With Protective Device Or Unit Patents (Class 361/824)
  • Patent number: 10384929
    Abstract: A sensor device and a method for manufacturing the sensor device. The sensor device is equipped with an impact element that includes an inner part of dielectric bulk material and an outer part of diamond-like coating material. The inner part is made to be lower at the edges than in the middle, and the outer part is formed of a diamond-like coating layer that covers the inner part. The DLC coated impact element is mechanically more robust than the rectangular prior art structures. Furthermore, the tapered form of the impact element improves conductivity of the DLC coating such that discharge of static buildup in the impact element is effectively enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Risto Mutikainen, Juha Lahdenperä
  • Patent number: 9230766
    Abstract: The disclosed concept pertains generally to secondary terminal blocks and, more particularly, to apparatus and methods for isolating the secondary terminal blocks and associated wiring in electrical switching assembly enclosures. The apparatus includes a housing having an outer surface structured to form a cavity therein. The apparatus is positioned in an enclosure which includes an electrical switching apparatus and one or more secondary terminal blocks. The one or more secondary terminal blocks are positioned in the cavity such that the apparatus at least substantially isolates the one or more secondary terminal blocks from the electrical switching apparatus. Further, the apparatus is effective to substantially isolate the secondary terminal blocks from temperature and pressure effects resulting from an arcing fault occurring in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: EATON COPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Edward Hrncir, Jr., David Aaron Metcalf
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150016084
    Abstract: The disclosed concept pertains generally to secondary terminal blocks and, more particularly, to apparatus and methods for isolating the secondary terminal blocks and associated wiring in electrical switching assembly enclosures. The apparatus includes a housing having an outer surface structured to form a cavity therein. The apparatus is positioned in an enclosure which includes an electrical switching apparatus and one or more secondary terminal blocks. The one or more secondary terminal blocks are positioned in the cavity such that the apparatus at least substantially isolates the one or more secondary terminal blocks from the electrical switching apparatus. Further, the apparatus is effective to substantially isolate the secondary terminal blocks from temperature and pressure effects resulting from an arcing fault occurring in the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: DANIEL EDWARD HRNCIR, JR., David Aaron Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20130343031
    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: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Summito Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hattori, Akihiro Oda
  • Publication number: 20130343030
    Abstract: An electrical junction box has a fuse module (40) with a plurality of fuse attachment portions (102) open into a first side face (132) and arranged side by side in a plurality of tiers that are placed one above another. A plurality of connector attachment portions (128) and (130) in which respective input terminals (90) and (96) of the fuse module (40) are disposed are provided so as to open into a second side face (134) that is perpendicular to the first side face (132), and are disposed in mutually shifted positions in a direction in which the tiers of the fuse attachment portions (102) are placed one above another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuuichi Hattori, Akihiro Oda
  • Publication number: 20130322050
    Abstract: Circuit protection products such as a circuit breaker include housings configured for modular assembly with selected ones of a plurality of separately provided and differently configured terminal studs. The nonconductive housing includes at least one aperture, and each of the plurality of differently configured terminal studs includes a common universal mounting base configured for one of press fit engagement or threaded engagement with the nonconductive housing when the universal mounting base is received in the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Douglas David, John Lawrence Staylor
  • Patent number: 8526200
    Abstract: A connection lug comprises an electrically conductive body, an electrically conductive blade connector extending from a first end of the body, and a cable hole located in a second end of the body configured to receive a cable. A clamping cam in the connection lug may rotate inside of the body and clamp against the cable. A screw hole may be configured to receive a clamping screw. A portion of the clamping cam may extend into the screw hole and insertion of the clamping screw into the screw hole may push against the portion of the clamping cam and rotate the clamping cam into the cable hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Raycap, S.A.
