Wire Conductor Patents (Class 427/117)
  • Patent number: 10943713
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing finished wire and cable having reduced coefficient of friction and pulling force during installation, includes providing a payoff reel containing at least one internal conductor wire; supplying the at least one internal conductor wire from the reel to at least one extruder; providing the least one extruder, wherein the at least one extruder applies an insulating material and a polymerized jacket composition over the at least one internal conductor wire, wherein the polymerized jacket composition comprises a predetermined amount by weight of nylon; and at least 3% by weight of a silica providing a cooling device for lowering the temperature of the extruded insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition and cooling the insulating material and the polymerized jacket composition in the cooling device; and, reeling onto a storage reel the finished, cooled, wire and cable for storage and distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Jr., Stephen S. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10930460
    Abstract: A relay structure with a heat dissipation function includes fixed metal plates, at least one movable metal assembly, and at least one electromagnetic unit. Each fixed metal plate is connected to a polymeric heat conductor. A tracking resistant plate is provided between the fixed metal plates. The tracking resistant plate is connected to the polymeric heat conductor for blocking a tracking occurred between the polymeric heat conductor and the fixed metal plates. The movable metal assembly is disposed at one side of the metal fixed plats. The movable metal assembly has movable contacts. The electromagnetic unit is disposed at one side of the movable metal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Sung-Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 10522269
    Abstract: A cable having one or more conductors and a jacket is provided, where the jacket is made from a composition including a polymer blend of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and Polyvinylbutyral (PVB), with the ratio of PVB to TPU being less than 50% PVB by weight of the total weight of the polymer blend, the remainder of the polymer blend being TPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Laureene Malheurty, Didier Billemaz
  • Patent number: 10501603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one thermoplastic polyurethane, at least melamine cyanurate, at least one first phosphorus-containing flame retardant (F1) selected from the group consisting of derivatives of phosphoric acid and derivatives of phosphonic acid and at least one further phosphorus-containing flame retardant (F2) selected from the group consisting of derivatives of phosphinic acid, and to the use of such a composition for production of cable sheaths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Oliver Steffen Henze, Oliver Muehren, Hans Rudolph, Sabine Moeller, Aleksandra Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10487201
    Abstract: Polymer composites, which are commonly for use as sheathing materials in wire and cable applications, are provided. The sheathing materials exhibit flame retardant properties and include a polymeric blend, which includes olefin/unsaturated ester copolymer and olefin (co)polymer, a hydrated metal oxide flame-retardant, such as magnesium hydroxide, and an antimony compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: AEI Compounds Ltd., SACO AEI Polymers, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Edward Slevin, David Geraint Roberts
  • Patent number: 10259911
    Abstract: An addition curable resin composition comprising a silphenylene oligomer skeleton-bearing organosilicon compound having at least two alkenyl groups per molecule cures into a product having both a satisfactory hardness and crack resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Takayuki Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 10229771
    Abstract: A method for a down-hole cable is provided. The down-hole cable includes an insulated conductor portion. A filler layer abuts and encapsulates the insulated conductor portion, wherein the filler layer is substantially formed with a foamed fluoropolymer. An armor shell is applied to the exterior of the foamed fluoropolymer filler layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Magner
  • Patent number: 10146115
    Abstract: A wavelength converter includes, in sequence, a substrate, a reflective layer, and a phosphor layer. The phosphor layer contains a sealing layer and a phosphor dispersed in the sealing layer. The sealing layer is made of a hybrid material containing a glass component and a resin component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Mori, Ran Zheng
