With Mating Part Having Mating Connector Portion And Another Connector Portion Electrically Connected Thereto, E.g., Adapter Patents (Class 439/119)
  • Patent number: 10263375
    Abstract: An apparatus includes first and second struts, each of which defines a channel and has an open side. The struts together define a juncture at which one of the struts crosses the other. First and second electrical contacts engage busbars in the channels. Wires interconnect the first electrical contacts with the second electrical contacts. A housing contains the wires. The housing has a first elongated portion reaching along the open side of the first strut in a direction from the first electrical contacts toward the juncture, a second elongated portion reaching along the open side of the second strut in a direction from the juncture toward the second electrical contacts, and a corner at which the first and second elongated portions meet in vertical alignment with the juncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BUSSTRUT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gregory Gellert, Denver Clark, Larry M. Gellert, Daryl Van Mercetta
  • Patent number: 9559474
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a track transmission system and the track transmission device thereof. The track transmission system comprises at least a track transmission device, a connecting device, and a control device. The track transmission device is provided for disposing slidably at least an electronic device. In addition, signal transmission with the control device can be accomplished through the connecting device. The electronic device is coupled to the circuit board of the track transmission device by contacting. As the electronic device slides along the track transmission device, signal transmission with the control device still can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Yi-Jen Chen
  • Publication number: 20150147897
    Abstract: A holder for supporting electrified inserts that may vary in width, comprises a base having a groove into which the insert can be placed. Two or more gaskets can be positioned in the groove with each gasket including a resilient section adapted to engage the insert so as to retain the insert securely in place within the groove. Each of the gaskets also includes an electrical conductor, such as an electrical wire, which may be embedded in the gasket, in a position where it makes electrical contact with the electrical terminals on the insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Donall B. Healy
  • Publication number: 20150111403
    Abstract: An electrical power and communications distribution system (105, 107, 109) is provided with a junction block (120), female electrical connector block (140) and matching male connector block (145). The connector blocks (140, 145) are connected to associated junction blocks (120) by means of conduit sections (142, 147). Each junction block (120) is provided with a pair of electrical outlet receptacles (150). The junction blocks (120) are double-sided and corresponding pairs of electrical outlet receptacles are provided on the opposite side of each of a set of wall panels (101, 102, 103) so as to allow various electrical equipment to be plugged into the outlets from either side of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20140335708
    Abstract: An improved connection apparatus is connectable with an elongated neutral bus to electrically connect a neutral conductor to the neutral bus. The connection apparatus is movable among any of a variety of positions along the neutral bus in order to facilitate connection of the various neutral conductors with the neutral bus at various desirable locations within an electrical enclosure. The connection apparatus is also advantageously removable from the neutral bus and is reinstallable thereon to facilitate changing the locations of the connections between the neutral conductors and the neutral bus and to avoid interference between any of a neutral connection, a connection apparatus, a neutral bus, and a circuit interrupter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Gerard Maloney, Edward Ethber Lias
  • Publication number: 20140308829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a track transmission system and the track transmission device thereof. The track transmission system comprises at least a track transmission device, a connecting device, and a control device. The track transmission device is provided for disposing slidably at least an electronic device. In addition, signal transmission with the control device can be accomplished through the connecting device. The electronic device is coupled to the circuit board of the track transmission device by contacting. As the electronic device slides along the track transmission device, signal transmission with the control device still can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: AOPEN INC.
