Means To Fasten By Deformation Patents (Class 29/753)
  • Patent number: 10784641
    Abstract: A crimping tool, configured to crimp an electrical connector onto a conductor, includes a crimping body having an interior volume, a crimping head connected to the crimping body, a user interface installed on the crimping body, an identification tag reader provided in the crimping tool, a wireless module installed within the interior volume of the crimping body, and a microcontroller installed within the interior volume of the crimping body. The wireless module transmits/receives crimp connection data to/from a remote computing device, which is capable of communicating with one or more databases in a server. The microcontroller is configured to communicate with the identification tag reader and the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Casey Couch, Paul Bartholomew, Ian Rubin de-la-Borbolla
  • Patent number: 10637163
    Abstract: A splice terminal for connecting a magnet wire to a lead wire. The splice terminal includes a first closed section and a second open section. The first closed section has a first section bottom wall, first section side walls and a first section top wall. An opening is provided between the first section bottom wall, the first section side walls and the first section top wall. The opening is configured to receive the magnet wire therein. The opening has a height between the first section bottom wall and the first section top wall which is larger than the diameter of the magnet wire. The second open section has a second section bottom wall and second section side walls. The second section is configured to receive the magnet wire and the lead wire therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Michael Wasilko, Mark Andrew Ondo
  • Patent number: 10566755
    Abstract: Crimp tooling includes upper tooling for forming a terminal around a wire during crimping. The upper tooling includes a wire crimper and a wire crimper holder for holding the wire crimper. The wire crimper holder is removably coupled directly to a terminator ram of a terminal crimping machine and being driven by the terminator ram. The crimp tooling includes lower tooling assembly for supporting the terminal during crimping. The lower tooling assembly includes a base having a plate and an anvil supported by the plate. The base is removably coupled directly to the terminal crimping machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Christopher John Karrasch
  • Patent number: 10461487
    Abstract: A terminal crimping apparatus includes a terminal supply device configured to supply a terminal chain member including a plurality of crimping terminals, a first mold including a first edge portion provided at one end of a supporting surface supporting the crimping terminals, a second mold configured to crimp the crimping terminal onto a wire by sandwiching the crimping terminal between the second mold and the supporting surface, and a terminal cutting member including a second edge portion. The terminal cutting member cuts a boundary with the crimping terminal in a link portion using the second edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Okuda, Keiichiroh Kurashige, Naoki Ito, Koichi Ikebe, Hidehiko Iwasawa, Junya Shinohara, Syunsuke Yaoita, Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 10099808
    Abstract: A device forms and applies an edge protector to a corner of a load as strap is positioned and tensioned around the load, to position the edge protector between the strap and the load. The device includes a shuttle movable between a home position away from the load and an application position near the load. The shuttle includes a breaker assembly having a fixed portion and a movable portion. The movable portion is movable between a position in which it is generally planar with the fixed portion and another position in which it is transverse to the fixed portion. The breaker assembly includes a shoe that defines a receiving region between the shoe and the fixed and movable portions. The shuttle includes a load contact portion. Movement of the shuttle from the home position moves the movable portion from the first to the second position to fold the edge protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SIGNODE INDUSTRIAL GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Termanas, David C. Thomas, Janusz Ciurkot
  • Patent number: 9972958
    Abstract: The press-fitting device has: a base; a rear surface plate; and a vertical operation section and mounts PF terminals having a shoulder section and a PF section to the member to be mounted. Provided on the vertical operation section are: an insertion path wherein a continuous PF terminal body formed by consecutive PF terminals is inserted; a movable feeding means that feeds the continuous PF terminal body along; a dividing means that divides the continuous PF terminal body into individual PF terminals; and a mounting means that mounts the PF terminals to the mounting member. A fixed feeding means is fixed to the rear surface plate in a static state relative to the vertical operation section, and restricts continuous PF terminal body movement that is in conjunction with the vertical operation section. The PF terminals are mounted to the mounting member by the vertical movement of the vertical operation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: J.S.T. MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junji Onishi, Masataka Nishiura
  • Patent number: 9923327
    Abstract: The present invention refers to an exchangeable crimping die insert for a crimping die for crimping electrical contact terminals to electrical cables. The exchangeable crimping die insert includes a first and second crimp profile integrated in one part, the first crimp profile having an essentially identical profiles with the second crimp profile. Furthermore, the exchangeable crimping die insert includes an indicator to differentiate the first crimp profile from the second crimp profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Swindhard Packebusch, Frank Ochse
  • Patent number: 9613735
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying an elastic tubular sleeve onto a splicing region between at least one pair of cables, wherein the tubular sleeve is supported in a radially expanded condition on at least one supporting element, may include axial-movement devices configured to axially move the at least one supporting element relative to the tubular sleeve at an adjustable speed, so as to cause a radial elastic shrinkage of the tubular sleeve capable of inducing an axial ejection thrust on the at least one supporting element, and counter devices configured to counteract the axial ejection thrust induced by the elastic shrinkage of the tubular sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN CAVI E SISTEMI ENERGIA S.R.I.
