Co-axial Cable Patents (Class 29/828)
  • Patent number: 10148053
    Abstract: In a method for attaching a connector to a coaxial cable a solder preform is placed upon an end of an outer conductor of the cable. A connector body of the connector is seated upon an interface pedestal and the end of the outer conductor is inserted into a bore of the connector body against the interface pedestal. The outer conductor, the connector body and the interface pedestal contribute sidewalls to form a solder cavity, and the solder preform is heated. A seat may be applied to the interface pedestal to provide a thermal barrier and/or enhanced seal characteristics that are cost efficiently replaceable upon degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paynter, James Fleming
  • Patent number: 9975287
    Abstract: A strain relief for a coaxial cable and coaxial connector interconnection is provided as an injection moldable polymer material surrounding the interconnection. The injection moldable material fills a solder pre-form cavity between an outer conductor of the coaxial cable and an inner diameter of a bore of the connector body, strengthening and environmentally sealing the interconnection. Where the outer conductor is corrugated, the polymer material may be provided covering an exposed portion of the corrugations and/or filling portions of a corrugation trough between an outer jacket and the outer diameter of the outer conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D Paynter, Kendrick Van Swearingen, James J Carlock, James P Fleming
  • Patent number: 9859625
    Abstract: A method of forming a solder joint between a coaxial cable and a coaxial connector includes the steps of: positioning a solder element between an end of an outer conductor of the coaxial cable and a connector body of the connector; lowering the connector body onto a mounting structure; melting the solder element to form a solder joint between the outer conductor and the connector body, the solder joint including a lower surface formed by contact with the mounting structure; and applying suction to the melting solder element to reduce the formation of bubbles within the solder joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery D. Paynter
  • Patent number: 9829193
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enhanced communication cables configurable for distribution of data signals. Such communication cables may have leaky feeder structures, for use in the distribution of data signals. An example communication cable may be configured for supporting at least two separate functions, comprising distribution of data signals and at least one other different function. The communication cable may comprise a core conductor, an insulation shield, an outer conductor that comprises a plurality of apertures, a jacket, and an arrangement arranged at least along sections of a length of the cable, the arrangement being configured for supporting the at least one other different function. The one other different function may comprise illumination. The arrangement may comprise an illumination arrangement which may be arranged at least along sections of the length of the communication cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Daniel Wenger
  • Patent number: 9806395
    Abstract: A coupler is presented that has high-directivity and low coupling coefficient variation. The coupler includes a first trace with a first edge substantially parallel to a second edge and substantially equal in length to the second edge. The first trace includes a third edge substantially parallel to a fourth edge. The fourth edge is divided into three segments. The outer segments are a first distance from the third edge. The middle segment is a second distance from the third edge. Further, the coupler includes a second trace, which includes a first edge substantially parallel to a second edge and substantially equal in length to the second edge. The second trace includes a third edge substantially parallel to a fourth edge. The fourth edge is divided into three segments. The outer segments are a first distance from the third edge. The middle segment is a second distance from the third edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Xuanang Zhu, Dinhphuoc Vu Hoang, Guohao Zhang, Russ Alan Reisner, Dmitri Prikhodko, Jiunn-Sheng Guo, Bradley David Scoles, David Viveiros, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9735264
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor body, at least one wiring layer disposed on the semiconductor body and a field effect transistor integrated in the semiconductor body. The field effect transistor has a plurality of gate electrodes residing in corresponding gate trenches formed in the semiconductor body. A first circuit is integrated in the semiconductor body adjacent to the field effect transistor, and a second circuit is integrated in the semiconductor body remote from the first circuit. A first additional trench is formed in the semiconductor body and includes at least one connecting line which electrically connects the first circuit and the second circuit. The semiconductor device also includes at least one conductive pad formed in the at least one wiring layer. The at least one conductive pad is arranged to at least partially cover the first additional trench to form a shielding of the at least one connecting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Norbert Krischke, Bernhard Auer, Robert Illing
  • Patent number: 9618315
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor capable of holding a sensing element at a position of good sensitivity without requiring filling of the case with resin. The sensor includes a sensing element, a case accommodating the sensing element and having a detecting face for the sensing element in an outer face thereof, a holder accommodated inside the case together with the sensing element and pressing the sensing element toward the detecting face and a cable electrically connected to the sensing element. At least one of the holder and the case includes a contact portion deformable by a pressing force generated when the sensing element is pressed toward the detecting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Adachi, Koji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9620919
