Means To Simultaneously Assemble Multiple, Independent Conductors To Terminal Patents (Class 29/749)
  • Patent number: 10804670
    Abstract: There is provided an electronic equipment assembly apparatus including: a cable mounting mechanism which holds a cable and installs the cable onto a connector; a lock operation mechanism which operates a lock mechanism provided in the connector; a locked-state checker which checks a state of the lock mechanism of the connector; and a controller which controls the cable mounting mechanism and the lock operation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Ken Takano, Yuji Takahashi, Kazu Wagatsuma
  • Patent number: 10612527
    Abstract: A method for refurbishing a wind turbine includes terminating use of an existing uptower electrical system of the wind turbine. The method also includes installing a new uptower electrical system for the wind turbine at an uptower location of the wind turbine. Further, the method includes providing an electrical adaptor at an uptower location for connecting the new uptower electrical system with an existing downtower electrical system. Moreover, the method includes electrically connecting the electrical adaptor between the existing downtower electrical system and the new uptower electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Chacon, Scott Shapiro, Noah Pennington, Jay Leonard
  • Patent number: 10236752
    Abstract: A coil segment manufacturing apparatus includes a conducting wire material feeder which repeatedly feeds a conducting wire material while changing the feeding amount and interposing a processing time, a coating remover which removes an insulation coating of the conducting wire material at a removal position each time the processing time is reached, and a conducting wire material cutter which cuts the conducting wire material each time the processing time is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kanomi Hayashi, Shinichi Kawano, Daisuke Ueno, Satoru Saito
  • Patent number: 9887509
    Abstract: The invention concerns a production line consisting of an automated system for the realization of the industrial wiring of IDC connectors. A first station includes a selection guide accommodating a series of IDC connectors, and a series of pushers for shifting the series of connectors to a paired closure guide for closing the connectors of a second station. The closure guide has a series of mobile spacer partitions interposed between each of several seats, configured to release the connectors by moving said partitions as soon as the connectors are crimped onto cable wires. A third crimping station comprising a series of punches spaced apart from each other at a pre-set distance on a mobile support, which can move to pull each connector the pre-set distance until it brings an adjacent punch into position at an adjacent connector to be crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KM CORPORATE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlotto Vladimiro
  • Patent number: 9698498
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate generally to a modular connector for a multi-conductor ribbon cable provided for power and data transmission to a network of devices. The modular connector is coupled to the conductors in the ribbon cable by insulation displacement members. When the connector is attached to the ribbon cable and disconnected from a device a continuous circuit path is provided and when connected to a device configurable circuit paths are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yutao Wang, Steven T. Haensgen, Jeffrey A. Kilburn, John P. Caspers, Darryl E. Whitley
  • Patent number: 9194573
    Abstract: An assembly for high-powered LEDs provides a direct attachment of the LED to a ceramic thermal conductor/electrical insulator sealed in a housing with a compression element between a portion of the housing and ceramic heat sink to provide a predetermined range of biasing force locating the ceramic heat sink against the portion of the housing with dimensional changes in the ceramic heat sink caused by thermal expansion of the ceramic heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Juan J. Barrena, Edward J. Claprood, Eric K. Larson
  • Patent number: 9190789
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products simplify installation of terminating plugs to cables. A wiring plug helps a user arrange individual wires on the cable to a wiring diagram of a terminating plug, such as an RJ-56 plug. The wiring plug has individual passages prearranged to the wiring diagram, such that the individual wires may simply be inserted into the correct passages. The passages are also sized in diameter and length, such that each wire may be cut to the correct length for crimping to the terminating plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Elias
  • Publication number: 20150128414
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously stripping at least two cable ends surrounded by insulation material includes a cutting device having first and second cutters that are movable relative to each other in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the cable ends. The cutting edges of the first and second cutters are disposed substantially in the same plane and are movable towards each other such that the cutting edges simultaneously cut into the insulation material of the at least two cable ends. In addition, the cutting device and the cable ends are movable relative to each other in the longitudinal direction of the cable ends to simultaneously pull-off the cut insulation material from the at least two cable ends and thereby strip the at least two cable ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas HASLINGER