    Inventor: YI-JEN CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140226315
    Abstract: A merchandise display system may include a low voltage power assembly may comprise a track that includes one or more conductive rods and one or more mechanical connections, wherein the track is powered from a power source; and a power connector assembly that connects to the track, wherein the one or more conductive rods connect to the power assembly providing a power connection, and further wherein the one or more mechanical connections connect to the power assembly providing a mechanical connection. The power connector assembly may be configured to provide low voltage power through the track to a low voltage power device. The power assembly may include a configuration of mechanical connections and conductive material arranged in such a way as to provide power and/or signal distribution to a mating device, such as to a set of LED modules, other lighting sources, or powered track devices for use with a merchandise display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Nicieja, Thomas E. Hubley
  • Publication number: 20140134856
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a U-section longitudinally extending power track has a base adapted to fit in the slot and a head adapted to fit outside the slot on the track so that an electrical device can be connected via the adapter to the conductors in the track. A first operating shaft extending along and pivotal about an axis in the housing carries contact fingers pivotal on rotation of the first shaft between a retracted position recessed in the base and a contacting position projecting from the base and, when the base is fitted to the slot, engaging the conductors. A second operating shaft extends along and pivotal about the axis in the housing. A second switch assembly connected to the second shaft and operable thereby on rotation of the second operating shaft to connect and disconnect the contact fingers with phase contacts on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Oliver HOFFMEISTER
  • Patent number: 8512053
    Abstract: A power cable or data cable system includes an integrated electrical connection adaptor configured to be mechanically coupled to the cable system when not in use. The adaptor is coupled to the cable system using clasping features formed in the body of the adaptor or a tethering element. Thus, the adaptor is conveniently located for use and cannot be lost. In some embodiments, the tethering element serves as a cable management system that enhances portability of the cable system by bundling loops of the cable system together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Worth, Sandro D. Klein, Paul D. Osborne, Jonathan D. Mesh
  • Patent number: 8469726
    Abstract: Female connectors which slide along some guides in home, business or industrial installations and allow electricity to be transported from one point to another without the need for extension cables. The connector slides along the guide which includes, in the interior thereof, some electrical brushes connected to some brass connectors which transport the electricity towards the poles of a male connector from some tracks which, in turn, are connected to the mains or the general electrical installation. Alternatively, the connector slides along some guides having electrical pins which are connected to the general electrical installation via the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Sistemas Metalper, S.L.
    Inventor: Angel Perales Fayos
  • Patent number: 8443652
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for sensing a fluid, such as in a ventilation duct, comprising a sensing element (6), a first housing portion (27) adapted to be arranged outside said object and accommodating the sensing element (6), a supply opening (13) and an outlet opening (37), which openings provide communication between the said first housing portion (27) and the object containing the fluid that is to be sensed. The device (1) further comprises a second housing portion (28), adapted to be arranged outside said object and accommodating electrical connection components, wherein said first and second housing portions (27, 28) are arranged and configured such that they may be connected to each other in geometrically different configurations by use of mechanical fastening means (22) and electrical interconnection means (19, 26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Calectro Aktiebolag
    Inventor: J├Ârgen Sahibzada
  • Patent number: 8364976
    Abstract: A pass-through adapter includes an adapter body having at least two connector pin interfaces, with one configured for coupling to an external device such as a communications device. Each connector pin interface includes a plurality of connector pins, including a plurality of pass-through connector pins operative with each other for in-line, pass-through signaling when the pass-through adapter is coupled to the external device. A crypto ignition key (CIK) circuit is contained within the adapter body and connected to at least one of the connector pins to provide a secure mode of operation for the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher D. Mackey, Duncan G. Harris, Michael D. Stevens, Scott E. Bartholomew
  • Publication number: 20120231642
    Abstract: A power cable or data cable system includes an integrated electrical connection adaptor configured to be mechanically coupled to the cable system when not in use. The adaptor is coupled to the cable system using clasping features formed in the body of the adaptor or a tethering element. Thus, the adaptor is conveniently located for use and cannot be lost. In some embodiments, the tethering element serves as a cable management system that enhances portability of the cable system by bundling loops of the cable system together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Cory Worth, Sandro D. Klein, Paul D. Osborne, Jonathan D. Mesh
  • Publication number: 20120094512
