Longitudinally Patents (Class 174/92)
  • Patent number: 10632940
    Abstract: A corrugated tube retainer includes a turning member and a holding member. The turning member has a spherical section into which a corrugated tube is inserted, and a tubular section extending from an outer surface of the spherical section in a tubular shape. The holding member has a first housing section housing the spherical section turnably in a three dimensional direction, and a second housing section in which the corrugated tube is routed. The second housing section is provided with a standing section standing up from a bottom surface of the second housing section, and positioned just below the tubular section. By abutting on the tubular section, the standing section 66 prevents the corrugated tube from touching on a bottom surface of the second housing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Tsukasa Sekino
  • Patent number: 10622799
    Abstract: An electrical cable splice includes a housing having a channel configured to hold a first signal conductor of a first electrical cable therein. The channel is configured to hold a second signal conductor of a second electrical cable therein in electrical engagement with the first signal conductor such that the first and second signal conductors are electrically interconnected. The second electrical cable has a greater diameter than the first electrical cable. A ground shield external to the housing such that the ground shield extends at least partially around the first and second signal conductors. The ground shield is electrically connected to electrical ground conductors of the first and second electrical cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megha Shanbhag, Alex Michael Sharf
  • Patent number: 10577836
    Abstract: The invention provides a unique security box secured to a fixed object for securing phone and tablet charging cords as well as electrical cords, thereby preventing theft of said cords. The security box includes a first groove formed in the interior surface parallel to one edge running the length of the lid and a second groove formed in the interior surface near the opposite edge, the two grooves aligned with identical grooves in a bottom portion of the box when the lid is closed. One annular hollow feature is centered within a groove in the bottom portion, a second and third annular hollow features securely positioned in the second groove spaced apart from each other at the distance equal to the length of the first annular hollow feature; the annular features forming an enclosed tube accepting a locking threaded through holding the box securely closed with the locking cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Edward Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10529482
    Abstract: A wire harness includes electric wires, and an electromagnetic wave suppression member provided at a periphery of the electric wires. The electromagnetic wave suppression member includes a restriction member and an annular magnetic core. The restriction member is provided so as to cover an outer periphery of the electric wires and includes an inner wall section that is harder than the electric wires. The magnetic core includes a nanocrystalline soft magnetic material and is provided at a periphery of the inner wall section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Oka, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 10490993
    Abstract: A wind-protection casing includes a plastic shell having a first partial shell and a second partial shell, wherein the first partial shell and the second partial shell surround an accommodating space and form a first and second line opening, which connect the accommodating space with the surrounding region outside the accommodating space. A retaining means is provided with an accommodating geometry for a line plug connector, which is arranged on the first partial shell and is designed in such a way that a line plug connector accommodated by the accommodating geometry is retained in the accommodating space at a distance from the first partial shell and the second partial shell via an air gap. A plug-connector device including such a wind-protection casing of this type is also provided, wherein a line plug connector is accommodated in the accommodating geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORMA Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Viktor Stoll, Stephan Mann, Benjamin Weber, Thomas Petschl
  • Patent number: 10381150
    Abstract: A noise suppression member according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a first core part and a second core part; and a first case part and a second case part. The first case part and the second case part are provided with engagement mechanisms. The engagement mechanisms each include an engaging portion and an engaged portion and is configured to fix the first case part and the second case part by engaging the engaging portions with the respective engaged portions. When the first case part and the second case part are fixed with the engagement mechanisms, the first core part and the second core part are maintained in a state of forming an annular magnetic core. When the engaging portion engages with the engaged portion, the first core part and the second core part are configured to come into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Yasunishi, Tatsuya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10267503
