Interfitting With Channel Or Double Rail Patents (Class 439/532)
  • Patent number: 11128066
    Abstract: A conductive component structure of conductive wire connection device is more securely assembled with the conductive wire to enhance the electro-conduction performance. The conductive component includes a main body in the form of a plate body and a restriction body connected on the main body. The restriction body has a base section, a first arm and a second arm connected with the base section and free sections connected with the first and second arms, which together provide elastic holding action force for the restriction body. When the conductive wire is plugged into the case into contact with the conductive component, the rear end of the conductive wire is at least securely pressed between the first and second arms of the restriction body without deflecting or swinging due to external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Switchlab Inc., Switchlab (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Gaocheng Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Wei-Chi Chen, Ming-Shan Tai
  • Patent number: 10624211
    Abstract: The present application discloses a server system. The system includes a chassis, a motherboard installed within the chassis, and a daughterboard installed within the chassis. The motherboard includes one or more central processing unit sockets and one or more memory chip sockets. The daughterboard is communicatively connected to the motherboard. The daughterboard includes one or more input/output (I/O) connectors configured for direct external connections to outside of the chassis. The motherboard has no (I/O) connector configured for direct external connection to outside of the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Hsuen Huang, Fa-Da Lin, Pin-Hao Hung
  • Patent number: 10554023
    Abstract: A mounting and latching mechanism of an electrical device for fastening to a standard rail, to an immovable claw, and to a claw that is movable via a spring force, wherein the movable claw can be translationally moved relative to the immovable claw and wherein the immovable claw and the movable claw are formed as one piece having a connecting spring structure. A one-piece design is possible because of the translational mobility, which provides for cheap and simple production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Edwin Hofbauer
  • Patent number: 10524379
    Abstract: A system is provided for computer networking. The system includes a first frame installed in a rack. The first frame includes a first frame shuffle that interconnects resource modules within the first frame and a first rocker-arm plenum that interconnects resource modules of the first frame with resource modules of other frames of the rack through a high-bandwidth fabric. The system also includes a second frame installed in the rack. The second frame includes a second frame shuffle that interconnects resource modules within the second frame and a second rocker-arm plenum communicatively coupled to the first rocker-arm plenum, wherein the second rocker-arm plenum interconnects resource modules of the second frame with resource modules of other frames of the rack through the high-bandwidth fabric. The system further includes a frame bridge. The frame bridge includes a first bracket slidably connected to a second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin Leigh, John Robert Grady, George David Megason
  • Patent number: 10340624
    Abstract: Disclosed is a retaining frame for retaining plug connector modules and for installation in plug connector housings or for screwing onto wall surfaces, wherein the plug connector modules are inserted in the retaining frame, and retaining means on the plug connector modules interact with cut-outs or recesses provided on opposite wall parts (lateral parts) of the retaining frame. According to the disclosure, the retaining frame is designed in two halves connected to one another in an articulated manner and the cut-outs or recesses for retaining the plug connector modules are designed as openings in the lateral parts of the retaining frame. The retaining frame for inserting the plug connector modules is opened and subsequently closed, wherein the plug connector modules are held form-fittingly in the retaining frame via the retaining means on the plug connector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Schönfeld, Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 10333244
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame, into which plug connector modules can be inserted, wherein the holding frame comprises or consists of two halves that can be articulated to each other, a first half and a second half, wherein the holding frame has at least one first locking element and wherein the second half of the holding frame has, at an end face thereof, a pin and the locking element has at least one recess, wherein the pin can engage in the at least one recess and the halves can thereby be fastened in an open position or in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 10283900
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame into which plug connector modules can be inserted, wherein the holding frame comprises or consists of two halves connectable to one another, wherein the halves can be aligned in at least two positions relative to one another, wherein the holding frame has at least one fixing means and wherein the halves can be fixed in at least two positions relative to one another via the at least one fixing means. At least one press projection or lug, preferably, however, two press projections or lugs is/are molded on the first half. The second half has two recesses on one end face or two recesses on two end faces respectively, and the press projection or lug can be pressed into the two recesses or the press projections or lugs can be pressed into the two recesses respectively, as a result of which the halves can be fixed relative to one another in at least two positions, an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier, Alexander Schönfeld