    Inventors: Francesco Portas, Ubaldo Vallauri
  • Patent number: 9583905
    Abstract: An electrical terminal applicator system includes a die connected to a press. A one-piece member including a stock guide portion is homogeneously connected to a tool receiving portion. The one-piece member is releasably secured to the die using a first fastener. A male member extends from the one-piece member, and a female slot is created in the die slidably receiving the male member to permit the one-piece member to be horizontally positioned on the die prior to securing the one-piece member using the single fastener. A tool assembly having a tool mount block is movable to a desired position. The tool assembly is releasably secured to the tool receiving portion using a second fastener after positioning the tool assembly in the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Odyssey Tool, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas A. Particka, George J. Tilli
  • Patent number: 9559478
    Abstract: A crimp tool for concurrently crimping and trimming includes a first jaw member and a second jaw member pivotally coupled to the first and second jaw members moveable between a crimp position and a release position. The crimp tool also includes a first crimp die coupled to the first jaw member and having a first recessed surface and a second crimp die coupled to the second jaw member and having a second recessed surface, the first and second recessed surfaces being complementary to each other and forming a crimping opening in the crimp position to receive a connector having a conductor received therein. The crimp tool includes cutting members that are spaced apart relative to the respective jaw members to trim an exposed inner conductor of the conductor when substantially abutting one another in the crimp position, and may be adjustable depending on the desired protrusion of the inner conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Harold Jaramillo
  • Patent number: 9543726
    Abstract: A crimping die includes a first die for constraining the wire crimping portion by a concave die surface shaped in conformity with the wire crimping portion, and a second die including a convex die surface paired with the concave die surface. A width of a recess on the concave die surface and that of a projection on the convex die surface are equal to an outer diameter of the wire crimping portion. The wire crimping portion is pressed by the concave die surface of the first die and the convex die surface of the second die, whereby the wire crimping portion and the wire inserted into the cylindrical interior of the wire crimping portion are crimped and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Sugimoto, Kazuo Toita
  • Patent number: 9419399
    Abstract: A crimping station with a crimping press for producing a crimp connection, the crimping press including a drivable press part movable in vertical direction, with which a cable end of a cable can be connected with a crimp contact, a gripper for supplying the cable end to the crimping press, and a positioning unit for vertically positioning the cable end at the crimping press. During the process of moving the press part the gripper is moved by the positioning unit between a starting position and an end position. The positioning unit is connected via a variable gearbox with the press part whereby during the moving of the press part, the positioning unit is moved in relation to the press part at a speed reduced by a reduction ratio of the gearbox, and the reduction ratio can be adjusted by an adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Komax Holding AG
    Inventor: Stefan Viviroli
  • Patent number: 9331446
    Abstract: Crimp tooling for crimping a crimp barrel of an electrical terminal to a wire includes an insulation crimper having an insulation crimp profile for crimping an insulation barrel segment of the crimp barrel to insulation of the wire, a wire crimper having a wire crimp profile for crimping a wire barrel segment of the crimp barrel to a conductor of the wire, and a transition crimper between the wire crimper and the insulation crimper. The transition crimper has a blended profile segueing from the wire crimp profile to the insulation crimp profile. The blended profile is used for crimping a transition segment of the crimp barrel between the insulation barrel segment and the wire barrel segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Uwe Bluemmel, Michael Morris, David Alan College
  • Patent number: 9257757
    Abstract: In a holding portion of a contact fitting, in a state before crimping of core wires, the thickness of a first distal end portion and the thickness of a second distal end portion are both 70% or less of the thickness of the bottom portion. The thicknesses are both smaller than the diameter of core wires of a lead wire to be crimped. The first distal end portion and the second distal end portion are formed by compression processing. Using the holding portion, a first side portion and a second side portion are curved such that they face the bottom portion, and the plurality of core wires are surrounded and crimped with the bottom portion, the first side portion, and the second side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Adachi, Kenji Isaka, Koichi Masuda
