Insulating Body Having Plural Mutually Insulated Terminals Or Contacts (e.g., Terminal Block) Patents (Class 439/709)
  • Patent number: 10892578
    Abstract: A conductor terminal is provided that includes at least one insulating housing, at least one contact insert, which is arranged at least predominantly within the insulating housing and which has at least one clamping spring, at least one actuating lever, by means of which the clamping spring can be deflected, wherein the actuating lever is pivotable at least from an open to a closed position and vice versa, wherein the insulating housing has as separate components at least a main housing part and a cover part, which can be positively fixed to the main housing part by means of at least a positive locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: WAGO Verwaltungsgesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Thomas Witte, Muhammet Ali Tuerkekoele, Joerg Tumoseit
  • Patent number: 10873141
    Abstract: An electrical contact assembly for connecting a press-in contact to an electronic circuit includes a circuit board, which is provided with the electronic circuit, a receiving opening for pressing in a press-in contact, which receiving opening is continuously provided with an electrically conductive inner wall, and at least one conducting track of the circuit board, which conducting track is electrically connected to the inner wall and to the electronic circuit. The receiving opening is formed on a contact body electrically connected to the conducting track, which contact body is applied to a component side of the circuit board as an SMT-capable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Waldenmeier, Uwe Katzenwadel
  • Patent number: 10840628
    Abstract: A connector which can improve reliability of electrical connection is provided. Accommodation recesses are formed to a plate-like terminal member, and a coil member accommodated in the accommodation recesses is retained to the terminal member, thereby allowing wire winding portions of the coil member to be deformed within the accommodation recesses when the winding wire portions are sandwiched between bottom faces of the accommodation recesses and a mating terminal. Consequently, the obliquely wound coil member is not likely to experience deformation other than fall over of ring portions, and/or is not likely to be displaced, improving contact between the coil member and both of the terminal member and the mating terminal. As a result, reliability of electrical connection can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Fuminori Sugiyama, Yoshinori Hagita
  • Patent number: 10756458
    Abstract: A bus bar assembling structure includes a resin block main body for an electronic component block, a first bus bar, and a second bus bar. The resin block main body includes a bus bar assembling portion. The first bus bar and the second bus bar are accommodated in the bus bar assembling portion. The first bus bar has a first pushing portion that is pushed when the first bus bar is accommodated in the bus bar assembling portion, the first pushing portion being a bent piece. The first pushing portion has a through hole or a notch. The second bus bar has a second pushing portion that is inserted into the through hole or the notch and is disposed at a position corresponding to a position of a pushed surface of the first pushing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Kakimi, Tatsuhiko Ikeda, Tetsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 10554094
    Abstract: A terminal block cover for use in an integrated drive generator has a body having a closed outer face and extending to an open inner face, and having an open side and a closed side. There are four connection channels for receiving electric connections for each of three phases of power and a neutral, and they extend from the closed side to the open side. There are spacing channels formed between adjacent ones of each of the four connection channels, with the spacing channels being formed by two spaced ribs with an interior space. An integrated drive generator and a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Derek R. Hochstetler, Ted A. Martin, Duane C. Johnson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10243512
    Abstract: The photovoltaic junction box comprises a box body, a plurality of terminals disposed in the box body, and a plurality of diodes disposed in the box body. A first terminal of the plurality of terminals is directly connected to a positive wire extending into the box body and a second terminal of the plurality of terminals is disposed adjacent to the first terminal. A first diode of the plurality of diodes has a first positive pin with a first positive soldering surface soldered on the first terminal and a first negative pin with a first negative soldering surface soldered on the second terminal. The first positive soldering surface has a larger surface area than the first negative soldering surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cui Li, Wenbo Lv, Xiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10158184
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical connection device (100) including a terminal block (10) and busbar (12) assembly, the terminal block (10) including a first connection point (6) for receiving the lug (24) of a first cable and a second connection point (7) for receiving the lug (20) of a second cable. The second connection point (7) is adjacent to and offset from the first connection point (6). The connection points (6, 7) are positioned such that, when the two cables are connected substantially parallel to the axis, the second cable or the lug (20) thereof prevents access to the first connection point (6). The connection points (6, 7) are preferably offset horizontally and vertically. Preferably, a control cable is connected to the first connection point (6) and a power cable is connected to the second connection point (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRICAL & POWER
    Inventors: Benjamin Boisnier, Philippe Pierre Avignon
