Means Comprising Hand-manipulatable Implement Patents (Class 29/750)
  • Patent number: 9194409
    Abstract: A disconnect assembly includes a head coupler portion and a tool coupler portion. The head coupler portion includes: a threaded portion on a first part of an exterior surface to connect to a wedge frame, a longitudinal bore, a rod configured to slide longitudinally within the longitudinal bore, and a set of annular protrusions on a second part of the exterior surface. The tool coupler portion includes: a threaded bore configured to mechanically attach the tool coupler portion to the tool, and a channel to receive a head coupler portion. The channel includes a set of grooves corresponding to the set of annular protrusions on the head coupler portion. When the head coupler portion is connected to the tool coupler portion, a ram from the hydraulic tool engages the rod to apply force to an object in the wedge frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Vallette, James L. Zahnen, Matthew D. Cawood
  • Patent number: 9015931
    Abstract: A retention-extraction device is provided for a removable card in a chassis. The device includes an actuation rod having a cam slot, the actuation rod configured to provide linear movement along the length of the actuation rod, and an extraction lever operatively connected to a proximal end of the actuation rod and pivotally secured to the chassis. The device also includes a bell crank with a cam follower that is configured to ride in the cam slot and a latch hook that pivots between an open and closed position based on the motion of the bell crank. The linear movement of the actuation rod causes the extraction lever to apply a force to a portion of the card and causes the latch hook to pivot to an open position to allow removal of the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Boetzer
  • Patent number: 9003643
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems for providing stator bar shape tooling. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a system for shaping an element is provided. The system includes tooling that having at least one constraining surface that is fabricated at least in part by selective laser sintering, where the at least one constraining surface includes at least one curved element section to facilitate bending of at least a portion of an element around the at least one curved element section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Caleb James Munholand, Mark Stephen Clough, Mark Kent Shoemaker, David John Wardell
  • Patent number: 8991044
    Abstract: A method for inserting a wire into a contact pin utilizes a wire insertion tool. 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 and second division blocks are fitted together by fitting the first and second wire insertion guide ditch forming planes, the first and second wire insertion guide ditches form a wire insertion guide hole. The division block positioning guide guides one of the blocks linearly to the other block such that these planes approach each other or separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihito Soma, Minoru Majima, Yosuke Sasaki, Takuya Oshiba, Hiroaki Miyazawa, Takamitsu Hamanaga, Kentaro Nishi
  • Patent number: 8978242
    Abstract: A connector device includes a pair of connectors and a lever jig. The lever jig includes: an opening/closing door configured to be displaced between an open position where the opening/closing door allows a connector to be attached to the lever jig and a close position where the opening/closing door prevents the connector positioned at an attachment position from being detached from the lever jig; a door holding portion configured to hold the opening/closing door at the close position; and an automatic door opening portion configured to move the opening/closing door at the close position to the open position against a holding force of the door holding portion at a point in time when a manipulation from a fitting manipulation start position to a fitting manipulation completion position is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Osamu Oshita, Akihiro Tsuruta
  • Publication number: 20150026976
    Abstract: A connector installation tool can include an inner surface having a first portion having a first perimeter, where the inner surface forms a cavity that traverses a first length of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can also include an opening having a width and traversing a second length of the outer surface and the first length of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can further include a front face located adjacent to and substantially perpendicular to the first portion of the inner surface. The connector installation tool can also include a rear face located adjacent to a distal end of the inner surface, where the rear face is substantially parallel to the front face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Adam D. Ledgerwood, Timothy Daly
  • Patent number: 8938873