  • Patent number: 9065189
    Abstract: A water proof crimping terminal comprises a base plate part; and a pair of core wire crimping pieces integrally formed with the base plate part to form an annular core wire crimping part during crimping process of an electric wire; wherein an end side of one of the core wire crimping pieces is folded outward to form a folded part having an outward repelling force, an end side of the other of the core wire crimping pieces is arranged outside the folded part as a covering part, and an outer surface of the folded part is allowed to come into close contact with an inner surface of the covering part by the repelling force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Ohnuma, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Takahito Nakashima, Saori Muramatsu
  • 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: 9003645
    Abstract: A system for determining the quality of an electrical wire crimp between a wire and ferrule includes an ultrasonically equipped crimp tool (UECT) configured to transmit an ultrasonic acoustic wave through a wire and ferrule, and a signal processor in communication with the UECT. The signal processor includes a signal transmitting module configured to transmit the ultrasonic acoustic wave via an ultrasonic transducer, signal receiving module configured to receive the ultrasonic acoustic wave after it passes through the wire and ferrule, and a signal analysis module configured to identify signal differences between the ultrasonic waves. The signal analysis module is then configured to compare the signal differences attributable to the wire crimp to a baseline, and to provide an output signal if the signal differences deviate from the baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: William T. Yost, Daniel F. Perey, Karl E. Cramer
  • Publication number: 20150082622
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling including an anvil and a ram movable toward the anvil. A crimp zone is defined between the anvil and the ram that receives a wire and a terminal configured to be crimped to the wire by the crimp tooling. An ultrasonic transducer assembly is held by at least one of the anvil and the ram. The ultrasonic transducer assembly is ultrasonically coupled to the terminal and is ultrasonically isolated from the crimp tooling. The ultrasonic transducer assembly may directly engage the terminal. The terminal crimping device may include an isolation member ultrasonically isolating the ultrasonic transducer assembly from the crimp tooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: David Michael Stull
  • Publication number: 20150074991
    Abstract: A shear guide for a terminal crimping machine includes a body having a shear edge configured to face a terminal used to splice a magnet wire and a lead wire. A magnet wire channel is formed by the body and is configured to receive and hold the magnet wire. A lead wire channel is formed by the body and is configured to receive and hold the lead wire. The lead wire channel is vertically offset with respect to the magnet wire channel. The body may include a platform and a separating wall positioned vertically above the platform with a slot defined between the separating wall and the platform. The slot may receive the magnet wire and the separating wall may support the lead wire above the separating wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Wasilko, Brian Weaver
  • Publication number: 20150074990
    Abstract: Crimp tooling for crimping a crimp barrel of an electrical terminal to a wire includes an insulation crimper having an insulation crimp profile for crimping an insulation barrel segment of the crimp barrel to insulation of the wire, a wire crimper having a wire crimp profile for crimping a wire barrel segment of the crimp barrel to a conductor of the wire, and a transition crimper between the wire crimper and the insulation crimper. The transition crimper has a blended profile segueing from the wire crimp profile to the insulation crimp profile. The blended profile is used for crimping a transition segment of the crimp barrel between the insulation barrel segment and the wire barrel segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH, Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Uwe Bluemmel, Michael Morris, David Alan College
  • Patent number: 8973235
    Abstract: A pulling head work station for attaching the lugs of pulling heads to cables, so that the cables may be pulled simultaneously through a conduit. The pulling head work station includes staggered cable receiving jigs, each jig having two clamps to hold a corresponding cable in place during attachment of a pulling lug. A chop saw to cut the cables and a crimper to secure a pulling lug to each stripped end portion of a cable may be slidably mounted to a work surface of the work station. A wire stripper may be removably attached to the work station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cerro Wire LLC
