Having Slot Edge For Cutting Insulation Patents (Class 439/395)
  • Patent number: 11133608
    Abstract: A contact member for an insulation displacement contact (IDC) terminal includes an encasement wall at least partially surrounding a receptacle volume receiving a wire or cable, an IDC member having an IDC blade penetrating an insulation of the wire or cable and a contact edge electrically contacting a core of the wire or cable, and a cutting blade cutting the wire or cable. The receptacle volume has an opening at least partially framed by the encasement wall. The IDC member is formed in a first wall section of the encasement wall. The cutting blade is formed in a second wall section of the encasement wall opposite the first wall section. Both the IDC blade and the cutting blade face the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Szelag, Guenter Feldmeier
  • Patent number: 11128065
    Abstract: An electrical contact and lead frame having a contact base and a tab section. The tab section extends from the contact base. The tab section has a first wall and an oppositely facing second wall. The first wall and the second wall are configured to make an electrical and mechanical connection to a mating receptacle portion of a mating contact of a first mating plug assembly. An insulation displacement slot is provided in the tab section. The insulation displacement slot extends from the end surface. The insulation displacement slot is configured to make an electrical and mechanical connection to electrical conductors of a second mating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Services, GmbH
    Inventors: Brian Keith Weaver, Gary Altemose, Chong Hun Yi
  • Patent number: 11043757
    Abstract: Provided is a connector that can enhance the waterproof performance without reducing a pressure of a contact surface between fillers in a fitted state. A connector (10) according to the present disclosure includes a pair of fitting objects to be fitted to each other and a filler (70), a contact (50) and a wall (42) provided in the fitting objects. The wall (42) separates the filler (70) and the contact (50) after the fitting objects are fitted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: KYOCERA CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 11031705
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device (2) comprising a housing body (4) for housing components, a connector (6) which has a receiving space (8) for a shield conductor section (10) and a housing cover (22) which is movable between a starting position and an end position for covering a portion (24) of the housing body. In this case the connector (6) has at least one cover (20), which is arranged movably on the housing body (4) between an open position and a closed position, in which the cover closes the opening (18). Furthermore, locking means (36) are provided with at least one locking member (38) which is movable between a locking position and an unlocking position, in which the locking member unlocks the cover (20) for a movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Eugen Penner, Armin Struckmeier
  • Patent number: 10971879
    Abstract: An electrical connection forming tool, the tool including a wire forming die module, including a module housing, including a front side, the front side including a chamber configured to align with an electrical plug; a back side; and an inner compartment, the inner compartment including a coil sliding body feature, and configured to interface with the electrical plug; a die, configured to accept a wire and imprint the wire on the electrical plug; a locking feature; and a cover for the locking feature; an actuator, configured to force the electrical plug into an actuator housing positioned to interface the die; and an actuator housing, connecting the wire forming die module to the actuator; and including an opening configured to accept the electrical plug and communicate with the die and the chamber; and a structural chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cowham Innovations, LLC.
    Inventors: Walter Cowham, Jeremy Cowham
  • Patent number: 10971828
    Abstract: An insulation-displacement connector including two cutting and connecting blades, each one provided with a section for inserting and centering of a cable, a cutting edge which extends from the section for centering and insertion, a base, and an arm for joining each blade to the base; where the cutting edges are inclined along the entire extension of the edges such that they cross one another, and where the cutting and connecting blades are not joined together at an end of the blades opposite to the joining end of the sections, but rather are joined to the arms such that the blades may be separated from one another according to a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIMON, S.A.U.
