Pivoting Cutter, Pivoting Means To Operate Cutter, Or Pivoting Means To Move Conductor Against Cutter Patents (Class 439/409)
  • Patent number: 11038303
    Abstract: A cable cover for attached to a side of a rear surface of a housing of a connector and for covering a cable pulled out from the rear surface of the housing includes: a main body cover mounted on the side of the rear surface of the housing; a lid cover that is combined with the main body cover into a tubular shape and that covers the cable; and a hinge which couples the main body cover and the lid cover and in which a central portion is formed thinner than a root portion of the main body cover and a root portion of the lid cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Nagasawa, Motoyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11011859
    Abstract: A plug-type connector for connecting a cable with at least one wire to a respective plug contact includes a first housing part, a connection block and a second housing part. A hinge connection allows the second housing part to pivot out of a first position into a second position towards the first housing part. In the first position the wire can be inserted into a wire channel of the connection block and, in the second position, the second housing part presses the connection block against the insulation displacement contact. The second housing part can move into a third position in which the connection block is fully pressed onto the insulation displacement contact. The hinge connection allows an insertion movement from the second into the third position such that the second housing part inserts the wire into the insulation displacement contact in an exclusively translatory manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HARTING Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Zellner, Matthias Jungbeck, Ernst Klees
  • Patent number: 10971829
    Abstract: A connector and a package body that can be transported without exposing a filler to the outside and can stably deliver predetermined performance during use are provided. A connector (10) comprises: a pair of a first fitting object (16) and a second fitting object (30); a first opening (29) and a second opening (44) formed respectively in the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30) and opened to a fitting side; and a filler (70) provided inside at least one fitting object of the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30), wherein, before the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30) are fitted together, the filler (70) is located inside of an opening of a corresponding fitting object, and an end surface of the second fitting object (30) on the fitting side forms a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: KYOCERA CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 10938127
    Abstract: A connector and a package body that can be transported without exposing a filler to the outside and can stably deliver predetermined performance during use are provided. A connector (10) comprises: a pair of a first fitting object (16) and a second fitting object (30); a first opening (29) and a second opening (44) formed respectively in the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30) and opened to a fitting side; and a filler (70) provided inside at least one fitting object of the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30), wherein, before the first fitting object (16) and the second fitting object (30) are fitted together, the filler (70) is located inside of an opening of a corresponding fitting object, and an end surface of the second fitting object (30) on the fitting side forms a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: KYOCERA CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Motoya Hara
  • Patent number: 10741935
    Abstract: A branch connector capable of maintaining a sealing state for cables with different specifications is provided. A branch connector (10) configured to electrically connect cables together by cutting insulating sheaths in press-contact grooves includes a pair of first split housing (16) and a second split housing (30) that are coupled together via a connecting portion and can open and close, first holding portions (29) that are provided to the first split housing (16) and configured to hold the cables, and second holding portions (40) that are provided to the second split housing (30) and configured to hold the cables. In a state in which the first split housing (16) and the second split housing (30) are fitted together, the first holding portions (29) and the second holding portions (40) are in different locations from each other with respect to an extending direction of the cables and a direction perpendicular to the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara
  • Patent number: 10680352
    Abstract: Provided is a branch connector that can maintain waterproofness with respect to an individual product into which a filler is filled. The branch connector includes a pair of split housings (16, 30) connected by connecting portions (46, 47) and fitted into each other and a filler (70) filled into the pair of split housings (16, 30). The surface shape of the filler (70) is formed into the pair of split housings (16, 30) such that it corresponds to an inner surface shape of the pair of split housings (16, 30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Hata, Shigeki Ohara
  • Patent number: 10553977
    Abstract: An electrical plug connector having a hollow cylindrical housing and having a contact sleeve in the form of a hollow cylinder having a casing wall, which contact sleeve is arranged radially inside the housing, for producing a mechanical and an electrical contact with a counterpart connector, wherein at least one contact spring tongue which can be deflected resiliently and has a free end is arranged on the casing wall of the contact sleeve and is configured in such a way that the free end projects in the radially inward direction beyond the casing wall of the contact sleeve and forms a contact surface for electrical and mechanical contacting of the counterpart connector. At least three ribs are formed on an outer periphery of the casing wall of the contact sleeve which project beyond the casing wall in a radially outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Pemwieser, Martin Zebhauser, Christian Anfang
