Having Busbar Arrangement Patents (Class 361/624)
  • Patent number: 10782322
    Abstract: A busbar current sensor assembly includes a busbar member that includes a first cavity and a second cavity. The second cavity is disposed opposite the first cavity. The busbar current sensor assembly also includes a first current sensor disposed in the first cavity such that the first cavity at least partially surrounds the first current sensor and a second current sensor disposed in the second cavity such that the second cavity at least partially surrounds the second current sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: Kevin Francis Hanley, Thomas Snyder
  • Patent number: 10651588
    Abstract: A modular plug-in connector includes: at least one connection terminal; and a printed circuit board module housing which is connected to the at least one connection terminal. The printed circuit board module housing includes a recess for reversibly inserting a module printed circuit board, a voltage input terminal connectable to a voltage source, and a voltage supply contact that is electrically connected to the voltage input terminal. The module printed circuit board inserted in the recess is suppliable with electrical energy from the voltage input terminal vis-à-vis the voltage supply contact. The printed circuit board module housing includes a signal line terminal and a signal line contact electrically connected to the signal line terminal, such that data exchange between the signal line terminal and the module printed circuit board inserted into the recess occurs using the signal line contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ingo Werner, Thorsten Friedrich, Klaus-Michael Bath, Andreas Schrader
  • Patent number: 10608368
    Abstract: A modular plug-in connector includes: at least one connection terminal; and a printed circuit board module housing which is connected to the at least one connection terminal. The printed circuit board module housing includes a recess for reversibly inserting a module printed circuit board, a voltage input terminal connectable to a voltage source, and a voltage supply contact that is electrically connected to the voltage input terminal. The module printed circuit board inserted in the recess is suppliable with electrical energy from the voltage input terminal vis-à-vis the voltage supply contact. The printed circuit board module housing includes a signal line terminal and a signal line contact electrically connected to the signal line terminal, such that data exchange between the signal line terminal and the module printed circuit board inserted into the recess occurs using the signal line contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ingo Werner, Thorsten Friedrich, Klaus-Michael Bath, Andreas Schrader
  • Patent number: 10536090
    Abstract: There has been a problem that a chip or a power module is broken by a repulsive electromagnetic force between positive and negative bus bars and an arc is generated, so that the failure is escalated. Therefore, positive and negative bus bars connecting two devices are configured so as to form a one-turn-loop current path, thereby suppressing a repulsive electromagnetic force occurring between the bus bars and decreasing a possibility of occurrence of an arc at the power module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Matsuda, Shigeto Fujita, Tetsuo Motomiya
  • Patent number: 10483667
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a circuit board and a bridge-shaped circuit board structure. The circuit board includes a first circuit board edge, a second circuit board edge, a first coupling unit, and a second coupling portion. The first coupling unit is located on the first circuit board edge. The second coupling unit is located on the second circuit board edge. The bridge-shaped circuit board structure includes a first supporting portion, a second supporting portion, a planar portion, a third coupling unit and a fourth coupling portion. The first supporting portion is disposed on the first planar portion edge. The second supporting portion is disposed on the second planar portion edge. A receiving space is formed between the planar portion and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventors: Hsin-Lung Hsiao, Chien-Chung Tseng, Min-Jung Wu
  • Patent number: 10483663
    Abstract: An input/output device includes a terminal base to be mounted to a structure. A terminal block is connected to the terminal base and includes wiring terminals to be connected to I/O field wiring. A latch body is connected to the terminal block. The latch body is manually movable between an unlatched position and a latched position. An input/output module is connected to the terminal base adjacent the terminal block and includes a locking tab. The latch body, when in the latched position, engages the locking tab and captures the input/output module to the terminal block. The terminal block includes first and second module retaining rails or projections that engage respective slots of the input/output module to restrain the module relative to the terminal base. The terminal base includes first and second notches that receive inner ends of the first and second module retaining projections to rigidify the terminal base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Center Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam M. Wrobel, Douglas A. Lostoski, Nathan J. Molnar
  • Patent number: 10141859
