Dummy Connector Patents (Class 439/148)
  • Patent number: 10741984
    Abstract: A modular replaceable socket device includes one or more adapters, and an adapting interface. The adapter includes a jack and multiple contacts. The jacks are disposed on a top of the adapter for transmitting power or a network signal to an external device. The contacts are disposed on a bottom of the adapter. The adapter couples to external power via the contacts. The base includes a cable interface and one or more sockets. The cable interface connects to external power via a power cable and the one or more sockets is utilized to fix the one or more adapters. The adapting interface is utilized to connect the socket and the one or more adapters. The structure of the adapting interface corresponds to the contacts, for allowing the one or more adapters to couple to the one or more sockets via the adapting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ENERGY FULL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Shen Chin
  • Patent number: 10693254
    Abstract: A dummy pin includes a pin main body that is to be inserted into the at least one terminal insertion port and is formed by molding resin, the pin main body having: a waterproof portion having a cylindrical seal surface that makes tight contact with an inner surface of the at least one seal hole by elastically compressing a part of the two or more lip portions of the waterproof member; and a falling-off prevention portion having one or more concave portions that are partially recessed from the seal surface toward the central axis and that a remaining lip portion of the two or more lip portions of the waterproof member enters, the seal surface forming a continuous surface over an entire circumferential direction of the waterproof portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yusuke Obata, Hiroaki Obikane
  • Patent number: 10624222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a network port cover module and a network port locking device having the cover module. The network port cover module includes a plurality of modules inserted into and coupled to a network port of a network device, the plurality of modules being configured to be locked and coupled together or separated from each other, and configured to be locked and coupled to or unlocked and separated from the network port according to a locked and coupled state or an unlocked and separated state of the plurality of modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COMXI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Hoon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10601168
    Abstract: A plug connection kit for connecting a branch line to a through line, comprising a plug housing and a socket housing that enclose contact inserts. Flexible cable ends are molded onto the plug housing and socket housing. The plug housing and socket housing are each manufactured by casting plastic onto a base body with the contact inserts and flexible cable ends connected thereto inserted, thus forming a solid one-piece plug and a solid one-piece socket. The female and male contact inserts are electrically connectable to one another in a contact area between the plug housing and the socket housing. The plug connection kit also includes a sealing sleeve that encases the plug housing, the socket housing, and the contact area between the two housings in order to protect the plug connection kit from penetration of water and/or dust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Woertz Engineering AG
    Inventors: Tamas Onodi, Andreas Dreier
  • Patent number: 10587068
    Abstract: A connector sealing plug for sealing openings on a connector. The plug includes a rod with a first end and a second end, with the first end having a first diameter, and the second end having a second diameter. The rod has a first bevel at the first end and a second bevel between the first end and the second end. The second diameter is larger than the first diameter, and the rod is adaptable to tool-lessly press fit into and out of the sealing openings such that a fluid resistant seal is formed and contacts within the connector are protected, wherein the sealing plug does not engage existing mechanical locks within the connector. The first end has a first fossa and the second end has a second fossa. The rod has a defined configuration identifiable by size, color, and fossae, and the rod is manufactured from electrically insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Oliviu Muja, Raymond-Ramil Tercedo Tuazon
  • Patent number: 10587067
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for outlet safety cover plates. In one example, an outlet safety cover plate includes a cover having a front face and a rear side; a first pair of prongs extending from the rear side of the cover, the first pair of prongs configured to fit into a first pair of contact openings in an electrical outlet; and a second pair of prongs extending from the rear side of the cover, the second pair of prongs aligned with the first pair of prongs and configured to fit into a second pair of contact openings in an electrical outlet, where a width of the first pair of prongs is approximately two thirds of a width of the second pair of prongs. In another example, an outlet safety cover plate includes first and second covers that align with each other when inserted in an electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Bengt Lager, Jesper Andersen
  • Patent number: 10347403
