Angular Patents (Class 174/87)
  • Patent number: 10700450
    Abstract: A connector secured to a coaxial cable having a conducting core. The connector includes a housing having a body having a central vertical axis and defining a chamber extending along the central vertical axis, a dielectric disposed in the chamber of the housing; and a signal contact disposed in the chamber of the housing and held by the dielectric. The signal contact includes a head having a top face and an opposite bottom face, a ferrule member projecting away from the top face of the head, and a pin projecting away from the bottom face of the head. The ferrule member includes a passage extending in a direction transverse to the central vertical axis, and the passage receives a terminating portion of the conducting core. The ferrule member is crimped to the terminating portion of the conducting core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WINCHESTER INTERCONNECT CORPORATION
    Inventor: John E. Benham
  • Patent number: 10468837
    Abstract: A coaxial connector assembly includes a housing holding an outer contact and a dielectric holder received in the outer contact. The dielectric holder has a mating segment having a front cavity and a cable segment having a cable cavity receiving a cable assembly. The cable assembly has a pin contact. A center contact is received in the front cavity of the dielectric holder. The center contact has a base positioned in the dielectric holder generally at an intersection of the front cavity and the cable cavity. The center contact has deflectable pin beams extending from the base. The pin beams have flared lead-in tips at distal ends of the beams. The base and the pin beams are axially aligned with the cable axis to receive the pin contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Franklin Schroll, John Mark Myer
  • Patent number: 10367357
    Abstract: A solar panel system for determining how many solar panels connected to a controller is provided. An electrical pathway connects the controller to at least one solar panel. A first resistance is associated with each of the at least one solar panel. An external environment resistance is defined by a cumulative presence of at least the first resistance associated with each of the at least one solar panel, wherein the external environment resistance is different based on a total number of the at least one solar panels connected to the electrical pathway. A second resistance is associated with the controller. The external environment resistance and the second resistance at least partially define a voltage divider to receive an input voltage and produce an output voltage. The controller is programmed to determine from the produced output voltage the total number of the at least one solar panel connected to the controller along the electrical pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAFECONNECT SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Cunningham, Todd Georgopapadakos, Mark Duda, Scott Sato
  • Patent number: 10320110
    Abstract: A plug-in connector has a plug-in connector housing, an insulating body and a contact. The plug-in connector is rectangular and is designed to be mounted on a device wall or on another surface. The contact of the plug-in connector is also rectangular and in the form of a single piece. A two-part insulating body which is placed in the plug-in connector housing from two directions is necessary for assembling the plug-in connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Irina Loetkemann, Dieter Riepe, Heiko Meier, Jens Grunwald
  • Patent number: 10270190
    Abstract: A twist-on wire connector includes a connector cap and a tapered coil spring configured to be secured within the connector cap. The connector cap includes a peripheral wall extending between open and closed ends of the connector cap and defining a connector cap recess, top portion having the closed end, bottom portion having the open end, and asymmetrically opposed wings. The asymmetrically opposed wings are positioned to offset from a centerline of the connector cap to provide a comfortable grip while turning the twist-on wire connector during electrical wire installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, LLC
    Inventor: Ludovic Legault
  • Patent number: 10186817
    Abstract: A right angle coaxial connector includes: an inner contact comprising a post configured to mate with a mating coaxial cable jack, the inner contact further including a finger having a pin, the pin extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the post; an outer conductor body including a housing section and a mating ring configured to mate with the mating coaxial cable jack; a first dielectric spacer interposed between the post of the inner contact and the mating ring of the outer conductor body; and a second dielectric spacer interposed between the housing section of the outer conductor body and the finger of the inner contact. The second dielectric spacer includes a slot in which the finger and at least a portion of the pin reside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Paynter
  • Patent number: 10154691
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette (“e-Cig”) may include an adapter component for connecting a battery portion of the e-Cig with the cartridge. The adapter may be configured to utilize a bonding device, such as a ring, cylinder, or sleeve component, for connecting wires without requiring soldering. The bonding device may press a wire at a contact point against a conductive material for transmission of electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nu Mark Innovations Ltd.