  • Patent number: 9021682
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a spool configured to supply a wire, a cutting device configured to form a notch in the wire, and a capillary configured to bond the wire and to form a stud bump. The apparatus is further configured to pull the wire to break at the notch, with a tail region attached to the stud bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien Ling Hwang, Yeong-Jyh Lin, Yi-Li Hsiao, Ming-Da Cheng, Tsai-Tsung Tsai, Chung-Shi Liu, Mirng-Ji Lii, Chen-Hua Yu
  • Patent number: 8966743
    Abstract: A device for changing the electrode of an electrode-holder tool of a welding device, with a first part configured to house an electrode-holder tool and including means to prevent the electrode-holder tool from moving, and a second part installed around the first part and covering the part of the electrode protruding outside the first part, where the second part can be separated from the first part by sliding along the electrode, and is able to rotate relative to the fixed part when it surrounds it, and where the second part is configured to tighten or untighten the mandrel and to attach the electrode and the second part, enabling it to be removed from the mandrel when the first part and the second part are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Areva NC
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Allard, Jean-Pierre Schwanck
  • Patent number: 8950060
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for an electronic component forms with a high degree of accuracy a portion of an outer electrode on a main surface of a dielectric block. Light irradiated from a second main surface side is detected by a detector disposed on a first main surface side, thereby detecting the positions of first and second inner electrodes, and a conductive layer is formed in a portion on a first main surface, determined based on the detection result by the detector, thereby forming first portions of individual first and second outer electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hironori Tsutsumi
  • Patent number: 8950891
    Abstract: The various embodiments relate to a lamp having a tubular lamp body, wherein at least one first line harness and one second line harness, or at least one first line and one second line, are arranged in the tubular lamp body, wherein the lamp furthermore has at least one spacing apparatus, which is arranged in the lamp and is designed to fix at least the first line harness and the second line harness or the first line and the second line at a predeterminable distance (D) from one another, at least in places. The various embodiments further relate to a method for production of a lamp such as this, and to a spacing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Martin Egger, Christian Senft
  • Patent number: 8943681
    Abstract: A device for use as an adjunct in assuring that a manufactured wire is substantially free of internal flaws. A plurality of successively adjacent wire bending stations are provided, where each station includes means for bending the wire into bending planes which are different for each of the stations. The wire is passed through the successive stations, whereby the different bending planes at each station subject the wire at each station to tensile bending strain at portions of the wire cross-section which are different for each station. As a result the probability is increased that a given internal flaw in the wire will be exposed to the tensile bending strain condition as the wire passes through the successive stations, increasing likelihood of breakage of the wire at the flaw or of flaw magnification to improve detection of the flaw during subsequent wire inspections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oxford Superconducting Technology
    Inventors: Jeff Parrell, Boleslaw Czabai, Youzhu Zhang, Seungok Hong, Michael Field
  • Patent number: 8898890
    Abstract: According to the present invention, an apparatus for manufacturing a multichannel electrode array for cranial nerve stimulation comprises: an electrode support supporting a plurality of electric wires, and having a plurality of platinum rings inserted therein; a frame member including a base, a pair of vertical frames, and a horizontal frame to fix the electrode support; a rotating member into the center of which the electrode support is inserted, and which rotates such that electric wires are twisted, pair by pair, at the electrode support so as to form a grid, when bobbins that are wound with the electric wires slide; an elevating plate rotatably and slidably supporting the rotating member; and a pair of left-side and right-side control units and which rotate the rotating member such that the rotating member slides along a length equal to that the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: M.I.Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se-Ik Park, Hoseung Lee, Jung Min Lee, Ho Yun
  • Publication number: 20140310953