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Miller, Konstantinos Samaras, Kelly Rae Richards, Anastasios Fragkos, Daniel Joseph Sullivan, Megaklis Marathias
  • Patent number: 8467196
    Abstract: A modular Fieldbus segment protector comprising a support means provided with trunk connection means, a trunk connection bus and a plurality of spur outlets, in which autonomous fault isolation means are removably mounted on the support means between the trunk connection bus and any one or more of the plurality of spur outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignees: Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH, Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunther Rogoll, Renato Kitchener
  • Patent number: 8411462
    Abstract: A noise reduction apparatus of a mobile terminal improves reception sensitivity by creating a electrical closed loop. The mobile terminal has a main circuit board and a slide hinge. The mobile terminal also includes a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) that includes a first end coupled to the main circuit board and a second end fixed and coupled to a portion of an upper surface of the slide hinge. A noise reduction apparatus is installed between the main circuit board and the slide hinge to form an electronic closed loop that includes the main circuit board, the FPCB, the slide hinge, and the noise reduction apparatus. Noise is reduced by inducing noise abandoned to a slide hinge through a FPCB to an electrical close loop formed by the noise reduction apparatus, thereby improving reception sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Min Jang, Jae Young Jang
  • Patent number: 8362715
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lighting system. The lighting system includes a plurality of interconnectable polygonal lighting modules, wherein each lighting module has a plurality of connection members each including at least one electrical terminal. The connection members are arranged rotationally symmetrically at the lighting module. The lighting system further includes bridge members. Each bridge member has bridge terminals and is mountable at neighboring connection members of different lighting modules, to form a bridge providing an electric connection between connection terminals of the different connection members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jacobus Snijder, Martin Gerard Hendrik Hiddink, Pieter Hubertus Franciscus Deurenberg, Johannes Martinus Maria Welschen, Victor J. Zwanenberg
  • Patent number: 8111022
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lighting system. The lighting system includes a plurality of interconnectable polygonal lighting modules, wherein each lighting module has a plurality of connection members each including at least one electrical terminal. The connection members are arranged rotationally symmetrically at the lighting module. The lighting system further includes bridge members. Each bridge member has bridge terminals and is mountable at neighboring connection members of different lighting modules, to form a bridge providing an electric connection between connection terminals of the different connection members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jacob Snijder, Martin Gerard Hendrik Hiddink, Pieter Hubertus Franciscus Deurenberg, Johannes Martinus Maria Welschen, Victor J. Zwanenberg
  • 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: 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: 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: 7919362
    Abstract: A method for preparing a cover on a substrate in particular for the encapsulation of electronic, optical, optoelectronic components, of the electromechanical microsystems type, also known as Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) or optoelectromechanical microsystems, also known as Micro-Opto-Elect-Mechanical systems (MOEMS), joined to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Commissariat A l'Energie Atomique
    Inventor: Sébastien Bolis
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 7495932
    Abstract: Electric apparatus having distinct electric terminals has an input power terminal of electrically insulating material, including a base of electric insulating material having a first electric terminal base portion and a second electric base portion spaced from that first electric base portion, and a barrier wall of insulating material on that base acting as an isolator between the first and second electric terminals on these base portions, and preferably also as a standoff for a protective cover. A plurality of electric fuse holders in that or other electric apparatus may be mounted in mutually spaced relationship, and a heat sink including a frame around that plurality of mutually spaced electric fuse holders is in heat-transfer relationship with these electric fuse holders, and includes a cross-piece between each adjacent pair of the mutually spaced electric fuse holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Jeremiah G. Reyes, Richard W. Sevier, James J. Keenan, Jerry C. Rawlins, Paul E. Andreasen, Richard J. Bowers
  • Patent number: 7483278
    Abstract: A telecommunications terminal module (10) includes the following features. The terminal module (10) includes at least one location (36) for mounting a section (32,34, 64) of a telecommunications rack (12), the mounting location (36) is provided with surfaces (38,40,42) facing said section (32, 34, 64), and the surfaces (38, 40, 42) of said mounting location (36) are configured such that said terminal module (10) can be tilted from the condition as secured to said rack (12) relative to said section (32, 34, 64) about one rim (70) thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Otto, Cornel Schaub, Peter Wurster, Friedrich Wilhelm Denter