  • Patent number: 10097061
    Abstract: A rotary electric machine has a machine casing and a terminal box fitted to the casing, the terminal box having a base part, the latter defining at least: a fixing zone for fixing at least one electronic module, this fixing zone having one or more support elements for receiving fasteners for fixing the module or modules, an electrical connection zone, the latter having at least one block of material for receiving at least one electrical connection element, the support element or elements and the block or blocks of material being molded as a single piece with the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MOTEURS LEROY-SOMER
    Inventor: Patrick Vohlgemuth
  • Patent number: 10087341
    Abstract: A two part, curable, epoxy composition useful for potting or sealing electrical devices for use in hazardous locations. Cured reaction products of the epoxy composition meet most or all UL 674 requirements and are useful to seal apertures in electrical equipment. Equipment sealed with the disclosed compositions can meet the UL 674 requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Henkel IP & Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Robert H. Pauze, Boris Krivopal, Timothy P. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9954327
    Abstract: A housing slice for forming a modular housing for mounting an electrical component on a grounding rail carries a grounding member for grounding the electrical component to the grounding rail. The grounding member extends outside of the housing slice but does not extend beyond the sides of the housing slice to permit side-by-side stacking of the housing slice carrying the grounding member with other housing slices with or without grounding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Lee Barber, Craig Alan Brodbeck, Scott Michael Frye, Talon Coe Kephart, Stephen Craig Klinger, Matthew J. Wynn
  • Patent number: 9887508
    Abstract: A method for electrically conductively connecting the electrical conductors (3, 4) of two high voltage cables (1, 2) is provided. The conductors (3, 4) are exposed at their ends by removing the respective casing and they are then inserted from different sides into a pipe piece (5) in such a way that they rest against each other with their end faces extending perpendicular to their axis and level with the central throughholes. The conductors (3, 4) are then secured by means of the securing screws (6) in the pipe piece 5 and bores extending in radial direction are made through the throughholes into which the two conductors (3, 4) project in the area of their end faces. Finally, the contact screws of an electrically well conductive metal are screwed into the central throughholes and further into the bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Gert Stauch, Peter Groetsch, Volker Markgraf, Manfred Baesch
  • Patent number: 9864352
    Abstract: An input/output (I/O) device for an automation control system includes a device housing containing control circuitry, the device housing being mountable to a support, a control power input for receiving control power from a first adjacent I/O device when connected thereto, the control power input configured to supply control power to the control circuitry, a control power output for outputting control power to a second associated adjacent I/O device, a field power input for receiving field power from the first associated adjacent I/O device when connected thereto, and a field power output for transmitting field power to the second associated I/O device. The field power input is selectively removable to prevent field power from being received by the I/O device from the first associated adjacent I/O device when connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Ctr. Pte., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soon Seng Kang
  • Patent number: 9812829
    Abstract: A small form factor wiring connector provides a two wire to two point connector with separate-hole insertion for two wires, by having two holes on the first casing side of the connector and a terminal connection on the opposite second side of the connector. The design works well for a pluggable or fixed-mounted connector. The separate wire insertion holes and the internal screw-driven clamping means with U-shaped wire clamp and U-shaped fixed terminal surfaces provides positive connections which will not easily loosen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad S. Weiden, Samuel Calloway, Anthony Reac Martinez Arazo, Hien Nguyen, Michael V. Maloney
  • Patent number: 9722331
    Abstract: A power inlet socket coupled to a power delivering member of an electronic device to supply power from an external power plug to the electronic device includes a socket body comprising a power plug connector connected to the external power plug and a power delivering member connector connected to the power delivering member; three terminal pins, each terminal pin comprises a projecting pin extending from the power plug connector in parallel with one another to correspond to a terminal of the external power plug and a connection terminal exposed to the power delivering member connector; and an insulating barrier provided between at least a pair of connection terminals of the three terminal pins to cut off an electric current flowing among the connection terminals. Thus, the insulating distance of power inlet socket is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-yong Joo, Jin-hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 9692221
