Outlet Box Patents (Class 439/535)
  • Patent number: 11553615
    Abstract: A system for connecting and monitoring a magnetic operator interface assembly. The assembly can provide protection of an operator interface by limiting glare, UV damage, and exposure to rain. It can also protect the operator interface from high pressure cleaning equipment. The assembly is removably magnetically mountable to a sealed enclosure without breaching the enclosure's seal. The magnetic operator interface assembly can withstand operational forces, staying at a magnetically fixed position and without becoming accidentally detached. It is also easy to intentionally install and remove. The system may include sensors that can inform a local or remote dashboard about the status of the magnetic operator interface assembly, such as whether it is installed and whether the cover is open or closed. The system may also include a locking system to prevent tampering and limit access to the operator interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: New Frontier Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paschal Early Smith, III, Chinh Huu Bui, Randall Kevin Sambursky, Donald Craig Walker, David W Baarman
  • Patent number: 11539150
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to provide a pin, a pin combination structure and a package body are described. A baffle structure is sleeved on the pin. The baffle structure is used to prevent a plastic packaging material from overflowing from a cavity that accommodates the plastic packaging material. The cavity is in a mold for packaging the package body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Wu, Zhen Lv
  • Patent number: 11531296
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first electronic device, a second electronic device, a bundled wire configured to supply at least one of an electric signal and electric power between the first and the second electronic devices, a frame member, a bundled wire guide, and a plurality of holding portions disposed at different positions on the wiring path. Each of the plurality of the holding portions includes a hinge portion connected to an upper portion of one of the pair of the side wall portions, a cover portion connected to the storage portion via the hinge portion, and an engagement portion to secure the cover portion in a closed position. The frame member includes a groove portion to which the bundled wire guide is fitted, and the bundled wire guide with the bundled wire stored is fitted into the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Wataru Murata
  • Patent number: 11527876
    Abstract: Pluggable electrical outlet system is provided including a recessed wall box which may interchangeably receive various mating sockets to provide a universal outlet system. The pluggable electrical outlet system further includes a junction box for distributing power lines, a circuit break box with universal connectors, and extenders. The extenders are configured to run power from the circuit breaker and the junction boxes to the recessed wall boxes. The recessed wall box comprises a female connector structured to interchangeably receive a male connector located on each of the series of sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Claudio A. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11476645
    Abstract: A bus bar connecting device having a first bushing which has a first protruding part projecting to the outside of the first pressure vessel 4 and a first connection part, a second bushing which has a second protruding part projecting to the outside of the second pressure vessel and a second connection part, a connecting conductor part that electrically connects the first connection part and the second connection part, and an intermediate tank having a hand hole and a lid for sealing, wherein the intermediate tank stores the first protruding part and the second protruding part in an own internal space so as to seal the stored parts, thereby the bus bar connecting device that has good switchgear assembly and can improve a line unit workability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Kawanishi, Saroj Paudel, Naoaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11476624
    Abstract: A novel system for installing, wiring and controlling electrical outlets is disclosed. The system includes a mounting bracket, a self-contained receptacle, and an option control module. The mounting bracket has preconfigured embedded conductors to facilitate the mounting of electrical outlets thereto. The self-contained receptacle includes a self-contained electrical outlet having face-mounted counter bored connecting screws for electrically connecting the self-contained receptacle to the embedded conductors of the mounting bracket. The optional control module may wirelessly receive instructions for controlling an electrical output of the self-contained receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Walter Allen
  • Patent number: 11450998
    Abstract: A power distribution system includes a track having a first end, a second end opposite the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending through the first and second ends. The track defines a channel extending along the longitudinal axis. A plurality of power cables is positioned within the channel. The power distribution system further includes an electrical hub having a body coupled to the second end of the track. A plurality of wafers is supported by the body and stacked on top of each other to define a set of terminals. The set of terminals is electrically connected to the plurality of power cables. A power receptacle is supported by the body and electrically connected to the plurality of wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MillerKnoll, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian David Alexander, Peter James Keyzer, Jeffrey Dennis Roetman, Raymond Hugh Riner, Gordon Frank Chapman