    Abstract: An elbow arrester with a T-body is disclosed capable of coupling with an apparatus for protection from transient over voltage, and coupling with additional cable accessories, without having to loosen the initial connection with the coupled apparatus. The elbow body of the T-body arrester has a first portion, and a second portion protruding from an intermediate section of the first portion to define a T-body. A receiving feature is located within the first portion extending towards a first end, while a male feature is coupled to a second end of the first portion, opposite from the receiving feature. A coupling fastener is integrally molded into the first portion, providing for an apparatus coupled to the coupling fastener to be decoupled without loosening the connection of another apparatus connected to the T-Body elbow. Further, decoupling the other apparatus does not loosen the apparatus coupled to the coupling fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Glenn J. Luzzi, Jeffrey L. Madden
  • Patent number: 10024480
    Abstract: A method includes providing a die having a cylindrical body terminating in a rounded end, wrapping a fibrous material around the die while the fibrous material is tensioned, wherein the fibrous material is placed to extend in a continuous manner across the width of the rounded end of the body and to opposite sides of the cylindrical body, applying a curable resin on the die, curing the resin, and removing a reinforced cured resin plug from the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Adrian Murias, Richard Tran
  • Patent number: 9935402
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly is described. The electrical connector assembly includes a first connector body, a second connector body, a first removable cap, and a second removable cap. The first connector body has a first connector end, a first cap end, and first and second electrodes that protrude from the first cap end. The second connector body has a second connector end, a second cap end, and third and fourth electrodes that protrude from the second cap end. The first and second removable caps each have a cavity, formed by an outer wall portion that shields the corresponding electrodes, and an interior wall portion that shields at least a portion of the corresponding electrodes. Upon an engagement of the first and second connector bodies, the first connector end abuts the second connector end, the first and third electrodes are electrically connected, and the second and fourth electrodes are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hobbico, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Curry, Neal Cloud, Kevin Burner, Robert Csiki, Jamie M. Seymour
  • Patent number: 9828091
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a wiring harness for an aerial vehicle. A wing of the aerial vehicle comprises a pocket for insertion of the wiring harness. The wiring harness provides wiring and associated connections capable to attach to and power various components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Damon Vander Lind, Eric Chin, Kurt Hallamasek
  • Patent number: 9709043
    Abstract: A submersible well pump assembly has a pump and an electrical motor for driving the pump. The motor has an electrical receptacle with a base and a central bore containing a plurality of motor electrical terminals. An annular groove in the base encircles the central bore and has a closed bottom. A motor lead extends to the motor for supplying power to the motor. An electrical connector on an end of the motor lead has a rim that inserts into the groove. Either the forward edge of the rim or the bottom of the groove is conical, defining an annular void within the groove that is triangular in cross section when the rim is fully inserted into the groove. A seal ring is located in the void of the groove and is deformed by the forward edge of the rim into sealing engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin J. Gilmore, Jeffrey G. Frey, Michael R. Rumbaugh
  • Patent number: 9667018
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a protective cap for a radio-frequency connector. The radio-frequency connector comprises a plug connecting piece and a socket connecting piece, wherein the protective cap can be removably mounted to the socket connecting piece for protection. The protective cap comprises a protection part structured to engage with the socket connecting piece and an inspection part structured to only allow a matched plug connecting piece to be inserted in. Hence, the inspection part can be used for inspecting the specific type of the plug connecting piece. The present invention further discloses an application method of the protective cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Jianping Wu, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 9611969
    Abstract: A plug for closing a hose connector termination includes a hollow cylindrical body closed by a rounded end portion and open at the opposite end. The plug comprises tensioned fibrous material that extends in a continuous manner across the width of the rounded end and to the sides of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Adrian Murias, Richard Tran
  • Patent number: 9543684
    Abstract: A trim panel having a main body, a plurality of attachment structures and a dummy electric connector. The main body has a trim surface and an attachment surface opposite the trim surface. The plurality of attachment structures are formed on the attachment surface and are configured to contact and engage a separate panel securing the main body to the separate panel and covering an aperture formed in the separate panel. The dummy electric connector is formed on the attachment surface. The dummy electric connector is configured to receive and retain an electric connector in the absence of any electrical contacts within or on the dummy electric connector. The dummy electrical connector enables retention of a wiring harness having a connector that is not currently used, the unused connector to be connected to and retained by the dummy connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Engerman, Zachary Stoklosa, Brian Shepard, Ronald Morrow, George Henry Gasahl, IV