  • Patent number: 10276968
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holding frame in which plug connector modules can be inserted. The holding frame comprises two interconnectable halves which can be aligned relative to each other in two positions. The holding frames comprise at least one fixing means and the halves can be fixed to each other by means of the at least one fixing means in at least two positions. The fixing means are at least one locking element and/or at least one press fit lug which engages in at least one cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Herbrechtsmeier, Heiko Meier
  • Patent number: 10202979
    Abstract: A fan with a nozzle mounted to a base plate, wherein the base plate has on its rear wall a mounting device with an upper and lower holding device for mounting the fan on a top-hat rail. The upper holding device and the lower holding device reach over an upper edge or a lower edge respectively of the top-hat rail in the mounted state and are arranged offset from one another in a direction running parallel to the longitudinal axis of the top-hat rail in the mounted state of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: STEGO-HOLDING GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Armin Schanzenbach
  • Patent number: 10179686
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide a storage container that includes a shelf member holding a heat storage material arranged optimally. In a storage container that preserves an object at predetermined temperature, the storage container includes a storage room in which the object is preserved, and a shelf member disposed within the storage room, the shelf member including a flat portion on which the object is placed, and a heat storage material arranged to the flat portion in a way distributed depending on a temperature distribution near the flat portion within the storage room during steady operation. The heat storage material is arranged to be localized to a region of the flat portion at a relatively low-temperature side depending on the temperature distribution within the storage room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hisanori Bessho, Tomoko Kase, Takashi Yamashita, Tetsuya Ide, Tomohisa Miyatani, Daiji Sawada, Yuka Utsumi
  • Patent number: 10177516
    Abstract: Disclosed is a high density (HD) cable to accommodate HD jacks. The HD bridge adapter acts as a single cable coupler between two HD jacks. The bridge can be formed with two connectors having a predetermined space between them, or be separated by a flexible extended cable for remote positioning of the connectors. In one embodiment each connector having 200 pins comprising 20 rows of 10 pins each. In an alternative embodiment, each connector having 192 pins comprising 24 rows of 8 pins each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HD Networks, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Warren
  • Patent number: 10148046
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a plug connector for plug connector modules and for installation in plug connector housings or for screwing to wall surfaces. The holding frame is composed of two opposite sides in which there are provided recesses for receiving the plug connector modules. The holding frame is composed of four interconnected parts. A first side part and a second, opposite side part form the sides of the holding frame. A first head part and a second head part are provided on the ends of the side parts. The side parts are connected to one another via the head parts. Furthermore, the head parts have fastening ends by way of which the holding frame can be fastened in a plug connector housing or to a wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ramona Schlepp, Bernard Schlegel
  • Patent number: 10109934
    Abstract: A DIN rail latching device providing automatic grounding of printed circuit boards inside an electrical device as the electrical device is attached to the DIN rail. The DIN rail latching device includes a stationary section, a movable section and a spring section, all made from a single piece of electrically conductive material. The movable section being moved from a first position wherein the electrical device is secured to the DIN rail by a DIN rail engagement leg of the movable section to a second position wherein the DIN rail engagement leg is retracted such that the electrical device can be removed from the DIN rail. The stationary section being attached to a bottom surface of the electrical device such that it cannot move with respect to the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad S Weiden
  • Patent number: 10023316
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide an interface that adjusts for distance changes between mobile seats. One embodiment comprises an elongated housing having a bottom side that mounts to a seat track, an opposing top side having an opening, and side walls between the bottom side and the top side. The housing has a front side that receives an end of a seat track cover within an interior space of the housing. The surfaces of the side walls within the interior space include pairs of slots in opposition that extend from the top side toward the bottom side. The pairs of slots receive an electrical connector of the seat, and mate it to an electrical connector of the seat track cover. A spacing of the pairs of slots along a length of the housing defines a variable distance between the end of the seat track cover and a leg of the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kathryn Mary Neville
  • Patent number: 9967995
