With Storage Means For Flaccid Conductor Patents (Class 439/501)
  • Patent number: 8237053
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus for a slidable structure which extends longitudinally, including: a pivotably-supported ring arm; a wiring harness having one end portion fixed to a tip portion of the ring arm and the other end portion fixed to a stationary structure; and an elastic member configured to bias the ring arm in a forward and upward direction. The ring arm is moved or rotated in a backward and downward direction while elastically deforming the elastic member due to tensile force of the wiring harness, when the slidable structure is moved forward toward its fully closed state. Also, the ring arm is moved or rotated in a forward and upward direction due to restoring force of the elastic member, when the slidable structure is moved backward toward its fully open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunobu Katou, Tomoaki Nishimura, Motonari Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8235323
    Abstract: A reel for a microphone cable, amplifier cable or other electronic cord or cable has an arbor or hub that divides the reel into an interior space and a winding space. The cable leading end connector cable is retained in the interior space. Turns of the main body of the cable are coiled in the winding space. The rims of the reel side disks have annular retaining beads or ridges that face one another and create a snap connector holder for the trailing end connector. A gap in the retaining beads aligned with the arbor opening permits insertion of the leading end connector. The reel can be available in a range of sizes and can be color-coded. The reel can be constructed of two identical molded reel halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: George P. Newton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8227693
    Abstract: A power-supplying system for a sliding structure includes: a protector cover having a base plate and a flange-shaped peripheral wall; a link arm rotatably supported along the base plate in the protector cover, and supporting a wiring harness at a top end side of a rotation; and an elastic member urging the link arm in a harness slack absorbing direction. The power-supplying system is disposed in the sliding structure. The protector cover is fixed to a panel of the sliding structure. An opening of the protector cover facing the base plate at a rear side is covered by the panel. The wiring harness is guided out from an oblong opening interposed between the protector cover and the panel toward a fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsunobu Katou, Tomoaki Nishimura, Motonari Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8203077
    Abstract: A cord organizer includes a cover plate and a cord retaining member. The cover plate includes a central portion having a plurality of openings defined therethrough. The openings include a fastener opening, and a receptacle opening. The cover plate further includes a curved, end portion curved inwardly away from a back side of the cover plate, having a slit defined therethrough, and at least one male fastening member extending from the back side of the cover plate. The cord retaining member includes a female fastening opening, and a strap portion. The strap portion of the cord retaining member is capable of passing through the slit of the curved, end portion, and the cord organizer is configured to allow the strap portion to be secured after an end of the strap has passed through the slit of the curved, end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Edison Nation, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Honeycutt, Ian Kovacevich, Joseph William Simmons, Randall Wade Hatfield
  • Publication number: 20120149236
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a USB cable capable of being fed out of and returned to a cable reel is disclosed along with a cable reel that houses the cable and provides connectivity for the cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Telefonix Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul C. Burke, James L. DuBois
  • Patent number: 8194396
    Abstract: An AC adapter unit compactly houses the AC adapter block and DC cable so that radiation noise from the DC cable is not amplified. The AC adapter unit 4 has an AC adapter 7 that includes an AC adapter block 52 and a DC cable 51, and a storage tray 6 that stores the AC adapter 7. The connector-side cable part 51b of the DC cable 51 is stored in the storage tray 6 on the left-side part 6D of the AC adapter block 52. The connector-side cable part 51b has a bundled part 51c with a figure-8 shape when seen from the top opening 6a side of the storage tray 6. The long axis of this bundled part 51c is parallel to the long axis of the AC adapter block 52. Because the DC cable 51 has a figure-8 shaped bundled part 51c, the part that runs parallel to electronic circuit boards inside the AC adapter block 52 is reduced and amplification of radiation noise is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohisa Kano
  • Publication number: 20120115353
    Abstract: [PROBLEMS] It is an object to improve the workability in replacing a power storage stack. [SOLVING MEANS] A plug apparatus has a first holding portion 81 holding a stack connecting conductive wire 54, a second holding portion 82 separated from the first holding portion 81 and holding a stack connecting conductive wire 55, and a fixing portion 70 to which the first and second holding portions 81 and 82 are removably fixed, wherein the first and second holding portions 81 and 82 are fixed to the fixing portion 70 and the stack connecting conductive wires 54 and 55 are electrically connected to each other in a first state in which a plug grip 60 is mounted, and the first and second holding portions 81 and 82 are allowed to separate from the fixing portion 70 and the electrical connection between the stack connecting conductive wires 54 and 55 is broken in a second state in which the plug grip 60 is dismounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventor: Hirotaka Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8147270