  • Patent number: 9236722
    Abstract: A wall plate including a plate having a front surface and a rear surface, rear walls extending from and away from the rear surface to form a cavity, and a gasket positioned wholly within the cavity. The gasket may be positioned adjacent the rear walls or adjacent at least one aperture within the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: John Klein, Jeffrey Baldwin, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 9160127
    Abstract: A service disconnect assembly for an electric system is provided and may include a service disconnect base electrically connected to the electric system and a service disconnect plug connected to the service disconnect base in a connected state to supply the electric system with power via the service disconnect plug and disconnected from the service disconnect base in a disconnected state to prevent the supply of power to the electric system. The service disconnect assembly may additionally include a lockout plug connected to the service disconnect base when the service disconnect plug is in the disconnected state to prevent the service disconnect plug from inadvertently being moved into the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: George E. Rule-Greet, Scott D. Bergin
  • Patent number: 9088081
    Abstract: A system for sealing a building electrical outlet of the type mounted within a wall surface of the building having one or more electrical plug sockets adapted to receive an electrical plug and a cover plate. The system includes two primary components. A gasket formed of an elastomeric material is provided with a pair of electrical terminal slots. A plug cover element forms a front cover panel and includes a pair of tabs extending from a back of the face surface to engage the electrical plug socket terminal slots. Two modes of operation are available. When an electrical plug is inserted into the electrical plug socket, the gasket is positioned between the plug and the socket to seal against air infiltration. When an electrical plug is not inserted into the socket, the plug cover is used to maintain the gasket in position for sealing against the electrical plug socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SUNVENTRIX
    Inventor: Mark D. Hildebrandt
  • Publication number: 20150132979
    Abstract: An elbow-type medium or high voltage electrical device includes a longitudinal body, a first connector end formed substantially perpendicularly to an axial direction of the longitudinal body, and an integral grounding element end substantially perpendicularly to the axial direction of the longitudinal body and opposing the first connector end. The first connector end includes a first axial bore configured to receive a bushing element therein. The grounding element end includes a second axial bore formed therein for receiving a conductive grounding element therein. The grounding element, when inserted into the second axial bore includes an exposed portion projecting above a surface of the grounding element end. The exposed portion of the grounding element is configured for attachment by a grounded hot line clamp to ground the electrical connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Larry N. Siebens
  • Patent number: 8991647
    Abstract: A station combines a toilet paper dispenser, dispenser for dispensing hand wipes, a dispenser for dispensing surface antibiotic wipes, and a deodorant feature. The station includes a toilet paper dispenser made from a plastic type material and the toilet paper dispenser may be a single or double roll dispenser. The station cover houses a battery-operated fan that pulls air from inside the dispenser. A tray inside the dispenser holds a fragrance cup holding a quantity of deodorant. The base holds one or two rolls of commercial toilet paper, each of which rolls on a hollow plastic axle to hold a bottle containing wipes. A microswitch may be integrated in the cover to disengage the fan when the cover of the unit is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Encore Industrial Supply, LLC
    Inventor: Leigh A. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20150056830
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a terminal that includes a front terminal portion, and a rear terminal portion the contact position of which is located further from the insertion opening of the connector than the contact position of the front terminal portion, and that is electrically connected with a mating terminal as an object to be connected. The front terminal portion has a front elastic arm, and a front contact portion formed at the distal end of the front elastic arm, and the front contact portion has a front contact that comes into contact with the mating terminal, and a dummy contact that is located closer to the insertion opening of the connector than the front contact, and that wipes a foreign substance adhering to the mating terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: IRISO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Takaki
  • Patent number: 8951060
