Resilient Patents (Class 439/447)
  • Patent number: 11051417
    Abstract: A cable entry sealing system providing an electronics enclosure having a first enclosure half and a second enclosure half, the first enclosure half having at least one sidewall having an aperture therein; a radial sealing member, the radial sealing member being positioned between the first enclosure half and the second enclosure half; and a cable entry positioned within the aperture, wherein the cable entry comprises: a cable grommet; and a cable grommet support groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventors: Ryan Cmich, Joseph Edward Saunders
  • Patent number: 10665985
    Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE, INC. OF NORTH CAROLINA
    Inventors: Scott M. Keith, Yi Teh Shih
  • Patent number: 10553989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a cable grip (1) for a cable (30) that is to be attached to a plug (2), has a round cross-section and includes a cable sheath (31) having an outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Amphenol-Tuchel Electronics GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Grimm, Dietmar Lorcher
  • Patent number: 10122135
    Abstract: A plug connector device includes one or more wiring block(s) which is provided for receiving one or more multi-wire data cable(s). The wiring block includes one or more receiving region(s) for receiving one or more wire(s) of the multi-wire data cable(s). The receiving region is at least partly delimited by one or more receiving element, which is at least partly deformable. The one or more receiving element(s) includes one or more first receiving piece(s), which is implemented at least partly elastically and/or plastically deformable. The receiving region(s) includes one or more second receiving piece(s) including one or more holding lug(s), which is at least partly provided for fastening respectively one wire of the multi-wire data cable(s) in a form-fit manner. The first receiving piece at least partly has a first rigidity, the second receiving piece at least partly has a second rigidity different from the first rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Reichle & De-Massari AG
    Inventors: Fabio Trio, Marco Zurkirchen
  • Patent number: 10103486
    Abstract: A power adapter includes a connecting unit having a base plate, and first and second bodies cooperatively clamping therebetween the base plate. The first body includes a first main plate having a first opening, a first sleeve member defining a first space configured to receive a plug connector of a connector mechanism, a first connecting member provided on one side of the first main plate, and a second connecting member provided on the other side of the first main plate. The second body includes a second main plate having a second opening, and a second sleeve member defining a second space and configured to receive a plug connector of another connector mechanism. The connecting unit further has a connection module extending through the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMPHENOL FIBER OPTIC TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junbei Yan, David Frey, Songsheng Li
  • Patent number: 10098249
    Abstract: A fixture for temporarily mounting connectors of a plurality of cable assemblies is provided for use while replacing an electronic component having a plurality of receptacles. Each cable assembly has a connector disposed in one of the receptacles. The fixture includes a body, an array of cavities disposed on the body, and an array of body indicia. Each cavity receives one of the connectors therein and each body indicia is disposed adjacent one of the cavities, with each body indicia being unique relative to other body indicia. A plurality of the pluggable identifier elements are provided with each pluggable identifier element being pluggable into one of the cavities and including an element indicia. Each element indicia corresponds to one of the body indicia and is unique relative to other element indicia. A kit of pluggable identifier elements and a method of replacing an electronic component is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jacob Adams
  • Patent number: 9705230
    Abstract: A plug cover removal and storage device includes a body. The body includes a first end portion and a second end portion. At least one of the first or second end portions comprise a curvilinear edge. One of first and second side portions is concave relative to a longitudinal axis of the body. The other of the first and second side portions is convex relative to the longitudinal axis. The body further includes a bottom surface extending between the first and second end portions and the first and second side portions and opposing a top surface. The body further includes a tapered portion extending between the curvilinear edge and at least one of the top and bottom surfaces. The body further includes at least one aperture in the body, wherein the at least one aperture is sized and configured to receive a prong of a plug cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Plug Pal, LLC
    Inventors: Sharon A. Siller, Tom Krieg, Lee Krieg
  • Patent number: 9656042
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a catheter and method. The catheter can be configured as a guiding catheter with a flexible shaft section, a hub disposed at a proximal portion of the shaft section, and a strain relief section that surrounds a predetermined proximal-side range of the shaft section. A distal end of the strain relief section can be moved along an axial direction of the shaft section at least toward the side where the hub is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ayumu Takagi, Katsunori Ebata, Ryusuke Takashige
