With Stress Relieving Means For Conductor To Terminal Joint Patents (Class 439/449)
  • Patent number: 11356751
    Abstract: A telecommunications patch panel system (10) including a plurality of multiport telecommunications bezel assemblies (200) installed within a panel frame (100) is presented. The bezel assemblies (200) are formed from cooperating first and second frame parts (210, 240) to define a plurality of jack receptacle openings (202). In one example, the plurality of jack receptacles (202) are arranged in a two-row array. The first and second frame parts (210, 240) also retain a central bonding strip (290) having a plurality of grounding contact elements (292, 293). The grounding contact elements (292, 293) ground the jack modules (120) that are installed within the bezel assembly jack receptacle openings (202). Where a two-row array of jack receptacle openings (202) is provided, the central bonding strip (290) can be configured to extend between the rows. The central bonding strip (290) can provide grounding for multiple bezel assemblies (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gordon John White, Shawn Phillip Tobey, Brian J. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 11342707
    Abstract: The invention relates to a strain relief for a cable harness, which is used to connect a part to electrical and/or electronic components, wherein the cable harness has at least two wires and wherein a stop component, is provided, which is made of plastic and tightly encloses the wires such that the stop component (20) is fixed immovably on the wires. The invention also relates to a part with a housing, a cable harness, which is guided into the housing, and a strain relief according to one of the preceding claims, wherein the housing has a receiver for the stop component, in which the latter is received in a positively-locking manner in at least one tensile direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: U-SHIN DEUTSCHLAND ZUGANGSSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Kummer, Armin Dietl
  • Patent number: 11201422
    Abstract: This invention is an active cable or cables with a female micro USB or other connector recessed at the rear end of the HDMI plug for connecting external power when needed. The recessed connector is connected to an internal circuitry that combines this external power with the power from the source or sink device via a straight or “OR” circuits. This design is clean when no external power is needed because there're no dangling pigtails with USB plugs. When external power is needed because the source or sink devices can't provide enough current, the user can use for example widely available male micro USB to male USB cable (the standard charging cable for most Android phones and many other computer or phone accessories) or other cable to get external power, and the cable length can be selected to fit the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Xiaozheng Lu
  • Patent number: 11108200
    Abstract: A socket connector includes a housing defining a pair of rows of insertion cavities and an elastic fastener formed on a bottom wall of each insertion cavity. Each row of insertion cavities has at least one insertion cavity. The elastic fastener is adapted to engage a plug connector inserted into the insertion cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chenxi (Josh) Wang, Hongqiang (Sean) Han, Xinbo (Polly) Liu, Clarence Leon Yu, Ping (Jane) Wei
  • Patent number: 10581186
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first member and a second member. The first member has a lock spring portion, a lock portion and a regulated portion. When the connector and a mating connector are in a mated state where the connector and the mating connector are mated with each other, the lock portion locks the mated state together with a locked portion of the mating connector. The first member is configured so that, when the mating connector is forced to be unmated from the connector under the mated state, the lock spring portion is resiliently deformed so that each of the lock portion and the regulated portion is moved in a combined direction of upward in an up-down direction and a first horizontal direction. The second member has a deformation-preventing portion provided with a regulating portion. A range of the movement of the regulated portion is defined by the regulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Osamu Hashiguchi, Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 10535937
    Abstract: A connector comprises a first member and a second member. The first member has a lock spring portion, a lock portion and a regulated portion. When the connector and a mating connector are in a mated state where the connector and the mating connector are mated with each other, the lock portion locks the mated state together with a locked portion of the mating connector. The first member is configured so that, when the mating connector is forced to be unmated from the connector under the mated state, the lock spring portion is resiliently deformed so that each of the lock portion and the regulated portion is moved in a combined direction of upward in an up-down direction and a first horizontal direction. The second member has a deformation-preventing portion provided with a regulating portion. A range of the movement of the regulated portion is defined by the regulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Osamu Hashiguchi, Kenta Ashibu
  • Patent number: 9991634
    Abstract: A wire cover (70) is arranged to cover a rear surface of a housing (10) and includes a back plate (73) in a rear part. A pull-out port (77) for wires (30) is provided in an end part of the back plate (73) and an opening (74) is provided separately from the pull-out port (77). A U-shaped lever (90) is arranged to straddle the back plate (73) and connects the housing (10) and a mating housing at a connection position by being rotated with an operating portion (91) gripped. The operating portion (91) of the lever (90) enters the opening (74) at the connection position and is arranged in contact with or in proximity to an edge of the opening (74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shinjiro Kida