    Abstract: A series module assembly particularly for drive technology includes a bus system and series modules arranged in side by side in a row on a mounting base. The series modules each have an electronics housing in which at least one electronic element is arranged. The bus system includes busbars that extend outside of the electronics housing, wherein at least one of the busbars can be electrically connected to the electronic element of one of the series modules via a plug assembly. The series module assembly is designed for wall mounting. The bus bars are pre-assembled with a mounting and bus rail and anchored to the wall. The mounting and bus rail is configured so that the series modules can be mounted on the mounting and bus rail in a direction parallel to the wall in order to establish contact with the busbars. The mounting and bus rail can be adjustably mounted at a selected distance from the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Aporius, Wolfgang Sichmann
  • Patent number: 10092198
    Abstract: A medical pendant system, comprising: a movable component, an execution component and a bus (1); the movable component comprises a key control module (3); the key control module (3) comprises a braking system control key (K1, K4) and a pendant lifting/lowering control key (K2, K3); the execution component comprises an output control part (4), the output control part (4) being connected respectively with a bus power supply (5), a pendant motor (9) and a braking system (10); the movable component and the execution component are connected respectively to the bus (1); the bus (1) is used for transmitting power supply and also for transmitting instructions from the movable component to the execution component. In the vertical direction the medical pendant system can be adjusted steplessly without having to alter the lengths of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Maquet (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengping Zhan, Wei Zhang, Jiasheng Huang, Qunhua Li, Ming Ji
  • Patent number: 10021797
    Abstract: A mounting-bracket configured to attach to a mounting-surface includes a base and sides, a retainer, an electrical-assembly, and a blocking-device. The mounting-surface defines a mounting-hole. The base and sides define a cavity. The base includes a retention-device that extends through the mounting-hole. The retention-device has an inner-surface and an outer-surface. The inner-surface defines an aperture and the outer-surface includes locking-tabs. The retainer is received within the aperture of the retention-device. The retainer has an end and walls generally perpendicular to the end. The walls are in direct contact with the inner-surface and prevent an inward-flexure of the locking-tabs. The electrical-assembly has a lower-surface that is received within the cavity. The blocking-device is in direct contact with the lower-surface of the electrical-assembly and the end of the retainer, thereby preventing a removal of the retainer from the aperture when the electrical-assembly is received within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick A. Rodriguez, Michael F. Loew
  • Patent number: 10015903
    Abstract: Technology is provided for a device platform with a moveable conductor cover. The device platform includes a power tray, a power supply, and a device sled. The power tray includes a tray chassis having a pair of conductors extending along a portion of the tray chassis. The power tray includes a conductor cover moveable to cover and uncover the pair of conductors. The power supply is connected to the pair of conductors. The device sled is moveable relative to the pair of conductors between a powered position where the conductors are uncovered and an unpowered position where the conductors are covered. The device sled includes a sled chassis, a chassis panel mounted to the sled chassis, and a pair of conductive elements mounted on the chassis panel and positioned for sliding contact with the pair of conductors when the device sled is in the powered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Brian Ehlen
  • Patent number: 9972468
    Abstract: Busways and Information technology enclosures and related systems are provided. A busway for power distribution to equipment positioned in an information technology (IT) rack is provided, the busway including a plurality of openings on a first surface of the busway configured to receive a plurality of plug-in stabs associated with a plurality of bus plugs integrated with the IT rack, such that when the plurality of plug-in stabs are positioned in the plurality of openings in the busway, the IT rack is substantially flush with the first surface of the busway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Arthur James Jur
  • Patent number: 9843171
    Abstract: A troubleshooting compartment for a motor control center unit, provides electrical access to test control points inside the motor control center unit, without exposing the operator to electrical hazards from the main line-voltage components inside the motor control center unit. The troubleshooting compartment comprises an accessible compartment contained within a motor control center unit, which is separate from a main line-voltage compartment of the motor control center unit, the accessible compartment having an access side to enable operator access to the accessible compartment without need to open the main line-voltage compartment; an accessible compartment door covering the access side of the accessible compartment from a front side of the motor control center unit; and feed-through terminals mounted within the accessible compartment, for test points and pilot devices operating at low, control voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, INC.