  • Patent number: 10490960
    Abstract: A field termination plug includes a contact retainer, a plug housing, a terminal connection unit, and a cover pivotally connectable to the plug housing. The plug housing includes a front portion and an accommodation portion. The terminal connection unit has contacts and piercing terminals electrically coupled to the respective contacts. When the plug housing carries the terminal connection unit and the contact retainer is attached to the front portion, the contacts are disposed on the front portion for electrical coupling to a network jack and the piercing terminals are disposed upward on the accommodation portion. When the cover is pivoted to an open position, the piercing terminals are exposed for disposition of a wire organizer for attachment of the wires. The cover pivoted to a closed position presses the wire organizer such that the wires attached to the wire organizer are terminated to the respective piercing terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HSING CHAU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kei-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 10396487
    Abstract: A measuring and/or control system (1), to control for example a machine tool, comprises at least a first and a second unit, each comprising electronic circuits and at least one socket. The systems further includes a multipolar cable (8) containing a plurality of wires (8A) and having a first and a second end, each provided with a multipolar connector (9) adapted to be coupled to a socket of the first unit and second unit. At least one of the multipolar connectors of the multipolar cable is a fast wiring multipolar connector (12) provided with a first body (12A) and a second body (12B), adapted to be plugged into the first body. The first body comprises a support with two opposite faces, a first group of electrical contacts fixed to one of the faces of the support and adapted to be coupled to one of the sockets of the first or second unit, and a second group of electrical contacts fixed to the other face of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Antonio De Renzis, Michele Gulinelli, Manrico Quadrelli
  • Patent number: 10381769
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a connector-type female plug including a body; a module including a plurality of slots, each of the slots configured to receive an end of a strand of a cable and arranged so as to be plugged into by a rear face of the body; a lever pivotably mounted on the body in such a way as to be able to move between an open position and a closed position attained after lowering the lever in such a way as to grasp a rear face of the module and to push same into a completely plugged-in position; and a lock that can move along a sliding mechanism between a locked position, in which the lock is arranged in such a way as to hold the lever in the closed position, and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: LEGRAND SNC, LEGRAND FRANCE
    Inventors: Julien Guitard, Didier Revol
  • Patent number: 10297933
    Abstract: A wire plug-in aid sleeve structure for wire connection terminal is assembled in a wire plug-in hole of the terminal. The aid sleeve includes a head section, a belly section connected with the head section and a tail section connected with the belly section. The head section, the belly section and the tail section together define a guide hole for the conductive wire to plug in. The tail section has a first side and a second side positioned on a peripheral section of the guide hole. After the conductive wire passes through the guide hole into the terminal, the metal leaf spring disposed in the terminal is facilitated to press the conductive wire toward the first side or second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: Switchlab Inc., Switchlab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Wen Bing Hsu
  • Patent number: 10230179
    Abstract: An electrical connection terminal includes: a connection terminal housing having a conductor insertion opening; a busbar arranged in the connection terminal housing; a spring element rotatably mounted in the connection terminal housing and pivotable into an open position and into a closed position, a conductor inserted into the conductor insertion opening being clampable against the busbar by the spring element in the closed position; and an actuation element rotatably mounted in the connection terminal housing and by which the spring element can be actuated for transfer into the open position and into the closed position. The actuation element includes a base body, which has a tool insertion opening, and an actuation arm. The base body and the actuation arm are formed in two parts, the actuation arm being formed pivotally movable relative to the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Wilinski
  • Patent number: 10014634
    Abstract: A high speed network module socket connector is mounted in a housing and includes a circuit board, first terminals, second terminals, a base, and at least one crosstalk compensating element. The first terminals and the second terminals are fixedly connected to the circuit board and extend from two surfaces of the circuit board, respectively. The base is fixedly connected to the second terminals. The base has at least one cutout portion corresponding to the second terminals so that a part of each of the second terminals is exposed to the cutout portion. The crosstalk compensating element corresponds in shape and in size to the cutout portion. The crosstalk compensating element is mounted to the cutout portion of the base. The crosstalk compensating element is provided with contacts corresponding to a wiring layout. The contacts are in contact with the plurality of second terminals to form an electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: JYH ENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 9929480
