With Embedded Conduit-duct Or Conductor Patents (Class 174/98)
  • Patent number: 10840682
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an underground cable enclosure having a body made of a composite material, and a cover assembly having at least one cover rail that is made of polymer cement and molded to at least a portion of the body, and at least one cover that is made of polymer cement and can rest on the at least one cover rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Wiley Richard Tipton, Michael Edward Fisher, John Unger, Ryan Hudlow
  • Patent number: 10781557
    Abstract: A railway tie being constructed of an engineered cementitious composite (ECC) material having: (1) a minimum of 2% tensile ductility of ECC, (2) complete absence of alkali-silica reaction (ASR), (3) high fatigue resistance of ECC at least five times that of normal concrete, (4) self-healing ability of ECC requiring only water and air, and (5) customization of ECC for lower stiffness in the tie (60% that of normal concrete) and higher abrasion resistance in the seat (three times that of normal concrete).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Victor C. Li, Emily Herbert
  • Patent number: 10675525
    Abstract: An erosion resistant composition includes a granular material and a wax including oil in which a weight percent of the oil in the wax is between 0.01-15%. The granular material includes a sand and has a first resistance to flow prior to being coated with the wax. The wax at least partially coats a portion of the granular material to form the erosion resistant composition which has a second resistance to flow after coating that is greater than the first resistance to flow prior to coating. The erosion resistant composition may be used, for example, in golf course bunkers or other landscaping applications. Related methods of making the erosion resistant composition are also described in which the granular material is dried, the wax is heated, and the granular material is blended with the melted wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Kafka Granite, LLC
    Inventor: Glenn Kafka
  • Patent number: 10109559
    Abstract: An electronic device package and fabrication method thereof is provided. First, a semiconductor substrate is provided and the upper surface of it is etched to from recesses. A first isolation layer is formed on the upper surface and the sidewalls of the recesses. A conductive part is formed to fulfill the recesses and a conductive pad is formed on the first isolation layer to connect the conductive part. An electronic device is combined with the semiconductor substrate on the supper surface, wherein the electronic device has a connecting pad electrically connected to the conductive pad. The semiconductor substrate is thinned form its lower surface to expose the conductive part. A second isolation layer is formed below the lower surface and has an opening to expose the conductive part. A redistribution metal line is formed below the second isolation layer and in the opening to electrically connect to the conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: XINTEC INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Lin, Yen-Shih Ho, Tsang-Yu Liu
  • Publication number: 20150090004
    Abstract: An electrical conductor includes an electrically non-conductive plate, an electrically conductive pin extending through the plate, and a frame member fitted around an outer edge of the plate. The frame member is configured to pre-load the plate with a compressive stress. In particular, the frame member may pre-load the plate with the compressive stress that is sufficiently high enough such that a sum of the compressive stress, tensile stress, and shear stress components generated in the plate under high-pressure conditions is compressive overall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OneSubsea IP UK Limited
    Inventor: Jean-Francois Noel
  • Publication number: 20150024700
    Abstract: A signal line conductor extends in a direction in which a signal propagates, and a dielectric, surrounding the signal line conductor, also extends in the direction in which the signal propagates. Conductive films that define and function as a ground conductor extend on a side surface of the dielectric in the direction in which the signal propagates. Furthermore, conductive films that define and function as a bridge conductor extend on a side surface of the dielectric in a direction across the direction in which the signal propagates, and thus connect the conductive films to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Noboru KATO, Satoshi ISHINO, Jun SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140308853
    Abstract: An AC-to-DC power adapter comprises a single-piece insulator unit. The various components of the power adapter such as a transformer, other circuitry, etc. are attached to the single-piece insulator unit. The single-piece insulator unit has embedded channels to provide electrical connectivity between the circuitry, The entire assembly is placed in housing and a cap assembly having prongs to connect to a AC wall outlet is ultrasonically welded to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Ian P. Colahan, Fiedl "Nick" Vista