  • Patent number: 9711925
    Abstract: A method electrically connects by crimping electrical conductors in a connector for equipotential connection of a planar and flexible layer formed by the conductors, to metal components. The method includes positioning the electrical conductors in individual longitudinal and parallel cells which are formed between two planar walls of the connector, crimping the conductors crimped in a crimping zone by simultaneous transverse punching of at least one wall of the connector, and forming by the transverse punching at least one corresponding transverse groove line on the at least one connector wall and, by load transfer, on each of the conductors to electrically connect the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Biesse, Arnaud Camille Ayme, Florian Barraud, David Boutot
  • Patent number: 9537249
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conduit adapter system comprising a conduit adapter that is assigned to an electrical connector assembly. The conduit adapter comprises a first shell and a second shell, wherein the first shell comprises first fixing elements and the second shell comprises corresponding second fixing elements. The first shell further comprises a pre-locking means that can be engaged with corresponding pre-locking means of the electrical connector assembly, to lock the first shell to the electrical connector assembly in a pre-assembled condition. A method of assembling such a conduit adapter system is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Grudzewski, Krzysztof Pitala
  • Patent number: 9502823
    Abstract: A cable retention mechanism locks an external connector with an input/output (I/O) connector of an electronic device. The mechanism includes a retention housing having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the second surface adjacent to the device housing when the retention mechanism and the electronic device are coupled to one another. The mechanism includes a retainer including a mounting arrangement defining a channel receiving a cable of the external connector, the mounting arrangement biased to apply a first retaining force to the cable. The retainer includes a biasing member compressing a portion of the mounting arrangement such that a width of the channel decreases as the channel approaches the second surface, the biasing member applying a second retaining force to the mounting arrangement to increase the first retaining force. When tension is applied to the cable, the biasing member increases the second retaining force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Liu, Xiae Zhang
  • Patent number: 9039463
    Abstract: A connector includes one contact terminal including a contact portion to be in contact with an other contact terminal and a connecting portion to be connected to an electric wire, and a housing including a housing hole formed therein to house the contact portion of the one contact terminal. The one contact terminal contacts with the other contact terminal by inserting the other contact terminal into the housing hole, and the contact portion of the one contact terminal is housed in the housing hole so as to be movable in a direction of intersecting with the insertion direction of the other contact terminal into the housing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Yamashita, Masaaki Imahori
  • Patent number: 9022814
    Abstract: A sealing and strain relief device having at least one sealing element is disclosed. The device is arranged in the manner of a sandwich between outer, plate-like bearing elements made from a relatively hard or rigid material and which is made from a relatively soft or elastic material. Slots are introduced both into the outer bearing elements and into the or each central sealing element in such a way that the slots run respectively next to one another and respectively one behind the other, in relation to the sandwich-like arrangement thereof, within the respective bearing element and within the respective sealing element. The strain relief elements are associated with at least one plate-like bearing element such that each data cable, which is sealed and is guided in the region of slots arranged one behind the other of the sandwich-like arrangement, can be restrained using a strain relief element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: CCS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Fabrykowski, Michael Müller, Sven Strunck
  • Publication number: 20150011114
    Abstract: The connector terminal includes at opposite ends a pair of press-fit terminals to be inserted into through-holes formed through two printed circuit boards located facing each other, each of the press-fit terminals having a plurality of contact pieces, and further includes at least one buffer portion deformable in accordance with a gap between imaginary longitudinal center lines of the press-fit terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 8901427
    Abstract: A wire holding device includes a pair of holding members to enclose an electric wire therebetween when the pair of holding members are coupled. The pair of holding members each include an arcuate holding groove to hold the electric wire on an inside surface thereof. An inner surface of the holding groove to contact with an outer peripheral surface of the electric wire is surface-roughened. A surface roughness Ra of the inner surface of the holding groove is greater than that of the outer peripheral surface of the electric wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Imahori, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 8878069
