Busbar Arrangements Patents (Class 361/648)
  • Patent number: 10539598
    Abstract: An electrical meter center comprises a horizontal bar section comprising horizontal bus bars, the horizontal bus bar section defining a first connection section for the horizontal bus bars and a second connection section for the horizontal bus bars, the second connection section being laterally distant from the first connection section; and a wall panel assembly for covering a horizontal bar section of an electrical meter center. The wall panel assembly comprises a wall panel vertically mounted within the electrical meter center in front of the horizontal bar section, wherein the wall panel comprising an access window for accessing the horizontal bar section; and an access window panel selectively mounted to the wall panel to at least partially close the access window thereby providing selective access to the horizontal bar section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: Sebastien Vezina, Maxime Boivin
  • Patent number: 9960573
    Abstract: An electronic part module, comprising: an electronic part substrate having an insulating panel to which a plurality of bus bars is attached, each of the bus bars having an external terminal-connecting portion and being electrically connected to an electronic part, a case for receiving the electronic part substrate therein, and a connector-connecting portion in which a plurality of the external terminal-connecting portions of the plurality of bus bars is collected, and which is disposed between a plurality of the electronic parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Takafumi Toda, Takeyuki Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9844164
    Abstract: A power distribution network includes a first busway, a second busway situated between the first busway and a load, a first bus plug, and a second bus plug. The first and second bus plugs are configured to span across the first busway and the second busway. The first bus plug is further configured to provide power from the first busway to the load via an exit from the first bus plug that is adjacent to the load. The second bus plug is further configured to provide power from the second busway to the load via an exit from the second bus plug that is adjacent to the first load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Ty R. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9768572
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a quick-connector conversion system having a front cover and a rear module. In an illustrative example, the front cover includes apertures from which a plurality of connector ports extend through. Each connector port of the plurality of connector ports is in electrical communication with a first communication module. A rear module includes a second communication module electrically connected to a plurality of input/output (I/O) terminals such that when the front cover aligns with the rear module, the first communication module pluggably connects to the second communication module. When the first communication module and the second communication module are pluggably connected, the plurality of connector ports electrically connects to the plurality of the I/O terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Banner Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Gelineau, Calvin James Sargent
  • Patent number: 9612270
    Abstract: A testing device for a meter socket assembly, including breaker load lugs, includes a base unit having a plurality of test probes, a ground node, and a breaker node having a plurality of breaker probes. To perform the test, the base unit is inserted into a jaw meter socket such that each of the plurality of test probes are in contact with jaws of the jaw meter socket, at least two of the plurality of breaker probes are in contact with each of a plurality of breaker load lugs of a main breaker, and the breaker node is electrically connected to the base unit. The testing device determines the jaw type of the meter socket assembly and can output results of tests relating to phase to phase, phase to ground, crossed cables, and interruption of electrical paths. The testing device can output results of the test audibly and visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Duan Earl Packard, III, Daniel Wayne Vosbrink, Joseph Lee Hughes
  • Patent number: 9590404
    Abstract: A power distribution network includes a first busway, a second busway situated between the first busway and a load, a first bus plug, and a second bus plug. The first and second bus plugs are configured to span across the first busway and the second busway. The first bus plug is further configured to provide power from the first busway to the load via an exit from the first bus plug that is adjacent to the load. The second bus plug is further configured to provide power from the second busway to the load via an exit from the second bus plug that is adjacent to the first load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Ty R. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9509108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bus connector system having a bus circuit board for producing an electrical connection between electrical equipment, the bus circuit board being attached in a removable manner to a housing of the electrical equipment. The underlying idea of the present invention is advantageously based on the bus circuit board being connected directly to the housing of the electrical equipment. Thus, no support rail is necessary for producing the electrical contact between the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: BENDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Kalkreuter, Helmut Mess, Gerhard Mueller
  • Patent number: 9312665