    Abstract: A sleeve for storing a Y-shaped cord without tangling and a method of managing a Y-shaped cord by grouping a plurality of the cord loose ends in the sleeve, each into a separate portion, forming a closed loop. The sleeve is triangular-shaped, having a conical sidewall with an open top end and an open bottom end. Inside the sleeve, the ends of the cord are separated by at least one fastener. The closed loop makes it less likely that the cord will tangle with other objects or with itself. If the cord does tangle when in the closed loop, the topology of the closed loop makes untangling the cord simpler and quicker than if the ends were loose. When using the Y-cord, the sleeve remains on the cord, not interfering with the cord functioning and not easily lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey Wescott
  • Publication number: 20120077372
    Abstract: A cable jumper hand reel. In one example embodiment, a hand reel includes a stationary concave track and a rotatable guide at least partially retained within the track and configured to be rotated around the guide. The guide includes a plurality of concave brackets that are coupled to each other and spaced apart from each other around the track. The brackets are configured to retain a coiled line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: JOHN MEZZALINGUA ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: NOAH P. MONTENA
  • Patent number: 8145021
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cable for use in a concentrating photovoltaic module. The cable includes at least one strand wrapped with an optically pervious or reflective sheath. The pervious sheath is made of a material that exhibits a penetration rate of 90% and survives a temperature of at least 140 degrees Celsius. The reflective sheath is made of a material that exhibits a reflection rate of 95% and survives a temperature of at least 140 degrees Celsius. The cable is used to connect an anode of the concentrating photovoltaic module to a cathode of the same. The material of the reflective sheath may be isolating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Atomic Energy Council-Institute of Nuclear Research
    Inventors: Yi-Ping Liang, Kuo-Hsin Lin, Hwen-Fen Hong, Hwa-Yuh Shin, Cherng-Tsong Kuo
  • Patent number: 8137129
    Abstract: A vehicular retractable cable system may include a housing and a cable assembly including a retract assembly with associated retractable cable. The cable has extended and retracted positions. A position setting assembly is associated with the cable assembly. The position setting assembly has a retract button, wherein when the cable is in an extended position and upon activation of the retract button, the cable moves toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Don Lenere Woods
  • Patent number: 8138419
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base, an interconnected double-spine assembly topped by a top frame, and a pair of doors. The double-spine assembly is supported by the base. Each door is removably coupled at each lower corner to the base and at each upper corner to the top frame, thus permitting each door to be opened or hinged along either of its lateral sides or removed entirely. The double-spine assembly may support selectively repositionable mounting members, which may in turn support a large cable spool, a selectively repositionable shelf-mounted handle spool assembly, and various other cable management accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, James I. Lawrence, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit, Hillman Lee Bailey, Lawrence Randolph Gravell
  • Publication number: 20120064759
    Abstract: A retractable mobile device power module comprises of a plug to power outlet, a retractable power cord, an adapter, and a retractor. With this design, power supply for mobile devices can be compact and low profile. Besides providing power, this design can be used for data transmission as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Yuanchang Liu, Donald C. D. Chang, Derrick Chu
  • Patent number: 8123552
    Abstract: A portable storage device box includes a cover, a hard disk in the cover, a transfer module and a control circuit in the cover. The cover comprises an upper cover, a base portion and a cutout. The transfer module comprises a spool, a telescopic plug, a control button and a clockwork device towed by the cable. The control circuit connects the hard disk to the transfer module. The plug comprises an electric connector and a cable connecting the electric connector and winded on the spool. When the electric connector is drawn out the clockwork device would be towed by the cable and be fixed by pressing the control button once, and if the control button is pressed once again, the clockwork device would be released to restore with drawing the plug back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Chung Hsu, Min-Lun Ma
  • Publication number: 20120034816
    Abstract: A vehicular retractable cable system may include a housing and a cable assembly including a retract assembly with associated retractable cable. The cable has extended and retracted positions. A position setting assembly is associated with the cable assembly. The position setting assembly has a retract button, wherein when the cable is in an extended position and upon activation of the retract button, the cable moves toward the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Don Lenere Woods
  • Patent number: 8087952
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connection device for making a connection between a first seat and a second seat disposed in front of or behind the first seat, in particular in aircraft, wherein the device comprises: a casing secured to the first seat and receiving an inlet cable bundle and an outlet cable bundle; a cable inlet connector connected to the inlet cable bundle and secured to the casing; and a retractable strip received at least in part inside the casing, the outlet cable bundle, extending in said strip, which strip is capable of sliding outwards from the casing in such a manner as to connect said casing to the cable inlet connector of the second seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Radiall
    Inventors: Marnix Van Der Mee, Emmanuel Demaret
  • Publication number: 20110306233