    Inventors: Zvika Feldman, Sammy Capuano
  • Patent number: 10150834
    Abstract: A method for making joints in an electrical cable is disclosed. A first cable having polymeric insulation and a first bare conductor end and a second cable having polymeric insulation and a second bare conductor end are provided and joined create a conductor joint. A curable reaction mixture is applied over the conductor joint and cured to form a polymeric insulating sheath over the conductor joint and bonded to the polymeric insulation of each of the first and second cables. The reaction mixture includes a carbon-Michael acceptor compound, a carbon-Michael donor compound and a carbon-Michael reaction catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicole Knight, Dwight Latham, Nathan Wilmot
  • Patent number: 9912316
    Abstract: A mechanical hub is provided. The mechanical hub is attachable to a cable and includes an outer shell and tiles. The outer shell surrounds the cable. The tiles are spaced to surround the circumference of the cable. The tiles may be positioned between the outer shell and the cable such that a translation of the outer shell alters the distance between the tiles and the cable. The mechanical hub may improve signals that are transmitted over segments of a cable that have degraded signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sharath Somashekar, Nitesh Manchanda, Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 9831642
    Abstract: A vertical support provides for the rapid assembly, disassembly, and modification of a shelving system in a variety of configurations, as determined by the practical and aesthetic requirements of the user. The vertical support facilitates the mounting of a variety of attachment members, such as shelves, hangers, or media boards, that contain powered appliances, allowing the user to further customize the shelving system to his practical and aesthetic requirements. The vertical support makes it easy for a user to mount these attachment members and hides the connections of the various components, to maximize the aesthetic appeal of the shelving display. Additionally, vertical support can be configured with other subcomponents to form shelving systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Opto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Woodley, Nathan Wells, Erich Haller, Graham Wood
  • Patent number: 9795189
    Abstract: An drawstring clamping device having a first member and a second member. The first member has a first member base, a first tower structure secured to the first member base at a first tower structure first end, and a second tower structure secured to the first member base at a second tower structure first end. The second member has a second member base with an aperture disposed therethrough. The aperture is configured to adjustably engage the first tower structure and the second tower structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Thingz, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Cooley, Arthur Todd Parkhouse
  • Patent number: 9784757
    Abstract: A touch sensor is associated with a housing that is adapted for attachment to the outer perimeter of a fluid conduit. The housing can be attached to the fluid conduit such that the touch sensor can detect the presence of fluid within the fluid conduit. The output of the touch sensor can be used by an indicator or processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TOUCHSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Deron Stambaugh, Mark Burleson, Anthony Russo
  • Patent number: 9741466
    Abstract: A waterproof structure for stopping water between bare wires of multiple circuits stopping water between bare wires all together for plural covered wires each of which has a stripped wire exposed part formed by removing a cover material in an intermediate portion thereof, and is folded over at the stripped wire exposed part; a non-electrically conductive wire support supporting plural covered wires so as to prevent short-circuits between the stripped wire exposed parts of plural covered wires; a container accommodating portions of plural covered wires supported by the wire support and the stripped wire exposed part; and a thermosetting waterproofing agent filled into the container to immerse at least the stripped wire exposed parts of plural covered wires and cured to immerse the stripped wire exposed part and clearance between plural covered wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Wakabayashi, Kazuto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9698518
    Abstract: A wire connector kit and a method of protecting an electrical connection comprising a wire connector and a source of expandable sealant wherein the expandable sealant is injected into a wire connector after the electrical connection has been formed with the expandable sealant undergoing an in situ internal expansion from a site proximate the electrical connection to encapsulate and protect the electrical junction from the environment or through forming a sealant plug in a housing through an in situ expansion of the sealant plug to protect an electrical connection cocooned within the housing by the sealant plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: THE PATENT STORE LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James C Keeven
  • Patent number: 9633759
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a waterproofing structure for an insulation-coated electrical wire that includes a tubular protection member and a resin material that is accommodated in the protection member. An exposed conductor section includes a plurality of bare wires bent to double back in a reverse direction in the protection member, the protection member including a tubular section that surrounds the exposed conductor section and the pair of on intermediate ends of the coating tube that are adjacent to both ends of the exposed conductor section; and a closed section that is distanced from the exposed conductor section in the axial direction and closes one end of the tubular section. The resin material is made of a thermosetting resin that is cured, between the protection member and the insulation-coated electrical wire, while closely fitting to the closed section, the exposed conductor section, and the pair of intermediate ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Wakabayashi, Hiroyuki Ootsuki, Kazuto Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9627795