    Abstract: An electrical distribution system having a meter socket, load center combination apparatus is disclosed. The meter socket, load center combination apparatus has an enclosure having a meter socket section with a meter socket configured to receive an owner utility meter, an owner load center with a plurality of locations configured to receive circuit interface devices, and a combination cross bus connection section extending between sides of the enclosure, the cross bus connection section having one or more side openings configured to allow electrical connection to one or more main cross bus bars of a main panel, a parallel energy source disconnect, and a parallel energy source coupled to the parallel energy source disconnect. Methods of configuring electrical distribution systems are disclosed, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, Jr., Arthur Kevin Shumate, Brian J. Rusch, William E. Rose
  • Patent number: 9274572
    Abstract: A power distribution network includes a first busway, a second busway situated between the first busway and a load, a first bus plug, and a second bus plug. The first and second bus plugs are configured to span across the first busway and the second busway. The first bus plug is further configured to provide power from the first busway to the load via an exit from the first bus plug that is adjacent to the load. The second bus plug is further configured to provide power from the second busway to the load via an exit from the second bus plug that is adjacent to the first load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Mark M. Bailey, Ty R. Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9006571
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the disclosure, there is provided an electrical distribution bus system that includes first and second bus bars, a dielectric insulator, and at least one fastener coupling the bus bars and dielectric insulator. Each of the bus bars includes an elbow portion from which a pair of straight portions extends at elbow angles, the straight portions being disposed at right angles to each other. The dielectric insulator has a length and a width, the width being no greater than twice the length, the length extending perpendicularly between the elbow portions. The fastener couples the dielectric insulator between the bus bars, the dielectric insulator electrically insulating the first and second bus bar from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SAI Advanced Power Solutions
    Inventors: James S. Manhart, John F. Ryan
  • 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: 8908356
    Abstract: An electrical cabinet for housing and interconnecting photovoltaic BOS components can include a plurality of busbars and adjustable fuse mounts to allow for integration of BOS components in a compact space. The cabinet may comprises a base, a busbar mounted on the base, a plurality of standoff devices, and a cover containing the base, the busbar, and the standoff devices. The standoff devices are spaced apart from the busbar. Each standoff device includes a standoff member slideably mounted on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Xuejun James Wang
  • Patent number: 8885328
    Abstract: A power transfer device adapted for interconnection with the electrical system of a building includes a cabinet, a set of switches mounted to the cabinet, and wires adapted to connect the switches to an electrical distribution panel associated with a building electrical system. The power transfer device includes a first compartment and a second compartment partitioned from one another by a removable intermediate wall that slidably engages a base that defines a back wall of the cabinet. The switches are secured to a base of the cabinet and a first panel closes the first compartment and cooperates with the set of switches such that the switches are operable through the first panel and discrete switches can be removed from the cabinet when the first panel is the removed from cabinet without interfering with an orientation of other switches relative to the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Reliance Controls Corporation
    Inventor: Neil A. Czarnecki
  • Patent number: 8859897
    Abstract: A flexible busbar includes a central conductor (generally of rectangular cross section comprising multiple layers of thin aluminum, copper or other alloys with good electrical properties (conductivity)) and a sleeve having a shape on the internal surface to reduce the adhesion between the two conductors and the sleeve when the flexible busbar is bent, folded, or twisted. This increases the flexibility of the flexible busbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Rod Hadi, Jean Claude Fuchs, Christophe Douzet, Pascal Godard, Jean Paul Bincaz
  • Patent number: 8848344
    Abstract: A solid insulated switchgear having at least one circuit switches for switching a three-pole AC circuit includes a plurality of bus-bars for pole. Each of the bus-bars for pole being providing correspondingly for each pole comprises a ring-shaped bus-bar portion electrically connecting the arc extinguishing mechanisms for the same pole, and each having an internal electrical conductor portion and an external solid insulated mold portion in which the conductor portion is built; and a plurality of extended connecting portions respectively extended from the ring-shaped bus-bar portion while being space apart from one another in a circumferential direction so that the plurality of circuit switches are connected in the state in which the plurality of circuit switches are separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: LSIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Mu Byeon, Jae Gul Lee
  • Patent number: 8837119