    Abstract: A simplified process for producing a shield layer-cut electric wire that does not damage an insulating layer and a core wire and when cutting a shield layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kanji Ishigure
  • Patent number: 9570789
    Abstract: Provided are coaxial transmission line microstructures formed by a sequential build process, and methods of forming such microstructures. The microstructures include a transition structure for transitioning between the coaxial transmission line and an electrical connector. The microstructures have particular applicability to devices for transmitting electromagnetic energy and other electronic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NUVOTRONICS, INC
    Inventor: David Sherrer
  • Patent number: 9515364
    Abstract: Provided are three-dimensional microstructures and their methods of formation. The microstructures are formed by a sequential build process and include microstructural elements which are affixed to one another. The microstructures find use, for example, in coaxial transmission lines for electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Houck, David W. Sherrer
  • Patent number: 9388975
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for designing, implementing, and/or using communication cables comprising a leaky feeder structure, which may be configurable for homogeneous distribution of data signals. An example communication cable may comprise a core conductor, an insulation shield surrounding the core conductor, an outer conductor around the insulation shield and having one or more apertures arranged along its length, and a jacket at least partly covering the outer conductor. The communication cable may also comprise an illumination arrangement which may be arranged at least along sections of the length of the cable. The illumination arrangement may comprise a plurality of light emitting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Daniel Wenger
  • Patent number: 9200486
    Abstract: A drill string element including a main pipe with connection ends and a protective mechanism for at least one wire. The protective mechanism extends within a central bore of the main pipe. The main pipe presents a first hole in one of the connection ends and a second hole in the other connection end, both holes communicating with the central bore. The protective mechanism includes a guide tube arranged for housing the wire, both ends of which being respectively disposed within the first hole and the second hole. A retaining mechanism is arranged in at least one of the first hole and the second hole for the respective end of the guide tube. The retaining mechanism is configured to prevent the respective end of the guide tube from moving relative to the one of the first hole and the second hole according to at least one longitudinal direction of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: VALLOUREC DRILLING PRODUCTS FRANCE
    Inventors: GĂ©rard Leveau, Gabriel Roussie, Didier David
  • Patent number: 9041497
    Abstract: A signal conditioning apparatus can include a coaxial cable having at least one slot formed therein. A conductive film can be applied to the coaxial cable so as to cover each slot. A device mounting surface can be formed within the slot and a protection device can be mounted on the device mounting surface. A housing consisting of one or more interlockable portions can be coupled to the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TEKTRONIX, INC.
    Inventor: Kei-Wean Calvin Yang
  • Publication number: 20150118917
    Abstract: A method is provided for attaching a termination arrangement to a shielded cable which includes a conductive core, a core insulation layer, a conductive shield layer, and an outer insulation layer. A length of the outer insulation layer is removed to expose an end portion of the conductive shield layer and a length of the core insulation layer is removed to expose a portion of the conductive core. The termination assembly is provided having a terminal, a core crimp section in electrical communication with the terminal, and an inner ferrule section connected to the core crimp section. The core crimp section is positioned adjacent to the exposed conductive core and crimped around said conductive core in electrical contact therewith. The inner ferrule section is positioned adjacent to the exposed conductive shield layer and crimped around the core insulation layer. The core crimp section is separated from the inner ferrule section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: ERIC B. POMA, KURT PAUL SEIFERT, WILLIAM J. PALM
  • Publication number: 20150107896
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a coaxial cable having an end terminal includes exposing one end portions of twisted wires from a coaxial cable having an inner conductor, an inner insulator wrapping a periphery of the inner conductor, a plurality of twisted wires spirally wound onto an outer periphery of the inner insulator and an outer insulator wrapping a periphery of the twisted wires, radially unfolding the one end portions of the twisted wires, fitting the one end portions of the twisted wires between an inner cylindrical end terminal having a cylindrical shape and an annular ring, and caulking the ring to connect the one end portions of the twisted wires to the annular ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20150096781
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a stranded inner conductor (1), and to a coaxial cable (9). In a first step, a stranded inner conductor (2) is provided, which consists of several wires (3) twisted together. Then the stranded inner conductor (1) is rotary swaged by means of a rotary swaging device (10). In a further step, the rotary swaged stranded inner conductor (3) is enclosed with a dielectric (4). In a further step, the dielectric (4) is enclosed with an outer conductor (5) and a cable sheath (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Nikolaus Fichtner, Franz Manser
  • Patent number: 9000863
    Abstract: Provided are coaxial transmission line microstructures formed by a sequential build process, and methods of forming such microstructures. The microstructures include a transition structure for transitioning between the coaxial transmission line and an electrical connector. The microstructures have particular applicability to devices for transmitting electromagnetic energy and other electronic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, LLC.
