With Or Having Flexible Guard Or Support For Cable Or Conductor Patents (Class 439/445)
  • Patent number: 10918792
    Abstract: Provided is a housing part for an auto-injector comprising a shell form body defining inner and outer shell surfaces and comprising a relatively hard or generally incompressible material; an over-coating formed of a relatively softer or more compressible material, the over-coating covering at least part of the outer shell surface of the shell form body; and at least one window defined in the shell form body, wherein the over-coating extends into the at least one window. Also provided is a housing comprising the housing part, and an auto-injector comprising the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: USB Biopharma SPRL, Bespak Europe Limited
    Inventors: Martin John McLoughlin, Barry Alan Knight, Matt Ekman, Deborah Jane Norris
  • Patent number: 10752160
    Abstract: An adjusting device (1) for adjusting a position of a headlight, comprising: a holding element (2) for holding the adjusting device (1) at an adjusting screw (10) and a transmission element (3) for changing the position of the headlight depending on the position of the holding element (2) at the adjusting screw (10), wherein the holding element (2) comprises at least two parts (2a, 2b) which are movable relative to one another and which at least partially enclose the cross-sectional area of the adjusting screw (10), and a moving means (4) is arranged at at least one of the at least two parts (2a, 2b), the moving means (4) can be moved such that the at least two parts (2a, 2b) move away from one another in order to arrange the holding element (2) of the adjusting device (1) at the adjusting screw (10), and such that the at least two parts (2a, 2b) move towards one another in order for the at least two parts (2a, 2b) of the holding element (2) to hold the adjusting device (1) at the adjusting screw (10), as wel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marcus Lauber, Ralf Peter, Andreas Hentschel
  • Patent number: 10109937
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electrical connector assembly are disclosed. The electrical connector assembly can include an electrical connector having a connector housing and a leadframe supported by the connector housing. The leadframe includes an electrically conductive ground plate that includes a drain wire connection tabs that can attach to drain wires of respective electrical cables. The electrical connector assembly can further include a cable clip that supports the plurality of cables. The electrical connector assembly can further include a cable guide that directs the plurality of cables of cables through the cable clip along a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Arkady Zerebilov, Michael Scholeno, Hung Wei Lord, Joshua A. Garman, Charles M. Gross, Jason J. Ellison
  • Patent number: 9894769
    Abstract: A board includes: a signal layer; a first layer and a second layer disposed so as to interpose the signal layer; a connector shell portion embedded on a first surface side of the board; a first solder joint portion that brings the connector shell portion and the first layer to be electrically conductive with each other; a contact portion disposed in a state where a center axis line of the contact portion coincides with a center axis line of the connector shell portion and the contact portion is electrically conductive with the signal layer; and an insulating portion disposed around the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohsawa, Yoshihiro Morita
  • Patent number: 9876309
    Abstract: A clip-on bracket for a cable outlet of a plug-in connector, wherein the clip-on bracket has a first end that can be brought into touching contact with a cable outlet of the plug-in connector, and wherein the clip-on bracket, has a second end that can be brought into touching contact with the cable outlet or with a cable sheath of the cable connected to the plug-in connector. The first end is connected to the second end via two webs, so that the cable outlet and/or the connected cable is only partially covered by the webs of the clip-on bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Glasker, Hartmuth Schmidt, Andre Grafe
  • Patent number: 9781284
    Abstract: An image reading device includes a housing, a reading unit, a flat cable, and a support member. The reading unit is movably provided in the housing and configured to reciprocally move from a start position to an end position in a reading range. One end of the flat cable is coupled with the reading unit and a predetermined portion thereof on the other end side is fixed to the housing. The flat cable is stored in a bent state in the housing. The support member is provided in the reading unit and configured to support the flat cable and displace, in response to a movement position of the reading unit, a support point of the flat cable in an up-down direction with respect to a coupling portion coupling the one end of the flat cable with the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohide Hozono
  • Patent number: 9610814
    Abstract: A tow strap and set of jumper cables in one. With this device, a driver can jump start a vehicle or tow a vehicle with a single device. The device has a set of jumper cables that are embedded within a pair of tow straps that are sewn together in one form; or where the strap is folded over the cable and sewn, in a second model. In both cases, exits are provided for the clip portions of the jumper cables. Clips can be attached to the strap to hold the clip portions of the jumper cables as well. One design uses alligator clips for the jumper cables. Other designs use DC plugs and threaded nuts. These connectors can be used in pairs or can be mixed as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: John Smith