    Abstract: A matrix converter includes first to third AC reactors connected in series with first- to third-phase outputs of three-phase AC electric power, and a first cooling fan that generates cool air for cooling the first to third AC reactors. The first to third AC reactors are arranged side-by-side in a direction intersecting a direction in which the cool air flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
    Inventors: Kazutaka Kishimoto, Makoto Kojyo, Takahiro Uchino
  • Patent number: 8837117
    Abstract: The electrical card has power modules constituted by power components and by control components that are carried by strips fastened on a support plate comprising an electrical ground plate. The power components are connected firstly to control buses, and secondly to power buses carried by the support plate and extending in a layer adjacent to the electrical ground plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sagem Defense Securite
    Inventors: Etienne Merlet, Marie-Noëlle Besold-Etchechoury
  • Patent number: 8817455
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure used in hazardous locations for enclosing electrical components having a bottom housing and a top housing with a serrated joint formed therebetween, the bottom housing adapted to receive one or more electrical components, a first metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a first end wall to a point external thereto, and a second metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a second end wall to a point external to thereto, where the first and second metal buses are adapted to contact first and second electrical terminals of an electrical component when placed within the bottom housing, wherein the top housing is removably secured to the bottom housing to allow for removal and replacement of an electrical component within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: EGS Electrical Group, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Baird, Ian Jenkins, Nabil L. Mina, Yogesh D. Kanole
  • Patent number: 8755187
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a system, which can comprise a basepan comprising a banding stud. The banding stud can be configured to releasably attach a heat sink to the basepan. The heat sink configured to increase a current carrying capacity of a system associated with the basepan from a first predetermined level to a second predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Robert E. Henry, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8749957
    Abstract: A device for holding at least one switch within an enclosure includes a frame configured to surround at least a portion of the switch. The frame includes a bridge portion extending along a back portion of the switch, and lateral arms extending along respective side portions of the switch. The lateral arms include fastening equipment configured to provide an adjustable retention of the switch in the enclosure. The device may be included in a switch cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Henning Schneider, Marc Willius, Philipp Werb, Ronny Zabel
  • Patent number: 8730653
    Abstract: An interior assembly for a three phase load center. The interior assembly includes a base pan having at least one first module that includes a first receptacle portion and a first base portion. The base pan also includes at least one second module having a second receptacle portion and a second base portion. Each receptacle portion includes a receptacle wall having a receptacle edge portion. Each base portion includes a base wall having a base edge portion wherein upon insertion of the second base portion into the first receptacle portion the receptacle and base edge portions engage to attach the first module to the second module and form a modular base pan. The base pan further includes a bus bar located on a back side of the first and second modules and a plurality of insulators for insulating the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristopher Scott Robinson, Jeffrey Kenton Hudgins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8711547
    Abstract: A contact bus bar assembly for supplying power to a load, and further pertains to a switching device which can be connected to such a compact bus bar assembly, and to a power distribution system. The bus bar assembly includes at least two electrically conductive tracks which are at least partly covered by an electrically insulating cover. An outer surface of said insulating cover is provided with a plurality of ribs arranged in a region connecting pin terminals. The switching device may additionally comprise a separating element provided with a plurality of second ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation AG
    Inventors: Thomas Strebel Marzano, Willy Feller
  • Patent number: 8644008
    Abstract: A distribution unit has an incomer module disposed on the exterior of a battery casing and electrically connected to a battery housed within the casing, and a plurality of feeder modules electrically daisy-chained to the incomer module and configured to respectively distribute electrical power from the battery to a plurality of individual electrically powered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: MAGNA E-Car Systems GmbH & Co OG
    Inventor: Roland Barkoczi
  • Patent number: 8619411
    Abstract: Electrical switchgear comprising electrical switching equipment for a multi-phase electrical power distribution system, a supporting structure for a bus assembly for supplying electrical current to the switching equipment, and a plurality of spaced buses mounted on the supporting structure each for connecting the switching equipment to respective phases of the multi-phase electrical power distribution system. Each bus comprises a plurality of substantially co-planar, spaced, elongated flat conductors arranged with at least one longitudinal edge surface of each conductor in that bus opposed to and spaced from a longitudinal edge surface of another conductor in that same bus, and a connector at each end of said conductors for connecting the plurality of flat conductors in each bus to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric, USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlton R. Rodrigues, Mark J. Fisher, Nicholas J. Pasquerilla, Mauricio Diaz, Jose Carlos Suarez