  • Patent number: 7471002
    Abstract: A voltage controller has an integrated control circuit having a plurality of lead wires, a plurality of connecting terminals, and a terminal holding body holding the terminals such that a portion of each terminal is protruded from a surface of the body so as to be connected with one lead wire. The control circuit controls an output voltage of an alternator by receiving or outputting signals transmitted through the lead wires and the connecting terminals. The protruded terminals are disposed so as to be aligned along a plurality of lines on the surface of the body. Therefore, an on-surface distance between terminals adjacent to each other is sufficiently set at a large value, and the arrangement of the terminals prevents the terminals from being short-circuited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiya Konishi
  • Patent number: 7466529
    Abstract: A communication-circuit line protector capable of maintaining reliable connection to a port unit of a communication system, easily checking a disorder or failure of the communication-circuit line protector, and effectively releasing heat generated from an inner portion of the communication-circuit line protector is provided. The communication-circuit line protector include: a housing having a plurality of openings disposed on a side thereof; a ground pin provided to an inner side of the housing, the ground pin having an elastic end portion which cooperates with a lower-side inner wall of the housing opposite thereto to be in close contact with a ground portion, thereby maintain reliable ground contact; and a PCB having the ground pin attached to one side thereof and a conduction member provided to a lower end portion thereof, thereby maintaining good connection at a time of connection to a port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Jae-Han Joung
  • Patent number: 7460888
    Abstract: A display element, a holder and a substrate are stacked and housed in between a front case and a back case of a receiving section of a mobile terminal device. The front case has a rib, and the rib has a plurality of recesses shaped near four cases of the housed display element to reduce the rigidity against an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Oyama
  • Patent number: 7411783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer device, allowing different direct current output power sources from the computer power supplies to be connected to a computer panel, housing or hard disk rack so as to provide or make use of power for external computer peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Enermax Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Su
  • Patent number: 7402892
    Abstract: A printed circuit board assembly for coupling a plurality of surge protectors to multi-line communication cables includes a multi-layer printed circuit board, to which has been mounted at least two cable connectors, having multiple female sockets for receiving standard surge protector modules. The multi-layer printed circuit board includes traces on multiple layers in a manner that a unique signal path exists between each lead in each connector and a predetermined one of the plurality of sockets for receiving surge protector modules. The traces having a width and a copper content sufficient to carry large current surges from induced power signals, by way of example, from a lightning strike, without breaking down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: GE Act Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Glaser, Justin R. Minchey, Kennon B. Porter
  • Patent number: 7158382
    Abstract: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) socket of the present invention consists of a front panel, an upper cover, a socket member, a wiring insulation plate, a battery set, a print circuit board assembly, a detachable lower cover, a power cord lead and several components. The upper and lower covers are connected via several electric conductive wires, and said print circuit board assembly contains a power circuit board, a control circuit board and a surge protection circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Powercom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying-Yi Fan, Mou-Tang Lian
  • Patent number: 7023695
    Abstract: A packaging system for electronic circuitry is provided. The electronic circuitry may be disposed upon a substrate, which can be encased or otherwise surrounded by one or more components of the packaging system. The packaging system may include (i) an inner housing that can encase or otherwise enclose the substrate within its confines; (ii) an outer housing that in turn encases or encloses the combination of the inner housing and the substrate within its confines; and (iii) one or more gaps positioned between the electronic circuitry, inner housing and outer housing. The gaps may be filled with fluid or solid insulating media. The combination of the inner housing, outer housing, and gaps can insulate the electronic circuitry from the detrimental and destructive heating effects when the packaging system experiences short-term exposure to a high temperature, which thereby allows operability before, during and after such exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave R. McCollum, Wayne L. Ehlers, Michael J. Skarlupka