  • Publication number: 20140182879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible flat electrode arrangement for a dielectrically limited gas discharge, comprising a central region (3), an edge region, and a flat electrode (14) which conducts a high-voltage potential and which is embedded in a flat dielectric that forms an upper face (10) and a contact face (6). The invention allows the active surface of the electrode arrangement to be matched to the size of a surface to be treated in that the flat dielectric is in the form of a flat strip (1) wound into a spiral at least in the edge region, and the electrode (14) is formed by at least one electric conductor which runs in the longitudinal direction of the wound strip (1) and which leads into an end surface (13) of the strip (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: CINOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Benedikt Busse, Leonhard Trutwig, Maximilian Segl, Dirk Wandke, Matthias Kopp, Michael Nolte, Johannes Scharf, Karl-Otto Storck
  • Publication number: 20140076605
    Abstract: Flexible plastic hose comprising a flexible wall made out of a plurality of laterally connected windings of a helically wound profile, wherein the windings of the profile are attached to each other by means of a weld, wherein the profile comprises a web part with predetermined properties for providing flexibility to the hose, and wherein the profile ends on both sides in an upright part. The weld is located between the upright part of the adjacent windings and together with these upright parts forms a helical reinforcement rib on the flexible wall of the hose with predetermined properties for providing hub strength to the hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: PLASTIFLEX GROUP
    Inventors: Domin Diels, Marnix Kerkhofs
  • Patent number: 8624120
    Abstract: A two-side cable-arrangement structure is disclosed. The two-side cable-arrangement structure includes a plate, a first cable-arrangement structure, and a second cable-arrangement structure. The first cable-arrangement structure and the second cable-arrangement structure are respectively disposed on two sides of the plate. A cable is fixed on the two sides of the plate by the first cable-arrangement structure and the second cable-arrangement structure simultaneously. Thereby, the cable is constrained at both the direction vertical toward the plate and the direction vertical away from the plate, and the fixed cable is not easy to move by pulling. It solves the difficulty of fixing a cable completely by a conventional single-side cable-arrangement structure in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corp.
    Inventor: Yu-Chang Hong
  • Patent number: 8595922
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method for creating a silicone encased flexible cable using manufacturing machinery including arranging plural individual conduits, at least one assembly and at least one junction box assembly into a grouped arrangement including at least one of the conduits is a fluid communication conduit, wherein the silicone encased flexible cable is coupled between a controller and an electro-mechanical device, and wherein the fluid communication conduit is configured to transfer at least a liquid and pneumatic gas through the silicone encased flexible cable during operation of the electro-mechanical device; and integrating a snap washer within the singular encasement, wherein the manufacturing machinery is configured to cut a slit along the cable run of a silicone encased flexible cable, insert a snap washer base through the slit and position a snap washer into the snap washer and snapping the snap washer into a locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Howard Lind, John Palahnuk
  • Patent number: 8598461
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a silicone encased flexible cable comprising plural individual conduits and at least one junction box configured into a grouped arrangement including at least one of the conduits is a fluid communication conduit for transferring fluid through the cable, wherein the silicone encased flexible cable is coupled between a controller and an electro-mechanical device, and wherein the fluid communication conduit is configured to transfer at least a liquid and pneumatic gas through the silicone encased flexible cable during operation of the electro-mechanical device; and a mixture of silicone and additives, wherein the additives include graphite and conductive materials mixed within the grouped arrangement, wherein the mixture of silicone and additives is used to create a curved “U” shaped self supporting portion surrounding the grouped arrangement during manufacturing as a singular encasement that is capable of sustaining its shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Howard Lind, John Palahnuk
  • Patent number: 8519268
    Abstract: Within a coaxial line, the supporting rings are injection-molded directly onto the inner conductor using synthetic-material injection technology. Furthermore, a circumferential gluing groove, by means of which the supporting ring is glued in the outer conductor through the introduction of glue, is formed on the outer circumference of the supporting ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Leipold, Werner Perndl
  • Publication number: 20130206443