  • Patent number: 8593791
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure used in hazardous locations for enclosing circuit breakers having a bottom housing and a removable top housing with a labyrinth joint or serrated joint formed therebetween, the bottom housing adapted to receive one or more circuit breakers, a first metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a first end wall to a point external thereto, and a second metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a second end wall to a point external to thereto, where the first and second metal buses are adapted to contact first and second electrical terminals of a circuit breaker when placed within the bottom housing, and a first lug retaining bracket secured to the bottom housing and extending to a position beneath the first metal such that a bottom portion of a connector assembly may fit within the space between the end of the lug retaining bracket and the bottom of the first metal bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: EGS Electrical Group, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Baird, Nabil Mina, Yogesh Kanole
  • Patent number: 8570714
    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: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher A. Weighell, Alan E. Grabinski
  • Publication number: 20130250489
    Abstract: An electronic part module, comprising: an electronic part substrate having an insulating panel to which a plurality of bus bars is attached, each of the bus bars having an external terminal-connecting portion and being electrically connected to an electronic part, a case for receiving the electronic part substrate therein, and a connector-connecting portion in which a plurality of the external terminal-connecting portions of the plurality of bus bars is collected, and which is disposed between a plurality of the electronic parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Toda, Takeyuki Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8531820
    Abstract: An insulative module body for a bus system has at least two first channels, each adapted for at least partly receiving a bus bar. Each first channel extends through the body along one side thereof, and is open to the outside at one side and at both longitudinal ends thereof The body has at least two second channels, each adapted for receiving a power connection element for cooperating with a complementary circuit breaker contacting element. Each second channel extends generally transverse to the first channels and is open at one longitudinal end thereof The first and second channels respectively extend through the body in a first plane and a second plane generally parallel to the first plane and offset therefrom. The first and second channels cross each other in respective parallel, offset planes. The body includes at least one opening for each second channel to connect with one first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Eaton Industries Manufacturing GmbH
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Barnas, Daniel Thevenin
  • Patent number: 8520368
    Abstract: An object is to provide gas insulated switchgear that is able to inhibit heat generation of a pressure container. Electrically-conductive members that are non-magnetic and have higher electric conductivity than that of the material of which the pressure container is made, are provided on the inside and on the outside of the pressure container, while being positioned along a main bus and being attached via a flange of the pressure container. Thus, eddy current that occurs when an electric current flows through the main bus are caused to flow through the electrically-conductive members having higher electric conductivity than that of the pressure container. Also, a current return path for the eddy current is formed by a flow path including the electrically-conductive members. Consequently, it is possible to reduce the eddy current flowing on the pressure container and to inhibit an increase in the temperature of the pressure container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuki Takahashi, Mitsuru Tsukima, Hitoshi Sadakuni
  • Patent number: 8488303
    Abstract: An electrical distribution center includes a housing composed of a first material having a first melting point, an electrical bus disposed in the housing, a removable electrical/electronic component electrically connected to the electrical bus and which produces a predetermined temperature in operation higher than the first melting point, an opening formed in the housing, and a socket mounted within the housing opening and physically supporting the electrical/electronic component. The socket is composed of a second, differing material having a second melting point higher than the predetermined temperature produced by the electrical/electronic component in operation, whereby the housing is effectively isolated and protected by the socket as the electrical/electronic component operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alvaro Gino De La Reza, Erick A. Rodriguez, Michael F. Loew
  • Patent number: 8456807
    Abstract: A magnetic device mounting system is disclosed, such as for use in electrical cabinets for distribution of power via power bus bars. The system includes a common mode magnetic device that has an opening configured to receive extensions of a set of parallel bus bars. A non-conductive support is provided, along with a conductive extension, the non-conductive support and extension being configured to coordinate to engage the opening and to support the common mode magnetic device via attachment to the bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rangarajan M. Tallam, Jeremy J. Keegan, Patrick J. Riley, Scott D. Day