  • Publication number: 20140259602
    Abstract: A telecommunications assembly includes a tray assembly including a tray and a cable spool assembly rotatably mounted to the tray, a connector holder arrangement for temporarily holding connectors, wherein the connector holder arrangement is mounted for rotation with the cable spool assembly, and cable storage arrangements for individually storing cables from the cable spool assembly to the connector holder arrangement. After a main cable is unwound from the cable spool assembly, a connector can be removed from the connector holder assembly, and cable slack stored in the cable storage arrangement can be removed allowing connection of the connector to equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140220813
    Abstract: Various implementations of this disclosure provide apparatuses and methods for powering one or more devices and storing or arranging a part of the power cords. In some implementations, a multi-outlet electrical unit includes a first plate including a plurality of electrical outlets, a second plate including at least one plug, and a recess surface between the first plate and the second plate configured to wrap at least one power cord around. One or more devices are powered using the multi-outlet electrical unit by plugging a plug attached to a power cord into one of the electrical outlets; and wrapping a part of the power cord around the recess surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Benz Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140206224
    Abstract: A jack housing (110) for a plug and jack connector system (120, 110) comprises a plurality of integrated cable retention hooks (114) about which to wrap a cable (124) of a cabled accessory (120). The integrated retention hooks (114) retain the cable (124) so as to avoid inadvertent disconnect of the plug (122) from the jack (116). The integrated retention hooks (114) can accommodate a variety of different diameter cables or multiple cables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: CHI T. TRAN, JEAN-ROBERT ACHILLE, MICHAEL J. KOCH
  • Patent number: 8771005
    Abstract: An electrical cord can include a cord segment with a receptacle. The receptacle can have a surface and apertures that accept a plug to form an electrical connection between the plug and wires of the electrical cord. A wear ring can be on the receptacle. The wear ring can be at least as large as the receptacle in a transverse cross-section. The wear ring can inhibit or prevent at least a portion of the surface from contacting a ground surface when the receptacle is on the ground surface or is dragged along the ground surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Great Stuff, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. A. Tracey, Edwin N. Kretzschmar, Richard Ceraldi
  • Patent number: 8657049
    Abstract: In a harness wiring structure, a covering member which covers electric wires has a mesh-like portion 80 which is formed of a mesh-like member and covers a wire connection portion where the electric wires are connected with each other. The mesh-like portion is formed on a horizontally extending portion. The mesh-like portion is arranged in the inside defined between left and right main frames. The mesh-like portion is covered with a seat and a fuel tank from above, and is covered with a rear fender from behind. The mesh-like portion is arranged below a cross pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zentaro Katsuno, Nobuyuki Takenaka
  • Patent number: 8562149
    Abstract: A digital micromirror device module includes a flexible connection device, a digital micromirror device and a connecting interface. The flexible connection device includes a plurality of conducting wires and an external insulation layer, wherein the conducting wires are discretely arranged and encapsulated by the external insulation layer. The digital micromirror device unit is disposed on the external insulation layer of the flexible connection device and electrically connected with the conducting wires of the flexible connection device. The connecting interface is arranged at a lateral end of the flexible connection device and connected with the conducting wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Hu, Yuan-Ming Hsu
  • Patent number: 8523600
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an electronic control unit, a wire, and a wiring-side connector. When a movable member is arranged in a first arrangement relative to a wiring-side connector main body, the movable member is in a position where the movable member does not prevent the wire from projecting from the main body to extend straight in a counter-fitting direction. When the movable member rotates from the first arrangement to a second arrangement relative to the main body, a restricting member approaches a portion of the main body from which the wire projects, to press and bend the wire, so a direction in which the wire projects from the main body is limited to a direction crossing the counter-fitting direction. When the movable member is arranged in the second arrangement and the main body is fitted to an ECU-side connector, the second arrangement is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignees: Denso Corporation, Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Hosokawa, Yasuo Takemura, Yuji Ishitani