  • Patent number: 9914287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to composite elements comprising (i) plastic, adhering to which there is (ii) a polyisocyanate polyaddition product, where the polyisocyanate polyaddition product is obtained via mixing of (a) isocyanate with (b) compounds having groups reactive toward isocyanates, (c) catalysts and optionally additional products to give a reaction mixture and converting the reaction mixture to a polyisocyanate polyaddition product, where the compounds (b) comprise a polyester polyalcohol as adhesion promoter, capable of production via polycondensation of an acid component and one or more low-molecular-weight diols whose molar mass is less than 500 g/mol, in excess, where the acid component comprises from 83 to 97 mol % of adipic acid and from 3 to 17 mol % of phthalic acid, isophthalic acid, and/or terephthalic acid. The present invention also relates to components in the fitting-out or aircraft, of vehicles, or of buildings, and to insulation comprising this type of composite element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Christian Renner, Gerlinde Tischer, Rolf Illguth, Margit Gehring, Franz Xaver Redl
  • Patent number: 9527934
    Abstract: The present application relates to a polyethylene composition comprising a base resin being a copolymer of ethylene with at least one alpha olefin comonomer having from 3 to 12 carbon atoms, the base resin having a density of more than 940.0 kg/m3 and equal to or less than 952.5 kg/m3, determined according to ISO 1 183-1:2004, wherein the composition has a melt flow rate MFR5 (190° C., 5 kg) of 0.10 to 3.0 g/10 min, determined according to ISO 1 133, a storage modulus of G (2 kPa) of 600 Pa to 900 Pa, a shear thinning index SHI2.7/210 of 20 to 50 and the composition has an elongation at break (EB) at ?45° C. in dependence of the molar comonomer content (mol. CC) of the base resin following the following equation EB[%]>175[%/mol %]·mol. CC[mol %], whereby the elongation at break (EB) is determined according to ISO 527-1 at a temperature of ?45° C. and the molar co-monomer content (mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Andrey Buryak, Kurt Stubenrauch
  • Patent number: 9455074
    Abstract: A pattern forming method which includes ejecting, through a nozzle, a liquid material containing a solvent and metal particles, and depositing droplets of the liquid material onto a pattern formation object, to thereby form a pattern thereon, wherein the viscosity of the liquid material before ejection thereof through the nozzle is lower than that of the liquid material at the time of deposition of droplets thereof onto the pattern formation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuri Saito, Daisuke Uematsu, Nobuhiro Hayakawa, Ryouma Nakayama, Kentarou Mori
  • Patent number: 9403182
    Abstract: Described is a high solids coating composition having exceptional rheological properties and appearances comprising (a) a thermosetting binder, (b) from about 0.1 to about 10 wt. % based on binder solids of solid polyurea particles prepared by the reaction of a mixture of a polyisocyanate and an amino reactant comprising a primary or secondary monoamine that optionally has a hydroxyl or ether group or both, and (c) from about 5 to about 20 wt. % based on binder solids of a cellulose mixed ester having a number average molecular weight of from about 1000 to about 5600, a polydispersity of from about 1.2 to about 3.5, and a total degree of substitution per anhydroglucose unit of from about 3.08 to about 3.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Timothy S. December, John G. Partyka, Werner-Alfons Jung, Alexandra Steffens
  • Patent number: 9379035
    Abstract: A multi-component integrated circuit (IC) package has a base component (e.g., an interposer) defining a base of the IC package, a plurality of die pads extending from the base and forming side walls of the IC package, one or more IC dies, each mounted on an interior surface of one of the die pads, and bond wires electrically connecting the IC dies to another component of the IC package, such as the interposer or another die. By mounting dies on non-horizontal side walls, the IC package can provide more-effective thermal dissipation than conventional 3D IC packages having stacks of IC dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: You Ge, Meng Kong Lye, Zhijie Wang
  • Publication number: 20150129241
    Abstract: A cable apparatus having an increased linear pullout resistance and related methods is disclosed. The apparatus includes a metal tube. At least one conductor is positioned within the metal tube. An armor shell is positioned exterior of the metal tube and the at least one conductor. A polymer material is abutting the metal tube, wherein the polymer material includes therein at least one additive, wherein the polymer material with the at least one additive remains substantially inert during a recrystallization process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Rockbestos Surprenant Cable Corp.