    Abstract: Shielded keystone jack structure is for connection of a plurality of wires of a first cable to be terminated to a second cable. The shielded keystone jack structure includes a front housing, terminal connection unit, wire organizer, cover, and rear housing. The front housing includes a front portion having an opening for insertion of the second cable; and an accommodation portion. The terminal connection unit has wire contacts, piercing terminals, a first guiding element, and first positioning parts. The wire organizer having wire-receiving slots for attachment of the wires thereto, as disposed on the terminal connection unit carried by the front housing, is moved towards the piercing terminals along a path at least defined by the first guiding elements and first positioning parts for termination of the wires when the cover is pivoted to a closed position. The rear housing is used for being attached to the front housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HSING CHAU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kei-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9899823
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sheltering electrical cord connections are provided. The apparatus is designed to protect electrical connections formed between electrical cords from precipitation by sheltering and elevating the electrical connection above a ground surface. The apparatus has an elongated support member having a first end to which a shelter is secured and a second end that secures the apparatus to a ground surface. A securing member disposed between the first end and second end of the support member is designed to support an electrical cord and electrical connections formed thereby above a ground surface. The shelter shields any electrical cord and connection held above the ground surface by the securing member from falling precipitation such as rain or snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: George E. Catinis
  • Patent number: 9657926
    Abstract: A utilitarian device such as a weighted base includes a plurality of removable, folding, joinable, and adjustable leveling elements that attach along the underside surface of the base to form a tripod support. The leveling elements include interchangeable folding feet and pointed members each having threaded connections to the base individually or in series, to maintain a level orientation of the base over most surfaces. A plurality of storage clips retain and stow un-deployed leveling elements within the gap provided between the base and the ground surface. An upstanding pole attaches to the base upperside and supports an object such as a flag, umbrella, or other piece of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Diane Michelle Steele
  • Patent number: 9614297
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting wires includes first and second members pivotally coupled together. The first member has an opening and the second member has a receptacle, where the opening of the first member and the receptacle of the second member are configured to generally align when the first and second members are in a first position such that wires can be inserted through the opening of the first member and into the receptacle of the second member for electrically connecting the wires. A metallic coil is positioned within the receptacle of the second member and configured to electrically connect the wires. And, a sleeve is positioned adjacent the receptacle of the second member, generally above the metallic coil, for holding insulating material in the electrical connector to help coat the wires when the wires are received into the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: BLAZING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Boaz, Duane K. Smith, Douglas L. Kirk
  • Patent number: 9601886
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of network communication, and more specifically, to the field of communication plugs used in network connectivity. In an embodiment, the present invention is a communication connector that includes: a housing; a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly positioned inside of the housing, the PCB assembly including a first PCB and a second PCB, the PCB assembly further including a plurality of vias, each of the vias extending at least partially through both of the first PCB and the second PCB; and a plurality of plug contacts, each of the plug contacts including an interface section and a base section, the base section being positioned inside one of the vias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Robert E. Fransen, Joshua A. Valenti
  • Patent number: 9543699
    Abstract: A connector assembly (100) with a bidirectional clamping structure is used for assembling a light emitting component (10). The connector assembly (100) includes a first pivot member (110) and a second pivot member (200). The first pivot member (110) includes a body (120), a cover (150), a first pivot portion (170) connected to one side of the body (120) and the cover (150), and a wire groove (180) at the other side. The second pivot member (200) is detachably pivotally connected to the first pivot member (110). The second pivot member (200) includes a base (210). The base (210) includes a second pivot portion (220) asymmetrically disposed with respect to the first pivot portion (170) and an insertion slot (260). The insertion slot (260) is provided for insertion of the light emitting component (10) and is disposed corresponding to the other side of the second pivot portion (220).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: AMPHENOL LTW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Chih-Wen Hu
  • Patent number: 9537226