    Inventors: Douglas P. Henderson, Joshua K. Young, Jeffery D. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8973256
    Abstract: An electrical terminal applicator system includes a die connected to a press. A one-piece member includes a stock guide portion homogeneously connected to a tool receiving portion. The one-piece member is releasably secured to the die using only a single fastener. A male member extends from either one of the one-piece member or the die, and a female slot is created in the other one of the one-piece member or the die slidably receiving the male member to permit the one-piece member to be horizontally positioned on the die prior to securing the one-piece member using the single fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Odyssey Tool, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Particka, George J. Tilli
  • Publication number: 20150047182
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling defining a crimp zone configured to receive a wire and a terminal. The terminal is configured to be crimped to the wire by the tooling during a crimp stroke of the crimp tooling to from a crimped terminal. The crimp tooling includes an ultrasound module ultrasonically coupled to the crimp tooling and the wire and the crimped terminal when present. The ultrasound module transmits acoustic signals through the crimped terminal and the wire. The ultrasound module also receives echo acoustic signals being reflected back to the ultrasound module. The ultrasound module generates echo signals based on the echo acoustic signals. The terminal crimping device also includes a crimp quality module that receives the echo signals from the ultrasound module and determines a crimp height of the crimped terminal based on the reflected echo acoustic signals received by the ultrasound module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: John Dunaway Charlton, Khalil John Maalouf, David Michael Stull, Charles David Fry
  • Publication number: 20150047189
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device includes crimp tooling including an anvil and a ram movable toward the anvil with a crimp zone being defined between the anvil and the ram configured to receive a wire and a terminal configured to be crimped to the wire by the crimp tooling. An ultrasonic transducer is coupled to at least one of the anvil and the ram that receives acoustic signals sent through the wire and terminal. A crimp quality module receives signals from the ultrasonic transducer. The crimp quality module determines a crimp height of the terminal based on the acoustic signal received by the ultrasonic transducer. Optionally, the crimp height may be determined based upon a transmission time of the acoustic signal from a transmitting transducer to a receiving transducer. The crimp height may be determined based upon a speed of sound transmission coefficient of the terminal and the wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: David Michael Stull, John Dunaway Charlton
  • Publication number: 20150033526
    Abstract: A feed mechanism for a terminal crimping machine includes a feed track and a strip locator. The feed track has a top plate and a side wall. The top plate extends from a front of the feed track to a rear of the feed track. The top plate is configured to receive thereon a terminal strip having a plurality of terminals arranged along a carrier strip. The terminal strip is configured to be moved from the rear to the front towards a crimping zone of the terminal crimping machine. The side wall has a fixed edge above the top plate. The strip locator is coupled to the feed track. The strip locator has a rail movably coupled to a support wall. The support wall is fixed relative to the feed track. The rail is biased against the terminal strip to force the terminal strip against the fixed edge of the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Morris, Neil Edward Deming, Aaron Scott Will
  • Patent number: 8914972
    Abstract: A method and a press for crimping metal terminals onto electric cables, wherein the metal terminal is retained in the centered crimping position, during the entire crimping process. To this end, the press of the invention comprises a crimping assembly (3) provided with means of controlling the knife (7) for the conductor (18) of the electric cable (19) independently or separately from the remaining knives (8,9), respectively for crimping the insulation (20) of said cable (19) and for detaching the carrier strip (21) supporting the metal terminal (17). By comparison with the known art, the method and the press of the invention offer the advantage of ensuring that the metal terminal is kept centered in the correct position for crimping, without undergoing unwanted displacement during the process of attaching to it the conductor and the insulation of the electric cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Mecal S.r.l.