    Inventors: Walter J. Richards, Manuel Antonio Becerra Becerra, Viviana Guadalupe Ornelas Reyes, Gary M. Rosen, Jonathan Hastings
  • Patent number: 9820408
    Abstract: A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The inlets direct at least a portion of the air downwardly into the passages. The passages allow air to move from the air inlets to the air outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter George Ross
  • Patent number: 9698577
    Abstract: A portable power unit is used for powering a rack-mountable equipment module, in which the equipment module includes an equipment chassis and a bus bar connector extending from the equipment chassis, and in which the bus bar connector is configured to engage a power distribution system of an equipment rack when the equipment module is mounted in the equipment rack. One aspect is directed to a portable power supply unit generally including a bus bar adapter electrically connected to a DC power supply, a mount for supporting the bus bar adapter, the mount having an end, and a tool-less connection electrically connected to the bus bar adapter and extending from the end of the mount, in which the tool-less connection is configured for engaging the bus bar connector of the equipment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: George Yi
  • Patent number: 9538685
    Abstract: A power distribution device for connection with a plurality of power supply units includes a signal control element, a transmission mechanism including a current transmission unit and a ground transmission unit, and a plurality of electrical connectors respectively adapted for insertion of and connection with the power supply units. Each electrical connector includes a first conductive terminals electrically connected to the signal control element for transmitting an electrical signal to the signal control element, and a plurality of second conductive terminals electrically connected to the current and ground transmission units for transmitting current to the current and ground transmission units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Kai-Khuan Yu, Nien-Hung Yao, Hsin-Yu Yang, Yu-Shan Kao
  • Patent number: 9526189
    Abstract: An exemplary power-electronic switching system has a plurality of switching units, wherein each switching unit includes a housing and at least one switching module which is arranged within the housing. A mounting unit has a holding apparatus, on which the housings of the switching units are arranged. The holding apparatus includes an insulation material for electrically insulating the holding apparatus from the housings of the switching units and the housings of the switching units from one another. The insulation material allows the housings of the switching units of the switching system to have different voltage potentials from one another and additionally can be realized in a simple and space-saving manner and easily be assembled. In addition, the housing of each switching unit includes a material for at least partially shielding an electric and magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Michael Weiss, Roger Lüscher, Arthouros Iordanidis, Bogdan Cranganu-Cretu, Jürgen Steinke
  • Patent number: 9520656
    Abstract: A round terminal fixation structure is a structure for fixing a round terminal connected to an end of an electric wire to a bus bar in an overlapping manner with a bolt. The round terminal includes: a bolt insertion portion with a first through-hole into which the bolt is inserted; a core wire crimp portion for crimping a core wire of the electric wire; and an insulating cover crimp portion. The bus bar includes: a flat plate portion with a second through-hole; a pair of standing pieces vertically extended from the flat plate portion for positioning the core wire crimp portion in between the pair of standing pieces while the first and second through-holes are overlapped with each other; and connection portions electrically connected to the relay or the fuse. A gap between the pair of standing pieces is formed smaller than a width of the bolt insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kakimi, Hiroaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9490553
    Abstract: Provided is a round terminal fixation structure which can easily install a round terminal at a fixation position and prevent assembling failure. The round terminal fixation structure fixes the round terminal connected to an end of an electric wire to a bus bar in an overlapping fashion by a bolt. The round terminal includes a bolt insertion portion having a first through-hole for passing the bolt and a core wire crimp portion crimping a core wire of the electric wire. The bus bar includes a flat plate portion having a second through-hole for passing the bolt and a standing piece extending perpendicularly from the flat plate portion and configured to abut on the core wire crimp portion when bolting the round terminal to prevent rotation of the round terminal. A distal end of the standing piece is slanted towards the flat plate portion with distance from the second through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sunsoku I, Takaaki Kakimi
  • Patent number: 9425701