  • Patent number: 8437118
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is an electric power switchgear, an insulating radiator, and a method for installing the radiator in an electric power switchgear, and in particular in a medium or high voltage switchgear. The electric power switchgear comprising working elements placed in the housing and connected with busbars and branches, and cooled with air, is characterized in that it contains at least one insulating radiator made of thermoplastic material of increased thermal conductivity ??2 W/mK, which is placed in the electric field of the switchgear and which is connected by a non-permanent fastening to at least one busbar or/and at least one branch. The insulating radiator designed for the switchgear is an injection molding including a base plate to whose top face a system of heat evacuating elements of identical or diverse shape is attached, and to its side surfaces elastic assembly catches are fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd
    Inventors: Krzysztof Kasza, Lukasz Malinowski, Robert Sekula
  • Patent number: 8427815
    Abstract: A power distribution system comprising a platform having one or more electrical connections each with cabinet connection contacts and one or more receptacles in an outer surface of the platform. Each receptacle is configured to hold one or more electrical over-current protection devices that route electrical power to the cabinet connection contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Edward C. Fontana, Paul Smith, William C. England, II
  • Patent number: 8420934
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a crossing bus support apparatus and connectors thereof. The crossing bus support apparatus includes a body structure having a first portion with a plurality of phase bus slots, the phase bus slots adapted to receive a plurality of crossing buses, a first connector on a first end having dual protrusions each protrusion having an interlockable feature; and a second connector on a second end having dual protrusions each protrusion having an interlockable feature. The crossing bus support apparatus may be used in pairs to capture crossing buses into the phase bus slots. Systems, assemblies, connectors, and methods of installing and utilizing the crossing bus support apparatus are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8422203
    Abstract: A low-resistance telecommunications power distribution panel provides a lower electrical resistance than traditional telecommunications power distribution panels, where the lower electrical resistance provides a reduced amount of waste heat. The low-resistance telecommunications power distribution panel may comprise a single unitary metal busbar configured to directly interconnect a power input cable to a plurality of fuse holders. A plurality of single unitary metal strips may directly connect to each fuse holder, each single unitary metal strip configured to directly connect to a power output lead. A single unitary metal return busbar may directly connect a return input to a plurality of return outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Telect Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Knight, Bryan Joseph Kioski
  • Patent number: 8411456
    Abstract: An inverter device is provided with a semiconductor device, an input terminal, an intermediate terminal, an output terminal and an insulated substrate on which the semiconductor device, the input terminal, the intermediate terminal and the output terminal are mounted. Each of the input terminal, the intermediate terminal and the output terminal is a separated module such that one of the input terminal, the intermediate terminal and the output terminal is spatially independent from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Sato, Noriya Kishino, Jin Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8383940
    Abstract: A bus bar attaching member 1 forming a room lamp 10 for a vehicle includes a housing 2 and a plurality of bus bars 3a, 3b, 3h and 3i insert molded in the housing 2. Further, in wiring parts 5 of the bus bars 3a and 3b, impact absorbing parts 6a and 6b are provided that prevent an impact when an electric wire 8 is pressed in contact with pressure contact parts 4 from being transmitted to parts attaching parts 7. The impact absorbing parts 6a and 6b are configured in U shaped forms by first absorbing parts 61a and 61b extending in the directions intersecting virtual straight lines K1 and K2 that connect bottom walls 40 of the pressure contact parts 4 to the parts attaching parts 7, second absorbing parts 62a and 62b and third absorbing parts 63a and 63b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8379374
    Abstract: A bus interconnect in accordance with present embodiments includes a via block having first and second interfaces separated by a conductive body, wherein the via block is configured to communicatively couple with a first bus through the first interface and wherein the conductive body is configured to extend through an opening in a bus support panel. A first coupling section of the jumper includes a first attachment feature, wherein the first attachment feature is configured to facilitate attachment with the second interface of the via block. A neck section of the jumper extends perpendicularly from the first coupling section, and a second coupling section of the jumper extends perpendicularly from the neck section in parallel with the first coupling section. The second coupling section includes a second attachment feature configured to facilitate attachment with a second bus. The first coupling section and the second coupling section each extend away from the neck section in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy J. Keegan