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a plurality of electrical connectors that can be mounted onto a powered rail. Each of the electrical connectors includes a connector housing that retains an electrical contact. The powered rail includes a tapered alignment guide that receives a complementary tapered arm of the connector housing that locates into the alignment guide so as to position the connectors to the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: William A. Northey
  • Patent number: 8033873
    Abstract: A system for locating corresponding ends of a communications or data patch cable used to conduct a signal between computing or telecommunications devices. The invention provides a physical indication of the location of an opposite end of a given patch cable when a switching means on the first end of the same cable is activated. The invention utilizes an existing pair of wires in category-type cables to send a DC voltage when activated to illuminate a light emitting diode in the opposite end of a patch cable thereby providing an immediate indication of the location of the termination of the opposite end of a patch cable making it possible to visually identify a cable without removing the cable from service or from connection of the modular plugs on either end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Link Light Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Ankerstjerne
  • Patent number: 7891993
    Abstract: The invention relates to a power rail system comprising a power-conducting base structure and at least one module for power distribution and/or power supply fittable to the base structure wherein said power-conducting base structure over substantially the entire length has at least power lines constructed as first contact devices, wherein the said at least one power distribution and/or power supply module has second contact devices for contacting with said first contact devices of said base structure and contacting takes place at a random location on or with said base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Knuerr AG
    Inventors: Arthur Huber, Josef Feigl, Christian Stepputat
  • Patent number: 7869192
    Abstract: An electrical switching apparatus mounting apparatus includes a base with a planar portion having a first side and an opposite second side. A number of first adjustable members are coupled to the opposite second side. Each of the first adjustable members includes a first end and an opposite second end. A number of second adjustable members are coupled transverse to the first adjustable members and include a first end and an opposite second end. At least one of the first end and the opposite second end of at least one of the first adjustable members and the second adjustable members is adjustable generally toward or generally away from the base. At least one of the first end and the opposite second end of the at least one of the first adjustable members and the second adjustable members is coupled to a number of walls of a switchgear enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Jacobsen, Jaymie L. Davenport, Barry T. Rambo
  • Publication number: 20100304585
    Abstract: An adapter device (1; 201; 401; 501) for housing a multi-phase low voltage type switch (2) inside a switchboard (100), comprising, for each phase: first and second electric connection means (31, 32) with the switch (2); third and fourth electric connection means (33, 34) with an electric distribution network (4); the adapter device (1; 201; 401; 501) is structured so as to define a connection area (10) housing the first and second electric connection means (31, 32), and also comprising heat removal means (5; 205; 405; 505) which remove heat from the connection area (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Bortoli, Stefano Besana
  • Patent number: 7713072
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adapter device for connection of a low voltage switching device to a distribution bus bar system. The adapter device comprises a body provided with a front wall, which can be connected to the switching device, and a back wall, opposite the front wall. The device comprises first electrical terminals susceptible to electrically contact one of the distribution bus bars and second electrical terminals. The device also comprises first electrical connections electrically connected to first electrical terminals and which can be coupled with corresponding third electrical connections of the switching device. The adapter device is also provided with second electrical connection means connected to corresponding second electrical terminals and which can be coupled with corresponding fourth electrical connections of the switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lucio Azzola, Stefano Besana
  • Patent number: 7654834
    Abstract: A track lighting assembly includes a coupler to join tracks which is movable through a plurality of angles. The assembly also comprises an adapter which allows for flush mounting of the track wherein the fixture adapters may be moved along the track despite the flush mounting of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Mier-Langner, Julia Fishman, James Kuchar
  • Publication number: 20090239399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adapter device for connection of a low voltage switching device to a distribution bus bar system. The adapter device comprises a body provided with a front wall, which can be connected to the switching device, and a back wall, opposite the front wall. The device comprises first electrical terminals susceptible to electrically contact one of the distribution bus bars and second electrical terminals. The device also comprises first electrical connections electrically connected to first electrical terminals and which can be coupled with corresponding third electrical connections of the switching device. The adapter device is also provided with second electrical connection means connected to corresponding second electrical terminals and which can be coupled with corresponding fourth electrical connections of the switching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: ABB S.p.A.