    Inventors: David Lee, Douglas Neil Burwell
  • Patent number: 9028908
    Abstract: A system of rollers can transfer fluid from a reservoir to an electrically conductive wire feeding past the reservoir. The system can include a first cylinder that contacts the reservoir and rotates to pick up fluid from the reservoir. A second cylinder can contact the first cylinder and rotate. Fluid can transfer between the first cylinder and the second cylinder. The second cylinder can contact the feeding wire such that the second cylinder applies the fluid to the wire as the wire feeds past the second cylinder. Accordingly, two rotating cylinders can cooperatively transfer fluid from the reservoir to the moving wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Essex Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin B. DeTar, Greg S. Caudill, Matthew Leach, John M. Swihart, Baber Inayat
  • Publication number: 20150104641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating contains about 5% to about 30% of an inorganic adhesive, about 45% to about 92% of a filler, about 2% to about 20% of one or more emissivity agents, and about 1% to about 5% of a stabilizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Vijay MHETAR, Cody R. DAVIS, Sathish Kumar RANGANATHAN, John OLVER, John DILLARD
  • Patent number: 8971707
    Abstract: Use in LAN cable applications, as materials for the coating of the primary cable and for the external jacket, of TFE thermoprocessable perfluoropolymers comprising perfluoroalkylvinylethers in the following amounts, expressed as percent by weight on the total of the monomers: a) 0-5.5% of perfluoromethylvinylether (PMVE); b) 0.4-4.5% of perfluoroethylvinylether (PEVE) and/or perfluoropropylvinylether (PPVE); when a) is present, then a)+b) ranges from 1.5% to 5.5% by weight on the total of the monomers; optionally c) 0-6% of hexafluoropropene (HFP); the TFE amount being the complement to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay Solexis S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giulio Brinati, Aldo Sanguineti
  • Publication number: 20150034360
    Abstract: An insulated wire, containing: a conductor; a foamed insulating layer; and an unfoamed filled layer on the outer circumference of the foamed insulating layer, in which the filled layer contains a partial discharge resistant material, which insulated wire has all of high partial discharge inception voltage, resistance to partial discharge, heat resistance, and abrasion resistance (scratch resistance).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Daisuke MUTO, Makoto OYA, Satoshi NAKA
  • Patent number: 8945307
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention involve a technique and process for coating fine diameter, single strand wire of long continuous lengths with Parylene. The special fixture design and process allows for ultra thin (as thin as 0.2 micron), pore free, coatings. The advantages of this technology allow for wire products that offer minimal intrusion, superior routing and winding characteristics, and high heat and chemical resistance. The coating process can also be used for other types of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: AeroQuest Research Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lawrence, Nick Stahl, Jay Ahling
  • Publication number: 20150030762
    Abstract: Materials for making bromine- and antimony-free polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds and constructions that have low flame and smoke properties as well as low brittleness properties. The compositions are especially useful for making cable jackets, particularly riser and plenum cables. The compositions contain PVC resins, plasticizers, non-brominated flame retardants, fillers and stabilizers, and optionally smoke suppressants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: James F. Day, Veerag Mehta
  • Publication number: 20150018538
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for marking an article for security, tracking or authentication. The method includes depositing a solution comprising a nucleic acid marker onto at least a portion of the article. The nucleic acid marker may be activated, for example, by adding a functional group to the nucleic acid marker. The activation of the nucleic acid marker may be performed by exposure to alkaline conditions. The method is well suited for marking fibers and textiles, as well as many other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Abdelkrim Berrada, MingHwa Benjamin Liang, Lawrence Jung
  • Patent number: 8912253
    Abstract: A thermoplastic material, and in particular a jacket for an electrical cable, and more particularly a jacket for a THHN electrical cable, includes a polyamide base material, a silicon elastomer and an ethylene polymer modified with an unsaturated aliphatic diacid anhydride. The silicon elastomer does not migrate through the jacket. The jacket has a lower coefficient of friction than a cable with a jacket that does not have a silicon elastomer incorporated therein, and the resulting cable requires less force to install than a cable without a lubricant incorporated therein. The cable also has improved flame resistance and elongation-to-break properties. Methods for making these thermoplastic materials are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Conductores Monterrey, S.A. DE C.V.