    Abstract: A light apparatus for being installed in an accommodating space of the wall includes following components. A light source circuit generates light for lighting when being energized. A main shell is set with an exposed portion and an embedded portion, at least a portion of the exposed portion is located out of the wall, and the embedded portion is located in the accommodating space. A cup body is set with a bottom part and a side surrounded part, the side surrounded part is connected to the embedded portion of the main shell, the light source circuit is located on the bottom part. A driving circuit box for placing the driving circuit, wherein the driving circuit generates current for driving the light source circuit after power supply, and at least a connecting structure is used to sequentially fix the cup body, the main shell and the driving circuit box together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Qiqing Yu, Qiongqiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10217552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for adjusting an inductance of at least one electric conductor. The device includes an adjustment arrangement with a first magnetically conductive element and at least a second magnetically conductive element. The adjustment arrangement includes at least a first spacer element arranged in between the first magnetically conductive element and the second magnetically conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bombardier Primove GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Czainski, Daniel Wilhelm Oellingrath
  • Patent number: 10192706
    Abstract: A novel fuse joint may be incorporated into a wire harness for use in solar energy installations. The novel fuse joint interfaces an in-line fuse with the middle portion of a wire segment at one end of the fuse, and with a wire end at the other end of the fuse. In this manner the number of connection points required to achieve in-line fuse functionality is decreased, thereby improving safety and conductivity over conventional in-line fuses. The fuse is undermolded, and the undermold is overmolded in situ, thereby yielding a double molded fuse joint. The novel fuse joint may be incorporated into a wire harness with conventional in-line fuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHOALS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Solon, George M. Solon
  • Patent number: 10132105
    Abstract: The invention provides a unique security box secured to a fixed object for securing phone and tablet charging cords as well as electrical cords, thereby preventing theft of said cords. The security box includes a first groove formed in the interior surface parallel to one edge running the length of the lid and a second groove formed in the interior surface near the opposite edge, the two grooves aligned with identical grooves in a bottom portion of the box when the lid is closed. One annular hollow feature is centered within a groove in the bottom portion, a second and third annular hollow features securely positioned in the second groove spaced apart from each other at a distance equal to the length of the first annular hollow feature; the annular features forming an enclosed tube accepting a locking threaded through holding the box securely closed with the locking cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Edward Hawkins
  • Patent number: 9979177
    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: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Quanta Associates, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Palmer, Jody Milton Greer, David Karl Wabnegger
  • Patent number: 9876317
    Abstract: An energy transfer system includes an adapter having a power terminal port with a plurality of power terminals and an intermediate adapter terminal port with a plurality of intermediate adapter terminals. Each of the plurality of intermediate adapter terminals is in direct electrical communication with one of the plurality of adapter terminals. The energy transfer system also includes an intermediate complementary port that is configured to mate with the intermediate adapter terminal port to establish electrical communication between the plurality of intermediate adapter terminals and a plurality of complementary intermediate terminals. The adapter terminal port is configured not to mate with the intermediate terminal port and not to mate with the intermediate complementary terminal port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Glick, Slobodan Pavlovic, Reinhard Pusch
  • Patent number: 9787077
    Abstract: An arc proof cover with an integrated window is disclosed. The arc proof cover comprises a body and cover composed of arc and track resistant material. The body includes a first end, second end, and at least one window. In a closed position, the cover is placed over the at least one viewing window. A locking mechanism secures the closed position of the cover. When the locking mechanism is disengaged, the cover can be moved to allow visual inspection of the connectors within the arc proof cover. The body further includes an opening along its length which allows for the wrapping and unwrapping of the arc proof cover around the connectors of an assembled cable accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Richards Manufacturing Company Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Juillet
  • Patent number: 9759360