    Inventor: Jonatan Acien Fernández
  • Patent number: 10944188
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a display-use moveable member which has a main body portion that can reciprocate in the direction intersecting a terminal connection surface and a contact moveable portion that extends along a guide surface, has a first end portion in an extension direction that is disposed so as to come into contact with a conductor portion in an electric wire passage portion and move in a first direction away from the terminal connection surface, and has a second end portion in the extension direction that is connected to the main body portion, and moves in an array direction in response to movement of the first end portion in the first direction to move the main body portion in a second direction toward the terminal connection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Ono, Masato Matoba, Kiyotaka Hashimoto, Taijiro Fujiwara, Hirokazu Hoshino, Masao Nagase, Masami Nishida
  • Patent number: 10770820
    Abstract: A conductive terminal comprises a body and a pair of first elastic cantilevers adapted to clamp a first conductor. The pair of first elastic cantilevers are connected to the body and accommodated within a first accommodation chamber formed in the body. Each first elastic cantilever or the body has a first elastic support structure. A free end of each first elastic cantilever is elastically supported on an inner wall of the first accommodation chamber by the first elastic support structure when the first conductor is clamped between the pair of first elastic cantilevers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., TE Connectivity India Private Limited
    Inventors: Yongjian Huang, Tongbao Ding, Sheng Li, P.K. Senthil Kumar
  • Patent number: 10727625
    Abstract: Provided is a wiring module with which there is no risk that a connector will interfere with other components in a state in which the connector is not connected to an external device. A wiring module to be attached to a power storage element group in which a plurality of power storage elements are lined up includes a bus bar for electrically connecting the plurality of power storage elements together, an insulating protector that accommodates the bus bar and is to be mounted onto the power storage element group, a wire that extends from the bus bar to the outside of the insulating protector, a connector that is provided at an extending end portion of the wire, the extending end portion extending from the insulating protector, and a connector holder that is provided in the insulating protector and detachably holds the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Fukushima, Osamu Nakayama, Katsushi Miyazaki, Koichiro Mochizuki, Tetsuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 10720718
    Abstract: A branch connector includes: a first housing having a wiring route portion in which two first cables constituting a twisted pair cable are wired in a twisted shape to be spaced apart from each other; and a second housing to which a pair of pressure contact terminals connected respectively with two second cables constituting a twisted pair cable is fixed. The pair of pressure contact terminals is connected respectively with the two first cables by pressure contact in a state where the second housing is assembled with the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syuji Kimura, Gaku Itou, Masanori Akashi
  • Patent number: 10630016
    Abstract: A connector housing assembly having an anti-rotational locking structure for withstanding the cantilevered forces of the cable applied to a dress cover is provided. The connector housing assembly includes a connector housing and a dress cover. The anti-rotational locking structure includes a first planar edge and a second planar edge. The first planar edge is disposed above the second planar edge. The first planar edge is disposed on a side wall of the connector housing. The second planar edge is disposed on a side wall of the dress cover, wherein the second planar edge is configured to slide underneath the first planar edge so as to overcome a cantilevered force applied to the dress cover from the cable. The connector assembly may be further configured to an inadvertent locking condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kasthuri Damodharan
  • Patent number: 10594053
    Abstract: A conductor terminal with a busbar piece and a clamping spring. The clamping spring has a clamping limb which is oriented towards the busbar piece in order to form a clamping point for clamping an electric conductor between the clamping limb and the bus bar piece, a spring bracket which adjoins the clamping limb, and a contact limb, a vertical section of which extends transversely to the bus bar piece. The vertical section of the contact limb has a recess with edges which surround the bus bar piece. The bus bar piece has a contact wall which adjoins the wall surface of the contact limb vertical section extending transversely to the busbar piece. The wall surface lying on the vertical section side facing away from the clamping limb, and which is designed to support the vertical section of the contact limb on the contact wall by means of the wall surface facing away from the clamping limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventors: Hans-Josef Koellmann, Michael Meyer, Thomas Witte
  • Patent number: 10566731
    Abstract: The invention discloses an outdoor waterproof connector box, which comprises a cable waterproof assembly, a fixing member, a wire inlet pedestal, a wiring base and a shell, wherein the wire inlet pedestal is provided with at least one waterproof hole for being inserted by the cable waterproof assembly, the wiring base is connected with the wire inlet pedestal, and the shell is sleeved outside the wire inlet pedestal and the wiring base, and the shell is hermetically connected with the wire inlet pedestal; and the fixing member is inserted from a side surface of the wire inlet pedestal to fix the cable waterproof assembly in the corresponding waterproof hole. The cable inlet and outlet of the invention are fast to seal, and the connector box has an excellent overall waterproof performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ROSENBERGER (SHANGHAI) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiwei Sun, Liqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10535930