    Abstract: An assembly for electrically connecting at least two wires is provided. The assembly includes a body configured to receive a connector therein for electrically connecting at least two wires, and a retainer configured to releasably couple to the body. The retainer has at least one arm configured to extend into the body, when the retainer is coupled to the body, and inhibit movement of the connector out of the body after the connector is received in the body. Methods of making an electrical connection using an electrical connecting assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Duane K. Smith
  • Patent number: 9620868
    Abstract: An electrical connection system (10) for connecting at least two electrical wires (W) together in a secure housing. A non-electrically conductive base (12) has a plurality of ports (16) corresponding to at least the number of wires being connected together with an end of each wire being inserted through a respective port. Exposed ends of the wires are then twisted together. A non-electrically conductive cap (14) is sized and shaped to align with and fit over a top of the base with the twisted together exposed ends of the wires fitting within the cap. The base and cap together form a shell in which the twisted together wires are securely enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Matthew Wootton
  • Patent number: 9614304
    Abstract: An electrical connector forms electrical contact by tightening of a movable, electrically-conductive spiral around un-insulated wire or wires. The spiral coils around the wire multiple times and tightens on the wire(s) when either one or the other end, or both ends, of the spiral is/are rotated relative to the other. Various housing portions may be provided for connection to different portions of the spiral, to facilitate the tightening of the spiral and to cooperate with a latch/lock system to retain the spiral in tightened condition. Multiple spirals may be provided in one connector, including spirals that tighten around separate wires at opposite ends/side of the connector and/or in spiral ports extending transversely from a main spiral(s). Terminal ends or additional spiral units/ports may be connected to a given spiral, either permanently, semi-permanently, or detachably, for producing a wide variety of configurations and modular connection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MELNI, LLC
    Inventor: Mark L. Melni
  • Patent number: 9496649
    Abstract: An electrical-connection system for connecting a first cable to a second cable includes a central connector unit that attaches to cable-end connectors. Among other features, the central connector unit might include a curved surface, each of the cable-end connectors might include a grip mechanism. Generally, the electrical-connection system is configured to be positioned in a radial groove of a cylindrical body, such that an overall height of the system is maintained within space constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Cameron Burns, Michael Finona
  • Patent number: 9379530
    Abstract: A flexible grommet with a grommet spreader mounting and alignment feature is provided. The grommet is configured to attach an object to a support structure. A body of the grommet defines an opening configured to clamp around the object. The opening defines a plurality of channels configured to facilitate mounting of the grommet onto the spreader. The channels may also be configured to correctly orient a mating feature of the grommet relative to the spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale J. Smutny, John W. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9210984
    Abstract: An airtight cosmetic container in which an inner container (200) and an inner cover (300) can be airtightly sealed without using a separate rubber seal while compensating for a diameter deviation caused by a molding error of the inner cover (300). The inner container (200) includes a packing case (220) in which a cosmetic tray is installed, and which includes inner and outer elastic sidewalls (222, 223) that form a seal groove (221) therebetween, so a sealing rib (320) of the inner cover (300) is inserted into the seal groove (221), with inner and outer curved protrusions (222a, 223a) protruding toward each other on opposed surfaces of the inner and outer elastic sidewalls so as to come into elastic close contact with the inner and outer circumferential surfaces of the sealing rib (320) inserted in the seal groove (221), thereby realizing an airtight sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jae Sam Byeon
  • Patent number: 9054471
    Abstract: A coaxial angled adapter includes a first adapter body, a first dielectric disposed within the first adapter body and a first inner contact within the first dielectric. An outer contact is attached to the first adapter body outside the first dielectric and provides electrical shielding and mechanical retention of components. A second adapter body may be attached to the first adapter body such that an axis of the first adapter body and an axis of the second adapter body form a non-zero angle therebeween. A second dielectric may be provided within the second adapter, and a second inner contact may be provided within the second dielectric. The second dielectric and second inner contact may engage the first dielectric and first inner contact, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: MegaPhase, LLC
    Inventor: Robert C. Hosler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9054434
    Abstract: A method for producing a wiring harness including a sealing member having higher airtightness includes a coat formation step of forming a coat by applying a composition solution that contains at least a photo polymerization initiator, a thermal radical polymerization initiator, a redox catalyst and a polymerizable compound to an exposed bunched portion and a coated bunched portion that is adjacent to the exposed bunched portion of the bunch of electric wires, and a light irradiation step of irradiating the coat formed on the exposed bunched portion and the adjacent coated bunched portion with light to photocure the coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Kakuta, Takehiro Hosokawa, Kazuyuki Sohma, Tomoyuki Hattori
  • Patent number: 9035184