    Inventor: David Sherrer
  • Patent number: 8991045
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a grounding arrangement on a shielded cable which includes a conductive core, a core insulation layer, a conductive shield layer, and an outer insulation layer. An inner ferrule is positioned adjacent an end portion of the conductive shield layer that has been exposed, the inner ferrule is crimped around the core insulation layer, and the end portion is folded over the inner ferrule to radially surround the inner ferrule. An electrically conductive outer ferrule is positioned radially adjacent to the end portion and the outer ferrule is crimped radially around the inner ferrule to capture the end portion radially between the inner ferrule and the outer ferrule, thereby fixing the outer ferrule in electrical contact with the conductive shield layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Poma, Bruce D. Taylor, Ronald A. Baldwin, Kenneth B. Germ
  • Patent number: 8984745
    Abstract: In a method for attaching a connector to a coaxial cable a solder preform is placed upon an end of an outer conductor of the cable. A connector body of the connector is seated upon an interface pedestal and the end of the outer conductor is inserted into a bore of the connector body against the interface pedestal. The outer conductor, the connector body and the interface pedestal contribute sidewalls to form a solder cavity, and the solder preform is heated. A seat may be applied to the interface pedestal to provide a thermal barrier and/or enhanced seal characteristics that are cost efficiently replaceable upon degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Paynter, James Fleming
  • Publication number: 20150070112
    Abstract: A rigid RF coaxial transmission line is positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation. The rigid RF coaxial transmission line includes a series of rigid coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation and to be positioned within the wellbore of the subterranean formation. Each rigid coaxial section includes an inner conductor, a rigid outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween. Each of the rigid outer conductors has threaded ends. The rigid RF coaxial transmission line includes a respective connector between adjacent ones of the series of rigid coaxial sections, each connector having a rigid outer layer threadingly secured to respective threaded ends of adjacent rigid outer conductors, and an electrically conductive liner carried by the rigid outer layer and defining an electrical joint between the adjacent rigid outer conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Brian WRIGHT, Murray Hann, Raymond Hewit, Ryan Whitney
  • Publication number: 20150048906
    Abstract: A high-frequency signal line includes a first base layer having flexibility, a linear signal line provided on the first base layer and including a first line portion having a first width and a second line portion having a second width greater than the first width, and a first reinforcing conductor provided on the first base layer along the first line portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Noboru KATO, Satoshi ISHINO, Jun SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20150033551
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector and a grounding insert extending between an elongated hollow post and a nut interior and providing an electrically conductive path therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Chastain, Glen David Shaw, Charles Darwin Davidson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150027749
    Abstract: A method and structure for improving signal integrity probing. A coaxial or a microcoaxial cable is threaded through an optional alignment substrate where the cable is used to support or align the cable or an array of cables. A conductive elastomer is placed on a cable or a microcoaxial cable to improve signal integrity probing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: R&D Sockets, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Warwick, James V. Russell
  • Publication number: 20150030290
    Abstract: A connector for a composite communications cable includes a connector body, a contact post mounted within the connector body, a compression sleeve that is received within a rear end of the connector body and an optical fiber passage at a front end of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth S. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150014045
    Abstract: A printed circuit board, and a method of fabricating the printed circuit board is disclosed. The printed circuit board includes at least one coaxial via. A hollow via is disposed in the printed circuit board. A metal sleeve is formed around the circumference of said hollow via. An inner conductive path is disposed in the hollow via. Additionally, an insulating material is disposed in the hollow via, between the conducting path and the metal sleeve. The conductive path is used to connect signal traces disposed on two different layers of the printed circuit board. In some embodiments, these signal traces carry signals having a frequency above 1 GHz, although the disclosure is not limited to this embodiment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn A. Brigham, Richard J. Stanley, Bradley Thomas Perry, Patrick J. Bell
  • Patent number: 8933769
    Abstract: Provided are three-dimensional microstructures and their methods of formation. The microstructures are formed by a sequential build process and include microstructural elements which are affixed to one another. The microstructures find use, for example, in coaxial transmission lines for electromagnetic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Houck, David W. Sherrer
  • Publication number: 20150003794
