Conductor Sheath Piercing Patents (Class 439/391)
  • Patent number: 10199772
    Abstract: A power distribution apparatus with a rotary-opening/closing type plug fixing device for a communication equipment rack is provided. The power distribution apparatus prevents poor connection resulting from accidentally touching other power plugs by fixing the power plug with the plug fixing device which rotates in one direction, and allows the separation of the plug fixing device with only one hand when separating the power plug, thereby enabling users to conveniently separate the power plug even in a narrow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ki Poong Kim
  • Patent number: 9984842
    Abstract: An electronic component including a component main body and a plurality of lead terminals is inserted and accommodated in a housing member, the lead terminals are brought into contact with a plurality of terminal fittings held in the housing member. The lead terminals are formed such that at least one of the number of lead terminals on each side surface before and after the reversing, a distance between the contact portion and the side surface of the component main body facing the contact portion, and a width dimension in a direction perpendicular to the extending direction of the contact portion differs, when the component main body is rotated at 180 degrees to reverse the positions of the pair of opposite side surfaces of the component main body. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent improper assembly of an electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9906847
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the invention provides an easy-to-install recessed speaker mounting assembly. The assembly may comprise a mounting frame, a plurality of dog fasteners, and a dog actuator ring. The mounting frame may define an opening for receiving an audio transducer, and the mounting frame may also include an outer flange around an outer perimeter of the mounting frame. The plurality of dog fasteners may be rotationally coupled to the mounting frame. The dog actuator ring may be adapted to fit within an inner perimeter of the mounting frame, wherein rotation of the dog actuator ring relative to the mounting frame causes the rotating dog fasteners to rotate and secure the mounting frame to a mounting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventor: Doug S. Wright
  • Patent number: 9843122
    Abstract: A fixing element may include a pin connecting surface configured to conductively contact a pin of a busbar, and a detent configured to latch with the pin. The detent may be disposed above the pin connecting surface and bent in a first direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the fixing element. The fixing element may also include a tab separated from the detent along the longitudinal axis of the fixing element, and a board connecting surface joined to the tab. The board connecting surface may be bent in a second direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fixing element. The second direction may be opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Lisa Draexlmaier GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Fuessl, Christian Friedrich
  • Patent number: 9812831
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a connector for lighting devices including an elongate planar support member having a front surface with electrically conductive lines and at least one electrically-powered light radiation source thereon, is provided. The connector includes a C-shaped body having a web portion and two side portions, said C-shaped body locatable astride said planar support member with said web portion facing said front surface, and electrical contact means extending from said web portion between said side portions configured to contact electrically conductive lines on said front surface of said planar support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alberto Zanotto, Simon Bobbo, Valerio Michielan
  • Patent number: 9608342
    Abstract: A plug (1), socket (30) and connection apparatus for making an electrical connection. The plug (1) can hold a wire (20) and be received within a socket (30) having a conductor (37) and sealant (39), for making a waterproof electrical connection. The plug (1) comprises a plug body (2) and a passage (7) extending axially within the plug body (2) for receiving a wire (20), wherein the plug body (2) is configurable in a first wire-receiving configuration so that a wire can be placed within the passage (7) and a second clamping configuration so that the plug body (2) can clamp to and retain the wire (20) within the passage (7) when received within the socket (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Cameron Stuart Tait
  • Patent number: 9543664
    Abstract: An insulation displacement contact includes a monolithic electrically conductive contact body that includes mating portion and a mounting portion. The mating portion defines a pair of insulation displacement slots configured to receive an electrical cable delivered by a connector housing. The insulation displacement contact includes a retention wall that is received by the connector housing in order to insert the electrical cable into the insulation displacement slots. The connector housing can further receive the insulation displacement contact so as to deliver the mounting portion to a complementary electrical component to which the insulation displacement contact is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventor: James M. Sabo
  • Patent number: 9455434
    Abstract: A battery system having at least one contact element configured to provide a high level of mechanical stability. The battery system has a plurality of cells with cell poles, the electrical voltage of the cells configured to be tapped by the at least one contact element at the cell poles or at cell connectors that are connected to the cell poles in an electrically conductive manner. The contact element has a first contact element section and a second contact element section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Uwe Geidl