    Abstract: An electronics module includes a latch with a first latch portion and a second latch portion. The latch portions move between a latched position and an unlatched position. A spring is located between the first and second latch portions and biases the first and second latch portions in first and second directions. The first latch portion comprises an actuation portion located externally from the housing and that is adapted to be manually engaged and moved linearly in the second direction to move the first latch portion from its latched position toward its unlatched position. The second latch portion includes a resilient tail with a locator tab that seats in either a first receiving location or a second receiving location of the first latch portion and that is selectively deflectable to disengage the locator tab from the second receiving location so that the spring moves the latch to the latched configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Molnar, Yogesh Bhat
  • Patent number: 9955597
    Abstract: A suspension mount for suspending an electronic device is provided. The suspension mount includes a body, a first elastic unit and a second elastic unit. The body includes a first fastening portion and a second fastening portion. The first fastening portion faces a first direction. The second fastening portion faces a second direction, wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction. The first elastic unit corresponds to the first fastening portion. The first elastic unit includes a first abutting portion and a second abutting portion. The first abutting portion is located between the second abutting portion and the first fastening portion. The second elastic unit corresponds to the second fastening portion. The second elastic unit includes a third abutting portion and a fourth abutting portion. The third abutting portion is located between the fourth abutting portion and the second fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Shuo Wu
  • Patent number: 9847608
    Abstract: A modular plug connector includes a plug connector housing, a retaining frame accommodated therein, and at least one plug connector module. The retaining frame is connected to the plug connector housing by fasteners. The at least one plug connector module is accommodated in a module slot in the retaining frame by retaining elements. The plug connector modules are equipped with sensors, which are connected to evaluating electronics in the module plug connector. The evaluating electronics are provided for processing and rendering measured values of the sensors in the plug connector modules, recognizing the accommodated plug connector modules, and managing the configuration of the modular plug connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HARTING AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Bruex, Lutz Troeger, Markus Friesen
  • Patent number: 9819157
    Abstract: There is provided a rail attachment apparatus for an electrical device in which a biasing elastic function is imparted to a slider itself, whereby the slider can be adjusted to be thin and the number of components can be decreased. The rail attachment apparatus includes a nipping portion that nips one side edge of an attaching rail fixed to an attaching surface of the electrical device, and a slider that is opposed to the nipping portion and slidably held at the other side edge of the attaching rail in a direction intersecting with this attaching rail. The slider is provided with integrally formed bending elastic portions which bias the slider in a direction to enable nipping the attaching rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC FA COMPONENTS & SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tsutsumi, Masaaki Watanabe, Hideki Daijima, Shota Shiinoki, Takashi Shizuka
  • Patent number: 9685716
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attachment structure of an electronic device which reduces the working man-hour and the electronic device is easily detached. Therefore, the attachment structure of the electronic device is to detachably latch latching claw portions provided on a lower surface of a base of a connector terminal platform onto latching ribs of a DIN rail. Particularly, in leading ends of elastic arm portions extending from the base, the latching claw portions capable of being latched onto the latching ribs of the DIN rail are provided, and operation receiving portions for elastically deforming the elastic arm portions by a push-down operation are provided. By pushing down the operation receiving portions and elastically deforming the elastic arm portions, a latching state of the latching claw portions latched onto the latching ribs of the DIN rail can be cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Naoya Sasano
  • Patent number: 9535220
    Abstract: A fiber patch cord apparatus and a port panel, which may simplify a structure of the fiber patch cord system. The fiber patch cord apparatus includes a crawler configured to move to a corresponding position of a source adapter port along a crawling guide rail provided by a port panel, a clamper configured to clamp a fiber patch cord on the source adapter port, and a puller and inserter configured to pull the fiber patch cord out of the source adapter port and a controller that is configured to control the fiber patch cord apparatus to move on a crawling guide rail, where the controller is further configured to control a mold strip group on the port panel to move. The embodiments of the present invention are used to pull and insert a fiber patch cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuesong Huang, Hui Bie, Bo Yang, Yali Guo
  • Patent number: 9485879
