Terminal Block Patents (Class 361/823)
  • Patent number: 10052627
    Abstract: A measuring arrangement comprising: a support element having a longitudinal axis, wherein a sensor for ascertaining a process variable of a gaseous or liquid fluid is arranged on the support element; and the sensor, wherein the sensor has a fluid duct, which extends within the sensor. The support element has a fluid duct, and for mechanical connection of the fluid duct with the fluid duct of the sensor a bonding layer, which extends over a portion of a surface of the support element and over a portion of a surface of the sensor. The bonding layer comprises at least one fluorinated polymer. The support element has for connection of the fluid duct of the support element with the fluid duct of the sensor, in each case, at least one connection element, which protrude from the support element perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis and which protrude inwardly into the fluid duct of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Christof Huber, Hagen Feth, Frank Steinhoff, Holger Reinecke
  • Patent number: 10033128
    Abstract: Disconnect assemblies include a lug assembly with at least one lug and a pull out disconnect assembly comprising at least one inwardly extending electrically conductive clip/clip leg. The one of the at least one inwardly extending clip abuts an outer wall of one of the at least one lug to thereby provide direct electrical connection of lugs to clips/clip legs without blades and jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Ranta
  • Patent number: 9831570
    Abstract: A terminal strip for latching onto a mounting rail includes a terminal housing that has a first connection side and a second connection side and a busbar arranged in the terminal housing. At least two conductor connection elements are arranged in the terminal housing. The conductor connection elements each connect at least one conductor to the busbar. Each conductor connection element has a first function shaft having at least one plug-in connection receiving region and at least a second function shaft having at least one screw-connection receiving region arranged on each of the two connection sides of the terminal housing. One connection region is formed for each plug-connection receiving region and for each screw-connection receiving region in the busbar. The function shafts of one connection side are arranged in a manner spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Dennis Habirov, Torsten Schloo, Harry Bentler, Olaf Schyrocki
  • Patent number: 9748672
    Abstract: An electrical connection jumper is of the screw type for terminal blocks of switchboards. The jumper includes conducting body including at least two sub-bodies, each with a shape substantially in the form of an overturned ā€œUā€, insulating body including at least two sub-bodies with a substantially parallelepiped shape made of suitable insulating material, connected together longitudinally by a vertical membrane with a reduced thickness in the transverse direction. Insulating body has a plane for coupling with the conducting body. The coupling plane includes, between each sub-body and adjacent sub-body, a pair of arched lugs arranged opposite each other in the transverse direction and extending in the longitudinal direction so that the respective vertical arms are respectively connected to each one of the adjacent sub-bodies. Each arched lug has a tooth extending in the transverse direction towards the inside of the insulating body in empty space between the two sub-bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Patent number: 9484686
    Abstract: An electric connecting module (12) for an electric component (10) of a motor vehicle (40) has a connecting section (22) with at least two electrical contacts (36). A connecting housing (24) has a connecting opening that can be connected to the connecting section (22). The connecting housing (24) has at least one cable opening (18) that opens laterally on the connecting housing (24) in relation to the connecting opening for routing electric connecting lines (14) through the connecting opening (18) and to connect them to the contacts (36). The connecting housing (24) can be connected to the connecting section (22) in different rotational positions to route the connecting lines (14) in different directions in relation to the electric component (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C.F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Naser Abu Daqqa, Thomas Schmid
  • Patent number: 9300060
    Abstract: A terminal strip comprising an insulating housing and three busbar sections and comprising a disconnecting blade opening and a plug-type receptacle for a component plug connector is described. The insulating housing has a channel, which leads from the first busbar section to the second busbar section, for receiving an electrically conductive bridging element. The bridging element is electrically conductively connectable or connected to the first and second busbar sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Burkhard Niemann
  • Patent number: 9118124
    Abstract: A carrier rail adapter for an electric installation device, wherein the carrier rail adapter has a housing, to the lower side of which a latching component is attached which can be actuated by means of a locking and unlocking mechanism in order to attach the carrier rail adapter to a carrier rail or to remove the carrier rail adapter from the carrier rail, and on the upper side of which inner contact devices for connection of the electric installation device are provided, which are connected to connection terminals via inner conductors located in the housing, which connection terminals are provided on an end face of the housing for connection of electric lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Woehner GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alex Buettner, Christopher Curth