    Inventor: Luigi Aluffo
  • Patent number: 8904616
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a crimping process is disclosed, which determines whether an actual force stroke progression (Fa)/force-time progression is, a) above, or, b) below an ideal force stroke progression (Fi)/force-time progression in at least one point. The method shifts an upper border (Bu) and/or the lower border (Bl) of a tolerance band upwards in case a) and downwards in case b), utilizing four zones (Z1-Z4) of determined force progression. Additionally, there are is an absolute upper limit (Lu), at which an upward shifting of the upper border (Bu) is inhibited, and an absolute lower limit (Ll), at which a downward shifting of the lower border (Bl) is inhibited. Moreover, a crimping press and a computer program product embodying the method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Schleuniger Holding AG
    Inventors: Mustafa Ayabakan, Witali Janzen
  • Patent number: 8887380
    Abstract: A wire stop assembly is provided for a terminal crimping machine that crimps a terminal to a wire. The terminal crimping machine includes a crimping zone. The wire stop assembly includes a wire stop member having a stop surface configured to engage the wire to limit an amount of travel of the wire in the crimping zone. The wire stop member is movable relative to the crimping zone in a floating direction. A biasing mechanism is configured to exert a biasing force on the wire stop. The biasing force provides a resistance to the movement of the wire stop member in the floating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Wasilko, Kerry Joseph Stakem, Brian Keith Weaver
  • Patent number: 8887379
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for interconnection with a coaxial cable with a solid outer conductor by friction welding is provided with a monolithic connector body with a bore dimensioned for an interference fit with an outer diameter of the outer conductor. A friction groove may be formed around the leading end of the outer conductor by application of a friction weld support against the inner diameter and leading end of the outer conductor. The friction groove may include a material chamber formed between a radial friction protrusion of the bore and a bottom of the friction groove. The friction weld support may be provided with ceramic surfaces contacting the outer conductor, a stop shoulder dimensioned to abut a cable end of the bore and/or an elastic insert seated within an inner conductor bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, Ronald Alan Vaccaro, James P Fleming
  • Publication number: 20140331495
    Abstract: A terminal crimping machine includes an applicator having a movable ram and an anvil. The anvil is located in a crimping zone and configured to receive a terminal thereon. The ram has crimp tooling that is configured to crimp the terminal on the anvil to a wire during a crimp stroke of the ram. An image acquisition device is positioned to acquire at least one image of the crimping zone. A display device is configured to display the at least one acquired image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Lynn Nicholas, Jay Alan Snyder
  • Patent number: 8875387
    Abstract: A tool for compressing a connector onto a coaxial cable includes a pair of gates, a plunger for compressing the connector against the gates and onto the coaxial cable, and an actuator in communication with the gates and the plunger. When the actuator is moved from a first position to a second position, it causes the gates to move from an open to a closed position in which they retain the coaxial cable and brace the connector, and the plunger moves from a first position to a second position in which it engages the connector to compress the connector against the gates and onto the coaxial cable. When the actuator is moved back to its first position, the gates move to their open position thereby releasing the coaxial cable and the plunger moves to its first position thereby disengaging from the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Lee Youtsey
  • Patent number: 8869584
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a progressive crimping method. The method includes assembling a compression connector for crimping, the compression connector including a first section and a second section; crimping the compression connector to a first crimp depth; crimping the first section of the compression connector to a second crimp depth; and crimping the second section of the compression connector to the second crimp depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Sokol
  • Publication number: 20140311799
    Abstract: The present invention aims to maximally reduce a projecting width of a projecting part formed on a terminal when the terminal is crimped to an exposed core part of an end part of a wire. To achieve this aim, a method for producing a terminal-equipped wire in which a crimping portion of a terminal is crimped to an exposed core part of an end part of a wire includes a) a step of arranging the exposed core part in the crimping portion, b) a step of sandwiching a part of the crimping portion between a lower die surface of a lower die and an upper die surface of an upper die and crimping the part of the crimping portion to the exposed core part, and c) a step of pressing an end part of the crimping portion protruding from the upper die surface from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd
    Inventors: Masayuki Kawamura, Masahiro Imai, Naoyuki Ueda, Tomohiro Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140283382
    Abstract: Wire positioning devices (1) for positioning an electrical wire (2) in a processing device, include a wire guide (4) for receiving the electrical wire (2) and a lowering device (5), movable vertically in relation to a first longitudinal axis (45) of the wire (2) received in the wire guide (4). The lowering device (5) has a press piece (6), spring-loaded via at least one spring element (15), and is provided so as to be contacted against the wire guide (4), the spring element (15) being arranged in a tube (16). Also disclosed are methods for lowering thin wires (2) and for positioning them in an oscillation-damped manner, wherein a wire positioning device (1) or a processing device are employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Peter Schuetz