  • Patent number: 9306317
    Abstract: There is provided a coaxial connector that can ensure high airtightness without using a costly hermetic sealing component. An airtight coaxial connector includes: a resin filling space portion formed more to a coaxial cable connection side than to an insulator in an outer shell; a resin inlet that is open more to a target connector connection side than to the insulator in the outer shell and communicates with the resin filling space portion; and an airtightness resin that is filled in the resin filling space portion through the resin inlet and seals between a central conductor and the outer shell and between a dielectric of a coaxial cable and the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Hironori Kunieda
  • Patent number: 9188193
    Abstract: A device is used for gripping and securing cable for the purpose of suspending objects or loads. The device may be a two-barrel device that allows the user to create a loop of cable to secure to a hanging load, or to a structural member. The user of the locking device feeds the cable through one barrel, around an object to be suspended, and through the other barrel. The device has carriers installed in sockets in a housing, with wedge-shape jaws in openings in the carriers able to engage the cable and hold the cable within the device. Pushing or pulling of the carrier is used to release the spring force pressing the jaws inward, allowing the cable to be removed from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J Wilson, Raymond S Laughlin, Edward J Lynch, Matthew Bennett
  • Patent number: 9062791
    Abstract: An electric connection structure of a solenoid valve drive assembly has a solenoid valve, a coil that drives the solenoid valve, and a housing in which the solenoid valve and the coil are located, so that a terminal of the coil and a terminal inside the housing are electrically connected to each other. In the electric connection structure, a coil urging part that urges the coil is provided between the housing and the coil, and the coil urging part has: a base portion to be attached to the housing, and an elastic portion that extends from the base portion to press the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: NISSIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyasu Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Takamatsu, Takaaki Komaba
  • Publication number: 20150140855
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible connector for attaching electrical accessories to an industrial battery electrical cable. The connector includes a housing and an electrically conductive pin that is positioned within the housing and protrudes through a cable mating surface of the housing. The connector also includes a fuse positioned within the housing and electrically connected to the portion of the pin within the housing, and a conductive wire, wherein at least a portion of the wire is positioned within the housing and electrically connected to the fuse. At least the cable mating surface of the housing is suitably flexible to conform to the contours of an electrical cable insulation surface when the pin pierces through the insulation surface of the electrical cable to which the connector is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Duncan Jones
  • Publication number: 20140273605
    Abstract: A connector includes a casing, a circuit board, a joint and an adapter. The casing has an accommodating space. The circuit board, located in the accommodating space, has multiple conductive contacts. The joint, assembled on the casing, is electrically connected to the circuit board. The adapter module, detachably assembled in the accommodating space, includes a first body, a second body and multiple piercing terminals. The first body has multiple insertion slots. The second body is combined with the first body. The multiple piercing terminals, located on the second body, correspond to the insertion slots and are electrically connected to the multiple conductive contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: TELEBOX INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Ray CHANG, Fu-Wen WU, Chien-Ming TU, Chang-Huang LEE
  • Publication number: 20140273606
    Abstract: A connector assembly for providing electrical connection to an insulated conductive wire, the connector assembly including: a housing defining a channel for receiving the insulated conductive wire; a cover hinged to the housing and configured to close over the channel to cover the insulated conductive wire; and an electrically conductive pin having a first end in the channel and a second end in the housing beneath the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: R.A. Phillips Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Dale Peterson, Zhimin Guo
  • Publication number: 20140248790
    Abstract: A multi-pole wire connection socket comprises: a frame, configured with a plurality of conductive elements and a plurality of inset holes; a plurality of guillotine elements, having a plurality of protrusions at positions for allowing the protrusions to inset into the inset holes for enabling the guillotine elements to pivot relative to the frame; wherein the plural conductive elements have a plurality of conductive rings; and there is a plurality of via holes formed on the plural guillotine elements, which are provided for a plurality of wires to thread through. Operationally, the insulation around wires, threading through the via holes and the conductive rings, will be cut open for exposing the wires to couple electrically with the conductive elements as soon as wires are bended by the plural guillotine elements Thereby, the wires are electrically connected without having to use any tool for peeling off the insulations of the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: KINSUN INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: CHING-NENG KAN, CHANG-CHUN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140235094