  • Patent number: 9025343
    Abstract: A telecommunication distribution box includes a housing and an electrical component mounted in the housing. A cover plate is movably connected to the housing and is movable between open and closed positions. A lip extends outwardly from the cover plate. The lip covers the electrical component when the cover plate is in the closed position to prevent accessing and removing the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Kent Lebo, David Owen Corp
  • Patent number: 9019723
    Abstract: An electrical junction box has fuse attachment portions arranged side by side and open to a lateral side of a box body. Recesses (88) are formed at opposite side edges of an L-shaped bend (78) of each of connecting terminals (48a-48c), and in a terminal support block (42) in which a plurality of terminal insertion holes (54a) to (54c) are formed and support pins (74) that lock the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) are inserted, temporal retaining portions (68) are formed in respective opening ends (70) of the terminal insertion holes (54a-54c) on a terminal insertion side, the temporal retaining portions (68) temporarily positioning the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) within the respective terminal insertion holes (54a-54c) by the recesses (88) of the connecting terminals (48a) to (48c) being fit into the temporal retaining portions (68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hattori, Akihiro Oda
  • Patent number: 8985527
    Abstract: A bracket supports the weight of stand-off standard-width rack-mount equipment and can collapse flat for storage or shipping. An embodiment comprises a back member along the bracket's mounting plane and two stand-off arms each having portions extending along the plane and extending normal to it. Each arm moveably attaches to permit positioning the arm when the bracket is not installed so as to decrease the arm's normal dimension, and each arm comprises at least one anchor permitting attachment to a supporting structure. Another embodiment concerns a method of installing a bracket with a back member and moveably connected stand-off arms, comprising moving each arm in a manner that increases the arm's extension in a direction normal to the mounting plane, and attaching to at least one supporting structure each stand-off arm at at least one anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ICC Corporation
    Inventor: Mike Lin
  • Patent number: 8976541
    Abstract: An electrical power and data distribution apparatus comprises an enclosure having a rear connector configured to connect to a first cable including electrical power and data conductors, a front connector configured to connect to a second cable including electrical and data conductors, at least one electrical power outlet configured to connect to a power plug and at least one data input/output connector configured to connect to a device having a predetermined connection configuration. A power hub is connected to the rear connector to receive electrical power, and to the front connector and the power outlet to supply electrical power. The data conductors of the front and rear connectors are connected to a network interface of a controller for sending and receiving data with a first protocol, and the data input/output connector is connected to an input/output section of the controller for sending and receiving data with a second protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Potens IP Holdings LLC
    Inventor: Claudio R. Ballard
  • Patent number: 8913371
    Abstract: A fuse and relay block assembly (10) for an automotive vehicle includes a lower cover (12) and an upper cover (60) mounted in substantially opposed relationship to one another. A relay block (70) is mounted between the lower cover (12) and the upper cover (60) and can receive electrical devices (R, F) mounted along a mounting direction (MD). A relay module assembly (80) is mounted between the lower cover (12) and the upper cover (60) and can receive electrical devices (R, F) mounted along a transverse direction (TD) substantially perpendicular to the mounting direction (MD). Thus, a greater density of electrical devices (R, F) can be mounted within a smaller footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Depp, Akihiro Max Matsumura, Brian Carnick, Nathan Zukowski
  • Publication number: 20140268626
    Abstract: A faceplate configured for attachment to a communications module may be provided. The faceplate may comprise a first surface arranged in a vertical direction relative to the chassis and a second surface arranged at an angle to the first surface. The second surface may comprise a connector for attachment to another piece of equipment, such as an antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: George Youzhi Yi
  • Publication number: 20140254070
    Abstract: A sealed electrical enclosure for housing an electrical component is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the sealed electrical enclosure includes a housing, a first and second electrical connector, an actuator, and a terminal. The housing has a sealed interior when a top portion is coupled to a bottom portion. The first electrical connector extends from the sealed interior through the bottom of the housing and is electrically coupled to the electrical component. The actuator extends from the sealed interior through the housing and is configured to manipulate the electrical component. The terminal is electrically coupled to the second electrical connector. The second electrical connector is configured to mate with the first electrical connector. The first and second electrical connectors are configured to be connected and disconnected to attach and remove the housing to and from the terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ERICSON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: RON HUGHES