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting wires includes first and second members pivotally coupled together. The first member has an opening and the second member has a receptacle, where the opening of the first member and the receptacle of the second member are configured to generally align when the first and second members are in a first position such that wires can be inserted through the opening of the first member and into the receptacle of the second member for electrically connecting the wires. A metallic coil is positioned within the receptacle of the second member and configured to electrically connect the wires. And, a sleeve is positioned adjacent the receptacle of the second member, generally above the metallic coil, for holding insulating material in the electrical connector to help coat the wires when the wires are received into the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BLAZING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Boaz, Duane K. Smith, Douglas L. Kirk
  • Patent number: 8997347
    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: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven
  • Patent number: 8979037
    Abstract: A cable tray apparatus is provided a people mover system such as a Sky Train or the like. The cable tray apparatus is made up of a plurality of identical cable trays which are secured together in an end-to-end relationship. The cable trays are selectively laterally horizontally adjustable with respect to one another and are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another to correspond to curves in the roadway of the system and to correspond to elevational changes in the roadway of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis, David T. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 8960611
    Abstract: An expansion joint is disclosed for a cable tray apparatus for a people mover system. An expansion joint is inserted or positioned between a pair of generally rectangular electrical cable trays having first and second ends. The cable trays are connected in an end-to-end relationship. The expansion joint has first and second ends and is positioned between the pair of cable trays so that the first end thereof is connected to the second end of the adjacent cable tray and so that the second end thereof is connected to the first end of the adjacent cable tray. The expansion joint includes body portions which are slidably movable towards one another or slidably movable away from one another to compensate for expansion and contraction of the cable tray apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Adam J. Wurzer, Cameron G. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20150047871
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus and related methods for making weather, fire, or water-proofed wire-to-wire electrical connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Joye
  • Publication number: 20140209345
    Abstract: A power connector includes a first lug having a securing mechanism to secure a first conductor to the first lug, a second lug having a securing mechanism to secure a second conductor to the second lug, wherein the first lug and the second lug include interlocking features that enable the first and second lugs to be mechanically and electrically coupled and decoupled, and a cold-shrink insulating tube secured over the interlocked first lug and the second lug and sealed against a portion the first conductor and a portion of the second conductor. For applications at higher voltage levels, unique cold-shrink voltage stress control features may be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation
    Inventor: Robert MINADEO
  • Patent number: 8669681
    Abstract: A bar-wound stator, which is connectable to a plurality of fixed terminal points, includes a plurality of stator teeth and a plurality of magnet wires. Each of the plurality of magnet wires has a winding portion wound about at least one of the plurality of stator teeth and a junction portion extending away therefrom. A plurality of flexible leads each have a first portion ultrasonically welded directly to a respective one of the junction portions of the plurality of magnet wires. A second portion of each of the plurality of flexible leads extends flexibly away from the first portion and is configured for attachment to a respective one of the fixed terminal points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Edward L. Kaiser, Peter Bostwick
  • Publication number: 20140041895
    Abstract: A finger friendly twist-on wire connector having a spiral coil and an open end rigid shell secured to the spiral coil with the rigid shell having an outer surface with a circumferential band and a closed end supporting a finger cushion material integral to at least a portion of the outer surface of the rigid shell with the finger cushion material including a plurality of circumferentially spaced elongated ribs resiliently deformable in response to radially and tangential finger forces thereon as rotational finger forces are transmitted to the rigid shell through the finger cushion material to thereby inhibit finger fatigue and finger injury while allowing the user to maintain a feel of the wire engagement within the wire connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: J. Herbert King, JR., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: 8637771
    Abstract: The disclosed invention describes a motor/generator coil produced using rectangular electric current conductors of any thickness and width. A unique joint between the up and down segments of the coil turn enables an improved conductor packing ratio and geometrical orientation that minimizes the effect of eddy currents. The resulting coil produces higher power than typical wire wound motors but is lighter weight and physically smaller in size. In addition, the coil can be free-standing, and is capable of slotless and/or ironless core device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Greald W Yankie, Gregory S Graham
  • Patent number: 8552296
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus and related methods for making weather, fire, or water-proofed wire-to-wire electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Joye
  • Patent number: 8525026
    Abstract: An epidermal friendly twist-on wire connector and a method of applying an epidermal twist-on wire connector having a resilient gripping region including a set of low profile, resilient ribs that are circumferentially spaced so that a users thumb and fingers can compressively and sequentially engage and compress at least a portion of a plurality of ribs as well as the valley between the ribs during application of a wire securement torque to the twist-on wire connector while at the same time inhibiting or preventing epidermal trauma in a users thumb and fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rhea, James Keeven, Frank Vlasaty, William Hiner, L. Herbert King, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130153258
