The cable assembly may be effectively employed at well depths of over 30,000 feet. Indeed, embodiments of the assembly may be effectively employed at depths of over 50,000 feet while powering and directing downhole equipment at a downhole end thereof. The assembly may be made up of a comparatively high break strength uphole cable portion coupled to a lighter downhole cable portion. This configuration helps to ensure the structural integrity of the assembly in light of its own load when disposed in a well to such extensive depths. Additionally, the assembly may be employed at such depths with an intervening connector sub having a signal amplification mechanism incorporated therein to alleviate concern over telemetry between the surface of the oilfield and the downhole equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Gillan, Joseph Varkey, Jose Ramon Lozano-Gendreau, Vladimir Hernandez-Solis, Jan W. Smits, Hifzi Ardic
  • Patent number: 8674230
    Abstract: A wave gripping core sleeve for containing compression or crimping energy in bare conductor transmission power lines in full tension joints or dead end joints. The wave gripping core sleeve includes a plurality of interlocking members having a first end and a second end with a groove adjacent at least one of the ends. The first side of each interlocking member is engaged with the second side of an adjacent interlocking member. At least one resilient member wraps around the circumference of the interlocking members and is received in a channel formed by the aligned grooves. The interlocking members include a first set of ribs to engage the conductor in a first direction and a second set of ribs to engage the conductor in a second direction, opposite from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Vladimir Hoxha
  • Publication number: 20130248220
    Abstract: The object is to allow rotatable rollers to rotate smoothly. Rotatable rollers axially supported by bearings provided in a retainer so as to be rotatable include legs, each of which has an engaging part engageable with the corresponding bearing. A sliding part of the leg which is slidable against an inner circumferential surface of the bearing has a cross-sectional shape which is contactable with the inner circumferential surface over a width smaller than a width of the leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicants: FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hayato Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8519267
    Abstract: A one piece integral electrical terminal has a mount portion and a wire receiving portion. The wire receiving portion has a continuous annular interior wall having a contact portion with an integral oxide breaker especially suited to breaking through the oxide layer on aluminum wire. The wire receiving portion also has a sealing portion with at least one integral seal ring. An electrical cable is made by crimping the electrical terminal to an aluminum wire using a modified hexagonal crimp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Peters, William L. Arenburg
  • Patent number: 8513529
    Abstract: At least one cable is fastened to a longitudinal structure. The longitudinal structure is prepared to absorb the tensile load of the cable. The longitudinal structure is prepared to be bent together with the cable around an obstacle of a construction while they are positioned in reference to the construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Esben Vadstrup
  • Patent number: 8466367
    Abstract: A lead-through terminal for leading an electric line through a wall, having a first terminal housing and a second terminal housing, at least one first conductor connection member in the first terminal housing and at least one conductor connection member in the second terminal housing, and a bus bar electrically connecting the first conductor connection member to the second conductor connection member when the first terminal housing and the second terminal housing are connected together. The two conductor connection members each have a leg spring and a metal part, the leg springs each having a clamping leg and a contact leg, the clamping legs and corresponding metal parts each form a spring-force clamp connection for connection of an electrical conductor. The bus bar is arranged in the first terminal housing and electrically conductively connected at a first end thereof to the metal part of the first conductor connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 8452151
    Abstract: A cable retainer assembly comprising a cable retainer and a cable retainer bracket for retaining a cable to a fixed location. The cable retainer is positioned on an arbitrary portion of the cable and then secured to a cable retainer assembly such that one or more cables can be secured and organized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Schroeder, Mark Smrha
  • Patent number: 8313217
    Abstract: A device for releasably positioning a cable on a support surface comprises a first housing component and a second housing component. The first housing component is releasably engaged with the second housing component. At least one channel is defined between the first and second housing components for releasably receiving and positioning a cable, wherein the at least one channel has an inlet and an outlet, and the outlet has a dimension that is smaller than a dimension of the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventor: Steven E. Kwak
  • Publication number: 20120250310
    Abstract: Attachment devices and methods for use with light emitting devices are provided. In one aspect, the light emitting device can include a submount and a light emission area disposed over the submount. The device can further include at least one attachment member provided on the submount. The attachment member can engage an electrical component thereby providing a gas-tight, solder free connection between the attachment member and electrical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher P. Hussell, Kurt S. Wilcox, Peter Scott Andrews, Jesse Colin Reiherzer
  • Patent number: 8227695
    Abstract: A wind turbine generator includes a tower, a nacelle mounted on the tower, at least one cable suspended downward from the nacelle inside the tower, a protective tube attached to the cable to surround the cable, and a cable swing restraint support attached to the tower and provided in a position opposed to the protective tube to surround the protective tube. The protective tube is relatively movable with respect to the cable swing restraint support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Yoshiaki Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20120006578
    Abstract: A wind energy installation includes a tower and a nacelle arranged at the top of the tower such that it can swivel in the azimuth direction. The installation also includes a plurality of cables which are guided via a loop from the tower into the nacelle, the cables being held at a distance from one another in the loop by means of rotationally fixed and loose holders. The holders each have receptacles for attachment of the cables with a predetermined circumferential separation. The holders include a lower rotationally fixed guide ring and an aligning upper loose guide ring. A loop guide is formed such that the loop is subdivided by means of the rotationally fixed lower guide ring into a curved untwisted area and an extended twisted area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: REpower Systems AG