    Abstract: A wire terminating tool has a handle and a positioning member coupled to the handle. The positioning member has a plurality of notches. A wire retention member is retractably slidingly coupled to the handle. The wire retention member has a plurality of wire engagement slots, wherein in a load position, the wire retention member selectively secures each of the wires in a respective one of wire engagement slots. When in an unload position, the wire retention member is retracted, therein transferring the wires from the wire retention member to a plurality of terminals of a termination block via the notches in the positioning member. A seating apparatus seats the wires in the terminals, therein providing a metal-to-metal contact between the wires and terminals. A cutting apparatus cuts the wires by a roller cutter, diagonal cutter, blade, and shear operably coupled to the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Charles McCaskey
  • Patent number: 8857048
    Abstract: A method for forming a lead or lead extension includes forming an arrangement of elongated conductors. Each of the conductors extends from a proximal end of the arrangement to a distal end of the arrangement. Each of the conductors includes a layer of insulation disposed over a conductive core. A conductor-separating element is disposed over either the proximal end or the distal end of the arrangement. The conductor-separating element includes a plurality of ablation windows defined in a body. An end of at least one of the elongated conductors is radially extended over a portion of the conductor-separating element such that a portion of the at least one elongated conductor extends across at least one of the ablation windows. Insulation from the portion of the at least one conductor extending across the ablation window is ablated to expose a portion of the conductive core of the elongated conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Lee McDonald
  • Patent number: 8793869
    Abstract: Fabricating an implantable stimulation lead by advancing work material to be wrapped with wire conductors, then, operating a plurality of payout carriers to let out the wire conductors, rotating the plurality of payout carriers to wrap the wire conductors about the work material, providing an amount of twist to each wire conductor as the wire conductors are let out, forming a lead body using the wrapped conductors, and fabricating a plurality terminals on the lead body, wherein the plurality of terminals are electrically connected to the conductive wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Dye, John W Swanson, Jerome J Boogaard, Dave Locke
  • Patent number: 8776362
    Abstract: An auxiliary fitting jig includes first and second jig bodies configured to hold a connector from both sides of the connector, a first interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second jig bodies, first and second lever bodies pivotally supported by the first and second jig bodies respectively, a second interval adjustment mechanism configured to interval-adjustably connect the first and second lever bodies in accordance with an interval between the first and second jig bodies adjusted by the first interval adjustment mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Oshita, Naoki Kobayashi, Akihiro Tsuruta, Toshiya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8661657
    Abstract: A plurality of indicated back-up pin devices are detachably placed on a back-up plate provided on a component mounting apparatus, to a plurality of indicated positions of the back-up plate to support a board from an under surface thereof, to which already mounted components have been mounted, when another components are to be mounted on an upper surface of the board. The back-up pin device comprises a base portion detachably placed on the back-up plate, at least one support pin erected upright on the base portion to support the board by contacting an upper end thereof with an under surface of the board and at least one of an identification mark for identifying the type of the back-up pin device and a position mark as a reference to determine a position of the base portion on the back-up plate, which is provided on the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ito, Fumitaka Maeda
  • Patent number: 8640333
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly has a plurality of formed elongate closed seam tubular elements attached to a carrier with each of the elongate tubular elements attached to the carrier via a tab. Scored creases are formed in the tabs for separating the elongate tubular elements from the assembly and scored creases are formed in the carrier for defining carrier strips. The carrier strip had a plurality of grouped elongate tubular elements. The electrical contact assembly is placed in a crimping die where at least one or more wires are inserting into selected elongate tubular elements. Pressure is applied to least one or more of the selected elongate tubular elements to produce bulk material deformation along a substantial portion of the elongate tubular elements to crimp the elongate tubular elements to the wires as electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Steven Lyford, Neil Clayton
  • Patent number: 8578590
    Abstract: The wire insertion tool includes a first division block having a first wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a first wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, a second division block having a second wire insertion guide ditch forming plane where a second wire insertion guide ditch has been formed, and a division block positioning guide. When the first division block and the second division block form a coupling unit by fitting the first wire insertion guide ditch forming plane and the second wire insertion guide ditch forming plane, the first wire insertion guide ditch and the second wire insertion guide ditch form a wire insertion guide hole. The division block positioning guide guides one of these blocks linearly to the other such that these planes approach to each other or separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihito Soma, Minoru Majima, Yosuke Sasaki, Takuya Oshiba, Hiroaki Miyazawa, Takamitsu Hamanaga, Kentaro Nishi