    Inventors: Sergio A. Montes, Hector R. Lopez, Patricio G. Murga, Victor M. Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20140353002
    Abstract: An electrically conductive wire (D) is provided which is constructed on the basis of copper and which includes a core (1) as well as a layer (2) metallically connected to the layer (2), while the layer (2) has a proportion of the wire cross section which is between 20% and 50% of the cross section of the wire. The core (1) on the one nano and the layer (2) surrounding the core (1) consist of different materials on the basis of copper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Placke, Henning Tepe
  • Publication number: 20140349110
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a new cable having at least one insulation layer, to a process for producing such cable as well as to the use of a soluble a-nucleating agent (NA) for increasing the crystallization temperature of a polymer composition (PC) being part of an insulation layer of such a cable and the use of such a cable as communication cable and/or electrical cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Katja Klimke, Dietrich Gloger, Markus Gahleitner, Davide Tranchida, James Ellis Robinson, Ann Watson
  • Publication number: 20140302385
    Abstract: A negative electrode for a lithium (Li) secondary battery, a lithium secondary battery using the same, and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The negative electrode for the lithium secondary battery includes a germanium (Ge) structure and a graphene layer directly disposed on a surface of the germanium structure, and the graphene layer is grown on the surface of the germanium structure using a catalyst-free growth process. Accordingly, by directly disposing the graphene layer on the surface of the germanium structure, volume expansion of the germanium structure may be minimized during cycles of an alloying/dealloying reaction with lithium and high electronic conductivity can maintained during long cycles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Hee Cheul Choi, Hyungki Kim
  • Publication number: 20140266169
    Abstract: A non-destructive test method for evaluating a synthetic rope made of strength member elements includes: treating at least one strength member element to be detectable by a magnetic NDT device, incorporating the at least one treated strength member element into the rope, scanning the synthetic rope with the magnetic NDT device, and obtaining magnetic flux leakage or eddy current output data from the magnetic NDT device, wherein the output data relates to a condition of the synthetic rope. A synthetic rope or cable is thereby made to be capable of being inspected by a magnetic flux leakage or eddy current non-destructive test (NDT) method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth W. HUNTLEY, Mark B. HUNTLEY, A. Simeon WHITEHILL
  • Publication number: 20140255703
    Abstract: A laminate is provided comprising a metal substrate and a fluoropolymer layer adhered directly to said metal substrate, said fluoropolymer layer having a recrystallized region at the interface with said metal substrate, the preferred laminate being an electrical cable wherein the metal substrate is an electrical conductor and the fluoropolymer layer is the electrical insulation of the conductor and wherein the opposite surface of the electrical insulation is not recrystallized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
  • Patent number: 8822872
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electrode wire for electro-discharge machining and a method for manufacturing the same. The electrode wire includes a core wire including a first metal including copper, a first alloy layer formed at a boundary region between the core wire and a second metal plated on an outer surface of the core wire due to mutual diffusion between the core wire and the second metal, and a second alloy layer formed due to diffusion of the first metal to the second metal. A core wire material is erupted onto a surface of the electrode wire for electro-discharge machining, which includes the core wire, the first alloy layer, and the second alloy layer, along cracks appearing on the second alloy layer, so that a plurality of grains are formed on the surface of the electrode wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ki-Chul Seong, Hyun-Soo Seong, Hyun-Kook Seong
  • Publication number: 20140238804
    Abstract: A conductor arrangement for producing an electromagnetic field and thereby transferring energy to vehicles driving on a surface of a route, in particular for transferring energy to road automobiles is disclosed. The conductor arrangement includes a first, lower coating layer, a second upper coating layer, and at least one electric line which—if arranged as part of the route—extends under the surface of the route in and/or about the travelling direction of the vehicles. The at least one electric line is arranged in between the lower and upper coating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Oliver Vietzke, Robert Czainski
  • Publication number: 20140234550
    Abstract: An atomic layer deposition method for forming metal films on a substrate comprises a deposition cycle including: a) contacting a substrate with a vapor of a metal-containing compound described by formula 1 for a first predetermined pulse time to form a first modified surface: MLn ??(1) wherein: n is 1 to 8; M is a transition metal; L is a ligand; b) contacting the first modified surface with an acid for a second predetermined pulse time to form a second modified surface; and c) contacting the second modified surface with a reducing agent for a third predetermined pulse time to form a metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Charles H. Winter, Thomas J. Knisley, Thiloka Ariyasena
  • Patent number: 8808792
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of receiving a conductor element formed from a plurality of carbon nanotubes; and exposing the conductor element to a controlled amount of a dopant so as to increase the conductance of the conductor element to a desired value, wherein the dopant is one of bromine, iodine, chloroauric acid, hydrochloric acid, hydroiodic acid, nitric acid, and potassium tetrabromoaurate. A method includes the steps of receiving a conductor element formed from a plurality of carbon nanotubes; and exposing the conductor element to a controlled amount of a dopant solution comprising one of chloroauric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, and potassium tetrabromoaurate, so as to increase the conductance of the conductor element to a desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Starkovich, Edward M. Silverman, Hsiao-Hu Peng