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a contact element capable of being coupled to a support element on which a wire is wound and a flexible sleeve mounted around the contact element to retain the contact element on the support element. The contact element has an inoperative undeformed position in which flexible walls of the contact element are outwardly divergent from one another and, when the contact element is fitted over the support element in the inoperative undeformed position, a cutting element of the contact element remains at a distance from the wire. The flexible sleeve is movable into a final operative position in which the flexible sleeve pushes the flexible walls toward an inwardly inclined position in which the cutting element cuts into the insulating material of the wire and forms an electrical connection with the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Italia Distribution S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro Genta, Marcello Farinola
  • Patent number: 10476202
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first electrical contact comprising a first aperture and a first insulation displacement opening. Centers of the first aperture and the first insulation displacement opening are aligned. The apparatus also includes an insulated housing comprising a first wire opening, a second wire opening, and a first electrical contact inlet extending through the first and second wire openings. The first electrical contact is at least partially inserted into the first electrical contact inlet such that at least a portion of the first aperture is aligned with the first wire opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brent Lybrand
  • Patent number: 10468932
    Abstract: An electric motor has a switching unit with a number of contact wires and an annular frame part. The contact wires are arranged to form an interconnect ring for the coil ends of a stator winding and the ends of the wires being connected by insulation displacement contacts. Each of the contacts have two insulation displacement limbs for connecting at least two of the wire ends, the limbs being spaced apart, thus forming an insulation displacement slot therebetween. The frame part of the switching unit has a number of plug-in pockets for receiving the insulation displacement contacts, the number corresponding to the number of insulation displacement contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Stefan Beetz, Maurad Berkouk, Sylvain Cordrie, Dominik Jaeger, Sebastien Labat, Stanley Simpson
  • Patent number: 10396616
    Abstract: An electric motor has a switching unit with a number of contact wires and an annular frame part. The contact wires are arranged to form an interconnect ring for the coil ends of a stator winding and the ends of the wires being connected by insulation displacement contacts. Each of the contacts have two insulation displacement limbs for connecting at least two of the wire ends, the limbs being spaced apart, thus forming an insulation displacement slot therebetween. The frame part of the switching unit has a number of plug-in pockets for receiving the insulation displacement contacts, the number corresponding to the number of insulation displacement contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Wuerzburg
    Inventors: Stefan Beetz, Maurad Berkouk, Sylvain Cordrie, Dominik Jaeger, Sebastien Labat, Stanley Simpson
  • Patent number: 10374337
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a housing that has an opening through which a wire is to be inserted, a terminal configured to be connected to the wire that is inserted through the opening, and a plate spring member configured to fix the wire by pressing the wire against the terminal. The plate spring member has a pressing portion configured to press the wire against the terminal, and a plastic deformation preventing portion configured to prevent the pressing portion from bending in a direction away from the terminal by more than a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Tsuji, Yoshikazu Tajiri, Tatsuro Ishikawa, Kiyokazu Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10211546
    Abstract: An electrical connection system configured to terminate electrical connectors and to transmit digital electrical signals having a data transfer rate of 5 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) or higher. The system includes a first parallel mirrored pair of terminals having a planar connection portion and a second pair of parallel mirrored terminals having a cantilever beam portion and a contact points configured to contact the first terminals. The cantilever beam portions are generally perpendicular to the planar connection portions. The terminals cooperate to provide consistent characteristic impedance. The connection system further includes an electromagnetic shield that longitudinally surrounds the terminals. The connection system is suited for terminating wire cables transmitting digital signals using data transfer protocols such as Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 1.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Richard J. Boyer, Klara P. Carbone, Leslie L. Jones, Nicole L. Liptak, Dominic Anthony Messuri
  • Patent number: 10181658
    Abstract: An electric machine having a rotor, stator and at least one winding. The winding defines a first lead having a conductive core and an electrically insulative exterior layer. A connector engaged with the first lead includes a plurality of projections that pierce the exterior layer of the first lead to engage the conductive core. The connector may be C-shaped having a spine and first and second arms with first and second bend lines respectively disposed between the spine and the two arms. Alternatively, the connector may be U-shaped having a spine and first and first and second arms wherein a bend line and a central opening are disposed between the two arms. The first lead extends through the central opening and is grippingly engaged by the connector between the first and second arms. The connector may also be used to securely engage an uninsulated terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventors: Kirk Neet, Christopher Bledsoe, James Paul Murphy