    Abstract: An electrical junction box includes a casing, a first installation space, a second installation space, and a connection part arranged in the casing the connection part includes a main body, a first connection end, and a second connection end. The main body is used for connecting to a cable; the first connection end, connected to the main body, is located in the first installation space, and is used for connecting to a contactor; and the second connection end, arranged on the first connection end, is located in the second installation space, and may be used for connecting to a resistance wire. The resistance wire may be connected to the second connection end without passing over the junction box, which is not only advantageous for fastening and installing the junction box, but also facilitates the connection and installation of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniela Fischer, Bing Han, Ai Xia Shen, Long Tao Wang, Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 9692152
    Abstract: A wall plate connector system includes a wall plate terminal block extending from a wall plate base. The wall plate terminal block includes a terminal block body having a front, a rear, a first end and a second end. The terminal block body has contact channels and wire channels open to corresponding contact channels to receive electrical wires during a poke-in termination. Terminal contacts are received in corresponding contact channels and each include a poke-in spring beam and a header beam. A header assembly is removably coupled to the wall plate terminal block and includes header contacts configured to be terminated to a control circuit board. Each header contact has a mating beam. At least one of the mating beam and the header beam is a resiliently deflected spring beam configured for repeated mating and unmating at separable mating interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard
  • Patent number: 9601975
    Abstract: A disclosed terminal block assembly for a generator includes a terminal block with a base with first and second transverse terminal surfaces adjoining one another. One of the terminal surfaces includes an increased width greater than a length of a cable terminal lug for providing a lightning strike and creepage barrier. The terminal surfaces include spaced apart protrusions extending from the first and second surfaces to provide spaced apart terminal areas overlapping the first and second surfaces. First and second terminal studs are disposed within each corresponding first and second terminal areas and are electrically connected by a bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Edward C. Allen, Alan D. Hanson, Laurence D. Vanek, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9588138
    Abstract: An electric base, an electric gateway, and an electric gateway body are presented. The electric base includes: an electric base body, where two guide holes for passing cables in an electric grid are arranged in the electric base body, an output end for outputting a voltage of the cables is arranged on the electric base body and protrudes from the electric base body, and a conductor structure is nested in the electric base body to connect the cables and the output end. The foregoing electric base can be electrically connected to an input end of the electric gateway body and output power to enable the electric gateway body to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yezong Wei, Jianguang Wu, Jun Yang, Fenghua Jing, Wen Song
  • Patent number: 9564706
    Abstract: The present invention provides a connection unit capable of accommodating nuts and showing sealing ability in a state installed on a housing. A connection unit S includes: a terminal block 100 having holes h3 at one side of for accommodating nuts n; a terminal-connecting portions 200 at least partially exposed when viewed from the other side and fixed to the terminal block 100 with the circumferences of the terminal-connecting portions 200 in tight contact with the terminal block 100; and a nut cover 300 for covering the nuts accommodated in the holes h3 for preventing the nuts n from coming off. The connection unit S further includes: guide grooves and guide ribs for restricting movement of the nut cover 300 relative to the terminal block 100; and locking hooks 116 and locking holes h5 for restricting movement of the nut cover 300 relative to the terminal block 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ozawa, Akinari Hayashi, Takehiro Endo, Akihiko Takemura
  • Patent number: 9545040
    Abstract: A retention housing having a housing body is provided, the retention housing configured to be mounted to a substrate. At least one, such as a plurality of cables can be electrically connected to a respective surface of the substrate to which the retention housing is mounted. When the retention housing is mounted to the respective surface of the substrate, at least a portion of the at least one cable can be compressed between a ground element supported by the respective surface of the substrate and a corresponding upper wall of the housing body, such that the at least one cable is placed into electrical communication with a ground plane defined by the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology LLC
    Inventors: Joshua A. Garman, Charles M. Gross
  • Patent number: 9484647
    Abstract: A male connector (10) comprises: a male-side inner housing (30) which holds a plurality of male terminals (20) so as to expose circular portions (22) of the male terminals (20); and a partition member (40) which includes a rib (41) dividing the circular portions (22) of the plurality of the male terminals (30), and the male-side inner housing (30) and the partition member (40) are configured to be separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Kohki Ishikawa, Shigeru Ishikawa, Kazunori Sato
  • Patent number: 9455509
    Abstract: An electrical series terminal includes a first connecting portion which is connected via a first associate current bar to a first functional contact and a second connection portion being connected via a second associate current bar to a second functional contact. A functional zone is provided between the first connection portion and the second connection portion. The functional zone is configured to selectively and alternately receive and contact a plurality of functional elements such that when at least one functional element is introduced to the functional zone, the at least one functional element can be connected to the first and second functional contact. On the sides of the functional zone, a first and second connecting shaft are provided on the first and second connection sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Goerlitzer, Juergen Brand, Heinz Reibke