    Abstract: The invention relates to an RJ45 connector (1) with a baseboard (10) for connecting to conductors (22) of a cable (20), and with a plurality of insulation displacement contacts (12) to accept the conductors (22), wherein the insulation displacement contacts (12) are arranged in two rows (14, 16) on one side of said baseboard (10), the two rows (14, 16) are positioned at a distance from one another in the longitudinal direction of the cable (20) to be connected, and the RJ45 connector (1) comprises a guide device (30) to guide the conductors (22) for connection to the row (16) of insulation displacement contacts (12) that is further from the end of the cable, wherein the guide device (30) has ramps (34) made in an arc shape to guide the conductors (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Karsten Krome
  • Patent number: 9490552
    Abstract: A wire connector is formed by a male base body and a female base body, and the male base body and the female base body are provided fro connecting and conducting a wire quickly, and the male base body and the female base body are connected and conducted, so that two wires can be connected quickly to achieve the effects of shortening the assembling process and improving the assembling efficiency and the market competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Rich Brand Industries Limited
    Inventor: Te-Shui Peng
  • Patent number: 9472869
    Abstract: A field friendly wire connector for on-the-go connecting insulation coated electrical wires to each other without having to remove the wire insulation coating from either of the wires and without having to cut the wires with the wire connector including a flexible electrical conductor mounted in a connector base and a pair of slotted pivot arms sandwiching the flexible electrical conductor therein as the slotted pivot arms push the electrical wires into electrical contact with the electrical connector and a dual mode housing that forms a hand grip when attached to a first side of the connector base to provide a hand grip or support to the wire connector during formation of electrical connections and when the dual mode housing is attached to an opposite side of the connector base the dual mode housing forms a protective covering over the electrical connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: THE PATENT STORE LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven, Willaim Hiner
  • Patent number: 9306304
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses may provide for a grounding between a shield on a flat flexible cable and a printed circuit board. According to one embodiment, the pins of a connector include ground pins that contact both ground traces on the flat flexible cable and a shield on the flat flexible cable, further connecting the cable to a ground plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chung-Hao J. Chen, Xiang Li
  • Patent number: 9300057
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: KINSUN INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Neng Kan, Chang-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 9060661
    Abstract: A female electrical receptacle for mounting behind an inlet valve of a central vacuum cleaning system, having a base portion and a cover portion wherein the base portion defines three open topped channels and two side channels include an electrically conductive bayonet extending into said channel. The central channel retains the ground wire. Each bayonet is electrically connected to a female pin receptacle located toward one end of said base portion. The cover is sized and shaped to be field securable to said base portion to close said open top channels onto said bayonets, The female electrical receptacle further includes attachment features adjacent the pin receptacles, which are sized and shaped to engage with said inlet valve to permit said one end to be mounted behind said inlet valve and connected to a plug opening in said inlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: James Mantyla, Scott Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9033725
    Abstract: A communication plug is described. The communication plug can have a load bar, housing, and a divider. The load bar has a first half with first conductor receiving apertures and a second half with second conductor receiving apertures with a hinge connecting the first half and the second half. The load bar folds around the divider and then is inserted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Robert E. Fransen
  • Patent number: 8951061
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly with a base part containing a pivot hub with interlocking guide posts mates with the interlocking guide slots on a top part containing a pivot shaft. The shafts at the bottom end of the top part interlock with the pivot hub sockets on the base part at one end and upon rotation at ninety degrees the connector assembly is closed completely without risk of misalignment. Upon closure with nominal hand force, a pair of arc-shaped metal conductor pins molded to the top inside end of the top part easily penetrates a source conductor and fixture conductors held in separate conductor channels in the base part to connect the wires in the two sets of conductors electrically. The small diameter of circumference at the mid section of the uniquely designed cable connector allows for the use of an optional closure to secure the cable connector in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Jack R. Bartell
  • Patent number: 8829343
    Abstract: A seal kit with torque limiting spacers for use with a field communication cable connector having a housing containing a cable contact circuit board includes a plurality of seals and spacers. Inner and outer seals are provided. The inner seal is sized for reception in an inner channel of the cable connector housing. The outer seal, having a plurality of compressible ribs, is sized for reception in an outer channel in the cable connector housing. The spacers provide space between the cable contact circuit board and the cable connector housing. Each spacer has a bore for receiving a fastener therethrough. The spacers are sized in accordance with the size of the cable connector unit and the cable connected to the cable connector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: DT Search and Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Dean Thompson, Cecil Donald Comley, John Jeffrey Comley, James Michael Comley