  • Patent number: 8801442
    Abstract: A device for positioning at least one multiple round plug on a profiled support, including an adapter with a plurality of external functional surfaces wherein a first functional surface having latch-type profiles is provided for snap fastening the adapter onto the profiled support, and a further functional surface, offset from the first functional surface is provided with a retaining device for releasable attachment of the housing of a round plug. The adapter includes at least one space which is open toward at least one external functional surface and through which flexible cables can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LQ Mechatronik-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Jose Quero, Steffen Lentmaier, Mike Wenzel
  • Patent number: 8802984
    Abstract: A junction block (40) includes a generally rectangular flat plate portion (42) attached to a side surface of an assembled battery. A control device (50) is disposed over a portion of the flat plate portion (42) which includes a middle of the flat plate portion (42) and which is positionally biased toward a lower side end of the flat plate portion (42). A connector-connecting portion (47) is provided in one of the four corners of the flat plate portion (42) that is a rear end corner of an upper side end opposite the lower side end of the flat plate portion (42). A rib (48) and a connector-connecting portion (49) are provided at a location on the flat plate portion (42) at which the rib (4) and the connector-connecting portion (49) clamp the electric power cable (28) that is connected to the connector-connecting portion (47) and that is laid along the upper side of the flat plate portion (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Kosaki, Masaaki Iwabe, Kenji Iida, Yoshinobu Furuya, Yoshiaki Ichikawa
  • Publication number: 20130322049
    Abstract: A male connector (10) comprises: a male-side inner housing (30) which holds a plurality of male terminals (20) so as to expose circular portions (22) of the male terminals (20); and a partition member (40) which includes a rib (41) dividing the circular portions (22) of the plurality of the male terminals (30), and the male-side inner housing (30) and the partition member (40) are configured to be separate from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kohki Ishikawa, Shigeru Ishikawa, Kazunori Sato
  • Publication number: 20130314889
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing and a cover. The housing can include a surface to receive a terminal block to transmit power to an electrical component. A shroud to be inserted within the electrical component can extend away from the housing surface. The cover can have an end for hingedly attaching to the housing. The cover is pivotable relative to the housing between a closed position and an open position. In the closed position, the cover and the housing together form an enclosure for the terminal block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Don Grimm, Edward John Kliewer, Kwok Keung Lee, Sam David Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20130264866
    Abstract: An electronic appliance unit (10), which is installed at an incline, includes: a case (12) provided with an opening (14) that permits access to the interior of the case; and a terminal block (20) that faces the opening. The terminal block (20) has a terminal block-side fall restraint portion (24) that extends upward from the lower side of the opening in a direction of the inclination to restrain foreign objects (50) from falling from the terminal block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Asakura
  • Patent number: 8366492
    Abstract: A terminal reversing block mounts to a standard electrical disconnect device such as a circuit breaker or a pullout switch. The disconnect device has a housing which defines a cavity that faces in one direction for receiving a cable. Front and rear contacts are in the housing, one of which extends into the cavity for engagement with a cable. A terminal reversing block has a housing with at least one pocket which faces in a direction other than the opposite of the direction in which the disconnect device's cavity faces. A terminal collar disposed in the terminal reversing block pocket is engageable with a cable inserted into the pocket. A terminal in the reversing block has a mating portion and a connecting portion. The connecting portion engages the terminal collar. The mating portion engages one of the front and rear contacts of the electrical disconnect device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Boltswitch, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Erickson, James A. Erickson, John Walter Erickson
  • Publication number: 20130003340
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a top surface formed to be flat, a concave portion formed on the top surface, and a plurality of wiring connecting holes arranged in the concave portion. Wiring display parts corresponding to the wiring connecting holes are arranged on the top surface. The concave portion is arranged in plural for each wiring group. A buttonhole is arranged adjacent to the wiring connecting hole and an opening/closing button for opening and closing a wiring connection fitting located on a bottom part of the wiring connecting hole is accommodated in the buttonhole. The concave portion is a belt-shaped groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Kato, Kenichi Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 8189350