  • Patent number: 9583847
    Abstract: A coaxial connector in combination with a coaxial cable is provided with an inner conductor supported coaxial within an outer conductor, a polymer jacket surrounding the outer conductor. A unitary connector body with a bore is provided with an overbody surrounding an outer diameter of the connector body. The outer conductor is inserted within the bore. A molecular bond is formed between the outer conductor and the connector body and between the jacket and the overbody. An inner conductor end cap may also be provided coupled to the end of the inner conductor via a molecular bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kendrick Van Swearingen, James P Fleming
  • Patent number: 9559470
    Abstract: A power extension wire includes a power plug, a socket, and a cord connected between the power plug and the socket. The power plug includes a wireless transmission module, the socket includes an alternating-current jack and a current converting unit. The cord includes a plurality of alternating-current conducting wires and at least one direct-current conducting wire. The current converting unit receives an alternating-current power through the alternating-current conducting wires and provides a direct-current power to the wireless transmission module through the direct-current conducting wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Lung Lee
  • Patent number: 9461401
    Abstract: Overmolded electrical plugs with integrated strain relief are disclosed. The strain relief may have multiple protrusions extending though the overmolded housing which are visible to users. The strain relief may employ a ratcheting mechanism which permanently secures the strain relief on the electrical power cord. The strain relief may be partially assembled in a pre-lock configuration on the electrical power cord where the strain relief may be positioned on the power cord, and then be further pressed to a locked configuration in which the is securely attached to the power cord. The strain relief is self-aligned on the electrical plug during an assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Selvin Kao, Philip Carlo J. DeGuzman, Sze-Han Liao
  • Patent number: 9438017
    Abstract: Apparatuses and devices are provided that allow for a power input cord to be placed in two or more different orientations relative to a power distribution unit. A power distribution unit may be provided with one or more input cord assemblies that allow an input cord to be swiveled such that the cord exits an outside plane of the power distribution unit at a different angle. Such an assembly allows a power distribution unit to be placed in an equipment rack and coupled with an input power source in a flexible and convenient manner. Clearances and dimensions of equipment racks may be modified to provide enhanced space usage, efficiency, and/or density in a facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Irons, Mark Ramsey, Chris Connolly
  • Patent number: 9437963
    Abstract: A strain reliever that relieves strain on a cable (particularly a Lightning® cable) having a connector with a first portion and a second portion that are coaxially disposed and of different widths so as to form a first shoulder therebetween. The width of the cable is different from the width of the second portion of the connector of the cable so as to form a second shoulder therebetween. The strain reliever includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion encircles the first portion of the connector of the cable. The second portion extends from the first portion, and encircles the second portion of the connector of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Troy DeJesu
  • Patent number: 9356439
    Abstract: Reduced-pair Ethernet patch cords include a twisted pair cable that has a pair of insulated conductors that are contained within a cable jacket. A connector is mounted on a first end of the cable. The connector includes a connector housing and a strain relief unit that is mounted on the cable at the interface between the cable and the connector housing. The strain relief unit includes a plurality of internal protrusions that contact the cable jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Scott M. Keith, Yi-Teh Shih
  • Patent number: 9325105
    Abstract: Overmolded electrical plugs with integrated strain relief are disclosed. The strain relief may have multiple protrusions extending though the overmolded housing which are visible to users. The strain relief may employ a ratcheting mechanism which permanently secures the strain relief on the electrical power cord. The strain relief may be partially assembled in a pre-lock configuration on the electrical power cord where the strain relief may be positioned on the power cord, and then be further pressed to a locked configuration in which the is securely attached to the power cord. The strain relief is self-aligned on the electrical plug during an assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: STANDARD CABLE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Selvin Kao, Philip Carlo J. DeGuzman, Sze-Han Liao
  • Patent number: 9312629