    Inventors: Lucio Azzola, Stefano Besana
  • Patent number: 7556511
    Abstract: An adjustable outlet structure comprises a casing, a plurality of first electric conductors, a plurality of outlets, a plurality of second electric conductors, a plurality of bases, and a plurality of third electric conductors. The first electric conductors are mounted inside the casing, the outlets are set inside the casing and are above the first electric conductors, the second electric conductors are connected with each of the outlets respectively, the bases are set inside the casing and are between the first electric conductors and the outlets, the third electric conductors are connected with each of the bases, the second electric conductors slide on the third electric conductors respectively, and the third electric conductors slide on the first electric conductors respectively. Accordingly, each outlet can move inside the casing. When an adapter is plugged into one of the outlets, the adapter will not cover other neighboring outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hui Hsu, Ming-Chou Kuo
  • Patent number: 7540627
    Abstract: A lighting display system including a channel for mounting on a suitable display surface, a light secured within the channel, and an electrical means for powering the light. Preferably, the channel conforms to the shape of the light, which is a rope light, in order to releaseably retain the light. The channel can be interconnected with other channels, with caps including pivot caps, to form a lighting display suitable for mounting to an underlying surface of some types, such as a commercial or residential structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerrold Handsaker
  • Patent number: 7513675
    Abstract: The modular track luminaire system of the present invention is a modular lighting system which has a lighting unit which is electronically connected to a remote ballast housing by a removable and reattachable insulated cord and plug system, the luminaire unit electrically connected to the ballast housing through the flexible cord and plug system thereby allowing the entire system to be modularized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Mier-Langner, James E. Kuchar, Andrew E. Medeiros
  • Patent number: 7467888
    Abstract: A power supply module for a lighting system is directly mountable onto a special cover plate for a standard electrical junction box. The power supply module is provided with a plug assembly that mates with a socket assembly incorporated within the special cover plate. The power supply circuit provides an electronically power limited output through multi-conductor connectors. The power supply output is used to connect to luminaires using a multi-conductor cable having multi-conductor connectors that mate with the multi-conductor connectors on the power supply and the luminaires. The luminaires use a circuit to interface between the power supply output and the lamp. The special cover plate is also suitable for receiving a plug assembly incorporated within the base of a lighting base module that can provide temporary incandescent or gas-discharge lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Inventor: Dale E. Fiene
  • Patent number: 7438566
    Abstract: An electric distributing system includes at least two electrical tracks and an electrical connector. Each electrical track includes a track body having two opposite ends, at least one of which is provided with a retaining hole, and at least two track wires disposed in the track body. The electrical connector includes a housing having at least two connecting end portions that interconnect the electrical tracks, and at least two conductive wire units disposed in the housing and connected electrically and respectively to the track wires. At least one of the connecting end portions has an engaging member projecting therefrom and engaged to the retaining hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 7140888
    Abstract: A track lighting includes a housing, a support member, a limit board, a connecting bar, a first contact, a second contact, a rail, two insulating jackets, two conductors, a seat, a contact lever, an upper cover, and a spring. The spring biased between the upper cover and the seat provides an tensile force to press the upper portion of the contact lever so that the contact lever and the second contact will contact with the two conductors closely and exactly. Thus, the track lighting has a closely electrical connection without producing an electrical disconnection or a short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Teng-Chiung Chan
  • Patent number: 7086875
    Abstract: A device (10) is shown and described for at least indirectly connecting a light fixture with a power track (11) and having a housing (38) holding at least one angularly movable control shaft (21 or 22) and formed of at least two housing shells (34a and 34b) formed of dielectric material, in particular plastic. The novelty is that at least a first housing shell (34b) is provided with a retaining formation (36a, 36b, 36c, 36d, 36e, 36f, or 36g) that cooperates with the control shaft (21 or 22) and/or with a second housing shell (34a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Erco Leuchten GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7011534
    Abstract: A track adapter and a track light kit equipped with the same are is described. The track adapter is used for a track assembly and has an insulation tube, a resilient member, a press-in member, a mounting member, a conductive tube having a secure structure, and a connection assembly with a first electrode assembly and a second electrode assembly. The conductive tube and the first electrode assembly combine into a first electrical path; the press-in member, the resilient member, the mounting member and the second electrode assembly combine into a second electrical path. The track adapter can be mounted onto the track assembly easily due to the rotation of the secure structure of the conductive tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventor: Wei Hong Shen