    Abstract: An input/output module for an automation device includes a housing having a lower part separable from an upper part; a first printed circuit board disposed in the housing; and an electronic subassembly for an input/output function of the input/output module. The electronic subassembly includes a plurality of connection elements disposed on the first printed circuit board and configured to connect signal lines and process voltage lines, the plurality of connecting elements being accessible from a front side of the upper part; and a plurality of optical waveguides disposed on the front side, wherein each one of the plurality of optical waveguides is assigned to a respective one of the plurality of connection elements and each configured to signal a state of at least one input/output channel of the input/output module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: ABB AG
    Inventors: Gernot Gaub, Andreas Wilmers
  • Publication number: 20120092846
    Abstract: A junction block (40) includes a generally rectangular flat plate portion (42) attached to a side surface of an assembled battery. A control device (50) is disposed over a portion of the flat plate portion (42) which includes a middle of the flat plate portion (42) and which is positionally biased toward a lower side end of the flat plate portion (42). A connector-connecting portion (47) is provided in one of the four corners of the flat plate portion (42) that is a rear end corner of an upper side end opposite the lower side end of the flat plate portion (42). A rib (48) and a connector-connecting portion (49) are provided at a location on the flat plate portion (42) at which the rib (4) and the connector-connecting portion (49) clamp the electric power cable (28) that is connected to the connector-connecting portion (47) and that is laid along the upper side of the flat plate portion (42).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Akihiro Kosaki, Masaaki Iwabe, Kenji Iida, Yoshinobu Furuya, Yoshiaki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 8159836
    Abstract: Conductor body comprising a first outer component extending in the longitudinal direction and provided with at least one tooth projecting in the transverse direction from the inner surface, the tooth having an inner recess; at least one middle component having a mating recess and tooth, the same as the outer component; a closing component provided with at least one opening able to engage with the at least one tooth of the middle component, wherein each of the components are packed together in a transverse direction so as to form a multi-layer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Morsettitalia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Patent number: 8120928
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure and a fixing member to secure the enclosure to a fastener. The receiving member defines a first receiving portion and a second receiving portion in communication with the first receiving portion. The fixing member includes a control portion received in the receiving member and moving relative to the enclosure along a first axis of the first receiving portion, and a locking portion received in the receiving member and moving relative to the enclosure along a second axis of the second receiving portion perpendicular to the first axis. Movements of the control portion relative to the enclosure along the first axis of the first receiving portion and the locking portion relative to the enclosure along the second axis of the second receiving portion causes the electronic device to toggle in a locked or unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Chien Chiu
  • Patent number: 8079731
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided including an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed on a base. The base is configured to move heat away from the array of LEDs to other portions of the base and further to the atmosphere or an adjacent housing. In one embodiment, a native oxide on the base electrically insulates the base from the LEDs. In another embodiment, a cover is removably disposed over the array of LEDs, and removal of the cover prevents electrical energization of the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Permlight Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Lynch, Lenny Fraitag, Rehana Wijesinghe
  • Patent number: 8040691
    Abstract: An in-wall video/audio signal adapter device including a first adapter and a second adapter. The first adapter includes a transmitter unit fixed on a mount. The mount can be locked in a first cavity previously formed on a wall. The second adapter includes a receiver unit fixed on a mount. The mount can be locked in a second cavity previously formed on the wall. CAT5/CAT6 Internet signal transmission cables are previously embedded in the wall. The Internet signal transmission cables are connected between the first adapter and the second adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Yuan-Hsi Ting
    Inventors: Jui-Ming Yang, Chia-Chieh Chen, Yen-Tung Chen
  • Patent number: 8028653
    Abstract: A filament post used in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition has an outer shell and an inner post. An electrical potential is applied only to the inner post to ensure that there is no impact on the plasma density and the carbon film properties. The inner post and the outer shell are electrically insulated by ceramic insulators, such that no electrical potential is applied to outer shell. The stress generated in the carbon film is directly related to the electrical potential of the surface to which the film is deposited. The carbon film deposited on the outer shell of the post is not highly stressed, which significantly reduces film delamination from the filament post surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands, B.V.