    Abstract: A plug connector includes a back shell defining a sleeve having a projection and a locking bale. A connector shell defining a collar is configured to receive the sleeve of the back shell. The collar includes an axial channel to receive the projection of the back shell and a circumferential channel coupled to the axial channel to allow rotation of the back shell relative to the connector shell. A resilient latch is located over the circumferential channel and arranged to be resiliently deflected by the bale when the back shell is rotated about the longitudinal axis between an inserted position and a locked position. The latch including a retention mechanism to retain the bale when fully rotated into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan T. Smith, Brian F. Davies
  • Patent number: 9172178
    Abstract: A plug for connecting to an electronic device includes a housing having an aperture, a magnetic element positioned in the aperture and having a second aperture, at least one contact within the aperture and the second aperture, a cord connected to the housing, and a mechanism configured to reduce a moment arm on the housing when a force is applied to the cord. The plug may be used as part of a connection that further includes a receptacle having a magnetic element with a recess, wherein the recess comprises an aperture, and at least one contact extending through the third aperture and into the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Micah Colen Isenhour, James Phillip Luther
  • Patent number: 9065203
    Abstract: A shim for securing an electrical connection of an electrical connection assembly. The shim includes a cylindrical sleeve with opposite proximal and distal ends. The cylindrical sleeve runs from a proximal end of the shim to a distal end of the shim. An interior portion of the cylindrical sleeve is defined by an opening from the proximal end of the shim to the distal end of the shim. The opening allows a plug of the electrical connector assembly to be inserted within the opening of the cylindrical sleeve while the shim is inserted into a socket of the electrical connector assembly to hold the plug securely in the socket of the electrical connection assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: Craig Davies
  • Patent number: 9048566
    Abstract: A cable assembly includes a connector, a cover enclosing the connector, a strain relief located on the rear end of the cover, a spring, and a cable. The cover includes a blocking. The strain relief is fixed by the blocking. The strain relief defines a through hole and a receiving cavity communicated with the through hole. The through hole has an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the receiving cavity. A shoulder is formed between the through hole and the receiving cavity. The spring is received in the cavity, and has one end restricted by the shoulder and an opposite end restricted by the blocking. The cable is connected to the connector and runs through the spring and the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Jia-Chao Yan
  • Patent number: 9011174
    Abstract: A connector is provided which can prevent damage to cables, and hold and waterproof the ends of the cables. A connector has accommodating parts which accommodate the ends of cables where connection terminals are provided. The ends of the cables are held by elastic holding members which are filled and solidified in the accommodating parts, and cable protecting projections which are projected with an arc shaped cross section towards the cables are formed at the edges of walls which form the accommodating parts at the outlet sides of the cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Motohisa Kashiyama, Yasuharu Kondo
  • Publication number: 20150082880
    Abstract: A cable assembly for coupling a transducer includes a plug body having a nose section with a nose end, a tail section with a tail end opposite the nose end; and a cable restraining feature disposed proximal the tail end. In addition, the cable assembly includes a cable having a first end, a second end, a signal conductor, and a pliable fixing member. A portion of the pliable fixing member is disposed in the cable restraining feature and extends at least partially around the plug body to limit the movement of the first end of the cable relative to the plug body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Robert Allen
  • Patent number: 8845359
    Abstract: A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a single-piece attachment member having a management section, a boot, and collar including a retention arrangement. Certain types of retention arrangements include one or more teeth that protrude inwardly from the collar to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics UK Ltd
    Inventors: Chris Taylor, Gordon John White
  • Publication number: 20140273607
    Abstract: An electronic connector includes a housing and a plug extending from the housing. The plug includes at least one flexible region that provides flexing of the plug. In some example embodiments, the plug also includes at least one rigid region. The plug has at least one interconnect. Each interconnect includes a lead and a contact. The contacts are exposed on an exterior surface of the plug, such exposure being provided so as to enable electrical coupling between the plug and an electronic receptacle into which the plug may be removably inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Orand, Brian L. Cash, Aaron B. Weast
  • Patent number: 8807489
    Abstract: A strain relieving element, comprising: a front surface, a rear surface opposite to the front surface, an intermediate portion connecting the front surface to the rear surface, a receiving passage passing through the front surface and the rear surface, two rows of through cavities extending inwardly from the intermediate portion at least, a rib dividing the adjacent through cavities in same row and a convex respectively formed between the adjacent rows of the through cavities, and between the adjacent rows of the ribs. The rib near to the rear surface is bigger than the rib far from the rear surface, the width of the ribs are gradually decreased along an axis direction from the rear surface to the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8784135
