Cable-carried Indicia Patents (Class 40/316)
  • Patent number: 10580328
    Abstract: An identification tag for an electrical cable. The identification tag may provide enhanced safety between the cable and another component, and may include a collar and a tab. The collar may include a bore for receiving a part of the cable. The bore may extend between first and second ends of the collar. The collar may also include an abutment surface for limiting the insertion of the cable end through the bore. The collar may further include an outer surface having a profile such that an outer diameter of the collar is smaller at the second end than at the first end and the outer diameter of the collar decreases gradually from the first end to the second end. The tab may be connected to and extend from the collar, wherein the tab may include identification symbols for identifying the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TAVISMANOR LIMITED
    Inventors: Barry Peter Liversidge, George Henri Liversidge
  • Patent number: 10390164
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for decompressing a Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) signal representation is disclosed. The apparatus includes an input interface that receives an encoded directional signal and an encoded ambient signal and an audio decoder that perceptually decodes the encoded directional signal and encoded ambient signal to produce a decoded directional signal and a decoded ambient signal, respectively. The apparatus further includes an extractor for obtaining side information related to the directional signal and an inverse transformer for converting the decoded ambient signal from a spatial domain to an HOA domain representation of the ambient signal. The apparatus also includes a synthesizer for recomposing a Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA) signal from the HOA domain representation of the ambient signal and the decoded directional signal. The side information includes a direction of the directional signal selected from a set of uniformly spaced directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Krüger, Sven Kordon, Johannes Boehm, Johann-Markus Batke
  • Patent number: 10369735
    Abstract: A marking strip has a plurality of marking elements which are connected to each other by a connecting region. The marking strip having the marking elements is designed to mark electrical devices, in particular electrical devices that can be arranged next to each other such as terminal blocks. Each of the marking elements has a marking plate including at least one writing field which can be provided with information. On the side facing away from the writing field, each of the marking elements has a locking contour which is integrally connected with the marking plate. The marking strip is formed of at least two different plastic materials of different hardness. The locking contour of each marking element is formed of a harder plastic material, and the marking plate is formed of a softer plastic material at least in the region of the writing field. The connecting region between the marking elements is formed of the softer plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Speith, Andreas Wieneke, Ditmar Schreiber, Thorsten Rieke, Thorsten Bett, Maximillian Schneider, Maximilian Rosin, René Hülsmann
  • Patent number: 10149748
    Abstract: A sheathing for packaging a predetermined volume of a biological substance designed to be immersed in a liquid cryogenic agent, the sheathing including a thin tube and a ballast associated with the thin tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CRYO BIO SYSTEM
    Inventors: Philippe Clairaz, Anne-Linda Van Kappel, Francis Lesieur
  • Patent number: 10019916
    Abstract: A decorative device for use with a medical instrument having a tubing structure, the decorative device including at least one connector configured to removably couple to the tubing structure on the medical instrument, the connector having a face plate engaging structure configured to attachably engage at least tone decorative face plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jessica Muraco, Sean M Diamond
  • Patent number: 10003179
    Abstract: Pulling eyes are provided with integrated wiring systems suitable for installing conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may include body portions that define interior cavities that are sized to snugly engage outside portions of the conductors or cables. The body portions are sized to be deformably crimped onto the outside portions of the conductors or cables. The pulling eyes may also include head portions joined to the body portions, with the head portions defining apertures for receiving a strength member for installing the conductors or cables. These apertures place the interior cavities in communication with the exteriors of the pulling eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Carlson, David Brian McCardel, David A. Cooper, David Mercier, Philip Sasse, Allan W. Daniel, Timothy M. Andrea, Juan Alberto Galindo Gonzalez, Timmothy R. Bardin