    Abstract: The electrical junction box is provided with a metal core substrate including: a rectangular-shaped core metal layer in which two core metal plates are arranged with a slit-shaped gap therebetween; and insulating layers filling the gap and integrating the two core metal plates by covering surfaces of the core metal plates. Electric power from a battery is inputted into the core metal plate, and electric power from an alternator is inputted into the core metal plate. The gap includes: a first straight portion vertically extended straight from one side of the core metal layer; a second straight portion vertically extended straight from another side of the core metal layer, parallel to a virtual extended line of the first straight portion, and not arranged in the same line as the first straight portion; and a square-U-shaped portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manabu Ooishi, Maki Sugiura, Kazuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8497425
    Abstract: A toneable conduit includes an elongate polymeric tube having a sidewall with an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface defines a main channel for holding communication or power cables. A sub-channel extends longitudinally between the exterior and interior surfaces of the tube. An electrically continuous, toning signal wire is located within the sub-channel. The toning signal wire is formed of an annealed metal or metals and is capable of elongation to a certain extent without breakage, wherein the certain extent approximates or exceeds the extent of elongation of the tube at the point of failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Jason Morrow
  • Patent number: 8469727
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for connecting two successive contact line rails, each made of a longitudinal plastic profile and of at least one contact rail extending along the contact line rails. A contact rail connector is connected to the opposing ends of the contact rails of two successive contact line rails, electrically and mechanically connecting the contact rail ends of the contact rails, and having cover elements attached at the opposing rail ends of the contact line rails of two successive contact line rails, covering the contact rail connectors and displaceable relative to an intermediate element. In order to provide an arrangement for attaching two successive contact line rails that is simple to produce and allows uncomplicated assembly, the intermediate element is attached at each of the opposing rail ends of the contact line rails to be connected together, and the cover elements are attached to the intermediate elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Demag Cranes & Components GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lindenau, Wolfgang Krebs, Klaus-Dieter Oemus
  • Patent number: 8436245
    Abstract: Device for holding the cables of an aircraft onto the structure of the said aircraft, the said device having substantially the shape of a first trunking element, forming a basic trunking element, comprising means for coupling to the aircraft structure that are positioned on the side of its bottom and arranged to receive at least one cable running along the structure of the said aircraft and to provide an electrical continuity over the whole of its length, characterized in that the said basic trunking element comprises first attachment means capable of interacting with corresponding attachment means of a second trunking element, forming a lateral extension trunking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Labinal
    Inventors: Arnaud Camille Ayme, Serge Thierry Roques
  • Publication number: 20130092413
    Abstract: A current lead with a configuration to reduce heat load transfer in an alternating electrical current (AC) environment is disclosed. The current lead may comprise a conductive material having a configuration for reducing heat load transfer across the current lead when an alternating electrical current (AC) is applied to the current lead. A temperature gradient a may be exhibited along a length of the current lead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory CITVER, Frank SINCLAIR, D. Jeffrey LISCHER, Nandishkumar DESAI
  • Publication number: 20120319511
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electrical component of a motor vehicle, having a plastic housing and a conductor track structure which is at least substantially embedded in the plastic housing in the injection-molding method and is intended to provide the electrical connections required for operation. The conductor track structure includes—separate wires which each do not run in a straight line, and that any deviation from a straight course of the wires goes back solely to a corresponding bending operation in terms of manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: BROSE FAHRZEUGTEILE GMBH & CO. KG, HALLSTADT
    Inventors: Alexander Kifer, Klaus Zaps, Peter Hauck
  • Patent number: 8283032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical contact material having a surface layer made of a noble metal or an alloy having the noble metal as its main component, a method for manufacturing the same and an electrical contact using the same. Recently, electrical contact materials having excellent abrasion resistance are used for sliding electrical contacts such as a connector terminal of an automobile harness, a contact switch mounted in a cellular phone and terminals of a memory card. Although there have been known ones having an organic coating film composed of either aliphatic amine or mercaptan or a mixture of the both provided on the electrical contact material described above as the electrical contact materials having excellent abrasion resistance, they have had problems that even though they are effective with a low load of 0.5 N or below, abrasion accelerates when the load exceeds 0.5 N and sliding characteristics drop under a high-temperature environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8188368