  • Patent number: 11402867
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a display workstation used on a desktop, comprising an extension module for connection with a power module in the display workstation, and on the peripheral edge of the display workstation, there provides a detachable connection structure by which the extension module can be placed at different positions of the peripheral edge, as a sliding chute comprised by two guide rails is disposed along the edge of the display workstation and the bends of the sliding chute are in arc transition; the extension module is inserted on the guide rails on the outer side and can be connected to power source while sliding with the guide rails along the sliding chute to the required position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Lehong Xiang, Tao Lin, Fangyuan Li
  • Patent number: 11276954
    Abstract: Described herein is a modular outlet system that provides flexibility in locating switches, outlets, and sensors. A base can be recessed into a surface, such as a wall, floor, or ceiling and can be connected to a power source. The base can accept multiple types of inserts. The inserts can include switches, outlets, sensors, and blank plates. The inserts can lock into place with the base and unlock based on manipulation of a recessed button. Inserts can engage the base with staged gate opening to minimize chances of electrical shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Power Transformations LLC
    Inventors: Clyde Martin, Jonathan Johnson
  • Patent number: 11264769
    Abstract: A power adapter configured to provide power to a load is described. The power adapter may comprise a first plurality of contact elements accessible on an outer surface of the power adapter, the first plurality of contact elements comprising a first contact element configured to receive power; and a recess comprising a second plurality of contact elements and adapted to receive a control attachment; wherein a second contact element of the second plurality of contact elements is configured to receive power by way of the first contact element of the first plurality of contact elements, and a third contact element of the second plurality of contact elements is configured to receive power by way of the control attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Smart Power Partners LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph King, Stephen DeLano
  • Patent number: 11231730
    Abstract: A control attachment configured to control the application of power to a load is described. The control attachment comprises a body portion configured to be received by a power adapter; a plurality of contact elements extending from the control attachment, wherein the plurality of contact elements is adapted to be inserted into corresponding contact elements of the power adapter, and comprises a first contact element adapted to receive power from the power adapter; and a control circuit adapted to control the application of power received by the first contact element of the plurality of contact elements to a second contact element of the plurality of contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Smart Power Power LLC
    Inventors: John Joseph King, Stephen DeLano
  • Patent number: 11211756
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes a non-conductive housing, electrical contacts and a flange. The non-conductive housing has spaced openings on a front face thereof configured to receive corresponding spaced members of an electrical plug. The electrical contacts include contact clips disposed in the spaced openings and configured to receive corresponding of the spaced members of the electrical plug, and contact members extending beyond the non-conductive housing and spaced independently of a spacing of the spaced members of the electrical plug to be received in the spaced openings. The flange has a predetermined shape, outlining the non-conductive housing and configured to be inserted in a correspondingly shaped standardized receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ENERMORE TECHNOLOGIES LLP
    Inventor: Girish Vaze
  • Patent number: 11211738
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite-cable relay device that connects individual wiring lines of a composite cable to two or more motor-side connectors included in a motor, the composite-cable relay device including: two or more relay-side connectors that are connected to the respective motor-side connectors; hollow housings that are secured to at least one of the relay-side connectors; a relay cable that possesses flexibility and that connects the hollow housings and the other relay-side connectors, wherein a connecting portion to which the composite cable is connected is provided in the hollow housings, and, in the interior of the hollow housing, wiring to be connected to the relay-side connector secured to the hollow housing and wiring to be connected to the relay cable branch off from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Uematsu, Leo Arai
  • Patent number: 11142072
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a power-electronics converter and an electrical outlet in electric communication with the power-electronics converter and configured to power external loads. The vehicle includes at least one electrical outlet including at least a first socket configured to power a first category of external loads and a second socket configured to power a second category of external loads. The vehicle is configured to only power one of the first and second loads at a time. This may be accomplished using physical features or electronically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Bhat, Michael W. Degner, Ke Zou, Xi Lu