  • 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: 8826523
    Abstract: A pressing terminal includes an outer conductive member having a shield outer tube; an inner conductive member; and a dielectric member. The dielectric member includes a protruding portion fitted into the shield outer tube so that a signal line pressing portion of the inner conductive member is situated at a pressing tool insertion opening portion. The dielectric member is inserted into a shield outer tube with the protruding portion thereof sliding against the shield outer tube. A terminal pressing device includes an anvil unit and a crimper unit. Upon attaching the signal wire, a claw portion of a signal line crimper of the crimper unit is inserted into a claw insertion groove portion of a signal line anvil of the anvil unit. A terminal pressing anvil portion of the signal line anvil is ushered to a terminal pressing anvil insertion portion of the signal line crimper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Maori Takahashi, Masao Okada
  • Publication number: 20140245601
    Abstract: A crimping station with a crimping press for producing a crimp connection, the crimping press including a drivable press part movable in vertical direction, with which a cable end of a cable can be connected with a crimp contact, a gripper for supplying the cable end to the crimping press, and a positioning unit for vertically positioning the cable end at the crimping press. During the process of moving the press part the gripper is moved by the positioning unit between a starting position and an end position. The positioning unit is connected via a variable gearbox with the press part whereby during the moving of the press part, the positioning unit is moved in relation to the press part at a speed reduced by a reduction ratio of the gearbox, and the reduction ratio can be adjusted by an adjusting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Stefan Viviroli
  • Publication number: 20140245602
    Abstract: An electrical terminal applicator system including a feed guide and tool support assembly defining a one-piece member includes a stock guide portion joined to a tool receiving portion. A motor is positioned adjacent to the feed guide and tool support assembly. A drive shaft received in a bore of the stock guide portion is rotated about a longitudinal axis of the drive shaft within the bore by operation of the motor. A tool assembly is mounted on the tool receiving portion and located downstream of the stock guide portion and the drive shaft. The drive shaft when rotated about the longitudinal axis of the drive shaft is positioned to engage a terminal holder strip having multiple electrical terminals to push the terminal strip holder toward the tool assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Odyssey Tool, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Particka, George J. Tilli
  • Patent number: 8819925
    Abstract: There is provided a terminal crimping apparatus which can detect a crimping failure mode which produces a transversely asymmetrical crimped shape in a crimped product. The terminal crimping apparatus includes an anvil (102A) which is a lower die on which a conductor crimping portion (11) of a terminal (10) is place and a crimper (101A) which is an upper die which bends inwards a pair of left and right crimping pieces (11L, 11R) of the conductor crimping portion (11), and the terminal crimping apparatus further includes a detection device which detects a transversely unbalanced load in the upper and lower dies (101A, 101B) in a crimping process in which the upper die (101A) is pressed down towards the lower die (102A) so as to crimp the pair of left and right crimping pieces (11L, 11R) on to a conductor (Wa) of an electric wire so as to crimp the conductor (Wa).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yuzuki Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Onuma, Kosuke Takemura
  • Patent number: 8813341
    Abstract: A device for attaching a line or wire cable to a connecting element includes an upper and a lower die that each has a press surface. At least one recess outside of the press surfaces is provided between the upper and the lower die that decreases the risk of damage to the dies should an erroneous attachment of the wire cable to the connecting element occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Kaufmann, Lars Meier, Christian Staab
  • Patent number: 8800134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positioning device for positioning an element to be crimped in a crimping tool, for example a wire end sleeve or an electrical connecting plug. The invention further relates to a crimping tool for crimping a connecting element to be situated in a pressing axis. To allow the element that will be crimped to be brought into the pressing axis, the positioning device has a retaining unit for retaining, about its periphery, the element that will be crimped. The retaining unit has a retaining opening which encompasses the pressing axis coaxially. The positioning device further permits the positioning of the element that will be crimped within the pressing axis, in order, in particular, to ensure the necessary insertion depth of the element to be crimped in the crimping tool. For this purpose, the positioning device of the invention has an axial stop, with which the position in the pressing axis of the element to be crimped can be defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rennsteig Werkzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Horst Hofmann, Thomas Wagner
  • Patent number: 8776366
    Abstract: After melted enamel coating is discharged, a fusion process of electrical wire-to-wire connection is carried out inside a crimping connector. In the conductor connection method based on the fusion process, a plurality of enamel-coated conductor wires are inserted in the crimping connector prior to the start of the fusion process. Further, a temporary crimping process that provides the crimping connector a temporary crimping by mechanical pressurizing means is also performed. Addition of force at both end parts or either end part of the cross-section orthogonal to the axis of the above crimping connector may cause expansion, which needs to be suppressed with external force. At the same time, the cross-sectional areas corresponding to both end parts or either end part should preferably be as small as possible. The temporary crimping is applied to the crimping connector for this purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Mita, Yuji Saito