    Inventors: Eric Hwang, Jinliu Wang, Richard Longstreth White
  • Patent number: 8031487
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a terminal block (1) as part of a high or mean voltage plant with at least one converter and at least one transformer, said terminal block (1) comprising several terminal ports (5, 6) disposed side by side, each terminal port (5) having two contacting terminal tongues (5a), an electric circuit being closed by the contacting terminal tongues (5a), there being provided a plug (20) that comprises at least one electrically non conductive plug tongue (22) for disconnecting said terminal tongues (5a) in one terminal port (5) in order to open an electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Hubert Ostmeier
  • Patent number: 8031488
    Abstract: A circuit protection element and a circuit board with the circuit protection element are disclosed. The circuit protection element includes a metal base, and at least one opening slot located at the metal base. The metal base forms a positioning portion. One end of the metal base is fastened onto a circuit board. The bottom of the free end of the metal base contacts a conducting point located on the circuit board to make the circuit be in a conducting status. When the current is overloaded or the circuit is over-heated, the bottom of the free end of the metal base is heated so that the bottom of the free end of the metal base separates from the conducting point and the positioning portion is wedged with the circuit board. Thereby, the circuit becomes a broken circuit. The circuit protection element can prevent the electronic components from being burnt down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Hui Hsu
  • Patent number: 8031486
    Abstract: An electrical distribution system provides a Line Replaceable Modules (LRM) with a printed wire board (PWB) which is of a relatively thick construction. The PWB is manufactured of a relatively thick construction to provide structural support for a multitude of electrical components as well as a board mounted contactor. Each contactor is mounted directly to the PWB. As the primary contactor switch function is board mounted, support functions such as coil drivers, economizing switches, auxiliary switches become PWB mounted components that are assembled to the PWB for communication through the board circuit traces rather than the heretofore required wiring harnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Wavering, Francis Belisle
  • Patent number: 7977583
    Abstract: A shielded cable interface module having cable receiving grooves extending laterally to an edge of the board, each including a center conductor groove, an insulator groove, and a shield groove. A center conductor via and a shield via extend through the board. A conductor plane on the cable termination side surrounds the cable receiving grooves. The conductor plane includes a non-conductor region within the conductor plane adjacent to each of the conductor center conductor grooves. Ground vias associated with the cable receiving grooves are spaced apart from and partially surround the center conductor via outside and adjacent to the non-conductor region, the ground vias extend through the printed circuit board from the cable termination side to the system interface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Teradyne, Inc.
    Inventors: Roya Yaghmai, Frank B. Parrish, Steven Hauptman
  • Patent number: 7978482
    Abstract: A modular fuse carrier provides an insulating housing of standard form factor incorporating adapter bus bars having multiple mounting points for different fuse brackets at different separations. The adapter bus bars may be attached to connectors and/or bus bars in fixed configurations to allow standardization and pre-manufacture of electrical assemblies that remain amenable to a wide variety of different fuse types and capacities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony S. Mason
  • Patent number: 7969749
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a circuit board and a power connection interface. The power connection interface is formed on an edge region of the circuit board. The power connection interface includes a first trace portion for transmitting a DC voltage and second and third trace portions for transmitting an AC voltage. Plural trace wires of the first trace portion are arranged on first and second surfaces of the edge region. The second and third trace portions are arranged on opposite surfaces of the edge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Delta Electronics (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chanwit Prasantnakorn, Chin-Huat Lim, Ran Li
  • Publication number: 20110147175
    Abstract: A terminal reversing block mounts to a standard electrical disconnect device such as a circuit breaker or a pullout switch. The disconnect device has a housing which defines a cavity that faces in one direction for receiving a cable. Front and rear contacts are in the housing, one of which extends into the cavity for engagement with a cable. A terminal reversing block has a housing with at least one pocket which faces in a direction other than the opposite of the direction in which the disconnect device's cavity faces. A terminal collar disposed in the terminal reversing block pocket is engageable with a cable inserted into the pocket. A terminal in the reversing block has a mating portion and a connecting portion. The connecting portion engages the terminal collar. The mating portion engages one of the front and rear contacts of the electrical disconnect device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: Boltswitch, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Erickson, James A. Erickson, John Walter Erickson
  • Patent number: 7918591
    Abstract: An LED-based luminaire includes a driver configured to convert line voltage into a desired power configuration. Elongate fasteners attach one or more LED-based lighting modules to a mount member and also to energized poles of the power driver. The fasteners communicate electrical energy from the power driver to the lighting module. In one embodiment, the mount member functions as a heat sink, and it includes a bumpy surface coating having a texture with sufficient feature heights to enhance heat transfer between the heat sink and the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Permlight Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel Lynch
  • Patent number: 7907423
    Abstract: A modular electrical power distribution assembly is provided. The assembly includes a plurality of modular containers, each container configured to receive electrical components for interconnection to electrical systems of a predetermined configuration. The plurality of containers is configured for mechanical interconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Brasil Ltda.