  • Patent number: 11146019
    Abstract: A sliding electrical outlet assembly includes a housing that can be coupled to a vertical support surface and the housing has a slot extending into an interior of the housing. A first contact is integrated into the housing and the first contact is electrically coupled to a power source. A second contact is integrated into the housing and the second contact is electrically coupled to the power source. A plurality of outlet units is each slidably insertable into the slot. Each of the outlet units engages the first contact and the second contact when the outlet units are rotated into a locked position to supply electrical power for an electrical device. Each of the outlet units is slidable along the slot to facilitate electrical power for the electrical device to be located at a plurality of locations along the vertical support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Marianne Hunnicutt, Michael Hunnicutt, Victoria Keyser
  • Patent number: 11075488
    Abstract: A dielectric member for controlling impedance for use in an electrical connector. The dielectric member including a housing made of dielectric material and a dielectric rib. The dielectric rib extends from a conductor receiving end of the housing in a direction away from a mating end. The rib is spaced equidistant from each of the conductor receiving openings. The rib extends in a direction which is essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the housing. Conductor engaging surfaces are provided on the rib, with a first conductor engaging surface of the conductor engaging surfaces being opposed to a second conductor engaging surface of the conductor engaging surfaces. The first conductor engaging surface and the second conductor engaging surface are spaced apart a distance, wherein the impedance of the conductors proximate the rib is approximately the same as the impedance of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas Lee Evans, Nathan William Swanger
  • Patent number: 11070040
    Abstract: A Quick Connect Junction Box is disclosed. The Quick Connect innovation comprises a Junction Box having an insulating body with a cavity. The Junction Box is configured to securely fasten to a support surface. The Junction Box comprises an electrical circuit and one or more connectors. The electrical circuit has internal connections securely fastened within the insulating body and electrically connected to a power line using one or more conductors via input connections. The electrical circuit is formed with one or more conductive traces. The connectors are extended from the conductive traces. The outlet terminals are outwardly positioned at a center portion of the insulating body. The Quick Connect system further comprises an electrical component having an insulating body with an electrical circuit and connectors, affixed to the Junction Box via mounting tabs, thereby securely and electrically connecting the electrical component to the Junction Box via the outlet terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: VELOX TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert Garrasi
  • Patent number: 11050254
    Abstract: A power adapter configured to apply power to a device is disclosed. The power adapter comprises a contact element configured to receive power; a first outlet configured to receive the power and adapted to provide the power to the device; a recess for receiving a module that is removably coupled to the power adapter, wherein the module is adapted to generate control signals; and a control circuit coupled to the recess; wherein the control circuit controls the application of the power to the first outlet in response to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Smart Power Partners LLC
    Inventor: John Joseph King
  • Patent number: 11031738
    Abstract: A multi-socket panel device with an anti-crosstalk shielding structure mainly includes a main base body having an accommodation space inside, and a plurality of through slots are formed on the main base body and penetrate the main base plate. The device further includes a plurality of socket sets, which are correspondingly combined with the main base body. Each socket set further includes a base plate, and a plurality of prick type terminals are arranged on one surface of the base plate and pass through the base plate to another. On one surface of the substrate, a plurality of sockets are provided on the other surface of the substrate, and the corresponding sockets are inserted into the sockets. A plurality of wire terminals are provided at the bottom of the jack and extend to the outside of the sockets to form electrical connection with the prick type terminals. A shield sleeve base is connected to each socket. Each socket is protected by the shield sleeve to prevent crosstalk between the sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: JYH ENG TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Lin Lin
  • Patent number: 10958020
    Abstract: A control attachment for an in-wall power adapter configured to control the application of power to a load is described. The control attachment may comprise a plurality of contact elements; a first contact element of the plurality of contact elements configured to receive a power signal; a second contact element of the plurality of contact elements configured to provide the power signal to the load; a conductor electrically coupling the first contact element to the second contact element; wherein the control attachment enables the in-wall power adapter to control the application of power received at the first contact element to be applied to the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Smart Power Partners LLC
    Inventors: John J. King, Stephen DeLano
  • Patent number: 10952344