    Abstract: The present invention provides an openable corrugated hose for accommodating lines, comprising: a first corrugated hose shell, a second corrugated hose shell, a joint section, at which the first corrugated hose shell and the second corrugated hose shell are each connected to one another pivotably in a first end section, and a lip section, which is provided on a second end section of at least one of the corrugated hose shells, wherein the lip section is manufactured from a different material than the corrugated hose shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Schlemmer GmbH
    Inventor: Van Ngoc Chu
  • Patent number: 9671434
    Abstract: A sensor device for use in detecting current in a conductor is provided. The sensor includes a non-magnetic substrate defining an aperture structured to receive a conductor therein, a coil comprising a plurality of turns wound about at least a portion of the substrate, and a housing for enclosing the substrate and coil. The housing includes a dielectric material having a dielectric constant and positioned adjacent to the coil and at least partially within the aperture such that the dielectric material is disposed between the coil and the conductor when the conductor is received through the aperture and at least one spacer coupled to the aperture to facilitate maintaining a position of the coil relative to the conductor, wherein each of the spacers is positioned offset from the dielectric material such that each of the spacers does not radially extend between the coil and the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Aclara Meters LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Bietz, Subramanyam Satyasurya Chamarti
  • Patent number: 9435301
    Abstract: Provided is a tubular molded foam with a plate portion capable of reliably preventing the occurrence of an unwanted lump on the inside of a tube body even when the molding is manufactured using a molten resin having a high expansion ratio. The tubular molded foam includes a tube body and a plate portion joined with an outside of the tube body. The plate portion has a recess in the vicinity of a joint surface with the tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Tani, Masayuki Mishima, Isao Kimura
  • Patent number: 9425604
    Abstract: An enclosure for connected electrical connectors provides protection for a multiplicity of sizes of connector and electrical cords to protect the connectors and adjacent cord from stress on the cord, mechanical shocks, and adverse environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: James Brooks Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9349518
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) includes a connector (1), a cable (2) connected to the connector, a magnetic element (3) encircling the cable, and a housing (4) covering the magnetic element. The housing includes a front wall (40) adjacent to the connector, a rear wall (41) away from the connector, and a side wall (42) with closed periphery connecting the front and the rear wall, a receiving space (43) defined in the housing and running through the front and the rear wall to form a first hole (401) on the center of the front wall and a second hole (411) on the center of the rear wall. The housing includes a first projection (44) between the first hole and an outer edge of the front wall to weaken the concentrated stress generated by the cable wound on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9293878
    Abstract: A rear holder includes a paired mating members in an identical shape to be coupled with each other with contact surfaces of the mating members being in contact with each other and with the electric wires being interposed in between the mating members. The mating members form wire housing portions for housing the corresponding electric wires with the contact surfaces being in contact with each other. The mating members include engaging portions configured to symmetrically engage with each other with the contact surfaces being in contact with each other to keep an coupled state of the mating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Harunori Tashiro, Kengo Aoshima
  • Patent number: 9284452
    Abstract: To provide a connection structure for a photovoltaic power generation module which is excellent in long-term heat resistance and which is excellent in low-temperature impact resistance even if the structure is reduced in wall thickness and size. There is provided a connection structure (1) for a photovoltaic power generation module which at least joins a photovoltaic power generation module to a cable for connecting to the photovoltaic power generation module, the connection structure for the photovoltaic power generation module comprising a thermoplastic resin composition having, as an index of long-term heat resistance, a relative thermal index (RTI) of tensile impact strength at a thickness of 1.5 mm of 115° C. or higher, and a Charpy impact strength at ?40° C. of 6.5 kJ/m2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kono, Tadayuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 9246316
    Abstract: A wiring harness includes a first power transmission path; a second power transmission path; a connecting part; and a connector. The first power transmission path has stiffness ensuring autonomously retention of its shape, the shape coinciding with an arrangement path. The second power transmission paths have stiffness smaller than that of the first power transmission path and also have flexibility. The connecting part includes a connection structure configured to connect conductive ends of the first power transmission path and the second power transmission paths to each other with the conductive ends being electrically insulated from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Oga