    Abstract: A hybrid cable for telecommunications systems is disclosed. The hybrid cable may include a plurality of fiber-optic cables and power cables extending within an armor member and an outer jacket in a main body portion of the hybrid cable, and extending outside of the armor member and the outer jacket in a termination portion of the hybrid cable. Shielded tube assemblies may be attached to the power cables in the termination portion to provide electrical shielding to the power cables in the termination portion of the hybrid cable. The shielded tube assemblies may be attached to the armor member to electrically ground the shielded tube assemblies. A method of constructing a hybrid cable is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Asaad R. Elsaadani, Thomas McKeon, Erhard Mahlandt, Otto Schumacher, Robert Scott, Robert Mangiulli
  • Publication number: 20140377988
    Abstract: A coaxial connector, the coaxial connector interconnectable with a coaxial cable by a process including providing a connector body with a bore; inserting a leading end of the coaxial cable into the bore from a cable end of the connector body, and laser welding between the outer conductor and the connector body from a connector end of the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Kendrick Van Swearingen, James P. Fleming, James J. Wlos, Nahid Islam
  • Publication number: 20140374135
    Abstract: A coaxial electric wire is provided with an inner conductor, an inner insulating layer covering a periphery of the inner conductor, an outer conductor covering a periphery of the inner insulating layer, and an outer insulating layer covering a periphery of the outer conductor. The inner insulating layer is made of a first insulating tube having an elongated cylindrical shape and an insulation performance. The outer insulating layer is made of a second insulating tube having an elongated cylindrical shape and an insulation performance. The outer conductor is made of a conductive tube having an elongated cylindrical shape and conductivity. The coaxial electric wire is manufactured by inserting the inner conductor into the first insulating tube, inserting the first insulating tube into the conductive tube, and inserting the conductive tube into the second insulating tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Nagahashi
  • Patent number: 8917150
    Abstract: An apparatus may include one or more conductive surfaces, waveguide structures and/or ports. One or more waveguide structures may include a portion disposed above a conductive surface, an outer conductor, and/or an inner conductor. A first portion of an outer conductor may be connected to a conductive surface. A port end of an outer conductor may be connected to an outer conductor port. An inner conductor may be disposed inside and spaced apart from an outer conductor. An inner conductor port may be connected to an inner conductor. An inner conductor of two or more waveguide structures may be connected to each other. A conductive surface may include at least one aperture portion, which may have a width substantially similar to the width of a waveguide structure. A substrate may be disposed between one or more waveguide structures and a conductive surface for a substantial portion of a waveguide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Vanhille, David Sherrer
  • Publication number: 20140366368
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an improved overhead or underground telephone lead-in cable for transmission services VVDL (voice, video, data and lead-in) that permits the connection of the users to the public telephone system with a high speed digital service link, besides the analog services required. The cable has at least one or a plurality of transmission circuits. One of the transmission circuit is formed by two metal conductor elements cooperating in turn to self-support the cable or a conventional type of impregnated fibers or kevlar tape. The second circuit which is formed by a stranded pair of conductors is impregnated with a swelling powder preventing moisture penetration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Fermin Marquez Arzate, Victor Osornio Osornio
  • Patent number: 8887388
    Abstract: A coaxial connector in combination with a coaxial cable is provided with an inner conductor supported coaxial within an outer conductor, a polymer jacket surrounding the outer conductor. A unitary connector body with a bore is provided with an overbody surrounding an outer diameter of the connector body. The outer conductor is inserted within the bore. A molecular bond is formed between the outer conductor and the connector body and between the jacket and the overbody. An inner conductor end cap may also be provided coupled to the end of the inner conductor via a molecular bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, James P. Fleming
  • Patent number: 8878062
    Abstract: A cable connection structure includes a multi-core coaxial cable connected to a board. The multi-core coaxial cable includes a plurality of parallel-arranged coaxial cables each including a center conductor and an inner insulator, an outer conductor and an outer insulator sequentially formed on an outer periphery of the center conductor. The board includes a signal electrode connected to the center conductor and a ground electrode connected to the outer conductor. The cable connection structure further includes a positioning member lying between the signal electrode and the ground electrode for positioning the center conductor while the inner insulator is attached to the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kotaro Tanaka, Akihiro Yaguchi, Hiroshi Oyama
  • Publication number: 20140305674
    Abstract: A coaxial cable assembly including a plurality of first and second wires of different diameters and a grounding member. Each wire defines a central conductor, an inner insulative layer, a shielding layer, and an outer insulative layer. The grounding member surrounds the plurality of wires and electrically connect with the shielding layers of the wires. The grounding member includes a first grounding piece and a second grounding piece having opposing first and second grooves, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JERRY WU, JUN CHEN, ZHUANG-ZHI WU