    Abstract: A rack power distribution unit (rPDU) includes a chassis having one or more cutouts formed therein. The rPDU further includes one or more outlet assemblies within the outlet cutout. The outlet assembly includes a body having a front and a back, with the front having an outer flange and at least one outlet receptacle. The back of the body is configured to be inserted within the outlet cutout. The outlet assembly further includes a neutral terminal, at least one live terminal, and a ground. The outlet assembly further includes a fastener configured to secure the outlet assembly to the chassis. The rPDU further includes one or more printed circuit boards configured to the be secured to the chassis. The printed circuit board includes a first connector configured to connect to the neutral terminal and a second connector configured to connect to the live terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuchun Jiang, Daniel J. Rohr
  • Patent number: 10881011
    Abstract: The interconnection device includes a housing, and a first communication unit and an output unit which are accommodated in the housing. The housing includes a duct connector physically attachable and electrically connectable to a wiring duct for transferring first power. The first communication unit performs communication in a power line communication scheme through the wiring duct. The output unit includes a second communication unit and a conversion unit. The second communication unit communicates with a device in a telecommunication standard different from the power line communication scheme in accordance with the communication signal received by the first communication unit. The conversion unit generates second power of a different standard from the first power based on the first power obtained from the wiring duct through the duct connector and supply the second power to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Hashimoto, Yukihiro Matsunobu, Shinichiro Yano, Jumpei Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10804660
    Abstract: An outlet device for hanging on a plate includes a counterweight portion, a hanging portion arranged distant from the counterweight portion, an extending portion having two ends respectively connected to the counterweight portion and the hanging portion, and a power core connected to the counterweight portion. Each of the counterweight portion and the hanging portion has an outlet unit electrically connected to the power core. The outlet device is configured so that the counterweight portion is arranged under the plate and the hanging portion is arranged on the plate, and the hanging portion remains hung on the plate by using a weight distribution of the outlet device, thereby maintaining the outlet device in a static balance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: POWERTECH INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hui Hsu, Su-Ying Peng
  • Patent number: 10712517
    Abstract: A telecommunications wall fixture includes a body configured for mounting to a wall, the body defining a mounting surface generally parallel to the wall when mounted. A cable storage spool is rotatably mounted to the body for storage and deployment of cable. A device is used for re-orienting the rotation axis of the spool from being generally perpendicular to the mounting surface to being generally non-perpendicular to the mounting surface, wherein the spool is configured such that the spool can be stored within the body when the spool is oriented to have the rotation axis generally perpendicular to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Parsons, Matthew J. Holmberg, James J. Solheid, Douglas C. Ellens, Thomas G. Leblanc
  • Patent number: 10707662
    Abstract: A wire management system and device for facilitating the connection of electrical wires to an electrical panel. The device is includes a circular bracket as base member consisting of a series of intersecting rectangular apertures or openings that has a plurality of retention elements in the form of snap ons or tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hunter Franssen
  • Patent number: 10689861
    Abstract: A flooring element is provided for a raised floor including removable flooring panels and a supporting structure with a load bearing surface. The flooring element includes a warning element operable for moving between an inactive position in which the warning element is substantially concealed by the surface and an active position in which the warning element projects beyond the surface to form a visual hazard warning indicator. The flooring element may be for example a flooring panel, a stringer, a pedestal, an insert for a pedestal or an insert for inserting between a sub-floor void and a flooring panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah M. Drewery, Colin I. Holyoake, David J. Tolley, Julian D. Williams
  • Patent number: 10680395
    Abstract: A power interface system is provided. The power interface system can include a power interface device coupleable to a structure, wherein the power interface device can include a receptacle region and a plurality of pin receiving apertures. The power interface system may include an electrical device module sized and shaped to be received in the receptacle region, the electrical device module having a plurality of contact pins, each of the plurality of contact pins sized and shaped to be coupleably received in one of the pin receiving apertures. The electrical device module can be rotatably moveable with respect to the receptacle region between an uncoupled orientation and a coupled orientation, with the electrical device module being secured to the power interface device in the coupled orientation. Related devices and methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Harper Engineering Co.