    Abstract: A specialized cable including a compression plug and flexible wiring configured to be connected to a receptacle so that data and/or power signals can be exchanged between the electronic equipment and the device to which the cable is attached. The flexible wiring is a flat set of closely spaced parallel wires separated by insulators (e.g., plastic). The compression plug may include a contact surface (e.g., in an opening or on an exterior surface) that electrically connects to a contact surface in the receptacle. The compression plug may include a sloped or slanted top and bottom in order to facilitate inserting the plug into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Exelis Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Gonzales
  • Patent number: 8777167
    Abstract: A strain relieving element, comprising: a front surface, a rear surface opposite to the front surface, an intermediate portion connecting the front surface to the rear surface, a receiving passage passing through the front surface and the rear surface, a plurality of through cavities recessing inwardly from the intermediate portion and communicated with the receiving passage and a plurality of the notches recessing inwardly from the intermediate portion and apart from the receiving passage. The distance between the notches and the rear surface are closer than the distance between the through cavities and the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Sheng Su, Jun Chen, Feng-Jun Qi
  • Patent number: 8684763
    Abstract: A patch cord including a connector attached to an end of an electrical cable. The connector includes a boot member that slides over a portion of a wire manager to actuate a retention arrangement of the connector. Certain types of retention arrangements are actuated by deflecting flexible tabs of the wire manager inwardly to bite into at least an outer jacket of the electrical cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Loren J. Mattson, Gordon John White
  • Publication number: 20140087582
    Abstract: A contact housing for a connector of a connector assembly extends through a wall and includes a contact region having a contact seat for receiving a contact-side end of a kink-prone cable. The connector may be for a sealed connector assembly that includes an outer housing, which has a cable inlet opening and an interior space, at least sections of which form a mating-connector receptacle for a mating connector that is complementary to the connector. At least sections of the contact housing of the connector are arranged in the interior space. The contact housing, which has the contact region having the contact seat for holding the contact-side end of the kink-prone cable, facilitates assembly of the connector and prevents damage to the kink-prone cable, and includes positioning means for fixing the position of a laced section of the kink-prone cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS AMP GmbH
    Inventors: YEHYA ASHOUR, HARTMUT RIPPER
  • Publication number: 20140073172
    Abstract: An insertion-type connector having a housing of an electrically insulating material and at least one electrically conductive first contact element and having a free end, and at least one electrically conductive second contact element, wherein the first contact element has a first plate-shaped section, and the second contact element has a second plate-shaped section, wherein the second contact element has an end which is designed for electrical connection to a cable, the plate-shaped sections arranged parallel to one another and facing one another such that the plate-shaped sections at least partially overlap one another in the direction perpendicular thereto in an overlap region and are at a specific distance from one another, wherein for the electrically conductive connection of the first contact element to the second contact element, and at least one helical spring of an electrically conductive and spring-elastic material is provided between the mutually facing plate-shaped sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: ROSENBERGER HOCHFREQUENZTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christian Eckart
  • Publication number: 20140051278
    Abstract: A modular plug includes a plug housing, plug contacts held by the plug housing, and a stuffer cap coupled to the plug housing. The stuffer cap includes a cable channel configured to receive a cable therein. The stuffer cap includes an interior side that defines at least a portion of the cable channel. The modular plug includes a strain relief member held by the plug housing. The strain relief member includes a base and a spring beam extending from the base such that the spring beam is cantilevered from the base. The spring beam is configured to engage the cable and thereby pinch the cable between the interior side of the stuffer cap and the spring beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, JR., Edward John Howard
  • Patent number: 8591249
    Abstract: A connector which has a flexible portion which allows the connector to bend in response to non-axial forces applied thereto. When off-axis forces are applied to the connector or a mating connector, the off-axis forces do not cause oblique loading on the connector or mating connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Souraiu USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott David Harnish, Timothy Wickard