  • Patent number: 9972223
    Abstract: A method of labeling telecommunication cable is provided. At least one band including an indicator is provided. The bands are placed around and attach to the cable. The amount of bands or the color of the bands secured to the cable may indicate the type of cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: James Carl Larsen
  • Patent number: 9865182
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers comprising one or more branded fibers which exhibit surface markings in a repeated pattern along the length of the branded fibers. The branded fibers can be incorporated into yarns or fiber bands to represent supply chain information of the yarns, fiber bands, and/or articles made from the yards or fiber bands. In a specific example, branded fibers can be incorporated into an acetate tow band The branded fibers can be recovered from a cigarette filter, the repeated pattern decoded, and supply chain information associated with the acetate tow used to make the cigarette filter, such as manufacturer, customer, ship to location, and even the acetate tow bale, can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ervin McLeod, Brian Douglas Seiler, Scott Gregory Gaynor, Michael Joseph Pearce, Kevin Todd Barham, James Andrew Dickenson, Clarissa Tatum
  • Patent number: 9774099
    Abstract: A structure for connecting a crimping terminal and an electric wire, includes: the crimping terminal that is provided with an electric wire connection section to be crimped to the electric wire, the electric wire connection section including a conductor crimping section and a sheath crimping section which are successively disposed to each other; a waterproof material that includes an opening for allowing the conductor and the conductor crimping section to make contact with each other, has a size to surround the conductor and the sheath which are to be crimped, and is installed between the electric wire connection section and the electric wire; and a recess that is formed on at least one of the electric wire connection section and the sheath, and a bulged and deformed section of the waterproof material deformed by the electric wire connection section which is caulked and crimped enters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Kazuto Ohtaka
  • Patent number: 9640877
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a connection structure including a waterproof sheet disposed in an inner surface of a wire connection section and has an opening section in a position corresponding to a conductor exposed section, in which the waterproof sheet is configured such that a front end of the waterproof sheet is positioned on a front side from a front end of a conductor crimp section and a rear end of the waterproof sheet is positioned on a rear side from a rear end of the cover crimp section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Aoki, Kazuto Ohtaka
  • Patent number: 9595210
    Abstract: A marking system for displaying usable information on URD cables comprising at least one marker comprising a clip and a placard, the clip having a first and second leg and being dimensioned to snugly engage a URD cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Gato Assets, LLC
    Inventors: James B. Rauckman, David W. McGuire
  • Patent number: 9558684
    Abstract: A cable marker includes a housing which has an accommodating opening to accommodate a label to mark a cable, a cover to close the accommodating opening in a closed position of the cable marker, and a film hinge integrally connecting the housing to the cover such that in an open position, in which the cover does not close the accommodating opening, the cover can be pivoted in relation to the housing along a pivoting plane. The film hinge has a first base portion connecting the film hinge to the housing, a second base portion connecting the film hinge to the cover, and a connecting portion arranged between the first base portion and the second base portion. The connecting portion has a width that is reduced in comparison with at least one of the base portions as viewed in a direction perpendicular to the pivoting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Poelker, Joachim Jacke, Manuela Paus, Miguel Delgado-Abracos, Bastian Meisenberg, Sandra Klocke
  • Patent number: 9558683
    Abstract: The identification tag is provided in a general horseshoe shape with resilient prongs engageable to a shaft such as a shaft of a pulley-mounted hook at a beginning of a processing line. The identification tag can be used to track a product throughout the processing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PLURITAG INC.