    Abstract: A lever jig is mounted on a female connector and fits a female connector and a male connector by an operation from a fitting-operation start position to a fitting-operation completion position so as to move the female connector and the male connector from the fitting-operation start position to the fitting-operation completion position. The lever jig includes a connector hold portion that moves between a holding position and a holding release position for the female connector, and a lever body that is operated between the fitting-operation start position and the fitting-operation completion position. In a section from the fitting-operation start position to a position just before the fitting-operation completion position for the lever body, the connector hold portion moves to the holding position, and in the fitting-operation completion position for the lever body, the connector hold portion 3 moves to the holding release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kobayashi, Akihiro Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8938874
    Abstract: A lever jig is mounted on a female connector and causes fitting force to act on the female connector and a male connector by an operation from a fitting-operation start position to a fitting-operation completion position. The lever jig includes: a connector mount portion capable of having the female connector inserted in a mounted position; slidable members that are slidably supported by the connector mount portion, hold the female connector in the mounted position, and move by a slide movement to a connector-holding release position to release the female connector from holding in the mounted position; and a lever body that is movably supported by the connector mount portion and in the fitting-operation completion position, moves the slidable members to the connector-holding release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Kobayashi, Akihiro Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 8881368
    Abstract: A punch down tool includes a handle unit including pivoted grip and trigger, and a replaceable punch down block, which includes a carrier detachably attached to the top end of the grip, a cutter block detachably fastened to the top end of the grip to secure the carrier to the grip and holding a set of punch-down elements and a pair of cutter blades and a slide block slidably coupled to the carrier to carry a jack and a network cable for processing and forcible by the trigger against the cutter block to have the core wires of the network cable to be punched into the jack by the punch-down elements and cut off by the cutter blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: JYH ENG Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • 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: 8845353
    Abstract: A release device for detaching a male plug of a cable line from a female receptacle includes a holding portion, an accommodating portion, a connecting portion and an engaging portion. The accommodating portion includes a first guiding part that is configured for alignment between the accommodating portion and the male plug. The holding portion connects to the connecting portion that connects to the accommodating portion. The accommodating portion connects to the engaging portion, which includes a concave area that is configured for engaging the male plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microelectronics Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Cheng Lin, Fu Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 8839506
    Abstract: A tool for pushing a wire termination head holder towards a connector holder, the tool including a first arm and a second arm; a first assembly mechanically coupling the head holder to the first arm, and a second assembly mechanically coupling the head holder to the second arm, wherein a relative movement of the first and second arms causes both of the first and second assemblies to push the head holder towards the connector holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Brett Hoe Slater, Bryce Nicholls
  • Patent number: 8826517
    Abstract: A fiber handler for handling a plurality of different fiber optic cable constructions is disclosed. Generally, the fiber handler comprises a first face that accepts a fiber optic cable of a first construction and a second face that accepts a fiber optic cable of a second construction. An alternate embodiment is disclosed that can accommodate up to four different fiber optic cable constructions. The fiber handler may interface with a fiber optic installation tool such as a fiber cleaving tool or a fiber splicing tool where it functions to align an optical fiber of the cable with functional components of the tool to be cleaved, fused, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Leyva, Jr., David W. Meek, Ashley W. Jones, Kevin C. Beach
  • Patent number: 8819924
    Abstract: A method and device for eliminating torsion during the servicing of cable heads. The device is a tool with a handle portion and clamping members having an opening and gripping surfaces for receiving and gripping two different cable-heads for servicing, such as attachment or detachment. When the handle portion is squeezed and held, the tool provides a compression force substantially parallel to a common central axis of the cable heads. The arrangement of the tool prevents undesired load on the cable heads, optimizes the efficiency of servicing while preventing damage to the cable-heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Wayne R. Grine, Michael A. Jacobsen, Garrett M. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20140201987
    Abstract: A device is provided to attach a connector having an internally threaded base and external threads to a cable having a casing. The device includes a body having a bore therethrough. At least a portion of the bore is threaded and the external threads on the connector are threaded into the threads of the bore until a stop surface in the bore is engaged by a portion of the connector. The device may then be turned to thread the base onto the casing of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: PDS ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Edward L. Merical