  • Patent number: 8574010
    Abstract: A flexible socket of a power source hub is provided. The input terminal of the hub is electrically connected with a power source. The hub distributes the power source into a plurality of output terminals including first electrodes, second electrodes and ground electrodes. A plurality of sockets extend out from the output terminals via 3-strand cables. Each socket includes three holes corresponding to the first electrode, the second electrode, and the ground electrode. The three-hole sockets are designed to open in a first direction. The strands of the 3-strand cable are arranged one on top of the other in the first direction and extended outside the hub in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. In this way, it is easy to bend and displace sockets sideways to facilitate the plug-in of the plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Rigous Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiou-Yih Wu
  • Patent number: 8574000
    Abstract: A protective sleeve disposed around a cable and a connector which are connected includes a cable sleeve and a plurality of resilient elements. The cable sleeve includes a bushing, a first ring, and a second ring. The front of the bushing is connected to the connector. The first ring and the second ring are disposed around the cable. The resilient elements are formed by extending the second ring and spaced apart from each other to form an opening for penetration by the cable. The caliber of the opening is less than the caliber of the second ring. Accordingly, the resilient elements are conducive to the positioning of the cable while the cable is penetrating the rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Quality Computer Accessories Inc.
    Inventor: John Smith
  • Publication number: 20130189872
    Abstract: Aesthetically pleasing strain-relief members for cables and methods for making the same are disclosed. The strain-relief member include a tapered, inner strain-relief portion and an aesthetically pleasing outer strain-relief portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Apple Inc.
  • Patent number: 8491328
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for terminating a cable. The electrical connector includes an electrical contact configured to be terminated to a wire of the cable, and a housing extending between a mating end and a cable end. The housing is configured to mate with a mating connector at the mating end. The electrical contact is held by the housing. A back shell is mounted to the cable end of the housing. The back shell includes an opening configured to hold an end of the cable such that the back shell supports the end of the cable. The back shell includes an accessory socket. An accessory is held within the accessory socket of the back shell such that the accessory extends outwardly from the back shell. The accessory is configured to engage the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Neil Mulfinger, Lawrence Se-Jun Oh
  • Publication number: 20120302090
    Abstract: A connector is provided which can prevent damage to cables, and hold and waterproof the ends of the cables. A connector (11) has accommodating parts (34) which accommodate the ends of cables (22) where connection terminals (25) are provided. The ends of the cables (22) are held by elastic holding members which are filled and solidified in the accommodating parts (34), and cable protecting projections (37) which are projected with an arc shaped cross section towards the cables (22) are formed at the edges of walls (36) which form the accommodating parts (34) at the outlet sides of the cables (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motohisa Kashiyama, Yasuharu Kondo
  • Patent number: 8298006
    Abstract: A contact assembly comprising: a contact pin having a first end and a second end, the contact pin including a ramped portion, and a contact sleeve retainably attached to the first end of the contact pin, the contact sleeve having a flanged end and a non-flanged end, wherein the contact sleeve includes a one or more fingers, wherein, when in a first position, clearance exists between the contact sleeve and the contact pin, wherein, when in a second position, the one or more fingers of the contact sleeve engage an inner surface of a tubular center conductor to increase a moving force required to displace the contact assembly within the tubular center conductor is provided. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Werner Karl Wild, Adam Thomas Nugent
  • Patent number: 8283564
    Abstract: A termination tool for terminating multiple wires to a two part electrical connector assembly composed of a wire arrangement manifold and a jack housing is provided by the present disclosure. The termination tool includes a main tool body having a termination housing provided thereon including a first cavity, a second cavity and a passage extending between the first and second cavities. The first cavity has an open side to receive and is shaped to removably retain a wire arrangement manifold, the second cavity having an open side to receive and being shaped to removably retain a jack housing, and the passage being sized to allow, in use, the wire arrangement manifold to pass therethrough from the first cavity to the second cavity and having cutting means provided on opposing sides of its end proximate to the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hellermanntyton Data Ltd.