  • Publication number: 20140266515
    Abstract: Provided are coaxial waveguide microstructures. The microstructures include a substrate and a coaxial waveguide disposed above the substrate. The coaxial waveguide includes: a center conductor; an outer conductor including one or more walls, spaced apart from and disposed around the center conductor; one or more dielectric support members for supporting the center conductor in contact with the center conductor and enclosed within the outer conductor; and a core volume between the center conductor and the outer conductor, wherein the core volume is under vacuum or in a gas state. Also provided are methods of forming coaxial waveguide microstructures by a sequential build process and hermetic packages which include a coaxial waveguide microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nuvotronics, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Sherrer, John J. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8826525
    Abstract: A coaxial connector for interconnection with a coaxial cable with a solid outer conductor by laser welding is provided with a monolithic connector body with a bore. A sidewall of the bore is provided with an inward annular projection angled toward a cable end of the bore. A sidewall of the inward annular projection and the sidewall of the bore form an annular laser groove open to a cable end of the bore. The annular laser groove is dimensioned with a taper at a connector end of the laser groove less than a thickness of a leading end of the outer conductor. The taper provides an annular material chamber between the leading end of the outer conductor, when seated in the laser groove, and the connector end of the laser groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Andrew LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Kendrick Van Swearingen, James J. Wlos, James P. Fleming, Nahid Islam
  • Publication number: 20140245604
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wire harness includes preparing a coaxial composite wire in which a plurality of conductive paths are coaxially arranged, inserting the coaxial composite wire into a tubular body, treating ends of the conductive paths in a state the coaxial composite wire is inserted into the tubular body so that the ends of the conductive paths have a plus circuit and an electric wire for a minus circuit, and bending the tubular body to form a wire harness having a shape corresponding to an arrangement pathway, in a state where the ends of the conductive paths are treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigemi Hashizawa, Hidehiro Ichikawa, Eiichi Tohyama
  • Publication number: 20140215815
    Abstract: A male F-Type coaxial cable connector has an improved RF shield including a bridge located between and electrically interconnecting a connector fastening nut and a connector body portion. The bridge may be in the form of a metal ring or similar material with a cone-like shape and may include a gap, for example a gap to provide resiliency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Holland
  • Publication number: 20140201989
    Abstract: In a method for attaching a connector to a coaxial cable a solder preform is placed upon an end of an outer conductor of the cable. A connector body of the connector is seated upon an interface pedestal and the end of the outer conductor is inserted into a bore of the connector body against the interface pedestal. The outer conductor, the connector body and the interface pedestal contribute sidewalls to form a solder cavity, and the solder preform is heated. A seat may be applied to the interface pedestal to provide a thermal barrier and/or enhanced seal characteristics that are cost efficiently replaceable upon degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ANDREW LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery PAYNTER, James FLEMING
  • Patent number: 8756807
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a connector with isolated conductive paths In various embodiments, a method includes assembling, at least partially, the connector using a groove of the connector. A flexible member can be secured in the groove and solder can be flowed into the flexible member in the groove. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignees: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Greene, Tweed of Delaware, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dewayne Finke, Jesse Kevin Hensarling, Randal Thomas Beste, Charles Pence Burke, James Neal Spence
  • Publication number: 20140166334
    Abstract: A coaxial cable and method of construction thereof are provided. The coaxial cable includes an elongate central conductive member; a dielectric insulative layer encasing the central conductive member; an outer protective sheath, and a braided EMI shield layer including hybrid yarn sandwiched between the dielectric insulative layer and the outer protective sheath. The hybrid yarn includes an elongate nonconductive filament and an elongate continuous conductive wire filament. The wire filament is interlaced in electrical communication with itself or other wire filaments along a length of the EMI shield layer to provide protection to the central conductive member against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD. The method includes providing a central conductive member; forming a dielectric insulative layer surrounding the central conductive member; braiding an EMI shield layer including hybrid yarn about the insulative layer, and forming an outer protective sheath about the braided EMI shield layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Marchisio, Benoit Laurent
  • Patent number: 8752282