    Abstract: There is disclosed a power conversion apparatus 3 for converting polyphase ac power directly to ac power. A conversion circuit includes a plurality of first switching devices 311, 313, 315 and a plurality of second switching devices 312, 314, 316 connected, respectively, with the phases R, S, T of the polyphase ac power, and configured to enable electrical switching operation in both directions. Output lines 331, 332 formed by a pair of busbars are connected with the conversion circuit. The first switching devices and the second switching devices are so arranged that output terminals are arranged in a row. The output lines 331, 332 are connected with the output terminals and drawn out rectilinearly in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignees: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hironori Koyano, Takamasa Nakamura, Masao Saito, Kouji Yamamoto, Tsutomu Matsukawa, Manabu Koshijo, Junichi Itoh, Yoshiya Ohnuma
  • Patent number: 9419394
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a datacenter busbar conductor may be inserted into an opening that is formed between a first conductor and a second conductor of a busbar connection assembly. The busbar connection assembly can be restricted from being removed from the opening that is formed between the first conductor and the second conductor. The busbar connection assembly can be electrically coupled to an electrical power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelsey Michelle Wildstone, Rick Alan Vogt
  • Patent number: 9369056
    Abstract: A power converter is provided for direct conversion of multi-phase AC power to AC power. The power converter includes a conversion circuit and a plurality of output lines. The conversion circuit has first and second switching elements that are configured to be connected to phases of the multi-phase AC power for bidirectional switching of energizing current. The output lines are connected to the conversion circuit. The first and second switching elements have output terminals. The output terminals of the first and second switching elements are arranged in first and second rows. The output terminals of the first and second switching elements face each other. The first output lines include two first output lines including first and second widely shaped bus bars connected to the output terminals of the first and second switching elements, respectively. The first output lines extending out in one direction, and line up in an upright direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hironori Koyano, Takamasa Nakamura, Kouji Yamamoto, Junichi Itoh, Yoshiya Ohnuma
  • Patent number: 9369055
    Abstract: A power converter is provided for direct conversion of multi-phase AC power to AC power. The power converter includes a conversion circuit, a plurality of input lines and a plurality of capacitors. The conversion circuit has first and second switching elements that are configured to be connected to the phases of the multi-phase AC power for bidirectional switching of energizing current. The input lines are connected to the conversion circuit. The capacitors are connected to the conversion circuit. The first and second switching elements are arranged such that paired input terminals line up in a row with the paired input terminals to an outside, and paired output terminals to an inside. The input lines extend in a direction in which the paired input terminals line up, and extend from one of the input terminals to another of the input terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGAOKA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hironori Koyano, Takamasa Nakamura, Kouji Yamamoto, Junichi Itoh, Yoshiya Ohnuma
  • Patent number: 9337597
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved busbar connection system, an electrical device incorporating same, and an electrical system comprising at least one electrical device. Such a busbar connection system comprises for receiving and for electrically contacting at least two conductors of a busbar, and a signal connector for receiving and for electrically contacting a link module with a plurality of contact pads. The busbar connector has at least two, spaced apart, openings defined by an open cross-section along a mating direction that enable the busbar connector to partially surround, on opposite sides, each of the at least two conductors of the busbar. The signal connector has an opening defined by a closed cross-section along the mating direction that enables the signal connector to guide the link module into a contacting position for electrically contacting the plurality of contact pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland BV
    Inventors: Ronald Nico Adriaan Daamen, Ruud Van Den Brink, Sebastiaan Roger Neerincx
  • Patent number: 9190870
    Abstract: A method of adding a power feed to electrical systems includes coupling a set of input lines to a power source such that the input lines are connected to at least one phase of AC power from the power source, and coupling a set of backfeed lines to an output receptacle in a power distribution unit. The output receptacle may be connected in parallel with at least one other output receptacle that is supplying primary power to systems in the data center. The set of backfeed lines and the set of input lines may be tested to determine a match between a pair of lines in the set of backfeed lines and a pair of lines in the set of input lines. Determining the match may include matching the phase of the pair of backfeed lines with the phase of the pair of input lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Osvaldo P. Morales, Robin McCulloch, Patrick Hughes
  • Patent number: 9118170