  • Patent number: 10164349
    Abstract: A connection clamp for connecting at least two electrical conductors to one another, having an insulating housing with at least one first and one second conductor insertion opening that are arranged on mutually opposite sides of the insulating housing. A first spring-force clamping connection for electrically contacting a first electrical conductor inserted through the first conductor insertion opening and a second spring-force clamping connection for electrically contacting a second electrical conductor inserted through the second conductor insertion opening are provided. The first spring-force clamping connection is electrically connected to the second spring-force clamping connection via a bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Hans-Josef Koellmann
  • Patent number: 10153428
    Abstract: Disclosed technology relates generally to integrated circuits, and more particularly, to structures incorporating and methods of forming metal lines including tungsten and carbon, such as conductive lines for memory arrays. In one aspect, a memory device comprises a lower conductive line extending in a first direction and an upper conductive line extending in a second direction and crossing the lower conductive line, wherein at least one of the upper and lower conductive lines comprises tungsten and carbon. The memory device additionally comprises a memory cell stack interposed at an intersection between the upper and lower conductive lines. The memory cell stack includes a first active element over the lower conductive line and a second active element over the first active element, wherein one of the first and second active elements comprises a storage element and the other of the first and second active elements comprises a selector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Gotti, F. Daniel Gealy, Innocenzo Tortorelli, Enrico Varesi
  • Patent number: 10135193
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a front wire terminal and a rear wire terminal. The front wire terminal and the rear wire terminal are configured to couple to a conductor of a cable. A front signal trace is coupled to the front wire terminal. A rear signal trace is coupled to the rear wire terminal. The front signal trace is positioned adjacent to the rear signal trace. A front mating contact is coupled to the front signal trace. A rear mating contact is coupled to the rear signal trace. The front signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the front wire terminal and the front mating contact. The rear signal trace conveys an electrical signal between the rear wire terminal and the rear mating contact. An electro-mechanical compensation is positioned between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace to control crosstalk between the front signal trace and the rear signal trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steven Richard Bopp, Ralph Sykes Martin, Paul John Pepe
  • Patent number: 10109943
    Abstract: A connector includes wire-side terminals having the same shape and an insulation housing (30) for holding these terminals. The insulation housing (30) has terminal accommodating chambers (C11, . . . ), and terminal locking portions are provided in the respective terminal accommodating chambers (C11, . . . ). The terminal locking portions are classified into a first group that have a high holding force and a second group that have a low holding force. At least the terminal locking portions in the terminal accommodating chambers (C11, C18, C31, C38) located on both outer sides in a maximum diameter direction belong to the first group and at least the terminal locking portions provided in the terminal accommodating chambers (C24, C25) closest to a center (O) of the array of the terminal accommodating chambers belong to the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: Autonetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electirc Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyamura, Yasuo Omori
  • Patent number: 9992861
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heavy-wire bond arrangement, having a substrate (2), a heavy wire (1) and a high-voltage heavy-wire bond connection, in which an end bond section (4) of the heavy wire (1), which extends towards the end (7) of the heavy wire (1), is bonded to the substrate (2), such that in the area of the bond section (4) a bond contact (5) between the heavy wire (1) and the substrate (2) is formed, the heavy wire (1) having a tapering section (6) which adjoins the end of the wire (7) and in which the wire cross-section tapers towards the end of the wire (7). The application additionally relates to a method for producing a heavy-wire bond arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Technische Universität Berlin
    Inventor: Andreas Middendorf
  • Patent number: 9941620
    Abstract: A housing for an electrical connector is disclosed. The housing has a base member and at least one wall element produced from a more wear-resistant material than the base member and including a positive-locking element. The wall element is connected to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Bouda, Hartmut Ripper
  • Patent number: 9881725
    Abstract: In one implementation, an apparatus is configured to aid in the manufacturing or assembling of electronic surface mount packages. The apparatus includes a common mode choke base configured to support a common mode choke. The apparatus includes terminal contacts coupled to the common mode choke base. The terminal contacts are aligned with wires connected to the common mode choke. The apparatus includes a support member including a wire supporting portion aligned with the wires connected to the common mode choke and a central portion configured to support the common mode choke base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William Frank Edwards, Ki-Yuen Chau, Keith Frank Tharp, George Curtis, Kayen Lin
  • Patent number: 9837729