    Abstract: A cable support for an automobile allows a cable installed in a bent U-turn shape to be readily positioned and supported on a vehicle body or the like in a reliable manner. Two portions of a cable folded in a U-turn shape are inserted into a common insertion hole in a main body tube. The two portions of the cable folded in a U-turn shape are respectively inserted into independent insertion holes separately provided to a branching tube that is integral with the main body tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungwoo Kim, Yoshiaki Matsutani
  • Patent number: 8822845
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable sleeve for guiding a cable in the inlet and outlet region of a hand-held tool. An end of the cable sleeve on the housing side is connected to the housing in a fixable manner, particularly in a form-fitting manner, so that advantageously no dust, dirt, or water may enter between the cable sleeve and the cable. According to the invention the cable sleeve has preferably a radial sealing element which corresponds to the cable and/or the housing in a sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Justus Lamprecht, Sinisa Andrasic, Marcus Schuller
  • Patent number: 8822063
    Abstract: A battery, in particular a lead-acid rechargeable battery, having at least one battery cell connecting element, which has a connector, which has at least one side surface, for connection to at least one plate on a lower face of the connector, and a welding lug, which is electrically conductively connected to the connector and has a recess which is bounded by a boundary, wherein, in a section which is adjacent to the side surface of the connector, the boundary has a profile which corresponds to a contour of the side surface of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Autobatterie GmbH & Co. KGAA
    Inventors: Dirk Oldenburg, Peter Streuer
  • Patent number: 8816222
    Abstract: A strain relief device is disclosed that allows the passage of at least one telecommunication cable therethrough. The exemplary strain relief device has a one-piece, rectangular tubular body, an external strength member securing section to secure strength members from the at least one telecommunication cable to the rectangular tubular body and a sealing member to provide an environmental seal between the at least one telecommunication cable and the strain relief device and between the strain relief device and a mounting structure into which the strain relief device is inserted. The rectangular tubular body has an outer surface and at least one cable channel extending between a first end of the rectangular tubular body and a second end rectangular tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Nelson Goncalves Pimentel
  • Publication number: 20140235095
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide reversible or dual orientation USB plug connectors for mating with standard USB receptacle connectors, e.g., a standard Type A USB receptacle connector. Accordingly, the present invention may be compatible with any current or future electronic device that includes a standard USB receptacle connector. USB plug connectors according to the present invention can have a 180 degree symmetrical, double orientation design, which enables the plug connector to be inserted into a corresponding receptacle connector in either of two intuitive orientations. Thus, embodiments of the present invention may reduce the potential for USB connector damage and user frustration during the incorrect insertion of a USB plug connector into a corresponding USB receptacle connector of an electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Warren Z. Jones, Eric T. SooHoo, Albert J. Golko, Stephen Brian Lynch
  • Patent number: 8809704
    Abstract: A conductor termination system for use with an electrical power transmission conductor includes a termination assembly and a connector. The termination assembly includes an end member and an integral retainer mechanism. The end member includes a receiver portion configured to receive a segment of the conductor. The retainer mechanism includes a moveable keeper member on the end member. The retainer mechanism is operable to selectively clamp a segment of the conductor in the receiver portion to the end member and to apply a retention load to the conductor segment. The connector is adapted to be applied to the end member and the conductor to securely clamp the conductor segment to the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Owen Gregory, Edward O'Sullivan, Sherif Kamel, Steven Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20140213098
    Abstract: A cable connector for receiving a cable and a connector block. The cable connector including a first shell element with a first strain relief holding feature, a first connector block receiving feature, and a recess; a second shell element with a second strain relief holding feature, a second connector block receiving feature, and a projection; and a strain relief element defining a cable aperture sized to receive the cable, a compression collar, and a wing portion. The projection is received within the recess. The first and second strain relief holding features cooperate to support and maintain the strain relief element. The first and second connector block receiving features cooperate to support and maintain the connector block. The wing portion of the strain relief element is arranged to increase a holding ability of the strain relief element when a twisting or axial force is applied to the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Sal Eminovic, Darrell S. Filtz
  • Publication number: 20140179126
    Abstract: Power cables that include plug housings having an improved appearance as well as employ a halogen-free cable while providing adequate fire resistance. One example provides a power cable having cable plug with a substantially unitary body. Another example provides a power cable that is formed using halogen-free materials. To provide adequate fire protection, a strain relief formed using multiple materials is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zheng Gao, John C. DiFonzo, Joshua Banko, Min Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20140170896