    Abstract: A charging coupling (1) for a motor vehicle (2) has a receiving device (3) with a receiving section (4) for receiving a charging plug (7) and a locking device (11) having a locking section (13) that can be displaced into the receiving section (4) approximately perpendicularly with respect to an introduction direction (E) of the charging plug (7) into the receiving section (4) for locking the charging plug (7) in the receiving device (3) in a charging position. A cover (16) having a sealing device (21) is provided for closing the receiving section (4) in a dust-tight and water-tight manner when the charging plug (7) is removed from the receiving section (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Joerg Meyer-Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20150017824
    Abstract: A lock device for electronic apparatus includes a lock body and a key member. The lock body includes a front end, a rear end, and a bottom side defined between the front and the rear end and having at least one retaining section provided thereon. The lock body is configured for inserting into a slot on an electronic apparatus. When the lock body is inserted into the slot, the bottom side of the lock body is located corresponding to a plurality of terminals in the slot with the retaining section abutted against inner sides of the terminals, so that the lock body is held in the slot to lock the same. The key member is configured for detachably engaging with a lock core structure of the lock body, so that the lock body can be inserted into and extracted from the slot only with the key member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Tigerex Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Hu Kung
  • Publication number: 20140315402
    Abstract: A plastic formed insert or peg is provided to block the ground connection aperture of a standard 3-prong electrical receptacle to render the receptacle usable only as a 2-prong receptacle to cure faulty or missing ground connections for the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Poniktera
  • Publication number: 20140113468
    Abstract: An outlet cover safety device with an integrated safety device having an electrical with at least one aperture. The electrical cover mounting on an electrical outlet. The matching up with electrical gangs of the electrical outlet. The safety device having a at least one strap, with at least one prong disposed on the strap. The strap being biased to remain in an open position away from the plug accepting outlet when not in use. When wishing to engage the safety device, the strap is bent in a direction such that the prong is gets inserted into an aperture of a plug receiving outlet. The safety device may be incorporated with an outlet cover or may be a separate mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Joshua Kaplan
  • Patent number: 8662921
    Abstract: A dummy plug (50) includes a sealing portion (51) to be fit into a seal hole (21) in a liquid-tight manner when the dummy plug (50) is mounted into a connector (A). A support (53) is arranged behind the sealing portion (51). Two resilient locking pieces (56) link the rear end of the sealing portion (51) and the front end of the support (53) and engage with retaining portions (34) of a holder (30) when the dummy plug (50) is mounted into the connector (A). A single deformation space (57) is provided between the resilient locking pieces (56) and is shared to permit resilient deformations of the resilient locking pieces (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeto Kataoka
  • Patent number: 8632358
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection device (100, 101, 102, 103) for a solar module (400), the connection device (100, 101, 102, 103) having a housing (110, 111, 112, 113) and a contacting means (180), arranged in the housing (110, 111, 112, 113), for contacting a contact element (430) of the solar module (400). The connection device (100, 101, 102, 103) is distinguished by a blind mating connector (120, 150) arranged on the housing (110, 111, 112, 113) without an electrical connection to the contacting means (180), onto which connector a plug-and-socket connector (220, 250) can be plugged. The invention furthermore relates to a solar module with such a connection device (100, 101, 102, 103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Amp GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Leonhard, Bernd Kosch, Kristopher Salzmann
  • Publication number: 20130342158
    Abstract: An in-vehicle charging adaptor device includes a plug main body and a cap separatably matched with the plug main body. The plug main body has a cigarette lighter plug formed at one end thereof, an USB socket formed at the other end thereof. A circuit device is received in the plug main body electrically connected with the cigarette lighter plug and the USB socket. The present invention has reasonable structure design, reliable function, and convenient practical usage with decorative function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jinhong Zhong
  • Publication number: 20130288495
    Abstract: A circuit board module includes a first circuit board and a protecting cover. A high speed interface is located on the first circuit board, for receiving a second circuit board. The high speed interface defines two latch slots. The protecting cover includes a cover body and a knob located on the cover body. The knob includes two resilient pieces and two latch tabs. The two latch tabs are located on the two resilient pieces, respectively. When the second circuit board is not connected to the high speed interface, the cover body covers the first high speed interface. Each of the two latch tabs is engaged in each of the two latch slots, to prevent the cover body from moving away the high speed interface. The two resilient pieces are resiliently deformable to disengage each of the two latch tabs from each of the latch slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: BIAO ZENG, XIANG ZHANG, TAI-BAO WU, YUAN-TING GUO