    Inventor: David Chadwell
  • Patent number: 10637223
    Abstract: An electrical wiring apparatus includes a container, a positive link, a neutral link and a ground link. The container has cable entries constructed to removably retain ends of a first cable and a second cable, each of the first and second cables having a positive wire, a neutral wire and a ground wire. An inner surface of the base allows the positive wire, neutral wire and ground wire of each of the first and second cables be exposed when the cable is positioned in the cable entry. Legs of the positive, neutral and ground links are electrically connect with exposed positive, neutral and ground wires of the first and second cables respectively. A circuiting, switch or receptacle device is engaged with the container and positive, the neutral and the ground links to create electrical connections to the positive, neutral and ground wires of the inserted cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Roger Fulton Newill
  • Patent number: 10635144
    Abstract: A power distribution assembly having a box and at least a pair of attachment modules is provided. The box includes a pair of mating structures. The attachment modules have an attachment body which may be configured to attach to a specific packaging space and an attachment portion configured to engage a specific mating structure of the box. Accordingly, the same box may be used for different applications wherein only the attachment module is customized, as described in greater detail further below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bennie J. Malcom, Brian D. Carnick, Hala Qola
  • Patent number: 10530135
    Abstract: A cable conduit electrical box including a base having at least one opening for receiving a cable conduit, a cover removably attachable to the base, and an adapter removably positioned on the base or the cover for sealing the at least one opening around the cable conduit. The adapter may be secured with mounting tabs or mounting apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baldwin, John Klein, Ryan Liebengood
  • Patent number: 10424886
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses are provided in which outlets are coupled to a power distribution unit (PDU) or PDU module in various configurations. The outlets may be coupled to a recessed surface within a PDU housing. The outlets and recessed surface may be formed as part of a single mold. The outlets may be coupled to a printed circuit board that is at least partially disposed within the PDU housing. The outlets may extend away from the recessed surface or printed circuit board towards or beyond a front face of the PDU housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Server Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Travis Irons
  • Patent number: 10411401
    Abstract: A device for interconnecting electrical wiring or for accessing electrical current carried by electrical wiring includes an electrical junction housing for receiving an electrical cable, an inner housing inserted into the junction housing to connect the individual wires of the incoming electrical cable to a first magnetic electrical connector carried by the inner housing. A physical interface device such as a switch or a wall socket is then wired to a second magnetic electrical connector that can be plugged into the electrical junction housing. The two magnetic electrical connectors, when joined in the correct orientation, pass electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Christmas Northeast, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Krize, Matthew Ryder
  • Patent number: 10367317
    Abstract: A portable electric power hub comprises a housing that includes a base section having a perimeter that is defined by a plurality of straight edges that are joined by a first plurality of rounded corners. The portable electric power hub further includes an intermediate section that includes a plurality of sides that are joined together by a second plurality of rounded corners. Each side of the intermediate section is adjacent to and aligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of straight edges of the base section and each of the second plurality of rounded corners is adjacent to and aligned with a corresponding one of the first plurality of rounded corners. The portable electric power hub further includes an upper section including a plurality of angulated sides joined by a third plurality of rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Premier Manufacturing Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Rahner, Michael O'Keefe, Bernard Bensussan
  • Patent number: 10333380
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a plurality of expansion connector modules, a power supply path switch circuit, a system load and a controller. The power supply path switch circuit includes a plurality of input ends connected to output ends of expansion connector modules respectively. The system load is coupled to the power supply path switch circuit. The controller is coupled to the expansion connector module and the power supply path switch circuit. The controller determines whether a first power supply source is coupled to one of the expansion connector modules through the expansion connector modules. When the first power supply source is connected to the one of the expansion connector modules, the controller detects the power of the first power supply source via the expansion connector module connected to the first power supply source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Ying-Tzu Chou, Chin-Min Liu, Meng-Ru Tsai
  • Patent number: 10299398
    Abstract: A support device for a payment terminal includes a base adapted to receive a plurality of connection cables on a rear face, and a cover adapted to mount in translation on the base and enabling concealment of the connection cables when the plurality of connection cables is connected to the rear face of the base. The cover has three apertures configured to enable passage of connection cables connected to the rear face of the base. The three apertures are formed respectively on a left lateral face, a right lateral face and a rear face of the cover. The base is mounted on a footing having an aperture configured to enable passage of connection cables connected to the rear face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventors: Julien Roux, Franck Robert, Philippe Dedieu