  • Patent number: 8533939
    Abstract: A compression tool for terminating wires to a connector includes a frame that has a receiving space configured to receive the connector. A handle is rotatably coupled to the frame. A ram is held by the frame. The ram has an engagement end within the receiving space that is configured to engage the connector. The ram is movable between an initial position and a final position. A link is coupled between the ram and the handle. The link is variably positionable with respect to at least one of the handle or the ram to change the final position of the ram within the receiving space to control a shut height of the compression tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Michael Stull
  • Patent number: 8522424
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an embodiment, a wiring connection apparatus comprises a tray including a plurality of wiring connection members for connecting a plurality of wiring and a tray holder body, which holds the tray, wherein the tray is rotatably provided in the tray holder body, and a wiring introduction opening for introducing the plurality of wiring into the tray is formed in proximity to an axis of rotation of the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yoshinori Hoshino, Naoya Yamazaki, Hiroshi Katagiri, Hideaki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8424198
    Abstract: A wire positioning tool is provided having a handle and a positioning member operably coupled to the handle. The positioning member has a plurality of notches, and a wire retention member is retractably slidingly coupled to the handle between a load position and an unload position. The wire retention member has a plurality of wire engagement slots, wherein in the load position, the wire retention member selectively secures each of the plurality of wires in a respective one of the plurality of wire engagement slots. When placed in the unload position, the wire retention member is retracted with respect to the positioning member, therein transferring the plurality of wires from the wire retention member to a plurality of terminals of a termination block via the plurality of notches in the positioning member. The handle further has a cable guidance member for engaging a cable comprising the plurality of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Charles McCaskey
  • Patent number: 8407886
    Abstract: A lead wire implanting apparatus is provided that can fabricate high-quality brushes that are without variations in implanting height and implanting strength and free from cracks and that can make the reproducibility of set values better and improve the workability in setup changing. The lead wire implanting apparatus has a tamping member and a storing cup for storing conductive metal powder, for implanting and fixing a lead wire to a brush main body by performing a tamping action of the tamping member a predetermined number of times. The apparatus has a linear-type servo motor serving as a drive source for driving the tamping member in vertical directions, a first position detector for detecting a shift position of the tamping member, and a controller device for controlling the linear-type servo motor based on detected information by the first position detector to cause the tamping member to perform a predetermined tamping action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Totankako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Mitani, Masatoyo Okazaki
  • Publication number: 20130061470
    Abstract: A tool for crimping a cable connector (6) comprises a first, U-shaped arm (3) which defines a seat in which the connector (6) may be accommodated in the working position; a second, compression arm (1) suitable for exerting a compression force on the connector (6), comprising a compression profile (5) at one end thereof, which, in turn, comprises a number of rotation pins which project laterally outwards from the compression profile (5) and are suitable for penetrating into corresponding holes in a branch of the first arm (3), to keep the second, compression arm (1) joined to the first arm (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Rafael Matteo Ferrus, Longinos De Dios Martin
  • Patent number: 8245395
    Abstract: A method of installing a plug on a cable having insulated wire pairs includes stripping insulation from a cable end to expose the wires and arranging the wires into a plug configuration. A wiring block having a back end leading to a cavity and a front end having pass through holes respectively leading to wire troughs extending between the cavity and front end is provided. The cable end is inserted through the back end such that the wires are inserted into the wire troughs corresponding with the plug configuration and such that the ends of the wires protrude out through the pass through holes. The protruding wire ends are cut off after being pulled until the cable insulation adjacent to the cable end seats itself inside the cavity. The cable is removed from the block such that the cable end can be inserted into a plug to be crimped thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L. P.