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140007423
    Abstract: A termination tool includes a frame having a ram cavity and a connector cavity configured to receive an electrical connector therein. A driving handle is coupled to the frame and is movable between an open position and a closed position. A primary ram assembly is received in the ram cavity and is coupled to the driving handle. The primary ram assembly is configured to engage the electrical connector. A secondary ram assembly is received in the ram cavity and coupled to the driving handle. The secondary ram assembly is configured to engage the electrical connector. The primary and secondary ram assemblies are actuated by the driving handle along different primary and secondary strokes as the driving handle is moved from the open position to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Michael Stull
  • Publication number: 20140007426
    Abstract: A tool for coupling a connector to a wire is provided. The tool includes a first handle coupled to move a connecting head from a first position to a second position. A second handle is operably coupled to the first handle. A die block is rotationally coupled to the second handle and has a first connecting section and a second connecting section. A pair of support arms is pivotally coupled to the die block adjacent the first connecting section. The pair of support arms each having a body with an opening. The openings cooperate to define a circular opening when in the closed position. The circular opening is sized to provide 360 degrees of support to an end of the connector when the connecting head is in the second position. A biasing member is coupled to the pair of support arms to bias the support arms towards the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: ROSTRA TOOL COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard A. Steiner, Charles Gargano
  • Patent number: 8590352
    Abstract: A tool for crimping at least two members together and confirming that the crimp is acceptable. The tool includes a pair of opposed clamping jaws. Each of the clamping jaws has a crimping surface that contacts at least one of the members when crimping the members together. The tool also includes a pair of opposed arms that move the crimping surfaces of the opposed clamping jaws toward one another to define a crimping position and away from one another to define a release position. The tool also includes a gauge that defines a first size determining member that allows receipt of the members crimped together and a second size determining member that rejects receipt of the members crimped together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Richard R. Bowles, Robert M. Baracskai
  • Patent number: 8549727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a punch-down tool blade suited for seating, and seating and cutting data transmission and telephony wires into crowded patch panels. Also disclosed are embodiments of an elongated punch-down tool blade having a slidable locking collar which may be used in reversibly locking a punch-down tool blade with either the seating tip being used as the working tip or the seating and cutting tip used as the working tip without compromising both the ability of the tool tip to gain access to terminating clips or the tradesman's visibility of terminating clips so that patch panels may be efficiently and accurately wired while providing enhanced safety and decreased worker fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Boyd M. Lee, Joseph M. Ambright
  • Patent number: 8484835
    Abstract: A dismounting jig adapted for removing a metal shield which is coupled with a lens module and has two projections at two opposite sides thereof. The dismounting jig has a main body and two clutching arms. Each of the clutching arms has a fixing plate and a holding portion connected with the fixing plate. A lower portion of the holding portion has a buckling slice protruded inward. Two opposite sides of the holding portion extend perpendicularly to form a pair of opposite stabilizing wings locating at a same side as the buckling slice with respect to the holding portion. The clutching arms are symmetrically mounted on the main body by the fixing plates thereof fixed on two opposite sides of the main body. A receiving space is formed among the two pairs of the stabilizing wings and the holding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 8443508
    Abstract: A punch down tool, a receiver for a punch down tool, and a work end adapter for a punch down tool, for terminating electrical conductors and turning fasteners, are disclosed. The work end adapter is adapted to receive standard tool bits and standard finned shaft tips. The punch down tool is adapted to receive standard blades and to receive the work end adapter. When installed in the punch down tool, the work end adapter rotates only with the punch down tool, and will not rotate independently of the punch down tool. The punch down tool has an impact mechanism and a lock-out button to prevent the tool's impact mechanism from operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: T3 Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Ron Vogel, Garrick Sillers
  • 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: 8418346