  • Patent number: 8535072
    Abstract: A connector includes a main body, an electrical interface extending from a front end of the main body, and a fixing member pivotably mounted to the main body with a first end. A second end of the fixing member forms a dummy interface similar to the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhen-Xing Ma, Zheng-Heng Sun
  • Publication number: 20130230993
    Abstract: A blockout device for a USB port is disclosed. The blockout device prevents contamination, damage or misuse of the USB port when not in use. The blockout device includes a locking member, a body member and a shell. The locking member has a bottom and a top. The bottom of the locking member includes a plurality of teeth for engaging the USB port. The body member has a top, a bottom and sides defining a channel therein. The locking member is positioned within the channel of the body. The shell has a cavity that receives the locking member and the body member. The locking member and the body member are positioned within the cavity of the shell when the blockout device is installed in the USB port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jason O. Hackett, Michael Scott Adams
  • Publication number: 20130157486
    Abstract: A connector includes a main body, an electrical interface extending from a front end of the main body, and a fixing member pivotably mounted to the main body with a first end. A second end of the fixing member forms a dummy interface similar to the electrical interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZHEN-XING MA, ZHENG-HENG SUN
  • Patent number: 8449309
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus port protector having a top piece and a tongued planar surface, where the top piece includes a rectangular surface, a rectangular planar surface, a box having an open bottom and an open top, and a shim-like piece, and where the tongued planar surface includes a tongued portion and an untongued portion, where the tongued portion includes one dado and two rabbet cuts and two projections, where the top piece and the tongued planar surface are slideably insertable into and extractable from a Universal Serial Bus port to ensure that no electrical connection is made to the Universal Serial Bus port when the top piece and the tongued planar surface are so inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: The United State Government as represented by the Director, National Security Agency
    Inventor: Gary S. Mosholder
  • Patent number: 8414314
    Abstract: A single-use Universal Serial Bus port protector having a top piece and a tongued planar surface, where the top piece includes a rectangular surface, a rectangular planar surface, a slotted planar surface, and at least one lever breakably attached to the slotted planar surface, and where the tongued planar surface includes two rails and two projections, where the top piece and the tongued planar surface are slideably insertable into a Universal Serial Bus port to ensure that no electrical connection is made to the Universal Serial Bus port when the top piece and the tongued planar surface are so inserted, where the at least one lever engages with at least one of the rails of the tongued planar surface upon insertion, and where the at least one lever breaks off when the Universal Serial Bus port protector is removed from the Universal Serial Bus port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Director, National Security Agency
    Inventor: Gary S. Mosholder
  • Publication number: 20130029507
    Abstract: A protecting plug for an audio jack includes a plug member and a decoration member. The plug member has a plug portion matching with an audio jack, a coupling portion, and a flange portion provided between the coupling portion and the plug portion. The decoration member includes a model portion, a coupling hole formed on the model portion, and a decoration connecting portion formed at a boundary surface of the coupling hole. By coupling the coupling portion to the coupling hole and making a receiving surface of the flange portion hold and/or connect with the decoration connecting portion, the plug member is assembled with the decoration member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: HAW YANG CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: CHING-YAO YANG
  • Patent number: 8323042
    Abstract: A protective cover for locking to a jack module includes a main body for inserting into the jack module and having two openings, and two elastic arms for locking the protective cover to the jack module and having a first engaging unit each. A removing tool for unlocking and removing the protective cover from the jack module includes a handle portion and two arms. The arms respectively include a front cam surface for inserting into the main body to deflect the elastic arms and unlock the protective cover from the jack module, and a second engaging unit formed behind the cam surface for engaging with the first engaging unit, allowing a user to remove the protective cover from the jack module. The protective cover and removing tool respectively integrate the unlocking and removing functions into one structurally simplified device and is more convenient for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Center Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuan-Lin Lin
  • Publication number: 20120164858
