Assembling Elongated Conductors, E.g., Splicing, Etc. Patents (Class 29/868)
  • Patent number: 12024771
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a de-powder device for piping and a method for installing the same, and more particularly, to a method for manufacturing a de-powder device for piping, which is for suppressing attachment and deposition of exhaust matters to an inner circumferential surface of a pipe exposed to the flow of exhaust matters such as unreacted raw material gas, reaction products, and the like exhausted from substrate processing devices for semiconductors and displays, and a method for installing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventor: Gi Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 11570906
    Abstract: An assembling method for a multi-core cable having a plurality of electrical insulated wires is designed to connect one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of one circuit board, correspondingly connect other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires to electrode patterns, respectively, of the other circuit board, compute intersection coefficients on one end side and the other of the cable, and iterate interchanging connecting destinations for the one-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, correspondingly interchanging connecting destinations for the other-end-portions of the electrical insulated wires, and computing the intersection coefficients on the one end side and the other of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Shirakawa, Yoshitake Ageishi, Kanako Suzuki, Mikio Okoshi
  • Patent number: 10516254
    Abstract: An electronics rack with integrated battery storage compartment for an uninterrupted power supply is disclosed. The battery storage compartment includes a compartment housing attached to the rack and a compartment drawer slidingly mounted within the compartment housing. The compartment drawer includes an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and one or more batteries for providing battery powered backup for electronics components mounted in the rack. The UPS includes one or more output power lines that connect to one or more outlets for supplying power to components mounted on the rack. The compartment drawer is mounted to the compartment housing through mating slide rails. The compartment drawer includes an access panel with a handle which permits a user to slide the compartment drawer out from the compartment housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Legrand AV Inc.
    Inventors: Nico Corbo, Brendan K. Walsh
  • Patent number: 10181776
    Abstract: There is provided a winding to be wound at a stator of a rotary electric machine. The winding is produced from a flat wire having a rectangular cross section along a plane perpendicular to a length-wise direction. The flat wire is coated with an electric insulating layer and is bent to have curves at given portions of the flat wire in the length-wise direction. The curves are located on an axial outer side of the stator. The cross section of the flat wire has four corners, among which mutually-adjacent two corners are lager in curvatures than remaining mutually-adjacent two corners. The mutually-adjacent two corners whose curvatures are smaller are positioned on a circumferential outer side of each of the curves and the mutually-adjacent two corners whose curvatures are larger are positioned on a circumferential inner side of each of the curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Takashi Tokizawa
  • Patent number: 9723382
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention is an enclosure for housing electronic equipment, which includes a frame for mounting the electronic equipment, a gateway connected to the frame and in communication with a management application, a door removably mounted to the frame, the door including a plurality of door-mounted electronic devices, at least one of the door-mounted electronic devices requiring an interface that is different from at least one other of the door-mounted electronic devices, a door module attached to the door, the door module providing a plurality of interfaces wherein each of the plurality of door-mounted electronic devices is connected to one of the plurality of interfaces, and a communication link between the door module and the gateway, at least a portion of the communication link consisting of a single communication cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Peter Thorburn Kenyon Farrar, Richard Govier, Alva B. Eaton, Yuri Astvatsaturov
  • Patent number: 9443688
    Abstract: A fuse in one embodiment includes first and second leads. A fuse element provides electrical communication between the first and second leads. The fuse element includes a material with a melting point of less than C. and acts as both an overcurrent fuse and a thermal fuse by melting when subjected to a predetermined current or upon reaching a predetermined temperature. A body houses the fuse element and portions of the first and second leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LITTELFUSE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Whitney, John E. C. Semana, Jamica P. Bato, Francisco De Guia, Bienvenido Salonga
  • Patent number: 9431772
    Abstract: Connector systems that may include improved locking and retention features. One example includes a connector plug having an opening to accept an end of a wide portion of a connector receptacle tongue. Another connector plug may include top and bottom rails for holding a wide portion of a connector receptacle tongue. The locking and retention features may provide a large locking force. Further examples may accordingly provide unlocking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, Mahmoud R. Amini, Chia Chi Wu
  • Patent number: 9300079