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ECG electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ECG electrode press stud to the lead wire, provides enhanced ergonomics to the clinician, and may alleviate patient discomfort associated with the attachment and removal of ECG leads. The connector may be engaged and disengaged with little or no force imparted to the patient or the ECG pad, which significantly minimizes the risk of inadvertent dislodgement of the pad. In one embodiment the disclosed connector provides a thumb cam lever which affirmatively engages the press stud to the connector, and provides tactile feedback to the clinician that the connector is properly engaged. In other embodiments, the connector provides a pushbutton to enable the clinician to easily engage and disengage the connector from the ECG stud. The disclosed connectors may also decrease clinician fatigue, and may provide more reliable ECG results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: David Selvitelli, Peter Meyer, Peter Yu
  • Publication number: 20140094053
    Abstract: Tight bend-radius cable structures and methods for making the same are disclosed. Tight bend-radius cable structures can include a cable electrically and physically coupled to a connector. An inner strain-relief member can be coupled to the cable and the connector to provide protection and strain relief for connection between the connector and the cable. The cable can then be manipulated into a final configuration, and an outer strain-relief member can be coupled to the cable and connector to hold the cable in its final configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Cuseo
  • Publication number: 20140051279
    Abstract: A possible strain relief for use with a cable which can he bent into a particular shape by the user, and which retains that shape, thus allowing modification to suit a specific environment or use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Monster, LLC
    Inventors: Noel Lee, Kendrew Lee, Jacky Hsiung, David Leung
  • Publication number: 20140024246
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cable support device for supporting a cable harness at an electrical connector, including a bracket member configured to be mounted adjacent to an electrical connector, wherein the bracket member defines a path for the cable harness through a bend adjacent to the electrical connector to provide a drip loop in the cable harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Ingo Krohne
  • Patent number: 8624136
    Abstract: A conductor termination system for use with an electrical power transmission conductor includes a termination assembly and a connector. The termination assembly includes an end member and an integral retainer mechanism. The end member includes a receiver portion configured to receive a segment of the conductor. The retainer mechanism includes a moveable keeper member on the end member. The retainer mechanism is operable to selectively clamp a segment of the conductor in the receiver portion to the end member and to apply a retention load to the conductor segment. The connector is adapted to be applied to the end member and the conductor to securely clamp the conductor segment to the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Owen Gregory, Edward O'Sullivan, Sherif Kamel, Steven Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20130307325
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted cable mounted in a vehicle provided with a cable port includes: a first cable that can be pulled out through the cable port; a second cable connected to the vehicle; and a connection device that connects the first cable and the second cable together, and disconnects the first cable and the second cable when the connection device experiences tension equal to or larger than prescribed tension, the connection device being provided at a position allowing the connection device to be pulled out through the cable port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michiaki Arasu
  • Publication number: 20130303017
    Abstract: A cardiac pacemaker or other CRT device has one or more fine wire leads to the heart. Formed of a glass, silica, sapphire or crystalline quartz fiber with a thin metal coating, a unipolar lead can have an outer diameter as small as about 300 microns or even smaller. The thin metal conductor poses unique challenges for attachment to standardized connectors as well as to stimulation electrodes. This invention describes structures and materials for creating robust and durable electrically conductive connections between the fine wire lead body and a proximal standardized connector and distal ring and tip electrodes by utilization of fine metal coils or mesh and electrically conductive adapters to aid in stabilizing the connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Robert G. Walsh, Jin Shimada
  • Publication number: 20130296729
    Abstract: A catheter and method for the treatment of a patient having atrial flutter or other arrhythmia comprises an elongated catheter body having an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. Further it has a distal tip section comprising a flexible tubing having a proximal end and a distal end and a plurality of lumens extending therethrough. The proximal end of the tip section is fixedly attached to the distal end of the catheter body. The tip section further comprises a nitinol tube having slots formed therein which causes the distal tip section to deflect using the same puller-wire action used to cause the deflectable catheter to deflect at a point proximal to the distal tip section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL), LTD.