    Abstract: A wire termination and cutting tool, RJ jack and RJ jack and tool termination system is provided with the tool having a cutting module support portion and an RJ jack support portion connected to the cutting module support portion for relative movement with respect to a pivot point. An RJ jack is connected to the RJ jack support portion. The RJ jack includes wire termination locations each with an insulation displacement contact (IDC) with a cutting/clamping slot. A cutting module is connected to the cutting module support portion. The cutting module includes cutting blades for cutting wires and wire insertion parts. An actuator applies force for in curved relative movement of the cutting module support portion with respect to the RJ jack support portion. The cutting module support portion is aligned with the RJ jack at an end of the curved relative movement whereby the wire insertion parts are aligned with slots of corresponding insulation displacement contacts of the RJ jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Surtec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 8418347
    Abstract: A wire termination and cutting tool, RJ jack and RJ jack and tool termination system is provided with the tool having a cutting module support portion and an RJ jack support portion connected to the cutting module support portion for relative movement with respect to a pivot point. An RJ jack is connected to the RJ jack support portion. The RJ jack includes wire termination locations each with an insulation displacement contact (IDC) with a cutting/clamping slot. A cutting module is connected to the cutting module support portion. The cutting module includes cutting blades for cutting wires and wire insertion parts. An actuator applies force for in curved relative movement of the cutting module support portion with respect to the RJ jack support portion. The cutting module support portion is aligned with the RJ jack at an end of the curved relative movement whereby the wire insertion parts are aligned with slots of corresponding insulation displacement contacts of the RJ jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Surtec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsing Chen
  • Patent number: 8407885
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring the operation of a hand-held pliers-type crimping tool, including a pair of pivotally connected handles for displacing a pair of crimping dies between open and closed crimping positions, a support seat connected with one of the handles for supporting at least one plug terminal between the crimping dies, a transport tool for transporting a plug terminal to a seated position on the support seat, and a counter arrangement on the transport tool for producing a signal that is a function of the number of displacements of the handles from the open position toward the closed position. The transport tool includes a housing, an electronic circuit including a counter mounted in the housing, a transport pin extending from the housing for insertion within one end of a hollow plug terminal, and a signal transmitting pin parallel with the transport pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Dierks, Guenther Hanning
  • Patent number: 8307544
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a coaxial cable connector compression tool including an actuator and a body in operable communication with the actuator. The coaxial cable connector compression tool includes a first set of jaws operably associated with the body and dimensioned to receive and engage a first coaxial cable connector, the first set of jaws including a first recess and a second set of jaws operably associated with the body and dimensioned to receive and engage a second coaxial cable connector having different dimensions than the first coaxial cable connector, the second set of jaws including a second recess, wherein the first recess and the second recess reside on a single plane and extend in non-parallel directions. Further, the actuator is configured to trigger compression of both the first and second set of jaws at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Natoli, John H. Koeppel
  • Publication number: 20120279045
    Abstract: A punch down tool, a receiver for a punch down tool, and a work end adapter for a punch down tool, for terminating electrical conductors and turning fasteners, are disclosed. The work end adapter is adapted to receive standard tool bits and standard finned shaft tips. The punch down tool is adapted to receive standard blades and to receive the work end adapter. When installed in the punch down tool, the work end adapter rotates only with the punch down tool, and will not rotate independently of the punch down tool. The punch down tool has an impact mechanism and a lock-out button to prevent the tool's impact mechanism from operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Ron Vogel, Garrick Sillers
  • Patent number: 8296936
    Abstract: A phone cable crimping tool is disclosed. The phone cable crimping tool comprises a body part, a first crimping head, a second crimping head, and a rotary unit. The body part comprises a first end and a second end; the first crimping head is connected to the first end of the body part; the second crimping head is connected to the second end of the body part; the rotary unit is pivotally connected to the body part, and the rotary unit is located externally to either the first crimping head or the second crimping head through rotary movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hanlong Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 8281484