  • Patent number: 9407019
    Abstract: A connection module includes a housing having a housing base and a housing upper surface. The housing is configured to fix to a mounting rail via the housing base via a pivoting movement of the housing. The connection module includes a plurality of connection elements arranged in the housing, and at least one jumper insertion opening for receiving a jumper. The jumper is disposed in a transverse side of the housing. The connection module includes a contact element for forming an electrical contact with the jumper. The contact element is arranged in the jumper insertion opening. The jumper insertion opening extends in the direction of insertion of the jumper into the jumper insertion opening from the housing base towards the housing upper surface at an angle ? of between 20 and 70 degrees to a transverse axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Detlev Falk
  • Patent number: 9401558
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a plurality of power contacts received in the insulative housing, a contact bus bar electrically connecting with the plurality of power contacts and a fastening element fastening the contact bus bar and an outer terminal arranged behind the insulative housing together. The insulative housing has a mating face at a front side thereof. The power contacts are provided with soldering pads, and the contact bus bar has a front mating pad engaging with the soldering pads. The front mating pad is formed with a plurality of soldering holes, and the front mating pad and the soldering pads being connected electrically via soldering tin set in the soldering holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: ALLTOP ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) LTD.
    Inventors: Wang-I Yu, Yung-Chih Hung, I-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 9378912
    Abstract: An electronic component includes a main body section having a rectangular parallelepiped shape and terminal portions disposed in the main body section. A housing member includes a first housing chamber that guides and accommodates the main body section therein and a second housing chamber that accommodates and holds terminal fittings therein. Each terminal portion includes a fitting portion that droops along a side surface of the main body section with a gap from the side surface and that is fitted to the corresponding terminal fitting. Each terminal fitting includes a spring portion that presses the corresponding fitting portion, and a pressing direction of the spring portion is held to direct to the corresponding wall portion. The electronic component, the terminal fittings, and the housing member are mutually assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9308877
    Abstract: A power control unit is mounted on a hybrid vehicle, and controls the electric power used for driving the vehicle. The power control unit includes a PCU case having a top cover where an opening is formed, a terminal block placed in the PCU case, and arranged opposite to the opening, and a substrate placed in the PCU case, and on which an electronic component is mounted. The terminal block includes a wall. The wall is arranged between the substrate and opening, and extends towards the top cover at a circumference of the aperture of the opening. By such a configuration, there is provided a power control unit having an intrusion of a foreign object suppressed while accomplishing reduction in size and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenjiro Shiba
  • Patent number: 9252571
    Abstract: A terminal box that can be reliably fixed to a solar cell module is provided. The terminal box includes a bottom wall facing a back surface of the solar cell module, a top wall facing the bottom wall, side walls, and a housing space defined by the bottom wall, the top wall and the side walls to accommodate a component to be mounted. The bottom wall includes a limiting wall formed in a periphery of the bottom wall to project toward the solar cell module, and a communication opening for allowing a charging space defined by the limiting wall and the bottom wall to communicate with the housing space. The limiting wall defines a gap for allowing the charging space to communicate with external space of the limiting wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiya Tanaka, Yuta Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9172158
    Abstract: A terminal block (10) is for connecting terminals (T) connected to enameled wires extending from a motor and busbars (B) extending from an inverter and includes a plurality of nuts (20) arranged in a width direction and configured to fasten the terminals (T) and the busbars (B) together with bolts (BT), guides (54) are provided between adjacent nuts (20) and configured to guide bolt fastening portions (T1) of the terminals (T) to the upper surfaces of the nuts by coming into contact with lateral edge parts of the terminals (T), and posture correcting portions (55) provided at positions where the terminals (T) are pulled out backward from the nuts and configured to correct postures of barrel portions (T2) of the terminals (T) in the width direction by contacting the barrels (T2) in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Akuta
  • Patent number: 9160092
    Abstract: A junction box adapted to provide an electrical connection to an electrical wire attached to a photovoltaic panel. The junction box has a lower portion which has an entry slot to allow entry of the wire into the junction box and a raised protrusion over which the wire is bent and formed to be substantially in the same shape as the raised protrusion. The junction box also has a clamp adapted to be attachable to said lower portion, whereby the clamp holds the wire in place for providing the electrical connection. The wire is preferably bus ribbon. The lower portion preferably has an elastic polymeric element disposed between the raised portion and the wire. The raised protrusion may have an elastic polymeric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SOLAREDGE TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Guy Sella, Leon Kupershmidt