    Abstract: A protector for a wire harness has a U-shaped main body casing for receiving a wire harness and a lid for closing an opening in the main body casing. The main body casing has opposite longitudinal ends with inlet and outlet portions for passing the wire harness. The inlet and outlet portions define tape-supports to be secured to the wire harness by tape-wrapping. A tape-support also is provided on a longitudinal end of the lid at a side of at least one of the inlet and outlet portions. The tape-support of the lid is slanted to contact an outer surface of the wire harness. The wire harness is disposed between the tape-supports of the lid and the main body casing. A tape is wound around the tape-supports of the main body casing and the lid to secure these portions to the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8062734
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article comprising a layer of nonconductive polymeric material comprising a plurality of integral polymer conduit channels containing a substantially transparent conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Cheryl J. Kaminsky, Robert P. Bourdelais, Debasis Majumdar
  • Publication number: 20110044797
    Abstract: A component, for example an aerofoil vane or other gas path structure in a gas turbine machine such as a gas turbine engine, in which an insulated electrical conductor path (2) is embedded structurally integrally, and in which electromagnetic shielding (1, 2, 20, 22), for the embedded electrical conductor path is provided structurally integrally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventors: David V Roberts, Alison J McMillan, Stephen J Booth
  • Patent number: 7880087
    Abstract: A toneable conduit includes an elongate polymeric tube having a sidewall with an interior surface and an exterior surface. The interior surface defines a main channel. A sub-channel, smaller in cross sectional area than the main channel, extends longitudinally between the exterior and interior surfaces of the tube. A continuous toning signal wire is located within the sub-channel. The sub-channel has a larger cross sectional area than a cross sectional area of the toning signal wire, so that an air gap exists within said sub-channel around portions of the toning signal wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Jason Morrow
  • Publication number: 20100248969
    Abstract: The invention offers an oxide superconducting wire, a superconducting structure, a method of producing an oxide superconducting wire, a superconducting cable, a superconducting magnet, and a product incorporating the superconducting magnet. The oxide superconducting wire is a tape-shaped oxide superconducting wire in which a plurality of filaments, each of which has a Bi-2223-based oxide superconductor, are embedded in a matrix. The oxide superconducting wire has a cross-sectional area of at most 0.5 mm2 in a cross section perpendicular to the direction of its length. In the cross section of the oxide superconducting wire, the filaments have an average cross-sectional area per filament of at least 0.2% and at most 6% of the cross-sectional area of the oxide superconducting wire. Having the above features, the oxide superconducting wire can not only increase its critical current density but also decrease its AC loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Fujikami, Naoki Ayai, Takeshi Kato, Shin-ichi Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100025069
    Abstract: A cable for encasing one or more wires includes at least one wire, a tube surrounding the at least one wire, and a conductive braid surrounding the tube. The cable further includes a jacket surrounding the conductive braid, wherein the jacket is formed from an abrasion-proof heat-flame resistant material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Robert L. Smith, III, Kerry E. Nelson, Guillermo Alvelo
  • Publication number: 20100018743
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) includes a first plane (102) and a second plane (103) where one of the planes can be deformed under mechanical pressure. A common contact region forms a cavity (145) on at least one of the first and second planes. An electrical connection (110) is configured to complete an electrical connection between the first and second planes wherein the electrical connection includes a solidified form of a liquid conductor dispensed in the cavity to complete an electrical path between the first and second planes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: POLYMER VISION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fredericus J. Touwslager, Gerwin Hermanus Gelinck, Petrus Cornelis Paulus Bouten
  • Patent number: 7623940