    Inventors: Yannick Le Devehat, Bernard Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 9442074
    Abstract: Disclosed are fibers comprising one or more branded fibers which exhibit surface markings in a repeated pattern along the length of the branded fibers. The branded fibers can be incorporated into yarns or fiber bands to represent supply chain information of the yarns, fiber bands, and/or articles made from the yards or fiber bands. In a specific example, branded fibers can be incorporated into an acetate tow band. The branded fibers can be recovered from a cigarette filter, the repeated pattern decoded, and supply chain information associated with the acetate tow used to make the cigarette filter, such as manufacturer, customer, ship to location, and even the acetate tow bale, can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ervin McLeod, Brian Douglas Seiler, Scott Gregory Gaynor, Michael Joseph Pearce, Kevin Todd Barham, James Andrew Dickenson, Clarissa Tatum
  • Patent number: 9159256
    Abstract: An apparatus for marketing a brand may generally comprise coupling members and an advertising member. The advertising member may serve as a marketing tool upon which a marketer can display information to a potential consumer, thereby making a commercial impression upon an end user. Each coupling member is configured to be placed upon a hook, or to receive a hook from a hanger. For example, a coupling member may be configured to receive a plurality of hooks. Said coupling members may also be equipped with adjustors, such as to allow for the apparatus to be secured to a hook, and for the plurality of hangers to be secured to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Girard Jones
  • Patent number: 8863415
    Abstract: A decorative device for use with a medical instrument having a tubing structure, the decorative device including at least one connector configured to removably couple to the tubing structure on the medical instrument, the connector having a face plate engaging structure configured to attachably engage at least tone decorative face plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: Jessica Muraco, Sean M. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20140259821
    Abstract: An identification system includes a clamshell device that grasps a wire, and a clip that secures the clamshell device in a locked and closed position. The clamshell and/or clip are preferably color-coded to differentiate one wire from another, hereby allowing a technician to easily discern which wire is plugged into which port, and which wire is connected to which patient. The invention is particularly well suited for incorporation with healthcare devices and machines which have long lead wires that reach from the patient to the machine, such as electrical stimulation machines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Mechanical Wonders, LLC
    Inventors: Susan Elise Meyerson, Shaun Smith, Jeff Theesfeld
  • Patent number: 8752314
    Abstract: An information ring for use with a catheter is disclosed. The information ring includes a body having a first end and a second end. The body has a first body face extending between the first end and the second end, and a second, generally convex face extending between the first end and the second end. The body has an opening extending therethrough between the first body face and the second face. A first indicia portion is located at the first end. The first indicia portion has a first indicia face sized to allow indicia to be printed on the first indicia face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20140082980
    Abstract: A labeling tag for transmission lines, such as flexible electronic or electric cables or flexible fluid tubing, line comprises a body having a front surface, a back surface and a side edge with an inscribable area either or both of the back and front surfaces. Engagement members extend in opposite directions from the side edge and secure the tag to the transmission line. The engagement members comprising a frame defining a substantially enclosed area sized to receive the transmission line and which is shaped such that the transmission line is wedged between edges of said enclosed area when said tag is applied to a transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Alan E. Sherman, Neil E. Koenig
  • Publication number: 20140020270
    Abstract: Flexible indicia bearing labels are placed on armored electrical cable at spaced apart intervals while the cable is being moving continuously from an armoring station to a takeup reel or accumulator. A label dispenser places labels in a U shaped recess of a body which is moveable toward engagement with the cable. Opposed rollers fold one edge of the label over into engagement with the surface of the cable and the other edge of the label over onto itself in overlapping relationship. The cable is passed through a heat tunnel to shrink the labels into tight engagement with the cable. A controller monitors movement of the cable and controls actuators for applying and folding labels onto the cable at spaced apart intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SOUTHWIRE COMPANY
    Inventors: William K. Hardin, Richard R. Miller, Henry L. Adams
  • Patent number: 8607487
    Abstract: A life support algorithm display system for providing convenient access to basic life support or advanced life support algorithms for a user during an emergency features an I.V. (intravenous) pole located on a base. The system features a plurality of rectangular life support algorithm cards with a tab located on a card bottom edge. A life support algorithm is printed on each card. The system features a plurality of display modules each having a side arm attached to a clip. The clip is adapted to snugly, yet pivotally clip onto the I.V. pole allowing the display module to rotate around the I.V. pole. Each life support algorithm card is located in a display module with the tab passing through a module bottom aperture. Each display module is clipped onto the I.V. pole and adapted to be rotated for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: William P. Magness