  • Patent number: 9071101
    Abstract: A disclosed terminal block assembly for a generator includes a terminal block with a base with first and second transverse terminal surfaces adjoining one another. One of the terminal surfaces includes an increased width greater than a length of a cable terminal lug for providing a lightning strike and creepage barrier. The terminal surfaces include spaced apart protrusions extending from the first and second surfaces to provide spaced apart terminal areas overlapping the first and second surfaces. First and second terminal studs are disposed within each corresponding first and second terminal areas and are electrically connected by a bus bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Dhaval Patel, Edward C. Allen, Alan D. Hanson, Laurence D. Vanek, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150118914
    Abstract: A terminal block serves for electrically connecting a connection line and extending externally of an electronics housing. The terminal block comprises a platform composed at least partially of an electrically insulating, synthetic material, a connection terminal arranged on a first side of the platform forming a first connection side of the terminal block and serving for connection of a conductor of the connection line as well as at least one connection terminal arranged on the first side of the platform. A connection contactor. Arranged within the platform, especially for the purpose of forming a circuit output meeting European standard EN 60947 5 6:2000, are a resistance element as well as a resistance element. A first connection of the resistance element is electrically connected with the connection terminal and a second connection of the resistance element is electrically connected with the connection contactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Antoine Simon, Roland Roth, Frantz Bindler
  • Patent number: 9004956
    Abstract: A conducting wire terminal seat comprises a main body which includes a first body and a second body. The first and second bodies respectively have a chamber for allowing an entry of high and low current (or voltage) conducting wires which is then electrically connected to metal units in respective chambers. A height (or length) of the first body is larger than a height (or length) of the second body, so that a distance from the first body to an operating area is smaller than a distance from the second body to the operating area. Therefore, the operator operates the loading and unloading operation of the high and low current conducting wires under a safer circumstance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Switchlab Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Wu, Su-Hui Lian
  • Patent number: 8998654
    Abstract: An industrial automation technology input/output module includes a base section with front and rear sides, a printed circuit board, a contact strip on the front side with a plurality of contact elements configured to make an electrical connection with corresponding mating contact elements of a connector strip, wherein the contact elements are electrically connected to the printed circuit board, a device for forwarding a supply voltage for the printed circuit board is disposed parallel to the contact strip, the device includes a terminal point and the connector strip is formed to include a plurality of mating terminal points electrically connected to respective mating contact elements, and the supply voltage is switched to the printed circuit board via a link element that is insertable into the terminal point and the mating terminal point to interconnect a pair of opposed contact elements and to supply voltage to the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Donhauser, Gennadij Drehmann
  • Publication number: 20150079821
    Abstract: A terminal lead frame comprises a frame and a plurality of terminal pairs set in the frame. The frame is a first dielectric material. The terminal pairs include a first terminal and a second terminal. The first terminal and the second terminal include a first and second extensions extending into the frame along with a first path and a second path, respectively. The first path is longer than the second path, wherein the first extension contacts with a second material to form a first area of contact while the second extension has a second area of contact with respect to the second dielectric material. The first area of contact is larger than the second area of contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Topconn Electronic (Kunshan) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: CHUNG-NAN PAO, XIAO-YIN WANG, YU-HSIUNG LIN
  • Publication number: 20150072567
    Abstract: An electrical terminal or spring terminal for forming an electrical connection between a wire conductor and a current bar includes a spring and a spring retainer, the spring retainer not integral with the spring and not integral with the current bar. Engageable abutment surfaces on the spring retainer and the current bar cooperate to transfer spring force to the current bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Phoenix Contact Development and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Lee Barber, Michael Anthony Correll, Melissa Ann Sommer
  • Patent number: 8961208
    Abstract: An electric through-wall terminal having a housing and a contact device, at which a plug zone is provided for accommodating a test- and/or connection plug. A first conductor terminal is provided which is connected with a first contact unit of the contact device. A second conductor terminal is connected with a second contact unit of the contact device. The housing comprises plug-in apertures on two sides from each of which a test- and/or connection plug can be inserted into the plug zone for contacting the first and second contact units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Harry Bentler, Thorsten Diessel, Torsten Schloo