    Abstract: A connection terminal opening and closing device for a portable terminal is provided, in which a connection terminal cover is disposed movably at an inlet of the connection terminal for automatically closing, when a predetermined area of the external cover is pressed which in turn triggers an elastic member engaged with the connection terminal cover between the body and the external cover to provide an automatic closing force to the connection terminal cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-Hyeon KIM
  • Patent number: 8197269
    Abstract: An electrical protection for mounting on a wire connector housing, wherein the wire connector housing comprises a fixed hole and a plurality of wire-lock apertures exposed on a top surface of the wire connector housing, and the electrical protection comprise an insulating body and an insulating protrusion located at bottom surface of the insulating body. The insulating body is used to cover the wire-lock apertures at the top surface of the wire connector housing, and the insulating protrusion is designed and constructed to fit into the fixed hole of the wire connector housing. The wire-lock apertures of the wire connector housing are all covered and insulated to prevent electrical shock from the electrical leakage through the exposed apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Chi Cheng, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20120108090
    Abstract: A block-out cover is installed in a jack module to prevent entry of undesirable objects. The block-out cover includes at least one window and at least one locking arm. The locking arm secures the cover to the jack module. The window receives a removal tool designed to remove the cover from the jack module. The removal tool includes a body, a lever secured to the body to engage the cover and a prong with a cam surface. The cam surface of the prong deflects the cover from locking engagement with the jack module allowing the removal tool to remove the block-out cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: David Scott Morrison, Marc Russell Obenshain, Kevin Larry Nelson
  • Patent number: 8169113
    Abstract: A motor operating at two different voltages, containing at least: a stator, a rotor, multiple coil windings, a housing, a patch board, a connector socket having a terminal cap, a first plug, a second plug, and a base. The patch board is disposed on the housing. The connector socket, the first plug, and the base are disposed on the patch board. The terminal cap is disposed in the connector socket. The coil winding is directly electrically connected to the terminal cap. The first plug is inserted in the connector socket whereby connecting two in-phase coil windings in parallel. The second plug is disposed on the base as the motor operates at a low voltage, and the second plug is inserted in the connector socket whereby connecting two in-phase coil windings in series. The first plug is disposed on the base as the motor operates at a high voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyu Jia, Yongjun Mi
  • Patent number: 8158885
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a wall plate, such as for light switches and electrical outlets, that may be painted to coordinate with the color of a room's walls, trim, or décor. The wall plate includes a transparent cover plate and an optional backing. A reverse side of the transparent cover plate has a prepared surface that is intentionally adapted to be painted by being textured, deglossed, roughened, etched, treated, sand-blasted, or the like. In use, the optional backing can cover and protect the painted surface. The transparent cover plate can be made of molded thermoplastic resin and the backing can be a plate or sheet of suitable material. Both will typically contain openings to provide access to switches, outlets, plugs, jacks, mounting posts, etc., as well as any holes requires by fasteners such as screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Susan Eastin
  • Patent number: 8113856
    Abstract: A block-out cover is installed in a jack module to prevent entry of undesirable objects. The block-out cover includes at least one window and at least one locking arm. The locking arm secures the cover to the jack module. The window receives a removal tool designed to remove the cover from the jack module. The removal tool includes a body, a lever secured to the body to engage the cover and a prong with a cam surface. The cam surface of the prong deflects the cover from locking engagement with the jack module allowing the removal tool to remove the block-out cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David Scott Morrison, Marc Russell Obenshain, Kevin Larry Nelson
  • Patent number: 8105097
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical blanking plug for a telecommunications socket or jack. The blanking plug having at least one electrical conductor positioned on the body of the plug, which conductor on insertion of the plug into a telecommunications jack or socket electrically connects one or more terminals on the jack to short circuit and/or ground one or more electrical telecommunication circuits terminated at the jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem BVBA
    Inventors: Danny Thijs, Didier Claeys
  • Publication number: 20110300729
    Abstract: An electrical outlet safety cap is easily removed from an electrical outlet by adults but not by children. The safety cap comprises a disk, prong or prongs, and at least one keyhole. The prongs extend outwardly from the rear surface of the disk. When in place, the prongs are secured tightly in the contact holes to prevent removal by children. The rear surface of the disk has one or more keyholes. To remove the safety cap, the prong of a second safety cap is slid into the keyhole of a first safety cap that is in use. The second safety cap is pulled outward, away from the electrical outlet, removing the prongs of the first safety cap from the contact holes to free the first safety cap from the electrical outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Rhoost LLC