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of devices for preparing cables, such as devices for pulling back the shield on an end portion of a coaxial cable to prepare the end portion for attachment to a connector. A coaxial cable, with an exposed central conductor, a dielectric insulator, and a shield (e.g., a metallic shield) can be inserted into a bore of a shield pull-back device configured in accordance with the present disclosure. As the cable is inserted into the bore, one or more gripping members can engage the cable shield and pull it back evenly without damaging the central conductor or the dielectric insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: PCT International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Wilson, Paul Sterkeson
  • Patent number: 8742874
    Abstract: Provided are coaxial waveguide microstructures. The microstructures include a substrate and a coaxial waveguide disposed above the substrate. The coaxial waveguide includes: a center conductor; an outer conductor including one or more walls, spaced apart from and disposed around the center conductor; one or more dielectric support members for supporting the center conductor in contact with the center conductor and enclosed within the outer conductor; and a core volume between the center conductor and the outer conductor, wherein the core volume is under vacuum or in a gas state. Also provided are methods of forming coaxial waveguide microstructures by a sequential build process and hermetic packages which include a coaxial waveguide microstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nuvotronics, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Sherrer, John J. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20140113486
    Abstract: A coaxial cable device and method involve weld and mate connectivity. The device, in one embodiment, includes an outer conductor engager and an inner conductor engager. The outer conductor engager includes a weld interface for weld engagement with part of a coaxial cable, and the inner conductor engager includes a mate interface for a mate engagement with another part of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: John Mezzalingua Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Werner Wild, Gerhard Refle, Christopher P. Natoli, Ian Baker
  • Patent number: 8701277
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a finished cable by a process directed to reduce the amount of force required to install the cable. The process involves the extrusion of the cable's outer sheath and the incorporation of a pulling lubricant in connection with, and prior to the completion of, the extrusion to reduce the sheath's surface coefficient of friction as well as reduce the required force to pull the cable for installation. The conductor core is coated with an extruded plastic material with which an appropriate (in amount and type) pulling lubricant is initially combined with the plastic material prior to the formation of the sheath and in which the sheathed conductor core is thereafter cooled, the lubricant either migrating to and/or permeating the sheath to be available at the surface of the sheath at the time of the cable's installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Randy D. Kummer, David Reece, Mark D. Dixon, John R. Carlson, Hai Lam, Philip Sasse
  • Patent number: 8701278
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: PDS Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward L. Merical
  • Publication number: 20140106612
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector for coupling an end of a coaxial cable to a terminal is disclosed. The connector has a coupler adapted to couple the connector to a terminal, a body assembled with the coupler and a post assembled with the coupler and the body. The post is adapted to receive an end of a coaxial cable. The coupler, the body or the post has an integral, monolithic contacting portion. When the connector is coupled to the terminal and a coaxial cable is received by the body, the contacting portion provides for electrical continuity from an outer conductor of the coaxial cable through the connector to the terminal other than by a separate component. The contacting portion is formable and forms to a contour of at least one of the body and the coupler when the body at least partially assembles with the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Donald Andrew Burris
  • Publication number: 20140076597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable comprising a first conductor and a first insulator layer, wherein the first conductor and the first insulator extend along a longitudinal axis of the cable, wherein the first insulator layer is axially external to the conductor, and wherein the first insulator layer comprises a first fluoropolymer, as well as a method of manufacturing said cable, and a method for transmitting electricity using the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Darren Lindsay Patel
  • Publication number: 20140076606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cable comprising three conductors and three insulator layers, wherein the conductors and the insulators extend helically along a longitudinal axis of the cable, wherein the insulator layers are axially external to the conductors, and wherein the insulator layers comprise a fluoropolymer, as well as a method of manufacturing said cable, and a method for transmitting electricity using the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Darren Lindsay Patel
  • Publication number: 20140041890
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) coaxial transmission line to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation may include a series of coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation. Each coaxial section may include an inner conductor, a dual-wall outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween. Each of the dual-wall outer conductors may include an outer wall and an inner wall spaced apart therefrom defining a fluid passageway. Each coaxial section may further include a threaded endpiece coupled to each opposing end of the dual-wall outer conductor and having threads to define an overlapping mechanical threaded joint and an electrical joint with an adjacent threaded endpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Wright, Raymond Hewit