  • Patent number: 8595963
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method for rapidly and efficiently labeling wires or cables to be installed in machinery, vehicles, computers, buildings, or other structures, whether the wires are new installations or are replacing presently existing wires. In particular, the invention is a multi-sectioned wire-label which adheres to a wire and is self-protective, thus reducing the likelihood of damage to the label during the wire-installation process. The invention also describes multiple storage forms for pluralities of the wire-label, and a method for use of the wire-label itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Inventors: Robert J. Olivarez, Thomas A. Prosser
  • Publication number: 20130263483
    Abstract: A system for creating and displaying an advertising message on an cord or string. In the preferred embodiment, the system includes a two piece construction made up of an internal gripping sleeve that attaches to the cord or string and a fixture that includes a bore for receiving the sleeve. The bore includes a foam internal surface that permits the fixture to forcibly slid over the internal sleeve but also has a tendency to attach itself to the sleeve when not moved by the user. The external surface of the fixture includes a displayed message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Cord Bling, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Fields
  • Publication number: 20130263482
    Abstract: An identifier for an electronic device cable, kit and method for use thereof is provided. The identifier has a lid and base that clamp together around an electronic device cable to allow the cable to be easily identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Erin STRATER
  • Patent number: 8516727
    Abstract: The invention provides a clip which is used in the identification of the source of power cords, wires and cables. The design of the clip is snag proof. The invention provides pop-out indicia of the source of the cord, wire or cable that is positioned within the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Micah L. Maraia
  • Patent number: 8443533
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide for display and cable management includes a base and a display device. The display device removably attaches to the base. When the display device is attached to the base, an aperture is created or reduced in size. The aperture allows a smaller first portion of a cable to pass through, but prevents a larger second portion of the cable from passing through. When the cable is drawn through the aperture and released, the weight of the cable retracts it through the aperture. The display device and base may include features that cooperate to resist detaching the display device when the cable is drawn through the aperture. The display device may include a graphic insert. The base may be shaped to sit on a horizontal surface and present the display device for viewing by a person standing or sitting nearby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: TXS Industrial Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Terleski, Staci A. Mininger
  • Patent number: 8434249
    Abstract: A marking device for a generally cylindrical conductor of fluids, electricity, light waves and the like includes a hollow shell containing a horizontal longitudinal through passage for receiving one of a plurality of conductors of different diametric sizes, the shell being horizontally divided to define an upper shell section having a lower internal surface provided with a conductor seat, and a lower shell section including an internal resilient support device for biasing the conductor laterally upwardly toward the seat. An indicia-bearing plate is connected with the external surface of the upper shell section directly above the conductor seat. The conductor seat, the indicia-bearing plate, and the biasing device are symmetrically arranged relative to the vertical plane passing longitudinally through the shell, whereby the biasing forces are uniformly balanced for conductors having different diametric sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Wiedmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Wieneke
  • Patent number: 8347533
    Abstract: Flexible indicia bearing labels are placed on armored electrical cable at spaced apart intervals while the cable is moving continuously from an armoring station to a takeup reel or accumulator. A label dispenser places labels in a U shaped recess of a body which is moveable toward engagement with the cable. Opposed rollers fold one edge of the label over into engagement with the surface of the cable and the other edge of the label over onto itself in overlapping relationship. The cable is passed through a heat tunnel to shrink the labels into tight engagement with the cable. A controller monitors movement of the cable and controls actuators for applying and folding labels onto the cable at spaced apart intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: William K. Hardin, Richard R. Miller, Henry L. Adams
  • Patent number: 8341861