    Inventor: Mark Elias
  • Patent number: 8225498
    Abstract: A reconfigurable harness board system is provided for assembling a wire harness for an electrical panel and comprises a plurality of sub-harness modules. Each sub-harness module defines a swappable template for a wire harness for a respective electrical component for the electrical panel. Select ones of the sub-harness modules are mounted to a frame according to a first layout of electrical components for the electrical panel to create a reconfigurable harness board system in which each sub-harness module is detachable from the frame to be swapped with a different sub-harness module in order to reconfigure the harness board system according to a second layout of electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Xiao Lin
  • Patent number: 8225268
    Abstract: A wiring design method for a wiring board comprises, if design rule errors are found in the wiring design, selecting one of the design rule errors as a selected design rule error, specifying a predetermined number of the second connection terminals as selected second connection terminals that correspond to the selected design rule error, and moving the selected second connection terminals to predetermined coordinate positions. Each time when the selected second connection terminals are moved to the post-movement coordinate positions, the method comprises connecting the second connection terminals and the first connection terminals, conducting the design rule check, and determining whether no design rule errors are detected newly and the selected design rule error is not detected either.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Mikio Nakano
  • Patent number: 8215006
    Abstract: A jig for probe connector adapted for clutching a plurality of probe assemblies each of which has a connecting portion, a probing pin and a soldering portion disposed at two ends of the connecting portion respectively. The jig for probe connector has a base body. The base body has a plurality of passageways each penetrating a front end thereof. The passageway includes a first receiving recess and a second receiving recess disposed at a front of the first receiving recess. A cross section of the second receiving recess is larger than that of the first receiving recess, with a drop defined as a preventing portion formed therebetween. A side of the second receiving recess has a portion protruded inward to form a buckling lump, which is spaced from the preventing portion with a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Te-Hung Yin, Jui-Pin Lin, Yung-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 8201135
    Abstract: A method for managing error information of a printed circuit board layout system is provided. The system provides an error file recording names of all the errors to be displayed in wiring diagrams, generates wiring diagram files, outputs a first user interface showing one wiring diagram. Each of the wiring diagram files includes an attribute table for describing error information. The attribute table comprises the names and the set of coordinates. The method comprises obtaining the error file and the attribute table, outputting a second user interface comprising a first display area and a second display area, outputting the name in the first display area, analyzing the obtained attribute table to provide a classifying table. Then outputting one selected name and at least one set of coordinates corresponding to the one selected name in the second display area according to the classifying table. A related system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Cheng Sheng
  • Patent number: 8191242
    Abstract: A punch-down device includes a housing, a driving mechanism, and at least one punch-down member. The housing forms therein hollow channels. The driving mechanism includes a rotation shaft and at least one rotary wheel, which is connected and supported by the rotation shaft at a top portion of the housing. The rotation shaft has an end extending outside the housing to form a coupling section. Each of the rotary wheels has a surface forming two tracks and two pegs. The two pegs of one rotary wheel are received in the two tracks of an adjacent one of the rotary wheels. The punch-down member is received in the hollow channels to correspond to the rotary wheels and be driven to move by the rotary wheels. The punch-down member has lower ends forming conductor depression sections. As such, the punch-down device carries out an operation of punching down and depressing conductors, whereby the efficiency of punch-down operation is increased and the operation is easy and reliable positioning is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Yu-Tai Liang
  • Patent number: 8176625
    Abstract: An electrical connector tool assembly is disclosed. The tool assembly includes a conductor tool and a connector tool connected to and cooperable with the conductor tool. The tool assembly can be used in connecting a first conductor to a second conductor with an electrical connector. The tool assembly is adjustably arranged and disposed to receive and removably retain a first conductive member of an electrical connector in the connector tool and is further arranged and disposed to both to hold the second conductor in place relative to a second conductive member of the electrical connector and to prevent rotation of the second conductive member with respect to the first conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics Canada ULC
    Inventors: Charles D. Copper, Barry James Johnson, Dmitry Ladin
  • Patent number: 8166639
    Abstract: A connector attaching tool is for attaching a coaxial cable connector to a coaxial cable by longitudinal compression of the coaxial cable connector. The tool includes a tool body defining therein a connector compression chamber and a plunger receiving chamber longitudinally adjacent thereto. A plunger having a plunger head is within the plunger receiving chamber and a plunger shaft extends outwardly therefrom. A handle is carried by the tool body and is movable from a retracted position to a compressed position for advancing the plunger shaft to drive the plunger head to longitudinally compress the coaxial cable connector within the connector compression chamber to thereby attach the coaxial cable connector to the coaxial cable. The tool body defines a connector magazine chamber for storing a plurality of coaxial cable connectors. A biasing member is within the connector magazine chamber for urging the coaxial cable connectors toward the connector compression chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Andrew, LLC