    Inventors: Ednei Lopes, Aguinaldo Vicenza, Alexandre Perussi
  • Patent number: 7880283
    Abstract: A high reliability power module which includes a plurality of hermetically sealed packages each having electrical terminals formed from an alloy of tungsten copper and brazed onto a surface of a ceramic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: International Rectifier Corporation
    Inventor: Weidong Zhuang
  • Patent number: 7844049
    Abstract: An assembly (10) of three telecommunications modules (12, 14, 16) each having an equal number of contacts for connecting wires (18, 20, 28) therewith, comprises splitter circuits (30?, 30?), the number of splitter circuits (30?, 30?) being equal to half of the number of contacts of each module (12, 14, 16), one third of the contacts (24, 74) of the assembly (10) being adapted to transmit a line signal, one third of the contacts (22, 72) of the assembly (10) being adapted to transmit a POTS signal, and one third of the contacts (26) of the assembly (10) being adapted to transmit a DSLAM-signal. A module, particularly for use within an assembly, is open at a side other than a front side, at which contacts are exposed, so as to allow at least one splitter circuit (30?, 30?) to be at least partially inserted into the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Gaetan Perrier
  • Patent number: 7826232
    Abstract: An assembly includes a circuit board, a terminal and a pin. The circuit board is for a controller and includes terminal mounting holes. The terminal mounting holes include a first mounting hole and a second mounting hole. The terminal includes a first mounting post that has an interference fit with said first mounting hole. The terminal also includes a second mounting post that has a transitional fit with the second mounting hole. A pin is electrically coupled to one or more of the first mounting post and the second mounting post and couples to a block connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Theodore Thomas Von Arx, Stanton Hopkins Breitlow, John Frederic Lemke, Keith Douglas Ness, Robert Allen Pape, Thomas Robert Pfingsten, Larry Emil Tiedemann
  • Publication number: 20100226113
    Abstract: A power distribution apparatus is provided. The apparatus may include a modulated block type power distribution apparatus capable of reducing a space by consequently connecting a main breaker to a sub breaker as a block not to form a gap while installing. The apparatus may include a multifunctional block type power distribution apparatus capable of easily connecting breakers with one another, the breaker having different height, by additionally installing a height controller able to control a height of a branch breaker on the apparatus manufactured in one mold and preventing wrong coupling while connecting a plurality of branch breakers with one another. The apparatus may include a preassembled power distribution apparatus capable of increasing coherence between terminals while coupling a main breaker terminal, a branch breaker terminal, and an additional breaker terminal, forming the preassembled power distribution apparatus, with various terminals of another preassembled power distribution apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Yeong Min Kwon, Byung Suk Kwon, Byung Jin Kwon, Sung Tae Park
  • Patent number: 7768799
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an apparatus (1) for accommodating a plurality of individual inverters (2), comprising a rack, the individual inverters (2) being removably mountable to the side elements of said rack, said rack having at least one terminal block (10) for receiving cables for current supply and evacuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Gunther Cramer, Bernd Engel
  • Patent number: 7714429
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that reduces the size and cost of functional macro chips used in a chip-on-chip configuration. Functional macro chips each include a macro region. The macro regions are formed adjacent to one another. A pad region for testing the functional macro chips is formed surrounding the macro regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited
    Inventors: Shouji Sakuma, Yoshiyuki Ishida
  • Publication number: 20100046194
    Abstract: An in-wall video/audio signal adapter device including a first adapter and a second adapter. The first adapter includes a transmitter unit fixed on a mount. The mount can be locked in a first cavity previously formed on a wall. The second adapter includes a receiver unit fixed on a mount. The mount can be locked in a second cavity previously formed on the wall. Internet signal transmission cables are previously embedded in the wall. The Internet signal transmission cables are connected between the first adapter and the second adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Jui-Ming Yang, Chia-Chieh Chen, Yen-Tung Chen
  • Publication number: 20100046195