    Abstract: A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) DIY (Do-It-Yourself) connector kit includes a connector head having a plurality of terminals, a wire terminal having a plurality of alignment slots, and a wire alignment unit which includes a guider holder detachably holding the wire terminal in position and a plurality of wire slots aligned with the alignment slots respectively when the wire terminal is disposed at the guider holder. Therefore, the wire slots are arranged for retaining wires of HDMI cable in position when wire conductors thereof are inserted into the corresponding alignment slot. After the wire conductors are retained at the alignment slots, the wire terminal is detached from the guider holder to ensure only the wire conductors to be retained at the alignment slots respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Philip Yuan Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 9825406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to communication connectors, and methods of manufacture thereof and their components. In some embodiments, the methods focus on reducing the net effect on electrical performance of communication connectors from variation in manufacturing, where the connectors include multiple stages of capacitive coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Satish I. Patel, Robert E. Fransen, Frank M. Straka, Melanie M. Hagar
  • Patent number: 9806462
    Abstract: A connection terminal for the electrically contacting connection of a conductor to a current bar which is accommodated on a holder includes a clamping spring having a first limb and a second limb, said clamping spring being provided for applying a clamping force for damping the conductor. An actuation device which comprises the clamping spring is provided. Between the first limb and the second limb of the clamping spring, which is in the form of a tension spring, is arranged an insert device which provides a counter-bearing for a tool when the actuation device is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Wendt, Ralf Beckmann
  • Patent number: 9634245
    Abstract: Disclosed technology relates generally to integrated circuits, and more particularly, to structures incorporating and methods of forming metal lines including tungsten and carbon, such as conductive lines for memory arrays. In one aspect, a memory device comprises a lower conductive line extending in a first direction and an upper conductive line extending in a second direction and crossing the lower conductive line, wherein at least one of the upper and lower conductive lines comprises tungsten and carbon. The memory device additionally comprises a memory cell stack interposed at an intersection between the upper and lower conductive lines. The memory cell stack includes a first active element over the lower conductive line and a second active element over the first active element, wherein one of the first and second active elements comprises a storage element and the other of the first and second active elements comprises a selector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Gotti, F. Daniel Gealy, Innocenzo Tortorelli, Enrico Varesi
  • Patent number: 9601865
    Abstract: A closure seal that provides an environmental seal about an electrical cable which includes an upper sealing block adapted to be clamped to a lower sealing block so that the cable is encompassed by the two sealing blocks, each block composed of a resilient deformable material and includes a pair of spaced apart arms disposed within the blocks. Each arm lying on a line that is substantially radial to the cable and being pivoted at the end remote from the cable. The seal is useful for sealing an electrical adaptor of the type which incorporates a socket that accepts a plug rated to a first maximum current load, a circuit breaker set for the first maximum current load, a residual circuit device and wherein the socket is enclosed in a compartment adapted to receive the plug and the compartment is provided with a releasable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AMPFIBIAN HOLDINGS PTY. LTD
    Inventors: Jon Berengut, Oliver Clemens Robert Kratzer, James Morton
  • Patent number: 9520692
    Abstract: A communication system has a support and a communication connector attached to the support wherein the connector assembly has a termination lever. The system can further include a wire cap connected to a plurality of cable conductors. The wire cap can include a cover cap. The cover cap latches to the connector assembly when the wire cap and the plurality of cable conductors is terminated to the communication connector assembly. The support can be one of a faceplate, a patch panel, a surface mount box, or a media distribution unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Valenti, Robert E. Fransen
  • Patent number: 9515396
    Abstract: A female terminal fitting (10) includes a tubular main body (20) and a resilient contact piece (28) deflectably arranged in the main body portion (20). When being inserted into the main body portion (20), a mating male tab (90) comes into contact with the resilient contact piece (28) to deflect and deform the resilient contact piece (28) toward a base wall (21) of the main body portion (20). Excessive deflection regulating portions (37) arranged at positions facing the resilient contact piece (28) in a deflecting direction of the resilient contact piece (28) and configured to regulate excessive deflection of the resilient contact piece (29) are provided on the base wall (21) of the main body portion (20). The excessive deflection regulating portions (37) are bottom-raised toward the resilient contact piece (28) with respect to reference surfaces of the base wall (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Chikusa
  • Patent number: 9515394
    Abstract: An insulation displacement connection contact has a base plate extending along a longitudinal axis and having a mating end and an opposite terminating end. The base plate has a contacting portion positioned proximate to the mating end, a plate-like wire supporting portion integrally extending outward from the base plate at the terminating end, and an insulation displacement connection member positioned between the contacting portion and the wire supporting portion, proximate to the terminating end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.