    Inventors: Vianka P. Belyea, Tavinder Phull
  • Publication number: 20110207352
    Abstract: Temporary touch-proof connectors are disclosed that include an insulating body defining a passageway having an open leading end configured to receive a connector element of a medical lead and an enclosed trailing end shielding the connector element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Antoine Camps, Markus Lazeroms, Jean Rutten, Paulus Van Venrooij, Bernard Cuisset
  • Publication number: 20110136359
    Abstract: A guitar end pin jack plug device is described which is mated with an end pin jack while the electrical plug is not mated with the end pin jack, for the purpose of preventing a support strap from coming off of the end pin jack. The present invention has a shaft which is inserted into and is retained by the end pin jack. The present invention also has a head which is of sufficient diameter to prevent the opening in the strap from coming completely off of the end pin jack. The present invention is much simpler than the prior art and is less subject to becoming ineffective over time as it is used and worn as compared to the prior art. While the present invention is described as being used on guitar end pin jacks, it is not limited to use with guitars. The present invention may be used on any article with similar jacks and support straps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald Derrick Gregg
  • Publication number: 20110097912
    Abstract: An electrical protection for mounting on a wire connector housing, wherein the wire connector housing comprises a fixed hole and a plurality of wire-lock apertures exposed on a top surface of the wire connector housing, and the electrical protection comprise an insulating body and an insulating protrusion located at bottom surface of the insulating body. The insulating body is used to cover the wire-lock apertures at the top surface of the wire connector housing, and the insulating protrusion is designed and constructed to fit into the fixed hole of the wire connector housing. The wire-lock apertures of the wire connector housing are all covered and insulated to prevent electrical shock from the electrical leakage through the exposed apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: ASKEY COMPUTER CORP.
    Inventors: Yung-Chi Cheng, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20110065296
    Abstract: A block-out cover is installed in a jack module to prevent entry of undesirable objects. The block-out cover includes at least one window and at least one locking arm. The locking arm secures the cover to the jack module. The window receives a removal tool designed to remove the cover from the jack module. The removal tool includes a body, a lever secured to the body to engage the cover and a prong with a cam surface. The cam surface of the prong deflects the cover from locking engagement with the jack module allowing the removal tool to remove the block-out cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: David Scott Morrison, Marc Russell Obenshain, Kevin Larry Nelson
  • Patent number: 7850469
    Abstract: Male and female connectors (10, 50) include male and female housings (11, 51) with accommodating portions (25, 61) that have rear end insertion openings for accommodating dummy connectors (30, 70). The dummy connectors (30, 70) include protrusions (37, 78) that interfere with the opening edges of the accommodating portions (25, 61) and prevent insertion if the dummy connectors (30, 70) are reversed forward/backward. However, properly oriented dummy connectors (30, 70) can be inserted into the accommodating portions (25, 61) while leaving the protrusions (37, 70) projecting out from the insertion openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuka Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100311260
    Abstract: An actuator system comprising a housing (2, 19) having at least one socket (6) for the insertion of an electrical plug (7). The housing (2, 19) is provided with an arrangement which is capable of retaining an electrical plug, preferably of the Jack, DIN or Minifit type, inserted into said socket, said arrangement comprising a union nut (8) which may be retained in a position above the opening of the socket (6), and which at the same time surrounds the plug (7), said union nut (8) being rotatable between an inoperative position in which the plug (7) may freely be inserted and removed, and another position which is a locked position, in which the plug (7) cannot be inserted and, if it is already inserted, cannot be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Martin Kahr Knudsen, René Sørensen, Anders B. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 7798829
    Abstract: A basic insulating plug (BIP) provides connection to a deadbreak connector. The basic insulating plug includes a first conductive insert and a second conductive insert. An insulative coupling supports the inserts in spaced apart position. An insulative body is molded substantially about the first and second conductive inserts. One of the conductive inserts and the insulative coupling define a flow path to permit flow of insulative material entering one of the conductive inserts to flow through the coupling so as to surround the coupling and substantially surround the first and second inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Fong