    Abstract: A connecting device includes a cable transmitting a signal, a carrier receiving the cable, a sliding member slidable on the carrier, and a resilient component. The carrier includes a first side plate and a second side plate opposite to the first side plate, and a fixing post is secured in the carrier adjacent to the first side plate. The resilient component is secured to the fixing post and the sliding member, and the cable runs between the fixing post and the sliding member, wherein the resilient component is elastically deformable between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the resilient component is in an original state, substantially all of the cable is in the carrier, and the sliding member abuts the second side plate. In the second state, the resilient component is in elastically deformed, substantially all of the cable is exposed from the carrier, and the sliding member slides adjacent to the first side plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUNG-CHENG HSIEH, LI-PING CHEN
  • Patent number: 8075335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a USB cable capable of being fed out of and returned to a cable reel is disclosed along with a cable reel that houses the cable and provides connectivity for the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul C. Burke, James L DuBols
  • Patent number: 8076584
    Abstract: A power adapter with cable organizer is provided. The power adapter includes a main body; and a containing/fixing portion disposed on the main body and having a first blade and a second blade, wherein the first blade and the second blade face each other to form a receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hannspree, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Hung Huang, Guan-De Liou, Stephen Tsai
  • Publication number: 20110300744
    Abstract: A retractable extension power cord comprising: a plastic, circular (cylindrical) housing having at least a first and a second outlet; a spooler for holding power cord; a retractable power cord having a male end retractable out of a first outlet and a female end accessible out of a second outlet, a mounting bracket mountable onto a vertical or horizontal surface; and a ground fault circuit interrupter. The male end is directly connectable to a receptacle while the female end is directly or indirectly connectable to a power source. The retractable power cord communicates power between the male end and the female end The retractable extension power cord provide a means for neatly storing and organizing extension cords while also providing retracting and reverse-retracting capabilities during in-use and non-use periods. Further, the retractable extension cord is reversible and lockable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: John R. Garry
  • Publication number: 20110272959
    Abstract: A storage assembly for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle provides power to an electronic device from a vehicle power system. The storage assembly includes a storage bin having an exterior surface, an opening, and a storage space accessible through the opening. The storage assembly also includes a door having an outer surface which is pivotally coupled to the storage bin. A retractable cord is attached to a detachable member which is releasably attached to the storage bin. The retractable cord includes a first end having a first connector which is configured to connect the vehicle power system and a second end having a second connector configured to connect to the electronic device. A notch is formed in the housing adjacent the opening. The notch allows the second connector to extend beyond the exterior surface of the housing when a door is in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred William Lupton, III, Marc Daniel Reish
  • Patent number: 8043122
    Abstract: A portable dock and power adapter system includes a dock member having a power adapter member coupling, a plurality of IHS component connectors, and a dock plug that is electrically coupled to the plurality of IHS component connectors and extends from the dock member. The portable dock and power adapter system also includes power adapter member including a dock member coupling and a power adapter plug that is electrically coupled to the dock plug and that extends from the power adapter member. A connecting member extends between the power adapter member and the dock member. The connecting member is operable to orient the power adapter member and the dock member such that the dock member coupling is spaced apart from the power adapter member coupling. The connecting member is also operable to orient the power adapter member and the dock member such that the dock member coupling engages the power adapter member coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sudong Cho, Antonio Latto, Kenneth C. Musgrave, Paul Doczy
  • Publication number: 20110254766
    Abstract: Disclosed is a computer mouse cable reel stowage device, which ingeniously stows a computer mouse cable reel inside the structure of a computer mouse, whereby a cabled mouse and a reel that is provided for winding and releasing the mouse cable are integrated in a single combined structure to allow for easy and simultaneous carrying. Thus, the two devices of cable mouse and cable reel can be always of the simultaneity in carrying and use to ensure synergy effect of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: WEN-HAN CHANG
  • Patent number: 8038468
    Abstract: An adapter equipped with a wire winding and holding apparatus comprises a circuit laying section to hold a conversion circuit, a wire holding section to define a holding space and a wire winder movably held in the holding space. The wire winder includes two conducting wire ends which are extensible and retractable and electrically connected to each other. One of the conducting wire ends is electrically connected to the conversion circuit. Two positioning arms are extended from the same side of the adapter to define the holding space. The wire winder is guided by the two positioning arms and movably pulled out or retracted in the holding space to be anchored. The two positioning arms have respectively an extended laying space communicating with the circuit laying space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Innotrans Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 8039750