    Abstract: Described is a distribution panel for electrical switchgear, in particular for medium-voltage distribution switchgear. The distribution panel is provided, in at least one embodiment, with at least one bus bar and at least one transfer rail, wherein the bus bar is connected via a circuit breaker to an outlet terminal and wherein the transfer rail is also connected to the outlet terminal. The circuit breaker, in at least one embodiment, is housed inside a circuit breaker housing and the transfer rail and the electrical connection from the transfer rail to the outlet terminal are arranged so as to bypass the circuit breaker housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SACHSENWERK GMBH
    Inventors: Gueven Narin, Rainer Stein, Franz Lang, Frank Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20150124379
    Abstract: A busbar adapter is provided with a first contact connection and a second contact connection for connecting two busbars, a fuse unit having a first fuse holder and a second fuse holder, and a housing structure for accommodating the fuse unit and the first and second contact connections. The first and the second fuse holders releasably retain a first and second fuse. A first supply lead of the first fuse and the first contact connection are connected after inserting the first fuse into the first fuse holder. A second supply lead of the second fuse and the second contact connection are connected after inserting the second fuse into the second fuse holder. The housing structure has insulating walls arranged such that a first current path of the first fuse is isolated from a second current path of the second fuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Klaus Bruchmann
  • Publication number: 20150124377
    Abstract: A motor drive unit including an enclosure, a bus bar supported by the enclosure, at least one modular power unit, and a flexible connector for electrically coupling the modular power unit with the bus bar. The flexible connector includes mating male and female connector portions each mounted to a respective one of the bus bar and the modular power unit, the connector portion mounted to the modular power unit being supported by a housing mounted to the modular power unit for movement relative thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Weiss, Robert M. Michalski, Jeremy Keegan, Robert Allen Savatski
  • Publication number: 20150124378
    Abstract: There is provided a power supply system including: a first busbar provided to extend in a predetermined direction on a first member, the first busbar being conductive and supplied with electricity; a second busbar provided to extend in the predetermined direction on a second member relatively movable with respect to the first member in the predetermined direction, the second busbar being conductive and spaced apart facing the first busbar; two rollers provided between the first busbar and the second busbar facing each other, the two rollers being aligned with respect to each other in the predetermined direction; and a belt configured to wind and rotate around the two rollers so as to contact with the first busbar and the second busbar with a surface contact thereof, the belt being conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tomoya Okkoso
  • Patent number: 9024187
    Abstract: A busway assembly including a plurality of busbars mounted in a horizontal orientation and stacked in a sandwich configuration for conducting electrical current. The busbars are enclosed within a housing having an H-shaped configuration and including side-panels with ventilation chimneys through which hot air circulates from a low area underneath the busbars to an upper area above the busbars. The ventilation chimneys include open-ended half-pipes that are inserted in respective apertures of the side-panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob E. Walgenbach
  • Publication number: 20150116913
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a system for sharing power of rack mount server and an operating method thereof. The system for sharing power of a rack mount server according to the present invention comprises: a plurality of servers installed inside a rack main frame and mounted with a power sharing backplane; a rack connected to the power sharing backplane of the plurality of servers in which a power bus bar, receiving power outputted from the connected power supply units, which are mounted in a part of or all of the plurality of servers, is mounted; and a rack power controller collecting power information of the power supply units through the power bus bar mounted inside the rack and controlling operation status of the power supply units based on the collected power information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Won-Ok KWON, Hag-Young KIM
  • Patent number: 9013862
    Abstract: A module assembly for the application-specific construction of power factor correction, filter, and absorption circuit systems in selectively non-choked, choked, protective or thyristor-connected design, comprising a busbar system, fuse holders, switch components, at least one choke, and power capacitors. A first module unit has a first section for receiving busbars, fuse holders, fuses, a busbar cover as protection against accidental contact with the busbar, and a second, trough-like section for receiving switch components that can be mechanically fixed and electrically contacted. A second module unit is designed to receive switchable capacitor winding blocks, enclosing the at least one winding block, insulating the same. The first and the second module unit each have a base region, wherein mechanical and/or electrical connections are led via apertures in the base regions, such that either a back-to-back assembly with direct docking of the first and second module units can be affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: System Electric GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Holbe