  • Patent number: 9197005
    Abstract: A waterproof cover (10) to enclose a plug assembly (11) of an electrical lead. The cover (10) including a first and a second hollow cover body (17, 18). The bodies (17, 18) being pivotally attached for angular relative movement between an open position and a closed position. The bodies (17, 18) in the closed position providing a chamber (9) to receive the plug assembly (11). The bodies (17, 18) having a longitudinal axis and each with opposite longitudinal end walls. Each end wall (22) being provided with a recess. The recesses of adjacent end walls (22) providing an aperture through which an electrical lead (12, 13) is to extend to an associated male or female plug portion (13, 15). A seal (25) extends between the body portions (17, 18) to completely surround the chamber (9) so that in the closed position the body portions sealingly close the chamber (9) to provide a water proof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Zap Cap IP Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Pasquale Peter Zaurrini
  • Patent number: 9166386
    Abstract: There is provided subsea repair apparatus for performing repair of a subsea cable located beneath the sea, said apparatus comprising: an environment capsule capable of providing a substantially water-free environment within the capsule; and repair equipment located within the environment capsule arranged to repair said subsea cable without the need for a person to be located within the environment capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: STATOIL PETROLEUM AS
    Inventors: Carl Henrik Ahlen, Atle Børnes, Even Tjåland, Kai Arne Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 9069201
    Abstract: A waterproof user interface panel includes an electronic display assembly having a touch or presence-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Balboa Wter Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Pipitone, James J. Johnson, Jerrell P. Hollaway
  • Publication number: 20150071676
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus main body (apparatus main body) and an automatic document feeder mounted on the apparatus main body are provided, and a cable-side connector provided at a front end of an electrical cable extending from the automatic document feeder is removably connected to a board-side connector provided on a circuit board of the apparatus main body. In this configuration, an opening portion is provided in a back face of a housing of the apparatus main body at a position opposing the board-side connector, a lid that covers this opening portion is attached to a front end portion of the electrical cable by an attachment member, and this lid is configured so as to be attachable to the opening portion by a hook and fixing by screwing by means of a screw insertion boss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Masahiro IMOTO, Yasumasa MORIMOTO, Toshiki OHGITA
  • Patent number: 8977089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a communication cable splice box that is capable of different ways to waterproof the main cable, the cable splice box comprises a protective cover and at least a cable entry place, the cable entry space has at least three hollow cylindrical columns, one of the hollow cylindrical columns can provide entry for two main cables that are preparing for heat shrink tube waterproofing into the cable splice box, the two remaining hollow cylindrical columns each provides entry for one main cable that is preparing for elastic rubber shrinkable pipe waterproofing into the cable splice box. This can improve in the prior art and solve the array of waterproofing problems encountered in the entry opening of the main cable of the telecommunication cable splice box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Kuang Hsing
  • Patent number: 8960973
    Abstract: Splice enclosures for housing wire splice connections in a luminaire are described herein. The splice enclosures may each include a cover that includes one or more tabs extending substantially orthogonal from the cover, and a bottom housing (or body) having a base and two side walls and two end walls. Moreover, at least one of the side walls includes an outer surface having one or more protrusions for engaging the tab(s) of the cover. Additionally, at least one of the end walls includes a wire routing aperture. In some embodiments of the invention the cover may include at least one notched protrusion that aligns with the wire routing aperture to retain wires exiting an end wall of the splice enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ
  • Publication number: 20150034357
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an enclosure for protecting a cable connection. The enclosure includes a sealing member contained within an inner shell. The sealing member is secured around the cable connection by slideably engaging a rigid outer shell over the inner shell. The inner shell has an external topography defining an inner shell profile and wherein the outer shell has an internal topography defining an outer shell profile such that the outer shell profile is similar to the inner shell profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: William V. Dower, Scott D. Turner, David M. Dupuis, James G. Wilder, Curtis L. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 8943686