    Abstract: An electrical contact-making system includes a flat ribbon cable with a sheath which has a planar top sheath face, a core plane containing electrical cores and a bottom sheath face with constricted portions which are parallel to the cores and are each disposed between two of the cores. A tapping collar makes electrical contact with the cores. A peripheral sealing strip encloses a rectangular contact-making region and is disposed on a bottom face of the top part of the tapping collar facing the top sheath face of the flat ribbon cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: WIELAND ELECTRIC GMBH
    Inventors: MEINRAD BRAUN, THOMAS MUELLER
  • Patent number: 8764475
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed cable connectors (14), electrical modules (12) and assemblies thereof. The cable connectors can provide a sealed connection having a rating of IP 66/67 between electrical modules such as lighting fixtures and an insulated cable (16). Cable connectors can be quickly and easily engaged and disengaged with electrical modules to create customizable electrical assemblies. The cable connector can have an upper portion (22) having piercing pins (26) for penetrating the cable at one end and contacting terminals (76) of the module at another end, and a lower portion for clamping against the cable and locking to the upper portion. A gel mat (44A) can be provided in an area surrounding the piercing pins for sealing the area from water and dust. The module can include a skirt for engaging with an elastomeric sleeve on the upper portion to create a seal when the module is mated with the cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: David Maher, Kieran Wright, Maurice Shanahan
  • Publication number: 20140141643
    Abstract: A patch panel adapter assembly is provided for use with infrastructure management systems that utilize a plurality of cables interconnected to end-user devices and work area outlets, and integrated circuits to monitor the status of these end-user devices and outlets includes a pair of circuit boards. Individual “smart” patch panels, ones with increased functionality are provided and have a series of stub cables connected to them. These may be mounted, either in a group, or individually using standoffs, in opposition to ordinary patch panels. The stub cables are inserted into the ordinary patch panel jacks to provide a smart panel that may be used to control the network. Use of the adapter assemblies reduces the time and labor required to retrofit or upgrade an existing network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Augusto P. Panella, Dennis W.J. Curtis, Scott Adams, Elliot A. Baines
  • Patent number: 8696376
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable connection system, in particular a cable connection plug, comprising a guide device, a cap nut adapted to be screwed onto a connection part comprising at least one connection element and at least one insulation displacement connector, wherein the guide device comprises a cable receiving part for receiving and clamping an end region of a cable comprising at least one wire and a wire guide part for guiding the wire by means of at least one wire guide structure. The invention also relates to a method for connecting a shielded cable to a cable connection system of this kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Andresen, Jens Gerullis
  • Patent number: 8692113
    Abstract: The connector assembly for a printed circuit board includes a set of differential signal wires, a set of alternating current (AC) power wires, a ground wire, and a connector. The set of differential signal wires includes a plurality of signal wires, and each of the signal wires has an insulator and a conductor. The set of AC power wires includes a plurality of power wires, and each of the power wires has an insulator and a conductor. The connector includes an insulated shell and a plurality of conductive pins received therein, and each of the conductive pins has a nipper. An end of each of the set of differential signal wires and the set of AC power wires is electrically connected to the printed circuit board, and the other end thereof is electrically connected to the nipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Jui Huang, Wen-Nan Huang
  • Publication number: 20130323961
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a housing including a main portion and a mating portion extending forwardly from the main portion, a number of contacts received in the housing and including first contacts and second contacts; a number of first wires connecting with the first contacts; and a number of second wires connecting with the second contacts. Each first contact includes a first contacting section and a first termination section exposed beyond the housing. Each second contact includes a second contacting section and a second termination section exposed beyond the housing. The first termination section electrically connects with corresponding first wire via Insulation Displacement Connection (IDC). The second termination section electrically connects with corresponding second wire via soldering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Hung-Chi TAI, Yong-Gang ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8585430
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to a connector including a housing with a severing device and a pair of wire taps built into the housing. For example, the severing device may sever the electrical connection along one or more wires placed inside the connector. The pair of wire taps may patch into the severed ends of the wires, intercepting any signal transmitted through the wires, and patching any signal transmitted along the wire tap into the severed wires. The wire taps may further be connected to an intermediate device, placing the intermediate device in series with the ends of the severed wire. The connector may also include a switching device between the first and second wire taps. When the switching device is closed, the switching device may directly connect the wire taps, shorting out the intermediate device and effectively reestablishing the direct electrical connection between the severed wire ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lynn Larner, Ryan Joseph Andrade