  • Patent number: 8776365
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a terminal block for a telecommunication cable, which includes providing a housing having a front side and a back side and positioning multiple pairs of electrical connectors in the housing such that one end of each of the electrical connectors is exposed on the front side of the housing and one end of the connector is exposed on the back side of the housing. Each of electrical connectors having an insulation displacement contact terminal on the end exposed on the back side of the housing, and connecting multiple pairs of insulated electrical wires to the connectors on the back side of the housing. A dielectric material is pressure molded on the back side of the housing to encapsulate the connections of the wires and the connectors on the back side of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventors: William H. Channell, Sr., Edward J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8678854
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connector for accommodating an electrical conductor or mating connector, having a first plastic section having a first degree of hardness or elasticity, and a second plastic section having a second degree of hardness or elasticity, wherein the first degree of hardness or elasticity and the second degree of hardness or elasticity are different, and the first plastic section cooperates with the second plastic section in order to accommodate the electrical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Johannes Kalhoff
  • Patent number: 8628353
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a contact adapted to be connected to an inner conductor of a coaxial cable, an insulator holding the contact, and a conductive shell adapted to be connected to an outer conductor of the coaxial cable. The shell includes a shell pivotal portion having press-holding pieces adapted to fix the outer conductor of the coaxial cable under pressure, and a shell body portion pivotably supporting the shell pivotal portion and having an accommodation space adapted to accommodate therein at least the press-holding pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventor: Yohei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 8573999
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a plug-connector for insertion of a multi-wire cable, wherein the wires are attached with the clamping-cutting technique. The plug-in connector exhibits a substrate and a plurality of clamping-cutting devices configured on the substrate and suitable for the insertion of wires. A first subset of the plurality of clamping-cutting devices is located on top of the substrate, while a second subset of the plurality of clamping-cutting devices is located at the bottom of the substrate. The plug-in connector furthermore exhibits wiring flaps suitable for the hinged insertion of the wires into the clamping-cutting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Feldner, Thomas Fuhrer
  • Patent number: 8526200
    Abstract: A connection lug comprises an electrically conductive body, an electrically conductive blade connector extending from a first end of the body, and a cable hole located in a second end of the body configured to receive a cable. A clamping cam in the connection lug may rotate inside of the body and clamp against the cable. A screw hole may be configured to receive a clamping screw. A portion of the clamping cam may extend into the screw hole and insertion of the clamping screw into the screw hole may push against the portion of the clamping cam and rotate the clamping cam into the cable hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Raycap, S.A.
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Miller, Konstantinos Samaras, Kelly Rae Richards, Anastasios Fragkos, Daniel Joseph Sullivan, Megaklis Marathias
  • Patent number: 8512066
    Abstract: An electric wire connector includes an insulative lower connector formed in a shape extending in a first direction, the lower connector being open at a top thereof, the lower connector being provided at sides thereof with a plurality of fixing protrusions and shaft openings, an insulative upper connector formed in a shape extending in the first direction, the upper connector being open at a bottom thereof, the upper connector being provided at sides thereof with fixing holes into which the fixing protrusions of the lower connector are inserted and a fixing shaft inserted through the shaft openings of the lower connector, and a conductive member disposed in the lower connector, the conductive member having a plurality of cutting blades for peeling off sheaths of electric wires, the cutting blades being electrically connected to cores of the electric wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Jowoo-Tech Co. Ltd
    Inventor: Younghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 8449316
    Abstract: A press-contacting connection structure of electric wires includes a first cover of a holder, and a second cover of the holder attached to the first holder, and a holder mounting part provided on an electric wire connection target member and configured to be attached to the second cover. The electric wires arranged in parallel with each other are held between the first cover and the second cover so that one side portions of the electric wires extend from one side of the holder and the other side portions of the electric wires extend from the other side of the holder. Ends of the one side portions of the electric wires are folded toward the other side of the holder over the first cover, and are bound by a binding band with the other side portions of the electric wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Chiba
  • Patent number: 8246375