    Abstract: A method for coupling ends of two insulated conductors includes coupling a core of a first insulated conductor to a core of a second insulated conductor. Exposed portions of the cores are located inside a box with an open top. Electrically insulating powder material is placed into the box and a first plunger is inserted through the open top of the box to compact the powder material. Additional electrically insulating powder material is placed into the box and a second plunger is inserted through the open top of the box to compact the powder material into compacted powder material that surrounds the exposed portions of the cores. The compacted powder material is formed into a substantially cylindrical shape. A sleeve is placed over the compacted powder material and coupling the sleeve to the jackets of the insulated conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Carrie Elizabeth Hartford, David Stuart Morgan
  • Patent number: 8857049
    Abstract: A method for environmentally protecting a terminal block includes providing a sealing device including: a base substrate having an anchoring surface; and a gel sealant body having an engagement surface. The gel sealant body is secured to the anchoring surface and extends forwardly from the anchoring surface to the engagement surface. The method further includes: applying the sealing device to the terminal block such that the gel sealant body is interposed between the terminal block and the base substrate and the engagement surface engages the terminal block; and wrapping a retainer member around the terminal block and securing the sealing device to the terminal block using the retainer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Edward O'Sullivan, George W. Pullium, III, Mahmoud K. Seraj
  • Patent number: 8848347
    Abstract: An assembly may include at least one duct and at least one distribution box, wherein the distribution box is mounted on the duct in fluid-tight engagement therewith for enclosing a distribution chamber therewith. Also, a method of mounting a distribution box to a duct, at a distribution point that is spaced-apart from duct ends, may include positioning a distribution point duct section in the distribution box, and hermetically sealing a distribution chamber, defined within the distribution box, from an environment of the distribution box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Mijndert Doorn, Jianming Zeng, Kees Van Trigt
  • Patent number: 8841553
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an enclosure for protecting a cable connection. The enclosure includes a sealing member contained within an inner shell. The sealing member is secured around the cable connection by slideably engaging a rigid outer shell over the inner shell. The inner shell has an external topography defining an inner shell profile and wherein the outer shell has an internal topography defining an outer shell profile such that the outer shell profile is similar to the inner shell profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William V. Dower, Scott D. Turner, David M. Dupuis, James G. Wilder, Curtis L. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 8833478
    Abstract: A fire stop system with a pass through device is installed in a structural opening. The fire stop system includes a split pipe, a foam wall gasket and an annulus plate. The split pipe includes a first end and a second end. The first end and the second end have an intumescent material installed thereon to seal the split pipe when the split pipe is exposed to elevated temperatures. The foam wall gasket is installed around the split pipe adjacent the structural opening. The foam wall gasket forms a contour to the structural opening blocking air flow between the split pipe and the opening. The annulus plate covers the foam wall gasket and is installed around the split pipe at the structural opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Gary L. Zernach, Joseph Allen Dukes, Travis M. Samples, Scott M. Younghouse, Nathan W. Pascarella, John G. Duffield
  • Patent number: 8816203
    Abstract: A fitting for coupling an end of a first insulated conductor to an end of a second insulated conductor is described. The fitting includes a first splice housing placed over the end of the first insulated conductor and coupled to the first insulated conductor. The fitting also includes a second splice housing placed over the end of the second insulated conductor and coupled to the second insulated conductor. A sleeve is located over the end of the second insulated conductor and adjacent to the second splice housing. An interior volume of the fitting is substantially filled with electrically insulating material. The interior volume of the fitting is reduced such that the electrically insulating material substantially filling the interior volume is compacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: John Matthew Coles, Francis Marion Stone, Jr., Charles D'Angelo, III, Stephen Taylor Thompson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8636524
    Abstract: A grounding clamp comprising a separable body; an elastomeric sleeve, the sleeve having a coaxial cable receiving portion and a grounding cable receiving portion; a conductive contact, sized for insertion within the elastomeric sleeve, the conductive contact having a coaxial cable contact portion and a grounding cable contact portion; and at least one fastener wherein, when the separable body is joined together, the elastomeric sleeve is compressed facilitating grounding and sealing of a coaxial cable and a grounding cable securely received within the clamp. Furthermore, an associated method for maintaining ground continuity is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 8637774