    Abstract: An electronics module includes a latch with a first latch portion and a second latch portion. The latch portions move between a latched position and an unlatched position. A spring is located between the first and second latch portions and biases the first and second latch portions in first and second directions. The first latch portion comprises an actuation portion located externally from the housing and that is adapted to be manually engaged and moved linearly in the second direction to move the first latch portion from its latched position toward its unlatched position. The second latch portion includes a resilient tail with a locator tab that seats in either a first receiving location or a second receiving location of the first latch portion and that is selectively deflectable to disengage the locator tab from the second receiving location so that the spring moves the latch to the latched configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Molnar, Yogesh Bhat
  • Patent number: 9461445
    Abstract: A busbar adapter is provided with a first contact connection and a second contact connection for connecting two busbars, a fuse unit having a first fuse holder and a second fuse holder, and a housing structure for accommodating the fuse unit and the first and second contact connections. The first and the second fuse holders releasably retain a first and second fuse. A first supply lead of the first fuse and the first contact connection are connected after inserting the first fuse into the first fuse holder. A second supply lead of the second fuse and the second contact connection are connected after inserting the second fuse into the second fuse holder. The housing structure has insulating walls arranged such that a first current path of the first fuse is isolated from a second current path of the second fuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Klaus Bruchmann GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Bruchmann
  • Patent number: 9386718
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a DIN-rail mount type device. The DIN-rail mount type device includes a housing, a rail groove provided along a width direction of the housing on a face of the housing and being capable of fitting with the DIN rail, a slider groove provided along a width direction of the rail groove on the face of the housing; and a lock member. The lock member configured to slide so as to move forward and backward with respect to the rail groove in the slider groove, and to be able to retain a fitting state between the rail groove and the DIN rail by engaging a one-side end with an engagement portion of the DIN rail fitted into the rail groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Michinori Kusumi, Hajime Uesugi, Naoto Munehiro
  • Patent number: 9331404
    Abstract: A latching arrangement for detachably mounting a device on a DIN rail. A support member configured to be mounted on the DIN rail. A guiding slot configured on a same side of the device on which the support member is configured. An engaging lug received in the guiding slot and adapted to move between an engaging, extended configuration and a retracted, disengaging configuration. An urging element cooperating with the engaging lug and the device, the urging element adapted to be configured between a first operative configuration in which the urging element urges the engagement lug towards the support member and a second operative configuration in which said urging element is moved to facilitate moving of the engaging lug away from said support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: ASCO Power Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Gole Devanand, Patil Sandeep, Atul Dangat
  • Patent number: 9209608
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a base module on a DIN rail is disclosed. The clamping device includes a clamp base, actuator screws, push plates, clamping hooks, and springs. The clamp base is having a planar portion and side walls. The side walls of the clamp base is provided with serrations that indent into DIN rail flange. Further, the planar portion is provided with an aperture for affixing the clamp base to the base module. The pair of actuator screws rotate and pass through the planar portion of the clamp base for facilitating movement thereof with respect to the clamp base. Each push plate is secured to a corresponding actuator screw and is adapted to be either in lifted or seated configuration based on movement of the actuator screw. Each clamping hook includes a first end supported by corresponding push plate and second end movable between engaged disengaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Atul Deshpande, Padmanabh Joshi
  • Patent number: 9125317
    Abstract: A bracket may be provided. The bracket may comprise a main plate comprising a bend. In addition, the bracket may comprise a slider plate configured to movably slide against the main plate. The slider plate may further comprise an offset that may be substantially parallel with the bend. The bracket may further comprise a charging device configured create a force in a direction from the offset to the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: ChuanKeat Kho, Toan Chau
  • Patent number: 9071021
    Abstract: A spring lock connector has a male connector (M) with a cylindrical front receptacle (52) and a female connector (F) with a terminal accommodating portion (12) to be fit into the front receptacle (52) and on an outer peripheral side of the front receptacle (52). A spring (40) is mounted on the female connector (F) and spreads as the female connector (F) is connected to the male connector (M). The spring (40) includes engaging portions (43) arranged in an entrance path for the front receptacle (52). Guides (57) are provided on an opening edge of the front receptacle (52) and move onto the engaging portions (43) if a connecting operation is performed in proper connecting postures. Parts of the opening edge of the front receptacle (52) other than the guides (57) contact the engaging portions (43) to prevent connection if the connecting operation is performed in improper connecting postures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9033746