  • Patent number: 6753836
    Abstract: A liquid crystal device (LCD) driver circuit includes first through N-th input pads for respectively receiving first through N-th voltages (N>1). First through N-th electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection units are respectively connected to the first through N-th input pads, and form a discharge path when an electrostatic pulse is respectively applied through any of the first through N-th input pads. An output driver has first through N-th resistors. The first through N-th resistors respectively receive the first through N-th voltages input through the first through N-th input pads. The output driver generates a driving voltage for driving an LCD from each of the first through N-th voltages received through the first through N-th resistors, respectively. The first through N-th resistors reduce a current flowing into the output driver when the electrostatic pulse is applied. Some or all ESD protection units may include a thin gate-oxide (gox) transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gue-hyung Kwon
  • Patent number: 6738474
    Abstract: POTS splitter devices are provided which are externally mounted with respect to digital subscriber loop access multiplexers and remote terminal and central office equipment racks. A cable having in-line sockets for receiving a combination POTS splitter and surge protection device provides POTS-only signals from a customer's premises to channel banks. The cable is connected to a protection panel configured so as not to consume equipment rack space. A multiport enclosure is provided with a multiport POTS splitter and surge plugs to transmit POTS signals from plural telephone lines to line termination equipment, and at least xDSL signals to a DSLAM via a cable. A multiport POTS splitter enclosure is also provided with connectors for externally mounted surge plugs. A protection panel is provided with integrated POTS splitters, xDSL filters and surge plugs to support plural telephone lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: ECI Telecom, Ltd.
    Inventor: Edwin Paul Miller
  • Patent number: 6707688
    Abstract: Electric apparatus having distinct electric terminals has an input power terminal of electrically insulating material, including a base of electric insulating material having a first electric terminal base portion and a second electric base portion spaced from that first electric base portion, and a barrier wall of insulating material on that base acting as an isolator between the first and second electric terminals on these base portions, and preferably also as a standoff for a protective cover. A plurality of electric fuse holders in that or other electric apparatus may be mounted in mutually spaced relationship, and a heat sink including a frame around that plurality of mutually spaced electric fuse holders is in heat-transfer relationship with these electric fuse holders, and includes a cross-piece between each adjacent pair of the mutually spaced electric fuse holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: Hendry Mechanical Works
    Inventors: Jeremiah G. Reyes, Richard W. Sevier, James J. Keenan, Jerry C. Rawlins, Paul E. Andreasen, Richard J. Bowers
  • Patent number: 6671187
    Abstract: A protection device for an electrical component that has a protective housing and a terminal cap. The protective housing has a base with a contact hole therethrough for accommodating an electrical terminal pin. A projecting perimeter wall extends from the base. A sleeve resides within the perimeter wall, and a terminal cap is captured between the sleeve and the protective housing. A method of assembling a battery and an electrical component with such a protection device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Zayatz
  • Patent number: 6618273
    Abstract: A power providing device that has a battery, a protective housing a terminal cap, and a fuse on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Zayatz, Timothy R. Ronald, Douglas L. Bronnenberg
  • Patent number: 6597053
    Abstract: An integrated circuit arrangement having a number of structural elements, at least one of which is surrounded by a metallic shielding structure. This structural element is thus protected against interference due to disturbing impulses from its environment. In particular, the structural elements of the circuit arrangement can be arranged next to or on top of one another. To produce the metallic shielding structure of a structural element of the circuit arrangement, at least one depression which surrounds the structural element is created and then lined with metal. The contacts and electrical connections of the structural element are electrically insulated from the metal of the shielding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anton Anthofer, Holger Hübner
  • Patent number: 6520780
    Abstract: A power relay module includes a thick support having receiving portion for the pins of fuses, relays and a battery connector, internal lead ways suitable for the passage of current of predetermined intensity, and a circuit board supporting the control electronics of the relays, the support being disposed facing the circuit board, and having at lest two zones bearing on the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Siemens Automotive S.A.