  • Publication number: 20130210267
    Abstract: A connector includes a block, a connector body formed on a bottom surface of the block, and a number of cables connected to the connector body and extending through a top surface of the block. A binding member includes a plate extending out from the block and a binding portion extending from the plate. A distal end of the binding portion is detachably engaged with the plate, thereby binding the cables between the plate and the binding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: WEI-DONG CONG, LEI LIU
  • Publication number: 20130171864
    Abstract: An electronic cable is provided. The electronic cable includes a cable extending between a first end and a second end. A first electronic connection extends from the first end of the cable. A plurality of physically selectable electronic connections extend from the second end of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: AVIIQ IP INC
    Inventor: Aviiq IP Inc
  • Patent number: 8435067
    Abstract: A device and method for reinforcing a connector and a portion of cable adjacent to the connector is herein disclosed and claimed. The device of the present invention is comprised of a body that grips and secures a connector and a portion of cable adjacent to the connector. The body has a longitudinal passage therethrough, the passage having a first section and a second section. The first section is dimensioned to receive the connector and the second section is dimensioned to receive the portion of cable. The body may be comprised of two corresponding clam shell halves which can be fastened together using common fasteners, joined with an adhesive, or otherwise frictionally or chemically joined. The body may also be injection molded around the connector and cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: David Wegener
  • Patent number: 8435059
    Abstract: A holding member is configured to hold a sheet-like or board-like connecting object. The connecting object held by the holding member is able to be inserted into and connected to a connector which includes an actuator having an actuator-side engaged portion. The holding member comprises a holder-side engaged portion. The holder-side engaged portion is engaged with the actuator-side engaged portion when the actuator is turned over under a state where the connecting object held by the holding member is inserted in the connector. The turning over of the actuator connects the connector to the connecting object. The engagement of the holder-side engaged portion with the actuator-side engaged portion keeps a predetermined relative position of the connecting object relative to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosuke Honda, Hiroyuki Yokoo
  • Patent number: 8395047
    Abstract: A motor cable assembly connecting a motor and an inverter includes a cable main body, which can move flexibly. The cable main body is manufactured and formed into a flat shape by arranging a plurality of cables in parallel in a row, covering an outer surface of the arranged cables with a braid, and covering further an outer surface of the covered cables. The motor cable assembly includes an inverter-side protector having a vibration absorbing portion supporting the cable main body at a position near the inverter-side connecting member so as to absorb the vibrating motion of the cable main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Hidehiko Kuboshima, Naoya Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20120252258
    Abstract: A cylindrical guard is used for protecting the electrical junction between connectors. The guard is essentially two split cylindrical sections oriented end-to-end with breakaway tabs therebetween. The split cylindrical pieces are hinged, and substantially irreversibly lock together in a “clamshell” like fashion. The resulting guarded junction is less likely to be accidentally disengaged, thereby protecting both property and life. The guard can be removed by cutting, or broken and moved to expose the underlying junction by severing the breakaway tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Dean SOLON
  • Patent number: 8253021
    Abstract: Motors 1 and 2 are electrically connected to inverters 3 and 4 by a motor cable device 5 including connection/interference regulating member 8 which is installed at a predetermined position in a longitudinal direction of cable bodies 6 and 7. If in this connection state the motors 1 and 2 are driven or a vehicle is driven, vibration or impact is transferred to the motor cable device 5 from the motors 1 and 2 or the exterior, and thus the cable bodies 6 and 7 swing in an arrow direction. The swing contributes to the absorption of the vibration or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Hidehiko Kuboshima, Kei Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20120021638
    Abstract: A modular network connector configured to receive a network plug of a cable includes a base and a moveable member. The base includes a plurality of connection pins and network conductors. The moveable member is rotatably coupled to the base. The moveable member is configurable to a first position in which the movable member is parallel to the base and to a second position substantially perpendicular to the base and configured to electrically and mechanically receive the network plug of a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Edward Douglas Knapton
  • Publication number: 20110312209