    Abstract: A rail-based fastening structure for terminal blocks includes a fastening clip, a positioning rail and a bus body. The fastening clip has a base plate and two side plates each extending upward from the base plate and having an engaging hook. The positioning rail includes a bottom plate and two tracks extending upward and then outward from two opposite sides of the bottom plate, so that the bottom plate and the tracks define a valley. The bottom plate has an opening. The bus body deposited in the valley has a slot and two shoulder portions. The shoulder portions are positioned at two sides of the slot and extend toward the slot. The fastening clip is inserted into the opening through the slot so that the engaging hooks engage with the shoulder portions, respectively. Thereby, the rail-based fastening structure allows quick and convenient mounting/dismounting operation, low manufacturing costs and firm installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang Tsai Wu
  • Publication number: 20140377987
    Abstract: Provided is a connection housing including a first plate having a connecting member for slidably connecting the first plate to an electrical assembly. The first plate includes a ridge portion formed across a threading path. A second plate has an opening for non-slidably connecting the second plate to the electrical assembly. The second plate includes a valley portion positioned in opposing relation to the ridge portion. The first and second plates are configured for (i) facilitating placement of a wire along the threading path and (ii) folding onto each other to restrict movement of the wire after the folding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Steve GERMAIN
  • Publication number: 20140357117
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a base module on a DIN rail is disclosed. The clamping device includes a clamp base, actuator screws, push plates, clamping hooks, and springs. The clamp base is having a planar portion and side walls. The side walls of the clamp base is provided with serrations that indent into DIN rail flange. Further, the planar portion is provided with an aperture for affixing the clamp base to the base module. The pair of actuator screws rotate and pass through the planar portion of the clamp base for facilitating movement thereof with respect to the clamp base. Each push plate is secured to a corresponding actuator screw and is adapted to be either in lifted or seated configuration based on movement of the actuator screw. Each clamping hook includes a first end supported by corresponding push plate and second end movable between engaged disengaged configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Atul Deshpande, Padmanabh Joshi
  • Patent number: 8900018
    Abstract: A plug connector system for a plug connection between electrical conductors, wherein the plug connector system accommodates plug modules with electrical contacts contained therein. The plug modules are first inserted into a region of a holding frame. A plug insert may be arranged in the holding frame and locked in place, and then subsequently slid 90° sideways in the holding frame and held in place. The holding frame is designed as a self-supporting part of the plug connector system, for the purpose of accommodating the plug modules, and can provide protection from external influences by means of a surrounding housing. The plug modules can be inserted into the holding frames from both sides, meaning in the direction in which the connection is made, or also in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Riepe, Martin Schmidt, Nicole Spilker
  • Patent number: 8827737
    Abstract: An auxiliary housing (20) inserted into a frame (10) is locked in a retained state by the locking action of resiliently deformable lock arms (13) and locks (21). The lock arms (13) and the locks (21) include locking surfaces (17, 23) that are substantially normal to an inserting direction of the auxiliary housing (20) and come into contact with each other with the lock arms (13) and the locks (21) engaged in an insertion process of the auxiliary housing (20). When an inserting force exceeding a locking force of the locking surfaces (17, 23) is applied to the auxiliary housing (20), the lock arms (13) are resiliently deformed to disengage the locking surfaces (17, 23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Makino
  • Patent number: 8801442
    Abstract: A device for positioning at least one multiple round plug on a profiled support, including an adapter with a plurality of external functional surfaces wherein a first functional surface having latch-type profiles is provided for snap fastening the adapter onto the profiled support, and a further functional surface, offset from the first functional surface is provided with a retaining device for releasable attachment of the housing of a round plug. The adapter includes at least one space which is open toward at least one external functional surface and through which flexible cables can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LQ Mechatronik-Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Jose Quero, Steffen Lentmaier, Mike Wenzel
  • Publication number: 20140187082