  • Patent number: 8956191
    Abstract: Provided is a connector comprising a plurality of rows of contacts and minimized in a front-rear direction. A first contact 30 positioned in an upper-row has a special shape constituted by a held portion 32 held by a housing 20, a connection portion 33 extending in a width direction from a rear end of the held portion 32, a first bent portion 35 extending from a front end of the connection portion 33 and being bent downward, and a first contact portion 36 extending downward from the first bent portion 35. A second contact 40 positioned in a lower-row has an L-shape. A second contact portion 44 of the second contact 40 is positioned obliquely rearward of the first contact portion 36 of the first contact 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Toshihiro Oka, Nobuhiro Ogawa, Shigeyasu Kitamura
  • Patent number: 8939800
    Abstract: A connection terminal includes a bushar, wherein at least one insertion opening for accommodating a bridging device is formed on the bushar, wherein the insertion opening is designed in the form of a material passage having a hole collar, wherein the hole collar of the material passage encircles the insertion opening. The hole collar extends away from the surface of the bushar in the opposite direction to the insertion direction of the bridging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Ralph Hoppmann
  • Patent number: 8929948
    Abstract: A wireless process communication adapter is provided. The adapter includes a housing having a plurality of openings. An end cap is coupled to a first opening of the plurality of openings. A field device coupling is disposed at the second of the plurality of openings. The housing, end cap and field device coupling define a chamber therein. At least one circuit board is disposed within the chamber, the circuit board has wireless communication circuitry disposed thereon and is coupleable to a field device through the field device coupling. In one aspect, substantially all remaining volume in the chamber is filled with a solid material. In another aspect, an explosion-proof barrier is provided in the field device coupling. Combinations of the aspects are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Joel D. Vanderaa, Christina A. Grunig, Ronald F. Hurd
  • Publication number: 20140342618
    Abstract: A terminal block including at least one housing for a connection terminal, the housing extending at least partly within a volume delimited by: a first plane transverse to two side planes delimiting the insulating body, substantially parallel to a general direction joining a first end and a second end of a fastening member, and passing through a connecting area of the fastening member, and a second plane transverse to the two side planes delimiting the insulating body, substantially parallel to the first plane and passing through a connecting area of the rear face, at least a third plane transverse to the two side planes delimiting the insulating body, substantially transverse to the first plane and to the second plane, and passing through the furthest elastic branch of the fastening means intended to interact with an edge of the support rail, and at least a fourth plane transverse to the two side planes delimiting the insulating body substantially transverse to the first plane and to the second plane, and pas
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ABB FRANCE
    Inventors: Philippe FRANCE, Romain VILLARD
  • Patent number: 8888539
    Abstract: A connector assembly according to embodiments of the present disclosure is advantageously configured to allow a sensor connector to straightforwardly and efficiently join with and detach from a patient cable connector. Further, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously reduce un-shielded area in an electrical connection between a patient cable and a sensor connector. In addition, embodiments of the connector assembly advantageously increase the shielding of detector signals coming from the patient sensor to the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, Yassir Abdul-Hafiz, Eric Yang
  • Publication number: 20140329413
    Abstract: A terminal fixation structure includes a terminal fixing portion including a terminal housing chamber, a terminal including a positioning recessed portion and housed in the terminal housing chamber, and a positioning rib provided in a center of the terminal fixing portion to protrude into the terminal housing chamber and fitted into the positioning recessed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeyuki OGASAWARA, Shinichi YANAGIHARA, Michio OTA
  • Publication number: 20140329417
    Abstract: A terminal block for electrically connecting a plurality of first wires connected to an electric motor and a plurality of second wires connected to a power conversion device for supplying drive power of the electric motor includes a case, a plurality of terminals housed in the case and configured to connect the plurality of first wires and the plurality of second wires to each other, a partition wall provided between the plurality of terminals to electrically isolate the plurality of terminals from each other, and plate-like members provided between the partition wall and the terminals and made of a material with a higher elasticity than the case and the partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Hirokazu Matsuzaki, Takenari Okuyama
  • Patent number: 8876560