    Abstract: An electrical connector for connecting the bare end of a horizontal conductor with a horizontal printed circuit board, including a sectional housing having a base member seated on the printed circuit board. The base member contains an open-topped chamber and includes a vertical front wall the upper edge of which contains a vertical slot communicating with the chamber. A cover member is normally seated on the base member to close the chamber and the upper end of the slot. A lower electrically conductive cage member is arranged in the bottom of the chamber for electrical connection with the printed circuit board. The cover member is removable from the base member to open the tops of the chamber and the slot, thereby to permit the horizontal conductor bare end to be displaced laterally vertically downwardly into the slot and housing chamber toward electrical engagement with the lower cage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Weidmueller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Heggemann, Hans Schlingmann, Sabine Schroeder, Ulrich Luetkemeier, Joerg Muenstermann, Wolfgang Sichmann
  • Patent number: 8210865
    Abstract: To provide a terminal block having a structure for facilitating the mounting operation of a coil spring to the terminal block, and a method for assembling the terminal block. A spring supporting part (25a) has a supporting surface (251a) in which one end of a coil spring (5a) contacts, and a spring end holding portion (252a) for preventing the end of the coil spring contacting supporting surface (251a) from displacing in the radial direction of the coil spring. Spring end holding portion (252a) extends form supporting surface (251a) and is arranged at a part of the periphery of supporting surface (251a), such that spring end holding portion (252a) does not block a slit (27a). The width of slit (27a) is smaller than an outer diameter of coil spring (5a), and the length of slit (27a) is preferably equal to or larger than the radius of coil spring (5a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Tatsuya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8192224
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical plug connector (1) for an electrical cable (2), with a strand guide (10) which is provided on the electrical plug connector (1) so as to be able to move, wherein the strand guide (10) or the electrical plug connector (1) has a release means (112, 212) which can be used to separate the strand guide (10) from the electrical plug connector (1). The invention further relates to a manufactured electrical cable with an electrical plug connector (1) according to the invention; and also to an electrical or electronic apparatus or component, with an electrical plug connector (1) according to the invention or a manufactured electrical cable according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Schmidt, Martin Szelag
  • Patent number: 8192225
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Sakai
  • Patent number: 8070506
    Abstract: A connector for use in terminating communications cables including electrical contacts (42) arranged to receive wires (30) of a communications cable (60), at least one cover (12, 22) pivotally connected with the connector and having wire-receiving spaces (14, 24), wherein the cover is arranged to move pivotally to bring wires positioned in its wire-receiving spaces into engagement with the contacts (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Espana SA
    Inventors: Longinos De Dios Martin, Maria Maqueda Gonzalez, Francisco Carlos Chamorro Davalos
  • Patent number: 8062056
    Abstract: An electric wire connector is disclosed. The electric wire connector includes an insulative lower connector formed in a shape extending in a first direction, the lower connector being open at a top thereof, the lower connector being provided at sides thereof with a plurality of fixing protrusions and shaft openings, an insulative upper connector formed in a shape extending in the first direction, the upper connector being open at a bottom thereof, the upper connector being provided at sides thereof with fixing holes into which the fixing protrusions of the lower connector are inserted and a fixing shaft inserted through the shaft openings of the lower connector, and a conductive member disposed in the lower connector, the conductive member having a plurality of cutting blades for peeling off sheaths of electric wires, the cutting blades being electrically connected to cores of the electric wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Jowoo-Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Younghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 8016608
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pull-through modular jack and method of use thereof. The modular jack allows wires to be fed through the housing and pulled tight prior to terminating. This ensures that the wires terminate with the insulation displacement contact very close to the point at which the wires are still twisted. Termination is made by moving a pressing portion to a pressed position, which then pushes the wires into the insulation displacement contacts that displace the wire insulation to make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7985094
    Abstract: Connector block for electrically connecting a plurality of insulated conductors of a first data cable to corresponding insulated conductors of a second data cable, including first and second opposed rows of insulation displacement contacts (IDCs) extending out of a common side of the connector block for electrical connection with respective ones of the insulated conductors of the first data cable and the second data cable; and a plurality of pairs of levers coupled to the block, wherein relative movement of the levers of each pair of said pairs with respect to corresponding opposed IDCs of the first and second rows of IDCs electrically connects respective ones of the insulated conductors of the first data cable and the second data cable with said opposed IDCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Wayne William Dennes, Brent David Allwood
  • Patent number: 7942689