  • Patent number: 8802230
    Abstract: An electrically-insulative coating for minimizing an electrical conductivity of a metal substrate includes a polymer component formed from a monomer precursor, and a powder component substantially dispersed in the polymer component. The powder component is present in the electrically-insulative coating in an amount of from about 5 parts to about 80 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the electrically-insulative coating. The electrically-insulative coating does not substantially degrade when exposed to from about 100 V to about 330 V at a temperature of from about ?50 ° C. to about 500 ° C., and has a dielectric strength of at least about 2,000 VAC/mil. An electrically-insulative coating system and a method of forming an electrically-insulative coating on a metal substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Yucong Wang
  • Patent number: 8790520
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a Z-directed component for insertion into a mounting hole in a printed circuit board according to one example embodiment includes punching a plurality of segments out of at least one sheet of substrate material to form a plurality of layers of the Z-directed component. A channel is formed through the substrate material either before or after the segments are punched. At least one of the formed layers includes at least a portion of the channel. A conductive material is applied to at least one surface of at least one of the formed layers. A stack of the formed layers is combined to form the Z-directed component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kevin Hall, Keith Bryan Hardin, Zachary Charles Nathan Kratzer, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 8790747
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing an insulated electric wire, in which a primary coating layer including at least an enamel-baking layer is formed on a metallic conductor to form a primary coated electric wire, and a secondary coating layer is extrusion-formed on the primary coating layer of the primary coated electric wire. The method includes an electric wire pre-heating process where a surface of the primary coating layer is pre-heated using an electric wire pre-heating unit, and a resin extrusion process where a secondary coating layer is extrusion-formed on the pre-heated primary coating layer using a resin extrusion unit. Further disclosed is an apparatus for producing an insulated electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kusaka, Koji Kuromiya, Satoshi Saito, Takashi Shigematsu, Akihiro Murakami, Shinji Ichikawa, Haruo Sakuma, Shingo Nishijima
  • Patent number: 8791389
    Abstract: An electric arc welding wire having an outer cylindrical surface and an electrically conductive layer on the surface wherein the layer comprises an alloy of copper with the copper content being about 60% to about 90% by weight of said alloy. Furthermore, the layer can be made thin with a thickness of less than about 0.50 microns while using essentially pure copper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. James, Teresa A. Melfi
  • Publication number: 20140199547
    Abstract: The invention relates to a crosslinkable semiconductive polymer composition comprising (a) a polyolefin, carbon black and a compound (b), to a cable, preferably to a crosslinkable comprising the polymer composition, to a production thereof, and preferably to a crosslinked cable comprising the polymer composition of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: John Jamieson, Annika Smedberg, Christer Svanberg, Jenny-Ann Ostlund, Ola Fagrell, Perry Nylander, Takashi Uematsu, Thomas Hjertberg, Thomas Steffel
  • Publication number: 20140147580
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a uniquely identifiable cable, comprising the steps of: providing one or more wires to be included in a cable; applying a marker system to said one or more wires; and coating the one or more wires having the marker thereon with an insulating layer to form the cable. A device capable of executing the method. A uniquely identifiable cable comprising a marker system formed by the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Cleary
  • Patent number: 8726492
    Abstract: Coating an elongate, uncoated conductive element with a substantially continuous barrier layer. The substantially continuous barrier layer is formed through relative movement of the conductive element to a frame between sequential coatings of a barrier material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Peter Schuller, Jane L. Rapsey, Grant Hill
  • Publication number: 20140131064
    Abstract: The objective of the invention is to provide a thin and flexible flat cable suited for being arranged in a narrow space such as a vehicle, as well as, a method for stably preparing such a flat cable. To attain the objective, there is provided a flat cable which has a plurality of conductors which is arranged parallel to each other, and an insulating layer disposed over the plurality of conductors by extrusion molding. The insulating layer has Melt flow rate value of 2.0 g/10 minutes or above at a molding temperature during the extrusion molding, and is formed of thermoplastic resin selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyphenylene ether, polyphenylene sulfide and a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Maki Yamada
  • Publication number: 20140113069
    Abstract: Disclosed is type THHN cable having a reduced surface coefficient of friction, and the method of manufacture thereof, in which the central conductor core and insulating layer are surrounded by a nylon sheath. A high viscosity, high molecular weight silicone based pulling lubricant for THHN cable, or alternatively, erucamide or stearyl erucamide for small THHN gauge wire, is incorporated, by alternate methods, with the nylon material from which the outer sheath is extruded, and is effective to reduce the required pulling force on the cable during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Randy D. Kummer, David Reece, Hai Lam, Philip Sasse, John Armstrong, Terry Chambers
  • Patent number: 8703232