    Inventor: Matthias Schubert
  • Publication number: 20110162865
    Abstract: A wind turbine generator includes a tower, a nacelle mounted on the tower, at least one cable suspended downward from the nacelle inside the tower, a protective tube attached to the cable to surround the cable, and a cable swing restraint support attached to the tower and provided in a position opposed to the protective tube to surround the protective tube. The protective tube is relatively movable with respect to the cable swing restraint support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro UENO, Yoshiaki TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20110164419
    Abstract: A conductive end cap for a linear lighting apparatus is disclosed. The first embodiment of the present invention comprises, among other things, an insulating cap for one end of the linear lighting apparatus, the cap including a first orifice extending from the exterior side of the cap to the interior side of the cap and a conducting shaft extending through the first orifice and protruding from the exterior side of the cap, such that the shaft may rotate about its central axis within the first orifice. The conductive end cap also includes a second orifice extending perpendicularly through a portion of the shaft for accepting a conductive line and a static conductive element protruding from the interior side of the cap so as to provide a conductive terminal for a lighting element located within the linear lighting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Sylwester Klus
  • Patent number: 7882629
    Abstract: A dead end electrical connector assembly including a dead end connector member, a collet, wedges and an outer sleeve. The dead end connector member has a first end section and a second end section. The second end section includes a threaded section. The first end section is adapted to be connected to another member and includes a general bolt head section adapted to be turned by a powered tool to axially rotate the dead end connector member. The front end of the collet includes a threaded section adapted to be threaded onto the threaded section of the dead end connector member. The wedges are inserted directly between the collet and a core member of a cable conductor. The second end section of the dead end connector member is adapted to push the wedges into the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher G. Chadbourne
  • Patent number: 7858882
    Abstract: An electrical connector including an end member configured to connect the electrical connector to another member; and jaw segments. The jaw segments are configured to be arranged relative to one another to directly contact a core of a core and stranded (C-S) cable. Each of the jaw segments are configured to contact a different outer perimeter segment around the core to combine to substantially surround a portion of the core. The jaw segments are mounted directly with the end member at an interlocking connection of the jaw segments directly with the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Burndy Technology LLC
    Inventor: Robert V. DeFrance
  • Patent number: 7807926
    Abstract: Flexible cables are connected to a movable member at a first end and a fixed member at a second end, each having a curve in between the first end and the second end. The flexible cables each include a first positioning system near the first end in the curve and a second positioning system near the second end in the curve, and they have different distances between the first positioning system and the second positioning system. The first positioning system and the second positioning system are fixed to a first positioning portion and a second positioning portion respectively. The flexible cables are spaced from each other to define clearances thereamong at the curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Samoto
  • Patent number: 7670451
    Abstract: A cable is installed in coiled tubing for use in. downhole wells; the cable having an expandable jacket (22) extruded around it. After being installed in the coiled tubing, and the expandable jacket is caused to expand, securing the cable in the coiled tubing. The expandable jacket is caused to expand by the application of heat or by the application of a liquid hydrocarbon. The expandable jacket may be discontinuous along the length of the power cable, discontinuous portions being provided by interspersing the expandable jacket with sections non-expandable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Artificial Lift Company Limited
    Inventor: Philip Head
  • Patent number: 7607954
    Abstract: A dead cable end distributes holding force over a length of a cable end to reduce or eliminate damage to cables. The dead cable end includes a housing containing a plurality of collets each residing in a collet receptacle. Each collet includes a conical exterior and a lengthwise collet gap, and each collet receptacle includes a conical interior. The collets and collet receptacle are held inside the housing by a screw-in retaining nut, and the collet and collet receptacle pairs are compressed between the retaining nut and a spring inside the housing. The cable end resides inside the collets, and axial compressive forces on each collet and collet receptacle pair cause each collet to compress radially and hold the cable end. Anti-rotation pins are inserted through the housing into slots in the collet receptacle next to the screw-in retainer to prevent internal rotation during tightening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Byrne, Mark A. Forster
  • Patent number: 7465875
    Abstract: A sealing element for cable leadthroughs or empty conduit leadthroughs is provided. The sealing element has a reception region for one or more cables or empty conduits, the reception region having a first fastening region spaced apart from a second fastening region, with the first fastening region having a diameter projecting beyond the diameter of the regions of the sealing element adjacent to it and with the second fastening region having a resilient peripheral sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hausgerate Ochsenhausen GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Dorner, Volker Friedmann, Ralf Schubert
  • Patent number: 7427715
    Abstract: An cable assembly (100) includes a cable (3) and a strain relief device (20) molded on an end of the cable. The cable (3) includes a center wire (31), a metal braiding (32) enclosing the center wire and a jacket (35) shielding the metal braiding. The strain relief device (20) consists of a first plastic layer (4) pre-molded on the metal braiding (32) and the jacket (35) and the second plastic layer (2) over-molded on the first plastic layer (4). Also, a method of making such cable assembly (100) is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter Kuo