    Inventor: Gilles Chemin
  • Patent number: 6456507
    Abstract: A structure of the uninterrupted power supply includes a lower housing, a first terminal pedestal, a second terminal pedestal and an upper housing. The lower housing has a battery receptacle, a circuit portion and a partitioning plate thereon, wherein the partitioning plate is disposed between the battery receptacle and the circuit portion and has a first cavity and a second cavity. The first terminal pedestal and the second terminal pedestal are carried on the first cavity and the second cavity respectively. The battery has two recesses for containing the positive electrode and the negative electrode thereof. The battery is capable of being positioned into the battery receptacle and electrically with the first terminal and the second terminal after the lower housing and the upper housing are assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yung-Hung Yang, Tung-Hung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 6437239
    Abstract: A protection device and a method of protecting an electrical component. The protection device has a protective housing and a terminal cap. The protective housing has a base with a contact hole therethrough for receiving an electrical terminal pin, and has a projecting shoulder extending from the base to a first distance from the base. The protective housing also has a retaining clip extending from the base to a second distance from the base, the second distance being greater than the first distance. The terminal cap has a first side and a second side, and in use, at least part of the first side of the terminal cap contacts the projecting shoulder and at least part of the second side of the terminal cap contacts the retaining clip. A method according to the present invention includes steps for determining the temperature to which the protective housing was exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Zayatz
  • Patent number: 6425294
    Abstract: A pressure sensor unit which comprises (i) a housing, (ii) pressure sensor members installed therein including a mount, the bottom of which is fixed to the inner base of the housing by means of an adhesive, a sensor chip firmly bonded to the top of the mount, terminals disposed on the inner base of the housing and bonding wires connecting the sensor chip to their respective terminals, and (iii) a sealant filling the housing so that all the pressure sensor members are completely buried therein; with the terminals being covered with a fluorinated polymer-containing composition functioning as adhesive in at least an upper part thereof and with the sealant being a fluorinated polymer-containing gel material, wherein the composition as adhesive is similar in fluorinated polymer to the gel material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mikio Shiono, Kenichi Fukuda
  • Publication number: 20020089836
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of attaching an integrated circuit die to a substrate. The method includes applying solder bumps to contact areas, and placing the inverted integrated circuit die in a desired location such that the solder bumps are in contact with contact areas of the integrated circuit die and the substrate. The solder bumps are heated to mount the die, such that the bumps form a connection between the substrate and the integrated circuit. The gap between the die and the substrate is underfilled by injecting a molding compound into a molding die positioned over the mounted integrated circuit die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 1999
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventors: KENZO ISHIDA, KENJI TAKAHASHI, JIRO KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 6404652
    Abstract: A relay terminal includes a plurality of relays, a connector for entering control signals to control the relays and outputting contact inputs from their relay contacts, and a terminal block corresponding to the input and output signals of the relays, which are held as a single unit. The holding construction of the plurality of relays and the terminal block employs a two step overlapping holding construction in which the relays are held in an upper step and the terminal block is held in a lower step, resulting in a reduction in the width of the relay terminal and an increase in a package density when the relay terminal is mounted on a vertical installation wall within a control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Takebayashi, Kazushige Matsuoka, Taisuke Ueda, Ryo Sugihara, Hirofumi Iwanaga, Tsuyoshi Maekawa
  • Patent number: 6359770
    Abstract: A telecommunications power distribution circuit board carries a fuse holder for a plurality of GMT fuses through which power is supplied to connectors on a terminal block. Power is supplied to the fuses through a distribution circuit on the board by way of bullet connectors that are attached to the circuit board and plug into holes in a power supply bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Marconi Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Kolody, Scott C. Lewis, Richard E. Trifiletti, Duncan E. Estep, Steven T. McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20020012242
    Abstract: A cable management apparatus includes a bracket member and a cable guide member fastened to the bracket member. The bracket member includes a stem portion and a body portion for fastening to a cabinet for housing a plurality of electronic modules. The cable guide member includes a flange portion and a shelf portion having a surface. The flange portion is angled with respect to the surface of the shelf portion to allow a plurality of cables to contact the surface of the shelf portion to route the plurality of cables within the cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: DANIEL J. LECINSKI, KENNETH S. LAUGHLIN