  • Patent number: 6843666
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manually installing a surface mount connector having at least one ground bar on printed circuit board (PCB). The method and apparatus include inserting a ground bar along a length of a channel of an installation tool, where the channel is sized to receive the ground bar such that a portion of the ground bar extends from the channel. Both the ground bar and installation tool are disposed over a particular area of the PCB, and the tool is used to align the ground bar. The exposed portion of the ground bar is then soldered to the PCB, and the tool is used to repeat the method for the remaining unsoldered portions of the ground bar. The connector is then installed over the soldered ground bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Eskridge
  • Publication number: 20040253856
    Abstract: A device (10) is shown and described for at least indirectly connecting a light fixture with a power track (11) and having a housing (38) holding at least one angularly movable control shaft (21 or 22) and formed of at least two housing shells (34a and 34b) formed of dielectric material, in particular plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: ERCO Leuchten GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20040248441
    Abstract: A device is described for at least indirectly connecting a lamp with a power track (10), the device comprising at least one control shaft (27 or 52) angularly movable in a housing (37) about a pivot axis (32) and rotationally coupled to at least one contact (40 or 58), in particular a neutral contact (40) or a hot contact (58) for contacting conductors (13a, 13b, 13c, or 13d) in the power track, the contacts being connectable with the lamp via respective wires (39a, 39b, 39c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Applicant: ERCO Leuchten GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 6793539
    Abstract: A linking apparatus is provided for establishing interconnection for stackable network switch. The linking apparatus includes an electronic circuit configured for providing stacking interconnection between two stackable network devices. A miniature GBIC-compliant (Gigabit Interface Connector) connector locates at an end of the electronic circuit. And two USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectors are arranged as a stacking module at the other end of the electronic circuit for providing uplink and downlink connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Accton Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Lee, Yu-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 6637166
    Abstract: To enable vehicles such as truck tractors, motor homes and recreational vehicles to receive electrical power and communications when parked, a power and communications assembly is provided. A base is mountable in an exterior surface of the vehicle openings through the base are defined for mounting a respective connection moiety so each mounted moiety can be engaged with a complementary connection moiety when a main cover for the base and the mounted moieties is opened against a bias causing it to be normally closed. The connection moieties mountable in the base openings are selected from a group which includes electrical power connectors, telephone circuit connectors, and connectors for coaxial cables and fiber optic cables. Features of either a base opening or a mounted connection moiety can be engaged by its own secondary cover; the several secondary covers when engaged can be accommodated with a space protected by the main cover when it is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: R. A. Phillips Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory W. Kinsey
  • Patent number: 6464516
    Abstract: A wiring interconnection system for interconnecting a plurality of electrical components. The wiring system is mountable to an external surface and includes an insulated cable. The insulated cable is shielded for use with RF transmission and provides a low profile when mounted to the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: George M. Baldock
  • Publication number: 20010039133
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an electric power transmission and distribution system including transmission components (10) each having several parallel, insulated transmission conductors (11) laid against each other, and the ends of which are connected by a terminal block (15) fitted with a tap-off device (14). This system includes at least one distribution component, having parallel distribution conductors (21) spaced apart from each other, and one at least of the two ends of which is connected to a tap-off device (14), with no additional means of electrical protection against current overloads. The cross-section of the distribution conductors (21) is smaller than the cross-section of the transmission conductors (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Applicant: Schneider Electric Industries SA
    Inventor: Henri Pierrot
  • Patent number: 6238223
    Abstract: A method of applying a dispersion (which may be in the form of a paste) of particles of a thermoplastic polymer in a liquid medium (i.e., liquid carrier) onto semiconductor wafers, dies, lead frames, and printed circuit boards, for example, to form bonding layers, pads, and bumps, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Micro Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Cobbley, Tongbi Jiang, John Vannortwick