    Inventor: Keshava Datta
  • Publication number: 20130217259
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug comprising a plurality of contact elements located in a plug housing and strain relief elements (200, 200?) arranged on the housing (110, 310), wherein both contact elements and strain relief elements can be fixed to a printed circuit board (10) using SMT technology. The invention is characterized in that the strain relief elements (200, 200?) are sheet metal elements that can be fixed to parts of the plug housing and are bent essentially at a right angle on the side facing the printed circuit board (10), thereby forming a bearing surface (220, 220?) for SMT attach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ERNI ELECTRONICS GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Lappoehn
  • Publication number: 20130217257
    Abstract: An electrical connector is provided for a cable for distributing power. The connector includes a first end, a second end, and a midsection, and includes a female connector and a male connector. The female connector includes a tapered female insulator and a female contact defining at least one first radial aperture. The female connector further includes a first retaining screw received within a corresponding aperture defined in the female insulator to secure assembly thereof. The male connector includes a tapered male insulator defining a second taper and a male contact defining at least one second radial aperture. The male connector further includes a second retaining screw received within a corresponding aperture defined in the male insulator to secure assembly thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: John Bogart
  • Publication number: 20130149891
    Abstract: A cable header connector includes a contact module having a support body and a plurality of cable assemblies held by the support body. The cable assemblies include contact sub-assemblies configured to be terminated to corresponding cables and ground shields coupled to and providing electrical shielding for corresponding contact sub-assemblies. The support body has a metal holder having a contact plate and a cable plate extending from the contact plate. The ground shields are electrically and mechanically coupled to the contact plate of the metal holder. The cable plate is configured to support the cables extending from the cable assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: NEIL FRANKLIN SCHROLL
  • Publication number: 20130149890
    Abstract: A cable header connector includes a cable assembly having a contact sub-assembly and a ground shield coupled to and providing electrical shielding for the contact sub-assembly. The contact sub-assembly has a mounting block with contact channels therein. The contact sub-assembly has signal contacts received in the contact channels and extending between mating and terminating ends. The signal contacts are terminated to corresponding signal wires. The ground shield has walls extending along the signal contacts and has mating and terminating ends. The mating end is positioned either at or beyond the mating ends of the signal contacts. The terminating end is positioned either at or beyond the terminating ends of the signal contacts such that the ground shield provides shielding along the entire length of the signal contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: NEIL FRANKLIN SCHROLL, TIMOTHY ROBERT MINNICK, SAMUEL J. MAGARO, JR.