    Abstract: A combined cable connector and cable untangler is disclosed. The combined cable connector and untangler comprises a single elongated body with at least one through hole extending along the whole body length. The cable connector is adapted to be used with a portable electronic device. The cable connector enables the cable to be adapted in length and prevents it from being entangled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Stefan Magnusson
  • Patent number: 8016611
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment, includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a bottom surface. A power-ring subassembly is supported on the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of a 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly, has a set of plug apertures, is aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: PUCline LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110215759
    Abstract: Disclosed is a detachable electrical power receptacle, comprising: a main body; an extension socket for receiving and supplying an electrical power; and an extension power cord, being connecting between the extension socket and the main body. The detachable electrical power receptacle of the present invention includes a coil reel for winding the extension power cord. Whereby, the length of the extension power cord is adjustable so as to control the extension socket to be disengaged from the main body in an exposed mode or engaged to the main body in a concealed mode, so that the inconvenience by applying additional charging connectors and the extension power cords thereof to charge electronic devices may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Yu-Lung LEE, Ming-Chou Kuo
  • Patent number: 7999183
    Abstract: A vertical cable manager includes a base, an interconnected double-spine assembly topped by a top frame, and a pair of doors. The double-spine assembly is supported by the base. Each door is removably coupled at each lower corner to the base and at each upper corner to the top frame, thus permitting each door to be opened or hinged along either of its lateral sides or removed entirely. The double-spine assembly may support selectively repositionable mounting members, which may in turn support a large cable spool, a selectively repositionable shelf-mounted handle spool assembly, and various other cable management accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Chatsworth Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Arturo Garza, Daniel Alaniz, D. Brian Donowho, James I. Lawrence, Joshua James Young, Wayne Arnold Zahlit, Hillman Lee Bailey, Lawrence Randolph Gravell
  • Publication number: 20110165791
    Abstract: An adapter equipped with a wire winding and holding apparatus comprises a circuit laying section to hold a conversion circuit, a wire holding section to define a holding space and a wire winder movably held in the holding space. The wire winder includes two conducting wire ends which are extensible and retractable and electrically connected to each other. One of the conducting wire ends is electrically connected to the conversion circuit. Two positioning arms are extended from the same side of the adapter to define the holding space. The wire winder is guided by the two positioning arms and movably pulled out or retracted in the holding space to be anchored. The two positioning arms have respectively an extended laying space communicating with the circuit laying space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Wen-Ching LU
  • Patent number: 7972169
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a corner interconnect component which is a passive filter component. The corner interconnect component includes a body portion having an input structure located at a first corner of the component for receiving an input. At a second corner of the component, diagonally opposite the first corner, the component further includes an output structure for providing an output. The corner interconnect component further includes a conducting portion which is connected to the first and second corners of the body structure. The corner interconnect component is configured such that a plurality of the corner interconnect components may be implemented in a corner-to-corner configuration in a filter structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark M. Mulbrook, Robert L. Palandech, William L. Cronbaugh
  • Patent number: 7959459
    Abstract: An information handling system disposed within a housing may include a cable coupled to the information handling system. The cable may be configured to move from a retracted position substantially within the housing to an extended position wherein a portion of the cable is external to the housing. Further, a connector end of the cable may be configured to communicatively couple the information handling system to a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Mundt
  • Patent number: 7959444
    Abstract: The present invention provides a retractable adapter for connecting a towed vehicle to a towing vehicle. The retractable adapter may include a lower housing, an upper housing and a retractable mechanism to store the wiring harness when not in use with the towed vehicle. The lower housing may be attached to the towing vehicle. The adapter may include a rotating disc assembly, a wire guide assembly and an electrical connector or wiring harness that may be coiled around the wire guide assembly. The adapter may also include a circuit tester with light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a backup alarm. In addition, the adapter may mate a seven-way blade connector to a four-flat connecter harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Cequent Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Corless, Gregory Rotenberg
  • Publication number: 20110130031
    Abstract: The present invention is a cord organizer device that includes a horizontal base surface, spools to receive and control one or more power cords from one or more electrical devices, a plate with a distal end disposed on the top of the spools to label the spools and the power cords, holding clips that are disposed on the sides of the spools to secure the power cords against the horizontal base surface. There is also a cover that is disposed over the spools, the plates and the holding clips to protect and to hide the spools, the plates and the holding clips, a power strip to provide power to the device that is secured by a fastener to the horizontal base surface and a mounting hole to mount the device against a vertical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Terry Lee Kartes