    Abstract: An apparatus for electrically connecting and attaching an electrical device to a wall in a vehicle is provided. The apparatus provides a universal base plate with a first connection region with a first electrical connector arranged therein and a universal rear wall with a second connection region with a second electrical connector positioned therein. The universal base plate comprises attachment means for attachment to a wall in a vehicle, wherein the universal rear wall is designed to form part of an electrical device or to be attached thereto. The rear wall and the base plate comprise largely corresponding directions of extension and are designed to be brought into mechanical engagement with each other, wherein during mechanical engagement the first and the second connection regions are arranged adjacent to each other in such a manner that the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector establish a mutual connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Frank Radeke, Hartwig Jaeger, Christian Schlosser, Martin Jean-Jacques
  • Publication number: 20150136439
    Abstract: A hollow cover boot formed of an elastomeric material includes, in merging succession, a cable collar, a main section, a transition section, and an interconnection section, wherein the main section has a diameter greater than the cable collar and the interconnection section, and the transition section tapers between the main section and the cable collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Andrew LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Vaccaro
  • Publication number: 20150136440
    Abstract: A cable that has a cable core with a first armor wire layer and a second armor wire layer. The second armor wire layer is segregated from the first armor wire layer, and an outer jacket is disposed about the second armor wire layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Varkey, Burcu Unal Altintas, Dong Yang, Sheng Chang, Qingdi Huang
  • Publication number: 20150135528
    Abstract: A device for the production of cable sensors that each have at least one sensor and a cable trimmed to a variably pre-definable length includes at least two processing units, and at least one conveying unit. The processing units are configured to load and cut a cable blank, and are further configured to sequentially convey the cable blank along a pre-defined motion track. At least one deflection unit is positioned between adjacent processing units. Each deflection unit includes at least one deflection element that is in contact with or is configured to contact the cable blank. A displacement unit is assigned to and is configured to modify a position of the deflection element in order to influence a length of the motion track of the cable blank so as to obtain variable lengths of cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christiane Buchmann, Mirko Scheer, Cord von Hoersten, Andreas Fink
  • Publication number: 20150135529
    Abstract: A wedge connector assembly including an installation tool having a tool body and a frame connected to the tool body. A sleeve is received by the frame and a wedge is received by the sleeve. A firing mechanism is movably connected to the tool body. A movable ram extends from the tool body into the frame such that movement of the ram drives the wedge into the sleeve when the installation tool is fired. A piston is movably disposed in the tool body between the ram and the firing mechanism. The piston is moved when the firing mechanism is activated, thereby driving the wedge into the sleeve. An indicator disposed on the ram indicates when the installation tool is in a proper firing position to substantially prevent over-torquing the installation tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence Norman Brown, Henry Arnold Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9032617
    Abstract: A cable assembly for interconnecting a plurality of circuit boards together by using a connector assembly connected to each of the circuit boards. The cable assembly includes a first cable having a first end part and a second cable having a second end part. A first periphery of the first end part has a plurality of first half vias that collectively form a column along a width direction of the connector assembly. A second periphery of the second end part has a plurality of second half vias that collectively form a column along the width direction of the connector assembly. The first and second end parts are coupled together to form a connecting unit, such that the first half vias and the second half vias are joined together to form full vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Braun, Mark G. Clark, John R. Dangler, Matthew S. Doyle, Thomas D. Kidd, Jason T. Stoll
  • Publication number: 20150114676
    Abstract: A conductor bar including a plurality of Roebel-transposed conductor elements is disclosed. At least one of the conductor elements possesses a plurality of conductive strands stacked relative to each other. The strands used to form the at least one conductor element follow a common path within the conductor bar. An insulator electrically insulates the conductor elements from each other. Also provided are a method of manufacturing a conductor bar and an electric machine including a plurality of conductor bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ALSTOM Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Grégoire VIENNE, Hossein Safari-Zadeh, Johann Haldemann
  • Publication number: 20150114711
    Abstract: A method of splicing shielded wire cables includes the steps of providing a first, second, and third shielded wire cable each having a core conductor axially surrounded by a shield conductor which is axially surrounded by an insulative jacket, providing a flexible insulation layer, a flexible conductive layer, and a section of dual wall heat shrink tubing. The first portion of the flexible insulation layer about the joined first, second, and third core conductors, wrapping the flexible conductive layer about the first, second, and third shield conductors, and disposing the flexible conductive layer and portions of the first, second, and third insulative jacket within the section of dual wall heat shrink tubing, thus forming a shielded wire cable splice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: BRIAN K. DEW, BRUCE D. TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 9016953