    Abstract: A pick-up jig is adapted to be dismountably mounted to an electronic component which has two buckling blocks. The pick-up jig includes a pick-up board and two buckling arms. The pick-up board is against a top of the electronic component. The pick-up board has a flat top surface for the convenience of the pick-up jig being picked up by a SMT machine. The two buckling arms perpendicularly extend downward from two opposite ends of a bottom surface of the pick-up board. An inside of each of the buckling arms protrude inward to form two blocking pillars spaced from each other to define a fastening groove therebetween. A buckling hook is protruded at a bottom of the buckling arm. The buckling blocks slide over the corresponding buckling hooks to be buckled in the corresponding fastening grooves and the buckling hook grappling a bottom of the corresponding buckling block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rong-Qin Lan, Li-Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 8272121
    Abstract: A connector installation apparatus including a frame, a ram and a gas spring. The frame includes an anvil section. The anvil section is adapted to have a first connector part located at the anvil section. The ram is movably connected to the frame. The ram includes a front section adapted to have a second connector part located at the front section. The gas spring includes a piston head on a rear end of the ram, and a portion of the frame forming two variable chambers with the piston head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan D. Beck, John D. Lefavour, Lawrence Brown
  • Publication number: 20120222295
    Abstract: A hydraulic compression tool for securing a compression type cable connector to a prepared end of a coaxial cable. The tool can include a hydraulic assembly having an axially extendable ram, and a connector frame detachably attached to the hydraulic assembly. The connector frame can include a cable cradle configured to accommodate cables of various sizes and a sleeve for engaging a cable connector. The connector frame can further include a sliding guide structure attached to the cable cradle. The sliding guide structure can include a sliding bar and one or more sliding guides. The sleeve can be attached to the sliding bar. The sleeve can be configured to accommodate connectors of various sizes. Activating the hydraulic assembly can cause the ram to extend, which, in turn, can cause the sliding bar to move along the longitudinal axis of the cable connector compressing the compression member and connector body into operative engagement with the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Shawn Chawgo
  • Publication number: 20120204417
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: DAVID MICHAEL STULL
  • Patent number: 8220135
    Abstract: There is disclosed an impact termination tool, a receiver for an impact termination tool, and a work end adapter for an impact termination tool. The work end adapter is adapted to receive standard tool bits and standard finned shaft tips. The impact termination tool is adapted to receive standard impact termination blades and to receive the work end adapter. When installed in the impact termination tool, the work end adapter rotates only with the impact termination tool, and will not rotate independently of the impact termination tool. The impact termination tool has a spring-loaded impact mechanism and a lock-out button to prevent the tool's impact mechanism from operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: T3 Innovation LLC
    Inventors: Ron Vogel, Garrick Sillers
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120102733
    Abstract: A method for preparing a terminal end of a cable to connect to a cable connector is provided. The method includes stripping a jacket, an insulating layer, and a corrugated outer conductor from a first section of a coaxial cable, stripping the jacket from a second section of the coaxial cable, and axially advancing a terminal end of the corrugated outer conductor beyond a terminal end of the insulating layer, resulting in an open section of the corrugated coaxial cable having an open space between the corrugated outer conductor and the inner conductor. A tool for accomplishing the foregoing is further provided, and includes first and second opposing jaws that engage the inner and outer conductors, respectively, such that operating the tool causes a terminal end of the outer conductor to axially advance toward the terminal end of the inner conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Werner Karl Wild
  • Publication number: 20120079663
    Abstract: An improved coaxial cable stripper and crimper tool is disclosed. The cable stripper includes a unique mechanism to release scrap portions of cable jacket that get stuck in between the dual-level cable stripping blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: THOMAS & BETTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matt Willard, Paul Bartholomew, Mathieu Turpault
  • 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: 8069700