    Abstract: A rail mounting system for mounting a module on a structure is provided. The rail mounting system comprises a mounting rail comprises a base portion extending along an elongated direction. The base portion comprises a first and a second edge extending along the elongated direction, and further comprises a mating portion extending upwardly from a first edge of the base portion. The rail mounting system further comprises a module configured to be disposed on the mounting rail via the mating portion so as to be mounted on the structure. The module is moveable relative to the mounting rail along a direction from the second edge towards the first edge, so as to be detached from the mounting rail. A rail detaching method is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gang Chen, Yonggang Wang, Zhiguo Huang, Keith E. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8678855
    Abstract: A bundled wire guide is insertable within an interior portion of a carrier/telecommunication module assembly. The bundled wire guide includes at least one channel configured to receive and guide at least a first wire bundle such that the at least one channel extends from a back frame of the carrier to a hinge portion of the telecommunication module and individual wires of the first wire bundle are insertable in the telecommunication module. The bundled wire guide, when installed as part of the carrier, provides one or more closed wire channels that mechanically protect the wire bundles. In addition, the bundled wire guide provides a mechanism to install wires through the back frame of the carrier without having to open or pivot the carrier/module assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Xavier Fasce, Guy Metral
  • Patent number: 8668530
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector system for a plug connection between electrical conductors, wherein the plug connector system accommodates plug modules with electrical contacts contained therein, wherein said plug modules are first inserted laterally into a region of a holding frame, wherein a plug insert is arranged in the same and locked in place, and then subsequently slid 90° sideways in the holding frame and held in place. The housing frame is designed as a self-supporting part of the plug connector system, for the purpose of accommodating the plug modules, and can provide protection from external influences by means of a surrounding housing. In addition, in contrast to conventional arrangements used to date in plug connectors, the plug modules can be inserted into the holding frames from both sides, meaning in the direction in which the connection is made, or also in the opposite direction, and can be removed again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Harting Electric GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Riepe, Martin Schmidt, Nicole Spilker
  • Patent number: 8668518
    Abstract: A data bus structure for the terminal blocks, comprising: a main body to be plugged into a support rail for the terminal blocks; said main body comprising a plurality of slots formed therein; and at least 2 conductive pieces to be inserted in said slots of said main body to form guiding rail. The data bus structure provides a data bus for a plurality of terminal blocks for the transmission of electricity and signals, as well stable supports to the terminal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Dinkle Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shang-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 8651442
    Abstract: First fitting portions (9a and 9b) and second fitting portions (9c and 9d) are arranged in a hook shape on the bottom (3a) of a housing to face each other. The first fitting portions are fittingly engaged to one rail edge (2a) of a rail (2) in the width direction and the second fitting portions are fittingly engaged to the other rail edge (2b) of the rail. A linear spring (10) bent in a mountain shape is disposed on the bottom of the housing. The linear spring elastically deforms to reduce the inclination angle of the mountain by contacting the end surface of the one rail edge engaged to the first fitting portions. The urging force of the linear spring urges the rail such that the other rail edge is pressed by the second fitting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouetsu Takaya, Koji Okubo, Yasuhiro Naka, Kenji Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20130344731
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a powered utility rail, and, in particular, a powered utility rail for installation on furniture to provide electrical connectivity for portable electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas D. Shapiro, Michael S. Wagner, Bradley M. DeBruyne, Gary W. Petertyl, Adam P. Meeuwsen
  • Publication number: 20130337680
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug connector (1) having a housing body (2). A retaining cage (10) is locked in place inside the housing body (2), wherein at one end the retaining cage (10) encloses a contacting element (20) for electrically contacting a conductor of a cable to be attached and at the other end said retaining cage encloses the cable sheath of the cable to be attached. Coupling elements (3, 4) for reversible connection of a further plug connector (1) having an identical housing body (2) are provided externally on the housing body (2) on both sides thereof. Fixing means (5, 6) for fixing the plug connector (1) onto a mounting rail (30) are provided externally on the housing body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: HARTING ELECTRIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Bernard Schlegel
  • Patent number: 8602816
    Abstract: A connector device for electronic modules including a housing, i.e., in automation systems, having a termination panel with plug-in locations for wiring, wherein the termination panel is pivotally guidable onto the electronic module, and wherein the connector device is pivotable to a pre-wiring position outside the housing to provide access to the plug-in locations of the termination panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Donhauser, Gennadij Drehmann
  • Patent number: 8597049