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable and connector assembly including a fiber optic connector mounted at the end of a fiber optic cable. The fiber optic connector includes a ferrule assembly including a stub fiber supported within a ferrule. The stub fiber is fusion spliced to an optical fiber of the fiber optic cable at a location within the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael James Ott, Thomas P. Huegerich, Steven C. Zimmel, Ponharith Nhep
  • Publication number: 20150107867
    Abstract: A connection structure of formers for connecting hollow formers provided inside superconducting cables, comprising: a connection conduit which is hollow, wherein one end section and the other end section of the connection conduit are inserted into open sections leading to hollow internal sections formed at connection end sections of the respective formers, and the opposed connection end sections of the respective formers are connected to each other by welding. The connection conduit thereby ensures circulation of a refrigerant. Also, there is no incidence of the cooling medium circulation path being blocked when welding is performed in the connection conduit, allowing formers to be more easily connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Teng, Masashi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20150107104
    Abstract: A mechanical assembly of a multi-strand cable including a plurality of strands and a substrate, the plurality of strands being aligned at the substrate in a first direction and the substrate having a convex edge in a plane perpendicular to the first direction. The plurality of strands is assembled on the substrate by swaging the strands around the convex edge, leading to the deformation of a portion of the strands around said convex edge. The substrate also includes an opening in a plane substantially parallel to the first direction, the edge of which forms at least one portion of the convex edge. The swaging operation is carried out on the portion of the strands positioned between the edges of the opening such that a portion of the plurality of punched strands passes through the opening and projects around the convex edge onto the top and bottom sides thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Legrand France
    Inventors: Didier Denerf, Christophe Lequeux, Philippe Fortanier, Eric Labreze, Laurent Clisson, Matthieu Francillout, Bertrand Cahuzac, Richard Retout
  • Publication number: 20150107874
    Abstract: The present invention provides electric cable having substantial immunity to external magnetic fields. The cables may be prepared by splitting one or more conductors of an original cable design into two or more sub-conductors, determining a crosssectional area for each one of the sub-conductors to obtain a desirable electrical current density therethrough, arranging the sub-conductors in said cable in an intervening fashion such that each sub-conductor is placed adjacent and alongside at least one neighboring conductor or sub-conductor associated with either a different electrical phase or electric current direction, and electrically connecting the sub-conductors of each split conductor in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shalom GREEN, Ran SAGIV, Ehud ADMATI, Yosef GRACH
  • Publication number: 20150099958
    Abstract: A sensing/pacing lead including a microcable having a diameter of at most 2 French (0.66 mm). The microcable includes an electrically conductive core cable including a plurality of strands and a composite structure formed from at least a structuring material and a radiopaque material, the radiopaque material constituting at least about 0.008 mm2 of the core cable cross section. The plurality of strands of the core cable comprises a first set of individual strands formed from the structuring material and a second set of individual strands formed from the radiopaque material, or a plurality of strands each comprising a first and second layer, one of which is the structuring material and the other the radiopaque material. The microcable further includes a polymer insulation layer at least partially surrounding the core cable and at least one electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SORIN CRM SAS
    Inventors: Nicolas Shan, Jean-François Ollivier, Philippe d'Hiver
  • Patent number: 8984749
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure that may house electrical equipment having a reconfigurable cable duct system with one or more movable flaps to form alternative pathways in the enclosure for routing electrical cables from connections inside the enclosure to designated areas outside the enclosure. Methods of routing electrical cables through an enclosure and of assembling a cable duct system within an enclosure are also provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiong Pan, Truett Ramsey Thompson, Bernhard Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150079456
    Abstract: The invention relates to a battery (10), in particular for a vehicle, having at least two battery cells (12) and at least one connecting element (16) that connects at least one electrical pole (14) of a first battery cell (12) to an electrical pole (14) of at least one further battery cell (12). The connecting element (16) includes plural individual wires (18) that are compacted in a respective attachment zone (20). The connecting element (16) is in contact with the respective electrical pole (14) of the battery cell (12) in the respective attachment zone (20). The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing such a battery (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Pauleser