    Abstract: A cable reel assembly comprises a hub configured to house a field communication distribution box with front and rear flanges projecting radially outward from front and rear edges of the hub. A cable receiving trough is formed between the flanges in which a communications cable may be wound. A nesting ring which is smaller in diameter that the front and rear flanges projects outward from the second flange. The nesting ring of a first cable reel assembly is positionable within an area surrounded by the first flange of a second cable reel to facilitate stacking of the cable reels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: DT Search and Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Dean Thompson, Cecil Donald Comley, John Jeffrey Comley, James Michael Comley
  • Patent number: 8858258
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plug element (2) for a sealed high-voltage plug-and-socket connector (1), by means of which, in particular in an automobile, an electrical conductor (11) can be connected in electrically conductive manner to a mating contact element (46) of a mating plug element (3), with a housing body (7) which has a plug section (4) which can be fitted together with the mating plug element (3) in a direction of insertion (S) and a conductor receptacle section (6) remote from the plug section (4) with at least one conductor entry opening (10), and with at least one contact element (33) which has an insertion member (35) which is arranged spaced apart from the at least one conductor entry opening (10) in the plug section (4) and can be fitted together with the mating contact element (46), and a conductor fastening section (36) for connecting the at least one electrical conductor (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Stokowski, Christoph Kosmalski, Rolf Jetter
  • Patent number: 8851936
    Abstract: A terminal block for an apparatus includes at least one terminal conductor having a first end that extends to a second end. The first end includes a first connection portion and the second end includes a second connection portion. A non-electrically conductive member covers the at least one terminal conductor. The non-electrically conductive member includes a body having a first end section arranged at the first end extending through an intermediate section to a second end section arranged at the second end. The first end section includes a first opening exposing the first connection portion, and the second end portion includes a second opening exposing the second connection portion. The body further includes a conductor routing system having at least one conductor routing member configured and disposed to restrain and guide a conductor member across the at least one terminal conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Allison Transmission, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Gale, Bradley Chamberlin
  • Patent number: 8829343
    Abstract: A seal kit with torque limiting spacers for use with a field communication cable connector having a housing containing a cable contact circuit board includes a plurality of seals and spacers. Inner and outer seals are provided. The inner seal is sized for reception in an inner channel of the cable connector housing. The outer seal, having a plurality of compressible ribs, is sized for reception in an outer channel in the cable connector housing. The spacers provide space between the cable contact circuit board and the cable connector housing. Each spacer has a bore for receiving a fastener therethrough. The spacers are sized in accordance with the size of the cable connector unit and the cable connected to the cable connector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: DT Search and Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Dean Thompson, Cecil Donald Comley, John Jeffrey Comley, James Michael Comley
  • Publication number: 20140242838
    Abstract: To improve airtightness while reducing a usage amount of a resin for a sealing operation. A terminal block 20 of an electronic device 100 includes a resinous portion 21, a terminal member 23, and a connection member 25. Then, since a first area A1 and a second area A2 are divided by a partition wall 273 in the terminal block 20, it is possible to individually charge a charging resin 29A for blocking a through-hole A22 and a charging resin 29B for blocking a boundary portion between the terminal member 23 and the resinous portion 21. Thus, since the charging amounts of the charging resins 29A and 29B may be respectively adjusted, it is possible to appropriately charge the charging resin for improving the airtightness and to reduce the usage amount of the charging resin for a sealing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira IKEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20140199894
    Abstract: The cables are configured to supply electric power from an inverter to a motor. The cables include a connector and plural terminals fixed to the connector. A housing of the connector includes a first rib, provided between the adjacent terminals, connecting mutually facing surfaces of the housing. The terminal block is attached to an enclosure of the inverter or motor. The terminal block includes plural retaining walls, each of which encloses and retains a nut. The terminal block includes a second rib connecting adjacent retaining walls. One of the first and second ribs includes a recess. The connector is connected to the terminal block when each of the terminals is fastened to the terminal block with a bolt and the nut. The other of the first and second ribs is disposed in the recess and the ribs intersect when the connector is connected to the terminal block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicants: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruki Kusamaki, Tetsuya Iida, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Takuya Tate
  • Patent number: 8771007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for connecting electrical conductors to mutually different potentials, consisting of at least two electrical terminals (10) arranged alongside one another with plug receptacles (12) and at least two plug bridges (14) which have in each case at least two plug contacts (14.2) which are connected to one another via a top web (14.1) and can be plugged into the plug receptacles (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Bernd Wilinski