  • Patent number: 6234811
    Abstract: A process for preparing enantiomerically pure esters of the formula I (Ia and Ib) where the substituents have the following meanings: R1 hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy or Cl-C6-alkanoyl, R2 and R3 independently of one another hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkanoyl, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-alkylsulfinyl or C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, R4 and R5 R4≠R5 and independently of one another hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6-alkyl or R4 and R5 form together with the carbon atoms to which they are bonded a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6-cycloalkylidene, R6 substituted or unsubstituted aryl, C1-C20-alkyl, C3-C20-alkenyl, C3-C20-alkynyl, C1-C20-alkoxy-C1-C20-alkyl comprises converting racemic compounds of the formula II, where the substituents R1 to R5 have the abovementioned meanings, with a lipase or esterase in the presence of vinyl esters of the formula III, wher
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Friedhelm Balkenhohl, Stefan Koser, Nicholas John Holman
  • Patent number: 6199207
    Abstract: A removable plug-in board for dividing incoming radio frequency (RF) to an external port and providing alternating current (AC) signals to a CATV system amplifier contains a radio frequency choke or inductor for passing the AC power signal, a high pass filter for passing the radio frequency signal and either a directional coupler or a splitter. This plug-in board is inserted into a motherboard on which is mounted amplification circuitry and power supply and divider circuitry. The plug-in board routes RF signals arriving on an input port of the amplifier motherboard through the directional coupler to the amplification circuitry, while additionally tapping off and feeding the incoming RF signals to a second output port of the amplifier motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine W. Jelinek, Mark A. Palazzo, Stephan W. Vogt
  • Patent number: 6172880
    Abstract: A faceplate assembly, for use with an electronic circuit card, comprising a faceplate and a movable plate, each including conductive portions or being made of a conductive material, and in electrical contact with each other. The faceplate is adapted to mount to an electronic circuit card, and has first and second opposite edges. The movable plate has a free edge and is movably coupled to the faceplate to move, by pivoting, sliding or the like, with respect to the faceplate between a retracted position and an extended position. Movement of the movable plate can be effected manually, or automatically by movement of the latches on the electronic circuit card assembly which latch the electronic circuit card assembly into an electronic circuit card housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Eric M. Petitpierre, James H. Durham
  • Patent number: 6058604
    Abstract: A cable constructed with insulation displacement connectors produces cables which connect data storage devices to a host system. The cable allows automatic address selection of data storage devices depending on the presence or absence of a CSEL terminal pin on a corresponding connector and the location of a data storage device along the cable. Address selection by connector configuration simplifies cable construction. The end connector of an ATA cable is configured to identify an attached data storage device as the first device (drive 0), while an intermediate connector is configured to identify an attached data storage device as the second drive (drive 1), thus making installation more intuitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Inventor: Tony Goodfellow
  • Patent number: 6033097
    Abstract: A track lighting system which uses a lighting truss which separates the support function from the electrical connection function is provided. A lighting truss is shown which consists of a longitudinally extending base portion having at least an upstanding flange projecting from one side, and an upstanding wall projecting from the other side. A piece of lighting track is mounted on the vertical wall portion, and a beam clamp fastens a luminaire to the longitudinally extending base portion. The upstanding flange will prevent the luminaire from falling off should it loosen in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Inventor: Ronald P. Harwood
  • Patent number: 5896238
    Abstract: An exterior rearview mirror for a vehicle has a base and a mirror housing connected to the base. A mirror pane is movably connected in the mirror housing. An electrically operated drive unit for moving the mirror pane is provided. The drive unit includes electric motors encapsulated by a drive unit housing. Electric lines for supplying the drive unit with electrical power are provided. A plug connector is positioned in the drive unit housing. The electric lines have a plug for insertion into the plug connector. The plug connector has electric connectors for connecting the motors to the plug connectors. The motors are connected to the electric connectors by a plug connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: EM Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Hubscher, Rolf Alfred Engelmann
  • Patent number: 5829867