  • Patent number: 8966745
    Abstract: A lead assembly includes a lead with a distal end and a proximal end. The lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end and a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end. The lead also defines at least one central lumen and a plurality of outer lumens. The central and outer lumens extend from the proximal end to the distal end such that the plurality of outer lumens extend laterally from the at least one central lumen. The lead further includes a plurality of conductive wires. Each conductive wire couples at least one of the plurality of electrodes electrically to at least one of the plurality of terminals. At least two conductive wires are disposed in each of the plurality of outer lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: John Michael Barker
  • Publication number: 20150047871
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatus and related methods for making weather, fire, or water-proofed wire-to-wire electrical connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Joye
  • Patent number: 8946556
    Abstract: A shielded flat ribbon cable includes a plurality of insulated conductors being spaced parallel to each other, the insulated conductors each including an inner conductor and an insulation coating the inner conductor; an outer conductor bundling the insulated conductors together, the outer conductor including a first shell and a second shell in association with each other to sandwich the insulated conductors therebetween, each of the first shell and the second shell including a plurality of grooves covering outer surfaces of the insulated conductors, and a plurality of edge portions integral with both sides of the grooves, and gap formation-suppressing means for suppressing formation of gaps between the edge portions of the first shell and the edge portions of the second shell, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Sunaga, Takahiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8943681
    Abstract: A device for use as an adjunct in assuring that a manufactured wire is substantially free of internal flaws. A plurality of successively adjacent wire bending stations are provided, where each station includes means for bending the wire into bending planes which are different for each of the stations. The wire is passed through the successive stations, whereby the different bending planes at each station subject the wire at each station to tensile bending strain at portions of the wire cross-section which are different for each station. As a result the probability is increased that a given internal flaw in the wire will be exposed to the tensile bending strain condition as the wire passes through the successive stations, increasing likelihood of breakage of the wire at the flaw or of flaw magnification to improve detection of the flaw during subsequent wire inspections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Oxford Superconducting Technology
    Inventors: Jeff Parrell, Boleslaw Czabai, Youzhu Zhang, Seungok Hong, Michael Field
  • Publication number: 20150011873
    Abstract: Catheters include a catheter tube and an echogenic structure extending from a proximal portion of the catheter tube to a distal end of the catheter tube where a portion of the echogenic structure is at least partially formed in the distal end of the catheter tube. Such catheters may exhibit improved echogenicity. Methods of forming a tool for a clinical procedure performed upon a subject utilizing ultrasound guidance include forming a catheter and forming a portion of an echogenic structure within a distal end of the catheter. Methods of ultrasound guidance for a clinical procedure performed upon a subject may include such catheters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Publication number: 20140367142
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing reinforced overhead multipurpose cable for outside telecommunications of Voice, Video, and Data Distribution (VVDD) type. The reinforced overhead multipurpose cable comprises a dry and multipair construction core, electromagnetic shielding elements and external protection thermoplastic cover, characterized because it includes one or several externally placed metal or plastic supporting elements for cable self-support; a core integrated by insulated electrical conductors of 2 to 300 twisted pairs, formed with twisting closed lay lengths and reduced in the formation of said component pairs; a plastic tape helicoidally arranged; a tape wrapping the assembled core; said tape being of aluminum for electromagnetic shielding and an external insulating cover both for the core and the reinforcement element, the dry core does not affect the conductance or capacitance or resistance of the insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Fermin Marquez Arzate, Victor Osornio Osornio
  • Patent number: 8899204
    Abstract: The total length of starter harness 7 for exclusive use for connecting a starter for an engine and plus-side terminal 4a of in-vehicle battery 4 is increased by providing a surplus redundant segment 21 to increase resistance in harness 7 beyond length required for laying the harness in an engine room. Redundant segment 21 is collected in a form of rod by forming a two-fold portion by folding a portion of the single continuous harness 7, and further folding the two-fold portion twice, and fixed through harness holder 23 to bracket 22 of battery tray 25. Without using a resistor receiving limitation of the heat resistance, it is possible to suppress a voltage drop at the time of restart, problematical in a vehicle having an idle-stop function. A required resistance is obtained by increasing the length redundantly, so that a temperature increase of harness 7 is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Hattori, Masaya Furushou, Kimiyoshi Nishizawa, Yoshihiro Nakajima, Atsushi Tadaki