  • Patent number: 10224870
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, an assembly for connecting and electrically bonding electronic equipment to solar panel frames is provided. The present invention relates generally to an assembly for supporting junction box structures used in a solar panel frame array. More specifically, the apparatus comprises an adjustable bracket assembly that can mount most sizes and shapes of junction boxes that are then secured virtually to any solar panel frame while being electrically bonded by way of a surface layer penetrating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ironridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Lester, William Pereira, Shawn Meine
  • Patent number: 10128644
    Abstract: An electrical unit mounting assembly, having a top, bottom, back and front, and including a partial enclosure, made of insulating material, defining a cavity having a mouth at its front and defining a through-hole leading to the cavity, at its back and a panel extending outwardly from the mouth, for at least 4 cm and having a front surface. In greater detail, the assembly is oriented in an upright manner so that its top is topmost, the through-hole is constructed so that liquid cannot be driven by gravity from inside the cavity, through the through-hole and wherein the front surface of the panel includes raised surfaces defining down channels to prevent a foreign surface from blocking liquid-flow down the down-channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Gilstrap
  • Patent number: 10116087
    Abstract: An electrical connection element is for a power connector. The power connector includes an electrical component having a number of first electrical mating members. The electrical connection element comprises: a housing including a number of second electrical mating members structured to be electrically connected to the number of first electrical mating members; a contact assembly enclosed by the housing and being electrically connected to the number of second electrical mating members; and an operating mechanism for opening and closing the contact assembly. The contact assembly is structured to electrically connect and disconnect power while the number of first electrical mating members remain mechanically coupled to the number of second electrical mating members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Allan Juds, Paul Jason Rollmann, Jerome Kenneth Hastings, Kurt von Eckroth, Jeffrey Troy Johnson, Roger James Briggs, Kaushik Naidu Kona, Karthik Satyanarayanan, Abhijeet Rathi
  • Patent number: 10010002
    Abstract: A utility housing includes an enclosure having a plurality of walls and a central opening for receiving a utility component. An insert is configured to be positioned in the central opening and has a plurality of insert side walls comprising a first insert side wall and a second insert side wall at least partially defining a central region. A first flange extends from the first insert side wall into the central region and a second flange extends from the second insert side wall into the central region. A removable cover is configured to be placed over the insert. A removable lid is configured to connect to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Steven Tramm, John Thomas Polk, Charles Cramer
  • Patent number: 9960580
    Abstract: An assembly that simplifies the wiring of switches, receptacles and other such termination devices within a junction box. The present invention utilizes a dielectric body having a front surface and a side surface. The dielectric body is sized to fit within the electrical junction box. Side connector ports are disposed on the side surface of the dialectic body. A termination device is present at the front surface of the dielectric body. Conductive elements extend through the dielectric body and connect the termination device to the side connector ports. As such, electrical power is provided to the termination device through the side connector ports and the conductive elements that pass through the dielectric body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Alexander Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 9885846
    Abstract: A cable enclosure assembly includes an enclosure, a cable spool and a length of fiber optic cable. The enclosure defines an interior region, a first opening and a second opening aligned with the first opening. The first and second openings provide access to the interior region. The cable spool is disposed in the interior region of the enclosure and is rotatably engaged with the enclosure. The cable spool includes a drum and a flange engaged to the drum. The flange has an outer peripheral side, a cable management portion and an adapter bulkhead portion. The adapter bulkhead portion extends outwardly from the cable management portion and forms a portion of the outer peripheral side. The length of the fiber optic cable is dispose about the drum of the cable spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott C. Kowalczyk, Jonathan Walter Coan
  • Patent number: 9831647
    Abstract: A receiving part (2) has a substantially rectangular shape with short sides and long sides, and its short-side inner surface (15) is provided with a central latch claw (32) in a substantially central region thereof with respect to a short side direction, with side elastic latch portions (33) provided on both sides of the central latch claw (32) with respect to the short side direction. Each of the side elastic latch portions (33) includes a receiving-part rib (34), an elastic piece (35), and a side elastic latch claw (38). The receiving-part rib (34) protrudes from the short-side inner surface (15) and extends in the insertion direction. The elastic piece (35) is arranged between the receiving-part rib (34) and a long-side inner surface ((17) or (18)), and elastically deformable. The side elastic latch claw (38) is formed on the elastic piece (35).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD., FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS INC., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kakoi, Satoshi Hirose, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Shinsuke Takagi
  • Patent number: 9813019