    Abstract: A wiring connector back shell having a plurality of cable exit angles is disclosed. The back shell has a single transition element with a number of holes fashioned therein, which allow a cable retaining device to be fastened thereto. The cable retaining device provides strain relief for the cable exiting the back shell, as well as determining the exit angle of the cable. The cable retaining device has integral pins which mate with hole patterns in the transition element, and are locked in place with a retaining collar. Alternatively, cable ties or tie wraps may be utilized to fasten the cable to the transition element. The system provides a high reliability, low mass method for cable back shells wherein cable exit angles are easily changed or chosen in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Gordon Krueger, Ezra Phillips
  • Publication number: 20110250784
    Abstract: An electrical signal connector which is interposed between an electronic device and an electrical signal cable, which is used for an electrical signal which is output from the electronic device or an electrical signal which is input into the electronic device, and which has an electrical signal cut-in terminal, an electrically conductive plate and at least one metal cable clamp. At the time of installation of the electrical signal connector, electric wire connectors in the electrical signal cable which communicate with the exterior are taken forwards along one surface of the conductive plate and extended together with conductive plate projecting terminals into accommodating electrical signal cut-in terminal ports of the electronic device, and, at the same time, the electrical signal cable and conductive plate are closely connected via the metal cable clamp, so fixing the electrical signal cable and conductive plate together, and ensuring that the cable connectors do not suffer damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Nader Halmuschi, Li Liu, Sheng Hai Xu
  • Publication number: 20110245886
    Abstract: A medical cable connector of a medical cable receives a medical lead while an electrical receptacle within the medical cable connector is placed into a distal position relative to an outer body of the medical cable connector. The electrical receptacle is retracted to a proximal position once insertion of the medical lead into the medical cable connector is completed. The electrical receptacle may be mounted to an inner body which moves relative to the outer body. A biasing member may be present to bias the inner body to a particular position. A slider may be present to provide a clinician with a surface to touch when applying force to position the electrical receptacle in the distal position for insertion of the medical lead. Various other features may be present to facilitate insertion of the medical lead and/or to maintain the position of the electrical receptacle relative to the outer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Stetson, Carole A. Tronnes, David W. Lee
  • Patent number: 8023287
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a board having a first connector; a housing in which the board is disposed and which has a work opening for allowing external work for the board; and a cable which has an end reaching the board by passing through a path within the housing and has a second connector to be mated with the first connector and disposed at the end. The electronic device further includes a cable holding section provided at an inner wall of the housing and having a slit whose width is smaller than a size of the second connector. The cable holding section holds the cable so that a part of the cable reaches the work opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tadanori Tachikawa, Sonomasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7997923
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a housing, a grommet, and a cable organizer. The housing includes an interior chamber. The grommet is disposed in the interior chamber of the housing and extends between a forward end and an opposite exit end. The grommet includes openings extending through the grommet with insulated conductors extending through the openings and joined with contacts such that the contacts project from the forward end. The cable organizer is disposed proximate to the grommet and includes channels extending through the cable organizer with the cables extending through the channels. The cable organizer limits bending by the cables at the exit end of the grommet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Se-Jun Oh, William H. Bernhart, Robert Flaig
  • Publication number: 20110140638
    Abstract: A socket extension apparatus, including: an elongate extension member having a first end and a second end; and at least one socket member in operational communication with the second end of the extension member and in direct or indirect electrical communication with an external power source through the first end of the extension member, the at least one socket member comprising at least one socket recess configured to removably engage at least one light bulb. A socket adapter and a plug adapter are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Still Dreaming LLC
    Inventor: Robert Frazzini
  • Patent number: 7922517
    Abstract: A system and method of preventing an unwanted release of wires from a poke in style connector is disclosed. The system and method are designed to prevent wires that can be removed from connectors by simultaneous twisting and pulling force from being released. The system and method operate by bundling at least two wires together to prevent the wires from rotating proximate to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: John Michael Landis, Timothy Lee Kocher