  • Patent number: 8893374
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus are provided for automatically disposing plural wires along predetermined trajectories, wherein the plural wires extend from coils wound in slots of dynamoelectric machine cores. Plural wires forming leads are located in predetermined positions and caused to extend along predetermined directions by means of manipulating equipment and tooling which operates automatically. In addition, the equipment and tooling cause the plural wires to become twisted and cut to form portions for connection to terminals. The tooling is provided with reference surfaces and seats which are used to bend the plural wires along the predetermined trajectories and to provide a position constraint for the portions becoming twisted. Apparatus can be provided for positioning portions of a plurality of restraining members in the spacing existing between the bridges of the coils and the end faces of a dynamo electric machine core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: ATOP S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Ponzio, Gianfranco Stratico, Rubino Corbinelli, Paolo Nesti
  • Patent number: 8890379
    Abstract: A rectifier assembly and method are provided. The rectifier assembly includes a cover comprising a flange having an annular channel extending around an outer circumference of the flange, an annular bus bar, an insulator ring, and an outer housing for receiving the insulator ring, the annular bus bar and the outer housing. A snap ring is positioned within the annular channel of the outer circumference of the flange, wherein an outer circumference of the snap ring is located within a snap ring retention channel located around an inner diameter of the outer housing to retain the cover, the annular bus bar, and the insulator ring within the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Krause, Dhaval Patel, Glenn C. Lemmers, Mark J. Franklin
  • Patent number: 8882944
    Abstract: In a method for forming a rustproof film on a PC strand, the thickness of the resin film is set to 200±80 ?m, the pre-heating is performed within a temperature range from 60 to 150° C. to prevent an occurrence of a cob-webbing phenomenon as a result of melting of the synthetic resin powder coating material and the post-heating is performed within a range from 150 to 250° C. in order to uniformize the thickness of the coats adhered to the outer peripheral surfaces of the core wire and the surrounding wires, and the temperature of the pre-heating is set to be lower than the temperature of the post-heating, and the synthetic resin powder coating material including particles having diameters in a range from 0.1 to 250 ?m is used, and the line speed in the series of steps is set to 5 to 10 m/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Kurosawa Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohei Kurosawa, Kei Hirai, Naoki Matsubara
  • Patent number: 8869394
    Abstract: There is provided a method of connecting electric wires in which connecting strength is improved, and at the same time, dispersion of the connecting strength can be depressed. The method of connecting electric wires includes a step for removing coatings of a plurality of electric wires 51 thereby to expose conductors 52, a step for holding at least two places of a plurality of the electric wires 51, a step for twisting the conductors together while keeping a distance between the two holding places constant, and a step for welding the conductors by ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yousuke Takayashiki, Hajime Takada, Yoshihiko Watanabe, Kouichirou Matsushita
  • Publication number: 20140311797
    Abstract: A structure of an electric wire for connection includes a conductor end portion of the electric wire comprised of a plurality of core wires. The conductor end portion is compressed by press-forming that pressurizes from the side of an outer peripheral surface thereof toward the side of the axis thereof. The conductor end portion is formed with a press-formed surface by the press-forming on an outer peripheral surface thereof, the press-formed surface being a surface that extends in an axial direction of the conductor end portion and being in the shape of steps that come close to the axis of the conductor end portion from a root side of the conductor end portion toward a tip side of the conductor end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki NUMATA, Ayako SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 8857043
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a leadless marker for localizing the position of a target within a patient. According to one embodiment, the method includes providing a ferromagnetic element; positioning a coil of an inductor at least around a portion of the ferromagnetic element, wherein the coil comprises a plurality of windings of a conductor; and positioning the ferromagnetic element such that the radiographic and magnetic centroids of the marker are at least substantially coincident. The marker does not have external electrical lead lines extending through the casing. The ferromagnetic element is at least partially within the inductor. The ferromagnetic element has a volume such that when the marker is in an imaging magnetic field having a field strength of 1.5 T and a gradient of 3 T/m, then the force exerted on the marker by the imaging magnetic field is not greater than gravitational force exerted on the marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C. Dimmer, Eric Hadford
  • Patent number: 8857051