    Abstract: A method for forming a duct interconnect generally includes providing a digital model of a first duct structure and a second duct structure, the first duct structure including a first duct section having a passage for conveying a substance and an interconnect component moveably and captively coupled to the duct section. The second duct structure includes a second duct structure and a second interconnect component. The process includes forming, via a direct manufacturing procedure (e.g., stereolithography), a physical model of the first duct and second structures in accordance with the digital models, wherein the interconnect component has a locked and unlocked state, and wherein the unlocked state corresponds to a predetermined compressive force between the first duct structure and a second duct structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chris Huskamp, Tracy L. Bagwill
  • Patent number: 7619164
    Abstract: A clamp that guides and secures cables in a cable management system. The clamp includes a body member and latch members integrally formed with the body member. The body member includes at least one cable guide and the latch members include outwardly extending arms. The latch members pivot from an open position to a closed position over the body member. When the latch members are in the closed position, each arm is disposed over a cable guide to secure a cable positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E Caveney, Jason O'Young
  • Publication number: 20090255705
    Abstract: A method if provided for forming a die stack. The method includes forming a plurality of through-wafer vias and a first plurality of alignment features in a first die. A second plurality of alignment features is formed in a second die, and the first die is stacked on the second die such that the first plurality of alignment features engage the second plurality of alignment features. A method of manufacturing a die stack is also provided that includes forming a plurality of through-wafer vias on a first die, forming a plurality of recesses on a first die, and forming a plurality of protrusions on a second die. A die stack and a system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Pratt
  • Publication number: 20080283269
    Abstract: Systems and methods of nanomaterial transfer are described. A method of nanomaterial transfer involving fabricating a template and synthesizing nanomaterials on the template. Subsequently, the nanomaterials are transferred to a substrate by pressing the template onto the substrate. In some embodiments, the step of transferring the nanomaterials involves pressing the template onto the substrate such that the nanomaterials are embedded below a surface layer of the substrate. In some embodiments, the temperature of the plurality of nanomaterials is raised to assist the transfer of the nanomaterials to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Graham, JR., William P. King, Ching-ping Wong
  • Patent number: 7427050
    Abstract: A multi-part mounting assembly for securing a plurality of individual pathway conduits relative to one another extending through a wall panel between adjacently positioned wall studs including two support members extending parallel to one another and defining therebetween a pathway conduit zone for receiving the individual conduits along with end members for providing sealing at the outermost edges and one or more partitioning means securable at a plurality of discrete positions within slots defined in the support members and being securable with respect to the support members and including set screws for safely holding pathway conduits in position extending therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Specified Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Stahl, Sr., James P. Stahl, Jr., Julio Lopes, Leonid Kreyman
  • Publication number: 20080169117
    Abstract: A bonding pad structure for an optoelectronic device. The bonding pad structure comprises a carrier substrate having a bonding pad region and an optoelectronic device region. An insulating layer is disposed on the carrier substrate, having an opening corresponding to the bonding pad region. A bonding pad is embedded in the insulating layer under the opening to expose the top surface thereof. A device substrate is disposed on the insulating layer corresponding to the optoelectronic device region. A cap layer covers the device substrate and the insulating layer excluding the opening. A conductive buffer layer is disposed in the opening to directly contact the bonding pad. The invention also discloses a method for fabricating the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Kai-Chih Wang, Fang-Chang Liu
  • Publication number: 20080156516
    Abstract: Since it is configured such that the gap between the pipe 20 and the electric wire 10 in the pipe 20 is filled with a filler 30 having a heat conductivity higher than that of air, the heat generated in the electric wire 10 is transferred to the filler 30, then from the filler 30 to the pipe 20, and is discharged from the outer periphery of the pipe 20 to the outside air. Since the filler 30 has a heat conductivity higher than that of air, the performance in discharging the heat generated in the electric wire 10 is superior compared with a case in which the filler 30 is not charged. Thus, heat dissipation in the shield conductor using a pipe is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: Kunihiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7371452
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article comprising a polymer layer containing a plurality of integral polymer conduit channels that contain at least two layers with at least one comprising a conductive material and the other serving a function beyond protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Cheryl J. Kaminsky, Debasis Majumdar