    Inventors: Toshitaka Kusuhara, Akira Kubo, Yoshihiko Kodaira, Yoshihiko Shino
  • Patent number: 9395279
    Abstract: A method for evaluation of cable aging degradation based on slice sampling is revealed. An insulation layer of a cable is aged or degraded from the outside in under influence of high temperature, liquid immersion, radiation exposure, or other factors. The present invention gets slices as samples of the cable by cutting from the outside in. Then related tests including dielectric withstand test, insulation resistance measurement, elongation test, etc. are carried out. Besides the state of cable aging degradation being of the slice being found out, different positions in the insulation layer such as an outer layer, a middle layer and an inner layer can also be evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council—Institute of Nuclear Energy Research
    Inventor: Yao-Tung Hsu
  • Patent number: 9373910
    Abstract: A connector terminal (10) which includes a barrel portion (21) to which a core wire (12) exposed from an outer cover (13) of an electric cable (11) is electrically connected, a tab terminal portion (31) that is electrically connected to a mating terminal and, a resin mold which covers and waterproofs the barrel portion (21) and an end portion of the electric cable (11). Before the connector terminal (10) is finalized, the connector terminal (10) is connected to a carrier (42) through an interconnection portion (41) and is separated from the carrier (42) at interconnection portion (41). A cutting groove (44) is formed on the interconnection portion (41) along a width direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 9318236
    Abstract: A method and system for a mounting device for an electrical harness of a gas turbine engine are provided. The mounting device includes a first and a second semi-cylindrical shell, the first and second shells are hingedly coupled along respective adjacent edges. Each of the first and second shells includes a first end region, a second end region and a middle region extending between the first end region and the second end region. The middle region defines a mounting seat having an outer diameter that is less than an outer diameter of the first end region and the second end region. The mounting device also includes at least one fastener configured to couple the first shell to the second shell with the wire bundle disposed between the first shell and the second shell such that movement of the first shell and the second shell along the wire bundle is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: UNISON INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Benjamin Cox, William Ward Owens, Bruce D. Markert, Joseph Chvala
  • Patent number: 9290419
    Abstract: A duplex firing initiator for an airbag inflator includes both a primary initiator and a secondary initiator for electrical connection to a Restraint Control Module. In the duplex firing initiator, current is conducted in a forward polarity through the primary initiator to actuate the primary initiator and current is conducted in a reverse polarity through the secondary initiator to actuate at least the secondary initiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Dario G. Brisighella, Jr., Scott C. Gordon, Vincent Colarossi
  • Patent number: 9209545
    Abstract: A terminal, including an insertion groove for pressing a conductor thereinto disposed between a pair of conductive arm parts, where, when t represents a distance from a center of a contact part between the conductive arm part and the conductor to an end of the conductive arm part at a time of pressing-in of the conductor; h represents a width of the conductive arm part at the end thereof; and Y represents a width between an arbitrary position of the insertion groove and an outer edge of the conductive arm part, the following relation holds: at a point of (½)×t, Y=(h/?2)×(0.8 to 1.2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Hemmi, Hirotada Teranishi
  • Patent number: 9190236
    Abstract: A fuse unit including a fuse element therein includes a first resin body and a second resin body. The second resin body is connected to the first resin body by a hinge portion and configured to be bended around the hinge portion with respect to the first resin body. A pair of first side walls and a pair of second side walls are provided on the first resin body and the second resin body respectively and extend in a direction intersecting an axis of the bending of the second resin body. A pair of engaging parts are provided at the lock arms provided at the first side walls respectively respectively, and each of which has a first inclined face. A pair of engaged parts are provided at the second side walls respectively, and corresponds to the engaging parts respectively, and each of which has a second inclined face configured to contact the first inclined face in surface contact in a state that the second resin body is bended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hidenori Kibushi, Tatsuya Aoki
  • Publication number: 20150072551
    Abstract: The invention relates to an IDC (Insulation Displacement Connector) contact for an electrical plug. The IDC contact includes a wire contact section and a secondary contact section. The wire contact section includes a cable receiving opening at a proximal end thereof and extending into a slotted cable receiving section. The secondary contact section includes a contact spring extending from and positioned adjacent to the wire contact section and a contact arm extending from the contact spring and extending to a contact point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Schmidt, Martin Szelag
  • Publication number: 20150050829