    Abstract: A method for coupling a lead-in cable to an insulated conductor includes exposing an end portion of a core of the insulated conductor by removing at least a portion of a jacket and an electrical insulator surrounding the end portion of the core. A recess is formed in the electrical insulator at the end of the electrical insulator surrounding the end portion of the core. An end portion of a conductor of the lead-in cable is exposed by removing at least a portion of a sheath and insulation surrounding the end portion of the conductor. The end portion of the core is coupled to the end portion of the conductor. The end portion of the core and the end portion of the conductor are placed in a body filled with electrically insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: David Booth Burns, Robert Guy Harley, Patrick Silas Harmason, Francis Marion Stone, Jr., Edward Everett de St. Remey
  • Publication number: 20140299353
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure in a core wire includes a covered electric wire in which a plurality of core wires are covered with an insulating covering, a core wire bundle expanded portion in which the core wires of an intermediate core wire exposed portion are separated from each other and expanded in diameter by removing a part of the insulating covering, and a mold portion that is molded to surround the core wire bundle expanded portion by cooling and solidifying a thermoplastic adhesive filling between the core wires in the core wire bundle expanded portion by hot melting, together with the insulating coverings at both sides between which the intermediate core wire exposed portion is interposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Takahiro Saito
  • Publication number: 20140284101
    Abstract: Low leakage electrical joints and wire harnesses for simplifying the electrical infrastructure associated with solar energy utilities are disclosed. The low leakage electrical joints include fused wires that have been sealed, encased and configured to plug into other joints to form wire harnesses. The wire harnesses are particularly well suited for coupling a plurality of solar collector junction boxes to a combiner box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Dean Solon
  • Publication number: 20140262500
    Abstract: A method for protecting a cable splice connection including a cable, the cable including an electrical conductor surrounded by a cable insulation layer, includes providing a splice body assembly including: an electrically insulative, elastomeric splice body having an interior surface defining an interior passage; and a layer of a conformable medium pre-mounted on the interior surface of the splice body. The conformable medium is a flowable, electrically insulative material. The method further includes mounting the splice body assembly on the cable splice connection such that the layer of the conformable mastic is interposed between and engages each of the interior surface of the splice body and an opposing interface surface of the cable insulation layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Harry George Yaworski
  • Publication number: 20140277322
    Abstract: An implantable medical lead may include a longitudinally extending body, an electrical conductor, an electrical component, and a weld. The longitudinally extending body includes a distal end and a proximal end. The electrical conductor extends through the body between the proximal end and the distal end. The electrical component is on the body and includes a sacrificial feature defined in a wall of the electrical component. The sacrificial feature includes a region that continues from the wall of the electrical component and a side that is isolated from the wall of the electrical component via a void defined in the wall of the electrical component. The weld is formed at least in part from at least a portion of the sacrificial feature. The weld operably couples the electrical component to the electrical conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Victorine, Sergey Safarevich, Steven R. Conger, Serdar Unal, Sean Matthew Desmond
  • Publication number: 20140241679
    Abstract: The disclosed power cable enables optical fibers to be installed after the power cable has been installed, thereby forming a hybrid cable. Segments of the power cable are manufactured with fiber installation tubes containing pulling members. When the power cable segments are coupled together, the fiber installation tubes and pulling members also are coupled together to form a fiber installation conduit and an extended pulling member. A fiber pull arrangement can be coupled to the extended pulling member and drawn through the fiber installation conduit within the power cable at any time subsequent to installation of the power cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: ADC Telecommunications, Inc., Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wayne M. Kachmar, William F. Wright, Thomas P. Huegerich, Lizhang Yang, William Jacobsen, Aly Fahd
  • Publication number: 20140238741
    Abstract: A wire connector assembly configured to provide a hermetic seal between two distinct environments and a method of constructing same is presented. The assembly includes insulated wire cables having ends that are spaced apart and joined by a wire splice element within a connector body, thereby interrupting a fluid leak path through the strands of the wire cables. The connector body formed of a fiberglass filled epoxide epoxy material may be over-molded the wire splice elements having a matte tin plated finish. A portion of connector body or the wire splice element may be disposed intermediate to the ends of the wire cables, providing an additional physical barrier to the fluid leak path. The materials selected and the shape of the wire splice elements are selected to mitigate the formation of microcracks between the connector body and splice elements that could allow the infiltration of gases through the connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Steven WILLING, Federico KELLENBERGER, Eric J. SMOLL, Bao Q. LE
  • Patent number: 8793869