    Inventor: David Jones
  • Patent number: 8141237
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector assembling fixture is provided for assembling an FPC connector. The assembling fixture includes a base that is set horizontally. A lower slidable carriage is slidably coupled to the base. Upper and lower molds are respectively and rotatably coupled to an upper slidable carriage and the lower slidable carriage. A terminal fitting mechanism and a cover mounting mechanism are respectively mounted to the upper and lower molds. Guide posts are mounted to the base. The upper mold is slidably coupled to the base with the guide posts. The lower mold forms an accommodation chamber. The cover mounting mechanism includes a push rod and first and second slide channels. The second slide channel is in communication with the accommodation chamber and the first slide channel. The push rod is received in and slidably coupled to the second slide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung-han Wei, Feng-chi Lee, Kuo-chuan Chiu
  • Patent number: 8141238
    Abstract: Twist pin z-axis interconnectors are assembled in columns of aligned vias in stacked printed circuit boards of a circuit module in automated assembly cycles. Each assembly cycle involves singulating a single twist pin from a plurality of twist pins, inserting the twist pin into the via column, gripping a leader portion of the twist pin, pulling the gripped leader portion until a connection portion moves into contact with the vias of the column, severing the leader portion from the connection portion, extracting the severed leader portion, and automatically repeating assembly cycles until interconnectors have been assembled into a substantial majority of the via columns of the circuit module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Medallion Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Garcia, Randall J. Boudreaux
  • Patent number: 7975372
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing electrical wiring constituted by at least one wire inserted in a corresponding receptacle of a connector provided with at least one corresponding electrical terminal, that comprises: a region for loading wires in corresponding preset seats, selected among a plurality of seats formed on a holder comb; a device for moving the holder comb from the loading region to a region for the insertion of the wires in preset receptacles of one or more preset connectors; a device for the guided translational motion of the ends of the wires within the preset receptacles of the preset connectors; and a programmable electronic device adapted to match, in the insertion region, a preset seat of the holder comb with a preset receptacle of a preset connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: K.M.I. Trade S.R.L.
    Inventor: Vladimiro Carlotto
  • Patent number: 7921549
    Abstract: A tool for changing first and second parts of a connector from a pre-assembly relationship into an assembled relationship. The tool is portable and has a frame with an operating mechanism thereon. The operating mechanism has a plunger that is movable to thereby change the relationship of the connector parts. The operating mechanism is operable by a pressurized fluid within a container that is connected to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn M. Chawgo, Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7913384
    Abstract: A method of preparing a wire harness production by providing standard wiring pattern information related to a first pattern including parts, electric circuits and wirings of a standard type vehicle, and generating modified wiring pattern information related to at least another pattern in which at least one of the parts, the electric circuits, and the wirings of a first pattern is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Akizuki, Shuji Ono, Tetsuya Ishiguro, Masaya Uchida, Yasuhiro Mochizuki, Eiji Asaoka, Takeshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 7882629
    Abstract: A dead end electrical connector assembly including a dead end connector member, a collet, wedges and an outer sleeve. The dead end connector member has a first end section and a second end section. The second end section includes a threaded section. The first end section is adapted to be connected to another member and includes a general bolt head section adapted to be turned by a powered tool to axially rotate the dead end connector member. The front end of the collet includes a threaded section adapted to be threaded onto the threaded section of the dead end connector member. The wedges are inserted directly between the collet and a core member of a cable conductor. The second end section of the dead end connector member is adapted to push the wedges into the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher G. Chadbourne
  • Patent number: 7877864
    Abstract: An adjustable cable compression tool having at least two driver pins and a selectable cable cradle to ensure compatibility with multiple sized wired and connectors. The driver pins are mounted on an assembly to avoid loss when the driver pin is not selected for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Noah P. Montena
  • Patent number: 7870666
    Abstract: A wire routing tool includes a guiding tip, a malleable shaft having a first end operatively connected to said guiding tip and a second end, and a guiding head having a first end operatively connected to said second end of said malleable shaft and a second end including a connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Michael McSweyn
  • Patent number: 7870662
    Abstract: A terminal insertion apparatus having a wire holding unit holding two wires, each wire having a terminal, a connector holding unit holding a connector housing having at least two holes for receiving terminals, and a terminal insertion head is disclosed. The terminal insertion head has a wire gripping unit having a first holder and a second holder. The first holder and second holder are movable in a vertical direction toward and away from the wire holding unit and are movable in a horizontal direction toward and away from the connector holding unit. The first holder has an outer grip and an inner grip that together hold one of the two wires while the second holder has an outer grip and an inner grip that together hold the remaining of the two wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Koji Imai, Minoru Abe, Jun Funakawa, Koichi Nakajima, Daisuke Toma, Hirohide Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20100319963