    Inventors: Jason James, Stuart Ponting
  • Patent number: 8172601
    Abstract: The motor cable device which can prevent damage on an inverter-side connecting member of the motor cable device and lowering in a connecting reliability of the inverter-side connecting member is provided. Also, a resin component used in the above-described motor cable device is provided. The motor cable device electrically connects a motor and an inverter and includes an inverter-side protector and a motor-side protector. The inverter-side protector includes a fixed end which is directly or indirectly fixed to the inverter and which supports the inverter-side connecting member. A swinging motion absorbing portion is formed continuously to the fixed end, the swinging motion absorbing portion being arranged to support a cable body at the inverter-side connecting member and absorb the swinging motion generated at the cable body of the motor cable device, is further included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Hidehiko Kuboshima
  • Patent number: 8035955
    Abstract: A power tool having a housing, a motor disposed in the housing, a power cord connected to the motor, and a cord protector operably engaging the power cord. The cord protector comprising a spring member coupled to the housing on a first end and engaging the power cord on a second end. The spring member exerting a biasing force upon the power cord in response to a load being applied to the power cord and recovering to an initial position in response to removal of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James Parks, Daniel Puzio, Scott Rudolph, Richard C. Nickels
  • Patent number: 8002565
    Abstract: A waterproof electrical connector for airfield lighting applications has a connector body with a first end and an opposing second end. The first end terminates at a first end cap that has a strain/bend relief feature and a first bore for receiving a cable that extends into the first end. At least one O-Ring extends from the walls of the first bore. The opposing second end terminates at a second end cap and has a second bore extending through the second end cap and into the second end. A sleeve is affixed to an exterior surface of the second end cap. An electrically insulated cable is inserted into the first bore engaging the O-Rings to form a waterproof seal. An electrical contact engages the second end cap and the sleeve folds over the second end cap to engage a surface of this contact forming a waterproof seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Integro, LLC
    Inventors: John A. Bogart, Paul A. Kish
  • Patent number: 7934943
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Corporation, Tyco Electronics AMP K.K.