  • Patent number: 8512065
    Abstract: A receptacle comprises a simplex body with a front portion and terminals. A rear housing encloses female connectors and a ground connector, which are attached to corresponding terminals. Insulation displacers comprise conductive elements that cut through insulation on each side of power-supply wires. Features of both waterproofing and insulation displacement are therefore combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Matthew Robert Andree, Randell Ernest Pate, Timothy John Warwick
  • Publication number: 20130130538
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for mechanically and electrically connecting first and second cables each including an elongate electrical conductor covered by an insulation layer includes a housing configured to receive the cables, an electrically conductive bus member in the housing, an electrically conductive first and second blade members in the housing each having an inner end, an outer end and an insulation piercing feature on the outer end. The inner ends are coupled to the bus member and the insulation piercing features each include at least one tooth configured to pierce through the insulation covers of the cables and electrically engage the cable conductor. The bus member provides electrical continuity between the first and second blade members and thereby the conductors of the first and second cables when the conductors are engaged by the insulation piercing feature of the first and second blade members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: José Alexandre La Salvia
  • Publication number: 20130090005
    Abstract: In the field of telecommunication and data transmission, a jack support structure for fixing a plurality of modular telecommunications jacks on a patch panel. The jack support structure has at least two parallel rows of jack cavities, and fixing means for fixing the jack support structure on a patch panel, characterized by the fixing means being positioned only between two adjacent rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mathieu Nesme, Guy Metral
  • Publication number: 20130072051
    Abstract: Kit of parts comprising an insulated electric cable comprising at least two, mutually separated electrically conducting wires embedded in an annular layer of electrically insulating material. The kit of parts further comprises an electric contacting element having a piercing part. Said piercing part penetrating the insulated electric cable and contacting one of the conducting wires. The at least one electric contacting element is made of pliant material and is wrapped around the cable. The cable has an outer surface formed by the insulating material, and for each electrically conducting wire a respective wire location indication is provided at said outer surface at a position where the respective conducting wire is closest to the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp, Cornelis Gerardus Visser
  • Publication number: 20130065423
    Abstract: The connector assembly for a printed circuit board includes a set of differential signal wires, a set of alternating current (AC) power wires, a ground wire, and a connector. The set of differential signal wires includes a plurality of signal wires, and each of the signal wires has an insulator and a conductor. The set of AC power wires includes a plurality of power wires, and each of the power wires has an insulator and a conductor. The connector includes an insulated shell and a plurality of conductive pins received therein, and each of the conductive pins has a nipper. An end of each of the set of differential signal wires and the set of AC power wires is electrically connected to the printed circuit board, and the other end thereof is electrically connected to the nipper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Chao-Jui HUANG, Wen-Nan Huang
  • Publication number: 20130065424
    Abstract: An improved insulation displacement terminal (IDT) includes opposed spaced fingers having outer edges with first and second abutment sections adjacent the ends of the outer edges. A resilient spring-like mid-section in the finger between the abutment sections applies a generally normal force to a wire captured between the inner edges of opposed fingers of the IDT. The resilient spring-like mid-section of each finger may be provided by narrowing the width of each finger between the abutment sections such as by recessing the outer edges from the outer edges of the abutment sections or by providing slots or openings in the mid-section of the fingers. Corners of inner edges of the fingers are smoother and inner edges are generally planar to provide a large contact area between the fingers and a wire disposed therebetween. The IDT is mounted within a housing to provide an insulation displacement connector (IDC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20130045623
    Abstract: A connector includes a cable tray configured to receive and retain a cable in a stable position and couple with a top cap configured to create an electrical connection with the cable as the top cap is manipulated in a predetermined manner while coupled with the cable tray. An upper surface of the cable tray is configured to receive the cable (e.g., while the cable is generally parallel with the longitudinal axis of the cable tray). The cable tray also includes a finger extending beyond the first end for some distance longitudinally. The finger includes a protrusion that protrudes to some extent in a transverse direction so that a cable-accommodating gap is defined between the protrusion and the first end. The protrusion is configured to bear against the cable and retain the cable in the stable position when the cable is inserted between the protrusion and the first end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Lowe's Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Tuck McGregor, James Michael Broughman, Allen R. Nelson, Darren Michael Mark, Laura Winfield Alexander, Donald Collins Meves