    Abstract: A termination tool for terminating multiple wires to a two part electrical connector assembly composed of a wire arrangement manifold and a jack housing is provided by the present disclosure. The termination tool includes a main tool body having a termination housing provided thereon including a first cavity, a second cavity and a passage extending between the first and second cavities. The first cavity has an open side to receive and is shaped to removably retain a wire arrangement manifold, the second cavity having an open side to receive and being shaped to removably retain a jack housing, and the passage being sized to allow, in use, the wire arrangement manifold to pass therethrough from the first cavity to the second cavity and having cutting means provided on opposing sides of its end proximate to the first cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicant: Hellermanntyton Data Limited
    Inventors: Jason James, Stuart Ponting
  • Patent number: 7849589
    Abstract: A tool for installing connectors on cables includes a base member and a plunger movably mounted on the base member. A lever mechanism on the base member moves the plunger. There is a wheel member that carries a plurality of dog fixtures thereon. A detent mechanism provides engagement between the wheel member and the base member to define a plurality of rotational positions for the wheel member. In each rotational position, a dog fixture is aligned with the plunger. Preferably, each dog fixture on the wheel member is configured to receive a different size cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Ben Hughes Communication Products Company
    Inventor: David L. Morrow
  • Patent number: 7845859
    Abstract: A ferrule assembly for terminating at least one fiber of a ribbon cable in a ferrule, where the ferrule assembly is disposable in a housing of an optical connector, is provided. The ferrule assembly includes the ferrule having a mating face, at least one groove for receiving the fiber and at least one through-hole. The ferrule assembly also includes an alignment member holder having at least one alignment member and providing a first channel for the ribbon cable, the alignment member being insertable in the through-hole of the ferrule and having a first length such that an end of the alignment member extends beyond the mating face of the ferrule when the ferrule assembly is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Amphenol Corporation
    Inventors: Richard F. Roth, Joseph J. George, Sepehr Kiani
  • Patent number: 7810230
    Abstract: A sealing member fitting apparatus includes a sealing member transfer device that switches between a sealing member receiving position where the sealing member transfer device faces a sealing member holding device provided with a hollow sealing member and a sealing member fitting position where the sealing member transfer device faces an electrical wire clamping device. The sealing member transfer device receives the sealing member in the sealing member receiving position and fits the sealing member on a covering end portion of the electrical wire in the sealing member fitting position. An electrical wire insertion guide device is disposed between the sealing member transfer device and the electrical wire clamping device and is slidable along the electrical wire from a lead-out member to the covering end portion. The sealing member transfer device positions a central axis of the covering end portion substantially coaxially with a central axis of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Koji Imai, Minoru Abe, Jun Funakawa, Koichi Nakajima, Daisuke Toma, Hirohide Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 7797821
    Abstract: A connection portion of a z-axis interconnector is assembled into contact with a plurality of aligned vias in a corresponding plurality of stacked printed circuit boards by gripping and pulling a leader portion of the interconnector connected to the connection portion, to move the interconnector into the final position with the connection portion contacting the aligned vias. The leader portion is severed from the connection portion after the interconnector is moved into the final position. A single pulling and cutting tool which accomplishes these functions preferably does so by a single pinch and cut device having opposing blades which partially penetrate into the leader portion to grip the leader portion, which fully penetrated through the leader portion to sever the leader portion, and which are moved toward and away from the plurality of stacked printed circuit boards to pull the interconnector and to reposition for severing the leader portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Medallion Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Garcia, Randall J. Boudreaux
  • Patent number: 7788788
    Abstract: A drive tool that may be attached to a driven tool which has a drive head, a shank, a tool body, and a longitudinal slot in the drive head whose upper end portion is sloped to provide a ramp, the drive tool being adapted to be pushed downward into a hollow end of the driven tool to then become locked in place relative to the driven tool, both rotationally and longitudinally, so that the driven tool can then be driven forward and concurrently driven in either a clockwise or a counterclockwise rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Robert W Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7774927
    Abstract: A wire positioning device for a termination machine includes a support housing configured to be located proximate to a termination zone of the termination machine. A wire gripping mechanism is coupled to the support housing and defines a wire alignment axis. The wire gripping mechanism is configured to hold a wire along the wire alignment axis. The wire gripping mechanism and wire are movable with respect to the support housing along a linear transfer path that is oriented transverse to the wire alignment axis. An electric actuator is mounted to the support housing and is joined to the wire gripping mechanism. The actuator drives the wire gripping mechanism along the transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher John Karrasch, Michael Morris