    Abstract: A ready to use tracer wire connector kit comprising a pod and cover that can be mated together around a tracer wire connector that can be retained in the pod or removed from the pod as the tracer wires are joined therein with the pod and cover encapsulating and protecting the junction of tracer wires in the tracer wire connector and a method and system wherein underground difficult to detect devices and systems can be indirectly located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: The Patent Store LLC
    Inventors: William Hiner, Lloyd Herbert King, Jr., James C. Keeven
  • Patent number: 8530743
    Abstract: To improve water discharging performance of a wire harness, and to protect a water discharging structure of the wire harness, an electric wire group is exposed from an outer cover material at a lower end portion (B) where the wire harness (10) is arranged, one side of the exposed portion is surrounded by a first waterproof material, the other side of the exposed portion is surrounded by a second waterproof material, the first waterproof material (I) forms an opening (27) at the lower end portion (B), the end of the second waterproof material is inserted into the first waterproof material (I) from the opening (27) so as to overlap on the first waterproof material, and a water discharging gap (28) is formed at a wrapped portion (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihiro Mori
  • 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: 20120279749
    Abstract: A cable closure, having a housing delimiting an interior and sealing off the cable closure toward the outside, said housing comprising a covering body, said covering body comprising shells and providing on mutually opposite sides cable insertion regions for inserting cables into said interior and/or for passing cables out of said interior of the cable closure, wherein compressible and/or deformable sealing elements are positioned proximal to said cable insertion regions, and wherein said shells can be locked together by a closing mechanism, whereby said shells are hinged together at first sides so that said shells can be pivoted relative to each other when opening and closing the cable closure, and that the closing mechanism can be used to lock said shells to each other at second sides of the same when said shells are in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Stefan Badura, Mike Breuer-Heckel, Lars Kittler
  • Patent number: 8268196
    Abstract: A joint compound for electrical connections is disclosed which includes an antioxidant base material and a quantity of stainless steel grit mixed with the antioxidant base material to provide improved mechanical pullout strength. The joint compound has a weight ratio of antioxidant to stainless steel grit in the range of from about 30:70 to about 90:10, preferably, from about 40:60 to about 70:30, and more preferably about 50:50. The stainless steel grit is cut wire having a diameter within the range of from about 0.012 inches to about 0.125 inches, with a preferred diameter within the range of from about 0.012 inches to about 0.030 inches, and 0.017 inches being a more preferred stainless steel grit diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Sokol, Christopher R. Haczynski
  • Patent number: 8263865
    Abstract: A wire connection unit includes a connector, a first case, and a second case. The connector electrically connects a first wire and a second wire. The second case is joined with the first case, and has an inner face opposing the first case. The inner face is formed with a groove and a concave portion. The groove holds the first wire and the second wire. The concave portion is disposed at the groove and accommodates the connector. A projection is provided in the groove. The projection protrudes toward the first case from a bottom of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Takayama
  • Patent number: 8246369
    Abstract: A terminal fitting (20) is provided with a terminal portion (21) and a wire connecting portion (27) formed to be continuous with the rear end of the terminal portion (21) and to be connected with an exposed part of a conductor (11). The wire connecting portion (27) and the exposed part of the conductor (11) are accommodated in a waterproof cover (40) and clearances in the waterproof cover (40) are filled with a filling material (55). The waterproof cover (40) is formed with a holding portion (51) for holding the terminal fitting (20) in such a manner as to preventing a movement of the terminal fitting (20) with respect to the waterproof cover (40) by coming into contact with the terminal fitting (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Okayasu, Yoshihiro Uchiyama, Kanako Mori
  • Patent number: 8227696
    Abstract: A sealant-filled enclosure assembly for environmentally protecting a connection between cables includes a housing and a mass of sealant. The housing is selectively configurable between an open position to receive the connection and a closed position wherein the housing defines an enclosure cavity to contain the connection. The housing includes at least one sealant cavity and a port control system. The port control system includes a gate member that is selectively deflectable from a closed position, wherein the gate member blocks a cable port, to an open position, wherein the cable port is open to permit a cable to extend into the enclosure cavity through the cable port. The gate member is rigid or semi-rigid. The mass of sealant is disposed in the at least one sealant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: George W. Pullium, III, Jimmy E. Marks