  • Publication number: 20130029517
    Abstract: A terminal for conduction includes an insulating member that is fixed to a housing and that includes a flange portion that extends along the housing; a first terminal member that is provided to penetrate through the insulating member and that includes a tubular portion, the first terminal member being conductive; and a second terminal member that includes an engagement portion and that is inserted into the tubular portion of the first terminal member, the second terminal member being fixed to the first terminal member through the engagement portion in the tubular portion and extending in an axial direction of the tubular portion. The engagement portion is positioned in a space between one surface and the other surface of the flange portion in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Yamamoto, Shigeo Hirashima
  • Publication number: 20130023146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable connection system, in particular a cable connection plug, comprising a guide device, a cap nut adapted to be screwed onto a connection part comprising at least one connection element and at least one insulation displacement connector, wherein the guide device comprises a cable receiving part for receiving and clamping an end region of a cable comprising at least one wire and a wire guide part for guiding the wire by means of at least one wire guide structure. The invention also relates to a method for connecting a shielded cable to a cable connection system of this kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO., KG
    Inventors: Jens Andresen, Jens Gerullis
  • Publication number: 20130017712
    Abstract: A signal transmission cable with insulation piercing terminals includes a flat cable having a plurality of conductors, and a plurality of conductive terminals electrically connected to an end of the flat cable. The conductors respectively have a sheathed section, and a bare section located at an end of the sheathed section and having a length ranged between 0.01 mm and 4 mm. The sheathed sections are respectively surrounded by a first sheath before being together surrounded by a second sheath. The conductive terminals respectively include a spring contact and a plurality of piercing sections formed at an end of the spring contact for electrically connecting to the conductors of the flat cable. The bare sections with a defined length can reduce the stub effect on a signal transmitted via the signal transmission cable to achieve better impedance matching and reduced crosstalk interference during digital signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Da-Yu Liu, Da-Yung Liu, Teng-Lan Liu, Ben-Hwa Jang
  • Patent number: 8347496
    Abstract: Methods are provided for automatically crimping terminals or connectors to wires wherein the terminals or connectors are provided in strip form and may be of varying sizes, shapes, and pitches. A method according to the present invention includes providing a plurality of terminal connectors, the connectors being secured to a terminal strip in side-by-side relationship with their axes extending laterally from the strip; moving a crimping die on a ram through a working stroke towards, and a return stroke away from, a crimping anvil to crimp an individual terminal connector located therebetween onto a wire during each working stroke of the ram; and indexing the strip between successive crimping operations thereby to locate a next leading connector on the strip between the die and anvil, wherein the strip is indexed by a drive mechanism contacting the strip through pressure-engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: SureTech Assembly, Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley Thomas Garner, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130005175
    Abstract: A connector configured to adopt a position for the installation of cables between jaws (2a, 2b), to adopt an in-service position in which the cables are sandwiched between the jaws (2a, 2b) and to pass from the cable installation position to the in-service position by bringing the jaws (2a, 2b) closer together, with a tightening element that is a blind rivet (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SOCIETE INDUSTRIELLE DE CONSTRUCTION D'APPAREILS ET DE MATERIEL ELECTRIQUES
    Inventors: Vivien RINEAU, Jean-Luc LAGARDE
  • Publication number: 20120315786
    Abstract: A wire stabilizer for 8-core twisted-pair network plug is disclosed to have a first wire channel and a second wire channel respectively arranged at left side and right sides thereof, and a third wire channel, a fourth wire channel and a fifth wire channel arranged at different elevations between the first wire channel and the second wire channel. The first wire channel and the second wire channel are adapted for accommodating the twisted pair of the first and second core wires and the twisted pair of the seventh and eighth core wires respectively. The fourth wire channel is adapted for accommodating the twisted pair of the fourth and fifth core wires. The third and fifth wire channels are adapted for accommodating the twisted pair of the third and sixth core wires selectively. When connecting the network plug to the network cable, the worker needs not to memorize the installation position of the twisted pair of the third and sixth core wires, facilitating quick installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Yen-Lin LIN
  • Patent number: 8303330