  • Patent number: 7942691
    Abstract: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable assembly for connecting a portable electronic device to a host device includes a USB cable, an upstream connector, a downstream connector connected to the upstream connector by the USB cable, and a main body section having an upstream connector port configured to slidably receive the upstream connector and a downstream connector port configured to slidably receive the downstream connector, wherein the USB cable is slidably secured to the main body section. In another aspect of the disclosure, the main body section of the USB cable assembly includes an attachment mechanism which is a through-hole formed in the main body section. In yet another aspect of the disclosure, a USB cable assembly includes an upstream connector, a first downstream connector, and a second downstream connector. A USB cable splits into a first downstream USB cable and a second downstream USB cable for connecting the upstream connector to the first and second downstream connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Scosche Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Michael McSweyn
  • Publication number: 20110094620
    Abstract: A temporary mobility kit to minimize or prevent the inadvertent outflow of tire sealant is provided. The temporary mobility kit includes a switch-inflator assembly and a removable sealant assembly. The switch-inflator assembly includes a pump motor and an electrical plug assembly having a cord portion and a plug. The plug is adapted for use in the vehicle's power unit. The housing includes a peripheral channel about which the cord portion of the electrical plug assembly is wrapped when the electrical plug assembly is not in use. A plug-receiving aperture is provided to receive and retain the plug when not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Kimberly Ann Steele, Darry L. Jones, Yingchao Guan
  • Publication number: 20110076874
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a bottom surface. A power-ring subassembly is supported on the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of a 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. The power-ring housing portion for covering said power-ring subassembly and having a set of plug apertures, aligned with said electrical receptacles, and allowing appliance power plugs associated with said electrical appliances to plug into said electrical receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076877
    Abstract: A wall-mountable electrical power supplying device for mounting to a wall surface about a standard wall-mounted power receptacle, and supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The wall-mountable device includes a base housing portion having a bottom surface and a 3D interior volume. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits. An electrical power supply plug is integrated with the base housing portion, and is adapted for plugging into a standard wall-mounted power receptacle, and supplying electrical power to the power-ring subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey Fleisig, Fredrick Buch
  • Publication number: 20110076878
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and a base housing portion having a bottom surface and a 3D interior volume. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of the 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to a power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly and has a set of plug apertures, aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076875
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a base housing portion having a bottom surface and a 3D interior volume. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of the 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to a power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly and has a set of plug apertures, aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles. A power cord portal allows a group of electrical power cords associated with the group of electrical appliances to enter/exit the 3D interior volume in a bundled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076882
    Abstract: A wall-mountable electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The wall-mountable device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and has a base housing portion having a bottom surface and a 3D interior volume. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly and has a set of plug apertures allowing appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles mounted behind the plug apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076880
    Abstract: A method of managing the excess length of appliance power cord within an electrical power supplying device while containing a plurality of appliance power plugs and appliance power adapters associated with a plurality of electrical appliances supported in an environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076876
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment. The electrical power supplying device includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a 3D interior volume with a capacity for holding a plurality of power transformer modules associated with a group of electrical appliances located in the environment. A power-ring subassembly is supported within the base housing portion, and has a central aperture defining the boundaries of 3D interior volume, and adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076881
    Abstract: A ring-like electrical power supplying structure for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment, includes a substantially planar structure having a central aperture through which a 3D volume of space extends for accommodating a plurality of appliance power plugs, appliance power cords and appliance power adapters. A plurality of mounting elements are provided on the substantially planar surface, for mounting a plurality of electrical receptacles, and at least one electronic PC circuit board. Electrical conductors are provided on the surface of the substantially planar structure for interconnecting the electrical receptacles and the electrical components, and supplying electrical power thereto, during device operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Publication number: 20110076879