    Abstract: An effort-saving hand tool includes a first shaft, a second shaft, a connection shaft, and a third shaft. The first shaft has a first end, a second end, and a pivot point located between the first end and the second end. The second end of the first shaft includes a first loading part. The second shaft has a first end and a second end. The pivot point of the first shaft is pivoted to the first end of the second shaft. The second end of the second shaft includes a second loading part. The connection shaft has a first end pivoted to the first shaft. The third shaft has a slender rear part, a first side, and a second side. The first side of the third shaft is pivoted to the second shaft. The second side of the third shaft is pivoted to a second end of the connection shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hanlong Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Chou Liao
  • Publication number: 20110179639
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn M. Chawgo, Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7979980
    Abstract: A press frame for attaching connectors to workpieces such as cables and pipes is described. The press frame is adapted to be releasably attached to a hand-held, battery powered press tool. The press frame includes selectively interchangeable components that enable a wide range of different styles, sizes, and configurations of electrical connectors to be attached to cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Todd A. Westley, Richard W. Ballas, Richard R. Bowles, Brian A. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20110162487
    Abstract: A tool for installing a wire twist connector onto at least two wires includes an injection molded device having a through orifice arranged on a distal face of the device for accepting a wire twist connector. This through orifice includes a through opening and a plurality of tapered curved regions arranged therein for contacting ridges on an exterior of the wire twist connectors during installation and removal. Pairs of stepped shoulders are arranged within the through orifice for accepting wings on an exterior of the wire twist connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin F. Cline
  • Publication number: 20110154651
    Abstract: A multi-functional coaxial terminal connection pliers comprises a first handle has a handle portion and a combining portion; a second handle having a handle portion pivoted to the combining portion of the first handle; an interaction portion having one end pivoted to the combining portion of the first handle; a first sliding portion pivoted to another end of the interaction portion and having a screw hole; a second sliding portion pivoted to the first sliding portion and having a combining hole; a pressing head combining to the screw hole of the first sliding portion by passing though the combining hole of the second sliding portion; and a molding block firmly secured to the second handle; and the pressing head having at least two pressing sections. The pliers provides a molding block suitable for coaxial terminals of different sizes and has a simple structure and a lower manufacturing cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: Jen-Kai Liu
  • Publication number: 20110070768
    Abstract: Disclosed are connector assemblies having an integrated wiring diagram or being in conjunction with a tool having an integrated wiring diagram, and methods of using such connector assemblies or tools. The connector assemblies include wire entry ports for insertion of respective wires depicted on the wiring diagram. The connector assemblies have at least one housing having a wiring diagram on the at least one housing, on a receptacle that holds the at least one housing or on a tool that temporarily holds the at least one housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Alan E. Zantout
  • Patent number: 7908741
    Abstract: A hydraulic compression tool for securing a compression type cable connector to a prepared end of a coaxial cable. The tool can include a hydraulic assembly having an axially extendable ram, and a connector frame detachably attached to the hydraulic assembly. The connector frame can include a cable cradle configured to accommodate cables of various sizes and a sleeve for engaging a cable connector. The connector frame can further include a sliding guide structure attached to the cable cradle. The sliding guide structure can include a sliding bar and one or more sliding guides. The sleeve can be attached to the sliding bar. The sleeve can be configured to accommodate connectors of various sizes. Activating the hydraulic assembly can cause the ram to extend, which in turn can cause the sliding bar to move along the longitudinal axis of the cable connector compressing the compression member and connector body into operative engagement with the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn Chawgo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100306990
    Abstract: There is disclosed an impact termination tool, a receiver for an impact termination tool, and a work end adapter for an impact termination tool. The work end adapter is adapted to receive standard tool bits and standard finned shaft tips. The impact termination tool is adapted to receive standard impact termination blades and to receive the work end adapter. When installed in the impact termination tool, the work end adapter rotates only with the impact termination tool, and will not rotate independently of the impact termination tool. The impact termination tool has a spring-loaded impact mechanism and a lock-out button to prevent the tool's impact mechanism from operating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Ron Vogel, Garrick Sillers
  • 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