  • Patent number: 8222524
    Abstract: A protective casing for a joint, termination or cross-connection of at least one high voltage cable. The protective casing includes a first material portion of a first metal material having good strength properties. The protective casing includes a second material portion of a second metal material which is fixedly attached to the first material portion. The second metal material has good soft soldering properties such that it is possible to provide a strong and tight connection between the second material portion of the protective casing and a sheath of at least one of the cable parts by a soft soldering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ABB Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Niklas Norde, Anders S. Hansson
  • Patent number: 8178783
    Abstract: A sealant-filled enclosure for environmentally sealing a connection includes a first cover member and a second cover member. The first cover member defines a first cavity having a first bottom. The second cover member is pivotally connected to the first cover member for movement between an open position and a closed position. The second cover member defines a second cavity having a second bottom. A first sealant is positioned in the first cavity and extends up to a first level relative to the first bottom without a connection disposed in the first cavity. A second sealant is positioned in the second cavity and extends up to a second level relative to the second bottom without a connection disposed in the second cavity. The first and second levels together exceed a height from the first bottom to the second bottom in the closed position. The first and second sealants may be gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Harry George Yaworski, Jimmy E. Marks, Mahmoud K. Seraj
  • Patent number: 8093500
    Abstract: A cable cooling apparatus, for dissipating heat generated by a cable, includes a housing disposed on a portion of a cable and defining a fluid-tight cavity therewithin. The housing is configured to cool at least a portion of the cable. The housing also includes one or more inlets, configured to receive fluid in the housing, and one or more outlets in fluid communication with an inlet for discharging the fluid from the housing. The fluid enters the housing through an inlet, circulates through a portion of the housing and absorbs thermal energy from a portion of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Vivant Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Deborski, Darion Peterson
  • Patent number: 8084691
    Abstract: A sealant-filled enclosure assembly for environmentally protecting a connection includes a housing, a mass of sealant and a sealant valve mechanism. The housing includes a main cavity to receive the connection. The mass of sealant is disposed in the main cavity. The sealant valve mechanism includes an overflow chamber and a gate member between the main cavity and the overflow chamber. The gate member is selectively positionable in each of a closed position, wherein the gate member substantially prevents displacement of the sealant from the main cavity to the overflow chamber, and an open position, wherein the gate member permits displacement of the sealant from the main cavity to the overflow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: George W. Pullium, III, Jimmy E. Marks
  • Patent number: 8071879
    Abstract: An adaptor for use with a telecommunications enclosure includes a body having a port extending therethrough from a first end of the body to a second end of the body. The first end of the body is configured for mounting within an opening of a telecommunications housing along a first axis. The port adjacent the second end of the adaptor is configured to receive a connection device receptacle therein along a second axis different from the first axis. A retention device is positioned adjacent the second end of the body and configured to retain a connection device receptacle within the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: William G. Allen, Rutesh D. Parikh
  • Patent number: RE46547
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a cable sealing assembly for providing an environmental seal about a cable includes a housing, a flowable cable sealant and a compression feature. The housing includes first and second housing parts. The first housing part defines a cable passage to receive a cable having a lengthwise cable axis. The cable sealant is disposed in the cable passage. The compression feature forms at least a part of the second housing part and is movable in an installation direction between a ready position and an installed position. The compression feature is shaped and configured to force the cable sealant to flow about the cable in a direction transverse to the cable axis to circumferentially surround a portion of the cable when the compression feature is moved from the ready position to the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Julian S. Mullaney, James Bert Powell, William Alan Carrico, Christopher Alan Hastings