  • Patent number: 6317335
    Abstract: A protection device and a method for protecting an electrical component. The protection device has a protective housing and a terminal cap. The protective housing has a base with a contact hole therethrough for receiving an electrical terminal pin, and has a projecting shoulder extending from the base to a first distance from the base. The protective housing also has a retaining clip extending from the base to a second distance from the base, the second distance being greater than the first distance. The terminal cap has a first side and a second side, and in use, at least part of the first side of the terminal cap contacts the projecting shoulder and at least part of the second side of the terminal cap contacts the retaining clip. A method according to the present invention includes steps for assembling a battery and an electrical component housed within the protection device described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Zayatz
  • Patent number: 6243274
    Abstract: A plurality of shields is provided for shielding selected electronic components and electronic sub-assemblies mounted on a printed wiring board assembly from electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or from radio frequency interference (RFI). The shields include open-ended electrically conductive casings having lower ends fixedly attached on the printed wiring board so as to surround selected components. A compliant electrically conductive member is positioned in common over upper ends of the casings. An electrically conductive housing disposed over the compliant member provides compression of the compliant member such that electrical contact is maintained between the housing on the upper ends of the casings. A grounded base plate is spaced from the wiring board assembly. The housing is removably attached to the base plate to provide the plurality of shields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Redcom Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Willis
  • Patent number: 6205034
    Abstract: A protection device and a method for protecting an electrical component. The protection device has a protective housing and a terminal cap. The protective housing has a base with a contact hole therethrough for receiving an electrical terminal pin, and has a projecting shoulder extending from the base to a first distance from the base. The protective housing also has a retaining clip extending from the base to a second distance from the base, the second distance being greater than the first distance. The terminal cap has a first side and a second side, and in use, at least part of the first side of the terminal cap contacts the projecting shoulder and at least part of the second side of the terminal cap contacts the retaining clip. A method according to the present invention includes steps for assembling a battery and an electrical component housed within the protection device described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Wilson Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Zayatz
  • Patent number: 6198615
    Abstract: A telecommunications protection unit includes a voltage unit having an electrically insulating base configured to house a diode module assembly and a voltage limiting cell therein. The voltage limiting cell and diode module assembly are retained within the housing by a bus clip. The housing includes structure for preventing damage to the voltage limiting cell and diode module assembly during placement of the bus clip thereon. The diode module assembly is a one-piece article including a bus bar and several diodes and terminals which can be used by itself or in a voltage unit to provide desired electrical effects and facilitate assembly of an electrical system such as a telecommunications protection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Pelosi, David Stevens Kerr, Bassel Hage Daoud, Antonio Albino Figueiredo, Arnel Berton Citurs
  • Patent number: 6175483
    Abstract: A multi-tap distribution apparatus is encased in an enclosure comprising a boxed shaped housing (2) with one side open and a main body (1) fitted in the opening of the housing. A pair of operating windows (13) are recessed in the main body for mounting and removing thermistors (14). Four connectors (4) are projected into each operating window through insertion holes (13a) in the bottom surface of the window. The connectors are coupled to a current transmission circuit (18) which feeds distribution output terminals (5) with operating currents. Four thermistors can be detachably coupled to the connectors without opening the enclosure. By coupling and detaching each thermistor, operating currents can be passed and blocked to the corresponding distribution output terminal (5). Each operating window (13) is normally closed up with a cover (3) to keep out rain and external noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: Maspro Denkoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 6132242
    Abstract: A distribution device (1) for distributed wiring is constructed with multiple modules (3) that have, respective disconnect hinges (14) mounted disconnectedly to a first rail (4) on a distribution backbone (2), and quick disconnect fasteners (11) disconnectedly secured to a corresponding other rail (4) on the distribution backbone (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Alton Hall, William John Schnoor