  • Patent number: 8449317
    Abstract: A connector such as an electrical connector for a data cable assembly, preferably includes a frontshell mechanically fastened to a backshell with a gasket secured between. Mechanical fasteners apply force to the gasket and deform the gasket which forms a moisture ingress resistant seal between the frontshell and the backshell. A second moisture ingress resistant seal is formed over a strain relief that includes external grooves. An adhesive-lined heat-shrink tube mechanically grips the strain relief when heat is applied and the heat-shrink tube shrinks. The adhesive-lined heat-shrink tube also forms O-ring like seals in the grooves when heat is applied and the adhesive melts then re-solidifies in the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Phong Dang
  • Patent number: 8419463
    Abstract: A surface mount type coaxial connector 1 to be mounted on a circuit wiring board 50 comprises: a contact 10 for signals having a cylindrical fitting portion 11 for signals divided by first slits 111a housing 20 having a circular convex portion 22 which surrounds the fitting portion 11 for signals via a first space S1; and a ground shell 30 having a circular fitting portion 32 for ground which surrounds the convex portion 22 via a second space S2, and the contact 10 for signals, the housing 20, and the ground shell 30 are integrally formed by insert molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Taguchi
  • Publication number: 20130072053
    Abstract: A sealing and strain relief device having at least one sealing element is disclosed. The device is arranged in the manner of a sandwich between outer, plate-like bearing elements made from a relatively hard or rigid material and which is made from a relatively soft or elastic material. Slots are introduced both into the outer bearing elements and into the or each central sealing element in such a way that the slots run respectively next to one another and respectively one behind the other, in relation to the sandwich-like arrangement thereof, within the respective bearing element and within the respective sealing element. The strain relief elements are associated with at least one plate-like bearing element such that each data cable, which is sealed and is guided in the region of slots arranged one behind the other of the sandwich-like arrangement, can be restrained using a strain relief element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Grzegorz Fabrykowski, Michael Müller, Sven Strunck
  • Publication number: 20130065426
    Abstract: A connector includes one contact terminal including a contact portion to be in contact with an other contact terminal and a connecting portion to be connected to an electric wire, and a housing including a housing hole formed therein to house the contact portion of the one contact terminal. The one contact terminal contacts with the other contact terminal by inserting the other contact terminal into the housing hole, and the contact portion of the one contact terminal is housed in the housing hole so as to be movable in a direction of intersecting with the insertion direction of the other contact terminal into the housing hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CABLE, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki YAMASHITA, Masaaki IMAHORI
  • Patent number: 8389881
    Abstract: A conductor termination system for use with an electrical power transmission conductor includes a termination assembly and a connector. The termination assembly includes an end member and an integral retainer mechanism. The end member includes a receiver portion configured to receive a segment of the conductor. The retainer mechanism includes a moveable keeper member on the end member. The retainer mechanism is operable to selectively clamp a segment of the conductor in the receiver portion to the end member and to apply a retention load to the conductor segment. The connector is adapted to be applied to the end member and the conductor to securely clamp the conductor segment to the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Owen Gregory, Edward O'Sullivan, Sherif Kamel, Steven Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8391666
    Abstract: A wire-guiding element (60) includes a lower part (40) and an upper part (50). The lower part (40) is formed in the longitudinal direction (L) with guides (46), which are formed between guide webs (45). Clamping ribs (47) are arranged on inner sides of the guide webs (45), and have first fixing means on the upper side (44). The upper part (50) has second fixing means on its lower side (51), which produce a connection with the first fixing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: ADC GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Hetzer, Frank Mossner, Hans-Joachim Faika
  • Patent number: 8348695
    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 for movement therewith. The cord protector comprises a cam follower bracket having a camming slot sized to receive a cam follower. The cam follower bracket being biased into an initial position and exerting a biasing force upon the power cord in response to a load being applied to the power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Puzio, Robert Opsitos, Richard C. Nickels, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120329311
    Abstract: A cable connector for receiving a cable includes a substantially tubular connector body having a central bore extending therethrough, a forward end, and a cable receiving end. A gland nut is coupled to the cable receiving end of the connector body, wherein the gland nut is axially movable from a first position relative to the connector body to a second position relative to the connector body. A substantially tubular bushing element is secured between the gland nut and the connector body, wherein the bushing element comprises a tubular body for receiving the cable therethrough. The tubular body of the bushing element includes a flexible portion and a semi-rigid portion, wherein the flexible portion comprises a first hardness to seal the flexible portion to the cable and the semi-rigid portion comprises a second hardness to securely fix the cable relative to the bushing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Duval, Jean-Claude Goyette
  • Publication number: 20120329310
    Abstract: An electrical device including an electrical power cord secured to a base of the electrical device by using a plug having a pair of resilient prongs. The plug is inserted into an opening in the base to secure a strain reliever on an end of the electrical power cord into the opening. The resilient prongs flex towards each other when the plug is inserted into the opening. The prongs return to their original positions after passing through the opening and seat the plug in the opening. When seated, the plug secures the strain reliever into the opening thereby securing the electrical power cord to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Thanh Nguyen, Leonard C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8309852
    Abstract: An apparatus for dual acting strain relief is provided. In one embodiment, a strain relief apparatus comprises: a main body having a base member including a first surface and a second surface, and a cone member extending from the first surface of the base member, the cone member including an orifice that penetrates through the main body to the second surface; a primary clamp that secures to the main body and shaped to interface with the base member to form a first set of clamping surfaces where the orifice penetrates the second surface; and a secondary clamp having a tapered cavity therein that penetrates through the secondary clamp and is shaped to receive the cone member. A surface of the tapered cavity and a surface of the cone member form a second set of clamping surfaces. The second set of clamping surfaces provide an electrical path to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Schrock
  • Publication number: 20120264327
    Abstract: A ground bar assembly includes a ground bar for attaching to grounding conductors and a conductive mounting bracket directly attached to the ground bar. The conductive mounting bracket is configured to space the ground bar apart from a mounting surface. An isolative mounting bracket and varying ground bar assemblies, for differing functions, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: PANDUIT CORP.