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display structure in which an insertion opening, slide grooves, a first fitting portion and a ridged portion along which the display plate bends when the display plate is bent arranged in the loading sections of a support body in a suitable manner to ensure that when the display plate is inserted into or removed from the loading unit, a force is exerted on both sides of the display plate in either the direction from the display surface side to the rear surface side thereof or the direction from the rear surface side to the display surface side thereof, and a force is exerted in another direction at the center region of the display plate. As a result of configuring in this manner, the display plate deforms so that the entire display surface side comes to have a convex or concave shape, thereby allowing the display plate to be attached to or detached from the support body without forcible localized deformation of the display plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Teruaki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8336239
    Abstract: The field of the present invention relates to an identification assembly, and in particular, to a clasp device for securing to an identification wristband, and to a wristband and clasp assembly. In one embodiment, a identification assembly for a patient includes a band with first and second opposite ends and first and second opposite edges and a width measured between the first and second edges. The identification assembly also includes a clasp secured to the band. The clasp has a first section having an inside surface and an outside surface; a second section having an inside surface and an outside surface, the inside surface of the second section facing the inside surface of the first section; and a protrusion extending from one of the first or the second section to engage the other of the first or the second section to secure the first and second sections together in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: St. John Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert McDermott, Adam Preisach, Andrew Bishop, Tracey Carpentier, Karen Joseph
  • Publication number: 20120273627
    Abstract: A horizontal cable manager that is adjustable to accommodate a variety of vertical cable managers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert L. Fritz, David P. Newman, Steven R. Kwasiborski
  • Publication number: 20120260543
    Abstract: Display devices for a cord are provided. The display device has a display surface for displaying a message or idea. The display surface can be sized, shaped and colored to display the message. Text or images can be applied to the display surface. A notch formed in the display device is sized for selective attachment to the cord of an electronic device such as a computer, MP3 player, or cellphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Scott E. Dunn, Lance Trenton Culpepper
  • Publication number: 20120198738
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method for rapidly and efficiently labeling wires or cables to be installed in machinery, vehicles, computers, buildings, or other structures, whether the wires are new installations or are replacing presently existing wires. In particular, the invention is a multi-sectioned wire-label which adheres to a wire and is self-protective, thus reducing the likelihood of damage to the label during the wire-installation process. The invention also describes multiple storage forms for pluralities of the wire-label, and a method for use of the wire-label itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Robert J. Olivarez, Thomas A. Prosser
  • Patent number: 8234304
    Abstract: A theft deterrent cable may be provided. First, a plurality of unique codes may be created. Then a plurality of indicia may be placed periodically and longitudinally on the cable. The plurality of indicia may respectively correspond to the plurality of unique codes. In a database, the plurality of unique codes may be assigned to an organizational entity. The organizational entity may comprise a first enterprise. Next, an indication that the cable is to be transferred from the first enterprise to a second enterprise may be received. In response to the received indication, the plurality of unique codes may be assigned in the database from the organizational entity comprising the first enterprise to the organizational entity comprising a second enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Charles L. Holcombe, Stephen L. Spruell, Ronald J. Burchfield, Carol J. Godfrey, John N. Ware, Jr., Edward J. Easterwood, Jr., Frank Hullender, W. Steve Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120186116
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a cord-identification tag which is to be attached to an optical cord and which is an integrally-molded resin product, the cord-identification tag including: a flat display section which includes a display surface displaying cord-identification information, a neck section which extends from the display section parallel to the display surface and whose width is smaller than that of the display section, and a cord-holding section which is included in the end of the neck section, cord-holding section includes a curved wall which has an opening as seen from the longitudinal direction of the neck section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroya Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20120151809
    Abstract: A system for creating and displaying an advertising message on an cord or string, such as a head phone cord or pull string for clothing. In the preferred embodiment, the system includes a two piece construction made up of an internal gripping sleeve that attaches to the cord or string and a fixture that includes a bore for receiving the sleeve. The bore includes a foam internal surface that permits the fixture to forceably slid over the internal sleeve but also has a tendency to attach itself to the sleeve when not moved by the user. The external surface of the fixture includes a displayed message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Cord Bling, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Fields