  • Patent number: 8363388
    Abstract: A power entry module (PEM) that is used with an electronics equipment enclosure. The PEM has a housing adapted to be coupled to a shelf of the electronics equipment enclosure. The housing has at least one pair of power cable lugs accessible from an exterior of the housing for coupling the PEM to a pair of power cables associated with a power feed. The PEM also has a backplane connector for coupling the PEM to a blackplane of the electronics enclosure. A distribution network is disposed within the PEM housing and forms at least a pair of electrically isolated power distribution buses for coupling electrical power provided from the power cables to each of the power distribution branches. Each power distribution branch independently provides electrical power to at least one blade supported within the electronics equipment enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Emerson Network Power—Embedded Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Wise, Pasi Jukka Vaananen, Stephen A. Hauser, James J. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8339773
    Abstract: A device for connecting an electric line to a connection terminal for direct or indirect connection with a circuit breaker, which comprises at least one first electrically conducting body having a first end portion intended to be operatively connected to the terminal, and a second end portion intended to be operatively connected to a conductor element of the electric line, and at least one thermal conducting body comprising a hermetically sealed cavity containing a cooling fluid. The thermal conducting body is operatively coupled to the first electrically conducting body such that the hermetically sealed cavity has a first surface arranged in proximity to the first end portion and a second surface arranged in proximity to the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Frassineti, Federico Gamba
  • Patent number: 8320107
    Abstract: A modular power distribution system comprises a chassis and a backplane including a power input, and a plurality of module connection locations. A plurality of modules are mounted in the chassis, each module mounted to one of the module connection locations. Each module includes: (i) a circuit protection device; and (ii) a power output connection location. Bus bars connect front power inputs to the backplane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Coffey, David Johnsen, Duane Sand, Bradley Blichfeldt
  • Patent number: 8305739
    Abstract: A panelboard supplies electricity to multiple loads, such as lighting fixtures and/or other electrical devices via one or more high-amperage circuit breakers and one or more low-amperage circuit breakers. The panelboard includes one or more vertical busbars and one or more horizontal busbars coupled together in a single housing. The one or more horizontal busbars are coupled to a main input breaker that receives electricity from a source. The main input breaker distributes the electricity to the horizontal busbars. The horizontal busbars distribute the electricity to the high-amperage circuit breakers coupled thereto and to the vertical busbars. The vertical busbars distribute the electricity to the low-amperage circuit breakers coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Dozier
  • Patent number: 8305737
    Abstract: Power distribution apparatus with input and output power sensing and a method of use. A power distribution unit includes a sensor that senses power parameters of power outputs and a power input, a processor, and a communication circuit. A power management system includes a power manager, a user interface, and a plurality of power distribution units that may be located in one or more equipment cabinets and data centers. The system may compute apparent power, RMS power, power factor, energy usage over time, power usage history, or environmental history for any or all of the power distribution units. The system may identify an under-utilized server connected to one of the power distribution units and initiate a shut-down of that server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrel W. Ewing, James P. Maskaly, Dennis W. McGlumphy, Brian P. Auclair, David Massey, Brandon W. Ewing, Andrew J. Cleveland, Calvin Nicholson, Paul Hunt
  • Patent number: 8258404
    Abstract: Busbars of a busway system are insulated so as to minimize or eliminate air gaps between busbars. In an embodiment, an insulating sheath is provided with corrugations in regions corresponding to busbar bends. The corrugations allow the sheath to follow the busbar bends without the need to cut or interrupt the sheath. Busbars may therefore be fully insulated without the need for further insulating materials (e.g., tape). Good thermal contact between busbars throughout their length is achieved, improving heat dissipation and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew Latimer
  • Patent number: 8238080
    Abstract: Disclosed is a power distribution module that is capable of providing power to rack mounted equipment modules in electronic equipment mounting racks. The power distribution module may comprise a series of individual modules that can be placed at strategic locations through the electronic equipment mounting rack to meet the specific power requirements of the rack mounted equipment modules, which may vary depending upon the type of module. In this manner, the expense of supplying power of a particular amount to a specific location can be reduced. In addition, power distribution modules are disclosed that are prefabricated in different versions to meet the power requirements of the design of the electronic equipment mounting rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Netapp, Inc.