    Abstract: The bend of the invention makes it possible to provide a great number of different direction changes in the configuration of gas-insulated high-voltage lines. The bend mainly uses an angled ferrule (11). associated with two angular rings (12), placed between the angled ferrule (11) and a straight section (13) of the line, each angular ring (12) forming a change of direction defined by a determined angular offset angle (?) between said two joining surfaces. Thus, the use of an angled ferrule (11), in combination with one or two angular rings (12) makes it possible to obtain the four angular offsets of 70°, 80°, 100°, 110°. These same angular rings (12), used with an angled ferrule having an angle of 140° makes it possible to obtain the angles of 120°, 130°, 150°, and 160°. Use for constructing gas-insulated high-voltage lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventor: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
  • Patent number: 8348705
    Abstract: A pivoting electrical connector includes a base and housing. The base has a cavity and base partitions to receive at least two conductors. The housing is operative to pivotally connect to said base and is adapted to rotate about an axis of rotation to allow insertion of one or more conductors into said cavity and to twist the conductors into electrical contact when the housing is pivoted. The electrical connector is operative to twist one or more conductors safely within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Termax Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel James Dickenson
  • Patent number: 8338708
    Abstract: An electric junction box is provided having a receiving portion enabling a joint to be securely press-fitted into a joint, even if the outer diameter of the joint varies within a wide range. An electric junction box is comprised of a joint having electrical conduits that are electrically connected to each other at their terminals, and a cap disposed on the terminals, and a receiving portion which the joint is press-fitted into. The receiving portion comprises a recess having an inner surface facing an outer surface of the joint, and a rib projection disposed on the inner surface of the recess. The rib projection has a tapered portion inclined toward the bottom of the recess thus approximating the center portion of the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Akemi Maebashi, Shigeharu Tsukui
  • Publication number: 20120217034
    Abstract: A finger friendly twist-on wire connector having a spiral coil and an open end rigid shell secured to the spiral coil with the rigid shell having an outer surface with a circumferential band and a closed end supporting a finger cushion material integral to at least a portion of the outer surface of the rigid shell with the finger cushion material including a plurality of circumferentially spaced elongated ribs resiliently deformable in response to radially and tangential finger forces thereon as rotational finger forces are transmitted to the rigid shell through the finger cushion material to thereby inhibit finger fatigue and finger injury while allowing the user to maintain a feel of the wire engagement within the wire connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: L Herbert King, JR., James Keeven, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: 8212147
    Abstract: A finger friendly twist-on wire connector having a spiral coil and an open end rigid shell secured to the spiral coil with the rigid shell having an outer surface with a circumferential band and a closed end supporting a finger cushion material integral to at least a portion of the outer surface of the rigid shell with the finger cushion material including a plurality of circumferentially spaced elongated ribs resiliently deformable in response to radially and tangential finger forces thereon as rotational finger forces are transmitted to the rigid shell through the finger cushion material to thereby inhibit finger fatigue and finger injury while allowing the user to maintain a feel of the wire engagement within the wire connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rhea, L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven
  • Patent number: 8076579
    Abstract: A watertight structure for a spliced portion includes a container that has an open top adapted to receive a spliced portion of electrical wires and that is elongated in a longitudinal direction of the electrical wires, and a lid to be mounted on the container. The container is provided with a bottom wall and upward inclined portions that extend in a longitudinal direction. The container is provided with a spliced portion positioning section having a narrow width. The spliced portion positioning section is provided on opposite outer sides with receiving portions to be engaged with locking pieces projecting from the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8067692
    Abstract: A twist-on wire connector having a finger friendly cushion cover that covers not only the normal hand gripping region but at least part or all of the normal non-hand gripping region of the twist-on wire connector so that regardless of the way the twist-on wire connector is grasped the user fingers engage the cushion cover to inhibit finger and hand injury and fatigue from repeated securement of twist-on wire connectors as well as twist-on wire connector with enhanced gripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James Keevan, Frank Vlasaty, Steven Rhea
  • Patent number: 8042622
    Abstract: An electric power tool having a housing, a motor, a jack for receiving a connection plug of an electric cable, and a swivel unit mounted on the housing and carrying the jack, wherein the swivel unit includes a first head mounted on the housing for rotation about a first axis, and a second head mounted on the first head for rotation about a second axis. The first and second axes form an angle between them, and provide for freedom of rotation of the jack, thereby providing for positioning of the jack and routing of a connected cable in desired directions relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Atlas Copco Tools AB
    Inventors: Kjell Thomas Martin Eriksson, Gunnar Christer Hansson, Erik Vilhelm Persson
  • Publication number: 20100295691
    Abstract: An intelligent wire connector carrying a microprocessor for transmitting information and/or sensing conditions proximate the wire connector wherein information from the microprocessor may be transmitted to a remote location in either a wireless mode or indirectly through an electrical wire, which is secured in the wire connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Lloyd Herbert King, JR.