    Abstract: Fabricating an implantable stimulation lead by advancing work material to be wrapped with wire conductors, then, operating a plurality of payout carriers to let out the wire conductors, rotating the plurality of payout carriers to wrap the wire conductors about the work material, providing an amount of twist to each wire conductor as the wire conductors are let out, forming a lead body using the wrapped conductors, and fabricating a plurality terminals on the lead body, wherein the plurality of terminals are electrically connected to the conductive wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Dye, John W Swanson, Jerome J Boogaard, Dave Locke
  • Patent number: 8789261
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a shelter thereon that includes electronics therein. The shelter includes ports on the exterior thereof that permit data and power exchange between the vehicle and another similarly configured vehicle. The vehicle further includes dedicated wiring raceways that separate wiring having different uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Clifton, Dean L. Jones, Philip S. Mitchell, David Myers, James M. Pruett
  • Patent number: 8763246
    Abstract: Provided is an optical fiber connection method for using an optical fiber connector which includes a mechanical splice designed to connect a first optical fiber having a coating diameter D to mechanically connect two optical fibers that include a second optical fiber having a coating diameter d smaller than the coating diameter D. This method includes a first step of inserting the second optical fiber into a tube (30) to obtain a tubed optical fiber (31); a second step of fixing the tubed optical fiber (31) in a fiber holder (15); a third step of inserting the tubed optical fiber (31) into the mechanical splice (2) and placing distal ends of the two optical fibers including the tubed optical fiber (31) end to end; and a fourth step of fixing the tubed optical fiber (31) in the mechanical splice (2) in a state in which the distal ends of the two optical fibers are placed end to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daizo Nishioka, Yukihiro Yokomachi
  • Patent number: 8759724
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an elongated object (1) including a cable (2) being surrounded by an external protection (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e), said external protection comprising at least one protection layer including at least two elongated extruded hollow profiles (31a, 31b, 31c, 31d, 31e), each elongated extruded hollow profile comprising at least one elongated empty cavity (32), characterized in that each profile (31a, 31b, 31c, 31d, 31e) of said external protection is a single element along the whole length of the cable portion to be protected, and that the total cross section area of the empty parts of the external protection represents at least 20% of the total cross section area of the external protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Jan Erik Karlsen, Lars Hennig, Anders Henrik Bla, Hans Kvarme
  • Patent number: 8745851
    Abstract: A process for fabricating an ultra-low-resistance superconducting joint that has high shielding characteristics. The process includes: corroding copper on the outer surface at the end of a NbTi/Cu superconducting wire to form terminal NbTi superconducting filaments; inserting same number of NbTi superconducting filaments into each through hole of the niobium layer of a Nb/NbTi/Cu multilayer composite rod; pressing at the outside of the Nb/NbTi/Cu multilayer composite rod to combine the Nb/NbTi/Cu multilayer composite rod and NbTi superconducting filaments together to form a joint; and inserting the joint into a YBCO tube, and then filling the YBCO tube with molten bismuth-lead-tin-cadmium (BiPbSnCd) alloy solder to form a superconducting joint with high shielding and low resistance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Qiuliang Wang, Xinning Hu, Shousen Song, Lijian Ding, Luguang Yan
  • Publication number: 20140144694
    Abstract: A method of fabricating electrical feedthroughs coats of a plurality of electrically conductive wires with an electrically insulating material and bundles the coated wires together in a substantially parallel arrangement. The bundled coated wires are secured to each other by joining the electrically insulating material of adjacent wires together to form a monolithic block which is then cut transverse to the wires to produce a block section having opposing first and second sides with a plurality of electrically conductive feedthroughs extending between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Kedar G. Shah, William J. Benett, Satinderpall S. Pannu
  • Patent number: 8732946
    Abstract: A method for coupling ends of two insulated conductors includes coupling an end portion of a core of a first insulated conductor to an end portion of a core of a second insulated conductor. At least a part of the end portions of the cores are at least partially exposed. Electrically insulating material is placed over the exposed portions of the cores. A sleeve is placed over end portions of the two insulated conductors to be coupled. The sleeve includes one or more raised portions. The end portions include the exposed portions of the cores. The sleeve is coupled to jackets of the insulated conductors. The raised portions of the sleeve are mechanically compressed until the raised portions of the sleeve have a diameter substantially similar to a remainder of the sleeve. The compression of the raised portions of the sleeve compacts the electrically insulating material inside the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Patrick Silas Harmason, Charles D'Angelo, III
  • Patent number: 8726492
    Abstract: Coating an elongate, uncoated conductive element with a substantially continuous barrier layer. The substantially continuous barrier layer is formed through relative movement of the conductive element to a frame between sequential coatings of a barrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Peter Schuller, Jane L. Rapsey, Grant Hill