  • Patent number: 7909635
    Abstract: A jacket sleeve with grippable tabs provides protection to exposed portions of cable that are connected to an electrical connection. The jacket sleeve can be made as part of the electrical connector or may be connected subsequent to its creation through the use of glues or other adhesives. The jacket sleeve can be made of a material that is more pliable than the electrical connector, making it easier for a lineperson to place the sleeve over an exposed portion of cable. The jacket sleeve can include holes or slots either in the sleeve or in tabs that are attached to the sleeve. A lineperson can place one or more fingers into each hole or slot in order to get a better grip on the sleeve and pull the sleeve over the exposed portion of cable with less slippage and effort on the part of the lineperson.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: David Charles Hughes, John Mitchell Makal, Michael John Gebhard, Sr., Paul Michael Roscizewski
  • Patent number: 7883356
    Abstract: A jacket sleeve with grippable tabs provides protection to exposed portions of cable that are connected to an electrical connection. The jacket sleeve can be made as part of the electrical connector or may be connected subsequent to its creation through the use of glues or other adhesives. The jacket sleeve can be made of a material that is more pliable than the electrical connector, making it easier for a lineperson to place the sleeve over an exposed portion of cable. The jacket sleeve can include holes or slots either in the sleeve or in tabs that are attached to the sleeve. A lineperson can place one or more fingers into each hole or slot in order to get a better grip on the sleeve and pull the sleeve over the exposed portion of cable with less slippage and effort on the part of the lineperson.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: David Charles Hughes, John Mitchell Makal, Michael John Gebhard, Sr., Paul Michael Roscizewski
  • Patent number: 7837157
    Abstract: A kink protector for a line which is led outwardly through a wall opening in a connecting sleeve of a hose or a pipe. The kink protector has a mounting cap which encloses the line, and a support helix which is integral with the cap and surrounds the line and which is resilient in bending. An outlet stub is provided at the connecting sleeve and is connected with the wall opening and into which the mounting cap can be pushed with at least axial fixing of the line in mechanically positive and detenting manner for the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Truplast Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Peter Linhart, Christian Norbert Linhart
  • Patent number: 7837501
    Abstract: A jumper sleeve for connecting and disconnecting a male F connector to and from a female F connector includes a wrench portion and a grip portion. The wrench portion has a leading end, a trailing end, and a hollow main body located between the leading end and the trailing end. The main body of the wrench portion internally has a hexagonally shaped portion corresponding to a shaped outer surface of a rotatable connecting ring of the male F connector. The grip portion has a rear end and a front end connected to the trailing end of the wrench portion, and has a plurality of circumferentially spaced externally convex sections, each of which has a radially inward key formed near the rear end thereof. The jumper sleeve provides greater mechanical advantage to produce sufficient torsion force, enabling easy installation and removal of the male F connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Phoenix Communications Technologies International
    Inventor: Timothy L. Youtsey
  • Patent number: 7830154
    Abstract: An electrical continuity tester adaptor for attaching to a conventional continuity tester comprising first, second and third members. The first member is operably configured to engage a female F-type connector. The second member is operably configured to engage a female RJ series type connector. The third member includes a plurality of electrical connections and a printed circuit board to facilitate the electrical connectivity between the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Inventor: Robert D. Gale
  • Publication number: 20100240245
    Abstract: A jacket sleeve with grippable tabs provides protection to exposed portions of cable that are connected to an electrical connection. The jacket sleeve can be made as part of the electrical connector or may be connected subsequent to its creation through the use of glues or other adhesives. The jacket sleeve can be made of a material that is more pliable than the electrical connector, making it easier for a lineperson to place the sleeve over an exposed portion of cable. The jacket sleeve can include holes or slots either in the sleeve or in tabs that are attached to the sleeve. A lineperson can place one or more fingers into each hole or slot in order to get a better grip on the sleeve and pull the sleeve over the exposed portion of cable with less slippage and effort on the part of the lineperson.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: David Charles Hughes, John Mitchell Makal, Michael John Gebhard, SR., Paul Michael Roscizewski
  • Publication number: 20100178792