  • Patent number: 8182894
    Abstract: The invention relates to an identification tag (16) for identifying preferably electrical components, comprising a front side that has a marking area (18). According to the invention, the identification tag (16) has a plastic base (22) and a metal coating (24) that covers the surface of the base (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Murrplastik Systemtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus-Dieter Bier, Thomas Gangl
  • Patent number: 8151497
    Abstract: An identification device adapted for attachment to an insulated electrical conductor includes a pair of generally-rectangular marking plates having planar first longitudinal horizontal surfaces. A plurality of laterally-spaced resilient tension members connect together corresponding side portions of the marking plates, thereby to bias the marking plates toward a normally closed condition in which the marking plate first surfaces are in contiguous engagement. The marking plates are separable against the biasing force of the tension members toward an open condition for receiving longitudinally between the plates and the tension members the free end of a conductor. Upon release, the marking plates are displaced toward a clamping condition in parallel spaced longitudinally-arranged contiguous engagement with diametrically opposed circumferential surfaces of the conductor. The marking plates are pivoted to the open condition about a pivot axis defined by chamfered end surfaces of the plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Wieieke
  • Publication number: 20110203330
    Abstract: A disposable, tamper-resistant luggage locking system and method and systems for its use are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Grossman
  • Patent number: 7963056
    Abstract: A cable marker having a collar member with an opening and a pair of legs extending distally from the opening, guide and locking assemblies at the distal ends of the legs, and a base member with cavities for receiving the guide and locking assemblies and a face surface with indicia for identifying the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Peter G. Mangone, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7946244
    Abstract: An assured grounding identifier includes a base unit connectable to an electrical cord, one or more indicators selectively adjustably mounted to the base unit and having colored regions, and a cover with one or more viewing windows aligned with the indicators. An assured grounding identifier includes a housing with a viewing window and a slot mountable around an electrical cord, an indicator having a plurality of colored regions disposed between the housing and the cord, and a tab extending from the indicator through the slot for positioning the indicator to align a selected colored region with the viewing window. An assured grounding identifier includes one or more indicators having a plurality of translucent color coded segments and an indicator light aligned with a viewing window to illuminate through the translucent color coded segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Inventors: Aaron Dowler, Joseph Jones
  • Publication number: 20110072695
    Abstract: A label tag cord made of plastic material is used as a connector between the label tag and the product, or as an independent identifier. The label tag cord includes a linearly extending and pliable cord body. First and second positioning parts are configured at opposite ends of the cord body. The preset area between the first and second positioning part form an extended block area having width and thickness larger than the cord diameter. The extended block area correspondingly defines a first surface or second surface, at least one of which forms an identifying surface. The extended surface can provide text and image layout. A display unit has a surface containing protruding or concaving parts or paste area. The text and image display unit can be a trademark, pattern, or image. The label tag cord can help to produce brand value, increase advertising effect, and enhance product value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Ying-Che HUANG
  • Publication number: 20110017489
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein include an electrical cable of the type that is of the type to have a connector member coupled thereto. The electrical cable includes a conductive outer sheath and a label disposed on the conductive outer sheath, the label having information about the cable and having at least one conductive region to facilitate electrical conductivity between the conductive outer sheath and the connector member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Benny E. Agan, Mark D. Dixon, William K. Hardin, Randy D. Kummer, Richard Temblador
  • Publication number: 20110005110
    Abstract: A marking device for a generally cylindrical conductor of fluids, electricity, light waves and the like includes a hollow shell containing a horizontal longitudinal through passage for receiving one of a plurality of conductors of different diametric sizes, the shell being horizontally divided to define an upper shell section having a lower internal surface provided with a conductor seat, and a lower shell section including an internal resilient support device for biasing the conductor laterally upwardly toward the seat. An indicia-bearing plate is connected with the external surface of the upper shell section directly above the conductor seat. The conductor seat, the indicia-bearing plate, and the biasing device are symmetrically arranged relative to the vertical plane passing longitudinally through the shell, whereby the biasing forces are uniformly balanced for conductors having different diametric sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: WEIDMUELLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Wieneke