  • Patent number: 7824235
    Abstract: There is disclosed a conducting terminal connector which comprises an insulating tube, a conducting terminal and a soldering sleeve. The conducting terminal has a first end received in the insulating tube and a second end opposite to said first end, and the second end is exposed outwardly for connecting an external conducting contact point so that the first end is bent to form a longitudinal elongation with an opening facing upward. The soldering sleeve is formed by a casting method so as to form a corrugated surface on the outer periphery thereof, and has a melting point in which a heat source is applied to an outer part of the insulating tube so that an inner part of the insulating tube is shrunken to lodge in the outer corrugated surface of the soldering sleeve thereby forming the conducting terminal connect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: K.S. Terminals Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Wei Yang
  • 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: 7692097
    Abstract: A connector with a dip-molded housing and a method for forming a twist-on wire connector with a dip-molded housing. To dip-mold a covering or housing on a twist-on wire connector either a mandrel carrying a twist-on wire coil, a mandrel having the a shape of a spiral coil or a twist-on wire connector are dipped into a bath of an in situ solidfiable dip-moldable material such as liquid plastic. The dip-moldable solidified material solidifies to form a dip-molded shell on the wire connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., Michael Belgeri, James Keeven
  • Patent number: 7669316
    Abstract: A coaxial cable splitter including an integral body with a first cable connection, a second cable connection and a third cable connection, each defining an axis. The second cable connection is a crimp sleeve, the first cable connection is a coaxial connector, and the axes are generally parallel to each other. The third cable connection is a coaxial cable connector and the axis is at an angle to the axes of the first and second cable connections. The first and third cable connections each include a center conductor which are electrically linked. The first and third cable connections each include an outer shell positioned about the center conductor which are electrically linked. A method of assembling a coaxial cable splitter with an integral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20100038109
    Abstract: When electric wires (joint conductors) are disposed adjacent each other in a peeled state of coatings, a gap corresponding to the total thickness of both conductors' insulating films as skin layers is formed between end joined face portions of the conductors. The gap becomes larger because the conductors are tapered. Therefore, the adhesion between both conductors is impaired, with a consequent fear of occurrence of joining imperfection. In opposed joined face portions of electric wires (joint conductors), the conductors are deformed from the tips of their axes to the joined face side in such a manner that exposed portions at the tips of the conductors and insulating film faces located in the vicinity thereof are flush with each other or the exposed portions are projected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi SAKAI, Yoshimi Mori, Yasuhiko Kimura, Masahiko Honma, Fuminori Ishikawa
  • Patent number: RE46305
    Abstract: An airtight cosmetic container in which an inner container (200) and an inner cover (300) can be airtightly sealed without using a separate rubber seal while compensating for a diameter deviation caused by a molding error of the inner cover (300). The inner container (200) includes a packing case (220) in which a cosmetic tray is installed, and which includes inner and outer elastic sidewalls (222, 223) that form a seal groove (221) therebetween, so a sealing rib (320) of the inner cover (300) is inserted into the seal groove (221), with inner and outer curved protrusions (222a, 223a) protruding toward each other on opposed surfaces of the inner and outer elastic sidewalls so as to come into elastic close contact with the inner and outer circumferential surfaces of the sealing rib (320) inserted in the seal groove (221), thereby realizing an airtight sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jae Sam Byeon
  • Patent number: RE46854
    Abstract: An airtight cosmetic container in which an inner container (200) and an inner cover (300) can be airtightly sealed without using a separate rubber seal while compensating for a diameter deviation caused by a molding error of the inner cover (300). The inner container (200) includes a packing case (220) in which a cosmetic tray is installed, and which includes inner and outer elastic sidewalls (222, 223) that form a seal groove (221) therebetween, so a sealing rib (320) of the inner cover (300) is inserted into the seal groove (221), with inner and outer curved protrusions (222a, 223a) protruding toward each other on opposed surfaces of the inner and outer elastic sidewalls so as to come into elastic close contact with the inner and outer circumferential surfaces of the sealing rib (320) inserted in the seal groove (221), thereby realizing an airtight sealing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KR. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Sam Byeon