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a terminal block (1) as part of a high or mean voltage plant with at least one converter and at least one transformer, said terminal block (1) comprising several terminal ports (5, 6) disposed side by side, each terminal port (5) having two contacting terminal tongues (5a), an electric circuit being closed by the contacting terminal tongues (5a), there being provided a plug (20) that comprises at least one electrically non conductive plug tongue (22) for disconnecting said terminal tongues (5a) in one terminal port (5) in order to open an electric circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Hubert Ostmeier
  • Publication number: 20090290321
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises an insulative housing, a plurality of terminals and a rigid height-adjustable member. The insulative housing defines a mating face, a back face, at least a lengthwise slot on the mating face, and a plurality of passageways extending through the housing from the mating face to the back face. Each of the terminals received in the respective passageways of the insulative housing comprises a contact portion extending into the slot, a retention portion secured in a corresponding passageway of the insulative housing, a mounting end, an S-shaped bellowed portion between said retention portion and the mounting end and configured to extend out of the back face of the insulative housing. The rigid height-adjustable member is supportably mounted onto the housing to lift up the housing to a predetermined height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DE-JIN CHEN
  • Patent number: 7619902
    Abstract: A connection module arrangeable on a connection side of a main casing of a power switch comprises a plurality of connection spaces limited by a removable covering cap and by lateral separation walls. When the connection module is mounted, connection bars provided with a through hole and arranged in the main casing are projected into the connection spaces, which are provided with lateral guiding elements formed in the separation walls for frame terminals surrounding the connection bars and for guiding elements on bottom side for screw plates placed under the connection bars. A cylindrical reception area coaxially extends with respect to the associated through hole from each connection space bottom and is closed on a bottom side by a breakable wall part and receives a connection sleeve through the broken wall part in such a way that the connection sleeve is at least indirectly connected to the associated connection bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Moeller GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Buchbender, Kurt Tanda, Gerd Voiss
  • Patent number: 7613008
    Abstract: A power semiconductor module is presented. The power semiconductor module includes a plurality of capacitors coupled in parallel with each other. Each of the plurality of capacitors each includes a first and a second connection element. The power semiconductor module further includes a first and a second busbar. The first connection element of each of the plurality of capacitors is bonded to the first busbar, and the second connection element of each of the plurality of capacitors is bonded to the second busbar. The power semiconductor module further includes an insulating element disposed between the first busbar and the second busbar, and a pressure assembly that includes at least one pressure body and one associated counterpart pressure body. The first connection element and the second connection element of each of the plurality of capacitors is subjected to pressure and electrically bonded to the associated busbars by the pressure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Peter Beckedahl, Ludwig Hager
  • Publication number: 20090257214
    Abstract: Conductor body comprising a first outer component extending in the longitudinal direction and provided with at least one tooth projecting in the transverse direction from the inner surface, the tooth having an inner recess; at least one middle component having a mating recess and tooth, the same as the outer component; a closing component provided with at least one opening able to engage with the at least one tooth of the middle component, wherein each of the components are packed together in a transverse direction so as to form a multi-layer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Patent number: 7558079
    Abstract: A power distribution module for a personal recreational vehicle includes a housing and a cover. The housing defines an interior and includes a wall having an array of receptacle openings. The receptacle openings are adapted to receive and secure electrical components inside the housing. A distribution harness includes a plurality of electrical conductors and is coupled to the housing wherein the electrical conductors are in electrical communication with the electrical components inside the housing. The power distribution module can optionally include a decal to assist quick and accurate placement of the electrical components during the manufacturing process. A method for producing a personal recreational vehicle having a standardized housing over a range of models. The housing includes a component arrangement guide for locating and installing electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Arctic Cat Inc.
    Inventor: Darrel Janisch