    Abstract: Polymeric connectors suitable for use in halogen lamp displays are provided. These connectors include various means for improving their reliability and heat dissipation. In specific embodiments, the electrical conductors of the connector assembly are extended beyond a polymeric connector insulator to provide convective air cooling. In other embodiments, high temperature polymers are provided which improve the heat deflection temperature of the polymeric connector insulator. Additionally, better electrical connections are made possible by more closely managed receiving cavities for lamp leads and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Light Wave Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley K. Baczek, Joel Slavis
  • Patent number: 5788517
    Abstract: A cordless extension system generally includes an adaptor that enables manual electrical coupling between a conductive strip and a conventional duplex wall outlet when the adaptor is positioned over a face of the outlet. Removable outlet members are provided for selective placement along the conductive strip and are adapted for engagement with a conventional pronged plug. The cordless extension system may also provide strip connectors and strip safety guards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: Daniel Elmouchi
  • Patent number: 5756972
    Abstract: A connector for connecting an end of a first elongate electrical heating cable to an end of a first elongate electrical component such as another heating cable or a power cable. The connector includes first and second shell members which can be in a mated or demated configuration and which, when mated, form a shell having a first inlet port for the first heating cable and a second inlet port for the first electrical component. In addition, the connector includes an element for connecting electrodes of the first heating cable to elongate members of the first electrical component and a sealing assembly for holding the first heating cable in position in the first inlet port. The sealing assembly includes a hollow cylindrical ring from which gripping elements in the form of fingers extend perpendicular to the plane of the ring, a nut for making connection to the first inlet port, and a grommet which is held by the fingers and which grips the first heating cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Vranicar, Richard S. Huang, Larry M. Edwards, Carl F. Landers, Wesley Dong, Frank Wasilewski
  • Patent number: 5603621
    Abstract: A cordless extension system generally includes an adaptor that enables manual electrical coupling between a conductive strip and a conventional duplex wall outlet when the adaptor is positioned over a face of the outlet. Removable outlet members are provided for selective placement along the conductive strip and are adapted for engagement with a conventional pronged plug. The cordless extension system may also provide strip connectors and strip safety guards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1997
    Inventor: Daniel Elmouchi
  • Patent number: 5599595
    Abstract: A conductive component for carrying electrical signals constructed from a molded polymer substrate and a conductive coating adhered to the substrate, the coating defining a continuous electrical pathway between at least two terminals. Preferably, molded plastic such as liquid crystal polymer is formed to make circuits having conductive ink adhered thereto in order to provide inexpensive and versatile printed circuit boards for carrying electrical traces and other components and to provide printed formed contacts. The conductive solderable inks can be adhered to the substrate, for example, via screen printing, brush, spraying, dipping, masking, vacuum plating or vacuum deposition with subsequent oven drying, reflowing in a vapor phase, post curing or plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: Methode Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: William J. McGinley, John R. Cannon, William J. Green, Richard P. Zanardo
  • Patent number: 5437996
    Abstract: The resultant compounds of the formula (I) have an excellent antitumor activity.A process for preparation of a compound represented by the formula ##STR1## wherein X.sup.1 and X.sup.2 each independently represent hydrogen atom, halogen atom, amino group, mono- or di-lower alkylamino group, hydroxyl group, lower alkoxy group, aralkoxy group, carboxyl group, lower alkoxycarbonyl group, lower alkanoyloxy group or lower alkyl group, andR is hydrogen atom, amino group, formylamino group, lower alkanoylamino group, mono- or di-lower alkylamino group, hydroxyl group, lower alkoxy group, aralkoxy group, aralkyl group or lower alkyl group,which comprises cultivating a microorganism having an ability to glycosylate a compound represented by the formula ##STR2## wherein X.sup.1, X.sup.2 and R have the same meanings as defined above, in a nutrient medium containing the compound of the above formula (II), and recovering the formed compound of the formula (I) from the culture medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1995
    Assignee: Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Kojiri, Hajime Suzuki, Hisao Kondo, Hiroyuki Suda
  • Patent number: 5162616
    Abstract: A bus bar assembly including an elongated insulative base member and a plurality of modular insulative unit pieces attached to the base member and having contact receiving openings, conductive bus bars in an enclosed region defined by the base member and unit pieces, contact pins of the bus bar extending upward into insulative tubular members extending downward from and centered within the openings, insulative fins supporting the bus bars above a bottom wall of the base member, an insulative divider wall between adjacent bus bars extending upward from the bottom wall, mounting holes in the upper and lower walls, and an insulative shield between the region between mounting holes and the bus bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Precision Connector Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Swaffield, Kurt C. Hetzel