    Abstract: A connector system that connects cables to terminals of an electrical device. The connector system includes a first cable connector for terminating a first cable, a first terminal connector mateable with the first cable connector, a second cable connector for terminating a second cable, and a second terminal connector mateable with the second cable connector. The first terminal connector is configured to connect to a first terminal of the electrical device, and the second terminal connector is configured to connect to a second terminal of the electrical device. The first cable connector and the second cable connector are different so that the first cable connector is not mateable with the second terminal connector and the second cable connector is not mateable with the first terminal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Richard Petersen
  • Publication number: 20100159739
    Abstract: A wiring connector back shell having a plurality of cable exit angles is disclosed. The back shell has a single transition element with a number of holes fashioned therein, which allow a cable retaining device to be fastened thereto. The cable retaining device provides strain relief for the cable exiting the back shell, as well as determining the exit angle of the cable. The cable retaining device has integral pins which mate with hole patterns in the transition element, and are locked in place with a retaining collar. Alternatively, cable ties or tie wraps may be utilized to fasten the cable to the transition element. The system provides a high reliability, low mass method for cable back shells wherein cable exit angles are easily changed or chosen in the field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Gordon Krueger, Ezra Phillips
  • Publication number: 20100112849
    Abstract: A connector assembly is provided for terminating an end portion of a cable that includes a conductor. The connector assembly includes a housing and a contact held by the housing. The contact is configured to be connected to the conductor of the cable. A cover is configured to surround at least a portion of the end portion of the cable. A strain relief boot is configured to surround at least a portion of the cover and at least a portion of the end portion of the cable. The strain relief boot includes a cover latch component that is configured to directly connect the strain relief boot to the cover. The strain relief boot includes a housing latch component that is configured to directly connect the strain relief boot to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Charles R. Malstrom, Takahito Sengoku, John Joseph Consoli
  • Patent number: 7689088
    Abstract: A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7661979
    Abstract: A jacket sleeve with grippable tabs provides protection to exposed portions of cable that are connected to an electrical connection. The jacket sleeve can be made as part of the electrical connector or may be connected subsequent to its creation through the use of glues or other adhesives. The jacket sleeve can be made of a material that is more pliable than the electrical connector, making it easier for a lineperson to place the sleeve over an exposed portion of cable. The jacket sleeve can include holes or slots either in the sleeve or in tabs that are attached to the sleeve. A lineperson can place one or more fingers into each hole or slot in order to get a better grip on the sleeve and pull the sleeve over the exposed portion of cable with less slippage and effort on the part of the lineperson.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: David Charles Hughes, John Mitchell Makal, Michael John Gebhard, Sr., Paul Michael Roscizewski
  • Patent number: 7563129
    Abstract: A video signal transmitting device having analog and digital video signal output functionality is adapted to transmit a video signal, and has a cable unit, a digital visual interface integrated input port disposed at one end of the cable unit and adapted to receive the video signal, and a digital visual interface output port and an analog video signal output port disposed at the other end of the cable unit. The digital visual interface integrated input port has a first pin set for digital video signals, and a second pin set for analog video signals. The digital visual interface output port is connected to the first pin set through the cable unit, and the analog video signal output port is connected to the second pin set through the cable unit so as to achieve an effect of respectively outputting digital video signals and analog video signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Yuang-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 7536483
    Abstract: A video signal transmitting device having analog and digital video signal output functionality is adapted to transmit a video signal, and has a cable unit, a digital visual interface integrated input port disposed at one end of the cable unit and adapted to receive the video signal, and a digital visual interface output port and an analog video signal output port disposed at the other end of the cable unit. The digital visual interface integrated input port has a first pin set for digital video signals, and a second pin set for analog video signals. The digital visual interface output port is connected to the first pin set through the cable unit, and the analog video signal output port is connected to the second pin set through the cable unit so as to achieve an effect of respectively outputting digital video signals and analog video signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Aopen Inc.