  • Publication number: 20150098169
    Abstract: A power distribution system element formed via an additive manufacturing technique, such as applying a conductive material to a memory metal substrate, are discussed herein. In operation (e.g. in response to delivering current through the distribution system), the memory metal contracts while the conductive material expands. The result is distribution system element having reduced thermal expansion, which can be net zero coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: ERIC KARLEN, JOHN HOROWY
  • Patent number: 8988861
    Abstract: The power converter includes a power conversion section which configures a circuit for power conversion, a power bus bar extending from the power conversion section, a terminal block, and a current sensor measuring current flowing in the power bus bar. The terminal block includes a mounting surface to which a terminal portion of the power bus bar is mounted. The mounting surface faces a direction substantially perpendicular to an arrangement direction in which the power conversion section and the terminal block are arranged. The current sensor is located at a side of a bottom surface on the opposite side of the mounting surface in the terminal block. The power bus bar includes: a sensor-surrounded portion surrounded by the current sensor; and an outer surface faced portion located between the sensor-surrounded portion and the terminal portion along an outer surface on the opposite side of the power conversion section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Akio Yokota
  • Patent number: 8982539
    Abstract: An electrical distribution panel includes a panel box locating a ground bus in electrical connection with a ground input lug, a neutral bus in electrical connection with a neutral input lug, and a primary power bus connected to a power input lug through a main breaker switch. The main breaker switch is operable between an on position in which the primary power bus receives power and an off position in which the primary power bus is disconnected. Primary circuit breakers can be supported in the usual manner in connection with the primary power bus. One or more auxiliary circuit breakers are connected to the power input lug to receive power independently of the main breaker switch. An electrical outlet can thus be integrally supported in one of the side walls of the panel box to receive power independently of the main breaker switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher A. Weighell, Alan E. Grabinski
  • Patent number: 8964396
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to relates server rack architecture for housing computing components on a plurality of shelves. More specifically, the shelves of a particular rack may each include a power and data bus (“PDB”) pre-configured to support a particular number of devices of the shelf. A PDB may also include a number of power and data connections for blind mating with the devices of the shelf. The PDB may include two blades which extend away from the PDB and blind mate with the main bus bar. Thus, each PDB may route both power and data signals between a main bus bar for the rack and each of the devices of the shelf. A shelf may be reconfigured for a different number of devices by changing the configuration of the PDB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Dailey, Angela Ying-Ju Chen
  • Patent number: 8964359
    Abstract: A medical care unit provides power supply or data transmission in medical apparatuses. In particular, current consumers and data transmission apparatuses are slidable along a coupling device of the medical care unit. The medical care unit includes an oblong support that includes the coupling device, which extend along the support and include at least two electrically insulated bus bars continuously extending in the coupling device. At least two bus bars are formed as power supply bus bars, at least one bus bar is formed as a data transmission bus bar, the coupling device as a hollow bar is formed with an opening along its longitudinal direction, and the power supply bus bars and the data transmission bus bars are arranged inside the hollow bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Georg Bauer, Juergen Brunner, Eberhard Holz, Thomas Weisheit
  • Publication number: 20150043132
    Abstract: An electric unit is attached to a power unit including a motor-generator, the power unit being disposed in a power unit mounting chamber that is formed at a front of a vehicle and separated from a vehicle cabin by a partition wall. The electric unit includes: a high-voltage component including an electric power conversion device of a relatively high voltage, the electric power conversion device converting an electric power between a DC electric power and an AC electric power for the motor-generator; and a low-voltage component including a control device of a relatively low voltage, the control device controlling the electric power conversion device. The high-voltage component and the low-voltage component are accommodated in an accommodation case. Inside the accommodation case, the high-voltage component is arranged toward the front of the vehicle, and the low-voltage component is arranged toward a rear of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Miyashita, Hirofumi Shimizu, Akihiro Katakami, Hiroaki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150036266