    Abstract: A photovoltaic connection box is disclosed. The photovoltaic connection box has a box, a conductive terminal received in the box and having a first lateral wall perpendicular to a bottom of the box, and a diode connected to the first lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Holdings (Bermuda) No. 7 Limited, Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan Zhong, Ting Tao, Shih Ying Ko
  • Patent number: 9742167
    Abstract: A plastic injection overmolded conductor path structure is disclosed, wherein the conductor paths are entirely surrounded, apart from their connections, by a housing made of plastic, said housing comprising first housing sections produced in a first injection molding process (pre-injection overmolding), and second housing sections which directly adjoin the first housing sections via a contact surface, and which are produced in a second injection molding process (main injection overmolding). The housing is provided with at least one recess of a defined shape and size, in the region of the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Ralf Kischkat
  • Patent number: 9715776
    Abstract: An apparatus including a central access control system and an access reader. The access reader is structured to receive an access credential from the central access control system, and includes a first connector connected with a second connector with the second connector connected to a cable, and with the cable in electronic communication with the central access control system. Connection of the first connector and the second connector places the access reader in electronic communication with the central access control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: XceedID Corporation
    Inventor: Michael T. Conlin
  • Patent number: 9681563
    Abstract: An insert casing for receiving and fastening an electrical or electronic component includes a first casing part which is connectable to a second casing part by means of a rotary joint. The casing parts define a receiving space for the electrical or electronic component. The first casing part is provided with at least one spreading member which is spreadable by the second casing part when the rotary joint is being closed. The insert casing can be fastened easily in a recess of an object by closing the rotary joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: WÜRTH ELEKTRONIC EISOS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jörg Hantschel, Robert Frank
  • Patent number: 9667004
    Abstract: A patch panel includes sockets and mounting frames. The mounting frames each have a plugging side and a terminal side. Plugging planes of the sockets are exposed from a vias on mounting surfaces of the mounting frames. The sockets are disposed on each mounting frame and arranged in two parallel rows, including an upper row and a lower row. The plugging planes of the sockets of one of the upper and lower rows retract from the mounting surface toward the terminal side by a predetermined distance; hence, the retracted plugging planes of the retracted row do not lie on the same plane as the non-retracted plugging planes of the non-retracted row. The patch panel features larger spacing between a disturbing channel and a disturbed channel and lesser significant alien crosstalk, thereby offsetting alien crosstalk without violating the EIA-310 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HSING CHAU INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kei-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9640962
    Abstract: A power control system is provided that includes a receptacle and a module. The receptacle is hard-wired to a power distribution system, such as conventional 120 VAC. The module can be removable inserted into the receptacle and can provide desired functionality, such as power deliver, wireless communication and actuation. By providing a receptacle that accepts multiple modules that each can have different functionality and by allowing a user to readily remove replace modules in the receptacle, a useful and flexible control system can be set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Carlos Alberto Hernandez Ramirez, Danil Milchtein Peltsverger, Edmundo Delmotte, Ramses Rubio, Jesus Contreras
  • Patent number: 9583929
    Abstract: An electrical wall box having plurality of wire power terminals on exterior of electrical wall box, wire power terminals are electrically connected to one of plurality of insulated distribution busses within electrical wall box, each distribution buses having one or more interrupt bus switches electrically connected therein; each distribution buses has first quick connect terminal electrically connected thereto one distribution buses; wherein electrical wall box further includes plurality of switch wiring terminals on an exterior of electrical wall box, each plurality of switch wiring terminals includes insulated electrical tap connecting one switch wiring terminals to one plurality of internal insulated distribution busses or to quick connect terminal within electrical wall box; one or more pluggable electrical receptacles, each one or more pluggable electrical receptacles includes two or more second quick connect terminals to electrically connect thereto one of said one or more first quick connect terminals
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: J Moss
  • Patent number: 9564725
    Abstract: An electrical wall box having a plurality of wire in and wire out power terminals on an exterior of the electrical wall box, wherein each set of wire in and wire out power terminals are electrically connected to one of a plurality of internal insulated distribution busses within the electrical wall box, each of the distribution buses has one or more first quick connect terminals electrically connected thereto one of the distribution buses; wherein electrical wall box further includes a plurality of switch wiring terminals on an exterior of the electrical wall box, each of the plurality of switch wiring terminals includes an insulated electrical tap connecting one of the switch wiring terminals to one of the plurality of internal insulated distribution busses or to a quick connect terminal within the electrical wall box; one or more pluggable electrical receptacles, each of the one or more pluggable electrical receptacles includes two or more second quick connect terminals to electrically connect thereto one o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: J Moss