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for forming insulation displacement connections with conductors in small wires includes a wire carrier and a base. Pierce points on the base are slid along opposed walls in a slot in the carrier to align small tips on the ends of the pierce points to form electrical connections with a conductor in a wire in the carrier. The connections are located inwardly of the slot walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Phillip Huss, Jr., Ralf Geske, Hans-Hilmar Schulte, Karsten Freund, Markus Sonderer, Thomas Beier
  • Patent number: 7878841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pull-through modular jack and method of use thereof. The modular jack allows wires to be fed through the housing and pulled tight prior to terminating. This ensures that the wires terminate with the insulation displacement contact very close to the point at which the wires are still twisted. Termination is made by moving a pressing portion to a pressed position, which then pushes the wires into the insulation displacement contacts that displace the wire insulation to make contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy Amidon
  • Patent number: 7857655
    Abstract: An insulation displacement contact (1) according to the invention essentially distinguishes itself in that as a whole it comprises a cutter section with two opposing contact blades (3.1, 3.2) together with two fork sections which contribute to a clamping force with which the two contact blades are pressed together as soon as a conductor is inserted between the contact blades and they are pushed away from one another. In the process one fork (4) exerts proximally (i.e. on the side, from which the conductor is inserted) and the other fork (5) distally (i.e. on the side opposite), such that the two contact blades are pushed together at four points. The fork sections are angled relative to the cutter section (3), i.e. they do not run in the same plane as the cutter section. The two fork sections each constitute an independent, elastic spring. This means that in they will be substantially elastically and not plastically deformed as a result of the moving-apart of the contact blades (3.1, 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Reichle & De-Massari AG
    Inventors: Tensing Gyagang, Reimar Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 7845968
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly for forming insulation displacement connections with conductors in small wires includes a wire carrier and a base. Pierce points on the base are slid along opposed walls in a slot in the carrier to align small tips on the ends of the pierce points to form electrical connections with a conductor in a wire in the carrier. The connections are located inwardly of the slot walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John Phillip Huss, Jr., Ralf Geske, Hans-Hilmar Schulte, Karsten Freund, Markus Sonderer, Thomas Beier
  • Patent number: 7815462
    Abstract: An electric plug having a first connection region, a second connection region, and a contact carrier. The first connection region, having at least one vertical contact, is provided for connecting at least one electrical conductor, while the second connection region includes at least one horizontal contact for contacting a counter connector which is to be connected to the electric plug. The contact carrier includes an upper surface on which the vertical and horizontal contacts are provided, with the contact carrier being configured to electrically interconnect the first and second connection regions. Furthermore, the contact carrier is arranged in a housing, forming a datum plane on the lower side of the housing in the plug-in direction, with the upper surface of the contact carrier is arranged in an inclined position with respect to the datum plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Boeck, Rudolf E. Kraemer, Ralf Schmidt, Martin Szelag
  • Patent number: 7806718
    Abstract: An electrical connector and method of making an electrical connection wherein the connector includes a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion rotatable relative to each other, a chamber, a cavity configured to receive a first wire, and a first conductive member positioned within the chamber. The first conductive member is configured to extend into the cavity and establish electrical contact with a conductor of the first wire upon rotation of the upper housing portion relative to the lower housing portion. A second conductive member can be electrically coupled to a conductor of a second wire. The second conductive member is also electrically coupled to the first conductive member such that electrical conductivity can thus be established between the conductor of the first wire and the conductor of the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Blazing Products Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. King, Douglas L. Kirk, Dan Julian
  • Patent number: 7794267
    Abstract: A card edge connector and a card edge assembly that utilizes the individual card end connectors are disclosed. The card edge connectors have slotted insulation displacement terminals to connect to wires. Each electrical connector has a housing with first mounting project extends from a first sidewall of the housing and a mounting recess extends from an oppositely facing second sidewall. The mounting projection is dimensioned to be received in the mounting recess of a second electrical connector, thereby allowing the connectors to be mounted to each other. This type of connector assembly allows the connector assembly to be built according to the needs of the end user. This modular aspect of the connector assembly adds flexibility while reducing the overall cost of manufacture. In addition, the use of the slotted insulation displacement terminals further enhances the flexibility of the connector assembly, as various wiring schemes can be effectively and cost efficiently utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher George Daily