  • Publication number: 20140165393
    Abstract: A method of connecting an electric cable to a connector terminal includes arranging a connector terminal in a lower die so that an end portion of the electric cable in which a core wire is exposed from an outer cover is arranged in a barrel portion of the connector terminal, pressing a crimper to the barrel portion to crimp the barrel portion, overlapping the lower die with an upper die to form an injection space around the barrel portion and the end portion of the electric cable, and injecting a resin in an injection space, thereby forming a resin mold that covers and waterproofs the barrel portion and the end portion of the electric cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kei SATO
  • Publication number: 20140150260
    Abstract: A device for producing a crimp connection includes a mobile supply unit that can be connected with a crimping press station for storing and supplying crimp contacts to the crimping press station. The mobile supply unit has two supply rolls with crimp contacts that can be attached laterally to the mobile supply unit. Each supply roll is assigned to a respective coupling device by which the supply unit can be connected in two docking locations with the crimping press station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 8739395
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide an apparatus for crimping a terminal to an electrical wire, which have respective part numbers, and allows miniaturization of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a base, a drive portion, a plurality of applicators, a plurality of connection/disconnection portions and a control device. The drive portion drives the associated applicator to crimp the terminal to the electrical wire. The connection/disconnection portions each are disposed in one-to-one relation ship against the respective applicators. The each connection/disconnection portion is positionable at a connection and a disconnection position, where a driving force is transmitted to or released from the associated applicator. The control device controls the associated connection/disconnection portion so that the applicator corresponding to the part numbers of the electrical wire and the terminal can achieve crimping with the driving force from the drive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hisaomi Chikyu
  • Publication number: 20140144011
    Abstract: A crimping die includes a first die for constraining the wire crimping portion by a concave die surface shaped in conformity with the wire crimping portion, and a second die including a convex die surface paired with the concave die surface. A width of a recess on the concave die surface and that of a projection on the convex die surface are equal to an outer diameter of the wire crimping portion. The wire crimping portion is pressed by the concave die surface of the first die and the convex die surface of the second die, whereby the wire crimping portion and the wire inserted into the cylindrical interior of the wire crimping portion are crimped and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Kenichi Sugimoto, Kazuo Toita
  • Patent number: 8671558
    Abstract: A terminal crimping device where an electric wire is moved from a wire stripping section to a terminal crimping section, with both ends of the wire held by two wire holding hands of a wire conveying hand, and is subjected to terminal crimping processing by terminal crimping pressing devices. The terminal crimping device has the second wire conveying hand for conveying the wire at the terminal crimping section. The wire conveying hand conveys the wire without passing it from one side of the wire crimping pressing devices to the other side, so that an occurrence of a holding failure of the wire is suppressed even if the number of the terminal crimping pressing devices is increased or the conveyance speed of the wire is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Etsuro Kihara
  • Patent number: 8671538
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a crimping process is disclosed, which determines whether an actual force stroke progression (Fa)/force time progression is, a) above, or, b) below an ideal force stroke progression (Fi)/force time progression in at least one point. The method shifts an upper border (Bu) and/or the lower border (Bl) of a tolerance band upwards in case a) and downwards in case b). Additionally, there is an absolute upper limit (Lu), at which an upward shifting of the upper border (Bu) is inhibited, and an absolute lower limit (Ll), at which a downward shifting of the lower border (Bl) is inhibited. Moreover, a crimping press and a computer program product for employing the inventive method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Schleuniger Holding AG
    Inventors: Mustafa Ayabakan, Witali Janzen
  • Patent number: 8671559
    Abstract: A method and system is provided to join the wire ends of a stator by placing a crimpable element on a wire end pair such that the wire ends of the wire end pair are surrounded by the crimpable element, and deforming the crimpable element using a crimping tool to form a crimped joint. The crimped joint is configured to provide an electrical connection between the wire ends of the wire end pair. The wire ends may be retained in substantial contact with each other by the crimpable element. The wire end portion of the stator may be immersed in a molten solder bath to form a solder joint joining the wire end pair comprising a crimped joint. The stator may be configured as a bar pin stator including a plurality of bar pins defining the wire ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Richard M. Kleber
  • Patent number: 8661656
    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: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: John Mezzallingua Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Shawn Chawgo