    Abstract: An electrical power supplying device for supplying electrical power to a group of electrical appliances located in an environment, includes a power supply cord for plugging into a standard power receptacle by way of a supply power plug, and also a base housing portion having a bottom surface. A power-ring subassembly is supported on the base housing portion, has a central aperture defining the boundaries of a 3D interior volume, and is adapted for supporting a plurality of electrical receptacles and one or more electronic circuits, which are electrically connected to the power supply cord. A power-ring housing portion covers the power-ring subassembly, has a set of plug apertures, is aligned with the electrical receptacles, and allows appliance power plugs associated with the electrical appliances to plug into the electrical receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fleisig
  • Patent number: 7909641
    Abstract: A cable retraction mechanism for displaying merchandise mounted on a display post in a retail location. The cable retraction mechanism includes a cable assembly having a coiled or equivalent elastically stretchable section. The mechanism also includes a coaxial housing that is connected to a portion of the cable assembly. The reciprocating motion or action of the shuttle within the housing facilitates extension and retraction of the cable assembly in a manner that is independent of the coiled section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Merchandising Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Henson, Donald Niderost, James Larry Peacock
  • Patent number: 7909640
    Abstract: A console (1), particularly for the hospital sector, with a support device having, in particular, two vertical support tubes (2), has an assembly device (25), which is used to mount at least one tray (5) to the support device. The tray (5) has an upper wall (15) and a lower wall (16). There is at least one storage space (17) between the walls (15,16), and the storage space (17) is provided to accommodate electric cable (18), preferably along with a power plug (19), or another line. In this manner, interfering sections of cable or lines are avoided in the work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ondal Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Knappe, Juergen Schlitt
  • Patent number: 7911757
    Abstract: A travel outlet device is for connecting between an adapter and a power cable. The travel outlet device includes a case, a PCB and at least one power outlet unit. The case is connected with a power input portion and a power output portion. The PCB has a surge-protected circuit and is disposed inside the case. The PCB is electrically connected with the power input portion and the power output portion. The power outlet unit is disposed with the case and electrically connected with the PCB. Accordingly, the travel outlet device can provide the adapter surge-protected function so that users can get more power outlet units to connect to other electric equipments for convenient use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Powertech Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hui Hsu, Ming-Chou Kuo, Yu-Lung Lee
  • Patent number: 7910832
    Abstract: A line routing device is provided in order to allow simple, reliable electrical linking, in particular of a motor-vehicle sliding door to a vehicle power supply system. The line routing device includes a housing having a movement opening which extends in longitudinal direction and an outlet opening. A movement element is movably mounted in the movement opening and the cable as well as a spring strip, which is bent in a U-shape, are attached to the movement element. The cable is routed along the spring strip to the outlet opening and an end of the spring strip, which is remote from the movement element, is fixed to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Pieh, Norbert Friedrich, Alexander Meyer, Matthias Heitmeier
  • Publication number: 20110065313
    Abstract: A power cord collector for power supply includes a cover body and collecting portion. The cover body has a rectangular space for receiving the case of the power supply. Cord outlets are formed to two opposite lateral walls of the cover body. The collecting portion has two flexible walls which are symmetrically extended from a top and bottom surface of the cover body. The two walls are bent towards each other, and a gap is formed where the walls touching. A circular space is formed within the two walls for collecting the power cords. Open holes are formed to the gap, and the positions of the open holes are corresponding to the cord outlets. The power cords of the power supply received by the cover body will pass through cord outlets formed to the cover body to be connected to a plug or an electric device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Ming-Jhih Huang
  • Patent number: 7901241
    Abstract: Network cables are provided via spool cartridges remove ably held inside snap-in cassettes that again are slideably inserted and snap arrested in a rack mountable chassis. The network cables are spring loaded spooled such that they autonomously retract upon unplugging and such that they are straightened while plugged in. Each snap-in cassette has a rear connector that is snap connected to the spooled network cable via an externally releasable connector pair inside the snap-in cassette. The network cables are spooled around a continuously rotating contact hub configured for high frequency signal transfer. The rear connectors reach through the chassis for a centralized network connection. The chassis is dimensioned in conjunction with well known computer rack standards for simple integration into server station architectures. The dual level modularity of spool cartridges inside the snap-in cassette inside the chassis provides for maximum system flexibility and maximum network connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin B. Larkin