    Abstract: A fuse holder includes a two piece base assembly allowing assembly and attachment of fuse clips and terminals without separately provided, external fasteners such as screws. Fuse rejection features may be built-in to the base assembly adjacent one of the fuse clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Patrick A. von zur Muehlen
  • Patent number: 8585437
    Abstract: An angle panel having openings cut through a flat base thereof for holding network jacks individually, and a backwardly extending retaining structure located on one side of each opening for securing one respective network jack for receiving a respective mating network plug to keep the plug hole of the installed network jack in an oblique position relative to the flat base. When attaching a network jack to the angle panel, opposing upper hook and lower hook of the attached network jack are respectively hooked on the retaining structure at the corresponding opening and the flat base of the angle panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Jyh Eng Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Publication number: 20130260605
    Abstract: A cam pin provided so as to project from a tip portion of an elastic tongue piece formed on a base unit of a protector S is inserted into a cam groove of a cam member disposed between the base unit and an operation member, and the operation member is moved in a direction in which the operation member moves away from or closer to a lower horizontal portion of the base unit to move the cam member, thus moving the cam pin between a locked position at which the cam pin a is positioned near a boundary between a inclined groove portion and a parallel groove portion of the cam groove of the cam member to inhibit the protector from being disengaged from a DIN rail and a unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SANKOSHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kawabata
  • Patent number: 8485835
    Abstract: A suspended ceiling grid tee of conventional cross-sectional shape having a plurality of generally planar parallel and orthogonal surfaces and at least two electrically isolated conductor strips attached to the planar areas of the tee surfaces extending along substantially the full length of the tee, a connector for supplying low voltage electrical power to or from the conductors, the connector having a configuration complementary to the cross-sectional shape of the grid tee and including at least two electrical contacts for energizing each of said conductor strips when said connector is positioned on said grid tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: USG Interiors, LLC
    Inventors: Ying (Lora) Liang, Daniel Boss, Paul D. LaLonde, Peder Gulbrandsen
  • Patent number: 8469737
    Abstract: A method for mounting a latch to a base, the base having an interior cavity for an electronic component, the latch configured to receive a support member for mounting the base to the support member, includes the steps of attaching a release member to the base and holding the release member in a stationary position, placing a latch against the base and forming a connection between the release member and the latch, and moving the release member and latch to a second position where the latch and release member are freely movable between latched and unlatched positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Correll, Terry Lee Barber
  • Patent number: 8435047
    Abstract: Modular connectors are provided that have a modular receptacle connector assembly matable with a modular plug connector assembly for connecting AC or DC power connectors and electrical signals including board-to-board and wire-to-board connection. Provided is a “pass through” modular component to facilitate connection and disconnection of only the power supply for service without disconnecting the entire system. The wire connector also may load to the main housing thus obviating the need for a panel mount. Also provided is a one-unit modular connector system with either a coplanar or a right-angle design. Furthermore, multiple AC and/or DC power supplies can be provided that utilize minimum board space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind Patel, Bratislav Kostic, Kenneth M. Stiles, Ron Fox
  • Patent number: 8403686
    Abstract: An electrical conducting part including a body including a cross-section substantially in the form of an overturned “U” having a longitudinal base, wherein at least one end of the body includes a longitudinal extension with an upwards fold, and a vertical flank, wherein the body defines at least one first opening elongated in the transverse direction and at least first elastic lugs extending in the vertical direction and integral with the flanks of the “U” and arranged in the longitudinal direction opposite each opening in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Morsettitalia, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giordano Pizzi
  • Patent number: 8382515
    Abstract: A patch panel includes a frame, a faceplate mountable to the frame, and at least one modular jack mountable into a rear side of the faceplate. The frame has a top flange, a bottom flange, and a plurality of faceplate opening, and the faceplate is mountable within the top flange and the bottom flange, and has a plurality of mounting openings. Each mounting opening has at least one modular jack retention latch protruding within the mounting opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Jack E Caveney, Mark J Donnell
  • Publication number: 20130023150
    Abstract: A fuse holder includes a two piece base assembly allowing assembly and attachment of fuse clips and terminals without separately provided, external fasteners such as screws. Fuse rejection features may be built-in to the base assembly adjacent one of the fuse clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick A. von zur Muehlen