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an article and a method of forming a microstructure. The method includes providing a substrate having a structured surface region comprising one or more recessed features with recessed surfaces. The structured surface region is substantially free of plateaus. The method includes disposing a fluid composition comprising a functional material and a liquid onto the structured surface region. The method includes evaporating liquid from the fluid composition. The functional material collects on the recessed surfaces such that a remainder of the structured surface region is substantially free of the functional material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew S. Stay, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Cristin E. Moran, Matthew H. Frey
  • Patent number: 8703288
    Abstract: Cable coatings having effective low-smoke emission, fire resistance and moisture resistance provided by a single layer are described. The cable coatings contain an base polymer, a oxygen containing ethylene copolymer, a fire retardant and a synergistic blend of magnesium hydroxide and aluminum hydroxide. Cables coated with the described coatings have improved wet electrical performance, and satisfactory fire performance and smoke characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: General Cable Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Clancy
  • Publication number: 20140102783
    Abstract: High-voltage wires (21, 21?) are formed by bundling a plurality of aligned conductors (22) and covering same with an insulating body (23), wherein the thickness (A) of the insulating body at a neighboring section (24) between the conductors (22) is equal to or less than the thickness (B) of the insulating body at a section (25) which is not between the conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Nagahashi
  • Publication number: 20140090868
    Abstract: A cable includes: a conductor including strands densely arranged, the strands including out most strands located at outermost parts of the conductor and inner side strand located on inner side of the outermost strands; and an insulation covering that covers the periphery of the conductor. The insulation covering is in surface contact with the outermost strands, and is provided in a manner such that gaps are provided between the insulation covering and the inner side strands. In the method for manufacturing the cable, a fluid resin having a viscosity of greater than or equal to 323.6 Pa-sec at the point of extrusion is used and the extrusion pressure of the resin is adjusted in a manner such that the insulation covering is in surface contact with the outermost strands and such that gaps are provided between the insulation covering and the inner side strands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kazuhiro OHGUSHI, Satoru Yoshinaga
  • Publication number: 20140093730
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a silane crosslinkable polymer composition which comprises a polyolefin (a) bearing hydrolysable silane group(s) containing units. The polymer composition is suitable for producing crosslinkable articles, preferably one or more layers of a cable. The formed article, preferably a cable, is preferably crosslinked before the enduse thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Kristian Dahlen, Bernt-Ake Sultan, Martin Anker, Perry Nylander, Ola Fagrell
  • Patent number: 8685160
    Abstract: Provided is a fullerene thin wires-attached substrate in which fullerene thin wires are vertically aligned relative to the surface of the substrate and which is applicable to catalysts, column materials, chemical synthesis templates, field emission devices, field effect transistors, photonic crystals, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Cha Seung, II, Kunichi Miyazawa, Jedeok Kim
  • Publication number: 20140069689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymer composition with improved electrical properties and to a use thereof preferably in electrical devices as well as to a cable surrounded by at least one layer including the polymer composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Johan Andersson, Villgot Englund, Per-Ola Hagstrand, Ulf Nilsson, Annika Smedberg, Thomas Steffl
  • Publication number: 20140072703
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an energy cable having at least one conductor and at least one polymeric coating layer, includes compounding a polypropylene matrix and a dielectric fluid to obtain a polymeric mixture; raising flow pressure of the polymeric mixture; filtering the polymeric mixture; causing the polymeric mixture to flow through an extrusion head to produce the coating layer on the conductor, and cooling the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Giovanni Pozzati, Alberto Bareggi, Vincenzo Crisci
  • Patent number: 8650742
    Abstract: The application relates to a process for preparing a crosslinked cable, including: —applying one or more layers including a polymer composition on a conductor, wherein at least one layer includes one or more free radical generating agents, —crosslinking by radical reaction said at least one layer including said free radical generating agent(s), —cooling the obtained crosslinked cable in pressurized conditions, and —reducing or removing the content of volatile decomposition products(s), which are originating from optionally in elevated temperature, from the crosslinked cable obtained from cooling and recovery step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Borealis Technology Oy
    Inventor: Annika Smedberg
  • Publication number: 20140041925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surface modified overhead conductor with a coating that allows the conductor to operate at lower temperatures. The coating is an inorganic, non-white coating having durable heat and wet aging characteristics. The coating preferably contains a heat radiating agent with desirable properties, and an appropriate binder/suspension agent. In a preferred embodiment, the coating has L* value of less than 80, a heat emissivity of greater than or equal to 0.5, and/or a solar absorptivity coefficient of greater than 0.3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: General Cabletechnologies Corporation
    Inventors: Cody R. DAVIS, Sathish Kumar RANGANATHAN, Ryan ANDERSEN, Vijay MHETAR, William S. TEMPLE, Srinivas SIRIPURAPU, Gordon BAKER, James FREESTONE, Dennis L. DOSS