  • Patent number: 7361835
    Abstract: The present invention is a toneable conduit that can transmit a signal and that can therefore be readily detected by toning equipment. In addition, the conduit of the invention can be readily coupled with other conduit to provide extended lengths of conduit. The toneable conduit includes an elongate polymeric tube having a wall with an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a predetermined wall thickness. A channel extends longitudinally within the wall of the elongate polymeric tube and a stabilizing rib extends longitudinally along the interior surface of the wall of the elongate polymeric tube and is located radially inward from the channel. A continuous, coated, high elongation wire is coincident with the channel in the elongate polymeric tube and is coated with a coating composition that prevents the wire from adhering to the polymer melt used to form the elongate polymeric tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Commscope, Inc. of North America
    Inventors: Jason Norman Morrow, Robert Miller Ward, Jr., Zeb Leonard Kale, Michael Ray Bailey
  • Patent number: 7345241
    Abstract: A clamp that guides and secures cables in a cable management system. The clamp includes a body member and latch members integrally formed with the body member. The body member includes at least one cable guide and the latch members include outwardly extending arms. The latch members pivot from an open position to a closed position over the body member. When the latch members are in the closed position, each arm is disposed over a cable guide to secure a cable positioned therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E. Caveney, Jason O'Young
  • Patent number: 7308911
    Abstract: A hose is provided having at least one layer defining a tubular body with a length and an electrically conductive lead joined to the tubular body and extending along the length of the tubular body. The electrically conductive lead is adapted to receive an electrical signal and create an electromagnetic field that can be remotely detected to determine a location of the hose. A method of determining the location of a hose is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Kuriyama of American, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 7279643
    Abstract: The invention is a toneable conduit that can transmit a signal and be readily detected by toning equipment. The conduit can be coupled with other conduit to provide extended lengths of conduit. The toneable conduit includes an elongate polymeric tube having a wall with an interior surface, an exterior surface, and a predetermined wall thickness. A channel preferably extends longitudinally within the wall of the elongate polymeric tube; a stabilizing rib extends longitudinally along the interior surface of the wall of the elongate polymeric tube and is located radially inward from the channel. A continuous wire is coincident with the channel in the elongate polymeric tube and preferably coated with a composition that prevents it from adhering to the polymer melt that forms the elongate polymeric tube. The present invention includes methods of making the toneable conduit and methods of coupling a first toneable conduit with a second toneable conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Commscope Solutions Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Norman Morrow, Robert Miller Ward, Jr., Zeb Leonard Kale, Michael Ray Bailey, Christopher Gemme, George Bollinger, Scott Lumley
  • Patent number: 7138170
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article comprising a polymer sheet containing a plurality of integral polymer conduit channels containing a transparent conductive material in which two or more such channels terminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Cheryl J. Kaminsky
  • Patent number: 7116263
    Abstract: A remote control signal transmitter. A movable contact section includes a plurality of movable contacts and has elasticity. A wiring substrate has a movable contact section thereon. A crystal oscillator is mounted on the wiring substrate. A control section transmits a remote control signal in accordance with an operation of the movable contact section. In this structure, the movable contact section has a holding section that is abutted with the crystal oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Hanahara, Masahiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 7099551
    Abstract: A cabling duct (10) comprises an elongate channel (1) having a longitudinal aperture (2) and an elongate lid (7). The opposite edges of the lid releasably engage the opposite edges of the aperture to close the aperture and the lid 7 is integrally connected to the channel by a flexible web (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Inventor: Paul Hallinan
  • Patent number: 7009839