    Inventors: Charles R. Malstrom, Takahito Sengoku, John Joseph Consoli
  • Publication number: 20100248529
    Abstract: The motor cable device which can prevent damage on an inverter-side connecting member of the motor cable device and lowering in a connecting reliability of the inverter-side connecting member is provided. Also, a resin component used in the above-described motor cable device is provided. The motor cable device electrically connects a motor and an inverter and includes an inverter-side protector and a motor-side protector. The inverter-side protector includes a fixed end which is directly or indirectly fixed to the inverter and which supports the inverter-side connecting member. A swinging motion absorbing portion is formed continuously to the fixed end, the swinging motion absorbing portion being arranged to support a cable body at the inverter-side connecting member and absorb the swinging motion generated at the cable body of the motor cable device, is further included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideomi Adachi, Hidehiko Kuboshima
  • Patent number: 7789696
    Abstract: A drawing part of a cable 3 in a waterproof case for an electrical apparatus is sealed. On an outer circumferential part of the cable 3, a first bushing member 2a and a second bushing member 2b are formed by injection molding to be spaced with respect to each other. A box part 35 of the waterproof case is located between the first busing member 2a and the second bushing member 2b. After locating the cable 3 in the waterproof case, a filling material 40, such as epoxy resin or urethane resin, is filled into the inside of the box part 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Tamura Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Umei, Takayuki Tokairin
  • Patent number: 7766690
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a boot body, a contact housing, and a contact. The boot body extends between a boot coupling end and a boot back end. The back end receives a cable that includes a conductor. The boot body defines an internal chamber. The contact housing extends between a housing mating end and a housing back end. The contact housing includes a housing coupling element between the housing mating end and the housing back end. The housing back end is coupled to the boot coupling end. The housing mating end is configured to mate with a mating connector to electrically connect the connector assembly and the mating connector. The contact is held in the housing and electrically connected to the conductor. An adhesive is disposed in the internal chamber to secure the boot body and the contact housing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Wayne Walker, William Gary Lenker, Steven Michael Weldon
  • Patent number: 7727003
    Abstract: A power tool having a housing, a motor disposed in the housing, a power cord connected to the motor, and a cord protector operably engaging the power cord. The cord protector comprising at least one elastically-deformable biasing member engaging the power cord and exerting a biasing force upon the power cord in response to a load being applied to the power cord and recovering to an initial position in response to removal of the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Warren A. Ceroll, Daniel Puzio, Robert S. Gehret, Richard C. Nickels, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7670192
    Abstract: An audio plug (100) for a connection with an audio plug, includes a contact shaft (1) for a connection with the audio plug and a cable (5), a tubular sleeve (2) covering on the contact shaft, and a metal tube (4) glued on the tubular sleeve. Wherein the tubular sleeve has a plurality of channels (21, 22) on the external face thereof for accommodating glue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7614902
    Abstract: A fluorescent task lamp includes a housing assembled from first and second shells for supporting a lens body, first and second CFL bulb receptacles and first and second CFL bulbs; and a strain relief for an AC power cord having an integral hub portion with first and second pivot pins that pivot within first and second opposing pivot bushings formed respectively in each first and second shell in opposite sides of an aperture or cavity for receiving the hub portion therein. The pivoting strain relief permits orienting the power cord so that the lamp may be stood upright upon its base or hung from its hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Bayco Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bijan Bayat, James Newton, Gordon L. Treichler
  • Patent number: 7614911
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a strain relief collar for use with an accessory associated with a mobile device and its method of making. The first step is the making of an outer molded body having an engagement portion with a cutout. The second step is inserting a cord into the outer molded body. The third step is the forming of an inner molded body having a hooking portion extending outward from the periphery thereof and beyond the cutout for engaging with an accessory. The present invention also discloses another strain relief collar for use with another accessory associated with a mobile device and its method of making. The first step is connecting the cord to an electrical component associated with the accessory. The second step is the forming of an inner molded body. The third step is the forming of an outer molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Merry Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang-Chang Hsieh, I-Ming Lin
  • Publication number: 20090221176
    Abstract: A plug assembly with strain relief includes a housing and a clamping basket which has radially movable clamping fingers. The clamping basket defines an axis and is constructed to allow insertion of a cable into the housing in a direction of the axis. A rotary sleeve is supported on the housing for rotation but substantially fixed in an axial position with respect to the housing. The rotary sleeve is hereby configured to move an element (e.g. the clamping basket itself or a pinch ring) in the axial direction, when rotated, to thereby modify a radial position of the clamping fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: AMAD Mennekes Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: STEFAN GATTWINKEL, Wolfgang Beckmann