    Abstract: An integrated platform assembled with different electrical cabinets and components mounted on a framework in order to provide a complete datacenter critical power distribution package. The integrated platform supports the weight of cabinet enclosures and UPSs mounted onto a skeletal framework, which acts as an equipment support structure and a cable routing support system. Main and redundant power supply wiring is routed along the skeletal framework to and between the cabinet enclosures and the UPSs mounted thereon. Electrical connections between the cabinets are internally connected via bus bars as switchgear cabinets. The skeletal framework has top and bottom rails run substantially parallel to each other with cross bars connecting the top and bottom rails and a top horizontal surface to which one or more of the cabinet enclosures are mounted. The skeletal framework and cabinet enclosures are fabricated prior to installation and installed as a monolithic pre-wired pre-assembled integrated platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Rosendin Electric. Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Emert, John Manual Loera
  • Patent number: 8922978
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention provides a housing for housing electrical equipment in an aircraft. The housing comprises one or more panels defining an enclosed space for housing electrical equipment in an aircraft. The housing also comprises at least one electrical busbar for providing electric power to the electrical equipment, wherein the at least one electrical busbar is configured to provide structural support for the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventor: John Brett
  • Patent number: 8922222
    Abstract: A system (10) and method (200) are disclosed for detecting electrical connectivity. The system includes at least one power distribution conductor (18) and at least one electrical power pad (20) comprising a detection pad (28) that is electrically isolated from a remaining portion of the respective at least one electrical power pad (20). A measured parameter at the detection pad (28) provides an indication of electrical connectivity between the at least one power distribution conductor (18) and the respective at feast one electrical power pad (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anisha Anand, Gordon J. Chambers, John Hua, Orville H. Orr
  • Patent number: 8917495
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit board manufacturing method capable of securing circuit patterns on a plate-like insulator while keeping the relative position between the circuit patterns, and also provided is a circuit board in which the relative position between a plurality of circuit patterns is kept. A first coil (30) having one turn is formed in a planar shape from a metal plate. Next, a second coil (40) having four turns is formed in a planar shape from a metal plate, wherein both of the ends (41, 42) of the coil are linked to other adjacent regions via linking portions (43, 44). A pair of the first coil (30) and the second coil (40) are then overlapped so as to face each other through a plastic plate (50) in which a plurality of prepregs are stacked, after which the links by the linking portions (43, 44) are disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Hitoshi Shimadu, Takehiko Sawada, Tomoaki Asai, Ryou Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20140362498
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for coordinating the installation and removal a motor control center subunit with the power connection and interruption thereof. A system of interlocks and indicators causes an operator to install a motor control center subunit into a motor control center, and connect supply and control power thereto, in a particular order. Embodiments of the invention may prevent actuation of line contacts of the bucket, and shield the line contacts, until the bucket is fully installed in the motor control center. Other embodiments also prevent circuit breaker closure until the line contacts are engaged with a bus of the motor control center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Robert A. Morris, Scott E. McPherren, Daniel J. Leeman
  • Patent number: 8908354
    Abstract: An electrical instrument includes an input terminal block that allows customers to configure input power as either single-phase, three-phase delta, or three-phase wye, using shorting bars to connect appropriate line and/or neutral terminals to each other without the need for an external adaptor or converter, and without modifying the internal circuitry or programming of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Associated Research Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bald, Ya Ho Hsieh, Chun-Pin Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140354042