    Inventors: John Carnevale, Shaun P. Brouwer, Robert G. Bucciferro
  • Publication number: 20120231653
    Abstract: Aesthetically pleasing strain-relief members for cables and methods for making the same are disclosed. The strain-relief members are constructed to have one or more tuning members that provide selective strain relief for the cable. Each tuning member can vary the wall thickness of the strain relief member, and depending on several factors such as how many tuning members are present, their shape, and their positions within the strain-relief member, the strain-relief member can be specifically tailored to meet desired strain relief characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John B. Ardisana, Edward Sihaan, Eric Jol
  • Publication number: 20120196474
    Abstract: Disclosed is an ECG electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ECG electrode press stud to the lead wire, provides enhanced ergonomics to the clinician, and may alleviate patient discomfort associated with the attachment and removal of ECG leads. The connector may be engaged and disengaged with little or no force imparted to the patient or the ECG pad, which significantly minimizes the risk of inadvertent dislodgement of the pad. In one embodiment the disclosed connector provides a thumb cam lever which affirmatively engages the press stud to the connector, and provides tactile feedback to the clinician that the connector is properly engaged. In other embodiments, the connector provides a pushbutton to enable the clinician to easily engage and disengage the connector from the ECG stud. The disclosed connectors may also decrease clinician fatigue, and may provide more reliable ECG results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: David Selvitelli, Peter Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120178283
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for assembling an audio plug with a cosmetic hard shell are provided. A plug may be coupled to a cable. An inner member may be molded about an end portion of the plug and an end portion of the cable. A strain relief member may be molded about a portion of the cable such that the strain relief member is adjacent to and substantially flush with the inner member. The seam between the inner member and the strain relief member may be covered by coupling a hard, smooth outer shell over a portion of the inner member and a portion of the strain relief member. Each of the inner member, the strain relief member, and the outer shell may be formed by injection molding, be of a cylindrical shape, and be formed from the same or different materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus M.C. Crooijmans, Kurt Stiehl
  • Publication number: 20120164870
    Abstract: A high strength electrical connector includes an outer cylindrical, rigid support cover open at both ends and preferably comprised of a high strength metal. A first electrical lead extends through a tension bushing attached to one end of the support cover. A mating receptacle through which a second electrical lead passes is securely attached to a second opposed end of the support cover. Electrical connection between the ends of the first and second electrical leads is established within the support cover. Securely attaching the ends of the first and second electrical leads together within the support cover, which is preferably comprised of a high strength metal, directs axial and transverse forces exerted on the first electrical lead through the support cover, thus bypassing the electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: WOODHEAD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Murphy, Lucas Hartmann, Randall G. Stone, Keith Jozwik
  • Publication number: 20120156921
    Abstract: A connector having a body, at least one contact accommodated in the body with an insulator being interposed, a casing defining a housing designed to accommodate all or part of the body, and an armature placed around at least one portion of the casing, at least one portion of the body being accommodated in the portion of the casing, the armature having feet for fastening the connector to a printed circuit board, wherein the feet project beyond that portion of the casing around which the armature is placed and wherein the armature is placed in a set-in manner relative to the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: RADIALL
    Inventors: Sébastien ANNEQUIN, Denis GABET