  • Publication number: 20100325842
    Abstract: An apparatus to secure towels and the like with a flexible strap or cord of a length sized to go at least partially around the neck of the wearer, with left and right fasteners secured to the strap at its terminals for fastening a towel or other drape in use position, the strap or cord is adjustable by a mechanism that adjusts the length of the strap to the preference of the wearer, preferably, the fasteners are oriented such that, when the holder is in use the fixed portion of the clip, which is attached to the strap, lies facing away from the wearers body so that any decorative material present is visible to an observer, and attached to both fasteners on the side facing the wearer is a magnet to support the apparatus when attached to a magnetic surface,
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Cynthia Lynn Rivera
  • Patent number: 7856746
    Abstract: A tag clip is disclosed having a first and second section, the second section having a channel therein for securing a tube or wire. The channel includes resilient support arms extending inward from the channel sides which flex inward upon the forced entry of a tube or wire into the channel. The clip first section folds over and is secured onto the clip second section, pushing the tube or wire into the channel, further flexing the resilient support arms inward with minimal deformation of the tube or cable therein. The equal and opposite forces provided by the first section contact with the tube and the resiliency of the flexible arms allow the tag to be secured to the tube or wire while at the same time allow for the tag to be moved into different positions along the length of the wire or tube. The tag has a rigid molded plastic member that provides the medical personnel or health care providers a substantially stiff or hard surface so that they can write legibly thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Luis Araujo
  • Patent number: 7856745
    Abstract: Information-bearing articles (10,50,100,100?,150, . . . 850) for securing to flexible tubing (38) such as catheters and their extension tubes, to provide important information about the tubing (38) such as flow rating or contraindications on types of cleaning fluid not to be used therewith. The devices are provided with large outwardly facing indicia-bearing surfaces (30,32;70,72;120,122; . . . 834) and may be clipped directly to the tubing (38) at a selected location therealong, or be clipped directly to a clamp member (40,330) that is disposed along and around the tubing for clamping the tubing (38) when desired to occlude fluid flow therethrough. Those devices (10,100,100?,550, . . . 750) clippable to the tubing may have a C-shaped channel (18,20,58,108,554,604) therealong that may be flexed open to be placed about the tubing, which may be temporarily compressed as well to enter the channel, or the devices may be rings (800,850) that clip closed about the tubing (38). Other devices (200,250, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Medical Components Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Schweikert, Kenneth J. Chesnin, John Stephens, Kevin Sanford
  • Publication number: 20100313454
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an improved label and method of manufacturing a label that is of the type that can be folded onto itself over an object to be labeled. The improved label is configured to avoid wrinkles and exposed adhesive portions during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Alton Clayton Smith, JR., Larry Allen Cook
  • Publication number: 20100307039
    Abstract: An identification device adapted for attachment to an insulated electrical conductor includes a pair of generally-rectangular marking plates having planar first longitudinal horizontal surfaces. A plurality of laterally-spaced resilient tension members connect together corresponding side portions of the marking plates, thereby to bias the marking plates toward a normally closed condition in which the marking plate first surfaces are in contiguous engagement. The marking plates are separable against the biasing force of the tension members toward an open condition for receiving longitudinally between the plates and the tension members the free end of a conductor. Upon release, the marking plates are displaced toward a clamping condition in parallel spaced longitudinally-arranged contiguous engagement with diametrically opposed circumferential surfaces of the conductor. The marking plates are pivoted to the open condition about a pivot axis defined by chamfered end surfaces of the plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: WEIDMUELLER INTERFACE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Weineke
  • Publication number: 20100242320
    Abstract: The present invention is a label tag cord used as a connector between the label tag and the product or as an independent identifier. The label tag cord includes a linearly extending and pliable cord body. At the two ends in the extending directions of the cord body, a first positioning part and a second positioning part are configured. An identifying surface is integrally formed at a preset position between the first and second positioning part and is in the form of an expanded area compared to the cord body, so that a trademark can be printed or etched on the identifying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Ying-Che HUANG