    Abstract: A power delivery system includes a bus bar and a housing coupled to the bus bar. A semiconductor power device is enclosed within the housing. The housing comprises an outlet configured to direct failure material of the power semiconductor device away from any remaining components connected to the bus bar. In another aspect, the power delivery system additionally or alternatively comprises two bus bars. A first of the two bus bars has a first landing, a riser, and a second landing, which is parallel to the first landing and in effect spatially offset from the first landing. A second of the two bus bars is attached to the second landing of the first bus bar, such that the second bus bar is parallel to but offset from the first landing of the bus bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Gemeral Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Wolff, Jason Daniel Kuttenkuler, Alvaro Jorge Mari Curbelo, Henry Todd Young
  • Patent number: 8879241
    Abstract: A server rack configured for a plurality of servers is disclosed, in which each of the servers has a power supply circuit board. The server rack includes: a case having a first face and a second face opposed to each other, the first face having an opening for the servers to be arranged in the case in an orientation; a power supply module provided on the second face of the case; and a power transmission assembly composed of a busbar provided on the second face in the orientation and electrically connected to the power supply module; and a plurality of electrical connectors provided on the busbar and coupled respectively with the power supply circuit boards of the servers. Through the power transmission assembly, the servers may be powered in a centralized way by the power supply module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Giga-Byte Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tung-Ke Lu, Chin-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 8876548
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a power outlet unit. The power outlet unit includes an inlet, a first group of outlets spaced apart at intervals of one rack unit, a first circuit breaker electrically connected to the inlet and the first group of outlets, a second group of outlets spaced apart at intervals of one rack unit, and a second circuit breaker electrically connected to the inlet and the second group of outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Brendan F. Doorhy, Alva B. Eaton, Matthew C. Isoda, Charles T. Newcomb, Elsa V. Madrigal, Shahriar Allen, Rhonda L. Johnson, Donald J. Beran
  • Patent number: 8878483
    Abstract: A electronics unit operable to facilitate vehicle battery charging or other energy manipulation activities. The electronics unit may include a current sensor operable to determine an output current. The output current determination may be used as feedback or inputs to other electronics unit electronics, such as to facilitate battery charging related operations or other operations attendant to use of the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Yann Darroman, Josep Maria Roset Rubio, Miguel Angel Acena
  • Patent number: 8867193
    Abstract: Systems and method for installing computer equipment and power distribution equipment in facilities is provided. In one aspect, the present invention provides a power distribution rack, and uninterruptible power supply rack and a plurality of equipment racks. A plurality of power cables are run from the power distribution rack to each of the plurality of equipment racks using power cable tracks located on the roofs of the equipment racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Schneider Electric IT Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Rasmussen, James Simonelli, John McNally, Kenneth G. Brill
  • Patent number: 8854797
    Abstract: A power source circuit shut off apparatus shuts off a circuit of a battery assembly in which plural battery cells connected in series are arranged in parallel. The power source circuit shut off apparatus includes a housing, a pair of bus bars that is arranged in the housing and is connected to the adjacent battery cells respectively, a switch section that is adapted to conduct electrical connection or disconnection between the pair of bus bars, and a retaining member which is formed on the housing and is configured to be retained to a resin frame part of a side surface of the battery cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Hiroyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20140293516
    Abstract: A power feed assembly for an electrical busway includes a housing and a fuse support coupled to the housing. The fuse support includes a non-conductive support member having a number of first conductive members and a number of second conductive members coupled thereto. Each of the first members are structured to couple a line voltage conductor passing through an opening in the housing to the support member and each of the second members are structured to be in electrical communication with a respective busbar of a section of electrical busway coupled to the housing. The support member is structured to have a number of fuses coupled thereto such that each fuse forms a portion of an electrical pathway between a respective one of the number of first conductive members and a respective one of the number of second conductive members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSAL ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: MARK A. SWIFT, JAY W. LEWIS, JR., JUSTIN E. ROSS