    Inventor: Yuang-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20080299818
    Abstract: A jacket sleeve with grippable tabs provides protection to exposed portions of cable that are connected to an electrical connection. The jacket sleeve can be made as part of the electrical connector or may be connected subsequent to its creation through the use of glues or other adhesives. The jacket sleeve can be made of a material that is more pliable than the electrical connector, making it easier for a lineperson to place the sleeve over an exposed portion of cable. The jacket sleeve can include holes or slots either in the sleeve or in tabs that are attached to the sleeve. A lineperson can place one or more fingers into each hole or slot in order to get a better grip on the sleeve and pull the sleeve over the exposed portion of cable with less slippage and effort on the part of the lineperson.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: David Charles Hughes, John Mitchell Makal, Michael John Gebhard, SR., Paul Michael Roscizewski
  • Patent number: 7454116
    Abstract: A wall mount chassis includes circuitry for telecommunications signals. The chassis includes a rear wall mountable to a vertical wall, and first and second sides. Each side includes a hinged cover. Each cover includes an access window for viewing an opposite side of the cover. On one side of the chassis is positioned signal converter cards for converting between optical and electrical signals. On an opposite side of the chassis are positioned one or more electrical power cards providing an access location for power to the circuitry. A CPU card can also be provided on the same side as the power card. An interior of the chassis includes a back plane positioned between the converter cards and the power and CPU cards wherein the back plane is perpendicular to the converter cards and power and CPU cards. A cable spool is positioned adjacent one of the sides for cable management. Cable clips are provided for securably retaining one or more cables adjacent each of the first and second sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon P. Clark, Loren J. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080280481
    Abstract: Method for producing an electrically conductive connection between a component (1), which is positioned in a housing, is equipped with electrical contacts and is accessible from the outside through an opening located in a wall of the housing, and a feed source, using a plug-type element (6), which is equipped with electrical mating contacts (7) and is fitted to the end of an electrical line, which is connected to the feed source and has at least two insulated conductors (8). The plug-type element (6)together with conductors (8) connected thereto is first fixed on one end of a holder (9) made from plastic, whose outer dimensions are smaller than the clear width of the opening (4) of the housing (3). Then the plug-type element (6) is passed through the opening (4) of the housing (3) by means of the holder (9) and is plugged onto the contacts (2) of the component (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Otto Nachbauer, Richard Riedel, Christian Eiletz
  • Patent number: 7416435
    Abstract: A cable fixture including a holding section for holding a cable relative to a chassis; and a fitting section formed integrally with the holding section and operative to fix the holding section to the chassis, wherein the cable is fitted, from one side, to and hooked on a hole provided in the vicinity of an opening formed in the chassis for permitting the cable to pass therethrough, by the fitting sections provided at both end portions of the holding section, and the wiring direction of the cable fixed by the holding section coincides substantially with the fixing direction in fixation of the chassis by the fitting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yu Onogi
  • Publication number: 20080188119
    Abstract: A connector capable of setting a direction of running a cable connected thereto, as desired. An angle end bell has eight positioning protrusions formed on a foremost end of a surrounding portion thereof at circumferentially equally-spaced intervals. Eight positioning recesses for engagement with the positioning protrusions are formed in a rear end of a barrel. The barrel has three erroneous fitting-preventing key grooves formed in an outer peripheral surface thereof at circumferentially equally-spaced intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Applicant: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Toshio Okamura, Osamu Hashiguchi, Akihiro Onogawa, Hiroyuki Ebihara
  • Patent number: 7384299
    Abstract: An apparatus for latching, aligning, and connecting a first connector located in a chassis with a second connector on a cable. The invention comprises a plurality of trough segments coupled in series. The trough segments include a distal trough segment having a retainer for securing and axially orienting a cable connector, a proximal trough segment having a latch element selectively secureable to a guide passage, and one or more intermediate trough segments coupled between the distal trough segment and the proximal trough segment. Each individual trough segment is pivotally coupled to any adjacent trough segment to allow bending of the cable trough. The cable trough formed by the collective trough segments may be directed into the guide passage for coupling of the cable connector to an internal chassis connector and latching of the cable trough in position within the guide passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Scott Bridges, David Lee Hager, Dean Frederick Herring, Paul Andrew Wormsbecher
  • Patent number: 7375533
    Abstract: An electrical continuity tester adaptor for attaching to a conventional continuity tester comprising first, second and third members. The first member is operably configured to engage a female F-type connector. The second member is operably configured to engage a female RJ series type connector. The third member includes a plurality of electrical connections and a printed circuit board to facilitate the electrical connectivity between the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Robert D. Gale
  • Publication number: 20080096417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector with a housing for accepting an electrical cable with at least an electric wire and a sheathing. On the housing, a holding element is fixed that has a holding tab, the holding tab being arranged at an angle to a longitudinal direction of the electrical cable, and an edge of the holding tab being provided for engaging the sheathing of the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Werner Boeck, Ralf Schmidt, Martin Szelag