    Abstract: An assembly for housing a power supply unit within a data processing system includes a carrier bracket for attaching to the power supply unit, a housing tray to engage the bracket moveably and define a size adjustable space for receiving the power supply unit, and a baffle hinged to the tray. The baffle covers a portion of the space and is moveable relative to the tray. The bracket and tray include complementary slide tracks enabling the bracket to moveably engage the tray. The baffle is hinged via pivot points engaged in baffle tracks in two of the tray sidewalls. The baffle may define a first gap between a hinged edge of the baffle and a sidewall of the tray and a second gap between a distal edge of the baffle and the bracket face plate. The baffle may include a plurality of extendible baffle plates to alter the baffle dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Kristopher Michael Clinard
  • Patent number: 7001658
    Abstract: Disclosed is an article comprising first areas of electrically conductive material and second areas of electrically conductive material raised relative to the first areas and substantially electrically isolated from the first areas, said conductive materials exhibiting a resistivity that averages less than 800 ohm/square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Robert P. Bourdelais, Cheryl J. Kaminsky, John M. Pochan, James F. Elman
  • Patent number: 6977343
    Abstract: The invention provides a heat-sensitive material having a heat shrinkable material (e.g., a heat shrinkable resin) having dispersed therein electrically conductive particles, which shrinks on heating to allow an electric current to flow. The invention also provides a heat-sensitive element having a heat-sensitive material and a pair of electrode terminals which are useful as an over-charge protective element of lithium ion secondary batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Chemicals Corporation
    Inventors: Kazutaka Furuta, Norikazu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 6959491
    Abstract: A device and method for controlling strain in a transmission line such as a power or signal transmitting wire, cable or other conduit. The device includes a body having at least one cavity formed therein for receipt of at least a portion of a transmission line. Multiple openings formed in the body allow the transmission line to extend from the at least one cavity and external to the body. The at least one cavity is defined to include a peripheral boundary formed at least partially by a first substantially linear wall and a second opposing wall which deviates from the first wall, thereby forming a deviation path for the transmission line disposed therein. A cover may be provided to cooperatively mate with the body such that it conceals the cavity or cavities formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Higgs
  • Patent number: 6933438
    Abstract: A cylindrical duct of plastic material is coextruded with a longitudinal wire located between the duct inner and outer surfaces, and with a stripe of a different color plastic material than the duct overlying the wire. The stripe is of a softer plastic material than the duct plastic material to facilitate cutting of same to expose the wire, but is compatible with the duct plastic material so as to crosslink therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: The Lamson & Sessions Co.
    Inventors: Eric M. Watts, Robert C. Humphreys
  • Patent number: 6846990
    Abstract: An installation vertical groove (13) is formed in a circuit member-installing surface (12) of a resin-molded panel (11). Then, a flat circuit member (14) is inserted into the installation vertical groove, so that the flat circuit member is installed in such a manner that this flat circuit member stands in a direction perpendicular to the circuit member-installing surface. The installation vertical groove has opposed surfaces which are spaced from each other by a distance, corresponding to a thickness of the flat circuit member and are disposed perpendicularly to the circuit member-installing surface, and this installation vertical groove is formed to be disposed below the circuit member-installing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naomi Kisu, Toshiaki Mori, Akihiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 6806427
    Abstract: A cable protecting tube having high transparency and allowing the filling condition of mortar therein to be visually observed from the outside as well as exhibiting high pressure resistance is provided. A cable protecting tube for accommodating a cable and for filling with mortar includes a protecting tube (1) having smooth inner and outer surfaces formed from an ionomer resin excellent in transparency, and a spiral or mesh-shaped reinforcing member (2) for reinforcing the protecting tube. The reinforcing member (2) may be buried in the protecting tube (1). The protecting tube (1) is not limited to the smooth-walled tube but may be a spirally corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignees: Anderson Technology Corporation, Shinko Wire Company, Tigers Polymer Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kadotani, Toshikazu Minami, Shoji Shirahama, Tetsuya Inagake, Seishi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 6794574
    Abstract: An electrical assembly includes at least one electrical conductor. A flexible electrical tubing has an end, and loosely carries the at least one electrical conductor therein. An electrical component, such as an electrical connector or plug, is associated with the electrical conductor and hermetically seals the tubing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Dekko Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Gust, Donald E. DeWitt, Scott A. Garver, Robert E. Bolen