    Abstract: A contact element for creating an electrical contact between a first and a second electrical or electronic component, including a one-piece, elongated, and flat body. The body may include a first end segment, a second end segment opposite the first end segment, an insulation displacement connection site in the first end segment, and a lamellae contact with two lamellae being located at the second end segment. At least one lamella may be resilient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang WIMMER, Georg SCHEIDHAMMER
  • Publication number: 20150038002
    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: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Sabo
  • Publication number: 20140377980
    Abstract: An electrical contact terminal includes a base portion for positioning and retaining the electrical contact terminal within a connector housing, an insulation displacement connecting portion extending upwardly from the base portion and comprising a pair of spaced apart arms defining an opening therebetween for receiving and making electrical contact with an electrical conductor, and a contact portion extending downwardly from the base portion and configured to float when the electrical contact terminal is retained and positioned within a connector housing. The contact portion includes a first arm, a second arm, and an arcuate base portion. The first arm extends downwardly and includes a first end attached to the base portion and an opposite second end. The second arm extends downwardly and includes a free first end closer to the base portion and an opposite second end farther from the base portion. The second arm is configured to deflect when making electrical contact with a mating contact pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alexander R. Mathews, Steven A. Neu, Steven Feldman
  • Patent number: 8784128
    Abstract: A housing for retaining an insulation piercing connector (IPC) includes an upper housing, a lower housing, and a hinge. The lower housing includes a cavity formed therein. The hinge is coupled to the upper housing and the lower housing to permit movement of the upper housing and the lower housing into open and closed configurations. When in the closed configuration, the upper housing is aligned with the lower housing. The second cavity is configured to received\ the IPC. The lower housing includes an aperture formed transversely therethrough for receiving a cable extending from the IPC upon receipt of the IPC into the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew D. Cawood, James L. Zahnen, Ronald A. Vallette
  • Patent number: 8753140
    Abstract: A connector for electroluminescent cables has a first electroluminescent cable having a first wire and a second wire, a second electroluminescent cable having a first wire and a second wire, a body having an interior, a first conductive surface positioned in the interior of the body, and a second conductive surface positioned in the interior of the body. A first wire of the first electroluminescent cable and a first wire of the second electroluminescent cable are electrically connected to the first conductive surface. A second wire of the first electroluminescent cable and a second wire of the second electroluminescent cable are electrically connected to the second conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew M. Lytwyn
  • Patent number: 8746653
    Abstract: A winding body for a magnetic assembly of a solenoid valve is disclosed, which comprises a base body, onto which a winding wire is wound, and two electrical connection domes, each of which has a first clamping gap with a first width, into which the winding wire wound onto the base body is inserted, wherein each of the winding wire ends rests on a contact surface of a wire support, which, in the direction of the corresponding winding wire end, is arranged behind the first clamping gap, and to a corresponding magnetic assembly, and to a corresponding solenoid valve comprising such a winding body, and to a corresponding method for winding the winding wire onto the winding body according to the disclosure. In order to receive the corresponding winding wire end, in the region of the contact surface of the wire support, a second clamping gap with a minimal second width is arranged behind the first clamping gap, the width being smaller than the first width of the first clamping gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Kellner, Ernst Lorenz, Martin Haas, Wolfgang Mailaender, Ruediger Prumbs
  • Patent number: 8734180
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting terminal (1) for at least one electric line (6). The connecting terminal has a housing (9), a line receptacle (2) extending in a direction of the line (L) through the housing, and a cutting means (20). The cutting means (20) comprises a blade pocket (48) extending transversely to the direction of the line (L) and limited in the direction of the line by at least one stripping jaw (50) which is deflectable in the direction of the line, and a severing knife (38) oriented with its cutting edge (40) towards the blade pocket. The severing knife (38) and the blade pocket (48) are arranged to be movable relative to each other from a starting position (14) into a severing position (18). In the severing position, the severing knife at least virtually completely blocks off the line receptacle, and is received, at least in sections, in the blade pocket. This configuration makes it possible to sever the electric line cleanly at any point whatsoever by means of the connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Nederland B.V.
    Inventor: Henricus Derks
  • Patent number: 8708733
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Interplex Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey D. Parrish