    Inventor: Garth J. McGinn
  • Patent number: 8223475
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure used in hazardous locations for enclosing circuit breakers having a bottom housing and a top housing with a labyrinth seal or joint formed therebetween, the bottom housing adapted to receive one or more circuit breakers, a first metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a first end wall to a point external thereto, and a second metal bus extending from a point internal to the bottom housing through a second end wall to a point external to thereto, where the first and second metal buses are adapted to contact first and second electrical terminals of a circuit breaker when placed within the bottom housing, and a first vent positioned on the top housing for dissipating pressure buildup, wherein the top housing is removably secured to the bottom housing to allow for removal and replacement of a circuit breakers within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: EGS Electrical Group LLC
    Inventors: Neil Baird, Nabil Mina, Yogesh D. Kanole, Jenkins Ian
  • Patent number: 8199520
    Abstract: A terminal is provided with a support portion configured to be mounted on a circuit board and having electrical insulation property, and a bus bar supported on the support portion and having electrically conductive property. The bus bar includes an external connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to external equipment, a first connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to the circuit board, and a second connecting portion configured to be electrically connected to another circuit board spaced from the circuit board, without passing through the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Keihin Corporation
    Inventors: Noriya Kishino, Jin Kurihara
  • Patent number: 8148640
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insulating element (1) for producing an insulating and supporting device for busbars to install in cabinets for low voltage distribution switchboards. The invention also relates to an insulating and supporting device for busbars comprising the insulating element which essentially comprises a body made of insulating material (5) which extends along a longitudinal axis (100) between two end surfaces (8) transverse to this axis. The body made of insulating material (5) comprises a plurality of lateral surfaces (10, 20) which extend between the end surfaces (8) in the direction of said longitudinal axis (100). At least a first (10) and a second (20) of these lateral surfaces are provided with longitudinal grooves (11, 21) defined between connecting portions (15). In particular, the longitudinal grooves (11) defined on the first lateral surface (10) have a longitudinal extension (L1) differing from that (L2) of the grooves (21) defined on the second lateral surface (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Cristian Cagliani, Daniele Cagliani
  • Patent number: 8134070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a busbar pack comprising n busbars (2) and at least n?1 insulating bars (4) the surfaces of which project beyond the busbars (2), one insulating bar (4) being interposed between two busbars (2), said stack of bars (2, 4) being immobilized in their position relative each other by devices. The invention is characterized in that at least one inner busbar (2) is provided with a reticular bar (6) on both sides thereof and has perforations (14) that are arranged to match crossbars (12) of corresponding reticular bars (6). The invention allows production of a busbar pack at least the inner busbar (2) of which is convection-cooled, said busbar cooling system being producible at low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Hirschfeld
  • Patent number: 8120894
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for assembling a communications system on an aircraft. An intrabus, including communication lines and power lines, is detachably mounted within the aircraft. At least one intrabus interface panel provides access to the intrabus. A plurality of line replaceable equipment racks (LRERs) are preassembled prior to being loaded onto the aircraft and each includes electronic equipment affixed within the LRER and at least one rack interface panel that provides access to the electronic equipment. A plurality of cables couple the at least one rack interface panel of each LRER to the at least one bus interface panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Martin P. Zavidniak, Dale J. Shabra