    Abstract: A continuous flexible bus comprises, for example, a plurality of metal clad flexible conductors. A device, such as a switch for example, is connected to the continuous flexible bus. In order to connect the device to the continuous flexible bus, at least one piercing connector is used, for example. The at least one piercing connector is configured, for example, to pierce one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors. Once the one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors is pierced, the at least one piercing connector causes, for example, an electrical connection between an electrical conductor in the pierced one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors and the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Southwire Company
    Inventors: Richard Temblador, John R. Carlson, Jeffrey D. Herrin, Randy D. Kummer
  • Publication number: 20120258614
    Abstract: An explosion-protected plug-in connector, particularly for coupling of a VoIP telephone with a network, has at least one housing and at least one first electrical connector unit in the housing. At least one conductor end section of the network engages into the connector unit. Supplemental to the first electrical connector unit, which is configured as an IDC terminal unit, there is at least one further second IDC terminal unit provided in the housing. The conductor end section engages into the two IDC terminal units. A hold-down disposed between the two IDC terminal units is provided for the conductor end section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: FHF FUNKE + HUSTER FERNSIG GMBH
    Inventors: Martin MERTZ, Georg Karl KANTY, Bodo BEHNISCH
  • Publication number: 20120231652
    Abstract: A receptacle (200) comprises a simplex body (202) with a front portion (208) and terminals (210). A rear housing (232) encloses female connectors (228) and a ground connector, (230) which are attached to corresponding terminals (214-216, 212). Insulation displacers (240) comprise conductive elements (242) to cut through insulation (221) on each side of the wires (220). Features of both waterproofing and insulation displacement are therefore combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Norman R. BYRNE, Matthew Robert ANDREE, Randell Ernest PATE, Timothy John WARWICK
  • Publication number: 20120129366
    Abstract: The electrical device (10) is configured to be connected electrically to external wires (3), which are enclosed by an insulation material (2). The electrical device includes internal terminals for being connected to the wires (3) and pins (20) for piercing the insulation material (2) and contacting the wires (3). The pins (20) are arranged movably (19) in relation to the internal terminals of the electrical device (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Paul COSTA, Thomas STAEUBLI
  • Publication number: 20120129367
    Abstract: A network component includes an electrical device (10) for exchanging signals via a communication line (1) of a network. The electrical device (10) is configured to be connected electrically to wires (3) of the communication line (1) and includes pins (20), which are configured to pierce the insulation material (2) enclosing the wires (3) of the communication line (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Jean-Paul COSTA, Thomas STAEUBLI
  • Publication number: 20120058666
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping device for connecting a conductor without stripping the insulation. Said clamping device comprises a housing (14) and an actuating part (22 which is movably mounted therein and is provided with a duct (26) accommodating the conductor (50) that is to be clamped. A blade contact (18.1) is provided which encompasses a rear web (32) and two spring legs (36) that are placed at an angle therefrom. The spring legs (36) are fitted with contacting blades (48) on final edges that run into each other. Said contacting blades (48) penetrate the duct (26) and contact the conductor (50) accommodated therein while cutting the insulation therof when the actuating part (22) is transferred into the contacting position thereof. A second contact piece (18.2) is provided which is electrically connected to the blade contact (18.1). The blade contact (18.1) and the second contact piece (18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH. & CO. KG
    Inventors: Eric Brandberg, Ralf Geske
  • Publication number: 20120028493
    Abstract: A continuous flexible bus comprises, for example, a plurality of metal clad flexible conductors. A device, such as a switch for example, is connected to the continuous flexible bus. In order to connect the device to the continuous flexible bus, at least one piercing connector is used, for example. The at least one piercing connector is configured, for example, to pierce one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors. Once the one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors is pierced, the at least one piercing connector causes, for example, an electrical connection between an electrical conductor in the pierced one of the plurality of flexible metal clad conductors and the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Temblador, John R. Carlson, Jeffrey D. Herrin, Randy D. Kummer
  • Publication number: 20120028492
    Abstract: A card for interconnecting electronic and electric components using cables or wires with associated sheathing comprises a casing made of insulating material and is provided with holes for accessing cavities which house lines composed of C-shaped connectors which are short-circuited together and lines composed of C-shaped connectors similar to those in the published patent Des. 235,554. Said access holes are arranged in two types of configuration. Lugs are provided at the ends extending along the width of the present card so as to allow the assembly of other cards of the same size which in this case house cylindrical or near-cylindrical objects (commercial pens). The card is insulated at the bottom by an insulating sheath with holes identical to the series of holes in the upper surface of the card. When interconnecting components with sheathed wire or cable a considerable amount of time is saved during wiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: Luis Rodrigo Del Aguila Aguilar
  • Publication number: 20120021637
    Abstract: A mechanical insulation displacement connection system which creates an electrical connection between an enamel insulated wire and a terminal inserted in a special seat or pocket. The enamel insulated wire is wound at the beginning and end of the winding onto a central pin in the seat. The terminal is provided with two, sufficiently flexible inner tabs which, during insertion of the terminal in the seat, slide over the enamel insulated wire removing the enamel and permitting electrical contact with the copper wire. Once in position, the tabs press the wire against the central pin to ensure constant electrical contact over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Luca Pirlo
  • Publication number: 20120021636
    Abstract: An electrically conductive contact for electrically connecting an insulated conductor to an electrically conductive track of a printed circuit board, including bifurcate contact arms extending from a common section of the contact, an open end section of the contact arms being adapted to receive an end section of the insulated conductor, pierce the insulation and effect electrical connection therewith; and a fastener for electrically coupling the contact to the track of the printed circuit board, wherein the arms include torsion inhibitors for resiliently inhibiting movement of the arms about respective axes when the insulated conductor is forced therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: ADC GMBH
    Inventors: Damon Francis Debenedictis, Bernard H. Hammond, JR., Kavita Purohit
  • Publication number: 20120015550
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a power unit and a battery connector configured to reduce costs by automatizing an arrangement of the electric wire. [Means for solving the problem] A bus bar 3 connects in series the plurality of batteries 10 by connecting a positive electrode 12 with a negative electrode 13 in each of the adjacent batteries. A terminal 4 is connected to the bus bar, and to which an electric wire is attached. The bus bar 3 and the terminal 4 are integrally formed with each other with a coupling portion 9. Further, the terminal 4 includes at least a pair of press-connecting blades 42d for cutting through an insulating cover of an electric wire 5 and press-contacting a core wire of the electric wire 5 when the electric wire 5 is press-fitted into between the press-connecting blades 42d. [Selected figure] FIG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ikeda, Keizo Aoki
  • Publication number: 20120009814
    Abstract: There is provided a press-contact connection apparatus, including: a base part; press-contact terminals which are fixed to the base part; and an electric wire holder which holds a plurality of electric wires to be press-contacted with the press-contact terminals. The base part includes a support which supports the electric wire holder rotatably and serves as a fulcrum of a rotation of the electric wire, and a first engagement portion. The electric wire holder includes a rotational shaft which is provided in one end portion of the electric wire holder and supported by the support of the base part, and a second engagement portion to be engaged with the first engagement portion. The electric wire holder is pulled between the support and the first engagement portion when the electric wire holder is rotated about the rotational shaft and the plurality of electric wires are being press-contacted to the respective press-contact terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20110318955
    Abstract: Disclosed are a digital band connector, a receptacle, and a connector assembly for easily connecting digital bands formed of digital yarns to an external circuit. The digital band connector includes connect pins spaced apart from each other in a direction, passing through the digital bands made of digital yarns and to fix the digital bands, and electrically connected with the digital bands, a lower housing fixing the digital bands and the connect pins in a lower part and exposing one end of each of the connect pins through a lower surface, and an upper housing coupled with an upper part of the lower housing to fix the digital bands and the connect pins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Gi Soo Chung, Dae Hoon Lee, Yeon Sang Kim, Jun Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20110300739
    Abstract: A modular jack assembly having a housing and a plug interface contact (PIC) sled subassembly insertable into the housing. The PIC sled subassembly provides an electrical and mechanical interface between PICs and a male-type plug receivable in an opening in the housing. The PIC sled subassembly is defined in part by multiple slots formed in the PIC sled subassembly that receive the PICs. The design of the PICs compensates for independent near-end cross-talk vectors and far-end cross-talk vectors to obtain a desired level of electrical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: Andrew Ciezak, David A. Dylkiewicz, Michael V. Doorhy
  • Publication number: 20110294339
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100), comprising: an insulative housing (1), a plurality of first contacts (2) and second contacts (3) received in the insulative housing (1), and each first contact (2) comprising a front flat first mating portion (21) and a back first punctured portion (22), each second contact (3) comprising a first elastic second mating portion (31) and a back second punctured portion (32), the first mating portions (21) being arranged in front of the second mating portion (31), a cable (4) comprising a plurality of first wires (40) connected with the first contacts (2) and a plurality of second wires (41) connected with the second contacts (3), the first wires (40) and the second wires (41) arranged in a row and separated from each other, the first punctured portion (22) connecting with the first wires (40) by insulation displacement connection, the second punctured portion (32) connecting with the second wires (41) by insulation displacement connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JERRY WU